Lip and Tongue Tie Revision Saved Our Breastfeeding Relationship

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This is a guest post by Annie C. Humphrey, a history professor in Burlington who recently gave birth to her first child. After years of dreaming, fertility treatment, and nine months of preparation, my son was born by an natural birth in the hospital. I knew the importance of skin-to-skin contact and initiating breastfeeding as soon as possible, so I helped my son latch on to … [Read more...]

7 Simple LEGO Storage Solutions

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My little guy is just beginning his exploration of Legos, but it is quickly becoming an obsession. I've already stepped on my fair share of Dulpos; enough to force this mama to seek some lego organization solutions STAT!If I can expect to accumulate more and more of these Lego Bricks in the coming years, I better get things under control now. I did a little research and … [Read more...]

10 Best Potty Training Books for Toddlers

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My twins are officially toddlers, which means they are at maximum mess-making stage, maximum tantrum throwing stage, and maximum poop producing age. I am counting down the days until we can start potty training.They seem to be just the slightest bit interested. They point at their diaper and say "Bye-bye" when they wake up in the morning, requesting a diaper change, but … [Read more...]

10 Pregnancy Side Effects No One Likes To Talk About

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Pregnancy isn't always so glamorous. It's not always the perfect picture they paint in the movies, in fact, sometimes some parts of pregnancy are just downright gross. We all know the really common pregnancy symptoms but chances are there might be some side effects you haven't heard of simply because no one talks about them! Here are eight pregnancy symptoms that you might … [Read more...]

Sh*t Kids Say in the Summer (VIDEO)

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We are smack in the middle of the dog days of summer and the kids have been home for weeks on break! If you have school-aged kids, you know that things can get crazy in the summer and you probably end up hearing the same things from them day after day.To give you guys a laugh (it's better to laugh than cry, right?!) we thought it was time for another episode of "Sh*t People … [Read more...]

15 Fun Summer Activities For Kids

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Summer is here and the kids are home from school. It's time to get out and get active! Today we're talking about 15 fun summer activities for you and your kids!Beach it up. There's no better summer activity then hitting the sand and ocean at the beach! Don't forget to pack some sunscreen! Ice activities. Have little ones? Activities with ice are the best way to keep … [Read more...]

7 Reasons I Love Ring Slings For Babywearing

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I've been a babywearing mama for 5 years now and have run the gamut on choices. I've used many brands and styles and still, most days, I reach for my ring slings first. Here's why ...Ring slings are versatile. From newborn to toddler to preschooler, ring slings fit the bill because they're completely adjustable. With a tug of the tail you can snuggle up a baby or hip carry … [Read more...]

Maternity Swimwear for under $50

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With the summer sun blazing, it's time to pull out those swimsuits! For expectant mamas, finding a flattering suit can be quite a feat, especially as your belly grows and your shape changes during those summer months. You have enough upcoming expenses with that little one on the way, so spending an arm and a leg on a maternity swimsuit is not high on your list of … [Read more...]

The Prettiest Nursery Mobiles

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Our little one isn't due until December, but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming up their little corner of slumber perfection! In a corner of our guest room I'm getting a space ready just for our baby and the highlight will be a darling mobile tucked into the corner.Not only are mobiles eye-catching for babies, they can help capture your nursery theme or mood. I love how … [Read more...]

Designed to be Forgotten

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This post brought to you by Quilted Northern. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Baby Gizmo.Our bathroom time is usually something we don't talk about. We go in, we do our business and we move on. It's not usually the topic of dinner conversation. Well, unless you are my 5 year old, then it just might be.The best bathroom experiences are the ones that we … [Read more...]

Beach and Pool Survival Kit!

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The summer sun is shining and its time to hit the beach. Or the pool. Whichever you prefer. But for moms of little ones, a day at the beach can be a giant hassle. We need to work smart, ladies, and take only the essential to survive our sunny summer day.Well, as always, Baby Gizmo's got your back!Here's our beach & pool survival kit for … [Read more...]

To Co Sleep or Not?

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The long heated debate on co-sleeping: everyone has an opinion, everyone wants to do what is best for their baby. Whatever your opinion on the subject, I will start by saying I am a firm believer on to each his own when it comes to this. What works amazingly for some parents and babies may not work at all for others, and that's perfectly okay!I wasn't planning on … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Screen-Free Summer Activity Guide

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With three kids under four, I have to admit, Netflix calls out to me on those hot summer days. Sometimes I just don't have the energy or patience to come up with something new to do or some way to entertain them. Plus, I'd like to encourage imagination and independance through screen-free summer activities that build memories and sibling relationships.If you are like me, … [Read more...]

What It is Really Like: A Baby in the NICU

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*What It Is Really Like" is a new Baby Gizmo series of guest posts about what it is really like to be something, do something or experience something. It is a way to give our audience a voice and allow them to share their stories. If you'd like to submit an article/post to our What It is Really Like series, email us your story with "What It Is Really Like" in the … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Buy BEFORE Your Trip To Disneyland

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My daughter and I are flying to Disneyland for a girl's only adventure this fall and I'm absolutely giddy with anticipation. At just 2 weeks shy of her 5th birthday, this will be her first visit and I just know it will be absolutely magical!We're going as budget as possible and with that, I've been researching how to keep our souvenir line item in check. As much as I want … [Read more...]