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.

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.

Finding the Balance in Your Baby’s Diet

Written by Cathy Hale on July 12th, 2015

By the time my boys reached the toddler years, our newborn worries were gone. Both boys were sleeping through the night and the crying fits of colic were a memory. We were no longer obsessed with constantly washing our “magical” swaddle blanket.

4 Easy Steps for a Super Swaddle

Written by Cathy Hale on July 11th, 2015

If you’re new to the parenting journey, you may be a swaddling skeptic. I was! My initial stay in the hospital with a new baby was a totally blur, so when we got home and my husband was wrapping my baby so tight, I thought he was nuts!

Get Nosey 7 Things You Should Know About Saline Mist for Babies

Written by Cathy Hale on July 11th, 2015

I never think about my nose unless it’s completely stuffed up or totally runny. Then I obsess about it because it’s not working! Whether it’s a symptom of a cold or allergies or low humidity, I just want that icky feeling of a dry sinus cavity to go away.

Must-Haves for Life with a Newborn

Written by Cathy Hale on July 10th, 2015

Whether you had a natural childbirth with a doula or you were begging your nurse for an epidural at four centimeters dilated, I think there are a few must-haves every mom would agree on when it comes to staying calm during life with a newborn.

Common Things You Might Not Know About Life with A Newborn

Written by Cathy Hale on July 9th, 2015

When I was pregnant with my first child, my perception about newborns was pretty typical. I would catch myself daydreaming about how life with a new baby might be. I would gaze at his pristine nursery - stainless crib sheets, sparkling new changing table, perfectly spotless onesies - and envision him peacefully sleeping the nights away; chubby ...

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Hiccups

Written by Cathy Hale on July 8th, 2015

Everyone gets hiccups occasionally, even newborns. Hiccups, which can be triggered by overfeeding or swallowing too much air, are actually small contractions in the diaphragm like tiny muscle spasms.

Helpful Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Written by Cathy Hale on July 6th, 2015

Just like every other aspect of motherhood that may seem overwhelming at first, breastfeeding is one of those things you’ll appreciate. The road to successful breastfeeding isn’t always an easy journey, but you’ll get the hang of it.

6 Best Techniques for Burping Baby

Written by Cathy Hale on July 5th, 2015

When you become a parent, there are certain things you obsess about with a new baby. Certain things you probably never talked about much in your pre-parent life. Things like pooping and burping.