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Parenting Articles, new on StorkNet!
Here are the newest articles in our parenting cubby and related cubbies:
Baby Bottles and Cereal by Alan Greene MD FAAP
You've heard about it from friends, parents, and in-laws. You've seen it in Internet chat rooms and discussion boards. But is it safe for your baby and will s/he really sleep longer? Dr. Greene explains why cereal in baby bottles isn't all it's cracked up to be.
When Life's No Fun by Yasmin Shiraz
How is it that some of our brightest, most intelligent, friendliest kids get down on life? Why is it that some kids who used to love their tae kwon do and gymnastics classes donít seem to think that anything is fun anymore? And more importantly, what can we as parents and caregivers do about it?
How to Be a Successful/Supportive Sports Parent by Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D.
With Spring sports gearing up, it's time to get ready to be a truly awesome sports parent!
Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen by Rachel Paxton
Teens don't learn responsibility overnight. If you haven't been working with your teen on gradually giving them a sense of independence and ownership of their lives, then you're going to have your work cut out for you. Don't wait until it's too late.
Removing Cloth Diaper Stains
Having trouble with stains? Our expert parents will come to your rescue with their sage advice!
Nursery Equipment Safety Checklist
From the beginning of a child's life, products, such as cribs, high chairs and other equipment intended for a child must be selected with safety in mind. This checklist is a safety guide to help you when buying new or secondhand nursery equipment. It also can be used when checking over nursery equipment now in use in your home or in other facilities that car for infants and young children.
Be sure to check out the latest recalls for infant/child products!
From Working Mom to Stay-At-Home Mom: The First Year
Adjusting from WOHM to SAHM can be as big of an adjustment as becoming a first-time mother. Read how Crystal Dupay made many discoveries about herself and life in general during her first year as a stay at home mom.
Helpful Guidelines For Mothers Who Work From Home
One of the most important aspects of working at home is being organized so you can achieve balance between work and homelife. This article provides some personal guidelines that will help mothers to be more organized and in control.
Questions and Answers About the Family Bed
A huge increase in breastfeeding rates in the last decade has helped catapult co-sleeping, since sharing a bed makes it very easy to deal with nighttime feedings. Learn more about the family bed and co-sleeping from the authors of <i>Good Nights</i>, by Jay Gordon, MD and Maria Goodavage.
Crafts for Kids Project of the Month ~ Confetti Butterflies
This project provides great small-motor practice for little hands! Thank you to StorkNet member ErinFiat for contributing this idea.
New in Our Product Review Cubby:
* Sippy Cups
* Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Cradle Swing
But most importantly! Mom to Eric and Chad plus 5 babies in heaven: Andrew, Mark, M.J., Summer Rose, and David (Chad's twin)
To believe in a child is to believe in the future ~ Henry James