Stick-anywhere sensors notify your smartphone if a door opens, the medicine cabinet is ajar, the smoke detector is going off and more. Notion home monitoring system, from $129 Order up a perfectly mixed bottle of formula at baby’s preferred temperature … Continue reading →
Like peas and carrots (only better), these tasty treats were practically made for each other.
Top off a tin of homemade baked goods with a cute sticker, and no one will notice if you burned a few. —Lauren, Executive Editor Monica Schafer for Minted custom stickers, $10 for 24 If newbies could speak just one word, … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Serena (AL), Jen (NY), Jeanne (KY), Martina (CA), Gretchen (CO), Rama (MI), Lori (VA), Susan (PA), Morgan (GA), Troy (TN), Erica (CA), Debbie (CA), Dolores (FL), Leslie (DE), Chelsea (MA), Aaron (CO), Samira … Continue reading →
Your partner might not be able to nurse your baby, but that doesn’t mean he can’t pitch in.
It can be hard for a co-parent to know how to help when mom’s exclusively breastfeeding, but there are plenty of ways to get involved. Amy O’Malley, RN, MSN, director of education and clinical services at Medela, Inc., and David … Continue reading →
Worries about poor latches and nipple pain top the list of expectant moms’ breastfeeding concerns, according to a Lansinoh survey of over 13,000 women. The good news is that pain is not an inevitable part of breastfeeding.“Pain is not normal,” … Continue reading →
Anything but garden variety. Le Top bathing suit, $34 The little man and the sea. Rosie Pope bodysuit, $32 for set of five Put on a happy face. Kira Kids top, $39 Turtle power. babysoy gown, $19 Anchors aweigh. Egg … Continue reading →
More vitamin D now could be beneficial for baby later.
Upping your intake of foods high in vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce your budding babe’s risk of developing seasonal allergies (aka hay fever) later in life, according to a recent study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. … Continue reading →
Class is always in session for budding bookworms, so load up your little one’s library with fun and enlightening reads that you’ll both enjoy. It’s time to hit the books!
TO THE LETTER Grab your lasso! This wild-West-inspired primer teaches tots their ABCs with a bit of American history and a lot of fun. Yeehaw! V is for Vittles: A Wild West Primer, by Greg Paprocki, $10 YOU NAME IT Inside … Continue reading →
Whether your wee one is headed to daycare or you're trying to keep track of those homemade purees, get a handle on whose is whose and what is what with a label that lasts.
For expressed milk and homemade purees Reusable dry erase stickers are best for items with an expiration date. Mabel’s Labels, $21 for 27 For daycare goers Stretch-to-fit bands spell out which beverage belongs to baby. Inchbug, $13 for four For … Continue reading →
Q: It breaks my heart to hear my baby cry, but sometimes I’m not sure what it is she wants. Is there a protocol I should run through to make sure her needs are met? A: There are few things that inspire a … Continue reading →
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises reading aloud to baby from birth to bolster language development, build language skills, boost brain development and strengthen your parent-child bond. But according to a 2016 national survey by Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, … Continue reading →
Find support for your growing girls with fit tips from the intimate apparel experts at Leading Lady.
Band together To find your band size, measure your chest under your arms above your breasts. (Measure yourself in front of a mirror while wearing a nonpadded bra, and keep the tape measure level as you pull it snugly around your … Continue reading →
When you’re eagerly awaiting baby’s debut, you might be inclined to do what you can to kick start her departure from the home you’ve graciously provided for the past nine months. If the old standbys (long walks, spicy foods and … Continue reading →
Adding to your brood doesn’t have to cost a bundle. Employ one or more of these thrifty tips to ensure your piggy bank stays porky.
1. Create a registry. Not only will registering allow others to help make some headway in your baby gear acquisition, but it might also come with some extra perks— like a complimentary goodie bag or registry completion discount. 2. Stagger … Continue reading →
We might not be heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stock up on a few fall favorites.
Check out this pouch: It’s perfect for corralling odds and ends in my bag. —Shea, Fashion & Style Editor Out of Print library card pouch, $12 No matter how old she gets, a girl never outgrows her love of crayons. … Continue reading →
Throughout most of the United States, a mother has the right to breastfeed anywhere she and her child are allowed to be.
When it comes to breastfeeding, know that the law is on your side. Throughout the U.S., there is legislation to protect nursing moms—whether it’s guaranteeing them time to pump or making sure they’re able to feed baby wherever they need. Here’s … Continue reading →
Nursing might seem like a one-woman show at times, but a few handy aids can make it more of a collaborative effort.
1. Lactating will leave you thirsty, so have a high-capacity water bottle on hand. bkr 1-liter bottle, $45 2. Earphones for mom, a sensor for baby and a smartphone are all you need to get real-time reports on your munchkin’s milk … Continue reading →
Our friends at little bee books are treating five budding bookworms to hardcover copies of both Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands and Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet! These brand-new hardcover picture books feature babies exploring all the things … Continue reading →
Little Loyal joined the Rhodes family last August, and his mom, Sarah, knew she wanted a fun, modern, fresh design for his nursery in their Phoenix home. “My goal in putting together his nursery was to create a space … … Continue reading →
I just gave birth to a healthy, happy baby boy—my third!—and of course, I’m delighted. My best friend and her partner, however, just shared news of their miscarriage. How can I support them without rubbing in my own picture-perfect pregnancy … Continue reading →
From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is dotted with talented makers and their noteworthy creations.
THE WEST Table scraps Tucked away in southern Oregon is the home base of Alexandra Rose Handmade, a line of adorable burp cloths, tiny dresses, crib sheets and more. With playful patterns and impeccable quality, these comfortable pieces are easy … Continue reading →
Seemingly innocuous acts may be doing more harm than good when it comes to baby’s oral health.
It’s not unusual to see a mom “clean off” a pacifier in her own mouth before giving it to baby or take a bite from the same spoon her little one is using. But these commonplace behaviors involve an exchange … Continue reading →
This darling tale is like the epilogue to the nursery rhyme—you find out what happens after the bough breaks (and thankfully, it’s a happy ending). —Ciera, Editorial Intern Nancy Paulsen Books storybook, $17 Babies in pajamas are quite possibly my … Continue reading →
It’s no secret that pregnancy can do a number on your midsection. Although it might be the tautest it’s ever been as you waddle your way into the hospital to give birth, it’ll likely be quite the opposite by the … Continue reading →
Snuff out foul odors with an airtight pail. Playtex diaper pail, $37 Just fold, roll and clip to ditch dirty duds. Bambino Mio wet bag, $15 Hang a playful distraction over the changing table. Lavender Kay Design geometric mobile, $45 … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Kati (CA), Ayan (CA), Donna (IN), Melissa (NY) and Amber (CA)! We have $2,850 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our July issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to … Continue reading →
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Roll with an entourage of portable essentials to set yourself up for a successful excursion.
Umbrella strollers First-class: Reclines for naptime and includes a convenient carry strap. UPPAbaby G-Luxe, $260 Economy: Boasts a lightweight aluminum frame (12 pounds!) and a fast fold. Summer Infant 3D lite, $80 Diaper clutches First-class: Sport this changing pad as a clutch, wristlet … Continue reading →
Playing with toys may seem like fun and games, but it can also help rev up baby’s fine motor skills.
Reach + grab Your wee one practices hand-eye coordination as he reaches for playthings with tabs or textures. Toys that make sounds, like a rattle or a soft book that crinkles, can also entice your tot to make a move. … Continue reading →
Hydration station Good ol’ H2O might not taste like much, but it does a lot for your hardworking body and goes a long way toward having a healthy pregnancy. For starters, it … Helps your body absorb nutrients (yes, even … Continue reading →
My Instagram feed is full of the dreamiest photos portraying life with a baby, but my pictures never turn out quite so stunning (even though my daughter is adorable). How can I take better pictures? A: Creating bright, beautiful pictures … Continue reading →
I’m coming up on six weeks postpartum, which I know is when it’s typically OK to reintroduce sex. The truth is, though, I’m still a little traumatized from giving birth and am not sure the idea of anything that involves … Continue reading →
We’ve just moved into a new house with a swimming pool in the backyard. I’m delighted—but terrified. What kind of precautions do we need to take to ensure our 9-month-old stays safe? A: Securing the pool physically, so your baby … Continue reading →
Have a conscience: Kimberly Parry Organics, $22; Green Goo by Sierra Sage, $13; Earth Mama Angel Baby, $18 Like buttah: Palmer’s, $7; Mederma, $40; The Boppy Company, $15 The oil treatment: Mustela, $30; Bio-Oil, $20; Belli, $34; Noodle & Boo, $18
Make your days as a mom a little easier with these pro tips from Asha Dornfest, author of Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids. Diaper lowdown Babies can outgrow one disposable diaper size before fitting into the … Continue reading →
Five signs you’re at risk of becoming a helicopter parent.
Little ones genuinely require a lot of attention and assistance—they need your help eating, bathing, changing clothes and even getting to sleep. But there are times that you can be a bit more hands-off—and if you start letting your baby … Continue reading →