Microchimerism and Mommy Brain: How Close is a Child and Mother’s Bond?

We all know that every child gets their genes from their parents.  Have you ever considered the opposite?   It has been shown that mothers carry part of the DNA of each their children.  The phenomenon of natal microchimerism has been known, but a study conducted last year shows further evidence that DNA swapping can have positive and/or negative disease related effects. In past microchimerism related studies, scientists have discussed the cellular exchange that takes place through the placenta.  Cells are constantly […] Read more »

Surviving Summer Pregnancy

It’s hot and you’re pregnant. You’re not just pregnant, you are about as pregnant as pregnant gets. As the temperatures rise, so does your discomfort level. What’s a pregnant mom to do for relief? Try these summer pregnancy survival tips to help you stay safe, cool and comfortable. Go to the movies. There are tons of blockbuster hits out this summer. Plus, the movies are usually airconditioned and the seats recline. It’s a great place to be to beat the summer heat. Limit your […] Read more »

We’re Blushing…

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Nothing makes us more happy than getting a good review from one of our BabyPlus users. We realize that not everyone “gets” what BabyPlus is. Mostly, because they are just starting to hear about it and there’s nothing else on the market quite like it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with BabyPlus, allow us to share. The BabyPlus curriculum is a series of 16 naturally derived sounds that resemble a mother’s heartbeat. The rhythm of the sounds increases incrementally as […] Read more »

How to Fill a Day with Your Infant

Reading the blog Marge wrote yesterday “The Importance of Talking to Your Baby” brought back so many memories from the early days of my life as a new mom.  There were days that seemed so long with just the baby to interact with.  The book The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg gave me a structure with which to organize my day and tips on how to talk to and interact with my baby all day long. One of my most memorable conversations with my infant […] Read more »

The Importance of Talking to Your Baby

I mentioned last week about the anxiety I have as I’m expecting my first child.   Using BabyPlus,  as well as focusing on husband’s and my shared values, helps.  But once my child is born, what are some of the best habits for parents of a newborn? An article in The New York Times highlights The Power of Talking to Your Baby, which has been proven to improve your child’s ability to talk, understand and learn.  The article looks into the research found in  the book Meaningful […] Read more »

BabyPlus Welcomes Robin – Happy to Join the Team

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The BabyPlus Company welcomes Robin as our new Business Development Manager.  She is a wonderful fit for our team and will bring ideas and enthusiasm to our company.  Welcome, Robin!   I am Robin Meunier-Millspaugh, a BabyPlus mom of two beautiful daughters.  I was fortunate to stumble across the BabyPlus product at a high-end retailer while shopping for maternity clothes during my first pregnancy. I was thrilled to reap the benefits that it spoke of – ease of breast feeding, self-soothing, and a good […] Read more »

BabyPlus shares the news of Shannon Miller and her daughter, Sterling

We are excited to share with you some of the first pictures of baby Sterling Diane Falconetti, born June 25, 2013. (7lbs, 15oz and 19 ½ inches long). For the full story on Sterling’s birth, check out People Magazine on newsstands now. This is the first daughter of Olympic Gold medalist, Shannon Miller, and her husband John Falconetti. She joins brother Rocco, age 3 ½. The pair, once again stuck with family names. Sterling is named after her maternal great, great grandfather, […] Read more »

Another BabyPlus family shares their story

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Angela C. sent us her story about her BabyPlus daughter with us, and we are so excited to share! “I delivered 10 days early (she got impatient) to a beautiful healthy 6lbs, 14oz baby girl who is growing and prospering every day.   My husband and I believe in the Baby Plus so much especially since our little one is 50%-60% higher in the monthly milestone developments.  I’m so glad I used your product that I will be using it […] Read more »

Anxiety and hope from a soon-to-be parent

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Have you seen the recent Huggies commercial with a couple discovering that they will be first time parents? They are elated.  Simultaneously, you see the anxiety and realization that they have no idea what to expect. The soon to be parents are helplessly aware that they don’t know what they should be doing with the “human being growing inside her stomach.” I saw this commercial around the same time I found out I was pregnant and felt comforted that I […] Read more »

BabyPlus, pregnancy and DHA

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While a baby is in the womb, the brain grows more rapidly than in any other stage of infant or child development. Because a baby’s brain triples in size before his first birthday it would make sense for a pregnant mother to supplement her diet with brain-building nutrients as well as enrich her environment with developmentally appropriate sounds.  Most researchers feel the best way to supplement and expectant mom’s diet is primarily the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish […] Read more »

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