Author: Hanna Graham

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need? National Sleep Foundation Introduces New Guidelines

How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need? National Sleep Foundation Introduces New Guidelines

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), after input from a multi-disciplinary expert panel, has issued a new report with updated recommendations for appropriate sleep durations throughout a person’s life. The results take into account developmental changes and create wider sleep ranges for most age groups. The NSF’s recommendations are based on […]

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Diapers and Their Alternatives: Finding the Best Choice for You

Diapers and Their Alternatives: Finding the Best Choice for You

Statistics claim that you will change about 7,000 diapers during the first three years of your child’s life. Disposable diapers were invented in the 1970s in order to make parents’ lives easier. The problem is that the plastic diapers are not biodegradable. That means all 7,000 of those dirty diapers […]

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Tips for Having Great Sex During All Three Trimesters of Pregnancy

Tips for Having Great Sex During All Three Trimesters of Pregnancy

Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you should stop having sex. According to Kecia Gaither, M.D., maternal fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, sex has benefits for both parents. “Sex is known to release endorphins and oxytocin—otherwise known as the ‘love hormone’—allowing […]

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Why is the Baby Crying? Handling Newborn Crying, Colic and Fussing

Why is the Baby Crying? Handling Newborn Crying, Colic and Fussing

If you’re a first-time parent of a newborn, then you are dealing with one of the most confounding parts of early parenthood: “why is my baby crying?” The feeling of helplessness when a baby cries is one of the biggest reasons new parents can feel so overwhelmed. Parents are given […]

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8 Trips for Traveling by Air With Your Baby

8 Trips for Traveling by Air With Your Baby

The busiest travel days are the day before Thanksgiving, Fridays in summer and Christmas through January 1. If you’ll be traveling with a baby this holiday season, here are some suggestions for making it through the busy car, airport and airline routine. 1. Choose Schedule Rather Than Price Normally we […]

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5 Tips for Having Fun During Bath Time

5 Tips for Having Fun During Bath Time

Every parent knows that bath time is about more than just getting clean and fresh. For many kids, it’s a time to play and relax. Although some kids are afraid of the water, it’s still important to put them at ease and teach them good hygiene habits. These are our […]

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