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What’s Going On This Weekend in Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 22, 2014 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Breastfeeding Q&A: Part I

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 18, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Parenting

BFeedLogoAugust is National Breastfeeding Month. Every week in August, the Mommy-Go-Round will feature one post on the benefits of breastfeeding and tips to help along the way. Visit Woman’s website to discover all Woman’s Hospital has to offer regarding breastfeeding resources.

“Does anyone have any questions?”

It’s the dreaded conclusion to class lectures, meetings and appointments everywhere. Even when we ARE confused or concerned, we often find ourselves casting our eyes down, gathering our belongings, and leaving without answers because we feel rushed or don’t want to take up others’ time.

Sometimes, though, we have to focus on ourselves a little and embrace these opportunities to get credible answers so we can make informed decisions. As new moms weighing breastfeeding versus formula feeding, our lack of prior knowledge means our seemingly endless questions are only natural.

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 15, 2014 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

What’s In a Name? The Most Popular Baby Names of 2013

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 14, 2014 in Babies, Parenting, Pregnancy

A flood of new babies with the biblical moniker helped the name Noah sail past Jacob to become the new No. 1 name for boys in 2013. The switch at the top ended Jacob’s 14-year run as the most popular boy’s name in America.

According to the Social Security Administration, which released the most popular baby names in early May, Sophia was the most popular girl’s name for the third straight year.

Following Noah in popular boys names were Liam, Jacob, Mason and William, while Emma, Olivia, Isabella and Ava finished runners-up to Sophia.

Parents are seeming to shy away from the traditional names like John and Mary and instead are opting for most smooth-sounding baby names like Noah and Liam, Babynamewizard.com creator Laura Wattenberg said in an Associated Press article.

‘‘You compare Jacob with all its hard, punchy consonants, versus Noah and Liam, you can really see where style is heading,’’ Wattenberg said.

While Noah and Sophia sit at the top, Wattenberg noted that those names still pale in the popularity of the traditional names at their peak. More than 18,000 babies born in 2013 were named Noah and about 21,000 girls were named Sophia. Compare that to 1950, when more than 86,000 boys were named James and 80,000 girls were named Linda, the two most popular boys and girls names of that year.

That trend, however, is not shocking to Wattenberg.

‘‘In the past, most parents were picking from a pretty well-defined set of names,’’ Wattenberg said. ‘‘Literally for hundreds of years, the English royal names dominated. You had John and Mary and James and Elizabeth.’’

‘‘Today,’’ she said, ‘‘we get names everywhere.’’

Discover the top 10 popular names — and their celebrity influence — below and check to see if your baby’s name made the list.


Protect Your Child: Never Leave Them in a Hot Car

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 13, 2014 in Babies, health, Parenting, Toddlers

This summer alone, it seems, parents are failing when it comes to children and hot cars. There have been 18 reported deaths of children left in cars; 34 total in the year of 2012.

Leaving children in cars is not a new concept. Many parents feel safe about leaving children in cars with older siblings or when they need to make a quick run into a store. Pediatrician Stephen Sanches says this is not safe. “It is never safe to leave a child in a car alone. This is true even with milder temperatures as the inside of a car can become 40-50 degrees warmer than the outside temperature. The rise can be very fast,” he said.

Tips for the First Day of School

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 11, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting

Today is the first day of school for many kids in Baton Rouge. Which means a quiet house, but a lot of stress and nervousness from both mom and kids.

To ease some of those nerves, the American Academy of Pediatrics created some tips to help parents and their children adjust to another school year. Check them out as you get everyone ready to go this morning or refer back to them during the year.

What’s Going On This Weekend In Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 08, 2014 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Why Can’t I Behave Like a Toddler Sometimes?

Posted by: Tamara Palmer on Aug 06, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

How would you like to be able to get away with doing the same things that your toddler does? I’m not talking about the cute stuff and being able to nap during the middle of the day. I’m talking about all the things that you probably don’t like YOUR own toddler doing.

I have been following the comedic geniuses Tripp and Tyler for a while now. They are both originally from Baton Rouge, but now live in Atlanta and have a live variety show there (hopefully they will bring it to Baton Rouge one night so I can see them live). Along with that, they make hilarious videos that take the funny things in our everyday lives and make them even funnier.

Debunking Breastfeeding Myths and Realities

August is National Breastfeeding Month. Every week in August, the Mommy-Go-Round will feature one post on the benefits of breastfeeding and tips to help along the way. Visit Woman’s website to discover all Woman’s Hospital has to offer regarding breastfeeding resources.

Breastfeeding helps you lose weight…myth or reality?

Believe it or not, Yes! Breastfeeding burns an extra 500 calories per day, helping moms return to pre-pregnancy form faster.

Reminder: Back-to-School Means Back-to-Shots for Kids

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 04, 2014 in Parenting

With school just around the corner, it’s time to start making that list of school supplies and your child’s needs before the beginning of the semester. Vaccinations should be one of the top priorities on that list.

In New York,  a federal judge upheld the policy that barred unvaccinated students from entering public school. This idea brings up the reality of how important vaccinations are to a child’s development and protection.

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