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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15 Proven Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Child’s Bedroom

If your child has allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever or nasal allergies), you were probably told to keep your homes free from allergy triggers. I think you will agree with me when I say that this process of making your home allergy-proof can be very hard. You are not alone! I explain this information …

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Teenagers’ Use of Social Media and the Internet: Benefits, Risks, and Advice

Kids and teens use the internet and social media so much nowadays, that parents often wonder if they would survive a week without it. Luckily, as these activities become more common, we have been learning more about their benefits and risks. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of internet use, the …

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Everything Parents Need to Know About Learning Disabilities

Childhood is a prime stage of life that is full of learning. Kids learn about many subjects during this stage, and some subjects may come easier than others. Also, kids learn at different rates when compared to other kids. But what if your child is consistently falling behind their peers when it comes to learning …

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11 Easy Tips to Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Sudden Infant Dead Syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death, or cot death – is probably one of the most terrifying ideas to any parents or parent-to-be. For this reason, it is a highly researched subject so we now know things that we can do to help reduce the risk of SIDS. I put together …

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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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4 Tips to Make Baby Bath Time Safer and Easier

Raise your hand if you have been bathing a baby and thought “HEY, this is HARD!”. After all, you have a wet, slippery tiny human being in your hands. Here are some tips to make bath time easier and safer. 1. Very young babies are bathed differently (AKA how to bathe a newborn) For the …

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The BPA-Free Craze: A parent’s guide to plastic safety [with infographic]

By now you have probably heard or read something along the lines of “BPA-free”. Do you know what BPA is and why some people are avoiding it? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a type of bisphenol; a chemical that is used in the making of food containers. BPA can be found in polycarbonate plastic containers. It …

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Warning: There are no safe fireworks for home use

Have you ever heard someone refer to those home-use fireworks as “safe and sane” and “legal’ as a way to defend and justify their use? Here’s the truth. Are they legal? There is a class of fireworks marketed to consumers for home use that are legal under United States Federal regulations (with additional local regulations …

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Feeding preemies with donor breastmilk

Feeding premature babies with donor breast milk

It is unanimous: breast milk is the best nutrition one can give a baby. In the case of premature babies, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that these little ones be fed the milk from their own mother. Also, that if the baby weighs less than 1.5 kilograms (about 3 lb 13 oz), the breast …

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