Things to Consider When Choosing a Babysitter

One of the most daunting and frightening tasks that new parents will have to face is choosing a safe and reliable babysitter. It doesn’t need to be complicated, however, as there are a number of simple guidelines that you can follow to help ensure that you’ve not only found a great sitter, but have prepared […]

Handling Picky Eaters

  The younger years are a time of growing independence. You child is trying to control all aspects of his life, and this can lead to some trying times. This can be especially evident at mealtime. If your child is a picky eater, there are ways of handling it without turning your meal into a […]

Mom gives advice for flying with infants

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One of the trickiest things to do is to fly with an infant. Between the stroller, car seat, diaper bags, carriage, luggage, diapers, bottles, and everything else that’s a must have, it can seem overwhelming. Actually, it is overwhelming! There a couple of different seating options when you are flying with an infant. Each airline […]

What? My baby has a cavity!?!

Surprisingly, parents find themselves crying these words too often. Though it seems obvious, many parents don’t take the time to stop and seriously consider that baby teeth and gums are susceptible to the same plaque and tartar that affect adult teeth. This reality becomes lost in the fog of activity and sleep deprivation that comes […]

Fight SIDS By Breastfeeding

A recent study by the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows that breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), especially when breast milk is the sole source of nutrition for the child. Fern R. Hauck, MD, MS, and colleagues reported that any breastfeeding was associated with a 45% reduction […]

“How I prepared my oldest children for a new sibling”

Becoming a parent changes everything. No longer can you have the option of doing what you want, when you want to do it. You are tied down by napping schedules, eating schedules, play dates and more. There is no more just you; oh but it is so well worth it. Having kids has been by […]

Formula Fed Babies at Increased Risk for Diabetes

  A recent study released by the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition has linked formula feeding to type 1 diabetes. The study found that infants who are formula fed are at a higher risk for developing the disease. Follow-up tests are being conducted in 77 research centers in 15 different countries. Type 1 diabetes develops […]

Baby sleeping in the bed with you, what are the dangers?

Parents do not always realize that they could be accidentally putting their babies in danger unwittingly. Taking your babies to bed with you could be potentially dangerous for your baby. Sharing beds with adults and other habits are being found to be fundamentally unsafe for children. In fact unsafe sleeping habits are now claiming more […]

Enjoying a Safe and Sunny Summer Swim with Your Baby

Summer is the time for fun in the sun and attempting to stay cool often leads us toward the water. Although swimming can be enjoyable, it can also be dangerous. When retreating to the water this summer it is very important to know and follow safety rules carefully.   First off, young children have fair […]

Infants Protected From Allergies If Living With Pets

  Many studies have been conducted in recent years to determine the effect of allergies on infants who have early exposure to dogs and cats. Conflicting results have shown some benefits to having a pet and others have shown children may become more allergy-prone if exposed to dogs and cats as infants.  The latest study […]

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