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5 Tips for Dealing with Nasal Congestion in Babies

By JustMommies staff

If your baby has a stuffy nose, it can be awful listening to her struggle to breathe. On top of that, you may feel a bit helpless because your baby doesn’t know how to blow her nose yet! What can you do to offer relief? First, be sure to check out all of your child’s symptoms. Keep in mind that when
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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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Natural Cold Remedies for Babies

By JustMommies staff

Over the counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines should not be given to children under 6, and especially not to babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises doctors to always recommend more natural remedies for babies when they contract a cold. OTC medicines have been shown to have dangerous side
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Green Frothy Stools in Breastfed Babies

By JustMommies staff

Typically, breastfed babies have frequent bowel movements. They may need a diaper change after every feeding. Their stools should be mustard yellow colored, seedy, and runny. They may look like diarrhea but you have to remember a breastfed baby’s diet is made up entirely of liquids. Their stools
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Umbilical Hernias and Granulomas

By JustMommies staff

Sometime after your baby is born, usually around two to three weeks of age, your baby’s umbilical cord stump will fall off. Keep the cord clean until it falls off. Talk to your pediatrician if you notice any signs of infection or if it has not fallen off on its own. Umbilical Granuloma Occasionally,
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Sustainable Growth Charts Measure Every Inch In Eco Style

By Inhabitots

We've all heard the saying, "Kids grow up so fast." So cherish every centimeter with a stylish, sustainable growth chart. Measuring squirmy babies can be a tall order, but this crib sheet doubles as a growth chart and makes the task a cinch. This height gauge wardrobe does double duty by storing childrens'
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Febrile Seizures in Babies: What You Should Know

By JustMommies staff

Sometimes a baby's brain will have an extreme reaction to a fever, which triggers a seizure. These are known as febrile seizures. This is not epilepsy, and having a febrile seizure is not an indicator that a child will develop epilepsy later in life (more on this below). These seizures typically manifest
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How to Take Your Baby's Temperature

By JustMommies staff

There are three main methods for taking a baby's temperature: in the ear, in the armpit or rectally. Using an oral thermometer isn't recommended until a child is 4 or 5 years old (they're too squirmy before that). Rectal temperature tends to be the most accurate, but we'll look at all three methods.
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Blood in Baby's Stool

By JustMommies staff

Babies can sometimes have blood in their stool that is caused by food allergies, a small anal tear or fissure, or even a temporary case of lactose intolerance. It might even be a drop of blood that came from a cracked nipple, which the baby then passed through his system. Many times the cause of blood
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The 411 on Baby Poop - Infant Bowel Movements

By JustMommies staff

You wouldn’t think there was that much interest in baby poo, but it seems new moms and experienced moms alike want to know more about baby poop. Your baby’s first bowel movement will be black or greenish black and look like tar. It will be really sticky too. This is called meconium. Your baby’s
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