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200 Cool + Modern Girl Names You’re Going to Love

200 Cool + Modern Girl Names You’re Going to Love

Let's find the perfect modern name for your baby girl... It's a challenge to choose an 'on trend' baby name that will also stand the test of time. Thankfully, there are plenty of great options! Let's delve right in and check out these adorable modern girl names!...

Are Nested Bean Sleep Sacks Safe?

Are Nested Bean Sleep Sacks Safe?

Sleep deprived parents want to know: "Is it safe for my baby to sleep in a weighted sleep sack?" Transitioning out of the swaddle is notoriously difficult. Babies prefer the feeling of compression they grew accustomed to in the womb. When you take that away, it means...

Easy Boho Baby Shower Decor [DIY a Stunning Party!]

Easy Boho Baby Shower Decor [DIY a Stunning Party!]

If you're throwing a boho-themed baby shower, this post is for you... Scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram is great for boho baby shower inspiration... But, unless you're planning to hire a party planner ($$$$$), it's up to you to scout out all those cool...

250 Hippie Names for your Boho Baby | The Ultimate List

250 Hippie Names for your Boho Baby | The Ultimate List

The best artsy earthy hippie baby names — plus their meanings — and middle name ideas! Whether you're looking for a groovy 60s and 70s vibe, or a modern boho baby name, you're in the right place! This enormous list of hippie names is inspired by nature, animals,...

How to Store a Mamaroo | The Definitive Guide

How to Store a Mamaroo | The Definitive Guide

Tips for storing a 4moms Mamaroo swing for your next baby Let me guess... your baby's things are taking over your home and you're running out of space. It's unbelievable how much stuff our tiny people have! When your little one hits the age, weight, or skill limits of...

Sleeping in a Mamaroo Swing: Is it Safe for Your Baby?

Sleeping in a Mamaroo Swing: Is it Safe for Your Baby?

"Can my baby sleep in a Mamaroo?" is a common question asked by sleep deprived parents... If you're here reading this article, you probably have at least an inkling that the Mamaroo seat is not safe for infant sleep. You're probably wondering, "Just how unsafe is it?"...

Are Memory Foam Crib Mattresses Safe?

Are Memory Foam Crib Mattresses Safe?

What do the experts have to say about the safety of memory foam mattresses for infant sleep? If you're confused about which baby mattress to get, you're not alone! In the 'Wild West' of unregulated infant sleep products, it's really difficult to know what's safe,...

Middle Names for Aden: 100+ Ideas for a Modern Little Person

Middle Names for Aden: 100+ Ideas for a Modern Little Person

Choosing the perfect middle name for Aden... I'm so glad we went with the name Aden for our little boy! It makes me happy every time I see it in writing. "Aden" means "little fire", which is adorable. Its more common spellings are Aiden and Aidan, both of which are...

75 Handsome Middle Names for Grayson You’ll Swoon Over

75 Handsome Middle Names for Grayson You’ll Swoon Over

Choosing the perfect middle name for Grayson... Your world is about to be anything but gray when you welcome your baby boy! And thankfully, if you've chosen the first name Grayson or Greyson, you're already off to a colorful start! It's a charming first name that's...

Middle Names for Alex: 120+ Awesome Choices for Boys & Girls

Middle Names for Alex: 120+ Awesome Choices for Boys & Girls

Choosing the perfect middle name for Alex... Any name with an "x" is automatically cool in my book! The great thing about the name Alex is that it works as a nickname, or as a name in itself. Here's a huge list of options for your baby boy or girl's middle...

99 Magical Middle Names for Aubrey (plus meanings!)

99 Magical Middle Names for Aubrey (plus meanings!)

Choosing the perfect middle name for Aubrey... If you've decided to name your baby girl Aubrey, congratulations on picking a magical name...literally! Aubrey is a fantastical girl's name that means "leader of the elves". So freaking cute! Did you know: Aubrey is the...

100 Middle Names for Theo | Modern + Classic Ideas!

100 Middle Names for Theo | Modern + Classic Ideas!

Choosing the perfect middle name for Theo or Theodore... Everything old is new again! Especially when it comes to the classic first name, Theodore. The best thing about this name is its adorable nickname, Theo, which makes a wonderful 'official' first name too! Let's...

65 Middle Names for Carter You’re Going to Love

65 Middle Names for Carter You’re Going to Love

Choosing the perfect middle name for Carter... If you've decided to name your baby boy Carter, congratulations on picking a trendy yet classic name! Carter means "transporter of goods by cart" and is the 30th most popular baby boy's name in the U.S., according to the...

The 66 Prettiest Middle Names for Piper

The 66 Prettiest Middle Names for Piper

Choosing the perfect middle name for Piper... If you've decided to name your baby girl Piper, congratulations on picking a lovely happy-go-lucky name! Piper means pipe or flute player, which is especially cute if you happen to be a musical family. The name Piper also...

100 Magnificent Middle Names for Madelyn

100 Magnificent Middle Names for Madelyn

Choosing the perfect middle name for Madelyn... If you've decided to name your baby girl Madelyn, you've chosen a beautiful name! This lovely girl's name is right in the sweet spot of being familiar without being overdone. According to the most recent census, Madelyn...

60 Stunning Middle Names for Hadley — Plus Meanings!

60 Stunning Middle Names for Hadley — Plus Meanings!

Choosing the perfect middle name for Hadley... If you've decided to name your baby girl Hadley, congratulations on picking a worldly, modern, yet rustic-sounding name! Hadley is the 112th most popular baby girl's name in the U.S., according to the most recent data...

72 Middle Names for Hailey You’re Going to Love

72 Middle Names for Hailey You’re Going to Love

Choosing the perfect middle name for Hailey... If you've decided to name your baby girl Hailey, congratulations on picking a charming, rustic-sounding name! Hailey means hay clearing is the 75th most popular baby girl's name in the U.S., according to the most recent...

The 100 Sweetest Middle Names for Reese (Plus Meanings!)

The 100 Sweetest Middle Names for Reese (Plus Meanings!)

Choosing the perfect middle name for Reese... If you've decided to name your baby Reese, congratulations on picking a sweet gender neutral name with a fiery meaning! Reese is the 157th most popular baby girl's name and the 758th most popular baby boy's name, according...

125 Trendy Middle Names for Avery — Plus Meanings!

125 Trendy Middle Names for Avery — Plus Meanings!

Choosing the perfect middle name for Avery... If you've decided to name your baby Avery, congratulations on picking a gender neutral name with a magical meaning! Avery is the 18th most popular baby girl's name and the 204th most popular baby boy's name, according to...

Snuggle Me Safety: The Evidence-Based Guide

Snuggle Me Safety: The Evidence-Based Guide

Is it safe to let your baby sleep in a "Snuggle Me Organic" lounger? Your instagram feed says "yes". But what about the science? Does the evidence say that using a lounger, nest, or pod increases the chance of a sleep-related death? What if you're supervising? These...

Keekaroo Peanut Changer Review from a Real Mom

Keekaroo Peanut Changer Review from a Real Mom

Wondering if the Keekaroo changing pad is worth it? I’m picky. There are very few baby products that I would “10/10 recommend” to a fellow parent. I often find myself curious to try another product, simply because I don't LOVE the one I'm using. After having used our...

The Ultimate List of Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The Ultimate List of Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The best stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers organized by category... 'Tis the season and 'tis time to fill those empty stockings... are you ready? This enormous list of awesome toddler stocking stuffer ideas will make it easy to shop for your 1 to 4 year old....

When Can Baby Sleep with a Lovey?

When Can Baby Sleep with a Lovey?

What the evidence has to say about when babies can safely sleep with a lovey Keeping your baby safe while he sleeps does NOT fall into the "you do you, mama" category. SIDS is the leading cause of death in healthy, full term infants. And guess what? It's almost...

How Long Can a Baby Sleep in a Bassinet? [Guide]

How Long Can a Baby Sleep in a Bassinet? [Guide]

Are you planning where your newborn will sleep and wondering how long you can use a bassinet? Whether you're currently expecting, or already in the thick of the 4th trimester, you're probably wondering how long a baby can sleep in a bassinet and how to know when to...

CoSleepers Attached to a Bed: Safe or Unsafe?

CoSleepers Attached to a Bed: Safe or Unsafe?

Is a cosleeper attached to your bed safe for your baby—or are there better options? When it comes to selecting a safe sleep space for your precious baby, you can’t be too careful. “Your baby usually will be unattended when in his or her crib, so this should be a...

My Baby Can Roll Over… Now What? Evidence-Based Guide

My Baby Can Roll Over… Now What? Evidence-Based Guide

Everything you need to know about keeping your baby safe during sleep when he starts rolling over If your baby is starting to roll, you've probably got lots of questions. Are you supposed to stop swaddling? Are certain swaddle transition products safer than others...?...

Safely Using a Pack ‘n Play: The Evidence-Based Guide

Safely Using a Pack ‘n Play: The Evidence-Based Guide

All of your Pack 'n Play safety questions answered! There's no better way to tell if a product is safe for your baby than to look at the evidence. In this guide, we're going to take a look at common questions from parents such as how long a baby can sleep in a Pack n'...

35 Things to do Before Baby (while lying in bed!)

35 Things to do Before Baby (while lying in bed!)

Tired and huge? Here’s a list of things to do before baby comes that you can tackle from the comfort of your bed or couch! Moms, I’ve been there... You’re very pregnant, you have a million “to dos” swirling around in your brain, but all you can think about is how...

How to Keep a Baby Warm at Night (Evidence-Based Guide)

How to Keep a Baby Warm at Night (Evidence-Based Guide)

A complete guide to safely keeping your baby warm at night without blankets Baby, it's cold outside... ...but is it cold inside? The very first thing to know about keeping your baby warm at night is that you should dress him for sleep based on the temperature of the...

Flying with an Infant During the Pandemic: A Real Mom’s Tips

Flying with an Infant During the Pandemic: A Real Mom’s Tips

What to expect and how to prepare for flying with your baby during the COVID-19 pandemic It's October of 2020 and I just took two cross-country flights with my 11-month old baby. Get ready, because I'm about to give you all of my tips for safely traveling with your...

10 Tips for Baby’s First Birthday Party

10 Tips for Baby’s First Birthday Party

We recently threw Aden a successful (mini) first birthday party during the pandemic! I hosted the party at my grandmother's beautiful condo during our trip to Long Island. Due to the pandemic, we only had immediate family attend. It was a simple, easy to execute...

Intro to Safe Sleep + Preventing SIDS

Intro to Safe Sleep + Preventing SIDS

Welcome to Safe Sleep 101 This post is a beginner-friendly introduction to safe sleep. Links to evidence and more in-depth discussions are provided underneath each section. Why this matters Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the #1 cause of death in healthy,...

The Best Crib Sheets for Every Nursery Theme [Roundup]

The Best Crib Sheets for Every Nursery Theme [Roundup]

100+ of the best fitted crib sheets you can buy for your baby's room! Scrolling through endless sites to find the best crib sheets for your baby's nursery can take forever. There are so many not-so-cute options out there. That's why I've rounded up over 100 options of...

Baby’s First Week Home: The 8 Products I Used the Most

Baby’s First Week Home: The 8 Products I Used the Most

As magical and memorable as baby's first week home is, it's all about survival.And I don't just mean keeping the new tiny human alive. A key part of taking care of your newborn is taking care of yourself: recovering from giving birth and getting some sleep. In order...

21 Diaper Bag Essentials | The Ultimate Checklist

21 Diaper Bag Essentials | The Ultimate Checklist

There's an art to packing the perfect diaper bag... ​On one hand, you want to be prepared for anything. On the other, if you pack too much, you're going to look at your diaper bag with dread every time you leave the house. Keep reading for a checklist of all of my...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: New Mom Edition

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: New Mom Edition

It's her first Mother's Day ever... and if you're wondering what to get your wife, partner, daughter, friend, (or self), you're in the right place! As a new mom myself, here are a few of my favorite Amazon purchases that would make phenomenal first Mother's Day gifts....

The ABC’s of Safe Sleep: How To Protect Your Baby From SIDS

The ABC’s of Safe Sleep: How To Protect Your Baby From SIDS

Let's talk about how you can reduce the risk of SIDS by following the ABC's of safe sleep. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for healthy, full-term babies. When you're a new or expectant parent, this is an intolerable thought. It's hard...

3 Things I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Know About Safe Sleep

3 Things I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Know About Safe Sleep

I had never even heard the term "safe sleep" until I was about five months pregnant. All I knew was that there was a scary monster out there called SIDS. I largely assumed that sleep-related infant death was just a random freak occurrence. I thought I would just have...

What Not to Put on a Baby Registry: UNSAFE Stuff to Skip

What Not to Put on a Baby Registry: UNSAFE Stuff to Skip

There are a zillion sleep products made for babies... so how are you supposed to know what to register for and what to skip? Well, for starters, there's safety. Kind of a major category. Once you rule out all the unsafe stuff, it really narrows it down. This isn't as...

9 New Mom Survival Tips: Practical Advice for Staying Sane

9 New Mom Survival Tips: Practical Advice for Staying Sane

Prepare for your "fourth trimester" with these essential new mom survival tips. Being a mom to a newborn is one of the hardest things you’ll do in your life. I'm sure you've heard that before, and it's true. You've just spent the last 9 months pregnant, now you're...

What is the Difference Between a Swaddle and a Sleep Sack?

What is the Difference Between a Swaddle and a Sleep Sack?

All parents and caregivers need to understand the difference between a swaddle and a sleep sack.This post will explain the important differences between a swaddle and a sleep sack as well as when you should stop swaddling and why (hint: SIDS). If you'd like to jump...

6 Things I Didn’t Know About Bottle Feeding

6 Things I Didn’t Know About Bottle Feeding

Bottle feeding: pour some milk in a bottle and give it to your baby... sounds simple enough, right? As a pregnant soon-to-be mom doing my research, I realized quickly that I actually didn't know the first thing about bottle feeding. This post will cover 6 important...

Postpartum Depression: It’s Common and You’re Not Alone

Postpartum Depression: It’s Common and You’re Not Alone

Motherhood has been a gift unlike any other. It’s a role I feel that I was born to play. From my pregnancy all the way to Haven’s birth, I felt like everything was falling into place perfectly and I was fully ready to embark on this beautiful journey called...

Becoming A Mom Of Two: What To Expect & How To Handle It

Becoming A Mom Of Two: What To Expect & How To Handle It

If you're a soon-to-be mom of two and are worried about making the transition, you're not alone. What I hear most often from women expecting their second child isn’t rooted in fear, but uncertainty. “Will I be able to love a second baby as much as my first?” “Will I...

Third Trimester Checklist: 17 End of Pregnancy To Dos

Third Trimester Checklist: 17 End of Pregnancy To Dos

Baby is the size of a cauliflower and you know what that means... it's time to get going on your third trimester checklist! Don't you just love the fruit/veggie fetus measurements? You'll want to get started on this pregnancy to-do list when you're...

Hospital Bag Must Haves: What to Pack for Giving Birth

Hospital Bag Must Haves: What to Pack for Giving Birth

I'm about to tell you everything that's going in my hospital bag (and what's not) next time around... First: a few of words of wisdom about packing your hospital bag... DO NOT OBSESS ABOUT THIS. The hospital will give you 99% of what you actually need. I know you're...

60 Baby Hacks: The Ultimate List of Life Hacks for New Moms

60 Baby Hacks: The Ultimate List of Life Hacks for New Moms

Ahead: Dozens of brilliant mom life hacks to make life easier with a baby!Being a new parent is hard. Really hard. If you’re a first time mom, dad, or caregiver looking for baby hacks to make life just the tiniest bit easier, you’re in the right place! I've got you...