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 →
Don’t believe everything you’re told about caring for a newborn. There’s a lot of confusing, contradictory and just plain outdated advice floating around.
When you’re pregnant, nearly everyone who crosses your path will gladly tell you the best way to raise a baby. But following so-and-so’s suggestions isn’t necessarily what’s best for your wee one. We’ve waded through the most common baby-rearing beliefs … Continue reading →
Breast is best, except when it’s not. Here’s how one mom came to embrace the bottle.
I was the picture of preparation. I had attended the breastfeeding class at my local hospital, stocked my cupboards with breast pads and lanolin, and met with the on-staff lactation specialist within hours of delivery. Breastfeeding was the obvious way … Continue reading →
There are plenty of things new moms fret over—Why isn’t my baby rolling over yet? Shouldn’t she be sleeping through the night? Is it normal to cry whenever strangers try to hold her?—but most aren’t worth a second thought. (She’ll roll … Continue reading →