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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, Newborns, Babies, Motherhood, 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 TheShoppingMama.com 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 TheShoppingMama.com 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 TheShoppingMama.com 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 TheShoppingMama.com to read the complete post.}}
Tags: Parenthood, Toys, Parenting, Review, Babies, Blog, Toddlers, Motherhood, Newborns, Get, Infants, Toy Tuesday, Tuesday, Toy Review, Make Believe


Happy Mother's Day from BabyCenter

by BabyCenter Staff posted in Mom Stories It's Mother's Day! Time to sit back and let people shower you with the love you deserve ... and we are first in line. We're so proud and thankful for all of the mothers that make up the BabyCenter community. You are caring, nurturing, fearless, beautiful, strong, funny,... Read more » Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Parenting, Babies, Moms, Motherhood, Newborns, Mother's Day, BabyCenter, BabyCenter Staff, We Believe


We're Totally Wrong About Why Babies Make Funny Faces

Newborn infants are supposed to be capable of imitating our facial expressions, like sticking out our tongues and opening our mouths. A new study in Current Biology suggests there’s no actual imitating going on—and that it’s all in our heads. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Debunkery, Babies, Human Behavior, Behavior, Newborns, Infants, Get Over It, Human Social Cognition, Social Cognition, Infant Behavior, Infant Cognitive Development


Enter the For Every Little Wonder Photo Contest!

by BabyCenter Staff posted in Products & Prizes It's amazing how the simplest things change when you become a parent. The smallest details become new discoveries as you start to see every little moment through the eyes of your child. BabyCenter is partnering with Johnson's to bring you the For Every Little Wonder Photo Contest... Read... Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Parenting, Parents, Babies, Moms, Johnson, Contest, Dads, Newborns, Giveaway, BabyCenter, BabyCenter Staff, Johnson's, For Every Little Wonder Photo Contest