A Trick for Dealing with a Fussy Baby

While fussiness is extremely common in a toddler’s eating habits, there are a few ways you can try to combat it by changing your own habits as the mom. ... read more »

Don’t Baby Talk to Your Baby

Language is one of the most incredible feats of the human brain, and it is truly what separates us from other species. There is no definite moment when we are able to comprehend language, and it sort of comes in waves as we learn human behavior in general. ... read more »

Playing Music for Your Newborn

Sometimes, your newborn baby will be fussy for no reason. Even if you’re tried feeding him, changing his diaper and rocking him to sleep, he will cry and cry with no end in sight. Babies get this way sometimes because they become frustrated and uncomfortable. ... read more »

Where Did Baby’s Hair Go?

You might have been shocked at your baby’s thick head of hair when he or she came out of the womb. Impressed by your own genetic prowess, you might have even bragged about it to loved ones, thinking that few babies are blessed with such locks. ... read more »

Peeling Skin is Just One of Those Newborn Surprises

Your baby’s vernix is one of the many little surprises you’ll get in the first few weeks of motherhood. ... read more »

Should You Use a Bath Seat for Your Baby?

Sitting up is one of the first major milestones in your baby’s life. Once he or she can sit up and look around, your baby will have the opportunity to get a good look at the world around them. ... read more »

Is Your Baby Hairy?

Your baby’s body will surprise you. When you see a perfect baby in movies, it is usually older, and many of the natural imperfections that come along with childbirth are cleaned up or edited out. ... read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »