Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
You want your baby to stand out, but is the name you've chosen too unique? Here’s how to choose the perfect baby name.may sound great, but Kat Burger may prompt some teasing. Try the coffee shop test. Next time you order a latte, give your child's name to the barista, and see what happens. If she doesn't understand you or butchers the spelling on your cup, that's food for thought. Check it out on baby naming sites. See what naming experts say. If they mention an unfortunate pop culture reference or suggest it's too weird to be used, you may want to reconsider. Run it by a focus group of middle school kids. If the name can be mocked, they'll find a way to do it. And lastly, reconsider the creative spelling. The name
Baby Names: How To Name Twins and Multiples
You've had the perfect baby name in mind for as long as you can remember, but your sonogram revealed two heartbeats. Here's the best way to name multiples.
Baby Names: Avoid Baby Naming Regret
We all have regrets in life but you don't want the name you selected for your baby to be one of them. Use these strategies to feel confident in the name you pick. Research your favorite names thoroughly. Check your favorite names on the popularity charts. A too common name is the typical cause of
Baby Names: How to Know You've Picked the Right Name
Naming your baby can be a daunting task. Here's how to know you've picked the right name.grown child whether she becomes a rock star or president of the United States . It has special meaning to you. Naming your child after someone dear to you makes the name that much more meaningful to
Baby Names: How to Pick a Great Name
Your perfect little person needs the perfect name. Here's how to pick a great name for baby.No collaborating. Draw inspiration from favorite friends and family members, or even historical figures and fictional characters . Then, you should each choose two names you love from the other person's list. Consider how the name will grow with your child. Before you know it, he will be too big for his crib and you don't want the same to happen with his name. Think about whether the name will suit him as an adult. Would you really trust your taxes to an accountant named Kirby? Think about the shelf life . Names that become red hot often fall out of favor just as quickly. Consider a timeless classic instead. And finally, remember you're
Baby Names: Is It Too Popular?
Great names tend to get very popular. Here’s how to choose a baby name that won't dominate the preschool roster.chosen by celebrities. Names also trend quickly when used on a popular TV show . Keep up on the latest celeb picks at Nameberry.com. Finally, avoid the current top ten names. Because so many parents get creative
Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids
I'm Dr. Ari Brown and I'm here to talk about vaccines. What shots do your kids need and why are they important? Vaccines provide protection or immunity to certain viral and bacterial infections that can cause serious illness and death. Vaccines work by revving up the body's immune system to makething. Even though the number of shots has gone up, a child's immune system actually has less work to do to mount a protection response. That's because today's vaccines are smarter and safer. A vaccine like any other medication has a small chance of causing an adverse reaction. Most side effects are minor like a slight fever, fussiness, or temporary redness of the skin. The risk of having a serious event like an
Safe-Driving Rules For Moms
You've been driving for years, but you may be making mistakes that put you and your precious cargo at risk. We'll show you the smart moves moms should make before they get behind the wheel, when they're on the road and once they arrive to stay safe.you at risk for a crash. If your backseat is littered with stuffed animals , toys, blankets and books, in the event of the crash, all that stuff is going to fly through the car at the
How to Relieve Colic
All babies cry a lot. But if your otherwise healthy baby cries for long periods of time, sometimes for hours, especially in the evening, many experts would consider it a case of colic. Colic usually begins around 2 weeks of age, peaks at about 6 weeks, and generally goes away by 3 months, but themade for babies that contains Lactobacillus reuteri such as Biogaia found at health food stores If you get the okay from your pediatrician, follow her directions for offering it to your baby. Certain formulas contain Lactobacillus reuteri
How To Install A Car Seat
A car seat that is correctly installed is key to keeping your baby safe in the car, but many seats are in wrong. Learn the steps to getting your seat in right.Installing and using your infant's car seat correctly is critical. Yet, 3 out of 4 car seats aren't used properly. Install the infant seat a few weeks before your baby is due. You'll need it to bring baby home from the hospital. Have your installation checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician. You can find one near you as safekids.org. Now, Sue Larkin, a Car Seat Safety Technician at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York, and spokesperson for Safe Kids Worldwide, will take you through the installation process. First, read both the instruction manual for your car and the instructions that came with the car seat . They have to jibe in order for the seat to work correctly. Now, pick where in the back seat to install the car seat . Check your vehicle manual. If you can't put the seat in the middle, pick whichever side will allow you to use the seat correctly every time. Place the base of the car seat in the rear-facing position and make sure it works with your car. Some seats just don't work with certain types of cars.