When children have problems in their esophagus or moving food through their gastrointestinal tract, receiving an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge. MercyOne recently acquired the EndoFLIP, a state-of-the-art minimally invasive diagnostic tool. This imaging technology allows them to look...
What to know about necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal disease commonly found in preemies and newborns. Fragile newborn babies may require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.  Sometimes during their hospitalization, a baby’s health will take a sudden dip....
You don't need to fear the water when you are with your kids, but you do need to take precautions so everyone is safe and has a good time. Here are water safety tips for families from The Iowa...
As I stood in the kitchen in the middle of the night, sobbing as I carefully measured scoops of formula to dump into a bottle, I couldn’t shake the overwhelming feeling that I was failing my child. What is wrong...
My daughter will be one this month, and it brings me to tears to think our breastfeeding journey is slowly coming to an end. This year has been how most moms dream breastfeeding will go. Easy from the beginning. Baby...
Dietary Guidelines show that infants from birth to 2 years of age are lacking nutrients needed for proper development. Do not worry, Iowa Pork Producers Association will fill you in! After concerns about the lack of nutrients in infant diets, dietary...
New parents stress about lots of things, including how to feed their baby. From breastmilk and formula to baby food basics, Blank Children’s Hospital has got you covered! Breastfeeding and Pumping Many new moms choose to breastfeed their babies. Although it...
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. During this month the unique grief bereaved parents experience is recognized. In October, we come together to demonstrate support to the many families who have suffered such a tragic loss. This...
New moms need encouragement now more than ever. Besides the expected emotional changes and physical healing from birth, new moms are also learning to parent their newborn during a global pandemic. It is common in our society to hear...
You probably know it is reading to your child is important. Did you know starting earlier is better? From the day they are born, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop language skills and pre-literacy skills every day that help them become...

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Des Moines Preschool and Early Childhood Education Guide

Looking for early education and preschool options for your child? Des Moines Moms Blog's Preschool and Early Childhood Education guide will help you find the right school for your family.