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Your Child's Gut Health and Probiotics

Posted by UpSpring on 5/8/2019 to Vitamins & Supplements
Your Child's Gut Health and Probiotics
Let’s talk about your child’s gut health! 

 For generations, we’ve been fighting bad germs to keep our little ones healthy. But now, we know you can’t just guard against the bad bacteria. You must also make sure there’s enough good bacteria to help ensure a healthy microbiome for your child.

The 4th Trimester: What No One Tells You About Sleep After Baby

Posted by Newton Baby on 1/3/2019 to Baby Care
The 4th Trimester: What No One Tells You About Sleep After Baby
Many call the first six to eight weeks at home with a newborn the “fourth trimester,” and for good reason. Even though your infant has been born, he’s still pretty closely attached to you physically; in truth, neither of you is quite used to this baby-on-the-outside thing. Complicating the already roiling rollercoaster of emotions in this fourth trimester is the nearly ubiquitous lack of sleep new moms report. Put simply, sleep deprivation can really mess with your head. Here are 5 things no one tells you about sleep in the fourth trimester.

Motherhood Manuals - Gestational Guides: Fertility through Pregnancy & Postpartum, Breastfeeding and Beyond!

Posted by UpSpring on 10/1/2018 to Pre-Natal
We've compiled our popular PDF guides that cover Essential Pregnancy tips, your Hospital Bag Checklist, Postpartum Body and Recovery and beyond!

Resisting a REST: Pregnancy & a Preemie's Birth Story

Posted by Cassandra Speer on 7/18/2018 to Real Moms; Real Stories
Resisting a REST: Pregnancy & a Preemie's Birth Story
During pregnancy and as your little one is developing, there are possible complications that can arise. In some cases this can lead to premature birth, also known as having a 'preemie.' A baby is considered full term at 37 weeks and any baby born before this point is known as a preemie; twins and other other multiples are considered full term before 37 weeks. We're grateful to get to bring you an amazing and courageous birth story from one of our UpSpring mommas, Cassandra Speer

What to Pack in Hospital Bag: Hospital Bag Checklist [FREE PDF DOWNLOAD]

Posted by UpSpring on 6/28/2018 to Pre-Natal
What to Pack in Hospital Bag: Hospital Bag Checklist [FREE PDF DOWNLOAD]
Are you getting ready to give birth? ...the third trimester is the best time to start getting ready for giving birth... "What do I pack in my hospital bag?" We've compiled a list of essential items for your hospital bag -- Download the PDF hospital bag checklist!

New Mom Must-Haves: Gifts For New Moms

Posted by Kristi Hightower on 6/13/2018 to Pre-Natal
New Mom Must-Haves: Gifts For New Moms
If you're a new mom or you are looking for the best gifts for new moms, you'll find this product round up for first time new moms helpful, especially, if you're struggling with gift ideas for the baby shower party you've got on your calendar. For the most part, babies don't need a lot of 'stuff,' but the tired, exhausted, new mom definitely will! Read the list of ultimate baby shower gift ideas now!

Meet the Inventors: Dede Woodman and Walking Wings

Posted by UpSpring on 5/9/2018 to Meet the Inventors
Meet the Inventors: Dede Woodman and Walking Wings

Meet Dede Woodman, one of UpSpring's founding members and inventor of our first product, Walking Wings!

The invention came to her after many days (and back aches) spent hunched over her 10-month-old son as he was first learning to walk. 

Dede thought "there has to be a better way." She created a prototype of the Walking Wings vest and within 6 months it was on mass retailer shelves!

Let's Stop Mom Shaming

Posted by Kristi Hightower on 1/24/2018 to Baby Care
Let's Stop Mom Shaming
There's no doubt about it, being a mom is really hard and sometimes we can catch ourselves being a little judgmental of each other. But what's at the heart of it?

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Fact v. Fiction

Posted by UpSpring on 12/4/2017 to Breastfeeding
Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Fact v. Fiction
The taboo topic of alcohol and breastfeeding has a lot of myths around it. After having alcohol, how long should you wait to breastfeed? How long does it take for alcohol to metabolize through your system? Should I pump and dump? Does pump and dump work? Read more about the facts v fiction around drinking alcohol and breastfeeding your baby.

Cold versus Flu Symptoms - Pediatrician Recommendations

Posted by UpSpring on 10/25/2017 to Post Baby Body
Cold versus Flu Symptoms - Pediatrician Recommendations
With cold and flu season just around the corner, no one wants a sick baby or child, but how do you keep your family healthy during flu season? What are the flu symptoms you should be looking for? Learn great tips to keep your family healthy from UpSpring's resident pediatrician, Dr. Brandi Loomis.

Immune System Boost for Your Kids: Colostrum and the Flu Vaccine

Posted by Kristi Hightower on 9/27/2017 to Vitamins & Supplements
Immune System Boost for Your Kids: Colostrum and the Flu Vaccine
Flu season can be brutal and with flu symptoms like coughing, aching, fever and chills, it can take even the strongest among us down. Keep your kids healthy this flu season and use a natural alternative found to be 3X more effective than the flu vaccine.

How To Keep Your Baby Safe During Sleep: Preventing SIDS

Posted by Crystal Waston on 8/15/2017 to Baby Care
How To Keep Your Baby Safe During Sleep: Preventing SIDS

According to statistics, more than 3500 babies in the U.S. die suddenly and unexpectedly while sleeping due to accidental deaths from strangulation or suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The sad truth is that most of these deaths can be avoided only if parents follow proper safety measures to protect their babies during sleep.

Baby Milestone: Baby Food and Introducing Solids

Posted by UpSpring on 7/15/2017 to Vitamins & Supplements
Baby Milestone: Baby Food and Introducing Solids
When baby is about 4-6 months many parents start introducing solid baby food and many times the babies’ first food is a pureed fruit or vegetable.

Does My Baby Have Colic?

Posted by UpSpring on 7/14/2017 to Vitamins & Supplements
Does My Baby Have Colic?
You've been given a lot of advice as a parent, but one thing you may not have been told was what to do when your baby won’t stop crying. You go through the list of possible issues: they’re fed; their diaper is clean; they’ve slept (in spurts) and now you’re racking your sleep-deprived brain to try and find a solution to get your baby to stop crying. Then it dawns on you, your fussy baby might have colic.

Simple Ways to Hit Healthy Baby Milestones: Your Growing Baby 0-12 months

Posted by UpSpring on 4/28/2017 to Baby Care
Simple Ways to Hit Healthy Baby Milestones: Your Growing Baby 0-12 months

Baby Milestones: Starting Early

As moms, we all want to give our kids the very best in life and this begins even before we see those two little lines appear on the stick. We may have already started taking better care of ourselves even before this by taking a prenatal vitamin or changed other aspects of our lives to create the best environment for our baby to grow. We all want to set the stage for optimal baby developmental milestones from day one and most of us know nutrition plays a major role.

The Best Ways to Make Liquid Iron Supplements for Baby Taste Better

Posted by Kristi Hightower on 4/5/2017 to Vitamins & Supplements
The Best Ways to Make Liquid Iron Supplements for Baby Taste Better
UpSpring discusses not only the best ways to make liquid iron supplements taste better, but also foods with iron for baby and the reasons for and symptoms of iron-deficiency in children and adults. Read on to learn more about the recommended dosage as well as the benefits of iron supplementation for children and adults!