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.
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.
This article is about how to overcome sore nipples when breastfeeding. I offer my personal tips and tricks.
Nobody likes missing sleep due to a child who refuses to sleep at a reasonable time. Finding what works can be hard. So we decided to share a few things we tried and what worked for us to help you get the precious shut-eye.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the top ten tips for young mothers and first-time parents for creating a healthy and happy relationship with your newborn baby.
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...
A working mom on maternity leave is probably facing tougher challenges than ever before. Here are some tips for staying sane and enjoying time off with your new bundle of joy.
Want to give your baby formula but you're unsure about which one to buy? This article compares two formula brands, Enfamil and Up&Up, and provides the authors experience with both.
A review of the brand Simply Right Diapers and Wipes. I also compare them to Pampers Cruisers and the Honest Company Diapers and Wipes. Did you know that Simply Right wipes have Lanolin in them?
Help your baby sleep through the night as kindly and gently as possible. Use these 7 Top tips to help your baby fall into a deep and peaceful sleep...
There are many reasons to choose cloth over disposable; this article focuses on how to maximize the financial benefit.
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.
When babies cry they alert caregivers of their needs or problems. Learn why it's important to pick them up.
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.
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.
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.
Clean Label Project study has media warning parents on the levels of contaminants found in baby foods. I offer a fresh perspective on the topic as well as list healthy alternatives for parents.
I'm going to share some of the tips I've used with my children that made the day a very special memory and landmark for us.
So you've brought your little bundle of joy home and it's been four weeks since you've had any sleep. Don't worry, this guide will soon get your newborn sleeping through the night.
Breastfeeding can be challenging. For some, low-milk supply or assistance in inducing lactation may be needed. Thankfully, the galactagogue medications listed here can help.
Tips for weaning a breastfeeding baby, including a sample weaning schedule and a food chart organized by age.
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!
Learn how to teach and sign with your little one as well as the benefits and advantages of signing. Unveil myths and cons about teaching sign language to young children and how to overcome them.
"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.
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.
Are you afraid to cut your baby's nails? Worried you're not doing it right? Get all of your questions answered right here!
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.
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.
If your baby would rather scream than sleep, I've got about a dozen ideas for you to try to get your baby to sleep so you can get some sleep too.
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 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?)
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.
If you're an exhausted parent looking for some tips to soothe your fussy baby then look no further than the 5 S Method.
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.
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.
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.
Many new mothers feel pressure to be SuperWomen, handling home and work life with equal ease. Not so in China where women are encouraged to enjoy the transistion into motherhood with a month's bedrest
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.
I believe breastfeeding is the best choice. Although breastfeeding twins is a challenge, it's totally possible. Get tips and advice for successfully breastfeeding twins from a mom who's done it.
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!
Everyone hates having a baby that they cannot get to stop crying no matter what they try. Here is a simple, foolproof method to sooth a fussy baby.
Why are some newborns covered in hair? Hair on a newborn's body is called lanugo and is a normal occurrence.
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!
Hair tourniquets occur when a baby gets a hair or thread wrapped around their toe. This can be serious if not detected early. Find out how to remove the hair at home and when to head to the doctor.
For many parents, the argument for whether or not to let their new baby suck his or her thumb after birth is a big one. I'll discuss the pros and cons, as well as tips to stop thumb sucking.
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.
Creating the perfect baby registry can be daunting. Here are my top ten baby items that are both necessary and incredibly useful.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Is your baby rejecting the dummy? Do you really need those few extra hours of peace and quiet? Here are some tips on getting your child to take the pacifier!
A child learns so much in the first few years of life. No skill is more important than the ability to communicate. Children learn by example, and this is true for learning to talk, as well.
This article looks at the link between a multitude of developmental issues and primitive reflexes. It explains why babies have those reflexes, what can go wrong, and what to do about it.
Here’s a step-by-step survival guide for dads on changing diapers. If I can do it, I’m sure other dads can do this as well. By taking on this responsibility, you lighten the load for your wife.
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.
Keep baby's diapers, beds, and clothing dry at night using four different techniques. Tricks are for parents using disposable diapers for their babies.
Are you pregnant but money is tight? I've done the footwork for you and listed baby items for your newborn you can live without!
Even if you don't know someone who has lost a baby, there are things that every childless parent wants you to know. It may be an uncomfortable subject for most, but death of babies do happen and affect the lives of parents more than you may think.
Are you contemplating cloth diapers for your baby but still have some questions? Learn everything you need to know about cloth diapers right here!
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.
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.
There I was... with my beautiful baby girl in my arms and having absolutely no clue as to why I was in so much breast pain or how to feel better.
Are you looking for a way to make bath time less stressful? Here's tips how to take a bath with your baby.
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!
A newborn that won't sleep at night can be extremely frustrating. Know that you are not alone and this guide will help you and your newborn find ways to rest peacefully.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Enfamil Gentlease vs Parent's Choice Gentle: Which formula is better for your baby, or is there even a difference? This in-depth look at ingredients, nutrients, and cost will help you decide.
There are many reasons why bassinets are popular for babies. The hardest part is getting one that suits the modern home and lifestyle. Once you find one, whether it be a "Moses basket" or a full sized bassinet, grab it! You won't be disappointed. Here's why.
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.
Transitioning from a bottle to a sippy cup make many parents nervous, but trust me, it's easy! Learn how I transitioned my baby from a bottle to a sippy in three easy steps.
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.
If you feel like you can't survive one more sleepless night or napless day, here's how to start the sleep training process.
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.
Support groups help women improve relationships with family & peers; decreasing stress. Studies show increased stress in new & expecting mothers can negatively impact theirs and their baby’s health.
Be prepared with necessary supplies for your baby or young children as well in the event of an emergency or disaster. The article includes extra items to consider for your baby or young child(ren).
If you're a first-time mother, here are some tips to help you navigate this new chapter in your life.
This article gives some tips on surviving the first week of breastfeeding from the view of a breastfeeding mother.
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.
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.
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.
Breast pumping at work can feel very overwhelming at first. Where will you pump? Will you have enough time? How will your coworkers feel about it? Breast pumping at work does take some commitment, but it's not hard with a few simple tips. I'll share with you how I do it.
If you're struggling with persistent diaper rash, this may be the diaper rash cream for you! It is the only one that saved my newborn from her persistent diaper rash.
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.
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.
Do you want to take your newborn baby outside or out in public, but you're not sure when it's safe? Learn about what you need and when it is safe to take them on outings.
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.
This article will share my journey as a first-time mother and how I conquered the challenges of breastfeeding and dealt with postpartum depression.
Don't forget anything with this amazing diaper bag checklist. It lists everything you need, plus all of the things that most parents forget!
Seasoned parents love to tell new moms and dads that raising children is the toughest job they'll ever love. They couldn't be more right.