How to survive the holiday schlep

Tomorrow kicks off the season. Not the holiday season, mind you. The schlepping season. None of us will be spared.

Toddler bedding for beginners

Transitioning your toddler from a sleep sack to a blanket isn’t exactly intuitive. When is it safe? How big should the blanket be? How heavy? What happens when he kicks it off?

The top finds from the 2012 ABC Kids Expo

Last week was the annual ABC Kids Expo, where baby brands reveal their new and coming-soon releases. Our trusted Gear Guy, Jamie Grayson, was there sniffing out the most promising new products for parents. …

The best travel gear for babies and toddlers

Blessed are the parents whose babies eat anything and sleep anywhere. For the rest of us, traveling with tots requires an arsenal of gear and gadgets—including these eight lifesavers.

How to make—well, sort of make—this year’s cutest getups

Some moms make their kids’ costumes entirely from scratch. Others buy ‘em on costumeexpress.com. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. That’s why we like the idea of semi-DIY.

10 unexpected dangers for babies

We’re thrilled to have Christopher Gavigan on board as our new Eco Expert, advising us healthy, sustainable living. To celebrate, and in the spirit of Baby Safety Month, we’ve asked the former CEO of Health…

Checking out four new (and very innovative) products

We’ll never buy a piece of baby gear without first running it by Jamie Grayson (a.k.a. The BabyGuy). Here’s what he had to say about the four most innovative products we’ve seen coming down the pipeline for…

Lil’ Swanky on the five biggest trendlets of the season

As the owner and brilliant buyer behind Lil’ Swanky, Emily Hornstein-Quagliani knows a thing or two about kids’ fashion. We asked her to get us up to speed on the coolest trends for fall—and to give us a sn…

Festive tips from Hostess with the Mostess

Search for “gender reveal” on YouTube and you’ll find nearly 2,000 clips of expecting couples announcing the sex of their babies to friends and family. Looks like the trend is here to stay.

Modern versions of our favorite childhood stuff

Surely there are psychological reasons why we shouldn’t project our own childhood obsessions on our kids. But it’s really hard to resist the temptation of a toddler Springsteen concert tee or a Shrinky Dink…

Get fired up for the Olympics with spirited baby gear

The Olympics are almost here, and we’re looking forward to teaching our tots about patriotism, teamwork, and the importance of practice. But if we’re being totally honest here, we’re just as excited to dres…

Everything you need to know

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued more than 46 recalls of more than 11 million cribs since 2007. Yet crib-related injuries and deaths remain a real problem.

Worry-free bath toys

Bath squirters sure are fun. They’re also prime breeding grounds for nasty black mold. (Go ahead and gasp.)

(And other ways to make your crib look snazzy)

New guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics last fall firmly stated that bumpers should not be used in infants’ cribs. Still, most companies continue to sell their crib bedding as sets, wi…