Author: Hindi Zeidman

The Many Benefits of Breast Milk, Beyond Feeding Your Baby

Babies who are breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea, and respiratory illnesses. Mom can also receive many benefits, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and ovarian and breast cancers Breastfeeding Awareness Month—every August—is designed to bring attention to and understanding of this most valuable feeding technique. In the aim of providing interesting facts about breast milk, below are some surprising ways that breast milk can be utilized, beyond feeding a baby. Interesting and Effective Uses for Breast Milk—Aside From Lunch! From the minute your baby is born, you’re deluged with things you never...

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Helping Your Toddler Bond with Baby

If your family is growing, you’re probably wondering how your family dynamic will change with the addition of a little one. As a mother, you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect . . . but your toddler or older child may not. Depending on their age, your older child will have a different comprehension of what it means to welcome a new baby into the family. While each family is different, we have some tips for how to help your toddler bond with your new baby. 1.     Talk about the baby. Your toddler...

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Top Ten Baby Items You’ll Be Thankful You Have

Top Ten Baby Items You’ll Be Thankful You Have As an expectant first-time mom, it can be overwhelming (to say the least) to see all of the baby products that are on the market. There will be so many that you buy and never use, or find that they don’t particularly work for your little one or even that he has no interest in them. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our top essential items (in no particular order) and how they will make your life easier.     First aid kit – You’ll hear this one from...

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The Building Blocks of Healthy Sleep Habits

  The first three months of life are often referred to as the fourth trimester when your little one is still adjusting to life outside of the womb. During this adjustment, baby is depending on your to lead in building healthy habits – including healthy sleep habits. At first you may be overwhelmed with your little one’s irregular sleep patterns. While it will be a gradual shift to sleeping more consistently at night, it will happen. So, how can you help support your little one through this transition during the first few months of life? Educate yourself on newborn...

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What You Need to Know When Choosing A Swaddle For Your Baby

Not every swaddle is made equal! Plenty of evidence shows that swaddling, when used correctly, can be a tremendous way to promote safe sleeping. The Safe Sleep Guidelines from the American Association of Pediatrics are clear: swaddling helps to keep babies on their back, which is the ideal sleep position to assist in preventing SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since the guidelines also recommend that there be no blankets, pillows or bumper pads in the crib, your baby needs to be swaddled in a correct and optimal manner. Properly done, the swaddle will stay in place, keeping baby safe...

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