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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!

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.

How to Warm a Baby Bottle

How to Warm a Baby Bottle
If you are new to bottle feeding your baby then you know how many daunting steps there are to making sure that baby’s bottle is safe to drink. One of the steps is warming the bottle. But it doesn’t have to be so hard! Here we’ll go over a few easy ways to warm your baby’s bottle to help your life run a little easier.

Pumping Best Practices

Pumping Best Practices
Pumping. It’s a task that many mothers have a love/hate relationship with. 

Many situations can arise that call for a need for pumping. You may be headed back to work. You may want to give your partner the chance to feed. Or your baby may have a medical condition requiring bottle feeding or may have difficulty latching to the breast. Whether you’re new to the pumping game or just looking for a few tips, this post will help you become a pumping rock star!