Getting Out with Multiples

For any parent, the thought of leaving the house with your newborn or infant can be terrifying. There are so many germs out there, what if my child catches something? What if they scream or become inconsolable while I’m in a store? How am I going to manage moving them...

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Breast Pump History and Technological Advancement

For mothers who choose to breastfeed, pumping is an activity that often can’t be entirely avoided. However, most people know little to nothing about pumps, their history, or how the have advanced to where they are today. Understanding the evolution of the modern...

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Why Use a Newborn Care Agency?

Let’s face it, life today is fast paced and demanding of our time, attention, and energy. Many new parents find out the hard way that their newborn needs these things as well. As a result, it is not uncommon for couples to hire someone to assist them with the care of...

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Multiples Sleeping Arrangements

For families expecting multiples, there can be a lot of unknowns and uncharted territory even if you and your partner have other children. A lot of the common questions we receive about caring for multiples revolve around sleep with one of the most asked questions...

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Recognizing Postpartum Depression

After having a baby, a mother’s body goes through a myriad of changes as it recovers from the process of birthing a human. There are several postpartum conditions to keep an eye out for, but one of the more dangerous ones is postpartum depression (PPD). If you suspect...

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SAFE SWADDLING – UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

For many new parents, learning to swaddle their newborn properly is a lifesaver in their efforts to quickly put their baby down to sleep. However, there are a wide variety of safety considerations that should be kept in mind when swaddling your child through the...

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Issues and Ailments – Mastitis

While it is often taken for granted, the body’s ability to make milk and deliver it to a baby to sustain and nourish that baby is nothing short of astonishing. Unfortunately, it is often assumed that breastfeeding just happens and that once your supply is established...

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What Not to Say to a C-Section Mom

There are a variety of situations and circumstances that can result in a mother having her baby delivered via Cesarean section (C-section). Unfortunately, most people who have not gone through the process or had a close loved one go through the process tend to have...

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Newborn Issues and Ailments – Reflux

There are a variety of natural (and not so natural) behaviors that babies may exhibit of which new parents are often unaware. Unfortunately, this can often create anxiety about things that are perfectly normal or being unconcerned with behaviors that may be cause for...

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Spotlight on Bloom OB/GYN in Washington, DC

As many of you know, at Hush Hush Little Baby, we love showcasing new, upcoming, or excellent businesses that may be beneficial or of interest to our clients. Regardless of what stage of pregnancy you are in, you can benefit from being under the care of an...

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Breastfeeding Issues and Ailments – Thrush

Breastfeeding has a wide variety of benefits for mothers and their babies that have been well documented. However, that does not mean that breastfeeding is without its challenges. There are a few different issues and ailments that can arise that create challenges for...

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Pumping Must Haves for Breastfeeding Mothers

As many new moms are aware, breastfeeding typically requires pumping and all the gear that goes along with it. While the essential items needed for pumping tend to be common knowledge, often moms end up with some less than ideal breastfeeding support supplies. In this...

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Daylight Savings Time and the Infant Sleep Schedule

Whether you are ready for it or not, Daylight Savings time begins this Sunday, March 12 and for new parents, this can be a source of anxiety. The time change to “spring forward” can be especially worrisome for parents who have been working hard to get their child on a...

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Newborn Sleep Schedule Confusion

While it is fairly common knowledge that infants spend quite a significant amount of the day sleeping, it is assumed that the bulk of their sleeping will be during the night. However, many newborn babies can sleep all day and fuss all night which can, understandably,...

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Common New Parent Questions and Answers

Even with all of the resources that are available to expectant parents and the wealth of information and opinions from friends and family members, many parents still feel unprepared for life as a new parent. Unfortunately, some parents don’t get the information they...

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Prenatal Yoga and the Pregnant Body

Many expectant mothers have concerns about maintaining their fitness routines while pregnant. While there are some options, one of the more popular ones is prenatal yoga. But what does this type of exercise do to your body when you are pregnant? Today, we are...

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Funny Things New Parents Do

Sleep deprivation after having a baby is a real thing for parents. The massive disruption to your regular schedule often means that if you are getting sleep that it is not of the highest quality. But the lack of sleep is not all drudgery because it often results in...

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Interesting Baby Facts You May Not Know

Most of us know that babies undergo a significant amount of growth during the first year of life. When you stop to think about it, it is astounding how the body’s systems change, and the wonders of modern science and medicine have taught us a lot about the development...

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Breastfeeding Support for New Moms

It is not uncommon for new moms to have the misconception that breastfeeding just happens on its own. This idea stems from a lack of dialog surrounding the work involved in breastfeeding that gives most people in the general populous the wrong impression of how...

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NBC Interview on the BABES Act

Our very own founder, Haleigh Almquist, was interviewed on Monday at NBC Studios in Washington, DC about the BABES Act and its impact on families traveling with babies or small children. We are so excited to share this interview with the world and are proud of Haleigh...

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A Night in the Life of an NCS

Having a professional in your home to care for your newborn during the night can be a real game changer for many parents. The ability to receive a quality night’s rest can make you feel like a brand new person. Most families have never had a Newborn Care Specialist...

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Baby Friendly Places in DC

For many new parents, the thought of getting out into the world with their newborn can be intimidating. Where will I change or feed my baby if needed? Is the area stroller accessible or do they have stroller parking? What if my baby starts screaming in the middle of...

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Newborn Care Specialist Interview Questions

There are many benefits to hiring a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) to assist your family with the care of and education on newborns. Since they have a unique combination of practical skills, specialized education, and hands-on experience caring for babies, they have a...

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Infant Naptime Tips

Helping your baby learn to sleep is an issue that can keep parents up at night. Similarly, teaching your infant how to nap during the day can be equally as challenging. Many parents devote weeks of time and energy into promoting daytime napping, but when it doesn’t go...

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20 Quick and Healthy Dinners

There is nothing that quite upends your life as much as having a baby. The arrival of a little bundle of joy is typically accompanied by many sleepless nights and a lack of time for necessary household tasks such as preparing meals. As a result, new parents often turn...

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iPhone Newborn Photography Tips

Capturing the simple moments of life with your new baby and being able to share those moments with loved ones brings lots of joy to many new parents. One of the best ways to get high-quality photos of your baby is to hire a professional to take pictures for you....

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Houston Prenatal Resources

As an expectant mother, it is common to have questions about pregnancy, motherhood, and prenatal care. There are so many things to learn and a bunch of stuff that you need to ensure a healthy pregnancy. But where should you go for assistance if you are living in...

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Our Best Year Yet: 2016 in Review

How is it already 2017? With the blink of an eye, 2016 has come and gone. We are grateful to have had our best year yet! Hush Hush Little Baby has expanded to an additional location that now allows us to offer Houston overnight care and expanded our services to meet...

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Breast Milk Storage Guidelines and Tips

Many new mothers make a choice to breastfeed because of the numerous benefits associated with breastfeeding for both mother and baby. However, increasing and maintaining your breast milk supply often requires you to pump in addition to nursing. Additionally, it may be...

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Adding Galactagogues to Your Diet

Breastfeeding mothers or expectant moms that intend to breastfeed often have questions about building and maintaining their milk supply. Their questions often stem from fears of not being able to produce enough breastmilk for their baby. While searching for answers to...

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All About Tummy Time

As newborn care professionals, we often hear from parents that they want to do tummy time with their child but that they are hesitant to try it because they are not sure of the benefits or what to do. Additionally, several parents recognize the importance of tummy...

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Finding Your Houston New Moms Group

Being a mother is hard work and can often be lonely because it is not always easy to make friends with other moms in your area; especially, when you are doing everything you can to keep up with your little one. Sometimes, even the prospect of adult conversation or...

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Introducing Your New Baby to Your Fur Baby

In this day and age, many families bring home pets before they bring home babies, so it has become increasingly necessary to acclimate our four-legged friends with our new bundle of joy. Pets, and dogs, in particular, can be resistant to changes in their surroundings...

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Temporary Daytime Care Service Highlight

As you may already be aware, Hush Hush Little Baby provides overnight and 24-hour newborn care services to support you and your growing family.  However, you may not have known that they also offer temporary daytime care. Having newborn care during the day can make a...

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Tips for Traveling with a Newborn

The holidays are here and with them comes travel and overnight stays that can be terrifying for many new parents. It is understandable to be concerned about staying away from home with your new baby because there are many things to things to consider and plan ahead of...

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Making the Most of your Hospital Stay

Most parents don’t realize the importance of the time they will spend in the hospital after the completion of labor and delivery. The postpartum recovery in the hospital is a vitally necessary part of having a new baby as there are many things that must be taken care...

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5 Great Holiday Gifts for Baby

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many of us are busy with the activities of the season, especially shopping for presents for everyone on our list. Unfortunately, many families with new babies are unsure what to get baby for their first holiday season....

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Pregnancy Back Pain Relief Tips

Most women who have gone through pregnancy can attest that there are some great things about the experience. However, one part of the experience that is not pleasant but is often experienced by expectant mothers is back pain. As your baby grows with each passing week,...

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Postpartum Anxiety

Do you find yourself frequently worrying about aspects of your newborn’s life during pregnancy or the postpartum period? If so, you may have a perinatal mood disorder known as postpartum anxiety. Today, we will be discussing postpartum anxiety symptoms, tips, and...

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Newborn Family Visit Guidelines

The birth of a new child is an exciting time for any family, and it is likely that your relatives will be clamoring to see your little one. Unfortunately, many new parents don’t think to set ground rules for these visits and end up being miserable the whole time or...

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Witching Hour: Tips for Minimizing the Fuss

At some point or another, most parents have experienced having a baby with late afternoon or nighttime fussiness when baby seems to be inconsolable. Unfortunately, a lot of parents search for a cause of the endless crying and end their search with many of them...

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Lactation Recipes to Boost Your Supply

Keeping your supply up can be a challenge for breastfeeding moms because it is dependent on a variety of physiological, nutritional, and temporal factors. Other milestones such as going back to work or your baby sleeping through the night can also have a profound...

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Surprising Breastfeeding Facts

Your body goes through a lot in the days and weeks following delivery, and there are many changes to the chemistry inside of you.  Breastfeeding also causes changes to the way your body functions and the hormones or natural chemicals that appear inside you. Most new...

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Birth Preparation Tips

The process of labor and delivery can be very intimidating for many women and in the rush to get things prepared for the baby’s arrival; mothers often forget to prepare themselves. Many parents think the only thing they need to do prepare for birth is to put together...

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving dinner is one of those family meals that we look forward to every year and it is not uncommon for people to travel thousands of miles to enjoy food with family and friends. Typically it is a family tradition for the host to provide the main courses and...

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Avoiding Bad Newborn Sleep Habits (Part 2)

The quality and quantity of sleep that your baby receives has a profound impact on your home and family life.  Helping your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep is a learned skill which requires dedication as well as consistency to achieve. But how do you know which...

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Avoiding Bad Newborn Sleep Habits

Getting your infant to sleep for long stretches is a source of anxiety for many parents because a restless newborn can make long days and even longer nights. When dealing with a troubled sleeper, it is not uncommon to resort to “whatever it takes” to get your baby to...

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Hungry Baby: Feeding Cues and Stomach Size

One of the most difficult things for new parents is how to determine what their baby needs based on their behavioral cues. More specifically, many parents have a tendency to miss the various hunger cues that babies exhibit and may overfeed their baby as a result....

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New 2016 AAP Sleep Recommendations

New 2016 AAP Sleep Recommendations Safe sleep practices and recommendations from the AAP are monitored closely by Hush Little Baby Newborn Care. The AAP released updated sleep guidelines today and plush accessories and elaborate bedding are still out in terms of a...

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Hottest Houston Prenatal Yoga Studios

We’re not talking about  hot yoga today, we’re talking about the best Houston prenatal yoga studios! Prenatal yoga is a great way to strengthen your core and stay active during your pregnancy, because let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the energy to head out for a...

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Baby’s First Halloween

If this is baby’s first Halloween season, it’s likely that you are looking forward to dressing them up and doing ALL the fall things. You’ll go to the pumpkin patch and take lots of pictures, and maybe pick out a few to place on your porch. Of course, you’ll stop at...

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Post Delivery Engorgement Tips and Treatment

As if moms don’t endure enough during the birthing process, our bodies have something in store for us a few days later. Often times as your milk is coming in your breasts will become hard and painful. This is called engorgement. Unfortunately, this condition is not...

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Parents of Multiples Groups

Having twins or multiples is challenging and having a group of parents to connect with that understand what you are going through is helpful.  Most major cities have at least one parents of multiples group that can serve this function. In today’s blog, we provide take...

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Hospital Bag Essentials

While many expectant mothers get excited at the thought of putting together their hospital bag, it can also be difficult to decide what you need to bring to the hospital.  Rest assured that the hospital will have everything that you truly need to have a baby....

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But Can I Still Have my Latte?!

In honor of National Coffee Day, we are going to tackle this tough question. Lack of sleep is a common occurrence for new moms, especially during the early days. It is easy to reach for a cup of coffee as a pick me up, but many women wonder if caffeine is safe if they...

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New Sibley Labor and Delivery Wing is Now Open!

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area and expecting, you are probably aware that Sibley Memorial Hospital has been working on a new Mother-Baby Unit for some time now. We have some awesome news! The new building officially opened on September 26th, and they didn’t...

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Washington, D.C. New Moms Group

Being a new mom can be overwhelming and isolating, especially if you don’t have a lot of friends or family in the area. Sometimes, having a new moms group to connect with can be just the support you need to navigate having a new baby at home and maintaining your...

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Labor Doula Service Highlight

As you may already be aware, Hush Hush Little Baby provides newborn care specialists and doulas to support you and your growing family.  However, you may not have known that they also have labor doula services that are available to you during birth and delivery....

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Work After Maternity Leave

At Hush Hush Little Baby, we understand how difficult it can be to return to work after maternity leave. Women often feel guilty about not being home with their baby when they return to work. We believe that no mom should have to feel shame for their choice to stay...

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Washington Nationals Nursing Lounge for Mothers

If you enjoy sporting events and live in DC, you’ve probably been out to Nat’s Park to watch the team.  My husband and I enjoy going to Washington Nationals games, and when we went to a game the other night, I had to check out the nursing room. While you might already...

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How to Manage Reflux for Babies

Reflux is a common issue many newborns suffer from and can be a source of frustration and concern for parents. While the symptoms of reflux may be simple to spot, it is important to remember that only a pediatrician, nurse practitioner or gastroenterologist can...

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The Hush Hush Little Baby Difference

When deciding on a care provider for your newborn or infant, there are a lot of services and agencies to choose from. At Hush Hush Little Baby we love and value our clients which we believe shines through in the ways we provide care for you and your family. In today’s...

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Managing Multiples Tips

Having multiples can be an exciting adventure but also a difficult task when it comes to caring for them. Many parents feel overwhelmed at the prospect of caring for one baby let alone twins or triplets. In today's blog we will discuss some practical tips for managing...

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Baby’s First Bath Tips

Your baby's first bath can be a wonderful experience but many parents are also very nervous about the whole process. There is no need to fear though because we have you covered. In today's blog we will be discussing some tips for your baby's first bath. Water Temp In...

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What Your Newborn Care Specialist Needs from You

Your Newborn Care Specialist brings a wealth of information and experience into your home to aid your family in caring for your newborn. They aim to help ensure your baby's proper growth and development by assisting with sleep training, feeding, and integration into...

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What the Deal with Baby Blues?

What are the "Baby Blues?" Baby blues are defined as "A common temporary psychological state right after childbirth when a new mother may have sudden mood swings, feeling very happy, then very sad, cry for no apparent reason, feel impatient, unusually irritable,...

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The Only Baby Carrier Guide You’ll Ever Need

Those of you who know me understand I'm a bit obsessed with baby gear. While my baby is now a toddler, as a newborn care specialist I still get to work with newborns and check out all the incredible new products. However, there's one product that seems to give new...

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How to Set Up a Perfect Nursery for Sleeping

In today's blog, we will be talking about 3 tips to help create the perfect nursery for sleeping. Sleep is a crucial part of your baby's growth and development and the main cause of parent's not getting a good night's sleep is a poorly sleeping little one. How to best...

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Choosing a Pediatrician

Finding a good pediatrician for your family is an important part of caring for your child. As a doctor specializing in children, they will be able to provide valuable medical opinions and care for your developing child. There are many factors that go into selecting a...

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Is Baby Getting Enough Milk?

Often times, as the sole source of nutrition for their babies moms worry about having a enough milk for their little ones. It is a totally rational normal and rational fear for new moms to experience. In today’s blog we are going to go over a few common ways to know...

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Washington DC Breastfeeding Resources

If you are currently breastfeeding, or hoping to breastfeed when your little one or ones arrive, stick around for today’s blog. We’ll be discussing local breastfeeding resources in the Washington, D.C. area. Find out more about breastfeeding classes for pre and post...

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Nursery Furniture Must Haves

Setting up the nursery is a source of joy and excitement for many expecting parents. However, there are many things to consider before purchasing your nursery furniture.  In this week’s blog, we will be looking at three major items that are common in today’s nurseries...

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4 Tips for Better Sleep During Pregnancy

At Hush Hush Little Baby we understand the value of sleep and how your sleep quality can suffer while pregnant. Sleep is of vital importance to mother and baby as it is essential to for the growth and development processes that occur during pregnancy. In this blog, we...

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Do you need a nursing pillow?

As a Certified Lactation Counselor and Newborn Care Specialist, I see nursing moms on a very regular basis. Of these new moms I would estimate roughly 90% of them are using a Boppy, My Breast Friend, Ergo Natural Curve, or the Mombo Nursing Pillow. Just like...

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Introducing a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

Whether you plan to go back to work, or just want to get out of the house for a while, most breastfeeding mothers will be introducing a bottle at some point. Naturally, if you are breastfeeding you may have some questions or concerns about introducing a bottle to your...

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4 Rules for Visiting a New Mom

As a Newborn Care Specialist, I get to witness lots of visitors coming and going while I am working in client’s homes. I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. From grandmas’ first time meeting the baby to best friends stopping by daily. My guess is that if you are...

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When to Stop Swaddling

The swaddle can be one of your favorite baby products and miracle workers from your little ones early days, but at some point the swaddle goes from being a useful parenting tool to a danger to your baby. One of the questions I get most often as a Newborn Care...

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Diapering Must Haves

If you’ve never changed a diaper before, you’re going to get a lot of practice in the near future. Diapering must haves probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think about what to register for but, nevertheless, you’ll be doing a lot of changing so we...

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Tips for Flying with a Baby

The thought of flying with a baby on an airplane with your little one may completely terrify you, and rightfully so. No parent wants to be that person on the plane with a screaming baby or a stinky diaper that, of course, was changed 15 minutes before boarding the...

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Stationary Equipment for Baby

Having a piece of stationary equipment for baby to hang out in while not in your arms in a vital part in keeping your household running after the baby comes home. While it’s not necessary to have every piece of equipment on the market, it is helpful to have one or two...

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5 Car Seat Mistakes You Could Be Making

Did you know that up to 80% of car seats are used or installed incorrectly? Child Passenger Safety Technician, Brittany, is going to share a few lifesaving tips on how to properly use your car seat and keep your little one safe. Brittany is a Certified Child Passenger...

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Pumping Must Haves

Although pumping can be time consuming, having a few accessories will make your pumping experience so much more pleasant. Whether you plan to pump on occasion or exclusively we will cover some of our pumping must haves in today’s blog. Join Certified Lactation...

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5 Tips for Going Out with your Newborn

The thought of going out in public with your newborn for the first time may seem completely overwhelming to you. Maybe it feels scary and fills you with anxiety, or maybe you are so stir crazy, you can’t wait to get out and about. In today’s blog, I am going to give...

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Breastfeeding Must Haves

If you are planning to breastfeed, make sure you stick around for certified lactation counselor, Brittany's, breastfeeding must haves. While there aren’t any products that you must have there are certainly a few products that can make breastfeeding a little bit...

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Nursery and Crib Bedding Must Haves

When it comes to planning your baby’s nursery and crib bedding, picking out the bedding can be one of the best parts! In fact, this is something I just did over the past week. In todays blog we are going to go over what you need for your sweet little ones crib!...

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Erica B- Newborn Care Specialist

Where are you originally from and how did you get into becoming a newborn care specialist? I grew up in southeastern Virginia.  I was a nanny for 8 years and worked with newborns as well as older children, but began focusing on babies after taking a class on becoming...

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Bottle Feeding Must Haves

If you plan to bottle feed with breast milk or formula you are in the right place! On today’s blog we are going to be going over bottle feeding “must haves” for Moms and Dads. There are a ton of options available on the market for feeding options so let’s break down...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Joanna B.

Where are you originally from and how did you get into the newborn care profession?  I was born in Minnesota but have lived in Ca since I was 12. However, I love traveling all over to work as a NCS and Postpartum Doula. I have been doing babysitting since I was 9...

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Which Baby Monitor is Right for You?

As with almost all baby products, there are a ton of choices for parents when it comes to a baby monitor. Most of the big box stores have a whole aisle dedicated to baby monitors alone, so how do you know which one is right for you and your family? In this blog I will...

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Newborn Care Specialist- Kathleen H.

How did you get into becoming a Newborn Care Specialist? I began working with children in 2009, and found my niche in infants and toddlers in 2013.  I am a part-time nanny for two-and-a-half y/o twin girls.  I have been working with their family since they were...

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Choosing the Perfect Car Seat

Choosing a car seat can be one of the biggest and hardest decisions for your registry. There are many, many choices available to families when it comes to car seats. While there are some great convertible car seats available starting at 5 pounds, today we are just...

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