My Son Has To Wear A Helmet & It’s NBD

I first noticed it when I was changing my 8-week-old son’s diaper last fall. “Hey,” I said to my husband, summoning him over to the changing table. “Have you noticed his head is getting flat on one side?” “Hmm…” he said, peering at the baby’s head,…
By Caroline Hand
Romper Goes Back to School

How A Daycare Teacher, A Pediatrician, & A Mom of Four Avoid Getting Sick All The Time

There is nothing ruder than a cold on a 90-degree day. But for those of us in charge of multiple sets of sticky fingers, colds are just as likely to arrive in August as they are in the depths of January. And when it comes to common illnesses, it…
By De Elizabeth

7 Reasons Why Black Cats Are Awesome On Black Cat Appreciation Day (& Every Day)

All cat lovers know that their pets are special, but people lucky enough to share their home with black cats have special reason to rejoice this week. Friday, Aug. 17, is Black Cat Appreciation Day, according to the ASPCA. (My own midnight-black…
By Shana Aborn

9 Kids Share What Their First Day Of School Was *Actually* Like

A child’s first day of school is a major milestone, for kids and parents alike. Going from spending most of their time at home to suddenly being part of a group that's being cared for by a relative stranger is, well, a lot. Some kids adjust…
By Priscilla Blossom

Um, Gap's Back-To-School Sale Includes Buy 1, Get 50% Off Pretty Much *Everything*

I remember my first Gap t-shirt I got in the fifth grade. I was so proud of it. Finally, I was tall enough to wear grown-up sizes and could don the ever-so-trendy white pocket tee and high-waisted blue jeans. 25 years later, and here I am in a white…
By Cat Bowen

8 Game-Changing Apps for Teaching Your Kid To Write

You know the ubiquitous saying, "There's an app for that," but when it comes to teaching your child how to write, is there really a digital tool that can get the job done? There's just something about putting pencil to paper that seems so essential…
By Kate Miller

Kate Hudson's Pregnancy Style Will Make You *Want* To Wear Maternity Clothes

Some women make pregnancy look effortless, and Kate Hudson is definitely one of them. While the 39-year-old mom says her first trimester with her current pregnancy was rough (she's expecting her third child, a daughter with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa,…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

6 Maternity Items Worth Buying, No Matter How Silly They Seem

When you're busy growing a tiny human, it can feel like you're in a grueling endurance challenge. Whether you're suddenly up at night tossing and turning, experiencing constant lower back pain or leg aches, or have an irritatingly itchy belly, it's…
By Kate Miller

I'm A Mom With Rheumatoid Arthritis & This Is What It's Like

"Mommy, will you play with me?" my 5-year-old son asks from the doorway of my bedroom. "No," I respond quietly, "I can't right now. I don't feel good. Maybe later." I can't get out of bed, let alone chase my son around the yard like I used to, and…
By Steph Montgomery

Cardi B Sang Her Own Adorable Version Of Drake's "In My Feelings" For Baby Kulture — VIDEO

Cardi B has plenty of her own songs to turn into lullabies for her baby daughter. But this week, she turned to one of fellow rapper Drake's tunes, called "In My Feelings." You know the one — over the past few months, it's become the subject of…
By Sophie Hirsh

20 Perfect Baby Names Inspired By Classic Children's Literature

It's crazy just how much your life experiences and memories can shape how you perceive baby names. I can't even tell you how many times my husband has nixed a name I love because of a past interaction or relationship with someone by the same name —…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Photos Of Adam & Danielle Busby Before 'OutDaughtered' Show How Simple Life Once Was

Fans of TLC's OutDaughtered are used to seeing Adam and Danielle Busby in the midst of a house-full of young daughters. That's because they're parents to 7-year-old Blayke, along with 3-year-old quintuplets — Ava, Riley, Parker, Hazel, and Olivia.…
By Michelle Stein

The Actor Who Voices Luci On 'Disenchantment' Was Made For The Role

If you ever wanted to watch a cartoon sitcom that combines the humor of Futurama with the whimsy of The Hobbit, then Disenchantment on Netflix will probably do it for you. It certainly helps that the cast is full of perfect voices for each role,…
By Chrissy Bobic

Kylie Jenner & Stormi Might Be Hitting The Road With Travis Scott

Rapper Travis Scott recently dropped his latest album, Astroworld, earlier this month, and now he's gearing up to hit the road for the first leg of his tour. The actual dates are still yet to be announced, and it sounds like additional cities will…
By Alana Romain

Jessa Duggar Seewald Shared Another Epically Cute Video Of Her Boys With Fans

Anyone who is a fan of the super-sized Duggar family is probably aware that Jessa Duggar Seewald has two little boys. They're also probably aware of the fact that they're pretty stinkin' cute. And when Jessa Duggar Seewald shared a cute video of her…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

Here's How Many Bibs You Need In Your Rotation For Your Messy Little Eater

Even for experienced parents, gathering up the amount of stuff needed for a newborn can be overwhelming. For whatever reason, the tiniest babies seem to require the most stuff. So how many bibs do you actually need to own for those messy little…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Your Baby's Food Might Have Heavy Metal In It — Here's How To Keep Them Safe

A recent Consumer Reports sampling of 50 different types of packaged toddler and baby food found concerning levels of heavy metals, but they're not going to be recalled, because it's all perfectly legal — and potentially dangerous, according to CBS…
By Jenn Rose

Actually, Screen Time Brings My Family Closer Together

If you're a parent (or even just a human who uses social media), you've probably heard a thing or two about screen time. It's pretty much universally regarded as something bad for kids, or something that lazy parents use in replace of actual…
By Steph Montgomery

These Pregnancy Sweat Relief Tips Will Help Keep The Pit Stains Away

The miracle of life is beautiful, but let's be honest: Pregnancy comes with some totally whack symptoms. What will your body do next? Who knows! It should be a drinking game — except, oh yeah, you can't drink. One such inconvenient pregnancy side…
By Shannon Evans

Yes, There *Is* A Limit To How Many People You Can Tag On Instagram

Instagram is easily one of the most popular social media platforms. But even those who use it regularly may not know how many people they can tag on Instagram in one post, or other limitations Instagram has in place. I know I've never tried to tag…
By Josie Rhodes Cook

This Is How Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Avoid Windy Day Wardrobe Malfunctions

Although being a duchess may seem like it would be an actual dream job full of palaces and tiaras and strangers curtseying to you wherever you go, it's likely much more stressful than anyone realizes. For one, it means you pretty much always have to…
By Alana Romain

The New Life-Sized Fingerlings Are Finally Here, & Your Kids Are Going To Love Them

If you remember last Christmas at all, you certainly remember the Fingerlings fever that seemed to sweep the nation's children. The small toys would coo and cuddle your finger, and just generally be adorable, while people were queuing up for the…
By Cat Bowen

Actually, Breastfeeding Made My Postpartum Depression Worse

I grew up surrounded by mothers who nursed, so I just knew that when I became a mom I would be breastfeeding. I never once questioned if breastfeeding would be right for me. Instead, I considered it to be the thing expected of me. Then I had my baby…
By Candace Ganger

What You Need To Know About Back-To-School Anxiety

Anxious about the back-to-school season? There are the endless school supplies lists, the daily lunch-making, the teary bus rides, the calamitous Changes To Routine to dread. And that's just for parents. Heading back to school can give many children…
By Risa Kerslake

9 Reasons Why Every Mom Can't Wait For Fall

I love fall. If fall were a person, I'd change my status to "in a serious relationship." This magical time of year means I get to break out my jeans and hoodies, my kids go back to school, and pumpkin everything reigns supreme. There's little I…
By Candace Ganger

'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' Is Only The Start Of The Story

To All The Boys I've Loved Before is a young adult romcom coming to Netflix on August 17 with a premise equal parts charming and anxiety-inducing: protagonist Lara Jean is into all things twee and sentimental, which includes penning love letters to…
By Megan Walsh

How A Daycare Teacher, A Pediatrician, & A Mom of Four Avoid Getting Sick All The Time

There is nothing ruder than a cold on a 90-degree day. But for those of us in charge of multiple sets of sticky fingers, colds are just as likely to arrive in August as they are in the depths of January. And when it comes to common illnesses, it…
By De Elizabeth

7 Reasons Why Black Cats Are Awesome On Black Cat Appreciation Day (& Every Day)

All cat lovers know that their pets are special, but people lucky enough to share their home with black cats have special reason to rejoice this week. Friday, Aug. 17, is Black Cat Appreciation Day, according to the ASPCA. (My own midnight-black…
By Shana Aborn

The MTV Video Music Awards Presenters List Is Top Notch This Year

It's that time of year yet again. As the world gets ready for MTV's annual Video Music Awards, an evening that recognizes the world's latest and greatest where music and cinematography collide, audiences become understandably excited by which…
By Brianna Wiest

9 Kids Share What Their First Day Of School Was *Actually* Like

A child’s first day of school is a major milestone, for kids and parents alike. Going from spending most of their time at home to suddenly being part of a group that's being cared for by a relative stranger is, well, a lot. Some kids adjust…
By Priscilla Blossom

Um, Gap's Back-To-School Sale Includes Buy 1, Get 50% Off Pretty Much *Everything*

I remember my first Gap t-shirt I got in the fifth grade. I was so proud of it. Finally, I was tall enough to wear grown-up sizes and could don the ever-so-trendy white pocket tee and high-waisted blue jeans. 25 years later, and here I am in a white…
By Cat Bowen