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Tips for managing the family - before, during, after giving birth

Here are some tips and advice on how to strike the right balance of managing the family before, during, and after giving birth…

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Pumping At Work Tips for Breast Feeding Moms

Moms who pump at work are more and more a routine part of today's workplace. Here are some valuable tips for new moms from our network of seasoned pumping pros.

Breast Pump Parts 1

 

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Diaper Rash

Advice on ridding the rash.

 

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Giving Up the Pacifier

Advice about getting kids to give up the "passy" as well as a few arguments for allowing kids to keep using the pacifier.

 

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Separation of the Pubic Symphysis

One person's experience's with Separation of Pubic Symphysis.

 

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New Parent Support Groups

 A guide to local support services including new parent groups, counselors and therapists, community support services and consultants. However, The best way we know of to get support as a new parent is to join one of the monthly baby groups. Want to Join a PSP Baby Group

 

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Relationship between Pets and Baby

Advice on introducing your dogs or cats to your baby

 

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Remedies for Teething

Help with Teething

 

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What to do with a Newborn

Things to do when you're alone with a  newborn to keep sane and happy.

 

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Songs for New Parents

A list of recommended songs for new parents.

 

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Absorbent Diapers

Trying to find non-leaking diapers? Check here.

 

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Advice for Parents of Preemies

Resources and advice for parents with premies.

 

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Preemie Advice

Advice for parents with preemie babies.

 

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Mommy Brain and Short Term Memory Loss

Having trouble focusing since having a baby?  Read here for members thoughts on the subject

 

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Navigating New York's public transporation system with a stroller

Wondering how to juggle baby and stroller through the city's miles of track?  Read what our members have to say:

 

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We Can Work It Out

An article about how to safely play with your infant.

 

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Don't Fear the Bathroom - Babyproofing in the Real World


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I’ve heard the statistic that the kitchen sink has more germs than the toilet. But, my toddler doesn’t bee-line to the kitchen sink, hold the rim to steady himself, then use the basin as his personal splash pad. He tries that trick at the toilet. Even though my toilet sparkles (ha ha), I don’t want baby blowing bubbles in toilet water.
 
How do I prevent baby’s water play? Keep him out altogether.

Stressed Out Parent or Post Partum Depression (PPD)?

If you are feeling stressed out and feeling alone? Do you find youself wondering if you could have post partum depression (PPD)? Here are a list of warning signs from the Post Partum Depression Center as well as personal experiences and stories from local parents.

 

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Trimming a Baby's Nails -- Update and Summary


Thanks so much for everyone's input! My original question was how to trim finger nails and toe nails on a thrashing, wailing baby. I just wanted to summarize the responses here. On a personal note, we finally got our TV connected last week, and I flipped channels till I found a cartoon, trimmed away, and was done in 3 minutes, then turned the TV off. Worked like a charm!--what a relief! Thanks!!! :-)
--Katie

SUMMARY:

I still cut my daughter's nails when she is asleep. There was a time when she would be really knocked out in the stroller so I would keep a pair of nailclippers in my bag for the impromptu tot-icure in the park.

My son went through a period where it was IMPOSSIBLE to cut his nails while he was awake, so I waited until he was dead asleep in his stroller, and took care of it then.

We generally try to keep the tv off in our house bc our 6.5 month old is completely entranced by it. I have realized that cutting her nails is a breeze when I lay her in the boppy and put cartoons on! Not sure how old your babe is but give it a try!!

I put on a video...yes, it's TV. Sometimes it's Baby Einstein, sometimes just plain kids channel. It's the only time he would be still for anything. We've been doing that since he was old enough to sit up or lean back on me for support, now he's 15.5 months and is still pretty still for that. Then I get behind him and do his nails. Works every time.

With both of my kids I trimmed their nails when they watched TV. As a matter of fact, that was the only time I would turn on cartoons (Tom and Jerry worked very well for me, and kept them both captivated for as long as I needed).

Wow, I remember those days! I also remember being thankful for finding little nail filers to file down our babe's nails which made me much more comfortable at that time!

I've been very fortunate with my son, but sometimes TV does help. I too prefer scissors to clippers for his finger nails, but for some reason like the clippers more for his toe nails. I got both in a little kit sold at Babies R Us. They have different varieties. Good luck!

I just saw baby nail scissors at Pure Essentials, the drug store on the corner of 7th Ave and 2nd St. They're right next to the pharmacy in the back. We actually use regular (not baby) nail scissors. As long as they have rounded tips...We've always found them much easier to use.

Tweezerman makes a pair of the scissors. I got mine through Amazon but I have seen them in a number of drug stores since. I really liked them from birth until about 10 months, at which point the clippers seemed to get easier....

 

PSP Members Advice about Post Partum Depression

PSP members share their personal experiencs with PPD in response to one memberr's cry for help on the Yahoo Advice List.

 

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Resources For a Traumatic Birth Experience

No two birth experiences are alike and a mother's transition from labor and delivery to new motherhood can be vastly different. For some moms, moving out of a traumatic birth experience (TBE) never seems to happen. Some have been physically injured by the birth of their baby, and postpartum care doesn't always address these health issues. Other new moms are impacted by anxiety, anger and disappointment as well as full blown postpartum depression. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a possible outcome of childbirth. 

 

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Inside the New Parent Section

The PSP Website Fairy is currently working some magic on this page.  Please pardon our appearance below as we figure this page out.  In the meantime, here is a LIST of all the articles related to being a new parent.  Check back here soon though as we hope to get this page finished by March 22, 2014.  Warmly, Miss M

 

How To Deal With Colic

Are you wondering how to deal with a baby with colic? Here are some tips and advice from PSP parents about helping a colicky baby.

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Newborn Advice for Dads

Parents discuss how fathers can bond with their baby.

 

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Night Weaning

Everything you could ever want to know about night weaning.

 

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From Refusing to Taking the Bottle

Some advice from the members of Park Slope Parents on getting a baby to accept a bottle.

 

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Breastfeeding and Pumping Tips

Tips for keeping your milk supply up and baby and mommy happy and healthy.

 

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Maintaining your Breastmilk Supply

Suggestions for maintaining and improving your milk supply.

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Web Resources for Breastfeeding

Member favorite resources for finding answers to breastfeeding questions

 

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Breastfeeding Support Groups and Classes

Support Groups and Classes related to Breastfeeding

 

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Nursing/Breastfeeding Supplies

A checklist of the items you need for breastfeeding at home and on the go.

 

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Tongue Tied and Breastfeeding Difficulties

A couple asks PSP members about their baby with short frenulum/breastfeeding difficulty - and here is the advice they received.

 

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Breastfeeding a Sleepy Baby

Advice on Keeping a sleepy baby awake for breastfeeding.

 

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What to do with a young toddler while breastfeeding newborn

Tips on occupying one while feeding another.

 

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How to Donate Breast Milk

So your freezer is starting to get full and you are wondering what to do with all that breast milk. Is donation an option? Here are some tips from local Moms.

 

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Breast Pumps & Health Insurance

Dear Parents-to-be, YOUR BREAST PUMP MAY BE COVERED BY INSURANCE!

 

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Problems Pumping?

PSP moms talk about how they solved problems with breast pumping and share things to try when what you are doing isn't working!

 

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Frozen Breast milk: Shipping and Traveling With it

PSP members share advice about frozen breast milk, from shipping it to packing and traveling with it.

 

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Feeling Torn About Pumping

Is breast always best? Mothers share their experiences about stopping breastfeeding/ pumping, coping with the stigma of switching to formula, and overcoming guilt.

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