Q: Is it wise to give my baby a pacifier? If so, what should I look for when choosing one? A: There is much debate regarding the use of pacifiers. If you feel that you want to use one, it … Continue reading →
My 8-month-old loves to play the drop-a-toy-and-watch-mom-pick-it- up game on repeat while sitting in her highchair. I tell her “no,” but she giggles and drops it again. Is she too young to understand that I want her to stop? I’m … Continue reading →
What signs should I look for to indicate my baby is sleepy and ready to be put down for a nap or bed? A: Watching your baby for drowsiness cues will help you learn to recognize when she is ready … Continue reading →
What can I do in advance to make caring for my newborn—and myself—easier postpartum? A: As the big day approaches it’s a common concern for expectant moms to wonder how they will cope with recovering from birth along with caring for … Continue reading →
We’re expecting baby No. 2! We’re thrilled, but I’m worried my firstborn will feel neglected when all my time is suddenly spent nursing and changing diapers. How can I make the transition easier on him? A: It’s easy to feel … Continue reading →
My baby and I are struggling to perfect her latch. What can I do to guide her in the right direction? A: Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is a key component in successful breastfeeding, and proper positioning is … Continue reading →
How should I dress my baby in cold weather? I don’t want him to freeze—but I don’t want him to overheat either! It’s important to keep babies warm from the inside out. Start with a wonderful meal. For babies, this … Continue reading →
5 been-there-done-that party planning tips from multi-talented mom Soleil Moon Frye.
Actress, children’s clothing designer and mom of two Soleil Moon Frye (you may know her from her role as Punky Brewster in the ’80s television sitcom of the same name) adds author to her repertoire with the release of her … Continue reading →
Amanda Cole, owner of Yummy Mummy, a one-stop shop for all things breastfeeding, certified lactation counselor, and mother of two, poses five questions to ask when choosing a breast pump.
How often do you pump? Whether you need a double electric, manual or single electric breast pump depends very much upon the number of times you will be pumping each month, week and day. For occasional pumpers, a hand pump … Continue reading →