Top 3 Tips when Shopping for Baby Products

By Lauren Mulenos, Colgate Mattress Brand Advocate & Guest Blogger     So you’ve already made the great decision to go with Colgate for your baby’s crib mattress. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, here are 4 things to consider when buying a crib mattress and why to go with Colgate. Now what? You […]

How to Select the Right Child Care

Choosing the best child care for your little one is important because high-quality daycare is linked to improved developmental outcomes, while low-quality care may actually set back child development. As you’re considering child care options, it’s important to find a program that’s within your budget, conveniently located and of course, open when you need it.  […]

How often should I bathe my newborn?

After Birth The first days after birth is a unique time in your baby’s life. They are adjusting to life outside the womb, learning how to breastfeed and more. To make this transition smoother, most experts recommend delaying baby’s first bath. The Academy Of American Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that the first bath be delayed for […]

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 […]