• Graco Pack n Play
    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
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Baby Shower Guessing Game
    For this easy baby shower guessing game, cut out these slips and ask shower guests to fill in their guesses about the baby's birthday, weight, and more! After the baby arrives, send a small prize to the best guesser, or just collect all the ...
  • Pregnancy
    Week 7 of Pregnancy
    You are 6 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Try not to dwell on your lifestyle before you realized you were pregnant, but start making changes now. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Baby Shower Registry Checklist
    Do you have all the gear you'll need for your new bundle of joy? Print this baby registry checklist to be sure you cover all your bases! Also, check out these fun baby shower game printables. ...
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Name That (Baby) Tune! Shower Game
    For this baby shower game, create a playlist of songs that have the word "baby" in the title (hint: use a mix of older and newer songs so that all players have a fair chance). Print this sheet for each guest to guess the song title and artist whi...
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    Third Trimester
    Third Trimester To-Do List
    Welcome to your third trimester! The final stretch typically brings everything from the joys of a baby shower to jitters about giving birth. Your to-do list might seem like it's a mile long, but these final steps are all you really need to prepar...
    Erin Dower
  • Pregnancy
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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    Second Trimester
    Second Trimester To-Do List
    Welcome to your second trimester! As you continue to adjust to pregnant life (and your growing belly), use this list for tips on what to check off during this phase, from buying a crib to planning your maternity leave. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • WomanatDoctor
    First Trimester
    First Trimester To-Do List
    Welcome to pregnancy! You may feel overwhelmed with all you have to do and think about, but pace yourself — nine months is a long time! In this first stage, all you really need to do is learn how to take good care of yourself using these simple...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Countdown to Baby To-Do List
    As your due date approaches, it's time to get all your ducks in a row! Use this checklist to organize the must-do tasks in the exciting final weeks of your third trimester of pregnancy. (This hospital packing list is also helpful.) ...
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 11 weeks and 3 days
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 3 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayAs the baby floats in the amniotic fluid, her limbs are now more fully developed, allowing her to make many movements. The lips and fingers-which are now completely separated-stimulate sensory feelings. ...
  • Pregnant woman reading tablet on couch
    Bed Rest
    12 Ways to Stay Sane While On Bed Rest
    Bed rest during pregnancy is no walk in the park. While it's a necessity for many women in order to have a healthy pregnancy and baby, it can be frustrating to be confined to bed and relying on others. Use these tips to help make your bed rest pr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Healthy Pregnancy Diet
    Baby Wants a Pickle! The 10 Most Common Pregnancy Cravings and Why We Have Them
    */ Sweet, salty, sour, spicy — cravings during pregnancy can run the gamut. While certain cravings may indicate a nutritional need, many can be chalked-up to the amped-up hormones coursing through your body. So what types of food do pregnant w...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • pregnancy decisions, pregnant woman in hospital bed
    Birth Plan
    11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy
    Decisions, decisions! Once the exciting news of your pregnancy sets in, it's time to sit down and consider some important questions about everything from your birth plan to your baby's name. Take a step-by-step look at some of the decisions facin...
    Erin Dower
  • ultrasound of human fetus at 12 weeks and 1 day
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 1 Day Pregnant
    Your baby todayThis 3D ultrasound scan clearly demonstrates that the baby's arms and legs are now fully formed and much more in proportion with the trunk. All of the baby's joints are now formed, enabling a full range of movement. ...
  • Activity Center
    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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  • Working mom on laptop with baby on lap
    Family Planning
    Can You Afford to Have Another Child? 8 Financial Questions to Consider
    Are you considering having another child, but are worried about the financial aspect of adding to your family? Raising a child is no doubt expensive, and while ultimately your decision might not be based on dollars and cents, it's still impo...
    Lindsay Hutton