Baby & Postpartum

Childcare: What is a Nanny?

In today's culture, a nanny is hired to provide child and home carethat varies widely from one assignment to the next. Some nannies live in the home with parents, while others report to work each day on aregular schedule just as they would any other job. ... read more »

How to Bathe Your Baby Safely2

Bathing a baby is an important activity and one that allows a baby and its parent(s) to spend time together and bond. However it also requires a lot of precautions. ... read more »

Preventing SIDS: What Latest Research Shows

While the condition is still not well understood, much research has been conducted in recent years in an effort to understand the causes and possible prevention of this heartbreaking illness. Below is a discussion of some of the latest findings. ... read more »

Ways To Make Doctor Visits More Effective

This list involves things parents can do before and during face-to-face time with a pediatrician that will help the doctor make a speedy, accurate diagnosis and get the child feeling better quickly. ... read more »

How To Help Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Parents who've lost a child describe it as the lowest form of misery imaginable. Mostbereaved parents just don't know who to turn to for solace or how to ask for help. ... read more »

Baby Proofing Your Home

Watching your baby takes her first steps can be the thrill of a lifetime. Baby proofing the house is important as those first steps are the harbinger of big changes in both of your lives. ... read more »

Surprising Reason Why Babies’ Noses Are So Stuffy

A runny nose and stuffed-up head signal a cold in almost everybody but newborns are different. Unexpected symptoms such as a stuffy nose with no discharge can be mystifying. ... read more »

How to Handle Teething

Teething makes for a cranky baby, and therefore cranky parents. Luckily there are some time tested methods and some new technologies that help the teething process break though. ... read more »

How to Cut a Newborn's Nails

Cutting a newborn baby's nails can be an anxious moment for a parent as they not want to hurt the baby. ... read more »

Baby Shower 101

A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a baby by presenting gifts at a party. ... read more »

Circumcision: Pros And Cons

Having a baby boy requires you to make that additional decision of whether to circumcise your baby or not. What are the benefits of circumcision? Is it medically necessary? ... read more »

How to Find Good Childcare

There are multiple avenues to take when researching childcare, including in-home care, out-of-home care and day care businesses. Before making the final decision, take a look at the pros and cons of each and research the quality of the childcare provided. ... read more »

The Apgar Score - What is it?

The Apgar score is named after a New York anesthesiologist, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who in 1952 described the score as a means to assess the baby's status 1 and 5-minutes after birth. ... read more »

How to Keep up Romance With a Newborn Baby

To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance. ... read more »

Childcare

Though it may be difficult for you to imagine trusting your child in someone else's care, for most parents, this will become a reality at one point or another. As a result, finding childcare is an extremely important task that most households will have to face. ... read more »

How to Bathe a Fussy Baby

While giving a fussy baby a bath can seem like an overwhelming task, it can actually make the baby less fussy. The warm water mixed undivided attention a parent gives a baby during a bath often soothe a fussy baby, and make him or her relaxed enough to fall asleep. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

When Can a Baby Fly? Is It Safe Flying With a Newborn Baby?

When can a baby fly? Flying with a newborn baby infant is extremely stressful and asking about when a baby can fly is among the most important questions for new parents. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

FAQs on Bathing Your Baby

Everything you need to know about bathing your baby! ... read more »

How to Bathe Your Baby Safely

Bathing a baby is an important activity. It allows for some great bonding time but also requires a lot of preparation. ... read more »

What Are The Odds Of My Baby Having A Specific Eye Color?

Whether your baby will have blue eyes, green eyes, or any other combination depends mostly on the parents' eye color and genetics. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Girl's Diaper

Changing a girl’s diaper is not as difficult (or dangerous!) as changing a boy’s diaper. Yet, changing a girl’s diaper has its own set of challenges. ... read more »

Preventing Infant Death: New Guidelines

There is no more endearing a sight than a peacefully sleeping baby! But many parents worry about their baby's health and in particular the worst case scenario: infant death. New comprehensive guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) give parents advice on reduce the risk. ... read more »

How to Deal with Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a painful condition in which the skin that is covered by a baby's diaper is red and inflamed from the constant contact of the diaper. ... read more »

Losing Baby Fat Quickly After Delivery

During pregnancy, the female body stores fat for later use. This is natural and in place in order to ensure there is enough fat on the female body to maintain lactation after the baby is born. ... read more »

Singing Better Than Baby Talk for Irritable Infants

It seems babies remain calm and content longer when they hear adults singing rather than speaking baby talk to them. ... read more »

Baby Talk Improves Baby's Brain Power

Scientists are trying to figure out how speech and language development happens and they are increasingly finding that it’s all about baby talk. Baby talk improves brain power even before birth. ... read more »

How to Cloth Diaper Correctly

By following the directions of using cloth diapers, one can find a healthy and green way to diaper their baby without too much difficulty. ... read more »

Frenotomy Frenulotomy and Frenectomy

A frenotomy which is also known as a frenectomy, frenulectomy, or frenulotomy is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Find a Good Babysitter

There are hundreds of reasons why you need a babysitter on speed dial, but finding just the right babysitter can be a difficult process. ... read more »

When Can We Take the Newborn Baby Outside the House?

It is not true that the baby must stay home for 2-4 weeks or longer after birth. No matter how often someone has told you that you cannot take the baby outside the house for many weeks after delivery, it's not true. As long as your baby is healthy, going outside and getting some light or fresh air can be great. Not only for the baby, but also for mom and dad. ... read more »

How to Find the Best Baby Products

Finding the best baby products can be a challenge. There are a few things that one should consider when looking for the best baby products and how to best find them. ... read more »

How to Budget the Baby's First Year

Learning to budget for the baby's first year can ease stress and help one avoid going into serious debt. ... read more »

Hair Loss Postpartum

The drop in hormones your body experiences as it returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Diaper

There are ways to make the diaper changing process easier than most people think that it is. While nothing makes diapers fun to change, preparation and planning can make the task more simple. ... read more »

Newborn and Infant Growth Charts

A newborn baby and infant growth chart is usually used to asssess whether your baby is growing normally or not. The newborn and baby growth chart gives complete picture of your child's growth. ... read more »

How to Calm a Newborn Baby

The most frustrating part of raising a baby can be all the screaming. How do you make the upset newborn into a calm newborn? Luck and some good advice is always a good place to start. ... read more »

How to Entertain a Newborn Baby

Entertaining a one month newborn baby does not require any expensive toys or electronics. While entertaining a one month baby may take time, it is one of the best parts of being a parent. ... read more »

How to Eliminate Baby Poop Diaper Pail Odors

For most people, baby poop diaper smell in the pail, a combination of old, stale baby urine and poop, is the worst part of having a baby. ... read more »

What is a Circumcision?

A circumcision is the surgical removal of a male baby's foreskin. This is surgery done on many babies around the world shortly after birth and before discharge from the hospital.  ... read more »