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When to Introduce a Pacifier
While we rarely feel like experts, being supported by a community of moms can help boost our confidence with all of the important decisions we make on a daily basis.
Anxiety & Depression During Pregnancy
We believe in evaluating the mom and baby, not the calendar. Is the baby latching well, transferring milk, having plenty of diaper output, and gaining weight? Has any initial nipple soreness dissipated? If so, a pacifier can be a great tool to help a breastfeeding mother get a break or use an additional tool for soothing.
Summer Sundays: Andersonville
A happy, emotionally well woman makes for an amazing mother.
Register for the Chicago Baby Show Today!
Brunch lovers, this is THE place for you. The Bongo Room offers up a rich brunch menu featuring a variety of savory benedicts, sweet pancake plates, and for those who can drink, delicious bloody mary's and mimosas.
Best Natural Diapers
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Summer Sundays: Logan Square!
These adorable diapers designed by arist Ashley Goldberg are "as bright and vivid as parenthood itself."
Summer Lovin' for Babies
Chicago Birth & Baby presents: Summer Sundays, a series covering our favorite family-friendly eats, activities, and events in some of Chicago's most exciting neighborhoods.
5 Reasons Your Partner Will Love Having a Labor and Birth Doula
For infants under six months, just breast milk or formula is enough for your baby, even in very hot weather, and supplementing with water is not only unnecessary but may also disrupt a newborn or young infant's electrolyte balance.
Your partner is acutely aware of the details happening in a way that you won't be when you're in the intensity of labor. What may just feel like really hard work to you might seem scary, unsafe, or abnormal to your partner.