Tag: babies

How Breastfeeding and Co-Sleeping Reduce Stress in Babies, According to Science

We often hear about the many nutritional and emotional benefits of breastfeeding. Co-sleeping is a bit more controversial because of the increased risk of SIDS when bed-sharing. But a 2012 study demonstrates that both contribute to better responses to stress in older babies. For clarity, co-sleeping is when the baby sleeps in the same room

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8 Tips for Raising Kids When You Don’t Have Help

My husband and I moved out of state and away from both of our friends and families six years ago. We made the move for work, which was a good thing, but now that we have kids, it makes things challenging. We still live close enough that some family members can still visit from time

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Infants Show Empathy as Early as 6 Months Old

As parents, teaching our children to be kind, compassionate human beings is one of our most important jobs. We remind them over and over again that hitting is wrong and scold them when they name-call. We show them what empathy is by setting an example ourselves, kissing booboos and holding them close when they are

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15 Fascinating Facts About Breastfeeding in Honor of World Breastfeeding Week

Yesterday was the first day of World Breastfeeding Week! Breastfeeding is such a special experience, and though every mama has to choose what they feel is best for her and her baby, there are definitely some amazing benefits. Here are 15 facts about breastfeeding to celebrate the fascinating and amazing things mothers’ bodies can do

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These Are the Times When Being a Mom Feels So Hard

My kids haven’t been sleeping great. I can’t seem to get my toddler on a consistent sleep schedule, and my nine-month old daughter, who normally sleeps pretty good in her crib, must be going through a sleep regression or growth spurt because she screams bloody murder any time I lay her down anywhere but on me.