Transition your tot from a milk-only diet to a more food-filled affair.
Navigating a world beyond liquids with a newbie can seem like a daunting task for first-time parents. Questions abound: How do I gauge if the time is right for solids? Which foods do we try first? How much should my … Continue reading →
How one mom learned to shake it up safely and unapologetically.
Sometimes life decides to throw you unexpected curves. That’s exactly what happened when my water broke at 32 weeks, followed by a premature delivery at 34 weeks. During the three days it took my milk to come in, my baby … Continue reading →
Handling the teething process is easier than you might think.
I can remember the day my son got his first tooth. I woke up that morning and elbowed my husband to get out of bed and check on our little guy. For the first time ever, he had slept the … Continue reading →
Looking for simple, straight-forward information about diapering with cloth? We've got you covered.
I would consider myself to be someone with a fair amount of kid-rearing experience, but until recently, there was one arena in which I remained completely unschooled. Before my third child was born in May of last year, I had … Continue reading →
Cloth diapering guru and mom of three, Jaimee Gleisner, made a series of seven videos explaining how to cloth diaper your baby. Below, she also shares tips on how to strip your diapers to rid them of any odors and … Continue reading →
Everyday activities can help your baby become the genius you already know she is.
Although your baby is tiny, her brain is anything but: “Researchers have found that [the baby brain] is more complex than any machine ever made,” shares Holly Engel-Smothers, coauthor of Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power. Baby’s thinker comes equipped with … Continue reading →
Gently press a newborn’s palm, and he’ll wrap his tiny hand around your finger—so tightly, sometimes, it feels like he’ll never let go. That sweet gesture of his is actually an instinctive response known as the palmar grasp reflex, and … Continue reading →
How to identify - and survive - your baby's chronic crying condition.
Babies cry. As a mom of three, I can attest to that fact. However, when my third baby was about 5 weeks old, my husband and I began to notice that his daily demeanor was taking a turn for the … Continue reading →
Like some of the best baby care tricks, my husband and I discovered the secret of using music as an instant baby calmer completely by accident. Even at her fussiest, there was nothing like Simon and Garfunkel’s “Cecilia” (You’re breaking … Continue reading →
Decoding the inner workings of your babe’s gastrointestinal system.
As a first-time mom, I find myself utterly perplexed by the happenings in my little one’s stomach. At our hospital discharge meeting, I clearly remember the nurse instructing us that when it was vomit, we would know. And sure enough, … Continue reading →