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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Marissa32

  • 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 Wagner26

  • 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 Kariuki61

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bible names are some of the oldest on our planet. I believe that is why a lot of people choose a name for their kids from such a book—to have a connection to something old, revered and powerful.

    Baby Names Inspired by the Bible

    Baby Names Inspired by the Bible

    by Don0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 SmartAndFun9

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bonding with your newborn baby is not always instant. Many factors like baby blues, postpartum depression, and troubles breastfeeding hinder mother and baby bonding. A bond is created with time.

    Bonding With a Newborn Baby Can Take Time

    Bonding With a Newborn Baby Can Take Time

    by Liztalton3

  • These Southern baby names for boys and girls will reflect your pride of living south of the Mason-Dixon line. A variety of rugged, feminine, and old-fashioned names.

    100 Southern Baby Names for Boys and Girls

    100 Southern Baby Names for Boys and Girls

    by Pop Culture World0

  • 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 Natural Remedies for Diaper Rashes

    5 Natural Remedies for Diaper Rashes

    by Danielle Lopez16

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Schatzie Speaks15

  • 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.

    Survival Tips for Parents Living in the NICU

    Survival Tips for Parents Living in the NICU

    by Harpa Ósk8

  • 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 Clarkson1

  • 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 Marchisella28

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Marissa10

  • 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

  • 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 Moon5

  • 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

  • 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 Lamoreux0

  • 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

  • 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 Gabbiani5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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