Category: Newborns & Babies

Eating, early weeks, breastfeeding, sleeping, adjusting, child development, attachment and more.

Top 5 Stories of 2022

Check out our five most popular articles published on our Highs and Lows Blog in 2022!

Cold & Flu Season: What to Know to Keep Your Child Healthy

Between colds, flus, RSV, and COVID, it feels like we can’t catch a break this viral season! While viruses like RSV are incredibly common, it can still feel intimidating to care for your child at home, especially if you have a young baby. A pediatric nurse at Seattle Children’s shares tips for caring for your child during cold and flu season.

PEPS: Expectation Vs. Reality

Before participating in a PEPS Group, many people believe PEPS is just another parenting class. In reality, PEPS is so much more than that. It’s a space to build community, have real, raw conversations, and connect with other parents going through the same phase of life. Archana Agrawal shares her experience in a PEPS Newborn Group and how her expectations changed after joining a group.

The New Baby Diaper Service – Making a Difference, One Diaper Change at a Time!

Overwhelmed by all the waste that comes with diapering? Love the flexibility and ease of disposable diapers? Baby Diaper Service has recently redesigned their services and may just be the perfect solution for families who love the convenience of disposable diapers but want to minimize their environmental impact – a sustainable, eco-friendly diaper service, delivered straight to your door!

Gearing Up for Baby-Led Weaning

here’s been a lot of buzz about baby-led weaning in recent years. The team at BooginHead (a PEPS sponsor!) did a lot of digging to learn the ins and outs of this new style of weaning. And they’ve recently launched a Baby-Led Weaning 5-Piece Essentials Kit to help families gear up to start baby-led weaning in a safe, approachable way. Learn more on our blog!

The Daily Decisions of Parenting

Parenting is full of decisions — some big, some small. Some choices will be more monumental than others. But for the daily decisions like which bottle to use, developmentally appropriate toys, and more, Childish Things resale boutique (a PEPS sponsor!) has the experience and perspective to help you make the right choice for your child and family. Read more on our blog.

Looking for stability as a parent? Find it in your roots.  

PEPS is best known for our newborn parent support groups. But did you know we have Baby Peppers for parents of older babies (5-12 months) too? You might think Newborn PEPS is enough – but in our recent blog post, Annie Garrett, PEPS alum and Group Leader, explores the unique benefits of joining a Baby Peppers group during the challenging “post-postpartum” period.

Two siblings playing with a dollhouse together. Image courtesy of Vlada Karpovich via Pexels.

The Hidden Curriculum of Infant Gender Socialization

These days, many parents are striving for more gender-neutral parenting to avoid imposing gender bias on their children from a young age. But despite the best of intentions, research shows that parents of infants still interact with their babies differently based on gender. What can parents do to break the cycle of harmful gender socialization? Read our blog post to learn more.

Say Cheese! Your Baby Dental Questions Answered

Say cheese! You may be on top of all the pediatrician check-ups in your baby’s first year of life, but have you visited a dentist yet? Dr. Megan Posthuma, pediatric dentist at The Tooth Ferry (a PEPS Sponsor!) answers common questions about baby dental health in our recent blog post.

Tools for Understanding Infant Temperament, and Why It Matters

Understanding your baby’s temperament can be easier said than done. And even if you know what their temperament is, what are you supposed to do about it? Our latest blog posts explores tools for parents to understand their infant’s temperament and create a harmonious relationship.