Newborn Must-Haves For The First Weeks With Your Baby

Newborn Must-Haves For The First Weeks With Your Baby

The first few days and weeks home with your newborn can be a whirlwind. You're experiencing so many new feelings and emotions and have just been thrown into the brand new challenge of teaching yourself how to be a mom. You're probably sleep-deprived, uncomfortable,...

What To Do When Your Baby is Congested at Night

What To Do When Your Baby is Congested at Night

Getting any sleep at night with a baby already comes with its own set of challenges, but having a good night sleep when your baby is congested feels almost impossible. Babies struggle more than adults to breathe through the mouth if their nose is blocked. So, when...

Top 3 Best Long Range Baby Monitors That Will Make You Feel Secure

Top 3 Best Long Range Baby Monitors That Will Make You Feel Secure

If you're currently pregnant and searching for the essentials to care for your newborn, a long-range baby monitor should definitely be on your list. While your baby is sleeping or in their nursery, you want to make sure that they are safe and sound even when you can't...

What to Put in a Diaper Bag For Your Baby

What to Put in a Diaper Bag For Your Baby

As you start navigating life as a new mom, you'll begin to learn all the tips and tricks of parenting a newborn. From swaddling and feeding to diapering and burping, you'll have it all down to a science faster than you think! However, one thing that you may be...

1 Year Old Milestones: Typical Development in Your New Toddler

1 Year Old Milestones: Typical Development in Your New Toddler

As your baby has been learning and growing rapidly, you've probably been seeing big changes in their development. Most toddlers reach the typical 1-year-old milestones at various times from 9-15 months. As you've watched your baby grow over the past year, you've...

Newborn Weight Gain in the First Few Months

Newborn Weight Gain in the First Few Months

Newborns bring a lot of excitement and happiness in your life, but raising them can also be a challenging task. Any health issue with your little one can be scary since they cannot tell you the problem or pain. The most accurate indicator of overall health and well-...

How to Teach Your Baby to Walk

How to Teach Your Baby to Walk

Some of the most exciting moments as a parent are watching your little one learn and grow. Whether that means cracking their first smile, saying a new word, or discovering how to work a new gadget, your baby is learning so much every day. The baby and toddler years...

Baby Safety Tips That All New Parents Must Know

Baby Safety Tips That All New Parents Must Know

Babies and toddlers aren't old enough to understand the things that could cause them harm. Therefore, the most vital role that we have in our children's lives is to protect and keep them safe. There are plenty of dangers out there that our little ones are not aware...

How To Recognize The Signs Of Infant Acid Reflux

How To Recognize The Signs Of Infant Acid Reflux

Does My Baby Have Reflux? Is your baby irritable, gagging, or arching during and after feedings? Many parents are not familiar with the symptoms of infant acid reflux and babies often go undiagnosed. Being a first-time mom of a baby with moderate infant acid reflux, I...

9 Simple Activities to Prevent a Flat Head in Your Baby

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 genetic...

20 Social & Language Skills Your Baby Should Have By 1

20 Social & Language Skills Your Baby Should Have By 1

Your baby has come a long way from that tiny little newborn who could barely open his eyes or hold your hand to an active, loving, almost-toddler. The changes you’ve witnessed in the past few months have probably amazed you. As they get closer to 1, they have become...

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom and Baby

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom and Baby

Written by guest contributor, Amy Gougler: As the daughter of a lactation consultant who breastfed 4 children, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed my babies when my time came to be a mother. Initially, I just thought breastfeeding was best because my mom did and I...

6 Things Our Kids Need From Us (and It’s Not a Clean House)

6 Things Our Kids Need From Us (and It’s Not a Clean House)

Once we have children, our lives change dramatically. Our previously typical routines and daily life have been altered to completely revolve around our kids. From the baby stage through toddler years and beyond, our goals and regimens evolve to fit the needs of our...

Symptoms and Managing Cows Milk Protein Allergy for Baby

Symptoms and Managing Cows Milk Protein Allergy for Baby

Around 3 months old, my son was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy. We noticed it the first time he was given regular dairy formula and had a severe reaction to it. The good news is that he just turned 1 and is able to drink whole milk on a regular basis, however,...

6 Tips to Save Big on Your Baby’s Largest Expense

6 Tips to Save Big on Your Baby’s Largest Expense

Having two little ones 14 months apart, I can certainly understand the hefty costs that are associated with caring for babies. From nursery furniture and car seats to formula and bottles, the average first year of baby-related expenses can cost over $10,000! ...

Separation Anxiety in Your Baby and 7 Tips to Deal With It

Separation Anxiety in Your Baby and 7 Tips to Deal With It

Congratulations! You've made it through those dreaded newborn and early infancy months. Your baby has probably been sleeping well, starting to eat solids, giving the most adorable snuggles, and becoming a little person. This is when it seems like life is getting just...

17 Mistakes New Moms Make With Their Newborn

17 Mistakes New Moms Make With Their Newborn

No matter how well you think you're prepared for bringing home your newborn, there will still be mistakes you make, lessons you'll learn, and tears you'll cry. Every mom learns the hard way about how to care for their baby. There's also no right or wrong way to be a...

The Benefits of Tummy Time and 11 Ways to Get Your Baby to Enjoy It

The Benefits of Tummy Time and 11 Ways to Get Your Baby to Enjoy It

There is now widespread knowledge of the importance of tummy time for babies.  Since the increase of newborns and infants sleeping on their back due to the risk of SIDs, they are not receiving as much time on their bellies in order to stimulate the muscles needed...

My Experience with Newborn Jaundice

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...

16 Genius Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

16 Genius Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

Those first few weeks with a newborn can be some of the most trying times for a new mom. Once you learn how to quickly soothe your crying and fussy baby, you will feel better in no time. Whether it's your 1st baby or 4th, you will probably experience some shock when...

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician at Newborn Well Visits

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician at Newborn Well Visits

As a new mom, you're facing so many different experiences and unknowns. Having a brand new baby comes with so many questions, concerns, anxiety, and worries. You may wonder if you're caring for them correctly, giving them enough to eat, or even using the proper...

Are You Using the Safest Sunscreen For You and Your Baby?

Are You Using the Safest Sunscreen For You and Your Baby?

Now that summer is here, taking your babies and toddlers outside to play has a whole slew of extra to-dos. From making sure they wear a hat, providing them with plenty of water, lathering with sunscreen, and keeping them cool, there's a lot to remember. And that's...

15 Things To Do Before Your Baby Turns 1

15 Things To Do Before Your Baby Turns 1

There's a big change that happens somewhere between 10 and 14 months. This is when your baby begins to act more like a toddler than an infant. You've come a long way from those sleepless nights, newborn cries, rocking until your arms got tired, and melting over that...

7 Month Old Daily Schedule

7 Month Old Daily Schedule

Around 7 months old, your baby should have a pretty well-established daily routine. They will most likely take 2 or 3 naps a day, eat 2-3 solid meals, 5 bottle feedings, and sleep around 10-12 hours at night. My son is now 7 months and has been on a consistent...

6 Month Old Schedule: Establishing Baby’s Routine

6 Month Old Schedule: Establishing Baby’s Routine

My son is now 6 months old and after recently trying a couple different methods of sleep training, he is finally sleeping through the night! At 6 months, your baby should have a pretty well-established daily schedule and take 2-3 naps a day (1 - 2.5 hours each). They...

12 Simple Activities to Help Your Baby Sit Up on Their Own

12 Simple Activities to Help Your Baby Sit Up on Their Own

Infants are quickly learning so much about the world around them. They are taking every opportunity to practice new skills in order to explore their bodies and surroundings. They pass through each milestone so fast and then on to the next one right away. Help your...

Symptoms and Relief for your Teething Baby

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...