Christy Garrett's Blog – June 2013 Archive (27)

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

Can I Safely Lose Weight While I Am Breastfeeding?

If you plan on breastfeeding your baby, it is important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle that you achieved while you were pregnant with your baby.  Breastfeeding your baby will burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories a day.  Most new mom’s are anxious to lose the baby weight that they put on during the nine month pregnancy.  However, it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 30, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump



The Medela Freestyle Breast Pump is the first double electric hands free breast pump system.  This pump is efficient and easy to use in addition to leaving  your hands free while pumping.  The pump comes in a a black tote bag with yellow trim.  It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and the pump itself weighs less than…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 30, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill

Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family?   It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live.  For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day.   Often times…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Summer Food Safety Tips – Reduce Your Chances of Food Poisoning

Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays?  Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer?  During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Firework Safety and Prevention For The Entire Family

Fourth of July is a little over a week away and the firework stands have been preparing for weeks so that they can legally open.  Most states in the US, allow firework stands to only be open for a short period of time before New Years Eve and Fourth of July.  During this small window, thousands of people flock to the firework stands looking to buy…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 24, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Family Fun – Spending the Afternoon at the Swimming Pool

Yesterday afternoon I decided to take the kids to the swimming pool for a bit of afternoon fun.  My older kids have been asking when they could go swimming every since school has been out for the summer.  I decided that I would surprise the kids and let them go swimming.  The look on their face was “priceless” when they discovered that we were going to go swimming.

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 23, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

What Can I Do to Help Increase My Breast Milk Supply?

Have you noticed that your milk supply is decreasing?  Are you wanting to start producing more breast milk to build up a freezer stash?  Your milk supply can fluctuate for a variety of reasons and if you aren’t producing enough breast milk your baby could be still be baby hungry after a feeding.  There are ways that you can naturally increase your breast…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 22, 2013 at 2:25pm — 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

Bicycling is Great Exercise and the Entire Family Can Enjoy Exercising Together

As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards.  I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them.  Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Prevent Heat Related Illnesses in Infants, Children, and Teens

The temperatures are beginning to rise outside as summertime is quickly approaching and families are often planning fun outdoor activities and outings.  If you or your children are active and enjoy outdoor activities, it is important that you know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness so that you can quickly recognize and respond to them.  It is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

12 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on the Playground

Most kids are out for the summer and parents find themselves looking for activities for them to do with their kids.  Parents want to keep their kids busy and active during the summer months.  As you are finding activities for the kids to do, remember that doing free things can be just as fun and rewarding.  I remember when I was growing up my family…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

8 Tips for Pregnant Mom’s to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

The summers seem to be getting hotter and hotter each year.  It is not always possible to avoid a pregnancy during the summer months, if not more mom’s would avoid it.  If you do end up pregnant during the summer months, you can expect that it will feel hotter outside than a normal summer due to your growing belly.  A pregnant mom during…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 14, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Swimming Pool Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Summer

I always loved summer time as a kid, it meant spending time at the pool and hanging out with my friends on the weekends.  While I was growing up, my mom would often invest in a small wading pool for us so that we could swim in the backyard.  A wading pool is a small pool that is usually a few feet deep and can fill it up with water so that you can swim…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Prevent Heat Related Car Accidents This Summer

Each summer I always cringe when I hear sad stories on the new about parents or daycare workers accidentally leaving a child inside of a hot car, in some cases the child was only left alone few minutes.  As a mom, I always wondered how and why these kind of things happen to an infant or child.  I know that I personally make sure that my kids are out of the car…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 12, 2013 at 4:27pm — 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

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