How to Protect Your Baby from SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a much-dreaded syndrome in which a baby between one month and one year of age suddenly dies for no reason, generally in his sleep. Although it may seem hard to believe that SIDS is a real threat, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)show that SIDS […]

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10 Mistakes New Parents Make in the First Year

As a new parent, you’ll encounter surprises every single day. And along the way, you’ll make your share of mistakes in handling them. But knowing these ten mistakes new parents make in the first year can help you avoid them. Listening to other people As a new mother, it’s tempting to listen to anyone and […]

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How to Help Kids Stop Wetting the Bed

Bedwetting is a common problem for kids. Contrary to popular belief, kids do not wet the bed due to laziness or spite and shaming your child will only make the problem worse. Children tend to be just as, if not more so, frustrated with this condition and they feel embarrassed about this problem. It can […]

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Pierce a Baby’s Ears

Is it Cruel to Pierce a Baby’s Ears?

The debate continues as to whether or not parents should be able to decide to have their baby’s ear(s) pierced. In most cases, it tends to be female babies getting their ears pierced, however even Victoria and David Beckham had their son Romeo’s ears pierced when he was only 1 year old. Whether or not […]

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Are You Annoyed When Strangers Shush Your Baby?

There are many instances when a stranger, usually another mom, tries to shush someone else’s baby—and it seems that many people are offended by it. In a sense, it is almost like saying “I have the magic touch and can soothe and quiet your baby, when you cannot,” right? I would agree with that statement, […]

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Can Babies be Potty-Trained at Nine Months?

Can Babies be Potty-Trained at Nine Months?

Oh, the joys of potty training! Whether you’ve done it once or with a minivan full of kids, you know that it takes a lot of work. No two kids are alike, and no two kids will potty train the same, either. Regardless of the method you choose, you’re probably wondering when you should start. […]

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Tips for Transitioning to the Sippy Cup

5 Tips for Transitioning to the Sippy Cup

Sometime around 9-16 months, you’ll be switching your baby from bottle (or breast) to a cup. “Sippy cups” as they are commonly known, are a great option because they begin to teach toddlers to use a cup, yet they are spill proof. If you’re wondering why it’s important to transition to a cup, consider that […]

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Top 10 Baby Girl Names and Their Meanings

Top 10 Baby Girl Names and Their Meanings

Hundreds of babies are born everyday, and naming them can be a tricky task- ‘Does he look like a Max?’ ‘That’s your ex’s name, no’ ‘I like the name’s meaning, not the spelling’ ‘Should we name her after my grandmother?’ are just a few comments that might arise. To help offer some ideas for the […]

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10 Tips to Soothe a Crying Baby

If your baby is well rested, fed, and changed then his crying is a sign of some sort of discomfort. Your job as the parent is to guess what the discomfort is and fix it. There are two things to remember when soothing your baby: keep your cool, and give a method a good try […]

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5 Tips On How To Get Your Baby Started Swimming

Getting your baby used to the sensation of water and teaching the little one how to swim can be extremely exciting! The earlier he gets used to it, the more confident he will be as he learns to swim. This is a real life skill, so you must take advantage of your tot’s instinctive affinity […]

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Baby-Naming Pitfalls And How To Get Started

Embarrassing initials, overpopularity, off-putting name meanings- when it comes to naming your little one, the potential pitfalls are too many! It can be an intimidating task for several parents as they work really hard at it. There are just too many to choose from, and even if you narrow your list down, there are several […]

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When to Start Potty Training

The first thing you should know about potty training is that there is not a specific age for starting. Success depends on your child’s physical and emotional readiness. Most children are ready by the age of two but others might be two-and-a-half or even older up to the age of four before they are ready. […]

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