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Amazing Talents of the Newborn. Marshall Klaus & Phyllis Klaus, $25.95 DVD, 30 minutes

Unraveling the wonders and talents of the newborn, this fascinating DVD demonstrates the remarkable capabilities of babies in the first hours and days of life.


Bringing Baby Home: the Ultimate Baby Care DVD. Liandrea Productions, $24.95

This Canadian production is a wonderful, reassuring and empowering guide for new parents. With 60 minutes of hints, tips and demonstrations from medical experts and childcare specialists plus answers to frequently asked questions, Bringing Baby Home includes practical and up-to-date advice on:

  • Getting to Know Your Baby
  • Understanding Baby's Language
  • Helping Baby Sleep Better
  • Bathing Newborns
  • Recognizing Baby's Hunger Signals
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Massage
  • Changing Relationships

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First Year Milestones: a Monthly Guide to Your Baby's Growth DVD. InJoy Videos, $74.99 (2 Volume DVD Set; 25 minutes per volume) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Using the popular context of monthly milestones, this video follows eight babies over time to teach viewers what to expect from a baby in the first year of life. By showing each baby’s progress from month to month, educators can help parents, staff, and students gain a more comprehensive understanding of infant growth and development.

  • Volume 1: Birth to 6 Months
    Weaving together the milestones of the first six months with crucial parenting information, this volume follows four babies as they grow from sleepy newborns to babies who are sitting up and engaging with the world. Divided into two convenient 15-minute sections (Birth-3 Months and 3-6 Months).

  • Volume 2: 6 to 12 Months
    From a grabbing, babbling infant to the first words and steps of a budding toddler, this volume features four babies as they develop more complex abilities, especially when free to explore a safe environment. Divided into two, user-friendly, 15-minute sections (6-9 Months and 9-12 Months).

Mother and New Baby Care: the First Two Weeks DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99 (32 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Covering the first two weeks postpartum, this program helps ensure the health and well-being of mother and baby as they make the transition from hospital to home. Mother and New Baby Care concisely presents postpartum recovery tips, feeding basics, newborn care, and advice on when to call healthcare providers.

Topics include:

  • Perineal & Cesarean Care — lochia flow, warning signs, afterpains, perineal comfort techniques, constipation, hemorrhoids, rest, signs of infection
  • Baby Blues & Mood Disorders — tips for simplifying life during the first few days, signs of PPD, partner's emotions, getting support
  • Breastfeeding Basics — lactation consultants, hunger signs, how often to nurse, positioning and latch, engorgement, signs of mastitis, sore nipples, avoiding artificial nipples, signs of poor feeding
  • Baby Care and Warning Signs — umbilical cord and circumcision care, diapering, types of stools, jaundice, dehydration, signs of illness, bathing tips, playing and connecting with baby
  • Crying & Safety — responding to cries, Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma), SIDS, car seats, other safety tips
  • Available in version created for Baby-Friendly® hospitals — this version includes all the same essential information as the standard version, without any mention or visuals of artificial nipples or formula feeding

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Newborn Care: a Guide to the First Six Weeks DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99 (32 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Newborn Care: a Guide to the First Six Weeks teaches parents the ins and outs of comforting, diapering, feeding, and understanding babies. This warm and humorous video provides parents with the knowledge and confidence they need to establish a positive bond with their newborn. Topics include:

  • Newborn Appearances (including senses and brain development)
  • Comfort Techniques, Baby Cues, and Crying (including colic and Shaken Baby Syndrome)
  • Eating and Sleeping (including breastfeeding, formula feeding, and new SIDS recommendations)
  • Diapering and Cleaning (including cord and circumcision care)
  • Health and Safety (including physical exams, signs of sickness and dehydration, and parent health)

Nurturing Touch: Instruction in the Art of Infant Massage. Kalena Babeshoff & Juliana Dellinger-Bavolek. Booklet, $9.95; DVD, $43.95

Nurturing Touch teaches parents and caregivers how to use gentle massage with their children, providing the groundwork for a lifetime of nurturing. The booklet is well illustrated and gives clear instructions on technique and on working with infants. The DVD is a great teaching tool for parents and for use in massage therapy studies.


Yummy in My Tummy: Baby’s First Foods. Liandrea Productions, $24.95. DVD, 45 minutes

Yummy in My Tummy is 45 minutes of expert advice on building a lifetime of healthy eating habits. Designed for babies 6 months to one year — or older — this lively DVD includes information on introducing solid food; making nutritious choices and menu-planning; allergies; obesity and raising a healthy, happy eater.

Also available in French: C'est bon dans mon bedon: bien nourrir son bébé - La recette de l'introduction des solides.

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Complete List

Amazing Talents of the Newborn. Marshall Klaus & Phyllis Klaus, $25.95 DVD, 30 minutes

Bringing Baby Home: the Ultimate Baby Care DVD. Liandrea Productions, $24.95 DVD

First Year Milestones: a Monthly Guide to Your Baby's Growth DVD. InJoy Videos, $74.99 (2 Volume DVD Set; 25 minutes per volume) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Mother and New Baby Care: the First Two Weeks DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99 (32 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Newborn Care: a Guide to the First Six Weeks DVD. InJoy Videos, $49.99 (32 minutes) Note: InJoy DVDs are sold for Home Use Only; and for sale only within Canada. All other users can contact Parentbooks for more information

Nurturing Touch: Instruction in the Art of Infant Massage. DVD, $43.95; Nurturing Touch Booklet, $9.95

Yummy in My Tummy: Baby's First Foods. Liandrea Productions, $24.95. DVD, 45 minutes

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