I have many clients ask me about the basics of babyproofing. Babyproofing has become an industry unto itself, and it can be easy to get caught up, feeling like you have to purchase every item on the market. There are even babyproofing specialists who can come into your home and get the job done, and […]
As your baby approaches the half-year birthday, you will start to really see his/her personality. Generally speaking, babies between 4-6 months of age love to smile, giggle, babble, find their voices, toes, and make you really stop and take notice. This is a very fun time, and also one filled with new activities. Rolling, sitting, scooting, and other early movements can really take hold. During this time, your baby will likely start to have more organized sleep, both during the day and night, and things start to become a bit more predictable. Most parents say that they really start enjoying their children, and can take a “breath” after the really challenging first few months!
Parents often ask me about infant sleep and what to expect in terms of their new baby sleeping. The elusive “sleeping through the night” is every parent’s dream and desire. Getting to that point is a constant work in progress! Here are the top 10 things you should know about your new baby and sleep: […]
Ok, so your little baby is between the ages of 4 and 6 months, and you’re interested in starting solid foods! Check my article on the top 10 facts about when to start solid foods. This is an exciting time in your baby’s development. Relax. Take a deep breath, and get ready for some fun! […]
Many parents wonder when to start solid foods. Here are 10 indicators that your baby is ready for their first foods: It is best to start solid foods between 4-6 months of age. Many pediatricians have personal reasons for starting at 4 months or 6 months, but anywhere in that range is fine. Solid introduction […]
You’re a new parent, and you’re supposed to be a bit tired these days, but what happens if you can’t sleep, even when your baby is sleeping? In this article, I’ll offer some suggestions to help you get some sleep and also explore the link between postpartum depression and sleep. If you have tried all […]
So, you’ve been following our suggestions for how to prevent diaper rash, and unfortunately you’ve started to notice some redness or a rash developing on your baby’s bottom. Here are some diaper rash treatment steps to take to try to eliminate the rash quickly: What should I do (and not do!) if my baby has […]
Wondering how to prevent diaper rash? Diaper rash is a common problem that occurs in many infants. It’s defined as a rash in the diaper-area and usually presents as a red, slightly inflamed, potentially itchy area. The rash can grow quite rapidly and can be present on the penis, scrotum, or labia. Most diaper rashes […]