If you’re bringing home twins (or triplets!), babies aren’t the only things in your house that’ll be multiplying. To get you through those first trying weeks, we’ve rounded up practical tips and sound advice from moms who’ve done it all before.
My husband and I held hands as we anxiously awaited the news of whether our fourth baby would be a girl or a boy. As the doctor spread the sticky jelly across my stomach and began to rub the ultrasound wand across, I … Continue reading →
It might be tempting to keep your babe indoors, away from pesky bugs and soaring summer temps, but there’s a whole new world for him to explore—and benefits of doing just that.
Nature doesn’t exactly come babyproofed. For new parents, this fear of the uncontrolled and unknown can be scary, especially when you’ve just been entrusted with a new little life to take care of and keep safe. But according to experts, … Continue reading →
Of all the silly, strange and sweet things your baby does, find out which are fleeting habits and which are here to stay.
When you’re a first-time parent, the little things your baby does seem magical … and sometimes bizarre … and occasionally unbearable. Luckily, the things you’re experiencing have been observed and survived by countless others. But it still helps to know … Continue reading →
Play to baby’s strengths —and age—with toys that will encourage his mind and motor skills to blossom.
0-3 MONTHS With newbies, a little goes a long way. Although he won’t be reaching for toys until around month four, your babe’s reflexes will allow him to grasp rattles and other small toys in his tiny hands. Use tummy … Continue reading →
If the eyes are the window to the soul, your little one’s tiny pink mouth may be the doorway to well-being.
Even if baby’s smile is just a gummy grin, it’s not too soon to start taking care of the mouthful of teeth she’ll eventually depend on to chew, speak and socialize. By the time she’s born, a baby’s 20 primary … Continue reading →
Your bitty babe might not be able to speak up and tell you he’s ready for solid fare, but his growing body is saying more than you might think. Watch for these four signs to know when it’s time to … Continue reading →
Even if those first solids are far off in the future, your tot’s palate has already begun to take shape. Research suggests that rousing her taste buds early on could be the key to avoiding a picky eater.
Chicken nuggets or noodles and the occasional pizza: Anything else elicits a skeptical eye and a wrinkled nose from 6-year-old Sean W. “A lot of times he’ll say he doesn’t like something before he even tries it,” says his mother, … Continue reading →
As much as it pains you to see your wee one distraught, crying is an infant’s primary way of communicating—so a bit of wailing isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
If a baby fails to offer a strong cry immediately following birth, we worry. If that same baby—once home—cries a whole lot, we worry! Though everyone knows that infants cry, new parents in particular often feel uncertain about what baby’s … Continue reading →
Baby’s first-year sleep habits aren’t as mysterious as they might initially appear.
Do you ever wish you could get a parenting do-over? I would apply my free pass (all right, one of my free passes—I would need a small stack) to go back and attend to my second baby’s sleep habits. Because … Continue reading →
You’ll be the one to teach your baby all kinds of skills, but before you dash off to make lesson plans, learn why being your kiddo’s first teacher might be simpler than you think.
Now that you’re responsible for raising a tiny human, you not only want to keep her safe and healthy, but you also want to see her thrive and reach her fullest potential. Thankfully, children are biologically built to learn (and … Continue reading →