Tag Archives: baby behavior

Joy in the “junk”

Since last spring, we’ve been on quite the KonMari kick in our household. Well, to be more accurate, my husband has been on quite the KonMari kick, and when he’s on a kick, it’s best to just go with it. For those of you not familiar with KonMari, it’s shorthand for a method of decluttering–and then organizing–your belongings, as described

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A letter to my pregnant self

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending a co-ed, kid-friendly party to celebrate the impending arrival of a dear friend’s baby girl. There were biscuits, some booze (for the non-pregnant, non-underage attendees), and not an awkward shower game in sight. It was great. As I wrangled my family when it came time to leave, my friend thanked me

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Missing my baby

I’ve had a heavy heart the last few days. I’m really, really missing my baby. You see, somehow my baby has turned into a kid. I’m sure it was a gradual change, but it’s hit me very suddenly. It feels like I put him to bed one night as a chubby, babbling toddler, and he woke up the next morning

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7 Unsung Milestones

Parenting a young child is very much about “firsts.” First smiles, first laughs, first steps, first words, first day of school—all wonderful and important moments in your little one’s life. I love those big milestones as much as anyone. Hey, take one glance at my Instagram and you’ll see that I document the hell out of them. But watching our

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Fussy baby? It’s probably not from teething

Figuring out why your baby is crying is an endless parenting game. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose, but you can always blame teething! Well, you could until now. This article from She Knows describes research that shows symptoms of teething sometimes occur in non-teething babies, and sometimes teething babies don’t show all the symptoms. Teething also likely doesn’t

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Keep Your Clingy Baby Close

Your baby’s first steps are a big milestone, and soon they’ll be running all over the place… or maybe not. It might be tempting to push your little one to walk once they are able, but denying them intimacy when they most need it could be detrimental in the long run. This story by Jessica Martin-Weber at The Leaky Boob

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Burping breastfed babies

In this Ask Anne from Breastfeeding Basics, a concerned mother wonders why her baby won’t burp after feeding. There are many factors that contribute to how much babies burp, including the age of the baby and how heavy the flow of milk is. Even the position the baby is in while feeding can make a difference in the amount of

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