How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

25 Fancy Names for Baby Girls and the Adorable Nicknames That Go With Them

I remember thinking as a kid, that “Lacy” didn’t sound like a very grown-up name. It didn’t sound very fancy. Now that I’m grown and have children of my own, it doesn’t bother me one bit. Names are so important and really play into who we are and who we become. If you’re looking for a fancy baby name for your little baby girl, here are 25 of my favorite. With any name, you’ve got to have a nickname picked out as well, so I’ve included some ideas for those as well. Enjoy!

Real Nursery Inspiration: Clive's Woodland Adventurer Room

Sharing nursery inspiration is one of my favorite things to do here at Disney Baby, so you can only imagine how exciting it is to be sharing my own little one’s nursery with you here! As soon as I found out we were having a boy, I knew that I wanted the theme of his nursery to be something that felt cozy, woodsy and something that rang true to our Pacific Northwest roots. I knew there would be plenty of Pendleton wool (we live in Oregon and Pendleton is a local love here), and a lot of wood accents. My other reason for choosing this theme is that it allowed me to pull items I already had around my home and repurpose them as nursery items. This entire room cost a total of zero dollars (aside from the $10 I spent on DIY art supplies) because they were all items I already owned. Score! Good design doesn’t have to be expensive – it just requires a little bit of creativity. Hope you enjoy my little Clive’s room!

Real Nursery Inspiration: Clive's Woodland Adventurer Room

Top 8 Breastfeeding Essentials for Nursing Moms

It’s true that you really don’t need anything to breastfeed your baby. However, in my experience I have found some items quite helpful! From the first few days of nursing to extended nursing in the toddler stage, here are my top 8 breastfeeding must-haves…

10 Simple Ways to Get More Sleep with a Newborn

Newborns are pretty much one of the cutest things on the planet, but they sure don’t let you get much sleep! Sleep deprivation is probably one of the most challenging parts of new parenthood, simply because it makes all the little challenges feel so much more amplified. A crying newborn seems a lot more overwhelming when you’re running on three hours of sleep. That said, this is a relatively short season of life. Even though it may not feel like it in the moment, I promise your baby will sleep eventually, and there are definitely some things you can do to help you get a little more sleep in the mean time. Here are 10 little tips that helped me get more sleep when my daughter was a newborn…and I promise “sleep when the baby sleeps” isn’t one of them!

10 Simple Ways to Get More Sleep With a Newborn

My Favorite Boy Names

When I get complimented on Baylor’s name I always say, “Thank you! It was literally the only name my husband and I agreed on!” That is 100% the truth. We didn’t name Baylor until he was born but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The whole 10 months of pregnancy I would compile list after list, send countless texts to my husband, and read baby name books everyday. The only name we agreed on was Baylor. While I am so glad that we chose that name, along the way I found a lot of names that I really loved but my husband denied pretty quickly. Here are some of my favorite names that didn’t make the cut.

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