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}

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}

Baby and Child CPR: What Every Parent Should Know

Long before I began having children I learned the important steps in performing CPR through a class in high school. It’s a very valuable lesson to learn in the event of a cardiac or breathing emergency. As a parent and my past experience in the medical field I’ve learned how quickly these emergencies can happen, which is why baby and child CPR is something that every parent should know. Babies are notorious for being curious and putting things in their {Read More}

The Reality of Miscarriage and Infant Loss

There are a lot of really helpful articles you’ll find on this site regarding the health and development of your baby, recommended products to buy, and family-related topics. However, there is one topic that isn’t as widely talked about that many face in silence. The reality of miscarriage affects one in four women. One in four! Think about that for a second. It wasn’t until experiencing a miscarriage my first time (I’ve had 3) that I learned my mother had {Read More}

Know What to Look for in a Life Jacket

With summer comes vacations and a lot of water activities. While this can be great fun, it can also spell danger. There is always a hazard with little ones when it comes to water, so safety is of utmost importance during the summer time. It’s important to know what to look for in a life jacket to keep your child safe while still having fun. When Should Your Child Wear a Life Jacket? You can never be too safe around {Read More}

The Dangers of the ‘W’ Sit

If you are a parent then you may have heard of the W sit. It is a common sitting posture among toddlers and young children. If you’re unfamiliar with this posture, W Sitting is when kids sit on their bottom with the knees bent and the legs are spread out from the body on both sides. If you were to look at the child from above you will notice the legs are forming letter W, hence the term. Why Do {Read More}

The benefits of Infant Reflexology

It’s heart-wrenching hearing your new baby cry in discomfort and not understanding what exactly is bothering them. Infant reflexology offers a natural method to soothe common maladies that babies may suffer from without potential side effects. The practice of reflexology is an ancient form of massage that involves stimulating nerve endings of the feet. It is quite an effective way of treating various organs and parts of the body and very practical for infants. It is also an ideal technique {Read More}

Baby’s First Eye Exam

At birth, your baby will not have all of their visual development. It is acquired over a period of time as they grow and learn from seeing the world around them. Good vision is vital to your baby’s development. They learn through seeing and doing. A baby’s first eye exam is the best way to detect any vision problems that may need correcting. When to Have Baby’s Eyes Checked Poor vision could be a major concern that might hinder your {Read More}

The Power in a Cuddle

It seems more and more these days I’m hearing about adoption and foster care. There has been a significant influx as of lately in billboards and commercials advertising the need for adoptive parents. As it turns out, it’s not just coincidence that I’ve happened to notice these things. The number of children in foster care programs and adoption centers is on the rise and so is the need for adoption. But what you may not be aware is the need {Read More}