Baby & Postpartum

Childcare: How to be a Babysitter

Babysitting used to be a profession reserved for teens who wanted to earn extra cash by watching children of friends and family members for date nights, business meetings or any special occasion that required both parents to be out of the home at the same time. ... read more »

Pacifier Do's and Don'ts

While the faithful pacifier can be a miracle for parents, there are some tricks to using it that maximize its benefits while minimizing its drawbacks. If you're considering using a pacifier with your infant, here are a few things you need to know. ... read more »

Childcare: Nanny 101

Childcare is an extremely sensitive and important topic for manyparents, especially in households where both parents work. Whenreturning to work after baby, there are three options for childcare 'personal day care, commercial day care, or nanny ... read more »

Childcare: How to Be a Teenage Babysitter

Many young girls have already started thinking about working as a babysitter by the time they reach their 13th birthday. Even boys are starting to jump on the earning train by offering sitting services to families (especially those with male children). ... read more »

Childcare: How to Interview a Babysitter

Finding the right babysitter for your child can be a difficult task for many parents. The idea of giving another person the sole responsibility of caring for your child is a huge decision, but sometimes parents want/need time out and there is simply no one else. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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