About This Website
The mission of Easy Baby Life is to provide free, evidence-based information and parent-approved tips on everything related to baby care and pregnancy. The posts and tips on this website are provided free of charge and the maintenance and development of the website are financed by allowing banner advertising.
Our founder started this project in 2006 when she was on maternal leave with her third child and wanted to reach out to other new parents around the globe with help to make the sometimes very tough life with a new baby just a little bit easier.
Easy Baby Life has grown over the years and now enjoys several thousand visitors every day from all over the world.
The blog is owned by the Swedish company, Open Hands Media AB, which in turn is owned by the founder of this website.
If this is your first visit to Easy Baby Life, you may find this page helpful!
About Our Founder
I’m Paula Dennholt, founder of this site, mother of three of which I’m the birth mom of two.
As a new mom I was exhausted! Not all the time, but too often. But when our youngest child was born, things really were easier despite the fact that his sister was only 18 months older. There were things that I had learned, tips that worked (and that didn’t work) and I knew more about how to deal with and enjoy the first very intensive year. (Not very revolutionary, I know, obviously we all learn from our experiences!)
This was when I decided to dedicate time to help other new parents, by starting a blog filled with practical been-there-done-that tips on baby care. Over time, Easy Baby Life has grown to also include evidence-based research and information about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, baby care and simply coping with life as a new parent.
We (me and some fantastic, volunteering moms) also started our Baby Helpline (now retired), where we answered several hundred questions. And a lot of visitors offered their help and thoughts too, which is invaluable.
Since several questions and answers are about the health of babies, we also have a medical reference team, with two medical doctors who review all answers that are related to illness. They do not offer medical advice or diagnosis of any kind, but make sure that answers are relevant and complete from a medical perspective. Our two medical MDs are presented below. You’ll find many of these Q&As and discussions in our Baby Section.
I love children! And having studied cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children, I strongly believe in the importance of responding to your child’s needs as well as focusing on positive reinforcement rather than on punishment. This foundation can probably be seen around here, for example through a lack of support of cry-it-out methods, tough disciplining of small children, and fear of spoiling babies.
But no matter what your thoughts are on these issues, I hope you will be able to find a lot of valuable help and information here to make daily life with your young family member as pleasant as possible.
For a while, when it was very popular in the blogging community, I posted blog income reports. It was fun but felt a bit awkward at the same time. I’ve stopped, but if you’re interested, you still find my old blog income reports here.
Our Medical Reference Team
Here you can read about the Medical Doctors who help us make sure that any health information on this website is correct from a medical perspective. The doctors do not, however, offer any kind of medical diagnosis. If you have serious concerns about your child’s health, you should always contact a doctor in person.
Leah M. Alexander, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Alexander began her pediatric career at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey in 2000, and has practiced at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey since 2005. After graduating from Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she completed her pediatric training at Overlook and Morristown Memorial Hospitals. She is board certified in General Pediatrics.
Janina Kristina Balbon Kong, MD
Doctor of Medicine, graduated 2008
Masters in Public Health, graduated 2009
Headed City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, 2014
City Medical Coordinator for Mental Health Program (including ASD and ADHD) (present)
City Medical Coordinator for Blood Program and Non-communicable Diseases (present)
Government Physician/Medical Officer IV, September 2010-Present, Zamboanga City
OB-GYNE Resident, April 2010 at Zamboanga City Medical Center
Philippine Red Cross Retainer, March 2010- 2017 , Zamboanga City Chapter
Dr. Darya Blednova graduated from Krasnoyarsk State Medical University in the year of 2010. During the course of her studies, she has completed numerous research projects in the field of pediatrics and was a volunteer worker in the city orphanage.
She completed her internal medicine residency at Nassau University Medical Center in the US.
Dr. Maria Vinueza is a medical doctor who has a deep interest in medical writing.
She has been working as a family doctor with children and parents in several hospitals in Ecuador.
So now you know a bit more about this website. Have fun looking around!
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