With Christmas just around the corner, finding the perfect gifts for all your loved ones becomes a top priority. Embarking on a journey to Toys ‘R Us or Wal-Mart can seem daunting this close to the holiday if you do not have a specific item in mind. With hundreds of toys and trinkets lining the shelves of stores this Holiday season, we at Gibson Newborn Services have decided to sort through the toy options for Baby to make your shopping a little easier.
There may be nothing more adorable than looking through the nursery window at the hospital to see rows of little pastel colored caps peaking out of bassinets. The use of these caps as a method to retain warmth on newborns has been a standard practice in hospitals for years now. However, it is now being recommended that babies who have had a normal birth should not be hatted immediately after birth.
In our current economy, money may be tight, leaving parents searching for opportunities to save where they can. Sometimes, the way parents decide to save is to dilute their baby’s breast milk or formula with water. It may seem like a good option, however, what many new parents are not aware of is the risk associated with giving Baby too much water.
Nook Sleep Systems works to create healthier and safer products for your bundle of joy. Nook has created a line of products for your baby, including, mattresses, blankets, and pillows using non-toxic materials that emphasize breathability and airflow.
Simply Prefolds Chinese Pre-fold Cloth Diapers are made of soft, durable, and absorbent cotton. While they make excellent diapers with the addition of a pin or a Snappi, here at Gibson Newborn Services, we think they make the best burp cloths.
Aden & Anais is a company dedicated to the manufacture of safe, simple, and versatile products for Baby. The use of organic muslin material allows these products to have superior breathability and a natural softness. Makers of one of our favorite crib sheet sets, Aden & Anais also makes an excellent Burpy Bib for Baby.
When you are preparing your home for your new baby, childproofing becomes a top priority. Ensuring that baby gates are set up properly, corners of tables are padded, and electrical outlets are covered are just a few of the things that you need to do to prepare for your curious baby.
There are many detergents on the market today that are highly perfumed and contain numerous chemicals that can harm the environment and your baby. These harsh chemicals are not necessary to clean your baby’s clothing, crib sheets, or to remove tough stains. Instead, there are safe and organic laundry detergents that are just as effective and protect your baby’s sensitive skin too.
The time immediately following childbirth, the postpartum period, typically lasts for about six weeks. A sudden drop in reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, in combination with recovery from delivery, and the new stress of a baby can cause an unexpected change in the mood of new mothers.
Although she does not have much control over her body, your newborn appears to magically know exactly how to get her needs met. When she is hungry and her cheek is stroked, Baby will turn her head toward the person holding her to receive milk.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends introducing solid foods to your baby after six months of age. Prior to six months, the AAP says babies should be exclusively breastfed. Breast milk (or formula) provides adequate nourishment for your baby until such time that your baby’s digestive system is prepared to digest solid foods.
As the leaves begin to change and the weather starts to get a little bit chillier, we are reminded that the holiday designed for being who or whatever you want is on the horizon: Halloween. Although Baby may not have the words yet to let you know what he wants to dress up for Halloween, it would be a shame not to allow him to participate in the festivities.
With Halloween approaching and extra candy accumulating at your house, your kids may be more inclined to satisfy their sweet tooth than to eat their veggies. Much like our Halloween costumes disguise our true identity, there are a variety of treats that can disguise healthy foods that your children can indulge in instead.
If you are short on Halloween decorations this year, crafting with the kids is the perfect way to make the house look more festive. With a little glue, googly eyes, and some odds and ins, you will be surprised with all of the spooky decorations you can make.
It’s bath time for your baby and that means picking the best shampoo and body wash for your little one. When choosing the perfect baby wash, it is important to consider the ingredients in each wash to ensure that it does not irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.
As a result of the “Back to Sleep” campaign, promoted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, many new parents know and understand the importance of placing Baby on his back to sleep at night. However, sometimes parents don’t realize the importance of tummy time when Baby is awake.
After starting a family, there may come a time when you need to return to work and must decide which childcare route to take. While having a nanny used to be considered a luxury, it has now become much more commonplace, as more and more families want individualized, private care for their children.
Kangaroo Care, a technique that involves the skin-to-skin contact of a newborn to an adult, provides numerous health benefits for newborns, particularly preemies. Similar to how marsupials, particularly kangaroos, carry their young in their pouch, Kangaroo Care involves placing a baby tummy-down in an upright position on an adult’s bare chest.
An abundance of bacteria can reside in the kitchen following cooking or food preparation, making this room a potentially harmful place for you and your baby. While typical household multi-purpose kitchen sprays on the market today may give the illusion of a clean kitchen, many leave toxins and residues that are just as harmful to your baby as bacteria and viruses.