I’m getting to be of that age where my friends are all having babies – it seems like everyone I know is pregnant these days! And I am so happy for them and excited to share that joy. Of course every baby (esp first babies) comes a baby gift and I always strive to do […]
How many onesies does a new baby need? Mothers are usually warned to avoid the newborn size since babies grow out of it so quickly. And although this is true that they aren’t able to wear them along, I would buy at least 1-2 just so you have a couple of cute outfits to use […]
Of all the gifts I received when my first son was born, the My Blankee blanket was one of the bigger hits in our family. Although the blanket’s tag had promised all kinds of special powers of bonding with my child, I had about a half dozen similar blankets which I rotated through my […]
I’m a second child, so I know all about hand-me-downs. Some are truly coveted and others – not so much. It was always great to get a whole bunch of clothes worn by your cool older sibling, but not so great to never be able to choose your own clothing and instead where the leftovers […]
Before I had a baby I was enamored with the idea of using a carrier with him from day one – how natural and beautiful, I thought, to carry your infant close to you, hands-free and prove him with love and warmth while on-the-go. Then I had my baby and all those glorious mental images […]
Eight more weeks to go and I am starting to get serious. A couple of weeks ago I couldn’t get enthusiastic about furniture arrangements but all of a sudden this kid is kicking and I am thinking non-stop about organizing and re-arranging and furniture purchasing. There is a big boy bed to buy to free […]
Baby skin – so soft, so smooth, so kissable – is also extremely sensitive. Moms suffer through outbreaks of baby eczema, allergic reactions, dry skin, infant acne and other various rashes. It can be painful to watch your baby struggle in his sleep to scratch his skin. The best antidote is nothing – no creams, […]
Is organic worth the extra expense? Maybe for myself it isn’t worth it, but for my tiny, helpless, little infant how could I not?
Conventional cotton is grown using high levels of agrochemicals. Organic cotton is a way for me to know that I’m not rolling the dice and taking risks on my baby’s […]
Who can’t help but be touched by the news from Japan’s enormous tsunami? The stories and pictures of suffering are difficult to comprehend. I am also moved by their stoicism – the Japanese people have stayed calm and cooperative in the face of so much devastation.
It reminds me of how the Japanese culture actually […]
Before my first son was born my husband and I read, “The Happiest Baby on the Block” by Harvey Karp, M.D. The major takeaway of this book was how to wrap or “swaddle” your baby perfectly in a blanket to soothe and cuddle him in a perfect bubble. My son was a fussy baby, and […]
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