Posts tagged: Newborns

  • Flying With a Baby? These Smart Tips Might Save the Day

    Flying With a Baby? These Smart Tips Might Save the Day
    Traveling for the first time with an infant—especially during the holidays—is an experience you won’t soon forget. (Talk about the mother of all packing lists.) And while there’s plenty about flying you can’t predict—like departure delays and mid-flight blowouts—there are insider tricks of the trade that’ll boost your chances of a smooth trip. Take a peek at these pro tips before you board.Babywear through the airportThe baby carrier is an airport hero: TSA allows you to pass through security with baby strapped to your body (less germs! free hands!) and...

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  • 7 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Your Baby's First Christmas

    7 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Your Baby's First Christmas
    It’s true—your baby won’t remember their first Christmas. (And even if you wrap some amazing gifts, you can bet on that tissue paper being the big hit. All the crinkle and color—it's infant sensory heaven.) That said, there are a number of ways to make the holiday special (they'll see your effort in photos eventually!) and bring on extra smiles. Here are seven ideas that can be assembled (or ordered for a fast delivery) before the big day's here.DIY OrnamentA sweet and simple idea: buy a clear ornament at a...

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  • 9 Truths About Your First Day Home From the Hospital

    9 Truths About Your First Day Home From the Hospital
    The biggest truth: you'll never forget those first 24 hours. Here's what really happens.1. You’ll bypass that pristine nursery and explode into the living roomEven with the expensive rocker waiting, odds are you’ll set up camp on the couch where babygeddon can unfold. It’ll be a sea of boppys, laundry, bouncers, pacifiers, and half-eaten snacks for the next few weeks—and all that chaos is just cozier on the couch.2. You’ll require a steady supply of ice water with a strawPerhaps it’s because you just labored for 20 hours without a...

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  • 8 Rules to Follow When Visiting a Newborn Baby

    8 Rules to Follow When Visiting a Newborn Baby
    You already know to wash your hands, but there's plenty more to keep in mind when visiting a friend of family member's sweet new addition. (And it's not just about the baby: new parents, particularly if they're first-timers, are exhausted, overwhelmed, and super appreciative of any extra thought you put into the visit.) Here's how to ace your quality time with a new family. Offer to make a supply run Diapers, wipes, gauze for that belly button—supplies fly off the shelf when you've got a newborn, and running errands with...

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  • How to Handle Your Baby's NICU Stay, From Moms Who Have Been There

    How to Handle Your Baby's NICU Stay, From Moms Who Have Been There
    If you're pregnant, you've probably pictured yourself heading home from the hospital, sweet new babe and balloon in tow. So a curveball—like an unexpected (or even expected) stay in the NICU—is enough to shake even the toughest of mamas. Whether it's a preterm birth or health issue that's keeping your little in the hospital longer, know that there's a community of NICU moms who've been in your shoes (and want to give you a hug). We enlisted some of their best advice for new moms going through this tough time....

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  • Yes, You CAN Handle a Newborn When You Live Far From Family!

    Yes, You CAN Handle a Newborn When You Live Far From Family!
    It takes a village to raise a child. We've all heard the old saying, and it exists for a pretty good reason. Parenting is hard, and we all need some help from time to time, especially in those early days. If you're expecting and live far away from all your family members and in-laws, you're probably (and rightfully) nervous about how you'll make it work. But while parenting away from your family is tough, it's not impossible! Here are a few tips to help make the new mom thing feel...

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  • How to Take Your Baby's First Photo

    How to Take Your Baby's First Photo
    Whether you're putting it on social media, sending it to family members, keeping it for yourself, or using it on newborn announcement cards, the first picture you take of your baby is incredibly special. And whatever your skill level is, there's really no way this shot won't be amazing. The sheer sentimental value of baby's first photo is pretty powerful, after all. But shooting immediately after you've delivered can be tricky without a game plan in place. Check out these tips to take that first shot to the next level—no...

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  • How to Wean a Baby from Breastfeeding, by Moms Who've Done It

    How to Wean a Baby from Breastfeeding, by Moms Who've Done It
    Whether you do it after a month or a year of nursing, weaning a baby off breastmilk can be tough. The process of transitioning a baby from your own body's milk can be tricky to navigate — practically, physically, hormonally, emotionally and mentally.Every experience will look a little different, but we understand that moms who are about to wean may be looking for some guidance and advice. We turned to lactation consultant Lauren K. Olofsson for some, and here's what she had to say: 'My most important tip to moms...

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  • New Moms Spill Their Best Money-Saving Secrets

    New Moms Spill Their Best Money-Saving Secrets
    Fact: Babies are expensive...just ask anyone who has ever looked at stroller prices and experienced serious sticker shock. Budgeting before a new baby's arrival — or, at the very least, reevaluating finances and spending habits — is crucial. But how exactly are you supposed to do that?The trickiest part of planning for the financial aspect of having a baby lies in the unknowns. If you're a first-time parent, it can be especially challenging to determine exactly how much you need to set aside for your new addition, and even experienced...

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  • The Best Swaddle Designs for Every Family

    The Best Swaddle Designs for Every Family
    'I'm so excited to swaddle my baby!' - said no expectant ever. We've all heard about how tricky it can be to master the art of the swaddle...and when you're a sleep-deprived new parent, the last thing you want is to be fumbling around with a blanket and a squirmy baby. But here's a pro tip for all the new and expectant parents out there: Swaddling doesn't have to suck. For one thing, it gets much easier over time, so your day one skills aren't indicative of what you can...

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