7 Things All New Moms Should Have On Hand

  You made your baby registry, you’ve had your baby shower and you have set up the nursery. You have everything that you need for your baby’s arrival – Or do you? You’ve got the car seat (and it’s properly installed in the car;) you have the bassinette and the crib; you have the diapers and wipes and you even have the diaper pail that magically absorbs the odor from those dirty diapers. Your house and your car have officially {Read More}

A Hidden Danger in Scented Candles

Aromatherapy can prove beneficial for many reasons; however, you may want to reconsider your scented candles around your newborn. A hidden danger in scented candles could put your child’s health at risk. We’re not talking about the obvious fire hazard around young children. A research study was conducted which showed evidence that scented candles can be toxic and carcinogenic if left burning for prolonged periods. The Risks You Should Know Researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency found that some scented {Read More}

Moby Baby Wrap Carrier Review

I am a huge advocate for babywearing, and so are medical professionals. According to Dr Sears, a highly respected American pediatrician who has authored more than 30 books on parenting and has extensively studied the benefits of babywearing, it helps to develop a stronger bond between parent and child, helps to soothe babies and aides in their cognitive and physical development, and it makes parents feel more confident – and those are just some of the benefits that babywearing provides. {Read More}

How to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay-at-Home Mom

It used to be the norm that moms stayed at home with their children while dads went off to work. Times, they sure have changed. Today, many moms have no choice but to work in order to keep up with the ever-increasing cost of living; however, with that said, there are still plenty of mothers who do have the opportunity to stay home with their children. While yes, it certainly is a blessing to be able to stay home with {Read More}

Recognize the Signs of Whooping Cough

For a newborn, something as minor as the common cold can turn into serious health complications. Whooping cough is an infection adults can contract and spread to children easily. It starts off as a cold but can be very dangerous to infants. You could have whooping cough (also referred to as Pertussis) and may not even realize it until symptoms worsen, which is why it’s important to be able to recognize the signs of whooping cough. What is Whooping Cough? {Read More}

How Yoga Benefits You and Your Child

Yoga is an exercise technique that has been widely adapted for its many wonderful benefits. This form of exercise helps you unwind and destress, improves balance and stamina, and boosts the circulatory system but adults aren’t the only ones that can benefit from this practice. Practicing yoga is very advantageous for people of all ages, even in-utero. Learn how yoga benefits you and your child for a healthier, less stressed lifestyle. Practicing Yoga from the Start Exercise during pregnancy can {Read More}

Valuable Toddler Songs for Development

You know those catchy nursery rhymes that your parents played for you or you heard in preschool? While these tunes are often very engaging for children, they also play a key role in your child’s development. There’s much more to those melodies than just singing and dancing. Some excellent toddler songs for development your preschooler will love also have skill building value they can benefit from later on in life.   Music can have a great impact on a developing {Read More}

Not So Nutritious Foods For Kids

It’s perfectly common for kids to go through a picky stage at the dinner table. As parents we typically stress over eating enough and getting a good balance of nutritious foods for kids, but some seemingly healthy foods your kids might like could be misleading. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, poor snack choices increase a child’s caloric intake and can lead to childhood obesity. Here’s a list of the 5 most popular foods that aren’t as healthy as {Read More}

Top Mold Free BathToys

Rub a dub, splashing in the tub. Bath toys can make tub time lots of fun for you and your baby. This is an important time for your baby to bond and learn. You may not realize it, but even as your baby is splashing they’re learning about the world around them. While you’re busy getting them all squeaky clean, keep them engaged with cool and exciting bath toys! As a mother of 3, one thing I’ve learned is that {Read More}

Is Mold Hiding in Your Baby’s Toys?

First there was a scare about hidden mold in nasal aspirators that are commonly used to help clear a baby’s stuffy nasal passages. Now many parents are concerned about finding mold in baby toys! One particular toy in question that is causing a stir is the classic Sophie the Giraffe toy by Vulli. It’s a classic toy that dates back to 1961 that hasn’t lost its appeal through the years because of the natural composition that has remained the same. {Read More}