The Baby Blues

Many new mums experience the ‘baby blues’ within a few days of giving birth. After the initial oxytocin-induced natural high of meeting your baby for the first time, the baby blues can come as a bit of a shock. One minute you are over the moon, truly and utterly in love, and the next minute you are sobbing over the …

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How to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when an otherwise healthy baby dies for unknown reasons. Also known as cot death, SIDS occurs without warning. Though rare, over 2000 babies die from SIDS each year in the United States. Why does SIDS happen? The exact causes of SIDS are unknown, but it is thought some babies may have problems in the …

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The Best Time For Another Baby

You’ve made it through the early months, the breastfeeding struggles, the challenges of starting solids and teething. You’re nearing your baby’s first birthday in the coming weeks or months, and you’re starting to wonder if maybe it’s time to start trying to conceive again. Everyone will have an opinion for you, but while people mean well and all have their …

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Tandem Breastfeeding

Tandem nursing is breastfeeding two different-aged babies during the same time period. Why in the world might that happen?, you’re thinking. Most of the time it isn’t planned – baby #1 just isn’t ready to wean when baby #2 arrives on the scene. Here’s what you need to know if you find yourself with the possibility of tandem nursing looming. …

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Non-Toxic Cleaning

Those dust bunnies in the corner may have never bothered you before; but now that your baby has tried to eat them, you’re hoping to eradicate those untidy residents. Since your baby is crawling, and maybe even pulling himself up to stand, you’re more conscious of cleaning areas of your home that you may have neglected for a while. Take …

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Help, I Have a Nanny, But I Can’t Let go

You spent a lot of time researching childcare options. Luckily, you found a professional nanny or childminder you like and can trust. Your little one also seems happy with your choice. So why are you having such a hard time letting go? The reality is regardless of how much you like your nanny, it’s often an emotional tug of war …

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Private Matters: Caring for an Uncircumcised Penis

If you have a son, you had to decide if you wanted to have him circumcised or not. If your little boy is uncircumcised, you might wonder if there is any special care involved. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the area clean. Properly cleaning a penis may not have been something you were concerned …

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Breaking Up With Your Pediatrician

You only want the best for your baby. Before birth, you may have interviewed doctors and thought you had chosen the perfect provider. But now that you’re seeing this pediatrician regularly, you’re having second thoughts. The first step is to raise your concerns. If you feel like you’re being rushed through your appointments or if the office staff is unsupportive, …

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