The why and how of positive postpartum body image
Conceive the baby. Grow the baby. Birth the baby. Make the milk. Care for the baby. And… look the same as you did before you were pregnant? (We didn't buy that last one, either.) We sat down with Jenny Schatzle, creator…
Everyone knows that there are many benefits to breastfeeding. Womenshealth.gov reports that breastfed babies have lower risks of asthma, diarrhea, ear infections, SIDS, and a host of other conditions. Knowing this, most…
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…
Where to splurge, where to save
Nesting is fun.  It can also be expensive. The line between "need" and "want" can get a little fuzzy when preparing for your new arrival, so we’ve broken it down to help you understand where to spend, and where to … Con…
From newborn to toddler, brands that will be there
There’s no denying it: childrearing takes a lot of stuff, and the baby industry seems to change at the same lightning speed as babies themselves.  As we ride the proverbial river rapids of early parenthood, there are so…
Mamas are usually info-hungry (the thousands of books available about pregnancy are proof of that), but what does a mama-to-be do when she has the possibility of carrying a high-risk pregnancy? Dr. James Betoni, a leadi…
The 411 on water safety this summer
Good news: in less than 24 hours we’ll officially hit the summer solstice, and three blissful months of pool parties, beach vacations, and trips to the lake will ensue. But with all the memories to be made there comes a…
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…
Mamas experiencing this condition are not alone
Many mamas-to-be hear the term “postpartum depression” and become concerned that they may soon face this condition. How common is it, should moms be worried, and what can they do? We chatted with Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Br…
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…
Design a nursery that operates as good as it looks
There’s no better way to pass the time while pregnant than designing a nursery fit for an editorial spread. But as parents quickly learn once baby is earth side, things like the humidifier are as important as the color …
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…
How to choose the best gear for baby’s ride
Nothing says “I’m a new mom” like struggling to install a car seat in the space that was once reserved for yoga gear and the latest goodies from the winery up the road. While car seats are necessary, we know … Continued…
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