Resource Roundup #3

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It’s been a while since we’ve posted a round-up post, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been reading.

  • Stopping bedtime stories too early can damage children’s literacy
  • Many parents stop reading to their children by the time they reach the age of seven because they assume that their help is no longer needed, but experts say that continuing to read with children throughout primary school is vital for development.

  • Cloth Diapering the Itty-Bitty Baby: Newborn and Preemie Solutions
  • Cloth diapers are the way we plan to go, but we haven’t done a ton of research into yet. We’ve heard from many people about the challenges of using cloth diapers but we’re going to try anyway.

  • Tips for Your Child’s First Haircut
  • I have a friend who wanted to take his son the the barber for his first “big boy haircut” and all week his son was excited and kept saying he was ready. Until the big day came and then his son flipped out. These are tips from the owner of two kids’ hair salons so I’m sure they’re helpful. I’ll have to keep this post in mind for sure.

  • Can You Exercise Hard If You’re Pregnant?
  • I’m a regular listener of Ben Greenfield’s podcast and I was happy to find that he has covered the subject of exercising while pregnant. If you scroll halfway down the page, you can find Greenfield’s answer and links to some of the resources he mentioned in the podcast.

  • Women, Pregnancy, and Weight Training
  • Tony Gentilcore, a well-known strength and conditioning coach, also tackles the subject of weight training and pregnancy.

  • Separating Fact From Fiction in the Not-So-Normal Newborn Nursery: Pacifiers and Nipple Confusion
  • I’ve heard from many people about the potential negative side effects of giving babies a pacifier, but I haven’t research much yet. Well here’s one persons opinion (based on scientific research) that states that using pacifiers is perfectly fine and can even be beneficial, for example in treating pain and protecting against SIDS. Interesting statements. We still plan on researching the negatives as well though.

  • Hip-Healthy Swaddling
  • This a great video on how to swaddle the right way to prevent hip displaysia/dislocation which can seriously hinder natural hip development.

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