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  • Tummytime

    Posted 12/18/2014 by csweeney

    As a new parent, one of the things you hear about early on is “tummy time.” You’ve probably heard a variety of recommendations from your pediatrician, friends, baby books and websites. They might have sounded something like this:
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  • Baby its Cold Outside

    Posted 12/10/2014 by csweeney
    It’s December, and we’ve already had a taste of what’s to come and will continue for the next several months. Having a baby at this time of year, can feel particularly isolating,  its cold, the sidewalks and streets may be icy, and just the thought of all it takes to get out the door may lead you to wonder if it’s worth the effort. Trust me on this one, it is. Staying home all day by yourself in your house with your baby day after day can be really hard. Whatever it takes, even if you just get out for a little while, is worth it. But where to go? Read more... Comments (0)
  • Its a Boy

    Posted 12/4/2014 by csweeney
    It’s a boy! Perhaps you learned the gender of your baby during your pregnancy, or perhaps you’re waiting to be surprised when your baby is born. Regardless of when you learn that your baby is a boy, you will be faced with making a decision about circumcision. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the end of the penis (the foreskin). For some families this is done as part of a religious ritual, for many families it is performed by your Obstetrician at the hospital within the first few days of life. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Growing Up

    Posted 11/26/2014 by csweeney
    It’s an interesting dynamic that often occurs when we become parents…a shifting in our relationships/in the way we interact with our own parents. We are no longer solely sons or daughters, but now parents in our own right, the parents of their grandchild. We may have new ideas or ways of doing things that are very different from the way they raised you. Sometimes this can be a challenge, especially when we go home for the holidays and they can see what we’re doing! Read more... Comments (0)
  • Flying With Baby

    Posted 11/20/2014 by csweeney
    It’s the holidays and for some, it may mean the first time you are travelling on a plane with a baby. Not long ago, one of the moms that comes to a moms group I lead wrote down some travelling tips that she found to be really helpful, so….if you’re leaving on a jet plane…. Read more... Comments (0)
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About the Blogger

Christine Sweeney is a licensed clincal socal worker with over twenty years experience working with new moms and babies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the founder and manager of the Parent Connection, a free support service offered to first time parents to support the adjustment to parenting after leaving the medical center. She is a proud mom of two sons.