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5 Questions to Ask Your Baby’s Doctor During Checkups

Every time that you bring your baby to the doctor for a checkup is an important opportunity for you to ask questions and gain valuable insights not only into your baby’s current state of health, but also into what you can do to help ensure your baby will grow big and strong. What are the main questions to ask your baby’s doctor during checkups? Five of them are listed below. 1. Is My Baby Growing as Expected? One of the most important questions to ask your baby’s doctor is whether or not your child is growing as he or...

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Jogging with Baby: Safety Tips and More

Staying active after giving birth will help you look and feel better, and it will also help you lose the baby weight even more quickly. Plus, it is a great excuse for getting outside and getting some much-needed fresh air that will rejuvenate body and mind. But if you have thought about jogging with baby because you used to love to run and you want to get back into it, check out the tips below to stay safe. Start by Investing in a Jogging Stroller When you head out jogging with baby, you won’t be able to hold him...

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Here’s What to do After a Positive Pregnancy Test to Promote Baby’s Health

Have you gotten the exciting news that you are pregnant? Well, there are certain things that you can do after a positive pregnancy test so that you can ensure your baby’s health and give him or her the very best start in life. Check out the tips below to promote your own health so that you can also promote the health of your new bundle of joy. If You Smoke, It Is Time to Quit If you are a smoker and you have found it difficult to quit in the past, there is no better reason than the fact...

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Co-Sleeping Myths and Facts Every New Mom Should Know

If there’s any subject out there that is filled to the brim with controversy, it’s parenting. Strategies, goals, cultural components and personal beliefs all play a powerful role in this vital effort to raise healthy, balanced, children who will one day be prepared to take on the world in their own healthful way. Everything down to the way a baby sleeps is up for debate among parents and medical professionals, which means that there are a mountain of co-sleeping myths and facts for a parent to consider when making his or her own choices. Many parents absolutely agonize over...

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5 Ways to Prevent Clogged Milk Ducts

Breastfeeding your newborn is a fantastic way to bond with him or her and provide your baby with all of the nutrition necessary for a healthy start at life. But one of the common problems that many mothers encounter is clogged milk ducts. Thankfully, there are several easy ways to prevent clogged milk ducts so that you can avoid this painful condition and continue nourishing your child. 1. Keep the Milk Flowing One of the many ways to prevent clogged milk ducts is by simply keeping the milk flowing. So if you know that you will be separated from...

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Get Your Libido Back Faster by Eating These 5 Foods

What you eat can affect your body in many different ways, so if you have been noticing that your sex drive is not what it used to be, you might need to start incorporating different foods into your meal plans. Check out the list of five foods below that might be able to help you get your libido back faster in a natural way. 1. Dark Chocolate Indulging in dark chocolate will help your brain release dopamine and serotonin, which will work on lowering your stress and making you feel happier. Plus, it is believed that cocoa could help...

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5 Fatigue Fighting Foods for the Sleep Deprived New Mom

When you’ve just brought a new baby home, it can feel as though you’ll never be rested again. You’re not just a little bit sleepy. It’s not a matter of being slightly fatigued. It’s utter exhaustion. Still, even as a sleep deprived new mom, you have no choice but to keep going. It would be lovely to be able to reach for one coffee after the next or to work your way through a stockpile of energy drinks. Obviously, that’s not going to help a sleep deprived new mom or your baby, but it sure can be tempting. Instead,...

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the new laborkit prepacked hospital bag

We first introduced our LaborKit many years ago but so much has changed since then. The growing awareness of toxins in our food, cosmetics and baby products has pushed some big brands to make some changes in order to keep their customers. Moms are more concerned about what they put on their pregnant body and on their newborn baby. Healthier options like organic, GMO-free products are introduced everyday to serve those who are making informed choices about what they eat and who they buy from. This is all good. Our new LaborKit focuses on natural and organic products including biodegradable diapers and a water bottle made of recycled materials and BPA-free. Each LaborKit also includes organic breast pads, a breast milk storage guide, a compact nursing pillow and nipple cream to help new moms get through the first days breast feeding.  Here is a complete list of what EVERY LaborKit contains: Included in your LaborKit™ 1 Beautiful pre-packed duffle bag with room for clothes for mom & baby 1 AxillaPilla™ (great for nursing) 2 Washable Bamboobies Nursing Pads and Nipple Butter 5 Premium natural skin care items (Natural Lip Balm, Organic Shampoo & Body Wash, Organic Washcloth, Natural Stretch Mark Cream, Body Lotion) 3 Eco-friendly, biodegradable diapers 3 Sanitary pads, 2 pair of mesh underwear 2 ice packs and 4 sleeves (for relief of engorgement or for perineal area)...

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free childrens book with your laborkit purchase

Until October 31 ONLY, when you order a LaborKit you will receive a Sandra Boynton children’s board book for FREE!!! Did you know you can start reading to your baby as early as 4 months? If you are a parent already you likely have a stack of Sandra Boynton books. If you are mom-to-be, know that these will be some of your child’s favorite books and you will likely read them hundreds of times! As a special thank you to our customers and to help encourage a love of reading we are giving them away–no contest, no need to comment to win. Just simply purchase your Laborkit and the book will arrive in the mail at no additional charge. LaborKit is a prepacked hospital bag that contains natural and organic items that mom needs through labor and recovery. The only requirement is that you place your order at www.laborkit.com on or before October 31. So if you are expecting and plan to pack your hospital bag soon or if you are trying to think of a practical, thoughtful Christmas or baby shower gift, grab it now while we have this special offer. *Note: The Going to Bed Book is pictured but you may receive any of Sandra Boynton’s wonderful...

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i am a breastfeeding advocate but offered to buy formula for another mom

I support breastfeeding. I admit that when I went to a grocery store recently and the woman in front of me was buying a case of formula it made me a little sad. BUT I am not going to judge and there are many reasons why a mom would use formula so I just waited my turn. Being a breastfeeding advocate doesn’t mean I am anti-formula, nor does it mean I give dirty looks to moms who give their babies bottles. As I am waiting she hands her card to the cashier. The cashier handed it back and said, “Sorry, do you have another card?” and the customer (who was ONLY purchasing formula) tried again and was declined again. Many of us have been there — money is tight, cards have been declined, payday is three days away. It’s a reality of many young families and they are living paycheck to paycheck. Formula is expensive and if formula is the baby’s only source of food — then it is the most necessary and important purchase you make every week. So what came out of my mouth next?… “Let me get that for you” and offered the cashier my card. The mom looked at me and said “No, no, that’s OK” but all I could think about was that she was probably a bit embarrassed and, more importantly, there is...

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