popular topics in babies

  • mom cradling baby on the left
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Psychological Reason 2/3 of People Cradle Babies On The Left
    It’s not something you consciously think about, but according to a major scientific study, most adults cradle babies on the left side of their bodies vs. their right. And no, it doesn’t always have to do with an adult being right-handed or le...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Baby sitting on a bed holding a stuffed animal
    Babies and Toddlers
    Buying Used for Baby: What’s Okay and What’s Not
    Today, buying items online can be done in just a few clicks and while it might seem tempting to save a few bucks by purchasing used items for your baby, is that always the best and safest option?  You Should Never Buy These Baby Items Used W...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • baby sleeping in crib next to parents bed
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower
  • baby wearing purple outfit and diy headband
    Babies
    5 DIY Baby Headbands and Bows
    If you've seen a baby girl birth announcement recently, browsed Instagram, or shopped on Etsy, you've probably see an adorable infant wearing an oversized headband or bow accessory. Whether you love it or hate it, the trend is here to stay. Whil...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • Babies
    8 Tips to Minimize Distractions When Driving with a Newborn
    Driving with a newborn can be nerve-wracking, especially if it’s your first child. Not only are you worried about your new passenger in the backseat, you’re probably exhausted, too. A poll conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide found that 10 perce...
    Zeb Goldstein
  • Gender Neutral Parenting
    Kids
    This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child
    Editor's Note: This is the first installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our second piece, Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why. Recently, a stranger referred to Anastasia Fujii's AMAB (a...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Introducing Cereal to Infants
    Starting Solids
    When Should You Introduce Cereal to Your Infant?
    It's hard to know when your baby is ready for cereals and other solid foods. We got a doctor to weigh in on exactly when to start solids. ...
  • Birth Control While Breastfeeding
    Breastfeeding
    Birth Control After Baby: 5 Options for Breastfeeding Moms
    Life with a newborn is wonderfully chaotic. Getting pregnant again is probably the last thing on your mind. While safe for your baby, birth control methods that contain estrogen can lower milk supply. But there are methods that are safe for baby...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 5 Favorite Celebrity Baby Announcements
    Pregnancy
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Baby Announcements Right Now
    As much as we love babies, we also love baby announcements! These are our favorite celebrity baby announcements for the year so far. Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst officially announced her pregnancy in the RODARTE fall look book. She looks goddess-l...
    Laurie Mega
  • Pregnancy
    Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Babies Born in January
    We know Kim and Kanye's third child and second daughter was born this past month (really, we don't follow them too closely). But did you know a whole bunch of other celebrities became first-, second- and even third-time parents this month? We rou...
    Laurie Mega
  • two babies playing in the playroom
    Activities for Babies
    It's Playtime, Baby! 12 Simple Developmental Activities to Try with Your Tot
    Stumped on ideas for how to play with your baby? These fun and easy activities help stimulate your infant's development — and bring on some adorable smiles and giggles. And remember, much of your baby's learning in her first year will happen na...
    Erin Dower
  • Remedies for Common Childhood Ailments
    Children's General Health
    Staff Picks: Treating Childhood Illnesses: What Works and What Doesn't?
    Karo Syrup for Constipation: Not a Thing Karo syrup is a brand of corn syrup that was once widely recommended for helping babies poop. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, this kind of dark corn syrup doesn't contain the same chemical structur...
    Laurie Mega
  • How to Pack a Diaper Bag
    Babies
    The Ultimate Guide to Packing a Diaper Bag
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  • how to buy organic furniture - baby crib
    Setting Up the Nursery
    How to Buy Organic Baby Furniture
    If you'd like to know how to buy organic baby furniture for your child's bedroom, and don't know where to begin—or what to look for—we're got answers. (And, yes, we'll get to the word "organic" in a minute...) Meet mom Susan Inglis, Executiv...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Printable Month-by-Month Developmental Milestone Chart
    Print this developmental milestone chart, and check off each milestone as your child grows into her first year of life. It's important to remember that babies develop at different rates, and this printable represents general guidelines. ...
  • What color will my baby
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be? A Genetic Explanation (Video)
    Genes come in pairs, and each gene in a pair may differ slightly. One gene may be dominant, and override the other gene, which is recessive. A recessive gene only has an effect if both genes in a pair are recessive. An example is eye color. Altho...
  • 5 Essentials for Baby
    Babies
    Staff Tips: 5 Essentials for Baby's First Year
    Check out our video for more details and hacks using our top five baby essentials!  "My basement is full of doodads that failed the first-year test -- fancy diaper pails, digital this-and-that, and don't even get me started on peepee teepees." ...
    Laurie Mega
  • building your baby
    Babies
    Building Your Baby’s Wardrobe from Scratch
    There are many daunting things about becoming a parent for the first time. You work your hardest to keep your kids safe, eating healthy and living a happy life. Agonizing about your children’s wardrobes shouldn’t be your biggest concern. If y...
    Amanda Light