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Rebekah's Story


Sometimes in life, you get what you wish for – and more. Rebekah and her husband were in the process of adopting their first child, when Rebekah found out she was pregnant. Six months after adopting their son Landry, Eva was born. A year later, little brother Hudson joined the crew.

Because she adopted her first child, Rebekah says she planned on using formula right from the start. What she didn’t plan on were the stomach issues Landry suffered during his infancy. On recommendation from her pediatrician – and because she was concerned about the quality of her tap water – Rebekah began mixing formula with Nursery® water. “With all the stomach issues Landry was having, I didn’t want to add any more impurities to his little belly,” recalls Rebekah.

After doing some research, Rebekah remembers going to the store and finding Nursery water in the baby aisle. “When I saw the label, it was appealing and just felt right,” says Rebekah. Landry’s stomach issues finally vanished at about three months.

Three months later, Eva was born and Rebekah breast-fed for several weeks. However, Rebekah says her daughter suffered from terrible colic. And, Rebekah was concerned about her milk supply. Once again, Rebekah turned to her pediatrician who recommended pumping and supplementing with formula, which Rebekah mixed with Nursery water.

Soon after, Eva began to thrive.

“I remember the sleepless nights and just worrying whether they were getting what they needed,” says Rebekah. “With formula, I could see what they were getting and when Nursery was introduced, their stomachs calmed down and things just smoothed out.”

Rebekah says knowing Nursery water is purified and portable gave her peace of mind, and it became easy to always have clean, fresh water on hand, even when traveling.

Rebekah jokes that since she had two newborns at the same time – and shortly after added a third – her friends look to her as “all things Mom.” And, she says because she had such a positive experience with Nursery water, she now recommends the baby water to other Moms for mixing with formula, rice cereal and for use in sippy cups when babies are old enough for plain water.

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Postpartum Depression


It’s estimated that about 1 out of 7 women suffers from postpartum depression (PPD) after childbirth. The condition can strike before delivery or any time after but most commonly begins within a week or month after birth. New dads can experience PPD as well. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of PPD include:

  • Feeling sad, hopeless or overwhelmed most of the time
  • Feeling worried, anxious or panicky a lot
  • Having severe mood swings, anger or rage
  • Losing interest in activities that are usually enjoyable
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Having difficulty making decisions
  • Having trouble bonding with baby
  • Thinking about harming yourself or baby

Treatment usually consists of talking to a mental health professional, medication and/or joining a support group. For most individuals who seek help, PPD goes away within a few months. If you are feeling depressed, empty or constantly teary, contact your healthcare provider right away.


Keeping Baby Warm


With winter upon us, you may be tempted to wrap and bundle your baby in several layers of clothing and blankets. But, it’s important not to overheat baby. A general rule is to dress your baby in just one more layer than what you are wearing in the same conditions. When putting your little one down to sleep, these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics can keep her warm and safe:

  • Dress baby in a one-piece sleeper or sleeping sack and place her on her back in crib
  • Keep crib away from drafty windows
  • Set the thermostat in your house at a comfortable temperature
  • Keep crib free of bulky blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, quilts, bumpers or anything that could get over her face

As for keeping your baby warm in the car, it’s best to dress her in thin, snug layers rather than a bulky coat or snowsuit that can leave extra space under the car seat harness. Once buckled in, place a blanket or her coat over the harness. Remember a hat and cover tiny hands and feet with mittens, socks and booties. When not in use, keep the carrier part of the car set in the house at room temperature.