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Keys to Newborn Care

The Keys to Choosing a Great Pediatrician

When looking for a pediatrician, it’s important to find one that respects your parenting preferences and is current with evidence-based research. Here are some tips to consider when determining if a pediatrician is a good fit for you and our top picks we recommend to the families we support.

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Keys to Newborn Care

Paternal Mental Health Support for Expecting and New Dads is a “Thing”

When you read most articles around perinatal mood disorders and postpartum mental health, the focus is primarily around the expecting or new mother. Without a doubt, maternal mental health is very important. But what about expecting and new fathers? Often times, they are left out of the equation and don’t know where to turn to for help (either for themselves or how to help their partners). Postpartum Support International (PSI) has online resources geared specifically for fathers…

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Keys to Parenting

Protecting Your Baby from the Sun

Summers in North Carolina can be brutal with the relentless sun and oppressive heat. With hotter weather being a constant throughout this Spring, many parents are already asking about what type of sun protection is recommended for babies. Read on for some of our top recommendations on how to keep babies and young children safe from the sun this summer…

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Keys to Parenting

Naturally-Minded Remedies for Teething Babies & Toddlers

Teething can be a stressful time for both babies and parents. Seeing your baby in discomfort and at times inconsolable hurts any parent’s heart. It can also leave us wondering what we can do to help alleviate the pain. Check out these pro tips on naturally-minded remedies to try at home.

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Keys to Local Resources

Tips on Building Your Mommy Village

Much like the proverb of “It takes a village to raise a child,” I often times tell moms that “it takes a village to raise a mom.” Finding other moms to connect with, relate to and develop a mutual support system has been coined as “building your mommy village.”

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