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  • 12 Beach Day Essentials for Your Baby

    Get ready for some fun in the sun with baby.

    Article & Photos courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    We all love a day at the beach, but when you have kids, there is some real planning and careful packing involved to ensure that they are happy and safe while playing in the sun. That’s right — you’ll need to pack much more than sunscreen and a floppy hat; and you’ll probably need to swap out your beloved beach read for swim diapers and a playard. So before you flock to the water with your little one in tow, make sure you bringing all the right items with you.

    Here are 12 beach day essentials that you will need for your beach getaway with baby.

    1. Olivia + Ocean Swimwear, for mom ($135) and for baby ($64).

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  • 18 Tips for Small Space Living With Kids

    How to keep a simple and organized home when you have children.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    I’m awfully sentimental — I like homey places that feel lived in and loved. I’ll often keep something simply because I like the person who gifted it to me, even if I don’t have space for it. But I live in New York City in an 850-square-foot apartment with two children. So you can imagine the clutter situation that I am in. What’s an urban mama to do? Get organized.

    Enter Korinne Kubena Belock, founder and owner of Urban Simplicity, a home organization company with clients from Los Angeles to New York City. She came into my home, walked me through each room and helped bring sense to the madness, one room at a time. Here, I share her wisdom with you.

    From the storage space in your children’s bedroom to your kitchen’s drawers, here are 18 steps you can take to keep your apartment with kids organized.

    KEEP THE NURSERY LIGHT AND AIRY. “Having a baby can be so overwhelming,” says Korinne, “and there’s so much stuff coming in and it happens ...

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  • How to Ace Potty Training

    A handy cheat sheet so you don’t lose your sh*t.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Most parents start thinking about potty training the moment they change that first stinky newborn diaper. The When, the How, the What…and the When, again. But as that milestone gets closer and closer, there’s a certain dread that overcomes you. Because no matter how you decide to do it, potty training is not easy.

    With a little guidance, though, you can totally ace potty training. Read more...

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  • 9 Awesome Nursery Trends in 2018

    Designs and decors for your babe (and you) that are sophisticated and fun!

    Article & Photos courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Are you on your Pinterest boards, hunting for the latest nursery trends, more than you are on your Google calendar? Whether you are expecting or are simply looking for an update, baby’s universe is full of surprising trends that gives a nod to our grown-up aesthetics this year, and we love it!

    From marble and concrete details to black accents reigning over baby’s world, celebrity nursery Designer Vanessa Antonelli gives us the lowdown on the trends that are likely to permeate your your little one’s space. Here are the 9 nursery trends that she predicted for 2018.

    1. Marble… not in the kitchen. We’ve seen marble rise to the tippy top of trends in kitchens and baths over the last five years. Well, now it’s heading to the nursery. If the material wasn’t so heavy and hard, I’m sure it would make its way to the cribs and dressers, but that’s simply not realistic. Parents-to-be are loving the serene and stylish look that marble offers, so it has made its way onto...

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  • How to Ace Your Midnight Feed

    A handy cheat sheet that will help you get more sleep.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    One thing you’ll learn quickly about midnight feeds is that they don’t necessarily happen at midnight. They often happen at ungodly hours, sometimes multiple times a night, and always, always, always at times when you would rather be sleeping.

     

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  • How to Up Your Changing Station Game

    3 Instagram Moms share their changing station set-ups.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Like it or not, you’re going to spend a lot of time at your baby’s changing station. Whether you’re dealing with a diaper blowout, cuddling post-bath or attempting a midnight quickie (a term with new meaning after you have a baby), it’s all happening at your baby’s changing station.

    Capen Evans, Brooklyn
    @capenevans
    Sawyer, 7 months

    How would you describe your nursery changing station?
    Clean, functional and pastel-filled. I like to keep my changing station clutter free for easy and quick diaper changes. One of my favorite things that I have in Sawyer’s nursery is the vintage map of Australia. My husband is Australian so we have a half Aussie baby girl. The map is a gift from her grandmother and it completely inspired the pastel theme of her room. The grey Skip Hop Nursery Style Wipe-Clean Changing Pad and Light Up Diaper Caddy fit perfectly with the color scheme and make the station look very sophisticated, organized and clean.

    What’s your best tips to make changes easier?
    I keep all of the items we most use for changes — her diapers, creams, lotions and brushes — organized and easy to access ...

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