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Baby Safety: Cars and Blankets

Part of the parent’s responsibilities is to make sure that their child is safe all the time. Safe in every aspect of their lives; physically, emotionally, and mentally. Of course, as a parent, you have this instinct always to protect your child at all cost. Keeping Your Baby Safe Wherever You Are As a parent, you become aware of how possibly dangerous particular surroundings can be for your child.  One of the main talked about topics with parents is usually car seat safety.  Car Seat Safety  From birth until well into school age, children are required to be in some type of car seat or booster seat, ultimately reaching an acceptable height and weight that allows for them to sit without the booster...

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Breastfeeding Truths

  Truths About Breastfeeding     It does not always come naturally.  I cannot stress this enough. This alone causes so much stress for new moms. You will always have 100 questions running through your head. "am I doing this right?" " am I making enough milk?" " why is my baby so fussy after eating?" " this hurts! what am I doing wrong?" These are questions that I personally have asked myself multiple times during my extended journey, both with my son and my daughter. Yes, breastfeeding is something that your body does naturally, but it does not always mean it comes naturally to you. When I say this I mean that it is going to take patience and practice....

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Baby Skin Rashes

Newborns skin is so new and so sensitive making is super easy to become irritated. There are so many different rashes that you can come across.  Guide to Detecting and Treating Baby Skin Rash Some rashes are normal newborn rashes and others may need some help resolving themselves. Each rash is different and unique and sometimes may bring along other symptoms.  So, what do you need to do with this? Identify the type of rashes your baby has. If you are ever questioning what is going on with your little ones skin, the first person that you should make a phone call to would be your child's pediatrician. They will be able to give you the low down on what's going...

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Baby Gender Reveal

So, you've taken pregnancy tests, had your first doctors appointment, and now its time to find out what your baking! Boy? Girl? Maybe your having twins! Are you growing two little girls .. two little boys .. one of each?!  Some parents choose to find out the gender and some choose to wait until the baby is born for one big surprise.  For those of you that without question want to know what your little baby will be here are some ideas on how to share the news! Baby Gender Reveal: When Can Parents Know Baby’s Gender?   Aside from how you find out ... you have to decide when. You can have bloodwork done at 12 weeks ( Harmony...

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Activities to Do While Waiting for Your First Baby Before and After Birth

Being a parent will flood you with so many emotions. Sometime you might feel overwhelmed and sometimes those feelings will bring an all over calmness. Connecting with your little ones while they are still growing helps in a good way to keep the feeling of worry and nerves at bay.  Before Birth Listen to music!  This activity is called the Mozart Effect. Researchers at Appalachian State University defined the Mozart Effect as an activity which when a person listens to classical music their intelligence increases.This is, however, still a theory yet to be proven but listening to music is never a bad idea!  Researchers from the University of California at Irvine have observed that students have better results on exams after...

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