Infant Related Articles & Blog Posts
Starting Solids: An Exciting Reason to Be Thankful
Last Thanksgiving I announced a bold campaign, spearheaded by an amazing band of volunteers, to upgrade babies’ first foods to real foods – and babies’ first grains to whole grains – and to do this in 2011.Read full story
Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?
The recent news may cause you to have questions about the products you are using to care for your baby’s skin and hair. But I urge moms to go beyond the boycott. Choose all-natural products. But, if you can’t, skip the baby shampoo and just use water and a washcloth. Pediatricians have long recommended plain […]Read full story
Fall Favorite: Apple Picking
While my children are very little it seems they can be easily amazed by the same things again year after year as the fall season brings exciting adventures with it. A number of family fall activities have become traditions that once were novelties, and both bring about a sense of joy and connection.Read full story
Pointing is a Far Cry from Being Understood
Babies generally begin pointing around 6 to 9 months of age, coincidentally the time they are ready to begin the adventure of eating solids. In fact the act of pointing is one of the indicators to look for in determining if your baby is truly ready for solids. Pointing is one of baby’s first forms […]Read full story
Water Play is the Easy Way!
Children and water, it’s just a natural fit. Summer has ended and I’m thinking about how much the kids enjoyed various water play activities from filling up the water table, playing on the slip n’ slide, turning on the sprinkler, going to the pool, and splashing around at our favorite theme park, Legoland CA a […]Read full story
Nourishment Doesn’t Only Come in the Form of Food
Although when we think about the word nourishment we think of food, it is really about one’s entire well-being. Here is one online definition “The substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.”Read full story
Staying off the Slippery Slope to WALL-E
If you haven’t seen the movie “WALL-E”, you should. Not just because the robot hero (named WALL-E) is wonderful, but also because the movie is a great cautionary tale. The movie takes place in the future. Mankind has polluted earth so badly that it is uninhabitable. Everyone took off in a spaceship that now roams […]Read full story
It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?
We live in California with our 18-month old. Our closest family is 2,500 miles away in Atlanta. Thank god for Skype. I can summarize it in 2 words: It’s hard.Read full story
Put Your Baby on a Schedule? Yes
“Put my baby on a schedule? You can’t be serious… like an Army cadet at boot camp?” Not exactly. I believe in a loose schedule of sorts. More like a structured routine. Why? Because, much like adults, babies thrive on predictability.Read full story
Breast Milk’s Subtle Flavor Magic
Interestingly, babies tend to suck more vigorously when a new flavor is introduced into their mothers’ diet (even if the mothers don’t notice the change in nursing, researchers can measure it). The babies’ bodies seem eager to learn new flavors. When that flavor has been repeated a few times, nursing returns to normal, suggesting that […]Read full story