Caring for Your Newborn

Isis Parenting Sleep Consult: Restored Sanity and Sleep!

Mom says baby girl Bryce is well-rested again.

Tweet My daughter had always been a “good sleeper” – she was sleeping 10-12 hours starting at around 8 weeks. However, at 3 months she began to lose her pacifier multiple times throughout the night, which meant we had to get up all night to put it back in. That had to change. We were…

Almost Time to Spring Ahead! Helping Your Child Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

With a little preparation, you can help your child adjust to the spring time change.

Tweet On the evening of Saturday March 9th (technically, Sunday morning at 2:00 am), 2013, we set our clocks ahead one hour. If you’re wondering how to help your child adjust to what might feel like an earlier bedtime, or prevent difficulty waking in the morning, here are some simple suggestions from the Isis Parenting…

Cloth Diapering – Debunking the Myths

Cloth diapering is not as difficult as you might think!

Tweet Kim Shipley is passionate about cloth diapering. So we asked her to write about it. Kim is an Isis mom of 11-month-old Coraline and author of the blog The Girl is a Mom. What are your first thoughts when I say “cloth diapers”? Old fashioned, lots of work, messy, expensive, leaky? Some picture a…

12 Freaky Things You’ll Find in Your Baby’s Diaper During the First Year

Caring young mother changing the diaper of her baby

Tweet Changing your baby’s diaper may feel a bit like unwrapping a surprise gift or delicately defusing a small package bomb. You’re never quite sure what’s inside until its too late, and the contents may shock you, amuse you, or make you run for Dr.Google. Don’t underestimate the secret fascination you may have with your…

What I’ve Learned About Treating and Preventing Eczema

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Tweet It started with a little patch on the side of my infant son’s face. It was pink, bumpy, raised and about the size of a nickel. Eczema, my pediatrician said. She suggested I try a heavy moisturizer or hydrocortisone ointment. That would help for a day and then it would come back. Unfortunately, that…

Co-bathing: Take a Bath with your Baby!

Baby's first bath at one week.

Tweet Does bathing with your baby seem like an odd idea, strangely appealing, or both?   Even a very young baby can go in the tub with either parent. The warm, deeper immersion is very relaxing yet stimulating to newborns and infants, perhaps reminding them of time floating in utero. You and your baby will love…

The heat is on: dry baby skin and stuffy noses

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Tweet The heat is on! Indoors, that is. When the weather gets chilly outside, the heat goes on inside. Babies and toddlers can be super-sensitive to the drier air indoors, causing dry itchy skin, rough red cheeks, nasal congestion and a nighttime cough. All of which can result in dry mucus membranes and much more…

Cut Out the Bulk: How to Bundle Up Babies & Toddlers Safely in Car Seats

The Isis Cozy Cover fits snugly over an infant car seat.

Tweet These past couple of weeks have made it obvious that winter is here, and chillier weather means it’s time to put on the layers! That is, unless you’re traveling in a car seat. When your little one is in any type of car seat (infant, convertible or booster), you want to cut out the…