Baby standing at gate of playpen with toys in the background.

Best Baby Playpens for Crawling Babies and Toddlers

Let me guess: you’re looking for the best baby playpen because your sweet little bump-on-a-log has started rolling, crawling, or walking, and now you’re panicking about finding a safe environment for them to play in.  I have been there!  I have gone through several iterations of playpens for my two toddlers over the years, and …

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US Baby and Toddler Shoe Size Chart and How-To Guide

Typically, one-year-olds wear US-size 4 shoes. This number can be slightly higher or lower, depending on your baby’s size.  My children were in US size 4 when they were 12 months old. If you look at baby shoe sizes, US Sizes 4C (child) size shoes and 4T (toddler) are the same.  If you’re wondering what size …

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How Much Breast Milk For a Newborn Baby Feeding?

Hey mama! To answer your question, generally, newborns need 1-1.5 teaspoons of breast milk (days 1-3), 0.75-1 ounces of milk (days 3-7), and 1.5-2 ounces of milk (for the first month).  It’s hard to say exactly how much breast milk each baby needs because babies are born in all shapes and sizes–some of them are …

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1 Month old baby with 1 month blocks sitting with a baby blanket and teddy bears.

How Big Is A Crib Blanket? And Other Baby Blanket Sizes

A standard crib blanket is 30 by 40 inches (76 by 102 cm). A standard crib mattress measures 28 by 52 inches (71 by 132 cm). You want a blanket just as wide (maybe even a little wider) and not quite as long (to leave room for the head and pillow).  ​Babies need all kinds …

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47 Fun Activities For a 14-Month-Old Busy Toddler

39 Activities for a 14-month-old to keep a toddler busy all day long. This list will give you ideas for activities to meet developmental milestones for 12-18-month-olds. Water play, sensory play, Montessori activities, playdough, pom poms, and arts-and-crafts like finger paint and edible paint.

Baby rolling onto side showing signs of developmental readiness to transition from the swaddle.

When to Stop Swaddling a Baby and How to Transition

When to stop swaddling your baby and how to transition (peacefully) from the swaddle. Learn at what age you should stop swaddling, and the safety concerns if you swaddle too long. Tips and tricks from a mama who’s been there!

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Best Baby Carriers, Wraps, And Ring Slings Of 2021

This guide will show you all of the best baby wraps, ring slings, hybrid carriers, and baby carriers on the market in 2021. Included are the descriptions, weight and sizing information, features, product images, and tutorial videos.

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Baby Wrap Vs. Baby Carrier

Are you researching baby wrap vs. baby carrier to decide on which one to buy or register for? The answer is: you need BOTH. And here’s why.