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Book You're Reading
really don't like pumping my kids up with some drug to make
them feel better. Laugh all you want, especially if you knew
me in college, but it's true. If my kids get sick, I refuse
to pick up a bottle of ibuprofen or cough syrup or baby-anything
drug. Now before you pick up the phone and call CPS, hear
Doctors Fire Their Patients
fired!” While this phrase may have become popular in some
TV-show circles, it’s probably the last thing that a parent
expects to hear during a routine visit to her child’s pediatrician.
For Nipuna Dasi, a Seattle, Washington, mother of three, not only
did her son’s pediatrician fire her, but Dasi also left the
appointment with the concern that CPS might be following up.
Uses for Prefolds — Besides Diapering!
diapers have been popular since before most of us were born, and
they've had a resurgence in the last few years. But prefolds are
great for all sorts of household uses.
The pharmacy shelves are stocked with cough
syrups full of chemicals, alcohol and dyes. Are there natural
cough remedies to try?
think that my 9-month old granddaughter needs more solid
foods, and my daughter insists that babies
cannot digest food this early. Will more solids help my granddaughter
sleep through the night?
Ways to Bond With Your Baby
indicates that babies who develop fulfilling relationships with
their parents tend to grow into secure, well-adjusted adults and
even perform better at school. Bonding is a natural process but
there are many ways to help out, especially if you provide focused,
responsive care in a nurturing environment.
Your Own Frozen Baby Food
our twin boys getting ready to start solid food, I have been reading
about making and freezing my own baby food. It is very easy! You
can make up large quantities of baby meals and freeze them for
Your Own Baby Food
your own homemade baby food will ensure that what your child is
eating is fresh, nutritious and free of additives. By making your
own baby food, you'll be saving money. Also, you will have total
control over what is put into your baby's food. You can therefore
take the extra steps to ensure that only high quality foods are
selected and used. You will be able to feed your baby according
to his or her needs because you will know what foods are best
suited for your baby from experience.
for Diapers & Accessories?
covers, wet bags, PUL tote bags, inserts, novelty items,,
wipes & more!
At the Balter
Through Your Baby’s Colic
Quite simply an absolute
nightmare for parents and babies alike, colic is likely to be
the first major test of your parenting skills. It is dreadful
for all concerned, but these tips should help you cope with this
difficult time. You must at all times remember that your baby
is not crying to annoy you or to punish you for something you
have not done. It is not your fault that she is suffering in this
way, nor is it hers. All you can do is to help relieve her pain.
Massage From A-Z
Baby massage has
been practiced since ancient times. It can be as simple as a gentle
rub with lotion after a bath or a more practiced infant massage.
The benefits are many for both baby and parent. You can, and should,
massage a child of any age from newborn to adulthood. Children
learn much about the power of gentle touch. There's something
very special about spending a little time giving your teenager
a backrub or foot massage. It maintains a beautiful parent-child
connection throughout a lifetime.
an Infant: Are You Kidding?
The thought of disciplining a child in the first
year of life seems wrong or even ridiculous. Yet every time an
infant reaches up to tug his mother's hair and she gently removes
his grasp, or when he pulls an unsafe object to his mouth and
she intervenes, that's setting limits, that's redirecting, that's
guidance — and yes, that's discipline. Effective discipline
is not punishment. It's teaching. Discipline really starts from
Tips for Finding a Medical Professional For Your Child
Well before treatment is needed, help your child
to prepare emotionally for medical procedures. Play "dentist,”
"doctor" or "hospital,” read relevant books
about children having medical treatment. To help your child become
familiar with medical instruments before treatment is needed,
find real instruments (such as a rubber pick and plastic dental
mirror) or create "play" ones (such as using a piece
of fabric as a blood pressure wrap). Medical treatment can be
frightening to a child, especially if there are too many new and
strange things to learn about all at once.
Infections and Homeopathy
When my first boy had an
ear infection when he was a baby, I was able to figure it out
by paying close attention to him. No, he didn't really tug on
his ear; he more or less flapped it with his hand, a lot like
a hound dog scratching his ear. But Joey developed a sudden breast
preference and was using the definitive "pain" cry at
for Kids and Parents
“Baby yoga! Baby yoga!”
This is my daughter’s chant any time she reaches over to
place her hands in front of her toes, in essence doing the toddler
version of downward facing dog. I fantasized about doing yoga
with my children before becoming pregnant, but I never pictured
it like this.
And the closer to 6 months the better, especially
if you are breastfeeding. Your baby's body in its first few months
was designed to digest breast milk or something similar to it.
And calorie for calorie, no solid food has the nutritional quality
of breast milk or formula for your young baby.
and Kids: When Baby Makes Four
A curious and affectionate
pet can unintentionally harm a baby. A child may be accidentally
scratched or even dropped when a friendly dog jumps up on
you to investigate. When the baby learns to crawl and then
to walk, it enters a new phase, and your pet's view of the
child may change.
Circumcise or Not to Circumcise
For some parents, circumcision has a deep religious significance; the procedure
is central to establishing a newborn boy's identity. But for many other parents,
the circumcision decision has become increasingly difficult. Traditionally, many
parents turn to the medical profession for advice, but the American Academy of
Pediatrics has made it clear that there is no right or wrong decision on the
to Build Sibling Attachment
The second time around,
a parent knows how to care for an infant and how quickly the dependent
infant becomes a struggling-for-independence child.
For many parents pregnant with the second, the fear is about the
first child. How will
she handle the new baby? How am I going to give my first the
attention she is used to?
You Need to Know About Feeding A Preemie
I highly recommend
that all pregnant mothers become informed about premature infant
care. There’s no time to become informed if a premature
birth happens to you, and your choices will have huge consequences
on the survival and long-term health of your baby. If you’re
not informed, medicalization can win out and your baby may lose
out – so please do take time to think about the possibilities
of preemie care today.
B: Your Baby’s First Vaccination?
it comes to vaccinations, more parents are thinking twice before
giving their doctor permission to inject their babies. The hepatitis
B vaccine is no exception.
for Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord
The most common method for cleaning the umbilical cord stump is
using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, gauze pad or cotton swab.
A newer recommendation is to clean with clear water, which may
work as well or even better.
ABCs of Treating Your Kid’s Excema
a common, recurring skin condition characterized by a dry, flaky,
itchy rash, which can affect different parts of the body. Its
appearance may vary depending on its severity and topical location.
Another commonly used term for this condition is atopic dermatitis.
is Attachment Parenting?
Parenting: Is It For You?
is Attachment Parenting?
Science of Attachment
The Chemistry of Attachment
Long Term Attachment Parenting
What exactly is “attachment parenting”
as it applies to all ages?
Articles and Sibling Rivalry
Tips to Build Sibling Attachment
Siblings at the
How do we know if we’re ready to have another
How to Help Your Marriage Survive a New Baby
Pitching In: Simple
Ways to Get Your Family Involved
Your Parenting Comes Under Fire
Both Parents Work? Should One Stay at Home?
Playdates for Parents
it ok to spoil your kids?
on Getting Kids To Sleep
My 6-month-old baby
wakes up almost every hour to breastfeed.
My baby won't nap! She fights sleep but gets fussier and fussier
as the day progresses.
Using White Noise While Babies Sleep
Write a Family Bestseller: “My Sleep Book”
Why Isn't She Sleeping at Night?
and the Family Bed
for Successful Family Beds
expecting our first baby soon and thinking about using a family
a Family Bed - Co Sleeping
Checklist For Safe Cosleeping
Top 10 Uses For a Crib (other than sleeping!)
Co-sleeping and the Media
- Using Slings
Back to Basics with Babywearing
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Slings
View our February 2004 sling review series
10 Reasons to Tell
Your Kids Stories
Help Your Hubby Support Breastfeeding
For Overwhelmed Fathers
- Save Memories of Your Children
Tell Your Stories
Top 10 Common Sense Rules
How to Help Your Marriage Survive
a New Baby
When It’s More Than the “Baby
I Yelled at My Kids
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
Attachment Parenting Articles
Create a Peaceful
Long Term Attachment Parenting
Can There Be Too Much? - Attachment Parenting
Parenting Style Differences
Caring vs. Caring Too Much
Learning All Day Long
Falling off the AP Wagon