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

Top 15 Must Haves to Pack into Mom’s Hospital Bag During Pregnancy

What items do I need to pack in my hospital bag when preparing to have a baby?  Most new moms tend to over pack their own hospital bag and most of the items that they take with them are safely tucked away in their bag and are not used.  Most of the time the hospital will supply your basic supplies such as soap, lotion,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 26, 2013 at 4:51pm — 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

Fun Ways To Determine Your Baby’s Gender – Am I Having A Boy or A Girl?

From the moment I found out that I was expecting with each one of my children, I couldn’t wait until I was able to have ultrasound done during the later half of the second trimester so that I could find out the gender of my baby.  In fact, I have figured out how some couples or moms can make it through their entire pregnancy not knowing the sex on the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 11, 2013 at 5:38pm — 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

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

Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?

Yesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?”  If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child.  Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies.  Some…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Survive Active Labor

Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad.  If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television.  A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

A Dad’s Guide to Recognizing Early Labor

Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby?  If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day.  It is important to be  prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor.  The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

What to Expect When Your Child May Be Getting Their Two Year Molars?

Today my youngest got to spend the day with me, he started running a low grade fever last night and acted like he didn’t feel very good.  I decided that is was best to keep him home from daycare so that he could get some extra rest while I monitored his fever.  It was nice being able to spend some one on one time with my baby.  We enjoyed the extra snuggles and cuddles, we watched a few of his favorite shows on TV, and spent some time …

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

13 Signs that Your Toddler Is Ready to Start Potty Training

A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to let my son pick out a potty seat.  We choose to get a potty seat that easily fits on the regular toilet, so that I wouldn’t have to retrain him to use the big potty once he had potty training down.  Besides that the daycare he attends also uses a potty seat…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

4 Alternative Ways to Discipline Your Toddler or Young Child

If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While Sick

Yesterday I didn’t get the opportunity to write a new blog post.  My baby normally goes to daycare during the day because it is hard for me to care for him by myself due to my current medical problems.  Tuesday late afternoon I got the dreaded call from the daycare that my baby boy was running a fever and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

When Should I Transition My Toddler to A Big Bed?

Many parents wonder when is the perfect time to transition their baby from their crib into a toddler bed or regular bed.  As a mom, I can’t give you a perfect answer because each child is different and is ready to move into a regular bed at different ages.  You know your child best and can gauge when you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 21, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Mom’s When Did You Transition Your Baby from the Bottle to a Sippy Cup?

When I took my son to his 9 month old well baby check up, his doctor told me that she wanted to make sure that he was off the bottle around his first birthday.  I really didn’t think this was going to be possible to wean him from the bottle by the time he was a year old but it was easier than I expected it to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 1:40pm — 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

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