If there’s one way to drive panic into the heart of a new parent, it’s to tell them that the infant formula their baby relies on is suddenly unavailable. This has been the experience of many parents in the United States in recent weeks as supply chain issues and a substantial recall led to unexpected
Is your due date just around the corner? Make sure your hospital bag is packed and ready with this handy checklist. Here are all the must-haves (and some nice-to-haves) that should be on your checklist for the hospital or birthing centre. This list is a good starting point, but every hospital and birth centre does
Canadian parents can still buy crib bumpers at baby-gear stores. That needs to change. Picture it: You’re walking up and down the aisles at your local baby-gear store. You’re pregnant, expecting your very first child, and excitedly learning about what you’ll need for that all-important first year. A stroller, so you can take some leisurely
He was waking every 45 minutes. I was a total mess. But as I waited for the sleep trainer’s instructions to arrive, I had an epiphany. When my son was about four months old, I hit a week of obliterating exhaustion. He was waking every 45 minutes, all night, every night. He’d thrash his little
High-tech, innovative designs, easy to clean and super affordable? We promise, it’s not too good to be true Created for Having a baby is a monumental and exciting time in any prospective parent’s life. It’s magical. It’s life-changing. It’s… full of overpriced and complicated product recommendations? Anyone who has ever tried to compile a newborn
Postpartum intrusive thoughts are common, but rarely talked about. That needs to change. I was an expat in Bangkok when I became pregnant with my first child. Like many first-time moms, I wanted a non-medicated birth: I hired a doula, coached my husband on pain relief techniques, and planned to breastfeed immediately following delivery. What
There are endless variations of the ABC song, which will help you keep it fresh (for baby and for you!). The “ABC Song” is one of the most popular English alphabet songs in North America. Sung to the tune of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” it’s also super simple to remember.
If you whipped out a bottle or walked your baby in a stroller, I was silently but viciously judging you. When I had my first baby, I made plenty new-mom mistakes. I didn’t notice he had diaper rash. I let him sleep in his swing (a big no-n0 now, but we didn’t know it then).
Winding down a baby is a lot of work. Don’t sabotage your efforts by making this common mistake. It’s been a long day. Your shirt is spotted with spit-up and your hair is in the same messy bun it’s been in since morning. You haven’t had a minute to yourself because when your baby did
I’ve coached thousands of parents on connecting with their infants, and this simple activity is pure magic. When I had my first baby, I felt like a cruise ship activity director. I’d spend entire days desperately trying to keep my baby entertained for a blessed 10-minutes so I could wash the bottles, talk to a
When you have a baby, people tell you to ignore the advice and trust your gut. That didn’t work for me at all. When my first son was about a month old, I was at a social gathering and a friend offered to hold him while I ate. Since trying to eat while holding a
It’s an age-old remedy, but does it work? Here’s what you need to know about giving gripe water to your colicky newborn or baby. Gas and tummy troubles are common for newborns and parents naturally want to do anything to help their baby feel better. That’s especially true with colicky babies who just won’t calm down.
Sarah Nicole Landry, who you might know as The Birds Papaya, has spent years working to normalize the whirlwind of emotions and experiences that we have as mothers. To her audience of 2.1 million followers, she’s advocated fiercely for women’s acceptance of our ever-changing bodies, opened up about her intense fear of giving birth, and
Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn reveals the easy ways you can adjust your baby’s sleep schedule so spring forward is less disruptive for your family. On March 13th at 3 a.m., we move our clocks forward one hour. Mornings begin to get brighter and evenings lighter (yay!), and parents of early risers may soon be able
If you think you might need a crib bumper to make your baby more comfortable and protect them from injury, you might want to think again. It’s easy to understand the appeal of crib bumper pads for new parents. Those pre-baby weeks are a blur of frantic decisions about what you need to make your
Although bumpers are still included in many crib bedding sets, they pose a very real risk to babies. Mesh crib bumpers seem like a safer choice. Are they? Here’s a quick history lesson on crib bumpers: They were invented because the spaces between crib slats used to be wide enough that a baby’s head could