Skin-To-Skin Contact

The Power of Skin-To-Skin Contact for New Parents & Newborns

We’re excited to discuss the transformative practice of skin-to-skin contact in newborn care. At Bay City Doulas, we are advocates for fostering strong parent-infant connections. Today, we are excited to delve deeper into this intimate interaction’s myriad benefits and practical aspects. Whether you’re a new parent or preparing for the arrival of your little one,…

Surviving Spring Break with a Newborn

Surviving Spring Break with a Newborn

Spring Break—a time synonymous with fun, relaxation, and travel for many—is often viewed differently by parents with newborns. While it can still be an enjoyable time, it comes with its own set of challenges. Navigating crowded spaces, disrupting routines, finding suitable accommodations, and ensuring safety concerns escalate during Spring Break. Today, we will go over…

easter activities in the Bay Area

Easter Activities in the Bay Area

As Spring breathes life into the Bay Area, families eagerly anticipate Easter festivities that celebrate the season of renewal. There are plenty of fun activities available for families with little ones. This guide will explore ideas for Easter events throughout the Bay Area, offering various indoor and outdoor options suitable for families with newborns. Outdoor…

diapering-methods

Diapering 101: Traditional vs. Modern Methods

Diapering has evolved over the years, offering a range of traditional and modern methods. In this guide, we’ll delve into various diapering techniques, examining their benefits, challenges, and recommended practices. Additionally, we’ll explore the environmental impact and cost considerations, recent developments, and specific cultural preferences. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned caregiver, understanding…

navigating childcare options for your baby

Navigating Childcare Options for Your Baby

Welcoming a new addition to your family is a joyous occasion, but finding the ideal childcare solution for your baby often comes with a challenge. In the dynamic Bay Area, where choices abound, deciding on the right fit can be both exciting and overwhelming. This comprehensive guide provides in-depth insights into baby childcare options in…

Baby in Car Seat

Newborn Car Seat Safety

As you embark on the thrilling journey of parenthood, one crucial aspect you can’t afford to overlook is your little one’s safety on the road. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of newborn car seat safety, covering everything from choosing the right car seat to installation techniques and transitioning…

When Parenthood isn't fun

When Parenthood Isn’t Fun

Parenthood is often portrayed as a joyous journey filled with endless cuddles, laughter, and picture-perfect moments. However, the reality is far more complex. The early days of parenthood, particularly with a newborn, can also be overwhelming and exhausting. New parents face many challenges, from sleepless nights to constant feedings and diaper changes. This can leave…

Redefining postpartum with La Toya Md.

Redefining Postpartum with La Toya Luces MD

At Bay City Doulas, we aim to help our clients create a village. We consistently seek excellent providers to network with and learn from, which in turn consistently betters our practice and the care we provide. We were fortunate enough to foster a relationship with Dr. Luces recently, and we couldn’t wait to have her…

The Importance of Skin to Skin

The Importance of Skin-To-Skin

At Bay City Doulas, we recognize that the journey into parenthood constitutes a unique and transformative experience for every family. It’s a time brimming with love, wonder, and numerous questions. One common question arises: “What can parents do to provide the best care for their newborns?” One widely recognized practice is skin-to-skin contact, which researchers…

Balancing Breast and Bottle Feeding

Balancing Breast and Bottle Feeding

So many decisions come into play when welcoming a new baby. One of the significant choices many new parents face is whether to breastfeed exclusively or introduce bottle feeding into their baby’s routine. This blog post aims to provide factual, unbiased information on balancing breast and bottle feeding, addressing common concerns, and offering practical guidance…