Parenting The First Time Through

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  • Diaper rash can make the changing table a bad place for your baby if he has a recurrent diaper rash. While diaper rash is almost a certainty, it doesn’t have to be a constant with a little vigilance and precaution. Photo: Carolien Dekeersmaeker

    Diaper rash: How to prevent it and treat your baby's bum

    Diaper rash can make the changing table a bad place for your baby if he has a recurrent diaper rash. While diaper rash is almost a certainty, it doesn’t have to be a constant with a little vigilance and precaution. Published 8:07 a.m. August 17, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Self-feeding is a big and important step in a baby’s development. It is the first step to becoming independent.  It can also be a frustrating one for parents.

    Starting self-feeding with your baby

    Self-feeding is a big and important step in a baby’s development. It is the first step to becoming independent. It can also be a frustrating one for parents. Published 10:15 a.m. August 10, 2012 - Comments

     
  • We all have memories of being read a favorite picture book when we were children. To help remind you of those golden treasures, and maybe introduce you to a few more here is a list of 10 of the top classic children’s books.

    Top 10 classic picture books: Literary treasures to pass on

    We all have memories of being read a favorite picture book when we were children. To help remind you of those golden treasures, and maybe introduce you to a few more here is a list of 10 of the top classic children’s books. Published 8:33 p.m. August 3, 2012 - Comments

     
  • There’s a saying that everyone has to eat a peck of dirt in their life, and as more and more medical reports come out, it seems that eating that peck of dirt may be important to your overall health.

    A healthy baby needs a little dirt: How a clean house can impact your baby's health

    There’s a saying that everyone has to eat a peck of dirt in their life, and as more and more medical reports come out, it seems that eating that peck of dirt may be important to your overall health. Published 10:05 p.m. July 13, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The tradition of reading a bedtime story has been around for generations. Here are 10 of the best bedtime stories, you’re sure to find 1 or 2 to fit the bill.

    Top 10 bedtime stories: Children's books you will love

    The tradition of reading a bedtime story has been around for generations. Here are 10 of the best bedtime stories, you’re sure to find 1 or 2 to fit the bill. Published 6:21 p.m. June 28, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Whether it’s a pool, the ocean, or a river, water safety is important, especially for babies and young children.  Follow these tips to ensure your water play stays fun.

    Water safety for young children: Tips for the pool or beach

    Whether it’s a pool, the ocean, or a river, water safety is important, especially for babies and young children. Follow these tips to ensure your water play stays fun. Published 7:00 a.m. June 22, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The most active period of brain development is between birth and 3 years.  Study after study shows that reading to babies during this time is beneficial.

    Reading to your baby: Why storytime is good

    The most active period of brain development is between birth and 3 years. Study after study shows that reading to babies during this time is beneficial. Published 9:24 a.m. June 15, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Television and other media are such an invasive part of modern day life, but is it good for babies?

    No television for babies: Why TV is bad for young children

    Television and other media are such an invasive part of modern day life, but is it good for babies? Published 8:32 p.m. June 8, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say that tooth decay effects one-quarter of American children between the ages of 2 and 5 and the American Dental Association (ADA) says Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is the most common form of tooth decay in infants and young children. What can you do to prevent it?

    Infant dental care: Preventing tooth decay early

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say that tooth decay effects one-quarter of American children between the ages of 2 and 5 and the American Dental Association (ADA) says Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is the most common form of tooth decay in infants and young children. What can you do to prevent it? Published 10:24 a.m. June 4, 2012 - Comments

     
  • These products will help make any trip with baby more enjoyable and manageable.

    Top baby travel products: Gear to make travel simple

    These products will help make any trip with baby more enjoyable and manageable. Published 3:35 p.m. May 24, 2012 - Comments

     
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Brighid is a freelance writer and first time mother.  She holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.  Find her on Facebook @Brighid Moret

 

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