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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.

Belly Laughs

We asked KC Parent’s 20,000+ Facebook Fans: Since having a baby, I’ve learned I can ______ with just one hand.

Bye-Bye Crib, Hello Bed!

It never occurred to me that when our son was 2 ½ we’d spontaneously be switching him to a big boy bed—it wasn’t even on my radar! We had no time to prepare, set it up, talk it through or build it up. In short, that transition was one of my hardest parenting moments, but for a lot of area moms, that isn’t the case.
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