Diaper 101: What’s normal for a newborn and when to worry

New parents spend an awful lot of time discussing dirty diapers - and for good reason. Your baby’s output is indicative of his or her overall health. While every baby is different, there are some general guidelines to adhere to, giving you peace of mind that your newborn baby is as healthy as can be. In the first weeks of motherhood, here’s what you can expect - and what you’ll want to keep a watchful eye out for: Wet diapers What’s normal: After 4 days of life, your baby should wet 4 …

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5 little ways to bond with your newborn baby

After nine months of anticipating the start of motherhood, your newborn baby has finally arrived. Yes, there will be plenty of sleepless nights ahead of you, but in between all the diaper changes and feedings, you’ll also find quiet moments to enjoy with your little one. Here’s how to really make them count: Cuddle Plenty of hospitals and health care providers are touting skin-to-skin contact as the best way for both mom and dad to bond with their newborn. In fact, many hospitals have …

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How your newborn baby will really look

By the time your baby is born, you’ll have spent nearly 10 months dreaming of him or her. Now that your little one is finally earth-side, you may be surprised to find he or she is far from what you imagined. When you stop and think about it, being born sounds a bit traumatic, what with being pushed down a birth canal and out into a bright and noisy world. Your baby’s been through a lot. Here’s how that journey might affect your new bundle of joy: Pointed head If you’re planning a …

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Preemie basics: Everything you need to know

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 12 percent of babies are born prematurely. If you’re a new parent to a preemie, take heart. Below are preemie-specific tips for caring for your extra-little one once you’ve left the confines of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They will help you enjoy what every mom looks forward to—bringing your new baby home. Have a Safe Ride Home The appropriate carseat is crucial, says Phyllis Dennery, M.D., professor of pediatrics at …

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7 practical, lifesaving tips for surviving a colicky baby

Shaken babies? I can almost understand how parents get to that point. I understand how a mother might be so sleep deprived, so angry and frustrated that she might do something so unthinkable.Of course, that doesn’t mean I excuse it.That doesn’t mean I would ever (ever!) harm my child. What it does mean is that I know that moment of dark desperation - the panic, frustration, and confusion that set in after hours of struggling to calm a fussy baby.When my daughter was born, …

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Coyuchi Muslin Swaddle Blanket

I am loving my new Coyuchi swaddle blankets.  I have a thing for baby blankets in general, but these are special.  I recently had a baby boy and received tons of blankets and clothes, 99% of them being blue with either an anchor, a whale or dog on it.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it's also nice to get away from those patterns and have something unique.My favorite thing about these blankets is the pattern.  I got the plaid sunwashed tangerine pattern and it's even …

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New poll: Will you follow the standard vaccine schedule for baby?

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12 baby names inspired by the holidays

Searching for the perfect baby name? Let the magic and wonder of the holidays inspire you. We’ve collected 12 options - six names for each gender - that promise to invoke the happiness of the holidays each time you call out to your little one.Boys Clement: Name your little boy after Clement Moore, the author of Twas the Night Before Christmas, and you may not only have a Christmas-lover in your home - but a budding writer as well.George: The lead character in the Christmas classic, …

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Baby naming tool tells you popularity of names over time

Baby Name Fun Facts at Your FingertipsChoosing a baby name is a big, exciting decision. Will it be James or Jaroslav? Elizabeth or Electra? Or any of the thousands of options in between? Here to help you make your decision is Vintagereprints.net, a cool — and oddly addictive — website. It shows you the popularity of any baby name, at any given moment in history.The site gives you need-to-know info in just a few seconds. Just type in the name you’re considering and …

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Wife Love your Baby More Than You?

There's a horrible dark side to having a baby. It's supposed to be a wonderful experience of joy and love, but for far too many men it marks the end of their loving relationship with their wives. New moms are appropriately wired to become obsessed with their babies, but if we just stand back in our experience of being replaced, things can become miserable. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. There are concrete steps that you can do that can lead to actually knowing more love than you've ever …

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