Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
Just like mom, dad has to carry a heavy load. When he's out and about with baby, he needs to be armed with the right gear to tote everything his little one needs including diapers, wipes, bottles and baby food just to name a few of the necessities that packing parents must not forget. Whether you're a stay-at-home dad or on daddy daycare duty, we've got a handle on the trendiest diaper bags that are as fab as they are functional. From the best backpacks to trendy tough guy totes, these top picks are a mixed bag guaranteed to make sure that dad doesn't lose any cool points in the style department.
One scroll through your Instagram feed, and you will be sure to see a baby (or two) next to a chalkboard or letterboard sign that rattles off his or her milestones. Parents everywhere are proudly displaying their baby's height, weight, likes and dislikes each month, and while the trend is everywhere, we don't see it going away anytime soon. Plus, with stars like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hilariously trolling themselves with a stat sign, they have become more popular than ever. Here we've rounded up the best stat signs to document your growing baby.
Here's a little food for thought...making homemade meals for your babe doesn't have to be a big challenge. In fact, thanks to the advanced features of baby food makers on the market these days, whipping up healthy meals, snacks and smoothies is a piece of cake for parents. With so many models to choose from, we've helped narrow it down to top-rated, dishwasher-safe designs that blend, chop, steam, mash and even warm bottles. Using a baby food maker is the perfect way to produce healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy even the pickiest palettes while transforming mom and dad into master chefs who can feel confident knowing all of the ingredients and healthy nutrients that are still in the foods that baby is consuming. Check out our roundup of fab food processors and accessories guaranteed to make your kid go bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Comfortable, supportive leggings aren't just for pregnant moms—moms who just gave birth deserve soft, stretchy material that feels great to wear, too. Even better than average leggings, control-top leggings are designed for postpartum women. They have support and control panels that offer core stability, shaping and smoothing and coverage for areas that many women can feel self-conscious about post-baby. Check out these awesome postpartum leggings from Motherhood Maternity, Target, Amazon and more.
When it comes to baby shower gifts, experienced moms know that onesies are a dime a dozen. So instead of the traditional blankets or boppys, check out these unique gifts that stand out and really make a difference.
Whether it's the beach or pool, in your own backyard or on vacation, spending time in the water is what summer is all about. Of course, water safety is of the utmost importance at any age. While you might be tempted to skip the pool with your infant all together, there are several baby floats that make swimming with your baby a fun and safe activity. These floats were specifically made with baby in mind, but under no circumstances should you ever leave your child unsupervised while they're in the water. Baby floats come in all shapes and sizes—many even include a sun canopy for extra protection. We've rounded up our picks of the best baby floats for a happy and safe summer!
After entering motherhood, caring for your skin and keeping to a beauty routine can be tough when your main focus is caring for your little ones. Products that you once used to complete lengthy skincare rituals seem impractical and time-consuming. Instead, you have five magical minutes of alone-time in the bathroom and you better make it worthwhile.
From self-tanner that doubles as a color corrector to the deodorizing wipes you need when there's no time to shower, we've rounded up key-players for your vanity from Sephora, Ulta and Dermstore that'll keep you feeling put together while still getting your little troops to school on time.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
Books : Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (Hardcover)
Outlines science-based, compassionate strategies for raising a child with ADHD, drawing on the author's "Calm and Connected" works...hop to recommend specific approaches for strengthening interpersonal skills and improving conflict resolution. Original. read more
Books : The Great Ormond Street New Baby & Child Care Book: The Essential Guide for Parents of Children Aged 0-5 (Paperback)
"A guide for parents who know that the perfect name lasts a lifetime-- it suits not just a cuddly newborn but grows with a child f...rom babyhood through adulthood. 1,107 baby names that stand the test of time makes a strong case for each name selected... read more
There are tens of thousands of baby names out there—and books that dutifully list them. And then there is 1,107 Baby Names That St...and the Test of Time—a curated, considered, opinionated, and richly informative guide that winnows down the world of baby... read more
Books : Contented Little Baby Book Of Names (Paperback)
"100 of the" series books brings you yet another exciting book on the 100 of the Best Baby Girl Names of All Time. Read this book ...and many other 100 of the Best, Most, Ugliest, Top, Coolest and more books. read more
Baby Names Organizer: To Help You Choose the Right Name for Your Baby: Expecting Women / Baby Shower / Pregnancy Gift Height : 0.2...5 In Length : 9.00 In Width : 6.00 In Weight : 0.37 lbs read more
Putting a creative twist on the traditional name book, Barden offers names organized by categories, an intuitive way to tap into h...ow parents think about what to call their baby. Containing more than 50,000 names, the book's handy alphabetical index... read more
Baby Names Organizer: Planner to Help You Choose the Right Name for Your Baby: Expecting Women / Baby Shower / Pregnancy Gift: Pin...k Heart De Height : 0.25 In Length : 9.02 In Width : 5.98 In Weight : 0.37 lbs read more
Clear, helpful, and easy to use, this collection offers more than 5,000 wonderful suggestions for picking the perfect baby name. I...ncludes facts about the true meanings behind each name, most popular celebrity names, and top names through the centuries. read more
Lily and Roseùfeminine names from the world of flowersJordan and Josephùa strong pair of J names rich with religious meaningCharle...s, Lucie, and Alexandreùa trio of timeless names from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensChoosing the perfect name for... read more
What's in a name? Names are with us for life and it's vital for parents to make the right choice for their kids. The Book of Baby ...Names is perfect for the task. Features over 1,000 boys' and girls' names, with variants attached to each entry, making... read more
Baby Names: The Baby Name Bible - The Most Popular Baby Names of 2018! Includes Baby Names for Boys and Girls as Well as the Lates... read more
Of all the decisions a new parent makes, choosing that special name is the most significant and the most rewarding.A new reference... book for prospective parents, this clear, helpful and easy-to-use A-Z guide gives you thousands of brilliant suggestions... read more
This is truly the essential list for choosing the perfect name for your baby. It contains more than 4,000 names, variations, and n...icknames, with origins and meanings. Grouped by gender, including a section of unisex names, this book is the parents'... read more
Choosing the name of your child is one of the most important early decisions you can make as a parent. Some parents want to choose... a more traditional name, while others want a popular contemporary name. Others wish for a more unusual name that no other... read more
Looks at the history of baby names, provides lists of names based on popular themes, and presents entries that include definitions... and variations. read more
The only resource you'll need to find the perfect baby name!The most comprehensive and giftable guide that offers readers a variet...y of the BEST -- and most unique -- baby names out there for both boys and girls. Easy--to--use and the perfect size for... read more
Paperback, Replica Books, 2008, ISBN13 9781436368247, ISBN10 1436368243
What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us ...about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names takes a close... read more
"100 of the" series books brings you yet another exciting book on the 100 of the Most Cool baby Girl Names. Read this book and man...y other 100 of the Best, Most, Ugliest, Top, Coolest and more books. read more
Paperback, Trafalgar Square Books, 2007, ISBN# 0091912709
Few aspects of pregnancy are as emotional as picking out your babys name. But nothings quite as pleasurable as settling on the per...fect moniker for your little one. Use this book to nail down your baby naming style and get lots of good suggestions for... read more