Newton Baby Blog

Newton X Stephanie Joplin

Tue, May 21, 2024

Newton X Juli Bauer Roth

Tue, May 21, 2024

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.

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.

Newton X Taryn Newton Giveaway

Wed, May 08, 2024

🏖️ Summer Lovin’ GIVEAWAY 🏖️ Enter to win over $3200 in prizes for baby to keep things safe and super fun. Don’t miss this…ENTER NOW! Newton Baby  - Newton Travel Crib & Playyard + Bassinet Insert ($400 value) Nanit -  The 5-Year Plan Bundle ($584 value) Nurture& - $300 Gift Card Lalo - The Chair ($280 value) Little Crown Interiors -  $200 Nursery Design Services Credit + Signed Copy of Your Perfect Nursery ($250 value) Lily Jade - $250 Shop Credit Happily Raised - Online Parenting Course ($225 value) Bazzle Baby -  Foodie Feeding Set ($200 value) Ready, Set, Food - $200 Gift...

When your baby is cutting their first teeth, it’s uncomfortable. It’s no wonder they’re fussy and their regular schedule, including sleep, has gone out the window. If your baby is sleepier than usual as all this is happening, you might be wondering: do babies sleep more when teething?

For many new parents, there are few things as sweet as a quiet nursery at night. But that peace can quickly be shattered by baby grunting in their sleep.

Is that normal? What causes those grunts? And is there anything to worry about?

Newton X Amber Massey Giveaway

Mon, Apr 29, 2024

Newton X Jessica Crum Giveaway

Fri, Apr 26, 2024

Newton X Liesel Teen Giveaway

Mon, Apr 22, 2024

Just when you thought you had your baby’s sleep schedule down to a science, the 10-month sleep regression hits. And, suddenly, it feels like you’re back to square one.

They’re waking up more often, fighting naps, and driving you crazy with their irritability. What’s that about? Is this behavior normal? And most importantly, how do you cope when you feel like you’re running on fumes?

Newton X Maddie Duff Giveaway

Fri, Apr 19, 2024

Newton X Ashley Bell

Fri, Apr 19, 2024

Newton X Kelly Yager Giveaway

Mon, Apr 15, 2024

Newton X Emily Vondrachek

Mon, Apr 15, 2024

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Mon, Apr 15, 2024

You’re finally ready to relax after a long day of feeding, bathing, swaddling, and soothing your baby. But like clockwork, they start relentlessly crying for your attention. It just might be your baby’s witching hour, no broomsticks required.

Your baby’s back from the hospital, and you’re ready to help them develop the skills they need as they start to grow. You’ve established “times” for everything: nap time, bed time, bath time, and meal time. The next one you’ll want to add to your little one’s repertoire is tummy time.

Newton X Smol Giveaway

Mon, Apr 08, 2024

☁️Newton X Smol GIVEAWAY 🌈 Enter to win prizes for the BEST sleep & play for your big kid (YAY!). Because what’s better than a mini bounce house and a great night’s sleep? ENTER NOW: ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Smol Mini Rainbow ($219 value) Newton Kids’ Twin Mattress ($500 value) Good luck!  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....

Baby’s set to arrive in a few months and your mind is swimming in baby gear, sleep schedules, bottles, diapers, and cute little booties. What if we told you this is the perfect time to get away on a little pre-baby vacation — also known as a babymoon?

Newton X Alexa Anglin Giveaway

Tue, Mar 26, 2024

Newton X Nita Mann Giveaway

Tue, Mar 26, 2024

Babies grow and develop rapidly during their first year of life. All of that growth requires proper nutrition, which can feel overwhelming for new parents. That’s where our baby feeding chart comes in.
Babies grow and develop at an astonishing pace. One day they’re newborns, and then, poof — they’re rolling over and babbling away. As a parent, you may wonder what your little one will do next. Let’s explore the 9-month-old milestones so you know what to watch for.

Just when you find a consistent sleep routine for your baby, it changes. After establishing everything you needed to provide a healthy nap schedule for your little one, you realize now you need to figure out when to transition to one nap.

Consider this article your personal guide to handling when and how to switch your baby from two naps to one.

Are you wondering why your 9-month-old, who used to sleep so peacefully, is back to waking up every few hours? It could be the 9-month sleep regression, a common phase that many babies go through.

In this article, we’ll discuss the signs and potential causes of this sleep regression. We’ll also share some tips to help you cope with the changes and get your little one back to sleep.

Welcome to Newton's Eat. Sleep. Bath. Play. Giveaway. with over $3,300 worth of prizes available! The prizes are: Newton Travel Crib & Play Yard with Bassinet Insert ($400 value) Mockingbird High Chair & Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0 ($675 value) Lily & River Giant Ball Pit ($400 value) Cooper 6-Month Membership ($354 value) Nanobebe Shop Credit ($300 value) Mina Baie Shop Credit ($250 value) Tubby Todd Shop Credit ($250 value) Miracle Milkookies Shop Credit for Fresh Baked Lactation Kookies ($200 value) TwinGo Carrier Shop Credit ($200 value) Hey Sleepy Baby Baby Sleep Course for 0-18 Months ($149 value) Silverette Nursing Cups, 0...

You’ve prepared for the journey of helping your baby sleep through the night. You’re ready. But then you come across a concept you’ve never heard of: a dream feed.

In this article, learn what a dream feed is, how to do it, and if it’s right for you and your baby.

Toddlers are notoriously energetic. With all that energy, you might notice your little one is not as sleepy as they used to be around mid-afternoon. That has you wondering: when do toddlers stop napping?

In this article, we’ll tell you the signs that it’s time for your child to drop their nap. We’ll also offer tips on transitioning their nap time to quiet time for independent play.

Newton X TastesLovely Giveaway

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Newton X Emily Herren Giveaway

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Newton X Katie Gomes Giveaway

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Your little one has been sleeping soundly in their bassinet since you brought them home from the hospital. But now they’re getting bigger, and you know they’ll soon outgrow their little bed. If you’re wondering when to transition your baby to a crib, keep reading.

You want your newborn to be safe and comfortable at night. And let’s be honest: You’re also craving a little extra sleep. That’s why you’re considering a smart bassinet for your baby.

A stuffy nose is uncomfortable for all of us, and it’s even worse for our little ones. To get better, they’ll need plenty of rest. That’s why finding the best sleeping position for a baby with a stuffy nose is key.

For months, your baby had been sleeping well — you thought you were in the clear. Then all of a sudden, they’re at it again, awake and teary-eyed keeping you bleary-eyed. If your little one has done a bedtime 180, they’re likely experiencing an 8-month sleep regression.

Babies grow so fast! Before you know it, your little one will be ready for a big kid bed. At that point, you get to decide which type of bed you want them to sleep on. One option is a toddler floor bed.

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 to the legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Newton Baby Inc (the "Sponsor") their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not...

Congratulations, you survived your first month of parenthood! It’s incredible how quickly time flies when you have a little one. While the past few weeks may have felt like a blur, your baby has been busy growing and developing. Soon, you’ll notice these 1-month-old milestones.

Now that your child is getting bigger, you might wonder how to convert a crib to a full-size bed. While not every crib can be used this way, many convertible cribs are designed to grow with your child.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through converting a crib to a full-size bed and provide tips and tricks to ensure your child has a safe and comfortable place to sleep.

The first few years of your child’s life go by so quickly, don’t they? Seems like just yesterday you were bringing them home from the hospital and now here you are wondering how to transition to a toddler bed!

As nervous as you and your little one may feel, changing from a crib to a big girl or big boy bed doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful.

Newton Bundle of Joy Giveaway

Tue, Jan 09, 2024

Welcome to Newton's Bundle of Joy Giveaway, with over $2,700 worth of prizes available! The prizes are: Newton Baby - $500 Gift Card Nanit - Pro Camera & Sound + Light Machine ($499 value) Piccalio - $250 Shop Credit  Hello Bello - 3-Month Supply Diaper Bundles ($240 value) TWELVElittle  - $200 Gift Card Pehr - $200 Gift Card  Sweet Swinging - $200 Gift Card  Ullabelle - $200 Shop Credit  Pumpables - Genie Advanced Portable Pump + Set of Liquid Kits ($180 value) Cali's Books - Ultimate Bundle: 8 Sound Books - Nursery Rhymes & More  ($170 value) Larken - $100 Gift Card...

Wow, time sure flies! Your little one is already a quarter of a year old. They’re becoming more active and responsive each day, and it’s incredible to witness their growth. This month, they’ll be developing some exciting 3-month-old milestones that’ll have you beaming with pride.

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Tue, Jan 02, 2024

It may feel like you brought your tiny one home from the hospital only yesterday, and now they’re already two months old! They’re growing and changing daily at this stage, and you may already be seeing some important 2-month-old milestones. If not, you may notice them soon.

Summer Pardi X Newton Giveaway

Tue, Dec 26, 2023

Lauren Webb X Newton Giveaway

Tue, Dec 26, 2023

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!

You’ve probably heard of baby growth spurts. It seems like overnight your little one shoots up and packs on the ounces and pounds. But when should growth spurts happen and what should you do about them?

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

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.

Sweetest Days Giveaway

Wed, Dec 13, 2023

The prizes are: Newton Crib Mattress ($300 Value) Newton Bassinet and Bedside Sleeper ($300 Value) Milkify Stash Saver Plus ($499 value) Motif Aura & Luna Breast Pump with Battery, and Pumping Backpack ($342 value) Nurture& PlayPad Max ($250 value) Noodle & Boo Shop Credit ($200 value) PinkBlush Gift Card  ($200 value) BabyPage 2 Custom Memory Books & 2-Year PLUS Subscription ($200 value) Nara Visa Gift Card ($200 value) Huhu Gift Card ($200 value) Love & Fit Shop Credit ($200 value) Lorencetti The Lace Collection ($178 value) Emulait Starter Kit, Pacifiers and Dishwasher Basket ($79 value)   NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR...

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.

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.

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.

Everyone knows that life with a newborn means constant sleep deprivation. But now your little one is well beyond that phase, yet you’re still not getting enough sleep. Why is your toddler waking up at night? And more importantly, is there anything you can do about it?

To help you answer those questions, we’ve compiled a list of the most common sleep disruptors in the toddler years. We also share simple strategies for handling each so you and your child can get the sleep you need.

Looking for gift ideas for a new mom? Here are 30 postpartum gift basket ideas that will help her take care of her new bundle of joy and herself.

Sarah Lit X Newton Giveaway

Mon, Nov 20, 2023

Lauren Bown X Newton Giveaway

Mon, Nov 20, 2023

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!

Newton Big Holiday Giveaway

Tue, Nov 14, 2023

The prizes are: Newton Crib Mattress ($300 value) Newton Washable & Orthopedic Pet Bed ($250 value) House of Noa Play Mat ($499 value) Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib ($499 value) Guardian Bikes Kids Bike ($339 value) Figgy Play Figgy + Waterproof Liners ($329 value) Baby Brezza Bottle Washer Pro ($300 value) North State Pet Petyard, Pet Gate & Pet Proofing Kit ($249 value) Lalo,The Chair ($235 value) Baby Mori, MORI Starter Set ($221 value) Tonies Toniebox Starter Set, 5 Tonies and Headphones ($215 value) Bella Tunno Shop Credit ($200 value) Parasol Co. Gift Card for Diapers and Wipes ($200 value) Frenchie...

FoodsofJane X Newton Giveaway

Mon, Nov 13, 2023

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.”

It was not so long ago that your child was itty bitty in their crib, with no blankets, toys, or pillows since, for infants, “bare is best.” But now that they're bigger, you’re wondering when to start phasing these comfort items in and are on the lookout for signs your toddler needs a pillow.

In this article, we’ll tell you the 5 signs your toddler is ready for a pillow on their bed so they can get their much-needed zzzs in comfort!

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?

Win a $500 Newton Gift Card

Fri, Nov 03, 2023

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 to the legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Newton Baby Inc (the "Sponsor") their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not...

AnnaGetsCozy X Newton Giveaway

Wed, Nov 01, 2023

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.

For example, who gets to host it? What should you have on your registry? And can you have more than one? We’ll answer all these questions and more as we take you through what to know about these special events.

It’s been a long day, and you’re looking forward to some peace and quiet after your little one drifts off to dreamland. You’ve read their favorite bedtime story, tucked them in, and turned off the light. But despite all that, your toddler won’t sleep.

It’s a frustrating situation that many parents can relate to. But what causes toddlers not to sleep in the first place? And if they’re currently fighting sleep, what can you do?

From their first night home from the hospital to the day they graduate to a big kid bed, you’ll want to do everything you can to ensure a safe, comfortable night’s sleep for your little one. A baby sleep sack can provide them with exactly what they need.

But with so many choices on the market, it can all feel confusing. Don’t worry! In this article, we’ll share what you need to know to choose the best sleep sack for your baby.

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.

Rocking bassinets are grabbing the attention of many parents. This twist on a traditional bassinet takes inspiration from rocking cradles to help you soothe your fussy baby to sleep with less work on your part.

If you’re considering buying a rocking, moving, or “smart” bassinet, there’s an increasing number of options available. Here’s what you need to know before you shop.

You want your precious baby to have a safe, comfortable bed wherever life takes you. That’s why you’ve been thinking about buying a travel bassinet. But you still have a few questions about this type of bed, and you’re not sure if it’s a good fit for your little one.

To help you decide, we’ve put together this travel bassinet buying guide. We’ll walk you through different portable bed options, talk about key features to look for and provide tips to help keep your baby safe all night long.

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.

Do you sleep better with the sound of a fan or the rain pitter-pattering outside? Your little one may feel the same way. White noise for baby can be a helpful tool to lull them to sleep and keep them sleeping soundly.

Your baby spent nine months getting accustomed to the beating of your heart, the air going through your lungs, and many other ambient sounds. It’s no wonder that white noise would be a welcomed addition to their sleep outside of the womb.

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.

The 2-year sleep regression can be an unpleasant surprise. You’re past the days of 3 a.m. feedings, and you’ve been enjoying catching up on rest. But now as your child approaches their second birthday, you suddenly find getting them to sleep is more frustrating than ever.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Learning how to get your baby to sleep in their crib is a tough transition for most parents. You and your little one may be used to sleeping together. Or your newborn may prefer sleeping in a swing or a car seat.

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.

New parents have a lot of things to worry about. One thing you definitely don’t need is anxiety about your child’s safety when you finally get your little one to go to sleep. So what do you need to know about bassinet safety?

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.

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!

Nausea, insomnia, anxiety, and growing pains are just a few reasons you may be lacking in the sleep department during your pregnancy.

When you’re pregnant, you’re so focused on preparing for your new baby that preparing for postpartum essentials may slip your mind! But it’s important not to forget to take care of yourself after your baby arrives.

Curious about the Montessori bed? You’re probably not alone. For many parents, this may be the first time they’ve heard those words together in the same sentence. What’s more, the Montessori concept itself may be completely new.

That’s OK. Newton Baby is here to help!

If you’re considering outfitting your child’s room with bunk beds and are looking for the correct bunk bed mattress size, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we discuss all the options and help you choose the foundation for a safe and comfortable night’s sleep.

Is my baby a vampire? Of course not! But why, then, do they seem to come to life at night when the entire rest of the civilized world is sleeping, and spend much of the day contentedly snoozing? The answer is simple: Day/night confusion.

Day/night confusion is actually fairly common among newborns, who aren’t that great at the whole sleep thing in general. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help your little one get on a more “normal” sleep schedule.

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 sleep is so important, especially when you’re pregnant. We’ll also talk about the stages of sleep and break down sleep patterns by trimester so you know what to expect as your belly and your baby grow over the next nine months.

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.

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!

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, meaningful, and expresses your love. If you’re running short on baby shower gift ideas, look no further.

With these 66 ideas from Newton Baby, you’re sure to find something that’s just right.

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!

Your pet is a member of your family. They’re always ready to greet you when you get home. They may even go on vacation with you. And you make sure they eat high-quality food and get enough exercise during the day.

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.

Are you wondering what the signs of pain in dogs are? If you notice that your canine friend isn’t acting or moving like they usually do, they could be hurting.

Like a newborn baby, your dog can’t tell you where it hurts. Instead, their behavior will change to help them deal with the discomfort. That’s when it’s time for you to come to the rescue.

Are you taking a trip or visiting friends for the afternoon any time soon? If so, don’t forget to take a portable crib!

Portable cribs provide your baby with a safe sleep surface while staying in a hotel or when they need to take an afternoon nap at grandma’s.

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.

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.

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 buying a newborn gift as stress-free as possible, we’re here to help you find the right one with our list of the 45 best newborn gifts for expecting parents!

Need some gift-giving inspiration for the mommy-to-be? Check out these sweet and thoughtful gifts for pregnant women and watch the smiles spread.

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!

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 40 survival tips for new parents. So grab your partner and start taking notes!

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 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!

With the changes your body’s going through, it’s no wonder that sleeping is more difficult these days. Between increased stress and a growing belly, sleep issues are common during pregnancy. Thankfully, learning how to use a pregnancy pillow can help you get a good night’s sleep.
With a baby on the way, you’re likely going to spend a lot of time designing a nursery and making decisions about everything from paint colors to storage. But some decisions impact more than design. The correct crib mattress size, for instance, can impact your baby’s safety.

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.

You are thrilled that your baby is finally sleeping through the night — until they start waking up at 5 a.m. every day. While you fill your coffee cup a little bit higher, you may be wondering if your baby is waking up too early. 

If you’re wondering what the differences are between a bassinet vs. 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.


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

In this article, we’ll share everything you need to know to keep your baby safe while they master this new skill!

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.

As a new parent, you're often so focused on keeping your little one safe in the crib that you aren't even close to thinking about when to transition to a toddler bed. But when you’re ready, you’ll want to have all the answers at your fingertips.

There are so many questions about sleep for your baby, and one of the biggest ones may be when to use a sleep sack vs. swaddle.

In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of sleep sacks and swaddles, their differences, and when to use each to help you make an informed decision for your little one.

From too much noise to an interruption in their routine, many factors can cause your little one to become overwhelmed, leaving you with a crying, overstimulated baby on your hands.

In this article, we’ll discuss why your baby may be overstimulated, the signs to watch for, and how to soothe your little one. As you’re reading, keep in mind that some babies get more easily overstimulated than others.

Do you want in on an easy way to help your baby sleep? Learn how to use wake windows by age to help your little one get the rest and stimulation they need.

One of the joys of being a parent is getting to watch your baby grow and learn new skills. But you’ll want to know the 4-month-old milestones and when you can expect your little one to be able to do certain things.

This article will explain everything you need to know to feel confident that your baby’s development is on the right track.

While it seems like only yesterday that your baby joined the family, time sure flies, and now they're six months old. They're learning and growing quickly, and you've probably noticed many new 6-month-old milestones.

Babies this age are developing physical skills like rolling over, sitting up with support, and grasping smaller objects. They're also learning to communicate their wants and needs, connect with the world, and express their personality.

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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! 

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?

  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...

  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...

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...

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!

  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!
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!
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!
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...

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.

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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!
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.
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!

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! 

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.

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! 

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.

  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...

  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.
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.
Discover the dietary culprits that stand in the way of your baby's and your own restful sleep.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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.