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10 Best Gifts For Newborns

A new baby is truly the best gift of all, but there comes a time when you may be seeking a gift for a newborn baby that’s just arrived. There is an abundance of new baby gifts on the market that are downright adorable. However, with this comes the tricky part – selecting one that is perfect! If you’re looking for the best newborn baby gifts out there, we’ve searched high and low to put together this helpful guide for you. Here are the top 10 popular gifts for newborns that brought a smile ...
Tags: Fashion, Newborns, Newborn, Gift Ideas, Baby Gear, Baby Gift, Baby Gifts, Baby Toys, Newborn Babies

If You're Pregnant, Here's What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

This time last year, I was 36 weeks pregnant with my son. It was my first pregnancy, and I was a rule follower to the extreme. No caffeine. No lunch meat. No jumping on trampolines. I loved doing all those things, pre-pregnancy, but it wasn’t just about me anymore. I was scared that something from the outside was…Read more...
Tags: Pregnancy, Disease, Lifehacks, Newborns, Coronavirus

Use a Smart Speaker to Track Nights With Your Newborn

What I hated about being woken up by my newborn in the middle of the night—aside from, you know, being woken up by my newborn in the middle of the night—was learning what time it was. Hearing his cry for the third or fourth time since putting him down and then groggily opening my eyes to discover that it was only 11…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Baby, Newborns, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers

How to Set Realistic Expectations for Parenthood

The moment your baby is born, you’ll be madly in love. Your heart will be complete! Oh, and it’s going to be so sexy watching your partner take care of a newborn. You’ll just want to have sex with them all the time! Also, for all those things like breastfeeding, sleep, your body and your career, you’ve already come…Read more...
Tags: Parenthood, Babies, Lifehacks, Motherhood, Newborns, Fatherhood

The Best Baby Hack Is to Have an Easy Baby

A new study published in Academic Pediatrics confirms that mothers of fussy babies are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than mothers of “easy” babies. Researchers pulled data from more than 8,200 children and their parents and found “the less soothable the infant, the more distressed the mother,” a …Read more...
Tags: Parenthood, Babies, Lifehacks, Newborns, Postpartum Depression

Volunteer to Cuddle Babies in the NICU

When Carol Skrysak’s daughter gave birth to premature triplets in Illinois, she got a months-long, inside look at how preemies are cared for in the NICU. Besides the exceptional care she witnessed on a daily basis, one other thing stood out to her: Some of the babies’ parents were unable to spend as much time holding…Read more...
Tags: Preemies, Community, Volunteer, Lifehacks, Illinois, Newborns, NICU, Cuddle Babies, Carol Skrysak

During Childbirth, Push Like You're Pooping 

Hello, Offspring! I am back from maternity leave. We had our second child, a boy named Max. It has been the best! It has been the worst! My brain constantly teeters between thoughts of “How did I ever live in a world without this baby?” and “Who thought this would be a good idea again?!” (It’s mostly the former,…Read more...
Tags: Labor, Birth, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lifehacks, Newborns

It's OK If You Don't Bond With Your Newborn Right Away

When I was pregnant with my son, a co-worker warned me not to be surprised if I didn’t bond with him right away. Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Newborns, Bonding, Post Partum

Prepare Your Kid for a Sibling With a Baby Doll 

Like many mothers pregnant with their second child, I wondered how I could possibly love my another child as much as I loved my first. I’d watch my three-year-old son bounce across the room as if the floor had springs in it. He would drive toy trucks over the furniture and crash them together, fly tiny metal jets…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Babies, Toddlers, Siblings, Lifehacks, Newborns, Baby Doll

When—and How—Should You 'Track' Your Newborn?

We got a question last week from a reader asking us about the best apps for tracking newborn feedings and diaper changes. To which my initial response was, “Apps? I used a yellow legal pad.” But then I remembered that was eight years ago, which might as well be 50 years as far as technology for new parents is…Read more...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Sleep, Eating, Lifehacks, Newborns

How to Beat the 'Baby Blues'

Kathy Radigan’s first-born child is 20 years old, but she remembers the “baby blues” she had with him like it was yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Pregnancy, Lifehacks, Newborns, Postpartum Depression, Kathy Radigan, Post Partum

How to Get Sleep When You Have a New Baby 

You may be having one of two responses to that headline. One, a burst of laughter at the mere folly of trying to help parents of newborns sleep. Or, two, a desperate, fragile hope that this article will come to your rescue in a sleep-deprived, hazy, hard time. Both are understandable, but the truth is that this…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Sleep, Lifehacks, Newborns, New Baby

Our All-Time Favorite Newborn Hacks

A tired and overwhelmed (new) parent recently asked me for help: Rather than searching through all of Offspring’s content to find the hacks he needed most—newborn, newborn and more newborn—could I do it for him?Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Babies, Lifehacks, Newborns

When Will You Actually Give Birth? 

In birth month clubs, a modern phenomenon in which pregnant strangers convene in online groups based on the month of their due dates, something always happens. After nearly a year of commiserating through posts about baby name quandaries and clueless partners and weird shit that happens to your body, you’ll start to…Read more...
Tags: Labor, Birth, Pregnancy, Lifehacks, Newborns

How to Get Free Stuff for Your New Baby from Target and Amazon  

When you’re expecting a child, you can snag a lot of free stuff from companies that want to make your baby an [insert brand name here] baby. Diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, onesies, and even children’s books. Hey, go with it.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Babies, Pregnancy, Free Stuff, New Parents, Lifehacks, Newborns

Speak to Your New Baby the Way You'd Speak to Your Older Kids 

As I prepare for life with a new baby, I’ve been hearing a lot of advice on how to help my five-year-old daughter Maggie transition into her role of a big sister, a title she’s not entirely thrilled about. “Read her some big sibling books,” people say. (Done.) “Let her help out.” (Definitely.) “Get her a gift ‘from…Read more...
Tags: Family, Babies, Siblings, Lifehacks, Maggie, Newborns, Transitions

Give This 'Traveling Tote Bag' to the Parents-to-Be in Your Life     

New parenthood is an isolating experience. You’re not simply adding a new piece to the puzzle of your life—instead, it feels like this tiny person has shaken up all the existing pieces that you had spent decades fitting together, and now you must start again from scratch. You’re tired, lost and smell a little funky.…Read more...
Tags: Family, Parenting, New Parents, Lifehacks, Newborns

The Easiest Way to Clean Baby Bottles, According to Our Cleaning Expert

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Her flagship column, “Ask a Clean Person,” debuted in 2011. Here on Offspring, we’ve launched a new iteration of it, focusing on parenting…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, New York Times, Lifehacks, Newborns, Bottles, Jolie Kerr, Ask A Clean Person, Baby Bottles

How to Stay Sane When Your Baby Is in the NICU

When Amanda Sloane went home from the hospital two days after delivery, she left her newborn daughter, Emerie, in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As Sloane was wheeled out the front doors empty handed, she passed wheelchair after wheelchair of women leaving with their newborn babies. And every time she…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Hospitals, Lifehacks, Newborns, Sloane, NICU, Amanda Sloane, Emerie

The Weird Baby Products That Parents Swear By 

When you become a parent, you are initiated into the weird world of modern baby products. There is something out there to “solve” every issue (and trust me, moms and dads navigating the messy terrain of new parenthood encounter a lot of issues). But how do you separate the truly world-changing innovations from the…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Newborns, Baby Products, Baby Gear, Infant, New Parenthood

Put Services on Your Baby Registry   

We’ve written before that the best gifts for new parents are services, not things. But your friends and family may not realize this, and so at your baby shower, they hand you a bonnet adorned with little duckies, something your new bundle will wear for one adorable Instagram photo and then never see again. They mean…Read more...
Tags: Pregnancy, Lifehacks, Newborns, New Parenthood, Baby Registries

How Partners of Breastfeeding Moms Can Actually Be Helpful

Author Catherynne Valente discovered a passage in New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding—a book written in 2002, not 1952, mind you—that reads: “Fathers, if your wife is having trouble or pain, step in and adjust her technique, reminding her that successful breastfeeding is a priority for the development of the child and…Read more...
Tags: Breastfeeding, Lifehacks, Motherhood, Dads, Newborns, Catherynne Valente

4 Activities For Moms To Enjoy When Baby is Napping

Any new parent will be able to relate to the sheer relief that is felt when your baby finally settles down to sleep in their DockATot. That is why the last thing you want to do is make enough noise to wake your little one up. But what options does that leave you with? Surely it is important to make the most of the precious moments you get to yourself. Make sure that you don’t limit yourself to creeping around the house or sitting there in silence. Below are four quiet activities for you to enjo...
Tags: Fashion, Parenting, Yoga, Baby, Newborns, Napping, Sleeping, Infant, Home Life, Elizabeth Pantley, Moms On The Go, Dockatot, Baking Baking

How Mothers Can Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is commonly known to be the main source of relaxation for most people but it also serves the mind in other ways that aren’t known. Scientifically, it has been proven to consolidate our memory. While you were carrying your little one, sleep may have proven elusive. Sleeping through the night required getting comfortable, and as your body grew, comfort was fleeting. You may have imagined that the birth of your baby finally signaled an end to the sleepless nights. Unfortunately, new moms oft...
Tags: Fashion, Parenting, Sleep, Sleep Schedule, Sleep Disorders, Newborns, Sleep Routine, Infant, Home Life, Elizabeth Pantley, Moms On The Go

Why Fewer Babies Are Being Born With HIV

Researchers have seen big progress in reducing HIV transmission from mother to child, according to the latest data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a report published in JAMA Pediatrics, scientists found that in 2013, 69 babies were born with the virus in the U.S., compared to 216 in 2002.…
Tags: News, Aids, Hiv, Uncategorized, Public Health, Infectious Disease, Newborns, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, HIV treatment, Anti Hiv Drugs, Antiretroviral Drugs, Hiv And Newborns, Hiv Drugs, Hiv In Babies, Hiv Positive, Hiv-aids

Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns

As a seasoned mother of 3, with baby #4 on the way, I feel qualified to review Elizabeth Pantley’s latest addition to her No-Cry Solution series – The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns. Bestselling author Elizabeth Pantley brings it home once again with exceptional advice on how to get amazing sleep from day one, for both you and your baby. I only wish I had this book with my first child. Perhaps I might have gotten some sleep during those first two years… *yawn* Thankfully, 9 years and 2 more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Fashion, Parenting, Book Review, Child Development, Sleep Disorders, Newborns, Sleep Problems, Peter Fleming, Home Life

Save the Date for the #BabyNes Twitter Party

BabyNes Twitter Party || Monday, Oct. 10 at 6 PM PST/ 9 PM EST || Hosted by: @momtrends, @theshoppingmama || Sponsored by: @BabyNes || Featuring:... {{Visit us at to read the complete post.}}
Tags: Featured, Parenting, Baby, Newborns, Formula, Giveaway, Infants, Do, New Mom, Baby Gear & Gifts, Baby Formula

Inside the New York Baby Show and #MomtrendsLounge

Nothing gives me a case of “baby fever” like touching, testing, and trying amazing baby gear. Well, except for maybe watching newborn-wearing mamas touching, testing, and trying amazing... {{Visit us at to read the complete post.}}
Tags: Parenting, Blog, Gear, Baby, Newborns, Get, Infants, Gerber, Baby Show, For Mama, Baby Gear & Gifts, 4moms, Gb Pockit, New York Baby Show

Chicco NaturalFit Bottles: A Cozier, More Comfortable Way to Bottle Feed

Baby’s bedtime… It’s my favorite part of the day. (And not just because it means Mama gets an hour or two to herself before hitting the hay.) I just enjoy the tranquility of it. The kisses. The... {{Visit us at to read the complete post.}}
Tags: Featured, Parenting, Babies, Blog, Breastfeeding, Gear, Baby, Newborns, Get, Registry, Infants, Chicco, Baby Gear & Gifts, Bottle Sanitizer

Toy Tuesday: Give a Kid a Cardboard Box…

“Give a kid a cardboard box, and you’ve got yourself a happy camper.” I used to think this was a silly thing people just said. Then I had kids of my own, and I realized that this is... {{Visit us at to read the complete post.}}
Tags: Parenthood, Toys, Parenting, Review, Babies, Blog, Toddlers, Motherhood, Newborns, Get, Infants, Toy Tuesday, Tuesday, Toy Review, Make Believe