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 »

Lesson #7

Last week, I finished lesson #7 of BabyPlus and am already flying through lesson #8. It’s amazing to see how much bigger I’m getting each week. A few things I’ve noticed while using BabyPlus over the last few weeks: It just gets more soothing with each use. In fact, it almost puts me to sleep each time. My baby girl loves it! Besides walking and consuming cold foods or beverages, this is something that gets her excited and on the […] Read more »

Early Learning for Your Baby Begins at the Fetal Development Phase

During pregnancy, your body begins to change in preparation for bringing a new life into the world. Part of the preparation is laying the brain building blocks for your bundle of joy while the child undergoes fetal development. An article on BrillKids.com expounds on the importance of early brain stimulation to the development of a child: Related posts: Early Child Development Stages: Advantage of Prenatal Aural Stimuli Baby Brain Development – “Early Experiences Matter” The more we know about fetal […] Read more »

Three Important Things to Consider when Playing Music for Baby in Womb

Since mothers want their babies to grow up healthy and smart, they obtain comprehensive prenatal care services for a trouble-free pregnancy. Some also play music for baby in the womb with the hope of promoting their child’s mental development. The Washington Post writer Meeri Kim reports on a research’s findings that babies in utero do recognize the music played by their expectant moms. Related posts: Choose Prenatal Music Wisely: Babies Recognize Them from the Womb Music for Baby in the […] Read more »

Music for Baby in the Womb: Soothing Your Mind and Guiding His Growth

People generally have an ingrained ability to appreciate soothing sounds and good music, a characteristic that usually manifests from early childhood. This isn’t instinct, though; it’s more of an advanced cognitive function that sets humans apart from animals, or from their less-evolved ancestors. For this reason, many people believe that music for a baby in the womb can actually help facilitate learning and foster development. Related posts: Correct Prenatal Care: Does Music for Baby in the Womb Make Sense? Language […] Read more »

Prenatal Music for Your Baby: Taking Full Advantage of its Benefits

You’ve probably also heard about the benefits of allowing your child to listen to prenatal music. You might have even made a mental note of a few places where you can buy a couple of classical music CDs to try out. Related posts: Early Child Development Stages: Advantage of Prenatal Aural Stimuli Choose Prenatal Music Wisely: Babies Recognize Them from the Womb Correct Prenatal Care: Does Music for Baby in the Womb Make Sense? Read more »

Early Child Development Stages: Advantage of Prenatal Aural Stimuli

Exposing your baby to certain sounds while still in the womb could lead to wonderful things after the baby’s birth. Patricia Hughes explains, for More4Kids: Related posts: Revolutionary Child Development Stages Brand Ties Up with Magazine Stages of Development and BabyPlus Shannon Miller knows that BabyPlus is for baby development in stages Read more »

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