Pop the popcorn, curl up on the sofa, and cue up a documentary on the topic du jour.
40 Weeks Real-life couples share an intimate peek into their journeys from conception to delivery. They’re brave, they’re candid, and they’re open about everything from awkward leaks to awe-inducing ultrasounds. The Business of Being Born This provocative documentary offers a … Continue reading →
Hit the road with a seat that’s safe for the tiniest passengers.
MODERN WONDER CYBEX Cloud Q, $450 Rear-facing: birth to 35 pounds “The Cloud Q is possibly nicer than my actual vehicle! It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe, thanks to a load leg and telescopic side-impact protection. The … Continue reading →
Early vision issues can cause developmental delays, so it’s important to keep an eye on your little one’s optical health.
“Although only 1 in 9 infants have vision problems, parents who take their child for an eye exam will have a new peace of mind that their infant’s vision is developing properly,” says Andrea Thau, OD, president of the American … Continue reading →
Pick up the pace with jogging strollers that can tackle any terrain.
TWICE AS NICE Thule Urban Glide 2, $650 “After giving the Urban Glide 2 a few laps around the block, it screams mobility and is perfect for an active, urban lifestyle. Plus, I’m tall, so I really appreciate the adjustable … Continue reading →
Clean your bean with a tub that won’t burst your bubble.
MINI MARVEL Boon Soak, $50 “If you want a sturdy, uncomplicated (but well-designed) bath, then the Soak is the one for you! The small holes in the seat allow water to flow around baby, and the drain plug changes colors … Continue reading →
Seven parent-approved strollers to suit your needs and style.
BEST FOR EARTH LOVERS Greentom Upp Reversible, $359 “The Upp Reversible is about as green as baby gear can get, thanks to a frame and fabric made from 100 percent recycled materials. It also has a simultaneously vintage and futuristic … Continue reading →
It’s wise to be ready for anything should a natural or man-made disaster strike, and it’s especially important when a baby is involved. Check these items off your list as you create your family’s emergency supply kit, and learn more about … Continue reading →
Let the games begin with entertainers for babes of all ages.
SWAY AWAY Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing, $140 “We use the InLighten Cradling Swing every day, multiple times a day. There are two recline options, which are nice depending on whether our little one is sleepy or alert, and three swing … Continue reading →
You don’t need to give up caffeine altogether, but cutting back is in baby’s best interest.
There’s still a lot experts don’t know about the effects of caffeine during pregnancy, which is why the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for more research before it can draw any conclusions about a link between caffeine and … Continue reading →
Colorful cutlery designed with tiny mouths—and chubby hands—in mind.
Made from plants and biodegradable. JJ Rabbit, $5 for fork and spoon A textured underside stimulates baby’s senses. oogaa, $6 for two The curved handle is ideal for beginner feeders. Kizingo, $10 Designed with insight from a pediatric occupational therapist. … Continue reading →
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 →
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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 →