Welcome to Motherhood

While loving your newborn will be instinctual, caring for them is a different matter entirely. You may feel overwhelmed or lost, especially in the beginning if you’re a first-time mom. We’ve all been there.

While there is a lot to learn, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed on everything you’ll need to do.

Baby Care 101

To keep you better organized, it’s best if we break this up into bite-sized sections for you. These are the primary areas of caring for your baby you’ll need to know about.

  • Breastfeeding: Will you breastfeed? Or will you formula feed? If you opt for breastfeeding, you’ll have to get up to speed on pumping, common breastfeeding issues, supply problems you may encounter, and breastfeeding products that will make your life so much easier.
  • Development: You’ll learn about those fun milestones coming up, as well as the fun stuff like playing, reading, music, education, and exercise as it pertains to your baby.
  • Diapering, clothes, and laundry: Will you use cloth or disposable diapers? Do you know how to change a diaper correctly, or spot abnormal baby poop? You’ll also learn about clothes for leaving the hospital, what laundry detergent to use, and products to help you stay on top of things.
  • Feeding Babies and Toddlers: This category will cover solid food feedings, making and storing food, what to expect for portion sizes, and what products you’ll need to get started.
  • Everyday Baby Care: Babies can get surprisingly dirty and smelly in no time at all. You’ll learn about the basics of grooming, bathing, and cleaning your little bundle of joy.
  • Health and Safety: This is the category that might give you some of the most anxiety. We all want our babies to be safe, 24-7. We’ll give you the 411 on babyproofing, illnesses, outdoors safety, sun safety, water safety, and more.
  • Baby Sleep & Nursery: It’s going to seem like your baby always sleeps, except when you want them to. We’ll give you the lowdown on sleep strategies, the safest sleeping position, swaddling, and all the gear you’ll need like cribs, bassinets, accessories, and more.
  • Travel with Kids: If you want to show your baby the world or let them tag along while you keep exploring it, you’ll need some guidance. It takes a ton of planning to travel with a baby. We’ll give you our best tips on how to travel, travel safety, babywearing, and the gear that will help you, such as car seats, strollers, and more.

Breastfeeding

Spectra breast pump standing on the table

15 Best Breast Pumps for You (2021 Reviews)

Woman breastfeeding frustrated with low milk supply

How To Increase Your Milk Supply (Without Losing Your Mind)

Mother breastfeeding in a glider nursery chair

10 Best Nursery Gliders & Rockers (2021 Reviews)

New mother breastfeeding her baby

11 Best Lactation Supplements (2021 Reviews)

Mother breastfeeding her baby underneath a cover

11 Best Nursing Covers (2021 Reviews)

Medela Freestyle breast pump in a bag

The Best Breast Pump Bags to Pump Up Your Style

Breast milk storage bags being labelled

The Best Breast Milk Storage Bags for Storing Your Liquid Gold

Mother breastfeeding her baby wearing a nursing bra

Best Nursing Bras of 2021

Mother breastfeeding while wearing a nursing top

Best Nursing Tops and Tees of 2021

Checking cute little baby's weight on scales

What Is the Average Baby Weight?

Beautiful mom and baby daughter in matching dresses

10 Postpartum Clothes Fashion Ideas (To Get You Through the Fourth Trimester)

Dad burping his baby

How to Burp a Baby (Baby Burping Tricks & Tips)


Bottle & Solid Feeding

Toddler eating carrots sitting in a hook on high chair

What are the Best Hook On High Chairs?

Baby bottle warmer on the kitchen counter warming a bottle of milk

7 Best Baby Bottle Warmers (2021 Reviews)

Mother spoon feeding baby in a high chair

13 Best High Chairs (2021 Reviews)

Little girl eating at table using a booster seat high chair

9 Best Booster Seats for Eating (2021 Reviews)

Mother feeding her baby with an anti-colic bottle

7 Best Anti-Colic Baby Bottles (2021 Reviews)

Mother bottle feeding her baby

Best Baby Bottle Sterilizers of 2021

Nanobebe Breastfeeding Bottle

The Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies (As Close to Breasts As You Can Get)

Baby boy drinking juice from a sippy cup

Best Sippy Cups of 2021

Baby Brezza Inside

10 Best Baby Food Makers (2021 Reviews)

Starting solid feeding on baby

Starting Baby on Solids (The Ultimate Guide)

Baby drinking tea from bottle

Can I Give My Baby Tea?

Toddler eating vegetables

How to Get a Toddler to Eat Vegetables? (12 Tips to Save the Day)


Baby Sleep

Baby sleeping on nap mat

10 Best Toddler Nap Mats (2021 Reviews)

Baby playing with mobile in his crib

10 Best Baby Mobiles (2021 Reviews)

A baby bed rail

Best Toddler Bed Rails & Bumpers of 2021

Newborn baby sleeping in a white bassinet

Best Baby Bassinets of 2021

Mother breastfeeding in the nursery with a night light

7 Best Baby Night Lights (2021 Reviews)

Baby sleeping while wearing a sleep sack

The Best Sleep Sacks to Keep Your Child Warm and Safe

Little toddler sleeping with an alarm clock

10 of the Best Toddler Alarm Clocks for Starting the Day

A beautiful girl's house beds

Best House Beds of 2021

Two siblings chatting on the top bunk bed

Best Bunk Beds of 2021

Smiling little girl lying in a sleeping bag

10 Best Kids’ Sleeping Bags (2021 Reviews)

Kid bedroom with loft bed

Best Kids Loft Beds of 2021

A digital baby room thermometer

5 of the Best Baby Room Thermometers to Use for Monitoring Temperatures


Diapering & Clothes

Baby Boy Wearing Cloth Diapers

15 Best Cloth Diapers (2021 Reviews)

Sleeping baby wearing overnight diapers

The Best Overnight Diapers for Keeping Baby Dry

Mother and baby playing with clean laundry

10 Best Baby Laundry Detergents (2021 Reviews)

Mother holding baby in the pool wearing swim diapers

Best Swim Diapers of 2021

Best Diaper Bag

Best Diaper Bags of 2021

Mother wearing a backpack diaper bag

13 Best Backpack Diaper Bags (2021 Reviews)

Mother cleaning baby's bottom with a baby wipe

10 Best Baby Wipes (2021 Reviews)

Baby having his diaper changed on a changing pad

Best Changing Pads of 2021

Mother putting on a pull up diaper on baby

Best Pull Up Diapers for Potty Training of 2021

Toddler clothes

24 Months Vs. 2T (Are They the Same?)

Wipe warmers

Best Wipe Warmers of 2021

Kids Pants Size Chart

Kids Pants Size Chart: Boys, Girls & All Ages

Stack of different size diapers

The One Diaper Sizes Guide (To Get You Through to Potty Training)

Baby foot stepping into big shoes to fill.

Ultimate Kids Shoe Sizes Charts (Baby, Toddler & Big Kids)

folding baby clothes on top of drawer

How to Fold Baby Clothes: We’ve Got You Covered


Baby Health & Safety

Baby sleeping while soothing on a pacifier

11 Best Baby Pacifiers (2021 Reviews)

Water Shoes For Toddlers, Babies and Kids

11 Best Water Shoes for Toddlers, Babies, & Kids (2021 Reviews)

Mother using a baby thermometer to take babys temperature underarm

Best Baby Thermometers of 2021

Best Humidifier for Baby

10 Best Humidifiers for Baby's Nursery (2021 Reviews)

Baby girl standing in a beach tent

Best Baby Beach Tents of 2021

Baby boy wearing a life jacket playing in the ocean water

Best Life Jackets for Babies & Toddlers (Safe, Effective, Affordable)

Baby girl wearing sunglasses on the beach

Best Sunglasses for Babies (Maximum UV Protection)

Safety plastic lock on cabinet for child protection

Best Baby Cabinet Locks of 2021

Baby sitting in shopping cart

Best Shopping Cart Covers of 2021

Checking cute little baby's weight on scales

What Is the Average Baby Weight?

Cute siblings wearing face masks

20 Best Face Masks for Kids (2021 Reviews)

Young girl pumping hand sanitizer on her hand

The Best Hand Sanitizers for Kids To Beat Those Germs

A young goofy boy swimming with goggles

10 Best Swimming Goggles for Kids (2021 Reviews)

Kids playing in swimming pool with each wearing a swim vest

Best Toddler Swim Vests of 2021

Toddler playing inside a baby fence

10 Best Baby Fences (To Keep Your Baby Safe)


Travel with Baby

Kangaroo Care Skin to Skin Contact

The Benefits of Kangaroo Care & How to Do It

Toddler in a travel stroller at an airport

Tips for Flying with Cars Seats and Strollers

School kids wearing backpacks

Best Kids Backpacks of 2021

Toddlers wearing backpacks hiking in the mountains

15 of the Best Toddler Backpacks You Can Buy

Happy baby strapped safely in a car seat

Car Seat Safety Done Right (And What to Avoid)

Mothers walking their babies in different kinds of strollers

15 Best Strollers (2021 Reviews & Guide)


Baby Development & Milestones

Mother Reading to Toddler

How to Encourage Reading at Home

Stages of Play

The 6 Stages of How Kids Learn to Play

Happy mom and daughters play with lego sets

Best LEGO Sets for Girls of 2021

Nerf Guns

15 Best NERF Guns (For Your Dart-Crazy Kids)

Kids playing with inflatable bumper balls

7 Best Inflatable Bumper Balls (For Fabulous Family Fun)

Little girl smiling with her knitted cat toy

15 Best Cat Toys for Kids (2021 Reviews)