Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'infant' (15)

Is it Safe to Use a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace to Reduce Teething Symptoms?

When your child starts teething, typically around 4 to 6 months of age, your baby will probably be…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas for Infants – Eight Early Learning Toy Gift Ideas for Babies

Are you need some great gift ideas for your baby this Christmas?  As you know babies don’t need very many toys, especially during the first four months.  Once your baby turns 4 months old, he or she will need to begin spending time on their tummy to help develop their motor skills and strengthen their core muscles.   Even if your child isn’t quite ready to play with the toys, babies are always interested in looking around and exploring objects around them.  Playtime is also a great way…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments

How to Co Sleep With Your Baby Safely

Co-sleeping is a fairly common practice and many parents sleep in the same bed or room with their young baby or toddler.  This is a very controversial topic in the United States and most people think co-sleeping is completely dangerous and that it should be avoided.  However, as a mom I know how hard it is to be able to get a good night sleep especially…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: My Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding was on of those taboo topics that people just didn’t talk about when I was pregnant with my first child.  As a new mom, I knew right away that I wanted to try breastfeeding my baby.  My first experience with breastfeeding happened when my twin sisters were born.   I remember seeing my mom breastfeeding and knew that my body…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 7, 2013 at 9:20am — 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

Working Moms: Daycare Arrangements Need to Be Made Before Your Baby is Born

Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over?  If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to  daycare at while you are at work.  In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child.  Many providers…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Type of Infant Formula for Your Baby?

When I was pregnant with my each one of my children, I knew from the beginning that I was planning on breastfeeding my babies.  Breastfeeding was a personal preference and I realize that not everyone wants to or can breastfeed their baby.  I am the type of person who urges new…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 29, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

I remember the day that I went into labor with my daughter, we were out celebrating my mother’s birthday and just as I was getting ready to crawl into bed.  I heard a pop and knew instantly that my water had broke.  Of course, I should have known better but I immediately ran to the bathroom and sat on the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 30, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Cavity Prevention Should Begin as an Infant – Baby’s Gum and Teeth Care

Taking care of your child’s teeth is very important and many parents don’t realize that you should begin taking care of them before they come in. When my son was an infant and we were at the doctor’s office for a well check, his doctor informed us that we should begin wiping my son’s gums with a wash cloth and water.  Wiping down his mouth and gums with a wash cloth will get him used to getting his teeth cleaned before he is ever introduced to a toothbrush.  I was a bad mommy and this…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 18, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Fever and Taking Your Child’s Temperature: When Should You Worry?

This morning my baby woke up with a fever and I knew that something was wrong since he just finished taking a round of antibiotics from his last illness less than two weeks ago.  When I took his temperature this morning, it was 103 degree using a rectal thermometer.  In the past, we have ran him to the doctor…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 24, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What are Infant Developmental Milestones and Are They Important?

Many parents often wonder if their child is behind, on schedule, or ahead for their age of development.  Milestones were created to be used as a guide for parents and health care professionals to determine if a child needs additional help to meet delayed milestones and use them to determine if a child has a possible…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 22, 2013 at 8:48pm — No Comments

What Type of Car Seat Do I Need?

In order to bring your child home from the hospital, you must have a car seat.  This item should be on the top of your gift registry and installed in your car before your baby is born.  Having the car seat installed around 35 weeks of pregnant, will ensure that you are prepared for the arrival of your baby.  Learn what type of car seat is best for you and your budget.

Read more at:  Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 3, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Tips to Ensure that Your Child’s Car Seat is Installed Properly

Car seat safety is very important.  In fact, car crashes are the number one reason why young children are injured or even killed.  Keeping your baby safe is easy with these few simple steps.

 

Find some great tips and tricks to ensure that you are installing your child's car seat properly at Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

How to Make Bathing Your Infant More Enjoyable?

Bathing an infant isn’t an easy task and can be an overwhelming experience.  Once a baby is wet and then you add soap to the equation, an infant becomes very slippery and are hard to hang on to.  Luckily, when you baby is smaller they don’t have to be bathed every day.  In fact, your baby probably won’t like bath time until they are a bit older.  Keep in mind that even though your tiny newborn can’t splash you, be prepared to get wet.  Read more: …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 18, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Do You Think All Teens Should Experience Being a Parent for A Few Days?

My daughter sent me a text message on her way home from school, don’t worry she isn’t texting and driving, and said “guess what”.  As a parent, I was thinking the worst.  She said she was given a “baby doll”.  I automatically knew that she was given a “real baby” simulator to take care of for a few days.  Read more at: Uplifting Families…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 16, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

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