Like a lot of introductions, deciding where to start your baby with solids can be a tricky thing. A quick Google search will lead you to a variety of opinions that can take you from feeling uncertain to downright confused. (Not to mention the host of well-meaning family and strangers that are sure to offer their own opinions!)
Why You Don’t Have to Be The Nutrition Expert For Your Kids, But Should Know How to Find One You Trust
When it comes to deciding your baby’s first bites of solid food, there’s a lot of information to wade through. From blog posts to expert articles, it can be difficult to know what to believe and when to worry when it comes to feeding your little ones. And every mom knows that hungry babies don’t like to wait.
By, Justine Lorelle LoMonaco
As a mom, your job is to take care of everyone. But with diapers to change and dinner to get on the table, sometimes it can be easy to find yourself at the bottom of your own to-do list. A July 2010 study found that the average mom works about 98 hours a week.
No wonder we’re so tired all the time.
But it is possible to check off everything on your to-do list without going crazy, and outsourcing your to-do list is one of the best ways you can show yourself some lo...
What is it about those first few outings with a brand new baby that is so stressful? (Oh, right, that floppy little neck and the untested immune system might have something to do with it.) But don’t worry, mama! Making a break for it is totally safe for baby — and it just might save your sanity, too.
Odds are, you already know the miracle of the swaddle blanket. From promoting longer, sounder sleep to helping calm your fussy newborn baby (!), there are plenty of reasons to get your wrap on. And since they introduced the first muslin version in the States in 2006, aden + anais has been one of our favorite swaddle producers. Which is why we were so thrilled to learn about their new aden + anais white label collection, packed with fashion-forward prints available exclusively in boutiques and select specialty stores.
If you ask us, grandparents are pretty much the greatest. Free babysitting? Check? A ready supply of love for our babies? Double check. But a recent study presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academics Societies meeting on Thursday found that in some cases, their old-school thoughts on parenting could be putting your baby at risk.
Supermodels like Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima are among the most recent celebrity converts trading in their yoga mats for boxing gloves. Kickboxing is a high-intensity workout that is equal parts confidence-boosting and calorie-blasting. Try it at any of these four gyms to feel the boxing burn.
Raising a toddler can feel like a workout in itself. But for fathers serious about getting back in shape or sustaining a level of fitness, more can be required, especially if your fitness could mean the difference in your child’s future health. “Young kids are sponges, and everything you’re doing, they’re seeing an internalizing,” says Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, founder of The Fit Father Project. “Be the dad they look up to that’s strong and mobile.” Here’s how to get out there and earn that #1 Dad mug.
There are a lot of reasons why new dads get out of shape. Lack of sleep, less time to cook nutritious meals, and, oh yeah, the added stress of taking care of a very needy newborn can combine in a trifecta of bad fitness and diet choices that could mean you’re the one huffing and puffing when your kid blows out their first birthday candles. But taking care of a new baby doesn’t have to mean you stop taking care of yourself. Here’s what the pros recommend to stave off “dad bod.”
IF THE WORD “CRYOTHERAPY” conjures images of science fiction movies or Walt Disney rumors, it’s time to put those misconceptions on ice. Today, cryotherapy, a medical procedure that involves introducing the body to extremely cold temperatures, has become one of the hottest treatments for everything from sore muscles to migraines to crow’s feet.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON ISN’T usually associated with healthy choices. Between indulgent feasts and the stress of travel, the immune system takes a beating. But there are ways to stay healthy without skipping out on joyous (albeit hectic) traditions of the season.
Thinking of calling in a sick day on your next workout? Not so fast. Whether you’re suffering from a cold, allergies, or your stomach just isn’t feeling right, the experts have officially chimed in about whether or not a doctor’s note is going to get you out of gym class.
An estimated 10 million Americans are thought to experience some kind of lowered mood in the winter. So how are you supposed to know if you have a more serious condition? Obviously we can't diagnose you from an article, but here are four signs that your winter blues could be a bigger issue — and what you can do about it.