Breastfeeding in the midst of a natural disaster can leave women feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Don’t throw in the towel just yet!
During an emergency or disaster, it’s important to maintain a safe sleep environment for your baby.
Recovering after a disaster is difficult enough as it is. But if you’re pregnant, be sure to follow these helpful tips.
Breastfeeding is a wonderful way for a new mom to nourish and bond with her baby, but it comes with its share of myths. We’ll help you separate fact from fiction.
Traveling is a great way for kids to see the world and to connect as a family. I highly recommend doing it with your children , but do it while keeping your sanity.
NICU mom donates thermal totes for moms transporting breast milk.
You’ll probably receive a lot of congratulatory cards from your family and friends when your baby is born. But did you know you can get a welcome to the world card from the president and first lady for your baby?
1. Problem: You already have a car seat, but are unsure of the proper way for it to be installed.
Solution: Click here to view our list of local organizations that provide nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians that can teach you how to properly install your child’s safety seat free of charge.
2. Problem: You are worried about accidentally leaving the baby in the backseat.
Solution: Woman’s is now offering free backseat reminder tags. While the hang tags are not intended to replace parents’ alertness, they serve as an extra reminder for parents to check for their child in the backseat. Visit womans.org/LookBACK to download and print a hang tag at home or find locations to pick up a printed one.
3. Problem: You need to purchase a car seat, but aren’t sure which one is safest.
Solution: You can compare different makes and models by clicking here and utilizing the easy-to-use tool to find a car seat according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s best practices recommendations.
4. Problem: You have recently been in a crash and do not know if you should keep the same car seat or not.
Solution: Many car seat manufacturers recommend you replace your car seat after any crash. Sometimes your insurance may allow you to include the cost of replacing your child’s car seat in your claim; however you should check with your insurance provider to be sure. REMEMBER: Some strain on a car seat after a crash may be visible, but some may not.
Almost as soon as I made the decision to opt for the elective 16-week gender ultrasound, the nerves set it. I’m no longer just pregnant. There is a he or a she in there. A baby with an identity.
Who is this baby going to be?
In five years, would I be bringing him to baseball practice or bringing her to ballet practice? In 25 years, would I be pinning a corsage on a tux or pinning a bridal veil? Even just thinking about how fast they grow up is enough to bring me to tears, and he or she isn’t even born yet.
The gender itself isn’t really making me nervous. It’s more about the uncertainty of not knowing. But whether it’s a boy or a girl, I’ll adapt and manage either way.
UPDATE! READ BELOW!
I wrote this post the day before my gender ultrasound. It’s a girl!!!!!!
Looking back can save your child’s life. While the hang tags are not intended to replace parents’ alertness, they serve as an extra reminder for parents to check for their child in the backseat.