Baby

How Separating Kids From Their Mother Impacts Them Later In Life, According Experts

Watching the news coverage of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border has been absolutely gut-wrenching. My heart breaks for the young children trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. While it's horrendous to see this p…
By Kate Miller

11 Baby Names Inspired By Trees That Will Grow Up With Them

Nature-inspired baby names have been in and out of style since... well, probably since people started having names, considering nature was one of the only sources of inspo back then. They're still just as relevant today, however, as more and more peo…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

How Separating Kids From Their Mother Impacts Them Later In Life, According Experts

Watching the news coverage of immigrant children being separated from their parents at the border has been absolutely gut-wrenching. My heart breaks for the young children trying to comprehend the incomprehensible. While it's horrendous to see this p…
By Kate Miller

Your Baby Will Most Likely Be Born At This Time Of The Day, According To New Research

Have you ever noticed that babies tend to be born at weird times? Think about it: How often have you been eating your lunch at your desk or whatever only to get a phone call from a friend saying their baby had arrived? I'm guessing almost never, and …
By Jen McGuire

Busy Philipps Wants To Hold Your Crying Baby — EXCLUSIVE

"I do love holding babies, even when they're crying in my arms," Busy Philipps, the actor, author, and virtual best friend to one million followers on Instagram — many of them moms — tells Romper by phone. Her fondness for taking the crying babies o…
By Janet Manley

How To Donate Diapers To Babies & Toddlers In Detention Centers & Tender Age Facilities

While controversy surrounding the family separation policy continues to unfold, you may feel moved to help the children who are caught in the crossfire of this situation. So can you donate diapers to detention centers to help out these kids? Young in…
By Lindsay E. Mack

Here's Why Some Babies Have Watery Eyes All The Time, Even When They're Not Crying

You have a new baby and can't stop staring at them. They are gushingly adorable and absolutely perfect. Except you look a little closer and notice something's amiss: their beautiful eyes look like they are a little watery. Or they wake up after a nap…
By Shari Maurer

I'm An Attachment Parent Who Sleep-Trained Her Kid

My plans for motherhood leaned towards the crunchy. I was going to give birth with minimal interventions, and then cloth-diaper, exclusively breastfeed, wear my baby as much as possible, and bedshare. I envisioned myself practicing quintessential att…
By Beth Loster

5 Things To Add To Your Diaper Bag This Summer, Because Adventures Await

I adore summertime adventures with my girls, but they do require me to up my diaper bag game in a pretty serious way. In the winter, you can kind of get by with a back-up onesie, the diaper changing basics, and some snacks. But once Memorial Day hits…
By Kate Miller

Here's When It's Safe To Put Sunscreen On Your Baby (Hint: It's Not Right Away)

The last thing you want is a baby with a sunburn this summer. You want their perfect, flawless skin to stay that way forever. But you also want to go outside, because the weather is beautiful and you've been cooped up inside all winter. If you're tak…
By Emily Westbrooks

How The Summer Solstice Affects Your Baby's Sleep, Because The Day Feels Forever Long

We are rapidly approaching the longest day of the year. On June 21 at 6:07 a.m., the Northern Hemisphere will be hitting its summer solstice. It's a time that echoes the distant history of folklore and mythology, of standing stones and rituals I'm ch…
By Cat Bowen

This Grocery Store Risk Is Something You *Need* To Know When Shopping With Your Kids

When I had my son more than 10 years ago, the rules of safety were far different than they are now. Car seats went front-facing at a year, kids ditched them altogether pretty early, and sleep positioners were still very much a thing. But when we know…
By Cat Bowen

Here’s How Much It Costs to Formula-Feed Your Baby for a Year

Raising a child supposedly costs you a quarter of a million dollars, but it can honestly be more daunting to face the idea of spending $80 on bottle nipples in a single month. Expense Report gives us a look into the spending, scrimping, and wishing t…
By Caroline Hand

5 Old Wives' Tales About Your Baby Being Born With Lots Of Hair

I can't go to a salon without the stylist commenting on the massive amount of thick hair on my head; it's happened every trip for as long as I can remember, even when I was a little girl. So I guess it should come as no surprise that my babies have a…
By Shannon Evans

This Wheelchair Stroller Attachment Is *Huge* For Disabled Parents

Parenting is hard enough for physically typical moms and dads, but throw in a disability and it gets a bit more complicated. I can only imagine the juggling act that would be required to get my kids ready for the day, much less go on outings together…
By Shannon Evans

Here's How A Dentist Will Treat Your Kid's Baby Teeth Cavities

"My tooth hurts." These were the words spoken to me just last week by my 7-year-old daughter. She came up to me, cuddled on my lap, and held her cheek. Looking in her mouth, I saw that her back molar had a black hole in the center of it. My gut dropp…
By Cat Bowen

9 Adorable Mommy & Me Swimsuits That Twin For The Win

Shopping for swimsuits for little kids is a blast, because they're generally all pretty adorable. Shopping for a swimsuit for yourself, on the other hand, can be distinctly less delightful, because... ugh. But here's one way to make the whole process…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Here's Where You Can Buy Mindy Kaling's Stroller, Because It's A Literal Work Of Art

Mindy Kaling has been #goals for women for a long time, but since becoming a single mom to her daughter Katherine, she's an even bigger inspiration. I mean, it's pretty amazing to raise a kid by yourself, especially when you're a major power player i…
By Samantha Darby

Personalized Diapers: So Extra Or So Cute? ...Definitely Both (& The Best Baby Gift)

Everything from your playlists to your wardrobe can now be endlessly personalized, so why not apply this idea to your kid's diaper stash, too? The Huggies Made By You personalized diaper collection is the brand's first-ever personalized diaper, and i…
By Lindsay E. Mack

BabyGap's New Pajama Subscription Service Gives Parents One Less Thing To Worry About

There's basically nothing that warms a parent's heart more than the sight of a baby or little kid in pajamas (and not just because when they're wearing pajamas they're likely to also be sleeping). With their whimsical prints and patterns, there's jus…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

The Early Signs Of Stimming May Not Be As Obvious To Catch As You Think

When my son was first diagnosed with autism, a lot became clear. Much of what we thought were his personal quirks and habits were actually what is referred to as a self-stimulatory behavior. They were developed out of his need to cope with his surrou…
By Cat Bowen