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Dressing Up Your Baby

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Finding the right outfit for your baby can be difficult sometimes! There are moments when you would like to dress up your little baby with a matching outfit to the one you have one, while sometimes you are simply looking for a way to match your baby to the kind of day it is outside. Dressing your baby can sometimes even more difficult than dressing yourself! This is a normal path that most parents cross when their babies are still young, and that is okay. Here are some tips that may help you determine the best outfit for your baby on any given day.Keep It SimpleIt cannot be stressed enough the fact that your baby simply looks better when their cute little face is the center of attention. When choosing…
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How to Emotionally Recover from Childbirth

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Giving birth is a herculean task that requires amazing strength from you as a mother. However, along with the effort of having a child, the recovery time afterward can be incredibly difficult, during the most crucial few days that your baby is alive. Here are some ways to emotionally recover from giving birth, and be the best version of yourself that you can be for your new baby.Enlist Help of Family and FriendsThe saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child, and that is never truer than the first few weeks after the child is born. Many women suffer from postpartum depression because they feel like they are alone, and they do not know how to take care of the baby without feeling inadequate. If you need…
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How to Survive the Holidays

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It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year! For many of us, the holidays are a magical time that we look forward to all year. The food, the family time, the atmosphere, what’s not to love about that? Unfortunately, for some, the holidays are a little bit of a nightmare. Their to-do list just keeps piling up as they have to try to do countless jobs in one month. For those who are raising kids, working, AND trying to cross everything off of their Christmas chore list, it is all just really overwhelming. When you’re spending the entire month running around like a chicken with your head cut off, how are you supposed to stop and enjoy the holiday season? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that. You don’t…
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Thanksgiving Activities to Promote Gratitude

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THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE GRATITUDEThe holiday “Thanksgiving” is a time to do just that; give thanks. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the people, things, and opportunities in your life that you’re thankful for and to encourage others to do the sameAdults are more than welcome to participate, but Thanksgiving activities that promote gratitude are super important for kids.Teaching kids gratitude will cause them to be more appreciative of the small, everyday things in their lives as they grow older. How cool is that?So, to kick off these Thanksgiving gratitude activities, we went ahead and created a list of ideas!Here is what we came up with…Create a Wall of GratitudeTo create a wall of gratitude all you need to do is get a white board and hang it…
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Protect Your Baby from Hidden Dangers in the Home – Here’s How…

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Pam Jones, RN & Patricia Porrey, CPDSeptember 4, 2019We go to enormous lengths to protect our babies from the dangers of the outside world, but sometimes the biggest danger could be in our homes and totally preventable with a few simple precautions. Safe SleepAccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)1, approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). The AAP recommends a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. Recommendations for a safe sleep environment include supine positioning (putting a baby to sleep on its back), the use of a firm sleep surface, room-sharing without bed-sharing, and the avoidance of soft bedding and overheating. Additional recommendations…
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Keep Your Child Summer Safe

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Kids have a great time during the summer. The favorable weather allows them to spend more time outside. However, outdoor activities can expose them to risks. They may also sustain injuries while enjoying indoor activities. Parents need to be extra careful during this season to avoid accidents. Since your children are on vacation during this much loved season, they will have time for fun. You have to keep your kids safe, while they enjoy themselves during the summer. The following summer safety tips will help you to protect your kids and allow them to enjoy the nice weather. Prevent falls Statistics show that the emergency units in health facilities treat more kids for injuries resulting from falls during summer. Falls can lead to concussion, a traumatic brain injury that disrupts…
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Tips and Tricks (or-Treats) for This Halloween Season

Tips and Tricks (or-Treats) for This Halloween Season

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Halloween is almost here and that means two things: your kids will want all the candy in the world, and they will want to get all this candy while dressed up as their favorite character. While Halloween is an enjoyable holiday for people of all ages, it can also be a scary one if proper precautions aren’t taken. Here are some things to keep in mind during this spooky season. 1. Make sure costumes are safe. Since it will be dark outside, costumes should be bright and reflective. They should also be short enough, so your child won’t trip or get their costume caught in any hazards like debris, jack-o-lantern flames, etc. Any body paint should be tested on a small section of skin before the big day so allergic…
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Helpful Tips to Prevent Furniture Tip-Overs

Helpful Tips to Prevent Furniture Tip-Overs

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As a parent, your number one priority is keeping your child safe. You may be thinking, “Furniture tip-overs? This doesn’t apply to me. My child will not climb.” According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the sad truth is that “children under the age of 6 accounted for 82% of all reported tip-over deaths involving clothing storage units between 2000 and 2016.” Industry Safety Regulations The tip-over testing standard is a dresser taller than 30 inches should not fall over with 50 pounds of weight hanging from an open drawer. However, these tests are voluntary. Meaning, manufacturers do not have to undergo product testing if they choose not to. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash With this being said, we’ve provided a list of ways to prevent furniture tip-overs. • Mount TVs to…
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5 Ways to Let Your Little One Help Decorate This Halloween

5 Ways to Let Your Little One Help Decorate This Halloween

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Pumpkins are a must-have decoration during the fall, but unless your child is patient enough to watch you carve the pumpkin, it can be hard to include the little ones in the fun. Your child can express their creativity by decorating the outside of a pumpkin. Here are five ideas for pumpkin decorating with young children: 1. Use Paint Toddlers love finger painting (and making a mess), but this way, they can paint as many layers with as many colors as they want. Make sure to use washable paint so the mess is easier to clean! If using tempera paint, mix it equal parts with washable glue to prevent flaking after the paint dries. Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash 2. Use Stencils Whether it’s a shape or an animal stencil, you can hold it…
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Reasons to Call your Baby’s Doctor

Reasons to Call your Baby’s Doctor

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As a parent, your child’s health and safety is your number one priority. The littlest sniffle or the slightest change in behavior may worry you, especially if you are a new parent. Sometimes Googling your newborn’s symptoms may not give you clear answers because there is an overabundance of parenting advice and warnings online. To put your mind at ease, call your child’s Doctor. We’ve put together a list to help you know when the appropriate time is to call the Doctor. • Yellowing of the skin or eyes. This could be Jaundice. • Difficulty breathing • A continuous cough • Persistent crying or irritability • Blue or grey coloring around the mouth when feeding or crying • Vomiting or not holding food down • Unusual/different bowel movement from normal…
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