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Swaddling for Newborns: Should I Bother?

Swaddling! Great for most new babies, but not all. I’ve had both great, and not-so-great experiences with swaddling between my two babies. While it worked great for my second, it was just a mess with my first. But there were so many reasons to keep trying with the swaddling. The

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Sound Machines for sleep – Top 7 Amazon finds

Sound machines are an old-time favorite for creating a cozy and effective sleep environment for babies, toddlers, and even parents! Getting effective sleep is essential to the whole family. Sleep is one of the major factors contributing to the growth and development of children. Quality sleep contributes to memory, retention

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How I Control My Babies’ Eczema

Eczema is one of the personal challenges I’ve faced with both my kids. Eczema is a condition that can be highly genetic (I suffer from it), and babies’ sensitive skin can just be prone to it. To control my babies’ eczema, I used a variety of products and remedies. With

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Key Pointers for the Second Trimester

At 3 to 6 months’ gestation, you are now at the second portion of your pregnancy, the second trimester. The second trimester can be a time to start preparing for the arrival of your baby if you haven’t already. But while preparing, it is important to keep yourself at your


Get into sensory play at home with these 7 baby sensory toys

Playtime is essential for babies, it’s how they learn! Sensory play is great for early-stage development in babies. To elaborate, it can be any game, activity, or item that stimulates the senses and developmental skills. These skills include hearing, smelling, touching, tasting, movement, balance, and sight. You can play with


The Best Nutritional Tips for Breastfeeding mamas

Nutrition for breastfeeding can often be an overlooked topic, but this area of nutrition is one of the most important ones. In terms of calories and vitamins needed, breastfeeding is more demanding on the body than the actual pregnancy. With that being said, there are two dimensions of the topic