To say it's been a crazy year for partners in life and procreation Erica May Carey and Cleave Rengo would be an understatement. The Washington couple have welcomed three children into the world in a little over a year. What's more, they almost lost all three of their babies to the state when word got out that Carey had given birth to the last two in the privacy of her own home, without any medical assistance. Suffice it to say, what should have been perhaps the best time in this couple's lives has since spiraled into a literal nightmare.
Apparently, your toddler can teach you a thing or two about healthy eating habits. A new weight loss plan called The Baby Diet is gaining popularity among women looking to shed a few pounds. Admittedly, the name is a bit off-putting, but there's no need to cringe over the thought of grown women eating puréed peas and carrots using tiny spoons or munching on dry cereal plucked out of a bright plastic bowl. Above anything, The Baby Diet emphasizes the need to consume regular meals--mainly three meals and one snack a day--and to be mindful of portion sizes. In essence, the idea behind the diet is this: moms make sure their babies eat nutrient-packed, fresh, homemade meals at regular intervals, so why wouldn't they adopt the same attitude in regards to their own eating habits?
A new illness has grown increasingly dangerous for infants and there's fear that it may spread to the U.S. In India, a drug-resistant superbug was responsible for almost 60,000 infant deaths last year alone. The illness is totally resistant to any antibiotics, which makes treatment almost impossible. A recent study found that children become infected by the bacteria through water, animals, soil and even the mother could transfer the bacteria. Here is everything you need to know to keep your family safe.
With more and more babies getting diagnosed with eczema, many experts are starting to question whether the cause lies at home. Between 10 to 20 percent of babies are diagnosed with the chronic dry skin condition, which causes dry, itchy and red patches. The American Academy of Dermatology has also reported that cases continue to increase by 3 percent. What should you know if your baby has eczema? The fact is you may be bathing your child too often.
There was a huge baby boom in Hollywood this year! Yes, celeb babies that were born in 2014 are some of the cutest bundles of joy we have ever seen. From Ninel Conde to Snooki, these celeb moms also manage to share every cute moment for us to enjoy. As these celeb families continue to grow, so does our love (and slight obession) over these little ones.
Oh, parents! I love and admire you guys. After all, you have the hardest job in the world: raising little floppy beings into functioning members of society. That's quite a feat. And so it's because of this that I've decided to give you all a pass when you do some of the incredibly weird, sometimes gross things that you do for and to your children. You know what I'm talking about. Like when you use spit to clean their faces. That's disgusting!
It's that time of year again! Daylight saving time is upon us. While most kid-free adults are raving about getting an extra hour of sleep, new parents know that that's a laughable "perk." Actually, it can be pretty daunting to switch up your baby's sleeping habits just when you managed to find something that works. While we can't teach you to practice patience, here are five tips that can help you and your baby ease into the daylight savings time switch with ease.
Playtime is getting a remix! Shakira is launching a line of baby toys, which will be available in November (and just in time for the holidays). Shakira's Fisher-Price toy line will include six products including a piano gym and a musical soccer ball inspired by the father of her two children and pro-soccer player, Gerard Pique. How sweet is that! No wonder her son Milan already knows how to read in Spanish! She is raising a mini genius and now we can too…
The baby wipes you are using could be carrying harmful bacteria for your child or baby. A company named Nutek Disposables Inc. has confirmed a national baby wipe recall after some of their products were tested positive with a potentially harmful bacteria known as burkholderia cepacia. Get all of the information you need to know to make sure your family is safe.
This morning I wrote about something so horrifying that I immediately wanted to cleanse my being of it. What to do, what to do? Should I look at picture of cats or puppies on the internet? Then it came to me: #babyburritos! No, it's not because I'm hungry and craving a small burrito. It's because I knew that if I searched the internet for #babyburritos, I was bound to come up with some adorable photos of swaddled babies and boy did I ever. I came up with a motherload. Ha!