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Safely Swaddling Your New Baby

Safely Swaddling Your New Baby

As a brand new parent, it can help if you think of your newborn’s arrival as the final trimester of his or her development. In fact, recreating the environment of the womb is a great way to calm down a fussy newborn and sleep better those first months. Swaddling a baby can give that sense […]

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Perfect Christmas Presents for Babies and the ones to Avoid

Perfect Christmas Presents for Babies and the ones to Avoid

Christmas is magical – a time of family gatherings, exchanging presents, singing carols, decorating a tree, and of course, shopping. For parents of babies, they can expect to be deluged with gifts that can range from cute and thoughtful to the strange and thoughtless. Here is a guide for shopping for that perfect baby gift […]

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Traveling with a Baby during the Holidays

Traveling with a Baby during the Holidays

The holiday season is nearly upon us. Some people love visiting relatives, long day or nights spent traveling, or having meals in different places. There is one specific group of people who dread all of this – new parents. Most would rather stay at home safely ensconced in their cocoon of new baby love than […]

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Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner with a Newborn

Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner with a Newborn

  Parent Planning Tips for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is about so many things: being thankful for our family and friends, savory dinners and sumptuous desserts, and long-standing family traditions. If one of those traditions happens to be that you are the host of Thanksgiving dinner every year, you know what stress is all about. If you […]

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What the Childbirth Experts Don’t Tell You

Re-Posted from the HuffintonPost.com We live in a world where information about having and rearing babies is everywhere. Go online, and if you can’t find answers there, there’s always your doctor, parenting group, favorite mom friend or well-intentioned-but-meddling-mother-in-law ready to weigh in. But what about the information that, for one reason or another, people neglect to […]

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Nursing in Public, emotions and lessons learned

Nursing in Public, emotions and lessons learned

Re-Posted from the HuffintonPost.com It was 99 degrees out when we visited Disneyland last week. Have you ever tried to nurse a 4-month-old baby in 99 degree heat? It feels like your face is melting off. My chubby, sweet boy slid across my chest as his cheeks burned a brighter red than mine. His thin […]

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