Oh, parents! I love and admire you guys. After all, you have the hardest job in the world: raising little floppy beings into functioning members of society. That's quite a feat. And so it's because of this that I've decided to give you all a pass when you do some of the incredibly weird, sometimes gross things that you do for and to your children. You know what I'm talking about. Like when you use spit to clean their faces. That's disgusting!
It's that time of year again! Daylight saving time is upon us. While most kid-free adults are raving about getting an extra hour of sleep, new parents know that that's a laughable "perk." Actually, it can be pretty daunting to switch up your baby's sleeping habits just when you managed to find something that works. While we can't teach you to practice patience, here are five tips that can help you and your baby ease into the daylight savings time switch with ease.
Playtime is getting a remix! Shakira is launching a line of baby toys, which will be available in November (and just in time for the holidays). Shakira's Fisher-Price toy line will include six products including a piano gym and a musical soccer ball inspired by the father of her two children and pro-soccer player, Gerard Pique. How sweet is that! No wonder her son Milan already knows how to read in Spanish! She is raising a mini genius and now we can too…
The baby wipes you are using could be carrying harmful bacteria for your child or baby. A company named Nutek Disposables Inc. has confirmed a national baby wipe recall after some of their products were tested positive with a potentially harmful bacteria known as burkholderia cepacia. Get all of the information you need to know to make sure your family is safe.
This morning I wrote about something so horrifying that I immediately wanted to cleanse my being of it. What to do, what to do? Should I look at picture of cats or puppies on the internet? Then it came to me: #babyburritos! No, it's not because I'm hungry and craving a small burrito. It's because I knew that if I searched the internet for #babyburritos, I was bound to come up with some adorable photos of swaddled babies and boy did I ever. I came up with a motherload. Ha!
This gets filed under another "crazy 'I didn't know I was pregnant' stories." I guess it's a pleasant surprise when you visit the hospital for a possible kidney infection and end up with a newborn instead. Clare Evans visited a 24-hour surgery clinic complaining of intense pain in her abdomen and doctors believed she may have been suffering from a kidney infection. While going in for a GP surgery her water broke. I can imagine the doctor's face!
Parents who love oversharing are starting to create their own Facebook baby pages to garner all those "likes" and "shares" cute babies deserve. With the holidays coming up, our social media feeds will be drowning with cute baby photos. Many parents believe that having a designated page will allow them to filter who gets to see the adorable pics and avoids annoying younger single folks who aren't at that chapter in their lives yet. The idea may be as charming as the baby pictures parent's love posting, but there could be some serious repercussions to sharing your baby's business a little too much.
As a mom, this is probably one of the most disturbing pieces of news I have read in a long time. The bodies or four infants were found in various stages of decomposition inside a storage facility in Winnipeg, Canada. I'm assuming that driven by the smell of the little bodies, workers from the U-Haul storage locker facility inspected the room and were shocked to find the corpses. They alerted the authorities and the police is interviewing the woman who rents the unit.
The only thing worse than entrometidas who think it's their business to tell women what they should and shouldn't do with their bodies are those who think it's totally okay to tell mujeres how they should be using their bodies to care for their children. Just ask Washington Post reporter Emily Wax-Thibodeaux. The breast cancer survivor and new mom had a double mastectomy before giving birth to her son Lincoln, making it pretty much impossible for her to breastfeed her little guy. However, that hasn't stopped countless people, many of whom know Wax-Thibodeaux's situation, from getting all Judgey McJudgerstien on her when they see her--gasp--bottle feeding her happy and totally healthy baby boy.
How you doin' today? You okay? Could you use a little something to make you smile? 'Cause I've got just the thing for you: babies in pumpkins. How did I not know this was a thing when my babies were babies? If I had known you'd better believe I would have shoved those cuties in pumpkins and happily snapped pictures of them because I don't think I've ever seen carved pumpkins look better than when they are filled with babies.