The NYC mother advocates for orphans globally
Joining the ranks of of Ivanka Trump, Shoshanna Lonstein-Gruss, and Jessica Alba, Deborra-Lee Furness is StrollerTraffic's Inspired Mom of the Month. Presented by ViaCord, our Inspired Moms series recognizes notable mot…
The AAP goes deep on every new parent’s favorite topic
Ahhh . . . sleep. Remember sleep? It’s what parents crave most, and what babies and toddlers never seem to do quite enough of. And we’ll read anything we can get our hands on that might help us get more. … Continued
The LA mom is fighting for (and creating) safer baby products
--Photo courtesy of The Honest Life/Justin Coit For our third installment of Inspired Moms, brought to you by ViaCord, we are tipping our hats to Jessica Alba. Recently, the mother of two has become nearly as famous for…
Facts, tips, helpful products, and a how-to
Here's the thing about babies: they poop and pee a lot. If you're new to this, you have no flipping idea how much—especially at the beginning. And yes, the blowouts are gross. And yes, you're going to get peed on … Cont…
Non-toxic relief for sore gums
Teething is no fun. For anyone. But before you grab that OTC numbing cream or plastic teether, think twice about what you're putting in your baby's mouth. “You should avoid any gels that include benzocaine," says Dr. La…
Why we should all avoid eating fake colors
We know, we know. If it's not one thing, it's another. But we just can't turn a blind eye to all the buzz we've been hearing about the nastiness of artificial food dyes. So we turned to our Eco Expert, … Continued
Bank Your Baby's Blood With ViaCord
Without getting too scientific, we’re all pretty aware of the power of stem cells. When transplanted into a sick person’s body, these healthy cells can repair or even completely replace damaged and diseased cells. And t…
How to choose safe protection for little ones
Picking the right sunscreen from all the so-called safe and non-toxic options out there can be a little daunting. Although no single resource is perfect, we (and a lot of moms we know) always look to the Environmental W…
Healthy and helpful tips from the StrollerTraffic experts
The calendar says there are still a few more weeks of spring. But with Memorial Day behind us, we're in full-on summer mode. As everyone gears up, stocks up, and finalizes their vacation plans, the StrollerTraffic panel…
The MD Moms report on keeping safe at the beach and by the pool
After reading through the CPSC's latest report on pool injuries and fatalities (and how often the victims are children under five), we thought it was a good idea to check in with our pediatric expert, Dr. JJ Levenstein …
Christopher Gavigan on how to avoid harmful exposure
When we want to learn where hidden toxins lie, we go straight to our Eco Expert, Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan. We asked what to look out for this summer, and he told us about five ways kids might be … C…
Recent parenting books worth your time
Not that moms have tons of time for beach reading, but for those who want to flip through something helpful during any downtime this summer, the child development experts at Seedlings Group picked their five favorite re…
How tight is too tight?
Reading about the California daycare owners charged with endangering babies by swaddling them too tightly got us thinking about swaddling safety. We turned to our pediatric expert, Dr. JJ Levenstein, co-founder of MD Mo…
Flame retardant-free versions of baby room basics
We recently published a special report on chemical flame retardants, illustrating just how pervasive—and harmful—these substances really are. And, well, ugh. We're still reeling from the news. So we decided to track dow…
Vine.com offers tips on natural living
For many new parents, the knee-jerk reaction to having a baby is to detox everything in sight and stock up on safer choices, like organic grains and fabrics, energy-efficient light bulbs, and plant-based cleaners. That'…