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Baby has anemia; doctor told us to stop breastfeeding

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Cloth Diapering


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Attachment Parenting

bed sharing not working - sleep training as a last resort and it's breaking my heart!

hi mommies,ftm of a beautiful ebf 5mo boy. i'd love nothing more than to snuggle with him until he a...

Cloth Diapering

Wet pail or dry pail?

What do you guys do? I can't decide what is the right answer! I'd like to do dry, but it seem...

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Pain with breastfeeding??

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Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours - how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn about it There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done - and yes, it can even be fun! » Read more

Stop the Diaper Changing Battles

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care Babies are little bundles of energy! They don’t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss, or even crawl away. A simple issue can turn into a major tug-of-war between parent and baby. » Read more

Pros and Cons to Pacifiers

By Maria T. Pepin

A pacifier is an artificial nipple designed for babies to suck on for comfort. Pacifiers have always been a popular way for parents to soothe their little ones when all else fails. It’s important to understand that your child can become dependant on them rather quickly, so before you pop that binky in your infant’s mouth, consider the pros and cons to using one. » Read more

Pacifiers and SIDS

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. » Read more

Is Head Banging Normal for Babies?

Your baby has seemed completely normal up until about six months, and then all of a sudden he or she develops a startling new habit: head-banging. They may bang their heads on the crib in a rhythmic fashion when it’s time to go to sleep; or on the floor or wall when they’re frustrated. What does it mean, and should you be concerned? For starters, if your baby has a head-banging habit, he or she is not alone. In fact, one study showed that up to 20 percent of babies habitually bang their heads. » Read more

Going Visiting With Your Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care » Read more

First-Born Jealousy

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? » Read more

Elimination Communication: Infant Potty Training

By Nancy Da Silva » Read more

Diaper Bag Essentials

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. » Read more

Creating A Routine For Your Baby

By Nancy Da Silva The 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. » Read more