Welcoming a baby girl into the family is a joyous occasion. A baby shower is a wonderful event to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby girl, and it’s up to you to make it special and memorable for the mom-to-be. It’s all about celebrating the mother’s journey into parenthood and the new life that’s … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Baby Shower Ideas for Girls
Memorizing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” may not make the cut as preeminent advice in most parenting columns, but it turns out there are more than just sentimental reasons to weave “Itsy Bitsy Spider” into your child’s web of experiences. Recent cognitive neuroscience findings support the use of nursery rhymes to enhance young minds, according to Betsy … Read more about Can Nursery Rhymes Make Baby Smarter?
Massage Benefits for You and Baby Clinical studies reveal a long list of infant massage benefits for both baby and parent. Set the Tone Creating the right atmosphere for giving your infant a massage is as important as the soothing power of your touch. So before you begin your baby’s spa session, make sure you’ve dedicated special … Read more about Infant Massage Techniques Made Easy
Help for bothersome or (ow!) painful nursing issues. From latching issues to supply problems, thrush to mastitis, breastfeeding issues are common among new moms! Our expert resolves your more pressing (and painful!) breastfeeding challenges. When I teach classes to moms-to-be and new moms, there are so many questions that come up about breastfeeding. Many women have heard all … Read more about 8 Frustrating Breastfeeding Challenges—and Solutions
Witnessing the miracle of birth can be an amazing and joyous occasion, and being invited to share in that experience should be considered a privilege. For a mom-to-be, choosing who attends her labor and delivery is a very personal and important decision. There was a time when a man was not expected or even allowed … Read more about Who’s in Your Delivery Room?
A woman’s dreams during pregnancy can be incredibly vivid, often reflecting the physical and psychological changes occurring in her life. When Sigmund Freud said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” it’s a good bet he wasn’t referring to the dreams of a pregnant woman—which are anything but straightforward. While anyone can see how pregnancy affects a … Read more about Your Pregnancy Dreams: What do they really mean?
Learn the benefits of exercise for an expecting woman, what to avoid, and guidelines for safe exercising in pregnancy. More and more women are continuing their exercise programs when pregnant. Charlotte Case, 34, gave birth to her daughter, India, two weeks ago and continued her workout until shortly before the birth. “I was swimming, doing body conditioning, … Read more about Exercising When You’re Expecting
Explore your options for pain relief during childbirth. Childbirth is a natural event. Because of this, many feel that it should be natural all the way, including no pain relief. To this end, techniques like Lamaze and the Bradley methods have done a lot to help women who choose to get through the experience with that-the experience. But there … Read more about Pain Relief during Childbirth: An Overview
Have questions about how to save for your child’s college education, how much to save, and where to look for good financial vehicles? Gain insight with this helpful guide. Making sure there’s enough money to support your children is a concern that keeps many parents awake at night. And it is no wonder! In today’s … Read more about College Savings 101: How to Pay for Your Kid’s Education
Babies’ and kids’ developing immune systems require special treatment when they’re socked by colds or the flu. And with recent recalls and recommendations by medical organizations narrowing options for relieving children’s symptoms, what’s a parent to do? Here are eight medicine-free ways to treat your child’s illnesses. Bulb Syringe Treats stuffy, runny noses Most parents find that holding a … Read more about 8 Medicine-Free Cold & Flu Remedies – Safe alternatives to traditional symptom treatments