Category: Newborns & Babies

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

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.

Betty Peralta with student

Bond with Your Baby: Listen More, Stress Less.

Interested in learning about the importance and ways to bond with your baby (or big kid!)? Check out this interview with Betty Peralta, a local infant mental health professional, consultant, and parent coach.

I Can’t Imagine Not Having PEPS

One family shares their experience in an online parent peer-support program for expectant parents, followed by another online program for parents with newborn babies through the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS).

Buyer Beware: Choosing Safe Children’s Resale Products

The owner of Childish Things children’s resale store, Wendy Powell, outlines common safety hazards found in used children’s goods. She provides tips for parents to make sure the used toys, clothing, and gear they receive is safe.