Best of the Web
20 great sites for newish (and expecting!) moms
We trust you’ve already bookmarked BabyCenter, Giggle, and Celebrity Baby Blog. But as you might have suspected, there are plenty more online resources for moms. Our favorites? Well, it’s hard to narrow them down, but for now we’re loving . . .
Magpie Lovely for gorgeous handmade clothing and accessories for baby, mom, and home, made by independent artists.
The Soft Landing for less toxic versions of baby essentials, from bottles and sippy cups to bath toys and toothbrushes.
Planet Awesome Kid for page after page of cool, well-dressed kids, photographed on the streets of New York City—and around the world.
Project Nursery for design-porn pictures of beautifully decorated baby rooms.
Lakeshore Learning for ride-on toys, parachutes, play tunnels and all the other cool stuff usually reserved for nursery school and summer camp.
Pregnant Fashionista for sale alerts and witty reviews of maternity and nursing duds.
Plum Party for personalized party supplies that aren’t cheesy.
Babble for sometimes sensational but always well-written articles on modern parenting topics.
Mom 101 for entertaining first-person mom wit, from one of the co-founders of Cool Mom Picks.
Pingg for electronic invitations that look way cuter than evites.
KellyMom for all things breastfeeding.
Oompa for a fantastic selection of toys, brilliantly categorized.
Zulily for seriously discounted shopping on seriously great baby brands.
LilSugar for a nice balance between celebrity mom gossip and useful parenting articles.
Crayola for free coloring pages, plus gazillions of craft ideas.
Tada! Shop for one-stop baby wardrobe shopping.
Vital Juice Moms for weekly headline roundups of mom and baby health news.
Abby’s Fun House for rainy-day ideas from a former kindergarten teacher.
—Photograph by JellyBean Pictures