background preloader


Facebook Twitter

8 Marriage Issues You'll Face After Baby and How to Solve Them. Making the leap from coupledom to baby-makes-three is exciting, exhilarating, and wonderful.

8 Marriage Issues You'll Face After Baby and How to Solve Them

It's also exhausting, exasperating, and worrisome—a combination that can be toxic to the romantic relationship that made you parents in the first place. The bad news first: Maintaining a marriage post-baby takes a lot of time and energy, exactly what you've got the least of right now. Now the encouraging news: Working on your relationship pays off in spades. 4 Quirky Kid Behaviors That Actually Have Purpose. "My 6-year-old is a squeezer,” says Amanda Ponzar, of Alexandria, Virginia.

4 Quirky Kid Behaviors That Actually Have Purpose

The Best Ways to Clean Car Seats. From leather to fabric, stain removal to shampooing, these are the best tips for keeping your kid's car seat as clean as the day you bought it.

The Best Ways to Clean Car Seats

OK, almost as clean as the day you bought it. By Christin Perry September 14, 2020. Bye-Bye Binky: Ending the Pacifier Habit. It's your child's first love, and the breakup can be tough.

Bye-Bye Binky: Ending the Pacifier Habit

Survive the pacifier weaning stage with these tried-and-true tactics. By Marguerite Lamb October 10, 2005 Your baby is crying. The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Parents Make. Neglecting your own financial future as you plan for your child's?

The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Young Parents Make

Address these crucial money mistakes now before it's too late. Raising a young child involves so many daily challenges that it's likely you have little free time to think about your financial future. But failing to do so can cost you and your family big-time. These five young-parent mistakes are the most crucial ones to address ASAP. 1. Fast fix: Set up an emergency fund. Clean Your Icky, Sticky Baby Stuff. Quick tips on the best ways to fight grime when a little one's in the house.

Clean Your Icky, Sticky Baby Stuff

High Chair Many high-chair trays can go straight into the dishwasher; just make sure that the water in the washing cycle gets to at least 160 degree F. Otherwise, scrub with dishwashing liquid and warm water, rinse well, and then dry. Get gunk out of your chair's crevices with a length of dental floss and a wet wipe or with a cotton swab dipped in a mouthwash containing alcohol. Disinfect the chair every few days by wiping it with hydrogen peroxide (sold at drugstores).

10 Essentials Recommended By Moms, For Moms. When Babies Should Kick Their Habits. Give it up when...

When Babies Should Kick Their Habits

Mom or baby are ready to wean. For some moms who are interested in weaning, though, there are certain periods when the transition might be a little easier, says Mary Kay Smith, a lactation consultant at Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, and a La Leche League leader. "Between 6 and 9 months, when babies are trying to master a new task like sitting or crawling, they are focused on moving, so they may be less interested in nursing during the day," she says. I'm a Mom and a Photographer: Here's How to Take the Best Photos of Your Kids. Capturing beautiful family moments is easier than ever before.

I'm a Mom and a Photographer: Here's How to Take the Best Photos of Your Kids

Photographer Erin Brooks shares her tips to take the best photos of your children. As parents, we are the storytellers, and history keepers of our families. Luckily, recording special moments like birthdays, holidays, and first steps is easier than ever before. How to Have a Happy Baby. With a little know-how and a lot of love, you can raise a calm, contented baby who can soothe herself. 'll never forget the time I came home to find my mother folding laundry on the living room sofa while my newborn son was screaming his lungs out upstairs in his crib.

How to Have a Happy Baby

"How long has the baby been crying? " I asked. Breast milk soaked my shirt as I shot up the steps, and she continued calmly making piles of miniature socks.

Baby Budgets, Gear, and Important Stuff

Travel with Kids. Pumping and Breastfeeding. Pregnancy and Maternity Planning. Activities and Games. Gentle Discipline and Parenting Techniques. Child Health and Safety. Child Development. Sleep Training and Routines. Feeding and Baby Led Weaning. How Many Baby Clothes Do I Need? It’s hard to resist putting a million baby outfits on your registry.

How Many Baby Clothes Do I Need?

But the truth is babies grow quickly, and your child won’t fit into specific sizes for very long. However, it’s also true that having many clothing options for quick outfit changes can be handy, particularly when spit-up or diaper blowouts happen. So how many clothes does your baby actually need? Think about laundry How often you do laundry can make a big difference in how many items of clothing you’ll need to have on hand.

You might need more or less clothing if your laundry routine is different. If you plan to wash once a week, multiple the numbers by two. How to use cloth diapers—it is easier than you think, promise — Quartzy. In February, the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu announced that it planned to ban disposable diapers, plastic cutlery, and some food packaging in a bid to reduce plastic waste. Ralph Regenvanu, Vanuatu’s foreign minister, singled out diapers as one of the biggest contributors to household trash in Port Vila, the nation’s capital. It’s not alone—the US Environmental Protection Agency estimated that 4.3 million tons of diapers ended up in landfills in 2015.

But even the suggestion of such a ban raised eyebrows with some, given that women would be more likely to take on the burden of cleaning reusable diapers. There’s no doubt that cloth diapers aren’t for everyone. But some environmentally-minded parents may nonetheless be interested in considering the switch. Myth: Cloth diapers are for everyone. Reality: Cloth diapers are likely not for you if: The need for access to a washer and dryer is probably the biggest barrier to cloth diaper use. 8 Signs It's Time To Strip Your Cloth Diapers.

Mama Natural's Cloth Diaper Setup. Cloth Diapering 101: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started.