Do you bring your baby to a major sports event? The Olympic games have ended, but hockey, baseball and football games are in full swing in the US right now and many women - including moms - even nursing moms - attend these events but there is some controversy stirring over this topic.
Asthma affects nearly ten percent of children and teens in the United States, is the third leading cause of hospital stays and is a major cause for missed school days. Breastfeeding may be able to combat this chronic childhood disease, however.
How many times have you traveled somewhere and had to lug heavy stroller systems or needed to find baby gear asap for your child? I've been there so many times and could not be more thrilled about the launch of a new App, goBaby, a mobile peer-to-peer marketplace for baby gear rentals! It was created by another woman in tech, Natalie Kaminski, who just like every mom on the go had the same issues with baby gear.
"Traveling with kids is fun, but also stressful, and carrying a lot of luggage does not make it any easier," says Natalie Kaminski, the founder of goBaby. "We want family vacations to be as joyful and worry-free as possible, but we don't want parents to compromise their children's comfort and safety by not having the necessary equipment with them when they travel. goBaby connects traveling families with locals who are willing to lend their baby equipment. This way local families get to monetize on items they already own, while travelers get to travel light and worry-free."
In addition to serving the traveling families, goBaby provides parents an opportunity to make money on the items they already own. Children grow fast, and baby gear is expensive, so instead of giving it away, selling it, or storing it in the basement, goBaby invites parents to list their no longer used baby items on the mobile marketplace and make some money while helping traveling families feel at home.
goBaby Travel app can be downloaded on the App Store. Check it out and if you know of a NYC baby gear rental location tell them about goBaby!
Deciding to utilize day care for your child is not an easy decision and preparing for the first day at the new caregiver can bring anxiety. As a mom who has used many forms of child care over the years, here are some tips for managing that first day starting at a new day care center with your baby.
New moms sometimes expect nursing to happen very easily for them. We sometimes think it's such a natural thing, that it must "just happen" and there won't be any troubles or delays in developing a good latch and a nursing relationship. Unfortunately, anything with tremendous worth usually comes with tremendous work - and nursing a newborn is no different.
Having a new baby at home is exciting and wonderful….deciding who will care for your new baby when you return to work is exciting but maybe not so wonderful. Imagining another pair of arms caring for your little loved one can be very difficult but here are some guidelines to help you find the right fit for your family.
Many times, family pets are our first loves. This week we are celebrating my dog, who was our first “baby”…the first living thing my husband and I had to care for before our children arrived. He’s been with us for 11 years this week and I love remembering the first few moments of him meeting my other babies. Each time he was sweet, kind, and very affectionate – kissing both the baby’s face and then my face each time we brought home another little boy.