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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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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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Beverage Guidelines for Babies and Kids

Once you become a parent, encountering conflicting advice is about as common (and maddening) as the ol’ 2am double dump. Even within the few short years between when your infant becomes a toddler, recommendations on everything from car seats to sleeping arrangements can change on a dime. One big source of conflicting information has been in the baby beverage department, specifically what to feed to whom, and when. Early beverage choice is critical to developing healthy choices later on in life. Healthy nutrition choices at an early […]

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Mockingbird Stroller Review

The Mockingbird stroller has officially hit the streets, and I’ve spent the last 3 weeks putting it through its paces. What makes this stroller stand out? For one, it’s a beautiful, high-quality chariot worthy of any mortal spawn. And two, it’s being sold direct-to-consumer for $350. A direct-to-consumer stroller? Brillant! (Or WTF does that mean?) Before we jump into all the different ways I tried to abuse it tested it out, here’s a brief business lesson: direct-to-consumer basically means the manufacturer sells directly to you, reducing costs […]

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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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Summer Safety Tips for Babies

It’s official – summer, and all of its glorious, hot, sun shiny goodness is finally here. As we trade in our shovels and salt for sunscreen and boob sweat, here are a few summer safety tips for babies to be mindful of. Summer Safety Tips for Babies Protect them from the sun We may have begged and pleaded for Mister Golden Sun to shine down on us, but the reality is you’re going to want to limit their direct exposure, ‘cause DAYUM he’s burning bright these days. […]

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How to Gracefully Deal with Unsolicited Parenting Advice

After I had my son, it was like there was a secret newsletter that went out (to everyone but me) saying that I didn’t have a clue and wanted all the advice on raising a child that I could get. I was told by perfect strangers how to feed, swaddle or not swaddle, and how to even lay the baby in the bed. You read that right. People told me how to put the baby down. Like the thought was that I would chuck him in with a bottle of whiskey and […]

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Postpartum Bleeding and Blood Clots (Fun or what?!)

466 Shares In pregnancy, a bleeding and blood clot discussion may not be high on your list of topics to enjoy with morning coffee. We can guarantee, however, you will be glad you had this information after your baby arrives! After nine blessed months of freedom from worry about ‘Aunt Flo’s’ arrival, suddenly questions about postpartum bleeding and blood clots will top your list. To save frantic Googling when the time arrives, here are the answers to the most common questions you are likely to have. Why […]

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28 of the Best STEM Toys for Babies

If you’ve been a member of our planet within the past few years, you’ve probably heard the acronym “STEM” and probably pretended to know what it meant while making a secret mental note to Google it later. What does STEM mean? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – 4 educational disciplines that have been receiving a lot of attention due to their prevalence in careers today and in the future. Believe it or not, many of the activities your baby engages in before […]

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