Protect Your Baby's Sensitive Skin from the Hot Summer Sun

Contributed by Tara Hilton, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who specializes in the care of infants.

You love your little one and want to him/her safe, so it only makes sense that you want to protect your baby from the summer sun.

Did you know that children who experience just one bad sunburn have a twofold risk of developing melanoma later in life? Protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation should begin early and continue throughout one’s lifetime.

Children under age two years have more sensitive skin that offers minimal protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation, allowing skin damage to occur within minutes of exposure to direct sunlight. Such damage can occur as early as a baby’s very first summer.

But don’t have to worry, you can take some simple steps to keep your baby safe.

Read More
Comments | Posted in Mummy Scoop By Olivia Leon

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Aug 14, 2015 10:25:00 AM

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

Contributed by Fern Drillings, RN, MSN, certified childbirth educator and infant/child CPR instructor
To learn more about Fern and the classes she offers, visit:
The following are some suggestions for things that you might want with you in the hospital. Be sure to separate labor supplies from those things used after the baby is born. Try to be packed and ready to go at least 4 weeks before you are due, so there is no last-minute rush.

Read More
Comments | Posted in Mummy Scoop By Olivia Leon

Introducing Mummy Scoop

Aug 14, 2015 10:07:50 AM

We are thrilled to announce our new blog series Mummy Scoop. Each week we will share a new blog post for new and expectant parents from one of Yummy Mummy's partners who has an expertise in some aspect of parenting from sleeping, to infant nutrition to what to look for in a childcare professional. Topics will range from what to pack in your hospital bag and pre and postnatal exercise tips, to setting up a safe nursery for baby to tips for protecting your little one from the sun. We can't wait for you to meet our experts! If you have a specific topic that you would like to see covered, please email us at info@yummymummystore.comRead More
Comments | Posted in Mummy Scoop By Olivia Leon