No one can comfort your mini like mama, but as much as you wish you could be by her side every second to reassure her, it’s just not feasible. Thanks to Bitta Kidda, your tot can learn to self soothe with … Continue reading →
Find out how to take a load off your aching spine.
Weight around As your sprout grows, your burgeoning bump pulls your center of gravity forward. This usually results in an arched back and a tilted pelvis when you stand, which puts extreme pressure on your back. Joint effort Pregnancy hormones … Continue reading →
During pregnancy, women are particularly susceptible to developing varicose veins for a variety of reasons, including increased blood volume, pressure in the leg veins and hormone levels, says Luis Navarro, MD, director of The Vein Treatment Center in New York … Continue reading →
Q: Between caring for a newborn and being completely sleep-deprived (see: caring for a newborn), I don’t exactly have the time or energy to whip up fresh and healthy homemade meals for myself. I am breastfeeding, though, so I want … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our August issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes August 31, 2015. Kiinde Twist Gift Set … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our September issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes September 30, 2015. The Pump Station … Continue reading →
Babies aren’t the only ones with an immunization schedule to follow—mamas need to stay up-to-date on their inoculations, too. (Mom’s immunity is passed on to baby during pregnancy, so the vaccines you receive will protect your wee one, too!) Follow … Continue reading →
Q: I’m expecting my first baby next month and am planning to breastfeed. Is it true that I can get a free breast pump through my insurance? How does it work? A: The implementation of the 2012 Patient Protection and … Continue reading →
Throughout the month of August, we’ll be writing a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding—both in print and online. There are two reasons for this: (1) It’s so, so good for you and your baby, and (2) August is National Breastfeeding … Continue reading →
Get the down and dirty on what you're likely to find inside your newborn's diaper.
The first No. 2 “The initial stool should appear within the first 24 hours of birth,” explains Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, board-certified pediatrician and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn. “It is thick, black and tarry and is called … Continue reading →
...and how to deal when someone inevitably says them to you.
“Someone was hungry.” Your bulging bump is not an open invitation for others to comment on your eating habits, but some people will regardless. Try not to take it personally, and advise the opinionated spectators that what baby would really … Continue reading →
15 terrific titles to add to your little one's library.
Reference: Resources for early learners. 1. Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson, $7 Embark on a sightseeing and shape-spotting adventure as you locate the circles, squares, ovals and more hidden within the City of Lights’ iconic attractions. 2. How Tiger Says … Continue reading →
Our favorite finds for the start of the school year.
1. My favorite part of beginning the school year? New shoes! —Chantel, Associate Editor Bucketfeet slip-ons, $68 2. Before there were first-day-of-school pictures, there were year-of-firsts baby books. —Lauren, Executive Editor Lucy Darling memory book, $35 3. The difference between … Continue reading →
Ingenuity is giving away a prize a day during the month of August! Each winner will get to choose between a SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer, ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat, or Smart & Simple Playard, all in the Brighton fashion. SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer ConvertMe … Continue reading →
Intuitive and resourceful, just like you, VTech’s VM343 Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video and Audio Monitor helps you keep an eye (and ear!) on your little one from up to 1,000 feet away. We love the remote pan … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Zemmi (AZ), Avril (OH) and Heather (OR)! The expectant crowd takes a whole lot of precautions to ensure their babes-to-be are healthy and safe. You carefully consider what foods to put on your plate … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Brittney(OR)! Stumped about what to make for your little one’s first birthday bash or your co-worker’s baby shower? Even the simplest cookie recipe can wow a crowd with a pretty presentation! This summer, you can be … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Latesha (IL)! The two-in-one fun has begun! Breathe a sigh of relief the next time you forget to pack a change of baby clothes in the diaper bag—because with Two Sliders, a reversible clothing line for kiddos, you can … Continue reading →
The contest is closed. Congratulations to Zemmi (AZ)! There’s an old saying that there are only two things in life we are never fully prepared for: twins. Luckily, Stuff 4 Multiples is here to help you manage the (many!) tasks that … Continue reading →
An ever-evolving monochromatic space in Stockholm, Sweden.
Meet Sam Baby Sam enjoys avocados, books and dancing to funky music. His designer mom, Maria Sabbah, crafts clever art and room accessories for her online shop, Tellkiddo, and she managed to sneak a few of her signature items into … Continue reading →
The contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Irma (WA), Sandy (MI), Laura (LA), Qiana (GA), Cassie (MN), Kayla (PA), Rama (MI), Erika (NC), Cheyanne (FL) and Elizabeth (AZ)! We have more than $1,800 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in … Continue reading →
Drinking up isn't the only way to meet your mom-to-be hydration needs. Try munching on a few of these thirst-quenching eats.
Watermelon As its name implies, this fruity favorite contains plenty of H2O. It’s the perfect summertime treat, so go ahead and savor a wedge (or three). Iceberg lettuce This leafy pick is often overlooked for darker, more nutrient-dense greens, but … Continue reading →
Q: I’ve read about women thinking of their stretch marks as tiger stripes and their sagging tummies as reminders of the miracles they grew, but when I look in the mirror, I just feel unattractive and ready to crawl into a … Continue reading →
Pick an offbeat babymoon destination to suit your style.
If you’re pining for a quiet town with charm for days… Try: El Colibri in Cambria, California This artisan-built accommodation echoes the peaceful demeanor of its coastal community. Dig your feet into the cool sand as you watch the elephant seals … Continue reading →
Meet Delia Baby Delia is a big fan of two things: milk and her big brother, Silas. Her mom, Lindsay Wilkins, is a blogger at HelloHue and the handywoman and creative brains behind her daughter’s not-too-pink nursery. On straying from the … Continue reading →
Three things you should know about safeguarding your skin against the sun.
Factor it in SPF stands for sun protection factor. “It tells you how much longer you can stay outside without burning,” explains Janet Prystowsky, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. With a thick coat of SPF 50, for example, you should … Continue reading →
Jet-setting with junior might be an intimidating undertaking, but it can be well worth the effort for a breath of fresh air (whether literal or figurative). Family-oriented travel company Kid & Coe rents kid-friendly residences around the world—think Airbnb but … Continue reading →
1. June & January blanket, $22 This bright and bold blanket is just the ticket when it comes to wrapping up your tiny tot. 2. Gräf & Lantz weekender, $425 Roomy yet refined, this high-quality weekender makes for a perfect a hospital … Continue reading →
Eager to make a swimmer out of your little guppy? Wade in slowly with these smart tips.
Soak it in Studies show early exposure to water and swim lessons offers many advantages, including physical, cognitive, social and linguistic, says Kathy Hubbard, infant and toddler committee chairman of the U.S. Swim School Association. “The soothing benefits and sensory … Continue reading →
Meet Willa Baby Willa likes to grin while arching her eyebrows as if to say, “Wow, that’s so incredible.” Fortunately, her photographer mom, Sarah Hebenstreit, has just the skill set to capture the sweet expression on camera, as well as … Continue reading →
A gentle-yet-masculine retreat in Central Victoria, Australia.
Meet Leo Baby Leo’s favorite toys are his hands, and he’s very good at rolling over—as long as no one is watching, that is. His mum, Belinda Nihill, is an interior designer with a knack for balancing whimsy and sophistication, … Continue reading →
Q: My newborn seems a little young for toys or games and isn’t especially interested in anything other than sleeping and eating. When will she become more interactive? A: You are absolutely right: Your baby is still very young. For … Continue reading →
Ten must-haves for days spent out and about with baby.
1. Skip Hop lunch bag, $14 Stash bottles and snacks in this insulated cutie. 2. NüRoo nursing scarf, $30 Wrap this striped scarf around your neck, so you have a little extra coverage on hand during public breastfeeding sessions. 3. Little Tikes … Continue reading →
The scene is all too familiar: With baby in one arm, you carefully reach down into your diaper bag and fumble for her pacifier. Then, as if in slow motion, you bring your hand up only to see the pacifier slip through your … Continue reading →
This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Annalyn (NJ)! It’s safe to say that most parents are pro multitaskers. But when you have as many tots as hands (or more!), then feeding, diaper-changing, and just get out of the house can … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Ashley (TN)! Whether you prefer to spend your summer days seaside or poolside, One Step Ahead has everything you need to make sure your wee one enjoys the outdoors safely and comfortably. This week … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Julie (CA)! As much as you’d love to spend all day, every day snuggling your newborn babe, mamas have a long list of to-dos (who knew such a tiny person could produce so much laundry?). … Continue reading →
Q: When my baby is breastfeeding, is it normal for his nose to press against my breast? I worry about his breathing and wonder if there’s anything I should be doing differently. A: Many women become concerned about baby’s breathing during breastfeeding. When a baby has latched on … Continue reading →
One-piece wonder Tasteful suits for little ladies. Le Top bathing suit, $32 || The Tiny Universe bathing suit, $38 Extra coverage Keep skin safe and protected in UPF 50+ rash guards. Stella McCartney bodysuit, $101 || Snapper Rock bodysuit, $42 Trunk show … Continue reading →
No one likes to talk about hemorrhoids or constipation, but they’re common problems for moms-to-be.
Did you know up to 50 percent of pregnant women will experience constipation and/or hemorrhoids at some point, most often during the third trimester and postpartum period? Here’s how to cope: Below the surface This devilish duo doesn’t always stick … Continue reading →
Mom isn’t the only one cut out to care for a baby. Here’s how to get papa in on the action, too.
Pack man Babywearing promotes bonding, soothes baby and is ideal for multitasking. Make sure your partner feels comfortable with the carrier, so you can literally share the load. Man the ship Leave your two loves home alone while you run … Continue reading →
For your partner … Clue your honey in to what’s going on in your belly by feeding his. (After all, his stomach is the way to his heart.) Cook up a meal of itty-bitty eats, including baby carrots, baby red … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Beth (MO)! When choosing your mini’s wardrobe, there are a lot of boxes that need to be checked. You want your wee one to be as comfy as she is cute, but you also … Continue reading →
Q: My daughter has developed quite the cough. Any idea what it might be? A: There are five telltale cough sounds that can offer clues to what might be ailing your child: Barking: It may be croup, a viral illness that … Continue reading →
Ten picks that are as cool, funny and tech-savvy as baby’s daddy.
1. Sons of Trade T-shirt, $36 A T-shirt that acknowledges those papa bear instincts. 2. Evenflo Feeding Glass Bottles, $12 for 3 A bottle set that allows pops to be in charge of dinner. 3. RECARO Performance Coupe, $270 A … Continue reading →
Even if you read every baby care book in the library, odds are high that your babe’s bum will be the site of at least a few diaper rashes. The good news is, these pesky irritations—though uncomfortable—are rarely cause for … Continue reading →