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Does Your Baby Have the Diaper Rash Blues?

by Tania Cowling October 6th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Does looking at your baby's red bottom make you wince? How do you think it feels? Unfortunately, this is one of the most common problems in newborns and babies. I've used both cloth and disposable diapers with my three babies and it seems it just depends on the child's

How to Handle Baby Sleep Issues

by Tania Cowling September 8th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Back in the day when I had my children, I didn’t have the luxury of swings, baby wraps, and a car to drive baby until he fell asleep. My days boiled down to feeding and rocking until my children fell asleep and I put them into their crib. But

Can the Family Pet Make Your Child Sick?

by Tania Cowling August 11th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Recently I read an article on how a toddler is fighting Salmonella disease after the family pets ate contaminated food; this news via the Charlotte Observer really struck me. This poor two-year-old child has Salmonella and continues to be a carrier. She periodically has relapses of the symptoms.
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Coping as a New Parent

by Editorial Team July 31st, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Whether you’re a first time parent, or you’re becoming a mom or dad for the second (or third!) time, you have plenty of exciting, new adventures to look forward to. Even if you’ve already experienced the wonders of parenthood before, no two children are ever the same, and there’s

Death By Heat: Babies Left In Hot Cars

by Tania Cowling July 14th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Every year about this time we hear the horrifying news about young children left in hot cars that ended in death. Just recently we have heard about several incidents that hit the national news, one even premeditated. Why? As parents we should know that these deaths are preventable. Is

Fever and Thermometers: What Are the Options?

by Tania Cowling June 16th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Fever is an elevation of the normal body temperature. It can be caused by an infection, though sometimes not. A normal body temperature can range from 97 degrees F to 99+ degrees F and varies from person to person. Oral temperatures above 99.6, or rectal temperature above 100.4 degrees
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Practice Massage to Soothe Your Baby

by Tania Cowling May 19th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Just like a massage gives you relaxation, this same technique helps babies feel calm, happy, and even lulls them to a restful sleep. A few simple strokes and bonding help an infant produce fewer stress hormones and even boost their immune system. So, take a few minutes in your daily
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Tips for Bath Time With Toddlers

by Tania Cowling April 21st, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
From infancy, the soothing bath repeats the secure feeling of the prebirth experience in the womb, but for toddlers it’s what fun this time brings. Little tykes enjoy making ripples, bubbles, splashes, and some don’t want the soaking time to end. Toddlers actively explore their world in the tub,
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Babies Need Their Eyes Checked Too

by Tania Cowling March 24th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
If you think that only older people have eye problems, you are wrong. Babies need to be screened for eye issues from the time of birth. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all babies have an eye exam performed by their

Formaldehyde is Removed From Leading Baby Shampoo

by Tania Cowling February 24th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
For generations Johnson’s Baby Shampoo has been in my home. My mother used it on me and I in turn used it on my children. Today, my grandchildren are also using this leading “no tears” shampoo, but with an improved formula.

The company hasn’t added any ingredients, they actually removed
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Toddlers and Scary Movies

by T Akery January 20th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Scary movies are often a no-no for toddlers. However, there are times when your toddler might see a scene from a movie that scares them. Dealing with the issues that result from this scary viewing can take time to deal with. So, you must also be patient while confronting
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Breastfeeding In Public

by T Akery December 23rd, 2013| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Babies get hungry. Moms have to run errands and would like to dine out once in awhile. Thus, it is perfectly natural to breastfeed in public. But before you take the plunge, there are some things you should think about in regards to breastfeeding out in the open.

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