Newborn Related Articles & Blog Posts
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
Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?
(Photo: Anti-circumcision protestors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco) I was at a doctor’s appointment last week when I ran into a group of protestors outside the hospital – near the door to the maternity ward.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
When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?
As you might expect, different flavors appear to take a different amount of time to enter breast milk. In one recent study, researchers gave breastfeeding mothers capsules of banana, caraway seed, licorice, or menthol flavors, and tested their breast milk to see when the flavors arrived and when they left. Banana peaked and was gone […]Read full story
Learning Begins At Birth
If you have ever visited a parenting message board, you’ll be familiar with these questions:Read full story
Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?
What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chance of iron deficiency later Improving oxygen levels in the brain Reducing serious bacterial infections Stabilizing blood sugar levels Improving organ growth A growing number of […]Read full story
Thinking With Your Own Head
Whenever I go shopping, I first make a list of things that I need to buy at home. Even though I’m not overly forgetful, several times I went to the shop without a list and had absolutely no clue what I needed. As a consequence, I bought a bunch of unnecessary things and forgot those […]Read full story
Baby Handling in the Past and Now
When I wrote “Correct Baby Handling and Correct Choice of Appropriate Equipment and Accessories,” we might have marketed with, “Wow, a new handbook for parents on baby handling. This must be the latest, super modern thing. An entirely new invention that every single parent should know about!”Read full story
Toxic Chemicals and Babies
Recent media attention concerning chemicals in baby products has caused much concern and alarm. The No More Toxic Tub report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a non-profit agency whose goal is to bring attention to harmful chemicals in our skin care products, informs us that many of the baby products that we know, love, […]Read full story