Must Haves for New Mommies 2017

“Must Have” Products for New Mommies by Crystal Hartzell Preparing for your newborn can be an overwhelming and frustrating task. There are so many products on the market that clam to be the “must have” for new moms. Of course we all know the basics like crib, car seat, stroller, bottles, clothes, diaper bag, diapers,…

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Tips on Planning Baby’s First Birthday Party

As you flip the calendar page, you realize your baby’s first birthday is approaching. Where has the time gone? Just a few months ago she learned to sit on her own. She continues to graduate to new foods at the dinner table. And little signs of affection and humor are now shared between you. A…

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Why Do Babies Bite: When Teething Goes Too Far

Babies explore much of their world with their mouths. Tasting, testing. What’s hard? What’s soft? Does it taste good? Then, of course, comes teething time, during which it seems like your baby is biting anything and everything within her reach. But what happens when biting goes a step too far? What do you do when…

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Baby Behavior: 12 Months to 24 Months

Your infant will be entering toddlerhood by his second birthday, his progress seen on charts at the pediatrician’s office. But he’ll grow behaviorally as well. Here are some highlights of baby behavior to expect in months 12 through 24! Baby’s Second Year: Sleep “In the second year of life, children should be sleeping a total…

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Tips for Getting Through the Drooling Stage

Babies drool. It’s a fact of life for all parents of infants. But there are times when it seems to run like a faucet, leaving clothes and bedding a mess. What’s all that drool about? What causes it and when should you be concerned? What It Is “Drool, or saliva, is important to the digestive…

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How to Relieve Baby’s Teething Pain

You’ve survived sleep deprivation and the “new parent jitters,” and finally your baby is sleeping through the night, sort of. Now, a new issue has reared its ugly head: teething. When Baby’s first teeth begin to “come in,” most feel a certain amount of discomfort as the teeth push their way through the gums. What…

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