By Ian Malbin
“Should I just ask her? No, can’t. Too forward. A compliment? No way – that would go so wrong so fast. Maybe I should get her something first, a drink perhaps? No, that’s weak, what can I offer – a warmish juice box?… Read the rest
The Question of Disposable Diapers
Did you know that, on average, a newborn goes through 10 to 14 diapers a day? (Although at times, it can feel like a lot more, right?) Given how many diapers your baby actually wears, it’s only natural to wonder what’s actually in the disposable diapers.… Read the rest
This post originally appeared on IvankaTrump.com.
Finding a nanny is a big deal! Whether you want to say it out loud or not, this lady (or gentleman) will be helping to raise your child or children, and, unlike family, you get to choose them yourself!… Read the rest
Staying active while pregnant is an amazing thing to do for yourself and for your little one. It helps keep stress at bay, alleviate anxiety, and avoid excessive weight gain. Plus, prenatal exercise helps your body be in its best shape for the rigors of birth and the weeks following delivery.… Read the rest
Feeling green morning, noon, or night? How about all of the above? It’s hard to feel good about feeling bad, but this is a great thing, because — congratulations —you’re pregnant! While not experiencing morning sickness can be perfectly normal (for the lucky few), feeling morning sickness is a reassuring sign that you are in fact pregnant.… Read the rest
You’ve decided to have a baby—that’s so exciting! While some women seem to blink and get pregnant, it can take quite some time for others. Once you’ve made the decision, actually getting pregnant can feel like a game of “hurry up and wait.” Here are some things you should keep in mind as you start trying.… Read the rest
Playdates, Mommy Groups, Baby Classes – Oh My!
By Molly Hermann
If you thought your dating days ended after marriage and pregnancy, my friend, you were so wrong. A new baby means you’ll be navigating a whole new world of mommy groups, music classes, playgrounds and preschool playdates, and encountering a new group of women along the way.… Read the rest
Okay, mamas. Your due date has come and gone, and labor is nowhere in sight, despite the fact that you’ve tried everything! The truth is, sometimes inducing labor is necessary.
There are various medical reasons to induce labor, and your provider will look at many things such as your health, the health of your little one, the positioning of the baby, and what’s going on with your cervix.… Read the rest
We’ve all heard stories of friends or family members being induced, and conflicting opinions about whether it was necessary, and what was used to help with the induction. It can be scary hearing stories that speculate about whether it was necessary, and especially stories about Pitocin, a drug commonly used in inductions.… Read the rest
Cloth vs. Disposable
Parents know that having a baby means making a lot of decisions: decisions about feeding, schooling, sleeping, and of course, diapering. Yes, decisions about diapering! While disposable diapers are used by 95% of new parents, cloth diapers are also a valid – and increasingly popular – option for many people, whether it be for environmental, personal, or financial reasons.… Read the rest