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Attachment Parenting

Ladiesssss!!!!

I need your help! Can someone please give me ideas on how to help my husband become more of an attac...

Cloth Diapering

BumGenius or GroVia????

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! We tried cloth with my daughter (almost 3) and HATED i...

Attachment Parenting

How would you react? Is it me or them?

OK so one of my really good friends who is a mom too and a really good mom has called me out on some...

Attachment Parenting

That moment when someone gives your kid a stupid nickname....

I think there was a thread on this earlier but I just have to vent. Does it annoy anyone else when s...

Attachment Parenting

Co-Sleeping question

I am new to AP, but think it is the route I want to take with baby #2. I think I was somewhat AP wit...

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Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

Caring for a newborn has its ups and downs, and everyone who has done it before you seems to have an "expert" opinion on how you should do things. Some general advice may be helpful, but in many cases people don't take into account the fact that every baby (and every mother) is different. What works for someone else might not work for you and your baby. » Read more

Delaying Cord Clamping

Among moms-to-be and the medical professionals who help to deliver babies, cord clamping is a hot topic. The issue is how soon after delivery to clamp the umbilical cord that connects the baby to the placenta in his mother’s womb. In the past, most doctors had clamped the cord almost immediately. » Read more

How to Survive the First Month of New Motherhood

By From wikiHow - How to Survive the First Month of new Motherhood

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New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

Your newborn baby was up for most of the night, which means that you were up too. Now it’s morning, and the rest of the world is awake, but you’re so tired you can’t even remember how to make coffee. How are you going to make it through the day? » Read more

Your Newborn’s First Checkup: What to Expect

You’ve brought home a beautiful baby from the hospital; now it’s time to start settling into a new life and new routines with your little one. One of the most important things you can do for your baby in the first few weeks and months is to make sure that he gets regular well-baby visits with his doctor or health-care provider. » Read more

Umbilical Cord Care

  Newborn babies umbilical cord usually dries up and heels anywhere from 10 days and 3 weeks. The umbilical cord will initially be white to yellow in color and gradually darken to a black color before falling off. Until the umbilical cord falls off there are some things you should do to help keep it clean and dry.
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Seven Things New Moms Worry About

New moms have plenty to worry about. Your baby is so tiny and helpless, there are so many new things to learn, and you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But many moms share the same fears, and talking about them somehow makes them seem less frightening. Here are some of the most common fears, and some ways to ease your mind:
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Newborn Jaundice

What is newborn jaundice? Jaundice refers to the yellowish coloring of the skin and whites of the eyes. Jaundice occurs in up to 50% of newborns, generally requires no treatment, and usually resolves within a few days to a couple of weeks.
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Newborn "Heel Stick" Screening (Newborn Genetic Screening)

  National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center. » Read more

Newborn Hearing Screening

  Both the AAP and the CDC recommend newborns having hearing screenings. Many states require newborns to have hearing screenings before they leave the hospital. Up to 3 babies out of 1000 born will have significant hearing loss. In fact, according to the March of Dimes, hearing loss is one of the most common congenital birth defects.
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