Breastfeeding Tips For New Moms

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Everyone knows the benefits of breastfeeding. Breast milk naturally contaings the right balance of nutrients your newborn needs, is easier to digest, and provides antibodies to boost your little one’s immune system. Yet breastfeeding is not without it’s challenges. New moms can use these great tips to get started off on the right foot. Immediately Get Help As many books on breastfeeding as you may have read, doing it for real is totally different. Immediately ask for help the first time you breastfeed, when a maternity nurse or hospital lactation consultant can assist you. Baby Should Set The Pace Babies … Read More

5 Helpful Tips From a Mother’s Day Out Teacher

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Quickly approaching is registration for Mother’s Day Out (or Parents Day Outs), and as such, I’d like to offer you a few helpful tips. If this is your first go-around with Mother’s Day Out, you may be nervous, frightened, or even just plain confused. Take a look at these simple tips to help clear your mind a bit. Tip #1- Forget The Toddler Backpacks As cute as they are, toddler backpacks simply aren’t practical. Instead, opt for a full sized backpack to help you pack everything you need. This includes a lunchbox, diapers, clothes, water bottle, blankets, stuffed animals… etc, … Read More

7 Top Tips for Handling Stress as a Working Mom

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We’re all just winging it- life, motherhood, eyeliner, everything… -Unknown Being a mom is arguably one of the most rewarding jobs that there is, but unfortunately, there is always more work to be done than simply enjoying motherhood and figuring out how to manage all that it requires. On top of raising your baby, there is also housework to be done and possibly even holding down a nine to five job. Regardless of what you do, anything on top of being a mom is hard work. Stress is sure to build up, but take heart. This article explores seven top … Read More

One of Those Days: A Full-Time Mom’s Guide to Managing Stress

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As a full time occupation, parenting can be a demanding job. You can’t postpone it because you feel like doing something else, you don’t get any days off, and you can expect it to keep you busy for the next two decades or so. Here we present some tips and tricks to avert the tension and keep up your mental well-being: Find Something to Occupy Your Free Time Joy is where you find it, so pick something that will fill the times you aren’t busy. Learning a new language, playing chess against the computer or drawing can all stimulate your … Read More

Teaching Your Child To Swim Without Paying For Lessons

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We all want our children to know how to swim. It is an important life skill that can help them avoid life-threatening accidents, not to mention it is a fun way to be sociable and healthy. Teaching kids to swim safely is not always easy and most of the time the lessons aren’t free. With all the costs of parenthood surmounting as your children grow, paying for swimming lessons can be very taxing. Save yourself some money while giving your kids an advantage in life by personally teaching them how to swim. Lessons cost money because the teachers and facilities … Read More

How to Soothe a Crying Baby

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For a baby, life can be an excitingly frightening place. Babies tend to cry for several reasons and as parents, it is our job to make babies feel as safe and comfortable as possible. Nothing sounds quite like the cries of our little ones, so soothing them becomes one of our main concerns. Having a little help in that area never hurt anybody, and everybody needs some advice from time to time. In fact, soothing a crying baby can be so difficult at times that some parents simply walk out of the room for a moment to gather their wits. … Read More

Tips For Potty Training Your Toddler

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Your toddler will not be easily convinced to use the grownup potty, but such is the case for many kids who are introduced to new and intimidating concepts such as potty training. Saving money on diapers and saving time on changing them is a milestone that most parents dream about, but getting kids to accept their new “duty” is not always an easy task. Hundreds of books have been written about potty training, both for kids and parents. Some techniques work and some do not, mostly because every situation is unique. Among all the advice, these are best tips for … Read More

Easy Morning Sickness Remedies

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Morning sickness is something that most women suffer through during pregnancy – at least for a trimester or so. Even though it’s very common there are some remedies that can diminish or completely remove your morning sickness. When you are pregnant and feel so sick it’s important to try to take care of yourself the best you can! Read on to see what natural remedies to try before immediately jumping to medical intervention. Of course, if you are so sick that you can’t keep any food or water down it’s important to call the doctor right away or go straight … Read More

6 Best Free Pregnancy Apps For iOS And Android

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One of the best ways to connect with your baby in the womb is by understanding her development. Your growing baby develops so quickly, and you definitely don’t want to miss any of the miraculous milestones happening each day of your pregnancy. Modern mothers can now track their babies’ development directly from their smartphones. Here are six of our favorite free pregnancy apps: 1. My Pregnancy & Baby Today   Platform: iOS and Android, free If you actively interact in the BabyCenter community, you will enjoy the way that this app, created by BabyCenter, links directly into their community. You … Read More

3 Easy Steps To Teaching Your Child To Ride A Bicycle

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We love biking! Do you? Riding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise and stay fit, and children who learn young often enjoy the skill for the rest of their lives. Many adults continue to ride well into adulthood, with the oldest known senior still cycling at 104 years old. Staying active has extensive, well documented health effects for adults, and learning to enjoy staying fit begins in early childhood. In addition, bicycles are a great form of independent transportation for many older children. Start teaching your child how to ride a bicycle early Children’s brains are most … Read More