Tag Archives: Parenthood

Where to Find Fabric Face Masks for Toddlers

Finding a fabric face mask for your toddler and/or small kid isn’t easy. There’s sizing issues, comfort issues, and the fact you can’t try them on or return them if you figure out they won’t work for your little. In an attempt to give you the best shot at success, here are a few tips and tricks to finding a cloth face mask for your toddler or small kid. When do kids start wearing masks? The CDC is currently recommending kids over the age of two wear […]

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Teaching Your Kids About Racism: 5 Things You Can Do Today

When it comes to talking about complex and emotional things like racism with your kids, it’s natural to feel a little anxious about doing it right.  Some parents worry introducing topics like racism too early can be harmful, but it turns out kids notice race as early as preschool, making early introduction to this heavy but important topic critical. Studies have shown parents’ silence on racism actually reinforces it. According to a study just last year, 60% of parents rarely or never discuss race/ethnicity or social class […]

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Have Kids?

So, you’ve started toying with the idea of becoming a parent. Exciting! Terrifying! Thought-provoking! To help those of you who may be wondering if you’re ready to have kids, I came up with this handy little quiz, which has been medically and scientifically not proven to actually determine whether or not you should have children, but for the sake of your own entertainment, please go ahead and take it anyway.  What things should I really consider before having a baby? How stable is your relationship? No, we […]

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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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Hatch Rest Plus Review (and, how does it compare to the Rest?)

I love Hatch baby products, and the Hatch Rest+ is no different. Hatch is one of those companies that’s able to take a complicated question and turn into a user-friendly product. This time they asked, ‘can you create a Night Light, Sound Machine, Audio Monitor, and OK-to-Wake combo and control it from an app on your phone?’ The answer? An enthusiastic yes. Things I love about the Hatch Rest+ It’s pretty – I love the simplicity of it so it can grow with your child – a […]

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2019 Holiday Gifts for Newborns

If you have a baby on your gift list this year, here are some great ideas that will be put to good use AND don’t make noise. Most of them are new this year and a couple are just cool so that they made the list. Holiday Gifts for Newborns Copper Pearl Premium Burp Cloths You have no idea how many times a refluxy baby can soak a burp cloth each and every day. If you’re going to walk around wearing one as an accessory, you should […]

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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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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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