Baby Care Basics

Starting Solid Food

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months. After adding solid foods around six months, continue to breast feed until at least 12 months. They also recommend checking with your pediatrician about vitamin D and iron supplements for the first year. We recognize mom’s...

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Babies Need to Stretch Too

Just as we get tight muscles, so do babies and some gentle stretches can help keep them limber and ready for action! Gentle baby stretches also improve overall flexibility, symmetry, and blood flow. The best stretch is simply to place your baby in tummy time. While in tummy time, he is stretching his hip flexors...

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Establish a Loving Bedtime Routine

It is never too early to establish a bedtime routine. Babies love consistency and predictability. To successfully implement a routine, you and your partner can decide what you both would like to be a part of the routine. What components resonate with you? Some activities that have been proven to be calming are giving your...

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The Power of Touch

  The first communication your baby receives is through the skin. We as humans are naturally inclined to want to hold babies, snuggle babies, tickle babies, and play with their tiny fingers and toes. How opportune that is for newborns because their sense of touch is one of the most advanced senses at birth, and...

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Liberate the Babies!

  Everywhere I go I see babies looking at the world from the five-point-harness of a  car seat.  These car seats are truly incredible! They snap right out of their base and transform into a carrier in a stroller, a carrier in a shopping cart, even a high chair by flipping a restaurant high chair...

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Cradle Cap

Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as cradle cap is very common on babies heads, foreheads, and ears. It is nothing to be worried about and it does not mean that your baby has poor hygiene. About half of all babies have some cradle cap in their first year. You can help prevent cradle cap by washing...

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All Cried Out. Interpret Your Baby’s Cries.

  We spend a lot of time thinking about how to communicate with our babies. We sing to them, read to them, talk to them, use different tones of voices…but what about how babies communicate with us? Believe it or not, they are telling us all about it from the moment they are born. With...

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Growth Spurts

Did you know you can predict your baby’s growth spurts? Some babies have growth spurts randomly at any old time, but research shows that most babies fit their rapid periods of growth into certain points in their development. These times typically are: Two weeks Three weeks Six weeks Three months Six months Nine months Growth...

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Baby Acne, Crusty Eyes, and Cord Care, oh my…

Baby Acne: He is beautiful and adorable and you just want to kiss that little face all day long, but what’s the deal with these red bumps all over his face and his crusty eyes? Baby acne, or newborn acne is simply a reaction to the hormones that crossed the placenta from mommy’s body into...

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Building Those Brain Connections!

Your baby gains so much information from the world around her in her first year that her brain will actually double in weight and triple by age three. When she was born, the brain cells or neurons were all in place but there were very few connections between these cells. These connections occur through new...

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