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10 vital questions to ask baby’s first pediatrician before your child is born

10 vital questions to ask baby’s first pediatrician before your child is born

Your child's first pediatrician will be an essential part of their care team. Asking a few questions can help you make the right pick.
Middle school students in front of laptops cheering

Effective teacher-approved study tips and skills for middle schoolers we bet you haven’t tried

Effective teacher-approved study tips and skills for middle schoolers we bet you haven’t tried

Worried about the jump from elementary school? Equip your kids with these fail-safe study skills for middle schoolers.
A pregnant woman blowing her nose with a cold.

7 incredible home remedies for colds during pregnancy that actually work

7 incredible home remedies for colds during pregnancy that actually work

Feeling sick while pregnant and don't want to take medicine? These seven home remedies for a cold are effective during pregnancy.
Toddler pulling hair

This one sure signal your toddler feels out of control

This one sure signal your toddler feels out of control

If your toddler is pulling their own hair, they may feel out of control in their young life. Here's what to do.
lactation consultant guide woman breastfeeding on sectional

Everything you need to know about lactation consultants (but were afraid to ask)

Everything you need to know about lactation consultants (but were afraid to ask)

A lactation consultant can be a vital part of your postpartum village if you hope to breast/chestfeed. Learn why and how to find a lactation consultant.
Baby sleeping In leaves

10 fall-themed baby names that are just too cute and are just as memorable

10 fall-themed baby names that are just too cute and are just as memorable

Does your due date "fall" in October or November? These fall-themed baby names are perfect for your fall baby.
Teen girl sitting at computer smiling

Don’t make these mistakes when filling out a FAFSA application

Don’t make these mistakes when filling out a FAFSA application

The FAFSA application appears to be lengthy and complex. So we bring you some tips to avoid common errors while submitting this form.
Pregnant woman making eggs

7 super-easy healthy breakfasts for pregnant women you can make in 15 minutes

7 super-easy healthy breakfasts for pregnant women you can make in 15 minutes

Here are seven healthy breakfast ideas for pregnant women that moms-to-be will enjoy. Try these simple, 15-minute recipes for a nutritious start.
Baby in a highchair at the table eating

Is your baby not eating solid foods? Here’s what could be going on

Is your baby not eating solid foods? Here’s what could be going on

Is your baby not eating solids all of a sudden? We discuss what could be going on and how to get your little one's appetite back.
White nursury

The ultimate nursery checklist of everything you need (and nothing you don’t)

The ultimate nursery checklist of everything you need (and nothing you don’t)

This nursery checklist will spell out exactly what you need before baby arrives and what's OK to skip.
Young boy at beach with balloons sitting with a birthday cake

How to host a 6-year-old’s birthday party on a budget

How to host a 6-year-old’s birthday party on a budget

Don't break the bank to throw your 6-year-old a birthday party. Check out these money-saving tips for a celebration on a budget.
Baby eating pumpkin

Teething baby not eating? 7 simple solutions every concerned parent should try

Teething baby not eating? 7 simple solutions every concerned parent should try

Is your teething baby not eating normally? We have some tips to turn a cranky, hungry, teething baby into a fed one.
Toddler girl in bed sleeping

Why do toddlers cry in their sleep and how can you help them?

Why do toddlers cry in their sleep and how can you help them?

Toddlers crying in their sleep is a normal part of development and can have a variety of different causes, but there are things you can do to help prevent it.
Infant in baby walker

Are baby walkers safe? 5 dangerous reasons you shouldn’t add one to your registry

Are baby walkers safe? 5 dangerous reasons you shouldn’t add one to your registry

Thinking about buying a baby walker? Here are five dangerous reasons why you shouldn't get a baby walker for your infant.
Milk temperature check

Should you have bottle warmers for breast milk in your home? It’s complicated

Should you have bottle warmers for breast milk in your home? It’s complicated

Bottle warmers for breast milk sound like a great idea, but are they really safe? We give you all the pros and cons.
A white nose machine in a baby's bedroom

Is white noise bad for babies? It actually can be harmful

Is white noise bad for babies? It actually can be harmful

Is white noise really bad for babies? Here is what you need to know about using this background noise for your little one.
A toddler reaching into a bag of fast food in the car

7 of the best fast-food items for kids you can feel good about grabbing

7 of the best fast-food items for kids you can feel good about grabbing

When on the go, it is possible to keep your kiddos fed guilt-free. We list healthier fast-food options for your toddler or preschooler.
Surprised baby girl

The most popular baby girl nicknames that are so cute and unique and might surprise you

The most popular baby girl nicknames that are so cute and unique and might surprise you

Here are the most popular nicknames for baby girls. Some are funny. Some are based on your baby's traits. Others are simply random.
A mother singing to her little baby

The 5 most popular lullabies every parent should know

The 5 most popular lullabies every parent should know

Every parent should know the most popular lullabies to sing to their baby. We provide a list of five classic songs along with their lyrics.
Boy is excited for his fourth birthday

4-year-old birthday party ideas: 7 low-stress themes your child will love

4-year-old birthday party ideas: 7 low-stress themes your child will love

From decor to activities, any preschooler will love these 4-year-old birthday party ideas.
Pregnant woman drinking juice

How to tell if extreme thirst during pregnancy is normal or cause for concern

How to tell if extreme thirst during pregnancy is normal or cause for concern

Here's what you need to know about excessive thirst during pregnancy.
Baby with sweet potatoes

9 amazing sweet potato baby food combinations your child will love

9 amazing sweet potato baby food combinations your child will love

If your baby is getting tired of the same foods, then your child will love these sweet potato baby food combinations.
Baby girl taking a nap on the bed

Your baby fell off the bed! Do these 3 things immediately to ensure proper care for your child

Your baby fell off the bed! Do these 3 things immediately to ensure proper care for your child

Your baby fell off the bed. Don't panic. Call the doctor. Then follow these three steps to check for injuries and to get the proper care.
Toddler girl sleeping with plush bear

What to do when your toddler is coughing in their sleep and won’t stop

What to do when your toddler is coughing in their sleep and won’t stop

Here are remedies to try and red flags to watch out for when your toddler is coughing in their sleep.
Baby sleeping in a bed with their mouth open

Does your baby sleep with their mouth open? What to know about mouth breathing in babies

Does your baby sleep with their mouth open? What to know about mouth breathing in babies

Everything parents should do if their baby sleeps with their mouth open. Mouth breathing in babies can be a red flag.
Baby in highchair eating avocado puree

7 avocado-based baby food combinations your baby will love

7 avocado-based baby food combinations your baby will love

Your little one will love these 7 avocado baby food combos. They're packed with flavor and nutrition and are super easy to prepare.
Pregnant woman In a bathtub

Are you feeling your baby’s movement in your lower abdomen? Here’s what might be happening

Are you feeling your baby’s movement in your lower abdomen? Here’s what might be happening

Throughout your pregnancy, you might wonder, “Why do I feel my baby's movement in my lower abdomen?” We explain why and what exactly is going on.
fever during pregnancy pregnant mom on couch thermometer

Do these 5 things immediately when you have a fever during pregnancy

Do these 5 things immediately when you have a fever during pregnancy

Do you have a fever during pregnancy? What medicine can pregnant women take for fevers? All of your questions answered.
Baby looking up in a crib

When is it safe for your child to sleep with stuffed animals? Count on waiting longer than expected

When is it safe for your child to sleep with stuffed animals? Count on waiting longer than expected

Babies sleeping with stuffed animals is cute, but it carries definite risks. Here's what you need to know about keeping your infant safe.
Pregnant woman not feeling well

What are some COVID-19 symptoms during the second trimester of pregnancy?

What are some COVID-19 symptoms during the second trimester of pregnancy?

If you get COVID in your second trimester, watch for these symptoms.
Toddler with stuffed bear on potty-training seat

The best travel potty seats for toddlers on the go

The best travel potty seats for toddlers on the go

A travel potty seat is a must-have when toilet training your toddler. Here's your guide to the top toddler travel potty seats.
Pregnant woman feeling her baby kick

What the location of your baby’s kick means and how it changes with each trimester

What the location of your baby’s kick means and how it changes with each trimester

Is your baby kicking your bladder or turning flips? Here's when you should worry - and when you should relax.
A sleeping baby with a video monitor

Our picks: Great 2-camera baby monitor systems to buy right now

Our picks: Great 2-camera baby monitor systems to buy right now

A good video baby monitor is a must-have for new parents. We'll show you three of the best 2-camera baby monitor options out there.
Doctor listening to baby's lungs

When and why you should be concerned about your newborn’s breathing

When and why you should be concerned about your newborn’s breathing

Know when you should be concerned about your newborn's breathing.
Little girl watching movie on the seat-back TV screen while enjoying her airline meal

How old do you have to be to fly alone? Read this before booking your kid’s trip

How old do you have to be to fly alone? Read this before booking your kid’s trip

Do you know how old your child has to be to fly alone? What are the rules? Find out here.
Standing pregnant woman in belly band

The pros and cons of wearing a postpartum belly wrap

The pros and cons of wearing a postpartum belly wrap

Pregnancy changes you, both mentally and physically. A postpartum belly wrap can help get your body back in shape. Here are the pros and cons of wearing one.
A young girl holding peppers up to her eyes

Is your toddler playing with food something you need to put a stop to?

Is your toddler playing with food something you need to put a stop to?

If your toddler playing with food bothers you, here's how to decide if you should let your little one have fun at mealtime or not.
Pregnant woman not feeling well

8 natural remedies for nausea to ease morning sickness during pregnancy

8 natural remedies for nausea to ease morning sickness during pregnancy

Is morning sickness getting you down? Try these eight natural remedies for nausea for relief during pregnancy.
Pregnant woman timing contractions

These are the best contraction timers to track the stages of labor

These are the best contraction timers to track the stages of labor

Learn how contraction timers can help you during labor and check out these best timers.
A baby laying on a chalk drawing of outer space

One of these cool science baby names options will be perfect for your future scientist

One of these cool science baby names options will be perfect for your future scientist

Looking to find a unique baby name with a science twist? We have the science baby name options for your future experimenter.
Baby sleeps in crib with blue night light

Should babies sleep with a night light? Tips for using this handy gadget

Should babies sleep with a night light? Tips for using this handy gadget

Still not sure whether to use a night light in your baby's nursery? Check out some sleep-friendly examples here.
Parents teaching their daughter how to ride a bike with training wheels

When should your child learn how to ride a bike?

When should your child learn how to ride a bike?

What age can a child ride a bike with training wheels? We've got all the important information you need to know, including when to remove the training wheels.
Name tag on pregnant belly

These cute nicknames for your unborn baby will help you bond during pregnancy

These cute nicknames for your unborn baby will help you bond during pregnancy

These nicknames for your unborn baby will help you bond during pregnancy.
Beige postpartum wrap

Are postpartum belly wraps really worth wearing or are they useless?

Are postpartum belly wraps really worth wearing or are they useless?

We have the facts to help you decide if postpartum belly wraps are right for you. Plus, we have listed the best brands for core support.
Baby with noise-canceling headphones

Why you need baby earmuffs to protect your child from noise

Why you need baby earmuffs to protect your child from noise

Some situations can be much too loud for your baby. We discuss when your little one should wear headphones or earmuffs.
Kids playing games in a pool

No pool toys? No problem! 5 safe, fun pool games for 8-year-olds

No pool toys? No problem! 5 safe, fun pool games for 8-year-olds

Play these fun pool games if you don't have any toys on hand and your 8-year-olds will still have a blast.
Mother holding baby in nursery

Can a newborn eat too much? You might be surprised by the answer

Can a newborn eat too much? You might be surprised by the answer

Overeating of a newborn child is very rare, but it can happen. We list the causes and what to look for when feeding your baby.
A couple holding a gender-reveal balloon

5 alternatives to gender reveal parties that are both safe and fun

5 alternatives to gender reveal parties that are both safe and fun

These are 5 great alternatives to gender reveal parties.
father and teen having a talk on a bench

7 awesome podcasts dedicated to surviving the hell of parenting teens

7 awesome podcasts dedicated to surviving the hell of parenting teens

You'll love these podcasts dedicated to parenting teens.
A little upset boy pulling at his hair.

Why do toddlers hit themselves? The reason may surprise you

Why do toddlers hit themselves? The reason may surprise you

If you are wondering why toddlers hit themselves, we are here to help. Here's the real reason why your toddler gives themselves a hit.