Types of Exercises for Your Baby

Your newborn doesn’t move much yet, but before you know it, they’re be crawling and scooting everywhere. To help your infant get a head start on these activities and to help them improve gross motor skills, try a few simply baby exercises that will: ... read more »

When Breastfeeding, There is No “Right” Position

When you bring your baby home for the first time, every new activity is an adventure. From putting your newborn to bed to dressing him or her for the first time, you’ll feel wholly unprepared for every new event if it’s your first time. ... read more »

Jaundice in the Newborn Isn’t Always a Problem

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin. The yellow coloration will also be noticeable in the whites of the eyes. The discoloration is caused by a build-up of bilirubin in the blood. ... read more »

How to Take Your Newborn Places

After my younger sister gave birth to her daughter, she almost ceased to exist for a few months. I went to her house to see her, but she never went anywhere because she didn’t know how to get around town with a newborn. ... read more »

Does Your Baby Love His Bathwater?

You don’t need to give your baby any extra water when he or she is just an infant. However, you might be surprised when he or she starts drinking bathwater. ... read more »

Is Your Baby’s Spit Up Normal?

While you might think nine months is long enough for a baby to develop in the womb, he or she will not actually be fully developed upon arrival. Yes, all of the body parts will be present and accounted for, but some parts are not yet ready to perform their intended duties.  ... read more »

Don’t Worry about the Consistency of Baby’s Stool

My friend, who recently had a baby, was telling me that every time she opens up her baby’s diaper she feels as though there is a new surprise awaiting her. She went on to explain that sometimes the consistency is totally random. ... read more »

What to Do When Your Newborn Has a Fever

When you bring your baby home, you should find out what his or her normal temperature is. That way, you’ll be able to alert your doctor immediately if your baby comes down with a fever. ... read more »

What Your Baby’s Gagging Means

Many different theories exist regarding the best time to switch your baby to solid foods.  Some experts agree that you should let your baby dictate when he or she is ready for solid foods, while others think it’s best to stick to a strict schedule. ... read more »

How to Tell if Your Baby is Hungry Before He Cries

Babies don’t often cry for no reason at all, though it certainly seems like they might sometimes. Usually, your baby will be wailing because he or she needs something. Even when he simply becomes frustrated that he can’t communicate, he might start crying. ... read more »

Should You Skip the Sling?

Baby slings are one of those new inventions that truly complete the modern-mom look. They come in stylish colors in patterns, and every mom-on-the-go in New York City and beyond can be seen toting their baby in a casual sling that compliments their outfit. ... read more »

What Does Your Baby’s Smile Mean?

I once heard that babies don’t actually smile because they’re happy. Instead, their raised cheeks and exposed gums were actually just involuntary facial movements no different than a kicking leg or a flailing arm. ... read more »

Why Your Baby is Head Banging

Twenty percent of babies bang their head against their crib or any nearby object. In some cases, they’ll just roll their heads back and forth rhythmically. ... read more »

Is it Bowlegs or Blount’s?

Bowleggedness is a common trait in infants in newborns. When babies are growing in the womb, they are in cramped quarters and their legs cannot extend fully until they’ve been born. ... read more »

What to Do If Your Newborn Has Allergies

Your baby will be particularly sensitive to most things when you bring him home for the first time. You’ll need to protect him from the sun, keep him from certain chemicals and limit his contact with illnesses or viruses. ... read more »

Finding Baby’s Favorite Burp Position

Recently, I was spending time with a friend and her three-month-old baby. Immediately after she fed him his usual formula, he got a little fussy and she picked him up to burp him. ... read more »