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Why Your Baby Wakes At Night with Elizabeth Pantley, Author of the No-Cry Sleep Solution

By Jessica Williams for kidsinthehouse.com   Kids in the House was thrilled to film 39 videos with Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No-Cry Solution book series. We asked her how to reduce the stress when potty training, how to have success with picky eaters, how to drop your child off at preschool and with grace and many tips from her classic book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution. Watch this video to find out why your baby wakes at night and what you can do about it!     About kidsinthehouse.com   kidsinthehouse.com films videos with the nation’s top pediatricians,... read more

Public Breastfeeding Laws

Breastfeeding in Public (pdf) - a map showing state laws governing breastfeeding in public. Here are other invaluable downloads to raise awareness about what your rights are: Workplace Pumping and the Law (pdf) - a map showing state laws governing pumping at work. Breastfeeding Pocket Guide (pdf) - a handy reference guide to breastfeeding laws in the US.   These maps are copyrighted Mothering content. If you are interested in sharing these maps with your website or blog readers please feel free to place a link to the appropriate map on your pages. However, we ask... read more

A Difficult Conversation

Speaking about vaccinations can get pretty charged. Like a time, before kids, when my wife and I were hanging out with our friend Nora. Gwen and Nora were both pregnant. So of course we were talking kids and diapers and sleeping and toys and vaccines. We all need to feel that our choices are best because we all want to do the best we can for our kids. So telling someone that their way is wrong does not go well.             Nora and I were talking vaccinations, the granddaddy of touchy topics. And at some point she said, “Well if it’s good enough for everyone else, it’s... read more

"The Business of Baby" - A Review

I promised Jennifer Margulis  (author of The Business of Baby-What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line) a book review quite some time ago.  I finally am finding time to write this and in my preparations I have been perusing her negative criticisms on Amazon.     I don’t really love negative comments about anybody, even people I don’t like, but I did find these interesting.  Having just gone over the book, I was a little surprised to see what they said. It seemed to me... read more

Child Spacing: Waiting For Number Two

  Growing up, I thought I wanted my children two years apart. I'm almost 5 years older than my sister, 7 years older than my brother, and 15 years older than another sister. I felt like the age gaps were generations. Though I'm close to my siblings now, I didn't have a warm, fuzzy childhood of sibling bonding, and I wanted that for my own family. Now, I realize that it's an unpredictable mix between a crap shoot and family dynamics that creates a close family, rather than a specific age gap.   There are so many articles and forums and Facebook pages teeming... read more

My Tummy Hurts – An Overview of Remedies that Treat Children’s Digestive Upset

brought to us by Tummy Calm   Parents are often told by their pediatricians to give their children gas drops to help relieve tummy aches, ease fussiness, alleviate painful bloating, gas pains and even excessive spitting up. But knowing which to give and when to give them can be confusing.   The information below may help you decide what is right for your family, explaining what different formulas are available, and also give you other ideas for treating your little ones’ tummy troubles.   Gas Drops Explained Gas drops are an over-the-counter... read more

Breastfeeding Symbol Downloads

We invite you to download an image of the breastfeeding symbol and use it to promote and support breastfeeding around the world. PDF download Low resolution jpg Medium resolution jpg Web image gif Please contact webmaster@mothering.com to inquire about other image formats available Plastic canvas charts of the breastfeeding symbol, courtesy of Maria Merlino's Crochet Living: Canvas image 1 Canvas image 2 Canvas images PDF Graphs for crochet, cross stitch, latch hook, knitting and beading, courtesy of Maria Merlino's Crochet Living: Graph image 1 Graph... read more

Two Pairs and a Trio: Breastfeeding Twins

By Allison BerryhillWeb Exclusive Harrison is nursing, content in his ownership of me. He is wholly mine, the center of my world. Anne Morrow Lindbergh called it "the magical closed circle…two people existing only for each other." Breastfeeding mothers since the beginning of time have felt the sensation of completeness while nursing--two halves to a whole. But there is more to my story, an unexpected dimension, because nursing at my other breast, equally secure in his exclusive rights to his mother, is Harrison's twin brother, Stuart. "Do you nurse both twins at the... read more

Advanced Babywearing: Tales from the Trenches

            So my precious little angel of a two year old seems to have some, er, difficulty when it comes to sitting quietly in church.  I’m sure that comes as a shock to many because I’m sure most two year olds absolutely adore the idea of sitting quietly in a pew full of tall people where they can’t see anything but the back of people’s knees.  But mine has troubles.  Serious troubles.   Since she has difficulty at 10AM when she is all fresh and well rested, I’m sure you could imagine my trepidation at taking her tonight at 5:30PM, right before dinner,... read more

Breastfeeding: Fighting for Another Chance

                  I sat down on the couch today, and I pumped milk.   It has been nearly a month since I started having stomach problems that required multiple trips to the er and many, many doses of pain medications as well as quite a few other medications that are not recommended while nursing.  I have battled through the highs of pain meds, the fatigue of dehydration, and searing pain in my abdomen that brings me to my knees.  I went in today for some tests that required ansesthesia.  I came home with no new medications and advice that I would just need... read more

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