Category Archives: Pregnancy Concerns

23 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

While a missed period seems to be one of the most classic early pregnancy symptoms, there are actually a ton of other signs that a positive pregnancy test may be in your future. We asked our readers what some of their signs and symptoms of early pregnancy were, and some of the answers may surprise you. Check out these 23 early signs and symptoms of pregnancy to see if any of them sound familiar. Early Pregnancy Symptoms Checklist Skipped Period You’ve seen it in the movies. You’ve […]

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Best Baby Monitor Buying Guide

2.7Kshares Baby monitors are great because you can get anything from a basic cheap and cheerful one to a super-surveillance high-tech model that monitors your child’s every hope and dream. They’re all pretty nice because they give you the option of keeping tabs on your baby while you’re in another room – which means you can shower or binge-watch Netflix without worrying about phantom baby cries. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options, here’s a good way to break it down. You basically have three types to […]

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Best Winter Baby Gear – Dressing Your Baby for Cold

There’s a lot to think about when dressing your baby for the cold weather. How many layers should they be wearing? Is that outfit safe for the car seat? How will you know if they’re cold? How will you know if they’re too hot? What’s the best winter baby gear out there to keep them somewhere in between? We’ve got a few tips to answer all of these questions, as well as just what the heck you should put on your baby for all kinds of winter […]

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Finding the Best Infant Car Seat

When it comes to baby car seats, it might feel like you’ve got a million and one choices to make. So I’ve put together a little list to get you started. Start with the Basics: You basically have three styles to choose from for your newborn: infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats or all-in-ones. All are considered safe, but let’s break down the differences between these three types of seats. Infant Car Seats These seats are the traditional ‘bucket’-style seats that only face the rear of […]

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Pubis Diastasis – A Real Pain in the Crotch

From about six months pregnant on, I was having this consistent pain in my lower left abdomen. “Ligament stretching,” they said. OK, I thought, that makes sense. After all the obsessive googling I was doing, out of natural paranoia, I was in agreeance even though the pain was only getting worse. Little did I know that this pain would escalate into the worst pain I would ever experience in my life, even more than giving birth! A pain that was caused by a pretty rare condition called pubis diastasis. The Pubis […]

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You Don’t Have to Have a Great Mom to Be One

The biggest fear I have had as a motherless mom was when I realized I had no idea how to be a mom.  I do not have very many memories of having a mother at all. My mother left when I was 6 years old, and our relationship was a roller coaster of toxicity for many years until I got off that ride. She had made her choices and had no intention of changing, so I had to make a decision for my own well-being and end […]

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Best Baby Subscription Boxes

There’s no denying it. Getting something in the mail that isn’t a bill or a parking ticket is almost as exciting as clocking in a full night’s sleep. If you’re on a mission to increase your happy mail, we’ve got a list of 12 subscription boxes for baby stuff that your little one is guaranteed to go gaga over. We’ve even sorted them by cost to help find a box in your price point! The 12 Best Baby Subscription Boxes Out There Great if you’re tired of […]

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The Best Baby Stocking Stuffers

Sometimes it’s hard to find small, inexpensive AND useful presents to fill a baby’s Christmas stocking, but here are just a few baby stocking stuffers that are sure to make the season merry. The Best Baby Stocking Stuffers: Boon Squirt Spoon his handy gadget holds up to 3oz of pureed baby food and lets you dispense it one bite at a time, directly into the spoon. It’s great for the diaper bag. They are on Amazon. green sprouts Cool Calm Press If your baby isn’t moving around much […]

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Medela Freestyle Flex – Small, Mighty, and Mobile

Small and efficient is the name of the game when it comes to pumping on the go, and Medela’s newest pump, the Freestyle Flex, highlights these two essentials in a smart, simple design. This is Medela’s lightest pump yet. Roughly the size of the palm of your hand, and weighing in at just under a pound, the Freestyle Flex is easy to carry around and stash once you get to wherever your day takes you. It’s small size also makes it possible to put in pocket while […]

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Black Friday Deals 2019: Pregnancy & Baby Products

For the fastest updates, be sure to join my Facebook group. Affiliate Disclosure: Many of these are affiliates which means I get an email ahead of time with threats of death if I publish them early.  I also get a small commission if you buy through the link (there is no extra cost to you). If you do shop through these links, I REALLY appreciate it –  I get a commission on everything you buy in that session (even if you don’t end up buying the thing I posted with […]

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