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Amazon Alexa and BlueSmart: Revolutionizing the Baby Journal

Amazon Alexa and BlueSmart: Revolutionizing the Baby Journal
We are so excited that there is now a BlueSmart Baby Tracker skill for Amazon Alexa! There are so many great ways to use BlueSmart with Amazon Alexa and we’re going to go over a few of the ways it makes tracking your baby's activities that much easier! It's free, and definitely worth checking out.

Do You Have the Right Nanny?

Do You Have the Right Nanny?
Every family is different. Even before you hire your nanny you should clarify your parenting style and how you would prefer your children to be disciplined. Perhaps you don’t have preferences for discipline yet because your child is too young to think about it. That shouldn't stop you from letting your nanny know that you will have a conversation about discipline when it becomes more pertinent.

Discovering a World of Possibilities: Starting Your Baby on Solids

Discovering a World of Possibilities: Starting Your Baby on Solids

The best time to start solid foods is between four to six months. During this period most children have met the following guidelines indicating readiness to try solids:

  • Baby can hold their head up and sit in an upright position.
  • Baby should have approximately doubled his birth weight and weigh at least 13 pounds (5.8 kg)
  • They show an interest in food. May try to take your own food from your hand or open her mouth toward food.
  • They shows no sign of the thrust reflex that pushes food from his mouth.
  • They are hungry even after getting a normal, daily amount of formula or breastmilk. (Approximately 32 oz of formula or 10 breastfeeding sessions).

A Clean Slate: How to Clean Baby Bottles

A Clean Slate: How to Clean Baby Bottles
Washing your baby’s bottles is probably one of the most tedious tasks of parenting. It’s one of those tasks that seems to never end! It's like laundry, and it’s a chore that has to be done. Properly washing your baby’s bottles will prevent bacteria from growing and making your baby sick. So you shouldn't be taking any shortcuts!

Solving One of the Great Parenting Mysteries: Spit Up and Burping

Solving One of the Great Parenting Mysteries: Spit Up and Burping
Spitting up seems to be one of those parenting mysteries. Most babies have bouts of spit up here and there, while others seem to spit up after every feed. Most of the time spitting up is nothing to worry about, but it's frustrating, and messy! Luckily, there are a few things you can try to minimize spit up during and after feedings

Diaper Bag Essentials

Diaper Bag Essentials
Getting your diaper bag ready for your sweet baby’s arrival can be a really fun task. But there are so many baby items that you can bring with you when you’re leaving the house, it can be overwhelming! And if you’re not careful, your diaper bag may become too heavy to carry! We’ve compiled a list of essentials to keep in your diaper bag so you can have everything you need and nothing you don’t.