Friday, September 22, 2017

What Causes Colic?

The roots of colic have been debated for decades, but even today, doctors aren’t quite sure what causes it. The Mayo Clinic reports that about twenty-five percent of all babies experience colic, and it occurs with about the same frequency in boys and girls, as well as in babies who are breast-fed and formula-fed.  The […]

Toddler Sleep Problems – Overcoming Tantrums

Toddler Sleep Problems – Overcoming Tantrums

Bedtime tantrums are one of the most common toddler sleep problems that parents experience. There are many reasons why your toddler may be exhibiting bedtime tantrums. The first step to finding the solution of the tantrum is to find the cause. Consider which of the following tantrums your child is exhibiting: 1) Over-Stimulation Tantrum – […]

No Tears Method Reviewed

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No Tears Method Reviewed

The theory behind the No Tears method is that bedtime is a prime opportunity for connecting and building a relationship with baby.  It is based on going to baby immediately when he cries during the night and creating an environment of safety through constant contact, picking up and putting down as necessary, and lots of […]

Toddler Won’t Sleep? Here’s 6 Tips to Get Your Toddler to Bed Fast

Toddler Won’t Sleep? Here’s 6 Tips to Get Your Toddler to Bed Fast

What is guaranteed to drive your toddler crazy? Four little words, “It’s time for bed”! These words are enough to turn any toddler into a argumentative little being. If you’re a parent struggling to get your toddler to sleep, you know what I’m talking about. So what can you do to get that toddler into […]

Ferber Method Reviewed

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Ferber Method Reviewed

The Ferber Method is a sleep training strategy designed by renowned sleep doctor Richard Ferber, which puts the work on baby to fall asleep on his own.  It teaches parents to put baby to bed when he’s sleepy but not yet asleep, and to give him some time to calm himself before going in to […]

How To Choose A Doula

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Doulas (assistants who provides various forms of physical and emotion support during childbirth and the postpartum period) are becoming more and more popular with parents around the world. In this interview segment, Brenda Kay Shumway of Mother Me Doulas in Dallas discusses some of the important factors parents should consider when choosing a Doula. Click […]

Postpartum Gifts For Moms – The “Mommy-Do” Box

Every mom can use an extra hand around the house in the weeks following the arrival of a new baby. Often times, the constant visits and offers of support end up stressing Mom out more than helping! In this interview segment, certified doula and childbirth educator Brenda Kay Shumway discusses a unique idea called the […]

Infant Colic Myths

Infant Colic Myths

Similar to many children’s medical problems, there are a number of myths about the treatment and causes of infant colic. Once you’ve determined your baby has colic and are seeking colic solutions, the best way to separate truth from fiction is to talk to your pediatrician. To get you started, here are 3 common myths about colic. […]

Breastfeeding Diet Tips: 8 Foods That May Cause Colic

Breastfeeding Diet Tips: 8 Foods That May Cause Colic

Some experts believe that a breastfeeding mother’s diet can be a primary factor in infant colic and crying. In some cases, there can be genuine allergies or particular foods that can cause havoc on an infant’s immature digestive system. If you are breastfeeding and suspect a particular food, you can try to eliminate it and […]

9 Baby Cry Remedies

9 Baby Cry Remedies

In this interview, colic expert Julie Buck discusses 9 proven solutions for help your baby to stop crying. NOTE: Any type of baby cry remedy should always be used in consultation with your pediatrician or family doctor. Click on the play button below to hear Julie’s advice: baby cry remedies QUESTION: Do you ever recommend […]

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