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  • Does your baby have a diaper rash, but you don't want to use over-the-counter creams to treat it? This article covers a list of natural ways and products you can do and use to treat your baby's rash.

    5 Ways to Cure Diaper Rash Naturally

    5 Ways to Cure Diaper Rash Naturally

    by Danielle Lopez17

  • Scottish baby names to avoid using because they aren't really Scottish, have negative or unfortunate meanings, are old men's names, don't sound nice, or are too popular.

    Scottish Baby Names to Avoid

    Scottish Baby Names to Avoid

    by Marianne Sherret2

  • While baby names like Rainbow Aurora, Jagger Snow, and North West are original, sometimes traditional baby names are refreshing. Here are eighty choices for you to pine through.

    80 Baby Names That Stand the Test of Time

    80 Baby Names That Stand the Test of Time

    by Lauren Sutton2

  • You already know to put the Tide Pods up high and to lock up the medicine cabinet, but what about those magnets on your fridge or the diffuser on your nightstand? Here's 10 common household items to keep out of your baby's reach.

    How-To Guide to Baby Safety at Home

    How-To Guide to Baby Safety at Home

    by Kate Stroud0

  • Are you exhausted by the thought of getting your baby to sleep in their own bed? Wondering how to transition from bassinet to crib? Here are the first steps to getting your baby to sleep tonight.

    How to Get Your Baby to Sleep in the Crib

    How to Get Your Baby to Sleep in the Crib

    by Kate Stroud1

  • Parents expecting a baby in November can look to the month itself for plenty of inspiration. November is the birth month of many famous people and is tied to a number of beloved holidays as well.

    November Baby Name Ideas for Boys and Girls

    November Baby Name Ideas for Boys and Girls

    by Kathryn Lamoreux2

  • Many breastfeeding women suffer from ductal thrush but all too often it is misdiagnosed or mistreated. This article goes through the signs, symptoms and treatment of ductal thrush in order to help women recognise when they have got the condition and thus continue to breastfeed happily.

    Ductal Thrush and Breastfeeding

    Ductal Thrush and Breastfeeding

    by Meg Moon7

  • Out of baby formula? Hungry child? Use evaporated whole milk as a temporary substitute to safely feed your child and buy you a little time to get to the store.

    Emergency Baby Formula Recipe

    Emergency Baby Formula Recipe

    by Gabbiani7

  • Your baby is new to the world. She is vulnerable and sensitive to many things including certain foods. Making sure that the food we give our babies is safe, is paramount in a parent's mind.

    Can My Baby Eat Raw Mung Bean Sprouts?

    Can My Baby Eat Raw Mung Bean Sprouts?

    by NathaNater0

  • Expenses come along with the addition of a new baby to the family. This article will share five tips for new parents regarding how to save money.

    How to Save Money When You Have a Baby

    How to Save Money When You Have a Baby

    by Chin chin20

  • Julian Fellowes' beloved TV series Downton Abbey is a wonderful source for lovely, traditionally feminine girls' names. Take a look at this list of 20 beautiful Edwardian classics.

    "Downton Abbey" Baby Names for Girls

    "Downton Abbey" Baby Names for Girls

    by Kathryn Lamoreux0

  • There is no end to the potential baby names that can be found in literature. Here are over 20 unique baby names from literature and tips to help inspire you.

    Unique Baby Names From Literature

    Unique Baby Names From Literature

    by Lisa14

  • Reading the statistics on what happens as a premature baby grows up can frighten parents. But statistics only paint half the picture. Read this article to see how to look behind them.

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    What to Expect as Your Premature Baby Grows Up

    by Yvonne Spence21

  • Cloth diapers can be made from a wide range of materials: twill, jersey, birdseye, flannel, and terry cloth. Cotton and hemp are the most commonly used fibers, though traditionally linen was also used (probably due to availability). When choosing...

    How to Sew Prefold Cloth Diapers

    How to Sew Prefold Cloth Diapers

    by Christa Dovel19

  • Premature infants must fight to survive in a world that they are not yet scheduled to enter for weeks or months. Their immature central nervous system easily becomes overstimulated. The Developmental Care Model seeks to minimize environmental stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and improve developmental outcomes.

    Interacting With Your Premature Infant:  Developmental Care in the NICU

    Interacting With Your Premature Infant: Developmental Care in the NICU

    by rmcrayne17

  • From Benjen to Tyrion, George R.R. Martin's popular A Song of Ice and Fire books and Game of Thrones TV show are a treasure trove of strong and unusual baby names for boys.

    "Game of Thrones" Baby Names for Boys

    "Game of Thrones" Baby Names for Boys

    by Kathryn Lamoreux1

  • The Kikuyu people of Kenya have a very specific way of naming children. The first born-son is always given the same name as his paternal grandfather. The old man is usually very eager to be named and may start insinuating that 'he wants to be born' if the couple lingers too long.

    Kikuyu Names for Boys and Their Meaning

    Kikuyu Names for Boys and Their Meaning

    by Emmanuel Kariuki69

  • A new parent's nightmare includes slogging through all the baby products on the market to find out what works best for the most reasonable price. Diapers are high on the list, so let's compare the two big name diaper brands: Huggies and Pampers. These products may appear similar, but they were not created equal when put to the test.

    Huggies Little Snugglers Vs. Pampers Swaddlers (New Born)

    Huggies Little Snugglers Vs. Pampers Swaddlers (New Born)

    by Rosa Marchisella29

  • Teething is one of the biggest reasons for babies crying, being irritable, and generally being hard to keep happy. It’s hard to diagnose, and you can only ease the pain your infant is feeling.

    Teething and How to Ease the Pain

    Teething and How to Ease the Pain

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • A collection of the tried and tested home remedies for diaper rash (nappy rash), proven to work quickly and safely to relieve your baby's discomfort.

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    Home Remedies for (Nappy) Diaper Rash

    by Alison Graham9

  • If you're an exhausted parent looking for some tips to soothe your fussy baby then look no further than the 5 S Method.

    The 5 S Method to Soothe Newborns

    The 5 S Method to Soothe Newborns

    by Lindsey Weaver0

  • Nature names are always in style and are charming for boys and girls. Here is a complete list of names inspired by nature—from flower names to herb and tree names.

    180+ Earthy Baby Names Inspired by Nature

    180+ Earthy Baby Names Inspired by Nature

    by Mary88

  • Being a good mom is not a race, nor is it a competition. It takes time, energy, and love. Learn about ten great goals and objectives to set for yourself when you're a new mom and how to accomplish your goals.

    10 Great Goals and Objectives for New Mothers

    10 Great Goals and Objectives for New Mothers

    by Marissa31

  • The practice of blessing or dedicating babies continues based on the welcome that Jesus extended to infants, and on the parents awareness that they need divine wisdom and guidance in proper parenting.

    30 Bible Quotes for the Baby Blessing

    30 Bible Quotes for the Baby Blessing

    by Dora Weithers39

  • How do you change a diaper? Should you use cloth or disposable? How much do they cost? Learn the answer to these questions and other valuable tips!

    A Beginner's Guide to Changing Diapers

    A Beginner's Guide to Changing Diapers

    by Marissa11

  • The benefits of breastfeeding are legend, but what is breastfeeding really like? According to Chris Telden, it's not all serenity and bliss. With humor and blunt honesty, a nursing mother reveals the truth about what it feels like to breastfeed and whether she thinks it's all worth it in the end (duh, yeah?)

    What Breastfeeding Feels Like: Myths, Facts and the Honest Truth

    What Breastfeeding Feels Like: Myths, Facts and the Honest Truth

    by Chris Telden13

  • Looking for a list of lovely names for your baby girl? From literary heroines to Spanish princesses, this list offers plenty of inspiration to help you find a beautiful name for your daughter.

    Romantic, Feminine Baby Names for Girls

    Romantic, Feminine Baby Names for Girls

    by SmartAndFun11

  • Teaching your baby sign language has become a much more popular thing to do in recent times as well as "Baby Einstein" videos, and listening to loads of classical music. However, it is one of those debated things. Some feel there are a lot of...

    Pros and Cons of Baby Sign Language

    Pros and Cons of Baby Sign Language

    by aidenofthetower5

  • Despite its many known benefits, breastfeeding rates in the U.S. are astoundingly low compared to other countries. This article explores the impact of hospital practices, societal attitudes, and unfavorable maternity leave practices on rates of breastfeeding in the U.S.

    Barriers to Breastfeeding: Why U.S. Breastfeeding Rates Are so Low

    Barriers to Breastfeeding: Why U.S. Breastfeeding Rates Are so Low

    by LauraGT17

  • There has been no proven way to completely prevent eczema, but taking good care of your child's skin and well-being can work wonders. This article covers some ways to treat your child's eczema.

    Eczema in Babies and Toddlers

    Eczema in Babies and Toddlers

    by Victoria Van Ness5

  • What are the effects of smoking marijuana on a baby? How does THC affect breast milk? In this article, we present the data from the studies so that you can be completely informed.

    The Effects of Smoking Weed While Breastfeeding

    The Effects of Smoking Weed While Breastfeeding

    by Sree Lakshmi2

  • Ask anyone what age they think women should stop breastfeeding their children, and you'll probably get an answer—but the only one that matters is your own.

    Why It's Okay to Breastfeed Your Toddler

    Why It's Okay to Breastfeed Your Toddler

    by Aime1

  • It's been a long haul and now you're getting ready to bring your preemie home. Here's what you'll want to have, along with some advice from experienced NICU moms.

    Bringing Home a Premature Baby

    Bringing Home a Premature Baby

    by Kate Stroud0

  • What do you really need for your newborn baby? There are many products on the market, many of which you'll never use. A checklist of items you will need before you bring your baby home!

    What Do You Need for a New Baby?

    What Do You Need for a New Baby?

    by Leah Lefler18

  • Be prepared for your newborn with this list of baby essentials. Learn what you need for the baby and how you can save money buying items for your new baby.

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    Everything You Need for a Newborn Baby

    by Marissa33

  • After you've delivered a beautiful baby, you will be exhausted. You would think your sweet baby would be too, but often times that's not the case. We're going to go over a few things you can do to help get your baby to sleep through the night!

    Get Your Baby to Sleep All Night

    Get Your Baby to Sleep All Night

    by J Briceno1

  • What are the most probable causes of an infant's colic? You might be surprised to learn no one actually knows what causes colic. However, experts have some good guesses.

    Possible Causes of Infant Colic

    Possible Causes of Infant Colic

    by M Riley0

  • "Your baby has a birth defect." These are words that no parent wants to hear and with an imperforate anus, most of the time the diagnosis is a total surprise since it doesn`t show up on the ultrasound.

    When Your Baby Has an Imperforate Anus

    When Your Baby Has an Imperforate Anus

    by Genesis Davies114

  • If you have a baby, you might be inundated with feeding advice. Maybe somebody has already suggested that you should get either "Baby-Led Weaning" or "The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook" by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett. This is a little introduction to the books and my own experience with the approach.

    A Review of Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett

    A Review of Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley & Tracey Murkett

    by Sarah0

  • Do I really need to waste money and purchase nursing pads? Yes, your breasts will leak milk until your milk has been established and regulated.

    Are Nursing Pads Really Necessary?

    Are Nursing Pads Really Necessary?

    by Christy Garrett3

  • Most people have heard of the “dive reflex,” which apparently means that babies are born able to swim. But there is more to the dive reflex than most of us assume, and some of its effects may not be what you would want for your baby. If you are thinking about teaching a young baby to swim read this article first.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    Safety Tips When Taking Your Baby Swimming.

    by Yvonne Spence37

  • The following list of names are what I personally wouldn't be caught dead giving my little gem in the sun, but everyone has a preference, so choose at your own risk.

    Names to Avoid Giving Your Child

    Names to Avoid Giving Your Child

    by Rosana Clarkson2

  • From Arya to Ygritte, George R.R. Martin's popular "A Song of Ice and Fire" books and the "Game of Thrones" TV show are a gold mine of unique and beautiful baby names for girls.

    "Game of Thrones" Baby Names for Girls

    "Game of Thrones" Baby Names for Girls

    by Kathryn Lamoreux1

  • Inadequate breastfeeding can be devastating and at times, fatal. Therefore, it is important to know the factors that contribute to successful breastfeeding and properly prepare to breastfeed.

    The Dangers of Inadequate Breastfeeding

    The Dangers of Inadequate Breastfeeding

    by Annalise Talons7

  • The FDA has discovered a trend that until recently remained largely unrealized. This trend, backed by data from an innovative new study, is the substantial number of mothers who supply their newborn infants with herbal teas and/or various supplements. A warning has been issued to physicians treating infants to look for possible drug interactions with any substances provided to a baby by its mother.

    The Safety of Giving Tea to Infants: Anise, Chamomile, Peppermint, Black Tea Warnings

    The Safety of Giving Tea to Infants: Anise, Chamomile, Peppermint, Black Tea Warnings

    by Pilar Floyd16

  • Starting a reading habit with young children can be beneficial, but it can also be difficult with their short attention spans and the difficulty in finding durable books.

    Interactive Books for Babies

    Interactive Books for Babies

    by Stephanie Elford0

  • Putting up and taking down a Graco Pack N' Play doesn't have to feel like you're trying to crack the DaVinci code. Stop fighting with your portable play center and learn the right way to do it so you can get either task done in a matter of minutes. A video tutorial is included for reference.

    How to Set Up and Take Down a Graco Pack N' Play

    How to Set Up and Take Down a Graco Pack N' Play

    by Max Dalton9

  • Here are some helpful tips for how to bottle feed a baby, as well as information about choosing the best baby bottles for your newborn. Included is a review of the Phillips Avent baby bottles.

    How to Bottle Feed a Baby

    How to Bottle Feed a Baby

    by Marissa9

  • Some breathing patterns in infants are normal, and some breathing difficulties can be treated at home, but some breathing patterns in an infant indicate the need for immediate medical attention.

    Infant Breathing Difficulties

    Infant Breathing Difficulties

    by Andres Wagner31

  • In the US approximately 25% of babies receive formula within 2 days of being born, around 37% are supplemented with formula before 3 months, and between 42% and 44% are fed formula by 6 months of age (18) Here we will discuss the possible dangers of this trend but also how to feed babies the best formulas in the safest way possible.

    Breastfeeding Benefits vs Baby Formula: Feeding Your Baby

    Breastfeeding Benefits vs Baby Formula: Feeding Your Baby

    by Pilar Floyd1

  • Want to buy infant formula that's hypoallergenic, dairy-free or lactose-free? They're useful when baby has dairy or soy allergy or intolerance, suffers with colic. stomach ache, gas or spit up. Maybe you're vegan or Jewish or Muslim and need a specialist formula for lifestyle reasons...

    Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas

    Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas

    by Susana Serer21

  • As many as 1,400 babies die each year from this devastating form of child abuse. In this article, I would like to help more parents and caregivers to be aware of this possibility and its symptoms.

    The Facts About Shaken Baby Syndrome

    The Facts About Shaken Baby Syndrome

    by Victoria Van Ness0

  • Having a baby can be an extremely overwhelming experience. Sometimes the last thing we want is for visitors to show up unannounced. Here are some helpful ways you can help keep visitors in check after your new sweet baby arrives!

    Hospital/Home Visitors After Baby Is Born

    Hospital/Home Visitors After Baby Is Born

    by J Briceno0

  • Many women are pressured to breastfeed their babies up until they turn one. There are some emotional and practical benefits of breastfeeding past one year that are often overlooked.

    Practical Benefits of Breastfeeding Past One Year

    Practical Benefits of Breastfeeding Past One Year

    by Megan Machucho0

  • It's important for parents to understand SIDS to better protect their babies and their families from something like this ever happening to them. This article is full of great information and facts about SIDS and tip for protecting your children, and even dealing with the after effects.

    Understanding SIDS in Babies

    Understanding SIDS in Babies

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • Becoming a parent for the first time can be an expensive business; especially when you have no idea what you may or may not need. Here are some products I have tried and tested and would recommend.

    Must-Have Items for a New Parent

    Must-Have Items for a New Parent

    by Stephanie Elford2

  • Object permanence is one of the basic skills in infant development. This developmental milestone is actually composed of several stages. Learning them will help parents provide suitable experiences and interactions to facilitate acquisition of the skill.

    Object Permanence: The 6 Stages in Infant Growth and Development

    Object Permanence: The 6 Stages in Infant Growth and Development

    by JP Carlos10

  • Staying in the NICU with your premature or sick newborn baby is hard on any parent. Anxiety, loss of control and bonding difficulties with the child are common feelings. What can you do to keep your sanity in these unfamiliar surroundings? Here are a few survival tips put together by a NICU nurse.

    How to Survive in the NICU: 10 Expert Tips for Parents.

    How to Survive in the NICU: 10 Expert Tips for Parents.

    by Harpa Ósk8

  • Breastfed babies do not always gain weight at the same rate as formula-fed babies. There are reasons beyond milk supply which may cause poor gain. Before you give up breastfeeding, seek help!

    Breastfeeding Supplementation Using an SNS

    Breastfeeding Supplementation Using an SNS

    by Christa Maldonado0

  • Make tummy time fun! Tummy time for a baby is essential for the baby's growth and development. Learn some tips and strategies to make it an enjoyable time for both baby and parents.

    How to Make Tummy Time Fun for Babies

    How to Make Tummy Time Fun for Babies

    by Marissa43

  • In this article, I intend to give you a variety of ways to “correctly” burp an infant, so that you can find the way that works best for your little one if he or she needs it.

    How to Correctly Burp a Baby

    How to Correctly Burp a Baby

    by Victoria Van Ness0

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