Added expenses came as no surprise when you had a baby, but current economic conditions may be creating more pressure than you planned for. Tighten your belt without compromising your baby's health and well-being with these simple tips... More
Be Safe at the Beach
Vacation season is upon us and you may be heading to the beach with your little one in tow. Before you go, check these beach safety must-haves off your list:
Get your toddler an approved lifejacket, even if he can swim.
Stock up on sunscreen. Apply it before he goes out in the sun and reapply every two hours.
Buy bottled water. It’s easy to get dehydrated on hot sand, so make sure he keeps drinking.
Pack the insect repellant. Check with your pediatrician on what kind is best for small children.
Pick up a first aid kit at the drugstore so you’ll be ready for minor scrapes and scratches.
Your photo album and computer are loaded with pictures of your new baby, but how many truly capture her unique spirit and personality? Use these tips for frame-worthy photos: Shoot in natural light if possible. Get down on her level and as close as you can to her face. Take close-ups of her toes, fingers and other tiny features. Act a little silly to get her to smile. Capture her in motion; reaching, yawning, crawling or crying. Experiment with black and white for a more artistic effect.