Definition: activities that arouse or stimulate your baby’s sense of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
Infant stimulation can help improve your baby’s attention span, memory, curiosity, and nervous system development. In addition, stimulating your baby’s senses will enable him to reach developmental milestones faster, as well as aid in the development of motor skills. Continue reading →
Bed rest can be a blessing in disguise. As your body is baking a bun in the oven, slowing down may not be a part of your temperament.Today’s modern mom is filled with ambitions and goals, so chances are bed rest wasn’t in the forecast. Anyway, face it; to maintain your beauty, you must rest. Here is advice for conquering bed rest and turning it into a charming gift. Continue reading →
Multi Generational Family Dwelling Bellamadre.com
It’s time to bring back European Multi Generational Family Dwelling! I’m sure you are saying to yourself what is Multi Generational Family Dwelling? Well it’s basically a family who lives with 2 or more generations in the same home. It can be either a large single family home with many bedrooms and large common areas or a 2 to 4 family home with separate living quarters for each generation and one large common area with the capacity for the whole family to congregate in one area. Continue reading →
What happens during the first hours after birth can affect how your baby adjusts to life on the outside. For 40 weeks (or more) a mother’s body has satisfied her baby’s every need—providing warmth, protection, food, and oxygen. Now a baby must transition to life outside the uterus. One way to ease that transition is to make the environment on the outside mimic that on the inside by placing a newborn, skin-to-skin against a mother’s (or father’s) chest. Not only is skin-to-skin contact incredibly reassuring but it’s physiologically beneficial. Continue reading →
A few months after a woman has had a baby she is sleep deprived, has loose skin and extra pounds hanging around her midsection, and if she is nursing she is serving as a walking milk truck. But at least she still has that thick, lustrous hair leftover from pregnancy, right? Wrong. In fact, her hair very likely is falling out…sometimes in clumps.
For nine months, we pay careful attention to taking good care of our bodies and unborn child. We decorate the nursery, make sure we have all the gear, take birthing classes, and mentally prepare ourselves as best we can for the grueling hours that we will spend in labor and delivery. But what a lot of people don’t talk about is the things that happen after the baby has arrived. Sure, we all know that there will be sleepless nights, nervous moments wondering if we’re doing things right, and there’s a good chance we won’t be getting anything done beyond taking care of the baby, but what about the things your girlfriends aren’t telling you? Continue reading →
Conventional wisdom poses Postpartum Depression as “Baby Blues” that strike mothers in the weeks after baby comes home from the hospital. It is portrayed with an image of a brand new mom in a bathrobe, listlessly rocking a tiny newborn in her arms. In actuality, there is a difference between Postpartum Depression and Baby Blues and it can occur any time within the year a child joins a family. Some experts even attest that Postpartum Depression can appear in mothers within the first two years of baby’s life. Continue reading →
You may have noticed many parents raising their children bi– (or even tri-) lingual, either by speaking a different language at home or having a foreign language spoken by a care provider. It used to be, however, that parents were told not to expose children to two languages, thinking that it might confuse or slow down their verbal skills.
These days most experts agree that the developing mind can easily handle the double input. Continue reading →
Circumcision can be a difficult decision for a parent. If you are soon to be a (1st time or 4th time) parent and have made the decision to circumcise or aren’t sure if you should circumcise your son then check out this website… “Circumcision-Decision Maker”
This website will give you the facts about
Circumcision and Infant Ethics
Circumcision procedure– before, during and after
Foreskin care, development and washing method
If circumcision is the right decision for your family then below are instructions on proper circumcisioncare. Continue reading →