Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet
    January 14, 2011
    Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet

    When our daughter inevitably gets sick or has a bad case of diaper rash, it is always reassuring to have the right supplies on-hand. But, knowing exactly what to buy was totally overwhelming the first…

    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby
    December 17, 2010
    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    I hesitate to tackle the topic of pregnancy and babies. For one thing, I run the risk of getting myself so delighted at the thought that I decide to go for Baby #4. On the other hand, I run the risk o…

    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend
    November 26, 2010
    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    The good news is that smart phone apps can help you when others are not around, in ways you might not have even imagined. (more…)…

    Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents
    October 12, 2010
    Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents

    Sure, there are plenty of green, child-centered gifts you can get babies, kids and their parents…like an organic onesie with “Mother Sucker” on the front, the fabulous Ergo Baby Carrier, or thos…

    The Cheapest Baby
    October 7, 2010
    The Cheapest Baby

    A few days ago, I visited one of those enormous baby depots filled with approximately twelve billion useless plastic contraptions.  A friend of mine is expecting and judging by the wish list she hand…

    Baby Wearing
    October 6, 2010
    Baby Wearing

    When Donald and I brought our daughter, Charlotte, home from the hospital, the very first thing we slipped her into was a hand-me-down brown pouch.  Let the baby wearing begin! We took her for a walk…

    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet
    September 22, 2010
    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off the…

    3 Things Not To Do When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night
    September 20, 2010
    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, b…

    Parenting a Premie -- What You Can Do In The NICU
    August 2, 2010
    Parenting a Premie — What You Can Do In The NICU

    It can be a challenging time in many ways to have your baby placed in the NICU. It wasn't the new beginning you hoped for. Here are a few things you can do to that can make a difference: (more……

    Plastics & Your Baby
    July 8, 2010
    Plastics & Your Baby

    If you live in North America and have an infant, chances are you are using plastics. If you are using plastics there is good reason to be informed and careful in their use. (more…)…

    Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes
    April 30, 2010
    Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes

    Even for those who have made the switch to cloth diapers, letting go of disposable wipes can prove to be a tougher sell.  We all love the convenience of those wipes that pop up one-at-a-time in those…

    There is No Such Thing as Free Infant Formula
    April 29, 2010
    There is No Such Thing as Free Infant Formula

    Most new mothers are inundated with formula samples and coupons everywhere they turn.  Signing up for those free baby magazines can automatically place your name on a mailing list that formula compan…

    Another Reason We Must Support Nursing Moms
    April 7, 2010
    Another Reason We Must Support Nursing Moms

    A new Harvard analysis has calculated what we could accomplish if 90 percent of babies drank only breast milk for the first six months of life. The starting point for this analysis was a group of ten …

    What’s in Your Diaper Bag?
    April 2, 2010
    What’s in Your Diaper Bag?

    Do you find it funny that as a new mom the fashionable purse that you carried all of your goodies in has now become the sack of diapering doodads that keeps you sane for when baby erupts? From diaperi…

    March 30, 2010
    Baby Wearing: How to Find the Right Carrier

    Baby wearing has many benefits, but it’s vital that you understand how to wear your baby properly. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning statement about baby wearing in sl…

    How to Choose an Infant Car Seat & Use it Properly to Protect Your Baby
    March 29, 2010
    How to Choose an Infant Car Seat & Use it Properly to Protect Your Baby

    I remember reviewing books like Baby Bargains, Consumer Reports and going to big box stores like BabiesRUs to test out car seats before Isabella was born. I had no idea that picking out a car seat and…

    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
    February 10, 2010
    Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting

    Dr. Greene's take on food imprinting... What and how our kids eat is central to their health both now and in the long run. Your early food decisions can help your child learn good food in much the sam…

    The ABC's of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower
    February 4, 2010
    The ABC’s of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower

    Especially during pregnancy, it's usually best to keep it simple, healthy, and pure. Here's our simple approach - with help from the ABC's - to plan a green baby shower that celebrates the life and he…

    How Modern Cloth Diapers Work
    January 20, 2010
    How Modern Cloth Diapers Work

    I’m just going to say this now. To those of you who are unfamiliar with the world of cloth diapering it can be very overwhelming and confusing in the beginning. There are all sorts of abbreviations …

    Why We Chose to Cloth Diaper
    January 19, 2010
    Why We Chose to Cloth Diaper

    I was introduced to modern cloth diapering early in my pregnancy. I don’t recall exactly how, but one night I stumbled upon a website with a laundry list of links to online stores who sold the cutes…