baby health

Caring for your premature baby

Caring for your premature baby

Premature babies, or “preemies” as they’re often called, require a little extra TLC during their first weeks and months of life. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your extra little one stays healthy. »

What to expect when your baby is born prematurely

What to expect when your baby is born prematurely

Premature births carry an increased risk of many different kinds of medical conditions. The best way to help a premature baby is to understand what they are facing and to know which questions to ask your doctors. »

Survival tips for when your relatives come to visit the new baby

Survival tips for when your relatives come to visit the new baby

“After I gave birth for the first time, all I really wanted to do was sleep for a week. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans.” »

How to wean your baby off of breast milk

How to wean your baby off of breast milk

Breast milk is nutritious and important for a healthy baby’s development. But when the time comes to pull the plug, how do you go about weaning babies off the breast? »

How old is too old to have a child?

How old is too old to have a child?

In this day and age when many women devote their younger years to establishing a career, the question of how late we can push back the biological clock has become an ever more pertinent one. If you are attempting to or thinking about having children later in life, here are a few things to consider. . . »

Understanding postpartum depression

Understanding postpartum depression

“I wanted to be happy when my first child was born.” But many women aren’t. Find out more about what causes the baby blues and how to move past them . . . »

Help – Everyone Keeps Trying to Give Me Advice About How to Raise My Baby!

Help – Everyone Keeps Trying to Give Me Advice About How to Raise My Baby!

Moms-to-be usually get more advice than they ever bargained for. Here are some ways to gracefully handle the deluge of advice. »

How long should you wait between pregnancies?

How long should you wait between pregnancies?

So, you’ve had one child and you’re thinking about adding another addition to the family. When is the right time to have a second baby? »

How to Express Breast Milk

How to Express Breast Milk

In order to minimize discomfort, reduce engorgement and save breast milk for future use, many women hand express milk following these simple steps . . . »

How to get your pet to love your baby

How to get your pet to love your baby

Your pets are a beloved part of your family. How do you get them to cope with and behave themselves around a newborn baby? »

The dangers of third hand smoke

The hidden dangers of third-hand smoke

You don’t have to be a smoker in order for your children to suffer the devastating health effects of cigarettes. Find out how to protect your children against third-hand smoke. »

Baby hygiene from head to toe

Baby hygiene from head to toe

You have a beautiful baby… how on earth do you keep him or her clean? Here are all the tips you've always wanted to ask about . . . »

Baby with fever

What Do You Do When Your Baby Has a Fever

There’s nothing scarier than when your baby is ill. Here are five things to do if they have a fever . . . »

Baby with fever

What should you do when your baby has a fever?

I will never forget the first time my newborn child had a fever. The most important person in our lives was red-faced and screaming, and nothing I did seemed to calm her . . . »

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