Author - Kiran Advani

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Healthy moms make healthy babies. CocoonCare makes healthy mommies! CocoonCare is Chicago’s only fitness and wellness center specifically catered to pregnant women and new moms. It’s approach is holistic in nature and focuses on getting moms’ bodies and minds strong and healthy before and after baby. It offers pre- and post-natal exercise classes, yoga/pilates, informational workshops, lactation consulting, nutrition consulting, massages, on-site childcare and more! Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.;  Sat-Sun: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. http://www.cocooncare.com

One parent's decision on the toddler harnesses

You have probably had this conversation:  a mom berates the toddler harness and vows that she will not ever use it because her child is not a dog. Then someone says it’s not a bad idea because it keeps your kid from getting lost, etc.  I have avoided that conversation entirely.

Before I had my daughter, I mulled the master-pet analogy and thought it was true…and then cringed when I saw a father smack his son’s tush for wandering away in a store (a parent’s imagination can go wild if th...

Posted on October 09, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Kiran Advani

5 Easy Ways to Bond with Your New Baby

Most new moms hear that breastfeeding is a great way to bond with their new baby.  But somewhere along the way, breastfeeding has become a source of heartache for new mothers.  Whether they’re unable to breastfeed due to medical conditions, work-life balance, discomfort – whatever the reason – many women make the decision to not breastfeed and then feel guilty about it.

Juli Billings Walter, CocoonCare’s in-house lactation consultant, says that the reason most women decide to stop brea...

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM by Kiran Advani