best bottles for breastfed babies

Top 10 Best Bottles For Breastfed Babies

Top 10 Best Bottles For Breastfed Babies

Nipple confusion. I remember thinking that if I heard those two words one more time I would scream. Nurses in the hospital acted like it was the big bad wolf. Attachment parenting books made it sound like the world would come crashing down if your baby took a bottle — even once — because he would never ever latch to a human breast ever again. I call bullshit. But, even so, there are certain bottles … Read More

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The 2021 Baby Airplane Bassinet Guide to Flying With Your Infant

The 2021 Baby Airplane Bassinet Guide to Flying With Your Infant

Passports? Check. Travel car seat? Yup. Crib? Not so much. You chose the perfect, baby-friendly vacation spot. You’ve checked off all the boxes on your baby packing list. You’re not going to let an infant hold you back from traveling. Everything you’ve prepared will set you up for maximum trip enjoyment when you land. But that leaves the flight. Where, exactly, will your little one sleep on the plane? If your baby isn’t comfortable, you’re … Read More

best baby camping gear

Best Baby Camping Gear for 2021 [Full Packing List]

Best Baby Camping Gear for 2021 [Full Packing List]

There are two types of people in this world: The type of person for whom taking a baby camping sounds like a complete nightmare, and the type of person who thinks it’s the ideal way to spend a vacation. I’m pretty firmly in camp #1, but Ryan somehow loves camping, so we periodically pack up our entire lives and sleep on the ground. In general, babies don’t give a hoot where they go during their … Read More

Baby Travel Essentials + Printable Packing List

We’ve been traveling with our toddler since she was 8 weeks old, and we’ll continue until she’s too cool to go on trips with us. This baby travel essentials checklist will help you make sure you have what you need to enjoy your trip. We’ve done multi-state road trips, short, cross-country business trips and 16-hour flights to get to beach and adventure vacations … We’ve travelled with a newborn, a toddler, and a group of … Read More

how to choose a breast pump

How to Choose a Breast Pump: Literally Everything You Need to Know

How to Choose a Breast Pump: Literally Everything You Need to Know

In the past four months, I’ve used five models of breast pumps, from $25 manual hand pumps to $5000 hospital grade pumps. I’ve pumped for my baby when she was in the NICU and at every stage in between. Now, at four months old, she’s eating 6 to 8 times per day, and 3.5 oz (or 100 ml) each feed as an exclusively breastfed infant. She’s never had a drop of formula touch her digestive … Read More

Traveling with Cloth Diapers

Traveling with Cloth Diapers: Your Quickstart Guide + Packing List

Traveling with Cloth Diapers: Your Quickstart Guide + Packing List

In our daughter’s first year, we visited 4 countries, almost a dozen cities, and had been on several flights, and multi-hour, 10-day long road-trips. We’d stayed in campgrounds, hotels, luxury resorts and Airbnbs. And we did it all by traveling with cloth diapers. Why? 27.4 billion disposable diapers are used and added to the landfill each year in the US alone. So to avoid adding to the damage, we cloth diaper. Cloth diapering is also: Much … Read More