Baby

When To Expect Your Baby To Go Through Those Awful Sleep Regressions (Yes, That's Plural)

Moments before I started penning this article, I spent a few minutes googling "8 month sleep regression," because, you guessed it, my 8-month-old son no longer sleeps. It seems like I google that same topic every month, because there always seems to …
By Emily Westbrooks

20 Baby Names That Start With "Z" That Have A Special Zing

When it comes to choosing baby names that start with a certain letter, "Z" often goes overlooked. Maybe it's because parents are afraid of their kids being last when they're are told to line up in alphabetical order at school, maybe it's because all …
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

These Parents Buy & Sell Breastmilk Through Social Media

The soft hum of a small, battery-operated breast pump was almost completely drowned out by two toddlers pulling a plastic basketball hoop out of their bedroom into the tiny living room. Outside the living room’s sliding glass door, rain poured down o…
By Natalie Maneval

There's Actually A Reason Why Your Baby Loves To Sleep With Their Tush In The Air

Sleeping babies are mysterious, magical, adorable creatures. When your baby finally falls asleep, you could stare at them for hours, but let's be real — you have stuff to do. However, you may notice some pretty funny habits your baby develops as they…
By Cat Bowen

The One Thing I Ignored That Could've Made Bottle-Feeding *So Much* Easier

I always planned to breastfeed my babies. So, when I didn't make enough breast milk and had to supplement with formula, I felt lost. Like, literally lost in the formula aisle. I didn't know which formula to buy or bottles to get, or even how to mix t…
By Steph Montgomery

5 Things Your Baby's Brain Is Like, According To Science

As brand new beings in the world, babies are constantly growing, learning, and changing. Their mood is always different, as one day everything seems to make them cry and the next, they can't stop smiling and cooing. At the very least, a baby's behavi…
By Tessa Shull

Day Care *Can* Affect Your Baby's Sleep Habits, But It's Not Always Negative

Infant sleep is probably among the most consuming parts of early parenthood. After all, if your baby is not sleeping, neither are you. As soon as you have things figured out, something changes. Whether it's a cold, a developmental leap, cutting teeth…
By Ojus Patel

7 Ways Your Baby Is Trying Say "Hey Mom, You're Enough"

Having a baby is like riding an emotional rollercoaster designed to impact your self-esteem one way or another. Sometimes you feel like you're on top of it all, and others you feel completely incapable and lost. Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and in…
By Candace Ganger

OMG, You Can Get A Disney Rocker *And* Walker For Just $33 At Walmart

For many moms, baby gear is essential for not only enriching her baby’s day and giving them something fun to do in addition to eating, sleeping, and pooping, but it allows moms to be able to set their baby down for one second. But baby gear can defin…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

You Might Feel Pressured To Circumcise At The Hospital, & Here's Why

In their policy statement on circumcision, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises hospitals to provide unbiased information about the procedure, and then let parents make the final decision. In real life, though, what does this look like? A…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

Here's The Truth About Your Hospital Giving You A Car Seat After Your Baby's Delivery

Ever hear the urban legend that there are alligators wandering New York's sewer system? (There aren't.) Or that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen? (He wasn't.) These myths sound fascinating, and even possible, but really, they're just rumors. It's…
By Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

10 Unique Celebrity Baby Names & The Fascinating Meanings Behind Them

Stars — they're just like us! Except not always when it comes to naming their babies (or a lot of other things, actually). While unconventional baby names are becoming more and more popular among non-celebs, too, when it comes to truly out-there moni…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

I Think About Having A Spare, & I Know I'm Not Alone

I have a 2-year-old who is the worst hide-and-seeker you ever saw — one of her favorite hiding spots is just putting her head into the laundry basket — and a 1-year-old who likes to climb onto the couch and shake our standing lamp like a coconut tree…
By Janet Manley

Before You Add Vaginal Seeding To Your Birth Plan, There Are Some Risks To Weigh

Right now, you can't spit without hitting several articles about how to have the most natural birth experience. People are eating placentas, they're giving birth in bathtubs, and hiring doulas to make their birth as close to their vision as possible.…
By Cat Bowen

20 Royal Baby Names That Will Never Go Out Of Style

It's hard to avoid royal baby fever at the moment, with the Duchess of Cambridge due to give birth to her third prince or princess in the next few days. Just like a royal wedding, there's something a little bit magical about a royal baby that captiva…
By Emily Westbrooks

OMG All New Target Moms *Need* This Adorable Sticker & Onesie Set For Their Baby

The REDcard is in your wallet, you memorize the weekly ad, and you know the location of every store in a 300-mile radius. In other words, you're all about shopping at Target. You can't wait to introduce your kid to the magic store as well. Does this …
By Lindsay E. Mack

Eating Veggies During Pregnancy Could Protect Your Baby From This Condition, Study Says

Aside from chocolate chip cookies, my primary pregnancy craving has been freshly steamed broccoli with just a pinch of sea salt. I've probably eaten my weight in it over the last eight months, but that may be a good thing. Eating your veggies while p…
By Azure Hall

This Mom Lowkey Got The Best Baby Shower Gift Ever & Every Mom Deserves One

Any parent-to-be will tell you that one of the first things you're told to do when arranging a baby shower is to put together your registry. Otherwise, you will be hounded by your family and friends until day-of, asking you what you need. (Yet, none …
By Annamarya Scaccia

9 Things You Should Do As A Family Of Three Before You Have Another Baby

Not to brag, but my family of three was pretty awesome. I had finally figured out what I was doing as a mom, and my daughter and I were an unstoppable team. So I was scared things would change if I had another baby. Spoiler alert: they totally did. I…
By Steph Montgomery

5 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Take Your Baby To See A Chiropractor

A friend recently shared with me that her 1-year-old son needed tubes in his ears because he had chronic ear infections, but that they were going to try the chiropractor first. We were all pleasantly surprised when, lo and behold, one chiropractic vi…
By Emily Westbrooks

11 Things You Should Do With Your First Kid *Before* Your Second Is Born

The transition from one to two children is exciting, nerve-wracking, and requires a lot of preparation. Maybe not as much as you needed before you had your first (you probably have a lot of the necessary equipment at this point, for example) but ther…
By Jamie Kenney