Having A Baby VS Having A Cat (9 Pics)

Matthew Inman, the brilliant cartoonist behind the highly successful Oatmeal webcomic, has created a hilarious comic that compares and contrasts the wonders of cat ownership with the horrors of having a baby.

Whether or not you agree with his points, he is definitely worth following – his comics run from the inspiring and informative to the hilarious and gross! Continue reading

Mom Illustrates Her Everyday Pregnancy Problems (20+ Pics)

Line Severinsen, an illustrator animator and mother of two in Bergen, has a funny series of simple webcomics that share some of the challenges and everyday realities of being an expectant mom. We all know motherhood can be tough, but her comic – Kos og Kaos, or “Cuddles and Chaos” in English – illustrates these struggles in a fun and approachable way.

Severinsen started her comic when she was pregnant in 2012, and continued it after a brief hiatus when she was pregnant with her second child (who was born in May of this year). Let us know in the comment section, mommies did she get it right?

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New Maternity Beds Will Revolutionize Hospitals For Mothers Forever

A Dutch hospital is revolutionizing maternity care with its unique, clip-on, baby bassinets. Gelderse Vallei’s extended stay webpage explains that, if mothers need to stay at the hospital longer, the hospital will make every effort to keep the mother and child together. These special cribs make the stay that much more comfortable.

“Mother and child are thus close together and can touch each other without the intervention of a nurse,” the hospital website explains. “Breastfeeding is easier because the baby is nearby. Especially after a cesarean delivery, if the mother is not very mobile for a few days, the manger has great advantages. The mother can not help the baby to take with them and put them back.”

A Dutch hospital is revolutionizing maternity care with its unique, clip-on, baby bassinets

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Paternity Leave Offers A Surprising Benefit To Women, New Study Finds

Paid paternity leave might seem like a cushy fringe benefit in the U.S., available to a few dads who may not even really want to take it. Its most recognizable proponent, after all, is a 31-year-old tech billionaire. Not exactly a relatable guy.

But a provocative new study of almost 22,000 companies in 91 countries found that the places with the highest percentages of women in leadership, including in the boardroom and at the executive level, offered fathers 11 times more paternity leave days than those countries at the bottom. Continue reading

Heres Why You Should NEVER Give Ibuprofen To A Kid With Chickenpox

Hayley recently experienced something most parents do when their kids are young: her son Lewis came down with a case of chickenpox. Several doctors prescribed children’s ibuprofen, which is an anti-inflammatory medication commonly prescribed to treat chickenpox. So, Hayley gave the meds to Lewis. After all, she thought, who are we to question a doctor’s prescription?

But Hayley was soon about to realize that while children’s ibuprofen is a perfectly normal way to treat other conditions, it’s not something that Lewis should have taken for his chickenpox. Her son’s health began to decline. Not only did Lewis’ temperature continue to rise, but the pox became severely blistered and painful.Despite the fact doctors said it was still a “normal” case of chickenpox, Hayley’s motherly instincts kicked in. Continue reading

This Cafe Offers Free Cup Of Tea To Breastfeeding Moms

Being a mom is tough, and being a new mom is especially tough. Which is why this coffee shop in Sydney decided to put a sign in the window inviting breastfeeding moms to come inside and have a free cup of tea and some relaxing downtime.

“breastfeeding mums,” reads the sign at The Willows Cafe in the Sydney suburb of Willoughby, “pop in, have a free cup of tea if you need a pitt stop…no need to eat, no need to ask – please relax : ) Willows”.

The sign has been a hit with toddler-toting moms, and many have made the most of the chance to pop in and relax while they feed their little ones. In a time when breastfeeding woman are often told to cover up in public (as highlighted by recent cases in Australia and England), we’re glad that this awesome coffee shop is focusing on what’s really important. Continue reading

This Could Be A Game Changer For Parents Who Fly With Their Kids

Traveling families may soon have a reason to celebrate.

According to The Washington Post, an amendment has been added to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that would require airlines to allow parents to sit with their children at no extra cost. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado proposed the amendment, which would also keep the TSA from separating kids from their parents through security and allow pregnant women to pre-board their flights.  Continue reading

This Japanese Baby Muzzle is Either Genius or Cruel.

Sometimes babies just want to cry, and when they do the people who really end up suffering are the parents.

The loud squeals coming from a babys lips just have an innate ability to immediately cause headaches to anyone in the vicinity, but apparently even the Japanese were tired of it!

Introducing the Baby Muzzle the Japanese invention to either enrage you or satiate your desires for some peace and quiet. Before you cry abuse however theres some important things about this device to note: the ventilated, fluffy pink mesh material is soft around a babys head, so theres no need to worry about discomfort and; two, theyre affixed with sound diffusers without losing any

Best or worst invention ever? pass it on, and discuss

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