Immune health is so important for a growing body.
Not only does our immune system help fight off germs today, but it is also involved in protecting us from developing conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, and Type 1 Diabetes later in life.
Research now shows that the first 6 months of life are an important window of time when the immune system is rapidly developing, and the type of bacteria in a baby’s gut influence how this process happens.
As a new mom, you’ve probably heard that reading to your baby is important.
It might seem a little bit silly, reading to such a tiny little person who can’t even focus on the pages yet but the benefits are undeniable.
Reading aloud has a positive impact on your baby’s development in countless ways.
Thinking about using cloth diapers on your baby?
Want to make sure you have all the best advice on what to use and what to avoid to help make your cloth diaper journey more successful?
After 3 years of cloth diapering 2 kiddos, I’ve really become quite the cloth diaper geek.
But in all honestly, it took some trial and error along the way before figuring out what worked and what didn’t.
I’m sure you know that reading to your older child is super important and has so many benefits for their developing brains.
But what about reading to your newborn baby?
Is it really necessary when they’re that little? Here are some incredible reasons why you should read to your newborn and how it impacts their development.
Currently expecting and hoping for a natural birth?
In search of some of the best tips and tricks to help you avoid interventions and make your dream delivery possible?
Natural birth has many benefits to both mom and baby.
Contrary of popular belief, I think babies don’t require an expensive things.
Wee don’t need a lot of care products for them or toys to entertain them.
One specific area that many families overbuy when waiting for their baby is (skin/hair) care products.
They’re mostly unnecessary.
No words can describe the feeling of having your baby in the NICU.
The neonatal intensive care unit is designed for your little one to get better and thrive no matter the reason that they are in the NICU.
And for many parents, that will be the first and only time they are in the NICU.
To write about my son William is extremely hard and emotional for me.
It is just such a sad story, there is no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow.
Just raw emotion and heart break. I want to write this though and put myself out there because the incidence of late term miscarriages, still birth & neonatal death is so prevalent but not spoken about and if you are one of the unlucky ones, it’s a very lonely and daunting experience.
Why I couldn’t go through with sleep training?
Growing up when sometimes we were grounded or had a fight with our friends or broke up with our boyfriend or girlfriend, we used to cry ourselves to sleep.
How many of those nights would you consider happy memories?
Our bodies are really quite amazing – they know what to do, how to do it, and most of the time do it perfectly.
As a Certified Nurse Midwife, I have this conversation regularly with parents-to-be. As a mom, I know that this is true…except when it isn’t.
My first pregnancy was uneventful. I had some morning sickness but loved being pregnant.