Use Nurturing Touch

Infant Massage: An encounter of love that goes beyond the borders of the body

June 17, 2010

The following is a guest post courtesy of Infant Massage USA for API’s Use Nurturing Touch blog carnival. A touch, a look, a gesture… are encounters of love where the magic of innocence and candor unite. Mothers, fathers and babies are immersed in an atmosphere of tenderness and simplicity, in which voices, whispers, songs, looks […]

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Baby Top Ten List: What your baby is really trying to tell you

June 17, 2010

Falling in love with your baby is easy, taking care of a fussy baby… not so easy. All that crying really is your baby’s way of communicating. Now, what on earth is he or she trying to say? And why didn’t anyone warn you about this before you had children? Don’t be tempted to call […]

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Should We Wait to Cut the Umbilical Cord?

June 16, 2010

I came across a very interesting article via Science Daily that delves into whether or not one should wait to cut the umbilical cord immediately after birth. According to the article’s research “In pre-term infants, delaying clamping the cord for at least 30 seconds reduced incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage, late on-set sepsis, anemia, and decreased the […]

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Hanging Up The Sling

June 2, 2010

When my second child was born, my first was just two years old. Life with a baby and a toddler was a lot busier than life with a singleton, and I didn’t have the luxury of spending hours sitting in the glider rocker nursing or lying on the floor watching my baby wave her arms […]

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The Importance of Infant Massage

June 1, 2010

This post is part of the 2010 API Principles of Parenting blog carnival, a series of monthly parenting blog carnivals, hosted by API Speaks. The mothers of India have given the world one of the most important parenting tools known to humanity: infant massage. It is probably hard to imagine raising a baby without this […]

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Tickle Me Not

April 30, 2010

At first glance, tickle games appear to be times of fun and joy. When you tickle a child, the child laughs. What’s not fun about that? But think about the typical tickling game: 1) it is initiated by the adult: tickle-fests are normally started by the parent. The child may run screaming and laughing away […]

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Babywearing 101

March 9, 2010

So, you’ve decided you want to babywear, but when you begin looking for a carrier, you are overwhelmed by the many type of baby carriers there are. What’s a wrap? What is a buckle carrier? What’s the difference between a pouch and a ring sling? All these

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Modeling AP Values

January 28, 2010

I spend a lot of time writing and speaking to people about the values I hold as a person who practices attachment/responsive parenting. I try to use facts and logic to respectfully encourage others to research their parenting decisions and embrace ideas that might have been uncomfortable a generation ago, such as full-term breastfeeding and […]

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