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In Support of Breastfeeding

Word cloud of breastfeeding terms

Most grandparents are beyond excited when they learn that their kids are expecting a new baby. Grandmas and Grandpas alike daydream about what it will be like to cuddle a sweet, tiny bundle close. After all, it has probably been a few decades since they’ve held such a treasure in their arms. However, sometimes the daydreams meet a startling reality …

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New Grandparent Survival Kit – Supplies to Have on-Hand for Your New Grandbaby

Grandparent Survival Kit

When you have a grandchild on the way, one of the best ways to get ready is to line up all of the supplies you need. You should talk to the parents-to-be about what specific supplies they’d like you to have on-hand, but here is a checklist of common must-have items for new grandparents. Diapers. It’s helpful for the grandparents …

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Baby Basics for New Grandparents – Feeding and Burping

Feeding Baby

If you’re expecting a grandchild, chances are you haven’t fed or burped a baby in a while. In this article, we’ll quickly cover the basics, from bottle feeding to introducing finger food. It’s a fast refresher to get you ready for the little one. Getting Ready for Bottle Feeding Even if a mother decides to breastfeed, many choose to bottle …

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Soothing a Fussing Baby – Calming and Comforting 101

Soothing a Fussy Baby

Ah, the joys of being a grandparent! Watching the precious little one crawl around exploring the world for the first time… Seeing them take their first few bites of solid food… The smiles and the irresistible baby giggles when you tickle them… Here’s one you forgot about – The hours-long crying jags that make every adult within hearing distance want …

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Baby Basics – A Diaper Changing Refresher Course

Diapering a Baby

As a grandparent, you may or may not be expected to change diapers. This is something you should discuss with the new parents. However, if you offer to change diapers even though it’s not expected, this will be a great relief to the parents, which will likely result in more visits and more time with the baby. In any case, …

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First Year for New Parents – A Grandparent’s Guide How You Can Be a Stellar, Supportive Grandparent for the New Family

The First Year As New Parents

Do you remember what it’s like to be a first-time parent? Your memories are probably of a hectic time full of stresses and challenges. Parenting is something no one knows how to do the first time. When your grown children are starting their family, they’ll be going through this same process of challenges, questions and new issues they’ve never dealt …

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From Newborn to Toddler: The First Year of Development

From Newborn to Toddler-In-Training – Watching a baby reach developmental milestones is one of the greatest pleasures of grandparenthood. Whether your grandbaby lives with you full-time or just visits for occasional bonding time, you need to know what to watch for as they move toward their first birthday. They will change a lot in this first year, and you don’t …

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