Ideally you want your wee one head down and facing your back for his debut, but don’t worry if your babe is breech (bottom down) beforehand. He’s going to keep moving and grooving up until delivery, so he may not … Continue reading →
Even top-rated car seats aren’t safe if they’re not used correctly. Follow these tips to make sure your petite passenger is secure.
Right height Adjust the shoulder straps so they start at or below baby’s shoulder height. (This is the preferred position for rear-facing car seats.) Pit stop Position the chest clip at armpit level. It should be high enough to keep … Continue reading →
Is your munchkin ready for more than milk? Here’s how to tell.
Is she old enough? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommend introducing solid food at around 6 months of age, informs Lisa Barrangou, PhD, author of The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book. Starting earlier … Continue reading →
You’ve chosen to nurture your wee one the old-fashioned way—yet sometimes nursing feels anything but natural. When the going gets tough, try to remember these wise words of encouragement from Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, professor at University of Toronto and Canada … Continue reading →
Clocking more trips to the ladies room lately? Here’s why.
Feel the squeeze The bladder, much like the uterus, is a sac that expands as needed, explains Laura Riley, MD, OB/GYN and author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy: Your Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide. During baby-growing months, the uterus commandeers … Continue reading →
What does it mean? When a mom-to-be is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it means she has high blood glucose levels but has never had diabetes prior to pregnancy. Typically, this complication will rear its head late in your 40-week trek, … Continue reading →
Worried about leaving your little one in someone else’s care? Here’s how to calm your nerves.
Quality assurance Hire a sitter with solid babysitting experience and excellent references. (Be sure to check them!) Look for someone who is a good listener and communicator. “Her personality and values should be aligned with those of you and your … Continue reading →
If dry scales have appeared on your baby’s noggin, it’s most likely seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known by its less frightening name, cradle cap. Here’s what you need to know should you find yourself facing the condition head on. Show and … Continue reading →
While it’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are certain precautions parents can take to lower their child’s risk, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Place baby … Continue reading →
Being a mom often means being a pro juggler, so we asked some of our favorite bloggers to share how they keep all their plates spinning.
“I finally invested in a good planner and set aside times of the day for work and the rest for my family. Instead of a constant nagging to-do list, I know there will be time to address it later. It … Continue reading →