Understanding the FDA’s recent labeling mandates

Sunscreen is a no-brainer for babies in 2012. Unfortunately, understanding the differences among brands is less clear-cut.

The 10 things every modern mom should know

As a Mother’s Day tribute to the smartest, funniest, and most talented moms we know, we’ve rounded up our favorite parenting tips from around the web.

How to boost skin immunity

Most new moms are obsessed with their babies’ skin. We all work hard to keep our little cherubs clean, soft, and safe from the sun. But skin is also an important part of the body’s immune system.

The 5 Toxics You Might Be Missing

As the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and co-founder (with Jessica Alba) of The Honest Company, Christopher Gavigan knows a thing or two about hidden toxics. In honor of Earth Day, we’ve asked hi…

A guide to the new subscription delivery services for moms

Daily deals are so 2011. The latest cool way to shop is the subscription delivery service. Dozens of new companies have popped up over the past six months, delivering curated monthly care packages on a subs…

The top parenting trends and topics for the year, from the StrollerTraffic experts

Welcome to 2012. Now that the revelry is over, it’s time to prepare ourselves for the next 365 days of adventures in parenting. To that end, check out what our on-the-pulse panel of experts has to say about…

The parenting topics everyone will be talking about

According to child development pro Aliza Pressman, Ph.D., co-founder of Seedlings Group, here are the most noteworthy parenting topics and corresponding research reports of 2012.

The new controversy in baby medicine

To treat or not to treat “colic”—that is the question for 2012, according to pediatrician JJ Levenstein, co-founder of MD Moms.

Product evolution: swaddles to sleep sacks

For many new parents, swaddling seems like the hardest thing you’ve ever done—until it’s time to stop swaddling . . . NYC Sleep Doctor Janet Kennedy, PhD and aden + anais founder Raegan Moya-Jones give us t…

The 411 on germs

Most moms know to quarantine a tot with a fever. But what about a lingering cough or a runny nose? There are a lot of conflicting opinions out there about what’s contagious when, where germs live—and for ho…

The parenting books we swear by

We asked our trusted Scouts to share the one can’t-parent-without-it book they’d want with them if they were stuck on a deserted island (with their kids, of course).

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…

The best seats to use at every stage

Layette lists and registry guides give new parents a decent sense of a newborn’s needs. But what happens when the little nuggets phase out of that first round of purchases? Our new “Product Evolution” newsl…

The best pool gear for babes and tots

The Summer Solstice is today, and we’re thinking, Woo-hoo! It’s officially pool time, and every mom we know is scrambling for vests, wings, and all manner of flotation devices. So we asked our Scouts to rec…

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 …