The keys to maintaining a friendship with your kid-free comrade.
Clue her in You’ve both endured hangovers and breakups, and you learned from experience how to get each other through them. If your longtime gal pal hasn’t been pregnant or perpetually sleep-deprived, though, she may have a hard time knowing … Continue reading →
Keeping tabs on your girth growth does more than clue you in to how much your wee one is changing inside you. The size of a mom-to-be’s bump can also predict troubles beneath the surface, such as slow fetal growth … Continue reading →
What are some things my partner and I can do at home to help our baby sleep soundly sooner? A: In my work with countless parents, I have seen that when baby doesn’t sleep, it is more challenging for them … Continue reading →
Q: I think my 4-month-old daughter is in the beginning stages of teething. How can I be sure? A: Teething is the natural process of tooth eruption in babies. Symptoms usually begin about two to five days before a tooth … Continue reading →
a. Savvie Studio phone case kit, $40 I’m digging this fun little DIY project for my iPhone. —Lacey, Editor in Chief b. Illume bar soap, $12 Sneak in a momentary escape to the desert—without all that pesky sand. —Ginny, Contributing Editor c. Ahava … Continue reading →
1. A playful mobile to keep sleepyheads content. Yume twig mobile, $68, acorntoyshop.com 2. Hitting the hay is a hoot with starry skies and gentle melodies. Skip Hop light and sound machine, $40 3. A bedtime story you won’t tire … Continue reading →
When your little star is finally here, you’ll want lots of snapshots to remember his first days. Take these five newborn photos before you leave the hospital.
1. All in the bed Pile onto mom’s bed for a laid-back first family portrait. 2. Sweet dreams There’s something classically cute about those blue and pink blankets. Swaddle your newbie up, and grab the camera. 3. The look You’ve … Continue reading →
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, today begins the Year of the Monkey. This nursery will be perfectly suited for your spunky, sweet girl—who, if she falls into true monkey character, will also be quick-witted, intelligent and just a wee … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,115 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our February issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes February 29, 2016. Everly Grey PR Prize … Continue reading →
… they’d share these three tips for choosing a paint color for baby’s bedroom.
Start small Once you’ve perused the color-blocked strips at the hardware store, pick up samples of your top contenders. Then, head home and paint swatches on the wall to get a sense of how the colors will look on a … Continue reading →
Have a messy eater on your hands? Give your little one a much cuter way to wear her fare with this a-peeling attire. 1. Bananarama Bootie Patootie headband, $10 2. Watermelon baby b.haven baby shorts, $22 3. Pineapple express Marlee Ro romper, $40 4. Cherry blossom Deux … Continue reading →
This year, we’re challenging ourselves to do better, see more and, on occasion, cut ourselves a break.
1. If this pretty planner can’t help me achieve organizational nirvana, I’m a lost cause. —Lauren, Executive Editor Rifle Paper Co. planner, $34 2. Ever wonder what would happen if you prioritized sleep for 365 days? I’ll keep you posted. —Steph, … Continue reading →
Around the globe, childrearing comes in many shapes and sizes. See how the U.S. stacks up with the pros and cons of having a baby in the home of the brave.
DOING IT RIGHT 4 things that make us want to give America a high-five. Doctored up The more prenatal checkups you have, the better your odds of having a healthy baby—because doc can make sure things are on track and … Continue reading →
Save the date Ten sentimental mothers will win a Calendar Key Necklace from NotJustAnyOldDay.com. The eye-catching accessory is a special way to keep your child’s birthday close to your heart forever with a Swarovski crystal that marks the memorable date.
Play it smart Ten happy households will win a trio of solutions from The Wunders Company, including the Universal Cover (which fits over any stroller, cot or car seat to protect from light, wind and noise), Buddy (a multiuse nursing … Continue reading →
Everyone from my grandma to my hairstylist has something to say about breastfeeding. What’s worth listening to, and what should I tune out? A: As a labor and delivery nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant, I’ve overheard all sorts of … Continue reading →
Rest and relax One fortunate family will win a slew of great gear from Ingenuity, including the Trio 3-in-1 High Chair, SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer, Smart & Simple Playard, Moonlight Rocking Sleeper, ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat, Baby Base 2-in-1 and InReach Mobile Lounger … Continue reading →
Pencil some quality tummy time into baby’s daily routine.
Know it’s important “Floor play can be one of the most developmentally stimulating activities for babies,” remarks Bill Sears, MD, renowned pediatrician and Huggies Little Movers consultant. When your infant is awake and alert, try placing him tummy down on a … Continue reading →
Keep baby essentials conveniently close by—but contained—throughout your house with the help of a few inconspicuous storage solutions.
Hold heaps of stuffed animals in a handled basket. Serena & Lily, $148 Ditch dirty laundry in a neat canvas bin. Pehr Designs, $70 Place picture books in sight but out of the way. Home Decorators, $74 for set of … Continue reading →
Prenatal yoga does more than help you stay fit—it can also prepare your body and mind for labor.
Inhale, exhale By learning to focus on your breathing (try slow, deep breaths in and out of the nose), you’ll be better equipped to manage shortness of breath during pregnancy. These simple exercises will also come in handy during labor … Continue reading →
Easy-to-swallow advice on downing your daily pill.
Start early Most experts recommend that you begin taking pre-natal vitamins at least one month prior to conception. You should keep taking it throughout pregnancy and even after delivery for as long as you continue breastfeeding. Talk to your provider … Continue reading →
Sing it from the rooftops with this simple tee. (Find a matching shirt for baby, too!) The Bee & The Fox Co., $28 A chic pick that boasts a perfectly comfy fit during and after pregnancy. OhBabyChic, $32 The best tank to lounge around in while … Continue reading →
1. All of the benefits at only half the size. Crane Droplet cool mist humidifier, $40 2. Ginger and fennel soothe upset stomachs. Wellements Baby gripe water, $12 3. Kiss congestion goodbye with an all-natural rub. Maty’s Healthy Products baby chest rub, … Continue reading →
Whether you’re seeking an inspiring memoir, practical advice or a side-splitting parenting guide … we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our favorites and find the perfect book to peruse during your (very limited) downtime. At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles: Mostly-True Tales of an … Continue reading →
Teaching shapes and colors? Bringing home a new sibling? Just looking for a cute story to entertain your little one? These books will help you cover all of these and more, with the support of charming characters and touching tales that are sure to entertain … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Lenni (LA), Melissa (AL), Lynne (WA), Nancy (IN), Michael (IN), Catherine (NH), Jimi (MI), Meghan (IL) and Ashley (GA)! We have more than $4,100 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Kim (IL), Tina (MN) and Valerie (OH)! Shower power Three fortunate families will win a Shower Squad Bundle chock-full of goods from Babyganics, so they can help create a baby-safe household for … Continue reading →
Size matters Even if you can’t see your feet way down there, you’ve probably noticed your shoes fitting a little more snugly than usual. It’s not uncommon for women, particularly first-time mamas, to go up an entire shoe size during … Continue reading →
Follow this festive formula for gift-giving success.
It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Transform a favorite photo into a stylish wooden wall … Continue reading →
a. Rental property Are you looking for a stylish getup for one-time-only wear? If splurging on a special occasion piece isn’t in the budget, peruse the hefty selection of ensembles for rent at minefornine.com. (Oh, and if you fall in love … Continue reading →
A. Urbini Reversi Stroller, $80 Proving budget-friendly doesn’t have to mean bare bones, this easy-on-the-wallet ride sports a reversible seat, extra-large canopy (with a peekaboo window), parent cup holder and one-hand recline. Plus, it’s car seat-compatible—not bad for setting you … Continue reading →
Looking for pregnancy advice, support or even just a cute way to track baby’s milestones? There’s an app for that … and for nearly anything else you can think of, too! Here are some of our favorites. Life in the Womb If you … Continue reading →
Six ways to get those cute baby snapshots off your phone and into the hands of loved ones (including you).
1. See how much has changed in a year with a monthly trip down memory lane. Pinhole Press calendar, $30 2. Mini cards are perfect for gift tags or short and sweet thank you notes. Origrami note cards, $22 for … Continue reading →
Follow this festive formula for gift-giving success.
It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Where cuteness and softness collide. Westcoast Baby … Continue reading →
Go for seconds When timing contractions, use a clock with a secondhand to track duration (how long each contraction lasts from beginning to end), as well as frequency (how far apart they are from the start—not end—of one contraction to … Continue reading →
Follow this festive formula for gift-giving success.
It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Extra coffee at the … Continue reading →