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Nipple Confusion

It's not until you become a parent that you really understand how frustrating nipple confusion can be. Your new baby won't stop crying, and nothing seems to help. You know she's not sick and you've checked everything else. She won't nurse or take a pacifier or a bottle and is getting more frantic by
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Non-Toxic, BPA-Free Feeding Gear for Babies & Toddlers from Inhabitots

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Hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the harmful effects of BPA. The good news for concerned parents is many companies have created BPA-free feeding gear for babies and toddlers from anthropomorphic baby bottles to cute, animal-shaped stainless steel cutlery. For bottle-feeding, you can banish
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Six Reasons to Skip the Sippy Cup

By JustMommies staff

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
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Six Reasons to Skip the Sippy Cup

By JustMommies staff

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
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Starting Solid Foods

By JustMommies staff

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastmilk is all your baby needs until at least four months of age. Most babies will do fine with exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age or longer. Why start solid foods? Because there comes a time when breastmilk no longer supplies all your baby's nutritional needs.
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The Basics of Introducing Solid Foods

By JustMommies staff

When? About six months old. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended prior to six months. An iron-fortified, infant formula feeding is considered the only adequate substitute to breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. How? Go slowly! There is no need to rush. Use the "One at a time" method
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Top Tips On Transitioning Baby To Solid Foods from Inhabitots

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Making homemade baby food needn't be a daunting, time-consuming endeavor. We all know that serving our little ones fresh, organic foods is the healthiest way to dine, but fire up those blenders because now there's more reason than ever to say 'yay' to homemade purees. Recent research indicates that many
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Top Tips On Transitioning Baby To Solid Foods from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Making homemade baby food needn't be a daunting, time-consuming endeavor. We all know that serving our little ones fresh, organic foods is the healthiest way to dine, but fire up those blenders because now there's more reason than ever to say 'yay' to homemade purees. Recent research indicates that many
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Weaning Your Baby from Nighttime Feedings

By JustMommies staff

When your infant wakes up in the middle of the night, a feeding is a soft, comforting routine for him. Whether he’s nursing or drinking from a bottle, his empty tummy becomes full and content, he is comforted by your presence, and the gentle sucking motion lulls him easily back to sleep. But chances
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What is Baby Led Weaning?

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Baby led weaning, or baby led solids, is a really simple concept and just means letting your baby feed himself when he is ready for solids. Most Americans think of weaning as giving up breastfeeding, but in the UK where the term “baby led weaning” originated, weaning means the transition to solid
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