Babies

Your postpartum belly: When will it change back and how to learn to love the parts that don’t?

Most first-time moms can’t wait for that magical moment when they look at themselves in the mirror and finally catch their first glimpse of that greatly anticipated baby bump. It’s the first obvious sign that you are growing a little life in your belly, and soon-to-be mamas spend the next... more

6 challenges of being pregnant while parenting, plus tips for making it work

There’s nothing easy about being pregnant. And there’s nothing easy about parenting. Doing both at the same time? Well, some days, it feels downright impossible. Currently 14 weeks pregnant with baby No. 2, I’ve been struck by just how difficult this pregnancy has felt compared to my first one. ... more

Baby concussion or just a bump on the head? Here's how to tell

No matter how watchful a parent or caregiver you are, accidents happen, and it’s possible that an accident may involve your little one falling and hitting their head. If this should occur, you may fear that your baby has suffered a concussion. The mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when... more

The 7 most common early signs of pregnancy

Whether you’re actively trying to conceive or your period’s a little late, there’s a good chance you’re on the lookout for early signs of pregnancy. While a missed period is traditionally considered the telltale first sign of pregnancy, that’s only an initial indicator for some women — and it’s certainly... more

How to balance breastfeeding and pumping

Pumping breast milk — whether you are planning a return to work, or just need a few hours’ break — is a wonderful gift you can give to your baby. But it doesn’t come without stress. Caring for and breastfeeding your baby is difficult enough, but the idea of adding... more

Teething rash: 4 things you need to know

Even though most babies don’t start sporting toothy grins until between 6 months and 12 months of age, the tooth eruption process — commonly referred to as teething — can begin as early as 2 months old. In addition to disrupted sleep, increased gnawing, and general fussiness, your child may... more

17 ideas for the perfect new mom care package

Ask any new mom, and she’ll tell you: Nine times out of 10, well-meaning visitors come bearing gifts for the baby. Adorable onesies and diaper cakes are always appreciated by parents (and useful!), but after nine months of pregnancy, delivery and many a sleepless night, it has to be said... more

The best bottles for breastfeeding babies

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both baby and mom. But there may be times when you may want to incorporate bottle feeding into your baby’s life, whether it’s because you’re going back to work, want your partner to be able to feed the baby or even if you just need... more