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Watching your little one grow and develop new skills is so much fun! But how do you know if they are hitting age-appropriate markers, like the 5-month-old milestones?

In this article, we’ll share helpful tips for interacting with your baby that encourage proper growth and development at the five-month mark. We’ll also dive deeper into each milestone and what you should be looking out for.

Your baby has been sleeping peacefully in their bassinet since you came home from the hospital. But now that they're getting bigger, you notice they don't fit in it as well as they used to. You might start wondering, “How long can a baby sleep in a bassinet?”

You've heard good things about a pack and play. But with so many other baby supplies on your to-buy list, you're wondering if this particular item is truly a necessity.

We're here to set the record straight: Pack and plays are incredibly versatile and can make your life as a parent much easier. They even made our list of the 21 must-have minimalist baby essentials.

Sleep sacks have been a game-changer for your baby's sleep. You don't have to worry about them getting too cold, and the coziness helps them stay asleep all night. But now your little one is getting bigger, and you’ve been wondering when to stop using a sleep sack. 

At its core, gentle parenting aims to foster a solid parent-child bond to help raise confident, independent, and empathetic kids. This parenting style typically involves less discipline and more communication.

You're at your wit's end. Your baby won't sleep, and it's taking a toll on everyone in the house — including your little one. You've heard about the cry-it-out method of sleep training, and now you're wondering if it's right for your baby.

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You’ve probably heard of baby growth spurts. But when should they happen and what should you do about them?

This article will help you understand what’s really going on in your little one during a growth spurt, how to anticipate these phases, and how best to deal with them.

Can a baby really use the potty? This is a question many parents ask themselves, especially if they're hearing about infant potty training for the first time.

The answer is yes, but it's not as simple as you might think. This potty training method takes a lot of patience and consistency on the part of the parents.

You’re probably eager to start toilet training as soon as possible. After all, you’ve been changing diapers for a long time, and that can get old. But you want to do it right so your child is successful. To help you know when it’s time, here are 10 signs of potty training readiness.

Parenting is full of choices. You can find dozens of brands, styles, and options for every product you need. It's no different when it comes to your baby's bed. One of the first decisions you'll need to make is mini crib vs crib.

To empower you to pick the right one, let’s look at the differences between the two. We'll also examine each option’s pros and cons.

Like most parents, you want to ensure your child is potty trained as quickly and efficiently as possible. But how do you know when they're ready? And do you need to follow a precise potty training schedule to make it happen?

If you're struggling to figure out this potty training thing, we've got your back. Our sample potty training schedule (below) provides a helpful framework to get you started. Plus, we've included some expert tips to help the transition go as smoothly as possible.

You’ve climbed the potty-training mountain, ready to plant your parental flag: success! Only to see another larger one looming right behind: the long, dry night. Why is nighttime potty training such a challenge? What’s the difference? And how can you and your little one succeed?

This article will help you scale the heights of nighttime potty training by explaining what to expect and how to prepare and then offering a few tips to help. First, we’ll look at why success during the day doesn’t immediately equal success at night.

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You’ve watched carefully for the signs that your little one’s ready, then applied all the tips you could find to potty train them. They ditch the diapers for big kid undies, and it seems like your work is done. But is it? First one accident, then another, and then potty training regression.

In this article, we’ll discuss just what potty training regression is, why it happens, and when you should be concerned. We’ll also offer 10 simple tips for handling any backslides that may occur.

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Is your baby fighting sleep? Parenting includes all sorts of joys and challenges, and sleep woes are one common challenge that nearly all parents run into at some point. 

If your baby is having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone! (Of course, knowing you’re in good company doesn’t make the sleepless nights any easier.)

It's 10:30 p.m., and your toddler is bouncing off the walls. Usually, they are asleep long before now. But they’ve been staying up later than normal the last few days and then waking up at night. Is it the dreaded toddler sleep regression you've heard so much about?

Although you might have to get through morning sickness and an aching back, there are also a lot of fun, exciting aspects of expecting a baby! Designing their nursery is one of them, and if you’re expecting a little girl, your mind is probably swirling with baby girl nursery ideas.

What if you could reduce all the hard work of convincing your toddler to ditch the diapers and move on to the world of potties and toilets in just three days? Many parents swear by the 3-day potty training method. But is it right for you and your little one?

This article will break down just what the 3-day potty training method is, how you can prepare for success, and provide a step-by-step guide to making it happen — along with some caveats and reminders that will help you set realistic goals.

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Whether you’ve just found out that you’re expecting a boy (congratulations!) or you’re in your third trimester and frantically trying to pull your nursery together, your mind is probably swirling with baby boy nursery ideas.

You and your little man will spend a lot of time in his nursery, so you want it to be a cozy space where he can sleep, grow, play, and dream!

You've watched for readiness signs and know it's time to introduce your little one to the toilet. Though it's an exciting milestone, it can also be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together our best potty training tips to help you and your child through this new phase.

Are you ready? Let’s get started.

If your little one is getting ready to spend their first night away from home, you’re probably wondering whether a travel crib is a necessary purchase. In our opinion, it’s a total must-have for traveling families.

Whether you’ll be heading on an overseas adventure or staying at the grandparents’ house for the night, a travel crib is the simplest way to help your baby settle in right away.

When potty training time rolls around, you’re eager for anything that will help the process go as smoothly as possible. A potty training chart along with the right rewards can be the ticket to success. If you’re looking for ideas for how to go about it, keep reading.

Developmental milestones can be exciting for you and your little one. The first roll onto their back, the first crawl, those first words, and their first steps. But when it comes to skills, such as when to start potty training, it can be challenging to know when your child is ready.

So when do you start potty training? This article will help you know the signs your toddler’s ready and share some tips on how to tackle this important milestone in your child’s development.

A baby sprinkle is often the more low-key way to celebrate a second (or third, or fourth, etc.) pregnancy. But since sprinkles are a fairly new concept, lots of people still have questions about them. 

Your little one will soon be arriving, and you’re searching for the best crib to buy. You’ve settled on a convertible crib, but how do you know what features to look for? How can you be sure you’re buying the right one for your baby?

Your baby’s nursery is their very first personal living space. With all the decisions you face for your little one — from which pediatrician you’ll see to how you’ll feed your newborn and everything in-between — choosing between different nursery ideas is one decision that you can enjoy making!

When do babies start talking? It’s a process, and it depends on your child’s unique development.

Simply put, before learning to speak a language, babies experiment with sound by babbling and cooing. After that, they learn to say words like “mama” and “dada,” start putting together two or three-word sentences, and, before you know it, they’re having a whole conversation with you.

With delivery day getting closer, you’re busy putting the final touches on the nursery and preparing to meet your little one! One of the things you’ll want to do toward the end of your third trimester is get your hospital bag ready to go. A hospital bag checklist can help!

Here at Newton Baby, we’ve created an extensive list to give you an idea of the things you’ll need. It includes the must-haves as well as a few items that might not have occurred to you but will make your hospital stay more comfortable for everyone involved.

At 28 weeks pregnant, you’re within a few short weeks of meeting your baby. It’s an exciting time. How big is your little one right now? What’s happening in your body? And what can you expect in the next several weeks?

Those are the questions we’ll answer in this article. Plus, we’ll offer a couple of action steps for nesting so you can feel on top of things and ready to welcome your newborn.

When you become a parent, you don’t realize all the changes that happen during your little one’s first few years, including graduating from their crib. In fact, you might be wondering just how to convert a crib to a toddler bed. That’s where we come in.

We’re here to help you through the entire process, from a step-by-step guide to tips on how to make it a smooth transition.

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Every member of your family needs a place to sleep soundly — and that includes the furry, four-legged ones, too! As you shop for a bed for your faithful companion, there are a few factors to consider since dog beds for medium dogs come in various shapes, sizes, and materials.

That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this article. From size and sleep position to indoor air quality and materials, here are several factors to consider when choosing a dog bed for your medium-sized dog.

Everyone in your family deserves a comfy place to snooze — and that includes your furry friends, no matter how big or small! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect dog bed for your large pup but aren’t sure what to pick, keep reading.

In this article, we’ll discuss several factors to consider when choosing a large dog bed, from your dog’s preferred sleeping position and their health needs to your home air quality (yes, your dog’s bed can affect indoor air quality).

At six months old, your little one is growing and developing in leaps and bounds! To help them get the rest they need, you may be wondering what a six-month-old sleep schedule should look like. They’re certainly not sleeping around the clock like they did when they were a newborn.

In this article, we’ll offer an example of a six-month-old sleep schedule as well as general tips for sound baby sleep that will serve you well now and in the months to come. But first, let’s go over the basics of sleep at this age.

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As a parent, you know that sleep is crucial for you and your little one. So, when your baby suddenly starts waking up more at night, it can be frustrating. But take heart. The 6-month sleep regression is a good sign!

It means that your baby is growing and developing normally. However, just because it's normal doesn't mean it's not exhausting.

Just as you’re emerging from the newborn haze and your baby is sleeping for longer stretches during the night, it hits — the 4-month sleep regression. 

Suddenly, it feels like you’ve taken 10 steps back: Your baby is taking short naps, screaming through bedtime, waking multiple times per night, and rising at the crack of dawn. We feel you, mama.

You never let your baby sleep with a pillow. You heard it could cause SIDS, so you weren't about to take any chances. But now that your little one is growing up, is it time to give them a toddler pillow?

To help you decide if your child is ready to rest their head on something besides their mattress, here's more information about safe sleep practices for toddlers and tips for choosing the best pillow for your growing child.

With a baby in your home, sleep is a hot topic. Even though you might not be getting much shut-eye these days, remember that your little one needs lots of sleep to stay healthy and happy. You may need to adjust your baby’s bedtime to help them get the sleep they need. 

In this article, we’ll help you calculate your baby’s ideal bedtime based on their age and sleep needs. Then, we’ll offer a few tips to help your little one doze off. After all, knowing what time your baby should go to bed doesn’t mean it’s always easy to get them to sleep! 

Your pet is part of your family, and you want them to be safe, healthy, and comfortable in your home and on the go. If your furry best friend is panting, hot, or becoming overheated while they sleep, they may need a cooling pet bed!

These beds are specially designed to give your pet the airflow they need throughout the night (or anytime they use it). We’ve prepared this guide to help you understand how cooling pet beds work and the key features to look for when buying one.

When preparing for your baby’s arrival, an important item you might easily overlook is an extra crib mattress cover. Getting a crib, swaddles, diapers, clothing, and other essentials is usually the focus. But is an additional mattress cover just as important?

Let’s consider for a second how much time your little one will be spending in their crib, especially during the first year.

Your pet is a member of your family. So, when they’re not sleeping well at night, neither are you. If your pet is having trouble getting comfortable at bedtime, an orthopedic pet bed might help.

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Finding the right toddler mattress is essential. This is the surface your little one will spend many hours snoozing on every night. So, it only makes sense to buy a mattress that meets all of your child’s needs and includes important safety features.

But what exactly should you focus on, and what isn’t important? When it comes to kids’ beds, you have to consider size, firmness, materials used, comfort, and so much more.

Babies grow up so quickly! In the blink of an eye, your tiny newborn will be crawling and then walking. And before you know it, it will be time to say goodbye to the crib and transition your child into a toddler bed.

To help you choose the perfect toddler bed for your growing child, our Newton Baby experts are here for you. We’ll look at the pros and cons of using a toddler bed and discuss when your child is ready to move out of their crib

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Your new little one will take up a lot of room in your heart, but they don’t necessarily have to take up a lot of room in your home!

Having a small living space doesn’t mean you can’t have an adorable nursery. What it does mean is that you need plenty of small nursery ideas! It’s time to get creative and make the most of every square inch.

Parenting comes with lots of joys as well as difficulties. Sooner or later, sleeping woes are bound to be one of your parenting challenges.

If your little one had a consistent sleep schedule and suddenly has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep during naptime or bedtime, say hello to sleep regression.

It’s never too early to talk about race with your kids — and it’s never too late to educate yourself as a parent. One of the best ways to learn and teach about black culture is to pick up a book by a black author. Textbooks can miss a lot when it comes to the black experience, so one of the most valuable sources of inspiration, education, and tradition is the black community itself.  In honor of Black History Month, we’ve curated a list of our favorite children’s books by black authors and illustrators. However, we’re sure you and your little...

A calm, happy baby is priceless. And if you can catch a few hands-free minutes at some point in the day, even better! These are two of the reasons that many parents turn to baby rockers and the like.

But, as with all baby products, you need to know what you’re buying, how to use it safely, and what to take into account when making your choice. That’s what we’re here for.

Whether you just found out you’re pregnant or your due date is any day now, a pregnancy pillow is a great addition to your nighttime routine.

You can even use a pregnancy pillow after your little one arrives to support your body as it recovers and help with breastfeeding and other postpartum activities. Which pregnancy pillow is right for you? We can help with that!

Expecting a child is an exciting and busy time. Whether you’re pregnant or adopting, you’ll spend the months leading up to your little one’s arrival dreaming about what they’ll be like and preparing to have them in your home.

Getting your home ready for a baby means that you’ll need to make a baby checklist and do some shopping. But with so many baby products on the market, deciding what to buy can be overwhelming. To help, Newton Baby has created a list for you!

Preparing a nursery for a new little one is fun but not always straightforward! In addition to decisions about decorations and paint color, you’re also trying to figure out how to make the nursery a safe place for your baby. Using a non-toxic crib mattress can be part of that.

Finding the right kids’ mattresses can take a lot of time. Just one Google search can send you into a deep, dark rabbit hole of organic vs. synthetic, soft vs. firm, crib mattresses vs. twin mattresses, and so much more.

But with all of this information out there, which one should you choose?

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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

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Want to give your little one the gift of a good night’s sleep? Practice sleep training to teach them how to fall asleep on their own and stay that way without all the crying that can interrupt your nighttime rest.

Here, we’ll discuss various methods of effective sleep training and offer tips to make the process easier.

Watching your precious baby grow and reach developmental milestones is one of the greatest joys of parenthood. And seeing your little one flip from tummy-to-back or back-to-tummy is no exception!

But if you’re wondering exactly when babies roll over and when your little one will reach this milestone, the Newton Baby experts are here to answer your questions.

There’s nothing quite like watching your sweet newborn sleeping peacefully! If you’ve decided to let them snooze in a bassinet for the first few months, you’ll need to know what to look for to keep your baby safe and cozy during every sleep.

The Newton Baby experts are here to help you choose the perfect bassinet. We’ll explain the main differences between bassinets and cribs and then tell you 11 things to look for when shopping for a bassinet!

Finally, we’ll give you sleep safety guidelines and a primer for choosing the right crib — after all, babies grow right before your eyes.

One of your first orders of business when becoming a parent is setting up your little one’s nursery. And part of that experience is buying baby furniture.

It’s hard to narrow down what you really need for your baby’s nursery, so take a look at Newton Baby’s tips on how to make the best buying decisions for your family!

Getting ready to welcome a baby into your home can be exciting, overwhelming, and everything in-between. One of your biggest tasks is to fill your house with the things you’ll need to take care of your little one. But it can be hard to know which items are baby essentials and which ones you can live without. 

Find out which items are baby essentials and which ones you can live without in this guide.

You have a lot on your mind as you prepare for your baby’s arrival — not the least of which is how you’re going to acquire everything you need to care for them. Luckily, your friends and family are ready to shower your little one with love and gifts and will soon be looking for your baby registry.

To create a registry complete with all the items you’ll need for your baby, you’ll first want to come up with a baby registry checklist. We’ve done the work and created one for you so you can be sure to register for the baby essentials.

The wait is over — it’s finally time to find out whether you’re expecting a little girl or a little boy! The news itself is exciting enough, but why not tell everyone (or find out yourself!) in a fun, creative way? If you need gender reveal ideas, you’re in the right place.

We’ve got plenty of ideas for you! We’ve even included a few suggestions if you just want the gender reveal to be between you and your partner. And, of course, if your gender reveal will be online, we’ve got you covered there, too.

What your baby sleeps on matters just as much as what they sleep in. If your baby sleeps in a bassinet, it’s important to choose a bassinet mattress that benefits and supports them. But knowing what to look for can be challenging. 

That’s why we’ve created this buyer’s guide for purchasing a bassinet mattress. In this article, we offer four tips for choosing the right mattress to keep your baby safe and comfortable while they’re sleeping! 

Turning a spare room in your house into a kids' playroom? We know a thing or two about creating fun, imaginative spaces and which kids’ playroom furniture pieces should make the cut. So, if you're a little stuck on what to include, we’re here to help!

Read on as we take you through what to know about creating a personalized space in your home that your child will enjoy.

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While on the hunt for the right twin mattress for kids, you may have some questions. For example, how firm should it be? Which materials are safe and which aren't? And does it need to be waterproof?

These are all important things to consider, but you don't have to find the answers all by yourself. In this article, we've compiled a detailed guide of everything you need to know about buying a twin mattress for your child.

As you probably know, cats love to curl up in just about any nook, cranny, and corner. Once you learn your kitty’s preferences for when and how they like to sleep, you can feel confident about buying them a cat bed that they’ll love.

In this article, we’ll give you a few tips to help you pick the right one. And we’ll discuss the factors you’ll need to take into consideration before shopping as well as what to look for when choosing a cat bed.

Whether they’re built using old blankets, pillows, cushions, or tablecloths, as parents, we love forts because they help beat boredom around the house and limit screen time. If you’ve been searching for fun and creative kids’ fort ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s incredible to watch kids play in a space they’ve designed themselves. We get to hear the exciting stories they come up with and witness them tap into their creative side.

Parenthood arrives, and suddenly you’re contemplating things you never had to think about before. One such topic is your baby’s sleep position. If you’re wondering what’s best — your baby sleeping on their side or their back — you’re in the right place. 

In this article, we’ll discuss what’s safest for your little one when it comes to putting them down for naps and nighttime. 

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With your little one growing up and exploring more and more, they’ll appreciate their own kid-sized space to play and relax. A kids’ couch or play couch is the perfect addition to a playroom, your child’s bedroom, or the living room.

This is furniture that your child will love since it’s made specifically with them in mind. It’s the perfect size and shape and just their height, too. And it allows you to rest easy knowing your little one is happy and out of harm’s way.

If you’re wondering how to get your baby to sleep without being held, you’re not alone. This is something many parents struggle with.

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how long you wait to put your little one down or how deeply they seem to have fallen asleep in your arms. The minute your body separates from theirs, your baby immediately wakes up and fusses until they are picked up again.

So, like many parents, you end up with a sleeping baby in your arms. Nap after nap. Night after night.

In the blink of an eye, your baby has grown into a toddler with all the imagination in the world! As your little one grows, they’ll become even more playful and curious. If you want to create a special area for them to explore, we’ve got some playroom ideas to share with you.

In this article, we’ll give you 26 ideas to create a playroom that suits the space you have and fosters fun and healthy play for your little one. Take these ideas and run with them, adapting your favorites to your child’s interests and your family’s preferences.

While there’s a lot that goes into preparing for the arrival of a new little one, choosing the nursery design, paint colors, and decorations can be one of the most fun and exciting parts. But if you find yourself unsure of what to pick or where to start, let us help.

In this article, we’ll go over some of the basics for every nursery design, including layout, safety, and decoration and design ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Feel free to take our ideas and make them your own!

Let’s start by talking about the layout of the nursery.

Choosing the right crib for your newborn can be a daunting task. There’s a lot that goes into picking the safest, most comfortable option. Don’t get discouraged, though. We’ve created this modern crib buying guide to help you decide. 

But before we get to our shopping tips, let’s review some basic crib safety tips.

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE:  Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress ($300 value) dadada baby - Domino 2-in-1 Convertible Crib ($600 value) Century - Stroll On™ Travel System & Play On™ Playard ($285 value) Expectful - New Mom Wellness Bundle ($255 value) Wiwiurka Toys - $250 Gift Card  Sarah Wells Bags - Norah Breast Pump Bag & Dragonfly Accessories ($204 value) Fin & Vince - $200 Shop Credit Promptly Journals - $200 Shop Credit ABBY&FINN - $200 Shop Credit TERMS & CONDITIONS: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the...

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE:  Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress ($300 value)Guzzie + Guss - Hopscotch Stroller ($730 value)Zip Top Containers - 2 Full Sets & 1 Baby Set ($215 value)Esembly Baby - $200 Gift CardDoddle & Company - $150 Shop CreditBaby Brezza - Smart Soothing Mat ($100 value)   TERMS & CONDITIONS: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes page and who are at least 18+ years old at the time of entry. The sweepstakes is open...

Give your baby the best night’s sleep and keep them safe at night (and all day long), with a GREENGUARD Gold certified mattress from Newton Baby. Why is such a certification important?

In this article, we discuss what GREENGUARD Gold certification means and why it matters for the health and safety of you, your little one, and your entire family.

Off-gassing sounds like something that might happen in a chemistry lab or maybe even at your local car mechanic, right? But it actually happens right under your nose in your own home!

If you’ve heard people talking about off-gassing (also known as out-gassing) and you’re wondering what the big deal is, we’re here to give you the low-down. Or maybe you already know something about off-gassing and want to reduce it. We’ll help you out there, too.

So many changes take place during your baby’s first year of life, including their sleeping arrangements. Your baby will hit different milestones, so it’s important to know just when to lower their crib mattress height.

We’ll show you some crib safety practices to keep your baby safe while they sleep, plus we’ll give you a recommended crib mattress option. After reading this article, you’ll know when it’s time to lower your baby’s crib and how to do it.

Here at Newton, we care about safe sleep. It’s our top priority! So our experts share all the details when it comes to the best sleep practices.

With your brand-new baby finally in your arms, it can be hard to put that sweet little one down. You want them by your side at all times! Because of this, many parents opt for a co-sleeper to keep their baby nearby while they snooze.

If you’re interested in this option but need more info, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we’ll define co-sleepers and co-sleeping. Then we’ll discuss the pros and cons of co-sleepers as well as tips for choosing one if you decide it’s the right bed for your newborn.

Preparing your home to welcome your little one is such an exciting experience! And picking out the perfect crib is part of it. Cribs with changing tables are quite the hype now and come with all the bells and whistles. 

In this guide, we’ll help you with your selection by sharing the features these cribs offer, the benefits of using one, and other things to consider before making your purchase. We’ll also give you a great crib mattress option for this crib style! 

How do you know when to stop swaddling your little one? This is an important question to ask, especially for your baby’s safety.

Swaddling is a great technique to help your baby feel safe as they adjust to life outside of the womb. We understand the many incredible benefits of this ancient technique, which is why we created swaddles that are 100 percent breathable and help prevent overheating.

But the older your little one gets, the less they need this method to help them feel calm or fall asleep.

Also, while swaddling has lots of great benefits for newborns, there comes a time when your baby is just too old to be swaddled and swaddling can become more harmful than helpful.

As you prepare to welcome your little one, it’s hard to know exactly what essentials you should buy. To start with, you know a safe sleeping surface is a must, but you might be surprised to find out that a mini crib is one essential that can serve your family well. 

Here, we’ll help you uncover a few reasons why using a mini crib might be a good option for your baby and what exactly you need to look for when choosing one. 

Co-sleeping can be confusing for new parents to understand. With mixed messages on what’s safe and unsafe, it can be difficult to know what’s best for your little one. Fortunately, our experts at Newton Baby have done the research for you!

Here, we break down what co-sleeping really means, the safest ways to co-sleep, and what you should avoid to ensure your baby stays happy and healthy during sleep time.

Read on to learn the safest co-sleeping practices to decide whether it’s right for you.

When you’re getting ready to welcome a little one into your family, you quickly become aware of all the baby products on the market. But knowing what you need isn’t always black and white. If you’re wondering what a 4-in-1 crib is and if it’s a necessity, stick around.

In this article, we’ll explain what this type of crib provides and also discuss a few things to take into account when deciding if a 4-in-1 crib is right for your baby and your family. Let’s begin with the basics: What exactly is a 4-in-1 crib?

Practicing safe sleep is important when it comes to caring for your little one. As a parent, one thing you're probably wondering about is when your baby can sleep on their stomach.

To determine this, you’ll need to know the basics when it comes to safe sleep and the four signs to watch for when trying to decide if your baby is ready for this transition.

In this article, we’ll also address a few commonly asked questions when it comes to your baby sleeping on their stomach.

  One of the biggest reasons parents love the Newton Crib Mattress is because it’s 100% breathable. If their baby rolls over in the middle of the night, they can still breathe straight through the mattress! However, walking in on your baby flipped over is always scary at first — especially if they’re unable to roll from stomach to back again on their own. This is why tummy time is key.Tummy time builds many of the crucial muscles your baby needs to be able to roll over and eventually sit up on their own. We chatted with Kailee, a Pediatric...

We know that sleep is a hot commodity for the bleary-eyed parents of newborns. When both you and your baby are losing shut-eye because your baby won’t sleep in their bassinet, you may start to feel desperate to get your little one down for some good rest. 

If your baby would rather sleep anywhere than in their bassinet, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll share a few possible reasons why this happens and offer tips that might help.

  Today is the day we lost Emmy. 3 years ago today she drowned. 3 years ago tomorrow, she died. In ways, it feels like yesterday and in others a lifetime ago. However, the feeling of loss is exactly the same. 3 years later, I’m now sitting face to face with what took my daughter’s life and watching my boys learn to survive. The twins are only 3 days younger than Emmy was on this day and if they were to fall in, they have the skills to survive. And the hardest part for me to grasp is what it...

Sleeping like a baby doesn’t always mean you get a full night of rest. Unfortunately, crying in their sleep is normal for babies.

We know you’re hoping for a quiet night once bedtime rolls around, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. Hang in there, parents, because just like everything else in your baby’s life, this is a passing phase!

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know when your baby cries in their sleep.

It’s no secret that babies —and tired parents! — need lots of sleep. But it’s not always easy to get your little one to snooze. In this article, we’ll answer your questions about how to put a baby to sleep.

We’ll share tips on how to set your baby up for sleeping success, from calming down to falling asleep and staying asleep. We’ll also review a few guidelines for safe sleep. After all, whether your baby is awake or asleep, their health, happiness, and wellbeing are your top priorities!

We know it can be difficult to put your newborn down when they first come home — cuddling is so much fun! Sometimes, though, you need a safe place to lay your little one when it’s time to take a shower, prepare a bottle, or grab a bite to eat. A baby bouncer is the ideal solution!

In this complete buying guide, we give you all the information you need to choose the best baby bouncer for you and your newborn.

Whether it’s a separate room or a cozy nook of your own room, the nursery is a space in which you’ll be spending a lot of time. There will be moments of pure joy and play, as well as moments of sheer exhaustion. So, setting up a nursery that caters to you and your baby’s needs and creature comforts is an absolute must. Here are some tips and tools to make sure your nursery is the functional sanctuary you desire. A Few Fabulous Must-Haves In the Nursery White Noise Machine  A 1990 study published in the Archives of Disease in...

Did you know that your pup’s sleep position can say a lot about their personality? Once you discover the basics of dog sleep habits and positions, you can better serve your own four-legged friend. 

We share what you need to know about dog sleep, including how long dogs sleep, what your dog’s sleep position says about them, and what dog bed is best suited for your fur baby! 

As a parent, you make a lot of decisions, and figuring out how to dress your baby for sleep can be a difficult one. With so many sleepwear options on the market, it’s hard to know which one is the best choice. 

Here, we’ll help you put the pieces together so you know what to avoid when dressing your baby and how to help your little one sleep safely and soundly! 

As soon as you have a little one, so much of your energy (and money) goes toward keeping them safe. Those instincts kick in quickly! Crib bumpers are one of the baby products on the market that can be confusing.

Are they actually safe for your baby?

If you’re trying to decide if a crib bumper is a necessity in your baby’s nursery, you’re in the right place. We’ll take a look at exactly what crib bumpers are, what they’re meant to accomplish, and whether or not they’re safe for your little one.

If your pup likes to sleep in your bed, it might be time to get them their own dog bed. Dog beds that are just right for your pup are the ticket they need for not only a good night’s sleep but also for a cozy spot to nap on during the day!

If you’re in the market for a dog bed, there are a few things to consider before making your purchase. Here, you’ll discover what you need to know when it comes to buying a comfy bed for your four-legged friend!

Your baby will master many milestones during their first year of life, including sitting up on their own. But many parents often wonder, “When can baby sit up?” 

In this article, you’ll discover when your baby might be ready to sit up, the signs and stages of sitting up, and 10 ways to help your little one master this fun and important milestone!  

When you have a baby, everyone talks about sleeping through the night as the holy grail of sleep. But as any parent holding a fussy, overtired infant in her arms quickly learns: daytime sleep is essential, too. What’s the right baby nap schedule?

In this article, read about recommended baby nap schedules according to your little one’s age, tips for sticking to the schedule, and when you can take a “Nap Pass.”

This is such an exciting time in your life! As an expecting mom, you want to give the best care to your unborn baby. And the best gift you can give your baby is a healthy pregnancy, which is a great indicator of a healthy baby.

To find out how to have a healthy pregnancy, take a look at our 10 tips for expecting moms!

Most baby accidents and injuries occur within the four walls of your home. The good news is you can do a few things around your house to prevent your little one from getting hurt! Staying in the know when it comes to baby safety is the first step.

Here, we’ll give you some ideas and precautions to take to keep your baby safe while they sleep, bathe, play, and eat!

Sometimes parents just need a little help when it comes to taking care of their baby. The good news is that inventors have ramped up their creativity in the baby-products realm!

If you’re a busy parent who’s looking for products that will make your life just a little bit easier, check out our 27 best and most helpful baby products for 2021.

This whole parenting thing is new to you, which is why you might have some concerns and questions when it comes to taking care of your newborn.

Moms and dads are learning as they go, taking bits and pieces of what they’ve heard and observed from others along the way and making their own tweaks here and there to become parenting pros!

If you’re a first-time parent, you’re in the right place. Keep reading for our complete guide for newborn care!

The first few months of your baby’s life come with so many transitions for your little one and for you as a parent! One of the big changes — learning how to transition your baby to a crib — comes when your little one outgrows their bassinet.

If making this change feels overwhelming to you, you’re not alone. Lots of parents stress over the move!

That’s why we’ve created a list of tips for how to transition your baby to the nursery and their crib. But first, let’s go over a few guidelines for when this transition should happen.

You hear all the buzz about not sleeping well (if at all!) when you have kids, but it may come as a shock to hear that the same can be true while they’re growing in your belly. Learning how to sleep when pregnant is a whole new ballgame!

In this article, we’ll reveal the best sleeping positions for pregnant women and offer some tips to help you get a good night’s sleep the whole nine months! 

In recent years, organic crib sheets have become increasingly popular. Why is that? What makes organic sheets better and generally safer for your little one?

Since we know a thing or two about baby products here at Newton Baby, we wanted to share this guide to help you make an informed decision when buying sheets for your little one.

Do you really need a crib mattress pad? The answer is completely up to you! But if you’re like most parents, there’s a pretty good chance that you put a lot of effort into preparing your little one’s nursery. And since babies and toddlers spend so much of their time sleeping, you most likely tried to equip their room with all the necessities in order to help them stay comfortable and safe while asleep. You’ve done a great job so far, and you probably thought you could check the nursery off your to-do list...until you heard about crib mattress pads....

Newborn Sleep Simplified

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Your baby will learn a lot from you over the years. Perhaps the first and most important skill you’ll teach your baby is how to sleep. Fact is, sleep isn’t an innate skill—it must be learned. And while we don’t sleep train until 4 months from their estimated due date, those first few months are an opportunity to lay the foundation for healthy sleep habits. By doing so, you’ll help your baby take better, more consistent naps (you can shower! Drink hot coffee!) and sleep more soundly at night (yes, please!) You can start these tips into action right away...

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress ($300 value) Owlet - Smart Sock ($300 value) Motif Medical - Luna Breast Pump with Rechargeable Battery ($299 value) Oilogic - Best-selling Bundles + $75 Oilogic gift card ($150 value) Toddleroo by North States - Superyard Ultimate 8-Panel + ABC Play Mat + Childproofing Deluxe Kit ($210 value) Bodily - $150 Shop Credit for postpartum & breastfeeding essentials Dyper - 3 Months of Diapers ($204 value) Tonies - Sleepy Time Bundle ($145 value) Lark Adventurewear - $200 Shop Credit Lalo - The Chair ($215 value)   TERMS & CONDITIONS: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE...

Has your baby started acting like Houdini and playing tricks on you, like climbing out of their crib? If so, you’re in good company! If your baby climbed out of their crib but you’re not ready to transition them to a toddler bed just yet, we’re here for you.

We have a few tricks of our own to help you when your baby (or toddler!) starts climbing out of their crib.
There are several decisions to make when outfitting your baby’s nursery. And when it comes to choosing a crib mattress, there is a lot to consider — it’s more than just getting the right size and covering it with a cute fitted sheet!

  Can you believe it’s been a whole year since the world shutdown? Many of us have spent a whole year quarantining and going to work and school from home. Throughout this global pandemic we have found positives - more time with our immediate families, more time to bake and craft. However, we can’t deny that there have been struggles we could have never predicted. Parents must now work from home while taking care of their babies and homeschooling their children and worrying about everything.  Is it just us or does it seem like somehow we’re getting less sleep than...

When you put your baby to sleep at night, their sleep surface should be safe and comfortable. A breathable crib mattress is the best thing to make this dream a sweet one!
When you nested during your pregnancy, you wanted to organize everything! But now that the clothes are piling up — whether from your baby shower or hand-me-downs from friends and family — it’s hard to know exactly how to organize baby clothes.
From womb mates to roommates, your twins will share a room — your room! — when you bring them home from the hospital. But what about sharing a crib? Parents sometimes have lots of questions when it comes to buying a crib for twins.

In this article, we’ll answer your most pressing questions about cribs for twins. Plus, we’ve listed a few things to take into consideration before you buy one.

Common Questions About Cribs For Twins
In the design world, modern is all about simplicity, neutral or earthy colors, straight lines, and uncluttered spaces. It also can include accents or pops of primary or metallic colors. If this is the look you’re going for, we’re here to offer a few fun, modern nursery ideas!
At Newton Baby, we know how important it is for your baby to get good, safe sleep. That’s why we created this list of the eight best portable cribs and some safety tips to follow when using one.
Social distancing — or simply living far away from friends and family — can make getting together in person a challenge. That’s why many expecting moms are rethinking having a traditional baby shower and opting for a virtual baby shower instead.
I don’t think anyone could have convinced me just how obsessed I’d be with sleep before I had my first baby. I mean, sure, I’d seen the parenting memes and (thought) I knew all about the exhaustion of the newborn days. But until you’re in it, it can be hard to totally GET it.

I’m Liesel Teen, L&D RN and the face behind the popular IG account and website, Mommy Labor Nurse. I’m passionate about supporting and educating mamas on their motherhood journeys — from conception through infancy. And I’m thrilled to be here today sharing a bit about baby sleep environments.
You keep a close eye on your baby while they’re up and at ‘em, but there is one place where babies spend a lot of time unsupervised: their crib. That’s why crib safety is crucial!
You’ll always remember the moment your friend tells you that she’s expecting. Whether it’s her first pregnancy or she already has one or two kids in tow, she’s probably feeling a mixture of emotions—from excited to stressed.

Either way, as a good friend, you’ll want to show your support! Choosing the right gift off of her baby registry will show your friend how happy you are for her, as well as convey the fact that you’ll be there for her every step of the way.

If it’s her first baby, she may need help putting together her registry so it includes everything you actually need when bringing home a baby.

If you’re stumped for ideas to suggest, here is some advice on what your expecting friend will really want and need after having her baby.
Baby showers are a time to celebrate the little one on the way and give special (and needed!) gifts to the mom-to-be. But whether you’re hosting a baby shower, attending, or are the expecting mom, you probably have baby shower etiquette questions.

No matter your role at the upcoming shower, the Newton Baby experts are here to answer your questions. We’ll cover basic etiquette rules for the host or hostess, the mom-to-be, and the guest.

Is it a boy or a girl? At gender reveal parties, the guests (and sometimes the parents as well!) wait eagerly to learn the answer to that question. When a box full of blue balloons bursts open or a pink-filled cake is cut, friends and family exclaim and celebrate.

 

Once you get toward the end of your nine months of pregnancy, you might find yourself constantly in the mood to organize, clean, and arrange the nursery. This is what many people call nesting, and it’s quite common!

As a new parent, one of your main priorities is sleep — for your sake and your baby’s. But because the saying “sleep like a baby” isn’t always accurate, babies often need some help in this area. If this is the case for your little one, you may want to consider sleep training. 

In this article, the experts at Newton Baby provide a complete guide for sleep training your baby so that you and your little one can get the restful sleep you need.

“Sleep like a baby” is a nice phrase, but the reality is that little ones don’t always sleep well — especially when it comes to nap time! If your baby won’t nap, their day is thrown off and it can be oh-so-frustrating for you as a parent. We understand.

If you find yourself with a napless baby, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll go over a few potential reasons that your baby won’t nap and provide some tips to help them start sleeping.
Getting ready to welcome a new baby can involve some stressful preparation, but it’s also just a lot of fun! One of the most enjoyable parts is decorating the nursery. If you’re looking for the perfect nursery paint idea to go with your adorable nursery theme, stick around.

In this article, we’ll start by giving you a few tips on how to make your nursery both cute and safe. Then, we’ll give you 10 nursery paint ideas that anyone can do — no professional painting experience required!

Buying newborn gifts can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. We know you want to make sure you choose just the right one, kind of like Goldilocks.

To keep you from making buying a newborn gift more stressful than it has to be, we’re here to help you find the right one with our list of the 35 best newborn gifts for expecting parents! 

Babies learn everything they know by observing their surroundings. So as your little one grows a bit older, they may develop an attachment to a cozy blanket (they see you sleep with one every night!). But when can your baby sleep with a blanket safely?
Maybe you’ve always worked from home and now you’ve welcomed a new baby, or you’re now required to work from home because of unforeseen circumstances. Either way, working from home with a baby is no easy task!

Tackling work e-mails and phone calls while caring for your baby can be exhausting but enjoyable. This is why Newton Baby created 15 tips for busy parents. Follow our steps below and see how they transform your day!

With the holiday season just around the corner, it's time to get shopping! Whether you're shopping for your own bundle of joy or for an expecting friend, there are so many great baby products to discover online. Scouring the web for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on baby gear? Check out these exclusive offers from some of our favorite partners:  Jet Set Go Baby Jet Set Go brings families the most innovative products that make every day easier. Save 25% off select BABYZEN accessories and 20% off Bombol Pop-Up Booster Seat. No promo code required. Valid 11/25-11/30. Amara...

We know how much you anticipate every milestone your little one accomplishes. Rolling over in their crib is no different!

However, we encourage you to keep in mind that all babies are different. This means the moment when they roll over in their crib for the first time may not be when you expect it!

Whether you’re adopting or pregnant, you’re probably already counting down the days until your little one is in your arms! Preparing to welcome a new baby into your family is exciting, but it can also feel overwhelming — there’s a lot to do before your baby comes. 


Between stocking up on diapers, choosing a doctor, getting your home ready, and making financial preparations, you have many things to think about! If you’re wondering how to prepare for a baby, the Newton Baby experts are here to help with seven essential tips.

A lot of preparation goes into getting your heart and home ready to welcome a new little one. And, shortly after they arrive, you’ll have another task in front of you: babyproofing. 

Making your home a safe, secure, and comfortable place for your growing child is essential! Babyproofing your entire house might seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. 

The Newton Nursery

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Hearing your precious baby cry is just about the worst sound in the world. And we know it only gets harder when you and your infant are both running on very little sleep!

So, how do you help a baby who can’t stop crying when you’re not sure what’s getting them so worked up? Our experts at Newton Baby are here with some tried-and-true tips for soothing your little one!

Original Story by Arden Cartrette Trigger Warning: Miscarriage October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. While these topics aren’t easy to talk about, they are so important. Every mama that has lost a baby has a story to tell and we’re here to listen. This year, we’re choosing to share Arden’s story. Arden Cartrette is a blogger based out of Pittsboro, North Carolina. She started blogging and sharing her fertility journey through social media in 2018 after struggling to get pregnant in her early 20s. After over two and a half years of trying to conceive and suffering two...

As a parent, your baby’s safety, comfort, and happiness are always on your mind. During the day, you feed them, burp them, cuddle them, and change their diaper — just to name a few of your parenting responsibilities. And then there’s safe sleep.

What does it mean to look out for your little one’s well-being while they’re sleeping?

In this article, the experts at Newton Baby tell you how to create a safe sleep environment for your baby so both of you can rest easy and sleep well.

There’s a lot to think about when preparing to welcome a new baby into your family! One of the biggest decisions is deciding where your little one will sleep. Whether you choose a baby cradle, crib, or bassinet, safety is your top priority.

If you’re opting for a cradle, you’re in the right place! Here at Newton Baby, we’re passionate about sleep safety for your precious bundle of joy!

In this article, we’ll go over what to look for when it comes to choosing the safest cradle; what elements matter the most for keeping your baby comfortable, calm, and safe; and what should (and shouldn’t!) go in the crib with your little one.

With the morning sickness and exhaustion of your first trimester on their way out, you might be doing a little happy dance as you enter your second trimester!

In general, most women feel better during their second trimester. But, of course, there are still changes that will happen in your body as your baby belly continues to grow.

In this article, the experts at Newton Baby tell you when this trimester is, how your baby is growing, what you can expect, and how to care for yourself during these three months. Plus, we’ll give you a list of things to get done before your third trimester hits!
For the first time ever, the USDA has released recommendations for infants and toddlers under 2 years of age in their 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Report. This is because the USDA has recognized how important this foundational feeding time is for someone's long-term health. Before age 2, "every bite matters."
Regardless of how easy or difficult your pregnancy has been, by the third trimester you’re itching to meet your little one! But don’t wish them into this world too soon — they (and you!) still have some growing to do.

In this article, the Newton Baby experts tell you about some of the changes to expect during your third trimester and what you can do about them. We’ll also give you a third-trimester checklist so you can be sure that you’re ready for your baby to make their appearance!
Whether you’re with the family on an adventure or on the move out of necessity, traveling with a baby can be a challenge, and flying with a baby even more so!

If you’re intimidated by the idea of taking your little one on a plane, first of all, know that you’re not alone. Flying with a baby presents some obstacles, but with the right preparation, it’s doable!

Newton Baby is here to fill you in on safety guidelines as well as give you some tips for making your trip as comfortable and easy as possible.
Carrying a little one inside your belly can change your life in many ways! One of the big questions pregnant women ask is this: “What about traveling while I’m pregnant?”

For the most part, you won’t have to put your travel plans on hold — you’ll just need to make a few adjustments! If you’re planning a trip and wondering when it’s safe to travel and how you should go about it with your pregnant self, our Newton Baby experts have the answers.

Overtired vs. Undertired

Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Everyone knows babies need a lot of sleep. What sometimes confounds parents is the question of how long infants should sleep at each stretch. And since babies can’t exactly tell you how they feel, how do you know if they are overtired vs. undertired?

Although it’s an imperfect science at best, you can actually discern if your baby is overtired and needs to be soothed and settled to sleep or if they’re undertired and will fight Mr. Sandman (and frustrate you).
Sleep is essential for everyone’s health and well-being, no matter what stage of life they’re in. But how many hours should a pregnant woman sleep? The answer might surprise you!

In this article, the sleep experts at Newton Baby explain why it’s important to get plenty of uninterrupted sleep while you’re pregnant. Then we’ll break down sleep patterns by trimester so you know what to expect as your belly and your baby grow over the next nine months.

We’ll also give you tips to help relieve some of the most common sleep problems you’ll face over the course of your pregnancy.
You made it through all the ups and downs of three trimesters of pregnancy as well as the crazy, amazing experience of childbirth. If it seems like this postpartum stage is just an extension of the tiring, emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy, you’re not alone. Welcome to the 4th trimester.

These months after your baby’s birth can be a wild ride, with many changes and challenges. We at Newton Baby think it’s absolutely essential that moms take care of themselves during this time, and we want to help you figure out how to do just that!

We’ll explain what the 4th trimester is and give you a few tips to not only survive but thrive.
From the gender reveal party to baby shower and everything in-between, you’ve been there supporting the parents-to-be and their bun in the oven. Now that the little one has arrived, continue to show your love and care with special gifts for the new parents!

In the exhausting trenches of new parenthood, mom and dad will appreciate a gift that’s fun and thoughtful but also helpful and practical. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, we’ve got you covered!

Check out our list of 23 useful gifts for new parents!
Tips for a successful road trip with babies and toddlers without ruining your baby's sleep schedule.
While you’ll notice a change in your breasts, the urge to start nesting, and maybe even pregnancy brain, to everyone else, the clearest sign that you’re expecting a little one is your pregnant belly!

Since you’re tuned in to all things baby right now, you’ve no doubt noticed the size and shape of your pregnant friends’ bellies and wondered about your own.

Just like our bodies, pregnant tummies come in all shapes and sizes, but you probably still have questions.
Daydreaming about your baby’s room is a thing of the past; the time has come to get your little one’s nursery in order, starting with the nursery essentials.

This is such an exciting adventure! Unfortunately, if you’re on this adventure, you may feel overwhelmed by all the choices available. That’s why Newton Baby created this list of nursery essentials so you know just what you need!

You’re expecting a little one! Congrats! With their arrival just a few months away, you’ll be busy preparing and decorating the nursery to welcome your baby. If you’re brainstorming nursery themes, you’re in the right place!

At Newton Baby, we think designing and decorating the nursery is not only a really fun part of expecting a new baby but also very important.

In this article, we’ll talk first about safety and how to set up and decorate the nursery so that it’s a secure place for your baby. Then we’ll give you 17 ideas for adorable nursery themes to get your wheels turning!
As a new parent, you want to know that your baby is safe and sound all night long! If your little one has been sleeping in a cradle or bassinet next to your bed, sooner or later you’ll ask yourself when you should stop sharing a room with your baby.

Most parents share their room with their infant for the first few months because it’s both safe and convenient. But at some point, your little one will move out of your room and graduate to their own crib.

When should that happen? And what are the factors that go into making that decision? Newton Baby's experts are here to help you answer those important questions!
Whether you’re thinking about adding another little one to your family or you’ve already received the good news, congratulations! Anticipating baby number 2 is exciting.

However, growing your family can also feel overwhelming. There’s a lot to think about and prepare for!

With your baby due soon, you’ve probably got your eye on baby crib sets so that your little one can sleep safe and sound when you bring them home! But what should you look for when furnishing your little one’s nursery?

In this article, Newton Baby tells you everything you need to know about shopping for baby crib sets.

During pregnancy, your body goes through tons of changes! There are the obvious physical changes, but you might also notice changes in your memory or thinking and start to observe what many women call “pregnancy brain.”

But what exactly is “pregnancy brain?” And is it fact or fiction? Is it a real part of pregnancy or just a good excuse for when you can’t find your phone?

We’re here to answer those questions! 

When you find out you’re expecting, the first baby item you search for is most likely a crib, and for very obvious reasons. Your baby will spend most of their time in the crib in the early days of their life.

And because babies sleep so much, nothing is more important than crib safety! But how do you know which cribs are the safest?

The experts at Newton Baby can help! In this article, we’ll discuss safe sleep guidelines, different sleep options, and how to choose a safe crib for your precious little one.
Expecting a baby is exciting, overwhelming, and everything in-between! There’s so much to do before your little one makes their big debut. If you’re feeling the pressure, having a pregnancy checklist can help.

A month-by-month to-do list helps you think of things that might not have occurred to you before and ensures that you take care of the necessities. And we have just the thing!
Finding out that you’re expecting is a moment unlike any other! But shortly after the initial excitement fades, you may become overwhelmed by the thought of planning financially for your growing family.

Exactly how much does it cost to have a baby? You might be cringing already, assuming it’s a large chunk of money. And it is, but there’s no need to panic.

In this article, our experts at Newton Baby will help you understand the cost and give you some tips for saving money while keeping your baby cared for and safe!

You just found out that you're expecting, and it's time to celebrate! What better way to reveal your big news than with a unique announcement? To give you a little inspiration, Newton Baby has put together a list of fun pregnancy announcement ideas.

Whether you want a professional photo shoot, a simple at-home announcement, or to show off your sense of humor, these ideas will make the moment with friends and family one they (and you!) will remember forever.

Congratulations on becoming a parent! While this journey is super exciting, it can also be intimidating, especially for new parents. With all the advice out there, it’s hard to know what (and who) to listen to. 

The experts at Newton Baby are here to soothe your mind and make this parenting journey a little less intimidating. We’ve created a list of 14 survival tips for new parents. So grab your partner and start taking notes! 

In years past, parents raised their babies with only a few essentials. Baby “must-haves” on the market today weren’t even invented then, but parents and babies survived. Here you’ll discover what you really need for your minimalist baby. 

Remember, less is more! The experts at Newton Baby are here to help you minimize your baby items with these 21 must-have minimalist baby essentials.  

When you’re preparing to welcome a baby into your home, creating a baby registry is a must! But with so much on the baby market these days, it’s hard to know what the essential baby items are and what you can skip. 

If you’re a minimalist at heart or simply working with a small space, Newton Baby is here to help you create a minimalist baby registry checklist to cut down on clutter!

We’ll give you a few questions to help you decide what the baby necessities are for your family. After, we’ll include a list of what we think should go on every minimalist baby registry checklist.

As an expectant or new parent, you’re probably wondering, “How many crib sheets do I need?”. While sorting things out as you get ready to welcome a new little one into the world, it’s helpful to have an idea of where to begin. 

This is where Newton Baby steps in to help you make an informed decision. In this article, we’ll answer the question of how many crib sheets you really need. 

But before we get to that, we’ll cover general questions that parents may have in regard to their baby’s crib and crib sheets, so take a look! 

Thinking about the day your little one makes their big entrance into the world can make you feel nervous, excited, anxious, overjoyed, and everything in-between! That’s completely understandable. 

To prepare for the big day, think ahead about what you want labor and delivery to be like and then communicate your ideas to the people who will be with you. Enter: your birth plan. 

In this article, the Newton Baby experts explain what a birth plan is and how to create one. We’ll also include a few tips for preparing to welcome your little one into your home, which is just as important as what happens in the delivery room!
With two buns in the oven, you might be a bit overwhelmed getting your life organized and your home ready to welcome two little babies. At the top of your to-do list: brainstorm twin nursery ideas.

If you’re at a loss for where to start when it comes to setting up a twin nursery, you’re in the right place.

Here at Newton Baby, we understand that getting ready for a new little one can be a lot of work, especially when you’re preparing for double the trouble and double the fun!
There are plenty of reasons you might opt for a gender-neutral nursery. Maybe you’re expecting twins (a boy and a girl!), waiting to find out your baby’s gender until their birth, or want a versatile nursery that you can reuse for future children.

Whatever your reason, you’re ready to think outside the box and so are we! Here at Newton Baby, we’ve come up with a list of gender-neutral nursery ideas to get your wheels turning.

If you’re wondering what the differences are between a bassinet and a crib and which one is best for your baby, you’re not alone! As a parent, safety is always on your mind, with safe sleep at the top of that list.

And a big part of the question of sleep safety is whether to go with a bassinet or a crib. Fortunately, Newton Baby’s experts are here to guide you through your baby’s journey to safe sleep.

In this article, we’ll provide you with the answers to commonly asked questions so that you can make the best decision for your family.

When it’s your turn to celebrate a friend’s baby on the way, you want to bring the perfect gift for the baby shower! But it can be difficult to think of something that’s unique and meaningful, and that expresses your love for the new baby and his or her parents.

If you’re running short on baby shower gift ideas, look no further. With these 47 ideas from Newton Baby, you’re sure to find something that’s just right.
Choosing a crib and the correct crib mattress size are major decisions not only for the design of your nursery but also for your baby’s safety. In this article, the experts at Newton Baby discuss the types of cribs and their corresponding crib mattress sizes so that you can make an informed decision for your new little one.

  With all the new research on food allergy prevention, it’s easy for parents to feel overwhelmed. Parents have a lot of questions about how to help reduce their child’s risk of developing a food allergy, based on the new guidelines from the AAP and NIH. That’s why we put together this up-to-date guide on the latest research, to help families follow the new guidelines safely and effectively.   Food Allergy Prevention Is Important For All Babies Food allergies are on the rise, with 1 in 13 children in the United States affected. These allergies can often be inconvenient for...

Top 7 sleep tips for newborns every new parent should know.

    One of the best things you can do for yourself when you’re pregnant is to get adequate sleep. It’s recharging and restorative for a body – yours! – that’s working harder than it ever has before on the complex and important task of creating a life. But ironically, pregnancy can also make it tough to get the sleep you need. Here are some sleep changes you can expect in each trimester of pregnancy: First Trimester The first trimester can be a time of heightened nerves and trepidation. So much is going on in your body, and you’re looking...

Sleep 101 from Dr. Deena

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

by Dr. Deena Blanchard   Sleep, it may be the one thing that new parents crave most. With three boys, I have definitely seen my fair share of sleepless nights. As a pediatrician and mom of three, you can bet I get asked A LOT of questions about sleep. Below are some of the more common questions. How can I create a safe sleep environment for my baby? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends creating a safe sleep environment for your baby. A safe sleep environment is one where a baby is placed on her back to sleep on a...

    Setting up a nursery for your little one is a fun and exciting task. You get to choose colors and decor and make this space a unique space for your little one and your family to enjoy. Aside from colors and theme choices, it is important to choose safe products. Here are some tips on how to set up an adorable and safe nursery for your family. 1.) Create a safe sleep space: Choose a crib that meets current safety standards and a mattress that is firm yet breathable. Make sure there are no gaps between the mattress...

  The Fourth Trimester: Dealing with Postpartum Feelings Some people—accurately—call the first several months of motherhood the “fourth trimester.” The reason that’s such an apt description of this tumultuous time is that you’re still stewing in a hormonal brew; you’re exhausted and possibly overwhelmed; and your body is still not even close to yours again. Here are common postpartum feelings, so you know you aren’t alone:   Exhaustion: Okay, being more tired than you ever thought possible before isn’t exactly an emotion, but the kind of bone-weariness common to new motherhood triggers other feelings. It’s hard to cope with the...

  Dr. Deena Blachard and Dr. Sara Connolly answer all of your questions on how to get your baby to sleep better. You find all you need to know about how much sleep is enough, crib safety and much more. Note: This video was a live video, so the giveaway mentioned has now ended. Please join our mailing list to get alerts of the latest great giveaways.

By Dr. Deena Blanchard   "Could it be?" Parents will ask in hush whispers? The “C-word”? That's right, colic. Colic is a word that can draw fear in the hearts of even the most experienced parent. As a mom of a child who had colic, I can say first hand that those weeks are really challenging as a parent.   What exactly is colic? All babies cry some and some cry more than others. For most babies, crying will start to increase around the second week of life and peaks at six weeks of life. Colic is defined by the...

Our Founder and Leader

Mon, Jul 02, 2018

  Newton Baby’s founder, Michael Rothbard, is a sleep industry veteran who is proud to share the best the company has to offer from their families to yours. Michael Rothbard is a third-generation sleep entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience in the industry. As a founder and entrepreneur, he has devoted his career to the pursuit of all things beneficial to a good night’s sleep for the whole family. Newton Baby was born out of concern as a parent of three young children that existing baby sleep surfaces weren’t breathable enough to ensure adequate airflow. Upon learning about Wovenaire...

  Miss Megan is the founder of Conscious Proactive Parenting and Mantra Sleep Solutions, and is Newton Baby’s in-house expert on babies’ sleep. As a sleep coach with over a decade of experience under her belt, she focuses on proactive and positive discipline to encourage steady, restful sleep. Her mission is to make bedtime more like a dream than a nightmare for the sake of the entire family’s wellbeing. The “Miss Megan Effect” has proven effective for countless babies and children aged 12 weeks through 12 years. Newton Baby is proud to have her on board to share wisdom on...

  Dr. Deena Blanchard is a board-certified pediatrician and partner at Premier Pediatrics in New York City. Dr. Deena regularly contributes to leading parenting blogs including Big City Moms and Momtastic, and has also been featured on AOL, The Huffington Post, The Bump, CBS, CUNY-TV, and more for her skillful health and parenting tips. Dr. Deena’s impressive resume includes a master’s of public health from Temple University, where she specialized in health education. Dr. Deena then attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was awarded both Alpha Omega Alpha and the American Medical Women’s Association...

Newton Baby was created out of the founders’ mission to offer the safest, healthiest, and best sleep products for babies. As veterans of the sleep industry (and concerned parents themselves), they had a keen understanding of the market and where current offerings came up short. Thus, the “revolution-airy” Newton Crib Mattress was born. The main component of the Newton Crib Mattress is Wovenaire®, a material comprised of food-grade polymer and 90% air by volume. Its unique, first-of-its-kind composition allows for the highest level of airflow for babies to breathe easily and sleep soundly, thus giving parents the peace of mind...

Newton Baby is proud to be a Charitable Sponsor of Keeping Babies Safe, a nonprofit organization that advocates for safer children's products, educates parents on crib safety and product recall information, and donates compliant cribs to families in need.
No need to fret, first-time fathers: Follow our list of eight ways to prep for impending fatherhood, and you'll rest easy in no time.
Dig in to these five foods and beverages to maintain a healthy bump and promote deeper, more satisfying sleep.

6 Self-Care Tips for New Moms

Wed, May 09, 2018

Motherhood is not a valid excuse to allow yourself to come last on your list of priorities. Follow these tips for self-care to be the best woman, mother, and/or wife you can possibly be.
We didn't get it then, but we sure do get it now. Reflecting on our mothers once we ourselves become them, we now see how much they truly did and sacrificed to be there for us in every way possible.
Discover the dietary culprits that stand in the way of your baby's and your own restful sleep.
There's always so much to learn from other cultures, which certainly doesn't stop at parenting. Discover unique ways in which parents raise their children in lands far and wide.

7 Sleep Tips for New Parents

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Sleep deprivation doesn't necessarily have to be a given once your newborn arrives. Follow these tips and make your own sleep a priority so you can be the best parent you can possibly be.
Though newborns typically need 16 hours of shut-eye per day, not all hours should be minded equally. Work on adjusting your baby's internal clock so their schedule begins to align with your own.
Don't let Daylight Savings Time throw off your rhythm and internal clock entirely. Prepare yourself for the shift accordingly so your energy and sleep schedules remain in check.
Pregnancy is a joyous time, but it also brings with it a myriad of strange sensations and experiences that may be foreign to you. Before you start to worry, read these common Q&As to discover reasons behind and solutions for your newfound troubles.
If you find yourself in your third trimester and suddenly feel the urge to become supermom-to-be at home, don't worry, as it's a natural sensation. Not feeling this wave of nesting fever? Don't worry either, as that's okay too.

Best Gifts for New Parents

Mon, Jan 08, 2018

A new baby inevitably brings with them the need for a host of new items for their care and protection. If you need some ideas for parents-to-be or your very own registry, then look no further than this practical list of gift ideas for babies and parents alike.
Save time, money, and energy—all of which are in short supply as a new parent—with our in-house expert Miss Megan's tried and tested best practices for caring for your newborn.

Our End-of-Pregnancy Countdown

Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Baby's almost on board! Here's a quick list of last-minute things to do to prepare for when your precious little one arrives.
Traveling is stress-inducing enough, let alone traveling with a crying baby. Take these precautions before, during, and after your road trip or flight to ensure that your route is as smooth as possible.
It's the most wonderful time of the year—but it can also be stressful what with long nights, commotion with visitors, heaps of sweets and treats, and the like. Keep your toddler on his normal sleeping schedule as best you can, but prepare to be flexible.
Insomnia is one of the several pesky factors that can arise during your pregnancy. Learn why you're (perhaps newly) tossing and turning, and how you can remedy your sleepless situation.
No two families are the same, and neither are their holiday traditions. Celebrate this holiday season by honoring your family's traditions, no matter how old-school or off-kilter they may be, and be sure to get your kids involved with the fun to be had.
Whereas you may have rejoiced to "spring forward" in your pre-baby days, Daylight Savings Time will naturally shift your baby's sleep patterns, and thus throw you a curveball. Prepare for the adjustment with the following tips so your baby's sleep schedule gets back to normal ASAP.
We may have evolved past the village-centered base of raising families, but that doesn't mean that we don't still rely on each other for parenting wisdom. Here's a look at the evolution of sources of parenting advice over the past several decades.
A restful night's sleep is essential for any mom-to-be. Here's how and why sleep matters particularly during pregnancy, plus tips on how to establish a foolproof sleep routine.
The death of a baby is an unspeakable tragedy from which it takes a lifetime to heal. Read on to learn about SIDS, suffocation risks, and best practices for keeping your newborn safe while asleep.
Read about the culprits that get in the way of your sleep while pregnant, as well as tips on how you can help yourself rest easier at night.

Help Your Baby Sleep Better

Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Enjoy the accompanying infographic to see how much sleep your baby needs, plus how to set up the best possible sleeping conditions for your little one.

#NurseryInspo

Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Rounding up some of our favorite bloggers' nurseries for some much-needed inspiration for your own baby's new digs.
Newton Baby's customer care manager, Krystal, shares what items she's stocking up on in the final weeks before her newborn arrives.
Krystal, Newton Baby's customer care manager, shares her list of safe, hygienic products she's purchasing to ensure her newborn's surroundings are as clean as can be.
Pregnancy brings with it a whole new market in which to shop. Here, Newton Baby's customer care manager shares her top purchases as a newbie to the soon-to-be-mama market.
Krystal shares her favorite online resources that provide her with advice for her first pregnancy and a community of like-minded soon-to-be parents.
Reading with your baby does double duty: It helps develop your child's vocabulary while also serving as a perfect point of bonding time. Cuddle up with your little one with our round-up of our favorite nighttime kiddie books.
Consider the following 12 tips (from parents just like you) as your guiding light for your baby to get his absolute best night's sleep.

When you've breastfed two kids and you're a pediatrician, you might think there isn't much more to learn about breastfeeding—but you would be wrong. I had my third son a few months ago. I was nervous. It has been four years since I last breastfed and, even then, I struggled a bit in the beginning.

This time, the baby latched right away; after 24 hours, though, my nipples were killing me. I found myself with the same worries I advise mothers about. How do I know my baby is getting enough? Will this pain stop? Am I doing this right?

We've rounded up our top five nursing covers on the market in honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, each of which offers a uniquely specific take on the product at hand.

Sleep disturbances, pregnancy-related insomnia, and weird or vivid dreams are common during pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimesters. In a National Sleep Foundation poll, 78% of women reported experiencing more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than when not pregnant. Hormonal changes, pain and discomfort, and anxiety are three key factors that contribute to sleep challenges.

Progesterone levels rise during pregnancy, which can cause sleepiness during the day and wakefulness at night. Fluctuating estrogen levels also create physiological changes. Nausea, heartburn, lower back pain, needing to pee a lot, and general discomfort can leave the body feeling out of sorts. Feeling anxious about baby coming can make falling asleep and staying asleep trickier.

Read on to ensure that your baby's crib is as safe as can be, allowing for sound sleep for your little one and a sound mind for yourself.

When you're pregnant and a new mom, sleep can seem like an ever-elusive thing you're always trying to get. As a pediatrician and OB/GYN with five kids between us, we get it. Here are some of our favorite tips for getting as much rest as you can while pregnant and when your little one arrives.

1. A bed should be for sleeping only

I think we're all guilty of crawling into bed at night, and then watching TV or reading a book or even chatting on the phone. These activities are confusing to our body and mind. Try to restrict the activities you do in bed. When you lie your head down on your pillow at night, it should be for sleep only. 

Outlining the key takeaways from The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer by Los Angeles-based pediatrician Harvey Karp.
All babies will have that one special object they will fall in love with and hold onto for dear life. Here's our picks to help you find "the one."
Follow these safe sleep best practices for your baby, and you both can rest easy, and safely, in no time.