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Involving Dad in Baby Feeding

Involving Dad in Baby Feeding
Father’s Day is here and it’s got us thinking about how to build the crucial relationship between dads and their babies. Early on, this relationship can be a challenge for dad. He can be intimidated by the fragile life he’s holding in his arms and may worry he might do something wrong. One way to help dad cultivate this special relationship is to involve him in feeding time. He’ll get a chance to bond with baby and he’ll be helping you by giving you those precious opportunities to rest, which can make all the difference. There will be a learning curve at first but with patient coaching he’ll get there and the time invested will be well worth the effort. 

Why Does My Baby Hiccup?

Why Does My Baby Hiccup?

Maybe you felt them when you were pregnant - those little, repetitive bumps signaling that your little one had hiccups while in your belly. Maybe you never noticed them until your baby was born. But now you’re worried that your newborn’s frequent hiccups could mean something is medically wrong. Rest assured - hiccups are common and seem to bother parents more than babies...

Pros and Cons of Video Baby Monitors

Pros and Cons of Video Baby Monitors
If you’re a new parent, chances are you put a video baby monitor on your registry. Smart tech for parents has become a wildly popular market segment. It probably seems mind-blowing to past generations that millennial parents actually track their babies’ every move, even when they’re in another room sleeping. Parents rely on baby monitors for an added layer of security and convenience, but is there ever a reason to rethink this new technology? Here are some of the pros and cons of using a video baby monitor...

Baby Shower Game Ideas

Baby Shower Game Ideas

If you’ve ever been to a baby shower, chances are you’ve played “guess how big the mom-to-be’s stomach is,” “don’t say ‘baby,’” or “guess which candy bar is in the diaper” (my personal least favorite!).

Finding original baby shower games that even game-averse guests might enjoy can be a challenge! Here are six games that you may not have heard of before that will give your baby shower a fun party vibe.

Best Date Night Out for New Parents

Best Date Night Out for New Parents
You’ve waited the entire 6-12 weeks and you are so ready. More ready than you thought you’d be. You can see a date night on the horizon. Some time for just you and your partner to spend some intimate moments together and reconnect. But now, after having a baby, date night looks a little different. You’ve changed as a couple and as a family, and with that change, you are looking to have a unique experience together. Looking for new ideas. We’ve come up with some awesome date nights for new parents!

How Long Until Formula Goes Bad?

How Long Until Formula Goes Bad?

Babies don't always finish their bottles and we all know the contents are liquid gold. What's safe?

When considering food safety, feeding baby with infant formula can sometimes be a daunting task. We have to consider the formula’s temperature, amounts to feed, measurements and how long the formula will last. Everything will come together and you’ll quickly become a pro at preparing your baby’s bottles! Let’s go over the safety measures you should take for determining how long until your baby’s prepared formula will go bad.