The Levana Alexa Video Monitor ~ Do More Knowing Your Child Is Safe (+GIVEAWAY!)

I bought a video monitor about 8 years ago when my first child was born.  It had very limited features and the battery slowly died, so even though my children aren’t babies any more, I was thrilled to use the Alexa™ 5” LCD Video Baby Monitor to keep an eye on my kids.  What a fabulous product with […]

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Tips for When You Have a New Baby and a Toddler

Going from one child to two – or more – is a big transition.  It is not only a big change for parents, but for kids too.  I remember when my second was born and my husband was juggling school and a career, so I was on my own a lot.  It was a challenge […]

Laboos Bamboo Dining Sets for Kids

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We try to live as eco-friendly as possible, which for us means being environmentally friendly and also choosing safe, natural products for our family.  I have loved bamboo for a long time, so when I saw the Laboos bamboo dishes, I immediately […]

Practical Shower Gifts Every Parent Will Love

    Practical baby shower gifts are always a good idea. Something for the shelf can be cute and nice, but give something practical and it will definitely be used. Here are some great ideas for the next shower you have to attend. Diapers and Wipes There are loads of useful baby gifts, including bibs, […]

AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Products ~ Soothing Relief for the Whole Family

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® Eczema Therapy. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” My daughter has been suffering from eczema since she was a baby.  Even though my daughter is 6 now, and her eczema seems to have improved […]

Help Toddlers Bond With Each Other With Fun Toys!

The sight of children playing happily in the streets and parks sadly seems to be a long gone occurrence today. What was once one of the most exciting chances to play for our toddlers has quickly become the source of tantrums and grumpy outbursts. Children are opting for indoor play from increasingly younger ages, being lured away […]

Baby Probiotics from Mommy’s Bliss

    This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Probiotics are very important to me, but it can be tough to find the right probiotics for the whole family.  Mommy’s Bliss makes it easy, with probiotic drops that are formulated for babies. Mommy’s Bliss© Baby Probiotic Drops contain the […]

How To Be An Amazing Friend When Your BFF Has a Baby

  You and your best friend have been through so much together; new boyfriends, new jobs, new homes and now they have a new baby. There will be a lot of changes in your BFF’s life, a lot to learn and get used to, which can be equally scary for them as it is exciting. […]

Snugg Organic Toddler Pillow

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. For years I have thought about getting my kids a small pillow, and somehow I just never got around to it.  But my kids love pillows, and sure enough, my daughter was elated when the Snugg Organic Toddler Pillow arrived.  She […]

Captain SillyPants Baby and Toddler Blankets

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I remember having my first baby and the excitement of picking out lots of things for my new baby.  One of my favorites was sweet baby blankets, many of which are still keepsakes.  Baby blankets are one of those things you and […]

EverydayHappy ~ Natural Products for Your Home and Family

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. It is very important to me to keep my home free of chemicals, and to use natural, safe products.  I am a label reader and I am always surprised just how many chemicals there are in products, even ones that are […]

Tutti Bimbi Baby Food Freezer Tray

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. When I had my first baby, I knew I wanted to make my own homemade baby food.  Making baby food is a great way to know exactly what your baby is eating and make some really great healthy, nutritious foods.  This […]

Tips for Exclusive Pumping for your Baby

  With my first baby, I pumped for about six months, and with my second baby, I pumped for nearly sixteen months.  I thought I would write this blog post to share my experience and to encourage you to utilize pumping in any way it makes your life easier! My first delivery was very rough.  […]

Avishi Organics Intensive Baby Balm

  This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My daughter has suffered from eczema since she was a baby.  As an infant, she would scratch endlessly, and I would put little baby mittens on her to try to prevent her from scratching herself.  However she was still miserable, and […]

Luxury Gifts for The Baby Who Has Everything

  The announcement of a new royal baby has got us thinking. Bringing a child into the world is something worth celebrating. And celebrating in style. Whether you’re the proud parents, a relative or a family friend – and you’ve got a big budget, mind – these gifts are some of the most luxurious we […]

Nursing a Fussy Baby?

  If you are nursing a new baby and find that he or she is really fussy, consider what you are eating.  What you eat has a huge impact on your baby.  Some babies tolerate anything you eat and have no problems.  Others really struggle, and what you eat makes their tummies hurt.  Let me […]

Dealing with Physiological Changes During Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an incredible event on so many levels, not the least of which being the changes that occur to the female body during this nine month process. During pregnancy, a woman’s body effectively becomes an incubator for the fetus. The fetus’ very survival is dependent on the health of the mother and everything […]

Torticollis: The Baby in the Little Blue Helmet

  “It’s just a flat spot, it’s totally normal, especially given the size of the babies,” the pediatrician assured me at Brandon’s 1 month checkup. Brandon was my “small” twin at 7lbs 14oz and he had laid, head down, under his 9lb 15oz sister for 9 months.  I could imagine it was cramped considering I’m […]

Using Baby Walkers Safely – Tips and Guidelines

There are many infant “entertainers” out on the market today – from stationary activity centers and exersaucers to jumpers, bouncers, walkers and walk behinds, it can be a tough decision to discern which one(s) are best suited for your family’s needs, especially with any of the negative press that some of them receive.  For those […]

Top Tips for Coping with a Newborn and a Toddler

Dealing with a newborn alongside a toddler is a challenging old business. It’s also the most rewarding experience I have ever been through and I wouldn’t change one aspect of my life. Apart from I’d really like some of those Ugg slippers. Before we welcomed our first baby, I had no idea how much I […]

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the Prenatal Vitamin

“I’ve delivered literally thousands of babies over the past 30+ years,” says a smiling Dr. Doug Odom, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist in Jackson, Mississippi. “And I’ve talked with expectant mothers about the importance of good nutrition ever since I started practicing. But it wasn’t until Juice Plus+® came along that I felt really comfortable […]

Foods for Infants to Avoid

When it comes to feeding a baby, some of us get a little nervous, and for a good reason!  There have been so many do’s and don’t’s, revisions and differing opinions on when to introduce certain solids and common allergens over the years, that it’s hard to keep up.  So what foods pose allergy risks […]

Only the Necessities! (Baby Items Checklist)

Excitement, anticipation and joy are some of the emotions you feel when you are expecting a baby. You wait and wait to meet your new little bundle of joy, but as your due date approaches, the responsibility of it all can be  daunting. Especially when you are trying to figure out what you need to […]

5 Things to Consider When Choosing YOUR Perfect Carrier

by Michal Chesal, President of Baby K’tan Before I developed the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier, I was faced with so few options on the market for baby carriers. Today, the options are almost limitless. With such a wide variety of carriers on the market, including wraps, structured carriers, unstructured or Asian-style carriers such as the […]

9 Most Common Childhood Diseases

Having a baby is an adventure in medical care. You are learning which bugs are harmless and which ones are more serious. You can rest assured that most colds and bugs your child gets are normal and relatively harmless. They just make your baby miserable. It becomes a trial by fire but you don’t have […]

Attachment Parenting: A Close Bond from the Start

  New parents are always receiving advice, some of it is valuable and some of it is completely out there. Sometimes we need it, but sometimes it is unsolicited.  With all the advice, suggestions and methods of parenting, it might be confusing for a new parent to decide what kind of relationship they want with […]

2012: A Diagnosis and a Year of Change

2011 came and went faster than I could blink an eye, with the dawn of many new and great adventures that God presented to us. I wanted to start off this New Year talking about a very serious health problem that I have been dealing with and felt that sharing my experience would help other […]

Babies, Babies, Babies! (Looking Back at 2011)

 This year we were thankful for the babies born in 2011.  Just look at all these adorable faces!          A BIG congrats to 8 of our ANOM writers, (in order) Heather, Keleigh, Melanie, Sarah, Lindsey, Melissa, Valerie and Maria, in the birth of their beautiful babies this year!  (You can read a few of their […]

The Natural Birth – Tips, Cliff’s Notes, Sample Birth Plan and more!

With the impending birth of our third child in a few very short weeks, I have been giving some thought to writing down some tips that helped me with the natural birth of our second child after having had a medicated one previously. Natural birth.  I know these can be scary words, especially the way that […]

Baby Goes Vintage

By Amy Levin-Epstein for Green Goes Simple Babies are cute, but — I’m sorry to say — they’re hardly green. These tiny little humans need a whole lot of stuff! “Between the diapers and the plastic bottles, and the packaging it all comes in, there is a lot of waste,” says green parenting expert Dr. […]