Healthy Sleep Habits for Young Babies

Creating healthy sleep habits can be challenging if you don’t know what to do.  Babies less than 3 months old need lots of holding, touching and comforting to feel secure, grow and thrive.  You can’t spoil a baby in the first 3 months of life however, as a new parent there are always so many [...]
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Best Bedtime Books

Bedtime books can be a great way to teach your baby and toddler that sleep is a good thing.  It also prepares them for bed so they can relax and fall asleep more easily.  Reading to your child is very beneficial at all ages and this is a ritual you can incorporate into your bedtime [...]
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Alternative Methods for Better Sleep

Thousands of people including young children have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and getting enough sleep.  I would like to give you some alternatives to finding better sleep that can help improve the quality of your life by being well rested so you can function optimally during the day. Sight:  Light affects our ability to [...]
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A Career for Empty Nesters Who Love Babies!

Empty Nesters are younger and more involved with life than ever before. Empty Nesters are usually moms whose kids are either gone from home or very busy with active lives of their own. As these moms consider their options, many of them are eager for part-time work. But what restrictions they impose on themselves: self-employment, [...]
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How To Get A Breastfed Baby To Take A Bottle

Mothers love breastfeeding so much that it never occurs to them that baby needs to learn to drink out of a bottle too.  When the need finally arrives baby is so use to nursing he may refuse a bottle.  This often happens between 4-6 months and beyond when Mom is going back to work or [...]
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Introducing a Sippy Cup

Did you know that drinking from a straw helps strengthens baby’s oral development?  This is why you should introduce a sippy cup starting around 7 to 8 months old. First you will need to buy some sippy cups.  There are many out there but I think starting with ones that are used for transition from [...]
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Is my Baby Getting Enough to Eat?

Human breast milk is undoubtedly the best nutrition for a newborn human baby, and babies need nothing in addition this species-specific nutrition.  Mothers can (and should) feel good about their decision to breastfeed, although many mothers ask the question, “Since I can’t “see” how much breastmilk my baby drinks at feedings, how can I be [...]
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When to Offer Babies Finger Foods

Is your baby always grabbing for the spoon?  Does he want to feed himself?  There does come a time when you should introduce finger foods so baby can explore and enjoy foods in a whole other way.  It will also help baby to develop fine motor skills.  Yes, it can be messy but I see [...]
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Introducing Baby’s First Solids

When is your baby ready to eat her first solids?  All babies develop the skills to eat at different rates so age is not always the only factor for readiness.  Some of the signs are baby can sit upright on her own with little or no support and hold her head and neck up unassisted. [...]
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Sleep Tips for Twins

Parents of twins have challenges when it comes to sleeping but with good planning it can actually be easier. These parents have to be more consistent and stick to the plan to make things work which sets up their twins for better sleep habits. Some things to consider when deciding where and how your twins [...]
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