What to expect on this wild, wonderful ride—and how to make the most out of every minute.
The first six weeks with a newborn are a blur of sleepless nights, uncertainty and tears (yours, because he can’t produce them yet). It’s also a time of intense bonding with an amazing little person. In a nutshell, it’s like … Continue reading →
From color to consistency to frequency, you’ll need some input to decipher baby’s output.
With every brand-new baby comes a brand-new excretory system, and the result is often slew of, well, interesting diaper changes in the first days, weeks and even months of baby’s life as he makes his transition from womb to world. … Continue reading →
Holding your baby in your arms for the first time is a moment that words simply cannot describe. But what happens after those initial emotionally charged moments following labor and delivery pass? Read up on the first tasks you should … Continue reading →
You love babywearing, breastfeeding and co-sleeping. That automatically makes you an attachment parent, right? Not necessarily. You can create a unique parenting philosophy that works for your family—and buck the standard (and stress) of having to “choose” a path. The … Continue reading →
Transition your tot from a milk-only diet to a more food-filled affair.
Navigating a world beyond liquids with a newbie can seem like a daunting task for first-time parents. Questions abound: How do I gauge if the time is right for solids? Which foods do we try first? How much should my … Continue reading →
How one mom learned to shake it up safely and unapologetically.
Sometimes life decides to throw you unexpected curves. That’s exactly what happened when my water broke at 32 weeks, followed by a premature delivery at 34 weeks. During the three days it took my milk to come in, my baby … Continue reading →
Handling the teething process is easier than you might think.
I can remember the day my son got his first tooth. I woke up that morning and elbowed my husband to get out of bed and check on our little guy. For the first time ever, he had slept the … Continue reading →
Looking for simple, straight-forward information about diapering with cloth? We've got you covered.
I would consider myself to be someone with a fair amount of kid-rearing experience, but until recently, there was one arena in which I remained completely unschooled. Before my third child was born in May of last year, I had … Continue reading →
Cloth diapering guru and mom of three, Jaimee Gleisner, made a series of seven videos explaining how to cloth diaper your baby. Below, she also shares tips on how to strip your diapers to rid them of any odors and … Continue reading →
Everyday activities can help your baby become the genius you already know she is.
Although your baby is tiny, her brain is anything but: “Researchers have found that [the baby brain] is more complex than any machine ever made,” shares Holly Engel-Smothers, coauthor of Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power. Baby’s thinker comes equipped with … Continue reading →