Should You Put a Floor Lamp in the Nursery? (Pros & Cons Explained)

When browsing through pictures of baby room decor on sites such as Pinterest, you’ve probably spotted that many nurseries feature floor lamps… 

But is a floor lamp in the nursery a good idea?

Are floor lamps safe to have around babies and toddlers? Or are they just an accident waiting to happen?

Should YOU put a floor lamp in the nursery?

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Binky vs Pacifier Explained (And Other Pacifier Nicknames)

When you discover that you will be a parent soon, all of the sudden people start talking to you all about babies.

While all of this is usually super helpful (it’s great to learn from veteran parents) sometimes you can get lost in the lingo.

All of this newborn vocabulary could almost be considered a new language! 

One thing you’ll definitely want to study up on is pacifiers.

When can you give them to your baby? Should you use a clip? Will the pacifier cause “nipple confusion”?

And what’s the difference between a soothie, pacifier, dummy, and binky anyway?

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Beau

When you’re about to have a baby, your whole world gets turned upside-down.

You suddenly have all sorts of things to think about, like diapers, baby food, and of course, baby names.

A name is a big deal. So it’s not that surprising that people are willing to spend hours on Google looking for the perfect first name for their baby.

However, if you focus all of your energy on finding an excellent first name, you might end up running out of steam when it comes to finding a great middle name.

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 Beau.

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Finn

Congratulations! You’re about to have a baby, and you probably can’t wait for the big day.

But, you’re also likely full of questions, like where to set up the baby’s bed, the nursery theme, and of course, what to name your baby.

A person’s name plays a vital role in his life. It not only influences how other people think about him, but it also affects how he feels and sees himself. 

So it’s no wonder people are willing to spend hours on Google looking for the perfect first name for their baby.

However, if you focus all your efforts and time finding a perfect first name, the middle name might end up on 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 Finn.

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Should You Put a Dog Bed in the Nursery? (Pros & Cons Explained)

There’s a lot to think about when planning a nursery for your new baby.

As well as choosing the crib, the decor, and whether to include things like a ceiling fan, a mirror, or a TV, you may be wondering whether to include a bed for your dog.

We’re dog lovers ourselves. We’ve had beds for our pups in our daughters’ rooms off and on over the years. They like to be involved in the bedtime routine!

But is it the right choice for you?

Is it okay for a dog to sleep in the nursery? Should you put or leave a dog bed in the nursery?

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The 51 Best Middle Names for Hannah

When you’re about to have a baby, there’s no doubt that you’re in for a whole new way of life!

You need to think about so many different things, like diapers, bottles, baby wipes, and pacifiers.

Plus, you need to figure out what you’ll name your baby!

It’s a huge decision that impacts baby’s whole life, so it makes perfect sense why so many people spend so much time looking for the best baby names.

However, if you devote all your Google searching to finding a great first name, the middle name might get lost in the mix.  

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 daughter!

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

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The 50 Best Middle Names for Blair

Having a baby is by far one of the most exciting times in your life, but it’s also full of all sorts of to-dos and responsibilities.

You have to get supplies, set up the nursery, make your plans, and of course, answer a lot of questions.

Of course, one of the biggest questions you’ll need to answer is what you’ll name your baby.

When you consider how important a name is, it starts to make perfect sense to spend hours and hours searching Google for the perfect first name.

However, if all your time and effort goes into looking for a first name, you might end up running out of steam looking for a middle name!

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 daughter!

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

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I tried KiwiCo with my 4-year-old. Here’s my honest review.

Kiwi Crate chemistry review

I’m always on the lookout for fun toddler activities to do at home with my 4-year-old.

Going out to parks, malls, and birthday parties is great, but sometimes we need a little downtime at home. But if you know toddlers, you know they need stuff to do, even during downtime!

I recently came across KiwiCo.; a company that offers one-off and subscription crates that deliver awesome activities, toys, and games right to your door.

(Think Blue Apron for family fun.)

It sounded like a lot of fun, so I decided to give it a shot. One recent lazy Sunday, my 4-year-old and I sat down and tried the Colorful Chemistry crate by KiwiCo.

Here’s our honest KiwiCo review!

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Baby Walkers vs Jumpers Explained (Safety, Pros & Cons)

Finding out you’re going to be a new parent brings all sorts of excitement — and confusion!

What do you need a burp cloth for? What’s up with the sizing of baby diapers? And what’s the difference between all these different contraptions you can sit your baby in?

Yes — you’ll need tons of different places for baby to lay, sit, and play (like bouncers, swings, walkers, jumpers, and more). But which ones do you really need?

Let’s start by looking at baby walkers vs baby bouncers.

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Tummy Time vs Sitting Up for Babies Explained by Experts

If you’re a new parent, you may have heard or read that tummy time is important for development in newborns.

Tummy time helps strengthen all those muscles around the neck and shoulders to get ready for other important milestones like rolling over. 

Because it’s such an important thing to do, you would think all newborns love tummy time. Unfortunately, some infants hate it!

This leaves parents in a difficult position. Nobody wants to make their baby cry, especially when they are so little!

Maybe you’re desperate to make tummy time easier and asking yourself: can I replace tummy time with putting my baby in a chair, Bumbo, jumper, or bouncer?

What’s the difference between tummy time vs sitting up?

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