How to make the most informed purchase for your baby
When it comes to infant nutrition, breast milk is always the gold standard. So when you supplement or rely exclusively on formula, the decision can be emotional—and the options overwhelming. We turned to pediatric nutri…
There’s a better way to do this.
Kids and their food can be a fickle pair. The last thing any of us has time for is catering to every last demand—three times a day. Here's a game plan to make mealtime a more sane occasion, whether cooking’s … Continued…
Pumps and Bottles 101
Pumping is all kinds of crazy. But you'll get into a rhythm, we promise. (You may even start hearing the grating rhythm of your pump in your subconscious. But that's another story.) We asked lactation educator Amanda Co…
Helpful resources, sanity breaks, and social media handles you won’t want to miss
Becoming a parent changes everything—routines, attitudes . . . your browser history. You’ll want to update your “Bookmarks” tab and Instagram feed accordingly. Here’s what we’re scrolling, reading, and retweeting. 1. Of…
Share the fun of gardening, even if the "backyard" is a window
For all of the perks of raising kids in the city, the lack of a yard own can be a bit of a bummer. We asked Annie Novak, manager of The New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy for some ideas on how … Continued
How to make the most of your baby's time in the tub.
Before you speed through your baby's next bath, consider the fact that the "caregiving moments" are the best time to engage and interact with an infant. "You're so close to them, they can really see your face and focus …
The LA mom lends a hand wherever she can—from her hometown to Haiti
-photo: @moonfrye on instagram Actress, director, screenwriter, and author Soleil Moon Frye will probably always be best known for her role as TV’s Punky Brewster. But the mom of three (Poet, 9; Jagger, 7; and Lyric, 1)…
8 steps to success
The transition from breast or bottle to a big-kid cup isn't always second nature (for baby, or for you). Experts suggest persistence, patience, and these eight tips. Start early. “By six months of age, babies have great…
6 nifty products for a safer (and less messy) home
Spills, cracks, and boo-boos are all part of the program. And though accidents are inevitable, these five inventions do their part to keep damage at a minimum. Toddlers aren't known for their typing skills. Kid Lid puts…
25 companies doing it right
In honor of Valentine's Day, it's time for our annual "Brands We Heart" issue—a heart-felt homage to 25 great companies and the reasons they make us feel warm and fuzzy. 1. Clek for enabling us to fit three-across in th…
Our favorite new picture books of the year
Okay. Here's how to check off every kid on your shopping list in one stop: go to the bookstore. A good book will be read over and over again, won't break the bank, and is the simplest thing to wrap … Continued
Made-in-the-USA brands we love
Tough loss, Team USA. We'll get 'em in 2018. In the meantime, it's just about time to celebrate this great country of ours. So fire up the grill, sport some red, white, and blue, and join us in honoring these … Continue…
25 things we love for the hot season
Regardless of whether you consider Memorial Day or the Solstice as the official kick-off of summer, chances are you're busy this week stocking up on hot-weather essentials. To that end, here are a few of our favorite th…
Expert picks for every age
You can entertain a baby with just about anything. But there's something to say for a well-made toy with educational intent. Eli Gurock, founder of Magic Beans and StrollerTraffic’s new resident Toy Expert, shares his s…
25 companies we adore
Of course we're celebrating our love for our families this Valentine's Day. But we also want to celebrate the innovative, thoughtful companies that keep our families comfortable, healthy, and entertained—and save us tim…