Drinking up isn't the only way to meet your mom-to-be hydration needs. Try munching on a few of these thirst-quenching eats.
Watermelon As its name implies, this fruity favorite contains plenty of H2O. It’s the perfect summertime treat, so go ahead and savor a wedge (or three). Iceberg lettuce This leafy pick is often overlooked for darker, more nutrient-dense greens, but … Continue reading →
Q: I’ve read about women thinking of their stretch marks as tiger stripes and their sagging tummies as reminders of the miracles they grew, but when I look in the mirror, I just feel unattractive and ready to crawl into a … Continue reading →
Pick an offbeat babymoon destination to suit your style.
If you’re pining for a quiet town with charm for days… Try: El Colibri in Cambria, California This artisan-built accommodation echoes the peaceful demeanor of its coastal community. Dig your feet into the cool sand as you watch the elephant seals … Continue reading →
Meet Delia Baby Delia is a big fan of two things: milk and her big brother, Silas. Her mom, Lindsay Wilkins, is a blogger at HelloHue and the handywoman and creative brains behind her daughter’s not-too-pink nursery. On straying from the … Continue reading →
Three things you should know about safeguarding your skin against the sun.
Factor it in SPF stands for sun protection factor. “It tells you how much longer you can stay outside without burning,” explains Janet Prystowsky, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. With a thick coat of SPF 50, for example, you should … Continue reading →
Jet-setting with junior might be an intimidating undertaking, but it can be well worth the effort for a breath of fresh air (whether literal or figurative). Family-oriented travel company Kid & Coe rents kid-friendly residences around the world—think Airbnb but … Continue reading →
This meditation-based approach to childbirth and parenting doesn't deny pain, but it does help you acknowledge and manage it.
Walking outside on a warm spring day, my insides constricted and pain radiated across my lower back. I closed my eyes and focused on the humid air as it made its way through my nostrils to the walls of my … Continue reading →
The first thing I noticed about the Snuggle Nest Surround was how compact it is! It is so lightweight and easily foldable, which means I will still be able to make my bed every day and simply store it out … Continue reading →
If portability is what you’re after, then the Mountain Buggy Pod is the highchair for you. We love to travel and eat out, so, when given the opportunity to try the Mountain Buggy Pod, I was thrilled. Set up: When … Continue reading →
1. June & January blanket, $22 This bright and bold blanket is just the ticket when it comes to wrapping up your tiny tot. 2. Gräf & Lantz weekender, $425 Roomy yet refined, this high-quality weekender makes for a perfect a hospital … Continue reading →
Eager to make a swimmer out of your little guppy? Wade in slowly with these smart tips.
Soak it in Studies show early exposure to water and swim lessons offers many advantages, including physical, cognitive, social and linguistic, says Kathy Hubbard, infant and toddler committee chairman of the U.S. Swim School Association. “The soothing benefits and sensory … Continue reading →
Meet Willa Baby Willa likes to grin while arching her eyebrows as if to say, “Wow, that’s so incredible.” Fortunately, her photographer mom, Sarah Hebenstreit, has just the skill set to capture the sweet expression on camera, as well as … Continue reading →
Get schooled on the how, when and why of learning whether you have a boy or girl on the way.
“Do you know what you’re having?” It’s a question the expectant crowd grows accustomed to hearing again and again throughout pregnancy. While query-weary moms-to-be might be tempted to retort, “a human,” they could know the desired answer to the boy-or-girl … Continue reading →
A gentle-yet-masculine retreat in Central Victoria, Australia.
Meet Leo Baby Leo’s favorite toys are his hands, and he’s very good at rolling over—as long as no one is watching, that is. His mum, Belinda Nihill, is an interior designer with a knack for balancing whimsy and sophistication, … Continue reading →
Having a 3-year-old girl and a baby boy, I knew our family would need a double stroller. Sure, our daughter is mobile and can walk—but when you travel as much as we do, strollers are just a better bet. Throw … Continue reading →
Q: My newborn seems a little young for toys or games and isn’t especially interested in anything other than sleeping and eating. When will she become more interactive? A: You are absolutely right: Your baby is still very young. For … Continue reading →
Take a cross-country road trip, and find out how moms from around the U.S. handle the ups and downs of parenting. You might disagree about which coast is the best, but we bet you'll have more in common than you think.
From fast-paced cities to laid-back small towns and everywhere in between, the places parents choose to call home while bringing up baby are chock-full of differences. But whether you carry a metro card or drive a minivan, when it comes … Continue reading →
Ten must-haves for days spent out and about with baby.
1. Skip Hop lunch bag, $14 Stash bottles and snacks in this insulated cutie. 2. NüRoo nursing scarf, $30 Wrap this striped scarf around your neck, so you have a little extra coverage on hand during public breastfeeding sessions. 3. Little Tikes … Continue reading →
As my 39-week check wraps up, I put a hand on my enormous belly and decide to ask my OB about nudging labor along. “If I still haven’t gone into labor by next week’s appointment,” I ask cautiously, “Would you … Continue reading →
Opening the big box containing Thule’s Sapling Elite Child Carrier, I was impressed by the size and sturdiness of the carrier. It is huge and amazingly still lightweight. I could tell that it was designed for serious hikers and backpackers. It … Continue reading →
I’m the mom who is always chasing her kids around the playground with her DSLR camera while everyone else is snapping pics with their smartphone. I can’t help it; I love “real” photography. Something about the feel of a camera … Continue reading →
I gave birth. That alone is a crazy enough experience to change someone’s life, but now we have a precious little boy who has in fact changed our lives forever. The Lord blessed us with getting pregnant basically as soon as … Continue reading →
The Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is an excellent product that is worth every penny. For first time moms, deciphering the world of pumping can be awfully daunting, but Evenflo makes it much easier with their simple ‘how-to’ … Continue reading →
I don’t know who loves our Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Deluxe more—my little girl or me. Right now, it’s pretty much the only thing she will sleep soundly in, apart from her mama’s arms, but we all know that that isn’t … Continue reading →
I am in awe of my body. I am amazed at what it’s done over the last nine months—and especially what it did on November 1st and 2nd. My due date was Monday, November 3, and for several weeks we’d … Continue reading →
We’ve used a Beco carrier from the beginning and were still using our Gemini from time to time whenever our almost 3-year-old needed a boost. But although his 36-pound body fell within the 7-45 pound weight range, wearing our big … Continue reading →
After several weeks with a cold and unable to sleep lying flat, my son was refusing to snooze in his bassinet or crib. With a family trip right around the corner, I began really sweating his new sleep preferences. Would … Continue reading →
I am very happy to be reviewing the Baby Jogger Vue Lite Travel System. It’s a super chic and lightweight stroller/car seat combo with convenient reversible seating and canopy. The sleek stroller weighs in at only 14 pounds and is available in … Continue reading →
My daughter was born on December 11, 2014 at 4:34 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long. Labor started that Thursday morning, and I was just not feeling right. I called into work and told … Continue reading →
The Ideal Co-Sleeper by Arm’s Reach has been such a great addition to our family’s sleeping needs. Our baby girl was almost 2 months old when it arrived, and we’d been using a different bedside sleeping option that had multiple features, … Continue reading →
Q: When my baby is breastfeeding, is it normal for his nose to press against my breast? I worry about his breathing and wonder if there’s anything I should be doing differently. A: Many women become concerned about baby’s breathing during breastfeeding. When a baby has latched on … Continue reading →
To say the day I discovered I was pregnant was shocking would be an understatement. My husband and I viewed parenthood kind of like a vacation destination that we’d like to visit. Sure, we thought we’d have kids someday. But … Continue reading →
No one likes to talk about hemorrhoids or constipation, but they’re common problems for moms-to-be.
Did you know up to 50 percent of pregnant women will experience constipation and/or hemorrhoids at some point, most often during the third trimester and postpartum period? Here’s how to cope: Below the surface This devilish duo doesn’t always stick … Continue reading →
One-piece wonder Tasteful suits for little ladies. Le Top bathing suit, $32 || The Tiny Universe bathing suit, $38 Extra coverage Keep skin safe and protected in UPF 50+ rash guards. Stella McCartney bodysuit, $101 || Snapper Rock bodysuit, $42 Trunk show … Continue reading →
Mom isn’t the only one cut out to care for a baby. Here’s how to get papa in on the action, too.
Pack man Babywearing promotes bonding, soothes baby and is ideal for multitasking. Make sure your partner feels comfortable with the carrier, so you can literally share the load. Man the ship Leave your two loves home alone while you run … Continue reading →
For your partner … Clue your honey in to what’s going on in your belly by feeding his. (After all, his stomach is the way to his heart.) Cook up a meal of itty-bitty eats, including baby carrots, baby red … Continue reading →
A handy D-day primer from a veteran father clues papas-to-be in on what to avoid at all costs—and what to do instead—during the main event.
As the dad of two beautiful girls, I write for the men who are embarking on this adventure for the first time. An expectant father may not be the star of the show when it comes to pushing a baby … Continue reading →
Q: My daughter has developed quite the cough. Any idea what it might be? A: There are five telltale cough sounds that can offer clues to what might be ailing your child: Barking: It may be croup, a viral illness that … Continue reading →
May 4, 2015 was one of the most exciting days for my little family. It’s the day our sweet Barker Hayes was born. I had a repeat scheduled C-section for that day. A few weeks before I was sure I wouldn’t … Continue reading →
You know you need a prenatal vitamin, but which one? We’re here to simplify your supplement search, so you can find a better pill to swallow.
Now that you’re eating for two, every bite counts, but simply piling your plate with a few more fruits and veggies isn’t going to cut it. “Expectant moms need only an extra 300 calories per day to provide for a … Continue reading →
Ten picks that are as cool, funny and tech-savvy as baby’s daddy.
1. Sons of Trade T-shirt, $36 A T-shirt that acknowledges those papa bear instincts. 2. Evenflo Feeding Glass Bottles, $12 for 3 A bottle set that allows pops to be in charge of dinner. 3. RECARO Performance Coupe, $270 A … Continue reading →
Even if you read every baby care book in the library, odds are high that your babe’s bum will be the site of at least a few diaper rashes. The good news is, these pesky irritations—though uncomfortable—are rarely cause for … Continue reading →
Q: I’m the first of my girlfriends to have a baby, and while I still love my old friends, I’m finding myself in need of some “mom friends.” Any suggestions on where to find them? A: Although it can be … Continue reading →
Q: Is it wise to give my baby a pacifier? If so, what should I look for when choosing one? A: There is much debate regarding the use of pacifiers. If you feel that you want to use one, it … Continue reading →
If your makeup brushes are anything like ours, they're probably overdue for a cleansing. Here's how to have them looking and feeling as good as new.
Makeup artist Jenny Patinkin, founder of Lazy Perfection Makeup Brushes, offers her expert advice on caring for your tools of the trade. Wash up Think of your makeup brushes like you do your own hair. To clean them, use a … Continue reading →
When the opportunity to try out a bag from the new TOMS Bags line came my way, I was stoked, because they are one of my favorite companies. If you haven’t yet tried a pair of their classic slip-on shoes, … Continue reading →
Breast is best, except when it’s not. Here’s how one mom came to embrace the bottle.
I was the picture of preparation. I had attended the breastfeeding class at my local hospital, stocked my cupboards with breast pads and lanolin, and met with the on-staff lactation specialist within hours of delivery. Breastfeeding was the obvious way … Continue reading →
Keep this prenatal appointment guide on hand, so you know what tests to expect (and what questions to ask) during your regularly scheduled dates with the doc.
Congratulations—you’re pregnant! Now get out your calendar and pencil in those prenatal appointments. You might as well start now because you’ll be planning around your checkups for the next nine months or so. But don’t fret about the logistics—we’re here … Continue reading →