Caring for Your Newborn

Tips For Keeping Your Baby Safe During a Bumpy Flight

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Tweet Last week, two separate incidents of severe turbulence were reported on two flights landing in Boston. A total of 20 people were injured, several of whom were hospitalized, one with burns from spilled coffee. If you’ve ever experienced real turbulence, you know it’s more than just a “bumpy patch”. The plane may dip or…

How to Act Like a Second Time Parent (Even if this is your first child)

Follow these tips and you can be as relaxed as this guy.

Tweet As almost any second-time parent will tell you, they feel much more relaxed and confident with their second baby than they did the first time around. Why? Because they’ve figured a few things out, and because they’ve given themselves a break. What do second time parents know that you don’t? Read on to find…

Curious About Cloth Diapers? An Interview with a Cloth Diapering Mom

Erin's son Eamon wearing an adorable GroVia cloth diaper.

Tweet Trying to decide if cloth diapering would work for your family? Wondering what the experience is like? We interviewed Erin E., mom of 14-month-old Eamon (and a self-described cloth diapering “addict”) about why she decided on cloth, myths about cloth diapering and her advice for those new to cloth. What made you decide to…

8 Ways Grandparents Can Offer Support to a New Family

Grandparents can be a wonderful resource for new parents.

Tweet In our Great Beginnings’ new mothers groups we often hear a mom exclaim, “I wish you could share that with my parents!” This exclamation may not seem like something terribly new, we’ve seen different approaches to parenting throughout the years. What’s changed is that your baby is now having a baby and you’ve been…

How an Infant CPR Class Helped Me Save a Baby’s Life

Lily and her son

Tweet Earlier this month, Isis mom Lily Pantaleo posted the following message to the Isis Parenting Facebook Page: We were amazed, and immediately contacted her to get the whole story. Here it is: Everything happened very quickly. Along with watching my 7 month old, I was babysitting my best friends’ 10 month old who is…

Breastfeeding and Travel: Traveling With or Shipping Your Breastmilk

This working mom shipped all of her breastmilk home during a week-long business trip.

Tweet One of the biggest concerns for working women who express milk for their babies, is the dreaded overnight business trip. It may seem overwhelming, but expressing on the go, and bringing home every drop of milk you pump, to replace what your baby used in your absence, is doable with information and planning. View…

Breastfeeding Products: Top Picks for the New Nursing Mom

Isis has an edited selection of the best products for new nursing mothers.

Tweet If you’re new to breastfeeding, you may be overwhelmed by the variety and number of nursing products and supplies out there. “Which nursing pillow is best? Do I need a pump if I plan to breastfeed exclusively? What is lanolin and why do I need it?” One of the best things about Isis is…

Support and Resources: One Mom’s Secret to Breastfeeding Success

Isis mom Yao and her son.

Tweet We asked Isis mom Yao Takahashi to share the story of her breastfeeding journey. A rocky road, she admits, but she was able to persevere with the help of her “personal cheerleading team” and in-person and online resources. Here’s her story: “I will miss this when he goes off to college,” I half-jokingly remind myself…