How to Choose a Great Pediatrician

Parents take different approaches when choosing a pediatrician. Some choose the pediatrician on call in the hospital when their baby is born or pick a doctor from their insurance directory. Others do detailed research and conduct an interview to learn more about the potential pediatrician’s background and philosophy.   Choosing the right pediatrician is an important […]

7 Ideas To Make Magical Summer Memories

  These days it can feel like making memories with your kids requires Pinterest-perfect projects or expensive vacations. If your take on summer break is a bit more realistic and you’re looking for authentic ways to make summer special, here’s seven ways to create simple yet magical summer memories that will last a lifetime. 1. […]

5 Easy Ways To Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a major buzzword these days that represents a state of living in the moment. Especially as moms, many of us think of mindfulness as a difficult pursuit requiring time, commitment and maybe even training. But that doesn’t have to be true. Mindfulness is possible for all parents!   The best way to get […]

10 Essentials Every New Mom Needs

Friends and family are quick to chime in with lists of items you’ll need once your baby arrives, but sometimes they forget to mention key details that make all the difference.    You deserve the inside scoop and important accessories that will make your role as a parent easier. To help you out, we’ve gathered […]

5 Tips To Organize Your Little Ones Room 

Preparing for your new baby to come home is oh so exciting. However, baby-size stuff can make a big mess, really fast, and having clutter all over can add unnecessary stress to your new-mom life. Friends and family often shower you with so many amazing gifts that when it comes time to finally organize the […]

How To Prepare Siblings For A New Baby

Congrats Mama – your growing family is expecting a baby! As you prepare for your new arrival, one of the most important jobs you’ll have is to get your older child ready for the big role of becoming a sibling. A new baby is an adjustment for any child, and it is natural for them […]

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

One of the most important third trimester to-dos is deciding what to pack in your hospital bag — for baby, you and your partner. Packing is a job you don’t want to do too late. It’s a good idea not to leave it for later than 37 weeks, since you want to have everything you […]

How To Safely Swaddle Baby

For new parents, learning to swaddle a baby can seem like a futile effort when the little tike breaks free in only minutes. While nurses make it look easy having mastered their technique, the key is knowing that swaddling is one of the secrets to a happy, calm baby.    Swaddling is an ancient method for […]

When To Buy Baby’s Crib & How To Make Sure It’s Safe

  Pregnancy can be a confusing time for a first-time mom and the checklist can seem never-ending. Not to mention that you seem to be getting advice from every direction. But, first and foremost, you need to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.  Although you can use a crib right away with a […]

4 Meaningful Ways To Empower Your Daughter

Empower is a strong word that goes beyond making someone feel good about themselves. It’s about giving them the tools to truly value themselves. Children are a blank slate when they are born and what parents tell them invariably impacts who they become.    A girl who is nurtured to believe in herself, is reinforced […]

6 Tips To Ensure Baby Has A Restful Sleep

Starting at 3 months of age, many babies (thankfully!) start sleeping for longer stretches at night, although this varies from infant to infant. According to Stanford’s Children Health, two-thirds of babies are able to sleep through much of the night by the six-month mark.  Babies who follow a consistent bedtime routine go to sleep easier […]

The Importance of Skin-to-Skin With Baby

Skin-to-skin contact, also called kangaroo care, provides a bundle of benefits for both mother and baby, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). As a new parent, you’re always there to hold baby tight, whether they’re crying or just want to cuddle. Your warm embrace makes them instantly feel better, and we can all […]

colgate crib mattress box in a baby nursery

Choosing the Safest Crib Mattress: The Complete Buying Guide For Parents

A quality crib mattress plays an important role in ensuring that your baby sleeps safely and soundly. As parents, we will do anything to protect and bring comfort to our new bundle of joy. A quality crib mattress not only makes bedtime something to look forward to, but it also ensures safety while sleeping. Colgate […]

5 Ways To Get An Overtired Baby To Sleep

New parents quickly learn that one of the most important things to avoid is letting mommy and daddy’s little angel get overtired. Overtired babies are hard to calm down and have a harder time staying soundly asleep once they are finally settled.  Getting an overtired baby to sleep is probably one of the most common […]

New Parent Checklist: How To Baby-Proof Before Baby Comes Home

When you bring your newborn home for the first time – between feedings, naps and sleep schedules – things are going to move quickly. So it’s very important to make sure the house is safely set up for their grand arrival. In fact, the best time for baby proofing your home is at least three […]