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Best Crib Mattresses of 2018

Finding the right mattress for your baby’s crib is perhaps one of the most important baby gear decisions a new parent makes. A too-soft mattress poses a safety hazard for newborns, while a too-hard mattress can make it difficult to get the baby to sleep at all (and a sleep-deprived parent is a considerable hazard of itself). As a mother of three, I know how tough this decision can be. You want the safest surface for your baby, you want your baby to sleep comfortably, and you want to have a few b
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Track Your Baby's Sleep Schedule With Sproutling

So much of parenting babies and toddlers is wondering when their next nap will be, and if it will be long enough for you to accomplish any of those tasks that have been piling up. Some babies find predictable routines early on, but many parents struggle to pinpoint their little one's rhythms. Fisher-Price's Sproutling monitor aims to help parents find those patterns, and, in turn, regain some semblance of sanity in an otherwise unpredictable situation.
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This Tracker Helps New Moms Take Care of Themselves

I always dread newborn checkups. I'm expected to answer a deluge of questions when I'm so tired I'm not even sure what day it is or when I last showered. For this reason, I've always been a fan of baby-tracking apps. I can store pertinent info on my phone and be ready with all the numbers our pediatrician will ask for at a moment's notice. Project Nursery's Parent + Baby Smartband is part baby tracker, part fitness tracker. The wristband's touch interface allows you to log baby events (fetal mo
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The Best Baby Carriers

The Lillebaby Complete impressed me from the start. Not only is it beautiful and soft, it's an extremely comfortable carrier. The straps are nicely padded and the waistband is supportive. There is a generously-sized lumbar pad in the back which I loved (but don't worry, it can be removed if giant lumbar pads aren't your style). With that pad in place and the waistband tightened around my hips, there was no spot at which I felt the waist strap digging in. There is also a little pad that protects
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Does Your Kid Hate Watches? Try These Tracking Devices

My son joined a Little League baseball team this year. While he loves the sport, our 3-year-old daughter is the one who seems to have found her tribe. While their brothers practice, a flock of little sisters climb bleachers, play tag, and share snacks brought from home. It's super cute, but a little nerve-wracking. They never stay in one place and routinely wander out of sight, prompting my husband or I to walk/jog away from the game to guide our daughter back into view. If only there were some
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4moms Moxi Stroller

While a trusty, lightweight umbrella stroller may be sufficient for some, it's no surprise the market is evolving to keep up with moms and dads who expect more bells and whistles, particularly in the tech department. The Moxi, 4moms's latest model, lacks the power-folding functionality of its Origami stroller, but it's less expensive and packs some interesting tricks in its $699.99 frame. It's also five pounds lighter, has a built-in bassinet, and is compatible with a wide range of car seats. On
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Hands On: Tracking My Kids' Sleep With HugOne

There are few things a parent obsesses over more than sleep. How do I get my child to sleep easier? How long should she nap? Should she be waking up this much at night? Will I ever sleep in again? It makes sense. If your family isn't getting quality sleep, your kids are irritable, and you can't be productive. How the heck is a sleep-deprived mom supposed to keep her cool when junior insists on another glass of water instead of going to bed? No sleep = no peace.
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How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Last month, around 100,000 tax accounts were compromised after hackers got into the IRS website. The IRS is providing free credit monitoring services to everyone affected, but what can we do to protect ourselves and our families in the future? Have you done anything to safeguard your child against identity theft? If hackers can get to the federal government, they can get to you. They can get to your kids. As a mom, you may feel like your head is on a swivel, but you can’t see everything. REL
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Pregnancy glow or pregnancy gloom?

Her birth would coincide almost exactly with the release of my book, so this new little one would put a bit of a damper on the media appearances my publisher had planned. I knew that my opportunities to write would be few and far between with a toddler and a newborn swallowing up any excess time and energy. I mourned my freedom. I mourned my career. I mourned the loss of the skinny body I had obtained since my first was born. I began to fear we had made a mistake. And the guilt I felt on the he
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Let Your Baby Eat Dirt

Spring has officially arrived, and here in the Midwest, everyone is out enjoying these first days of sunshine. My toddler points at the door all morning, begging to go play outside. Now that she’s experienced the grass between her chubby little toes, she can’t get enough. We were chatting across the fence with a neighbor when I noticed our little one had wandered over to our garden, which of course right now is nothing more than a dirt patch. She was squishing the black soil between her fingers
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Why Your Baby’s Due Date Is Probably Way Off

My first child arrived eight days before his due date. I was so proud to have a son who was so clearly an overachiever from the start. During my second pregnancy, the ultrasound indicated that my baby was a little large and possibly a few weeks further along than we'd initially calculated. Between this news and my first baby being early, I was positive that my second pregnancy would be shorter than 40 weeks. RELATED: The Best Thing About Being Overdue With Baby No. 3 But when I met with my mid
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6 Things I Swore I’d Never Do When I Had Kids

Pre-children, we all swear there are just some things we'll never let our kids do. Then come the kids. And the reality check. Here are just six things I promised I'd never do, that I totally did: 1. "I'll never let my kids sleep in my bed! They belong in their own beds, in their own rooms." After my first child was born, all I wanted to do was snuggle with him all day long. I decided that I wanted to try co-sleeping with him, but we kept waking each other up so he got his own bed, and eventual
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