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The Swaddling Debate: Is Swaddling Dangerous?

By JustMommies staff

To swaddle, or not to swaddle? There is mixed advice out there among parents and childcare experts. Some say swaddling can contribute to SIDS or other issues. Others say, when done properly, swaddling is not only safe- it's highly beneficial for baby and parent. Here in lies the Great Swaddling Debate.
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Snuggle Up for a Long Winter Nap

By Inhabitots

It's too bad moms and dads can't catch up on some much needed ZZZZZs and hibernate for the winter. But napping is a realistic option -- and with that in mind we've rounded up our favorite naptime related products for little ones and families. This giant bird's nest bed is big enough for your whole flock
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How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

By JustMommies staff

Having a colicky baby can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for parents. Colic refers to when an otherwise healthy baby that cries for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more weeks (and often much longer). This pattern begins in the baby's first month, and usually
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Eco Dental Care Tips For Tots, And Preparing For The Tooth Fairy

By Inhabitots

We all know what hard work it is for baby to sprout those teeth, and we have some eco dental care tips to keep your tot's pearly whites shining bright. Start with a BPA-free toothbrush. Here are five eco-friendly, non-toxic toothbrushes for tots that we're keen on. For baby's very first toothbrush, reach
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Effective, Nontoxic Teethers & Tips To Soothe Teething Babies

By Inhabitots

Teething is painful work, and it often causes babies to have very irritable days and long, sleepless nights -- both of which affect the entire family. Good thing there's no shortage of innovative and eco-friendly teethers for little ones to sink their hard working gums into, all of which make it easy
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Colic Symptoms in Babies

By JustMommies staff

Colic is a condition in which a baby starts to cry for extended periods of time, and often for no obvious reason (no fever, for example). The crying is a response to intense abdominal pain, and doctors use what they call the “Rule of Three” to help identify it. If a baby cries for three or more hours
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Colic – Does Your Baby Have it? What Can You Do About It?

By Elizabeth Pantley

You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain. They may cry so hard that they don’t seem like they even know you are there.
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How to Calm Your Crying Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn - how to bathe, feed and dress her - and then
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Car Seat Crying

By Elizabeth Pantley

Some babies fall asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, but others won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats. Usually, this is because your baby is used to more freedom of movement and more physical attention than you can provide when she’s belted into her seat. Hearing your baby
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Baby Gas Pains: How to Help Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

Listening to an infant suffer through gas pains can be tough for just about anyone. But for the new parents who are already overtired, stressed out, and frustrated, it can be especially difficult. That said, if your baby is suffering, don’t despair. There are plenty of things that you can do to give
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