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A Tiny New Addition at Hamilton Zoo


A Tiny New Addition at Hamilton Zoo

There’s a tiny new addition at the Hamilton Zoo – a Pygmy Marmoset! The baby was born to mom Picchu and dad Salvador. Both are providing attentive care to their newborn. Marmoset parents share the responsibility of looking after their…

Are you nervous about becoming a mother? You needn't be


Are you nervous about becoming a mother? You needn’t be

One night, early in my son’s life, I woke up to the sound of a crying baby.

“Why won’t somebody quiet that baby?” I thought. “Where is his mother?”


Parenting is hard. These gadgets make it a little easier

No doubt about it: parenting is hard. From baby monitors to smart cradles, several parenting tech devices aim to make the tough job a little bit easier – and hopefully help you get a little more shut-eye. The post Parenting is hard. These gadgets make it a li…

Home birth, cloth nappies and feminism in action on the horizon for Green minister Julie Anne Genter

She seems determined to normalise being a mother in power and willl not put her green ideals on hold while looking after a newborn.

Aveeno Baby Mommy & Me Gift Set, Baby Skin Care Products


Daily care items to pamper babies and moms

A pediatrician-recommended brand in baby care

Products come in a reusable canvas box

Great gift idea for parents-to-be

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My Mother-in-Law Wants to Be Called “Nama” by Our Future Child


My Mother-in-Law Wants to Be Called “Nama” by Our Future Child

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@gmail.com.

Monthly Dad-Themed Subscription Boxes – The Rad Dad Subscription Box Promotes Paternal Self-Care (TrendHunter.com)

( TrendHunter.com ) Rad Dad subscription box es are hoping to better integrate the paternal figure into the parenting conversation, by offering new fathers a monthly subscription box that’s more than just a “…

This New Pilot Program Will Save Some Parents Thousands in Day Care Costs

The South Carolina Department of Insurance recently became the first Cabinet agency in the Palmetto State to start a bring-your-baby-to-work program.

Be Free From Acne Forever. Learn How Here! (4)


Be Free From Acne Forever. Learn How Here!

When you have a newborn baby, it can seem like you call the pediatrician more than anyone else. If your baby has breakouts on their skin, it may be baby acne. Acne can effect people of all ages including newborn babies. This article will give you some tips for gently handling your babies acne.

Working up a good sweat will flush your pores of old skin cells that add to acne problems. Among the many other benefits of exercise is the positive effect on skin and the cellular process. Working out puts skin cells into action, the more that happens, the better the condition of your skin and the faster it can work out acne.

If you are experiencing troubling acne on your face, try using an exfoliating buff, to apply your face wash in the morning and at night. Using gentle circular motions on your face, the course texture of the buff will help encourage new cell growth, as it buffs off old layers of skin.

If you ever pop a pimple, make sure that you put Neosporin on it as soon as possible. Neosporin helps aid the healing process and can accelerate a scab so that you do not scar as easily. Once the scab is formed, never pick at it, as this can impede the healing process.

Acne can be very difficult to deal with when shaving, especially if you have the severe variety. After shaving, make sure that you apply after shave balm, as your face will be very dry and irritated from the blades. After shave balm creates a soothing feeling and reduces the dryness that shaving instills.

An important tip to consider when concerning acne is to avoid drastic temperature changes with foods and beverages. This is important because too hot or cold temperatures can actually cause acne to occur around the mouth. This is not something that common, however it is something to watch out for if nothing else works.

While you can appreciate your oily skin for always staying young looking, it might not be the greasy look you’re after. Try using a mattifier to stop the shine and absorb the oil that sits on your skin. Ensure you wash it off fully when it’s time to remove it so your pores don’t clog!

A great tip that can help you reduce acne is to only purchase quality skin care products. Poor quality skin care products can cause acne and they can even make your acne worse. You should only invest in quality skin care products that have been proven to work.

If you have a big event coming up, it is a good idea that you use foundation to cover-up your pimples. While using too much heavy makeup can cause acne to form, a little bit of makeup is not going to cause you to break-out.

As stated in the beginning of this article, if you have a newborn baby then you probably have your pediatrician on speed dial. Any breakouts that appear on your babies skin can send you into a panic. Sometimes babies develop acne, which is very treatable. Apply the advice from this article to assist you in handling your babies acne in a gentle way.

Knot Bandana Headband // Baby Girl Headband // Red Baby Headband // Newborn Headband // Knot Headband Baby // Red Bandana Headband


– This headband is made of cotton fabric and durable elastic bands.

– -Available from newborns to 12 Months.

– This headband is wrapped in tissue paper with a bow, and a label the packaging makes it perfect for a gift.

– This item is shipped in USPS First Class mail only

– Handmade with love in New York

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Baby tracker – feeding, sleep and diaper v1.0.22


Baby tracker – feeding, sleep and diaper v1.0.22

Feeding, sleep, and diaper tracker for your little one:) Baby tracker: – breastfeeding and baby feeding tracker – newborn feeding – baby sleep tracker – baby diaper tracker – baby care tracker – newborn baby care – c…

Will Luis Step Up To The Teen Mom 2 Plate For His Daughter Stella?

During this week’s ‘Teen Mom 2’ episode, Briana told Luis he needed to “step up” when it comes to daughter Stella — but will he?

These 7 rules for visiting a newborn have gone viral

Who can resist the sniff of a newborn baby’s head? Well, you should resist, unless the baby is your own. So says one of seven rules about visiting newborn babies which have gone viral on Facebook.

Baby Care 101


Baby Care 101

Some women seem to glide into motherhood with more grace than others. But fact remains that no one’s born expert and perfect when it comes to baby care.

Regardless of what you’ve heard, read or saw, babies and moms don’t come with instruction manuals. No matter how many books, articles, thesis and studies you read on how to make a baby stop crying, it doesn’t guarantee it will work on your baby. Motherhood and baby care is a trial and error setup – mostly. Again, some might pick up on it fast, but everyone starts somewhere.

Nobody’s born perfect, everyone picks something from somewhere. This article offers you a little bit of everything, offering answers and solutions to help make your baby care easier than ever – from basic know-hows to helpful tips.

Why Babies Cry

Getting a good night of sleep is something most parents wish for – especially if their baby is prone to waking them up at night.

Babies cry – that’s natural. They cry because it’s the only way they can communicate their needs and discomforts. For toddlers, crying is a stress mechanism that allows them to alleviate the effects of frustrations, fear or a difficult situation.

There are a lot of reasons why a baby cries, but the main reason always has something to do with their diaper. Although some would say that the best way to stop a baby from crying is with the right baby toy, this isn’t always the case as some veteran mothers would say. In their case, they’ve already pegged certain cries or noises a baby makes.

Here are a couple of reasons why babies cry, and its corresponding solution:

Hungry or thirsty. Try feeding your baby – breastfeeding or give your baby a milk formula. For newborn babies there are two things they constantly do – eat and sleep.

Diaper change. Check your baby’s diaper for any signs of wetness. This is one of the most common reasons why babies wake parents up at night.

Teething. You can choose to either give your baby a teething ring or a chewable food. Babies need to chew on something to lessen the discomfort they feel when they start teething.

Needs to burp. This one can be tricky, especially for new moms, as the usual response when the baby cries is to either feed it or diaper change. To make a baby burp, place him or her belly down on your shoulders and gently rub or pat your baby’s back.

Tired or sleepy. Again, babies need a lot of sleep and food. If a baby is tired or missed a regular nap, try rocking him or her to sleep.

Baby Feeding Schedule

How often do babies need to feed? That is the question every new parent worries about getting right. In a quest to get the best solution to this, they seek advices from different people and search from different sources – usually coming up with conflicting answers.

As mentioned, babies need sleep and eat a lot, hence most newborn guidelines say about every two to three hours a day. The bottom line remains for every new parent out there – feed your baby whenever he or she is hungry.

Babies cry in order to express any discomfort or needs, so it’s highly unlikely you’ll miss out on your baby getting hungry – a loud wail is all it’ll take to get you running for that milk formula, or picking up your baby in order to breastfeed.

Most experts advise keeping the baby with you in the room since this can prove beneficial for every parent when it comes to night feeding. Having your baby in the same room with you or in your bed allows you to nurse the baby without fully waking up yourself.

There will be changes in your baby’s feeding schedule as your baby grows. Because your baby’s stomach is growing, his or her feeding schedule starts to normalize – meaning more time between feedings. As early as nine months – though some experts recommend a year – you can start night weaning your baby.

Like other developmental stages, night weaning takes time. Some parents put off weaning because of all the crying and sleepless nights they’ll be subjected to. But babies who are developmentally ready are more susceptible to night weaning.

Because studies show that babies consume 25% more if they aren’t distracted by their environment, nurse your baby in a quiet room one last time before going to bed. This can lessen the number of times you’ll need to wake up at night, eventually leading to no more night feeding.

Baby Sleeping Positions

Many parents are at fear of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), hence putting their baby to sleep can be a simple yet frightening task especially for new parents. SIDS, also known as crib death, is the leading cause of death of infants age one month to a year. What makes it scarier is the fact that no one really knows what causes it.

There are researchers though that say babies positioned belly down while sleeping tend to be the ones who die from SIDS, which is why most experts and professionals highly recommend a supine (lying face upward) sleeping position for your baby. There is a risk though for older infants rolling over in their sleep or getting suffocated with the blanket or pillows in the baby’s crib.

Best solution for this is to make sure the blanket is tucked under two baby pillows placed on either side, preferably larger ones so your baby won’t be able to lift it and end up suffocating himself or herself.

Using sleep positioners may be more of a comfort for parents, rather than the baby’s. Till now, there is still no sure-fire way to prevent SIDS, although some do believe it’s a form of infant apnea.

Baby Nursery

Nurseries before were as the name implies – a place to nurse and care for the baby. Although it still pretty much is to this day, modern times have extended extremely the simplicity of those tasks.

When you say diapers back then it’s a cloth and pins. Today, not only are there too many brands of disposable, easy to use, diapers, but the necessity to store diapers has developed to an extent in terms of convenience and security.

Diaper bins now are an added regular for every modern baby nursery. These bins serve as seal-tight lockers to keep odors in until the diaper is disposed of permanently or washed. Keeping germs at bay is as easy as a spray with antiseptic. Boxes to stock up fresh diapers, on the other hand, come in different styles – and sterilized to ensure sterility.

Other nursery add-ons include nursery boxes which could contain various toys, CDs for babies or art materials. These boxes can come in different colors and sizes, giving the nursery room more life and color.

Times may change, more products will evolve and tips will continue to pop up like daisies but the essentials and basics when it comes to baby care are as solid as during the ancient days. No one can perfect mothering or child care, but every parent can thrive to do the best that they can with all the help they can get.

Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit, Teal/White


Medicine Syringe and Pacifier Medicine Dispenser help parents measure and easily administer the proper dosage to baby

Nasal Aspirator relieves baby’s nasal congestion

Forehead Thermometer and Digital Thermometer for an easy, accurate temperature reading

Emergency Information Card for quick reference to doctor’s number

Nail Clippers and Emery Boards (5), just the right size for tiny, newborn fingers

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Big Red Bow Baby Headband | Girl Headband | Newborn Headband | Valentine's Day Baby Headband | Red Hair Bow Clip | Elegant Red Baby Bow


Elegant and Beautiful Baby Headband or Hair Clip.


The bow is 4 inches wide and 5 inches across.
Elastic Headband sizes can be selected from Newborn to Teen.

It can also be ordered with a clip instead of a headband. It can either be made with a 2- 3/8 inch (60mm) double prong alligator clip with teeth or with a 3 inch (80mm) barrette/french clip. Both hair clip options are partially lined with ribbon.

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