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67 Best Christmas Gift Ideas For Baby (2021) + BONUS
Are you wondering how to choose a gift for 6-month-old baby first Christmas or a 3-year-old toddler that would please the child and parents? My list includes the best gift ideas for Christmas – that won’t cost you an arm and a leg! 🙂 The list has been recently updated for 2021!

Christmas Gifts For New Moms From Husbands – Gift Guide [2021]
If you’d like to surprise your wife with a Christmas present, here you’ll find some great push present ideas. I picked useful gifts for new moms that she will definitely use.

Best After Christmas Baby Sales 2021 – Save Big With Post-Holiday Baby Deals!
Here you’ll find the best Christmas and after Christmas sales for baby items. My list includes biggest discounts and best deals that you can find during the post-holiday sales.

2021 Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Baby Stuff (Strollers, Carriers, Toys & More!)
Best promotions and discounts for baby strollers, carriers, toys, accessories and many more! Check my list of top Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in 2021. You’ll find here Black Friday deals for UPPAbaby, Cybex, Nuna, Ergobaby, Solly Baby and more!

Should You Buy A Travel System Or Separate Car Seat And Stroller?
Lots of new parents wonder if it’s better to get a travel system as a set of matching car seat and stroller or get both pieces of baby gear separately. Which solution gives you better quality? Which one is more pocket-friendly?

Learning Through Play – The Importance Of Play In Child’s Healthy Development
In this article I’m focusing on educational activities that are both entertaining and helpful in supporting child’s development – especially their fine motor and gross motor skills, cognitive skills (logical thinking, problem-solving), as well as imagination, creativity and social skills.

Stroller vs Baby Carrier – Should You Get Both Or Pick One? (Pros & Cons)
There are multiple situations when using a child carrier is more beneficial, however in some cases pushing a stroller is more convenient than babywearing. So should you buy both or pick one (and which one)? In my article I focused on whether a baby stroller or baby carrier is more useful for travel and daily walks.

Tummy Time – What Is It & What Are Its Benefits For Baby’s Development?
How to do tummy time and when it is the right time to start it? Read more about its benefits and how to make it more enjoyable for your little one.

Eco-Friendly Parenting: How To Choose Best Non-Toxic & Organic Baby Products
Find out what is the best organic baby play gym and playmat, and how to choose baby clothes made of non-toxic fabrics. Being eco-conscious parent and choosing organic, non-toxic products is safer choice for your baby and for our planet!

Flying With Baby – Advice, Tips & Tricks For First Travel With Baby
Here you can find my recommendations for your first flight with a baby: what to keep in mind and how to prepare for this trip. Find out which is more convenient for traveling with infant: stroller or baby carrier.

Side-by-side Double Stroller vs Tandem Double Stroller – Tips By Mom Of Twins
What stroller type is better for two babies: side by side or tandem? Find out what are the benefits and disadvantages of both types and choose a model that suits your style!

Which Items For Newborn Twins Are Really Useful & Necessary?
Which gadgets are truly “must-have” and will make your life easier and which products you can skip? Having twins don’t mean that you have to buy twice as much baby gear and spend a fortune!

Solly vs Moby – Which Baby Wrap Is Best?
If you’re still hesitating between Solly Baby Wrap vs Moby Wrap, this comparison will make your decision easier. Find out which baby wrap is more comfortable and safe for a newborn, and which one is easier to tie.

Boba Wrap vs Baby K’tan Carrier – Which One Is Better?
Detailed comparison of two most popular baby wrap carriers. Which one is better and which one is easier to use for babywearing beginner? This article will give you the answers and help you to decide which wrap is best for you and your baby.

Solly vs Boba – Ultimate Comparison Of Two Best Baby Wraps
It’s time to make the final decision: Solly Baby or Boba? Which of these two baby wraps is actually the best? In my detailed comparison I checked features like: ease of use, breathability, storage, weight limit, color options and of course – difference in price.

Moby vs. Boba – Which Baby Wrap Should You Get?
Lots of parents wonder if Moby and Boba are the same. I compared these two baby wraps to find out which one works better, which one is easier to use and more breathable.

Solly Baby Wrap vs WildBird Ring Sling – Which One Is Best?
If you’re debating between Solly wrap and Wild Bird sling, you need to read my detailed comparison. Find out which one is best for newborn baby and which one can be used for older and heavier kids.

Solly Baby Wrap vs Beluga Baby Wrap – Which Lightweight Wrap Is Best?
If you’re looking for the most breathable and lightest baby wrap, you’re probably hesitating between Solly vs Beluga. Read my comparison and find out which baby wrap is best for your little one.

Solly Baby Wrap vs Ergobaby Aura Wrap – Which One Should You Get?
Is Solly Wrap splurge-worthy, or should you rather go for medium-priced Ergobaby Aura Wrap? Read my comparison and learn which baby wrap will be most comfortable for you and your little bundle of joy.

How To Nurse In Solly Wrap – Tips For Breastfeeding Mothers
Here I’m sharing my tips for breastfeeding in Solly Baby Wrap. If you want to combine nursing and babywearing, first you need to feel comfortable doing these things separately. Practice and master these two skills before starting nursing in a baby wrap.

Solly Baby Washing Instructions – How To Wash Baby Wrap?
Are you unsure how to wash and dry your Solly Wrap to avoid shrinking and tears? You’re worried that hanging it to dry will make the fabric sagging? You’re not sure if you can tumble dry it? You’ll find all answers in this article.

Solly Baby Wrap vs Lillebaby DragonFly Wrap
Is the pre-tied wrap by Lillebaby better than Solly Baby? Read my detailed comparison and find out which wrap is easier to put on and more comfy, and which one is more breathable and better for summer.

Lillebaby Airflow vs All Seasons – Which Baby Carrier Is Better?
Let’s compare two versions of Lillebaby Complete carrier: Airflow vs All Seasons. Which of these two is better? What are the major differences between Lillebaby Airflow and All Seasons? Read my review and comparison.

Ergo 360 Vs. Original – Which Ergobaby Carrier Should You Choose?
This is my comparison of Ergobaby’s first carrier and the upgraded version: Ergobaby Original vs. Ergobaby 360. The newer carrier has additional outward facing position. Is the upgrade worth extra money?

Baby K-Tan Breeze Vs. Active – Which One’s Best?
Baby Ktan Wraps come in a few types, including the Breeze and the Active. The former one is made from breathable mesh, the latter one is designed from moisture wicking material – perfect for sporty parents. Check my comparison to see which one is actually better.

Perifit Vs. Elvie – Which Pelvic Floor Toner Is Best?
This article compares two popular pelvic floor trainers: Perifit versus Elvie. Getting the best pelvic floor exercises can help with problems like urinary incontinence after childbirth or feeling pain during sex. Strengthening pelvic floor muscles is important for every mom’s physical and mental health.

Bassinet Vs. Mini Crib Vs. Full Size Crib – Which One Do You Actually Need?
Are you hesitating which option will provide the safest and most comfortable sleeping space for your baby? Here you will find a comprehensive comparison that will help you decide between bassinet, mini crib and standard crib.

How Long Do Babies Sleep In Bassinet
Lot’s of parents wonder how long will their baby be able to sleep in a bassinet and if it’s even worth the money. Moms who already own a bassinet are sometimes unsure when to stop using it and when it’s the right time for a transition to a crib. You’ll find answers to these question in my article.

How To Make Pack N Play More Comfortable
Lots of parents worry that pack and play mattress is not comfortable enough for baby to sleep on, because it’s too thin and firm. Find out how to make your pack n play more comfortable for sleeping, without compromising your little one’s safety.

How To Dry Baby Clothes (Fast & Without Shrinking) – Mom’s Best Hacks
High temperature makes baby clothes to shrink. What is the best way to dry baby clothes? And what if you don’t have time to air dry them?!

How To Grocery Shop With A Baby
Going to grocery store with a small baby can be difficult, especially for first-time parents. Here you will find my best tips for making the shopping trip easier and safe for the child.

Baby Chewing On Crib – How To Stop It?
Lots of teething babies start to chew on their cribs which makes parents concerned about their safety. Is the crib pain toxic? What to do when baby eats paint off crib? Here’s everything you need to know about crib chewing and how to stop your baby from chewing on crib rails.

Baby swing vs baby rocker vs baby bouncer – Which one is best for your baby?
In this article you will find out what are the differences between baby swings, rockers and bouncers. Each of these devices has its own benefits and drawbacks. Choose the right one for your baby!

Do you need a carrier for your toddler?
Is there a good carrier for a 30-pound child? What are the benefits of using toddler carrier? When should you stop babywearing? My article will give you answers to these and many more questions.

Hello Bello vs. Honest – Which Diapers Are Safer & Which Subscription Is Better?
In this article I compared two celebrity brands: Hello Bello vs Honest Co. I tested their baby line products and in this article you can read my thoughts on their diapers subscription, wipes, bubble bath and more.

How To Keep Baby Cool In Stroller – Mommy Advice
Summer around the corner but you’re not sure which temperature is safe to take your baby outside? Read my tips how to prepare to summer strollers and how to keep baby cool during heat.

Training Wheels vs Balanced Bike vs Tricycle Stroller – Which One Is Best For A Toddler?
Are you wondering what is the best, easiest and safest way to teach your child to ride a bike? Is a balance bike better choice than a pedal bike with training wheels? Or maybe it’s best to invest in a tricycle stroller combo? Check our detailed comparison!

Big kid stroller – what is it and why would parents need it?
Are you looking for a stroller for 60-pound child? Your 5-year-old still like to ride in a stroller sometimes? Or maybe you have a big child with medical conditions and you need a stroller that will serve you longer than a regular model? Don’t worry – this article will give you all information you may need about big kid strollers.

BLW – How To Start Baby Led Weaning | Everything You Need To Know About BLW
This is the ultimate BLW guide. Here you will find information for starting baby-led weaning, first foods, benefits of BLW, and some safety tips.

Baby Led Weaning (BLW) Foods By Age & BLW First Foods
If you want to start BLW, but you’re unsure which foods you can offer to your baby, check out my guidelines for baby-led weaning foods by age. Find out what vegetables and fruits are good as first foods and what you should avoid to limit the choking hazard.

Stokke Steps vs. Tripp Trapp – Review & Comparison of Stokke High Chairs
Comparison of two high-end and extremely popular high chairs: Stokke Tripp Trapp vs. Steps. Find out which one is better option for weaning and which one is easier to clean after messy meals. I compared both highchairs and although they have similar adjustments, one of them is a better long-term investment.

Diaper Genie Vs. Munchkin Step – What Is The Best Diaper Pail?
In this article I’m comparing two popular diaper pails: Playtex Diaper Genie versus Munchkin Step. Find out which one works better for locking the odor in, which one has higher capacity and which one is more cost-effective option for disposing poopy diapers.

Diaper Genie vs. Ubbi – Which Diaper Pail Is Better?
Is the Diaper Genie or Ubbi the best diaper pail? Genie is made of plastic, while Ubbi is a steel diaper pail. Check out my comparison and find out which of these two works better for keeping bad smell away from the nursery.

Are Biodegradable Diapers Really Biodegradable?
A few words on disposable diapers are their biodegradability. In this post you’ll find out how to pick the most eco-friendly diapers for your little one.

Elvie Curve vs Haakaa Silicone Pump – Which One Works Better For Collecting Milk During Nursing Session?
If you’re a breastfeeding mama and don’t want to waste the milk leaking out from your other breast while you’re nursing, milk collector will be a game charger for you. I compared two most popular ones: Elvie Curve and Haakaa. Find out which one is truly hands-free and spill-free, and which one may hurt your nipples.

How Should I Dress While Breastfeeding? – Best Nursing Clothing For Moms
Are nursing clothes must-have or can you just wear regular bras and tank tops while breastfeeding? In this article you’ll find out what are the types of nursing clothing and their benefits.

Choosing The Perfect Baby Carrier For Stress-Free Holiday Travels
Using a baby carrier for air travel can make the whole trip a lot easier. Find out which Lillebaby carriers are best for holidays with children. By the way, you can babywear with a newborn and toddler!

5 Tips For Breastfeeding In Your Lillebaby Baby Carrier
There are a few things that you can do to make breastfeeding in Lillebaby carrier easier for you and more comfortable for your baby. In this article you’ll find out how to adjust the Lillebaby Complete baby carrier for breastfeeding and then re-position the baby once the nursing is done.

When Should Babies Hold Their Own Bottles?
Are you curious when will your baby be able to hold the bottle? There are couple of things that you can do to encourage your little one, but also dangerous mistakes like bottle propping, that you should always avoid!

Why Are Bottles Bad for Toddlers’ Teeth? – Weaning Baby Of A Bottle
When and how to start weaning the baby from bottle? How to make this process easier for the child? AAP recommend to say goodbye to bottle around 12-18 months. Otherwise there may be unpleasant consequences like tooth decay.

How To Get Baby Poop Out Of Clothes – Tips For Removing Tough Baby Stains
Removing those pesky baby stains may be challenging but there are so proven methods to get rid of them! Find out how to remove poop, pee and spit-up stain from your baby’s clothes.

3 Wheel vs 4 Wheel Stroller – Which One Is Better?
Some parents prefer four wheel strollers and say that 3 wheels make the stroller unstable. Other love three-wheelers for their maneuverability and one-hand steering. I compared both types and made final assessment on whether a 3-wheel or 4-wheel stroller is better.

Stroller Maintenance & Cleaning – How To Keep Your Stroller In Good Condition
There are a few simple tricks that will help you to keep your stroller in good conditions. If you will properly take care of it, it will serve you for years!

Using Willow Pump With Milk Bags vs Milk Containers – What’s Best For You?
In this article I compared the use of Willow Pump with milk bags and milk containers. Find out which solution is more convenient and cheaper!

How To Use Willow Pump – Tips & Hacks Tested By Moms
Are you experiencing any problems while using Willow Pump? Or maybe you’re still hesitating whether to buy it? In this article you’ll find answers to all questions you might have about this wearable pump: how to choose flanges size, how to use and clean the pump, how to use the milk bags and containers, and many more!

Exclusively Pumping With Willow Pump
Some moms need to or decide to pump exclusively and wonder which breast pump is best for this task. Find out what are the benefits and downsides of using Willow 3.0 Pump for EPing.

How Does Willow 3 Differ From Previous Generations & Why It’s My Favorite Pump
Lots of moms wonder whether the newest Willow Generation 3.0 is better than previous versions. In this comparison I’ll show you all improvements made for Willow 3, including softer and more gentle suction!

Lillebaby Complete All Seasons Review
In-depth review of Lille All Seasons carrier. This baby carrier is versatile and suitable for 4 seasons which makes it a great investment.

New Strollers Coming Out In 2021 – First Preview
Here’s latest info on new strollers coming out in 2021. In this article you will read about new 2021 UPPAbaby VISTA V2, Nuna Demi Grow 2021, Nuna Tavo Next 2021, Thule Urban Glide 2 2021 and many more!

New Strollers Coming Out In 2020 – First Sneak Peek
2020 is around the corner and I’m super excited about the new and upgraded strollers that are going to hit the market. Check which strollers are worth waiting for!

New Strollers For 2019 – Quick Preview Of Strollers Coming Out Soon
Here is my list of new strollers that hit the market in 2019. Find out what top baby brands have prepared for parents this year and which buggies are worth waiting for.

What is the best lightweight stroller for travel with baby?
If you’re going on a trip (by plane or by car) with your baby, you should read this article. Having good and portable lightweight stroller may be a game changer. There are buggies that you can even take as carry on!

Physical Activity In Postpartum Women: Benefits, Risks & Contraindications
Are you considering getting back to exercising after giving birth? Remember – safety first. Find out when can you start working out and what are the warning signs that your body is not ready yet, and what are the benefits of physical activity in postpartum.

Reading To Baby – Benefits For Baby And Parents (+Tips)
According to American Academy of Pediatrics reading to baby has a lot of positive effects on baby’s development. You can start reading to your baby from day one! How to do it? Read my article for some useful tips.

Living In A Small House With A Baby – Tips For First Time Parents
Having a baby doesn’t mean that you need to move into a bigger house. With my space-saving tips, you will learn how to prepare your studio apartment for your baby arrival.

All You Need To Know Before You Start Running With Special Needs Child
In this article I talk about running with special needs child – how to start, what equipment is needed and what are the benefits.

Baby Christmas Outfits – Where To Get The Cutest Baby Boutique Xmas Clothes?
Celebrate this festive season with these cute and adorable Christmas outfits for children. Choose matching baby and toddler pajamas, get a Santa costume for your little one or elegant Christmas dress for your baby girl.

Christmas Activities For Children & Parents: Best Ways To Get Into The Festive Spirit
I picked 25 funny activities for the whole family to get everyone into the festive spirit. Make waiting for the Christmas even more exciting: create personalized Xmas cards together, go for a Christmas lights tours in your town, do some paper crafts or handprint ornament for your tree.

Nutrition for toddlers. What can 1-year-old child eat?
Are you wondering what type of food you can include to your toddler diet? In this article I talk about products that 1-year-old can and can’t eat.

10 Baby Products Parents CAN Live Without
Is a high chair and wipe warmer really a must-have for first time parents? What items of baby gear you should skip and save you money on?

How to choose the right baby stroller – Buying guide
Most comprehensive and detailed stroller buying guide you will ever find! Find out what types of stroller are currently on the market and pick the right one for you and your little one.

Buying the first stroller – TOP 8 advices
Are you expecting your first baby and wondering what features your stroller should have? Read this article and avoid first-time parents common mistakes.

Strollers Comparison:

Bugaboo Cameleon3 Plus vs UPPAbaby VISTA V2 – Which One Is For You?
In this article I compared Bugaboo famous Cameleon 3 stroller and the newest version of UPPAbaby VISTA – V2. Which of these two luxurious strollers is better?

Nuna MIXX vs UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 – Detailed Comparison
It turns out that Nuna MIXX and UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 have a lot in common. But which of these two convertible strollers is more comfortable and rides more smoothly? Find out in my comparison.

Nuna MIXX vs UPPAbaby VISTA V2 – Are They Worth The Money?
VISTA V2 is a stroller that expands from a single to a double, while MIXX works only for one child. Which stroller will be better for your needs? Check my comparison of Nuna MIXX vs VISTA V2.

UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 vs Bugaboo Bee5 – Comparison of Luxury Strollers
Is UPPAbaby CRUZ better than Bugaboo Bee? One thing is for sure – CRUZ V2 has larger wheels that make it suitable for more terrains, while Bee5 is much lighter. Which stroller suits you better?

UPPAbaby VISTA vs City Select – Which One Is Better?
VISTA and City Select are expandable strollers that work great for growing family. If you plan on having second child shortly after the first one, expandable stroller is a fantastic choice. Which one is best: UPPAbaby VISTA or Baby Jogger City Select?

Scientific Research:

Hip Dysplasia In Newborns And Infants – Everything You Need To Know From Diagnosis To Treatment & Prevention
In this article I present the risk factors of hip dysplasia, revealed by many scientific studies. What is the relation between swaddling, babywearing and hip dysplasia? Can parents prevent their babies from this condition?

The Role Of Father Involvement During Pregnancy And Childbirth
Find out why father’s involvement in pregnancy and childbirth is important and what are the benefits of his support. There have been some interesting studies on this topic conducted recently.

Postpartum Depression – Risk Factors, Symptoms & Effects (Overview Of Recent Studies)
There are lots of new studies on postpartum depression and its effects on mother and baby. See the newest findings and find out how postpartum depression differs from baby blues.

Autism vs Asperger Syndrome – Differences In Children’s Behavior & Functioning
In this article I focus on autistic disorder and Asperger syndrome. How do they differ in symptoms and how they affect child’s behavior? What are the early signs of autism?

Smoking During Pregnancy – Short-Term & Long-Term Effects
Effects of smoking during pregnancy are a very popular topic for scientific studies. The results are clear: it causes numerous health problems, both for the child and the mother.

Singing To Baby – How Does It Affect The Relationship Between Mother And Baby?
It turns out that singing to baby has a lot of positive effects – not only for baby’s cognitive skills, but also for baby-mother relationship. See the current studies outcomes.

Keeping Mother And Baby Together After Childbirth – Positive Effects Of Skin-To-Skin Contact
Uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby right after childbirth is recommended by WHO and UNICEF. How does it affect mom and baby health? Are there any contraindications?

Is The Firstborn Always Jealous Of The New Baby?
Arrival of the new baby changes the firstborn world. Read what psychological studies say about firstborn reaction to sibling and learn how to deal with child’s jealousy.

Mommy-Baby Bond: Building Attachment Through Oxytocin and Dopamine
Did you know that oxytocin is called “the cuddle hormone” and that it stimulates dopamine? Find out what is the relationship between oxytocin and dopamine and how they both affect mother-baby bonding.

C-Section – What Are The Benefits & Risks For Mother And Baby?
Find out what is the good and bad side of cesarean section – according to scientists and current research! Is C-section a better method of delivery than a vaginal birth?

Pregnancy & Disorders: Influence Of Obesity And Diabetes On You And Your Baby
Obesity and diabetes (both before and during the pregnancy) may have a big influence on the new mom’s and her newborn baby’s health. See the results of new research.

About Me - Zooey BarnettHello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: almost 5-year-old Haley and 2-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger.

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