Newborn Childcare Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Asian father holds newborn baby girl while mother (out of focus) makes a call from her hospital bed

    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: New Fathers

    “Wow, you are an expert at that,” says the man at my side watching me effortlessly swaddle his newborn in a blanket.  “Yeah, I’ve had practice,” I reply.  After years of swaddling my own three children and thousands of newborns I had better be an “expert” swaddler.  But his comment isn’t about me.  It is […]

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  • What a First-Time Mom Should Know About Hiring a Babysitter

    What a First-Time Mom Should Know About Hiring a Babysitter

    In a perfect world, hiring a babysitter would be a piece of cake. However, in reality, finding the right babysitter rarely proves to be easy. Finding someone you trust to care for your child in your absence requires a bit of legwork, so before you hire someone take these six factors into account: 1. Experience […]

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  • Babysitter Nanny or Daycare

    Babysitter, Nanny or Daycare – What’s Best For You?

      The time has come and you’ll be returning to work. Of course one of the most important considerations that accompany this decision is childcare. Yes, it can be a stress even thinking about how it’s going to work and who you’ll trust to take care of your precious child. Will it be a nanny? […]

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  • New Parent Tips on How to Reduce Stress After Having a Baby

    New Parent Tips on How to Reduce Stress After Having a Baby

    Becoming a new parent as you bring a baby into the world is incredibly overwhelming and hard work. It will challenge you in ways you’ve never been challenged before. Taking care of a new baby can be so all-encompassing that you have very little time to take care of yourself.

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  • How to Find a Great Babysitter or Nanny

    How to Find a Great Babysitter or Nanny

    Who said going out with your sweetie on a date night would never happen after having a baby? Well, I believe going out on a date night is a must to keep your relationship strong and friends are bound to invite you out to a special event. So, it’s definitely in your best interest to […]

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  • What's Going On?

    What’s Going On?

    Separation anxiety and stranger anxiety both coincide with a new intellectual skill called object permanence. Your baby now remembers objects and specific people who are not present. He will search for toys that have dropped out of sight. He is able to call up a mental image of what (or who) he is missing. He […]

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  • The Dangers of Car Seats?!?

    The Dangers of Car Seats?!?

    Have you ever noticed newborns in car seats with their heads all the way over to one side? Have you ever wondered what it was doing to their necks? An important study in the September 2001 issue of Pediatrics measured how well newborns breathe in car seats. The researchers compared 50 healthy, slightly preterm babies […]

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