How to Pick the Best Breast Pump for You

Most ‘must-have lists’ for expecting parents include a breast pump.  Selecting the right one, however, can be a daunting task. How are you supposed to know what you need if you’ve never breastfed or used a breast pump before? 1 Natural Way, a leading breast pump provider, recommends that moms start by asking themselves a few basic questions: How often will I pump? Will I pump outside the home? Is portability necessary? Will I pump regularly while traveling? Do I plan to … [Read more...]

Tips for Foreigners Giving Birth in Bangkok, Thailand

It cannot be denied that having a baby brings immeasurable joy, and is a life-changing moment in time. An expectant mother has a natural instinct to protect her baby, not just after they are born, but also during the months she carries her baby. This fact of nature is true throughout the world.  Foreigners living in Bangkok have no need to worry about the quality of care that they can expect when they choose to have a baby. The capital of Thailand is blessed with world-class, … [Read more...]

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...]