Open wide! Those baby teeth are beginning to break through which means your child may start feeling cranky thanks to teething pain. Parents should be on the lookout for the first signs to help soothe and pacify little ones. "First, it is important to understand the symptoms of teething. A low-grade fever (less than 101) may be a sign," says Danelle Fisher, MD, FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics), Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. "Teething babies may have a clear runny nose or may have poop that is slightly more runny than usual and get a mild diaper rash. Also, your baby may be fussy or not eat as well. For any symptoms that are not mild or last longer than 24 hours, consult your pediatrician." To help alleviate your babe's irritating gum pain, we've rounded up the best teething toys to help ease the discomfort. Check out our top picks of chewy choices well worth biting into!
Every parent is in search of the safest products for their baby, and green products designed to save the planet are a perfect pick for little ones while protecting Mother Earth. "When a child is born, their immune systems are exceptionally fragile, so it's pivotal to ease the toxic overload they are exposed to during their developing years," advises Gay Browne, environmental health advisor and author of Living With a Green Heart. "If I can suggest the most important time to jump into your own personal environmental health, it would have to be the moment you decide to become a parent." In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we've rounded up the best eco-friendly finds to help ease mom and dad's concerns and even reduce baby's carbon footprint.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Sleep Guidelines, infants should sleep between 12 to 16 hours, while growing toddlers should grab between 11 to 14 hours of shut-eye. That's why picking the perfect crib mattress is key for a good night (and naptime) slumber for your little lamb.
While there are several factors to consider when choosing a crib mattress and setting up a safe sleep environment for your child. Parents should select "a firm mattress that is made for the crib, meaning perfect in size with a tight-fitting sheet," suggests S. Daniel Ganjian, MD, a pediatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. "There should be no space between the mattress and the sides of the crib."
And other than a fitted sheet, there shouldn't be anything in the baby's bed, particularly during the first year. "The most common mistake that parents make is putting something in the crib besides a tightly swaddled baby," says Gina Posner, MD, a pediatrician at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. "There should be no stuffed animals, no crib bumpers and no sleep positioners. Just make sure it is a new crib that is up to current standards."
Dr. Ganjian also advises against using an old crib and mattress. "Hand me downs used to be great, but now you really have to watch out for them, since many have been recalled or are dangerous because there is some subtle defect that you might not be aware of."
In celebration of Sleep Awareness Week, we've rounded up our top picks of comfy, crib mattresses with quality features to ensure that tired newborns and tots transitioning to a toddler bed sleep like babies so Mom and Dad can rest a whole lot easier.
Finding the perfect pair of sophisticated sunglasses while protecting your eyes and staying on budget can feel impossible. But with this round-up of great women's sunglasses under $50, you can't go wrong. Check out our favorite picks from designers like Marc Jacobs, Quay Australia and Michael Kors.
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
There are so many products to consider when preparing for the arrival of your first baby. When it comes to cribs and crib sets, safety is key. Thankfully, you don't have to compromise on safety to have a stylish crib for your nursery. Whether you decide to immediately start your baby off in a crib or begin by placing them in a bassinet to sleep, learn more about different crib options and safety tips to ensure you're making an informed purchase decision for your little one.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Helping a new mama celebrate her first Mother's Day can be a daunting task, but this list of sweet products makes it easier to pick out the perfect gift. From soothing candles that encourage her to relax to cool tech that makes day-to-day motherhood a little more fun, these are the best Mother's Day gifts for new moms, from stores like Walmart, Target and more.
Stylish design that will bring the artistic flair to your child’s roomSmooth and extremely comfortable. Made with 100% Polyester b...rushed microfiberLightweight and durable material; resists wrinklesMachine washable. See care label on product for laundering instructionsIncludes: 1 comforter, 1 fitted sheet, 1 crib skirt, 1 change pad coverComforter dimensions: 45in x 36inFitted Sheet dimensions: 52in x 28in x 9inCrib Skirt dimensions: 28in x 52in x 14inChange Pad Cover dimensions: 32in x 16in1 year limited manufacturer’s warranty, starting from the date of original purchaseAvailable in three different themes: Cora, Jax and Feathers read more
TL Care Porta Mini-Crib Bundle: Mattress Pad, Fitted Sheet, Thermal Blanket, White
Color: Blue, Size: 16" W x 32" L Harriet Bee Elmwood Bassinet Bedding Set The perfect combo now you don't have to go shopping twic...e, how convenient. This mattress protector and sheet set is a great buy. The waterproof protector will save your mattress... read more
Color: Royal Blue, Size: 16" W x 32" L Harriet Bee Elmwood Bassinet Bedding Set The perfect combo now you don't have to go shoppin...g twice, how convenient. This mattress protector and sheet set is a great buy. The waterproof protector will save your... read more
100% cotton sateen fabrics highlight this premium quality grey and white cloud print crib bedding set; 11 piece sleep essentials s...et includes reversible quilt, 2 fitted sheets, tailored dust ruffle, waterproof mattress pad, and 6-piece baby layette setGenerously sized at 44 by 37 inches, the 100% cotton quilt will find a host of uses in and out of the nursery; tailored crib dust ruffle has a 14 inch drop and features a contemporary arrow print in grey and white with white trim; two 100% cotton sateen fitted crib sheets - one with grey clouds on white and the other featuring a grey arrow design - fit a standard sized 52 by 28 inch crib mattressWaterproof fitted crib mattress pad protects your mattress; preferred for its 100% waterproof protection, moderate additional cushioning (provides a firm sleep surface recommended by most pediatricians), and ease of care (just machine wash and dry)6 piece layette gift set includes a sleep bag wearable blanket, 2 wrap design swaddles, and a bodysuit, all made of premium 100% cotton knit fabric; swaddles are for 0-3 months (7-14 pounds, 19-25 inches); sleep bag is for 0-6 month (10-18 pounds, 23-26 inches); bodysuit is for 0-3 months (9-12.5 pounds, 20-23.5 inches)Layette set also includes a newborn beanie cap with a folded brim featuring "Little Peanut" embroidery, and a cuddly velour security blanket read more
The Peanut Shell Fluffy Cloud Essentials 18 Piece Crib Bedding Set The Fluffy Cloud Essentials 18 Piece Crib Bedding Set features ...a complete bedding set of a quilt, fitted crib sheets, dust ruffle and a mattress protector. Velour security blanket and... read more
100% cotton sateen fabrics highlight this premium quality grey and white cloud print crib bedding set; 20 piece nursery essentials... set includes reversible quilt, fitted sheet, dust ruffle, waterproof mattress pad, 3-piece baby layette set, 2 storage bins, 6-piece wall decor / keepsake collection, and 5 closet organizing dividers44 by 37 inches, the 100% cotton quilt will find a host of uses in and out of the nursery; crib dust ruffle has a 14 inch drop and features a contemporary arrow print in grey and white with white trim; 100% cotton fitted crib sheet features grey clouds on white and fits a standard 52 by 28 inch crib mattress; fitted crib mattress pad provides 100% waterproof protection and moderate additional cushioning (provides a firm sleep surface recommended by most pediatricians), and ease of care3 piece layette gift set includes a sleep bag wearable blanket (size 0-6 months, 10-18 pounds, 23-26 inches), a full-sized 40 by 30 inch nursery blanket, both made with premium 100% cotton knit fabrics, and a cuddly velour security blanket with easy-to-hold knotted hands and feet and softly padded head with embroidery detail6-piece wall decor / keepsake collection includes: an 11.75 by 11.75 inch milestone picture frame for displaying monthly photos of your baby's first year; a DIY kit for creating 4 keepsake plaques of your baby's hand and footprints using premixed non-toxic clay; and a 6.5 inch high star shaped wood wall hanging with 20 warm white LED lights (2 AA batteries not included)Set of 5 durable plastic dividers feature three graphic patterns to add a decorative touch to the nursery closet; will work with rods with a diameter of 1.375 inches or less; size labels are included (newborn, 3 mo, 6 mo, 9 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 24 mo, 2T) and can be placed on (and easily removed from) both sides of the dividers; also included are two collapsible 7 inch cube storage bins read more
The Peanut Shell put a lot of thought into what went into this 11 piece Sleep Essentials set. In addition to the base 3 piece crib... bedding set (quilt, dust ruffle, and fitted sheet), they included an extra coordinating sheet (so you are ready for those... read more
The Peanut Shell put a lot of thought into what went into this 20 piece Nursery Essentials set. In addition to the base 3 piece cr...ib bedding set (quilt, dust ruffle, and fitted sheet), they included: a waterproof mattress pad (to protect your mattress... read more
The Peanut Shell Cloud Cover Essentials 11 Piece Crib Bedding Set The Cloud Cover Essentials 11 Piece Crib Bedding Set features a ...complete bedding set of a quilt, 2 coordinating fitted crib sheets, dust ruffle and a mattress protector. Also includes a... read more