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3 Amazing Things Babies Do In Their First Hour On Earth That Will Impress You

I've seen my fair share of newborn babies. Heck, I've even had two of them. But it still came as a surprise to me to learn that there is a whole list of amazing things babies do in their first hour on earth. Those aren't just things some babies do in…
By Emily Westbrooks

Study: A Father's Stress May Have A Surprising Impact On Their Children's Brain Development

It has long been understood that a mother's choices and environment during pregnancy, such as diet and vitamin intact, have an impact on the health and development of her baby. However, more recent research is revealing that a father's well-being als…
By Azure Hall

3 Amazing Things Babies Do In Their First Hour On Earth That Will Impress You

I've seen my fair share of newborn babies. Heck, I've even had two of them. But it still came as a surprise to me to learn that there is a whole list of amazing things babies do in their first hour on earth. Those aren't just things some babies do in…
By Emily Westbrooks

6 Red Flags To Definitely Look Out For After Your Baby Falls

The first time my infant son tried to take a few steps, he tumbled and bumped his head on the coffee table. My blood turned to ice in my veins and I froze. There truly isn't anything quite like the feeling a parent gets when their little one gets hur…
By Sarah Bunton

Here's How To Sanitize Your Baby's Most Used Items, Because They Get Gross AF

My house is probably a breeding ground for every possible germ. I like a clean home as much as the next girl, but with four boys ages eight and younger I take what I can get. I'm usually able to keep it looking presentable, but there are times when I…
By Shannon Evans

10 Creepy Things Kids Do At Night

I've always loved to watch my kids sleep. When they are sleeping they are so quiet and peaceful. It's as if they transform into otherworldly faeries or mythical beings. But just like mythical beings, kids are creepy AF, you guys, especially at moment…
By Steph Montgomery

OMG There Are $3 Onesies And $5 Dresses At Baby Gap's President's Day Sale RN

Like many holidays in the United States, President's Day gives society a great excuse to go shopping. After all, who doesn't love a good sale? Bonus points if you can find incredible deals for the whole family. This President's Day weekend appears to…
By Sarah Bunton

12 Media Depictions Of Raising A Newborn That Are Totally Wrong

I love TV and movies. Always have and, I assume, always will. As a parent, TV is one of the few hobbies from my pre-parent life I can still regularly indulge in (after bedtime, because kids and HBO dramas are not a good combination). Movies, well, I …
By Jamie Kenney

6 Things All Moms With Grumpy-Looking Babies Just Know

I am a mother of two, totally different children. In fact, they've been different since before they were born. My daughter was a difficult pregnancy, so I had every symptom known to woman. I also had a traumatic delivery, and she was born with the um…
By Dina Leygerman

You Might Think My Flu Prevention Strategy Is Extreme, But We Need To Do More

A few days ago, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to have a get-together with our babies at our local mall. “Maybe in a few weeks,” I told her. “Or, actually, maybe later this spring.” It’s not that I had other plans, or that my schedule was too jam…
By De Elizabeth

This Is Not A Drill: Kohl's Is Offering Up To 50% Off All Carter's Baby Basics

This country has had some pretty great presidents, and there is a lot to thank them for. Along with all the wonderful freedoms and luxuries, they have left a legacy of great sales, too. President’s Day is coming up, and shoppers are getting ready to …
By Mishal Ali Zafar

The Number Of Babies Dying In Their Sleep Has Risen & Here's What Experts Want Parents To Know

The looming risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) weighs heavily upon the minds of many new parents. Safe sleep guidelines — such as placing babies on their backs to sleep and not giving them pillows or blankets — were put into place more tha…
By Azure Hall

Here's How The Lunar New Year Will Affect Your Baby's Mood & Temperament

Lunar New Year is a celebration unlike any other across the world. It's one of only a handful of recognized holidays in China, and all the stops are pulled out. In the Chinese tradition, it ushers in a new animal in the zodiac calendar, so this year,…
By Cat Bowen

Babies Born In The Year Of The Dog Have These Things Going For Them

Even if you don't know much about Chinese astrology, you probably know the Chinese zodiac year of your birth. (And if you were born under the sign of a particularly cool-sounding animal, like a dragon or tiger, you might even bring it up in conversat…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

7 Things The First 6 Months Of Motherhood Will Teach You About Yourself

Before I became a mom, I had a specific set of expectations I intended to meet. I wanted to stay home, make my own baby food, and utilize attachment parenting techniques. But then I had my daughter and, well, expectations be damned. As a new mom, I h…
By Candace Ganger

Here's How Extended Breastfeeding Affects Your Child's Teeth & Oral Health

I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist. It's not high up on the list of fun ways to spend an afternoon. Therefore, the best way to avoid added trips to the dentist is prevention. That's tricky when it comes to a wiggling baby who has no inte…
By Cat Bowen

Confession: I Didn't Love Holding My Baby At First — & I Know I’m Not Alone

After waiting 40 weeks (more or less) to hold your child, you'd think that initial meeting would be magic. You plan for it, prepare for it, and dream about what it'll feel like to finally hold the person responsible for treating your insides like a p…
By Candace Ganger

Babies R Us Is Doing A BOGO 50 Percent Off Diaper Deal & You'll Wanna Get On It

Valentine's Day is over, which means St. Patrick's Day is around the corner... but first, there's President's Day. Sure, you're not going to be throwing a party or sending cards to your nearest and dearest, but there is definitely cause for celebrati…
By Katie Malczyk

8 Things All Moms With Smiley Babies Just Know

Both my children were pretty happy kids, but my son had a particularly joyful disposition. Maybe it was because he was the second baby, which so I wasn’t as freaked out as I was with my first kid and that sense of calm made him jolly. I’ll never unde…
By Liza Wyles

“There Is More We Can Do”: Olympian Kikkan Randall Opens Up About Postpartum

The advice for five-time Olympian, World Cup champion nordic skier, and mom Kikkan Randall following the birth of her son was to "take it easy" for six weeks, then come in for a checkup. "And I ended up injuring my back about a month after my son was…
By Janet Manley

Here's How Your Baby Feels In The Womb During Those Last Few Weeks

The third trimester is nothing anyone could possibly consider comfortable. Your whole body feels swollen and achy. You have to pee all the time, your body stops feeling like your own, and eating? Forget about it. There isn't room enough in your stoma…
By Cat Bowen