Does My Baby Need “No More Tears”™ Shampoo?

    Skin pH, while a hugely important topic for baby skin health, can be one of the least understood subject matters by new parents. This is a scenario where some of our most basic tenets of healthy body …

    Baby Skin – From Water to Air

    Baby skin is significantly different from adult skin. It can be five times thinner than adult skin and its basic functions ? from producing protective skin oils to making enough melanin to provide nat…

    Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH

    One of the most important factors to consider when choosing personal care products for baby is the pH of those products. pH refers to the acid-base scale, with water and most internal body fluids bein…

    10 Post-baby Surprises – Numbers 3-5

    Yesterday I began sharing my list of ten things that I didn't know about the first few days after having a baby. Today, I give you numbers 3, 4 and 5. 3. Please excuse me, but something has left my bo…

    After-birth: 10 things I didn’t know about having a baby

    Childbirth classes were something I didn't consider to be optional when I was pregnant. With my Type A personality and the fact that I am someone who would always rather know the ugly truth than a ple…

    Living Life with Postpartum Depression

    There is a large misconception that being diagnosed with PPD and beginning treatment - whether that be with prescription medication, exercise, therapy, or, whatever your personal plan may be - means t…

    Postpartum Depression is a Family Affair

    We've all heard the saying, "When mama's happy, everyone's happy." Or, "Happy wife, happy life." Well, I'm here to tell you that not only are they absolutely true, but they can also go both ways. The …

    Time for Action: Treatment, Medications, and Therapy

    Being diagnosed with postpartum depression is only the first step of many. Realizing that the way you feel isn't because you're a horrible mother or that you did something wrong can lift a huge weight…

    Pulling the Trigger: Symptoms & Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression

    Every woman's experience with postpartum depression is unique. While most women experience some form of the baby blues, one in ten women struggle with moderate to severe postpartum depression. I, unfo…

    Postpartum Depression Feels like Nothing

    For a moment, try to imagine feeling nothing. You may ask yourself what nothing feels like. Well, nothing feels like the greatest pain you've ever experienced. It is an overwhelming lack of connection…

    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

    The first hour after birth is often referred to as the "Magical Hour." A baby placed on her mother's chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxation an…

    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it's easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balance …

    Skin to Skin After a C-Section

    In the United States Cesarean sections are performed on about a third of women giving birth, more than in any other country. The routine practice after surgery is to separate the mother and baby which…

    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…

    What is Skin to Skin Care?

    The most classic definition of ?Skin-to-Skin Care' (which is the same as ?Kangaroo Care') refers specifically to sessions of 60 minutes of continuous touch between baby and mom in the first moments, h…

    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, …

    Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural
    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 produ…

    Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
    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 h…

    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There's an App for That!
    When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There’s an App for That!

    I have four children who are close together in age. As each child came along, I realized how different and unique their personalities were. Even as newborns, each child had their own needs; it was jus…

    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…