Newborns and Infants

starting solid foods

11 Common Questions When Starting Solid Baby Foods

If you are planning to start solid foods for your baby, you have probably already received a fair share of advice from well-meaning friends and family. These (often unsolicited!) tips might even contradict each other! Who should you listen to? Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for starting solid foods for infants. 1. …

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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

Find time to sleep as a new parent One of the most challenging aspects of newborn parents is finding time to rest. Newborns do sleep for the majority of the day, around 16 hours per day. One would think that parents should get a lot of things done including rest during all that time. But …

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Baby Nursery Safety Checklist

Baby Nursery Safety Checklist

If you have a baby on the way, it is not too early to start thinking about baby proofing your home. The topic of childproofing a house can be very extensive and after a bit of research, you may feel like everything is a hazard! It’s very stressful, to say the least. You are not …

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How to choose an infant crib

How to Choose the Best Infant Crib

Choosing a crib can seem like an easy task until you are actually shopping for one. Then you learn that there are so many technical aspects to this seemingly simple object. When shopping around for a crib you will see that they boast about X or Y super cool feature. But does your baby really …

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when can babies drink water

When can babies start to drink water?

Did you know that introducing water to babies too early can be harmful and even lead to death? Many parents wonder when is the right time to start offering water to a baby. The information you may hear from family and friends might be conflicting. When it comes to babies, every month that passes makes the …

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How to volunteer to hold and cuddle nicu babies

How to Volunteer to Cuddle Babies

By this time, you may have heard something about the NICU baby cuddler program. Are you curious about what it is? Or maybe you never heard of it. Do people really get to hang around all day cuddling a baby? Why? How can you become a baby cuddler? What is it all about? In this …

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How to Brush Baby’s and Children’s Teeth

I often meet parents who are surprised to learn that babies also need to take care of their oral health. I am going to tell you how and when to clean a small child’s mouth. Did you you know that you should start to take care of baby’s oral health even before they have teeth? …

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