Christy Garrett's Blog – May 2013 Archive (23)

How Can I Determine if My Baby is Allergic to Formula or Dairy Products in Breast Milk?

If you read my blog post yesterday about “Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?“, you probably noticed that I briefly mentioned that some mom’s felt that their baby seemed to be having issues digesting the cow’s milk formula (regular formula).  Allergies are on the rise  and more parents are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 31, 2013 at 5:04pm — 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

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

Why Does My Baby’s Chin Quiver Occasionally?

I was at church on Sunday and was gazing at the newest baby in our extended family.  I noticed that his chin was quivering.  As a seasoned mom, I knew that this was a normal and that it is caused by a baby’s immature nervous system.  As a first time mom, seeing your baby’s chin quiver might make you run and grab the phone so that you can make a phone call to your pediatrician…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 28, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Happy 2nd Birthday to My Baby Boy!

Wow, I can’t believe it has been two years since I was impatiently awaiting for you to arrive.  I remember when I was on my way to my final doctors appointment, I didn’t know that it would be my final visit as a pregnant mom. I had a previous history of low amniotic fluid during my previous pregnancy and she order the ultrasound to ensure that I still had enough fluid…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 24, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Dad’s Survival Guide for the Final Stages of Labor and Delivery

Dad if you have made it this far and haven’t passed out, this is the ultimate moment that you have been waiting for.  You are so close to meeting the baby that has been growing in your her womb for the last 9 months and the one you have felt move and kick you when you place your hand on her stomach.  Dad she still needs your help and coaching so that she can remain calm,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — 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

Dad’s Guide to Packing Hospital Bag for the Birth of Your Baby

Dad if you plan on staying at the hospital after your baby is born, you will need to pack a bag for your stay so that you don’t have to run back and forth from the hospital.  Of course, if you forget anything you have the luxury of going back home and grabbing items that you forgot (including items that your wife or significant other might have forgotten).  The laboring…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 20, 2013 at 4:41pm — 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

Keeping Dad Involved During Pregnancy – My Experience

I remember the morning that I took the pregnancy test on September 26, 2010, just a few days after my husband’s birthday.  The pregnancy test turned positive right away.  We had been trying for a long time to have a baby and we were finally blessed with the news that we were expecting.  At the time, the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 16, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Why Didn’t Anyone Warn Me About the Severe Leg Cramps During Pregnancy?

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I remember waking up in the middle of the night with severe, painful leg cramps.  I noticed that I began experiencing these leg cramps towards the end of my second trimester and it lasted until I delivered.  These cramps would happen quite frequently and the only way that…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 15, 2013 at 4:33pm — 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

My Simple Yet Sweet Mother’s Day Surprise

Mom’s aren’t supposed to get sick!  I wish it was true but even germs and icky critters take us down for the count.  Over the weekend, my husband finally convinced me to go see a doctor when I told him that I woke up around 4 AM on Saturday morning with a pounding headache.  It wasn’t your typical headache,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 13, 2013 at 10:10am — 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

3 Alternative Ways Doctors Induce Labor Without Using Medication

Women who are nearing their due date are often tired and miserable, which is to be expected, when you are nine months pregnant.  Most people will tell you that your baby will come when he or she is ready, if your like me, you will get tired of hearing this phrase.  However, it is important that your baby is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 10, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments

When Induction Becomes Necessary – 3 Popular Ways To Induce Labor

A pregnant mom often begins to feel as if she is going to be pregnant forever during those final weeks of pregnancy.  Most moms are miserable, are unable to get comfortable, and sleeping is often difficult due to being uncomfortable.  In fact, the closer you get to your due date the more anxious and nervous…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 9, 2013 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Ring Around the Rosie: Learn The Truth Behind This Popular Nursery Rhyme and Game

Do you remember playing Ring Around the Rosie as a child?  I do!  I remember playing this game when I was fairly young.  When my son came home from daycare a few days ago saying “posies, posies” while grabbing his older brother’s hand.  I was trying to figure out what he was talking about.  My son…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Teaching Your Toddler How to Have Good Manners: Please and Thank You

Do you want your child to be polite in public?  Do you want them to say “please” and “thank you” when they are offered things?  If so, it is important that you begin teaching your child how to have appropriate manners early on.  In fact, the earlier you begin teaching your child the better off you will be in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Will Adding a Second Cochlear Implant Improve My Daughter’s Hearing?

After my daughter received her cochlear implant in 2001, she has continued to have ongoing speech and language delays.  These delays are a direct result of my own personal decision to wait so long to  have her surgery.  Looking back, I would have done things…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 6, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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