Category Archives: Pregnancy Concerns

100 Great Gift Ideas for Babies Under One

4.2Kshares Coming up with baby gift ideas – even gifts for infants – is hard! I think we all understand that babies don’t want or really need anything, but I totally get that people really want to recognize special occasions. So I put my own list together of great gifts for kids under one. It was a little tricky because shopping for an infant is different from shopping for a 10-month old but I tried to make it fairly universal. Here is my criteria for baby gift […]

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Awesome Online Pregnancy Tools

From online customized pregnancy calendars to due date calculators, today’s mother-to-be has so many online tools to choose from that an OB-GYN hardly seems necessary (just kidding – those appointments are really important). These tools allow future mamas to get a better understanding of everything from conception to pregnancy and delivery. I’ve crawled the web and chosen the top online pregnancy tools for all you blooming pregnant chickens. Whether you want to know the color of your future baby’s eyes or what on earth you’re gonna name […]

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Best Pregnancy & Baby Products for 2020

The year is 2020 (said in a Barbara Walters voice) and there are some really cool new pregnancy and baby products coming out. I checked out the Kind + Jugend show in Germany so I got to see all the global goodies that are sure to be a hit. Some are available now and some are still in development, but I will keep updating the list. Here’s what’s cool and new in pregnancy & baby products for 2020! Milestone Boutique Collection Cards Milestone is the original creator […]

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Safe Sleep for Babies: Good, Better, Best

Pediatricians make all sorts of recommendations that a lot of us parents end up ignoring. Why? Because real life doesn’t match guidelines. For example, take safe sleep for babies. Nearly every pediatrician knows and shares the ABC’s of safe sleep with parents: Alone (in their safe sleep space) On baby’s Back In a Crib, bassinet, or baby box But, pediatricians usually forget to tell the babies that this is what is to be expected. As such, most babies would prefer to sleep snuggled up with mommy or […]

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It’s a… Ghost?! When Your Baby Monitor Does you Dirty

‘Tis the season for all things gloriously ghoulish, and one family just won the Internet by sharing their hilarious encounter with what they thought was a ghost in their baby’s crib. A mom named Maritza wrote a Facebook post about how her baby monitor (and lack of a mattress pad) did her dirty, and it’s both horrifying and funny as hell. Part of what makes this so relatable is that any parent with a video monitor knows there’s just something creepy about video screens at night. Bathed in […]

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The Best Harry Potter Baby Gear

You’re never too young to be introduced to the wonderful world of Harry Potter! From diaper bags to some seriously magical nursery decor, there’s a trunk load of adorable Harry Potter baby gear out there begging to be summoned. The Best Harry Potter Baby Gear Flying Keys Diaper Bag A subtle nod to your obsession with all things Harry Potter, and with enough pockets, you’ll never lose your actual keys. You can find it at JuJuBe Golden Snitch Lamp Catching the golden snitch has never been so […]

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Is Your Doctor Evidence-Based? Questions to Ask When Choosing a Care Provider

Choosing a care provider is one of the first decisions you make after getting your positive test. One simple way to help narrow down your search is to prepare yourself with some questions ahead of time that go well beyond, “are they in my network?” and “how close are they to a decent burrito joint?” Why does it matter who delivers my baby? While each person should theoretically have a similar skill set, there are big differences between care providers – even within the same practice. The […]

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Get Breastfeeding Support Anytime, Anywhere With Medela’s 24/7 LC™

Finding a great lactation consultant can make all the difference in the world, especially when breastfeeding doesn’t come easily. Unfortunately, breastfeeding emergencies don’t always line up with traditional lactation consultant schedules, but all that’s about to change thanks to Medela’s 24/7 LC (Lactation Consultant). What is Medela’s 24/7 LC? In addition to making pumps that over a million US moms a year swear by, Medela has also created a pretty badass service to help ease the transition into motherhood. With a 24/7 LC membership, you get immediate answers […]

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Five Beautiful Truths about Postpartum Bodies

photo courtesy of @alliesdasilva Oh boy, this is the thing that is hard to ask, but am I vain because I am not always in love with my postpartum body? I go through waves and cycles of thinking, wait I have a life giving, life sustaining, powerful, beautiful body! I think this in the shower, that my new wider (permanently wider) hips are like Beyoncé, and that my curves are sexy. Then I whip back the shower curtain only to be confronted with my full length mirror and I think, oh […]

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The Best Baby Halloween Costumes

8.9Kshares It’s a scientifically unproven fact that there is nothing more squeal-inducing than baby Halloween costumes. We asked our readers to share their favorite kiddo costume picks and dang, did they deliver. This roundup of some of the cutest, funniest, and just plain best baby Halloween costumes will have you counting down the days till October 31st. Hand Made Baby Halloween Costumes Fluffy little chickens are everywhere! We love the feathers on this homemade costume. Credit: @bringingupbabe Simple and effective. Look at that cute little squish! Credit: […]

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