6 Ideas For Gender-Neutral Baby Gifts

By Brigitte Evans

More and more people choose to keep their baby’s sex a secret until the baby shower, or they don’t even want to know themselves before the birth. Or perhaps they want to raise their child in a gender-neutral environment to protect them from all the stereotypes that are placed by society on young kids — not to mention the fact that gender identity is up to the child themselves. And while this decision is definitely celebrated, it can make buying presents a bit of a nightmare, since so many baby things are separated by gender — a trend that, hopefully, will dissipate as our society begins to embrace the idea that gender exists on a spectrum, and is not binary. 

That said, here are some suggestions for gender-neutral baby gifts to get you going: Continue reading

7 Steps to Creating a Cozy Nursery

By Brigitte Evans

A new baby is a fantastic gift, and parents want to do everything in their power to make their little bundle of joy feel loved and welcome. One of the ways of doing that is definitely by designing a beautiful nursery. That enthusiasm often results in overcrowding the baby’s room with tons of unnecessary and expensive things, and sometimes even forgetting about the essential items for the baby’s wellbeing. That’s why you need to stop, take a deep breath, and think about what you really need in the nursery. Just in case, we have prepared a short guide for you. Continue reading

5 Essential Baby Sleep Products

By De Elizabeth

This post originally appeared on De’s new parenting blog, Edits From Motherhood.

From the very first weeks of my daughter’s life, I became somewhat obsessed with understanding baby sleep. I must have googled “baby sleep schedules” at least 100 times since she’s been born, and I’ll admit: I still don’t have it completely right. Part of the issue, of course, is that babies are constantly changing, so what works one week doesn’t necessarily work the next. However, at the time I’ve written this post, she’s 4.5 months, taking consistent 3-4 naps throughout the day, and — for the most part — sleeping through the night. So I must be doing something right…right? Continue reading