Making The Best Choice: How Breastfeeding Benefits You And Your Baby

Making The Best Choice: How Breastfeeding Benefits You And Your BabyThe decision on how you will feed your kid when they are born is likely to dominate discussions while you are preparing for the birth.It seems like most people have strong feelings on this subject, but at the end of the day, the decision will come down to what works best for you and your baby. Breastfeeding doesn’t work for all mothers; while formula milk doesn’t offer the same level of benefits, it is a decent alternative. In this post, we will take a look at how breastfeeding benefits you and your baby so that you can make a more informed decision when the time comes. Read more here…

 

A Guide To Feeding Your Baby For (New|First-time) Parents

A Guide To Feeding Your Baby For (New|First-time) ParentsEvery experience with your newborn is going to involve a lot of trial and error and nowhere is this more true than with feeding.Generations of parents have had to undergo the frustration of a baby that doesn’t want to play or eat what the guides say they should be doing. We are fully aware of this tricky area and believe that there is no one size fits all approach. Therefore we have created this quick guide to feeding your baby especially for new parents that may need a helping hand to get them started.Read more…

 

Steps To Take To Reduce Your Child’s Immunization Pain

Steps To Take To Reduce Your Child's Immunization PainIt is very rare to find a child that looks forward to having shots and even young babies seem to know what is coming when they are due for a shot, resulting in lots of tears and bad moods. For a parent, this can be very upsetting, but the short-term trauma and pain is worth it when you factor in the long-term benefit of protection from some nasty bugs. Your pediatrician will be well aware of this problem and will try to make you and your child as comfortable as possible. Also, here are lots of things you can do to reduce your child’s immunization pain.Read more…

 

Things Parents Can Do To Stay On Top Of Your Child’s Immunizations

Things Parents Can Do To Stay On Top Of Your Child's ImmunizationsBeing a parent is a 24/7 job with so much to think about, from feeding times to doctors appointments, so there will be times when it might feel overwhelming. One of the things that need particular attention is your kid’s immunizations, as they help your little one develop immunity against a whole host of diseases. The problem is that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the shots, especially if your family moves around a lot or you have a large family. However, there are some simple steps that you can follow to stay on top of your child’s immunizations.Read more…

Don’t Neglect Yourself: Self-Care Tips For The New Mom

Don't Neglect Yourself: Self-Care Tips For The New MomWhen moms have a baby, they think that they have to put their lives on hold as the well-being of their baby is more important. While the well-being of your baby is one of your primary goals as a mother, this can be severely undermined if you don’t take care of yourself. Most of the time new moms believe that putting themselves first, somehow makes them a bad mother, but this is not true. The golden rule is to take care of yourself as well as your baby. This may sound difficult, but by practicing self-care, you will find the time to chill out and re-energize yourself in ways that will have no negative effect on your baby.  So, here are some self-care tips for the new mom, to get you started. Read more…

 

Four Things A Pediatrician Wishes You’d Stop Doing

Four Things A Pediatrician Wishes You'd Stop DoingWe live in a world where we are continuously exposed to new information and ‘experts’ who know the best things to do.  This constant input is enough to send even the most level-headed person crazy. And, the bad news is that it only gets worse when you are a parent, with many people having a more important opinion on how to raise an active, healthy, and well-mannered child. This situation leads to an unnecessary level of stress and anxiety that your child isn’t ‘normal’ or that you are a lousy parent. The good news is many of these things can be stopped if you pay attention to these four things a pediatrician wishes you’d stop doing. Read more here…

Four Ways Of Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Four Ways Of Preventing Sudden Infant Death SyndromeIn the last couple of decades there has been an increasing awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and luckily this has resulted in a sharp decrease in the number of deaths associated with this condition.However, the CDC reported in 2015 that there were still around 1600 infant deaths as a result of SIDS. SIDS explains situations where a healthy baby suddenly and unexpectedly dies, usually while they are sleeping. These deaths are prevalent in infants under a year old with the majority of cases happening in babies under six months old. The reason for this decrease in deaths has been to an increasing awareness of the risk factors, which has resulted in some clear guidelines on preventing sudden infant death syndrome. Read more here…