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How to Choose the Best Stroller
It is easy to say that your first baby will, by far, be the most expensive. You are starting from ground zero: buying clothes, diapers, blankets, sleeping arrangements, car seats, strollers…the list goes on. It can be quite overwhelming, and, depending on your budget, you [...]
How to Choose the Best Car Seat
Out of all the purchases you make for your baby, arguably the most important is her car seat. Proper preparation and research should be put into your selection to ensure her safety while being easy to use and maintain for you. Here are a few things you need to consider before you make your purcha [...]
How to Choose a Nursery Theme
Getting ready to decorate the nursery for your anticipated little bundle is super exciting. You cannot wait to choose wall paint, bedding, and decorations. You may have a thousand ideas running through your mind, thanks to Pinterest, and you cannot narrow it down to one.
So how do you c [...]
How to Choose a Baby Shower Theme
I love planning parties, and themed parties are the most fun. In my opinion, the king (or queen, right mom?) of all themed parties are baby showers. There are so many great theme ideas on Pinterest when it comes to baby showers (sprinkles, woodland, mermaid, etc.), but why not try thinking outsid [...]
How to Choose a Crib
As a parent, you dream of getting a good night’s sleep, and this means your baby needs a good night’s sleep as well. But selecting a crib is not just about your baby’s comfort. In fact, you will want to consider safety over (supposed) comfort, which will help you rest better kno [...]
How to Choose Your Baby's Name
Learning that you are pregnant brings a mixture of emotions. Seeing that first sonogram makes it reality. Finding out the baby’s sex, allowing you to say “he” or “she”, is connects you to them more. And deciding on a name gives them individuality.
There is [...]
Cloth vs. Diapers
Diapers. We cannot live without them (unless you want a mess everywhere), and yet we hate them (trying to change a stinky baby who does not want to sit still…that is everyone’s favorite thing, right?). When it comes to diapering there are two choices: cloth and dispo [...]
How to Get Back in Shape after Your Baby is Born
Our bodies go through some major changes during pregnancy. Internal organs are rearranged (or grow, like your uterus), skin is stretched to its limit and beyond, and you can put on 25-50 extra pounds and beyond!
Understandably, it takes quite a bit for your body to get back to where it [...]
How to Pick a Baby Shower Gift
Shopping for baby showers can be so much fun, but they can also be a bit stressful if you do not know what to get. The mother-to-be may have a registry available, but that registry could easily be 5 pages long. Or she may not have a registry at all, leaving you to decide what to buy.
Nursing a Baby with Teeth
Written By Schianne
There are few things cuter than a gummy newborn smile. Those little grins and giggles that expose no teeth are just so indescribably adorable. Not only is it cute, but, if you are breastfeeding, your baby’s lack of teeth is also a lifesaver. For the first few w [...]
Should I Stay Home After the Baby is Born
If you are a single mom or a family that is dependent on two incomes, you may not have the option to leave your job to stay home with your baby. However, if you do have the privilege of that choice, how do you decide?
There are pros and cons to both, and you need to fully consider both [...]
Should I Breastfeed my Baby
When it comes to options on feeding your new baby, you have the choice between formula or breast milk. But is one really better over the other?
While formula has come a long way over the years, it cannot compare to the benefits and complexity of breast milk. If you are capable of breast [...]
Should my Baby use a Pacifier
Written By Schianne
There is quite a bit of debate about pacifiers. With all the conflicting information, it can be hard for you to decide which route to go, but we are here to help.
First, there are a few universal facts regarding pacifiers:
Switching from Two Naps to One
No matter how much you love your little ones and how much you enjoy spending time with them, if we are completely honest, every parent looks forward to nap time. It is that quiet time where we can take a few moments for ourselves or get a few chores done around the house.
Starting aroun [...]
The Importance of Tummy Time
Written By Schianne
For several years now, we have been told that babies should always be put to sleep on their backs. This is due to the fact that it reduces the risk of SIDS and suffocation. But many parents are taking this advice too far, and babies are now not getti [...]
Top Dangers in Your Home- Tips for Baby Proofing
Written By Schianne
One of the most time consuming, yet vitally important, things about having a baby is child proofing. Your home may have seemed safe before, but suddenly everything is a hazard. That little baby sees things you do not usually pay atte [...]
Uses for Breast Milk
Written By Schianne
Breast milk is an amazing thing. It provides your baby with all the nutrients she needs with no additional supplementation, and it even adapts as she grows, giving her what is required for proper development and helping her body build an immune system with antibodies [...]
Weaning your Baby from Breastfeeding
Baby weaning does not look the same for any two mothers. Every baby and mother are unique, and so is their weaning experience. For some it may be very easy: both mom and baby are ready and it just happens naturally. For others, it is more emotional: mother may need to stop for some reason, making [...]
What do you Actually Need for your Baby?
It is easy to go overboard when buying for a new baby, thanks to all the cuteness, but having too much stuff can be overwhelming (and a waste of money). So, what do you actually need for a baby? Besides the necessary gear (crib, stroller, car seat, etc.), we can make it simple by breakin [...]
What do you Really Need for the Hospital
You always hear that when the times gets closer for you to give birth, you should have your bag packed and ready to go. Labor is unpredictable and can start when you least expect it, so the last thing you want to think about while breathing through contractions is what to pack in your bag.[...]
Who should be in the Delivery Room
The impending arrival of a baby is exciting for everyone. All your family members and friends anxiously await that little bundle of joy, and often want bragging rights that they were one of the first to see and/or hold her.
While you do want to share her with the rest of the world, it i [...]
Why is my Baby not Sleeping Well?
Most babies do not sleep through the night, waking several times to eat or be comforted, and this pattern may continue until their first birthday or as long as they are nursing during the night. But one day, she will start sleeping more soundly through the night and li [...]
The Benefits of Eating Organic During Pregnancy
By Jocelyn 9/14/2017
There is a growing multitude that is discovering the “tangible” benefits of going organic. People are adapting to a healthy lifestyle which is not only focused on physical conditioning but fo [...]
How to Get Back in Shape with the Baby Jogger
New moms agonize over getting back into shape after childbirth. The key is to have the resolve to get back into shape. Active women whose fitness routines were waylaid due to pregnancy would grab every chance to regain their shapely form even with a baby around.
Luckily for the modern m [...]
Creating a Birth Plan
Preparing for the birth of a child can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially when it is your first. There are so many things to consider when it comes to your birthing experience, and even the perfectly laid out birth plan can be thrown out the window at a [...]