3-Month-Old Baby (15 Weeks)
Hair Loss for MomOne side effect of childbirth that is not always mentioned, but can be a major source of distress, is post-pregnancy hair loss. It is clinically known as telogen effluvium, and it refers to the excessive shedding of your hair following childbirth. Hair loss following pregnancy is fairly common, temporary, and not tied to anything you are doing or not doing enough.
In other words, if hair loss is going to happen to you, there's not much you can do to stop it. So, don't be surprised when you see what looks like your entire head of hair in the shower drain!
(To learn more about postpartum telogen effluvium, read Hair Loss After Pregnancy.)
Helpful Tips for Parents of a 3-Month-Old BabyBack in week 4, we suggested parents put their babies down to sleep when sleepy yet still awake and not crying. For newborns, this is usually a lofty goal and it is put off for another day. Now that you are not as sleep deprived and your baby is learning how to do more things, it might be a good time to try to tackle that goal again.
It is something that you will really wish you had done down the line. If the routine your baby expects from you at 5 or 6 months is to be put down only when completely asleep, it will become an incredibly exhausting and difficult routine to break.