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Homemade Baby Food

Once parents decide to begin baby food, their next step is choosing which baby food to use. What brand? Fruits, vegetables or a combination? What about organic? While pre-made options are good, homemade baby food is becoming more popular and for good reason. Making your own baby food is easier than you think.

A New Mom’s Guide to Finding Mom Friends

How could it be that one of the happiest times of my life was also one of the loneliest? As I spent day after day with my brand new baby, it became evident that the biggest part of my life was something I didn’t share in common with my pre-mommyhood friends.

Finding a Quality Care:

All parents must, at some point, come to terms with leaving their child in the care of others. For some it may be a matter of finding care for a couple of hours on occasion, while others require several hours a day. Regardless of the amount of time the care is needed, the task can be daunting,

Nursing Know-How

So many questions fill the minds of mothers of newborns. Whether it is your first baby or your fourth, you always have things want to know more about. For breastfeeding moms, a whole world of questions about the ability, the frequency and the techniques for feeding your infant surrounds. “I felt like I had no idea what I was doing when my son was born. And then, to feel like I had no idea what I was doing when I was nursing, it just added to it,” Meredith Thomas, Overland Park mom, says. “I wanted to feel confident about something—anything.”

When Will My Baby…

As a new parent, I remember “mourning” the loss of various stages and milestones as we passed through them. I was lamenting to a friend one day about this, and she reassured me that just as we miss one stage, there is another equally fun and exciting one just around the corner. Three kids later, I can say how right she was. What are some milestones you’ll have the pleasure of mourning the loss of but anticipating as well?

Some Unsolicited Advice for New Parents

Listen to your instincts, not the Greek chorus of friends and relatives insisting that they know the “right way” to do everything. Most importantly, don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. In my experience, friends and family may be more likely to help if you ask them for a specific task, like bringing over a meal or sitting with the baby for two hours.

Seven Priceless Tips for NICU Parents

Parents do many things to prepare for the arrival of a new baby: decorate the nursery, buy a car seat and stroller, select a name and so much more. No matter how much preparation you do, the unexpected can happen. For a variety of reasons, you could find yourself in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) sitting by your newborn baby.

Things That Happen When You Have a Second Child:

EVERYTHING becomes an adventure. Getting through an hour-long church service is now a better workout than a P90X “legs and back” video. Between the nursing, shushing, wrangling, entertaining and cleanup, I’m in a full-on sweat by the time we get to communion.

The Not-So-Terrible Twos

Recently, my youngest turned two. I’m fully aware that some deem them to be the “terrible two’s” but I’m convinced they’ve got it all wrong. Two is a magical age, with one foot still stuck in babyhood and the other moving forward into childhood. My oldest was already a big brother before he turned two and I regret viewing him as older than he really was. When my second son was two, I then had two toddlers, meaning my attention was divided and I was, consequently, very scatterbrained and tired. Now with our third born, I’ve decided to enjoy it, not wish the hardest parts of it away nor lament the end of a sweet season.

Do Away with Diaper Rash

As parents we do everything in our power to avoid an uncomfortable and painful rash for our little ones, but realistically, even the most diligent parent has to deal with diaper rash sometime in the first few years of parenthood. Knowing the common culprits of rashes and how to treat them will help keep Baby happy and rash free.
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