Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dr. Jen® Family Fun Tips: Baby Toes

And there’s no pun intended with that title (tips, get it, tippie toes!). You’re going to have to get used to One Sassy Doctor’s sassy sense of humor, just laugh, ok? Tootsies, there's something magical about baby feet. To a baby—yes! But also to this momma!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dr. Jen® Family Fun Tips: Snuggles

Parenting is exhausting! There are so many responsibilities – some fun, some not so fun – that go into life as a parent. No matter how tired we were after long work days and poopie diapers, we always had one sacred “zen” moment in our house: snuggle time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SLEEPY Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

A repost from

Dr. Jen’s SLEEPY Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby:

Swaddle: Babies under the age of four months may be safely swaddled in a thin blanket designed for swaddling, or a regular thin blanket used in an appropriate manner.

Love: Holding your baby and showing physical affection through rhythmic rubbing (stroking her belly, rubbing his back) may serve as a calming measure to a fuzzy baby.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Who is Your Baby? (Part 3)

As parents of two sets of twins, my husband and I learned early on that genetics (which some call “nature”) have a lot to do with personality!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who is Your Baby? (Part 2)

Is birth a clean slate? Can a baby become the outgoing, bubbly type or the quiet, academic if we as parents create the ideal environment for our choosing? Nope!

First of all, what is personality?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Who is Your Baby? (Part 1)

Meet your baby.

This is the baby who you’ll change over 2,000 diapers for in his first year of life! This is the baby who will be your toddler sputtering sweet potatoes all over the place! This is the little one you’ll put on the school bus for the first day of school, who you’ll put a bandage on for a skinned knees, and who you’ll do art projects and bake cookies with. It all starts here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Blogging and inventing were the last things on my mind when I became a pediatrician 10 years ago and a mother seven years ago. Now after two sets of twins (little girls, and then little boys) and my invention (the U-Play Mat®), I’ve become One Sassy Doctor. How did that happen?