Products We’re Loving for December

Please note that some products listed are linked to affiliate websites and we may collect a small commission on your purchase. It’s no secret that with December comes a lot of social obligations. Regardless of whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, the final days of the year are typically filled with parties, school events, and family gatherings. Throughout the month, we put on our best sequinned-covered party outfits and gather with others to exchange gifts, enjoy delicious food, and toast

Can You Mix Breast Milk From Different Days? Experts Explain

There’s a reason they call breast milk liquid gold—it is full of nutrients for babies, and a parent’s actual blood, sweat, and tears often go into nursing, pumping, and expressing it. Given how precious it is, it’s understandable why so many parents are curious whether or not they can mix breast milk from different days into one bottle. After all, the last thing anyone wants is to watch their hard work go to waste. Despite all of the health benefits of breast milk, it can quickly spoil due to b

The Best Cyber Monday Deals in 2023

While we aren’t sure where the tradition of lining up outside big-box stores and malls, shortly after enjoying a big holiday meal with the family, to rush through the crowded aisles in the hope of grabbing the best deals began, we do know that Black Friday sales have been around since the 1950s. Cyber Monday, however, didn’t become a thing until 2005. This tradition came to be after it became clear that a lot more people are willing to search for deals in their PJs from the comfort of their couc

Black Friday Deals for 2023

For many people, once the turkey has been eaten and after all of the thanks have been given, there is one thing on the mind: Shopping. Black Friday sales are some of the year’s best sales —particularly on big-ticket items that tend to be on people’s holiday wishlists. While you’re sure to find discounts on TVs, iPhones, and laptops, you can also use this unofficial holiday to get all of your nursery essentials, check a few items off a friend’s registry, or stock up on toys and baby essentials f

Gear Review: Junama Stroller

Among some of the most essential baby gear items is a stroller, and it’s a purchase not to be taken lightly. You will use a stroller to help your little one get around from the time they are born well into the toddler years, so you want something that is well made, designed with your child’s comfort in mind, and that is comfortable and enjoyable to push around. A stroller is an investment piece, so if you’re looking to stroll in style and luxury, then the Junama Pram may be the chic choice you’v

Products We’re Loving for November

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. For many, this time of year is synonymous with travel, whether it’s flying to join family gatherings or jetting off to somewhere tropical for an under-the-radar vacation. Regardless of where you’re going, you can expect the airport to be very busy between now and the end of the year. Based on passenger counts from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Wednesday before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving are two of the busiest air travel

9 Best Breast Pumps for Every Occasion

In 2022, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its updated policy on breastfeeding, which included a call to state and federal governments and business leaders to offer more support to parents who choose to breastfeed. In a surprising turn of events, people in power listened, and the PUMP Act was passed in December 2022, providing more protections for pumping parents and requiring employers to accommodate them better. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that

15 Best Baby and Kids Books for National Book Month

As a new parent, it may seem silly reading a bedtime story to your newborn who can’t so much as hold up their head, let alone follow the plot of a book, but the developmental benefits of storytime for kids start at birth. Reading together when babies are as young as 4 months old increases the chances that parents continue to read aloud to babies as they get older. Beginning early is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before he can talk! The more words a

Ditch the Car and Get a Workout With These Bike Trailers That Are Comfy and Safe for Kids

For families who love to ride, bike trailers are a great way to bring children along in a way that may be more comfortable than a kids' bike seat. Bike trailers hook right up to the back of the bicycle and most have one or two seats with safety harnesses for kids. Many find toting their kids in a trailer lets them exercise without childcare and allows them to ditch the car when they need to run errands. Some trailers also convert to jogging strollers. When kids see their parents getting around t

Children Can Play on Their Own for Hours in These Playhouses, So They're Worth Every Penny

Whether your toddler uses it as a pretend home, a secret hideaway, a clubhouse, or a castle, few toys are as exciting and help promote open-ended play as a playhouse. With their playhouse, toddlers get the opportunity to do all of the things they see their caregivers doing, but on their terms and in a space that’s just the right size for them. While your child might be OK with something simpler, like a play tent, a playhouse is sturdier, with more features, and it can often work both inside and

15 Halloween Activities and Toys for Kids

Please note that some products listed are linked to affiliate websites and we may collect a small commission on your purchase. The best thing about Halloween is that, once a year, we’re all given free rein to let our strange sides shine. If you love this creepy time of year as much as I do, Halloween-themed toys and games are an excellent way to introduce your little ones to the ghostly delights of the holiday without frightening them (and a whole lot safer than trying to help them hold a knife

Miscarriage Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery

For many parents, after the initial elation of a positive pregnancy test begins to fade, a sense of fear may start to settle in. It’s not the idea of parenthood that has us so scared, but the thought of pregnancy loss. With an estimated 26% of all pregnancies ending in miscarriage, this unease is understandable. Pregnancy can come with many symptoms, and you may assume the worst with every new ache or pain you experience when you’re expecting—especially if you’re unsure how to identify the sign

Go Inside and Play With These Indoor Toys That Keep Kids' Minds and Bodies Active

Packing a rainy or cold day full of play and activities will help children release some energy in a way that is just as fun as being outdoors. That’s why it’s helpful to have some favorite indoor toys and games on hand that will let kids blow off some steam without destroying the house. Unlike toys made for outdoor play, indoor toys can be a little bit more delicate or have more pieces to lose. As with anything children use, check the manufacturer's age recommendations to ensure safety. We caref

10 Baby’s First Halloween Costumes for 2023

Please note that some products listed are linked to affiliate websites and we may collect a small commission on your purchase. Your baby’s first Halloween is something to be remembered. It may seem far away now, but it won’t be long before your little one becomes a tween who is “too cool” to trick-or-treat, leaving you scrolling through photos of Halloween past as you cry while eating a whole bag of fun-size Snickers bars. So, all of this is to say your babe needs to dress up in an adorable cost

Products We’re Loving for October

Over the last decade, the Danish word “hygge” (pronounced hooga) has become popularized worldwide. It’s been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, and even the official Scrabble Dictionary. But what does it mean? And what does it have to do with our list of editors’ product picks for October? There isn’t an English equivalent to hygge because it’s less of a word than it is a concept, representing the warm-fuzzy feeling of coziness, comfort, and calm. Think a room

11 Best Diaper Bags We Love for 2023

Please note that some products listed are linked to affiliate websites and we may collect a small commission on your purchase. One piece of baby gear you’ll absolutely need is a diaper bag, and while this may not sound like the most glamorous thing to splurge on, these bags have come a long way over the years, and there are so many options that are actually stylish. With smart designs and high-quality materials meant to last, you may even find yourself reaching for your carryall of choice long a

Refresher: Safe Sleep Practices for Infants

Parents are constantly bombarded with new, urgent information about keeping their children safe. This sleeper has been recalled; these positioners have been known to cause suffocation; potentially harmful chemicals have been found in that bathing product. After a while, the neverending cycle can become background noise that you only half pay attention to because, most of the time, it doesn’t even apply to your family. However, one set of guidelines that every caregiver of an infant should stay u

I Tried Nutrafol Women’s Hair Growth Supplement and Started Seeing Results After Three Months

Like many women, my hair loss has been the result of a perfect storm of events. In June 2019, I delivered my second daughter and within a couple of months, I was experiencing postpartum hair shedding. Then, in early 2020, I stopped taking birth control, resulting in hormonal changes in my body that triggered more hair loss. Not long after, I began experiencing immense stress due to the pandemic and social and political events through the end of the year. And between 2021 and early 2023, I was na

The 15 Best Baby Walking Shoes for Their First Steps, Tested by Verywell Family

While the best thing for a baby learning to walk is to be barefoot, that’s not always the safest option. Because of potential dangers like broken glass, sharp rocks, and unfriendly insects, pediatricians and podiatrists recommend using baby walking shoes when stepping outside most—if not all—of the time. Plus, many daycares and preschools require shoes, so your little one needs to grow accustomed to them for that reason, too. Though grabbing the cutest pair of shoes you see on the shelves may be
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