A pregnant gal's guide to what's going on down there.
Your female anatomy is, of course, a physical part of you, but you’re probably not as familiar with it as, say, your eyes or your feet. Maybe that’s because it can literally be a pain in the neck to see … Continue reading →
0+ months In most cases, infants can be worn from birth—just check with your pediatrician to get the green light. Keep your wee one close with a wrap, which allows for a custom fit every time, so even the tiniest … Continue reading →
Becoming a mom (and embracing all that comes with it) doesn’t have to mean losing who you were before baby.
We never planned on having babies 22 months apart, but it happened—and we were thrilled. My mum, however, was concerned. At the time I thought she was being a party pooper. Little did I know, her worry- ing wasn’t unfounded. … Continue reading →
GIVE ME FIVE Chicco Polly Progres5, $200 “We tend to eat at either our dining table or kitchen island, so we take advantage of the Polly Progres5’s adjustable height daily. The chair also has five different ‘modes’—including an option to … Continue reading →
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Q: My partner and I have agreed that we’d like one of us to stay home with our baby rather than return to work. How can we ensure we’re financially ready to become a single-income household? A: Having a baby brings … Continue reading →
What you need to know about baby's developmental milestones.
It’s remarkable how much an infant changes and grows in the first year of life. On day one, you’ll have in your arms a fairly unexpressive, stationary lump of wonder; by day 365, that little one will be smiling, laughing … Continue reading →
We asked five experts to share their best advice for moms-to-be as they prepare to give birth—listen up!
FROM AN OB Najia Lawrence, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified OB/GYN with North Georgia OB/GYN Specialists in Woodstock, Georgia, and is affiliated with Northside Hospital-Cherokee. She has delivered nearly 2,000 babies over the course of her 12-year career. 1. Trust … Continue reading →
Join us for a trip down memory lane since our launch in October 2006.
Our Inaugural issue! Can you believe the wee one in that model’s belly is now in fourth grade? Back then our now editor in chief (a senior editor at the time), Lacey Major, was practically a baby herself. Yes, they’re really … Continue reading →
Today’s best practices are a bit different from those of yesteryear. Stay abreast of the latest advice for the healthiest pregnancy possible.
My mom is amazing. She delivered five healthy babies, one of them naturally (me!), and breastfed every one of us. She believes that motherhood is a lifelong calling (she’s right), and she continues to be a loving, capable mom and … Continue reading →
Sweet Wallis arrived on the scene last December and joined her parents at home in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Her lovely lair hosts plenty of vintage charm thanks to her mom, Tiffany King. “I wanted Wallis’ nursery to feel light and … Continue reading →
We were well into life with our second child when the cee cee & ryan Brook Baby Bag arrived at our doorstep. We thought one kid was crazy, but two brought on a whole new dimension of disarray. We needed … Continue reading →
Once your budding babe is regularly on the move, keep tabs on his kick count to boost bonding and help doc monitor his well-being. 1. Pick a time when your little gymnast is most active (like after a meal), and … Continue reading →
The four key components of a healthy breakfast—and why you don’t want to miss out on a single one.
We’ve all had those days—when you’re running late and grab a yogurt cup or a solitary banana to scarf down at the office only to hear that telltale rumble from your midsection an hour later. You had your a.m. meal, … Continue reading →
We received the Chicco Viaro Travel System right before our firstborn arrived, and after several months of putting it to the test, I’m happy to report my baby, husband and I are all big fans.My husband had the stroller assembled … Continue reading →
Figure painting An inspired ensemble made for a muse. Alexandra Koumba cuffs, $160 each; Seraphine dress, $325 In residence A colorful combination for expressive endeavors. Elizabeth Gillett scarf (as headwrap), $75; Lili Claspe choker, $220; Rosena Sammi earrings, $290; cuff, $99; Alexandra … Continue reading →
Little ones are highly attuned to repetition. The familiarity is comforting in this big new world, and that includes getting ready to catch some Zs. Following a bedtime routine will help your babe wind down and let her know that … Continue reading →
Three simple tips to help you make the most of your maternity leave.
Meet other mamas Join a mommy-and-me class, or chat up some fellow moms at the park. These connections could lead to lifelong friendships for both you and your little ones. Plus, having someone who gets what you’re going through is … Continue reading →
Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the leading cause of death to infants from 1 to 12 months, according to the Center for Disease Control. It’s determined when the death of an infant under the age of 1 dies … Continue reading →
Q: We’re hoping to take advantage of my lengthy maternity leave and go on a family vacation when our little one hits the 4-month mark. We’re open to both domestic and international travel but would love some tips on picking … Continue reading →
I was more than excited to receive our Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller, and I’m happy to report that it’s a fantastic lightweight, compact, versatile double stroller at a great price point. My first impression was that I liked the color, a vibrant teal. We have … Continue reading →
Our baby’s due date was May 20, and we decided from the very beginning to keep the gender a surprise! After a full weekend of working out and a date night cooking class at Sur La Table with my husband, … Continue reading →
One of the many life lessons I have learned as a mom is that all kid gear is not created equal. When it comes to strollers, the right one can either make that trip to the zoo seamless and comfy … Continue reading →
Guess what, mamas? Pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and fall fashion is staging a style takeover! With chilly mornings and shorter evenings in the cards for the not too distant future, it’s time to start switching out your … Continue reading →
This was many months ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I went into the OB/GYN office on October 19, as scheduled to do a final check and listen to the baby’s heartbeat. My due date was the … Continue reading →
After using the WavHello SoundBub I have to say it’s a mama must-have! My littlest one nods off faster and sleeps more soundly when his SoundBub buddy is around, which means mom can rest easy, too. It’s a win-win! As … Continue reading →
Y’all, this bag. This. bag. I don’t just love it. I loooove it. This bag looks so stylish, not too trendy that it will be old news any time soon, and not mom-ish at all. And if you didn’t think … Continue reading →
Those close to us know about the complications that led me to five months of bedrest (six of those weeks were in a hospital), an unexpected delivery at 32 weeks, and an additional five weeks in the NICU for our … Continue reading →
The birth story of our beautiful daughter is a bit of a saga, but I want to write it all down (not that I will ever forget) because I want to remember all of the small details. Saturday, August 1, I woke … Continue reading →
Think beyond the crib with these dreamy snooze spots.
THE BASSINET Graco Dream Suite Bassinet, $150 “The Dream Suite has done double-duty in our house—first as a sleep space in our bedroom and later as a nap spot and changing center downstairs. The top seamlessly flips back and forth … Continue reading →
Keep tabs on your tot with a surveillance system suited to the task.
VIEW FROM HERE Philips Avent uGrow Smart Baby Monitor, $240 Capabilities: audio, video, smart device compatible “We just welcomed our first baby and are so pleased with the uGrow. It allows us to keep an eye on him from our … Continue reading →
Sputnik and Eames and sunburst, oh my! dresser / art print / shelf / throw blanket / When properly secured, a bar cart can make for stunning diaper storage. / mobile / changing pad / sputnik light / swaddling wrap / Eames elephant / … Continue reading →
Up until now, video baby monitors have all looked the same: small, white and black cubes or spheres, generally aesthetically boring and sure to clash with most nursery decor (unless you have an outerspace theme in mind). VTech, with their … Continue reading →
Seven babywearing options that let you take your tot to-go.
THE WOVEN WRAP Babylonia BB Slen, $119 From birth-40 pounds “After almost a year of wearing my daughter (and trying every carrier under the sun), I couldn’t wait to use the BB Slen. Because the fabric doesn’t stretch, it took … Continue reading →
If you’re looking to boost the health of you and your babe, here are 26 tasty ways to make it happen. A is for avocado Everyone’s favorite guacamole star is chock-full of three big pregnancy players: potassium, which is important … Continue reading →
Q: How do I care for those first baby teeth? A: Caring for a baby’s teeth is a very important step to promoting good health and limiting cavity-causing bacteria. When that first tooth appears, you can introduce baby-safe tooth- paste. … Continue reading →
That is the question this to-the-point guide is here to help you answer. We’ll give you the facts and demystify the process, so you can decide what’s right for you and baby.
There is no single way to birth a child. Because no two labors and deliveries are the same (from how long they last to how they feel), what works for one woman might not for another. But many people—mothers and … Continue reading →
After having our second beautiful child, I worried, Will doubling the amount of kids mean double the amount of gear?! Not necessarily, thanks to convenient products like the Summer Infant 3Dtwo Double Convenience Stroller. The 3Dtwo arrived in slim tall package. … Continue reading →
Double electric breast pumps make milk retrieval quick and painless.
CUSTOM FIT Evenflo Feeding Deluxe Advanced, $140 “Deciphering the world of pumping can be daunting, but Evenflo makes it easier with a simple instruction manual that even spells out how to adjust settings (for speed and suction) based on whether … Continue reading →
Many babies are comforted—and less grumpy—when they’re swaddled.
When using a swaddle, always do so safely. Should a blanket come unwrapped, it becomes a suffocation hazard, so baby shouldn’t be left unattended. Put him down to sleep on his back—and wean him off the wrap before he learns … Continue reading →
Q: I recently found out I’m pregnant and am nervous about contracting Zika virus.What can I do to protect my baby on the way? A: Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an Aedes species mosquito that has the … Continue reading →
How does “advanced maternal age” play out in the real world of pregnancy and parenting?
I peeked at my chart—scrawled across the top was the ominous phrase “advanced maternal age.” The OB handed me a referral to a high-risk clinic. “Is there something wrong?” I asked. Without looking up he said, “We refer all our … Continue reading →
Friends, the UPPAbaby team knows strollers! We’ve struggled to find the best double stroller for our 6-month-old and toddler. I’ve read about and tried many others with little success. But with the UPPAbaby VISTA and G-LINK, we now have two strollers that keep … Continue reading →
How the basic principles of HypnoMothering could help you thrive in motherhood and beyond.
During pregnancy women spend nine months envisioning what childbirth will look like, but they often spend far less time preparing for the days and years after. Once you’ve taken the plunge into parenthood, though, many new moms soon realize it … Continue reading →
What’s bugging your baby? Discover six conditions new moms are apt to encounter.
Little ones cry for oh-so-many reasons, but we’ve picked out half a dozen issues that are likely to crop up in the early months of your child’s life. While there’s no substitute for a doctor’s care, we’ve got a few … Continue reading →
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 →
Taking care of a wee one is probably easier than you think.
Many first-time parents experience a surge of fear when they’re discharged from the hospital and sent into the world with a brand-new baby. No matter how much you prepare, nothing can get you ready for the realization that you’re suddenly … Continue reading →