Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'do' (24)

The Salt and Ice Challenge – Kids Are Using Table Salt and Ice to Cause Painful Burns to Their Skin

Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice.  I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin.  I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice.  Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine If My Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Many Mother’s Are Often Left Wondering if Their Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat.  If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Top 10 Baby Items to Pack in My Newborns Hospital Bag

What should I pack for my baby while staying at the hospital?  Depending on the hospital that you are delivering at most of the time the hospital will provide you and your baby with basic necessities.  In fact, when I was pregnant with my first baby I had no idea what I needed to take with me so I was stuffing all of the basic items that I might need…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 25, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Should Parents Consume Alcohol Around Children?

Many parents often wonder if they should drink alcohol in front of their children.  If you do drink alcohol in your home, do you wait until your children are in bed or do you consume it in front of them?  I personally feel that if you are going to drink in front of your children that you should consume it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 22, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Parenting Tips for Combating the Terrible Two’s and Temper Tantrums

A few weeks ago my son moved to a new room at daycare and every since it seems as if he is throwing more fits and tantrums at home.  I know that there is a stigma attached to two year old children and parents must realize that all two year old’s go through a phase often referred to as the terrible twos.  I never really cared for that name…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 17, 2013 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Best Breast Pump Reviews: Selecting a Breast Pump That Is Right For You

Breastfeeding mothers often need a breast pump for a variety of different reasons.  Finding a quality breast pump doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are a wide variety of breast pumps available on the market to choose from to meet your needs and budget.  Before, choosing a breast pump you should decide what your going to use it for and how often you will use it.

Can't decide what type of breast pump that you need to buy?  Need help figuring out what type of breast pump to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 12, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

How Can I Determine If My Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Many Mother’s Are Often Left Wondering if Their Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat.  If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 30, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine If My Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Many Mother’s Are Often Left Wondering if Their Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat.  If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 22, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

Do crime rates decrease during the summertime?  Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home.  You might be surprised but …

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine If My Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Many Mother’s Are Often Left Wondering if Their Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat.  If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

9 Ways to Protect You and Your Family From Bug Bites

Do you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors during the evening hours?  When it is nice outside, I love letting my children play outside in the backyard while I watch them.  I always notice that as soon as I sit down outside it never fails the mosquitoes, other flying insects, or even ticks seem to sense that you are outside and decided to join…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 20, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

My Daughter’s Second Cochlear Implant Surgery

Today is the day that my daughter gets her second cochlear implant.  I have to admit even though I have already been through this same surgery 12 years ago with my daughter, I was still nervous going into the hospital and waiting for her to have her surgery done.  My daughter was born with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears.  In 2001, she received her first cochlear implant only on her right side and at that time doctors typically implanted only one side.  Cochlear implants…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 11, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Tips To Protect Your Family from the Sun’s Harmful Rays and Prevent Sunburns this Summer

As school is letting out for the summer, many parents begin planning activities to keep their child busy over the summer.  As a working mom, your child may go to daycare.  If your daycare is similar to the one my kids attended, they go on field trips throughout the summer to keep the school aged children busy.  If you don’t have a bottle of sunscreen…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 10, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Do’s and Don’ts While Working – List of Suggested Job Restrictions During Pregnancy

Many mom’s don’t think about how their current job duties may affect their health during the course of their pregnancy, especially, towards the very end when you are often the most uncomfortable.  Most mom’s will be able to work through the entire duration of their pregnancy with very minimal job restrictions or pregnancy related complications.  However, if you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 6, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Teen Suicide is on the Rise: Parents Learn the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

This morning I was watching the news while I was eating my breakfast and caught the tale end of a  news story about teen suicide.  This isn’t the first news story that I have heard on the news about teens trying to commit suicide or actually following through with it.  In fact, teen suicide is on the rise according the Centers of Disease Control.  Teen…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 3, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

5 Common Pregnancy Symptoms that Dads-To-Be Often Experience

Most people know that women, will tell you that while they are pregnant that their husband or significant other had some of the exact same pregnancy symptoms as they were experiencing.  Some of these symptoms were pretty obvious; however, sometimes they go unnoticed.  In fact, even some men will admit that…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 17, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Happy Mother’s Day – Please Come Share What You Love About Being A Mom?

I remember when I was pregnant with my very first baby in 1996 and on Mother’s Day that year, it dawned on me that I was going to be a mom later than year.  I was excited, scared, and nervous at the same time.  If you are a mom, I am sure that you can relate to all of those feelings.  It is scary to think that you will be responsible for a tiny human being and that you have…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 11, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Why Do Puzzles Make Great Learning Tools?

Yesterday when I went to pick up my son from daycare, he was playing and having a great time.  The teacher was letting all of the kids in his classroom play with puzzles and my son was trying very hard to get the puzzle pieces into the right spot.  It was fun to watch him play and learn a new skill.  I…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 24, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

How to Make a Diaper Cake Motorcycle

I wanted to make my Sister-in-Law a diaper cake for her baby shower.  I didn’t want to make a traditional diaper cake.  I got an idea that I saw on Pinterest and decided to try and make her a diaper cake motorcycle.  Since she is having a little boy, I thought it would be perfect.  I took my daughter with me to the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 17, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Basic Essential Baby Items: 16 Baby Items that You Need to Care for a Newborn

Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies.  In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things.  A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it.  If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

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