March 30, 2012 @ 10:56 AM
When you are getting ready to have a baby your lifestyle will change. During your pregnancy your diet will directly effect your baby. everything you eat, drink and breath. A lot of the things that you eat and drink are not dangerous to you, but can be devastating to your developing baby. Here are some things to avoid during your pregnancy.
Especially the fish that are larger fish that are high on the food chain and accumulate greater amounts of mercury. Mercury has been shown to cause brain damage in developing fetuses and can also cause developmental delays. Sushi and shellfish are also not recommended. There is a risk of bacterial infection associated ...
March 22, 2012 @ 4:05 PM
After a long hard struggle my wife is on the final stretches of the pregnancy. We are so excited! We are due on the 23rd of April. For Shelley, this can not come too soon.
The worst part for Shelley seems to be falling asleep and staying asleep. In the stressful life of a mom to be, every minute of sleep counts. Here are some way that you can help that beautiful woman to get some shut eye as she approaches the due date.
The most challenging period for a pregnant woman to get some sleep is the third trimester. The growing baby pushing on her bladder, the struggle to find a comfortable spot to sleep in and just the thought of preparing for a new baby are some of the variable ...
March 16, 2012 @ 9:17 AM
My last few posts have been a little serious, so I just wanted to lighten things up a bit and talk about some of the awesome things that my wife and I are going through here in the last month of her pregnancy.
The best thing that we have done in the last few days was to take our practice drive to the hospital. Just taking that drive made the whole experience that much more real. Shelley tried to make it as real as possible by screaming out "Rob it really hurts. Just go around that old lady. Just go, just go, JUST GO!!!" We made our drive in 11 minutes and 28 seconds. That will be some of the most exciting minutes of my life.
One of the most frustrating things for me has been the ...
March 12, 2012 @ 3:38 PM
I can tell that I am preparing to be a brand new over-protective father, because my mind always tends to wander to what could happen to my baby that is due next month. As a protective person I'd like to shield my child from all of the dangers in the world. I know I won't be able to do that, but there are some things I can do, especially for my helpless newborn. I recently read an article stating that bumpers are no longer accepted as ok.
Whereas the American Academy of Pediatrics previously has warned about "puffy" bumpers, the academy is now recommending against all kinds of bumper pads for cribs. Bumpers are another item that can put your child at risk for suffocation.
Also the stuffed animals, ...
March 5, 2012 @ 4:24 PM
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission voted to give a number of manufacturers and providers of drop-side cribs used for infants and babies more time to comply with stronger safety standards for the sleeping beds, which take effect Tuesday.
Under the new rules, the sale of potentially dangerous drop side cribs will be banned and retailers and manufacturers will be required to include stronger mattress support, more durable crib hardware, and rigorous safety testing of cribs before selling to individuals, said Yvonne T. Maddox, deputy director of the institute, in the statement released Monday.
Problems with the harmful cribs stemmed from gaps that form between the crib mattress and drop side ...