How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

9 Things To Do Before You Have a New Baby

In those last few weeks before my babies have been due, it’s a weird combination of feeling frantically busy (wash baby clothes! Pack your hospital bag!) and waiting around wondering when my baby will actually make her big debut.

Here are nine things I like to do before the big day to take advantage of the last pre-baby time and also to be ready for when I bring that baby home from the hospital.

Before Your Due Date

Before Your Due Date

Hey Mom, Time to Baby Proof!

Since Amani learned to roll over, she’s realized that if she pushes hard enough, she can work her way around the room. Once I set her down, she begins rolling over and and wiggling about. The problem is that she’s paired this exciting milestone with another — putting things in her mouth. Now when she reaches something in front of her, she immediately puts it into her mouth. The message is loud and clear: Time to baby proof!

Time to Baby-Proof

15 Unexpected Ways I Use Baby Wipes

Before becoming a mom, I mistakenly believed that baby wipes were only good for wiping baby behinds. But, now I know better and I used baby wipes for EVERYTHING. I will be carrying baby wipes around in my purse long after my babies aren’t really babies anymore, because they are seriously that useful. AND…ever since I discovered these Huggies Clutch & Clean Wipes, they also got a whole lot cuter to tote around. But, I digress…here are 15 unexpected ways I use baby wipes!

15 Unexpected Ways I Use Baby Wipes

11+ Things on My Hospital Packing List... Including Stuff for Baby!

There are a lot of different lists out there of the items new moms should bring to the hospital. Some lists are short, some are long. I have found that my friends who have never had a child and are about to give birth feel completely overwhelmed at the thought of packing for the hospital, so I thought I’d write up my list of what I took. Here it is:

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby

When it comes to babies, there are some tried-and-true methods of soothing that most parents swear by. Once you know they are fed and have a clean diaper, you can offer them a pacifier, sway with them, swaddle them…but what if none of those things are working and you still have a crying baby?

The Surprising Trick That Soothes My Baby
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