sleep training

Learn More About Sleep Training Your Child

When we had our first child, my husband and I were clueless about most everything baby-related. After a few months of being completely overwhelmed and exhausted, I was desperate to find that elusive thing that evades most parents of newborns—SLEEP. We all hear during our pregnancy “to get your sleep now,” but until you actually

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Hello, Baby! When Should I Take My Baby Out in Public?

Knowing when to introduce your baby to the world can be tricky, especially for first-time parents. You worry about their immune systems and if they will be able to fight off common germs. You also worry about strangers putting unwashed hands on your baby. These are all valid concerns, but doctors say that ultimately it

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Delayed Cord Clamping

The terrible twos, the angsty teens, the homesick college student. Parents often look to the clock to characterize the milestones in their children’s life. They spend 18 years nurturing their kin, desperate for them to grow out of their diaper stage yet dread them growing into their licensed-driver era. This time is important. It defines

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Newborn Jaundice: Should I Be Worried?

Jaundice is caused by an excess amount of bilirubin in the baby's blood. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment in red blood cells, and if your new baby’s liver can’t remove the bilirubin from the blood, the yellow pigment will present on the skin. In a newborn, jaundice will cause a yellow discoloration of the skin

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Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly: Why Some Babies Develop Flat Spots and What to Do About It

Plagiocephaly is the medical term to describe a attened area on a baby’s skull. This condition is sometimes referred to by physicians as “Flat Head Syndrome” and may impact up to 46% of healthy infants, according to Boston Children’s Hospital. History In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) began recommending back sleeping in order

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Newborn Screenings: What They Are and What They Really Mean

The day has finally come—your baby is here. Warmly snuggled in his or her blanket, your newborn is perfect! But there are still some necessary screenings that your doctors and specialists will have to perform to make sure your baby is completely healthy. Newborn screenings are necessary to help “identify serious but rare conditions at

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Hip Dysplasia: What is it and Does My Baby Have it?

What is hip dysplasia? According to the Mayo Clinic, hip dysplasia is “the medical term for a hip socket that doesn't fully cover the ball portion of the upper thigh bone. This allows the hip joint to become partially or completely dislocated.” The hip socket is made of cartilage at birth and eventually hardens into

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A Ray of Light in the Darkness of Infant Loss

After seeing that little blue line on the pregnancy test, parents’ lives change forever. In the months that follow, expectant parents spend countless hours preparing and planning as well as daydreaming about the future with their child. While nobody can predict exactly what that looks like, most parents do not expect a tragedy that results

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Baby Rashes: Causes and Treatments

The first year of a baby’s life comes along with many challenges, and one of the most common is skin conditions that may pop up. Rashes are often associated with diapers, but they can also come in many forms all over their bodies. As a mom to a 9 and 13-year-old, I pretty much saw almost

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Creating a modern nursery

Creating a Modern Nursery For You and Baby

Long gone are the days when nurseries had to be strictly pink for girls or baby blue for boys. With modern times, come modern colors, decorations and furniture. Creating a modern nursery depends on not only what you think would be best for your baby but also what you like personally. The décor can be

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