You can fork out the money for a boutique-style bow—or you can make one on your own, for just a few dollars, in about 10 minutes. Once you've made one, you may have a hard time stopping—and suddenly...
Keep play time safe for the Earth and your tot with eco-friendly toys that entertain and even educate without junking up the environment. These playthings, geared towards babies ages 6 to 12 months, will make two mamas happy – you and Mother Nature!
This season set your sights on fair trade gifts that are not only perfect for Baby, but also help those in need. Purchase one of these adorable picks and bring a smile to your little one's face while supporting women cooperatives, literacy, and more!
For those bleary-eyed parents who still manage to muster up the energy to run with baby in tow—we salute you.You deserve a jogging stroller that's going to move as swiftly as you do. Behold our picks for the best joggers on the market.
If you're like most moms, you're the unofficial family photographer—which means, in most photos, your face is nowhere to be found. Here are 9 ways to make sure your presence is felt as much in your photos as it is in your children's lives.
Whether you want to give your stroller a dash of panache or simply need a utilitarian solution for your on-the-go needs, there are a bevy of accessories on the market to accommodate your lifestyle. These top picks will definitely sweeten your ride!
These portable and compact high chairs and genius items are ideal for travel or tucking away to reduce clutter. No matter where you are, your little one will never go without a designated spot at the table.
Finding toys that educate, entertain, and even get baby moving are as good as discovering gold. These freestanding toys have a little bit of everything to help your cutie, ages 6 to 12 months, develop important skills while having a blast.
BabyZone's friends have wit and wisdom to spare—especially when it comes to the roller coaster rides of getting pregnant, being pregnant, and raising babies. What's it really like to be "in the Baby Zone"? Read on.
Tinseltown is teeming with celebrities having babies. And, famous moms seem to have a knack for finding the best in what's new and what's cool in the world of children's toys. Here are some super-star picks...
When its action baby craves, activity gyms provide developmental tummy time, exploration and, pretty soon, a gaggle of giggles. These items are just the ticket for keeping babies ages 0 – 6 months very happy.
While you're deciding whether to listen to your mom, mother-in-law, or your neighbor—all of whom are doling out advice about parenting—take a look at these 10 baby myths revealed. Perhaps it'll help enlighten you.
Attending daycare can be hard on some little ones—and just dropping them off hard on the big ones, Mom and Dad! Having a few tried-and-true tips to rely on will help both you and your child successfully transition to the routine of daycare. Here are 10!
Searching for a striking name for your child, but not necessarily one that's new-fangled? These exotic names, which we've collected from a wide range of world cultures, offer lasting, universal appeal.
It’s an elusive condition which plagues one in five newborns and often drives parents to the brink of insanity. Typically defined by the rule of threes—inconsolable crying for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, and lasting more than
Everyone's facing tough times, but you don't have to break the bank to help those in need. Whether you're giving cash or other items, you want to get it to those who need it most. Here are 10 of the best charities that help kids and families.
"Where're you from?" When your baby's all grown up, she might change her hair color or even her name, but her hometown will always be where she comes from. We looked around the country for cities and towns that any kid would be proud to call home.
When it's not yet mealtime and little tummies are grumbling, try some of these healthy snacks for kids. They'll love the taste of these treats, and you'll be glad to know they're eating something good for them.
Not sure what to buy for bleary-eyed first time parents? Unfortunately, you can't tie a ribbon around a good night's sleep. However you can make their life a bit easier this holiday season with one of these foolproof gifts...
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poison control centers receive 10,830 calls each day. Here are 10 things you need to know now to keep your family safe from accidental poisonings.
Almost every parent has dealt with some level of separation anxiety—including Elizabeth Pantley, parenting expert and author of the beloved No-Cry books series. That's what prompted her to write her 10th and latest book...
Does being pregnant have you feeling far from sexy? Don't let it get you down. There are easy ways that you can boost your self confidence, ramp up the romance, and spice up your libido. Try these fun tips for a sexier you and a happier relationship!
One of the most exciting things about expecting is getting the nursery ready. This is your chance to let your imagination run wild and your inner decorator take charge. Here are some fun themes to consider when putting together Baby's sweet little room.
Now that you've packed away the mittens and snowsuits, break out the sunscreen and Band-aids. Different seasons raise different health and safety issues for you and your family. We'll help you stay on top of them!
Being on bed rest may not be where you want to be, but if you've been ordered there by your doctor, you might as well make the most of it. Here are some ideas to help you survive the next few weeks while you take good care of yourself and your little one!
It's no wonder that small children sometimes become frightened when visiting the doctor's office. After all, there are plenty of adults out there who are anxious about visiting the doctor, too. Here are 10 ways to calm your child’s fear of the doctor.
Research shows that many birth defects can be prevented with a little advance planning. So planning for a healthy baby should start well before the process of conception—and continue throughout the pregnancy. Here are 10 tips!
Ready to play, Mama? Finding ways to play with your baby doesn't necessarily require a trip to the toy store. Here's a list of 10 baby games and fun activities you and your baby can do together—and each one is sure to bring smiles to both your faces.
Supermarket checkouts, airport terminals, pediatricians' waiting rooms ... if you're a parent, you know about trying to entertain kids when it seems time has stopped. Here are 10 easy ways to keep waiting times tantrum-free—and bearable for both of you.
Babies often seem to instinctively know when a frazzled parent needs some comic relief. But for some babies, it may take extra coaxing to be rewarded with an enthusiastic grin. Here are 11 things that are sure to make your baby smile!
With their vowel-rich sounds, and foreign flourish, Italian names are always beautiful choices for babies. Find those you've heard—and some you haven't—in our collection of the most current, and classic, Italian offerings.
Ah, the Middle Ages—a thousand-year period of great innovation and change. Sure, feudalism and the Black Death weren't quite so sunny, but this historical era also gave birth to truly unique baby names...
With approximately one in eight women affected by Postpartum Depression (PPD), the condition is very serious and not to be taken lightly. While psychotherapy combined with prescribed antidepressants...
Popular during the late Victorian era, precious gem names are now back in vogue. Admire our selection of cherished comebacks, as well as some new up-and-comers, and find the perfect fit for your little jewel.
Infant acid reflux—also known as gastroesophageal reflux—is a used to describe a condition in which stomach contents come back up into the esophagus and mouth, often leading to vomiting. If you are a parent whose baby has been diagnosed with reflux, there
Searching for baby girl names that are equal parts cute and uncommon? You've come to the right place! With an eye toward the interesting and the unusual, we've picked 11 unique names that are as pretty and one-of-a-kind as your little girl
What will Prince William and Princess Kate name their firstborn? Aside from the most obvious—Edward, Charles, George and John—they would be staying within the lines in considering these names from British royal history
Playdates are a great way for little ones to flex their social skills. However, if you really want them to get into it—and you want it to last long enough to enjoy some coffee and conversation with your fellow moms—have a fun activity planned.
Birds symbolize transcendence, beauty, immortality, and the connection between heaven and earth—what better baby name inspiration could you want? Here are 12 avian-inspired baby names that are not just for the birds.
From the early days of silent pictures to the present, a sprinkling of stardust has stuck to the names of some of the most glamorous glamour girls. Whether their allure was sexy or serene, these superstars' names make Nameberry's top dozen.
Peanut butter? Milk? Fish? Find out what foods you should stock your pantry with for the next nine months. Nosh on our list of 12 delectible and healthy goodies to help both you and Baby get the nutrients you need throughout pregnancy.
Let's face it: Explaining some grown-up matters with kids under 24 months can be tricky—especially when the topics are difficult for even grownups to discuss. Here are 12 touchy toddlers talks to have, and how to get those conversations started.
If you feel like your home is being overrun by toys, you're not alone. Fortunately, there are oodles of great organizational options out there for those blocks, cars, dolls, books and beloved stuffed animals, among other play time gizmos.
Oh, the magic of Halloween. Dressing up and showing off your toddler—and the pirate-like joy of sifting through the bag of goodies. However, Halloween can easily turn out to be a nightmare in disguise...
Some of these, like Ava and Amelia, have already been dusted off for modern use, while others are just waiting to be rediscovered. Who knew grandmother names could be so cool? Here are our favorite vintage finds
Looking for the latest in modish monikers? We've collected the best of the most current batch—with the requisite twists on the traditional, plenty of creative spellings, and a host of celeb-inspired and unisex names—for your up-and-coming bundle of joy!
Landing somewhere in the sweet spot between the unexpected and "Um, what?" is the crux of the cool name game. From classic-turned-contemporary, to unisex, to the unusual and unique, these hip names are killin' it for both boys and girls.
All the rage around the turn of the 20th century, flower names have sprouted up again as this century's cutest comeback. Look for modern twists like alternative spellings, as well as pairing two flower names together for a beautiful creation.
Even in the first weeks of life, your baby's brain is making connections in understanding the rhythm of language, the particular sounds of your native language, and the meanings of voice tones when you read. Learn about great books to read to your baby.
If you've got a mom-to-be on your list, we've got great gift ideas for you. Each one was selected for its excellent ratings, eco-friendliness, fresh approach, or for being a tried-and-true favorite of moms everywhere.
Vitamin D is a key prenatal vitamin. As research has found, children whose mothers get plenty of vitamin D during pregnancy have bigger, stronger bones. Here are some ideas to help you know you're getting enough.
Trying to conceive should feel romantic and sexy. So why not set the mood with some serious baby-making music? These top 15 tunes, taken from a survey of 2,000 parents in the UK, are just what the doctor (of love!) ordered.
When you think about what toys to avoid letting your baby or toddler play with, the rules are quite practical. Use these guidelines, from The Safe Baby: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living, Expanded and Revised.
Going "green" for your growing belly, or when bringing baby home, is all the rage these days—but it's not so easy being eco-friendly all the time. So how can moms and moms-to-be create a cleaner, greener...
You probably know exactly which foods helped you pile on the pounds, but what about foods that help you lose weight? Here's a rundown of 17 weight-loss wonders that may just help you shed some pounds...
Nursing moms need to eat! A well-balanced diet filled with foods you like is best, but certain foods—no matter how much you love 'em—may not agree with Baby. If Baby's fussy, spits up a lot, or has colic, rash, or congestion, check these common culprits.
Ready to start potty training? Parents all over have potty training advice, but one thing is for sure—you can never have too many tricks up your sleeve! Here are some of our favorite potty-training products to help your little one say,
A 10-pound mass of human creates a lot of noise, and new parents feel pretty inadequate when they can't stop the crying. There's help! Experts and experienced parents share ways to calm and soothe a fussy or crying baby.
You have practiced what you preach when it comes to reducing, reusing, and recycling to make the environment cleaner. But now here comes Baby. All of a sudden it seems like you need enough gear to fill a landfill. Does a tiny baby really require all this
Love the look and feel of modern design? From sleek styles to stripped-down simplicity, innovative baby gear is widely available. But before you buy, be sure to browse our tips for Baby's first year with a forward-thinking flair.
Have you heard about the phenomenon of signing with hearing children and want to try it with your own baby or toddler? Learn how to teach signing within your family, the benefits and choices of classes, and even how to start a program in your neighborhood
"I'm thirsty!" "I need to go to the bathroom!" "I'm scared of the dark!" Sound familiar? Here are some solutions to common toddler sleep problems to trade bedtime battles into eight hours of much needed rest.
Many of us spend an entire nine month weighing the relative merits of names for our baby. But it's possible to judge most names much more quickly than that, at least accurately enough to tell whether they belong on your short list of baby names.
For guys, impending parenthood can be a time of uncertainty and shifting identity. A man begins to contemplate all the wonderful, but also frightening ways in which his life will change. Questions arise: Can I still do the things I used to do? Will I ever
Whether you're going by plane or by car, now that you have Baby on board, your packing strategy will definitely change. So, what are the best bags out there to take on your trip? One of these hot little tickets will definitely fit your needs.
Let's be honest—the last thing most of us want to think about while pregnant is what we look like in a swimsuit. But there are some super cute options out there that will coax even the most bikini-shy towards the pool.
You and your honey have decided to take the plunge into pregnancy and parenthood (hooray!). The next step—hitting the bedroom—may be obvious, but you might be wondering what else you should know and do (in addition to, er, doing it).
The last few weeks of pregnancy can be a mixed bag of emotions for moms-to-be. Learn how to get a handle on your nerves, prepare for the next step in your life, and revel in these last few days of pregnancy!
When it comes to getting pregnant, you can put science on your side—or you can get metaphysical. Make a DIY fertility bracelet with these gemstones. True believers say they aid in fertility—and even skeptics still appreciate their lovely luster.
With all due props to parents who invent an interesting first name for their baby, sometimes the choices go beyond creative to just plain cuckoo. Check out these unexpected, funny names from real live moms and dads
Whether you're on an international search for an uncommon name, or you want to connect Baby to your Jewish roots (Mazel tov!), Hebrew names offer a world of interesting possibilities. Here are a few names, old and new, for your consideration.
Babies’ and kids' developing immune systems require special treatment when they’re socked by colds or the flu. And with recalls and recommendations by medical organizations narrowing options for relieving children's symptoms, what's a parent to do? Here a
Tooth decay and cavities can strike as soon as those first baby teeth emerge. But with a little care, you can help keep those pearly whites healthy. Here are eight steps to help prevent tooth decay and cavities in toddlers.
Ballet, soccer, T-ball, tap—whatever activities our kids are involved in, we're right there with our cameras, snapping away. Photographing sports and hobbies can be challenging, but there are tips on how to capture memories you won't want to forget.
Has your family decided to get a dog? With so many breeds available, it may be hard to choose! Learn what characteristics to look for in a family dog and which breeds are best for families with children.
Andrew or Aaron? Lynn or Lacey? Identifying the right name for your baby can be a harrowing experience, and the closer you get to the due date without agreement, the more stressful it can become. These 9 tips will help...
Who doesn't love a baby name with geographical gravitas? These nine place names for boys and girls will take you all over the map—not just to the obvious destinations, like Paris—and give you insights into history, culture, celebrity, and so much more.
Ladies, we've seen you buried in your Kindles and we know what you're reading. No doubt Fifty Shades of Grey may inspire some extra time in the boudoir—and a baby boom in the near future? A grey-inspired nursery can be beautiful!
Calling on a team of pros in the worlds of nutrition, fitness, beauty, and fashion, Alison Sweeney has compiled some fabulous advice, plus her own personal experiences as a real-life mom, actress, and host of The Biggest Loser...
How about a New Year's resolution this year that leaves you with a wonderful photo journey through a year in your baby's life? Take one photo a month to show the great strides your baby makes in growth and development.
Ready to fly the friendly skies, Mom-to-be? In the past, women were told not to fly at all during their pregnancies. Welcome to the 21st century! Here are more tips to make your trip enjoyable— and safe—for you and your baby.
Heiress-cum-holistic lifestyle expert Anna Getty knows a thing or two about going green. Here, the co-founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month shares 8 surprisingly down-to-earth suggestions to prepare the mind, body, and household for Baby.
So many things in your baby’s world can trigger an allergic reaction, from milk, nuts, and shellfish to pollen, bee stings, and dust mites. But the symptoms of allergies can be elusive—how do you tell the difference between a common cold, cough, or rash a
Babies spend nearly half of their waking time doing things like kicking, bouncing, and waving their arms. And while it may appear all this activity is just for the sake of moving, it's important to realize Baby is never "just moving" or "just playing."
It costs a bundle to have a baby—$9,000 to $12,000 during pregnancy and the first year alone! In lieu of a loan, here's our best advice for making your money count. Learn what works secondhand, what to buy new, when to bargain shop, and when to splurge.
Many people believe that the astrological sign your baby is born under can influence her personality, interests, talents, and who she'll best develop relationships with later in life. Here's the inside scoop on what to expect, with a little help from the
Looking for an inspiring name for your new baby? Look no further than the Olympic Games, coming your way every two years—summer and winter. You'll find unique, traditional, and international names, plus models of strength, courage, and character.
Baby names 2011 signal a lighter feel in the air and a more optimistic outlook for our kids. With the economy improving, we predict a respite from the heavier names of the past few years. Here are 14 hot trends in baby names.
Do dads and moms approach picking a baby name differently? Definitely! In the past, men were more likely to opt for common baby names for both sexes, and they especially wanted a say in choosing their sons' names, favoring traditional and family names.
If you want to name your baby with an eye toward future fiscal superstardom, stick with the classics. In "The Forbes 400: The Richest People in America," the overwhelming majority have names like... well, see for yourself.
If you'd like to add a melodious note to your child's name, you could use an actual musical term, like Lyric or Cadence or Piper. Or, if you're a classical buff, you might honor a composer or performer. See more tips for musical baby names.
Everybody oohed and aahed over the stunning presenters, the glittering parties, and the glamorous dresses, but we want to put a spotlight on another creative category worthy of recognition: the names of the nominees and winners! Here are our picks.
Let's face it—as a rule, moms are more trendy and fashion-conscious, and this is as true with baby names as it is with clothes or décor. She is more likely to be influenced by celebrity choices, and more open to using nicknames. But what will Dad say?
Cupcakes are so in! Whether they accompany the cake or stand on their own, these fun creations are sure to put a smile on the expectant mom's face. So grab your spatula and check out these cute-as-can-be sweet treats!
The dips are made, the veggies cut, and the cake assembled. Don't forget the drinks, sister! Skip the soda and stir up one of our refreshing recipes sure to keep your guests a sippin' while Mom-to-be's unwrappin'.
How do you unlock the mystery of good childhood sleep habits and teach your baby how to fall asleep and stay asleep? There are several schools of thought. Here's what today's bestselling authors on the subject have to say.
Maintain a close connection with your baby even when you're running errands or finishing household tasks by using a baby sling. We set out on a sling search that turned up 10 of the most stylish products...
Does it seem like just yesterday that you were planning the nursery? Choosing a name? Or are you still struggling to squeeze in a catnap whenever possible? Whether the last year has felt like the blink...
Once you welcome a baby, you consequently become a member of the Club of Firsts. You will celebrate first coos, first spit up, and first steps like a crazed football fan cheering a touchdown. Here are some great firsts...
They may not be much fun for Baby, but for many parents and doctors vaccines are an essential part of keeping their little one healthy. If you are considering immunizations for your baby, find out exactly when your child should get them, as well as what e
At BabyZone, we are lucky to have many great moms on our team. And with Mother's Day around the corner, we have definite ideas about how we want to spend the day. There seems to be a running theme around here! Read on for our top wishes.
Your baby's beauty knows no bounds, so why not pick a name that evokes sheer glamour as well? Whether you embrace the name of the goddesses of love, a historical heartbreaker, or a modern head-turner, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful baby name.
As grown-up grocery trends permeate the pacifier pack, how can you tell which foods are best for your baby? For the real deal on baby diets, we consulted Christie Hussa, RD, LDN, a nutritionist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and new mom to baby Ka
Looking back at the blockbuster movies of 2010, we see that it was a year filled with fantasy, thrillers, and sci-fi twists and turns. There were enough spies, heroes, and vampires to inspire movie buffs galore, which makes baby naming a real cliffhanger.
As a rule, many new moms feel hungry a lot of the time. In addition to feeding your baby, your body is recovering from the process of giving birth. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends that nursing moms consume 500 calories more a day...
March 20th is the vernal equinox! And the cry goes up around the world: "Which one is that again?" Well, it's a reason to celebrate, of course, and here's why and how your family can enjoy the official start of spring.
Hosting a baby shower doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Our recipes are short on expensive but big on flavor. So put down your wallet (at least for now) and click through these budget-friendly options...
Stressing that you may need a C-section? If you're concerned that the C-section proedure is in your future, learning the facts can help ease your mind. Here are 15 facts you should know about Cesarean births.
During pregnancy and while breastfeeding, your body needs extra calcium for your growing fetus and newborn. What you probably don't know is that calcium benefits a lot more than just your bones and pays off well beyond pregnancy.
Does chauffeuring your child feel like a part-time job? It basically is, a recent survey says: 90 percent of parents and guardians report spending up to 20 hours per week in their car with kids. Keep that family time safe with these tips on car seat and d
If you needed a degree to become a parent, Car Seat Installation 101 would be a required course. Unfortunately not enough parents are enrolling—according to some statistics, four out of five car seats on the road today are not properly installed. If you’v
Is it because they make for such a cute photo op? These days, it seems like you can't be a card-carrying member of the celebrity parent set without owning an ever-changing assortment of baby carriers and slings...
How do celebrity moms-to-be get that gorgeous glow? From oils to creams that help with everything from stretch marks to soothing itchy skin, we've uncovered the pregnancy-friendly skin products Hollywood moms just can't live without.
It’s no secret that Hollywood moms have a few advantages when it comes to shedding post-baby pounds, namely, personal chefs, trainers, and often good old-fashioned genetics. But they’ve got a few weight loss tricks up their sleeves.
You don't have to be Irish—or Welsh, Scottish, or Breton—to appreciate these whimsical, courageous, and descriptive names of Celtic origin. We've researched some of the most popular Gaelic names now in use in the United States. Take a look...
When is a cold just the common cold—or something more, like RSV virus, croup, the flu, whooping cough, or bronchitis? Many respiratory infections can be treated successfully at home, but it's important for parents to know when to seek help.
Every parent finds toilet training success eventually—how many teenagers do you know still in diapers? But when's the right time to pull out the potty? And, well, how do you get your child to use it? Read what today's experts have to say...
Wondering what pregnancy really looks and feels like? Check out these amazing images captured weekly throughout one woman's first trimester of pregnancy. See how her body changes, her symptoms evolve, and her feelings and attitude develop.
Your child’s verbal and physical cues can be sneaky ways to determine if something is bothering him (and he’s not just pre-naptime cranky). Check out these classic signs of baby and toddler pain—listed in order of those your child may exhibit soonest as h
It's amazing what your baby is born knowing, and even more incredible to consider what she'll be capable of by her first birthday. Check out these cognitive milestones in the first year, as put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (unless otherwise
While birthmarks are extremely common skin conditions—they affect one in three infants—their appearances can be disconcerting. Here are five common birthmarks and how they can be treated, according to Nanette Silverberg, MD, director of pediatric dermatol
Maybe it started with a splotch and soon spread over your baby's bottom or belly. What is that rash? Should you call the doctor? The following are (very graphic!) common skin conditions and how they can be treated.
Losing a pregnancy or a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth is devastating, and can have long-term emotional effects on both parents. These compassionate and informative books can help you through the inevitable—and necessary—grieving process.
Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. But where does it say they have to sleep in a rose wonderland with lace trimmings? (Phew!) Luckily, there are dozens of companies offering your princess a slumber haven worthy of her sweetness.
True, a dad can't feel his baby growing inside him, but that doesn't mean you can't get your bond on Dad (and we don't mean in the 007 kind of way). Here are 10 easy tips to ensure that Dad and Baby...
Baby gear manufacturers now understand that guys like to gear up for a challenge. So buying a Father's Day present for the new or expecting dad is easier than ever. Here is some DadLabs-tested gear that we particularly like.
Ever wonder what your child is trying to tell you? Now you can find out! Decode your baby's cries from the innovative Dunstan Method program to start communicating with your baby and actually understanding her needs.
Gone are the days of traditional blue nurseries reserved just for baby boys. From navy to aqua and everything in between, blue gets a fresh new look with unexpected color combinations and surprising design twists...
When it comes to going green for Baby, Earth Day is no longer limited to just one day. We love all the organic options available to new parents and even more, we love seeing prices that are comparable to their non-green counterparts. While we love Kermi
You’ve found the perfect diaper bag and you’re now ready to head out on your life adventure with Baby! You’ve got the diapers, wipes, butt balm, sun block, and a camera, but wait, do you have all the little extras that you need to keep baby (and you!) co
The arrival of a new baby almost always means the arrival of family, friends and yes, gifts! With all this attention showered on the baby, the "older" sibling can get lost in all the excitement. Learn about sweet treats to give big brothers and sisters!
BabyZone's gear gurus, Ellie & Melissa, The Baby Planners, pay tribute to the moms who made it—women who used their mom-smarts and business intuition to create fabulous and functional family-driven products.
When it comes to getting your pre-pregnancy body back, we say, what's the rush? Your body has spent the past nine months working hard to take care of you and your growing baby, so take the time to enjoy your new shape and appreciate the journey...
Whether it’s an anniversary, date night, or just any old day of the year, the needs of the mom-to-be and new mom often differ from those pining for that ubiquitous bouquet of roses, box of chocolates, or a night on the town. While those things never get o
There's nothing like the flavors of tropical fruits to get babies excited about fresh fruit purees. From mango to pineapple to papaya, they're packed with vitamins and minerals for growing bodies, and they are perfect when little ones are just being intro
In honor of women's history, we celebrate nine spectacularly talented women who computed, danced, stumped, stomped, and flew their way through history. From Ada to Zora, each name reflects confidence and wisdom.
You've stopped taking the pill. You've started getting healthy. And you've asked everyone from friends to relatives to strangers on the street for advice. Still, you haven't gotten pregnant. Think there's nothing else you can do? Think again. Chances are
Toddlers love anything they can dunk, dip, and hold with their tiny hands, which makes finger foods perfect for your little one's birthday bash. Serve any of our tasty ideas and you're sure to get lots of (little) thumbs up!
It’s easier than you think to expose your little ones to a whole world of healthy, delicious snack foods—and thereby kick off a lifetime of good eating habits! Start with these fun, simple toddler foods.
Did you flip through those cake books at your grocery store's bakery only to walk away disappointed? Fire up the oven, Mama, and set the stage for a wonderful first birthday bash with one of our adorable...
Your little one is at the beginning of her long and exciting journey of growth and development. Curious about just how big she is today? Track her ever-changing size with this visual guide for your first trimester.
We bet Amelia Earhart never had to brave sunny, blue skies with a teething, crying infant on her lap. If flying with small children makes you feel like you've booked a one-way ticket to Crazytown, you're not alone. Traveling with little ones can stress ou
Are your kids feeling lost in the frenzy of holiday preparations? Here are some surefire ways to draw your littlest ones into the joyful spirit, while enjoying their wonder at the season's enchantments.
Hello summer! It's time for fun in the sun! If a trip to the beach is on the schedule and Baby is on the guest list, there are some things you'll want to have on hand. Here's a list of must-have baby gear to keep your little one safe, sound, and happy.
Few holidays capture our collective fancy more vividly than Halloween. Shrouded in mystery and suspense, Halloween celebrates magic, mischief, and transformation. That's why we're double-daring you to take a peek at these Halloween-inspired names.
Getting back into shape after having a baby not only means exercise, but incorporating nutritious meals into your daily routine. Here are some easy, healthy recipes with under 500 calories per serving from the American Heart Association.
"Straight-on" shots can leave your images looking flat and one-dimensional. Shooting from a high or low angle adds a whole new perspective to your photos. Here are some tips for when and how to use angles in your photography.
On top of work and running all those errands, you still have to cart the kids around to daycare, play dates, and extracurriculars. How can you possibly get all that done without doing serious damage to your wallet? Try these ingenious tips to stay within
Whether you are fork-mashing a banana or steaming and smashing vegetables, making food for your baby can be convenient and safe. Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure you optimize your baby-food-making experience—and some tips to keep Baby safe.
Are you stumped about what to get your niece or nephew this holiday season or birthday? Are you looking for the gift that will finally earn you the title of Best Aunt in the World? Maybe you need to think outside the box—the box store, that is. Here are s
If you're lucky or have spaced your children so that you don't have toddlers and teens at the same time, you may get a few years of good sleep while your kids are in grade school. Otherwise, get used to...
Frogs and snails and puppy dogs' tails? That’s what little boys are made of? We don’t believe that for a minute! If you’ve got blue on your brain and are really hoping to get pregnant with a son, there are some tips and tricks you can throw into your baby
Tick tock, tick tock—is that your biological clock we hear ticking? If you've decided that now is the right to to conceive, these steps will help maximize your chances of getting on the fast track to pregnancy.
You’re over 35 and have decided—bring on the baby! Today in the US, more than one out of 12 first births are to women aged 35 years and over. But when you’re over 35 and trying to get pregnant, paying close attention to your reproductive health is a must.
You're a beautiful plus-size woman—and getting pregnant is on the top of your to-do list. Can being overweight reduce your chances of having a baby? Here's the skinny on sensible, step-by-step strategies to help you prepare and get pregnant.
You hear it from us as well as everyone else: Make sure to get enough calcium. But how much is enough and what's the best way to get it? We're here to help, with information and ideas to get the calcium...
Making this photo album to give away as a gift to grandparents or to share with friends, will help you brag in a stylish way. The handy size will be large enough to fill with plenty of photos and small enough to carry in your handbag or diaper bag.
Piñatas are a birthday party tradition for good reason: they're a ton of fun, and they can keep kids occupied for a whole 15 minutes (if not longer). Sure, you could buy one. But why not be crafty and put one together yourself.
Ever wondered how those fancy-schmancy tutus are made? It turns out that they quite simple to whip up, with just a few supplies and 45 minutes to spare. Your little girl will love this no-sew version—it's
If you look to your favorite pregnancy books for advice on what to bring to the hospital, you'll see that the packing lists vary wildly (from bare essentials, to everything you own). See what some of the most popular guides recommend.
Parenting on a budget may seem impossible—all those toys, all that gear, not to mention food, clothing, and furniture. How can you give your baby the best without draining your bank account? These smart tips will help.
Are professional holiday photographs not in the budget this year? With some tips from the experts, a camera, and a little patience, an adorable, professional-looking picture of your baby to share with friends and family is a snap!
Does your baby nap in spurts, including in the middle of the night? Won’t sleep anywhere but his own crib? Have his days and nights confused? By identifying your baby’s sleep type, you may be able to get more of those much-needed Zzzzs yourself.
Not only can massage be a relaxing, bonding time for you and your little one, studies have shown your nurturing touch also promotes physiological, neurological, and psychological development. Read on for a beginners guide to infant massage.
Why focus on water? Our kids are naturally drawn to it—sprinklers, pools, beach waves, and tubs. Because it's reflective, water happens to be a great addition to photos. Here are several ways you can creatively incorporate it into your photos.
Excited and counting the hours to the big day? Speaking of hours, soon you'll find yourself with many hours to fill while you wait for your baby to be born. Here are a few labor day necessities you should consider taking to the hospital.
When babies coo and babble, we can't help but melt: Making huge efforts to produce such tiny voices is adorable—and helps further Baby's language development. Check out these speech milestones in the first year, as put forth by the American Academy of Ped
Dads understand that for a new or expecting mom, hitting the malls to shop for the perfect Father’s Day gift is a tall order. Sleep deprivation does not a power shopper make. We know too that working moms in two-career families may find scheduling an exte
Just when you thought your home was filled to the gills with baby gear, enter the all-powerful learning toy. These gizmos for babies 0 - 6 months are sure to dazzle your little one while teaching her a thing or two at the same time.
Anyone who has ever said learning isn't fun clearly hasn't encountered these toys. Whether you are the proud parent to a budding athlete, musician, architect or Wall Street tycoon – there's something here to give your tiny genius a head start.
This garland is inspired by those gorgeous pink ombre cakes and would look equally beautiful behind either a fun dessert table or drinks station. Use different shades of colors, such as blues, greens, purples, or oranges, to match your baby shower.
Looking to add beautiful, yet inexpensive, artwork to Baby's room? Why not make your own. Strips of paper around a simple shape can help create interesting texture while adding a pop of color (and originality) to your nursery.
Just a simple pattern and a variety of techniques and materials can be used to create modern artwork to match any nursery theme or color scheme. This project is very simple and can be part of an individual or group effort, and a fun creative afternoon!
Here's a fun way to take an inexpensive plain lamp shade (in the range of 15 bucks!) and turn it into something creative and fun for the nursery or playroom. Tape and paint turn a plain lamp shade into a...
The most beautiful baby girl names often have several syllables, lots of vowels, a romantic, rhythmic flow, and sometimes a connection to a fabulous fictional heroine. If you've got a little lady on the way, you're going to love these pretty girl names
Moms can be passionate about breastfeeding... and that passion can also extend to nursing bras! Check out which bras and nursing tank tops moms told us they liked best for comfort, convenience, and more.
Sometimes it seems as though parenthood is expressly set up to knock us down, as rosy expectations inevitably collide with stern reality. We may think that our infant will sleep well or we'll manage toddler tantrums...
These napping guidelines will provide you with an understanding of how much daytime sleep your baby needs as she grows. (Keep in mind that these are averages, and sleep needs vary; your child’s physician can offer tailored napping advice.)
You used to look at your bed as a place for sleep and nookie—now you're excited to just sleep. So how to get from here (pumping and changing diapers all day) to there (cue bow chicka wow wow)? Read on, new mom...
We've all been there. The scene and outfit are perfect, but your child won't look at the camera or he squints and flashes a forced grin. Relax! Wave your magic wand and follow these tips for taking great pics regardless of your child's mood.
"Eat your cookie ... please." Sound familiar? We didn't think so. Nutrition for kids and healthy eating are daily challenge for many parents. Learn 5 common mistakes parents make and get healthy eating tips.
Even if your baby is reaching, rolling over, and blowing raspberries on time, you'll undoubtedly have a worry at some point soon that has you apologetically ringing your pediatrician in the middle of the night. Using his 10+ years of pediatric health (and
Once your child enters year two, you can strip his pediatrician's number from your "call favorites" list, right? Not so fast. Here are the most commonly asked health questions by parents of kids under 24 months.
Because you can actually see Baby's physical abilities change from month to month, it's one of his most fascinating areas of development. Here are kids' motor milestones in the first year, as put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics (unless otherwi
Playing with our kids—and their toys—is one of parenting's top perks. Better yet, playtime boosts little ones' physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Read on for expert advice on choosing the best toys for baby, at every stage of play.
New dads may be pros at assembling cribs—but picking a Mother's Day gift doesn't always come as naturally. To help out, we've asked moms to share some of the less-than-desirable gifts they've received in the past.
After pregnancy you are at increased risk for the development of such conditions as urinary incontinence, abdominal muscle weakness, and lower back pain. Want to reduce that risk? Read on to learn more about these conditions and postpartum exercises that
Got baby-making plans? Now is the time to also have a plan that will optimize the chances of a healthy pregnancy. Here are some top tips to help achieve the healthiest pregnancy—and a happy and healthy baby!
Nine months may seem like a long time to wait before meeting your precious new baby. But thanks to some groovy pregnancy gadgets, you can connect with your bundle of joy while he's still in the womb. From checking on the heartbeat to introducing early lea
There are enough old wives' tales about pregnancy to cover everything from hitting the baby's head while having sex to spicy foods causing colic. Find out what is a myth and what is reality from the experts who've heard it all.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so why not support the cause by shopping for the cure? At least a portion (or 100 percent!) of sales on these limited Mom and Baby items goes to organizations working to combat cancer.
You've picked the perfect one: It's squat and round or tall and slim or just a little lopsided. Now what? Use these tips for decorating (or disassembling!) your pumpkin, and invite the little kids to help!
Whether you're hitting the road for a first trip to Grandma's house, or just getting away for the weekend, traveling with a baby in the car raises a number of questions. How can you keep Baby safe? What should you pack? Will Baby be comfortable in the car
From desired traits to transcendent states, word names speak with immediacy and simplicity. You've heard of Apple and Pilot Inspektor. Now there are even more fascinating and surprising word names, as ranked by the Social Security Administration.
To snip or not to snip. That is the question all parents of baby boys must face; and there is just no way to sit on the fence about this one. There are many factors—medical, cultural, religious, and personal—that will affect your decision. While the exper
Most parenting pros agree that somewhere between the ages of three and four months, babies become physically able to sleep through the night. But the consensus ends there. On the matter of how babies get to sleep, expert advice runs the gamut from midnigh
It's a topic just as hot (and controversial!) as breastfeeding, circumcision, and co-sleeping: Is it OK to pierce an infant's ears? What about a toddler's? Here's what the docs—and BabyZone readers—have to say about this procedure.
Vaccines have caused a lot of controversy in recent years, often confusing—and scaring—parents about the pros and cons of immunizations. Should you vaccinate your child and protect her from more than a handful of infectious diseases, or are the shots them
Your child's room can easily go from clean to chaotic when you don't have places set aside for toys, clothes, diapers, and everything else! But don't just stuff all your child's things in a dresser or bookcase...
Everyone is Irish On St. Patrick's Day, even the littlest lads and lasses. From shamrock-inspired crafts to tasty green treats, these St. Patrick's Day ideas are sure to get you and your little leprechaun...
Shower the mom-to-be—and the lucky guests—with an assortment of sinfully sweet desserts. From tarts to trifles, to cakes and confections, our recipes are easy to make and look beautiful displayed at...
In the early cartoons, Disney characters had silly, alliterative names like Horace Horsefeather, and Clarabelle Cow. The first character name to actually catch on with parents was Bambi—a male deer that became a popular namesake for girls.
Mornings are a memorable time of day when a little sunlight from an open window and a baby yawn can transform mundane routines into magical ones. To remember these special moments, create an album of the things you love best about the start of the day.
Some celebrity couples have definite naming styles—it's not too hard to see a pattern there that might continue. For others, we have to rely on intuition and a certain degree of detective work to guess what their future choices will be.
Each childbirth experience is different and unique in its own right, and as your due date draws near, you want to be prepared for what is to come. Get the inside scoop and helpful advice from those who have seen it all—labor and delivery nurses.
Just because you're TTC or pregnant or the designated driver doesn't mean your party beverages have to be dull. Here are some tips and recipes to avoid feeling deprived when others are ordering or serving intriguing drinks.
While it may be hard to be thankful for things like constipation, morning sickness, and the inability to see one's own feet, there are plenty of things about pregnancy to be thankful for—up to and including the arrival of your baby. Here are eight!
Wondering what pregnancy really looks and feels like? Check out these amazing images captured weekly throughout one woman's second trimester of pregnancy. See how her body changes, her symptoms evolve, and her feelings and attitude develop.
Wondering what pregnancy really looks and feels like? Check out these amazing images captured weekly throughout one woman's third trimester of pregnancy. See how her body changes, her symptoms evolve, and her feelings and attitude develop.
For some women, pregnancy means 40 weeks of worrying. If you're having a hard time deciphering what's safe and what's not, take a look at some of these common fears and find out what's really of concern and what's merely myth.
A wish tree is a fun baby shower activity—especially for the mom-to-be! You can make an adorable book with everyone's thoughts and wishes plus photos from the baby shower. It'll be treasured for years to come.
We love the idea of giving your shower hostess a small gift of gratitude. Whether it's your BFF, your Mom, your sister, or your co-workers, here are a few ideas to help you find a thoughtful and appropriate...
Flying with a baby can seem daunting, but it is surprisingly doable. If you and your little one are taking to the air anytime soon, keep reading. Here's a look at the basics you'll need for air travel with Baby.
Wondering how best to tackle your dirty house while pregnant? If you have the energy to grab a dust cloth or suddenly feel compelled to clean the bathroom, be sure to check out these tips to ensure that you clean safely.
The possibility of having a C-section is there for every mom-to-be, so read on to prepare yourself with tips for a healthy C-section recovery—physically and emotionally—from BabyZone moms who have been there, done that.
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