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    Most people know that what happens to us early in life affects our long-term development. Experts agree that the first three to five years of life are crucial for long-term social, cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being.  That’s why it’s so essential for parents, especially parents of preterm babies, to ensure their child gets the best […]

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    Gifting a push present that has meaning and purpose adds an extra layer of joy to an exciting (and a little bit scary if we’re being honest!) transition. We’ve scoured the internet; surveyed the moms in our community; and tested products to find the best, highest quality options to give the new mama in your […]

  • The Most Popular (and Trusted!) Sleep Sacks for Toddlers

    Swaddles and sleep bags might seem like more of an “infant must-have.” But you might be surprised to learn that sleep sacks for toddlers are a popular product among many parents! While many types of wearable blankets are geared toward newborns and young infants, some of the best sleep sacks on the market are still […]