Tales from the Crib A Journey Through Baby’s 1st Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have 13 well-checks from birth to age three, then annual checkups thereafter. Some parents enjoy the reassurance that their children are progressing as expected. Other parents balk at having to attend these seemingly unnecessary visits. While there are many reasons to go to well-check ...

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When you bring a newborn home, and you're deep in that "I swear I will never sleep again" phase, finding the good can be hard. Getting to know a new baby, healing from pregnancy and birth, plus dealing with sleep deprivation and a total hormone overload, you can definitely say that newborns can seem totally overwhelming. ...

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Nothing makes a parent feel more helpless than seeing their baby in pain and not being able to help. For many parents, this happens for the first time with their baby's first cold. Newborns and young infants are still developing their immune systems, making them more susceptible to common illnesses than adults and, because of their tiny size, they ...

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There are many things about the newborn phase of parenting that are exhausting. You are just getting over throwing all your body's energy into growing a baby, laboring, then birthing a baby, and now - as you're healing - you have to care for this baby, too. If you're breastfeeding, that's another phase that can add to the fatigue and another ...

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When you bring your baby home from the hospital and you've settled in at home, you may quickly realize that, well, your baby doesn't do much. That's totally normal, and it will change faster than you realize. But in the meantime, what are you supposed to do with your baby? ...

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The holiday season should be a time to catch up with friends and family and enjoy each other's company. However, for many people, going to the family Christmas party is a dreaded chore only to be endured — not enjoyed — because people question, judge, and put down their parenting decisions. If you think you may be dealing with judgmental ...

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When I became pregnant with my first child six years ago, one of the first things I purchased was a baby book. I couldn't wait to fill each and every page of that book in hopes to never forget all the big and even small milestones of my child's life. That baby book sits on ...

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Traveling with little ones can be hard. Not only do you have to worry about bringing along all kinds of baby gear and making sure your little one stays happy and satisfied in the car or on the plane, you also have to think about where your baby will be able to sleep safely when you arrive at your destination. Whether you’re headed across the ...

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Flying with your baby can be both stressful and exciting. While you may be worried about keeping baby calm and happy, you’re also probably excited about showing your baby the clouds and about the fun you’ll have wherever your destination may be. Check out the tips below to help you and baby stay happy and relaxed on their very first flight. ...

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Full disclosure here: having four kids and breastfeeding them all has left me with some seriously damaged goods. I know that every woman and mother is different and I know they say that it's not actually breastfeeding that makes your boobs sag, but whatever it was, my girls are not in such great shape these days. I am only 30, so I can't ...

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