Choosing the best child care for your little one is important because high-quality daycare is linked to improved developmental outcomes, while low-quality care may actually set back child development. As you’re considering child care options, it’s important to find a program that’s within your budget, conveniently located and of course, open when you need it. […]
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After Birth The first days after birth is a unique time in your baby’s life. They are adjusting to life outside the womb, learning how to breastfeed and more. To make this transition smoother, most experts recommend delaying baby’s first bath. The Academy Of American Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that the first bath be delayed for […]
Parents take different approaches when choosing a pediatrician. Some choose the pediatrician on call in the hospital when their baby is born or pick a doctor from their insurance directory. Others do detailed research and conduct an interview to learn more about the potential pediatrician’s background and philosophy. Choosing the right pediatrician is an important […]
These days it can feel like making memories with your kids requires Pinterest-perfect projects or expensive vacations. If your take on summer break is a bit more realistic and you’re looking for authentic ways to make summer special, here’s seven ways to create simple yet magical summer memories that will last a lifetime. 1. […]
Mindfulness is a major buzzword these days that represents a state of living in the moment. Especially as moms, many of us think of mindfulness as a difficult pursuit requiring time, commitment and maybe even training. But that doesn’t have to be true. Mindfulness is possible for all parents! The best way to get […]
Friends and family are quick to chime in with lists of items you’ll need once your baby arrives, but sometimes they forget to mention key details that make all the difference. You deserve the inside scoop and important accessories that will make your role as a parent easier. To help you out, we’ve gathered […]
Preparing for your new baby to come home is oh so exciting. However, baby-size stuff can make a big mess, really fast, and having clutter all over can add unnecessary stress to your new-mom life. Friends and family often shower you with so many amazing gifts that when it comes time to finally organize the […]
Congrats Mama – your growing family is expecting a baby! As you prepare for your new arrival, one of the most important jobs you’ll have is to get your older child ready for the big role of becoming a sibling. A new baby is an adjustment for any child, and it is natural for them […]
One of the most important third trimester to-dos is deciding what to pack in your hospital bag — for baby, you and your partner. Packing is a job you don’t want to do too late. It’s a good idea not to leave it for later than 37 weeks, since you want to have everything you […]
For new parents, learning to swaddle a baby can seem like a futile effort when the little tike breaks free in only minutes. While nurses make it look easy having mastered their technique, the key is knowing that swaddling is one of the secrets to a happy, calm baby. Swaddling is an ancient method for […]