Category Archives: In The News

Helping your child adjust once your new baby comes home (part 3 of 3)

Children's envy

Tweet After the initial introduction, the real adjustment of parenting two or more children begins when your new baby arrives home. The novelty of a little baby to hold in the hospital often begins to fade for your toddler and they begin to realize that this new little creature is here to stay. There are…

Really? Goodnight Moon, again? Why Routines are Important for Infants and Toddlers

Make it easy for your toddler to reach their very own books. It turns out that early ownership of books makes a difference in a child’s attitude toward reading down the road.

Tweet Daily routines are events (like meal time, nap time, bath time, and bedtime) that happen at about the same time and in the same way each day. There is a major difference between a ‘routine’ and a ‘schedule,’ as the word ‘schedule’ seems to have a clear expectation of time associated with it. Routines…

The Big Latch On: Synchronized Breastfeeding Event

Over 25 mothers and children gathered at last year's Big Latch On at Isis Needham

Tweet Isis Parenting is participating in The Big Latch On 2013 this Friday & Saturday Come  for a fun morning and be part of this awareness-building campaign. Join as many as 10,000 breastfeeding women and their children across the world, all gathering in their local communities to take part in this unique “synchronized breastfeeding” event!…

Preventive Health Services Guidelines: What does it mean for you?

iStock_000000534853Medium

Tweet At Isis Parenting, we take pride in being your trusted guide and helping you to find the answer as you navigate all the transitions headed your way as you prepare for your baby’s arrival. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and all the new regulations and guidelines, you may feel pretty overwhelmed as you…

Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

iStock_000019664935XLarge

Tweet When the estimated weight of your fetus is less than the 10th percentile it may be termed growth restricted (see the end of this post for a definition to help visualize the percentile measurement). Using the 10th percentile as a cutoff to define intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) must be viewed as a screening tool…

New Mothers Speak Out

DSC_9788

Tweet “As a first time mom, I was very overwhelmed with a new baby. There are so many things that go on after you have a baby that, for some reason, no one warns you about! There are challenges that new mothers face that people just never talk about. In my Great Beginnings group, I…

Meet our Sleep Consultants (Part 5)

aa sleep bag

Tweet The latest addition to our Meet the Sleep Consultant series. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3  to meet the rest of our Sleep Support Team! Name: Kristen Carhart, BA Ed. And Psych Children: Dylan 6 years, Lyla 5 years I became a sleep consultant because: Just like healthy eating and exercise,…

Pregnant? To Travel or Not?

iStock_000021984590Large

Tweet A common question that my patients ask me in my practice is, “Can I travel while pregnant?” Here are some guidelines to help you decide what is safest for you and your baby. Travel by airplane is generally safe during pregnancy, and air travel is not known to be dangerous to the pregnancy. Most…