What Does WIC Provide? 10 Questions and Answers for New Mothers

Are you pregnant or do you have children under the age of 5? Do you have trouble getting enough food for you and your children? You are not alone. About 6,870,000 Americans participated in WIC programs in 2018. This program focuses on women and children. Their goal is health and wellness for pregnant women and their young children. You may wonder, “what does WIC provide?” Keep reading to learn how WIC can help you and your family. What Is WIC? The Special Supplemental … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know Before Going to Your First Vacation with a Baby

Traveling with a baby for the first time for a beach vacation? There are things you need to know before packing your essentials, not just the best swim diapers for your baby. A vacation with a 9-month-old baby is not as easy as you think it is and of course, your comfort is important too, so do not miss your best tampon for swimming. But, it does not mean that you will let it ruin your vacation. Let me share to you some tips to make your vacation with your baby a worry-free adventure. … [Read more...]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Contrary to popular belief, babies and toddlers can experience tooth decay, even if their diet is relatively confined to milk or baby food. It’s called baby bottle tooth decay, and it’s what happens when the natural sugar in liquids such as milk, infant formula, and fruit juice adheres to an infant’s teeth for long periods. Oral bacteria feed upon this sugar, which then creates an acid by-product that wears away at the teeth’s enamel. This mechanism eventually causes tooth decay and cavities, … [Read more...]

Should Parents Keep a Humidifier in the Baby’s Room?

Since you have taken the time to read this article, I’m assuming that you are about to set up or re-do your baby’s room. You are not quite sure whether to keep or not keep a humidifier in the room.  Well, guess what? You’re not alone to have your doubts. I too wasn’t sure if a humidifier is necessary or safe for my baby.  So I spoke to my pediatrician and read countless blogs on this topic to get an idea. As it turns out, humidifiers are a must-have in a baby’s nursery. These … [Read more...]

10 Smart Strategies To Get Amazing Newborn Photos

Adjust the Angle A traditional photo can offer a completely different perspective with a slight change in the photographer's angle. By adjusting the camera to look from above, rather than straight across, you can create a shot that helps the viewer to imagine a protector or previous generations of loved ones looking in on the newborn from above. In a group shot, this angle helps focus to remain on the newborn, rather than on the faces of the other family members. Temperature Individuals … [Read more...]

Best Baby Beach Gear Items For Summer 2019

Going to the beach is a fun family activity that many parents enjoy with their kids. However, any trip to the beach usually requires a variety of items you may need. This is especially true for parents of babies, because infants have particular needs that you'll want to be prepared for. However, once you know what essentials you should bring, you can confidently enjoy your time at the beach with your little ones. Protective Sunscreen Even if you already applied sunscreen to yourself and … [Read more...]

Baby Gender Selection – Is the Process Correct For You?

Time changes everything from lifestyle choices to people's attitude towards life! Even a decade back, the approach towards childbirth was different. People used to attach importance and an inexplicable value to the wait and fond anticipation to know the gender of the child. It gave them an abundant joy to know about the child's gender on the delivery day. However, it's the 21st century now, where science and medical discoveries have progressed manifold. Today, parents are keen and able to know … [Read more...]

How to Buy the Right Crib Mattress

Designing the nursery is one of the most delightful parts of expecting a baby. You already know the color of the walls, the design style for the furniture items, and the model of the crib. Now you have to choose a mattress and you do not know what features are important, and what considerations you should keep in mind. If it would be to purchase a mattress for your bed, it would be simple, because you would choose the most comfortable one, but crib mattresses are more difficult to … [Read more...]