The One Simple Thing We Can Do to Save More Premature Babies

November is Prematurity Awareness Month.   Despite this title, though, it is NOT a way to bring awareness to the awkward Uncle Joe who's always asking you to pull his finger at holiday gatherings.  (You're confusing that with Immaturity Awareness Month, which I believe starts on April 1st.) It IS to bring awareness to the fact that the US is 6th with the highest number of premature ... [Continue Reading]

8 Simple Ways to Stop Swaddling

Swaddling feels like magic for many parents. It's an instant-soother for babies who depend on it to fall asleep. It's a security blanket (literally) for parents who are looking for ways to calm fussy babies. But somewhere around 4-5 months old, the sweet Smeagol is transformed into a deadly dangerous Gollum. That's because the 4-5 month age range is usually when most babies start ... [Continue Reading]

The Hunger Games: How to Safely Feed Your Baby Right Off the Thanksgiving Table

Welcome to The Hunger Games: Thanksgiving Edition. You have arrived, standing on your pedestal, in the arena. There is a single table in the very center of the dome; piled high with a Thanksgiving Feast. Your challenge is to take that gluttonous heap of fare and transform it into food your baby can safely eat.  It's the Panem version of Chopped.   (How's that for an analogy within an ... [Continue Reading]

An Important (Gag-Free) Baby Poop Color Chart

Your infant: a Picasso of Poo. A Gucci of gastrointestinal wonders. Brown is so last year as a baby poop color, and your infant knows it. She's a fashionista. She makes STATEMENTS. The test, as the parent of such an artsy-fartsy baby is to be able to identify which of those statements are "personal expressions" and which baby poop colors are the flashing red lights of ... [Continue Reading]

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