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[…]

SIDS Awareness: How You Can Get Involved

The chance to make a difference and potentially save the life of a baby is probably closer to you than you think. Simply communicating important information to others is a quick and effective way to raise awareness about infant sleep safety. Telling others about the ABCs of Safe Sleep and the dangers of SIDS, is[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Finn Klingel’s Story

Julie: Finn is technically my great nephew — and he was great.I went to Charleston to visit when he was a month old and I got to spend like a week with him, when he was tiny. He was not a good sleeper. He had colic, and from about 5 o’clock in the evening all[…]

Tips for a Night Out without Baby

While you might be accustomed to following the ABCs of Safe Sleep, leaving your baby for the first time can be nerve-wracking. Taking even a few hours to get away to recharge your batteries can be beneficial. Caring for a newborn can be a full time job, and a night out could give you the[…]

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’[…]