Baby massage has been practiced since ancient times. It can be as simple as a gentle rub with lotion after a bath or a more practiced infant massage. The benefits are many for both baby and parent.
Would you like to some time at the beach with your baby but wonder how to protect from the sun? For a fun and safe trip, follow these tips by Elizabeth Pantley:
A good way to encourage good sleep is to get familiar with your baby's sleepy signals, and put her down to sleep as soon as she seems tired. Every child has his own sleepy signs. Here are some common ones:
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Your first days, weeks and even months can be an emotional roller coaster!
Having just experienced the postpartum stage again for the fourth time, I can honestly say that sometimes even preparing does not seem to help. You are preparing for something you have no idea how it will present itself. Your birth is unpredictable, and so is postpartum.
After having already had three children and a houseful of dogs and cats I pretty much thought I was prepared for our fourth baby, Kelsyann. I'm an experienced Mom right?!? This should be easy.
Well boy was I wrong! From the beginning Kelsyann has been a needy baby. Nothing that worked with the others seemed to work for her. This has been interesting, frustrating and challenging at best!
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Our baby is due this summer. I'm concerned how to prepare our pets for the arrival.
I have a 4-year-old cat who has been our little princess since we got her at 8 weeks old. She is spoiled absolutely rotten and is used to getting attention when she wants it. We also have a 150-pound Malamute/Wolf mix who is an absolute sweetheart but is incredibly hyper.
I am afraid of the dog crushing the baby and I am afraid of the cat having fits of jealousy. What should I do for them?
During these first weeks, you may be all consumed trying to meet the basic needs of your baby and yourself it is also important to remember to try and connect with your baby and find joy in simple ways. This early bonding will be rewarding for both of you later on.
Cloth diapering is not without problems. Stains, repelling liquid, and diaper stink are issues that a cloth diapering household will likely encounter at least once.