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 […]

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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 […]

Traveling with Babies & Children During COVID-19 

There was a point, soon after the coronavirus pandemic first hit America, when we all probably wondered if we’d ever travel again. As the months went by, the desire to get out and explore has only grown and many people are reconsidering what’s possible in terms of safely traveling and vacationing this year. While safety […]

30 Unique Baby Names Perfect For 2021

Big congrats – you’re having a baby! Or perhaps you’re hoping to be pregnant soon and are browsing names for your bundle-of-joy-to-be. So, what’s in a name, anyway? A whole heck of a lot if you ask us!  Naming your baby is harder than you might imagine. Will your partner agree with your top pick? […]

New Year Crib Safety Checklist For Parents

Becoming a new parent is a blessing in so many ways. Along with all of the amazing first moments, there are also challenges, such as keeping baby out of harm’s way. As 2021 brings new opportunities and refreshed priorities, let one of your resolutions be to keep your little one as safe as possible in […]

5 Calming Nursery Colors That Soothe Baby

What color should I put in the nursery? Will it be too bright or bold? When preparing your new baby’s nursery, one of the big decisions to make is the paint color. Instead of picking traditional pink or blue, more parents are looking for colors that add a splash of style and serenity to baby’s […]

Some Good Things That DID Happen in 2020

Needless to say, this year wasn’t what we expected, but it allowed our team to connect with more families than ever. In 2020, Colgate Mattress® celebrated our 65th anniversary as the most trusted crib mattress name for new parents.  Since 1955, we’ve set out to provide new parents with the very best quality and safest […]

Baby’s Changing Table: The Complete Buying Guide For Parents

One of your first orders of business when becoming a parent is setting up your little one’s nursery and all new parents can count on changing a lot of diapers. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it! The good news is that clean up can be quick and easy if you have a […]