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Ask the Experts: Postpartum planning
Ask the Experts: Postpartum planning

My best friend had a really tough time postpartum (traumatic delivery, depression, you name it), and I’m fearful of following in her footsteps. At eight months pregnant, is there anything I can do to steel myself for those first trying months? A: One of the hardest things about parenting is the need to let go […]

Ask the Experts: Set the pace
Ask the Experts: Set the pace

My little guy is finally old enough to join me on my morning runs. Any tips for keeping him content while I fit my 3 miles in? What about tricks I should know to ensure pushing a jogging stroller doesn’t inhibit my stride? A: While a crying baby isn’t as nerve-racking in a running stroller […]

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Ask the Experts: Baby's bathtime
Ask the Experts: Baby's bathtime

How often should I bathe my 6-week-old? A: This is a great question with a somewhat surprising answer. Contrary to popular belief, bathing your infant every night is not only unnecessary, but it can actually be a bad thing. The skin of a newborn is very sensitive and tends to be dry. The shampoos that we […]

Ask the Experts: Travel transportation
Ask the Experts: Travel transportation

We’re planning to take a family vacation this summer and are already debating whether to bring a stroller or a carrier. Does one tend to be a better option than the other? A: Babies require a lot of gear, and it can be tempting to pack everything “just in case.” We typically recommend traveling as […]

Ask the Experts: Baby allergies
Ask the Experts: Baby allergies

I think my little one may be experiencing seasonal allergies—she’s so congested! I wish I could blow her nose for her, but because I can’t, are there other ways I can offer relief? A: Nasal congestion is a common problem for little ones. In most cases, the child handles it well, leaving parents with all the worry. […]

Ask the experts: Starting solids
Ask the experts: Starting solids

What signs should I look for to indicate my baby is ready for solids? Should we start with spoon-feeding? Pouches? Finger foods? A: Solid food initiation, based on current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, should start at 4 to 6 months of age. Whether an infant begins solids at 4 months or waits […]

If the shoe fits …
If the shoe fits …

1. Choose wisely. “First shoes should be lightweight and flexible to best allow your baby to learn coordination skills,” says Ben Spitalnick, MD, FAAP, president of the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Think cloth or soft leather with a nonskid sole. 2. Get measured. “Have a professional measure your baby’s foot to […]

Ask the Experts: Pouched baby foods
Ask the Experts: Pouched baby foods

Is there any harm in feeding my baby pouched food? A: There is a time and place for every- thing. Children need to learn how to eat fresh food at a table, during family meals, using utensils. But with busy days, on-the-go lifestyles and travel, mealtimes for many are not as I just described. Schedules […]

Ask the Experts: Day care and baby's immune system
Ask the Experts: Day care and baby's immune system

My partner and I are well aware that when we send our baby to day care this spring she’ll undoubtedly bring runny noses, coughs and stomach bugs home with her, but we’d like to try to prevent whatever illnesses we can. Any tips for boosting her immunity and/or minimizing germ-sharing? A: From the infection standpoint, […]

Ask the Experts: Free mobility and baby's development
Ask the Experts: Free mobility and baby's development

Q: Between lounging in his swing, commuting to daycare in his car seat and being swaddled for naps and bedtime, my little guy spends a lot of time on his back and relatively stationary. Is there a chance this could hamper his development? How much “free time” does he need each day to move? A: […]

Ask the Experts: Getting more fruits and vegetables into baby's diet
Ask the Experts: Getting more fruits and vegetables into baby's diet

Q: What are some easy ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our 12-month-old’s diet? I’m afraid she’s been filling up too much on Cheerios and crackers. A: I always recommend children have a variety of color on their plates at every meal. At 12 to 23 months, a child should be eating 1 […]