HOME PREPARING FOR BABY

How to Organize Your House Before Bringing Home the New Baby

Whether it’s your 1st or 4th child, you need to organize your home in preparation for a new baby. If you get this done before you bring your baby home, you’ll be much more relaxed and it will make life a whole lot easier. Learn how to organize your house …

PREPARING FOR BABY

43 Feminine Baby Girl First and Middle Names That You Haven’t Thought of

Coming up with a name for your baby can be so tough. After all, it will be attached to them for the rest of their life. You may have been racking your brain for months trying to come up with that perfect name, but nothing is clicking. There are so …

HEALTH

Symptoms and Relief for your Teething Baby

It’s hard as a parent to see your little one uncomfortable. It’s usually tough to pinpoint the exact cause of their discomfort with an infant who can’t communicate well. Sometimes a baby can just seem to be acting differently and you may have no idea what could be wrong, but …

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Fine Motor Play for 3-6 Month Old Babies

Your baby’s development is getting a quick jump start right about now. You’re probably noticing them finding their hands and feet, grabbing for anything in their reach, bringing objects to their mouths and really taking a keen interest in toys, objects, and the world around them. When your baby was …

HEALTH

My Experience with Newborn Jaundice

Childbirth the second time around went much smoother and quicker than the first. I felt more confident in myself and my abilities to take care of a newborn. We were anticipating a much easier time since we knew what we were doing. In the hospital, the baby was latching and …

HEALTH

9 Simple Activities to Prevent a Flat Head in Your Baby

Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, is a condition where a baby’s head has an uneven distortion on one side or the back. It is usually caused by a baby spending too much time laying down with pressure on the same spot of their head. A baby also could have a …

SLEEP

Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits for your Baby

One of the ultimate mom goals when you bring home your new baby is to get them to sleep through the night. By the first night home from the hospital, that goal seems nearly impossible to reach. Your baby will probably be awake most of the night to eat, crying …

SYMPTOMS & POSTPARTUM

How to Ease Breast and Nipple Pain During the First Week of Breastfeeding

Ouch. Those first few days of breast feeding. Whether it’s a poor latch, sensitive nipples, or breast engorgement, nursing your newborn can bring tremendous and unexpected pain. The discomfort felt in those first two weeks is the most common reason that women give up early on breast feeding. I was …

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13 Ways to Stimulate and Play With Your Newborn

Oh, those sweet little newborn coos and wiggly movements that come from a fresh new baby. Those adorable sounds won’t last for long. Just within a couple months, you’re wondering where that tiny baby went. After having my second recently, I realize how fast this time does fly by and …

MARRIAGE

DIY Date Night Jar to Spice Up Your Marriage

After giving birth to my 2nd baby, we were stuck inside for a few weeks and just trying to make it to nap time and bed time every day. It was exhausting in the beginning, but we finally got on a good routine and the days are much easier now. …

SECOND BABY

21 Genius Tips to Being Home with a Newborn and a Toddler

I recently became a mom to two children 14 months apart. Needless to say, life just got a little more hectic. I had a few weeks at home with my husband so we could adjust to life being parents of two, but now that I’m on my own, I needed …