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Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

By JustMommies staff

By Dr. Alan Greene, M.D. www.drgreene.com As a father and pediatrician, I’ve changed many diapers—enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. Those landfill diapers that are so easily tossed into the trash
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Elimination Communication: Infant Potty Training

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva For most parents, they buckle themselves in for the rough road of potty training their child once they hit toddler age. Most recently however, a growing minority are starting even earlier.Infant potty training is on the rise, and a main concept involved is a practice called ‘elimination
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Handling Unwanted Advice

By Elizabeth Pantley

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” Just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is
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Diaper Bag Essentials

By JustMommies staff

Seasoned moms know that packing a diaper bag is a careful balancing act. On the one hand, you don’t want to get stuck without an extra diaper when your baby really, really needs one. On the other hand, you don’t want to have to lug a 50-pound suitcase to the park. The key is to bring just what you
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Going Visiting With Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby
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Creating A Routine For Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da SilvaThe arrival of a new baby is sure to throw your routine out of whack. Forget needing the alarm to wake up, you’ll be up early every morning because your new ‘alarm clock’ needs to be fed and/or changed or just needs attention. Your baby’s schedule has now become yours.So how
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Choosing a Baby Carrier

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care Most parents find a baby carrier to be invaluable during the first year of their baby’s life. There are many types and styles to choose from. The different types of baby carriers fall into three main categories: slings, front packs and backpacks. SlingsThese
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Babywearing Basics

By JustMommies staff

Babywearing, or carrying your baby in some type of baby sling or some other type of baby carrier, is not a new practice. Moms around the world have carried their babies, often tied to their backs with a cloth wrap, throughout the day as they work or do other day to day activities. Nevertheless, babywearing
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First-Born Jealousy

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out? Think about it: Before
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Pacifiers and SIDS

By JustMommies staff

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a seemingly healthy infant less than a year old suddenly and unexpectedly dies for no apparent reason. The devastating loss can be made worse by parents’ mistaken belief that they could have done something to prevent their baby’s tragic death. There
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