When the fashion set throws a baby shower, they do it right, as is evidenced in Vogue Daily's Power Shower feature. Inspired by the exquisite Manhattan shower thrown for Russian stylist and fashion director Anya Ziourova, Vogue's Chloe Malle rounded up 15 of her favorite gift ideas for a most fashionable mom-to-be. Click through to see what's on her list!
Food blogs and Pinterest are great recipe resources, but most every serious (and not-so-serious) cook has a special place in her heart — and bookshelf — for those especially beloved cookbooks.
For busy moms, nothing beats a trusty tome full of reliable recipes that she can refer back to for any occasion. Here, the seven cookbooks that we believe no mom should be without. Don't be surprised if everyone asks for seconds!
Tired of seeing the same old toys and baby gear at every one of your kids' playdates? Consider becoming a (very low-risk) partner to one of Kickstarter's entrepreneurial types. If you're not already familiar with the concept, Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative products and projects. Anyone and everyone can use the site to seek funds for their ventures, and the children's category is no exception.
Here, check out nine innovative Kickstarter projects that just may appeal to moms in search of the next big thing!
Whether your Spring afternoons are going to be spent chasing tots or balancing a baby bump, wedges are the best shoes of the season for both busy moms and moms-to-be. The extra height elongates legs without the challenge of walking (or running) in heels. Since everyone's height threshold is different, choose a pair that you're comfortable and confident in. Just make sure that they have an ankle strap, because a backless shoe just isn't practical for a mama on the move!
One little surprise that comes along with having a new baby is just how overwhelming the slew of requisite baby bottles can become. Is it the end of the world? Of course not. Is it majorly inconvenient when you already find yourself struggling to complete the smallest household tasks with an infant in your arms? Absolutely. The key to preventing those bottles — and all of their corresponding pieces — from overtaking your kitchen? It's all about organization. Here, seven products that will help you to reclaim control of countertops.
It's almost time (we think, we hope!) to shed a few layers; put away those buntings, mittens, and gloves; and start thinking Spring. Since warmer weather is likely to mean a lot more time spent strolling outside with your little ones, it's also time to upgrade your baby's ride with the latest and greatest accessories. Here's our guide to enhancing your stroller — just in time for the sunny days ahead.
As every new mom knows, your baby's weight gain is of the utmost importance during his or her first few weeks of life. While most pediatricians require visits every couple of days until your baby meets and surpasses their birth weight, a new product from Withings makes the "weight"-ing game a whole lot less stressful. The Smart Kid Scale ($180) works with a corresponding app to weigh and track your newborn through school-age child's growth. It comes with a baby basket for weighing infants, and once your child can sit or stand, the scale can be used on its own.
Once your tot is on the scale, his or her weight is displayed and instantly transmitted to a free iOS app. The information can then be shared with your partner, or even pediatrician, and tracked along with your child's height and feedings. For any parent who's ever attempted the weigh yourself alone/weigh yourself holding the baby/subtract the difference method, the Smart Kid Scale will come as a welcome (and much more precise) option.
At $180, the high-tech scale is a bit of an investment, but knowing that it'll last for several years (and through several kids, if you're planning on more) makes it a purchase worth considering. What do you think? Would you put the Smart Kid Scale to good use, or do you think that doctor's visit weigh-ins are sufficient?
There's no surer way to give your bump a boost than throwing on a dress. For some reason, wearing a frock instantly gives moms-to-be more confidence to go about their day. As the weather grows warmer, it's the perfect time to pack the expectant mama's closet with dresses that will add a spring to her step as she steps out the door. Check out 18 of our favorites for the season.
If you're pregnant, you're probably well accustomed to being told about things you can't do, foods you can't eat, and products you can't use. That's the bad news. The good news is that for every "no," there's a solution, especially when it comes to your beauty regime. It just takes a little extra sleuth work — and that's what we're here for! Check out our best bets for pregnancy-safe beauty products.
Congratulations — you're pregnant! Now what? Every direction you turn, you're sure to get advice on what books to read, what creams to buy, which clothes are most comfortable, and more. With so many products out there, how's an expectant mama to know where to go first? With four pregnancies between us, we know a few things about what it take to get through your 10 months. We've racked our brains and gone through our notes to round up our favorite pregnancy products of all time. Take a look, and tell us what we're missing!