Top Infant Related Articles & Blog Posts
Why are there so many more food allergies today?
You probably already know that our kids are growing up in a pretty tough world, and part of the challenge is being certain what to feed your young ones. Since the mid-1990s, food allergies have gone from a relative rarity to becoming increasingly commonplace. What is responsible? Well, it just so happens that in 1996 [...]Read full story
The Window of Opportunity for Teaching Your Kids Great Eating Habits
What does mother goose have to do with getting kids to eat right? Researcher Konrad Lorentz showed that by replacing a mother goose with something else as the first thing a baby goose encountered, he could alter the behavior of the baby goose to view that thing (even a toy train!!) as ‘mama’. This phenomenon [...]Read full story
Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural
Everyone has heard the phrase ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’. As a society, we cherish the belief that babies have the most perfect skin. In fact, as we age, it becomes the ideal touted by anti-aging products and the media. It is certainly a romantic notion, but infant skin is not completely resilient and fully [...]Read full story
Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it’s popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it have any significant health benefits? You might be surprised at how much it does. In fact, touch plays a much [...]Read full story
Feelings: Does my baby really understand?
With each child I’ve learned a little more about parenting than I knew before, I guess they refer to that as earning your stripes. Sometimes your first child gets a little more attention just by the sheer one on one interaction they are blessed with and moms often report feeling guilty when they’re just not [...]Read full story
Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?
As a child passenger safety technician, I have participated in many car seat inspections and am astonished at the number of seats that are either improperly installed and/or used. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 73% to over 90% of child restraints are misused. In my experience, over 95% of car seats [...]Read full story
3 Things Not To Do (When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night)
There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to sleep through the night. Cry it out/don’t cry it out, rocking/no rocking, co-sleeping/crib sleeping, white noise/no noise, breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. Everyone has an idea about what works. Like I said earlier, there is very little data to support one technique [...]Read full story
Rainbow Eating For Babies
When feeding your babies and toddlers, keep color in mind. In my book, Organically Raised, I call this rainbow eating.Read full story
I know tummy time is important for infants, but my daughter gets very frustrated when on her tummy for more than about 10 minutes. What can I do?Read full story
Infant Sleep Changes
My 4-month-old has been sleeping through the night for almost two months. But the last four nights, she’s been up a lot. Every time I lay her down for a nap or for bed, she screams for about half…Read full story