Christy Garrett's Blog – February 2013 Archive (25)

What Is Nipple Confusion?

Breastfeeding was very important to me and even though I didn’t do a bunch of research when I was pregnant with my first child, I knew that many professionals try to discourage moms from introducing artificial nipples or pacifiers to your breastfed baby for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to avoid nipple confusion.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Why Do Teenagers Steal? How Do I Handle My Teen if They Are Caught Stealing?

Parents have you ever received a call from mall security or the police department letting you know that they just caught your teenager stealing?  If so, you aren’t alone and you aren’t the first parent who has had to deal with this type of behavior.  It is important that you handle the situation in a calm and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Help! My Teenager was Caught Stealing. How Should I Handle the Situation?

Most teenagers enjoy hanging out at the mall for several hours on the weekends so that they can spend time with their friends and window shop, unless they have money to spend.  In fact, I remember doing this when I was a teenager, I enjoyed roaming around the mall and catching up with my friends.  Most…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

What Can I Do To Keep My Child or Teenager from Lying to Me Constantly?

Teenagers begin exerting their own voices and want to begin making their own choices.  Their choices may not be the choice that you agree with and they may cover up their actions to avoid getting caught.  If they are caught, they may attempt to cover up what they did and begin telling their parents a stream…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why Do Older Children and Teens Lie to Their Parents?

Parents it is very important that you have a continuous relationship with their child as they are growing up so that when your child becomes a teenager, you will know them well enough to determine when they aren’t telling you the truth.  Kids will tell you a story if they think that they can get away with it.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 25, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments

The First Years MiPump Single Electric Breast Pump Review

The First Years MiPump breast pump is great for mom’s who need an inexpensive single electric breast pump. This breast pump is compact, if fact the motor will fit into the palm of your hand. It’s  light-weight and easy to carry around while on the go.  It comes with a stylish carrying bag so that you can discreetly carry it around without anyone knowing what it inside.

Read the full Review before you buy this breast pump at…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 22, 2013 at 7:21pm — 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

Learn How to Keep Your Toddler’s Artwork off of the Walls and Furniture

A few weeks ago, my husband asked me if I needed anything from the store.  I asked him if he would pick up my youngest son a coloring book because he kept grabbing my pen from me when I wasn’t watching and kept telling me that he wanted to draw.  I took the pen away from him and he was devastated, even though…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 20, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant Even Though I Had My Baby A Few Weeks Ago?

Pregnancy is an exciting time and most mom’s can’t wait to meet their baby.  As your baby grows, your belly will continue to grow and get bigger so that you can house your growing baby.  Most doctors recommend that women gain between 10 to 40 pounds depending on your starting weight.  Talk to your doctor or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 19, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

What is the Best Position to Sleep in While Pregnant?

Sleeping when you are pregnant is often a challenge because as your belly grows you will become more and more uncomfortable.  Most mom’s find it difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in and if they are able to find a comfortable position they are up several times during the middle of the night…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 18, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Homemade Donut Holes or Donuts

I bought several cans of biscuits on my last trip to the grocery store and my kids kept asking me what I planned on making with them since I normally don’t buy a ton of biscuits.  I told them that I was going to make them surprise using the biscuits.  Today my son asked me to make the surprise recipe.  I told…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2013 at 7:02pm — No Comments

What Items Should I Have in my Baby’s Diaper Bag?

A diaper bag is an absolute must have when you have a baby.  In fact, there were several times when my children were very young that their diaper bag also became my purse.  I would toss my wallet and a few essential items into the diaper bag so that I would only have to carry one bag when I was out and about…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 15, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

How Did Valentine’s Day Become a Popular Tradition?

Valentine’s day was started as a day to show that you care for others by sharing cards, candy, flowers, and gifts.  This tradition is especially popular in the United States and it was originally called St. Valentine’s Day.  The day was after a Christian Saint named Valentinus.  There are several…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

How Did Valentine’s Day Become a Popular Tradition?

Valentine’s day was started as a day to show that you care for others by sharing cards, candy, flowers, and gifts.  This tradition is especially popular in the United States and it was originally called St. Valentine’s Day.  The day was after a Christian Saint named Valentinus.  There are several…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 3:05pm — 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

Mom’s How Old was Your Child When You Weaned Them From the Pacifier?

When I took my son to his 18 month old check up, my son was happily sucking on his pacifier when the doctor walked him.  She took it out of his mouth so that she could look into his mouth and he kept telling her that he wanted he wanted his “paci” back.  She told him that if he could ask for it,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 12, 2013 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Mom’s What Type of Potty Seat Would You Choose for Your Toddler?

My baby is showing the signs that he is getting close to being ready to potty train.  A few weeks ago, he started telling when he has a soiled diaper.  He says, “I poop” when he soils his diaper.  He hasn’t quite figured out the difference between urinating and pooping.  I am excited and nervous at the same…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 11, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Do I Really Need a Changing Table in my Child’s Nursery?

Changing tables are a perfect addition to your baby’s nursery.  Most changing tables can be used for multiple purposes, depending on the changing table that you choose to put in your child’s room. Some people feel as if a changing table is a big waste of money; however, many parents don’t realize that a changing table has several benefits.

Learn the benefits of adding a changing table to your child's nursery:…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 8, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Anemia During Pregnancy: How Will I Know If I am Anemic During My Pregnancy

Anemia is very common during pregnancy due to the increased blood flow in a woman’s body.  Your doctor will test your blood during your first prenatal visit to ensure that you aren’t anemic at the beginning of your pregnancy.  When a woman is pregnant, her body will produce up to 50 percent more blood than…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 7, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments

2013 Hyundai Sonata Review

As a mom I think it is very important that I buy a car that I feel is safe, affordable, and reliable. Most mom's are busy running their kids to daycare, school, or after school activities and don't have time to think about car troubles. I had the opportunity to test drive a 2013 Hyundai Sonta and wanted to share my opinion. This car received a 5 star overall crash rating according toNHTSA Crash-Test…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 7, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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