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Breastfeeding

Bringing Milk home on commute - forgot Ice and freezer bag?

Hi. I pump about 3 times a day at work and store it in my fridge in my office. I am gone for about 1...

Breastfeeding

I'm so sorry.

I thought I had pulled myself down as host, but apparently I did not. I am sorry for being a crappy...

Breastfeeding

Help! My baby is completely dependent on my boobs!

I have a 5 mo old baby, she is my last child of 4. My other 3 are 7, 7 and 10. I did not BF them for...

Attachment Parenting

Been MIA for a while..

Hopefully some of you remember me? I've been going through a lot lately. :( Quick update.. My best...

Attachment Parenting

Family Bed with Baby on the Way

My first child is 3 and has been in our bed since day 1. He does have his own bed in his room, but I...

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Baby Activities

Eco-Friendly, Design Minded Books That Babies & Toddlers Will Love from Inhabitots

Big kids will soon be heading back to school, but they're not the only ones who will benefit from hitting the books. Babies and toddlers can start developing a love of reading from the moment their eyes can focus on a page.

Baby Development

Your Baby's Ninth Month

Your baby is inching closer to his first birthday. At nine months the average baby weighs around 19-20 lbs and is about 27 ½ to 28 inches long. If your baby was a little chunkier, he may have slimmed down a little now that he's crawling and more active.

Baby Health

Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

Humans have managed to utilize science to outsmart illnesses that used to wipe out entire populations at a time. We've done this through medical advances, most particularly, through vaccines and immunizations. A sick baby is the last thing you need, so be sure to keep your little one immunized with the latest vaccines in accordance with the latest credible research available.

Breastfeeding

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with Tips on How to Breastfeed Successfully

It's World Breastfeeding Week 2014, and we are huge proponents of breastfeeding at Inhabitots.

Crying and Calming Baby

Snuggle Up for a Long Winter Nap

It's too bad moms and dads can't catch up on some much needed ZZZZZs and hibernate for the winter.

Feeding Baby

Nipple Confusion

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by the minute. When your baby is screaming with no end in sight, it can be very distressing.

Newborn

Coping When Your Newborn Fails to Thrive

You're radiant with joy, expecting a baby-and anticipation grows along with your pregnancy bump!

Parenting Baby

Dealing with Your Child's Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a normal part of a baby's development, and nearly all children will experience it to some degree during their toddler and pre-school years. Your baby will likely show symptoms of anxiety (crying, screaming, struggling, clinging, fear of others) when you leave him or her at daycare, with a babysitter, or even when you leave the room.

Preemie

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and Preemies

Necrotizing enterorcolitis is a gastrointestinal illness that mostly affects premature babies.  Enterocolitis refers to the small and large intestines and necrotizing means tissue death.  Because NEC results in the death of gastrointestinal tissue, it is a very serious concern for a premature baby.  It is more common in preemies that weigh 3 lbs 5 oz (1,500 grams) or less, but it

Sleep Issues

The Case against Cry-It-Out Methods: Why Attachment Parenting Works

Weary mothers are often met with a barrage of seemingly helpful “sleep solutions,” from various family members and friends. Some suggested methods, while offering a possible system to attempt, may actually conflict with the mother’s natural parenting instincts.