Just when you thought you had the whole feeding thing down. . .
For the lucky few, raising a good eater is easy breezy from day one. For the rest of us, it's an ongoing series of ups and (pretty darn frustrating) downs. To find out more about why early eating is such … Continued
No meds required—really
If you pay attention to parenting news, you're clued in to the FDA's recent (and not-so-recent) recommendations to nix those homeopathic teething tablets. Uncertain levels of toxic belladonna (commonly known as deadly n…
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 …
Pregnancy is such an exciting, and busy time. While it's always fun to consider baby names and nursery colors, there are some important decisions to make before your baby arrives that will have an impact in the minutes/…
Here's how to stock the house
January is in full swing—if the cold or flu hasn't already entered your household, congrats. And be prepared, it's likely on its way. Save yourself a trip to the drugstore with a sick baby in tow, and proactively stock …
Deciphering the latest environmental concerns for our kids
"I’ve been watching study after study roll out detailing new information regarding the environmental health risks facing kids," Christopher Gavigan (our eco expert and the co-founder of The Honest Co.) says. "It’s not l…
Here's the 411
With cold and flu season just around the bend, we’ll do everything we can to keep the littles from catching a sniffle (or, worse). Adding a humidifier to the nursery can have substantial benefits. We caught up with Cran…
It's never too soon to start
Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword as of late, and for good reason. Learning the skill from an early age can have lasting benefits throughout a child's life (adulthood included). "Mindfulness is paying attention…
Choose the formula that's best for your baby
It's generally accepted that breast milk is best when it comes to infant nutrition, but why, exactly? We turned to registered dietitian Dana L. Kearney, MS, RD, LDN, CHC, to learn how to ensure that your choice in formu…
How to give (and get) the necessary support
While the actual responsibility of breastfeeding falls upon one person only, there's plenty that those around a new mom can do to support her feeding goals. Shari Criso has worked as a registered nurse, certified nurse …
The right way to apply
Once you’ve brushed up on the best sunscreen to buy for the fam, there are the all-important rules of usage. We drilled Dr. Nanette Silverberg, a Manhattan-based pediatric dermatologist, on how to navigate a sun-safe da…
Coping with summer fevers
The winter months get a bad rap as “cold and flu season.” But summer fevers—often tied to those nasty enteroviruses (like Coxsackie and hand, foot, and mouth disease), and viral rashes—are hardly scarce. We've summed up…
Learn the lingo before lathering up
Terminology can be tricky when it comes to sun protection, and with so many options out there, it’s important to be as educated of a consumer as possible. We’ve done the homework for you — below, the basics of what … Co…
The safest water to mix with formula
We all want the very best when it comes to our babies’ nutrition. Whether you’re supplementing or exclusively formula-feeding, what goes into that bottle matters. The formula you choose is one part of the equation, but …
Relax, this is going to be fun (really).
Before your baby’s first trip to the dentist, erase all of your own negative associations. Dr. Michael King (known to his patients as “Dr. Mike”), is based in Manhattan and is just one of a growing number of pediatric d…