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Homemade Vegetable Baby Foods

By | April 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Homemade Sweet Potato/Yam Puree (introduce at 4-6 months) Yield: approximately 1-3 cups (depending on number of potatoes used • Serving Size: 1-2 T (younger babies) 3-6 T (older babies Ingredients Several medium sweet potatoes Instructions Baking Method: Wash sweet potatoes, then prick all over with a fork. Wrap tightly in foil and bake in a [...]

Infant Car Seat Guidelines

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

What are the Basic Guidelines for Proper Safety Seat Use? Hints on using your infant car seat correctly: Tightly install child seat in back seat, facing the rear. The infant seat should not move more than an inch side-to-side at the seat belt pathway. Infant seat should recline at approximately a 45-degree angle. Harness straps/slots at [...]

Proper Handling of Infant Car Seats

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Proper Installation of Your Baby’s Car Seat Basic Guidelines Every state requires that infants and children ride buckled up. Using a car safety seat correctly can help prevent injuries to your infant. The biggest mistake new parents make is keeping the new car seat they received as a shower gift in the box. Many new dads [...]

The Miracle of Birth (part 1)

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Miracle of Birth Having a baby will impact your life in so many ways. The fact of the matter is that it is also an incredible change for your baby. All he has known is the peace and warmth of your womb. Now, he must adapt to this brand new world, which is totally foreign. [...]

The Miracle of Birth (part 2)

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Reflexes at Birth Although your baby may appear to be fragile and defenseless, there are some built-in protective reflexes present at birth. Healthy newborns show certain reflexes that are checked for by your healthcare team. These reflexes are automatic responses to certain stimuli and help identify normal brain and nerve activity. Most of these newborn reflexes [...]

The Miracle of Birth (Part 3)

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Becoming Acquainted with Your Baby Years ago. babies would spend the majority of their hospital stay in the newborn nursery. Today, parents, as well as the healthcare team, know how important it is for babies to stay with their families as much as possible. Family centered maternity care is when the new mother and her partner [...]

The Miracle of Birth (Part 4)

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

What Will My Baby Look Like? The day has arrived...what you have been waiting for over the past nine months. You and your partner have spent all these months wondering, dreaming and talking about what your baby will look like. But, on the other hand, you will be no different from many other new parents in [...]

Baby’s Warning Signs and Reportable Symptoms

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Reportable Symptoms Even experienced parents may feel worried as they adjust to a new baby's habits, needs and personality. It is important to remember that most of the common physical problems that occur during a given 24 hours with baby are normal situations or problems with simple answers. If the following symptoms of illness occur, a [...]

Good foods for new moms!

By | January 9th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a new mom, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby is to eat a healthy diet. Even though you may be in a hurry to lose those pregnancy pounds, regularly eating foods that boost energy for new moms will give you the stamina you need to be the best [...]

More on Bath Time!

By | January 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bathing and Care Sponge Bathing Until your baby's umbilical cord is healed, and if you have a boy, the circumcision is healed your healthcare provider may instruct you to sponge bathe your baby. The first bath you give your baby as you get home from the hospital may be scary. Your whole family and the neighbors [...]