Creating a baby registry is the easiest way to let friends and family know exactly what you need (and want). Follow these tips for success.
Dream big Go ahead and put that fancy stroller or modern highchair on your wish list. Your gal pals may just pool their pennies and go in on it together. Remember the little things Choose some budget-friendly items, like burp … Continue reading →
Keep your sweet dreamer nearby—but in a safe sleep space of her own—by sharing a room, not a bed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises against sleeping with your babe in the same bed as you and your partner, but room sharing can be healthy and harmless. Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to … Continue reading →
The nesting instinct isn’t just an old wives’ tale. Here is what’s happening as you ready your roost for your hatchling.
More than mere madness There are bona fide scientific reasons to explain your out-of-character cleaning behavior, and the experience is actually beneficial. Jena Pincott, science writer and author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?, says, “Nesting helps us psychologically brace ourselves … Continue reading →
When a friend generously offers to let you borrow some of her baby gear, you’ll no doubt be tempted to do so. But while it’s OK to take her up on hand-me-down bodysuits and baby carriers, there are certain things that … Continue reading →
If you’ve got a tot with a persnickety palate, happy hour at the highchair may involve more grimaces than grins. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch the finer fare in favor of flavorless mush. Encourage adventurous eating with … Continue reading →
Don’t let the switch to daylight saving time throw off your family’s routine. Follow these tips from Conner Herman and Kira Ryan, sleep experts and authors of The Dream Sleeper, to ensure your spring forward is seamless. Be proactive Begin … Continue reading →
Nestling your newborn against bare skin, also known as kangaroo care, provides rewards for parent and child that extend deep below the surface. Touchy feely Quiet time with mom allows baby to breathe in her scent, relax at the sound … Continue reading →
You can’t stay up past 9 p.m. You always have something questionable on your shirt. Poop doesn’t gross you out anymore. All conversations circle back to your baby. You’ve succumbed to the yoga pants and T-shirt “trend.” You’ve shared intimate … Continue reading →
Head off mom-to-be migraines with bump-safe relief. Usual suspects Between fluctuating hormone levels, caffeine withdrawal and disrupted sleep, a number of factors can trigger prenatal brain pain. Luckily, though, most headaches recede by the second trimester. Natural fit Before raiding … Continue reading →
Tots are able to make gestures and use their motor skills long before they’re able to initiate coherent verbal language. Until your little one can articulate his needs, sign language can help him communicate his feelings. Ready, set, sign Teaching … Continue reading →