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Encouraging Baby’s Love of Reading

Begin your baby’s literature journey even before his birth. Suggest a children’s book theme for your baby shower or have guests bring their favorite children’s book in lieu of a card to stock your children’s library. Also asking seasoned mothers for their favorites can help when adding items to your baby registry.

NICU Know-How

The birth of your baby is a special time, but if your new little one requires a stay in the neonatal intensive care (NICU), that time may become stressful. According to Dr. Kathleen Weatherstone, HCA Midwest Health’s Neonatal ICU Program medical director, 10 percent of all babies born need some type of special care at delivery and that may include the NICU.

Mastering the Art of Nursing in Public

Experts agree that breastfeeding supports the healthy development of your baby and your overall well-being and it establishes a lasting bond with your little one. Breastfeeding is also conveniently portable. But if you’re like many new moms, embarrassment and a fear of judgment may make you nervous about nursing in public.

Soothing Separation Anxiety

Feeling nervous when it’s time to stay with a caregiver is normal for your child. Separation can be difficult for both of you. Children can begin to feel comfortable, and separation anxiety will improve with these strategies.

Baby’s First Year Quiz

How much do you know about Baby’s first year?

Life Lessons: Surviving Year One

As you embark on the journey of the first year with a new baby, having the support of friends and family will be very important. Being equipped with tips and advice from parents who have been there and done that can’t hurt either! Here are some tips from metro area parents on how to survive the first year with your new bundle of joy.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Handling Your Toddler’s Public Meltdowns

Being distracted by strangers at the store or the fact that you are running late is easy, but the best way to handle a meltdown is to give your child your complete focus.

Starting Solids

It is the moment you have been waiting for. Dad is standing by with the video camera to capture the moment while mom is mixing baby’s cereal for his first meal! As you lift the silver spoon that Aunt Janet gave you into the baby’s mouth, what happens? Your baby spits it out! You were looking forward to the day when your child would be eating food, but you did not know it would be so difficult!

Remembering Childhood

I have a love/hate relationship with all the well-wishers who give me advice when I’m pregnant or when I’m wandering the aisles of Target with my little ones. I love that they take the time to stop and offer words of encouragement or advice that made their lives easier. What I dislike is the reminder, though kind and coming from a positive place, that this phase, this age is fleeting and time goes fast.

Raising Bilingual Babies

As the world becomes more accessible through technology and globalization, today’s children have more opportunities than ever to interact with a variety of cultures and languages. Increasingly, advantages arise for children to be able to communicate in more than one language, so it is no wonder that many parents are interested in exposing their babies to another language.
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