My 8 month old isn’t interested in baby toys much anymore. So in an effort to keep him engaged and entertained, I decided to give the Zany Zoo Activity Cube a try. Here’s everything I love about this large wooden activity cube, and the 1 thing I don’t. See why I think it’s a great gift for a 1-year-old.
After the Baby is Born
Babywearing wraps are the best! I would rather wear my baby than carry him. Here’s my review of the Moby Wrap Classic — what I love about it (…and a few things I don’t), plus how to wrap the Moby Classic for 4 different babywearing carry positions.
Many parents swear by the Baltic Amber teething necklace. As a first time mom, not knowing what to expect, it appears the Baltic Amber necklace is working because he teethes with very little fussing AND he has never once had a fever! Here’s how a Baltic teething necklace works, plus some things you should know before trying an Amber necklace with your baby.
As a new mom, I look for baby items to serve multiple uses. That’s why I love the Bumbo Multi Seat. Not only can it be used as a floor seat and a high chair, but it can also be used on other flat surfaces — like the dining room table while I’m working there! The Bumbo baby seat easily converts from a floor seat to a booster seat — maximizing its use for as long as baby will fit in it! Here’s my detailed review, plus a video so you can ‘see’ what I’m talking about.
What’s in your baby’s diaper tote? I believe these 20 or so items are a well rounded assortment of baby items that make the most sense to take with you wherever baby goes — while keeping it minimal. See what I keep inside my Skip Hop Grand Central Diaper Bag…
It’s never too early to read to your baby. I started reading everything out loud when I was pregnant. I continued reading to my newborn while I was breastfeeding. By 3 months, my baby was fully engaged whenever I was reading a book to him. Here’s how I built my baby’s reading library
Exploring baby potty training? Have you heard about Elimination Communication? It’s a simpler way to do baby potty training) which focuses on being diaper free at a younger age. We started when our little boy was 13 weeks old. With EC, the diaper is used as a “back-up” instead of a permanent, wearable toilet.
Here’s how and why I consumed my placenta (in the form of capsules, like supplements) after the birth of my son. Most of the benefits of eating placenta have to do with bonding with the infant and shrinking the uterus back to normal size. But I was mostly interested in the direct benefits in the recovery after birth.
If you’re pregnant and confused about how to buy newborn car seats (as most first-time parents are), these tips will come in handy! Whether you decide to buy a used or new newborn car seat, here’s what you need to know about the proper fit, recline angle, and which direction baby’s carseat should face.
Post partum is called the 4th stage of labor. Here are 4 postpartum recovery issues (which can last from 6 weeks to 6 months) that they don’t tell you about
You’re a busy mom. Caring for a baby leaves little time for yourself – and exercise. Struggling with losing weight after pregnancy? Here are 5 things to try.
My top 5 breastfeeding tips to solve common breastfeeding problems. These are all things that I’ve learned firsthand, after having 3 children.
Want to save money on baby supplies? Here are 2 simple diaper rash cream recipes that will prevent and heal diaper rash at a fraction of the cost.
Baby sign language is good for you AND your baby! It’s a simple and easy to learn. Here’s how and why baby sign language works…
Prepare for it now… your cell phone will become your baby’s favorite new toy! In order to protect your smartphone from the drool, drops, and accidental button pushing, check out these fun phone cases. They enable your little one to watch video, play games, listen to music, and more — and your phone stays safe.
If your baby is born before 37 weeks, then you have a preemie baby and will need to do some things differently than most parents. Here are the most important things you need to know about premature babies — including preemie milestones.
Here are all of the different types of baby thermometers — including the best, highly rated brands — plus when to call the doctor if your baby has a fever.
Being a first-time dad is not only exciting and exhausting, it’s also a special time of pride, joy, and love. So why not go the extra mile for his first Father’s Day by celebrating with unique gifts and doing fun things that a brand new dad would enjoy most of all? Here are the best gift ideas & fun things to do for the new dad on his first Father’s Day.
Most of us have heard about the thousands of cell phone apps available these days, but do you know about all of the baby cell phone apps that exist for new moms and dads? Here are all the best iPhone apps for parents — to make both your pregnancy and life with your new baby a little easier… and fun!
A woman’s very first Mother’s Day is like no other Mother’s Day that she will ever enjoy. It symbolizes her entry into motherhood and the start of her new family. So what do you get a first-time mom on Mother’s Day? Here are the best first Mothers Day gift ideas…
Are you a new parent or someone buying a gift for a new parent? If so, here are the top 7 things to look for when buying safe toys for infants and newborn babies.
If you’re a new mom, then you probably have a lot of breastfeeding questions right now. Here are all of the breastfeeding myths that you can put to rest right away.
Does the thought of finding the right newborn baby car seat make you nervous? Are you worried you won’t get the right type of infant car seat? Here are the things you need to know before you choose a car seat for your newborn, plus special tips if your baby is a preemie.
If you just had a baby and you notice that your partner seems more blue than usual, he could be suffering from paternal postnatal depression. Here are the risk factors and symptoms. If you see the warning signs, get your partner help… fast!
Think your baby deserves to be a cover model? Maybe your little one won’t make the cover of the Rolling Stone, but you CAN feature your baby on the magazine cover of your choice! Here’s how.