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  • 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)
  • Are Your Hands Clean

    Posted 11/12/2014 by csweeney
    If I stop to think about it, it seems like I wash my hands constantly…either washing or sanitizing that is. I’ve worked in a hospital for a long time, and so practicing good hand hygiene is just second nature. It’s easy with hand sanitizer pumps everywhere and constant messages that “proper hand cleaning is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.” Read more... Comments (0)
  • Sleep Well Sleep Safe

    Posted 10/29/2014 by csweeney

    October is SIDS awareness month, and while those four letters put fear into the heart of any parent with a baby, it’s important to be aware of steps you can take to decrease the risk of this tragedy.
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  • Domestic Violence Awareness

    Posted 10/15/2014 by csweeney
    I love the month of October, especially in New England. The leaves are beautiful, the air crisp, but hasn’t yet turned the bitter biting cold of winter, and Halloween, one of my favorite holidays is in October. But October is significant for another very important reason. It’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Starting Solids and Allergies

    Posted 10/2/2014 by csweeney
    For any new parent about to add solid foods to baby’s diet, it can feel pretty overwhelming. Pediatric general guidelines are that babies typically start on solid foods somewhere between the ages of 4-6 months, and that often the first foods are iron fortified cereals. Pediatric practices then vary in their guidelines, and you just need to poll a moms group to see how wide the variation can run. Read more... Comments (0)
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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.