You are in the category: Parenting and Pregnancy

How to manage weight gain during pregnancy

Good prenatal care includes healthy food choices When you become pregnant, it's important to focus on healthy eating for both you and your unborn baby. Proper nutrition is one of the most important things you can offer your baby before he or she is born. An unborn baby eats what you eat and... More

How to make word cards to teach your baby to read

How to make reading flashcards for your child There are several benefits to teaching your baby to read. At this stage in your child’s life, their brain is "like a sponge" that is able to soak up vast amounts of information very quickly. Using homemade word cards is a great way to make... More

How to eat for breastfeeding

A Healthy Diet for Lactating Mothers A breastfeeding mother has certain dietary requirements, because her body is nourishing both herself and her baby. However, with a reasonably nutritious diet, she can easily meet hers and her baby's needs. (Photo credit: Aurimas... More

How to avoid heartburn while pregnant

Tips to help you avoid the pain of heartburn when you are pregnant Heartburn is the most common complaint of pregnant women. It makes them feel miserable at a time when they want to be feeling good about themselves and the new addition to their family. It can strike at any time and often keeps... More

How to prepare your child for the first day of school

Back to school - Turning fear into excitement While many children will be excited about their first day of school, some parents may be dealing with a child who is fearful about leaving home in the morning, climbing on a bus and heading to a strange building to spend the day with a teacher they... More

How to get pregnant

A guide to getting pregnant For starters, let's clear something up. This isn't a "birds and the bees" type of talk and we're not going to explain the ins and outs of sexual reproduction. Rather, this is a guide for women who already know the science behind how to get pregnant, but are having... More

How to use a oral syringe

How to administer liquid medicine with an oral syringe Regularly used when self-medicating or when adminstering medicine to children, an oral syringe is a measuring instrument used to accurately dispense liquid medication. Unfortunately, some parents and patients have made dosage errors that have... More

How to choose a good crib mattress

Tips for choosing the best mattress for your baby's crib Choosing a mattress for your baby's crib is one of the first important decisions you will have to make as a new parent. It can mean that the baby will be very comfortable and will sleep through the night very early. It can... More