Fall 2010

Chicago Baby

Haley Kathleen Enger, 6 months, of Downers Grove.

Cosmotot's favorite products for babies in Chicago this fall

Have baby, will travel. While taking a trip is never quite the same once kids enters the picture, streamlining essential equipment can do wonders for a weekend (or more) getaway.  Read...

 

The best resources in Chicago for new moms, from lactation consultants to personal shoppers

The best helpers in Chicago to fix everything from inverted nipples to colicky newborns.  Read...

 

The stages of labor

A play-by-play of what to expect and when. Read...

 

6 moves to get you in shape for a fast, easy delivery

Here are some positions that may ease pain during active labor and help labor progress. Practice these exercises now so you’re comfortable with them by the time you’re ready to give birth.  Read...

 

Vaginal birth after caesarean section is an option - and here's how to fight for it

C-sections account for 31.8 percent of births and the rate is rising sharply. But the decision to have a vaginal birth after Cesarean, often referred to as VBAC, is far less common. Read...

 

Raspberries and spit bubbles aren't just drooly fun - they're good for developing babies

Your baby looks at you, sticks out her tongue and makes a gentle razzing sound. It’s almost impossible not to smile and make a raspberry back at her. Just try. This universal parenting moment is packed with developmental possibilities.  Read...

 

Homemade recipes lead to organic food company for River Forest mom

Today Denise Henderson's line of organic baby food is available all over the Chicago area, including Whole Foods in Lincoln Park, Sunset Foods and Peapod.com. But it started out in a kitchen-her own. Read...

 

Keep track of babies' milestones without falling into the comparison trap

When it comes to comparing your baby with your friend’s, it’s important to remember: No two babies are alike. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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