New parent information

HealthyGallatin.gov

Gallatin County Health Department has a new website that is full of useful information. http://healthygallatin.org/ Here is just a sample of subjects: – family services & resources, farmers markets, feeding your child, financial assistance, flu clinics, food assistance programs, food illness, food safety    

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21 baby signs to know

This is from Parenting magazine that includes nice pictures for each practical sign to help your child communicate and reduce frustrations. http://www.parenting.com/gallery/baby-sign-language-words-to-know?pnid=113529

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Greater Gallatin Community Resource Guide

This is full of resources in our community for things such as food assistance, housing, transportation, child care support, metal health, financial assistance programs, healthcare, substance abuse help, family activities and so on. To read and take notes click here. ECCC_CommunityResourceGuide_Final060313

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7 things you were never told about being a parent!

As you are cleaning up that mess of a diaper or Wondering who is teaching whom… are you thinking I didn’t know this would happen.   Here is an article about just this.  Read the full article here!

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Soothing a Crying Baby

This article is from Parent Magazine, The Myth of Colic. It includes tips from the Happiest Baby on the Block.  Use this link to read. Hope this helps you with the fussy baby in your life.  

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Pregnancy Information

Do you have pregnancy questions? Not sure what to believe as the websites often disagree. Try this one for a local Bozeman Ob/Gyn http://www.flutterfacts.com/default.html

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A great medical site!

You are at the doctors office: you brought your child in as he was wheezing after football practice on a regular basis. Your doctor does a check up and she tells you that your child  has asthma. You may be in shock. You can’t think of any questions until you get home! Where can you go […]

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Baby Massage

Is your baby fussy at time? Massage may help. Use olive oil or vegable oils to allow your fingers to glide across your baby’s skin. Below is a short you tube video to give you some starting ideas.

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3-5 Years

3 – 5 years General Behavior Active and curious explorer Gains independence (likes to feed and dress self but may need assistance) Unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy (enjoys make-believe, dressing up and imaginary playmates) Develops some fears (dark, storms, animals); child needs comfort and reassurance, and should not be ridiculed Concept of time […]

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14 Months – 3 Years

14 Months – 2 years General Behavior Beginning to use spoon; may have difficulting inserting spoon into mouth Beginning to speak, putting words together Solves problems Shows pride in accomplishments, likes to help Begins to play with others May have temper tantrums Asserts independence but strongly prefers familiar people; may be shy around unfamiliar people […]

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