This is one easy DIY project that will give you bang for your $5. My mom created the first iterations of our family’s flannel swaddle blankets and I have sewn a few more with these instructions. I even made one large enough to wrap my five-year old when he wanted to be the baby again […]
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Baby-friendly theaters? Yes, please. We sure love our DVRs and Netflix, but refuse to give up on going to the theater. Did you know some theaters also have special showings for new parents? These showings have different names in different cities, but the idea that yours will not (most likely) be the loudest baby in […]
Whitney passed along this mama tip to me and now I’m telling you; if your baby is starting to skip that 10pm feeding and you want to stretch the sleeping hours to ones that are more convenient, try the dream feed. We used the dream feed technique for several months (on three different babies) with […]
Babywearing International. This chapter-based organization serves as a resource in a couple hundred cities whose mission is to promote babywearing.
In addition to meetings where you can learn a ton, and try on carriers with help from experts, Babywearing International chapters offer lending libraries and have a local Babywearing Educator
To create this very easy baby photo series, I made onesies to represent his age. Baby Laz is wearing a dot for each month of his age (1 dot = 1 month old, get it?) and laying around on their coordinated rug from Crate and Barrel and relaxing on the living room chair. Click to enlarge […]
Baby and beach is not always a perfect combination. Sandy and hot with no place to safely put baby down. Check out this hack: use a travel crib!
My friend Samantha (mom of twins) said to me, “The valuable mom is the one who is six to eight months ahead of you in parenthood; any bigger gap than that and they’ve forgotten what you’re going through.” As a new mom of a little wobbly baby, I woulda thought 2 to 3 weeks max. […]
Why these challenges? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of […]
A scarf with enough fabric to drape over a nursing baby is a simple concept. I’m not sure why it took so long for the trend to shift from moms tossing a blanket over their shoulder (possibly tucking it into a bra strap so it doesn’t slide) to wearing an infinity scarf that definitely won’t […]
Did you ever hear about the old Oprah episode where the woman proves she can decode baby’s true language? The episode was called The Secret Language of Babies. It was pretty crazy cool and I wished I’d studied baby talk (AKA baby’s cries) before Holden was born. But lucky me, I just kept having babies […]
Many yoga studios offer mom-and-baby classes. Search online for postnatal yoga or postpartum yoga and the name of your city to find one. This is your seventh weekly challenge if you’re doing the Rookie Moms Challenges. Benefits of these classes include getting out of the house, being kind to your body, meeting other rookie moms, and […]
The best advice Ryan and I got during our first days with Julian came from a source that I can no longer remember, perhaps the pediatrician who made rounds in the hospital. It was this: Babies need to go from 0 to 10 on a daily basis. A sleeping baby is at 0 and may […]