Because more and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, more and more are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially thought they would. What are the advantages of extended breastfeeding?
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection, which manifests as small red pimples that become non-healing open sores. They may scab over with yellow or brown crusts. It's caused by a staphylococcal skin infection but if lesions are found around the nose or mouth, it may be streptococcal. Bacteria cause the initial infection, which enters small cuts or breaks in the skin. This is a very contagious disease and it can spread easily to classmates and family members if proper precautions are not taken.
I have a 3-year-old preschooler and now a 2-week-old baby. How do we keep the baby from catching the coughs and colds her older sister gets from school?
Many new fathers -- not all, to be sure -- love their children enormously, but from a safe distance. We all know that it's important for a dad to help with the baby. But how do you accomplish that, especially if his idea of childcare is putting her in a motorized swing while he watches Sportscenter?
The family bed, co-sleeping, shared sleep -- no matter what you call it, it means that your baby sleeps with you, or very close to you. The family bed is becoming more and more common (or perhaps it's always been common but more people are now talking about it.) There are as many different styles of family beds as there are families! Here are a few of the typical sleeping arrangements:
Planning to travel by car with your kids? Here are some tips that will help to ensure that you arrive at your destination with your sanity relatively intact!