Parenting The First Time Through

For first time parents and parents of young children providing advice, as well as occasional product or book reviews and locations/events in the DC area.

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  • Regardless of how much your baby enjoys his tummy time, it is an important contributor to his physical development. Photo: The Wu's Photo Land via Flicker

    Why Tummy Time is Important

    Regardless of how much your baby enjoys his tummy time, it is an important contributor to his physical development. Published 6:03 p.m. May 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Articles pay homage to mom by asking readers to comment about what their mother means to them, I’m asking moms, what does being a mother mean.

    What is a Mom? Moms invited to leave their story

    Articles pay homage to mom by asking readers to comment about what their mother means to them, I’m asking moms, what does being a mother mean. Published 1:38 a.m. May 12, 2012 - Comments

     
  • On May 8, 2012, at the age of 83, Maurice Sendak took his boat ride across the water to the land of the wild things, never to return.  It was in 1963 when Sendak first took children on this ride with Max, and the wild rumpus began.

    Maurice Sendak dies, his work lives on

    On May 8, 2012, at the age of 83, Maurice Sendak took his boat ride across the water to the land of the wild things, never to return. It was in 1963 when Sendak first took children on this ride with Max, and the wild rumpus began. Published 4:46 p.m. May 8, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Here are some gift ideas that are just right for Mom.

    Mother's Day gift ideas: 10 unique gifts that she'll love

    Here are some gift ideas that are just right for Mom. Published 4:06 p.m. May 4, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Crawling. It is a milestone to be celebrated, it’s also a milestone that requires extra vigilance and preparation from parents.

    Baby Proofing: Products to make your home safer

    Crawling. It is a milestone to be celebrated, it’s also a milestone that requires extra vigilance and preparation from parents. Published 1:04 p.m. April 29, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Are the differences between boys are girls really hardwired?

    Book Review: Pink Brain, Blue Brain

    Are the differences between boys are girls really hardwired? Published 1:22 p.m. April 20, 2012 - Comments

     
  • If you set realistic goals for yourself and you make the effort, you can shed those baby pounds and be back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans before your baby is walking.

    Weight loss after pregnancy: Tips to lose the baby fat

    If you set realistic goals for yourself and you make the effort, you can shed those baby pounds and be back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans before your baby is walking. Published 6:35 p.m. April 13, 2012 - Comments

     
  • You have a great new diaper bag with all these little pockets, big pockets, pouches and plastic lined compartments, and then it dawns on you, you have no idea what else you might need.  Here's a list of the essentials.

    Diaper bag items: 10 essential things to pack

    You have a great new diaper bag with all these little pockets, big pockets, pouches and plastic lined compartments, and then it dawns on you, you have no idea what else you might need. Here's a list of the essentials. Published 2:19 p.m. April 4, 2012 - Comments

     
  • One of the biggest culprits of ruining an otherwise perfect day by the lake, on the patio, or hiking through the woods are bugs. But are insect repellents safe for you as well as baby?

    Insect repellent and baby: What's safe and what works?

    One of the biggest culprits of ruining an otherwise perfect day by the lake, on the patio, or hiking through the woods are bugs. But are insect repellents safe for you as well as baby? Published 6:11 p.m. March 22, 2012 - Comments

     
  • When you step outside to soak up the sun, chances are you do not think about sun protection. But you should. And what about baby?

    Sun protection for baby and you: Sunscreen, shade and skin

    When you step outside to soak up the sun, chances are you do not think about sun protection. But you should. And what about baby? Published 8:28 a.m. March 17, 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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