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The Swaddling Debate: Is Swaddling Dangerous?

By JustMommies staff

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.
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Snuggle Up for a Long Winter Nap

By Inhabitots

It's too bad moms and dads can't catch up on some much needed ZZZZZs and hibernate for the winter. But napping is a realistic option -- and with that in mind we've rounded up our favorite naptime related products for little ones and families. This giant bird's nest bed is big enough for your whole flock
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How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

By JustMommies staff

Having a colicky baby can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for parents. Colic refers to when an otherwise healthy baby that cries for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more weeks (and often much longer). This pattern begins in the baby's first month, and usually
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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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Colic Symptoms in Babies

By JustMommies staff

Colic is a condition in which a baby starts to cry for extended periods of time, and often for no obvious reason (no fever, for example). The crying is a response to intense abdominal pain, and doctors use what they call the “Rule of Three” to help identify it. If a baby cries for three or more hours
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How to Calm Your Crying Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn - how to bathe, feed and dress her - and then
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Baby Gas Pains: How to Help Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

Listening to an infant suffer through gas pains can be tough for just about anyone. But for the new parents who are already overtired, stressed out, and frustrated, it can be especially difficult. That said, if your baby is suffering, don’t despair. There are plenty of things that you can do to give
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Colic Myths

By JustMommies staff

As if new parents weren’t stressed out enough, the persistent cry of a colicky infant adds even more tension to a household with a brand-new baby around. Adding to the difficulty is the fact that there are plenty of not-so-helpful myths about colic and what to do about it. If you have a colicky baby,
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Crying It Out: Will Holding Your Baby Too Much Spoil Him?

By Nancy Da Silva

Your baby is crying. You’re in the middle of a task in another room, or you’re entertaining company. Do you stop what you’re doing and go pick them up or do you let them cry it out and stay where you are?The answer to that question, regardless of which you choose, will definitely make you wrong
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Baby Tantrums

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care Learn about it A baby’s first tantrum can take you by surprise. Your baby can really shock you by shrieking, stamping, hitting, or making his whole body go stiff. But don’t take it personally; baby tantrums aren’t about anything you’ve done
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