Newton Baby Blog
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
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.
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
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.
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress Bloom - Coco Go Bouncer Bella Tunno - $150 Shop Credit Bumpology - Bump Butter Doe Loungewear - $150 Shop Credit Fawn Design - $150 Shop Credit T is for Tame - $150 Shop Credit The Baby's Brew - Baby Shower Set Tot Squad - 1 hour with a Sleep Consultant Terms and 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...
Thu, Dec 17, 2020
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.
Mon, Dec 14, 2020
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.
Tue, Dec 08, 2020
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!
Mon, Dec 07, 2020
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!
Wed, Dec 02, 2020
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
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!
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
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...
Mon, Nov 23, 2020
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!
Fri, Nov 20, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - $300 Shop Credit Nestig - $599 Shop Credit Ready Set Food - $300 Shop Credit ChildLife Essentials - $300 Shop Credit 3 Sprouts - $200 Shop Credit Toddlekind - $200 Shop Credit Green Toys Inc - $200 Shop Credit Baby Tula - $200 Shop Credit Blooming Bath - $200 Shop Credit Parasol Co - $200 Shop Credit Raise Me Wild - $200 Shop Credit Mama Natal - 1:1 Video Sleep Consulting & 4-Months Supply of Breastfeeding Vitamins Terms & Conditions: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT...
Mon, Nov 16, 2020
Mon, Nov 09, 2020
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.
Mon, Nov 02, 2020
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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Fri, Oct 30, 2020
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-have as well as a few items that might not have occurred to you but will make your hospital stay more comfortable for everyone involved.
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
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!
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
While there’s no magic formula for soothing a fussy little one, we’ll give you our favorite tips. Calming your baby might simply be a matter of finding what works for them!
But first, let’s go over the basics of why your baby might be cranky.
Wed, Oct 14, 2020
Here, you’ll discover what a baby swing is and how it’s different from a bouncer, reasons to use a baby swing, and the types of baby swings on the market.
Of course, we haven’t left out the must-have safety features to keep your baby as safe as possible while they’re in their swing. You’ll also find some optional features to give your little one added comfort!
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib MattressFathercraft - Father's Ed, online course for expecting dadsA Little Bundle - $50 Shop Credit Baby Jives - Luxe Luna Moth Mobile MAM - $100 gift package of assorted MAM itemspediped - $100 Shop CreditJet Set Go - BOMBOL Bamboo 3DKnit™ Bouncer Good luck! Deadline to enter 10/25/20 at 11:59 pm ET. 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+...
Mon, Oct 12, 2020
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...
Fri, Oct 02, 2020
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.
In this article, we’ll go over the differences between baby rockers, baby bouncers, and baby swings. Then we’ll cover the most important topic: baby rocker safety.
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
In this article, the experts at Newton Baby show you what mattresses are made of, and you’ll see how our mattresses stack up against organic ones. We’ll also uncover the hidden drawbacks of organic so you can discover the Newton difference.
Fri, Sep 25, 2020
Newton Baby is here to help you understand newborn sleep patterns (or lack thereof!) and navigate the first few weeks. We’ll discuss newborn sleep safety, sleep patterns (and how to help them create a schedule!), and how to care for yourself during those happy but exhausting first few weeks.
Mon, Sep 21, 2020
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE:Newton Baby - Breathable Crib MattressBumbleride - Era City StrollerOwlet - Smart Sock + Cam Baby Monitor System Dream Baby Sleep - Dream Lab Sleep Training eCourse & 30 min. sleep consultnanobébé - Baby Gift BundleToddleroo by North States® - Superyard® Indoor/Outdoor 6-Panel, Folding Toddleroo Friends Play Mat, & Deluxe Childproofing Kit Kizingo - 2 Toddler Feeding Sets Bannor Toys - $75 Shop CreditKinsa - Quickcare Smart Thermometer & Smart Ear Thermometer Motherlove Herbal Company - $50 Shop Credit Good luck! Deadline to enter 9/27/20 at 11:59 pm ET. Terms & Conditions: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN....
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
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.
Mon, Sep 07, 2020
In this article, our experts at Newton Baby provide a list of postpartum essentials for you and your baby so you both can have an easy recovery during this transition.
Fri, Aug 28, 2020
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!
Tue, Aug 25, 2020
Mon, Aug 24, 2020
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!
Mon, Aug 17, 2020
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.
Mon, Aug 10, 2020
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.
Mon, Aug 03, 2020
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).
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress WAYB - Pico Car Seat and Pico Travel Bag Plain Jane - $300 Shop Credit lillemer - $50 Shop Credit Magnetic Me - $100 Shop Credit Real Shades - $100 Shop Credit Grabease - $140 Shop Credit Good luck! Deadline to enter 8/17/20 at 11:59 pm ET. 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...
Fri, Jul 24, 2020
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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2020
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!
Tue, Jul 14, 2020
Fri, Jul 10, 2020
Even if you know what a night nurse is, you may not be aware of all the benefits they can bring to your and your new baby’s life.
In this article, we’ll discuss those benefits and help you decide if hiring nighttime assistance is right for you and your family.
Fri, Jul 03, 2020
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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress Ready to Pop - Three bottles of non-alcoholic champagne Kiinde - Twist Gift Set Binxy Baby - $100 Shop Credit Baby Tula - Tula Mesh Explore Baby Carrier (Coast Beyond) goumikids - $150 Shop Credit Plum + Sparrow - $150 Shop Credit Good luck! Deadline to enter 7/13/20 at 11:59 pm ET. 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...
Mon, Jun 29, 2020
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!
Mon, Jun 22, 2020
Your job is to dream up the perfect mobile, and our job is to tell you how to make it!
In this article, we’ll give you an idea of the supplies you’ll need, talk about how to craft your mobile, and provide tips on how to make it safe for your little one.
Mon, Jun 15, 2020
In this article, the experts at Newton Baby list some of the best baby sleep aids you can use to help your newborn fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Mon, Jun 08, 2020
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.
Mon, Jun 01, 2020
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.
Fri, May 29, 2020
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!
Thu, May 28, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress Matrescence - Stretch Mark Hydrating Oil and Stretch Mark Restorative Butter Amara Organic Foods - $100 Shop Credit Citi Collective - $70 Shop Credit ABBY&FINN - 1 Month Supply of Diapers and Wipes Rose & Rex - $100 Shop Credit bumblebaby - 1 Month Virtual Sleep Consultation Good luck! Deadline to enter 6/14/20 at 11:59 pm ET. 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...
Fri, May 22, 2020
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!
Fri, May 15, 2020
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!
Fri, May 08, 2020
Fri, May 01, 2020
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.
Wed, Apr 29, 2020
When they’re in those familiar environments, they fall asleep quickly and without fuss. But these are not long-term solutions for a safe, successful newborn sleep schedule. Eventually, it’s best for everyone involved if your baby sleeps in their crib.
In this article, we give you six tips about how to get your baby to sleep in a crib so you and your family can rest easy again.
Wed, Apr 22, 2020
Maybe you’re dreaming about the day when your baby sleeps all night long so you can actually sleep all night long. But how exactly do you accomplish this gargantuan task?
In this article, our experts at Newton Baby offer a few tips for parents to help this dream become a reality!
Tue, Apr 21, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress I See Me! Personalized Children's Books - $75 e-Certificate Lullabuddy - Music Player and Speaker Junior Foxes - Ring Sling 7AM Enfant - $150 Shop Credit Ready, Set, Food! - 6 Month Subscription Anjie + Ash - $125 Shop Credit Oilogic® - $50 Worth of Oilogic® Essential Oil Products Good luck! Deadline to enter 5/03/20 at 11:59 pm ET. 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...
Wed, Apr 15, 2020
However, growing your family can also feel overwhelming. There’s a lot to think about and prepare for!
Wed, Apr 08, 2020
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.
Wed, Apr 01, 2020
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!
Some people think nesting is a built-in maternal instinct while others aren’t so sure. Either way, many pregnant moms turn into busy bees in the last trimester of pregnancy.
If this is you and you’re wondering what exactly nesting is and how to use that urge to your advantage, you’re in the right place.
Mon, Mar 16, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress, Crib Sheet, and Swaddles Set Toddlero by North States® - Superyard® 3-in-1 Extra-Wide Gated Wood Barrier, Superyard® Folding Balloon Ride Play Mat & Childproofing Deluxe Set Boiron USA - New Mom Bag full of Homeopathic Products Gugu Guru - Concierge Care Package Freshly Picked - $300 Shop Credit 3 Sprouts - $200 Shop Credit Rockabye Baby - $150 Shop Credit Parasol Co - 3 Month Membership Box Baby Brezza - Formula Pro Advanced Silver Cross - 2020 Jet Super Compact Stroller in Black Good luck! Deadline to...
Mon, Mar 16, 2020
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!
Mon, Mar 09, 2020
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!
Wed, Mar 04, 2020
You know you’re a parent when you start thinking (or worrying) about how daylight-saving time (DST) on Sunday, March 8th is going to interfere with your baby or toddler’s sleep. Fear not! With a solid plan, you can sail through DST with minimal disruption to your child’s sleep. Daylight Savings Time Starts on Sunday, March 8th at 2am. We will move our clocks forward one hour. This means 6am is now 7am – and 7pm is really 8pm. Plan ahead. About 7 to 9 days before the time change, start shifting your baby’s nap and bedtime by 15 minutes...
Fri, Feb 28, 2020
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.
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 12 things to look for when shopping for a bassinet!
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Newton Baby - Breathable Crib Mattress nanobébé - starter set and travel cooler Kinsa - Smart Ear Thermometer Binxy Baby- $100 shop credit Tubby Todd Bath Co. - $150 Shop Credit Bumbleride - Era Stroller in Maritime Blue Little Bot Baby - $149 Shop Credit Good luck! Deadline to enter 3/1/20 at 11:59 pm ET. 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...
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
Sleeping on a pillow at night and decorating with throw pillows seems like a no-brainer as adults. But when it comes to baby pillows, there are a few safety considerations you’ll need to keep in mind.
That’s what Newton Baby is here for! In this article, we’ll cover what you need to know about baby pillows to keep your little one safe and comfortable. Then we’ll talk about some of the pillows on the market and when and how you should use them.
Mon, Feb 10, 2020
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.
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!
Wed, Jan 29, 2020
Wed, Jan 22, 2020
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!
Wed, Jan 15, 2020
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.
Wed, Jan 08, 2020
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.
Wed, Jan 01, 2020
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!
Mon, Dec 30, 2019
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.
Mon, Dec 23, 2019
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.
Mon, Dec 16, 2019
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!
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
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.
Finding out whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl is an exciting moment! Why not share the joy with those closest to you by throwing a gender reveal party?
Here at Newton Baby, we’ve made a guide to help you plan a great gender reveal party. Stick around to figure out the who, what, when, where, and how of throwing this sort of celebration!
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
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. Here we go!
Fri, Nov 29, 2019
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!
Mon, Nov 18, 2019
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!
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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.
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
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.
Wed, Oct 30, 2019
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.
No matter when it strikes, surviving a sleep regression is exhausting for everyone. But don’t be discouraged — the good news about sleep regression is that it will pass and you and your baby will get back to nights of sound sleep.
Wed, Oct 23, 2019
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!
With that in mind, Newton Baby has 11 baby boy nursery ideas to help you create a nursery that you (and your little one) will love.
Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Wed, Oct 09, 2019
At Newton Baby, we care about safe sleep for babies! That’s why we’re here to help you understand swaddling so your tiniest one can rest well and you can have some peace of mind.
We’ll discuss the benefits of swaddling, how to do it, and how to help your baby transition out of a swaddle when it’s time.
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
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!
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.
Mon, Aug 26, 2019
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.
To help you figure out what to buy, the experts at Newton Baby have organized the baby essentials into seven categories: nursery, clothing, diapering, bath time, feeding, health and safety, and playtime and carrying. We’ll tell you the must-haves for each category and you can let your family’s preferences dictate the rest.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
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.
Mon, Aug 12, 2019
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!
Mon, Aug 05, 2019
While your little one won’t remember the wall decor or color scheme in their nursery, they will remember the “feel” of the room — specifically, the feeling of love and security.
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
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. In this article, we’ll tell you when most babies roll over, how to help yours make the big flip, and how to keep them safe when they do.
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
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.
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
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. How do you get a baby to nap? Plus, improving the quality of your baby’s naps will actually translate to better sleep at night. So, whether you have a squirmy newborn or rambunctious toddler, here’s everything you need to know for setting your little one up for nap-time success. 0-4 months What you should know: Your newborn is growing and developing at...
Tue, Jun 04, 2019
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. I feel you, mama. First, rest assured that the sudden changes in your baby’s sleep habits are developmentally normal. Although it’s known as the 4-month sleep regression, these changes typically occur anywhere between 3 to 5 months of age. The fact is there’s a...
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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...
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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...
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...
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
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...
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
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...
Mon, Dec 03, 2018
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.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
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...
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...
Mon, Jul 02, 2018
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...
Mon, Jul 02, 2018
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...
Mon, Jul 02, 2018
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...
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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?
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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.
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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.
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