Tag Archives: babies

Sleep 101

Sleep hygiene information from the CDC is here. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for sleep problems and insomnia information link. Quick start for teen sleep issues is here.   Infant Sleep handouts for night criers and feeders are on this post. How … Continue reading

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Baby Mani Pedi

Babies grow fast! They double their size in the first three months, and that means cutting baby’s nails every few days. The best time to do this is when the baby is sleeping because the hands (and feet) will be … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things that are Normal in Newborns

Babies are cute; there’s no denying it.  But our mental picture of what a baby “should” look like comes from glossy magazine photos of babies between six and nine months old.  When your baby is born, he or she will … Continue reading

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Baby Entertainment

Wondering if you are doing enough to keep your baby–newborn or otherwise–entertained? Check out the interview I did with the Bump on this topic here.    

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Play and Explore with Babies and Toddlers

What to do with baby? Explore the world! Find great ideas from the Bananas Childcare Bunch here.    

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Pumping Iron for Babies and the Rest of Us

Humans need iron. Babies triple their size in the first 12 months, and when the body gets bigger, the blood supply must get bigger. Iron is a critical mineral to build red blood cells. Without red blood cells, the body … Continue reading

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Eliminating Foods in Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research and Education has the information you need if you want to better understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, or if your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy and you need to eliminate specific foods … Continue reading

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Baby Now and Zen: Medicine Cabinet

What should I have in the medicine chest circa 1940s? rectal thermometer absorbent cotton: one pound and toothpicks or toothpick swabs zinc ointment baby oil and cod liver oil These were suggested by Dr. Benjamin Spock in his classic baby care book. The … Continue reading

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Teething Necklaces

Necklaces made from amber beads are the latest trend. They allegedly reduce teething pain, although there isn’t any science to back up the claims. What pediatricians do know is that the necklaces pose a risk for choking and strangulation. Do … Continue reading

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Humidifier

Humidifier or Vaporizer? Humidifier, hands-down. A cool mist humidifier is what you want to sooth irritated airways. Vaporizers heat water into steam and they can burn or scald children who are naturally curious and active. It’s unclear whether adding anything … Continue reading

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