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 […]
During the final stages of the first year of life, most babies will start to become less and less like “babies” and more like “toddlers”. They may start to “toddle” (early walking), use objects to help them furniture walk, and just get around in whatever way they can. They can eat meals almost like our own, even with very few teeth. Breastfeedings (or bottle) may start to diminish slightly, with most babies usually only nursing for 2-3 times once they reach 12 months of age. First words really do start here (in most children), and the early signs of exerting their will may show. Again, during the last part of the year, babies continue to change so quickly. Try to take a few moments to stop and remember the tiny baby they were when they were born, and appreciate this amazing development all in one year!
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 […]