Babies Stop Crying When You Stand Up–Here’s Why

Most parents have been in this situation. You’re sitting down and wrestling a fussy, screaming, distraught infant in your arms. You don’t know what to do, but you know sitting still isn’t working. Without really thinking about it, you stand up for a moment. Lo and behold, the baby stops crying.   This is the reality of…

What I Wish I Put on my Paternity Leave To-Do List

While I’m lucky enough to work at a company that offers paternity leave, taking those weeks off is a difficult and interesting process. The first time I did it, I assumed I’d simply spend time with my wife and child. Nothing more, nothing less. Of course, there would be the occasional grocery store, several late…

The Babysitter Interview Questions You Need to Ask

Okay, so this one isn’t related to “stuff.” However, hiring a babysitter is one of the most important processes you will make as a parent. This signifies a shift in parenting life; you can begin to reclaim some independence from your child. Additionally, finding the right babysitter does have a direct impact on your kid’s…

Cloth Diapers or Disposable Diapers—Which is Better?

All new parents face the diaper question: should we use disposable or reusable cloth diapers? Decisions are likely to change over time, and what you choose for one child may differ from what you choose for another. If you haven’t made the choice yet, here’s what you need to know. Cloth diapers are an environmentally-conscious…

Is That Expensive Stroller Worth It?

I went through this process myself and probably spent more time researching it than I needed to. Even now, all I can tell you is that: It depends. Strollers continue to be a divisive topic among both new and experienced parents. One might assume that, as with most baby supplies, the more expensive option is…

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