One starstruck sweetheart will win a Celebrity Baby Trends gift basket, featuring goods and gear from babybay USA, Whimsical Charm, The Sucklebuckle, The Balancing Stork, Little Fishkopp, Widgeon, My Baby’s Keeper and Highchair Bib.
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Q: Our son is approaching his first birthday, and I am struggling with the breastfeeding/ weaning issue. I am starting to feel myself getting annoyed with his demands, but because it is something he enjoys and a way we bond, … Continue reading →
Motherhood may be good for our souls, but it can be pretty hard on our posture. Fortunately, yoga-inspired stretching can help things straighten out.
After feeding, bathing or carrying baby, open up your chest with these poses from Karly Treacy, certified SmartFLOW yoga instructor and mom of three in Venice, California. Lazy boy chest opener Make a “recliner” by propping up a bolster with … Continue reading →
A peek inside a chic, inviting nursery in Seattle.
When Kendra Henderson welcomed her youngest child, Winnie Wilde, to the family, she combined her love of bold type and graphics (she’s a designer by trade) with vintage-style furniture to create a nursery that any little girl would be lucky … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Uttaran (MN), Lori (VA), Norma J (IL), Dolores (FL), Aaron (CO), Stephanie (CA), Gilda (PA), Megan (IL), Chad (CA), Shelley (WI), Linda (NY), Hillesha (IN), Susan (FL), Caroline (GA), Lauren (AL) and Michaela … Continue reading →
Set yourself up for success with a fresh take on an age-old tradition.
Anyone else guilty of making a mile-long list of resolutions, only to give up on exactly all of them within a couple weeks? Trying to conquer a host of new habits at once often leads to frustration and failure. But … Continue reading →
(Scroll to the bottom of this post to stream the entire playlist or click here.) Mood: Frustrated that even the rubber band trick won’t save your old jeans at this point but still waiting for your bump to pop Song: … Continue reading →
Q: Since becoming pregnant, I’ve noticed that baby products are constantly being recalled (at least it seems that way). If a product my family uses is recalled, how can I be sure I don’t miss it? A: Staying on top … Continue reading →
Q: It seems like half of the “big kids” at my son’s daycare have a peanut allergy, and I’m really hoping my little one doesn’t end up among them. Is there anything I can do to reduce his chance of … Continue reading →
Everything you need to navigate your nine months with a baby on board.
SEARCH AND RESCUEOn cloud 9 The cruel irony of pregnancy is that even before your bundle of sleep deprivation arrives, catching those precious Zs gets tricky. Eliminate one major issue—finding a comfortable position—by making friends with a pregnancy pillow. Your … Continue reading →
Q: My partner’s parents live close by and are keen on stopping by often to see their new granddaughter. I appreciate their enthusiasm (and willingness to babysit!) but also feel the need to set boundaries, so we can have some … Continue reading →
Hosting a holiday fete? Gal pals will eagerly gather ’round the table when a tasty assembly of cheeses is front and center.
From varieties produced on family-owned farms in Vermont to international picks from as far as Israel, Brent Delman, founder of The Cheese Guy, knows his fromage. So, who better to give you the inside scoop on what pregnancy-safe options are … Continue reading →
Take a ho-hum nursery to new heights by filling in the blank spaces.
Road trippers. Creative Thursday VW print, from $45 City smarts. Lolo Print Co. Chicago alphabet print, from $30 Get a head. Fiona Walker England elephant head, $165 Modern history. Parade and Company RAWR canvas art print, $29 Shelf life. Pillowfort … Continue reading →
The nanny, daycare teacher or date night babysitter who has saved the day (and your sanity) on more than one occasion and never judges when baby’s wearing only one sock.
Because her knowledge of children’s books never ceases to amaze you. Out of Print tote, $20 Because no one needs to know whether it’s water or wine inside. Still House bottle, $40 Because it looks festive at home or in … Continue reading →
Q: Do I really have to take my baby’s coat off when she’s riding in her car seat? A: The short answer is: yes! Why is it necessary to take baby’s coat off? If you don’t, the harness might not … Continue reading →
Q: My infant seems particularly prone to diaper rash—what could be triggering it, and how should I treat it? A: Most babies will experience a case of diaper rash by age 3. If your baby is particularly prone, it’s important … Continue reading →
Going back to work doesn’t have to mean giving up breastfeeding.
We tapped Helen Anderson, MSN, BSN, RN, CLE, founder of Milkies and chief lactation officer at Fairhaven Health, to answer your top questions on pumping breast milk. How soon after baby is born should I start pumping? It depends. Pumping during … Continue reading →
Three big-ticket items that merit a little extra expenditure.
Every family has a budget, but sometimes scrimping can cost more in the long run. Save your sanity and skip the hassle by investing in quality products where it counts. 1. Carrier Babywearing can be a serious godsend when it … Continue reading →
The surprisingly sentimental dude who’s forever cracking jokes, flipping pancakes and doing whatever it takes to protect his crew.
Because pulling his weight in the kitchen is one of the many reasons he’s a keeper. Chez M’Lain half apron, $83 Because adventure awaits. Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $100 Because the woodsy, tangy scent of his well-groomed facial hair … Continue reading →
Get schooled on the most practical bags for hauling baby’s stuff.
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK Storq Carryall, $115 “After trying what felt like a zillion diaper bags, I was drawn to the simplicity of this classic backpack. Its understated style fits both my aesthetic and my partner’s, and its smallish … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Kelly (FL), Julia (TN), Whitney (VA), Heather (OH), David (CO), Will (WI), Katharine (FL), Jennifer (OH), Cierra (GA), Viv (NY), Margaret (MI), Alexis (TX), Stephanie (WI) and Vicki (CA)! We have $2,150 worth … Continue reading →
Before assigning your tot her forever title, be sure to ask these important questions.
1. What does the name mean? While some people don’t put much stock in meanings, others wouldn’t dream of saddling a kid with a name that means unfortunate (Mallory) or bitter (Molly). 2. What will baby’s initials be? Abbott Sailor … Continue reading →
Q: What should I do at the first sign of diaper rash on my infant’s bottom? A: Diaper rashes are common, but they can be one of the most frustrating problems to treat in a pediatrician’s office. That’s because they … Continue reading →
When a newborn moves in, it’s a big adjustment for everyone in the family—there are startling sounds, new gadgets and unusual sleeping patterns. It’s a lot for any pup to get used to, which is why Sarah Hodgson, dog trainer … Continue reading →
Like the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) often begins with symptoms such as cough, fever, and runny or stuffy nose. And, like the flu, it’s highly contagious. In fact, nearly all children will have been infected by RSV by the … Continue reading →
Bumbleride Speed, $549 Speed3 steering allows the front wheel to swivel 360 degrees for everyday errands, be locked into place for long distance runs or swivel just 30 degrees for jogs around the neighborhood that require more twists and turns. … Continue reading →
We have more than $5,150 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our December issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. December 2016 Buyer’s Guide 2016
The mini grown-up who eagerly volunteers to find a missing pacifier or help bake cookies but is rarely as thrilled about putting on shoes or going to bed.
Because a stuffed ball can cause far less destruction than a real one. Oeuf plush ball, $48 Because giant books are where it’s at. Candlewick Studio oversized book, $22 Because boys like playing with dolls, too. Candy Kirby Designs doll, … Continue reading →
The woman who always knows what to say and do, and even when she doesn’t, makes everything instantly better just by being there.
Because a diaper bag that makes her feel pulled together even when the baby is crying and her hair hasn’t been washed in three days is worth its weight in gold. cee cee & ryan Stef baby bag, $98 Because … Continue reading →
The chubby, giggly little human who happily and literally drools over whatever gifts mom carefully curates.
Because handmade toys feel extra special. Manzanita Kids rattle, $16 Because it could easily become an heirloom. Blabla knit blanket, $84 Because a tiny kitty with an even tinier kitty is the cat’s meow. Kata Golda plush pal, $48 Because … Continue reading →
BellyBuds® is a specialized speaker system that gently adheres to your belly and allows you to safely play memory-shaping sound directly to the womb. Whether it’s a soothing tune or a bond-forming voice message. BellyBuds is a safe and effective … Continue reading →
This is your chance to ask for all the baby items you need and want. Make the most of the opportunity with these simple steps.
1. Start small. The little things add up quickly, so registering for odds and ends like pacifiers and nursing pads will save you in the long run. Plus, these affordable options are ideal for your buds on a budget. 2. … Continue reading →
If a bottle is part of the mealtime equation, keep these magic numbers in mind.
2.5 ounces The amount of formula per pound of body weight that baby will consume daily. So, if your nugget weighs in at 8 pounds, you’re looking at 20 ounces. 4 hours The typical time between meals for a formula-fed … Continue reading →
A charming shared space for a pair of sweet siblings.
When the Heiligenthal family found out that a baby boy would be joining 2-year-old Leo in the nursery of their Minneapolis home this December, they made a few simple adjustments to create a space that’s perfect for both the newbie … Continue reading →
My sister-in-law is taking her baby to a chiropractor, and I’m intrigued. Is it safe for infants? What are the benefits? A: Chiropractic treatment is absolutely safe for little ones. Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, there is … Continue reading →
How do I know when my baby is ready for a nap or bed? A: There is an internal rhythm—a sort of biological clock—in babies that parents can learn to recognize and follow to take the guesswork out of knowing … Continue reading →
There’s no reason to break up with sushi just because you’re growing a baby.
A pregnant woman walks into a sushi bar … and if you’re thinking she can’t eat there, then the joke’s on you. If the craving strikes, it’s safe for moms-to-be to indulge as long as they abide by these rules. … Continue reading →
On your first foray into parenthood you usually get a lot of stuff. And while all of those bodysuits and carriers and diapers—and even those tiny newborn washcloths—are useful, sometimes what a new mama needs most can’t be gift-wrapped. So, … Continue reading →