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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...

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? (The Evidence-Based Guide)

My Baby Can Roll Over… Now What? (The 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...

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...

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...