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Taming Twin Tantrums

Thursday, June 22, 2017 By Joanna Navarrete

Twins, Tantrums, the Terrible Twos, and Threenagers! Having two and three year olds is about the nearest flash-forward you’ll get to those teen years! But having twin 2 and 3 year olds, well that just calls for a membership to the Wine Club! Most of us want to have a tantrum ourselves in the wake of our child’s breakdown, but we try our best to keep our cool and navigate through these really trying times with your little ones. Here are a few tips to use when your twins have a meltdown the next time: 1. Walk Away Most of…

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When Breastfeeding is NOT the Best Choice

Monday, June 19, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell

If you are a mom or thinking about becoming a mom, you’ve most likely heard about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. In the past few decades, breastfeeding rates have risen steadily, likely due to the increased understanding of breastfeeding by medical professionals, combined with the efforts of organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, WHO and the Le Leche League that have been working hard to promote breastfeeding and support breastfeeding mothers. While there is no doubt that the rising rates of breastfeeding is a very good thing, there are some circumstances in which breastfeeding may not be the best…

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The Pros and Cons of Pacifiers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Deciding whether or not you want to introduce a pacifier to your little one? It can be a tough decision to make since there are both pluses and minuses. Some people love them and others hate them. We’ve wrangled together all of the pros and cons of pacifiers so you can decide what you prefer for your family. The Pros 1. Soothes Baby We know that the best ways to soothe our babies are to use the 5 S’s: swaddling, swaying/swinging, side-lying, sucking and shushing. Pacifiers have been used for years to help calm their babies when they are still…

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How to Start Baby-Led Weaning: When and What to Feed Baby

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 By Sarah Bederman

Look for Readiness Signs: With baby-led weaning (BLW), solids are introduced at any point after six months of age when babies demonstrate readiness and interest. Some babies may seem ready before six months and others not until 7-8 months. True readiness signs include: sitting up with little or no support, reaching out to grab things and taking them to the mouth quickly and accurately, and gnawing on toys and making chewing movements; however, the very best sign is when a baby starts to put food in his mouth himself, when provided the opportunity (Rapley & Murkett, 8-9). When should I…

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6 Father’s Day 2017 Gift Ideas + Giveaway!

Monday, June 12, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Figuring out what to get your hubby or dad for Father’s Day can be tough. It’s not like guys need or usually want a whole lot. And if this is their first Father’s Day, what do you get them?! It can be tough to figure out the perfect gift to thank the special man in your family’s life. We’ve put together a giveaway with some great ideas we think all dads will love. Everything listed below we are giving away to one lucky winner!! Continue reading to see what we’ve put together and what you can do to win it all….

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