Posts tagged: Newborns

  • Expecting? Here’s what you need to know as it relates to COVID-19

    Expecting? Here’s what you need to know as it relates to COVID-19
    Expecting or have a newborn at home? You’re not alone. Thousands of expecting and new parents throughout the country are figuring out how to navigate a new world with the presence of COVID-19 in it. And, we all have a lot of questions. We sat down with New York City-based OB-GYN, Dr. Jaqueline Worth, author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and Jada Shapiro, founder of boober and Birth Day Presence to discuss how our lives have changed in the wake of COVID-19 and what to expect if you’re pregnant...

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  • Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns

    Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns
    Chicago-based pediatrician and mom Dr. Payal Adhikari (@mommypmd) addresses more of your coronavirus (COVID-19) questions and concerns. Below she addresses questions on multiple topics, from pregnancy and deliveries to ordering takeout.As things continue to evolve daily, Dr. Payal’s favorite websites for accurate information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to discover her helpful tips and be sure to tune into Monica + Andy’s Instagram live story every Monday and Thursday at 12on...

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  • The Real Reason Organic Matters to Your Baby

    The Real Reason Organic Matters to Your Baby
    When you’re cruising the grocery store aisle for baby food, it’s almost harder today to find jars and pouches that aren’t organic. But when it comes to getting your little dressed? Totally different story. Loads of babies live in cotton—yet organic cotton makes up less than 1 percent of all cotton grown in the US (despite the boatload of info we’ve got about the benefits of shopping organic, especially for tiny babes.) While cotton sounds super gentle and safe, it’s actually a crop that—unless produced with organic farming—receives a ton...

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  • Is This the Best Investment You Can Make After Baby?  

    Is This the Best Investment You Can Make After Baby?  
    Postpartum doulas—caregivers trained to ‘mother the mother’ after birth— are becoming a popular solution to those frenzied first few weeks with a newborn. Wondering if they’re worth the investment? Read on. Postpartum traditions around the globe tend to be remarkably more mom-friendly than they are in the US—new moms in Latin American culture, for example, spend the first 40 days after birth healing and resting while her female family members feed and bathe her, clean the house, and take care of the child. In the US, moms often feel the...

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  • To All the Mamas with Colicky Babies…

    To All the Mamas with Colicky Babies…
    Read about what our blog editor—and other mamas who've struggled with colicky babies—wish they would have known at the time. It was our second week home from the hospital when it started—the incessant, purple-faced, sweaty wails coming from our newborn. He’d switch off between sleeping and fussing (like all new babies) during the day, but once 5 p.m. hit, he let it rip at the top of his lungs straight through midnight before finally passing out from exhaustion. This happened every. single. night.Colic nearly broke me—and if you’ve had a...

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  • Q+A: How Can I Tell if My Baby Is Too Hot or Cold?

    Q+A: How Can I Tell if My Baby Is Too Hot or Cold?
    Most babies make it easy on you—they’ll fuss when they’re uncomfortable, says Payal Adhikari, MD, a pediatrician with Child & Adolescent Health Associates in Chicago. It’s normal for your baby's hands and feet to feel a little cold (or even look slightly purple those first few weeks of life as their circulation adjusts to working on its own) but the core of baby’s body (her stomach and back) should feel warm like yours does—not super hot or frigid cold. So what does that mean when it comes to getting dressed?...

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  • The Delivery Room Dish: 'We were shocked the baby came a month early'

    The Delivery Room Dish:  'We were shocked the baby came a month early'
    Welcome to The Delivery Room Dish—a place for new moms to spill on the highs, lows, and nitty gritty of giving birth. What you'll learn: there's no one 'right' way to have a baby, the delivery room is full of choices (even when labor doesn't go as planned), and every mom's got a birth story worth sharing. Up next: Monica + Andy's Director of Brand Strategy and Digital Content Jessie Mash, who gave birth to her daughter Maxine in November.The first sign of labor was: contractions I thought were Braxton...

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  • Q+A: How Much Should My Newborn Sleep?

    Q+A: How Much Should My Newborn Sleep?
    If you're enjoying a super sleepy newborn baby at home, the question's probably crossed your mind—how many hours of sleep is normal? And is it possible for that swaddled, snoozy baby to sleep too much? According to Payal Adhikari, MD, a pediatrician with Child & Adolescent Health Associates in Chicago, your newborn might clock a whopping 18 to 20 hours of zzz's a day. So if you feel like baby is only awake to eat or fuss in those first few weeks, don't fret—it's totally normal. That said, most newborns...

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  • How to Survive the Party Circuit With Your Little

    How to Survive the Party Circuit With Your Little
    Between disrupted nap schedules, back-to-back family parties, long car rides, and too-close hugs from relatives, the holidays can leave your little out of sorts—and you over it. Want to maintain your sanity and the health of your babe? Take note of these party hopping tips for new moms.Fight Germs By Keeping Baby in a Carrier Introducing your newborn to a bunch of relatives? Odds are all 40 of them will want a cuddle before the night’s over. If you’re worried about germs, wear your little in a carrier against your...

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  • How to Take Better Photos of Your Baby This Christmas

    How to Take Better Photos of Your Baby This Christmas
    Hoping to snap that perfect “first Christmas” shot on your phone this year? Capturing a wow photo—even in the middle of holiday chaos—is easier than you think. We’ve rounded up the best tips our photographer pals have passed along for shooting newborns and babies. With five minutes and a little forethought, we promise you can get that sweet and festive shot to mark year one. Set Up Near the Window While it’s tempting to plunk your baby in front of the fireplace or the tree, you’ll get the best photos...

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