When summer activities wind down, fall’s the time to snuggle up with the kids and read. You’ll find that these newest titles will have you looking forward to bedtime snuggles and a sweet “good night.” Welcoming a new ba…
Breastfeeding wisdom from our family to yours
In the desert of northern Namibia, there is an ethnic group called the Himba who live isolated from cities and essentially survive off the land.  Most all Himba women successfully breastfeed. Why? In part, they spend mo…
Every mom’s dream is to teach her child to potty train quickly and with no mess. Instead, lots of us find that it becomes the absolute worst job in toddler parenthood, with tantrums and crying (from baby AND mama). It ……
Answers to All of Your Cloth-Diapering Questions
Angela Wendling knows cloth diapers inside and out. Her company, ChunkaBuns, is an E-commerce baby and toddler apparel company that designs children’s clothing, including pants for kids who wear cloth diapers. Since her…
Wait no more – start babies on allergenic foods early
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, and most moms know that food allergies are being diagnosed more and more frequently. In the past, most advice given about avoiding these allergies ran along these lines: Let the baby ma…
Amazing Medical Advances for Babies
It’s true: modern parenthood is filled with plenty of challenges (we’re looking at you, screen time) but thanks to advances in medical research and technology, parents are able protect and monitor their baby's health li…
Understanding your newborn's cries – and how to help
The early days of a baby’s life are full of wonder and excitement, but let’s face it – they can also be filled with bouts of crying and fussiness, and newborns aren't exactly known for their ability to clearly communica…
What You’ll Need to Make the Most Out of Story Time
A good book is the jack-of-all trades when it comes to entertaining a child. A truly loved title can facilitate bonding between parent and child, encourage early language skills, and be the catalyst for a rambunctious p…
Expert advice from the AAP
We all read to our babies. We all know that it's critical to their development. But, if we're being honest, story time with an infant can feel like a one-way street. The AAP offers some tactical advice for making the … …
Many parents start to look for childcare as soon as they know they’re expecting. They often consider cost and location first, since they are easy to determine and help to whittle down the possibilities to an acceptable …
Beyond Baby Talk
Talking to infants is critical for language development, but it's a topic that's generally not covered in early pediatric visits. We turned to Hamptons-based speech therapist Elise Duryea for an in-depth look at why con…
Help for potty training parentals
BottomZz Up, a new potty training system invented by SoCal mom Lynn Tilker, lets kids feel the discomfort of having wet underwear—minus the mess. The soft, unisex cotton undies have space for a BottomZz Up absorbent pad…
How to prompt those first words
Every child’s speech develops at his or her own pace, but there are universal tactics that can encourage the process along. We chatted with Hamptons-based speech therapist Elise Duryea, who’s been in the field for 20 ye…
Start ‘Em Young (Really Young)
It’s a buzzword for school-aged kids, but developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEAM (includes Art, too) skills can start way before that. We chatted with Eli Gurock, who owns Magic Beans, to …
Ease your baby into the next stage
The thing about swaddling is it reaches an end point—usually when a baby learns to roll over, or is consistently kicking his way out. (And almost always right when you finally feel like you’ve mastered the art, darnit.)…