After reading “20 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Children,” on ModernMom earlier this week, I was inspired to share some wisdom of my own.
Choosing a baby name is an important task. The name you choose today will be used by your child for the remainder of his days. Most parents choose the baby’s name before the baby is born. Whether you have an interest in all things old-fashioned or you just want to show your family tree’s roots, a name from the 1700s could be a perfect fit for your child. Many of the names popular in the 1700s are still popular today.
A seizure in an individual of any size can be a scary sight to behold, but an episode of this type in a tiny infant can be truly terrifying. Infant seizures can be the result of an assortment of factors, ranging from serious to mild. If you witness a seizure in your baby, consider the potential causes as well as what you should do post seizure to reduce the likelihood of seizure recurrence.
I am quite sure the bartenders at the Cellar Bar had no idea what I was handing them. Maybe they thought it was a new type of mixer. But whatever they thought (they didn’t ask), I am positive it was the first, and probably last, Medela pumping bottle of breast milk that they ever put […]
The following article was written by Missy Hornick and in partnership with Store Brand Formula. Becoming a mom, whether it’s for the first time or not, and so many things race through our minds. We want nothing more than to give birth to healthy babies who will grow up to be amazing little people who […]
If those sweet little outfits that were once clean and new are now getting stained–whether you use a bib or not–there are ways to get them out. Whenever possible, try to address the stain quickly. The longer it sets in, the harder it is to remove.
Diabetes can affect individuals of any age, including infants and children. Knowing that your baby has diabetes can be really frightening. But by learning how to perform glucose testing and give insulin, you can help your child to grow up healthy. The first thing you need to do, though, is to keep your own stress level down. Your baby can sense if you feel anxious, so it is up to you to be as brave as your little one.
You’ve heard the term, “sleeping like a baby,” so you know that babies must sleep a lot. It’s not unusual to wonder, however, whether your baby is sleeping too much. Newborns need plenty of sleep and spend about 14 to 18 hours a day during the first week asleep. The next few weeks, newborns sleep about 12 to 16 hours a day.
Dealing with baby rashes may be one of the least fun parts of being a mom. That red, sore-looking bottom can seem like an indictment of bad parenting. It’s easy to believe that your baby wouldn’t have diaper rash if you’d remembered to change his diaper more often or used the right cream or ointment or powder to protect his delicate skin from irritation. Cornstarch is an old home remedy to help keep skin dry and reduce friction that can cause heat rashes and diaper rashes. It may, however, cause as many problems as it heals.
Few things are cuter than a rosy-cheeked toddler, but in some cases, those bright red cheeks may be the sign of a more serious underlying condition. Though it’s fairly rare, some toddlers can develop rosacea, a skin disorder more common in older people. Knowing how to recognize and treat this condition can help ensure that your child’s skin problem doesn’t become a major issue.