Preparing Your Child For a New Sibling

Preparing Your Child For a New Sibling

Preparing your firstborn to welcome a new baby can be hard. Talking to him about his baby brother or sister, showering him with affection, and reminding him how important he is to the family will help cultivate a positive sibling relationship.

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Burping, Bathing and Bathroom Basics

After pregnancy, get ready for newborn baby care! Feeding, burping, and diaper duty go on non-stop - and baby bath time seems to be an invitation for your little boy to pee all over you! This video has some newborn care tips to help you make it through!

Breastfeeding Basics

Your pregnancy is finally over! Now, your newborn baby is ready to breast feed and you've got the breast milk... but somehow its not that simple. Watch this video for breastfeeding help!

Female Anatomy Changes Post-Partum

Your nipples are leaking. You can feel your uterus with your fingers. What's going on and when can you expect it to stop!

Your Post-Partum Sex Life

You will have to wait awhile to get back on the sex bandwagon. It might not feel like much of a wait though - sex may just be the furthest thing from either of your minds!

Cracked Nipples and Breastfeeding

One of the most common breastfeeding problems among new moms is cracked nipples and sore nipples. Often, this occurs when a baby latches to the areola incorrectly during nursing. Learn more about the causes of nipple pain in this health tip!

Your Post-Partum Body

OK, the baby is here, pregnancy is FINALLY over, now what the heck is going on with your body?

When Can My Baby Drink From a Cup?

As your baby grows, you may wonder when you can introduce him to a cup. Most parents start with baby training cups like sippy cups. A cup with a lid helps a baby drink and makes the transition from the bottle easier.

Spotting Language Development Delays

Language development includes speech and non-verbal communication. A developmental delay in language may mean that an infant has a hearing impairment - or, your baby may just be learning his first words at his own pace!

Stretch Marks

During pregnancy your belly will stretch - and so will your skin. If you want to prevent stretch marks or make them fade away post-partum, then watch this pregnancy video.

Baby's Nutritional Needs

Whether you're feeding baby milk or solid food, you'll want your infant to get all the vitamins and nutrients he needs! From choosing iron-rich formula like Emfamil to the necessity of vitamin D supplements, here's how to meet his nutritional needs.

Tips for New Moms

If you've just welcomed a new arrival, you may feel overwhelmed. Check out this sanity-saving advice.

Babysitter Basics

At some point, you'll need to leave your infant with another caretaker. But what kind of babysitting services work best for you and your newborn? Learn about using a nanny, a babysitter, home childcare and more!

Your Diet and Your Breast Milk

When you're breast feeding, you may worry that your diet will affect the taste of your milk supply or your infant's health. And while your nutrition choices do affect your breast milk somewhat, your infant is surprisingly easy to please!

Games to Encourage Imitation Development

Both infants and toddlers love imitation games. Even a newborn will try to imitate your funny faces, and an older baby will love to play copycat as you go about your day. This helps build social skills and encourages mental development.

Post-Partum Depression

If you've just had a baby and you're feeling less than ecstatic, you need to know that you're not alone. Millions of women experience postpartum depression!

Baby Motor Skill Development

Your baby develops fine motor skills with the help of activities like stacking and building blocks. Meanwhile, his gross motor skills get a workout as he begins to crawl and balance. Help your infant's motor skills development with these tips!

Spotting Physical Development Delays

Your baby's physical development should follow fairly predictable patterns. If he is missing developmental milestones, make an appointment with his doctor to rule out rare, but serious, conditions, like mental retardation, autism, or cerebral palsy.

Dental Fluorosis

Dental Fluorosis can start from an early age. The initial signs are quite minimal, but they may result in white speckled teeth. Find out more about this here.

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