Nov 3, 2015 9:24:26 AM
Oct 30, 2015 8:44:00 AM
How to Have a Safe and Festive Halloween
Contributed by Pamela Brawer, R.N., CCE, certified American Heart Instructor and Certified Childbirth Instructor, and founder of Save-A-Tot.
It’s that time of year again when the weather gets cold, pumpkin lattes pop up everywhere and houses are decked with black bats, cobwebs and witches hats. It must be Halloween! As parents we are always excited for baby’s first anything. First words, first steps, and the first Halloween is no exception. Even though your baby will be too young to trick or treat, it is still a great opportunity to create memories. So attend a party or throw your own, take lots of pics and be sure to read some helpful tips from Pamela Brawer about keeping everyone happy and safe this Halloween:Read More
Oct 27, 2015 12:36:27 PM
Oct 23, 2015 9:39:57 AM
When to Start Pumping After Having A Baby
Contributed by Elina S. Arulraj, MSPT, IBCLC
Elina leads a weekly breastfeeding support group at the Yummy Mummy Store in NYC every Tuesday at 10am.
If your baby has been nursing exclusively and gaining weight well and you are feeling ready for a break here and there after 3-4 weeks of exclusive breastfeeding it is safe to begin giving your baby 1 bottle every or every other day without it impacting the baby's ability to breastfeed.
The best way to do this is either one of the following ways:Read More
Oct 20, 2015 12:32:29 PM
Oct 16, 2015 10:26:59 AM
Five Prenatal Exercise Myths Debunked
Contributed by Brittany Citron, Founder of PROnatal Fitness. Brittany is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer and a Specialist in Training the Pregnant and Postpartum Client as well as a Specialist in Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design.
Over the past three decades, research has shown an overwhelming number of benefits from exercise during pregnancy. Unfortunately, when it comes to the specifics of exactly what type of exercise is safe or beneficial, the myths seem equally as overwhelming. Here are some of the biggest myths explained to help you feel more confident about your ability to exercise for two!Read More
Oct 13, 2015 12:21:08 PM
Oct 9, 2015 9:12:24 AM
The Five Things People Tell Us They Wish They Had Asked An Employer BEFORE Maternity Leave
Contributed by Julia Beck who is the founder of the It's Working Project by Forty Weeks
We’ve all seen the checklists for the baby registry, the nursery, and the hospital bag, but what about the checklist for your maternity leave? When you’re getting ready for maternity leave or even thinking about pregnancy, HR is a great clearinghouse of information. But the guiding details that can often make the biggest difference in working parents’ leave and return to work don’t come from a manual, they come from real life experiences.
This is where the sisterhood of motherhood comes in.
Here at the It’s Working Project, we’ve talked to moms (and dads!) about their back-to-work experience: what they’ve learned, what they wished they’d known, and what insights they have for other parents. The conversations are candid, honest, and sometimes not always easy. The biggest takeaway? Many wished they’d spoken up sooner about taking leave.
Over 200 parents have shared their stories with us at the Portrait Project. Many have done so because they want to see one another succeed. We know that sharing stories with other working parents in the private sector can spark a conversation and support positive change in real time.
Here are the top five things contributors to the Portrait Project wished they had asked their employer before going on maternity leave:Read More
Oct 6, 2015 10:08:17 AM
Oct 2, 2015 10:47:47 AM
10 Tips for successful baby wearing
Contributed by Bianca Carolina Fern, founder of Metro Minis. http://www.metrominis.com/the-team/
Baby wearing promotes healthy mental, emotional and physical development. Babies who are worn spend more time in the “quiet alert state,” which is the ideal time for learning and observing their surroundings. Being close to a parent’s heartbeat, breathing, voice and warmth helps the newborn “get in rhythm” much faster.
Here are 10 tips to help you and your baby get off on the right step with your carrier or sling.Read More