DIY tips for this year’s most popular costumes

Every Halloween we feel inspired—for a moment—to make our kids’ Halloween costumes from scratch. Then we remember how busy we are, and we quickly order the cutest things we can find on Chasing Fireflies or …

Tips for graduating from bassinet to crib to big-kid bed

A newborn will snooze just about anywhere, but at some point you’ll probably want her sleeping in a crib. For this second entry in our “Product Evolution” series, we got some expert advice on how and when t…

What’s hot now in baby room décor

We asked a few of the top design pros to name their favorite of-the-moment looks for snazzy babies’ quarters. Here’s what they picked.

Sun and style tips from the StrollerTraffic experts

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is [unofficially] in full swing. (Woot! Woot!) But before you stock up on sunblock and sand toys, check out these indispensable bits of advice from our talented panel of …

Sun and style tips from the StrollerTraffic experts

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is [unofficially] in full swing. (Woot! Woot!) But before you stock up on sunblock and sand toys, check out these indispensable bits of advice from our talented panel of …

Eight great ways to score deals online

Shopping is a lot more fun when you don’t pay full price. (Which explains why every mom we know is addicted to Gilt Children.) Our scouts filled us in on their favorite ways to save money on the Web.

The best bibs for babies and toddlers

There are two kinds of bibs: the adorable (often personalized) ones you get at the baby shower, and the ones that actually work. With the latter in mind, here are our favorites . . .

Trendspotting for Spring 2011

The spring collections are quickly filling shelves, and we’re thinking, Hallelujah. (Is it just us, or was that the longest winter ever?) To focus our wandering eye a bit, we asked the founders of Tada! Sho…

Tasteful ideas for personalizing the nursery

It’s tradition to emblazon a nursery with the new baby’s name. But we felt it was time for some fresh (and tastefully subtle) alternatives to the ubiquitous wall letters and initial pillows we see everywher…

Best for baby, tops for tots

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the first annual Cribsie Awards, the definitive baby industry awards, recognizing the best brands, products, services, and websites for babes and tots. Nominations …

Micro versions of our favorite shoes

Co-sleeping. Formula. Vaccines. iPhone apps. There are plenty of subjects that divide moms. So this week we wanted to celebrate something on which we can all agree: the adorableness of crib shoes. Just abou…

Wardrobe tips from our new favorite kid-fashion blogger.

Sarah Clary has a thing for kids’ fashion. And by thing we mean mad talent. It’s her quirky pairing of color and pattern that’s landed her Stylist gigs at everywhere from J.Crew and Gap to Vogue and Small M…

Organic underpinnings for toddlers

You’d be hard-pressed to find a baby boutique that doesn’t stock organic onesies these days. But the hunt for toddler underthings made with organic cotton requires a bit more sleuthing. Here, a few of the b…

The 411 on postpartum tummy wraps

Girdles, cinchers, compressors—call ‘em what you want, postpartum tummy wraps are making a huge comeback. They’re controversial, to say the least. But what we really wanted to know is: Do they work?

Hot new labels for kids

We’re only one day into summer, and most of us are still scrambling to complete our kids’ hot-weather wardrobes. But in the children’s clothing industry, buyers and shop owners already have their minds on f…