Breastfeeding & The Sick Mother

Regardless of having a “Super Mom” status, no mother is immune to getting sick.  Even during illness, there are very few conditions which require a lactating mother to discontinue breastfeeding her child. It is recommended that infants be exclusively breastfed for the...

Diaper Rash

Along with one of the certainties in life–taxes–there comes another almost certainty which is taxing and often worrisome to a parent: diaper rash. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that more than 50% of all babies will get diaper rash between 4 and 15 months...

The ABC’s of Cribs

New Crib Requirements New federal safety requirements approved by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) for cribs went into effect on June 28, 2011.  There have been numerous changes to the previous standard for crib safety requirements.   Virtually all...

Teething Tips

Tips for the tiny teethers. Beginning with the central incisors, around 4 to 8 months of age and lasting up to age 3, the primary (non-permanent) teeth start to come through the gums.  This can at times be uncomfortable for a child and difficult for the caregivers who...