How Parents of a Newborn can Still get some Sleep!


You just brought your brand new child home and if you’re like most parents, you feel joyful, excited, nervous….and tired.  Yes, new parents will learn fast that sleep is only “in their dreams.” However, there are some tips to help with those first few months. Firstly, taking your baby outside for walks when it is […]

How to Pack a Healthier Lunch for Your Child


Lunchtime is the time of the school day that most children look forward to the most. Many children do not like cafeteria food and prefer to bring their own lunch from home. It is important for school-aged children to get the necessary vitamins and minerals so that they can stay healthy. That is why parents […]

High Fever is Not Typical Symptom of Teething


It has long been assumed that when infants post a high-grade temperature; teething is to blame. However, while teething can slightly increase the temperature of an infant the day before and the day of the first breakthrough of a tooth; high temperatures are not a common symptom. Generally, babies will begin teething around the four-month […]

Quick Tips to Combat Childhood Obesity


It seems that every time you turn on a news channel, a crisis of some kind is happening. From toy recalls to hunger caused by an increasingly difficult economy, it can be a difficult world to raise a family in. Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly more common in America, with statistics showing that 17% of […]

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


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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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