Pregnancy

$10 Gadget for Picky Eaters

Just so you know, What to Expect may earn commissions from shopping links on this page. Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. Luckily, most kids outgrow this finicky phase, and in the meantime, there are two proven ways to encourage more enthusiastic eating: 1) involve your child in meal prep, and 2) make mealtime more fun. […]

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Pediatrician Vaccine Q&A

There’s a lot to learn about when you’re a parent or parent-to-be, from what pregnancy symptoms you can expect to how to get your baby to sleep. Also on that list? Navigating all those important maternal and childhood vaccines for you and your baby. If you’re feeling particularly confused or concerned about vaccines, whether it […]

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Are Teething Products Safe?

Those cute little pearly whites that you see when babies smile are absolutely adorable, but teething is no picnic for babies — or their parents. Any mom or dad who’s ever had to soothe a teething baby knows it’s just about one of the toughest phases of parenthood. You swing, rock and walk with your […]

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Is Breast Really Best?

Since growing numbers of health experts began championing the benefits of breastfeeding — such as strengthened immune system for babies and better recovery and even reduced risk of certain cancers for moms — the numbers of new mothers who nurse their babies after delivery have risen steadily. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the […]

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Achoo! Flu Season Is Here

You and your pediatrician are on top of your baby’s vaccine schedule, from DTaP to hepatitis A. But there’s one more essential vaccine that you need to start planning for now, regardless of your baby’s age: the flu shot. Although the flu might not seem as scary as, say, the measles, it can cause serious […]

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Delaying Baby’s First Bath

While you might imagine your newborn looking perfectly cherubic from the moment she’s handed to you, in reality her skin likely won’t appear quite like you might expect. Newborn skin is often bluish-red and covered in residual vernix caseosa, the cheesy coating that keeps a baby’s skin protected in the amniotic bath of your uterus. […]

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“It’s Okay to Cry”

Every parent worries that their little one is going to cry during their first vaccinations, and there are many ways of soothing your infant. Antwon Lee, a 29-year-old dad from Georgia, is making headlines for the entertaining and heartfelt way he coached his 2-month-old son Debias through the process. In a super-viral clip posted to […]

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A Hands-Off Breast Pump

The breast pumping world just got a whole lot more interesting, friends. While for many of us, pumping tends to involve lots of connecting tubes and hoses, whirling noises and complicated gadgetry, the new wearable breast pump by Willow hopes to make the future of breastfeeding a little more streamlined. Willow’s product shots certainly paint a pretty appealing picture of what […]

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Celeb Babies Born in 2021

It’s always fun watching your favorite celebrities sweep up prestigious awards or star in your favorite Netflix series. But sometimes, it’s even more fun to be reminded that deep down, many of our favorite A-listers go through the same life stages we do, including becoming parents. Whether you’re staying up-to-date on the latest celebrity news […]

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Presidents’ Day Baby Sales

Presidents’ Day isn’t just a three-day weekend honoring George Washington. It’s also a time for parents to score serious deals on must-have baby products, especially cribs and other nursery essentials. Mark your calendars for February 12-15, because that’s when parents can really save on those must-have items. Typically, Presidents’ Day sale shoppers seek out deals […]

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Maternity Clothes Under $40

Target just announced its latest designer collaboration, and mamas-to-be, you’re in luck: It’s with Hatch Collection, the high-end maternity brand beloved by Meghan Markle, Katy Perry and other celebrities. And while a single clothing item at Hatch can sell for hundreds of dollars, everything in their Target collection costs less than $ 40. Just so […]

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Heavy Metals in Baby Food

As a parent, you only want the very best for your child, especially when it comes to the foods she eats. So it’s understandable that you may be concerned about a new congressional report finding that ingredients in a number of baby food products contain elevated levels of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium and […]

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Super Bowl Baby Names

There are many places to find baby name ideas: classic literature, reliable name books, your favorite movie, What to Expect (of course!) — you name it. But one source of name inspiration you might not have considered? Super Bowl LV. Whether you’re a parent-to-be or just like to keep a shortlist of names for the […]

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Issue: Health Care

Americans tend to disagree about whether health care is a fundamental right, but a January 2017 poll from the Pew Research Center shows that the majority of Americans — 60 percent, in fact — believe that the government should be responsible for making sure that all Americans have health care coverage. Unfortunately, that news does not […]

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Save up to 50% at Carter’s

Carter’s just kicked off one of its biggest sales of the year, the semi-annual Baby Love Event. Now through February 10, you can shop discounts on the brand’s bodysuits, sweater sets, dresses, pants, pajamas and so much more.  Shop online and have it shipped to your home (free on orders $ 35 and up), or […]