Tag Archives: New Baby

10 Things New Parents Worry About (But Shouldn’t)

I can still remember all the worries we had welcoming our first baby. There were so many unknowns and we wanted to do everything just right. The unsolicited advice from family, friends and strangers was overwhelming and honestly, not very helpful. I wish someone had told me that not everything would come naturally – sometimes…

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Setting up a Montessori Play Space for Your Baby

photo courtesy of Monti Kids We’ve seen the minimalist look dominate nursery design for a few years now. Parents seem to be moving toward a “less is more approach” and the term Montessori is riding along with this trend but what does that even mean? What the heck is “Montessori”? Montessori is an educational approach, named…

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Fighting The Flu: Why It’s Worth The Battle

Social distancing? Check. Rubbing sanitizer on your hands till they feel like they’re going to dry up and fall off? Check. Glovebox full of masks? Check. While it looks like you’ve got your bases mostly covered in the fight against COVID-19, unfortunately, wintertime also means the return of everyone’s other favorite virus – influenza. Since…

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Tips for Juggling Toddler and Newborn Routines

40 ways to make your life easier when you’re living life with a newborn and a toddler. Because babies are irresistible and parents are apparently gluttons for punishment, once we become pros at caring for one kid, a lot of us figure “why the hell not?” and decide to see what life’s like with a…

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Why Can’t Babies Have Honey? Plus Answers to 10 Common Questions

Here’s the situation. Honey is delicious. It’s natural and seems like it would be very baby-friendly, however, honey can also carry some dangerous passengers. The issue with honey and babies: Infantile Botulism Tiny Clostridium botulinum spores can occur naturally in honey, and release a toxin that immature digestive systems aren’t old enough to tackle. Symptoms of…

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Umbilical Cord Care: No, Don’t Pull It Off

Even though it seems complicated, umbilical cord care is fairly simple and easy to do. As a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Co-Founder of Nurture by NAPS, I get a ton of questions about babies. One of the things we often glaze over while reading up on newborns is umbilical…

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