About 20 years ago I was thrilled to have Random House publish my parent guide, The Happiest Baby on the Block. In it, I shared my belief that one of the most important things for new parents to understand was a pretty unknown idea called the fourth trimester. Today, that obscure name has so thoroughly penetrated the minds of parents and doctors that the celebrated Merriam-Webster dictionary has included it in their newest edition …and I could not be prouder.
When thinking of possible baby names, some expecting parents look at family history, celebrities or seasons. Others get baby name inspiration from…flowers.
In this article, Dr. Harvey Karp explores baby constipation, and to do about it. Your baby may be constipated if they have hard or pellet-like poops and grunt/cry when it’s time to poop. Typically, babies poop two to three times per day, or even four to five times per day for some infants. If your baby has not pooped in two to three days, then it’s a good idea to call the doctor. Dr. Karp also provides tips to try at home.
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 […]
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Editor’s Note: Mommybites talked with pediatrician and mom Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson about her reaction to the recent report on baby food and how to best feed babies to keep them healthy. Mommybites: A congressional report this month shared that four leading baby food companies were aware that their products included dangerous levels of toxic […]
There is so much to think about (and do!) when it comes to bringing a baby home for the first time. When you’re recovering from birth, caring for your baby and living off little sleep, you’ll be happy you prepared.