Tag Archives: Parenthood

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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Rock ‘N Play Recall – How to Get Your Refund or Voucher

267 Shares After a long fight with the AAP and Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fisher Price announced it has recalled 4.7 million Rock ‘N Play Sleepers. What We Know The recall comes after 32 infant deaths were reported between 2011 and 2018. The deaths were a result of unrestrained babies rolling over to their stomachs or sides, or “other circumstances” – an important (but vague) designation. The AAP points out that in a number of these cases, the babies were less than 3 months of age and […]

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Best Safe Sleep Options after the Rock ‘N Play Recall

657 Shares Pour one out for the Rock ‘N Play, everybody. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that the Fisher Price Rock ‘N’ Play was recalled last week. All 5 million of them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall after 32 infants died in them over the past 7 years. So, circle of trust, both of my kids slept in a Rock ‘N Play sometimes. And, yes. I own a company focused on safe sleep. My business partner is a nationally […]

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Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat Review

Note: the chest clip was adjusted after this picture was taken. 🙂 There are a ton of incredible car seats out there on the market, so companies are constantly being pushed to find ways to stand out. Britax is no different, and they’ve managed to combine a few key features to create a car seat that addresses a couple of common complaints. In the Dual Comfort series, the Marathon ClickTight Convertible car seat makes a name for itself by combining safety with comfort and easy installation. How […]

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