Do You Have A Pregnancy Calendar?

by: Shalene Chamings Have you ever heard of a pregnancy calendar? A pregnancy calendar is simply a record of all the changes a woman and her baby will go through during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Many expectant parents spend countless hours going over the pregnancy calendar so they can monitor what is going on … Read more Do You Have A Pregnancy Calendar?

Babies – What a Wonderful Gift

by: Kitty Barker Babies take a lot of attention and a lot of love it is time well spent. The loving is always easy. Who could not love a little baby? The attention and care for babies may present a problem for anyone who is not use to being around little one’s. Eventually you will … Read more Babies – What a Wonderful Gift

Using baby sign language to help encourage your baby’s speech

by: Jackie Durnin Baby sign language has been shown to very beneficial to a baby’s language development. So much so, that the typical language parameters of children are changing thanks to a child’s ability to express themselves through baby sign from as early as 6 months of age. So how can a parent know if … Read more Using baby sign language to help encourage your baby’s speech

The Five Senses Of Bonding With Your Baby

by: Lynn Powers I didn’t fully comprehend the need – or the satisfaction that came with it – to bond with my child until he was born and I held him for the very first time. But although the bonding began that day in the delivery room, it didn’t end there. The parent-baby bonding process … Read more The Five Senses Of Bonding With Your Baby

Baby Language

by: Mary Rose Most parents wish that their baby would grow up without crying. But remember that without crying your baby will not be able to communicate anything with you. Accept the fact that crying is a way of developing the baby language. Especially, in the first six months, babies cry to communicate their needs. … Read more Baby Language

Toys For Teaching Infants

by: Nathan Nunez When an infant reaches the age of three months, he begins to become playful. He starts playing with anything he sets his eyes on. Anything that fits in his hand or has something that is able to be grabbed on it. This is also the stage in a child’s life when he … Read more Toys For Teaching Infants

Top Three Mistakes Parents Make when Dealing with Separation Anxiety

by: Elena Neitlich Saying goodbye is one of the most difficult tasks that people learn in life. Learning to handle separation is an emotionally difficult task that begins in infancy. Too often, parents and caregivers mishandle the child’s transition between them, and the child is left feeling scared and abandoned. “Maybe mommy isn’t ever coming … Read more Top Three Mistakes Parents Make when Dealing with Separation Anxiety

How To: Breast Pump Instructions

by: Michael Gunn So the predicament is, you have decided to breast feed and now you have went out and purchased a breast pump. You now are looking at the breast pump instructions and thinking, now what? Sometimes breast pump instructions can be confusing and somewhat misleading. The breast pump instructions often assume you know … Read more How To: Breast Pump Instructions

Prepare your Toddler For The New Baby

by: Kim Proulx When our son was born, my daughter saw her new brother in my arms and watched as her dad glanced with love at his new son and she said, “ We should keep our family small.” That’s when we realized we should have done more to prepare our toddler for her baby … Read more Prepare your Toddler For The New Baby

Six Steps for Swaddling Your Baby

by: Andre’ Savoie If you are swaddling your baby for the first time you might find that using a regular baby blanket instead of a swaddle blanket can make the process quite a struggle. The experienced hands of caregivers in newborn nurseries or mothers who have swaddled their babies many times make it look easier … Read more Six Steps for Swaddling Your Baby

Baby Proofing for Newborns

The hospital bag is packed and waiting next to the door. The nursery is ready, diapers and powders on call near the changing table and tiny outfits neatly folded in the dresser. Baby will be here any day. Yet, it takes more than onesies and bottles to prepare for a newborn. Here are five things … Read more Baby Proofing for Newborns

Saying Goodbye to the Pacifier

by: Kim Proulx Being a parent is hard work, but it’s the most rewarding job there is. The baby years can be a challenge, but the joy the little one brings is worth it. Unfortunately, newborns don’t come with a parenting guide so you just have to give it your best shot. One of the … Read more Saying Goodbye to the Pacifier

A Journey Through Infant Development: One Year!

by: Michelle VanderHeide, BSW It seems like only yesterday that I started this series on infant development, and now my baby boy has turned a year old. It’s fun to look back and reflect on how much has changed from one year ago. No year is like the first in the amount of growth and … Read more A Journey Through Infant Development: One Year!

Ten Tips For Happy Breastfeeding

by: Julie cottle My name is Julie Cottle from NaturalTransition.com and these are my Top 10 tips for happy breastfeeding technique. There are many more suggestions available at my site. – Make sure you are comfortable. Whether you choose to feed lying down or sitting up make sure you are comfortable and will be able … Read more Ten Tips For Happy Breastfeeding

Is Life Too Fast For Your Baby?

By: Dylan Emrys, MA Let’s face it, no matter how hard we attempt to slow down our lives, they are fast paced. Meetings, deadlines, schedules…and if you stay at home with your child, you may feel pressured to “get it all done” during the day – and that includes going to the park, driving the … Read more Is Life Too Fast For Your Baby?