• 5 Ways Dads Can Also Help Moms Breastfeed In Public

    5 Ways Dads Can Also Help Moms Breastfeed In Public

    Breastfeeding, contrary to popular belief, is not a one-parent job. I know I speak for every mother when I say that I wish even dads can share the responsibility of nursing a child. But believe it or not, you can (and should) have your husband get involved. Here’s how your partner can help out, especially when you’re breastfeeding in public. Go ahead and hand him your phone or tablet! 1. Affirm her. What many don’t know is that breastfeeding also involves being in a good, […]

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  • 11 Tips To Putting Your Baby To Sleep At Last (Part 2)

    11 Tips To Putting Your Baby To Sleep At Last (Part 2)

    Some parents have such an easy time putting their incredibly behaved and angelic babies to sleep. For the rest of us, it’s a never ending battle. The moment you even think that you have it right down pat, you’ll face an obstacle that will basically put you back to square one in learning what works best on your tireless child. Go ahead and try these tested techniques to putting your baby to sleep and see what works for you. At least you no […]

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  • 11 Tips To Putting Your Baby To Sleep At Last (Part 1)

    11 Tips To Putting Your Baby To Sleep At Last (Part 1)

    Some parents have such an easy time putting their incredibly behaved and angelic babies to sleep. For the rest of us, it’s a never ending battle. The moment you even think that you have it right down pat, you’ll face an obstacle that will basically put you back to square one in learning what works best on your tireless child. Go ahead and try these tested techniques to putting your baby to sleep and see what works for you. At least you no […]

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  • 7 Newborn Sleep Safety Precautions To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

    7 Newborn Sleep Safety Precautions To Reduce The Risk Of SIDS

    In the United States alone, there’s been a scary rise in numbers of young babies who’s lives were put in danger by circumstances that we could have otherwise prevented. And in most of these cases, they were both sudden and related to airway obstruction. We can always hope that it won’t happen to us, but the best way to reduce the risk of SIDS is to be informed about sleep safety. First, we need to be educated about what could lead to […]

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  • 10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 2)

    10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 2)

    (Read the first part of this article HERE.) 6. The antibodies in your milk protect your little one. Perhaps the most amazing thing about our milk is how it makes a child healthier and more protected from sicknesses! We pass essential antibodies and immunities through our milk. And when our child does get sick, the magical “baby spit backwash” allows our body to detect what the baby has so our body can produce whatever antibody is needed for the baby […]

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  • 10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 1)

    10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Is Truly Awesome (Part 1)

    1. It cements the bond between you and your child. A good way to improve your relationship with your child is to maximize your physical interaction with her–by breastfeeding! You form the habit of getting really close to each other, skin-to-skin, and you nourish your child with your body. Your child will have gotten used to your warmth and smell, and vice versa. You will later learn that you’re already losing yourself with each precious nursing moment. 2. Less hassle without […]

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Toddler, Fitness, & Nutrition

  • 4 Kinds Of Tantrums And How To Deal With Them

    4 Kinds Of Tantrums And How To Deal With Them

    Tantrums are notorious for making your child’s toddler years both difficult and unforgettable. No parent will ever be lucky enough to raise a child without having to deal with lots of them as throwing tantrums is the only way that children under 3 know how to react to strong emotions and learn how to communicate with the world better. We all really have to be prepared (and with solutions!) in order to get through them as quickly and easily as possible. Therefore, […]

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  • 5 Things Your Toddler Wants To Tell You When They Throw A Tantrum

    5 Things Your Toddler Wants To Tell You When They Throw A Tantrum

    Your child screaming his head off again? The “terrible twos” have certainly come and your patience is already thinning out. The toddler years wouldn’t be the same without tantrums that definitely put every parent and toddler to the test. Thankfully, there are a lot of tried-and-tested tips that will help improve communication and assist your toddler during this time. Toddlers want to tells us a hell of a lot in the middle of tantrums, but here are just 5 of the most […]

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  • 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Your Child Throws A Tantrum (Part 2)

    4 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Your Child Throws A Tantrum (Part 2)

    (Go back to the first part of this article HERE.) Learning how to “best” manage your child’s temper tantrums can make you search for all sorts of strategies. However, I’ll bet that none of those would work as well as you wish it would. The truth is, there is no “secret” or “magic solution” to handling your child or toddler, especially when they’re throwing a major tantrum. The only person who can tell you what to do is you. From experience and trial-and-error, you’ll […]

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  • 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Your Child Throws A Tantrum (Part 1)

    4 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Your Child Throws A Tantrum (Part 1)

    Learning how to “best” manage your child’s temper tantrums can make you search for all sorts of strategies–Googling about it, asking other parents and seeking your own parents’ (and grandparents’) advice. However, I’ll bet that none of those would work as well as you wish it would. The truth is, there is no “secret” or “magic solution” to handling your child or toddler, especially when they’re throwing a major tantrum. The only person who can tell you what to do is you. That’s […]

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  • 5 Things To Keep In Mind When Getting A Gift For A Baby’s 1st Birthday

    5 Things To Keep In Mind When Getting A Gift For A Baby’s 1st Birthday

    Surprise! You’ve gotten an invitation to a close friend’s kid’s 1st birthday party. You’re probably excited and committed to go, and yet there’s one problem: What do you get the kid? Many moms resort to buying clothes because they’re the easier choice, but then you realize that the child will already probably be getting a whole pile of clothes from his family members alone and you just want to get something that the child could actually enjoy and play with—like […]

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  • 5 Adjectives To Describe Your Active Toddler

    5 Adjectives To Describe Your Active Toddler

    At past one year, you’ll notice that your baby has completely changed. From angelic and peaceful, you might have a harder time searching for the perfect words to describe your now hyperactive toddler. Thanks to Caitlin Beauchaine of TheHonestMommy.com, we’ve found a short list of adjectives that you’ll love. They’re very spot on, even mothers-to-be will be able to get a tiny, anxious glimpse of what they’re in for! 1. Impulsive I have to admit, this is a really good one. I […]

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  • 4 Reasons To Let Your Child Explore The Rough World

    4 Reasons To Let Your Child Explore The Rough World

    As a mother, you’re most likely a little hesitant to let your child explore the unfamiliar world. It’s always hard for us to let go, perhaps because we’ve grown so accustomed to being protective. But when your child reaches the ages 1-3, it gets pretty hard to control them, especially when they start developing their instinct to get to know the world around them. No matter how difficult it is, we really do need to loosen our grips on them […]

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  • 4 Tips To Make The Crib To Bedroom Transition Safe And Easy (Part 2)

    4 Tips To Make The Crib To Bedroom Transition Safe And Easy (Part 2)

    Your child climbs out of his crib again, and it hits you– it’s time to graduating from the crib and move to his own bed and/or bedroom. While this will obviously be an exciting time for you. there are important steps that you’ll have to take in order to make the transition both safe and easy for your child. (Read the first part of this article HERE.) Make it easy Even though your child might be very curious about his new environment, an abrupt transition to […]

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  • 4 Tips To Make The Crib To Bedroom Transition Safe And Easy (Part 1)

    4 Tips To Make The Crib To Bedroom Transition Safe And Easy (Part 1)

    Your child climbs out of his crib again, and it hits you– it’s time to graduating from the crib and move to his own bed and/or bedroom. While this will obviously be an exciting time for you. there are important steps that you’ll have to take in order to make the transition both safe and easy for your child. Make It Safe Now that your child is completely mobile, you’ll need to make sure that his new bedroom is as safe as his […]

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