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First Getaway With Baby: Travel Tips from the Pros

As Emily Francis, a mom of two in Atlanta, prepped to travel with her baby girl, Hannah, to see relatives in Ohio for Christmas, she felt like she was starring in a feel-good holiday movie—right before everything goes terribly wrong. The trip involved crossing multiple state lines, enough baby gear to fill a small warehouse and a whole lot of people to be seen. “My mom is one of 10 kids, so we had so many houses to visit when we arrived,” Francis says.

My Biggest Mom Regrets

My son yelled at my ovaries the other day. It was during a conversation about how much he really wants a baby sister (even though he can't properly take care of his guinea pig). I reminded him that I am perfectly content with our little family and that I have no desire to deal with babysitters, dirty diapers, projectile vomit or sore nipples ever again.

The Every Mother Counts Baby Box

It’s good to be a new mom in Finland. In addition to free, high-quality healthcare, excellent maternal health outcomes and super-long, paid maternity leave, every mother receives a lovely gift box filled with newborn essentials. The box itself is big enough to be baby’s first bed and contains a mattress, sheet, blankets, baby clothes, and other newborn supplies so that every baby starts life with all the essentials. American mothers aren’t quite so lucky.

SIDS Update: Many Babies Still Sleep With Soft Bedding

Is your baby safe while she sleeps? More than half of babies aren’t, according to a new study. A whopping 55 percent of U.S. infants still sleep with unsafe bedding (think: blankets or pillows in the crib), according to a new study in Pediatrics.

Why New Dads Should Take Paternity Leave

You know when something’s simultaneously shocking and obvious? Brace yourself: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which entitles most new moms to 12 weeks off work within Baby’s first year, promises the same time off to dads (and in some cases, same-sex spouses, too). That means your S.O.

Don't Panic, but Your Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked

You thought it was bad when hackers got your credit card info from Target. You hated it when you had to send out an apology to your entire contact list after someone hacked your email. But finding out someone hacked your baby monitor? That may just be the lowest of the low.

Falls Are the Top Cause of Head Injuries in Babies

Falls are the number one cause of head injuries in children, according to new research published in the New England Journal of MedicineFor babies and toddlers under the age of two, falls account for 77 percent of head

3 Quick Fixes for a Bad Hair Day

So you skipped the sweltering blow-dryer and wound up with air-dried hair that’s just blah. These tricks from Mara Roszak, a hairstylist with L’Oréal Paris, save the day.

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