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This will be my third trip to Labor and Delivery and I've learned a ton about what to bring to the hospital since having my first baby! I seriously brought pre-pregnancy jeans to wear home the first time.... nothing hurts your new mom ego like trying to fit into jeans while looking 6 months pregnant :)

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There are factors of age, height, weight, and parental preference which can sometimes make this a complicated answer...

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Don't compare yourself or your baby with anyone! Seriously! I have seen moms post pictures of their babies "sitting up unsupported" at three months. And I will tell you what: it is a huge, fat lie. First, lady, the baby is propped up in their crib against pillows! Everyone can see that. Secondly, did you give birth to Superman? No. What I am saying is, social media can be awesome for mom support groups...but it can be the devil for comparing. Don't fall into the trap and don't let it bother you if someone else's child reaches a milestone before yours. Chances are they will both be wearing a cap and gown leaving the house in 18 years, and both of you moms will really have something to cry about.

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We all know that installing and using car seats correctly can be overwhelming and challenging. Laws and recommendations are constantly changing and it's almost impossible to stay on top of the latest research and guidelines. Fret no more! We have compiled a list of the TOP 5 MOST COMMON CAR SEAT MISTAKES. We see a LOT of car seats and help a TON of families find the right seat for them. So read our list below (in no particular order), and avoid making these easy to correct mistakes.  #1 Harness Straps are TOO LOOSE We often hear parents ask how...

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I don't know about you, but I LOVE my DockATot, and a lot of my friends have purchased one and praised its name, as well! I understand that it's one of those big baby expenses and requires a bit of research and thought... A mistake many parents make when purchasing the Dock is trying to go straight to the Grand size (9-36 months) rather than the Deluxe (0-9 months) when their little one is not old enough. I realize the importance of saving money, but sadly, and shockingly, the two sizes are actually very different, for very specific and well thought out reasons:  TUMMY TIME The Deluxe is distinctly made...

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