Milk Street Baby Gift Guide

The holidays are officially upon us! It is the perfect time to share gratitude with your loved ones by gifting them, (or yourself) some thoughtful gifts.

Here are a few items that will make perfect gifts this holiday season! 

Minimalist Nursery Ideas

Minimalism is big right now. Or should we say, small.

The lifestyle trend of the decade is revealing itself to be a lack of excess. Purge, keep what you need and love, and create and uphold spaces that feel clean, uncluttered, and attractive for their simplicity. Now, not all new parents or parents-to-be subscribe to the minimalism trend (all the gear babies need kind of invites maximalism), but plenty of parents are hoping to create a serene minimalist nursery for their newest little love.min

Crib to Toddler Bed - Easing the Transition

I’m not sure which is more terrifying: the day you bring the baby home from the hospital or the day you move that now-not-so-baby to a big kid bed.

Is it the new found freedom of a tiny human?
The terror and unknown of what they might do in their room?
Or the potential for sleepless nights… and who wants those again?

TRUST ME FRIENDS. It doesn’t have to be thatscary. It can go smoothly. It can be a piece of cake. It can be a total walk in the park.


The Best Temperature in Your Nursery

Like Goldilocks and the three bears, agreeing on a comfortable room temperature is a challenge for many households. One person likes it cool, another likes it warm … but what temperature is “just right” for the baby?”

Distressed Nursery Furniture

Just as people with a past are interesting, so is furniture that looks as though it’s lived through some rough patches. Intentionally shabby, slightly worn furniture is in vogue, and we are obsessed with it. 

Nursery Organization

One thing that living in a small house has taught me over the last two years is that organization is vital.

I cannot emphasize this enough – our family has a lot of stuff, no matter how hard we try to keep our belongings to a minimum, and the only way we can survive living in a 1,100 square foot house is by making sure every inch of it is as organized as possible.


Stop and Smell the Roses

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we will celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities!

Mom + Dad Date Night Ideas

When you’re busy kid-wrangling (and working, and cleaning, and life-living in general), the thought of making time to go out can feel more exhausting than exhilarating. But you don’t have to give up on date night altogether; there are plenty of good reasons to get out there with your significant other, even when the couch is calling. Date night not only gives the two of youmuch-needed one-on-one time to reconnect as a couple; sometimes, it’s just fun to have a break from the ordinary — to remember why you got together in the first place.

Mixing + Matching Furniture in Your Nursery

Whether you’re working with a tight nursery budget or simply love that cozy, pieced-together look, mismatched furniture may be in your design future. Put these five simple guidelines for coordinating mismatched furniture to work, and you’ll be mixing and matching like a pro in no time!

Baby Registry Regrets

If you’re expecting your first baby, your Facebook and Instagram feeds are probably filled with ads for “must have” baby products.

From swaddles that promise the best night’s sleep, to playmats that guarantee a higher IQ, there’s no shortage of products for new parents to consider.

But instead of giving you a list of more products to buy, I am here to help you figure out which products to avoid.

How To Prepare For Your Big Arrival On A Small Budget

When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s tempting to immediately go into a baby store and purchase the first cute baby thing you see.

Benefits of Reading to Your Toddler

Reading to toddlers always involves being interrupted, skipping pages, and conversing as much as reading. To some it may like an annoying waste of time, but this is actually exactly what your child needs at this stage! You can never go wrong with a good book.


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