Those of us older moms have heard it all! Over 35 is considered high risk, not ideal, your clock is ticking, you better start soon, you might have trouble conceiving, you’re so brave for starting over, you want your kids to know their grandparents, the list goes on and on. What we need to realize is this is someone else’s opinion projecting on you and all this is doing is putting more pressure on people to start a family within a “preferred” timeframe. In reality, this commonly held opinion really doesn’t apply in today’s society when women are choosing to do other things with their lives before starting a family.
Baby-wearing is not just a trend; it is highly recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, too. In addition to the physical benefits of carrying a baby, it has also been proven that babies cry less when they’re held more. A relaxed baby makes a happy caregiver, so don’t hesitate to carry your little one as often as possible.
When a child gets melanoma, sun exposure is usually not the cause. Kids who are born with melanocytic nevi (large black spots) and specific kinds of moles have a risk of melanoma.
Although they may be adorable and small, newborn babies come with a lot of “stuff.” Among the little clothes, diapers, and furniture, there is a lot to think about when decorating, arranging, and organizing a nursery. Naturally, you want to make sure the nursery looks just as cute as your baby. Here are a few tips for a functional, well-organized, and beautiful nursery.
It is said that the walls of the NICU have heard more prayers than the walls of any church. After my own NICU journey with my daughter, I believe it. Born at 32 weeks and at just three pounds, my daughter spent seven stressful weeks in the NICU before heading home.