Posts tagged: Newborns

  • Rookie Mistakes Most New Parents Make

    Rookie Mistakes Most New Parents Make
    Want to know the truth about parenthood? We're all just figuring it out as we go...especially in the early days. You can read all the books, do all the prep work and lay all the plans, but when you actually bring that baby home? Well, you just might find you're fumbling with the day-to-day of it all. And that's ok (and totally normal)!Parenthood doesn't have to be perfect. And if you find yourself making rookie mistakes in those early days, just take a second, breathe and remind yourself that you're...

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  • Swaddling Techniques: What You Need to Know Before Swaddling a Newborn

    Swaddling Techniques: What You Need to Know Before Swaddling a Newborn
    Swaddling: It's one of those life skills that looks easy enough...that is, until you try it. The good news? Like so many things in life (and, let's be honest, parenthood), swaddling a newborn is all about practice— so don't think your baby can't nestle into a good swaddle just because your first few attempts don't go according to plan. The trick to mastering the swaddle is simple: It's all about taking it step-by-step. Because many of us simply see the finished product, it can be tough to grasp the actual...

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  • Say Cheese! Photographers Share Top Tips for Newborn Photos

    Say Cheese! Photographers Share Top Tips for Newborn Photos
    The newborn phase goes by so quickly — and while we haven't quite figured out a way to stop time, we do have one piece of advice for new parents who want to hold on to that short (but oh-so-sweet!) stage for as long as possible: Take lots (and lots and lots) of pictures.Whether you'll be scheduling a professional newborn photography session or simply snapping away at home with your iPhone, there are certain tips that can take your new baby's photos to the next level of adoreable-ness.We caught up...

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  • How to Bathe a Newborn Baby (It's Not as Scary as it Looks!)

    How to Bathe a Newborn Baby (It's Not as Scary as it Looks!)
    If you're an expectant parent, chances are you have a laundry list of baby-raising fears (it's totally normal, we promise!) — and if you're like most people, figuring out how to bathe a newborn baby is on that list.But according to Dr. Payal Adhikari, it doesn't have to be. “It’s a pretty simple and straightforward process,' Dr. Adhikari, who is a pediatrician, assured us. Will it be a little intimidating the first few times you do it? Sure, but it's important to remember that if you take the right precautions,...

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  • How to play with baby: Newborn to Three-Months-Old

    How to play with baby: Newborn to Three-Months-Old
    Can infants actually play? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. The short answer: yes! We turned to Allison Klein, Founder of toy boutique and play resource Rose + Rex, to fill us in. Turns out, that contrary to popular belief, from the moment newborns enter the world, they begin learning through play. “It all starts with sensory play, which is (you guessed it) play that gently stimulates baby’s senses,” Klein says. “Engaging baby in sensorial experiences helps them make important connections about their environment. This type of...

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  • Our Top Ten Essentials for Newborns

    Our Top Ten Essentials for Newborns
    Welcome to Monica + Andy. We’re made for moms who start nesting before they even start showing. Love-at-first sight moms (ultrasounds count) and take-too-many-pics moms. Using GOTS certified organic cotton, we make the softest + most trustworthy blankets and clothing in classic + whimsical prints—all designed to be mixed + matched. So you’re prepared to do this mom thing on day one.1. On the Go One-Piece, $32

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