After giving birth, moms often feel tired or sluggish with a bit of blues. Re-energize with some relaxing self-care that baby can benefit from as well.
Do babies need books? Newborns can’t follow a plotline, understand character development or even focus on pictures well. Is there a point in reading to your baby? Studies show a resounding ‘Yes’! Just as lullabies offer a soothing connection and comfort for infants, so can the regular habit of
From that growing patch of hair to those tiny round toes, your little one’s skin needs a ton of TLC. Whether it’s a skin problem or common irritation and dryness, baby skin requires a lot of attention – and that’s where you come in. Read on for skincare tips that’ll keep your little one’s
The right baby bottle can really help babies avoid nipple confusion while nursing.
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.
They share the store shelf with other baby essentials and transitional gear, but do sippy cups potentially cause more difficulties than advantages? Invented in the 1980’s, the sippy cup quickly became the next “how did we live without it” item for parents of babies and toddlers. Nevertheless, is
When you're the parent of a brand new baby, everything changes. The first time around everything was new, but with subsequent kids, life seems to settle into a groove just a little bit quicker-at least for you. Your toddler, however, may not be as enthralled with the new arrival as you are and adjusting
One of the nicest ways to get a few things done or go for a walk with your baby is to be able to "babywear," or hold your baby close to you with the help of a wrap, sling, or carrier. However, not all kinds of carriers are created equal. Different parents have different preferences, and some tasks are
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.
Since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign in 1994, rates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death in infants under 12 months of age, has dropped by a whopping 50 percent, as reported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The campaign has