Archives for New Mom

Ways to Make Your Kids Fall in Love with Reading

Just as the internet has opened up a whole new, unprecedentedly vast world of information to us, some other trends have made it unfashionable to read. People have grown allergic to anything longer than a couple of sentences. New tech is moving away from text and towards icons that make many of us think we […]

Make Your Own Baby Food the Easy Way

Reading food labels is becoming an increasingly complicated endeavor. Half the ingredients read like a foreign tongue and could make a spelling bee champion’s cranium implode. In truth, most people have no idea what they are eating on a regular basis. If you want to avoid subjecting your baby to meals concocted in some far-off […]

Should You Consider Adopting a Child?

There are lots of arguments to be made for adopting children, but the only person who can truly decide if adoption is right for your family is you. Moreover, the decision should not be made lightly. Deciding to bring a child into your home is a noble idea to be sure, but not every would-be […]

10 Baby Gifts Any Expecting Mother Would Love!

Everybody showers the baby with love and presents (from wooden animal toys and children’s rocking horses to teddy bears and cute and fussy outfits) and, more often than not, the mother who gave birth feels left behind or overlooked. Don’t let the expectant mother in your life feel unappreciated. Here are some great gifts that […]

Exploring Foster Adoption and Other Ways to Become Adoptive Parents

The adoption process has evolved tremendously over the years, giving those who wish to become parents more options in which to do so, thus creating better chances for children who need to find a loving home. Whether prospective adoptive parents are interested in domestic, international or foster adoption, they can now turn to several different […]

Five Steps to Getting Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

If your baby or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, the first thing you should know is… you’re not alone! Studies show that up to 30% of babies have sleep problems, and that 75% of parents would like to change their babies’ sleep habits. Tweet

9 Must-Have Items for New Parents

When a baby’s on the way, the number of products to invest in can seem overwhelming, particularly for first-time parents. It’s no surprise to you that you’ll need a crib, car seat, and probably some baby toys. But there are a number of items that beginner parents might never think of – until the baby […]

Soon-to-Be Parents: Pointers for Buying the Perfect Crib

A stroll through the local baby store can be overwhelming for new parents. Aisle after aisle of gear, equipment, gizmos, and gadgets. It can be hard to determine what is necessary and what isn’t. Many items, such as diaper pails and bottle warmers, are merely for convenience. But some articles, such as a car seat […]

Flying with kids? 5 things to pack in your hand luggage

Everyone knows that they should carry lots of toys, snacks and books for children onto planes. However, there are some other things which can make a huge difference to the comfort levels and ability to cope with the annoyances or problems on flights. Below are the top five things that should be packed in your […]

5 Things That Keep Mom From Getting Enough Sleep

Being a mother is a full-time job requiring long nights and early mornings on a daily basis. I know I am preaching to the choir here, but it feels good to come out and just state the facts. For many moms finding time to rest requires an ability to take full advantage of a few […]

3 Things Newlywed Couples Should Discuss Before Having Children

Adding children to a marriage is a big deal. Moving from being a couple to a family affects every area of relationship. Hopefully, you discussed having children, at least in theory, before you got married. Now, as you consider the possibility as a reality, here are things you will want to discuss to be proactive […]

A Nursery For A Royal Baby

One thing’s for sure, this special new arrival will have the best of everything needed to ensure his or her introduction to the world is as smooth, easy and aesthetically pleasing as possible. William and Kate will have their work cut out for them choosing from the magnificent range of high quality nursery furniture and […]

10 Tips for Safe Co-Sleeping

While the co-sleeping debate rages on, recent reports from both the UK and the US reveal that more parents share a bed with their babies than we might believe. It’s estimated that around half of parents let their infants into their beds now and again. Statistics on full-time co-sleepers vary depending on where you look: […]

Frugal Baby Shower Ideas

It seems thrift is going to be with everyone for quite some time, and if there’s a solid way to save a little cash these days, finding it is an absolute must. Nowhere is that more true than when you’re trying to throw a party like a baby shower and stay on budget. Fortunately, there […]

Staggering Data About Reflux Drugs and Infants [Infographic]

Are Infant Reflux Drugs Worth the Risks? – An infographic by the team at Colic Calm Tweet

How to Stop Thumb Sucking

Many children suck their thumbs; however, most children stop sucking their thumbs by the age of four or five. Often, a child will suck their thumb if they are afraid, nervous or unsure of what is going on. However, if this habit goes on too long, it can lead to speech or dental problems. There […]

SCAD: Cardio Complication Rising Among Expectant Mothers

It is widely known that the most common cause of a heart attack is fat buildup in the arteries (atherosclerosis). However, for pregnant women, atherosclerosis contributes to only one-third of their heart attacks. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is rare among the general United States population, but cardiologists have expressed they are noticing an increase […]

Pregnant: 6 Ways to Avoid Getting All Hot and Bothered This Summer…

Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, being pregnant in the middle of summer is never a huge laugh. Not only have you had to give up drinking, late nights, blue cheeses and your job (basically, fun), but your much-longed-for baby is taking up a huge amount of space behind your ribcage. Some days, […]

Memorable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Your One-of-a-Kind Mom

As children, many of us took the love and care we received for granted. It was just expected that our moms would feed us, protect us, do our laundry, and listen to our woes. We may not have thought twice about how many times mom put her own needs second so she could focus on […]

Top Detox Diets for Pregnant Women

Even for those who may already consume a healthy diet, becoming pregnant requires that some changes will need to be made to your eating habits. This is in large part due to the fact that additional nutrients are necessary for both the changes taking place in your own body as well as for the growing […]