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It's the Little Things That Matter

As a parent, it's the little things that matter. Your baby's little giggles, little steps and little sniffles.

The ABC's of Tummy Time for Babies

Written by on September 7th, 2015

While the concept of tummy time seems basic, the act of encouraging your baby to spend time on her tummy is extremely important. This is how she will develop her head, neck, shoulder and arm muscles, which will build her motor skills. She'll use these muscles to roll over, sit up, crawl and eventually ...

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Babies 101: Herbal Supplement Can Soothe a Colicky Baby Babies cry

Written by Cathy Hale on August 31st, 2015

That's just the way it is. As we've discussed on this blog, babies cry for all sorts of reasons, so that means we find ourselves adding a new role to our resume – interpreter! In addition to being spit-up wipers, burping pros, diaper dash winners, impromptu singing sensations and bottle-warming superstars, we're professional baby translators.

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Figuring Out Food Allergies in Babies

Written by Cathy Hale on July 23rd, 2015

Introducing your baby to “solid” food is an exciting stage in their growth and development, but it can also introduce new stress to your daily routine if your baby has food allergies.

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5 Things You Should Know About Colic

Written by Cathy Hale on July 22nd, 2015

When your infant is smiling, cooing and sleeping well, parenting feels magical. On the flip side, if your baby cries uncontrollably for hours at a time, it can make you feel helpless and desperate for answers. Am I doing something wrong? Is something wrong with my baby?

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Understanding Your Baby’s Digestion

Written by Cathy Hale on July 21st, 2015

When it comes to caring for healthy newborns and babies, most parents worry about things like sleeping, naptime, feeding schedules and who’s on diaper duty. But new parents quickly discover that their baby’s tummy health has a huge impact on all of the above, because when your baby’s belly woes are making them fussy and uncomfortable everyone feels sad.

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Understanding Baby Talk: Can You Decipher Your Baby’s Cries?

Written by Cathy Hale on July 17th, 2015

For first-time parents, every baby cry seems like a huge siren. You instinctively want to comfort your new bundle of joy, so if she starts crying you tend to run to her, pick her up and start trying to soothe her.

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Baby Spit-Up 101 for Parents

Written by Cathy Hale on July 16th, 2015

One of my funniest parenting stories is about my infant son unexpectedly spitting up on his grandpa – my father. My dad was around my boys a lot when they were babies and he was always helpful when we needed an extra hand.

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Stop Feeling Frazzled: Tips for Coping with a Colicky Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on July 14th, 2015

If you’re doing an online search using the keywords “coping” and “colic,” you’ve come to the right place. There are thousands and thousands of books and articles about colic and coping strategies. That’s because having a colicky baby is a big deal.

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The Best Foods for Baby’s First Meals

Written by Cathy Hale on July 14th, 2015

Did you know butternut squash is a great first food for your baby? It’s high in vitamin A and potassium and most babies think it’s pretty tasty. Another reason it makes the “first meal” list is because it’s typically low on the allergy scale.

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Ways to Soothe a Fussy Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on July 13th, 2015

When your baby is eating, sleeping, smiling and cooing, all seems right with the world. But once in a while you have days when your baby is fussier than normal and your tried and true “tricks” for soothing her may not work. Have no fear! This too shall pass.

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