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With Safety Pieces Installed, It’s Potty Training Time!

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Sep 30, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

So it’s been a little while since I have updated my blog here. Life gets busy when you have a little child running around the house. We have had a whole new array of child safety things to install now that my little man is almost 2 years old. As soon as he started crawling, […]

All Sugared Up: The Best And Worst Breakfast Cereals For Kids

Between getting your kids up, dressed, teeth brushed, hair combed and ready for the bus or drive to school, weekday mornings are hard enough on parents that getting your kids to sit down and eat breakfast can be nothing short of a small miracle. But not all breakfasts are made the same, and cereal – […]

The Value of Swaddling Your Baby

“Snug as a Bug.” It’s a cute phrase to describe a swaddled baby, but a properly swaddled infant has tremendous benefits  than just being “cute.” Swaddling — the practice of snugly wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth and security — can keep your baby from being disturbed by her own startle reflex, help […]

Backpack Pain: What’s All the Flap About?

CommentsPosted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 17, 2014 in Parenting

Aching backs and shoulders? Tingling arms? Weakened muscles? Stooped posture? As course loads get bigger, the emotional and physical stress placed on our kids grows. Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain, but parents can take steps to help children load and wear […]

Dad’s Role in Pregnancy and Birth

“It was inspiring. It made me realize that there is nothing that I could do that could trump that ever. You can run 10 marathons, but once you see your wife go through birth, that’s it, you know. She’s got you beat.” That’s a quote from one dad who witnessed his wife give natural birth […]

Getting a “Hold” on Breastfeeding

The following post was written by the Lactation Service Department at Woman’s Hospital. Ask anyone who has ever done yoga. Holding one position for a lengthy period of time can be so taxing that it’s a complete exercise program. Similarly, you could probably ask any breastfeeding mom about the aches and pains of holding one […]

Breastfeeding Q&A: Part II

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. Still flying under the radar at those mommy group meetings and appointments, too rushed or anxious to […]

Breastfeeding Q&A: Part I

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. “Does anyone have any questions?” It’s the dreaded conclusion to class lectures, meetings and appointments […]

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

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 […]

Protect Your Child: Never Leave Them in a Hot Car

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 […]

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