To sterilize or not to sterilize your baby bottles, that is the question! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a baby bottle be washed after every feeding with hot water and soap, then allowed to dry thoroughly. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria, which thrives in water or leftover milk. While your mother and grandmother may have used boiling water to sterilize baby bottles, doctors say there is no longer a need to do this. They now say that if your water
Infant massage is not only a great way to bond with your baby, it is also an incredible tool to promote relaxation for your little one. Massage is shown to decrease the production of cortisol and norepinephrine (stress hormones) and increase serotonin (the body‘s natural relaxation hormone). Research also finds that massage may promote sounder and longer sleep patterns, aid in digestive issues, and enhance an infant's immune system, motor skills, and intellectual development.