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100 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you’ve just received an invite to a baby shower and you want your gift to be something thoughtful and totally unique, we’ve got 100 baby shower gift ideas that are sure to fit the bill. Unique baby shower gift ideas: Zutano Booties These cozy fleece booties will keep baby’s feet nice and toasty, and the double snap closure will keep them snug and secure on even the kickiest tootsies. Find them here. Milestone ABC Baby First Year Album This gorgeous album covers every important memory from […]

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Due Date Calculator: How Many Weeks Pregnant Am I?

Calculating the due date of your precious cargo is a natural first step after getting your positive test. In order to figure that out, you’ll need to A) go wash the pee off your hands, and B) think back to when your last menstrual period (or your LMP) was. Naegele’s Rule There are a few schools of thought about how to get the most accurate due date, but the most common method, Naegele’s Rule, is made by counting out 280 days from the start of your last […]

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How do I get my breast pump covered by insurance?

Let’s get one thing about babies out of the way: the cost of all of their accessories adds up fast. But we’ve got good news for you. There’s a good chance that your insurance company will cover the cost of a breast pump if that’s one of the items on your list. We’ve rounded up all the info you’ll need to know to get the cost of your breast pump taken care of by your insurance provider. Steps to get a breast pump covered by insurance Visit […]

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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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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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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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Free Printable ‘Bring a Book’ Baby Shower Inserts

Books from top clockwise: You Made Me a Dad / Dear Boy / You Are My Happy / How Do I Love Thee? / Animal Babies Like to Play In the last few years, a popular baby shower trend has grown where guests are asked to bring a favorite book and sign it in the place of a card. The beauty of this idea is two-fold; in addition to helping to build an awesome library for baby, each book is extra special because of the sentiment written inside. […]

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Being Pregnant in Germany: Anatomy and Pregnancy Terms auf Deutsch

As a pregnant woman living in a first world country, I’ve had many visits to the doctor thus far. Every four weeks, to be exact. I’ve been poked and prodded much like I would be in the U.S. except not only are all these prods, tests, and ultrasounds covered by public health insurance (to which I happily contribute from my paycheck), but much like most interactions in Germany, the pregnancy terms have mostly been auf Deutsch, or in German. This has given me the opportunity to learn some new German vocabulary […]

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How to Pack an “Oh Shit” Baby Kit for the Car

If you’re looking for a unique baby shower gift, or just prepping your life with a newborn, consider putting together a do-it-yourself Oh Shit Baby Kit for the car. These emergency supply bags can get tossed in the trunk – or left at grandma’s house – for those unforeseen vomit/poosplosion moments that take you by surprise when you’re out of the house with a baby. Supplies for an “Oh Shit!” Baby Kit: Bag: Something inexpensive and easy to toss in the trunk and forget about until the shit […]

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Preparing for a Second Baby

Preparing to bring a second baby home can be just as daunting as it was the first time around, but for totally different reasons. The moms who follow Pregnant Chicken are beautiful princess angels full of amazing tips and the most important reminder of all: You’ve totally got this. Tips for Preparing Your Older Kids For a New Baby Many of the pieces of advice moms had to share about preparing older kids were geared more towards toddler-aged siblings. For example: Bring out baby gear like a […]

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