Learn how the hot, dry, indoor air common in cold climates during the winter can affect your child’s health, whether humidifying the air is a good idea, and how you can humidify safely. Winter fun is filled with cold outdoor activities that kindle warm memories, from building snowmen to sledding, snowball fights to skiing. But … Read more about Winter Air and Little Noses – Why humidifiers are crucial and how to choose the right one
Should you call the doctor or wait and see? Five symptoms in your infant you don’t want to ignore. Any discussion of this topic needs an immediate disclaimer: the short answer is to call the doctor whenever you are worried. No list can cover every possible scenario, and most, like this one, will cover the most … Read more about When to Call the Doctor: A Guide for New Parents
What is SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome? And what can you do to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS? What Is SIDS? SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, is a new parent’s worst fear. An apparently healthy infant, usually less than one year old and with no obvious previous or present illness, goes to … Read more about SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – Reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS
The what, why, and how of infant sleeping positions. Rule number one in infant care: Put Baby to sleep on his back! Here’s why and what to watch for when you try it. People often lament jokingly that babies don’t come with instruction manuals. And first-time parents sometimes feel truly surprised at being sent home from … Read more about Back to Sleep: The Best Bedtime Position for Baby
It’s the subject of much debate and a source of anxiety for many parents of newborn boys: to circumcise or not? Here’s an unbiased review of the pros and cons of a controversial procedure. Rhonda Ruiz awaited the birth of her son with great excitement, but also with a bit of trepidation. She knew that … Read more about The Circumcision Debate: Should you opt to have your son go through with it?
They may not be much fun for Baby, but for many parents and doctors vaccines are an essential part of keeping their little one healthy. If you are considering immunizations for your baby, find out exactly when your child should get them, as well as what each shots is for. Hepatitis B What it is: Hepatitis … Read more about Baby’s Vaccines—and What They Mean
What exactly is GERD? How is it treated and diagnosed? If your baby has gastroesophageal reflux disease and you wonder if the crying and vomiting will ever stop, here are some strategies to help you cope with baby heartburn. Television ads commonly show adults suffering with acid reflux or heartburn, but they seldom, if ever, show an … Read more about Understanding GERD – Baby Heartburn – Acid Reflux in Babies
Even mild shaking of a baby or child can cause shockingly extensive, long-lasting damage or death. All parents and caregivers should be aware of this danger. Few parents realize the real danger that excessive shaking can cause to a baby’s soft skull, under-developed brain, and weak neck muscles. Consequently, neither are they aware of the … Read more about Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Prevalent Danger
Do you wonder if your baby might have colic? How to identify and minimize baby colic symptoms plus remedies. Learn why colic’s causes are so mysterious an d how to tell if your infant has colic. I recently had a patient come to me with her six-week-old baby. She was exhausted and desperate, reporting that … Read more about Baby Colic Symptoms and Remedies – How to identify and treat newborn colic
If you think you know cloth diapers, you may want to think again. The last 15 years have produced an array of choices in cloth diapering that are easy and beneficial in so many ways. If you’re curious about cloth, find out why many parents are taking on that extra load of laundry—and loving it. … Read more about 5 Reasons to Give Cloth Diapers a Try – Are cloth diapers right for your family?