Sleep, Love and Your Baby's Brain
New evidence shows that some approaches to 'teaching babies to sleep' may cause long term, adverse changes to a baby's developing brain.
Pinky McKay (author, Sleeping Like a Baby, 100 Ways to Calm the Crying, Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant and infant massage instructor), examines this evidence and offers gentle options to encourage infant sleep and settling that also promote optimum brain and emotional development, along with a secure parent-infant bond.
Pinky is a best-selling author and sought-after public speaker. She also regularly appears on major network TV stations.
YOU WILL NEED
A seedling tomato, herb, or flower (look for these at supermarkets, garden centers, or farmers' markets)
Fill your flowerpot or window box about three-quarters full with potting soil. If you are planting in your backyard, select a site. Make sure you check with your parents before you start digging!
With your trowel, dig a hole deep and wide enough to hold the roots of your plant. Be sure your flowerpot will provide enough space for the roots to grow. Place the plant in the hole, then fill in the dirt around the roots. Pat the dirt down gently, but don't pack it down too tightly.
Water your plant immediately after planting. A little water is best. If you are using a flowerpot or window box, place your plant in a sunny spot near a window. Water it every few days or if the soil is dry. When your tomatoes or herbs are ready for harvest, choose a recipe to make and share with your family, such as pico de gallo.
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