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Pumpkin Season - Pumpkin Puree

 Loaded with vitamin C, iron, and other nutrients, pumpkin is a nutritious addition to baby's diet. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make pumpkin puree. Puree cooked pumpkin in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water, or, for extra creaminess, breast milk or formula, as needed to reach desired consistency. Once baby is ready for finger foods, typically around 10 months, you can serve her pumpkin that's been cooked and cut into tiny pieces. 

What Other Foods Can I Combine With Pumpkin?

Really the sky is the limit. I've added pumpkin to yogurts and infant cereals, swirled in purées of bananas, blueberries, and peaches, topped it over cooked lentils, and mixed it in with chicken to make the meat more palatable for my picky baby. Just be sure when you do mix pumpkin with other foods, that your child has already shown no adverse reactions to the food by itself.  It is important to ensure that your sweet baby is not allergic to the foods you feed her. If you feed her a combination of foods, she has a reaction, you will not be able to decipher which food caused it. So, before you feed this Homemade Pumpkin Baby Food Puree to your little one, be sure you have introduced her to all ingredients and pumpkin, separately!

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Halloween Tips to Keep Your Baby/Toddler Safe

Halloween can be such wonderful fun time for the whole family, Halloween should not be scary. A fun, safe night starts with a good costume and a few tips

  • Buy costumes that are labeled "flame resistant."
  • Avoid baggy, billowing skirts and cloaks that might brush against a candle-lit jack-o'-lantern or luminary.
  • Be cautious when using makeup for face paint. Much of it isn't approved by the Food and Drug Administration and could trigger allergic reactions.
  • Make sure your kids won't trip over their costumes, and avoid accessories like swords and canes that have sharp edges.
  • Make sure babies are not suffocate by the custom by been too hot or too tight
  • Be wary of masks that could block your child's vision.
  • Avoid loose candies or little treats that may become a chocking hazards.

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Get prepared for labor and delivery with the advice of professionals

As a woman, you are always excited for the time of pregnancy and you always want to have a beautiful and lovely child without any kind of complications after pregnancy. However, it is true that most of the ladies are stressed for the time of labor and delivery due to the several kinds of complications. As you know, the pregnancy comes with lots of challenges and you will need to go through several stages for the delivery. You will not only find the challenges related to your body for healthy delivery but you will need to face the psychological situations during such time. 

It is true that you can avoid all kinds of complications and stress issues with the help of right advice for healthy labor and delivery time. Only professionals are able to serve you with the right information regarding it. Now, you do not need to worry to find the advice from the professionals for labor and delivery time because you can find help at the online platform of Baby Live Advice. We are able to serve you in the best way because you can easily contact the health experts and top professionals who will give you the proper advice for proper care at such time at your home.  

Care of your health for healthy delivery:

As a woman, you can prevent lots of complications during the time of delivery if you are able to take proper care of your health. It is always essential to focus on your health care during the time of pregnancy so that you can face the situation of labor and delivery without any kind of problem. For such advice, our professionals are available to help you in the best way. Whether it is about your nutrition or regular lifestyle, you will be able to handle it with a proper health with the help of right advice from the experts.

Information of all complications during delivery:

If you want to skip and prevent the complications during the time of labor and delivery, you have to get the right knowledge and information about it. Now, it will be much easier and stress-free because you can find the help of the professionals by visiting our platform. We understand all kinds of situations that a woman can face during the time of pregnancy and delivery. We have the ability to serve you in the best way with the right information so that you can take care of your health.

Therefore, we are able to serve you in the best way when you are looking for help regarding Labor & Delivery Advice. After that, you can face the time of delivery without any kind of complications for your lovely baby.

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Top Experts to Answer the Questions of Breastfeeding for New Mothers

Are you expecting a baby? Like any other women, you must be very excited for your pregnancy. However, you should understand that being a new mother is not easy and you will need to face lots of challenges for proper care of your baby. Firstly, you will need to handle the complications of breastfeeding in a proper way for better care and proper health of baby. As you know, you will need to focus on several factors for healthy breastfeeding of your baby. In this situation, we are here to serve you in the best way with proper advice with our professionals. 

Baby Live Advice is the best online platform where you will be able to search for the expert breastfeeding lactation consultant for proper advice and help. You do not have to face any kind of inconvenience to find the answer to all your questions regarding breastfeeding because they will serve you in the best way with right information and proper advice. We are working to help all the ladies who are expecting the baby or who are looking for proper help for better care of the newborn baby. 

Better care and health of the baby with breastfeeding:

 As you know, nothing is better than mother milk for a newborn baby. However, you will need to know about the right quantity that your baby requires for proper health during the breastfeeding. There are several other factors that you should keep in mind for proper care and health of the baby. Our professionals are able to understand all these requirements of every mother and we have the ability to give the proper advice and help to every new mother. With the help of our consultants, you will definitely get help to prevent all the complications of breastfeeding with your new baby.

Comfortable position and proper care during breastfeeding:

Whether you want to know about proper nutrition for healthy breastfeeding or you want to know about comfortable position of the baby for proper breastfeeding, we are able to help the women in all these conditions. At our platform, the professional consultants are available 24/7 to serve you in the proper way with best breastfeeding tips for newborns. It will be the best way to give more care and proper health to your baby without any kind of inconvenience.

By visiting our website, you will find a stress-free and much convenient solution for all kinds of queries or confusion regarding healthy and proper feeding. It will be the most effective and beneficial way to face the challenges of being a new mother and it will be beneficial to maintain proper health of your baby with better nutrition with mother's milk.

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Summer Safety

Summer heat is here in full force and now we want to be by the pool, or at the beach, with our kids. But there are a few safety rules to keep in mind to assure that the summer is truly enjoyable.

Baby & Toddler sun safety:  Before you go in the sun, apply sunscreen thickly to every area of your baby's/child's skin not covered by clothes or a hat, including their hands and feet. You may find it easier to apply the cream before you get your toddler dressed in the morning. That way, you can be sure you haven't missed any patches.  Use a sunscreen specially formulated for babies and children, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Make sure the sunscreen is a broad-spectrum brand with a four-star or five-star rating. This means it offers UVA and UVB protection, which should be stated on the packaging.

Pool safety 101: Never leave a child unattended in or near water, assure that they are wearing floating devices that are approved for their age and properly placed.  Teach children how to swim, babies as early as 6 month of age can learn how to float in water.  Install proper barriers, covers and alarms on and around your pool and spa at your home, never leave gates open.  Do not leave your kids floating in the pool (even with floats or other such devices), or have your older child guard your younger child.  Even in a kids pool, babies can still lose balance, fall with their head in the water and if left for too long, they can drown. 

Beach safety: YOU are the first and most important line of defense when it comes to your childs safety. You are now a parent so no more sitting on a chair relaxing in the are now a full time lifeguard!  If your child is near the water, you need to be near the water too. If your child is in the water, you should be ankle-deep next to them or behind them, within arms distance.  A small child can go from wetting his or her toes to being knocked over and washed out with the tide, under toe or with a surprise wave.  A few seconds glance away could be all it takes. 

Equipment:  Long gone are the days when going to the beach was just a towel and a bathing suit.  Now we seem to pack the entire house going with the kids to the beach. At a minimum, take with you a beach umbrella, chairs and towels, water shoes (to protect little feet from hot sand), hat, plenty of water, sun screen and some fun beach or water toys.  All the rest is up to you.... we can be pretty fancy with beach/pool equipment these days. 

Have a fun and safe summer 

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Summer time = Travel time

If you are planning on traveling with your family this summer, make sure all passengers are safely restrained at all times, no matter if you are going by car or airplane. Did you know that most harnessed car seats are certified for use on airplanes? While it might seem bothersome at first, taking the car seat on board not only helps in keeping the youngsters contained, but provides them with more protection than the lap belt alone. When using your child's car seat on the plane, you can also rest assured that the seat will be available to use at your destination as it won't be lost or damaged in transit. For instructions on how to install the seat on an airplane, refer to the car seat's instruction manual!

Please note that booster seats can NOT be used on airplanes and have to be stowed in the overhead compartment instead. 

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. is the national non-profit organization dedicated solely to protecting children from death or injury in vehicle crashes through the correct, consistent use of safety seats and belts. For more information, visit or call the Safe Ride Helpline 800/745-SAFE, 800/747-SANO.

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Mom Guilt...Just Say No!

 When my first child was born everything was perfect. He was perfect, my pregnancy (for the most part) was perfect, I worked full time and worked out, breastfeeding was a breeze...It was all perfect; until it wasn't!

First of all, none of it was actually perfect, but I wasn't having any extreme symptoms and was able to stay active during my pregnancy so I was thankful for that, but once he was out of my body that baby kicked my ass! It was exhausting, even for two physicians who were used to not sleeping and taking call... it was like taking call Every. Single. Night! Other than the exhaustion (and other post pregnancy related stuff that nobody ever talks about) I thought things were going pretty well. Until his 2 week visit at our pediatrician's office. He wasn't gaining weight, my milk production was low, and I was starving my precious child...everything was NOT perfect! Here it comes, the "mom guilt", in full force. As a pediatrician I knew breast was best and of course that was all my precious baby was getting. I tried everything, lactation consultants, drugs, herbs, teas, even guiness beer! I nursed every 2-3 hours and then I pumped...after every damn feeding to increase my production... I did it all!!! I finally, begrudgingly, started him on formula when he was a month, he gobbled it down! I was starving him, my body was failing us and there was nothing I could do about it. Some members in my family encouraged my nursing only stance, others were ecstatic when I finally started formula, none of them were wrong, but nobody supported me how I needed supporting or maybe there was no way to support me?

Before we have babies we all have a certain image of the way things should be, images of doing yoga while we connect with our child, of the birthing plan that's perfectly planned out down to what song is playing while we "naturally" birth our child, and breastfeeding our baby as we stare into each others' eyes and bond and then he naturally weans himself off when he's ready.....ummm, yeah, sure, that's all totally realistic!

Where does this all come from? These images and pressures we put on ourselves, on each other? Too much to live up to, too much guilt to be had. No, no, no! I was the product of being formula fed, because at that time, that was best, better than breast milk, so why bother with nursing? But, you know what, I turned out okay. I love my mom (I talk to her daily) and I graduated from med school! The bottom line is we all do the best we can. We care for our kids and only want what's best for them but it should not come at the cost of our sanity.

It breaks my heart to tell a mother they need to add formula to help their baby gain weight, because it broke my heart when I had to do it. But Thing 1 also turned out okay, he's now 10 and so far so good! And breastfeeding was my downfall, but there's unfortunately so many ways we can feel like failures; there's the mom who is so nauseous that she can't even get out of bed, let alone work out! Or the mom that had her heart set on a natural delivery but instead she had to have an epidural and c-section. Or maybe you had all of this down, but you couldn't get your baby to sleep through the night and convinced yourself you did something wrong...!?!?

There's countless examples of mom guilt, the list is endless. It's partly society, magazine images, even medical professionals, but ultimately for me it was just me! I had to accept that I couldn't only nurse, realize I had a healthy baby and move on.

I drove myself (and my family) crazy with my nazi-like pumping ritual! It had to stop! I wasn't enjoying my baby and getting more emotionally attached to that pump than my baby (that dreaded pump!) It's not easy but we all have to find ways to let go of mom guilt, it serves no purpose, and in the end what we usually end up with a healthy baby (thank G-d) that really doesn't care about you birth plan, whether his next meal comes from a bottle or a boob, or if he came out of your tummy or the other way! Or if he didn't come out of you at all! It's all good!!!!!! None of it really matters. And it doesn't stop at the baby stage...oh no...the guilt never ends! We work too much or don't work enough, we missed the school performance or we miss our sanity! It keeps going, and going....and going!

SO let it go, let it all go and just love your babies (big or small). Your babies will love you back and know that you are the most important person in their lives because you give them love, not a whole lot else matters after you cover all the basic needs!

What's your mom guilt? Have you been able to let it go? How?

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Prenatal Yoga

More and more we see, hear and read news stories or studies about yoga's benefits for ailments from diabetes to depression, and rightly so. Anyone who has practiced knows how much of a total body workout yoga can be, as well as a way to quiet down the mind and gain control of your body and breath.

Up there on the list of people who should give yoga a try are expecting mothers. Prenatal yoga can be a great way to not only work the body in an essential way for moms-to-be, but also provides a good preparation for the breath and mind for delivery and beyond.

Medical experts at the Mayo Clinic have even touted prenatal yoga as "a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing."

Looking specifically at a pregnant woman's body, yoga can specifically work the areas with the most need in a class geared toward pregnant women. Below are some of the most important pains, areas of interest and common pregnancy issues yoga can safely and gently alleviate and improve.

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