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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.

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.

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.

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!

What's in a name?

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.

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.

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.

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

Stroller-friendly runs in Seattle and beyond

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

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.

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.

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.

Get your car seat inspected for free

September 17-23 is Child Passenger Safety Week

These are the top baby names in Washington

This Calculator Will Tell You How Much Sleep You've Lost Since Becoming a Parent

Caution Ahead!

Calling All Knitters: Help Raise Awareness Of Shaken Baby Syndrome

The campaign’s aim is to create awareness for parents to help them understand they are not alone in feeling overwhelmed

Melinda Gates on Breastfeeding: “It's Natural, But It Sure Ain't Easy”

"The bottom line is this: Motherhood is a tough balancing act, and every mom deserves the chance to do what’s right for her and her family. If that means breastfeeding, great. If that means formula feeding, that’s totally fine, too"

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.

Moms-to-Be Rejoice: You Can Now Rent Maternity Clothes

Wear, return and repeat – it’s as simple as that

Become a Certified Baby Massage Therapist

Sea-Tac Airport Triples Number of Nursing Pods

The Port of Seattle has added two more nursing pods for traveling families

New Mom Dispatch: Face Time

Revised (and more realistic) guidelines about setting limits on screen time for young kids help reduce the guilt.

New Mom Dispatch: Weighing In

Weight is one of the few concrete metrics by which our baby's progress — and implicitly, our success as parents — is measured.

Spring Sales

Where to find deals on gently used items for babies and kids
Where to find deals on gently used items for babies and kids

New Mom Dispatch: Balancing Work and a Baby

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

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.

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.

Bringing baby home: Navigating new parenthood with your partner

Your relationship with your partner will stay exactly as it was before baby, right? Sure, that's possible. But the truth is that a new baby puts pressure on even the best relationship.

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

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