It's a sobering fact of modern life that most young couples with children are under a lot of time pressure. More often than not, both mother and father have to juggle their stressful jobs with finding enough time and energy for some home life and, particularly, time with their children. This can put a lot…
Preparing for a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, but it can also be daunting. Everyone from the baby store employee to your own mother has an opinion on what you should eat, wear, and buy. Our rule of thumb is to keep things simple, follow your instincts, and most importantly, do what’s best for you and your baby. We’ve put together a list to help guide you towards creating a nursery that promotes health and a low carbon-footprint. Even making one small change towards green living can have a huge impact on your child’s life.
We all know that getting ready for a baby means plugging up those outlets, placing a gate at the edge of the stairs, and picking out the safest car seat for the money. But so many expectant moms forget to make one of the most important new parent purchases there is: life insurance, the best way to baby proof your bank account.
Obtaining and keeping health insurance for your children can be a stressful task, as the cost of health care seems to rise constantly. Find the most affordable health insurance you can to keep your children covered in case of a medical emergency, or for routine check-ups. The type of coverage you desire, along with your budget, can determine which type of policies you find affordable. Every state offers low-cost coverage for children in lower income families.
One of the ways parents tend to measure the health of their babies is by weight gain. It’s hard not to compare your baby to other infants, but the best way to determine if your baby has healthy weight gain is to measure her against herself. Consistent growth along a curve (with a growth spurt here and there) means that your baby is gaining weight in a healthy manner, according to KidsHealth.