Baby

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

The Most Magical Baby Names That Start With "M"

Choosing a moniker for your baby is huge. It's one of the few decisions you make in life that feels etched in stone. I did know a few kids growing up with nicknames that were a far departure from their real names (Ned for Charles?), but more often…
By Kate Miller

You're Seriously Going To *Lose It* Over Target's Disney Baby Costumes

The only thing cuter than a sweet baby is a sweet baby in a Halloween costume. Luckily, there are no shortage of those and even luckier, you can get some of the cutest costumes I've ever seen at Target. That store really has everything you could…
By Caroline Hogeveen

16 Baby Names Beginning With "S" That Go Beyond Samantha & Sebastian

Simply speaking, I'm so satisfied seeing the score of sibilant, smooth-sounding... OK, enough of that silliness. Getting to the point: When you're searching through the baby books looking for the perfect name, it's hard not to stop and spend several…
By Shana Aborn

The 'OutDaughtered' Family Have Their Hands Full With 6 Kids, But Do They Want More?

For those who can't get enough of TLC's shows about families with a ton of kids — such as 19 Kids & Counting, Counting On, and Sister Wives — then Outdaughtered just might be your latest obsession. The series features a young couple named Adam and…
By Michelle Stein

25 Baby Names That Start With O, Because You Want Baby's Name To Be Outstanding

Finding just the right name for your new baby can be really difficult. Everyone has an opinion, but the only ones that really matter are yours and your partner's. Still, coming to a consensus and deciding on something that you both truly love can be…
By Lauren Schumacker

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

Breastfeeding Awards Are Totally A Thing, So Here's How To Win Golden Boobies

Anyone who has even attempted to breastfeed will tell you: Feeding a small human with your body is a huge commitment that takes a lot of time and effort. Not only are they tasked with nourishing their little one, but for those who exclusively…
By Michelle Stein

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

10 Nursery Items Worth Buying, No Matter How Silly They Seem

Building a nursery is more work than you'd think — you end up doing a lot of research on every single item as you crosscheck those things with the Consumer Reports guide, what your friends bought, and probably some conspiracy theory crunchy websites…
By Cat Bowen

No High Chair? No Problem! Lin-Manuel Miranda Has The Best Parenting Hack

Is there such thing as a quintuple threat? He's already an award-winning composer, lyricist, actor, and rapper who single-handedly turned America's fifth-most well-known founding father into the biggest pop culture icon of the 2010s, but apparently,…
By Jenn Rose

These Women Say Having A Child Increased Their E.Q.

Elation. Happiness. Joy. Panic. Extreme fear. Just some of the emotions that any new parent feels and experiences, and can relate to. But what if becoming a parent can not only make you more in-tune with your emotions, but actually improve your…
By Jené Luciani

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

If You Nearly Lost It Trying To Find The Right Daycare, You're Not Alone

You want to send your child to daycare (or have no choice), but where do you send them? Are you after a Spanish immersion program? A classroom that is sufficiently "diverse"? An in-home daycare or franchised daycare center; in an apartment or with a…
By Risa Kerslake

A Baby Suffered A Stroke After Catching The Chickenpox & Here's What Parents Need To Know

My sons all suffered through the chickenpox. Not because I didn't want to vaccinate them, but because the vaccine was not made available when they were young. It became a bit of a thing among parents at the time, everyone trying to get their kids to…
By Jen McGuire

There Are No Words For How Cute Chrissy Teigen's Newest Baby Miles Video Is

If you make the commitment to follow Chrissy Teigen on Twitter and/or Instagram, her quirky and honest posts won't disappoint. Sure, she may be a successful model and a cookbook author — but really, her daily life isn't all that different from a lot…
By Michelle Stein

Actually, Here's When You *Shouldn't* Mess With Your Baby's Cradle Cap

While all three of my kids were different as babies (from appetites to sleeping habits), there's one thing they all had in common: cradle cap. No big surprise, considering the vast majority of infants develop cradle cap, and no big deal, either,…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

TBH I'm Jealous Of My Friend Who Got The Birth She Wanted

Several months back, my friend and I were catching up over coffee outside on a patio at a nearby coffee shop. It was the first time we had gotten together after the birth of her son, and we were having the inevitable birth story discussion. Don’t…
By Risa Kerslake

5 Baby Monitors With Temperature Alarms That Are Safe & Affordable

Keeping your baby cozy and safe can be a year-round struggle. To make sure your little one stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, you might consider buying a baby monitor with a temperature alarm. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the…
By Steph Montgomery

These Women Took The Leap Into Motherhood — How Did It Change Their Love Of Jumping Out Of Planes?

“Once you leave the plane it’s you, God, and the sky. You’re the most free you will ever experience,” said Rachel Patton, mother to 4-year-old Wyatt. “The wind isn’t loud like people would think and the scenery from 10,000 ft. is absolutely…
By Gianluca Russo