Tag Archives: baby

5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

Some little person will be calling you “Mommy” one day—the question is, should you start saving now for his or her therapy bills, or should you be finding space on your shelf for those Mother of the Year trophies? Most, if not all, women who hope to ...
10 Reasons Why New Moms Love Coconut Oil

10 Reasons Why New Moms Love Coconut Oil

Going by blogs and Pinterest boards dedicated to everyone’s favorite tropical fruit, the uses for coconut oil abound—it’s a great furniture polish! A toothpaste! A pet skin lotion! As a mom of three, I’m as cuckoo for coconut oil as anyone else, but ...
Safe, Non-Spray Sun Block for Babies & Kids

Safe, Non-Spray Sun Block for Babies & Kids

I know I’m not the only mom who frantically texted her husband, “Throw away all the spray sun block ASAP!” when Consumer Reports warned parents earlier this month not to use spray-on sunscreens on children. These sprays are so easy to apply on squirm ...
6 Safe, Natural Remedies for Teething Pain

6 Safe, Natural Remedies for Teething Pain

My parents rubbed brandy into my gums when I was a teething infant—amazingly, I live to not only tell the tale, but to judge them for serving liquor to a minor. One day, my own children will have a similar, chagrined reaction when I tell them that I ...
Caffeine While Nursing: Is It Safe for Baby?

Caffeine While Nursing: Is It Safe for Baby?

If you cut out caffeine intake while you were pregnant, you may have been looking forward to rekindling that relationship with your morning mug. The problem is that if you’re nursing, you’ll be feeding your baby café au lait every time you indulge in ...
DIY Postpartum Healing Pads

DIY Postpartum Healing Pads

We’re all grown-ups here, and we know that birthing a child isn’t exactly a trip to the day spa. But, when you hold that baby in your arms for the first time and look into his eyes and count those tiny fingers and toes…you tend to forget that you’re ...
Should You Leave Your Baby With the Gym Babysitter?

Should You Leave Your Baby With the Gym Babysitter?

You just had a baby. Your tummy’s seen flatter days, and after months of seeing that number on the scale go up, up, up, you probably can’t wait to see it go down, down, down… But how are you supposed to exercise when you’ve got an infant in your care ...