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Babies Without Real First Names At Risk

Joann Schulte | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Joann Schulte

With apologies to Shakespeare who was sure a rose by any name would still smell as sweet, baby's with their own names are just as sweet and safer. That's why I urge parents to ask about a nursery's procedure for handling Baby Boy and Baby Girl names when picking the delivery hospital.

Feeding Baby: 6 Tips Every New Parent Should Know

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

I can offer a map through the confusing maze of conflicting nutritional advice. Here are six straightforward tips to ensure your child gets a healthy start.

The Parental Neglect of Raising a Cubs Fan

Matt Brennan | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Matt Brennan

When my 2-year-old son Jamie was an infant, I watched the final three outs of a Cubs loss on television with him in my lap. He broke out in crocodile tears and that stereotypical loud infant shriek, in perfect timing with that third out.

A Conversation with "Unlocking Parental Intelligence" Author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

This conversation is between Sally Allen of Books, Ink's HamletHub and author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Child Care Costs Too Much -- And Too Little

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

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Investing in the Underdog

Matthew Melmed | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

As champions for the underdog, one would assume that, as a nation, we would try to increase babies' odds for success. Yet, the opposite is true. We have actually put a lid on opportunities that help young children thrive and learn starting at birth.

How to Take Your Infant for a Stroll (in 70 Easy Steps)

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.

When My Baby Weaned Himself and I Wasn't Ready

GalTime | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents

Breastfeeding. This word encompasses feelings of attachment, exhaustion, bonding, frustration, love and imprisonment. For some moms, breastfeeding comes easily, others find it more difficult and many choose not to breastfeed at all.

Feeding Infants: Why My Daughters Could Eat Bananas and My Grandchildren Cannot

Robert S. Bobrow, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert S. Bobrow, M.D.

What changed since the 1970s? Did new research correct our thinking? Was there some horrible consequence of the early introduction of foods? Surprisingly, the only thing that changed was "expert opinion."

How We Survived Survival Mode

Louise Storm | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Tomorrow afternoon someone is stopping by to purchase our cribs, and I have to admit I'm a little heartbroken to let them go. It might have been survival mode, but it was such a privilege and delight. Now back to check on my little sleepers in their big boy and big girl beds.

5 Ways to Prepare for Baby's First Flight

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

For new parents, preparing to embark on that first family vacation can be a stressful experience. There are so many issues to consider -- both in terms of comfort and safety -- that the idea of boarding a flight with a baby can be daunting.

Preemies: Now and Then

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Today, I know more about preemies. After speaking with several neonatologists, I know that most of them feel comfortable when they hear an infant is at least 28 weeks GA.

The Story Behind a Baby Product Designed For First-Time Parents

Chris Barnes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Chris Barnes

SleepBelt creators Hayley Mullins and Ashley Wade. Photo courtesy SleepBelt. Sisters can not only be best friends; they can also be business partner...

My Hands Are Full

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

Full of flailing toddler or thrashing infant, or a sobbing, collapsing heap of both. Full of tears and snot and deep breaths and deep hugs.

Freaking Out, And 14 Other Milestones For New Parents

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Here are just some of the totally NORMAL things that you are likely to do.

An Open Letter To My Infant Son

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Even though the door Mommy and Daddy exit through is a new discovery, you've been aware of the difference between your room and the outside world for a while.

Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science

How do newborn infants see the people around them? For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expre...

Essentials for Urban Moms : Part Two

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved.

The Grief In Growing Up

Catherine Naja | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Catherine Naja

It's natural. It's good. It's the process of life. But for a moment, when the Band-Aid starts to rip, it feels a lot like grief.

How (And Why) To Be Humble When You Parent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

It's funny that we don't speak more about humility when we talk about parenting. God knows, if anything is humbling, it's the experience of being a parent.

The Misconceptions of Not Breastfeeding

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Breastfeeding is a topic of conversation all over the world for numerous reasons. The biggest disappointment in regards to this topic is how the mothers that choose not to breastfeed are being thrown into the lion's den.

Delivery in the Disaster Zone

Nate Clark | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Nate Clark

According to a hospital director in Nepal: "At the moment of the first tremor, we were performing caesarean sections. We brought the patients outside and successfully completed the surgeries. These doctors and nurses never left the patients."

6 Things you Should Know If Your Child is Having Surgery

David Reyes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

Having gone through the harrowing experience that is watching your child undergo surgery, here are six things I wish someone had told me.

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

The Best Tips and Tricks for Taking Pictures of Babies and Infants

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times! Babies are amazingly cute. But they move too much, they are totally unpredictable, and they will not pose. As a first time mom, who enjoys photography, I've taken a lot of baby photos. And I've learned a few tips. It takes practice, patience, and lots of shooting.