According to Consumer Reports, some baby gear just aren’t worth buying used. I’m all about preparing for Baby and not breaking my budget, but here are seven items that moms are better off buying new.
Jacqueline Tourville is a freelance writer and coauthor of the book, Big, Beautiful and Pregnant. A regular BabyZone.com contributor since 2009, Jacqueline’s writing has also appeared in Fit Pregnancy, the Huffington Post, Spoonful.com, and Parenting New Hampshire, where she writes a monthly travel column. Upon her thousandth reading of Fancy Nancy, she decided to try her own hand at writing children’s books, and her first picture book, Albie’s First Word, about the childhood of Albert Einstein, will be published in 2014. Jacqueline lives in Maine with husband and two young daughters. Connect with her on Twitter (@missmashable) or stop by jacquelinetourville.com to say “hi! “
March is Women’s History Month, so what better time to delve into the history of motherhood and take a look back at the invention of products designed to make being a mom a little easier? From baby bottles to breast pumps, here’s a round up of what 8 must-haves for babies looked like when they were first created.
At wit’s end trying to soothe your colicky newborn? Check out the colic-relief tips moms swear by!
Dr. Seuss’ birthday falls in March, as does World Read Aloud Day in the United States and World Book Day in the UK. What does this mean for you? There’s no better time to pick up a book and read to your little one at bedtime, nap time or just any time you want to snuggle close. Need some suggestions? Here are 14 picture books for babies and toddlers I’ve read so many times that I can recite them by heart!
The Affordable Care Act has sparked endless political debate, but now that Obamacare is officially the law of the land, how has health insurance coverage changed for moms and moms-to-be?
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Can you repeat this five-word phrase at least 20 times per hour? If you’re a mom to a preterm baby, adding these 100 words (or any 100 extra words) to how much you say to your baby may make a big difference in your child’s speech development, according to new research linking adult speech exposure in preterm infants with their later speech development as toddlers.
Ahoy, mateys! For an Argh-dorable way to decorate Baby’s room, take to the high seas and check out these cute pirate-themed nursery ideas.
In recent years approximately one in three women in the United States give birth by Cesarean delivery, a 60 percent increase since 1996. Cesarean birth can be a life-saver for both babies and moms, but the rapid increase in Cesarean birth rates, especially among first-time moms, has raised significant concern that Cesarean delivery is being overused without clear evidence that it’s really needed in most low-risk situations.
What can be done to avoid unnecessary C-sections? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), with help from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), has just issued Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery, a new set of recommendations designed to decrease the nation’s overall Cesarean rate.
No one denies that pregnancy can lead to some serious aches and pains. But how safe are pain relief medications when you’re a mom-to-be? New questions are being raised about the use of certain pain medications after a recent Harvard-led study uncovered just how many women are being prescribed oxycodone, codeine and other “heavy duty” opioid pain relievers during pregnancy.
How many moms-to-be are we talking here? More than you might think.
Looking for a cute and quirky theme for your baby’s nursery? Prepare for a robot invasion! With their bright geometric style and fun retro vibe, robots add geeky cool to any baby’s crib. For nursery decor inspiration, check out these 14 robot-inspired ideas.