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Buying Advice
02/23/2024
Amazon's 2024 Annual February Baby Sale!
Have you heard? Amazon is helping parents save BIG this February! This month marks the annual Amazon February Baby Sale, which means you don’t have to wait until Black Friday, or even Prime Day to land a great deal on all your baby gear and supply needs. We've done all the hard work below rounding up some of the top products so you can quickly find exactly what you’re looking for– all for a great deal! *NOTE: Links below may be affiliate links, but all prices are accurate and this will not affe
Development & Playtime
02/22/2024
Baby Proofing Checklist: Room by Room
My youngest just turned a year old and is in full-fledged walking (read: running) mode! As I pulled out our bottom-of-the-stairs baby gate and dusted it off, I was filled with a mix of emotions. On one hand, how exciting is it to see our baby finally off and moving and exploring everything around him! On the other hand, how annoying that I have to be even more vigilant about what is within his reach.  Some of my babies have certainly “needed” more baby proofing than others, depending on our home
Staying Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
02/20/2024
High Cholesterol During Pregnancy
When eating during pregnancy, you must get enough fats into your diet because fats impact hormones, fertility, energy levels, and cell function. Pregnant individuals must get a good balance of Omega-6 fatty acids and Omega-3 fatty acids while pregnant so that they are intaking not only “bad” fats but “good” fats too. Unlike labeling them as good and bad fats would seem, both are important for a pregnant body and need to be consumed. Different Types of Fats There are a few different types of fats
Best Buys
02/22/2024
Top-Tier Baby Bouncers for Happy Infants and Relieved Parents
Adjusting to parenthood is no easy task. A baby bouncer can be your secret weapon to help keep your baby entertained and your hands free. They provide a snug and safe space for your little one and offer you some peace and quiet. In this review, we’ll explore the top baby bouncers on the market with engaging toys, comfort-driven designs, and soothing sounds and vibrations. Navigate our top choices to find the perfect baby bouncer to make those early months a
Labor Preparation
02/16/2024
Everything You Need to Know About Epidurals
Epidurals can be an incredible tool to use during childbirth. For some individuals, an epidural is the plan, and the plan is the epidural. For others, the epidural is a tool to use when labor is prolonged, exhaustion is real, and it is time to change things up. Both options can be highly empowering and lead to beautiful birth outcomes.  It is crucial that as you make decisions for your birthing time, you know and recognize all of the risks and benefits of any choice that you make, and epidural i
Pregnancy Symptoms and Challenges
02/14/2024
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) During Pregnancy
Many different pregnancy symptoms can occur during pregnancy, from morning sickness to tension headaches, but one of the most irritating is restless leg syndrome. For those who have not experienced this particular brand of awful, many describe it as an overwhelming urge to occasionally move your legs, arms, or even the chest and face. Some state that they feel a tingling, burning, itching, creeping, crawling, or throbbing in that body part, most commonly in the legs.  The Most Annoying Part of R
Safe Sleep & Bathtime
02/12/2024
The Sleep Expert's Secret to Getting Your Child to Sleep in Their Crib
If you've landed here because you're currently bedsharing or room-sharing and don't want to any longer, we're here to help! Chances are you've found yourself in the middle of the ultimate sleep struggle: getting your little one to sleep alone in their own crib. You're definitely not alone in that struggle. As a fellow parent and sleep enthusiast, I'm here to share some tried-and-true tips to make the transition smoother for both you and your little one. Create a Familiar Space First things first
Staying Fit and Healthy During Pregnancy
02/08/2024
The Best Types of Exercise During Pregnancy
Exercise is beneficial and generally safe during pregnancy – the key is to do the right kind of exercise, listen to your body, and not overdo it.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the benefits of exercise during pregnancy include reducing back pain, improving your overall fitness levels, and decreasing your risk of gestational diabetes, excessive weight gain, preeclampsia, and cesarean birth.  What are the Best Kinds of Exercise for Pregnancy?  The specifics
Family Life
02/06/2024
A Busy Mom's Complete Stomach Bug Survival Guide
It's always the middle of the night. Usually, right before you actually allow yourself to fall asleep after staying up way too late trying to steal some "me” time after the kids have gone to bed.  Someone vomits. There are plenty of articles online about various stomach bugs and all the viruses that cause gastroenteritis. Chances are, if your home is being plagued with digestive distress (sometimes from both ends), you’ve already played Dr. Google and scoured the internet for answers and possibl
Holidays & Vacations
02/05/2024
Top 10 International Family Vacation Spots Revealed
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when choosing a family vacation destination. Here's our list of the top 10 family-friendly travel destinations, based on important considerations such as the number of child-friendly attractions in a city, accommodations and restaurants, average temperatures, and nature and parks. Top 10 Family-Friendly International Destinations 1 - Madrid, Spain. Madrid has great family sites, including museums, playgrounds, and beautiful parks. Some museums (such as t
Pregnancy Symptoms and Challenges
01/31/2024
Congestion and Nosebleeds During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
During pregnancy, congestion and nosebleeds are much more common. About 20 percent of all pregnant individuals experience pregnancy-induced Rhinitis. Rhinitis is inflammation or swelling in the mucous membranes in the nose. It can cause things like congestion and nosebleeds, as well as postnasal drip and a runny nose. Although it is common, it is one of the least talked about pregnancy side effects. I remember thinking that I was consistently sick during my pregnancy with my third because I did
Pregnancy Symptoms and Challenges
01/29/2024
5 Common Pregnancy Concerns and Complications
As a community midwife, I get many questions and concerns weekly via text or at a client's appointment. In the age where Google is at the tips of our fingers, it can be hard to decipher when something is truly a complication versus something that feels concerning to us. Before I dive into my most commonly reported pregnancy concerns, I want to state that if you, as the gestational carrier, think that something is off or wrong, listen to your gut. Sometimes, we cannot explain the feeling that som
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