Achieving Ideal Weight Gain for Your Baby

While every baby is different, it’s important for them to gain weight at a somewhat steady pace once they’re born to ensure proper growth and development. But how much should they gain in a certain amount of time? How much is too much? According to the Mayo Clinic, an infant’s weight should be double their birth weight by the age of five months, which would mean gaining between five and seven ounces a week. By […]

What You Should Know About Gaining Pregnancy Weight

Gaining weight is a normal and, more importantly, essential part of a healthy pregnancy. Your body will go through many changes during this time, but weight gain is the change many women find themselves focusing on. How much should you gain? How can you safely manage your weight? The first thing to consider is your weight before you became pregnant. The lower your weight to begin with, the more weight you should expect to gain […]

First Aid Preparation for New Parents

When your new baby arrives, you become their first line of medical care. Being prepared with some basic first aid skills can go a long way to keep your baby safe, your sanity intact and your trips to the doctor less frequent. How should you prepare? We recommend starting by building up a first aid kit in your home. This kit should contain items to benefit the entire family, including those products meant for tiny […]

The Basics of Tummy Time

In the early months of your baby’s life, they aren’t very mobile, which means they need help developing the strength and skills to move about on their own and support their own weight. How do we help them do that? One of the most efficient exercises to help them develop is known as tummy time and it’s something you should aim to do every day once your baby is at least three months old. Tummy […]

Essential Tips and Supplies for Bath Time

Bath time is a very special part in your baby’s routine. This is a time to not only clean off the messes of the day, but an opportunity for more play and bonding. Giving your child a bath is another way of showing them you’ll always be there to take care of them and they can feel how much you love them. That’s not to say bath time is always easy — there will be […]

How to Babyproof Your Home

Once you welcome a child into your family, you have to make adjustments to every aspect of how you live. You have to make sure the home you live in will be a safe environment for your baby, especially as they grow and become more mobile. What should you absolutely do to make your home “babyproof?” The work should begin before your baby is born. After all, once they arrive, your free time will decrease […]

Safe Cold and Flu Remedies for Pregnant Women

Being sick is never convenient. But when you’re sick while pregnant, it can feel like you’ll never get well without the medications you’re used to taking. Extra precaution is essential when you’re carrying a child, as traditional cold and flu medications can pose dangerous risks to the child. So, what can you do when you get sick while pregnant? First let’s look at the common cold. You know it the moment it starts — that […]

First Outings With Your New Baby

One of the most challenging parts of being a new parent is feeling like you’re stuck in the house. It’s a tough reminder your free time isn’t really your own anymore and can make you really miss just running errands or going out for a meal. However, taking your new baby out into the world isn’t something you can do right away or in the same way you used to. Why? First and foremost, your […]