Tag: babies

  • Why I Chose Not To Have A Second Child
    Why I Chose Not To Have A Second Child

      Having a second child is one of many life-changing, personal decisions that parents will have to make. But what do you do when practical reasons and biological needs are at odds with each other?  By Suzi Chaemchaeng  You meet a mother with one child and you curiously ask, “do you plan to have another?” […]

  • Preparing for Baby’s First Swimming Lesson
    Preparing for Baby’s First Swimming Lesson

    Gordon Ellard, the founder of Bangkok Dolphins tells us a few steps to keep in mind when enrolling your little one in a swim class. By Gordon Ellard What should I do before enrolling in swim lessons?  Your first baby swimming lesson can be less anxious and stressful if you are prepared.  I would highly […]

  • Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch for Loving Connection
    Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch for Loving Connection

    Massage is a simple act that brings tremendous benefits to parents and babies; there are basic guidelines to follow to create a respectful and pleasant experience for infants.  By  Iasnaia Maximo; Image by Khoa Pham on Unsplash. Only parents (or main caregiver) should be massaging the baby, as touch is a silent communication between parent and […]

  • Bathing a Newborn:  Birthing Suite to Bath Tub
    Bathing a Newborn: Birthing Suite to Bath Tub

    A seasoned dad and swimming coach takes a trip down memory lane to the first time he bathed his baby.  The gradual approach he used will put nervous new parents at ease and bath time can become a special time.   By Gordon Ellard   As a father of two, I admit that I had […]

  • Becoming a Family: Preparing Your Partner for Birth
    Becoming a Family: Preparing Your Partner for Birth

    Here is a look at how your birth partner can prepare to provide the emotional and physical support you will need to bring your new baby into the world.   By Iasnaia Maximo   During pregnancy, nature pretty much prepares a mother for childbirth. Every woman has all she needs to bring her baby earthside, […]

  • What Babies Can Teach Adults About Living a Healthy Life
    What Babies Can Teach Adults About Living a Healthy Life

    Learning is a two-way street. If babies learn from adults so can adults too. Here are some lovely lessons for adults to learn from babies.   By Henrik Olofsson   Although babies are highly dependent on having adults around as they grow up – to raise, feed and protect them – learning should not just […]