Archives 2016

New Parenting Tips and Baby Advice

Last update on Dec. 21, 2016.

New Parenting Tips and Baby Advice

From the moment you find out you’re expecting, you embark on one of the most exciting journeys in your life – parenthood! And as soon as you announce your pregnancy, you’ll find that everyone has plenty of advice for new parents and they’re happy to share it. 

I remember hearing more than enough ...

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Surviving The Night with Baby

Last update on Dec. 8, 2016.

Surviving The Night with Baby

One of the toughest aspects of being a new parent is surviving long nights with a newborn. Sleep deprivation tends to be an overarching challenge that can cause tension, frustration and stress for any family. One of the best things you can do is adjust your nighttime mindset and set realistic expectations.

First of all ...

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6 Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

Last update on Nov. 30, 2016.

6 Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

Babies cry a lot. They’re notoriously famous for it. And despite our best efforts to handle a crying baby calmly and matter-of-factly, a crying baby can unnerve even the coolest, most experienced parents.

Studies have shown that we all react to a baby’s cry, even adults who aren’t parents. Researchers believe that ...

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Newborn Essentials for Mealtime

Last update on Nov. 10, 2016.

Newborn Essentials for Mealtime

Mealtime essentials for a newborn can be easy, especially if you breastfeed. You just need yourself and a hungry baby. Check! Check! And thank goodness for that.

 As a new mom recovering from a c-section with a tiny baby fresh out of the NICU, I was overwhelmed with all things motherhood.  My brain was in ...

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New Mom 101 – Behavioral Milestones

Last update on Oct. 26, 2016.

New Mom 101 – Behavioral Milestones

Behavioral Milestones: The Fun Stuff

As a new parent, lots of exciting milestones lie ahead: baby’s first smile, her first real laugh and that wobbly first step.  Your seemingly fragile newborn will be bouncing around like a chatty acrobat before you know it.  When can you expect all of these fun behavioral milestones to ...

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Soothing Your Baby with Sound

Last update on Oct. 13, 2016.

Soothing Your Baby with Sound

As a mom, you are equipped with all sorts of awesome instinctive tools for soothing a fussy baby.  Did you know your voice alone is extremely comforting for your baby? If you think about it, your little peanut has been listening to your voice long before she arrived. She started hearing your voice from the ...

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Baby Essentials – Essentials for 1st 3 Months

Last update on Sept. 29, 2016.

Baby Essentials – Essentials for 1st 3 Months

The initial foray into motherhood was by far the most exciting experience in my life.  I felt like the first few months of my pregnancy moved at a glacial pace, then suddenly time was flying by way too fast. Before I knew it, my due date was 6 weeks away and my nesting instincts were ...

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5 Reasons Why Your Baby is Cranky

Last update on Sept. 27, 2016.

5 Reasons Why Your Baby is Cranky

The first few weeks with a newborn may be overwhelming since your life now includes understanding an adorable yet helpless little human. But during those initial weeks, newborns tend to cry for good reasons. They cry to let you know they’re hungry or they have a messy diaper. It makes sense. At some point ...

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Baby Sleep Safety: Crib Safety, Sleep Sacks & Co-Sleepers

Last update on Sept. 27, 2016.

Baby Sleep Safety: Crib Safety, Sleep Sacks & Co-Sleepers

There’s nothing more peaceful, sweet and innocent than a sleeping baby, especially a newborn. During quiet sleep, they look like little angels. Every mom agrees: sleeping babies are simply precious to watch, and I always thought the irony was how stressed out, disheveled and exhausted I looked in contrast.

Even when your newborn drifts ...

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Baby Development Series 6-9 Months

Last update on Aug. 18, 2016.

Baby Development Series 6-9 Months

The days of holding a tiny crying newborn are gone. Now you’re living in a baby-proofed world because your little munchkin is all over the place. If she isn’t sleeping, she’s probably on the go. It’s an exciting and fun time for everyone because she’s doing new things every day ...

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