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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

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Q&A with SPB: Can I put sunscreen on my baby?


Most of us start spending more time in the sun as the weather warms up.  In the United States, Memorial Day weekend is our summer kick-off.  Most families and facilities consider this "open pool" weekend...which means sunscreen time for mindful parents.


Here is VLOG I did last year about sunscreens:
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Just Hold the Baby

I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Nils Bergman speak last summer. He is the director of NINO Birth, which stands for "Neuroscience for Improved Neonatal Outcomes."

He is doing research and connecting the dots between other researchers' work that confirms a mother's instinctual need to keep her baby with her. Based on his observations of birthing mammals, Dr. Bradley came to the same conclusion: the best things for baby is to be skin-to-skin on the mother's chest, and the best food for infants is breastmilk.

Inside Look: East Valley Infant Massage


I met Michelle Cordero last year when we both participated in PB&J Events' Pregnancy + Baby Fair.  She is a wealth of information about infant massage, an amazing tool to help parents bond with their Sweet Peas. Infant massage can also help with common hurdles in the childbearing year: fussy tummies, teething, and bonding with siblings, to name a few.

What makes Michelle's classes unique is that she is willing to work with families who have toddlers.  Most Infant Massage classes only welcome families with non-mobile children, making you ineligible once your Sweet Pea is 6-months old.

Holiday Safety Tips

This was first published in 2011 - sharing it again today since the holiday safety tips are still relevant.  ClickHEREif you would rather watch the VLOG instead of reading this post:)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
 
It is such a gift to enjoy this season with our children.  They are filled with wonder at the sight of our Christmas tree.  They love to look at the ornaments, especially the ones with their pictures in them.  They are so excited about Santa and presents and at the top of the list, the family coming to visit them from all across the country.

Upcoming Event: Baby Bonanza Showcase





Baby Bonanza Showcase
Scottsdale WESTWORLD
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM



Event details at the end of this post



We are excited to participate in the second event hosted by PB&J Events that is specifically geared towards and designed for new and expecting parents.  We had the pleasure of showing at theirfirst event- so much fun that we are back again!

We will be sharing information for families interested in having healthy pregnancies, as well as ideas for families who are interested in preparing for an unmedicated birth.

Q&A with SPB: Self-Care for Mamas


We have spent a lot of the month sharing information about cesarean birth, VBAC, and CBAC...

Ready for some pampering and renewal?  Some TLC??

 We are excited to announce that our friendsBlue RussandJennifer Hoeprich are teaming up to host a Magical Mother's Day for mamas in the Phoenix, AZ area.

Jennifer stopped by to visit with us...here is a little more about their event coming up next month.

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The Parent Resource List

We have a discussion/communication time in every Bradley™ class session.  Towards the end of the series, we ask, "What else do you need/want to learn before your Sweet Pea arrives?"

Our Winter Class came up with the most varied list that we have had in a long time.  There is a lot of information rattling around in my head after parenting and teaching for the last ten years, so I prepared this list for them and sent it out after class.  Since the work was done, I also wanted to share it with you.

The Birth-Day...Then Parenting!

We are four weeks into our winter series - it is so exciting to be getting to know eight amazing couples in person...and this series, we have the pleasure of welcoming back on of our Spring 2013 couples as they prepare for Baby #2...from Canada!! The internet and web-chat rock!!


Today's post was inspired by a question that was asked right before we dismissed class on Friday night.  One of our students asked, "Is there a list of questions that can help us prepare to be parents?"

Breastfeeding+AP = Transformation Central

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go towww.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about how breastfeeding has changed your life. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th-31st!


Today's Prompt:
How has breastfeeding changed your life?

Life after the Birth-Day

Since we are between series right now, I do not have any student questions to inspire our blog posts.  So I thought I would share this list of questions that I came up with when a student asked for some guidance on how to develop their parenting style.

We joke in class that the 12-week series for childbirth preparation should segue way into a 12-week series about parenting.  In reality, although there are lots of parenting books, there is NO parenting manual that will tell you how to parent your unique child.
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