4 Postpartum Depression Symptoms & What You Need to Know

4 Postpartum Depression Symptoms & What You Need to Know

Postpartum depression, also known as the “baby blues,” is quite common. It affects about 80% of new mothers, and people assume that mothers who were not ready to have a baby are mostly affected. However, any new mother can suffer from postpartum depression. A newborn wreaks havoc to a once organized life. These changes can be overwhelming, but when dealing with depression-you can get help.  Unexplained bouts of sadness Unexplained bouts of sadness is a common symptom of postpartum depression. Some mothers feel overwhelming sadness and cannot point to the source of their grief. Some go as far as crying, and…
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5 Best Nanny Cams to Buy in 2019

5 Best Nanny Cams to Buy in 2019

Babysitters do much less harm to children than what urban legends might have us believe. Babysitters only commit 4.2% of criminal offenses against children. While that statistic might be relieving to hear, it can still be unnerving for parents to think about. What if your child falls into that 4.2%? Eventually, you're going to need to go to work or on a much-needed date night with your spouse. It's scary to think about leaving your child with someone you don't know. But that's where nanny cams come in handy. These cameras can act as your eyes and ears when you're…
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Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

When you first set out to find a nanny, it can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.   You are looking to hiring the right nanny. One who will be a significant addition to your family.  Whether they live in your home or separate, they will spend a large amount of the day with your children.  When looking for a nanny, you want to make sure they can teach your child the beliefs as well as being loving and kind. Having a nanny can be an enlightening experience for both you and the nanny.  Being a nanny isn’t for everyone, but there…
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5 Amazing Tips for Surviving Your Baby’s First Haircut

5 Amazing Tips for Surviving Your Baby’s First Haircut

Toddler child getting his first haircut It has always been a challenge to get toddlers to behave well on their first haircut sessions. For some reason, babies have this notion that it is a painful process. Probably because of the scary appearance of scissors and the monster-like sound of razors. Plus, the idea of losing excess hair, which was once a part of them, is frightening in their young minds. However, a picture-perfect baby haircut session is not impossible. There are ways how we can deal with this challenging but memorable process. Prepare them to get a haircut.  If you…
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5 Important Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Stroller

5 Important Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Stroller

Leaving your home with a baby or a toddler in tow can be exhausting. But don’t fret because there are already several baby gears and gadgets that can make your life easier. Strollers, for instance, can make walking in the park or traveling even to the grocery store a whole lot easier, provided you pick the right stroller according to your needs. And so many questions arise when buying a stroller. Read on to find out what you need to consider when buying a stroller. Cost Yes, indeed, the first thing that every mom or dad need to consider before…
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9 Important Milestones to Look for with Your Baby

9 Important Milestones to Look for with Your Baby

Having a new baby is beautiful, amazing, and exhausting! This precious bundle needs all your attention, and you find joy in every moment. There are several important milestones to look for with your baby. What becomes stressful, though, is when you notice your child missing those significant steps. While every child hits these milestones at different times, it is hard not to be concerned. If your baby was born prematurely, there was an improper use of medical instruments, or you experienced complications with labor and delivery; there is an increased chance of your child has received a brain injury. Babies…
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Top 5 List of things You Need for a New Baby

Top 5 List of things You Need for a New Baby

Becoming a mom is one special experience that is priceless and unique in its own way. You might have read many books and purchased several baby items for the arrival of a new member. But the preparations seem to be incomplete, right? You must be wondering if you are missing out on something or you need more baby stuff, probably yes. This article has some common as well as unique baby items that you need to own before the birth of your little angel. Go through this small list of items and check if you already have them and if…
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5 Quick Diaper Rash Remedies That Actually Work

5 Quick Diaper Rash Remedies That Actually Work

Diaper rashes can be a pain in the buttocks, both literally and figuratively. The house is a complete shambles when babies screech in pain and us, the parents, have no idea what to do about it. When my baby had rashes, he would get so fussy that changing his diapers, feeding and putting him to sleep became impossible. Watching my junior suffering like this made my life a living hell. And the worst part is, diaper rashes are inevitable. No matter how many times I changed the diapers in a day, switched the brands, red rashes would pop up out…
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The Truth About Sleep Deprivation and New Parents

The Truth About Sleep Deprivation and New Parents

The one thing that expectant parents are aware of is that they will be sleep-deprived. That's why when any mom-to-be is shopping for their new bundle out of excitement while they are picking up baby onesies and other accessories, they are confident at the same time that they will be able to tackle their exhaustion. They believe that they will be able to function on less sleep. However, what expectant moms don't realize is how difficult sleep deprivation will really be. Especially since they will be recovering from childbirth, regardless of how they give birth. And expectant dads may not…
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Can I Get Chiropractic   Treatments While I Am Pregnant?

Can I Get Chiropractic Treatments While I Am Pregnant?

Can I Get Chiropractic Treatments While I Am Pregnant? Along with all of the anticipation of your new family addition, pregnancy brings plenty of good wishes as well as thoughtful consideration of how you should treat your body during this special time. For many women who are pregnant, part of their experience is pain and aches in their lower backs. In fact, around 50 percent of women who are pregnant at some point experience back pain before they deliver their baby. Fortunately, relief might be only one chiropractor visit away. The following are important things to know about the benefits…
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How to Successfully Install Infant Car Seat?

How to Successfully Install Infant Car Seat?

How to Successfully Install Infant Car Seat To successfully install an infant car seat, you will use one of two safety systems. The first option uses the seatbelt to secure the car seat. The second option uses the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system which employs the anchors located at the bight (where the seat and seat back meet) of the seat. Both methods are equally safe to use, but never use both at the same time. Before attempting to install a car seat consult both the vehicle and the car seat manuals to ensure proper positioning of…
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Baby Weight Breakdown| What Parents Need to know about Baby Weight

Baby Weight Breakdown| What Parents Need to know about Baby Weight

"What was your baby’s weight was at birth" is a question every parent will hear at some point. This question will be asked over and over again throughout their childhood. The simple truth is that your baby’s weight tells a big story about their health. The weight of your child at birth can indicate many health factors. Though this can be a great indicator of whether they are healthy or not, it is not foolproof. In today's post, we will discuss the important facts parents need to know about baby weight at birth. What Parents Need to know about Baby…
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Baby First Christmas: Gift Ideas

Baby First Christmas: Gift Ideas

Baby First Christmas: Gift Ideas Christmas is almost upon us yet again. If your gift list includes a recent addition to the family, baby items are on the menu. Of course, buying for a baby invariably involves practical considerations.  With that in mind, here are some great Gift Ideas for Baby First Christmas. The Nappy Cake- Unique Baby Gift Ideas This is a novel way to surprise the baby and mother, with a well-designed cake that contains baby essentials. Check out the many designs at https://babygiftbox.com.au/, Australia’s leading baby gift online retailer has a wide range of suitable gifts, including nappy…
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When should I start potty training?

When should I start potty training?

Every parent’s dream is for their child to move on from diapers. The best person to train a child on how to use a toilet is their parent as they understand them better. It is these little moments with your child that counts. However, knowing when your child is ready for potty training could be difficult. When should I start potty training? Children should be toilet/ potty trained at their own pace. Kids learn at different speed and thus there is no right age to train your kid to use potty. However, the best age to start potty training is between 18 months and 30 months. The…
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A Survival Guide For Stay-At-Home Moms

A Survival Guide For Stay-At-Home Moms

A Survival Guide For Stay-At-Home Moms Sure, there are all the joys that come with being a stay-at-home mom. You get to spend lots of quality time with your kids. When the kids are asleep or busy elsewhere, you can watch plenty of daytime telly and keep on top of some of your chores. You don't have to go to work, so those pesky commutes become a thing of the past. It's all sunshine and rainbows!Except, of course, it isn't! Despite the stay-at-home joys, it can be tough. You might go through feelings of isolation if you lack adult company.…
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What you need for baby | A New Parent’s Guide

What you need for baby | A New Parent’s Guide

What you need for baby | A New Parent's Guide The journey to motherhood may often become confusing when you go from a mother-to-be to a new mom. Let’s say you are just having your first child. You may know that you will need to purchase many items that take a significant part of your budget but don’t know what is really necessary and what is just an add-on. It is challenging for a new mom to know what you need for your baby and what you don't need for your baby. Choosing High-Quality Items Taking care of an infant…
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Preparing For A Baby On A Restrictive Budget

Preparing For A Baby On A Restrictive Budget

Preparing For A Baby On A Restrictive Budget Having a baby can be one of the most exciting things in the entire world. This is definitely the case, if you’ve never been a parent before. Just remember that you’re going to run into a few hiccups along the way. First and foremost, you need to make sure that you begin preparing for your baby’s arrival.  So, what do you need to know when it comes to preparing for a baby on a restrictive budget? Preparing For A Baby On A Restrictive Budget By Alice Johnson Needs Versus Wants When preparing…
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Infertility After 40: What Are My Options?

Infertility After 40: What Are My Options?

Infertility After 40: What Are My Options? Children. Often, they’re part of a well-thought-out life plan, one that perhaps started to form when you were a child yourself. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always pan out the way we hoped or thought it would. Whether you are just starting to think about starting a family or have received a negative diagnosis from your fertility doctor, the blow of infertility can throw your life, emotions, and dreams off course. Where do you go from here? For many women over the age of 40, IVF treatment with donor eggs is the best possible option.…
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Mistakes Parents Make When Trying To Keep Baby Warm

Mistakes Parents Make When Trying To Keep Baby Warm

As parents, we are going to make mistakes from time-to-time. After all, this is part of the process! There is no rule-book on how to be the perfect mom or dad. One area where you don’t want to make a mistake is when it comes to dressing your baby for cold weather.  How do parents not make a mistake while trying to keep baby warm? But it’s not always easy; after all, your baby can’t exactly talk and tell you that they are freezing or that you have put too many layers on them and they feel restricted. So, with…
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Keeping your kids safe by scheduling a free Car Seat Check

Keeping your kids safe by scheduling a free Car Seat Check

Little man is not so little, but having him safe is a must!   Just because he is 43 lbs at just three years old, he needs to be in a car seat that keeps him safe and secure.  When we finally found a car seat that would fit him we decided to have a car seat check done. Apparently, I did not have it installed correctly on my own.  The new car seat came with the Latch System, but I had never used it before.  When I was shown just how it works, I realized how much easier it was to…
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