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20 Parts Of The Newborn That Are More Fragile Than People Think

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20 Parts Of The Newborn That Are More Fragile Than People Think

There’s a moment of calm after the baby is born when every parent looks down at their infant and wonders how they are ever going to keep them healthy and safe. But after a few sleepless nights and a few dozen diaper changes and feedings, it starts to feel rou…

Julia Stiles, Chrissy Teigen and More Celebs Who Clapped Back at Mommy Shamers

Oh hell no! On Friday, Julia Stiles clapped back at mommy shamers who took to social media to criticize the brand-new mom after she posted a snugly Instagram carrying her newborn son…

Julia Stiles, Chrissy Teigen and More Celebs Who Clapped Back at Mommy Shamers

Oh hell no! On Friday, Julia Stiles clapped back at mommy shamers who took to social media to criticize the brand-new mom after she posted a snugly Instagram carrying her newborn son…

Police officer adopts homeless mother's addicted newborn – Wink News

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Police officer adopts homeless mother’s addicted newborn – Wink News

Wink News Police officer adopts homeless mother’s addicted newborn Wink News ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (CNN) Police officers will often tell you there’s no such thing as a routine call when you’re patrolling the streets. But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan…

The Trauma of Having a Newborn in the NICU

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The Trauma of Having a Newborn in the NICU

After premature births, parents can suffer from PTSD. Peer networks are forming to help.

Basic Skin Care Advice That Will Bring On Better Than Basic Skin

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Basic Skin Care Advice That Will Bring On Better Than Basic Skin

Great skin care is what can keep you looking young throughout your life. Make sure that you always look your very best by reading and then implementing the tips and pieces of advice in this article.

If you are suffering from redness of the skin, avoid heat when you can, both internally and externally. Heading to the sauna will leave you with quite the red face. The heat will break capillaries in the skin which is what causes the appearance of redness. Spicy hot foods like peppers will also have the same affect.

Be sure to use plenty of the right kind of sunscreen before going outside if you want to take proper care of your skin. Put it on a half hour before you go outside and reapply it every two hours. If you sweat heavily or get wet, you should reapply it more frequently.

Make facial peels a limited part of your skin care routine. Particularly if you have dry skin, these peels and masks can take away oil from your skin, exacerbating the situation. Look for a cleansing milk or a foaming cleanser instead. If you really want to use a mask, find the ones that are “deeply hydrating”.

Weekly skin exfoliation gives your face cleaner and clearer looking skin. A gentle exfoliant removes dead skin cells causing dull looking skin and oils that cause breakouts. You can use a gentle exfoliant on your body, too.

Do not bathe your newborn daily if you want to best protect her skin. A newborn baby is seldom dirty and often just a wipe with a damp cloth is enough. Bathing only once or twice a week will keep baby’s skin from drying out or becoming irritated.

The number one thing that you can do for your skin to keep it healthy and to drastically reduce aging is to use sunscreen. People underestimate the damage the sun does to their skin and it shows up later in the form of age spots. Using sunscreen will reduce your chance of getting skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. Your skin will repay you by staying youthful looking much longer.

Keep your skin well moisturized by applying lotion liberally every time you get out of the shower or bath. The moisture that seeps into your skin during baths and showers is lost quickly if not sealed in with a good moisturizer. A good rule of thumb is to put on lotion within 5 minutes of drying off.

Try to bathe after exercising and try taking showers, at least twice a day. Make sure to use the body washes and soaps that work with your individual skin type. Also, make sure that you do not bathe with hot water and keep it warm or average. Bathing with hot water can strip the oil from your skin, leaving it very dry.

If you want to look great, no matter your age, you will need to take really good care of your skin. This article was full of great information that should keep you looking young and beautiful as long as you want to. There is no reason you should have to look older than you are.

Why you need to stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

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Why you need to stop telling new parents to ‘enjoy every moment’

Every baby is different but there are some general rules that apply to new parents. Here’s one of them: no matter how well intentioned you are, however a new parent is trying to cope with life with a newborn is none of your business.Being…

Digital Parenting Resource BabyCenter Is Launching Its Own Roku Channel

BabyCenter provides pregnancy and parenting resources to more than 49 million parents each month. And it’s continuing to expand into new technologies. Last year, BabyCenter launched the first Amazon Alexa voice skill for expectant parents called “My Pregnancy…

Finnish Designed and Australian Made – Tuutu Baby Box

Are you looking an awesome gift for a new or expectant mum? Perhaps for a sister, best friend, daughter or daughter-in-law? I would have bought this for my sister for her first or second baby, or even for myself. The idea is brilliant! The Tuutu Baby Box is i…

Ivory Baby Bow, Baby Bow on Nylon Headband, Nylon Baby Bow, Newborn Bow, Alligator Clip, Girls Hair Clip Bow, Baby Headband, Baby Girl Bows

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Tips in Buying Baby Products

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Tips in Buying Baby Products

Every mom, when shopping for baby products, probably feel like they’re Alice in Wonderland.

The market today is flooded with all kinds of products to cater to the increasing demand for them. From the most basic and essential products like diapers and feeding bottles, to the new and innovative ones that may not be labeled as necessary for child care but are a plus for your baby’s development – and makes life a tad easier for mothers. When it used to be just selected items for babies, you are now served with a plethora of products which make shopping for your baby’s needs confusing.

So as not to end up missing out on the essentials, go overboard with the unnecessary, or end up with no-good baby products, parents must shop armed with knowledge and understanding of what’s truly good for their baby. This articles aims to help you in that endeavor.

Tips to Keep in Mind

* Don’t disregard quality. The first thing any mom should keep in mind when purchasing baby products is to check its quality. The market is laden with the good and the bad stuff – bad as in crappy in quality – you must be careful on ending up with the latter. Because the demand is increasing, supplies is as well and with that, the number of the not so quality products also increases. Especially when it comes to baby foods and drinks, mind the nutritional value of the products since it’s extremely important for the baby’s growth.

* Consult your pediatrician. This is a wise advice since pediatricians are professionals and taking care of a baby’s wellness is their field. Chances are your pediatrician already has specific products and trusted brands he or she can recommend to you. So don’t hesitate to seek out his or her advice.

* Comfort and convenience. It all goes back to the baby. Shop for your baby’s convenience without hurting your pocket. There are quality, comfortable products that don’t hurt the pockets either – especially for parents who are a bit tight on the budget. When it comes to the baby’s clothes, choose cotton as it’s more comfortable for the baby without any risk of causing any skin rashes and allergies.

* Mind the size. Don’t get fitting clothes for your baby as they do grow up fast. Purchase clothes extra sizes larger so you can still use them for a longer time as opposed to constantly shopping for new ones every time your baby grows.

* Buy soft toys. Your baby will need to have toys, and parents will always buy them – that’s a fact. Toys can help in your baby’s development – a lot actually, which I’ll touch on later in the article. When shopping for baby toys, purchase soft ones which will not be harmful to your baby. Besides, babies have this habit of putting anything and everything in their mouth and hard toys might hurt their gums.

When shopping for baby products, both the quality and quantity play a significant role. If you still don’t have an idea of what basic baby products you’ll need, here’s a short rundown of them.

Checklist of Baby Products

1. Clothing – Must include one-piece outfits and pajamas (or onesies), sock and booties, sweater/jacket and bonnet or cap for seasonal apparel, mittens, bibs, and muslin cloth. The cloth can be used as a burp cloth or a swaddle blanket.

2. Feeding – Whether you’re breastfeeding or not (though a lot of studies and professionals can attest to the benefits breastfeeding has on child care and development), you need to have these – breastpump and breastmilk storage bags, bottles and nipples. An optional product is a sterilizer.

3. Diapering – For the first few months, you’re baby’s routine will mostly be comprised of eating, sleeping and pooping. Make sure to get a lot of diapers – disposable ones or cloth, it’s up to you. Also a must are baby wipes, washcloth, diaper ointment, pure cornstarch powder, sealable trash can for soiled diapers. An optional is a diaper box to store all unused diapers – for organization and sterileness.

4. Furniture – Crib though this is optional for the first few months, crib mattress, newborn tub for bathing, changing mat or table, car seat and stroller.

This is just a list of the basic baby products you’ll need. There are a lot of brands to choose from for every item so weight carefully your choice. These are the basics, yes, but the market still has a lot to offer that may not be labeled necessary, but can still be essential for the baby’s development, or just to make child rearing easier.

Role of Toys

More than just for decoration, to keep your baby occupied or them being a staple when it comes to child rearing, toys as a matter of fact play an essential role in the baby’s educational development.

There are studies that show toys can stimulate the growth and development of the baby’s brain. In essence, the toys can be models that challenge a baby’s intuitive physical and mental abilities, articulation and speech development are improved by simulating the sound the toys make in real life. Take a stuffed toy for example that makes a sound when squished. Babies react to the sound – mirth, joy then leaps to recognition and finally to a semblance of imitation.

Some parents have this preconceived notion that toys come next to books. Rather than let their toddlers play, they buy them books in the hopes that they’d develop their brain faster. Ultimately though, parents end up stimulating only the right side of the child’s brain.
Toys are best for children below five years of age. It is at this stage that they fully develop the connection between their limbs and their senses. Toys can stimulate the creative side of the child’s brain by stimulating their imagination.

Toys can be a tool to prepare them for competitive situations in life. At such a young age, they are able to perceive things that have impact on them. The funny toy makes them laugh, the red ball is boring, and the squishy thing can provoke a certain sound from them. Playing with toys can teach them the virtue of purpose and order by being the only one engaged in the activity.

Certain wooden toys, electronic ones (though fairly expensive), toys that produce soothing music – all these have their own corresponding role to play in your child’s growth and development. Point remains that more than just for fun and diversion, toys are essential baby products.

Shopping for your baby can be too exciting. Enjoy it but just don’t lose track on what’s essential for your baby.

WellCare of Nebraska’s SMS program delivers childcare education to new mothers

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WellCare of Nebraska’s SMS program delivers childcare education to new mothers

WellCare Health Plans’ Nebraska subsidiary announced today that it will be launching an SMS-based newborn and postpartum care resource program for members who are new mothers.

Mum's one rule: cuddling is fine, but don't kiss my baby

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Mum’s one rule: cuddling is fine, but don’t kiss my baby

When new mum Elena Salvatore brought her premmie bub home from hospital she had one rule: “please don’t kiss the baby”.

Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner compare baby bumps on new KUWTK

In a preview for KUWTK, we see that at least one member of the public knew that both Khloe Kardashian, 33, and half-sister Kylie Jenner, 20, were pregnant at the same time.

Let’s Talk About The Realities Of Pregnancy And Newborn Life To Help Other Mums

Being Maternal Mental Health week, this has given me reason to reflect on my own experience and how now, as I feel I am fairly out of the ‘fog’, I can talk about what I went through and hopefully help others, even if it’s just the reassurance of ‘me too’. I e…

Parenting Tips That Work! Your Guide To A Happy Home.

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Parenting Tips That Work! Your Guide To A Happy Home.

Parenting is a difficult job but there is good reason for you to be optimistic. Good advice is more readily available than ever. You can try some new strategies and learn from the experiences of others. The tips you will find in this article have stood the test of time, and will give you the feeling that you are not alone in facing those parenting challenges.

If you need to use the restroom, and your baby is upset at being placed in their carrier, turn on the bathroom fan and sink. Both of these noises mimic the sound of your heartbeat, which your baby was consistently soothed by in the womb. This technique should give you a few quiet minutes to take care of yourself.

Going back to the basics is sometimes an important thing to do with your child, no matter how boring it might seem to them. By ignoring today’s technology and fast pace you will give your child lifelong immeasurable skills. Some things that you can do with your child include sewing, camping, hiking and building. These are all activities that will teach your child basic skills that can be carried with them throughout their lifetime.

As a parent, ask yourself a very serious question: Does my child really need a cell phone? You will probably find that the answer is NO in most cases. Kids do not need cell phones and iPads and all the other gadgets out there, so make sure that you’re not spoiling them with technology.

If you are bringing home a newborn, wash your hands often. Ask everyone else who holds the baby to do the same. Newborn babies have not yet developed their immune system. They can easily catch many illnesses because of their weakened state. You can help by making sure that those who handle them are as germ free as possible.

To become a better parent you may want to think of taking classes or even starting your own discussion groups with friends. Sharing experiences and coming up with new ways to handle situations can be beneficial to you. Maybe, you can even teach the other parents a thing or two about your parenting style.

Take good care of your relationship with your spouse. If you and your partner are on the same page and communicating well with each other, your children will grow up in a positive environment. In addition, your children need to understand that there are times they can’t be your sole focus.

A useful tip for any parent is to resist the urge to do everything for your children. Instead, help your kids learn to do things on their own. In this way, they will develop an invaluable sense of confidence in their own skills and abilities and grow into capable, independent adults.

Whatever your parenting challenges, knowing that you are not alone, and that answers to problems are available, will make you feel heartened that you can be successful as a parent. Even the best parents can make good use of the sound advice found in the article above. Start putting it into practice today, and you will make your job a little easier.