Gift Ideas for Parents of a Premature Baby

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Tweet We asked Isis Parents, “What things would you put in a gift basket for a friend with a premature baby in the NICU?” Here are some of the great ideas you suggested: Simple Wishes pumping bra is the number one thing if they are pumping, Medela Steam bags for sanitizing pump parts, snacks like…

Cut Out the Bulk: How to Safely Dress Babies and Toddlers in Car Seats

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Tweet At Isis, we talk a lot about car seat safety. We educate on how to make sure the seat is safely installed and used properly and guide parents through the pathway from infant seat to convertible to booster. We include this important discussion and hands-on demonstration in many of the classes we teach, Newborn Essentials,…

Safe Sleep Reminders for Winter Weather

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Tweet It’s really cold outside! You may be turning up the heat, wearing more layers, or bundling up with an extra blanket at night to stay warm; but please remember that if you have an infant younger than one, these practices can actually put your baby at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. One of…

The Trouble with Dream Feeding

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Tweet Dream Feeding or Sleep Feeding is when a parent or caregiver feeds their sleeping baby – typically at around 10-11 pm before going to bed themselves. This practice is commonly recommended by pediatricians, night nurses, and in some popular sleep books as a way to help babies sleep longer at night during the hours…

Helping Baby Deal with Changes in Routine over the Holidays

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Tweet It’s easy for everyday routines to be disrupted over the busy holiday weeks. Travel, visitors, parties, new decorations, changes in childcare or playgroup routines, plus alterations in meals, nap and bedtime routines may result in both excitement and stress for infants, toddlers and parents. Some simple steps may help to maintain a sense of…

Introducing Pump Talk eClass

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Tweet Shouldn’t all breastpumps come with information and support? We think so. Introducing Isis Parenting’s Pump Talk eCclass. “I’ll be going back to work when my baby is 10 weeks old, but I want to still breastfeed. How can I make this work?” “My baby arrived 8 weeks early. The NICU wants him to have…

Parent Q&A: Safe Crib for Baby

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Tweet Q: “We’re starting to research products for our baby, can you recommend a safe crib brand?” – Pilar D. A: Actually, all cribs sold in the US must all follow the same safety standards. I’d suggest choosing a crib based on the price and style that suits you best. Sign up with the Consumer…

Baby Brain Connection: Parenting for Early Childhood Literacy

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Tweet Dear Parents, From the very minute that your precious child is born, you are your baby’s 1st teacher.  Research shows that the first year of life is a critical period in helping infants become aware of language. Your baby’s brain is developing rapidly. His brain is making many connections as he learns about his…