Finding the Perfect Nanny

Guest blog by Amanda Rosenbloom, of The Nanny Network   Most parents envision a Mary Poppins type character when asked what the “perfect nanny” looks like. Sadly, she was a fictional character, but there is some solid advice that exists when thinking about hiring your...

Summer safety…know about dry drowning!

As D.C. parents try to break the heat with some fun in the pool,it is important to review some safety tips for all caregivers. I recently learned more from my pediatrician, Dr. Nadine Idriss, about drowning that can occur after you leave the pool. This is also called...

Learn CPR with us!

CPR – short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation – is a vital skill for everyone to have – parent or not! It is thought that the vast majority (up to 80% per the American Heart Association) of cardiac arrests happen in the home or a public place. So...
Galactogogues…

Galactogogues…

Galactogogues Ever wonder what a galactogogue is?? And do you need one? Galactagogues are simply things that increase milk production. Often they are herbs such as fenugreek and blessed thistle, but can also be medications like metoclopramide. Some galactogogues are...
The Beauty in those Early Days

The Beauty in those Early Days

It’s amazing what having a newborn does to your life. More than likely, your life was moving a thousand miles an hour leading up to having a baby – between closing things down at work, baby showers, OB appointments, getting things ready for baby –...
Sitting the Month – How to do Postpartum

Sitting the Month – How to do Postpartum

The Washington Post Health and Science section from January discussed the Chinese practice of zuo yue zi. This refers to the tradition of resting for a month after you have a baby. The Chinese believe this improves healing and replenishment of your blood stores after...