Parenting

A little bit of information on a lot of different topics. 

Pregnancy Announcements
"This is a collection of adorable, fun, and creative pregnancy announcements submitted by our Your Whole Baby community. We hope you find some great ideas and inspiration for announcing your next bundle of joy!"

Baby Names
Ideas for male, female, and gender-neutral baby names.

Breastfeeding and Your Baby 
"I love breastfeeding! As a momma who has successfully breastfed three babies beyond their first year, as well as donated breast milk towards multiple babies in need, I have a passion for seeing other mommas succeed in breastfeeding. We all know there are many physical and emotional benefits to breastfeeding, so you’d think it would come completely naturally. But each mother-baby pair is unique, and has to develop their own breastfeeding relationship."

Cloth Diapering: Why? What? How?
"As soon as I found out I was pregnant (OK, that’s a lie, it was even before), I started to research anything and everything that had to do with babies. I looked into birth options and classes, health decisions, and baby gear. Oh man, there is a lot to think about when you have a baby coming! I wanted to make safe choices, and I also wanted to save money. I quickly learned that one HUGE way to save money is to use cloth diapers instead of disposables."

Vitamin K
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Many of today’s parents are questioning the procedures that are routinely done to babies at birth and in their first days of life. Usually given in the first 24 hours of life, the vitamin K injection increases blood clotting ability, and therefore has been shown to decrease vitamin K deficiency bleeding. However, some parents are concerned about the ingredients in the shot such as Polysorbate 80 and benzyl alcohol, and struggle with the decision to accept it or not."

Car Seat Safety
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Did you know that 9 out of 10 parents use or install car seats incorrectly? Unintentional Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents are the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States.  Is your child as protected as he or she can be?"

Vegetarian Parents?

Animal Rights for Human Babies 
"Within days of his birth, he is taken from the comfort and security of his mother, he is strapped down against his will and part of his tiny body is cut off with limited to no pain relief. He thrashes in a desperate attempt to free himself and he cries, a devastating cry of distress, a heartbreaking plea for help, but no one responds and the cutting continues. Is this a day at a factory farm or a day in an American hospital’s maternity ward?