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 →
In the throes of the mom wars, it seems no matter how you let your baby snooze, you lose. But maybe saying goodnight your own way isn't a bad thing. Welcome to the world of sleep parenting.
If there’s one thing that is universally true about parenting a newborn, it’s that mama and papa will be enduring some serious sleep deprivation. Although babies sleep a lot (we’re talking 16 to 17 hours a day early on), they … Continue reading →
Foods that should be fortifying become frightening when allergies or intolerances are thrown into the mix. The body misidentifies certain foods as malicious invaders, responding suddenly and violently with an allergic reaction. Fortunately, these reactions aren’t typically an issue for … Continue reading →
She might be your little sunshine, but there’s nothin’ but cloudy skies when she’s on a crying spree. Turn to these sanity-saving tricks to put an end to the storm that’s brewing.
When baby starts a-wailing, it’s easy to lose your grip on coherent thought. But before you plunge headlong into a panic, scroll down the list of obvious fixes: Does babe have a dirty diaper? Is she hot or cold? Is … Continue reading →
How often do you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? If you’re currently expecting, you have one right on the horizon. When your baby is born, the umbilical cord attaching him to you will also make its arrival in the world—and you’ll … Continue reading →
During pregnancy, you pass on a lot more to baby than your blue eyes. Learn what kind of disease protection you give your little one early on and how you can continue to boost her immunity after her debut.
Moms were made to worry. You spend 40 weeks (give or take) stressing about your pregnancy and hoping baby is developing properly; then with delivery, pregnancy worries dissipate and are immediately replaced with anxiety for baby’s health and continued well-being. … Continue reading →
In case you find yourself parenting a preemie through the NICU and beyond, learn what to expect from moms who have made it to the other side.
Some parents discover while pregnant that their baby will more than likely make an early appearance. Others face preterm birth spontaneously and with-out warning. In both cases, life instantly becomes chaotic and scary. Pleasant daydreams of what those first few … Continue reading →
Talking, singing and playing with your newborn aren’t just fun things to do—they’re essential for nurturing her growing brain.
When your recent addition is around 6 or 8 weeks old, near the peak of fussiness, she will smile at you for the first time—a rainbow breaking through the clouds of your exhaustion. “That first social smile is the most … Continue reading →