"Parents -- especially first time parents -- of newborns should get out as often as possible once their pediatrician gives the OK. Early parenting inevitably feels like 'Groundhog Day.' And in addition to breaking up the feed-change-sleep grind, an outing can build parents' confidence," says Denise Stern, owner of Let Mommy Sleep
All children need a safe and healthy home. Children spend around 90% of their time indoors, and most of that in their bedrooms. The relationship between the home environment and human health has been well established. Children are particularly susceptible to environmental toxins in the home and the impact that these toxins have on their developing bodies.
How can you make a healthy home? The following are some issues which can affect the health of a home, and some steps to take to reduce hazards.
As new parents we all live for developmental milestones...baby smiles at 6 weeks, start solids around 4-5 months, etc. We even research age related markers in the womb ("Look honey, she's the size of a kidney bean this week!") As time goes on, we realize that us PARENTS have milestones too.