Entries Tagged as 'baby'

What do you think of co-sleeping?

April 30th, 2010 / 6 Comments

I just read an article on 10 Controversial Parenting Tips. The author asked four prominent experts to weigh in on 10 hot button issues of parenting. I am glad to see Kevin Leman on the panel because I’m a fan of his books. The author didn’t ask me, nevertheless, I’m going to take a stab […]

When playing is not just playing

March 11th, 2009 / No Comments

Do children under 3 years old need formal education? Do we need to buy them learning programs and educational software? In a previous post, I pointed out a recent debate about whether DVD programs such as “Baby Einstein” are any use at all. Do children learn by sitting and watching? Do they learn sitting in […]

Does TV make smart babies?

March 4th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Parents want the best for their babies. Does that mean having to spend a lot of money on “educational” material such as “Baby Einstein” and “BabyGenius”? CNN reported a study that shows TV viewing of educational DVDs have no benefits. According to CNN, “researchers from Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School reached […]

The Birth to Five Book

February 25th, 2009 / 2 Comments

I just finished reading Brenda Nixon’s newest book The Birth to Five Book – Confident Childrearing Right from the Start. I have the privilege of interviewing Brenda on my next podcast coming up next week to talk more about this book. I found this book full of practical advice for dilemmas that parents of young […]

5 ways to prepare for Baby #2

February 24th, 2009 / 7 Comments

A reader asked me how she can prepare for Baby #2. Is there anything she can do within the next few months before Baby #2 arrives, perhaps get her life organized in a way that will make it easier when she has to take care of 2 instead of 1? My son and my daughter […]

Swaddling your baby

January 10th, 2009 / 1 Comment

It is true that swaddling your baby helps them sleep better. When I had my babies, the hospital nurse taught me to wrap my babies tightly in a receiving blanket. (I kept one of those hospital blankets for memories!) When the baby is nice and snug, he feels secure and warm, just like in your […]

Enjoying your baby

January 7th, 2009 / 4 Comments

My first “baby” is turning 21 years old in a week! With my eyes closed, I can still picture a few memories of those moments shared with him that first year of life, when we were both new at this thing called parenting. That first year was tough. Sleep deprived, a body that was no […]

5 ways a baby changes your life

June 19th, 2008 / 6 Comments

A friend who doesn’t have kids said today, “I am going to make sure that when I have kids, it’ll be when I am ready and really want them.” I thought I was ready when I was 29 and had my first child. Yet, being a parent so changed my life beyond what I could’ve […]

What do you do when your baby is colicky?

January 23rd, 2008 / 2 Comments

Photo by Tauri Tuubel My older daughter was colicky when she was a baby… uncontrollable crying for no apparent reason. That’s what colic is and there is no known cause. But all that screaming and crying is so scary to a parent, you think something must be dreadfully wrong! Once my daughter started crying, there […]

Safety First for Baby

November 4th, 2007 / 1 Comment

“You’re being overprotective!” You bet I am. When it comes to taking care of a baby, I am all for being overprotective. Don’t let other people intimidate you into thinking that you should not be. Trust your instincts as a mother. If you have a feeling that it is not a good idea to leave […]