Pregnancy

Should Babies Wear a Mask?

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people 2 years old and up wear face masks in public settings and when around those who don’t live in their household. Face masks should be worn in addition […]

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Guide to Flying as a Family

When it comes to air travel with children, every parent has heard – or lived – some nightmarish stories. Most of us have a mid-flight diaper blowout or a tear-filled gate delay under our belts. But the recent high profile stories of real nightmares – including one California couple’s disagreement with airline staff that resulted […]

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Flu Season Safety Tips

Flu season is starting to ramp up, and that raises an important question: How can you keep yourself and your baby safe from this year’s flu? The flu can be serious for everyone, but the elderly, pregnant women and babies are at a greater risk of developing serious complications from the flu, says infectious disease […]

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Best After-Christmas Sales

It’s a common misconception that holiday sales end on Cyber Monday. In reality, you’ll find holiday baby deals right up until Christmas Eve — and then even more savings through New Year’s Day.  Though 2020 has been been a year unlike any other, we’re confident that you’ll find after-Christmas baby deals that will make any parent […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

On December 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The vaccine, made by Pfizer and BioNTech, has been shown to be 95 percent effective in large-scale clinical trials. A second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna, was also approved for emergency use on December 18. The Moderna vaccine […]

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Why Counting Kicks Matters

Kelly Peña didn’t want to overreact. But her baby wasn’t kicking, and she knew from reading an article about counting kicks here at WhatToExpect.com that her daughter should be responding. Was she overreacting, or was her baby in real danger? Here, Kelly shares her remarkable story. By Kelly R. Peña, as told to Melissa Rayworth […]

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Black Friday Car Seat Deals

Black Friday 2020 is still several weeks away, but we’re already getting excited for big sales on our favorite car seats. Whether you’re in the market for an infant car seat (which can easily be removed from your car and carried or clipped on to a stroller base) or a convertible car seat (which is less portable, but will keep your […]

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Black Friday Diaper Deals

Black Friday 2020 is coming up, and parents can look forward to serious savings on one of the biggest baby must-haves: diapers. The biggest shopping day of the year is *the* time to stock up on diapers (plus other essentials like car seats, strollers and more).  Check out the latest diaper deals below, along with the most […]

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Virtual Baby Shower Ideas

If you’re pregnant, the coronavirus outbreak likely has you questioning your baby shower. Now that the pandemic has required everyone to practice “social distancing,” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests canceling events of more than 10 people, you may be scrambling to figure out what you should do instead. But that doesn’t […]

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COVID-19 & Pregnancy

Being pregnant can already be stressful, but it’s even more overwhelming given the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. It’s only natural to have questions about the coronavirus and what it means for your pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know. What is the coronavirus and COVID-19? There are actually […]

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Black Friday 2020 Baby Deals

Black Friday 2020 will be here before we know it, and we’re already looking forward to deals on must-have baby gear, including strollers, car seats and diapers, as well as other household items like kitchen gadgets, clothing and home essentials. This year has been incredibly challenging, but we’re hopeful that the upcoming deals on baby […]