Month: February 2019

Transitioning into motherhood is not always easy but it can be super rewarding. When you have the right tools, gadgets, and support system, you will wonder why you were even sweating the small stuff. Now that the growing belly is about to reveal a new life, we have complied the best pregnancy gifts for a
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Camping with a toddler can be both fun and challenging. It’s an experience all children should have at some point. Sleeping in the wilderness will give your child a thrill and make the trip exciting for everyone. A lot of planning goes into a camping trip whether you have a child accompanying you or not.
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Umbrella strollers are perfect for parents who want a lightweight mode of transport for the baby. These strollers are easy to fold and carry and fit comfortably inside your car’s trunk when you are traveling long distances. In this MomJunction post, we give you a list of the 11 best umbrella strollers that make it
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A diaper bag is perhaps the most important item that you need to carry when you are traveling with the baby. Modern parents use the bag for carrying not just diapers, but other essentials like baby wipes and feeding bottles. Some moms may use it to hold their wallet, keys, and phone too, removing the
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Image: iStock If your preferred mode of exercise after pregnancy is jogging, you should consider getting a jogging stroller instead of a regular one. Jogging strollers are indispensable for health-conscious parents and allow them to jog with the baby safely. In this MomJunction post, we present 13 best jogging strollers for parents who love to
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Diaper pails are typically trash cans that are used to hold soiled diapers, but without spreading the foul odor around. There are several types and brands of diaper pails you can pick from, depending on your requirement. MomJunction presents a guide of how to pick the right diaper pail and the 11 best diaper pails
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Image: Shutterstock Playmats can be used to provide an exclusive play area for a baby. One of the first interactive toys your baby may have, playmats come in different varieties and with varying features. If your baby has started to roll onto the tummy, you should consider getting a playmat. In this article, MomJunction presents
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Image: iStock The most comfortable place for your baby is in your arms. But it can be a chore always to hold the baby while managing other errands. Baby carriers make the task easy since they hold the baby for you, thus taking the strain off your arms. There are several types of baby carriers
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We cannot keep rescuing our children from their own consequences. Your time spent with your child and the collaboration with their teachers is paramount to ease the stress both at school and at home. According to Dana Gerendasi, principal of the Waterside Elementary School in Queens, New York, she suggests that parents take an active role
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Image: Shutterstock I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Try saying it thrice without fumbling. Easy? No, right? Tongue twisters are fun and difficult phrases consisting of similar sounds or words, which are quite redundant or repetitive in style. Whether you give them to children as a challenge or try them during
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Sometimes, babies get cranky to the point where it is difficult to soothe them. Parents usually find it challenging to put cranky or fussy babies to sleep. So what do you do when you have tried every trick in your book but still cannot calm a crying child? You try a baby sound machine, which
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Along with nausea, fatigue, and swollen feet, most women experience back pain at some points during pregnancy. Pregnancy-related back pain typically affects the lower back. According to one review that looked into the complaint, low-back pain affects more than two-thirds of women during pregnancy. Back pain can also arise near the center of the back
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Table Of contents Image: iStock Nursing covers are handy when you need to breastfeed your baby outdoors. They make breastfeeding convenient and comfortable for you, regardless of the place and the people around you. Nursing covers come in various shapes and sizes and can be picked up based on your requirements. In this article, MomJunction
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Baby food makers let you make any food palatable to babies and toddlers. This food appliance almost becomes a necessity once your baby is older than six months and is ready for solid food. Read this post if you are planning to get a baby food processor to blend fresh purees for your infant, but
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Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious condition. This infection is most common in infants, but people of all ages can contract it. Whooping cough symptoms tend to be less severe in adults than in children. Unvaccinated infants have the highest risk of developing severe symptoms and complications from whooping cough. In this article,
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Once your baby outgrows the crib, it is time for them to sleep in a toddler bed. Toddler beds are like standard adult beds, but with a size and design that are appropriate for kids. A toddler bed is also identical to a crib but has a few unique features to meet the requirements of
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Wheezing, coughing, and breathing fast are some of the signs that a baby with asthma may display. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airway inflammation and sensitivity to irritants that most people can inhale without any issues. Doctors can treat asthma in babies with medications that help open up the airways, which are already
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Image: Shutterstock Double strollers make it convenient for parents to conveniently take two infants or toddlers outdoors at the same time. It also saves a single parent from the hassle of pushing two strollers at the same time. If you are planning to pick a double stroller, here is a MomJunction post that helps. Read
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Television has always been the best source of entertainment for kids. We all have memories of eagerly looking at the clock waiting for our favorite childhood TV show to start. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc., now kids can watch their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want to. There are some fantastic shows
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There are many myths about how to improve the odds of having twins. Although there are no proven ways to increase the likelihood of conceiving twins, there are certain factors that can make this type of pregnancy more likely. Twins can occur either when two separate eggs become fertilized in the womb or when a
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Asthma is a lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Common symptoms include breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. Symptoms can vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. People may only experience symptoms in certain situations, such as when exercising. In some
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After years of trying to not get pregnant, women who are starting down the path to trying to conceive (aka TTC) might be surprised to learn that making a baby isn’t simply as easy as going off birth control. According to WomensHealth.gov 10% of women have infertility while another 15-44% struggle to become and stay
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