Keeping Your Baby Warm In The Winter

Each winter, the weather channel makes that awful prediction: “This is going to be a terrible winter.” You’re scrambling to get all of your winter coats, hats and gloves down from the attic. But you remember one little thing…the tiny baby lying in the crib next to your bed. Suddenly, all sorts of thoughts wander[…]

Three Inexpensive DIY Ideas on Decorating Around the Baby’s Crib

For many mothers and fathers, decorating the nursery is just one of the many exciting parts about becoming a parent.  However, the expenses that come with a baby could tighten your budget, making nursery decorating seem like another stress on your to-do list. In addition, the safety of your baby is an immediate concern when[…]

Dangers of Sleep Deprivation: Simple Ways to Help Mom Catch Sleep

As a new or expecting parent, you are already well aware that newborns don’t sleep eight hours a night. If they did, you wouldn’t be reading this! Safe Sleep is important not only for your baby, like we discussed in our previous blogs, but it’s also extremely important for you to get the rest you[…]

Separation Anxiety and Your Baby

Separation anxiety is a common part of a baby’s development that occurs between the ages of 4 to 6 months and lasts until about 24 months. During this stage, babies are starting to understand object permanence, which is the knowledge that an object (or a person) is still there even if they cannot see it.[…]

Remembering Finn

He is my cousin. But if you ask me, he was my nephew or my little brother because he was the closest thing I had to a brother — and I loved him like one. When I found out that Finn died, I was getting ready for school. I was in my room and I[…]

Finley Ellison’s Story

Dwayne: Finley was our third child, and we were not planning to have a third child. We were very surprised when we found out we were going to have him. I was very worried because I had two children, and the rushing and hustle-bustle of life, and then we’re going to add a third child[…]

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[…]