Breastfeeding: One Way to Lower Your Baby’s Risk for SIDS

There is no replacement for breastmilk or the benefits it provides for both you and your baby. It nourishes your baby with everything he or she needs. Breast milk has many advantages over formula. For example, it’s made to meet the specific needs of your baby, and it changes as your baby grows to offer[…]

Baby Bonding Tips

Many parents believe that bonding occurs when the baby and parents are both sleeping in the same bed, but this is not the case. Bonding occurs when the baby is awake and is feeding, bathing and playing with you throughout the day. Last week’s post talked about the dangers and high-risks that bed sharing poses[…]

The Dangers of Using Bumper Pads

Bumper pads were originally thought to prevent injuries, but they may cause more harm than they prevent. They were once used to keep babies from falling out of the crib or getting their arms and legs. But crib safety standards now require the space between the railings of cribs to be small enough that babies’[…]

Holiday Gift Recommendations for New Parents

The holidays are just around the corner! It’s a time for enjoying the company of friends and family, enjoying the winter weather, and avoiding the crowds while trying to find the best gift for that friend, cousin, or co-worker that just had a baby or has one on the way. It can be very hard[…]

The Danger of SIDS ‘Prevention’ Products

Some products claim they can prevent SIDS, but currently there are no known products or ways to prevent SIDS completely.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other organizations warn against using these products because of the dangers they pose to babies. You should not[…]

Safe Nursery Checklist for New Parents

Decorating your baby’s crib or nursery should be fun and exciting. You shouldn’t have to worry about your child’s safety! Keep in mind a few simple tips to remember when shopping for the nursery. Crib Since the safety of your baby is the most important, ensure that the crib is safe, first, according to the[…]