Your Baby's Third Week of Life

Fun Activity

Your baby loves the sound of your voice. And you could probably use a physical and mental release. So throw in your favorite tape or CD and belt out a tune or two to your little one. Cradle her in your arms and dance her around the room as you sing. It will be good for both of you.

Safety Alert

Opt for ointment when treating a diaper rash, rather than talcum powder. According to Dr. Robert Steele, ParentsPlace.com's resident pediatrician, there are several reasons to avoid powder. First, talcum powder is very fine and can be inhaled by your baby. Second, there have been numerous reports of babies having life-threatening episodes, even deaths, from inhaling powder. Third, talcum powder doesn't seem to have an advantage over ointment in the treatment of diaper rash. So, the bottom line is, why risk it when there are suitable alternatives?

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