After months of anticipation, your baby’s due date is near. Here’s what you can expect from the start of labor until the first days and weeks with your new baby. Signs of Labor No one can predict with certainty when … Continue reading Labor and Childbirth: What To Expect and Complications
After 9 months of nausea, weight gain, back pain, and general discomfort, the day is finally here: delivery day. And, if you’re anything like me, you are more than ready. I was trying to evict my daughter as soon as … Continue reading How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Baby During Delivery
If you’re hoping to conceive, don’t leave it to luck. Know how to get pregnant — starting with predicting ovulation and do’s and don’ts for maximizing fertility. Some couples seem to get pregnant simply by talking about it. For others, … Continue reading How to Get Pregnant Advice
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby’s diaper rash persists despite home treatment, your doctor may prescribe: A mild hydrocortisone (steroid) cream An antifungal cream, if … Continue reading Diaper Rash: Diagnosis and Treatment
You may not be pregnant yet, but there’s plenty you can do now to make yourself as healthy as possible for a growing baby. Consider this your preconception to-do list. 1. Make an appointment with your doctor. True, you’ll be … Continue reading Your Prepregnancy Checklist
Children develop at varying rates in all sorts of ways, from when they take their first steps to when they understand that their own perspective might be different to someone else’s. Language is no different so there is no set … Continue reading When Should My Child Start Speaking?
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2022
If you’re planning to bottle feed with expressed breast milk or infant formula, these tips will help you feed your baby and keep them safe and healthy. If you decide to use infant formula, first infant formula (first milk) should always be … Continue reading Infant Formula Milk Bottle Feeding Advice
If you’re considering having a baby, you probably have wondered how long it will take to get pregnant, when to have sex, and how often. Find the answers to your questions here. The Odds of Getting Pregnant It’s a common … Continue reading Thinking About Getting Pregnant? How to Prepare for it?
Kids who become invested in self-improvement at a young age will likely experience many advantages in life. But it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly how to go about teaching kids about self-improvement. Fortunately, these strategies can … Continue reading How to Promote Self-Improvement in Your Kids
Your seven-month-old has just broken out in hives. You’ve been gradually introducing solids, but haven’t introduced anything new in a few days. Still, you ate a messy peanut butter sandwich before feeding your baby and are wondering if your baby … Continue reading What Are the Symptoms of an Allergy in Kids?
Disciplininga toddler can feel sometimes like an uphill battle. After all, it’s not called the “terrible twos” for nothing. Despite their small size, they can be impressively stubborn and strong-willed. While they’re not yet ready for serious consequences, it’s important … Continue reading Discipline for Toddlers: Strategies and Challenges
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its analysis of what it costs to raise a child in the United States. And according to their figures it can cost as much as $233,610 before inflation for a two-parent, … Continue reading How to Reduce the Cost of Raising a Child
The 9- to 12-month-old stage in your baby’s life is often the turning point for them as they make some big developmental milestones like standing, stacking items, and feeding themselves. And while they love experimenting with finger foods at this … Continue reading How Much Should a 9-12 Month-Old Baby Eat?
Yoga has many benefits during pregnancy, including building pelvic strength and preparing your body for labor, but there are some yoga poses to avoid when you are expecting. Your body is simply not the same when you are carrying a … Continue reading Yoga Poses to Avoid During Pregnancy
Diagnosis Your doctor is likely to conduct a physical exam and ask about your medical history, including when your dry skin started, what factors make it better or worse, your bathing habits, your diet, and how you care for your … Continue reading Dry skin – Diagnosis and Treatment
The natural skin care industry is one of the fastest-growing markets in beauty. There are plenty of reasons to use natural skin care instead of traditional products, like avoiding potentially harmful synthetic chemicals. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly option. Whether it’s … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know to Start a Natural Skin Care Routine
A new study from the American College of Physicians found that taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis may improve pregnancy outcomes for people who previously experienced pregnancy loss. The report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, … Continue reading Low-Dose Aspirin May Help People With History of Pregnancy Loss
Newborn hygiene care, including bathing, skin care and changing diapers, is important for your baby’s health and comfort. Bathing and skin care Giving a small, wiggly baby a bath can make a new parent nervous, but by being calm and … Continue reading Newborn Hygiene; Bathing, Skin Care and Changing Diapers
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2021
Healthy Eating Guideline Provide water in addition to age appropriate milk drinks. Infants under the age of 6 months who are not exclusively breastfed can be offered cooled, boiled water in addition to infant formula. Good drinks for babies Breastmilk … Continue reading Good Drinks for Babies and Kids
Ashitaba, a green leafy plant, has been consumed for its medicinal benefits for over 400 years. This Japanese herb is packed with nutrients, including a variety of antioxidant called chalcones. Although research on the plant is limited, it was used … Continue reading Ashitaba Benefits, Nutrition, Supplements and Side Effects
Newborn baby skin care is a delicate matter. In the early months, as your baby’s immune system develops, you’ll want to use the mildest cleansers and the smallest bit of lotion. But when dry skin, eczema, and diaper rash appear, … Continue reading Recommended Baby Skin Care Products: Soaps, Lotions, Detergents and More
Never heard of fenugreek? Don’t worry — you’re not alone — but that doesn’t mean you should continue to be in the dark on this medicinal herb. In fact, I recommend using it on a regular basis. Why? Because fenugreek … Continue reading Fenugreek: Benefits i.e. Pregnancy, Uses and Side Effects
I’m a 26-year-old nurse from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m married with two kids and have two more on the way. My youngest is 11 months old, and my oldest is 3. My twins (a boy and a girl) are due on … Continue reading Nurse Gets Covid-19 While Pregnant With Twins And Shares Symptoms
You might slather sunscreen on yourself all day long with no regard, but you’re likely looking at ingredients a little more closely when it comes to what you’re layering onto your kids’ skin. Luckily there are plenty of SPFs that … Continue reading 10 Best Sunscreens For Kids And Babies 2020 – Safe Sunblock
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2020
Of all food categories, it may be safe to say that ensuring the purity of baby foods and making sure there are no toxic ingredients or metal in baby food should be one that’s a major priority. However, a national … Continue reading Metal in Baby Food: Study Finds 95% Contain Heavy Metals
In October 2019, the company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — makers of the world’s top-selling baby powder — recalled a batch of baby powder after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in at least one bottle. That’s right: baby … Continue reading Baby Powder Asbestos Dangers: Should You Worry?
Most pregnant women aren’t exactly lining up to give birth via caesarian section, but C-sections happen pretty often. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 32 percent of babies delivered in the U.S. in 2017 were born … Continue reading 10 C-Section Scar Questions, Answered By MDs
Picking out a sunscreen you feel good about putting on your skin is one thing. But finding one that you feel good about putting on kiddos? So. Freaking. Hard. Luckily, there are formulas that are safe—and that don’t feel greasy, … Continue reading Best Sunscreens For Kids And Babies 2019
Are you a mother trying to find a formula for your infant? Are you confused which baby formula is the best to choose? If these concerns … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2019
When Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, MD, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was pregnant, she was determined to breastfeed her baby. Like many expectant mothers, she had seen human milk described as the “gold standard,” and heard the “breast is best” mantra. Once … Continue reading What Our Obsession With Breastfeeding Is Doing to Moms and Their Babies
Theo Taylor, who was born on March 15 at just 12 oz. — which is around the same size as a Coca-Cola can — went from being on the brink of death to thriving six months later. The baby from Durham, England, … Continue reading Baby Boy Born the Size of a Coke Can Miraculously Survives and Is ‘Doing So Well,’ Says Mom
Many people told me that being induced would be really difficult, long, and painful. Luckily, I had the exact opposite experience: It was amazing. My pregnancy was similarly easy, and it went by so fast. That’s probably because I spent … Continue reading My Birth Story: I Can’t Feel My Contractions
Your fertility is one of those things you take for granted until you actually want to put it to use. That’s usually when you realize you actually have no idea what goes into making a baby beyond the basics. Of … Continue reading 5 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Her Fertility
I recently heard some friends talking about a fancy new lavender lotion that promises to help lull you to sleep. Continue reading The $5 Baby Product You’ll Want to Buy for Yourself
All babies have to go through it, but, unfortunately, teething is a common cause of temporary pain and suffering during a baby’s early stages of life. Continue reading Teething Symptoms: 6 Natural Remedies to Ease Baby’s Pain
What to Feed Your Allergic Infant Infants can develop intolerance or allergy. Breastfed infants can show symptoms due to food proteins the mother eats passing through her body to her breast milk. Formula fed infants can show symptoms due to … Continue reading Formula Options For Infants With Food Allergies