parenting


Exersaucers: When and When NOT to Use Them

Friday, September 15, 2017 By Aimee Ketchum
Exersaucers: When and When NOT to Use Them | Baby Chick

Exersaucers . . . modern day miracle or menace? Thank goodness they have replaced the terrifying walkers that were flying down stairs, allowing babies to reach stove tops, and running over everyone’s toes. Some stores still sell walkers, but please look the other way and pretend you don’t even see them. They have been completely […]

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3 Things to Bring to your First Pediatrician Visit

Thursday, September 7, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil
3 Things to Bring to your First Pediatrician Visit | Baby Chick

Mom guilt, we all have it. And 99% of the time, it is unwarranted. One of the things I commonly see is when my first time moms come for their initial pediatrician newborn visit and they have forgotten something, whether it is the diapers or the pacifier or the hospital paperwork. And you see that […]

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5 Reasons NOT to Circumcise your Son

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
5 Reasons NOT to Circumcise your Son | Baby Chick

Before I had even given birth to my first child (a girl, it turned out) I knew that I was not going to circumcise a male child. I briefly mentioned my decision with my husband, who’s answer was, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” Well, that bridge came two years later when we […]

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6 Different Cries: What Your Baby’s Cry is Trying to Tell You

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 By Aimee Ketchum
6 Different Cries: What Your Baby's Cry is Trying to Tell You | Baby Chick

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to communicate with our babies. We sing to them, read to them, talk to them, use different tones of voices . . . but what about how babies communicate with us? Believe it or not, they are telling us all about it from the moment they […]

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How Babywearing Can Help You Breastfeed

Monday, August 28, 2017 By Meg Nagle
How Babywearing Can Help You Breastfeed | Baby Chick

Babywearing has become mainstream within Western cultures over the past decade. I cannot walk down the street without seeing at least one woman carrying her baby! And every time I see it, there is a happy baby somewhere in amongst all the fabric. We know that carrying babies tends to keep them happy (I mean, […]

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