Newborn Parenthood 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 […]

    Read full story
  • Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    It’s not uncommon to experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. The sudden shift in hormones, the lack of sleep and the transition into parenthood can all contribute to feelings of anxiety – even sadness, or being overwhelmed. Postpartum depression can be more than just a serious case of the blues; it can interfere with […]

    Read full story
  • How to Combat Loneliness as a New Mom

    How to Combat Loneliness as a New Mom

    After the excitement of birth and bringing home the new baby, it’s not unusual for moms to suddenly feel extreme loneliness in their new roles as parent. After all, taking care of a baby is tiring and stressful, not to mention labor-intensive. The very nature of newborns is that they need hands-on care 24/7, which […]

    Read full story
  • 5 Tips For Preparing Your Child For the New Baby

    5 Tips For Preparing Your Child For the New Baby

    Having a baby is both an exciting and often stressful time for a family. For mom and dad, there are preparations to be made, both emotionally and around the home, and for other children in the house, it can be the cause of much anxiety.  Children, particularly younger ones, don’t completely understand what to expect […]

    Read full story
  • Traveling with Baby

    Traveling With Baby – Tips For New Parents

    Once the baby is here, it’s not uncommon for many new moms to shy away from going outside the home with their child in tow. After all, the outside world may suddenly seem a bit more dangerous and foreboding. Add to that the thought of having to travel – either via plane, car or train […]

    Read full story
  • 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? […]

    Read full story
  • The Lights Are On and The Baby's Home

    The Lights Are On and The Baby’s Home – Managing the First Few Weeks as a New Mom

    So the day’s finally here. You’ve gone through your pregnancy and despite whether it was a difficult pregnancy or not, you made it out the other side with your precious baby in hand. Walking through the threshold of your home, you realize that things have changed and that you’re about to embark on a new […]

    Read full story
  • Baby Steps to Lose the Baby Weight

    Baby Steps to Lose the Baby Weight

    Scanning the internet for relevant advice on losing weight post-baby could anger the most blissfully-content new mother. Such phrases as, “…but if you gained more during pregnancy than your doctor advised, you may struggle to get back to a healthy weight ” have made my blood boil. Apparently my body did not

    Read full story
  • Support for You When Your Baby is in the NICU

    Support for You When Your Baby is in the NICU

    The time your baby is in the NICU is always very stressful for parents.  First and foremost is your constant concern for your infant. There can be many ups and downs in the NICU and often your infant’s status can change very rapidly. One day your baby may be doing really well and the next, […]

    Read full story
  • Keeping the Romance alive! Date Night is a MUST

    Keeping the Romance alive! Date Night is a MUST

    Being a guy doesn’t mean I don’t have a romantic bone in my body. It just means pulling teeth to show it off.  Even with Valentine’s day coming once a year I think it’s important that we remember that Date Night isn’t just once a year.  Last week, my Sister baby sat (which is a […]

    Read full story