Making formula for your baby seems easy, right? Mix a little powder with some water, shake and pop the bottle into the baby’s mouth. But, there’s more to the story than that! What if your baby only wants warm bottles? How should you heat up the formula? And, what if the baby doesn’t drink the whole bottle? What do you do with the leftover formula? Read on for how to properly and safely make, heat and store your baby’s formula.
Breastfeeding is oft quoted as “best for baby,” but did you know that breast milk has a variety of healthy advantages that everyone can benefit from. Breast milk is natures medicine and a fantastic resource for all family members. Read on for more information on how to soothe teething, rashes and ear aches.
It’s time to start thinking about having sex again. What? That doesn’t sounds appealing? Whether it be the fear of pain or your physical changes psyching you out, you’re not alone on wanting to skip out on your once-favorite nighttime activity. We have a few tips to get you back in the swing of things, when you’re ready.
It’s almost a secret. A secret initiation of motherhood. We don’t know if it’s because it’s too hard to talk about, we forget, or we are afraid to scare first time moms. While all of those could be valid reasons, we believe the best way to remedy a situation is to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Postpartum recovery is a lot more than depression and bleeding. We are here to let you know of common postpartum issues that no one talks about. Don’t worry, as most pass, and before you know it you’ve forgotten all about it and are expecting your newest edition to the family.
Whether you need to build a stash of breast milk before returning to work, or just want to keep some expressed milk on hand for the occasional date night, storing that “liquid gold” can be done easily and safely by following just a few guidelines. Read on for storage guidelines as well as some handy tips and tricks.
Is your child constantly irritable and continuously spitting up? Do they shriek from pain when they are laying flat on their backs? These may all be signs of something called gastroesophageal reflux (GER), and we’re here to reassure you that you’re not alone, and we have some suggestions and tips to help suppress the tears (yours, as well as your baby’s!)
Though the number of breast feeding mothers is on the rise, it will not always be an option for every family. Thankfully, there are formulas readily available to help nourish or supplement your infant. Plus, there is even a Do-It-Yourself option for the family looking to customize their infant’s diet.
Holidays can present some challenges for the breastfeeding mother: busy schedules that result in missed feedings; traveling with pumped breast milk; tempting seasonal libations; and well-meaning but unsolicited advice on breastfeeding from family are among the challenges you may face. Arm yourself with the information below to ensure you meet your own personal breastfeeding goals.
From baby’s first food to finger foods the ingredient list has the potential to be very confusing. Don’t let these labels intimidate you! Decode the ingredients and figure out what it is you are really feeding your little one.
As a parent, it can be so frustrating to have a picky eater on your hands. No matter what persuasive techniques you use, you just can’t get them to eat their veggies.
While it is so easy to stress out about whether or not they are getting the proper nutrition, try not to beat yourself up over it. Eventually their tastebuds will grow.
Until then, keep offering them vegetables and a variety of new foods and in the mean time, try our techniques for sneaking in some healthy veggies into recipes they may already enjoy eating.
Have you ever seen a baby wearing a funny looking helmet and wondered what it was for? Or maybe you’ve noticed a substantial flat spot developing on the back of your own baby’s head and you’re worried about it. Plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, is a growing concern among many parents. Read on to learn more about what’s causing it and your prevention and treatment options.
We all need a little sugar to get us through the day. It’s actually a great source of energy for your body, when used in moderation. Choose one that will offer the most nutritional value to your diet.
When it comes to products for your baby — lotion that will go on her skin, toys she’ll love to chew, or car seats to keep her safe — you may feel the need to be more discerning about your purchases than you might otherwise be for yourself. But researching products can be time consuming and it may be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of resources and a few tips to get you started.
We brought you our Toddler Safety Guide with essentials and helpful products. Now, we bring you our Baby Safety Guide. As a mom, you want nothing but the best for your baby. Those first few months with your infant can be trying and leave you with so many uncertainties. We have compiled a list of some of the best products on the market from some of the most trustworthy companies that will help you along the way and put your mind at ease, knowing that you are doing the very best to keep your precious one safe from day one.
There are many reasons to avoid the handing out sugar this Halloween. Many children can’t have candy due to allergy restrictions or age. Or, if you don’t allow your children to eat these types of treats, it makes no sense to hand it out to other children. But don’t worry, the kids won’t notice the difference! We have cooler options than the boxed raisins and pretzels.