As you approach the end of your pregnancy, you're probably starting to hear newborn care advice from veteran parents. Most of that advice probably revolves around sleep. Some of it will seem completely ridiculous (like putting bourbon on a baby's gums), while some will contradict other advise you've heard (like letting the baby sleep on his or her stomach). So, what advice do you actually need? Follow these dos and don'ts for your baby's first few weeks of sleep to create habits that will help through all of infancy.
No matter where you live in this country, there is a chance that you have issues with hard water. The term hard water comes from the idea that the water is polluted with too many minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals, which are not naturally present in rainwater, are often picked up from the ground or even in water treatment facilities. From dingy looking clothing to filmy buildup on the shower door, hard water can provide a whole list of undesirable problems in the household.