Has your newborn been extra fussy or inconsolable? If you've eliminated the obvious reasons for newborn fussiness (hunger, in need of fresh diaper, etc.), she may be having trouble passing gas. Other signs of gas are squirming and pulling in her legs, farting and/or burping, and her stomach may be hard to the touch. If you have already deciphered your baby's various cries, you may also hear a distinction in her crying that signifies discomfort.
Parents have been swaddling their babies for centuries. Wrapping your baby snugly in a blanket can make the baby feel soothed, as if he were back in the womb. Besides, there's just something appealing about a swaddled baby. They look so warm and secure. Swaddling has become increasingly popular over the past decade. But let's take a look at the pros and cons of this age-old practice.
You've gotten the news from the Doctor, had your sonogram and worked on processing the news yourself and with your family and loved ones. Now, how do you tell your boss you are pregnant?
"Johnny is in the 85th percentile in height and weight." Your pediatrician delivers the news in such a matter-of-fact tone. It must be significant. You tuck the information away to bring up at the next group playdate.
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The flu always spells trouble during the colder months of the year. This year, the flu has been notoriously vicious, with high numbers of hospitalizations, as reported in a recent New York Times article. As an expectant mother, how do you navigate flu season without holing up for the duration?
Prevention is the best medicine.
Changes brought on by pregnancy are a lot to comprehend. What was once a normal routine is now changed for the safety of your baby, and that means your exercise routine, too! What exercises can I continue to do while I'm pregnant? What exercises should I avoid? We've got our top and most important do's and don't's for working out while pregnant!
Parents-to-be are often overwhelmed by the many decisions to be made surrounding the delivery and birth of a new baby. Giving birth to a baby boy is a bit more complicated because whether to circumcise or not is yet another decision that has to be made. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents appear to be pretty split on the topic, although the circumcision rate in the United States has always been at least a little over 50% in favor of circumcision for the past 15 years. There are pros and cons to circumcising your newborn, even when religious factors are not part of the consideration, so read through the pros and cons below if you're still on the fence about what to do.
Counting down is big this time of year. We countdown for Christmas... Those countdowns grow more and more exciting over the next few years, oh, by the way! ...and, then, we count as the end of the old year ticks into the new. And, we must not forget the countdown of countdowns! When is your due date? 😉
You may have heard that listening to Mozart and Bach while pregnant can help your baby become smarter. While there is no scientific evidence to prove this, there are still plenty of reasons why listening to music while pregnant is a great idea. Here are a few reasons for you to consider.