As you and your family spend the days outside by the pool, beach, or lake this summer, it can be easy to neglect your skin. Whether it is cloudy or sunny, skin protection is important to your family’s health. With the abundance of skin care products available on the market, finding the right product for your family can be challenging.
SWEET SUMMERTIME: When spending long days at the pool becomes the only way to stay cool, the sound of the ice cream truck becomes more frequent in the neighborhoods, and celebrations are in abundance. After you have made it through Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day, possibly the biggest holiday of the summertime awaits: Independence Day.
SUMMERTIME: Prime time for all the popular vacation spots. Days are spent viewing the waves rolling in with your toes in the sand or cooling off with the breeze coming off the lake. Whether your family likes to vacation at a summer home in Colorado or on a beach in Florida, traveling with a newborn can pose quite a few challenges for parents.
In December of 1997, I started my first nanny job with a 39-day old baby named Patty. The following month, I turned 23 and felt like my life was heading in a promising direction.
It is hard to believe that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 12.
Spring is the time of year that a lot of us to start our spring cleaning rituals. Just don’t forget to add your stroller to your spring cleaning list.
It makes perfect sense for the Month of May to be designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
You have your first child and bought the perfect stroller. It fits your needs and is organized perfectly. Not to mention, you have become proficient on packing and unpacking your stroller. Everything is just peachy until your next child comes along.
One of the first items purchased by new parents is a baby monitor. A baby monitor can give parents a little peace of mind while they move around in their home.
Is swaddling safe for babies? Dr. Sanjay Gupta hosts pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp, author of “The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep”, to explain how swaddling can be done safely. Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants in blankets so that movement of limbs is restricted. This helps infants feel more secure and helps calm them. It is very important to swaddle a baby safely. Dr Karp demonstrates how a baby can be swaddled safely.
Recently an individual with a criminal past was hired as a nanny in Austin, Texas. The nanny allegedly was passed out drunk while caring for a child. The only good news in this situation is the fact the child was not harmed.
Almost every parent of a newborn has found themselves with an invite to a formal affair in their hands. It may be a wedding, an awards banquet, or even a corporate dinner. Of course you want to attend the event, but now how do you dress up your newborn and ensure he or she is comfortable too?
The holidays are a time for getting together with your family and friends. A time to share gifts, a holiday feast, and being together. Often times, people forget about the hidden dangers that present themselves when decorating your home. It is important that you take time to childproof your home this holiday.
There are moms (and dads) that are set on having their baby’s ears pierced as soon as possible. Other parents want the earring look without a piercing. Poppy Drop Earrings is a great product available to add a little bling to any daughters ears. They are the perfect painless solution to piercing your baby’s ears.
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DailyRx.com recently published a Q&A article with colic expert Dr. Bryan Vartabedian. He is a friend and my favorite pediatric GI doctor who has helped me advocate for so many reflux babies over the years. One thing that makes Dr Vartabedian unique is his personal experience with his own daughter’s inconsolable crying. The questions asked are very good questions about colicky crying, the causes, and the various remedy theories.
Thanksgiving is often used by new parents to introduce the newest addition to the family. Your family will all take pleasure in commemorating your baby first Thanksgiving experience. Of course, your baby won’t remember their first Thanksgiving experience. This makes it a perfect time to start or restore a Thanksgiving tradition!
There is an interesting article, by Nick Collins, about an Oxford University study concerning crying babies. The study found that a crying baby is almost impossible to ignore since our brains instantly react to a crying baby. This is true even if you don’t have a child of your own.