Can your child have a sleepover if they still wear a diaper? (Tips and strategies from real parents)

A lot of parents can relate to the dread and anxiety…

Your kid is begging to have a sleepover with friends. They’re old enough and responsible enough to handle it, there’s just one problem.

They still wear a diaper!

Bedwetting is a common problem and one that affects kids of all ages.

According to the American Association of Pediatrics, five million children aged six and older in the United States wet the bed regularly. Not to mention, plenty of toddlers and kids under six may have mastered potty training but have difficulty holding it in all night.

Those that wet the bed may wear a diaper, pull-up or some other form of absorbent underwear at home.

But what about sleepovers? Can a child go to a sleepover or spend the night away if they wear a diaper at night?

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What Makes a Restaurant Kid-Friendly? (Tips to find them & family-friendly restaurant ideas)

Going out to eat in a restaurant with kids can be a fun family activity.

Or, it can be the stuff that nightmares are made of!

Picking the right restaurant can be the difference between having a fun family outing and spending an hour nagging at your kids, before hurriedly paying the bill and leaving without dessert.

Sitting around a table in an adult-oriented restaurant with limited entertainment can be a real challenge for kids. Those who are too young to express their dissatisfaction with words are likely to resort to yelling, crying and leaving the table.

That’s why it’s so important for parents to invest some time into finding the most kid-friendly restaurants in their area.

But what should you look out for when choosing a family-friendly restaurant? This guide to choosing the best, most kid-friendly restaurants might help.

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71 Lovely Nicknames to Call Your Stepmom

Every family is unique and the relationship that each stepmom has with her new family will be different.

In most situations, it would feel weird for kids to call their stepmom, ‘mom’.

Yet calling her by her first name might not feel exactly right either, considering how important she is to the family.

This can be even more so with blended families where she might be mom to some of the kids and stepmom to others.

So what should kids call their stepmom?

Stepmothers play an important role in kid’s lives, so it’s a good idea to recognize that with a name that reflects that more than just ‘Sarah’.

Read on for some ideas for nicknames that kids can use to call their stepmom. If none of these fit, you can use them as ideas to help you come up with your own.

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The 49 Best Middle Names for Layla

Picking a baby name is one of the toughest decisions you’ll make.

Not only are there basically infinite choices in front of you — the name you pick for your daughter will stick with her forever, and even influence the way others see her,

And as if that wasn’t enough pressure, you still have to pick a good middle name that sounds good and doesn’t create any embarrassing initials!

That’s why I’ve been creating my middle name guides. For any first name that you might like, I’ve gathered dozens of middle names that sound great with it.

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Layla.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Matteo

If you’re about to have a baby, then no doubt you are full of all different sorts of emotions! You’re likely excited, happy, and understandably a little overwhelmed with all of the decisions you need to make.

One of the biggest choices you face when you’re a parent-to-be is what to name your new baby.

Your baby’s name plays a big role in his life, so it’s definitely something you want to consider carefully. Parenting Magazine reports that people often form opinions about others based on name alone.

In fact, your son’s name can also influence how he sees himself!

Just don’t forget the middle name, okay? That’s exactly why I’ve been gathering middle name matcher guides — so you can easily browse a couple dozen great middle name options for any first name.

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Matteo.

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The 49 Best Middle Names for Logan (Boy)

If you’re about to have a baby, then you’re likely busy getting all sorts of things ready, including setting up the nursery, gathering supplies, and of course, making a list of names.

The name you decide to give your baby is a big deal. After all, a person’s name says a lot about him, and people often form opinions of others based on name alone.

In fact, the name you give to your baby can even influence how your baby feels about himself!

When you look at it that way, it’s a no-brainer that you would want to spend as much time as possible scouring Google to find the perfect name for your son. The only issue is when you focus all your efforts on finding an amazing first name, the middle name tends to get pushed to the back burner.

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Logan.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Lucy

Adorable little girl

Congratulations! You’re going to be a parent!

There’s so much fun stuff ahead of you:

  • Poopy diapers
  • Spit up
  • Ear infections
  • Mysterious fevers
  • And more!

Woohoo!

(OK, just kidding.)

That’s all coming, but right now you get to focus on the fun part: picking your baby’s name.

The middle name is so important, yet often overlooked. That’s why I’ve created my middle name guides pairing whatever first name you’re considering with dozens of great middle name choices.

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Lucy.

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Onesies vs Rompers Explained for New Parents

The terminology around infant clothing can be confusing.

If you don’t know the difference between a onesie and a romper, you’re not alone!

To further confuse matters, these types of baby clothes may also be referred to as body suits, creepers, jumpsuits, vest, playsuits, or pajamas. And the words used may be different depending on where you live.

Knowing the difference between a onesie vs romper is useful, even if it’s just so you can tell family members who want to help out what you might need (or when you go to load up your baby registry).

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Bibs vs Burp Cloths Explained for New Parents

Babies are messy little things, especially when it comes to mealtimes.

With a newborn baby that needs to eat up to 12 times per day, you’re going to need quite a few burp cloths and bibs to keep them (and you) clean.

If you have relatives who are asking what gifts they can buy for the baby, then bibs and burp cloths are a great idea because you’ll use them every day and you can never have too many.

Now you might be wondering, what’s the difference between bibs vs burp cloths anyway?

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The Best Marriage Stories on Reddit to Give You Hope

The bedrock of successful parenting is, very often, a successful marriage.

That’s not to say that divorce isn’t sometimes the right choice, or that single parents can’t do an amazing job.

But when a child’s parents love each other deeply and, more importantly, work on their relationship — everyone wins.

There’s no doubt: Being a parent and husband or wife is hard work. The relationship tends to want to take a backseat to raising the kids, and paying the bills, and getting chores done, and on and on.

It’s a wonder anyone makes it work!

But they do. And to prove it, I’ve compiled some of the best true marriage stories from Reddit to give you hope and make you believe in the power of love!

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