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45 Dreamy Girl Names Beginning with D

45 Dreamy Girl Names Beginning with D

AHEAD: The ultimate list of girl names starting with D. If you’re looking for a beautiful girls' name starting with the letter D, you’re in the right place! Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter...

Is the Graco DuoGlider Safe for Sleep?

Is the Graco DuoGlider Safe for Sleep?

See what the evidence says about letting your baby sleep in a DuoGlider. If you’re confused about whether sleeping in a Graco DuoGlider is safe for your baby, you are far from alone. You’ve probably heard that babies shouldn’t sleep in swings... but...

60 Completely Cute Baby Girl Names Starting with C

60 Completely Cute Baby Girl Names Starting with C

AHEAD: The ultimate list of "C" girl names. If you're looking for a beautiful girl's name starting with the letter C, you're in the right place! Get excited because I'm about to save you a whole lot of time scouring the internet for the perfect C...

50 Knockout Girl Names Starting with K

50 Knockout Girl Names Starting with K

AHEAD: The ultimate list of "K" girl names. If you're looking for a beautiful girl's name starting with the letter K, you're in the right place! Get excited because I'm about to save you a whole lot of time scouring the internet for the perfect K...

Are Pacifiers Safe for Sleep? Everything You Need to Know

Are Pacifiers Safe for Sleep? Everything You Need to Know

AHEAD: Everything you need to know about letting your baby sleep with a pacifier. Pacifier, paci, binky, soother, nuk, dummy... whatever you call these small rubber miracles, chances are, your baby is a fan. But are they a safety risk during sleep?...

50 Amazing Girl Names that Start with J

50 Amazing Girl Names that Start with J

AHEAD: The ultimate list of "J" girl names. If you're looking for a beautiful girl's name starting with the letter J, you're in the right place! Get excited because I'm about to save you a whole lot of time scouring the internet for the perfect J...

60 Exceptional Girl Names that Start with E

60 Exceptional Girl Names that Start with E

AHEAD: The ultimate list of "E" girl names. If you're looking for a beautiful girl's name starting with the letter E, you're in the right place! There are tons of exquisite names for girls that start with the letter E!Below, I’ve rounded up every...

Can My Baby Sleep in a Bouncer—or is that a SIDS Risk?

Can My Baby Sleep in a Bouncer—or is that a SIDS Risk?

AHEAD: What the scientific evidence says about the safety of letting your baby sleep (and nap) in a bouncer. If you're here reading this article, you probably have at least an inkling that bouncers are not safe for infant sleep. You're probably...

40 Ravishing Girl Names that Start with R

40 Ravishing Girl Names that Start with R

AHEAD: The ultimate list of R Girl Names. If you’re looking for a beautiful girls' name starting with the letter R, you’re in the right place! Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter R. Or you’ve...

40 Beautiful Girl Names that Start with B

40 Beautiful Girl Names that Start with B

AHEAD: The ultimate list of B girls' names. If you’re looking for a beautiful girls' name starting with the letter B, you’re in the right place! Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter B. Or you’ve...

50 Lovable L Names for Girls

50 Lovable L Names for Girls

AHEAD: The ultimate list of girl names starting with L. If you’re looking for a beautiful girls' name starting with the letter L, you’re in the right place! Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter...

80 Great Girl Names that Start with A

80 Great Girl Names that Start with A

AHEAD: The ultimate list of girl names with A as the first letter. If you're looking for a beautiful girl's name starting with the letter A, you're in the right place! Perhaps you're planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with...

300+ Precious Middle names for Penelope

300+ Precious Middle names for Penelope

Choosing the perfect middle name for Penelope... I couldn't believe my ears when Kourtney Kardashian named her daughter Penelope. Since then, I must admit, the name has really grown on me! And I'm not the only one... Ever since 2012 when "P" was born,...

265 Enchanted Middle Names for Ella

265 Enchanted Middle Names for Ella

Choosing the perfect middle name for Ella... If you've chosen the name Ella for your daughter, congrats... you've picked a gorgeous feminine name with a magical and enchanted meaning. Ella is currently the 15th most popular name for baby girls in the...

150 Short Girl Names for Modern Babies

150 Short Girl Names for Modern Babies

Let's find the perfect short name for your baby girl... First, a quick overview of what’s to come… The names on this list are 3, 4, or 5 letters. You can use the table of contents below to either browse by category or by name length. In {brackets}...

99 Gorgeous Three Syllable Girl Names

99 Gorgeous Three Syllable Girl Names

AHEAD: The ultimate list of triple-syllable girls' names and their meanings. Are you expecting a little girl and trying to find a gorgeous 3-syllable name for her? You're in the right place! Below, you'll find a huge list of amazing three syllable...

175 Gorgeous Two Syllable Girl Names

175 Gorgeous Two Syllable Girl Names

AHEAD: The ultimate list of double-syllable girls' names and their meanings. On the hunt for a beautiful two syllable girl's name that sounds cool but isn’t over-done? You're in the right place! Below, you'll find a huge list of amazing two syllable...

265 Amazing Middle Names for Jackson

265 Amazing Middle Names for Jackson

Choosing the perfect middle name for Jackson... If you've chosen the name Jackson for your son, congrats... you've picked a strong two-syllable name! Originally a last name, the name Jackson means "son of Jack" or "son of John". Jackson is currently...

133 Beautiful Middle Names for Violet

133 Beautiful Middle Names for Violet

Choosing the perfect middle name for Violet... If you've chosen the name Violet for your daughter, congrats... you've 'picked' a gorgeous name that's both botanical and colorful. Violet is currently the 37th most popular name for baby girls in the...

14 Best Sleep Sacks for Toddlers

14 Best Sleep Sacks for Toddlers

AHEAD: The ultimate guide to toddler sleep sacks. If you're looking for the best wearable blankets for toddlers between the ages of 1 and 4, you're in the right place!There may be affiliate links in this post. Read this disclosure policy to learn...

7 Best Mold-Free Bath Toys for 1-Year-Olds

7 Best Mold-Free Bath Toys for 1-Year-Olds

AHEAD: The coolest bath toys for one-year-olds that won't get moldy and gross. Are you looking for safe tub toys for a 1-year-old that won't accumulate mold inside? If your goal is to to make bath time more fun, you're in the right place! The...

Are Supplemental Bassinet Mattresses a SIDS Risk?

Are Supplemental Bassinet Mattresses a SIDS Risk?

AHEAD: Everything you need to know about whether to buy a mattress for a bassinet. Figuring out where your baby will sleep can be tricky. You've probably got lots of questions... Do all bassinets come with mattresses—or do you need to buy one...

44 Absurdly Cool Avocado Gifts

44 Absurdly Cool Avocado Gifts

AHEAD: Novelty gifts for avocado lovers that will guac their world. 🥑 Are you shopping for a cool present for an avocado lover? In case you couldn't tell by my logo, I happen to be one myself. If something comes in a cute avocado design, chances are,...

77 Handsome Names for Rainbow Babies [Boys Edition]

77 Handsome Names for Rainbow Babies [Boys Edition]

AHEAD: The ultimate list of rainbow baby names for boys. A rainbow baby brings hope and happiness after a storm—the loss of another baby. For many families, naming their rainbow baby is just as much about healing from tragedy as celebrating a new...

95 Beautiful Names for Rainbow Babies [Girls Edition]

95 Beautiful Names for Rainbow Babies [Girls Edition]

AHEAD: The ultimate list of rainbow baby names for girls. Devastating storms produce the most beautiful rainbows. The term "rainbow baby" is a reminder of this truth: it symbolizes a happy future in the face of sadness and loss. Choosing an uplifting...

215 Gorgeous Middle Names for Jade

215 Gorgeous Middle Names for Jade

Are you ready for an incredible list of beautiful middle names for Jade? If you've decided to name your daughter Jade, congratulations on picking a stunning 1-syllable name with an earthy meaning. Jade is a beautiful green mineral that's sometimes...

57 Gorgeous Girl’s Names that Mean Graceful

57 Gorgeous Girl’s Names that Mean Graceful

AHEAD: The ultimate list of graceful baby names. If you're expecting a baby girl and you're looking for some beautiful names that mean graceful, you're in the right place! Graceful means "having or showing grace or elegance," a quality that every...

How Many Swaddles Do I Need — and Which Ones are Best?

How Many Swaddles Do I Need — and Which Ones are Best?

AHEAD: The ultimate guide to choosing which swaddles to get for your baby—and how many! Babies love to be wrapped up like a burrito. It makes them feel safe and secure (and also contains their startle reflex). But which ones should you get? And how...

Help! My Baby Wants their Hands Out of the Swaddle

Help! My Baby Wants their Hands Out of the Swaddle

AHEAD: Six simple tips for babies who prefer having their hands free If you think that your baby wants their hands out of the swaddle and you're trying to figure out how to (safely) get some sleep, you're in the right place! Swaddling mimics the close...

6 Best Portable Bassinets

6 Best Portable Bassinets

AHEAD: The ultimate guide to choosing a portable bassinet. Are you preparing to welcome your new baby and looking for the perfect portable bassinet? Whether you need a bassinet to take on trips, or simply move from room to room, you'll find the best...

195 Cool Middle Names for Mia

195 Cool Middle Names for Mia

The ultimate list of middle name ideas for the first name Mia! If you've decided to name your baby girl Mia, congratulations on picking a great 3-letter modern name. Mia means "beloved" and is currently the 8th most popular name for baby girls in the...

The Ultimate List of Middle Names for Olivia

The Ultimate List of Middle Names for Olivia

Are you ready for the mother load of amazing middle names for Olivia? If you've decided to name your baby girl Olivia, congratulations on picking a beautiful 3-syllable name with a botanical meaning. Olivia means olive tree, which is known for its...

100 Badass Girl Names + Meanings + Current Popularity

100 Badass Girl Names + Meanings + Current Popularity

Get ready for the ultimate list of badass baby names for your fiesty little babe... Not looking to raise another Mary or Jane? If you're on the prowl for a fierce-sounding name that's still feminine and beautiful, you're in the right place. Below,...

Bassinet vs Crib: The Ultimate Guide to Help You Decide

Bassinet vs Crib: The Ultimate Guide to Help You Decide

How to pick between a bassinet and a crib for your new baby Are you considering skipping the traditional bassinet and starting your baby in a crib right from the get go? Whether you're a minimalist, a pragmatist, living in a small home, or operating...

Are Dreamland Baby’s Weighted Sleep Sacks Safe?

Are Dreamland Baby’s Weighted Sleep Sacks Safe?

Wondering if weighted sleep garments are a SIDS risk? Here's what we know and what we don't... In May of 2020, a mom appeared on Shark Tank with a product she believed was the solution to helping babies sleep through the night. Lori Grenier invested...

81 Stunning Victorian Girl Names that are New Again

81 Stunning Victorian Girl Names that are New Again

Choosing the prettiest Victorian name for your baby girl... If you're looking for beautiful Victorian girl names you're in the right place! All of the names on this list were popular during Queen Victoria's reign from 1837 to 1901, a period known for...

100 Gorgeous Long Girl Names

100 Gorgeous Long Girl Names

Did you know that there are girls' names that are 10 letters and 5 syllables long? If you're looking for beautiful long girl names you're in the right place! All of the names on this list are as lengthy as they come. They're 7, 8, 9, and 10 letters...

Top 10 Woodland Animal Crib Sheets

Top 10 Woodland Animal Crib Sheets

The absolute cutest woodland animals crib bedding for your baby's nursery. If you're looking for adorable woodland animal crib sheets for your baby boy or girl's room, you're in the right place! Scrolling through endless sites to find the best woodland crib sheets for...

60 Modern Nonbinary Names

60 Modern Nonbinary Names

Ahead: Gender neutral + nonbinary baby names that are actually cool. If you're looking for a list of modern gender neutral or nonbinary names, you're in the right place. Arguably, the best nonbinary names are those that are androgynous—i.e. without a...

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 a baby warm at night is that you should dress them for sleep based on the...

125+ Edgy Names for your Baby Boy or Girl

125+ Edgy Names for your Baby Boy or Girl

Choosing a badass name for your little human... If you're looking for a cool but unexpected baby name for a boy or girl, you're in the right place. All of the edgy names on this list are bold and ahead of the curve, without being too far out there. In...

Can a Newborn Sleep in a Pack N Play?

Can a Newborn Sleep in a Pack N Play?

Is it safe for your new baby to sleep in a playard instead of a bassinet? Whether you're considering using a Pack N Play as your newborn's primary bed or you're wondering if a playard is a safe travel crib for a young baby, you're in the right place....

Baby vs Crib: Common Issues and How to Fix Them

Baby vs Crib: Common Issues and How to Fix Them

Ahead: What the evidence says about preventing crib injuries. When babies become mobile, it's extremely common for them to hit their heads on the crib, stick their limbs through the slats, and even start chewing on the rails. Parents are naturally...

Pack N Play Weight Limits: When To Stop Using Your Playard

Pack N Play Weight Limits: When To Stop Using Your Playard

Ahead: The weight limits of all the most popular playard models Whether you're looking to buy a Pack N Play with the greatest longevity, or you're wondering when to stop using the one you already own, you're in the right place. Playards are federally...

How to Clean a Pack N Play Mat …Without Ruining It!

How to Clean a Pack N Play Mat …Without Ruining It!

Ahead: A step-by-step guide to safely washing a Pack N Play mattress. I’ve got bad news for you: Most of the Pack N Play cleaning hacks you’ve seen online should be avoided. Cleaning your Pack N Play mattress correctly isn't just a cosmetic or...

Pack N Play Mattress 101: The Evidence-Based Safety Guide

Pack N Play Mattress 101: The Evidence-Based Safety Guide

Ahead: Everything you need to know about Pack N Play mattresses to keep your baby safe. Pack N Play mattress pads are notoriously thin. In fact, they're less than one inch thick. If you're wondering whether it's safe to swap out a playard mattress...

33 One Syllable Girl Names that are Actually Cool

33 One Syllable Girl Names that are Actually Cool

Choosing a single syllable name for your baby girl... On the hunt for a modern one-syllable girl's name that sounds cool but isn’t over-done? There are surprisingly few choices for single-syllable names for girls—there are many more one-syllable names...

83 Space Names for Babies that are Actually Cool

83 Space Names for Babies that are Actually Cool

Choosing an out-of-this-world space name for your baby... If you're looking for a quirky but not totally alien baby name, you're in the right place. Because let's be honest: Luna is cool but it's wayy too popular right now. And Andromeda is very...

“My Baby Hates the Bath!” (16 Tricks to Fix this Today)

“My Baby Hates the Bath!” (16 Tricks to Fix this Today)

Why your baby hates the bath and how to get them to start LOVING it! Bath time can mean a lot of crying — it can also be something you and your baby both enjoy. In this post, you'll find 16 tips (that really work!) for keeping babies aged newborn to 12 months...

195 Modern Middle Names for Liam

195 Modern Middle Names for Liam

Choosing the perfect middle name for Liam... If you’ve decided to name your baby boy Liam, congratulations on picking a strong (but totally adorable) name. Liam means “protector” and is currently the #1 most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S., according to data from...

233 Modern Middle Names for Asher

233 Modern Middle Names for Asher

Let's find you the perfect middle name for Asher... If you’ve decided to name your baby boy Asher, congratulations on picking a modern name that will stand the test of time. Asher means "happy" or "blessed" or "ash tree dweller" and is currently the 32nd most popular...

135 Badass Middle Names for Maverick

135 Badass Middle Names for Maverick

Choosing the perfect middle name for Maverick... If you’ve decided to name your baby boy Maverick, congratulations on picking a seriously cool name! Maverick means “independent-minded person” and is the 49th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S., according to the...

175 Modern Middle Names for Silas

175 Modern Middle Names for Silas

Choosing the perfect middle name for Silas... If you’ve decided to name your baby boy Silas, congratulations on picking a masculine organic name. Silas means “man of the forest” and is the 100th most popular baby boy’s name in the U.S., according to the most recent...

3 Syllable Boy Names that are Modern & Masculine

3 Syllable Boy Names that are Modern & Masculine

Let's find the perfect three syllable name for your baby boy... On the hunt for a modern boy's name that sounds cool but isn't over-done? Your options for three syllable names aren't as plentiful as two or one syllable names, but I've rounded up the good ones all in...

113 Two Syllable Boy Names for Modern Little Dudes

113 Two Syllable Boy Names for Modern Little Dudes

Let's find the perfect 2 syllable name for your baby boy... On the hunt for a modern boy's name that sounds cool but isn't over-done? This list of two syllable boy names is just what you're looking for! Table of Contents Trendy Two Syllable Boy Names...

When and How to Stop Swaddling: The Ultimate Guide

When and How to Stop Swaddling: The Ultimate Guide

Ahead: An evidence-based guide about when to stop swaddling and how to transition from swaddling. Plus: when to worry and when it's safe to relax. If your baby is starting to roll, you've probably got lots of questions. Are you supposed to stop...

5 Modern 1st Birthday Outfits for Baby Boys

5 Modern 1st Birthday Outfits for Baby Boys

Ahead: Seriously handsome birthday outfits for your soon-to-be one year old baby boy Can you believe your son's first birthday is already coming up?! Whether you'll be throwing a birthday party or just celebrating at home, your 1 year old is going to need something...

One Syllable Boy Names for Modern Little Dudes

One Syllable Boy Names for Modern Little Dudes

Let's find the perfect single syllable name for your baby boy... On the hunt for a modern boy's name that sounds cool but isn't over-done? This list of one syllable boy names is just what you're looking for!  One syllable boy names are definitely...

The Ultimate Second Trimester Checklist for First Time Moms

The Ultimate Second Trimester Checklist for First Time Moms

Everything to take care of during your 2nd trimester of pregnancy YAY! You've made it through the scariest part of your pregnancy, the doubt-filled first trimester. Now that you're in your second trimester, it starts to get exciting. Not only can you start telling...

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...

Boho Baby Shower Decor {DIY a Stunning Party!}

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

250 Hippie Names for your Boho Baby

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.,...

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...

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 long girl's name is right in the sweet spot of being familiar without being overdone. According to the most...

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 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...

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...

Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas: The Ultimate List

Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas: The Ultimate List

AHEAD: 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 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?

Ahead: What the evidence has to say about when babies can safely sleep with a lovey Keeping your baby safe during sleep 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?

How Long Can a Baby Sleep in a Bassinet?

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 your baby can sleep in a bassinet and...

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...

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! You’re very pregnant, you have a million “to dos” swirling around in your brain, but all you can think about is how comfy your bed looks. 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...

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...

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 heavy diaper bag with dread every time you leave the house. Keep reading for a checklist of all of...

12 Uncommon Baby Registry Items (That are Extremely Useful)

12 Uncommon Baby Registry Items (That are Extremely Useful)

Ahead: Lesser known items you've never seen on a baby registry list. If you’ve started your baby registry, chances are, you’ve already got the basics covered: diapers, wipes, clothing, bottles, etc. Get excited because the list you're about to see goes beyond the...

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...

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...