Babies & Toddlers
From newborn to 36 months – here we cover all things related to pregnancy, birth, and your baby’s development, including sleep and nutrition.
The Latest From Pregnancy
Signs Of The Flu? Have A Healthy, Symptoms-Free Pregnancy
Signs Of The Flu? Have a healthy, Symptoms-Free Pregnancy It’s that time of year again. Flu season. If you’re expecting, you’ve probably already had your flu shot, and the last thing you can even contemplate is catching a cold or flu in the middle of your pregnancy....
What Are Signs Of Depression And Anxiety During Pregnancy And After Baby?
What Are Signs Of Depression And Anxiety During Pregnancy And After Baby? Pregnancy is a time of physical and emotional change. Each woman experiences pregnancy differently and that experience may be affected by factors such as: Whether or not the pregnancy was...
Going Into Labor for the First Time – Dr. Dina’s Story
Dr. Dina shares her (unexpected) experience of going into labor for the first time. One might think that, as a doctor, I would be well prepped for my first delivery. Pain would be managed, labor would be fast and painless, and I'd come out with a beautiful, healthy...
Food To Avoid When Pregnant – Even That Yummy Cookie Dough!
Managing those food cravings - what to avoid when pregnant! There's a Catch 22 in pregnancy that many of us know well – craving foods your body thinks it needs, but knowing that some of these foods may be off-limits. You’d think your body would just know well enough...
Having Severe Depression Symptoms While Pregnant And After? How To Get Help
Having Severe Depression Symptoms While Pregnant And After? How To Get Help Both men and women can have difficulties adapting to the idea or presence of a baby in the family. Typically the biggest adjustment is to having a first child but depression and anxiety can...
Delivery Essentials – Everything Moms-To-Be Need To Bring To The Hospital
Delivery Essentials - Everything Moms-To-Be Need To Bring To The Hospital When our parents were having children, when a woman went to the hospital to deliver, she brought her clothes and her partner. Often, they stayed in a hospital for a few days, and everything was...
The Latest From New Baby
10 Most Common Newborn Rashes
When your baby has a rash, it can be pretty scary for parents. We often worry a rash is the sign of something serious, though it rarely is! A newborn’s skin is very delicate and can be unfortunately plagued by a variety of baby rashes. Here are some of the more common childhood rashes..
Your 2-Month Old Baby’s Milestones and Development
Your 2-month old – an exciting milestone in your baby’s life. Your baby’s personality will start to emerge at this stage. Below are some milestones that you can expect to see this month and some tips on how to support the growth of your baby. Your baby is unique, and they may not develop in the same way or as quickly as other babies.
Your 4 Month Old Baby’s Milestones & Development
At age four months old, your baby will be alert and aware of people and surroundings. Your baby has gone through significant developmental milestones and cognitive development, and you can relax and enjoy your baby’s company more than when they were a newborn.
When Do Babies Learn To Crawl?
Watching your baby learning to crawl and moving around independently is always a memorable time. Baby crawling is one of the most important milestones that your baby will reach early in his life. One of the most common concerns we hear from parents is related to their baby’s crawling.
What Causes Eczema In Babies?
Eczema can occur at any age, but it most frequently occurs in babies. Eczema or atopic dermatitis is dry, inflamed, itchy skin. Though some babies with eczema also have asthma or allergies, a triad that leads us to call the child ‘atopic,’ most babies or kids with eczema do not have allergies or asthma.
Your 1-Month Old Baby’s Growth and Development
The first month of a baby’s life is a fantastic time. Your baby is learning about the world and growing and changing every day. This is also an overwhelming time for a new parent as you are still getting used to your new role. Here are some developmental milestones that you can expect to see over the next few weeks, as well as some tips on how to support your baby.
The Latest From Feeding
The Best Baby Spoon! Qshare Training Baby Spoon
These are the best baby spoon we have used so far. These baby utensils allow kids to learn how to self feed through the easy grip and bendable function.
Teething Baby Remedies – BPA Free Natural Organic Freezer Safe Teether Set
When babies are teething, many will find relief from teething baby remedies like teethers. I love these teethers because they are made of 100% food-grade silicone and are BPA, lead, petroleum, latex, and phthalates-free.
Painful Constipation Relief – Enter the Squatty Potty
Management of childhood constipation can be a big challenge because people don’t like talking about poo – but if we don’t know that our child has a problem or how they differ from the norm, we certainly can’t fix it.
Bumkins Waterproof Baby Bib
These bibs are machine washable and hang dry very quickly. They wipe clean with ease and are stain and odor-resistant. They are waterproof to keep clothes dry. There is an awesome pocket in front to catch drips and messes.
Teething Baby Remedies – Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teething Mitt
I was so excited when I found these silicone teething mitts to help massage my kids’ sore gums. These teething mitts are made of textured silicone that my kids loved to gnaw on when they were fussy.
Bumkins SuperBib Baby Bib
It sounds strange that I am excited by this baby bib, but I am. Once I found these bibs, I never bought another type. I used these for all four of my kids. There was no reason to look for another one; they are great.
The Latest From Baby Sleep
How to Potty Train at Night – Potty Training Tips for Bedtime
Many parents think that once a child is potty trained in the day and goes without diapers, they will magically hold their urine all night. I do not believe in “night training,” especially in toddlerhood.
Nightmares and Night Terrors in Children
Many kids experience nightmares and night terrors, but most will grow out of them. Even though nightmares don’t cause any long-term psychological problems to kids, both night terrors and nightmares are different in general. Here’s what causes nightmares and night terrors, and what you need to know.
Rabbitgoo Blackout Window Film to Improve Sleep Time
I am a big fan of keeping bedrooms pitch black to improve kids’ sleep. When it comes to sleep time, the darker, the better. Any amount of light creeping in the room can lead to early wakeups, and we love sleeping in. If your child can’t sleep, make the room darker.
HALO Swaddle Baby Blankets
I am a big fan of swaddle baby blankets, and I like to swaddle a newborn when they are young. My babies were always placed on their back to sleep, and I strongly suggest parents follow the same.
GroClock to Help Kids Learn it is Time to Sleep
Parents of toddlers ask me all the time how to help improve their kids’ sleep and teach them it is time to sleep. Perhaps their child is having early morning wakings. Or maybe they don’t want to stay in their cribs or beds for nap time.
SIDS Prevention: Sound Sleep Tips for Babies
When it’s time to sleep, you will want to make sure everything is comfortable and safe for your little one to have a good night’s sleep. This includes the crib or bassinet, the mattress, room temperature, and more.
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