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The Best Non-Toxic Play Mat for Babies in 2018

There are a lot of toys out there marketed for babies (and that may be an understatement – it’s sometimes overwhelming). It can be hard to know which is worth purchasing and which isn’t. As an experienced mom, my top priorities when shopping for toys are as follows: versatile/grows with baby, education, safety, and cost. Something that really fits all …

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How to Teach Toddler to Read: The Ultimate Guide

Great readers start at an early age, and toddler-hood is a great time to start emphasizing the importance of reading and how much fun books can be. As far back as I can remember, I have LOVED to read. It has always been one of my favorite past times, and I have a large home library to prove it. As …

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Best Baby Carrier for Summer 2018 – Which Should I Get?

There’s a period of time after your baby is born where you feel like your hands are always tied (unless the baby is napping). I know we felt that way while our daughter was only a few months old. It’s hard to move around the house (or out of the house) when you’re either holding a baby in your arms …

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12 Stunning Gender Neutral Baby Nursery Design Ideas

One of the things I enjoy most about preparing for a new baby is getting the nursery ready. In my house, we had a boy first and then a girl, so I was able to do a little of each. However, if you are “team green” and plan on being surprised by your baby’s gender when he or she is …

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Best Diaper Disposal System in 2018 (this one won’t stink)

As a new parent, one of the things you become really aware of before your baby is born is the concept of diapers. Buying them. Changing them frequently. People would lead you to believe that your world revolves around it. And in some ways, they’re not wrong (at least, for the first couple months of your baby’s life). As you …

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How to Pick a Baby Name in 2018 (And Not Screw It Up)

Figuring out how to pick a baby name is highly subjective process.  You might like one name…that your spouse absolutely hates. In fact, it’s very likely that this is the case. You go through the baby name lists online, each of you striking names from the list that you don’t like. Your wife loves “Emma,” but Emma was the name …

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Best Diaper Bags Under $50: Saving Money while Staying Stylish

Whether you are expecting your first child, or you’ve been through this “rodeo” before, the diaper bag is usually one of the first things you’ll pick out in preparation for the baby. Having the right diaper bag can often be the difference between a nice day out and having a mini meltdown in Target when you can’t find the pacifier …

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Best Baby Movement Monitor 2018 (Literally a Lifesaver for Your Baby)

Before you ever have kids, there are a lot of products you never knew existed.  For me, one of those was a baby movement monitor. You mean like a baby monitor where you watch your child when he or she is sleeping?  No, this is completely unrelated to that. Can’t I just see when my baby is moving? Why do …

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Best Baby Gift for Second Baby: 21+ Ideas for What to Get Mom

When your friend or family member (or wife!) had their first baby, finding a gift was easy. Most new moms need just about everything – from bottle warmers to diaper bags. And they usually have a baby registry, which makes it about as easy as possible to find a gift. However, when they’re expecting baby #2…it can be hard to …

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