Pregnancy & newborns

5 common causes of infant congestion — and remedies that work

Babies are often stuffed up and congested, but when is a baby’s stuffy nose something to worry about? If your baby sounds congested, it’s important to narrow down the potential causes. Seeking professional medical advice from a doctor or nurse should always be your first line of defense. But knowing... more

22 fantastic costumes for pregnant women

Not everything is extra-fun during pregnancy, but Halloween? That’s one holiday any expecting parent can get behind. Is it because of the candy? OK, fine, the candy is pretty great. But the real reason to love Halloween when you're pregnant is the super-creative, super-cute pregnancy costume ideas during this time. ... more

Dad gives wife grief for dressing 'like a mom' — while she recovers from childbirth during a pandemic

A new dad is in hot water for complaining about the way his wife dresses since she gave birth to their baby just seven months ago. In a post on Reddit, the anonymous father says he is tired of his wife dressing “frumpy and like a mom” all the time... more

Gender reveal party sparks a wildfire — and a backlash to the destructive trend

A gender reveal party is to blame for one of several large wildfires currently raging on the west coast. Over the weekend, Cal Fire revealed a “pyrotechnic device” used during the party sparked the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County, which has burned more than 11,000 acres at... more

14 moms who’ve had babies during the pandemic share the best and worst parts

Giving birth is never easy. I mean, they don’t call it “labor” for nothing. But giving birth in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s not something any of us could have imagined. Still, it’s what hundreds of thousands of women have done since March 11, 2020, when the World... more

Pregnant teacher on bedrest celebrated for leading distance learning from hospital

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how hard teachers work to make learning possible for their students, and Janet Udomratsak is certainly no exception. The pregnant elementary school teacher from Lancaster, California, has been on bedrest since July, but that hasn’t stopped her from getting online to facilitate distance learning... more

Mom's 'non-gender reveal' photo shoot questions how we celebrate new babies

A U.K. mom-to-be named Ruth Abbott has captured the internet’s attention by staging a special gender reveal photo shoot with a surprising twist: Her goal was to turn the trend on its head and remind us all that gender is merely a societal construct. The expectant mom posted the... more

Making sense of diaper sizes for newborn babies on up

It seems like something that should be a pretty cut and dry, but figuring out diaper sizes for newborns, babies or toddlers can be trickier than you’d think — particularly if you’re a first-time parent or new caregiver. Just as the case is with baby clothing sizes, when it comes... more