Creating a baby registry can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you are a first-time parent. How do you shop for someone you haven’t met yet? How many bottles do you really need? The options can seem endless for every category from bibs to strollers and bath time to bedtime. Fortunately, we’ve been there before as well as many other parents and experts. Follow these 5 tips creating your baby registry:read more ►
Mothers become moms the moment they find out they are pregnant. Fathers, on the other hand, have to find creative ways to be part of the pregnancy process.
You can connect with your partner’s experience through supporting her along the way. Hint: this does not include gaining sympathy weight by indulging in her cravings. Instead, focus on becoming an active participant by lightening the load as she grows. Remember, your wife is performing double duty as her body works overtime. The less stress she is under, the better…for the baby and for you.
We’ve come up with 10 ways for you to support the mother during pregnancy.
When your baby decides he or she is ready to arrive, you won’t be able to think of what you need to pack for your delivery and hospital stay in that moment of excitement. Make sure you are prepared for your baby’s arrival in advance. Prepare your hospital bag when you are 34 weeks pregnant. Print out this hospital checklist as a guide when packing for you, your significant other and newborn baby. Follow this list so your hospital bag is ready whenever you need it.read more ►
1. Bellyband. This stretch of fabric will come in handy during the in-between stages of pregnancy — when your regular pants have the potential to still fit if you could just zip them up. It helps prolong purchasing maternity clothes and lets you continue to wear your pre-maternity pants for a while. Although, once you put on a pair of maternity shorts, you probably won’t want to go back again. Here is one bellyband maternity option available at Target.read more ►
It’s a challenge to be pregnant during any season, but summer is considered one of the most brutal. When you are in your third trimester of pregnancy and it’s sweltering outside, all you’ll want to do is retreat to an air-conditioned location. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you stay cool and comfortable while pregnant during the summer months.read more ►