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How to Swaddle a Baby

Generally speaking, babies and sleep and blankets do not go hand-in-hand. For many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended babies be put to sleep on their backs, on a firm sleep surface free from loose bedding or soft objects. There’s one exception to this no-blanket dictate: the swaddle.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Swaddle a Baby

Generally speaking, babies and sleep and blankets do not go hand-in-hand. For many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended babies be put to sleep on their backs, on a firm sleep surface free from loose bedding or soft objects. There’s one exception to this no-blanket dictate: the swaddle.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Change a Diaper

Sure, lots of people grow up with much younger siblings or cousins, or they babysat as teenagers, or they have friends who have babies, or they’re just around babies. For these people, changing a diaper can seem like a no-brainer. But then there are people like me and my husband who never did any of that […]

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How to Change a Diaper

Sure, lots of people grow up with much younger siblings or cousins, or they babysat as teenagers, or they have friends who have babies, or they’re just around babies. For these people, changing a diaper can seem like a no-brainer. But then there are people like me and my husband who never did any of that […]

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Should You Postpone Your Child’s Well Visit During the Pandemic?

Recently, my son turned one year old, and with this milestone, he was due for his 12-month wellness visit. Or—wait—was he? I thought navigating appropriate finger foods for my son was tricky, then the world threw me a pandemic curveball. I wondered if the stay-at-home order in my state of Indiana, and the necessary…Read more… […]

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Document Your Baby’s First Year of Life With ‘1 Second Everyday’

Yes, it’s cliché to exclaim that kids “grow up so fast!” But it’s become a cliché because it’s true. Especially when it comes to babies, the developmental changes children undergo from birth to one year old are staggering and can seem to happen miraculously overnight, even though you just spent the whole year staring…Read more… […]

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Store Your Breast Pump Parts in the Fridge Between Sessions

There are a lot of logistics involved in breastfeeding and pumping. You need time, you need space, you need equipment. Sometimes, after a pumping session, you just don’t feel like cleaning all those parts again. And sometimes, you don’t have the time because you’ve got a meeting that’s starting in three minutes or…Read more… Continue […]

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It’s Hard To Play Death Stranding When You Have An Actual Baby

All three of us on Kotaku Splitscreen have begun to play Death Stranding, but only one of us did so with a newborn baby in the mix. Jason explained to me and Kirk this week that it’s just not cool to put your baby down for a nap and then get prompted to rock your […]

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It’s Hard To Play Death Stranding When You Have An Actual Baby

All three of us on Kotaku Splitscreen have begun to play Death Stranding, but only one of us did so with a newborn baby in the mix. Jason explained to me and Kirk this week that it’s just not cool to put your baby down for a nap and then get prompted to rock your […]

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What You Should Do If Someone ‘Steals’ Your Baby Name

You’ve had the perfect baby name picked out for years. For as long as you can remember, you vowed your baby girl would one day be named Molly Elizabeth. And damned if your best friend from high school—who KNOWS this—didn’t just announce that her brand new baby girl’s name is (shockingly!) Molly Elizabeth. Read more… […]

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