You’ll be the one to teach your baby all kinds of skills, but before you dash off to make lesson plans, learn why being your kiddo’s first teacher might be simpler than you think.
Now that you’re responsible for raising a tiny human, you not only want to keep her safe and healthy, but you also want to see her thrive and reach her fullest potential. Thankfully, children are biologically built to learn (and … Continue reading →
Protect your newbie from winter’s worst respiratory infections.
Of all the routinely recommended inoculations for children, the flu vaccine is the one they’re least likely to be current on, according to a 2015 report by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Although the reason why isn’t clear, it … Continue reading →
Should you find yourself with a newbie in the neonatal intensive care unit, heed these valuable tips from parents who’ve been in your shoes.
Many moms-to-be dream of the moment they’ll finally hold their newborns in their arms, but for some that joy is short-lived when complications necessitate a detour to the neonatal intensive care unit (more commonly known as the NICU). When Vicki … Continue reading →
What you need to know about baby's developmental milestones.
It’s remarkable how much an infant changes and grows in the first year of life. On day one, you’ll have in your arms a fairly unexpressive, stationary lump of wonder; by day 365, that little one will be smiling, laughing … Continue reading →
What’s bugging your baby? Discover six conditions new moms are apt to encounter.
Little ones cry for oh-so-many reasons, but we’ve picked out half a dozen issues that are likely to crop up in the early months of your child’s life. While there’s no substitute for a doctor’s care, we’ve got a few … Continue reading →
Taking care of a wee one is probably easier than you think.
Many first-time parents experience a surge of fear when they’re discharged from the hospital and sent into the world with a brand-new baby. No matter how much you prepare, nothing can get you ready for the realization that you’re suddenly … Continue reading →
Five ways to keep your growing sprout mentally stimulated. (Plus, why a little bit of boredom might be better for baby than you think.)
Whether you position Mozart-blasting headphones on your pregnant belly to build baby’s brain or opt for the “later is greater” philosophy, all parents want to raise intelligent, creative children. So when we see infants staring into space looking bored as … Continue reading →
Even if those first solids are far off in the future, your tot’s palate has already begun to take shape. Research suggests that rousing her taste buds early on could be the key to avoiding a picky eater.
Chicken nuggets or noodles and the occasional pizza: Anything else elicits a skeptical eye and a wrinkled nose from 6-year-old Sean W. “A lot of times he’ll say he doesn’t like something before he even tries it,” says his mother, … Continue reading →
In the intense, early days of parenthood, conflicting information, a lack of discussion on infant feeding options, and misconceptions about formula can make mixing a bottle seem like a graduate-level chemistry course. But even if there’s more to it than … Continue reading →
Why singing to your sweetheart—even if it’s off-key—is a good thing.
Rocking baby to sleep to the sound of mom’s voice softly crooning a simple tune is a nightly ritual that’s stuck around for thousands of years—why? Because there’s a biological reason tipping off a mother’s urge to break into song. … Continue reading →