The composition of your milk changes to meet your baby’s needs at every age and stage. (For example, the milk a mother produces when her baby is two days old is different from the milk she produces when baby is … Continue reading →
DON’T: Start too early. Baby should be able to hold her head up, open her mouth when food is near and move food from a spoon to her throat. She should weigh twice as much as her birth weight (or about … Continue reading →
Clouds, rainbows, and even a touch of the sun: Bring the outdoors in with this weather-themed nursery. cloud shelf / letter U / rain wall decal / rainbow pencil wall art / bin / rocker / striped cloud pillow / … Continue reading →
Sleep is essential for both you and your growing babe, so avoid these potential snooze-wreckers, which can cause you to toss and turn all night long. Processed foods A recent study in the journal Nutrition found that individuals who tended … Continue reading →
No matter how hard I tried to come up with other ideas for what to say here, I kept coming back to my family. They’re my fave, hands down. Lacey, Editor in Chief Dotty Ellipsis custom print, from $15 I … Continue reading →
Proper positioning throughout pregnancy can make for an optimal night’s rest. Follow these tips to get the best beauty sleep possible. Sleep for two Sleeping on your left side can benefit both you and baby. Doing so improves blood flow, … Continue reading →
Our internal body clocks control the production of the hormone melatonin and help regulate how much and how often we sleep. But pregnancy can—as you probably know firsthand—throw this cycle off. “Just about all pregnant women experience waking in the … Continue reading →
We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our November issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes November 30, 2014. Boppy Slipcovered Pillow and … Continue reading →
We have so much to be thankful for this time of year, and it’s easy to show our gratitude by giving back—even while stocking up for baby. As you begin thinking about gifts for the upcoming holidays, pay it forward with these charitable choices. … Continue reading →
Before relentless laundry causes you to crash and burn, recruit a few handy tools to help keep everything under control.
Corral dirty duds in a cleanly designed hamper. ferm LIVING hamper, $115 Drape those impossibly tiny baby clothes over sweet and solid wood hangers. The Container Store wooden hangers set, $8 Skip messy measuring, and drop a good-for-you, good-for- the-environment … Continue reading →
Whether your beautiful babe is still sporting those tiny newborn diapers or starting potty training soon, the Transitional Diaper Bag by Pattern is the carryall you’ve been looking for. Mamas can have the style and versatility of a classic (vegan leather!) tote on the … Continue reading →
Mamas, your playroom is set with this week’s Win-it! Even if your little one is in the teeny stage, it might be time to start collecting some toys of the (rare) electronic-free persuasion—especially when those toys are durable and fun! (And their … Continue reading →
Just because you’re breastfeeding your bundle of joy doesn’t mean your undergarments have to be drab. There is nothing more beautiful than motherhood, and Bravado is here to help give you that extra confidence boost by giving away a complete nursing wardrobe … Continue reading →
Get excited, mamas! It’s your lucky week—we’ve upped your odds of claiming a fabulous freebie with two Win its, for a total value of more than $500 in prizes. Click below to toss your name into the hat for a chance to win … … a … Continue reading →
Now your little one can sleep as close to you as you want—even right next to your bed—and still snooze safely in his own separate space, thanks to the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. And the more it moves, the less you … Continue reading →
While breastfeeding your babe comes with plenty of benefits (for moms and minis!), getting milk from breast to bottle can be a hassle—and a painful one at that! Mamas, you’ve got to get up close and personal with your pump—for hours … Continue reading →
For all you lactating mamas, forget buying a constant supply of disposable pads and trying to match them to your ever-changing levels of flow. Cake Lingerie has found an eco-friendly answer to your leakage problems, thanks to its brand-new line … Continue reading →
Get excited, mamas! It’s your lucky week—we’ve upped your odds of claiming a fabulous freebie with two Win its, for a total value of $312 in prizes. Click below to toss your name into the hat for a chance to win … … a Signature Pro … Continue reading →
Falling under the weather during pregnancy can be a real pill. Swallow this expert advice to help get you back on your feet.
With morning sickness, fatigue and swollen ankles, pregnancy can really throw a body off. But when nausea turns into a full-blown stomach bug or exhaustion leads to the flu, it’s not just your health that you need to worry about—the … Continue reading →
1. Lay your newbie on a mat that’s engaging enough to make tummy time tolerable. Prince Lionheart play mat, $25 2. Hang wallpaper baby will find interesting for years to come (especially when she’s old enough to display her own artwork … Continue reading →
Learn what you can do to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Eighty to ninety percent of SIDS-related deaths result from unsafe sleeping conditions. Follow these steps to allow both you and your little one to breathe a little easier. When putting baby down, lay him on his back on a firm … Continue reading →
We have more than $2,500 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our October issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes October 31, 2014. Similac Lansinoh Wink … Continue reading →
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you can skip out on seeing the dentist.
Nothing to be afraid of “It’s perfectly safe to have treatment during your pregnancy,” says Sally Cram, DDS, PC, spokesperson and consumer advisor for the American Dental Association (ADA) and periodontist in Washington, D.C. In fact, keeping up with your … Continue reading →
Why choose herbs over traditional medicine to soothe your postpartum aches and pains? “A lot of women, especially when breastfeeding, aren’t comfortable with introducing different drugs into their bodies,” says Demetria Clark, global director of Birth Arts International and founder … Continue reading →
Orange you glad this hue isn’t just for Halloween? These pumpkin-colored picks keep us feeling peachy year-round. Bundle your bundle in the coziest of winter wear. -Katherine, Editorial Intern 7 A.M. Enfant bundler, $95 Food pouches are the easiest way … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Cathy (WI)! Add a touch of sparkle to every day with this week’s giveaway from Like Mother, Like Daughter jewelry. A true family affair, mother-daughter duo Karen and Kaitlin craft radiant metal jewelry, bag clips, cuffs … Continue reading →
Hollywood is having a baby boom. And some of our favorite celebrity moms are welcoming their babies at home. While home births still constitute less than 1 percent of total births in the United States, births at home have increased … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulation to Lynda (CA). Every mama-to-be deserves some first-class pampering during her nine months of bumphood—you are, after all, making a wee human in there, and that’s hard work! We’ve partnered with Bump Boxes to send one … Continue reading →
Rosie Pope is not only an actress, she’s also a household name in the parenting world. Pope, 34, is the founder of Rosie Pope Maternity, MomPrep and Rosie Pope Baby, as well as author of Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to the following winners: Shelly (MI), Stephanie (GA) and Hollie (WI)! Drab diapers got you down? FuzziBunz cloth diapers are here to keep your little cruiser looking chic, comfortable and, most importantly, dry. FuzziBunz one-size cloth … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to the following winners: Aubrey (CO), Ina (VA), Eva (PA), Stefanie (KY), Jaimie (CO)! Flu season is coming soon, and there’s nothing worse than passing germs from baby to baby (or should we say, paci-ing … Continue reading →
Even from day one, you can see signs of your tot’s muscle control in her newborn reflexes—which also give moms a peek at the developmental road ahead. But it’s only a brief glimpse because most are seen for only the … Continue reading →
Feel like you can’t handle being pregnant for another second? We’ve all been there.
Midwife Vicki Nolan Marnin reminds us that women are not machines and that a due date does not necessarily mean a baby is ready to be born. However, she adds that after 39 weeks of pregnancy, there are some methods … Continue reading →
To ensure baby’s meal is prepared properly and safely, follow these simple steps from Pam Price, PhD, RD, CNSC, a child nutrition expert at Abbott Nutrition and prior neonatal nutritionist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. Get the … Continue reading →
By two months, your little is already leaps and bounds ahead of where she was at birth. With a few playtime tweaks from here on out, you can give her a leg up on those upcoming milestones. 2 months in … Continue reading →
Sixteen tongue-in-cheek tunes to add to your labor playlist.
Want to lighten the mood on labor day? Add these not-too-serious, actually kind-of-hilarious songs to your playlist for the big day. 1. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eye Peas 2. “I Wanna Be Sedated” by The Ramones 3. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” … Continue reading →
We’re not making it up! Each of these beauty products can really, truly be found in our staffers’ cosmetic bags. Pink cheeks! Don’t leave the house without ‘em. -Lauren, Executive Editor Trish McEvoy blush, $22 Made with volcanic clay, this face … Continue reading →
A barn full of friends is music to Old McDonald's ears.
1. Donna Wilson plate, $35 Dinner is the cat’s meow. 2. Skip Hop backpack, $20 Your tot will look so fly when she carries this pack into daycare. 3. Sugarbooger by Ore’ mini bib set, $13 Everybody knows farmhands wear bibs. 4. Clavis … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Debbie (OH)! When you’re carrying the ooYoo Brooke Dots Black diaper bag, no one will guess you’re toting wet wipes and pacifiers—until they see your mini, that is! This eye-catching carry-all flies under the … Continue reading →
Introducing the maternity fashion designers who've got your back (and bump).
Who should you be thanking for that chic maternity dress and comfy-yet-flattering pants you’re sporting? Allow us to introduce the brains behind the brands… Meet Ariane Goldman of HATCH in New York City What HATCH is known for: A cool … Continue reading →
Get your daily dose of nutrients to ensure optimal health for both you and your baby-to-be.
Easy on the stomach If you find pills hard to swallow, try an alternative that goes down easily. Vitafusion gummy prenatal vitamins, $12 Chew on these good-for-you gummies. VitaPearl prenatal vitamins with DHA, by prescription only Size up these tiny … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the following winners: Kimberly (FL), Hillary (IA), Catherine (AZ), Monica (NJ), Kasey (MD), Margaret (PA), Angela (CO), Patricia (GA), Lacey (MI), Donna (MS), Trista (SD), Gabrielle (IL), Sheree (AZ), Kim (KY), Heather (NY), … Continue reading →
Learn how to recognize and track contractions long before your little one makes his debut.
The real deal Each contraction will cause you to feel a tightening in your uterus. It may feel like a dull ache similar to menstrual cramps or a low backache. But when you start to have contractions at regular intervals … Continue reading →
We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Buyer’s Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes December 31, 2014. Charlie Banana … Continue reading →