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  1. The all-purpose beauty cream hiding in your diaper bag

    The all-purpose beauty cream hiding in your diaper bag

    "My husband stole my nipple cream!" Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting dishes on lanolin.   All eyes turned to the mom in the corner, gently rocking her baby as she handed her toddler a plastic frog. It was a Friday morning at toddler group and in between negotiating turn taking and reminding the little ones to throw balls... Continue reading...
  2. 6 self care tips when breastfeeding

    6 self care tips when breastfeeding

    It's important to take care of yourself Mama! Our friends at Belabumbum share their top self care tips. Any new mom will agree, breastfeeding can be one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of early motherhood. There’s nothing quite like it and you can only do so much to prepare before hand. It also comes with loads of stress... Continue reading...
  3. 5 tips for staying cool in the summer

    5 tips for staying cool in the summer

    Beat the summer heat with these made for Mama tips! Water: Ok, we're starting with the basics. You know you need it, but are you getting enough? The easiest way to know if you're hydrated is the color of your urine. Pale yellow means you're drinking enough while darker yellow means consume some extra fluid. If you're taking supplements with... Continue reading...
  4. 10 tips for eating more fruits and vegetables

    10 tips for eating more fruits and vegetables

    It's not just milk that does a body good. We all know fruits and veggies are good for us - no just when you're pregnant or breastfeeding!  Here are 10 ways to eat more fruits and veggies. Blend it: Smoothies are a great snack or breakfast option to throw in fruit, veggies or both! The sweetness of the fruit can... Continue reading...
  5. Let's talk about sex and breastfeeding

    Let's talk about sex and breastfeeding

    Sex after giving birth is a tricky topic! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. The most important things to remember are to consult your doctor about when the right time is and make sure you have an open, honest conversation with your partner about it, because once you get the all-clear from your doctor, it’s really... Continue reading...
  6. What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby?

    What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby?

    Warmer weather means baby is spending more time outside. Here's what you need to know.   First things first The CDC says to avoid insect repellents on babies younger than 2 months old. Period. Dress baby in clothes that protect arms and legs. You might also want to consider a mosquito net to cover your carrier, stroller, etc.   For... Continue reading...
  7. Sun safety for infants under 6 months

    Sun safety for infants under 6 months

    Is sunscreen safe? When it warms up, we all can't wait to get outside. Learn what's safe for babies under 6 months. How much sun is safe for baby? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies under 6 months be kept out of direct sunlight. If you're headed to the beach, bring an umbrella. Going to the park? Sit... Continue reading...
  8. 7 tips to be car seat ready

    7 tips to be car seat ready

    Car seat safety is one of the most important things to be aware of when you are expecting little ones in your family. Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats aren’t installed or used properly?  Understanding some of the key tips to be car seat ready can keep your family safer according to Saarah Samadani CEO New Bloom... Continue reading...
  9. What is the 10 Month Sleep Regression?

    What is the 10 Month Sleep Regression?

    Just when you think you’ve conquered bed time routines and baby begins sleeping through the night, sleep regression may hit your house. This typically occurs around 10 months (but can begin months earlier) and is largely due to the major development baby is going through at this time. They are learning to do so many things, like crawl, babble, pull... Continue reading...
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