A 3 Month Old Feeding Schedule for Baby

A 3 Month Old Feeding Schedule for Baby

Congrats! You're finally out of the newborn stage and hopefully things are getting a bit easier by now! At this point, you may not have your baby on a set schedule, but you've established some daily routines and gotten to know each other pretty well. It takes some...

What To Do When Your Baby is Congested at Night

What To Do When Your Baby is Congested at Night

Getting any sleep at night with a baby already comes with its own set of challenges, but having a good night sleep when your baby is congested feels almost impossible. Babies struggle more than adults to breathe through the mouth if their nose is blocked. So, when...

Newborn Must-Haves For The First Weeks With Your Baby

Newborn Must-Haves For The First Weeks With Your Baby

The first few days and weeks home with your newborn can be a whirlwind. You're experiencing so many new feelings and emotions and have just been thrown into the brand new challenge of teaching yourself how to be a mom. You're probably sleep-deprived, uncomfortable,...

How to Stop Your Baby from Crying to Sleep

How to Stop Your Baby from Crying to Sleep

We’ve all been there before. You put your baby down for bed and he starts to cry. You leave the room and the crying escalates to a non-stop symphony. All. Night. Long. As a mom, your instinct may be to run in the room and pick him up and hold him until he stops. But,...

Top 3 Best Long Range Baby Monitors That Will Make You Feel Secure

Top 3 Best Long Range Baby Monitors That Will Make You Feel Secure

If you're currently pregnant and searching for the essentials to care for your newborn, a long-range baby monitor should definitely be on your list. While your baby is sleeping or in their nursery, you want to make sure that they are safe and sound even when you can't...

What to Put in a Diaper Bag For Your Baby

What to Put in a Diaper Bag For Your Baby

As you start navigating life as a new mom, you'll begin to learn all the tips and tricks of parenting a newborn. From swaddling and feeding to diapering and burping, you'll have it all down to a science faster than you think! However, one thing that you may be...

9 Tips to Make Breast Pumping Easy

9 Tips to Make Breast Pumping Easy

The struggles of a breastfeeding mom are too many to mention! The most crucial is finding the time and opportunity to pump or nurse your baby. After the 3 month period, when maternity leave ends, life becomes a lot busier. You may not want your baby to depend on...

How to Build an Outrageous Breastmilk Freezer Stash

How to Build an Outrageous Breastmilk Freezer Stash

If you've already made the decision to breastfeed your baby, you're giving them the best gift you could offer. We know how amazing breastmilk is for a growing baby, but it's not always easy for a woman to nurse her child at all times. That's why it's necessary to pump...

8 Steps to Prepare for Breastfeeding a Newborn

8 Steps to Prepare for Breastfeeding a Newborn

There's something so beautiful about being able to nurse your sweet little baby and provide him or her all they need to start out those first few months of life, thriving and strong. I loved breast feeding my children for so many reasons. The nutrition it provides,...

Co-sleeping Safety Tips and the Benefits It May Have For You and Baby

Co-sleeping Safety Tips and the Benefits It May Have For You and Baby

Co-sleeping or the practice of sharing a bed with your baby is certainly not a new concept. Plenty of parents are choosing this type of sleeping arrangement, especially because new moms are often reminded that “mom sleeps when the baby is sleeping”. There are numerous...

18 Tips for Going to the Beach with a Baby

18 Tips for Going to the Beach with a Baby

Since having a baby, our vacations have drastically changed. Now, beach trips are dictated by nap times, making sure to pack enough snacks and toys, and finding the closest playground.   As much as I always hope that it will be a stress-free, relaxing trip, it...

Why Your Baby is Waking Up Screaming

Why Your Baby is Waking Up Screaming

One of the biggest milestones for a parent is when you finally start to settle your baby into a reasonable sleep schedule. For some, it’s a lot harder than others, and it can be made even harder by the little issues that can wake your baby up screaming after you’ve...

1 Year Old Milestones: Typical Development in Your New Toddler

1 Year Old Milestones: Typical Development in Your New Toddler

As your baby has been learning and growing rapidly, you've probably been seeing big changes in their development. Most toddlers reach the typical 1-year-old milestones at various times from 9-15 months. As you've watched your baby grow over the past year, you've...

Easter Egg Water Scoop Activity for Babies and Toddlers

Easter Egg Water Scoop Activity for Babies and Toddlers

With Easter around the corner, I've been looking for some new springtime activities to keep my toddler entertained. I love activities that are simple to set up and use inexpensive household items that I already have.  This Easter egg scoop activity was definitely...

Newborn Sleep Schedules for the First 3 Months

Newborn Sleep Schedules for the First 3 Months

Getting your baby on a consistent schedule is crucial to establishing a daily routine and developing good sleep habits. Starting early will help your whole family get accustomed to following a schedule with your baby. Check out the 8 Rules You Must Follow for the Best...

Newborn Tips for Sleeping

Newborn Tips for Sleeping

Ah, those blessed days and nights with a newborn. Although you can never get enough of soaking up those sweet cuddles, the middle of the night wakeups can be brutal. After spending the last couple of months feeling large and uncomfortable and waking to pee 6 times a...

Why You Need to Let Your Baby Feed Themselves

Why You Need to Let Your Baby Feed Themselves

Although you may not realize it, mealtime is a learning experience for your baby. The skills developed through self-feeding are crucial and it will provide many benefits as your baby ages. As an occupational therapist, my goal is to encourage independence in my...

Newborn Weight Gain in the First Few Months

Newborn Weight Gain in the First Few Months

Newborns bring a lot of excitement and happiness in your life, but raising them can also be a challenging task. Any health issue with your little one can be scary since they cannot tell you the problem or pain. The most accurate indicator of overall health and well-...

How to Teach Your Baby to Walk

How to Teach Your Baby to Walk

Some of the most exciting moments as a parent are watching your little one learn and grow. Whether that means cracking their first smile, saying a new word, or discovering how to work a new gadget, your baby is learning so much every day. The baby and toddler years...

Baby Safety Tips That All New Parents Must Know

Baby Safety Tips That All New Parents Must Know

Babies and toddlers aren't old enough to understand the things that could cause them harm. Therefore, the most vital role that we have in our children's lives is to protect and keep them safe. There are plenty of dangers out there that our little ones are not aware...

How To Recognize The Signs Of Infant Acid Reflux

How To Recognize The Signs Of Infant Acid Reflux

Does My Baby Have Reflux? Is your baby irritable, gagging, or arching during and after feedings? Many parents are not familiar with the symptoms of infant acid reflux and babies often go undiagnosed. Being a first-time mom of a baby with moderate infant acid reflux, I...

The Best Sleep Training Methods That Worked For Both of My Babies

The Best Sleep Training Methods That Worked For Both of My Babies

Having 2 kids under 2 years old, I have had several periods of very little sleep in the past 2 years. Both of my babies were pretty good sleepers in the first couple months, but had a rough time around 3 months and became terrible sleepers after that. Nothing was...

29 Genius Breastfeeding Tips and Hacks for Stressed Out Moms

29 Genius Breastfeeding Tips and Hacks for Stressed Out Moms

During those first few weeks with your newborn, you will feel like breastfeeding takes all your days. Your baby is pretty much attached to your breast around the clock and the responsibility to provide adequate nutrition for your baby is all on you. It can get...

9 Simple Activities to Prevent a Flat Head in Your Baby

9 Simple Activities to Prevent a Flat Head in Your Baby

Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, is a condition where a baby's head has an uneven distortion on one side or the back. It is usually caused by a baby spending too much time laying down with pressure on the same spot of their head. A baby also could have a genetic...

20 Social & Language Skills Your Baby Should Have By 1

20 Social & Language Skills Your Baby Should Have By 1

Your baby has come a long way from that tiny little newborn who could barely open his eyes or hold your hand to an active, loving, almost-toddler. The changes you’ve witnessed in the past few months have probably amazed you. As they get closer to 1, they have become...

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom and Baby

The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom and Baby

Written by guest contributor, Amy Gougler: As the daughter of a lactation consultant who breastfed 4 children, I knew that I wanted to breastfeed my babies when my time came to be a mother. Initially, I just thought breastfeeding was best because my mom did and I...

How to Exclusively Pump Breastmilk for your Baby

How to Exclusively Pump Breastmilk for your Baby

Written by guest contributor, Vicki @ The Mummy Bubble: Do you want to try exclusively pumping your baby’s feeds but aren’t sure how to make it work for you? Exclusive pumping, or EPing as it is often referred to, is where mom expresses all feeds for her baby and then...

Baby Led Weaning Terrified Me. Here are the Tips That Helped

Baby Led Weaning Terrified Me. Here are the Tips That Helped

Before my son was born, I’d decided I’d make my own purees instead of buying baby food, but when he was around 3 months old, my cousin opened the door to a thing called Baby Led Weaning. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, (or, like my husband, have been...

Best Educational Toys for 9-12-Month-Old​s

Best Educational Toys for 9-12-Month-Old​s

At this age, babies are so curious about the world around them. They will be opening doors, drawers, boxes, toilet lids, garbage cans, etc. You name it, they will be into it! Their exploration has reached an all-time high as they are understanding and making sense of...

6 Things Our Kids Need From Us (and It’s Not a Clean House)

6 Things Our Kids Need From Us (and It’s Not a Clean House)

Once we have children, our lives change dramatically. Our previously typical routines and daily life have been altered to completely revolve around our kids. From the baby stage through toddler years and beyond, our goals and regimens evolve to fit the needs of our...

11 Common Questions and Concerns About Formula Feeding

11 Common Questions and Concerns About Formula Feeding

There is often a big debate on which feeding choice is the best for your baby: breastmilk or formula. Most women struggle with this decision, but ultimately, as long as your baby is getting fed, you are doing a great job! There are always going to be pros and cons to...