10 Items of the Well-Stocked Diaper Bag
Does your diaper bag have everything you need in it? Of course, you have the basic items: diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. But are you equipped for any "baby situation" that could possibly arise? It may seem like a lot of gear, but if you bring along the following baby paraphernalia when you head out, you'll be ready for just about anything.
Bring more than you think you'll need. Even if your baby's body works like clockwork, today could be the day when everything changes. Extra supplies also come in handy if your outing keeps you out longer than you had planned.
2. Baby Wipes-
Same goes for the wipes. They're also great for cleaning spit-up off of little hands, folds of the neck and yourself.
3. Change of Clothes For Baby-
Make sure this is a complete change of clothes, including extra socks if the outfit requires. There is no such thing as a leak-proof diaper. Sometimes the mess can travel further than you can imagine.
4. Spare Shirt For Yourself-
There aren't many moments more uncomfortable than walking around wearing your baby's lunch or reeking of sour baby odors.
5. 2-Quart Sized Resealable Plastic Bags-
These are perfect for storing soiled clothing until you get home.
6. Extra Food-
Pack one more feeding than you think you'll need. If today is the day your baby decides to increase his or her food intake, or, once again, if you are out longer than you planned, you'll want to be prepared with enough food.
7. Plastic Changing Pad-
You'll always have a clean place to lay your baby for diaper and clothing changes if you bring this along. Many times, these come with the diaper bag.
8. Blanket or Jacket-
If the weather becomes cooler while you're out and you're not prepared, you may be heading home sooner than you'd like. Also, some malls and grocery stores maintain cooler temperatures than you may have dressed your baby for.
9. Extra Pacifier-
Store one in a plastic sandwich bag. If one drops on the floor or mysteriously disappears, as pacifiers are wont to do, it'll be no big deal.
10. Pediatrician's Phone Number-
Hopefully, you'll never need to call your baby's doctor while you're away from home. But if you do, you'll be glad you have it.
Four Problems and Solutions on Feeding Your Newborn
Parents always want to give their babies the very best. When it comes to nutrition, there is nothing like breast milk. Although it's sound so easy to give breast milk to baby, for some women, there are always problems. Here are some problems that might happen and the best solutions you might want to try if you face such problems below:
Its Not Too Late to Vaccinate Against the Fear of Failure Flu
There's an epidemic in our culture. Have you heard of the 'fear of failure flu?'
Baby Cribs - Safety Is Key
You have just learned that you are expecting a baby. Even if you have other children, you must take a look at cribs. Is the crib you already have an antique? You should look carefully at your second hand crib whether it is an antique or not.
20 Popular Quotations About Babies
1. "A baby is God's way of saying the world should go on." - Doris Smith
Breastfeeding A Baby
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Choose Baby Bedding Wisely
Every adorable baby deserves equally adorable baby bedding to complete the nursery. There are other things to consider when deciding on what is right for the nursery. Bedding for your baby must be safe as well as fitting in with your decorating theme. You only need a lightweight blanket, no comforter is necessary.
How To Get Your Baby into Baby Modeling?
Parents everywhere believe that they have the cutest baby in the world. I know I can probably speak for everyone when I say this. I, too, believe that I have the most adorable baby in the world.
The Reflux / Asthma Connection
Most babies and kids with reflux will have typical symptoms of reflux (spitting up or vomiting, excessive crying and irritability, etc) but some do not express any outward symptoms. They are referred to as having silent reflux. Their only symptom may then become asthma and many doctors may not realize the link between reflux and asthma so the reflux never gets diagnosed or treated. The child's asthma can then be difficult to control with the normal medications.
Important Car Seat Statistics
Installing a car seat correctly is the most important thing you can do to protect your child or newborn if you are in a crash. If you ever doubted how important a car seat is you'll change your mind once you realize the shocking facts about automobile accidents. First and most importantly, most parents assume that their child is safe whether their car seat is installed correctly. This is FALSE! Other parents mistakenly believe they installed their seat correctly. Unfortunately this is often not the case.
On the Road Again
Just like Willy Nelson, I could not wait to get on the road again.
Baby Strollers Tips and Advice
You have just learned that you are expecting a bundle of joy and now you need to begin getting the things your baby will need. If this is your first baby all the decisions you need to make may seem overwhelming at first.One of the biggest purchases you will need to make is about the type of stroller you will use for your baby.
Welcome an Adopted Baby into the Family with an Adoption Baby Shower
The addition of a new child to a family is a wonderous occasion! An adopted baby is just as much a miracle as any other and should be celebrated as such.
What Does that New Baby Really Need?
What your baby needs and may not need.
Baby Names - Choosing Trendy or Traditional
Lists of baby names are always fun to look at, whether you're seeking a name for your soon-to-be-born baby boy or baby girl, wondering about the popularity of your own first name, or just curious about what baby names are currently hot.
Playing Baby Computer Games ? The New Parent-Child Tradition?
Imagine cuddling up with your small child to look at a picture book together that is interactive, musical, responsive and talks to you?
A Daddy Baby Shower - New Twist on the old Baby Shower
Try something new, a Daddy Baby Shower. Even though no one would realistically expect a new daddy-to-be to sit around with his closest buddies, opening baby shower gifts and playing party games while oohing and aahing over the imminent birth of his child. That doesn't mean that Dad can't have a baby shower-type celebration. Daddy deserves to celebrate the birth of his child, too!
Moses Baby Baskets
Moses Baby Baskets are a traditional, convenient place for babies especially for one who cannot sit up or cannot push itself up on its hands and knees. Modern moses baby baskets are distinct improvements over conventional ones. The fabric is made of 100 percent cotton, designed for the perfect safety and comfort of the baby. Ideally the mattress is designed in such a way that it is convenient to remove it before giving it to the laundry. The same goes for the moses basket bumper inserts also. The mattress and bumper inserts could be made of polyesters. Wash the moses basket mattress by hand in mild detergent and warm water.
Baby Dangers New Parents Need to Know About
This Spring many new parents will welcome new additions into their family. Prior to taking on this important task, most parents hear and become knowledgeable about common safety precautions like preventing poisoning or selecting the right toys but there are big, hidden dangers that parents need to be aware of. These hidden dangers, by causes not often thought of or addressed, include the potential of suffocation, strangulation, germs and re-breathing which is a proven problem associated with SIDS.
Selecting The Right Type of Stroller For Your Lifestyle
Having a baby is exciting, but also very tough! There are tons of decisions you will make throughout your pregnancy, throughout your babies infancy and during their entire lives! One of those early decisions you will have to make is what type of stroller to by your precious baby. In case you weren't aware, a stroller is a must have item for all new parents! Most parents buy their first stroller before they even buy a crib for their newborn. You can use your stroller from day one!
How to Choose a Baby Gate
Once your baby is out of their crib and playpen, you're going to need some way of ensuring their safety. That's why learning how to choose a baby gate can be one of the most important things you'll do while baby-proofing the house.