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How to Introduce Your New Baby to an Older Sibling

How to Introduce Your New Baby to an Older Sibling

As your family grows, no matter how old your child is, adapting to a new baby in the home is a big adjustment. How children handle becoming siblings depend upon their age. Here are some ways you can help your child prepare to become a big brother as you introduce him to his little sister and how each age group handles the transition to siblinghood.
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Combatting the Postpartum Exhaustion

As a new mom you might feel as if more yawns come out of your mouth than actual words, and we’re here to tell you, it’s completely normal. The fate of fatigue is common for mothers after giving birth and while you wish that energy you once had would magically come back, it will gradually over time. Afterall, your body’s just been through the incredibly physical challenge of childbirth. 
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Boost Your Baby’s Brain

To raise a smart baby, it doesn’t take a genius parent. In fact, your baby’s brain is already developing through the love and nurturing he’s already receiving from you. While genetics and environmental factors do play a role in his intelligence, there is one thing you can control to boost your baby’s brain power -- the quality time you give him. Aside from love, he requires brain-stimulating activities to further develop skills in language, attention and reasoning. Here are some things you can do to advance your baby’s intelligence.
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Understanding Your Baby’s Five Senses

Babies are born with all five senses: hearing, sight, touch, taste and smell. However, some are more developed than others at first. While sight takes longer to develop, others such as hearing, touch, taste and smell are keen from day one. In fact, babies already have an acute sense of hearing in the womb. 
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How to Bond with Baby

How to Bond with Baby

Developing a bond with your baby happens at a different pace for every new mom. This biology of love occurs minutes to months after birth. Mothers might feel guilty when a bond isn’t established right away, but research has found that it takes place over time. If a bond has yet to be established, the most important thing a mom can do is take care of her basic needs. While caregiving is the best way over time to bond with her, here are some other tips to develop that unconditional love and attachment. 
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Get Ready, Get Set, Sit

Get Ready, Get Set, Sit

Your baby’s milestones are proud achievements in parenthood. Crawling, walking and talking are some of the biggest moments parents keep in their memories, but before they reach these points, your baby will learn how to sit up on his own. 
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The New Mom Workout You Can Do with Your Baby

The New Mom Workout You Can Do with Your Baby

Shedding those post-pregnancy pounds and returning to a normal weight is a common goal for new moms. Getting regular exercise after birth not only helps mothers achieve their weight-loss goals, research shows it may reduce the risk of postpartum depression. 
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Make a Baby Registry Like a Pro

Make a Baby Registry Like a Pro

Registering for baby gifts is an exciting experience but with so many products to choose from, the process can get overwhelming. You might have friends and family who give their own detailed input on which brands to trust or what they wished they would have registered for, but you still want to do your own research. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you build your baby registry.  
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Trend Watch: Modern Minimal

Modern minimal. Statement Art! Enlarge your favorite photos to monumental scale to create one of a kind décor. Easy Updates – Neutral colors on the wall and floors – use pops of color – mustard gold, warm tumeric
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Trend Watch: Rustic Retreat

Trend Watch: Rustic Retreat. Neutral colors keep it versatile! Create a Nursery out of a small nook that can later be used as office space. Farmhouse, Woodland or Adventure themes work great with these Neutral colors. Environmental Walls- Easy to apply oversize decals or simple murals are a quick way to transform space. Even consider turning a portion of a room or office in to a “nest nook”
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Trend Watch: Boho Greenhouse

Boho Greenhouse. Bring the outside in! Bring a little of the outdoors into your nursery by adding a large plant – if you don’t have a green thumb -  go faux. DIY - Simple wall décor can be created with an embroidery hoop, dowel or piece of driftwood. Or try hanging chunky yarn and tassels to create a Boho Masterpiece.
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How to Entertain Baby While Shopping

Whether you need to run to the grocery store or run errands at the mall, your baby will take short trips with you in no time. Get organized first with an itemized store list. You’ll also want to pack a light diaper bag with some essentials for him such as a few diapers and burp cloth in case of emergencies and a pacifier to keep him soothed.
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