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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Should You Postpone Your Child’s Well Visit During the Pandemic?

Should You Postpone Your Child’s Well Visit During the Pandemic?

Photo: ShutterstockRecently, my son turned one year old, and with this milestone, he was due for his 12-month wellness visit. Or—wait—was he? I thought navigating appropriate finger foods for my son was tricky, then the world threw me a pandemic curveball. I wondered if the stay-at-home order in my state of Indiana, and the necessary…
Document Your Baby’s First Year of Life With ‘1 Second Everyday’

Document Your Baby’s First Year of Life With ‘1 Second Everyday’

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Photo: ShutterstockYes, it’s cliché to exclaim that kids “grow up so fast!” But it’s become a cliché because it’s true. Especially when it comes to babies, the developmental changes children undergo from birth to one year old are staggering and can seem to happen miraculously overnight, even though you just spent the whole year staring…
Store Your Breast Pump Parts in the Fridge Between Sessions

Store Your Breast Pump Parts in the Fridge Between Sessions

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Photo: ShutterstockThere are a lot of logistics involved in breastfeeding and pumping. You need time, you need space, you need equipment. Sometimes, after a pumping session, you just don’t feel like cleaning all those parts again. And sometimes, you don’t have the time because you’ve got a meeting that’s starting in three minutes or someone…
The Best Place to Store Bibs

The Best Place to Store Bibs

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Photo: ShutterstockMealtime with a toddler is crazy enough as it is. There’s the hunger meltdown, there’s the mess, there might even be an overall dissatisfaction with being confined to the high chair while they eat. And where the hell are all the bibs? You don’t need to be rummaging through kitchen drawers for a clean…
Ask for the Gifts You Really Need When You’re Expecting

Ask for the Gifts You Really Need When You’re Expecting

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A baby really only needs so many onesies. It’s nice to have a few different receiving blankets; but twelve blankets is overkill. Babies outgrow so much of what is bought for them before they’ve worn it or used it enough to even make it look secondhand. But you know what never goes to waste? Time.…
For HIV-Positive Babies, New Evidence Favors Starting Drug Treatment Just After Birth

For HIV-Positive Babies, New Evidence Favors Starting Drug Treatment Just After...

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Babies in their cribs at Lambano Sanctuary, a hospice for orphaned children with HIV in Gauteng, South Africa. Andrew Aitchison/Pictures Ltd./Corbis/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Aitchison/Pictures Ltd./Corbis/Getty Images Babies in their cribs at Lambano Sanctuary, a hospice for orphaned children with HIV in Gauteng, South Africa. Andrew Aitchison/Pictures Ltd./Corbis/Getty Images Every day, as…
Ancient Infants Consumed Animal Milk From Bottles

Ancient Infants Consumed Animal Milk From Bottles

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A selection of small feeding vessels dating back to the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age. Researchers now say vessels like these were used as prehistoric baby bottles. Katharina Rebay-Salisbury hide caption toggle caption Katharina Rebay-Salisbury A selection of small feeding vessels dating back to the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age. Researchers…
What You Need to Do If Somebody ‘Takes’ Your Infant Call

What You Need to Do If Somebody ‘Takes’ Your Infant Call

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Photo: Shutterstock Jerk WeekHow do you detoxify your timeline? Deal with the boor hogging the squat rack at the gym? Tell a stranger on a plane that no, you won't swap seats with them? It's Jerk Week, and we've got everything you need to handle the rudest people in life—and advice for what to do…
Blue whales have the most significant children worldwide. Here’s how other animal children compare in size.

Blue whales have the most significant children worldwide. Here’s how other...

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Following is a transcript of the video. Imagine giving birth to a 1360 kg baby. That's practically the weight of a small car. But it's the typical size of a newborn blue whale. The biggest baby in the animal kingdom. When they nurse, calves put on 90 kg. Every. Single. Day. Thanks to their mom's…
Make Frozen Teethers With Child Food Pouches

Make Frozen Teethers With Child Food Pouches

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Photo: Michelle Woo We are at a stage with our infant son where every unexplained expression of discontentment is met with the question: “Do you think he’s teething?” Right now, it’s likely that he is. He’s drooly and a little fussy, and whenever I let him feel the “cold” of a canned beverage straight out…

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