After your baby’s birth, were you surprised to see a swollen lump on their head? If you did, you were most likely alarmed, wondering what happened, and wondering if and when it was going to go away. If a swelling that looks like a lump or bump appears on a baby’s head immediately after birth, they may have what is known as caput succedaneum. This condition is relatively harmless, and it usually resolves on its own. However, it can lead to other problems like jaundice. Causes of Caput Succedaneum Caput succedaneum is a … [Read more...] about Caput Succedaneum: What Is It and How Long Does It Last?
Babies & Toddlers
Now that we are grandparents, we have added the babies and toddlers category for all of the cuteness and spoiling you can handle! We will be sharing our favorite products, clothing, activities, toys and so much more.
People who want to advance their caregiving skillsets may want to consider becoming a newborn care specialist, focusing on day and night newborn care. After having special training, the NCS provides support to parents by helping with sleep, feeding times, infant development, and overnight sleep assistance. Below are the general qualifications for a newborn care specialist. Whether you are a parent looking for an NCS or a professional interested in becoming one, knowing the qualifications is important. Broad Knowledge of Newborn … [Read more...] about What Are The Qualifications for a Newborn Care Specialist?
With more and more parents working from home, we checked in with expert baby proofers from Child Safe ChildProofing for their advice and tips on baby proofing your home office. Here's what they had to say: Check Those Wires When setting up electronics, ensure that all wires are no longer than 6 inches. Consider wrapping them with electrical tape or Velcro ties. Use an outlet cover box to avoid exposed outlets, should something come unplugged. Be sure to keep charging plugs out of reach. Watch Out For Small Items Keep all small … [Read more...] about Work From Home Tips You Actually Need: Babyproofing Your Workspace
Having a child is a life-changing experience. One day you’re independent… nine months later and someone is entirely dependent on you and it’s suddenly your role to provide them with absolutely everything they need for the next eighteen years at least. Perhaps the scariest part? You don’t have to go through any mandatory training to become a parent. You don’t go to a parenting school or special classes. You simply have your baby and go home to raise them. It’s not all too surprising that many of us actively seek out information on how to … [Read more...] about Essential Knowledge for Raising a Little One
Motherhood is one of the hardest journeys that any woman can go on in life. It’s the introduction of a whole new person that you have to feed, look after and manage to keep happy - and all while balancing your own wants and needs at the same time. If there is one thing that you can say about motherhood, it’s that it is not easy. Motherhood is tough, and even the most natural mother is going to find the transition from being just a woman to a mother a tough one - and that’s okay! Transition is hard, but you can use the five mom hacks below to … [Read more...] about 5 Mom Hacks To Make Life Easier
I was watching Season 4 Episode 13 of Bull last night on CBS in which Bull and Benny represented a couple being sued by their baby's biological father for custody after a fertility clinic mistakenly used the wrong man's sample. As family court cases are solely decided by a judge, Bull and Benny worry about their best strategy at trial without a jury for TAC to analyze. It got me to thinking about the process, how mistakes can happen, and steps you can take to ensure everything works smoothly. Some couples get pregnant after a few weeks of … [Read more...] about What to Look For In a Fertility Treatment Center
There are many different tricks and techniques for trying to get your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. When they finally sleep through the night, it's like a dream come true. However, even when your baby is sleeping for longer periods, it's not always easy to get them to drift off. And if they get too tired, it becomes even more difficult to get them to settle down. Just as you might decorate your own bedroom to make it more conducive to sleep, you can also design your baby's nursery, so it's the perfect environment to help your baby get … [Read more...] about Creating a Sleepy Sanctuary for Your Baby
Oh I remember those days well! Having to make sure that the entire house was safe and secure for our little explorers for their safety and our peace of mind. Before too long, I'll be needing to baby proof our home for Amelia next year! Before having a baby, a look around your home for any potential hazards would usually come up with nothing more than a charging wire that you could maybe trip over in the night. But after having a baby, everything looks a bit different, suddenly it can seem like everything in your home is a hazard from the … [Read more...] about How To Baby-Proof Your Home Before Your Child Crawls