Side Effects of an Epidural

Friday, June 23, 2017 By Nina Spears

Now more than ever women are able to have more of a say when it comes to giving birth. Whether she wants to have a medicated birth, an unmedicated birth or a planned cesarean birth, there are many different choices that are available to her which is wonderful and empowering! (Of course that’s assuming that her pregnancy and labor are going well and that mom and baby are healthy.) The most popular option laboring women are choosing today is an epidural. As you probably know, an epidural can decrease or potentially fully eliminate pain and discomfort women experience in labor….


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…


Recommended Pregnancy and Birth Books To Read When Pregnant

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
recommended pregnancy and birth books to read when pregnant

This post contains affiliate links and referral codes. If you shop from our blog, Baby Chick™ may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read our policies page for more information. There are sooo many books out there on the market for parents to read. But which books are actually worth reading?! I’m sharing my top 10 list of recommended pregnancy and birth books to read when pregnant. They will educate and empower you to have the best pregnancy and birth possible. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Pregnancy Books Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide This…


When and How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil

Starting those first foods comes faster than we can believe and before you know it, your little one is 4-6 months old and eyeing that steak on your plate, drool trailing our of their mouth. Well, it may be a few more months before they can down that T-bone, but per the Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, you can actually start first foods as early as 4 months.  The most important thing to remember, though, is that foods for that first year of life are complementary, milk (breast milk or fomula) is a baby’s primary source of nutrition, and we are…


The Pros and Cons of Pacifiers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 By Nina Spears
pros and cons of pacifiers

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…