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How Does Smoking Harm Your Baby?

Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic mix gets into your bloodstream, which is your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients. Nicotine and carbon monoxide are especially harmful; when combined, they reduce your baby’s oxygen supply.

Is Your Baby Sleeping Safely?

CommentsPosted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Aug 21, 2015 in Babies

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete investigation. Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age. Reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of […]

Outside Play and Children in Daycare

CommentsPosted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 07, 2015 in Babies, Toddlers

The following post is written by Hope Juge, manager of the Woman’s Hospital Child Development Center. Parents know that kids are full of energy and must have some physical activity to release their infinite supply of vigor. Sitting around all day without movement can drive a child, and subsequently their parents, mad with boredom. So when parents are […]

Could Loud Noise from Fireworks Damage My Baby’s Ears?

The following post is written by pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene for Parents.com Your baby will let you know whether this is a welcome experience for her or not. Some babies are transfixed with joy and others cry early and long. Sitting a little farther back will increase the chances that she will like it and it […]

Our First Trip to the ER

CommentsPosted by: Laurel Burgos on Jun 23, 2015 in Babies, health, Parenting

I always envisioned my first trip to the ER would be in form of my 2-year-old falling off of his balance bike and hitting his head or missing a step on the playground and breaking an arm, but I never imagined that it would happen like this. . . It was a rainy morning and […]

Play it Safe this summer…Pointers on Poison Ivy

CommentsPosted by: Laura Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015 in Babies, Parenting, Toddlers

Some of you may have heard the phrase, “Leaves of three, let them be!”  This refers to common poisonous plants that contain oil called urushiol, which is the toxin that causes the allergic reaction.  The three most common plants containing urushiol are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which can all be found here […]

Sunscreen 101: Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer

Summer is just around the corner. So, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen for those pool parties and beach trips. To help prevent sunburn (and to some degree, skin cancer), find a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 – the higher the number, the better. Look for one that […]

What To Do With a Sick Baby And An Out-Of-Town Doctor

CommentsPosted by: Laurel Burgos on Jun 02, 2015 in Babies, health, Parenting

When people tell you that your second child will be completely different than your first, they are telling you the truth. I used to just blow them off and wonder really how different could it be, but then came sweet baby Abel. He was always a really good baby. From the start he slept really […]

For the Love of Child Number 2

CommentsPosted by: Laurel Burgos on May 14, 2015 in Babies, Parenting, Pregnancy

I was talking to a friend yesterday and she told me that her and her husband were seriously considering having another child (child number 2 in her case) and she had a question for me that she thought would be silly or stupid. She prefaced her question with. . . “I know you love your […]

Future Siblings Get Baby Crash Course at Woman’s

CommentsPosted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Mar 03, 2015 in Babies

The arrival of a new baby can bring many changes to a family. Parents spend a lot of energy on preparations, and after the baby arrives, much of the family’s attention involves caring for the newborn. All this change can be hard for older siblings to handle. It’s common for them to feel jealousy toward […]

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