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New Mom Dispatch: Vacationing with Baby

Here’s some advice about vacationing with a baby: Lower your expectations
Here’s some advice about vacationing with a baby: Lower your expectations and go!

Beyond the baby blues

Coping with the pain and frustration of postpartum depression — a Seattle mom talks recovery.
Coping with the pain and frustration of postpartum depression — a Seattle mom talks recovery.

How to Rock Fatherhood

Chris Kornelis' book coming out this month is just as insightful and handy for moms as dads.

How to 'best-feed' your baby

When the natural process of breastfeeding isn’t working, parents, and especially moms, can become consumed with wondering what’s gone wrong.

Find your tribe: (New) parent groups, classes and workshops

Online and in-person, there are other parents all over the city who are feeling what you’re feeling, loving what you’re loving and hating what you’re hating — right this very minute. Find them. Embrace them. Join their groups.

Baby places in oh-so-tiny spaces

Creating space for a new family member in a small home.

What's in a name?

A Mariners Fan is Born

Leah was destined to be a Mariners fan, just like generations before her. By day two, she was listening to her first game on the radio.
Leah was destined to be a Mariners fan, just like generations before her. By day two, she was listening to her first game on the radio.

VBAC your way

Many mothers can feel disenfranchised, unheard, traumatized, even terrified, as they consider the birth of another child after a cesarean section. Sharon Muza wants to change that.

New Mom Dispatch: Decisions, decisions

Becca Bergman Bull weighs the value of limitless information, advice, and options as a new mother in the digital age. Discover how the so-called “tyranny of choice” is magnified tenfold when a kid enters the picture.

Stroller-friendly runs in Seattle and beyond

Active parents, fear not. Running with a stroller doesn't have to be a struggle.

To the head of the class: Childbirth classes help prepare you for your new arrival

Attending a childbirth class gives parents an opportunity like nothing else in pregnancy. Check out these parenting classes offered in Seattle and around the Sound.

Want to boost your baby’s brain? Try moving to music

Feeling the rhythm in music helps babies detect patterns in speech
Feeling the rhythm in music helps babies detect patterns in speech

What the bleep is “natural childbirth” anyhow?

Birth mentor and doula Charlene Hamilton focuses on what she calls the “Baby Steps” of childbirth: When a need arises in childbirth, apply the appropriate resources, starting with the least invasive possible, and then work up from there.

Seattle-based breastfeeding resources for new parents

It’s easy to idealize breastfeeding as a natural, and therefore easy, undertaking. The reality is that breastfeeding is a learning process for both mom and baby, and it takes time and patience to get it just right.

To pump or not to pump?: Real talk on breast pumping

The lowdown on breastmilk pumping.

5 best ways to bond with baby

What are the most important things you and baby can do with your time together? Brain science tells us they’re pretty simple. And, thankfully, they’re things we know how to do already.

What she said: Local moms offer up the best and worst new parent advice they've received

The best and worst new-parent advice that local parents have fielded.

Top 10 Reads for New Parents

We turned to the experts – 50 Seattle parents who have become first-time parents – and asked them to share their favorite parenting books.

Pushing forward the paid time off conversation in Seattle

Adjusting to a new baby is tough for most parents, but should they expect paid time off? The answer is “yes” in every part of the developed world — except the United States.

Is it safe for pregnant women to smoke pot?

Now that marijuana use is legal in Washington, some moms and childbirth professionals are hoping there can be an open discussion about its use to treat common pregnancy issues.

Flying while pregnant: Tips from a traveling pro

Seattle travel blogger Debbie Dubrow writes about traveling while pregnant from ample personal experience.

It’s brain science, not rocket science

Love and interaction — not complicated techniques — nurture earliest learning.

The diaper debate

The environmental ramifications of diapering are many. So it seems that new parents have yet another choice in the diaper dilemma: disposable, cloth or no diaper at all.

New Mom Dispatch: The milky way

Breastfeeding isn't easy
There are many benefits to breastfeeding but in the worst of times it can be painful, frustrating, time-consuming and guilt-inducing.

New Mom Dispatch: Finding the Right Children's Book for the Tough Talks

Reading books is like having hard conversations in the car. It’s that safety of not looking face to face.

New Mom Dispatch: Balancing Work and a Baby

The factors that influence your decision are usually personal, not political.

New Mom Dispatch: It takes a group text

Many factors improve the experience of parenthood: patience; grandparents; date nights; humor; a washing machine. And friendship.
Many factors improve the experience of parenthood: patience; grandparents; date nights; humor; a washing machine. And friendship.

Five Months in the NICU

A mother recounts the experience of having a sick baby in the NICU in a powerful new graphic novel.

One-Stop Shopping for Quality Childcare

From finding a local licensed program, to offering coaching and professional development, Child Care Resources provides a One-Stop Shop for parents to learn about quality childcare.

Cut the Cost of Childcare

Discover how subsidies can help compensate for the expense of caring for your child. These local resources can help your family defray the costs.

Eat Nuts to Curb Nut Allergies?

A study published this spring in the New England Journal of Medicine found that once the immune system figures out that peanuts are OK, it won’t forget.

New To You: Local kids' Consignment Shops Share Their Shopping Wisdom

We’ve asked a few of our favorite shops to weigh in on what you should buy used, and when buying new makes sense.

Getting into the great outdoors with baby

It can be daunting to imagine getting out in nature with a newborn. Fear not: We've got the best tips for easy, accessible outdoor excursions with your newest family member.

Mmmmm, baby! Easy, healthy meal delivery options for new parents

Bring the joy of (not) cooking to your home with these prepared-meal delivery services.

Dad on duty: Challenging traditional conceptions of stay-at-home parenting

Marty Chavez, one of a growing number of full-time, stay-at-home dads in Seattle and around the nation, is challenging normative understandings of parenting roles.

Lovely lunar onesies from Temple of Cairo

Inspire future astronauts and daydreamers alike with these sweet moon-printed onesies.

Postpartum mood disorders: Talking honestly about the number one pregnancy complication

It’s difficult to talk about the number one complication of pregnancy: postpartum depression. It’s not just our discomfort in talking about it – it’s also because we don’t do a good job of talking about it.

Love your vegetables: Garden Grow's baby food delivery service

Maternity care: Knowing your options

When making a decision about maternity care, it's crucial to know your options. Here's a quick comparison of training, philosophies and practices of midwives and doctors.

Sustainable consumption with the SoKind gift registry

A new online gift registry offers a more creative and sustainable alternative for publicizing your gift-getting wishes.

Boldly geometric onesies from Snagg

Snagg's boldly patterned onesies, made with nontoxic inks, will add a little extra magic to your baby's wardrobe.

Baby’s brain and beyond: Brain-boosting tips from parent and author Tracy Cutchlow

Tracy Cutchlow read a lot of books on baby brain development. But in her newborn-baby fog, she couldn't remember what they said. She wanted an easy reference that focused on what to do and how to do it, so she wrote one.

Paging Mary Poppins: Making a nanny connection with the Nanny Share Portal

A Seattle-based free and local nanny share site connects families looking for childcare.

Soft blankets for warm hearts

Seattle-based Katlin Jackson founded Haiti Babi after volunteering in a Haitian orphanage, where she saw firsthand the poverty that deprives mothers of the means to support their children. Her mission was simple: jobs for moms.

Sway away at mom-and-baby rock-a-bye-hula

A Honu World of Hula's mom-and-baby dance class helps moms increase their strength while bonding with their little ones.
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