As you approach your due date, one task on your list should be to select a pediatrician for your new baby. While some parents simply pick a name from the phone book, and others prefer interviewing possible doctors down to the color of the paint on the walls of their office, we would suggest a middle ground.
A new study released earlier this year finds that the testing of infants through twelve-month-old babies, through visual cues, has a high success rate in predicting a diagnosis of autism later in childhood and the pattern of autism that will develop in that child.
Are you a new or expecting mom? Need a little helpful advice about your new baby or pregnancy from an industry expert? That is just what you will get now that a new partner has joined in a free texting service to help new and expectant moms.
We were recently consulting with a family on the sleep habits of their newborn and young toddler when we discovered that the family was unaware of the Britax recall from earlier this year. This prompted us to run the Britax recall information again. It’s very important to register your car seat and other baby gear so that you stay informed on any updates or safety issues. Parents and caregivers can also utilize services such as www.cpsc.gov, www.recalls.gov, or www.fda.gov.
One of the hottest topics for parents today is the question of whether or not to vaccinate their children. Each side of this debate claims to have strong evidence to support their position and to make it even more complicated there is also a group of parents that, because of the controversy, has decided that the right answer is somewhere in the middle. If you are not sure which side you stand on (or if you are in the middle), then here is some information to start you down the path of deciding to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.
Are you are considering birth options or drawing up a birth plan to prepare for the birth of your baby, you may be considering what medical intervention you are on board with and which you hope to avoid. There are so many options these days that it is hard to know which options to research before going to the hospital, so that you can make an informed decision about your care and the care of your baby.
One of the topics many moms forget to address, as they plan for the birth of their baby, is the topic of well-wishers who want to visit after the baby arrives. It is easy to think that being open to everyone adoring your new addition will fill you with pride and happiness, but you may find that having a stream of visitors in and out of your hospital room or home those first few weeks is anything but a blessing.
Sleep is perhaps the most talked about parenting issue in America. Along with how you feed your baby, it’s also one of the most controversial. Parents find themselves taking sides and digging in their heels about what they believe is “right”. The truth is, there is no wrong way to raise your child (obviously not including abuse or neglect).
Any of the kids I nannied for back in the 90’s can tell you the answer. They’re all teenagers now, but when they were two and three years old they quickly learned that when they begged to watch TV, my response was always the same. TV rots your brain!
I just had to share one of my new obsessions. Greenproofing! I’m cleaning up my act and helping my clients “green” their nurseries too. I’ll be sharing my discoveries with you in the coming weeks and hope that you’ll be inspired to make some changes in your home as well.
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Many parents rely on the naps their kiddos get in the car seat. Some parents even use a long car ride to get their babies to fall asleep. Then there are those of you who have spent many nights in the driveway, sleeping in the car with your baby. Sounds familiar?
I’ve been sharing this message with families for several years now, but the rear-facing movement has finally taken root with a strong statement from the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics).
Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to change the clocks. Most of us will “spring forward” this weekend for Daylight Savings Time, which has parents asking “what does that mean for my baby’s sleep”?
One of the most common questions my clients ask is “how much should my baby be eating” and the answer might surprise you.