I told my midwives I planned to have a hospital birth. It never occurred to me that a home birth was an option for me or that I would enjoy it. About midway through my pregnancy my midwives (a team … Continue reading →
Daphne Oz, natural foods chef, prior co-host on ABC’s hit lifestyle series The Chew and star of her new venture Domestic Goddish TV, is expecting her third baby in a little less than three weeks. We called her up to chat about how she’s staying comfortable, what she’s eating and her secret to achieving that pregnancy glow.
You’re just a few weeks away from meeting your third baby(!), which means you’re probably starting to get uncomfortable as your wee one runs out of room. What are you doing to keep from feeling miserable during the final countdown? … Continue reading →
Make your holiday road trip a smoother ride with these smart upgrades.
1 | Start the journey with the most important accessory: a safe car seat that’s properly installed. Maxi-Cosi Mico 30 infant car seat, $200 2 | Warm up bottles en route with a handy heating device that plugs into car … Continue reading →
Faye, oh, Faye, you are the sweetest little girl. All 10 pounds, 3 ounces of you—wow, you are quite the baby! You sure threw me for a few loops during this pregnancy, though! As a third child, I guess that’s … Continue reading →
On August 10, we were 41 weeks and a day pregnant. We had seen the midwife earlier that week and had made a plan that to break my water if things looked favorable to start an induction. I spent the … Continue reading →
Babies carriers may seem a dime a dozen, but finding the right one(s) for your family can be challenging. For my tribe, we were in need of something for my oldest now that she has gotten too big to tote … Continue reading →
It’s not like the movies—no one ever goes into labor by having their water break spontaneously. That’s what we were told in our birth class. So I was completely shocked when I rolled over in bed and felt a gush … Continue reading →
At first glance, the Blooming Bath Lotus appears to be a simple product—it’s a plush flower that you place in the sink or tub as a cushion or support while bathing your baby. However, I found that it took a … Continue reading →
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Q: We’re working on our baby registry, and the crib mattresses all seem the same to me. are some better than others? What should I be looking for? A: That’s such a great question, as all crib mattresses are not created … Continue reading →
Q: My husband and I are desperate for a date night, but we don’t have any family nearby. How do we begin finding a sitter we can trust? A: Finding someone you can trust to watch your most precious treasures can feel … Continue reading →
Q: When my little guy gets fussy, it’s usually because he’s gassy. What are some easy ways to relieve the issue? A: There are a few things you can try to bring your son relief: Avoid overfeeding (too frequently or too much). … Continue reading →
Q: We’re planning to bank our baby’s cord blood, but I’m worried it will be painful for him or interrupt our bonding time after delivery. Can you give me a sense of what the collection process looks like? A: Umbilical cord blood … Continue reading →
All of my babies have just absolutely lived in bouncers. That’s why I was so excited that Evenflo has come out with a new sleek, lightweight bouncer that is as functionally cool as it is eye-catching called the Lyric Musical … Continue reading →
When I sat down to write this, I told my husband it would be the shortest review I’d written. Now, my brevity shouldn’t be taken as a lack of enthusiasm for the Nuna LEAF Curv (trust me, we’ll get to … Continue reading →
We know moms are short on time but not on things to keep neat. To help ensure your babe’s valuables are in tip-top shape, here are a few tricks for quickly tidying your main machinery.
Stroller Make use of that handheld vacuum, and remove all visible food pieces from the fabric (especially the cracks where baby’s back and bottom meet). Dampen a cloth with cool water and wipe away any remaining dust or particles. Add … Continue reading →
Although breastfeeding exclusively tends to prevent the return of mom’s cycle for a while, it isn’t a reliable form of birth control. In fact, it’s possible to get pregnant again within a few weeks of delivering. (Yikes!)
To prevent pregnancy, which could be draining on both your body and spirit so soon after childbirth, use condoms during sex until you’ve had a chance to discuss with your doctor or midwife what the best birth control option is … Continue reading →
Sideshow Perfect for twins or close-in- age siblings, this side-by-side ride is slim enough to make it through narrow spaces and offers independent, one-hand reclining seats. It even accom modates two Maxi-Cosi infant car seats (sold separately). Maxi-Cosi Dana For2, $500 … Continue reading →
Say grace Little Marc Jacobs dress, $121 Trunk show Silk Road Bazaar booties, $22 So stinkin’ cute Oeuf jumpsuit, $158 Dam adorable Robeez shoes, $26 Life is ruff Kira Kids romper, $55 On the sly Mini Rodini dress, $80 Something’s … Continue reading →
Bath tubs. How different can they be? All you really need is a small bin to fill for your baby to sit in, right? I never knew what I was missing from an infant tub until I used the Béaba … Continue reading →
How to look after yourself while adjusting to life with your newborn.
My OB warned me that the first six weeks after the birth of my son would be the hardest. And she was right. Surprisingly, one of the trickiest parts of the transition was figuring out how to tend to my … Continue reading →
How to handle the sometimes prickly semantics of family relationships.
While you’re eagerly tracking each new development during your pregnancy, you may be missing another transformation taking place. Your parents and in-laws are learning to navigate a new relationship with you. They may even be experiencing grandparenthood for the first … Continue reading →
Q: My partner is French, and we’d like to raise our daughter to be bilingual, but I’m not sure how it would work. I’d love to hear what the process looked like from a family that has had success with it. … Continue reading →
Adding fermented foods to your diet can help maintain a healthy microbiome.
Giving yourself a gut check might be one of the best things you can do for a healthy pregnancy and your overall long-term well-being. You see, the community of critters in your intestinal tract (aka the microbiome) is home to … Continue reading →
Respecting your elders is all the rage. This season, heed their advice in adult-worthy wears fashioned for the young at start.
Bet it all on love Say everything in an outfit built for professing your feelings. Oeuf sweater, $100; hat, $52; Anne-Claire Petit plush music box, $75; ED Ellen DeGeneres socks, $10 for two pairs; 12|12 organic leggings, $32 Own the Room Don’t be afraid … Continue reading →
An anything-but-dreary nursery near Salt Lake City.
Blogger and clothing designer Rachel Parcell joined forces with Oilo Studio last fall to create a stunning room for her sweet son, Jackson. They steered toward a regal, sophisticated design but kept things kid-friendly with a soft rug for playing, … Continue reading →
There’s nothing more terrifying for a parent than giving your new baby their first bath. Newborns curl into little balls of fluff and fall into themselves as you try to hold them up in a vessel of water. Going into … Continue reading →
Childbirth [chahyld-burth] Noun 1. The act or instance of bringing forth a child AKA … the scariest, craziest, most insane, beautifully wonderful adventure I have ever been on. What’s been about two months now seems like it was yesterday, but five … Continue reading →
The logical side of my brain knew that my due date was far from a guaranteed deadline. I tried to mentally prepare myself for going past June 23 and often joked that my baby would probably be tardy to the … Continue reading →
It was October in Denver, Colorado. The weather was mild and sunny. I was about five days away from my delivery date, and I came in to work as usual. Around mid-morning, I was sitting at my desk when I … Continue reading →
I’m a big fan of modern baby gear, so as soon as I saw the bloom fresco chrome, I knew it was the highchair for me. (Well, for my baby.) Choosing a color was tough because they have so many … Continue reading →
Our executive editor gives us a peek into her daughter Isla's nursery.
“We wanted the room to be fun and playful and not take itself too seriously. I have a pretty hard time sticking with a strict theme or color scheme, so the nursery could probably best be described as ‘hodgepodge.’ But I think … Continue reading →
A darling DIY wall is the focal point of our senior editor's son Arlo's picture-perfect place.
“Creating a nursery is a long process. There were some weeks that I worried it was going to be boring. Then there were times I thought I’d surely gone overboard. So my advice is to try to keep things in … Continue reading →
Increase your odds of a good night's sleep with a bed that will help your wee one drift off to dreamland. (Fingers crossed.)
A charming earth- and baby-friendly option at an affordable price. It converts all the way up to a full-size bed. DaVinci Baby Flora (conversion kit sold separately), $259 Create a modern mood by mixing acrylic and solid walnut with this high-quality crib that is sustainably … Continue reading →
Thanks to overworked immune systems, influenza is more likely to cause severe illness among the expectant set. Learn how to protect yourself and your wombmate ...
First and foremost The best way to beat the flu is to get a flu shot. Not only is this quick stick safe for bump-bearing moms, but it has been shown to also protect your little one for up to several … Continue reading →
Grappling with gestational diabetes is no picnic, but take it from a mom who's been there: It's totally manageable.
I shuffle quietly into the kitchen and open the refrigerator. The rest of the house is sleeping when I twist the cap off and take my first swig. The orange syrupy drink goes down smooth, but the sugary aftertaste lingers … Continue reading →
Q: I’m exclusively breastfeeding my little one, and I’m ravenous all the time. Can you recommend some easy, healthy and filling snacks? I’ve been eating an embarrassing number of PB&J’s. A: I know what you mean! Breastfeeding three children made me crazy hungry. There’s … Continue reading →
Building brand-new friendships with fellow mamas can be intimidating, but take it easy—you'll meet your bestie with a baby in no time.
I can’t remember where exactly I met Emma, but it was friendship at first sight. Her little boy was born right around the same time as my son, she lived only a couple blocks away, and we got along great. … Continue reading →
What do you mean I need an emergency C-section? No, no, no. That’s not possible. My pregnancy was normal. My mother had four normal pregnancies and deliveries. What’s happening? I was so excited as I awaited the birth of my … Continue reading →
1. Place baby on her back. That goes for naptime and nighttime. Your little one can practice tummy time while she’s awake and supervised. 2. Skip the pillows, extra covers and stuffed animals. They could obstruct breathing or result in … Continue reading →
The magical, miraculous first hour of a newborn's life gives mom a brief glimpse of all that's to come.
In the first moments you spend with your brand-new babe, you’re sure to be completely enamored (and pretty exhausted). Those earliest minutes are precious. You’ll be getting to know each other’s faces, touch and smell. You’re both meeting a person … Continue reading →
1 | Because your kiddo is too cool for drool. aden + anais bandana bib, $10 2 | Somewhere to stash dirty duds when accidents happen. Bambino Mio wet bag, $15 3 | Smartly designed to switch from breast … Continue reading →
Three things to consider when selecting a baby carrier.
1. Who Will you be wearing a snuggly newborn? A sturdier tot? A wrap is a good option for the former, whereas the support a soft-structured carrier offers is a plus when it comes to toting weightier babes. 2. What … Continue reading →
Q: After sharing a room with our newborn for six months, we’re ready to move him to the nursery. How can we make the transition as smooth, safe and comfortable as possible? A: Great question! Here are a few tips to get … Continue reading →
With baby on board, you're almost ready to jet off into motherhood. But you're bound to have a much smoother flight through labor and delivery with a bit of preparation before you hit the skies.
As a first-timer on this life-changing voyage, there’s likely to be a lot you don’t know. But the good news is most of the folks around you—from your prenatal care provider to the labor and delivery nurses—have done this time … Continue reading →
I often see diaper bags that make my heart skip a beat, but it’s rare that I can actually afford one. Let’s be honest, diaper bags (and bags in general) are pretty pricey! And since I’m a SAHM, we’re on … Continue reading →
We have more than $2,500 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our October issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. Good luck! October 2017 Buyer’s Guide 2017
Saturday at 2 a.m., I was awakened by a sudden feeling that something was not right. Baby No. 7, and it felt so different. I swung my feet over until they slid off the bed and pulled myself into a … Continue reading →