What You Should Know About Developmental Milestones: Written By An Autism Mama

Written by Cathy Hale on April 5th, 2016

I think most parents would agree it’s amazing how fast your baby grows and changes. The first smile. The first laugh. The first time she reaches for you. Then before you know it she’s climbing out of her crib and performing magical feats of strength. Who knew babies were so stealthy?!

The Beauty & Benefits of Exercising with Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on March 22nd, 2016

I loved my life as a new mom, but not being able to exercise was depressing. I’ve always been an active person and I worked out during both of my pregnancies until my huge baby bump slowed me down. Then I was sidelined with C-sections and countless sleepless nights and impossibly sore breastfeeding boobs.

Daylight Savings Time: Springing Forward with Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on March 15th, 2016

Saying goodbye to winter means saying hello to springing forward with Daylight Savings Time. And that’s going to happen sooner than you think – on Sunday, March 13 at precisely 2 a.m. Unless you’re in Arizona or overseas territories, you’ll be adjusting the clock to springtime too.

The Great Pacifier Debate

Written by Cathy Hale on March 8th, 2016

To soothe or not to soothe? That is the age-old binky question. I must admit, in my experience with pacifiers I had one son that loved his more than anything until he was four. Yes, four. It was odd to see him without a brightly colored binky in his mouth.

Guide for Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

Written by Cathy Hale on March 3rd, 2016

Every mother is different, but I was thrilled when my baby boys started eating solid foods. Hooray! Formula and breast milk just weren’t enough to keep them full, but baby food did the trick. Happy full tummies at last!

Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave Part I: Your Pumping Plan

Written by Cathy Hale on February 25th, 2016

Your bundle of joy is smiling, cooing and probably enjoys cuddling in your lap with a good book. All of these milestones melt your heart, but they also mean your maternity leave is almost over.

5 Essentials for Your Middle-of-the-Night Survival Kit

Written by Cathy Hale on February 22nd, 2016

Nothing jolts you out of your happy dreamland like a sick baby in the middle of the night. She may have been fine when she went to bed, but over the course of a few hours, her high-pitched crying indicates things have changed. Uh-oh!

Splish Splash Safely: 6 Bath Safety Tips for Babies

Written by Cathy Hale on February 18th, 2016

Last month, we celebrated National Bath Safety Month by sharing bath time safety tips with parents, which sparked lots of terrific conversations online. Over the course of the month, nearly 4,000 parents engaged with us on Facebook alone about important things to keep in mind when it comes to bath safety for newborns, babies and toddlers.

Little Chompers: Baby Teeth Development & Mouth Health

Written by Cathy Hale on February 15th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that cute gummy baby smile will slowly disappear as your baby starts getting her pretty pearly whites. Even though I knew they were coming, baby teeth surprised me. I remember thinking, “it can’t possibly be happening this fast!”

Baby Basics: Good Microbes & Happy Tummies

Written by Cathy Hale on February 11th, 2016

The word “probiotics” is more prevalent than ever before when it comes to discussions about maintaining overall health. In fact, if you speak with “gut” professionals like gastroenterologists, they often recommend that adults should take probiotics to support intestinal health.

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