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5 Baby Sleep Resources for Sleep-Deprived Parents

5 Baby Sleep Resources for Sleep-Deprived Parents

Of all the words in the dictionary, probably the most consistent word association to the term “new parents” is “sleep”.  Or rather, sleep deprivation.  Newborns are notorious for keeping their exhausted parents up all night. When you have a new baby, people from all generations ask “are you getting any sleep?”  Babies and sleeplessness seem to go hand in hand.  And that’s normal, at least at first. Newborns need some time to adjust to this … Read More

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Baby Sleep Guide: How to Raise a “Good Sleeper” From Day 1

Baby Sleep Guide: How to Raise a “Good Sleeper” From Day 1

When I was pregnant, I remember the warnings…  “Sleep now before the baby comes, because you’ll never get a good night’s sleep again!”  In Western culture, we’ve normalized baby sleep to be a terrible, exhausting endeavor. But sleep is the most natural thing in the world, and in fact, babies need a great deal of it. Good thing, too, because so do new parents.  Unfortunately, new parents — mothers in particular — lose nearly 700 … Read More

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3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight Breastfeeding (What To Do Instead)

3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight Breastfeeding (What To Do Instead)

Let me guess. You just had a baby. You’re exhausted, sore, and anxious to get back to feeling like yourself again. But despite what you’ve been promised, you’re not losing weight breastfeeding. Maybe, rather than losing, you actually gained a few pounds. Or maybe you dropped 10-15 when you gave birth but you can’t figure out why you still look a little pregnant. You feel tricked. The breastfeeding weight loss mecca you were promised when you were … Read More

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What You Really Need for Your New Baby: Advice from a Second Time Mom

What You Really Need for Your New Baby: Advice from a Second Time Mom

I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second child, a baby gear expert, and a serial researcher. I hate to admit that I’ve spent hundreds of hours pouring over gear, evaluating features, reading, writing and compiling reviews, and then, actually using gear with our daughter, Poppy, on all of our adventures. And oh, on adventures we’ve gone…. Like that time we took our 8-week old preemie (adjusted age = 2 weeks!) on a 10-day, 3-state, 25-hour … Read More

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Best Lightweight Strollers For The Well-Traveled Baby

Best Lightweight Strollers For The Well-Traveled Baby

In 2016, I visited over 29 cities across 11 countries. That meant that I booked 45+ flights, stayed in more than 40 Airbnbs, and spent over 250 days on the road. And all of that travel was done with just a carryon bag and a backpack. That’s not my reality anymore. Because now, I have a baby. But even though “baby” seems to be a synonym for “stuff”, that doesn’t stop us from travelling all … Read More

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10 Breathtaking Zika-Free Destinations

10 Breathtaking Zika-Free Destinations

Pregnant? Trying to conceive? Maybe you have baby-making on your potential roadmap for the next year? If you’re planning on taking a vacation anytime soon, beware.  Maybe you want to find a tropical honeymoon hot spot or a warm destination for a babymoon. Or just want to get that last trip in before the life-altering event that is parenting lands in your lap. Unfortunately, the most common tropical countries and places are hot spots for the … Read More