Let’s begin with the definition: A baby nurse isn’t technically a nurse. Instead, a baby nurse specializes in caring for—you guessed it—infants. In fact, the International Nanny Association uses the term newborn care specialist to further clarify the individual’s role. So a baby nurse may or may not have nursing training or credentials, but the […]
Speech and language pathologists often emphasize music in therapy as a natural way to increase listening skills with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. This article explores why, and provides parents with a few activities they can try at home.
So you just found out that you are going to be a parent or a grandparent. Congratulations! Now starts the fun of readying the nursery for the new arrival. It’s hard to choose from the dizzying array of products you find, as you weigh price, functionality, space considerations, and need. But what about health? Is that even something you need to factor in as you make your decisions? Learn how to select safe, non-toxic products for your nursery and baby and which products to prioritize.
Protecting your baby gets tougher when he or she gets the ability to crawl and/or walk. Suddenly the most normal parts of your home present new dangers – especially in the bathroom. That’s because, to a crawling baby or growing toddler, the bathroom is a curious space worth exploring. Your child wants to open doors, […]
If you’ve been contemplating getting your first family dog, it’s a wonderful step to take to expand the family. But how do you know if it’s the right time? How do you choose the right pup to adopt? And how do you make sure pooch and kids coexist happily? Here’s what you need to know before, during, and after adopting a new family pet.
Sponsored Content While the pandemic has put adult immunity in the spotlight, the issue for babies is an evergreen one. Because the antibodies that a mother initially transfers to her baby don’t last more than a couple of months, an infant’s immune system is still developing. With so many new germs and frightening unknowns, more parents are looking for ways to help build up their baby’s immune system. Get […]
Many parents—perhaps of a different generation or political persuasion—may scoff or even disagree with my decision to encourage my sons to play with dolls and for my daughters to play with traditionally masculine toys. But there are many reasons why playing with dolls can be beneficial for kids of all genders, ages and gender identities.
It just takes a split second for them to fall, to drown, to touch a hot stove or open flame, or to consume something poisonous. How many adults do you know that have a scar, physical handicap, or emotional trauma that resulted from an accident they had in the home when they were a child? […]