5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Water Breaking

When you see a woman’s water break in movies or on television, you see a little splash or trickle of clear “water” and then the woman dramatically starts labor pains.  If only that were the case in every instance.  Hollywood seems to have done zero research on the subject or they just don’t want to gross the public out but if you’re going to include this phenomenon in a scene, why not do it the right way?

When your water breaks, or as it’s technically called, spontaneous rupture of membranes (SROM), the forewaters of amniotic fluid are released.  Not every woman’s water breaks nor do they have the same experience.  The following is a list of things you may not know about what may happen when and if your water breaks.

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Toddler Dining: Booster Seat Round-Up

Whether you’re short on space and want to ditch the highchair or have a toddler who’s ready to sit at the big table with the family, there’s a great option for you: Booster Seats! Nowadays there are a wide variety of boosters, from cushions that you can throw on top of any old dining chair to ones that strap down and feature removable trays. We’ve rounded up a few great options that will not only save you space, but allow your toddler to safely dine at the table with you.

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Baby Jogger Summit X3

Stroller Guide Baby Jogger Summit X3

Whether you are a new mom looking to get back into shape after baby or an experienced mom seeking a convenient stroller for all terrains, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 has just what you are looking for in a single stroller/jogger hybrid. With features that set it apart from the rest, this stroller makes trips and trails a breeze for both mom and baby.  Read on to find out why we love the Summit X3 and all it has to offer!

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Emotion by Babyhome + a Giveaway

If you are looking for the perfect durable but lightweight stroller, we have found it! Babyhome is a leader in the baby gear industry. Based in Spain, their products are the outcome of a sophisticated merger between functionality and design. Babyhome has truly broken the mold when they designed their newest product: the Emotion. Emotion stands out in the stroller world for its easy maneuverability, compact folding and lightweight design- and speaking of design- it’s truly a beauty!

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Creating an Outdoor Playground with American Plastic Toys

      

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could create a private outdoor playground in your own backyard? Your kids could get outdoor time playing with toys while you enjoy fresh air and a cup of coffee. Most of us don’t dare to consider doing this, because play equipment and toys can be expensive. And when it comes to outdoors, those expensive toys can get ruined by the elements pretty quickly. What if we told you that there is a company that can not only create the most amazing indoor or outdoor playroom for both boys and girls, but allow you to do it on a budget? Introducing American Plastic Toys.

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The Best Bassinets for Baby

The crib is set up and your baby’s room is all ready to go. While you may be anxious for baby to enjoy their new space, it isn’t always practical to have him sleeping down the hall from you in that big room all by himself. Instead, consider the cozy confines of a bassinet right next to your bed for those first few months. Not only will baby feel secure in a smaller bed space, but you won’t be far for those middle of the night feedings. Also, if you plan on traveling with baby, many bassinets on the market today are compact and perfect to take with you wherever you go! Here are four great bassinets to consider for baby’s first bed.

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How to Teach Generosity to Children

How to Teach Generosity to Children

Generosity: the habit of giving without expecting anything in return.  This is an attribute that we hope that our children learn from us or the people surrounding them.  This may not come as naturally as we hoped to a young child.  Many times, as parents (and other influences), we will need to take the reigns to teach children about these qualities.  Generosity usually begins with children sharing their possessions with other peers.  Not only can you learn this important quality from home, but you can also incorporate it at school.  We have 7 great ways to show your children what generosity is!

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School Year Fashions

Most parents look for a few important factors when shopping for school clothing: price, durability, style and versatility. It’s essential to find pieces that are going to hold up to the natural wear and tear of your child playing on the playground day in and day out, but we also want them to look cute, too! We found the best of both worlds here and have rounded up a great collection of unique school clothing and accessories that are not only stylish, but are also made well so they can be cute from the start to the end of the school year! These clothes and accessories are perfect for the school playground and beyond and are great to wear any day of the year.

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Car Seat Guide: Evenflo Symphony DLX

Car Seat Guide- Evenflo Symphony DLX

Choosing the best carseat for your family can be tough. With the endless possibilities on the market, where do you start? Some seats offer you impeccable safety but you may have to forfeit the comfort of your child. The Evenflo Symphony DLX is all about safety, comfort, convenience and affordability. With a weight ranging from 5 lbs up to 110 lbs harnessed booster, it is the first and last seat you’ll need. Evenflo is a company you can trust.

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Flame Retardants in Play Yards: The Facts, The New Laws and The Safest Options

With so many play yards on the market today, each boasting convenient, simple-to-use features, it might become a stressful feat to choose the right one for your baby. While your play yard needs might vary from use for the occasional overnight trip, a safe play space for your little one while you are completing household chores or your infant’s main sleep space for naps and bedtime, the most important features to consider are safety and toxicity

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Coping after a Miscarriage

Coping after a Miscarriage

Why did this happen? These are usually the first thoughts of a woman being given the news about one of the most horrible situations that one could possibly go through during pregnancy. The first thought goes to what you could have done differently. Your mind races about what could have been and what never will be for THIS baby. Whether it is your first or fourth, it will never be easy. It will never be the same. We are here to try and help you through this process of grieving and give you some ways to try and cope after your miscarriage.

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Must-Have Clothing & Accessories from ABC Kids Expo 2014

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Last month Daily Mom had the pleasure of attending the 2014 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada – the world’s premier trade show for children’s products. Two of our editors spent long days scouring the floor for the best new products for kids, babies, and parents. We’ve already shared with you the latest and greatest when it comes to strollers, toysfeeding products, sleep products, and all things travel related – now it’s time to share some of our top picks for clothing and accessories!

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Stroller Guide: Bumbleride Indie Twin

Whether you’re expecting twins, or you are expanding your family and giving your toddler a new baby brother or sister, there is nothing like a double stroller to help cart two little ones around.  And if you like to stay fit and look trendy while doing so, the Bumbleride Indie Twin double jogger is hands down the stroller to add to your fleet.  Read on to learn about the incredible – and unique – features that the Indie Twin boasts, and why we are obsessing over this double jogger.

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The Latest Sleep Products from ABC Kids Expo 2014

Daily Mom recently returned from the 2014 ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada – the world’s premier trade show for children’s products. Two of our editors spent long days scouring the floor for the best new products for kids, babies, and parents. We’ve already shared with you the latest and greatest when it comes to strollers, toys, feeding products, and all things travel related. Now it’s time for baby sleep products! Check out these amazing cribs, bassinets, bouncers, and more!

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18 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Favorite Books

These days, many kids choose their Halloween costumes based on their favorite t.v. and movie characters. That means that this year, you’ll probably see a lot of Elsas from Frozen, minions from Despicable Me, turtles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pirate Jakes from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So, why not instead turn your child to their favorite books for inspiration? Many of the most beloved children’s book characters have a whole series of books built around them. Therefore, one potential perk of dressing your child as one of these characters is that it might even give them a little motivational boost to try out a newer (or older) book in the series!  And–getting your child to read more is always a win-win situation, right?

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