Baby & Postpartum

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 »

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 »

Organisms responsible for early and late neonatal sepsis

There are different organisms reponsible for early and late neonatal sepsis. ... read more »

Newborn Evaluation Right After Birth

Most babies are examined right after birth and within about 24 hours after delivery to maked sure that they are born without any major problems. ... read more »

Childcare and Babysitters

Even though you really want to be with your child, that is not always possible, and you need to find childcare and babysitters to help you with taking care of your baby and child. ... read more »

Baby's Sleep

How to make it easier for your baby to sleep. ... read more »

How To Care For Your Baby's Circumcised Penis

Information on how to care for your baby's circumcised penis. ... 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. Here's how to have a fun baby shower! ... 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 »

Childcare: Where Do I Find a Nanny?

Finding a nanny to care for your child in the home can be a stressful adventure. The screening process, if undertaken personally, can take months with interviews, background checks, and reference checks. ... read more »

Childcare: Where to Find a Babysitter

Even the most dedicated parents will eventually come to terms with the fact that adults need a little rest and relaxation time without kids. How do these parents find the babysitter they have on speed dial? ... read more »

Childcare: Babysitting 101

When the time comes to allow a babysitter to take care of your children, even for a small period, finding just the right babysitter does not have to be a stressful event. Babysitters are generally younger and less expensive than a nanny. ... read more »

Nanny and Babysitter and Childcare Interview Questions

Finding childcare is an extremely important task that most households will have to face. It may seem daunting, but if you approach the search correctly, you should be able to find someone great. Use this page to guide you in interviewing your candidates. ... read more »

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of prematurity, called ROP in the medical community, affects premature infants and newborns. The disease can be mild or severe. When first diagnosed in the 1940s, the condition was called retrolental fibroplasia. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Be a Nanny

At the heart of becoming a nanny is experience, but experience is gained with employment; if you need to start from the bottom, you can begin with a good education, CPR and first aid certification, and the desire to be a part of a child's life. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Find a Good Nanny

Two of the best tools of preparation are honesty and planning. Honesty helps you lay out the precise elements you are looking for in a nanny and planning keeps you on track for your end goal even if you cannot find the perfect nanny right away. ... read more »

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: What is a Babysitter?

Babysitters are there to provide temporary care for children, typically in the afternoon or evening, when parents need to step out and step back into those adult shoes. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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