Posts tagged: Ages + Stages

  • M+A DIY Easy Easter Crafts!

    M+A DIY Easy Easter Crafts!
    Your little one's Easter experience might be a little different this year, but that doesn't mean it has to be short on fun. We took some major inspo from our 'Marshmallow Treats' and 'Honey Bunny' prints to come up with a few easy and fun ideas to get your little ones into the holiday spirit (minimum supplies needed!). First things first: download and print the Monica + Andy Honey Bunny and Marshmallow Treats coloring pages! Popsicle Stick Bunny Puppets Supplies needed: M+A ' Honey Bunny ' coloring page, markers, popsicle...

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  • Expecting? Here’s what you need to know as it relates to COVID-19

    Expecting? Here’s what you need to know as it relates to COVID-19
    Expecting or have a newborn at home? You’re not alone. Thousands of expecting and new parents throughout the country are figuring out how to navigate a new world with the presence of COVID-19 in it. And, we all have a lot of questions. We sat down with New York City-based OB-GYN, Dr. Jaqueline Worth, author of The New Rules of Pregnancy and Jada Shapiro, founder of boober and Birth Day Presence to discuss how our lives have changed in the wake of COVID-19 and what to expect if you’re pregnant...

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  • Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns

    Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns
    Chicago-based pediatrician and mom Dr. Payal Adhikari (@mommypmd) addresses more of your coronavirus (COVID-19) questions and concerns. Below she addresses questions on multiple topics, from pregnancy and deliveries to ordering takeout.As things continue to evolve daily, Dr. Payal’s favorite websites for accurate information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to discover her helpful tips and be sure to tune into Monica + Andy’s Instagram live story every Monday and Thursday at 12on...

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  • WATCH: How to KonMari Your Nursery or Toddler's Room

    WATCH: How to KonMari Your Nursery or Toddler's Room
    When you've read all the pregnancy books, washed out the bottles, and you're still waiting on baby, a little Marie Kondo folding can help those last few days of pregnancy pass by!We sent Kristyn Ivey, founder of For The Love of Tidy and certified KonMari consultant, to visit new mom Nicole Regan of Cedar & Rush. Check out how easy it is to master the KonMari fold and spark some serious joy in your nursery.For step-by-step instructions on mastering the KonMari fold, whether it's for your baby's hats, rompers, pants,...

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  • The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask on Your Daycare Tour

    The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask on Your Daycare Tour
    As a new or expecting parent, lining up amazing childcare can be the toughest nut to crack. You can’t call your pediatrician for the answer, Google it, or buy it on Amazon Prime (at least, for now). It takes legwork—and if you’re considering daycare, a fair amount of touring. Just like those college visits, you’ll get a gut feeling the minute you walk in the door, but it’s essential to come armed with the right questions. “Treat your tour like an interview—don’t be scared to ask the tough questions. Make...

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  • 5 Things to Know About the 4-Month Sleep Regression

    5 Things to Know About the 4-Month Sleep Regression
    By Hadley Seward, Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Founder of Bonne Nuit BabyMost new parents have heard of the four-month sleep regression. Just when you thought you’re in the groove, everything gets crazy again: short naps, multiple overnight wake-ups… the list goes on.It’s true that sleep can get wonky around 16 weeks. Your baby’s body and brain are making huge developmental leaps, all of which coincide to disrupt sleep and leave us parents worried that we’ll never sleep again. And guess what? The changes to your baby’s sleep are here to...

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  • 7 Feeding Essentials to Add to Your Baby Registry

    7 Feeding Essentials to Add to Your Baby Registry
    While most new moms pack their registry with bottles and nursing gear, fewer have time map out the kitchen tools they’ll crave in four to six months when baby starts on solids. (Truth: your itty bitty newborn will be snacking on sweet potato faster than you think!) Registered dietitians Amanda Baker Lemein and Julie Pappas did the vetting for you—check out their favorite mom-tested, expert-approved feeding tools that make prepping nutritious meals and snacks a whole lot easier—and actually a lot of fun.Puree dispensing spoonThe Boon Baby Food Dispensing Spoon...

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  • Teach Your Baby to Nap Like a Champ (For Better Nighttime Sleep)

    Teach Your Baby to Nap Like a Champ (For Better Nighttime Sleep)
    By Hadley Seward, Pediatric Sleep Consultant + Founder of Bonne Nuit Baby As new parents, we’re all fixated on our babies’ nighttime sleep. We fantasize about those 10-hour stretches and dream about the day our little ones will be on a 7-7 schedule. Finally, we’ll have our lives back! But most of us don’t focus as much on naps, since it doesn’t impact our sleep as much. Here’s what you may not know: there’s a lot of cognitive and physical development that goes on during a nap, especially after 16...

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  • SPF + Babies: Everything You Need to Know, Plus the Safest Brands  

    SPF + Babies: Everything You Need to Know, Plus the Safest Brands  
    You’ve probably heard the stats: all it takes are a few bad sunburns in childhood to double a person’s chance of developing skin cancer. But what exactly is in the SPF we’re supposed to slather on our babes (that is, after six months), and which brands offer the safest, most effective ingredients? Read on before you hit the kiddie pool. Babies Under 6 Months: An umbrella, stroller canopy, and lightweight, long-sleeved clothing are your best bet for sun protection if you’ve got a little babe under six months. Doctors recommend...

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  • How to Get Your Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed—All Night Long 

    How to Get Your Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed—All Night Long 
    You beat the four-month sleep regression. Convinced your standing baby to let go of the crib rails and lay down for naps. It’s sleep victory—at least until you roll out the toddler bed. If you’re dealing with midnight visits to mom and dad’s bed, endless water requests before lights out, or a painfully early riser, check out this try-it-tonight advice from childhood development and sleep expert Julie Wright, MFT, founder of The Happy Sleeper. Think of the bedroom as an ‘expanded crib’ Gearing up for the crib to toddler bed...

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