10 Best Baby Websites
Here at The BabyPost, we like to give credit where credit is due. That's why we've rounded up our 10 favourite baby and parenting sites, so that the next time you surf the web, you'll be at no loss for everything you could possibly need. (Just remember to come back when you're done.)
A Canadian parenting go-to, Today’s Parent has made the jump from print to digital with the finesse of a gazelle. Other notable Canadian parenting sites to check out: SavvyMom.ca and YummyMummyClub.ca.
2) Baby Center
Having your back from conception to seasoned parent, Baby Center not only offers blogs, photos, and calendars – it offers coupons and deals, too. Think of it like a more useful Groupon (if Groupon offered a store or guide to diaper changing).
3) Baby Zone
Greeting parents with the “Pregnancy Newsletter” (a feature for moms-to-be that can chart your baby’s growth), Baby Zone answers questions like “Am I pregnant?” “What’s my name mean?” and “Which celebrity mom said it?” Just don’t blame us when you lose hours “in the Zone.”
If you’re tired of traditional parent sites that aggregate the same information you’ve read a thousand times, head to Babble where they shift their focus. Zeroing in more on first person accounts (think Huffington Post blogs, but written by moms and dads), Babble offers alternative methods to parenting, and is less about dos and don’ts.
5) The Bump
There’s a lot to deal with throughout your first pregnancy, which is why The Bump is the perfect one-stop shop for first-time moms-to-be. With a “Week By Week” feature as well as all the information you’ll need after delivery, pregnancy needn’t be so overwhelming. (At least questions-wise.)
Save Big Bird! Or at the very least, bask in PBS’ legacy of children’s programming. However, in addition to their TV-oriented fun and games, PBS delves into topics like advice, food and fitness, and child development, in case you want to start focusing on your little one’s mind.
The digital answer to Parenting magazine, Parenting.com allows for a more hands-on approach to pregnancy, babies, toddlers, and children. But in addition to keeping you up-to-date on how to proceed parent-wise, it also offers “Mom” and “Dad” sections that feature stay-at-home dads, mom tattoos, and “ridiculous” parenting products. Balance is key, after all.
Canada’s own Kelly Oxford is someone to be proud of, but instead of writing about diaper changing and the best way to do what, the comedian writes about what her kids say, and her life as a working mom. The perfect reminder that you can have your kids and dream (read: achieve) big, too.
You’ve probably tried to introduce healthy, new food to your family to no avail, and that’s exactly why this mother of three has done a service by starting My Kids Really Eat This. Part “day in the life” and part “recipes to try,” you’ll no longer need to bribe anyone to eat vegetables (but you may need to remind yourself to get off the computer after a few hours).
10) STFU, Parents
Just because you’ve had a baby doesn’t mean you have to stop laughing at yourself. Enter: STFU, Parents, which is a submission-based site showcasing the worst in parent over-share. Worst-case scenario, you know what never to do. Best case scenario, you laugh very hard, then submit a few examples yourself.