How to Get Sleep When You Have a Brand-new Infant

How to Get Sleep When You Have a Brand-new Infant

You may be having one of two responses to that headline. One, a burst of laughter at the mere folly of trying to help parents of newborns sleep. Or, two, a desperate, fragile hope that this article will come to your rescue in a sleep-deprived, hazy, hard time. Both are understandable, but the truth is…
Our All-Time Favorite Baby Hacks

Our All-Time Favorite Baby Hacks

A tired and overwhelmed (new) parent recently asked me for help: Rather than searching through all of Offspring’s content to find the hacks he needed most—newborn, newborn and more newborn—could I do it for him? Since I don’t have a newborn, and therefore am sleeping on a regular schedule that allows me to function at…
When Will You Really Deliver?

When Will You Really Deliver?

Photo: Lauren Bates (Getty Images) In birth month clubs, a modern phenomenon in which pregnant strangers convene in online groups based on the month of their due dates, something always happens. After nearly a year of commiserating through posts about baby name quandaries and clueless partners and weird shit that happens to your body, you’ll…
How to Secure Free Things for Your New Infant from Target and Amazon

How to Secure Free Things for Your New Infant from Target...

Photo: Target When you’re expecting a child, you can snag a lot of free stuff from companies that want to make your baby an [insert brand name here] baby. Diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, onesies, and even children’s books. Hey, go with it. Target and Amazon offer two of the most impressive new-parent swag collections I’ve…
Speak with Your New Child the Method You ‘d Speak With Your Older Kids

Speak with Your New Child the Method You ‘d Speak With...

Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts (Getty Images) As I prepare for life with a new baby, I’ve been hearing a lot of advice on how to help my five-year-old daughter Maggie transition into her role of a big sister, a title she’s not entirely thrilled about. “Read her some big sibling books,” people say. (Done.) “Let…
Provide This ‘Taking A Trip Tote Bag’ to the Parents-to-Be in Your Life

Provide This ‘Taking A Trip Tote Bag’ to the Parents-to-Be in...

Photo: My friend Joy New parenthood is an isolating experience. You’re not simply adding a new piece to the puzzle of your life—instead, it feels like this tiny person has shaken up all the existing pieces that you had spent decades fitting together, and now you must start again from scratch. You’re tired, lost and…
The Simplest Method to Tidy Child Bottles, Inning Accordance With Our Cleansing Professional

The Simplest Method to Tidy Child Bottles, Inning Accordance With Our...

Photo: Warut Chinsai (Shutterstock) Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Her flagship column, “Ask a Clean Person,” debuted in 2011. Here on Offspring, we’ve launched a new iteration of it,…
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