best electric breast pump

The 7 Best Electric Breast Pumps (To End The Search)

The 7 Best Electric Breast Pumps (To End The Search)

Over the past four months, I’ve pumped over 100,000 ml of milk and used my breast pump over 1,000 times. I’ve also used four different pumps, from hospital grade pumps that cost thousands of dollars to $25 hand pumps in times of desperation/experimentation. I’ve also followed almost every “pumping model” (which is just another way to say how often you pump vs. breastfeed vs. supplement with formula). I’ve exclusively: So to say that I’ve done … Read More

Why We’re Not Gift-Giving During Christmas

Why We’re Not Gift-Giving During Christmas

It’s a tough decision to bow out of gift-giving at Christmas. I mean, I did it as a child. Sarah did it as a child. It was a part of Christmas for both of us growing up, and we turned out alright. But this Christmas is different… We have our infant daughter to consider. And that means more responsibility for us to set up Christmas for how we want it for her, and our family … Read More

Warning: The Danger Of Nursing Your Baby On A Plane

Warning: The Danger Of Nursing Your Baby On A Plane

Accidents happen. Even when traveling with babies… Here’s our story of a medical emergency involving our 6 month old. Our commercial flight headed to Aruba, with hundreds of people on board, almost turned around shortly after takeoff. Emergency medical services both back in Toronto and Aruba were put on standby. An off-duty fire and rescue officer and US insured doctor we’re assessing our “little” screaming situation. They’re we relaying information through airplane staff to medical … Read More

Cloth Diapers Vs Disposables

Cloth Diapers Vs Disposables: The Age-old Debate Solved

Cloth Diapers Vs Disposables: The Age-old Debate Solved

Want to hear something shocking? It’s estimated that 27.4 billion diapers are used by American consumers every single year. And over 92% of those diapers end up in landfills. Even if you don’t really care about the environment, we came up with 6 other insanely compelling reasons to use cloth diapers vs disposables. Reasons that affect your baby’s health, impact your finances, and make parenting a lot easier. Here’s our top 7 reasons for using cloth diapers: Disposables … Read More

best baby sign book

The Top 10 Best Baby Sign Language Books (so you can talk in movie theatres)

The Top 10 Best Baby Sign Language Books (so you can talk in movie theatres)

Maybe you can relate. Ever been jolted out of bed in the middle of the night by your crying baby? You stumble in expecting a quick fix. So for some unknown reason, the crying continues. Could it be something serious like a headache, ear infection, fever, cramps, or trouble breathing? God, wouldn’t it be less nerve-wracking (and scary!) if your baby could just tell you what’s wrong? Enter: Baby sign language book. Already convinced you … Read More

Best baby sleepsack

The Top 8 Best Baby Sleepsacks For A Safer Snooze

The Top 8 Best Baby Sleepsacks For A Safer Snooze

For some, holidays are for sleeping in. To others, like Ryan and I, holidays are for adventuring and introducing Poppy to the great outdoors. Since Poppy started tagging along on our travels, we’ve learnt a stack of stuff about travelling with a baby (some of it the hard way—like trying to keep her bundled and warm sleeping in a tent at eight weeks)…Enter sleepsacks! When you combine the design and coziness of a regular sleeping … Read More