Doula W’s- Who, When, Why and What to Ask

Deciding to have a baby is the first step into a lifetime of decision making for your child.  Hopefully using BabyPlus was one of the first decisions you made to give your baby every advantage.  Moving forward parents then have numerous decision to make before the arrival of their child.  One of those decisions is who you want to be a part of your delivery experience.  One such choice is- Do you want to enlist in the services of a doula? Who […] Read more »

Why BabyPlus Needs You!

As we work tirelessly week after week to spread the word about why parents should choose to use BabyPlus we are reminded over and over that our best, most-effective marketing efforts are derived from parents who have used BabyPlus during their pregnancy and experienced the results first hand.  We can place online and print ads, launch SEO campaigns and attend Baby Expos worldwide, but those efforts can’t compare to hearing from a parents who has witnessed the birth of their […] Read more »

Lessons from Nine Months inside the Womb

When does learning begin? Some people say they remember their first day at a daycare center, or have flashes of moments as a baby. However, research on fetal origins suggest that a child do start to distinguish impressions, particularly sound, while still in the mothers’ womb. What can a fetus learn in a span of nine months while inside the womb? British physician David Baker hypothesized that mothers are already teaching their babies important lessons on survival during this critical […] Read more »

Are You Raising Creative Kids?

When we think of characteristics of creative people we often think of the idealized version of an artist or musician.  Although these can be examples of obvious creativity, it’s the characteristics of the highly creative that matter to the shaping of our lives over time. In 2012 Adobe conducted State of Create survey among a group of 5,000 adults.  Interestingly enough, Japan and the U.S. are the first- and second-most creative countries, respectively, among a global audience.  Around the globe, […] Read more »

Putting Babies To Sleep: Music And Mother’s Voice

Putting their babies to sleep is probably one of the toughest challenges mothers face throughout their lives. Often, this ordeal results to sleepless nights, lack of social life, and even feelings of fatigue, anxieties, or depression. Many mothers rely on self-help books and blogs for solutions to this and to get an idea how they should sleep train their babies, but what they may not know is that training can be done even before the child is born. Studies have […] Read more »

How much should we sleep?

In my household, with the start of the school year we begin adjusting to new schedules all over again. This year is particularly difficult because my daughters no longer attend the same school and the start times of their two buildings differ by 1 hour and 5 minutes.  We have the obvious issues of having to get to bed earlier for school and waking to an alarm in the morning, and our district is investigating is a bigger issue of […] Read more »

Why Take a Breastfeeding Class

My husband and I recently took a breastfeeding class and I must say that it was extremely helpful. I’ve known so many moms who have tried to jump right in without really knowing much about the process. While this works for some, I’ve seen it prove difficult for others. I’m delivering at Community North in Indianapolis and they have great classes and options for parents-to-be. So, we decided to take the class to see what we could learn and we […] Read more »

How to Make A Diaper Cake

I recently hosted a diaper shower for a friend. While I had never done this, I’ve had other friends host these types of parties and they are such a hit. Second and third time moms tend to love them because they don’t really need more stuff. Rather, they need the essentials like diapers and wipes. So, how do you make a diaper cake? It’s a lot easier than I would have thought. I’ve posted my picture (to the right) and […] Read more »

Finished Lesson #9

The picture on the right shows me finishing up lesson #9! I’ve already started on lesson #10 and seem to breezing through that one too. It is just amazing to know how fast time is going by. I have around 2 months left and it seems like she will be here before we know it. Many of my friends have seen me using BabyPlus and have asked what it is and why I’m using. I let them know that BabyPlus […] Read more »

Lesson #8

I just finished lesson #8 last week and am already on lesson #9. It is exciting, and nerve-wrecking, to see how fast the time is going by. I feel like the second half of this pregnancy is going much faster than the first half. For anyone out there who has not shared their news yet, it seems like that was the longest part of my pregnancy. After 20 weeks, time has just flown so fasten your seat belts and get […] Read more »

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