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Are you a hopeless romantic who thinks of Valentine's Day as a celebration of true love? Good, we are too, and we don't think your beau should be the only one to get a present! Which is why our editors compiled the ultimate Valentine's Day gift guide to help you splash some cash on all the loves of your life. Whether you are shopping for dad, your pregnant friend, baby or grandparents, here are 18 Valentine's Day gift ideas. JESSICA'S PICKS: 1. Baby: June & January Striped Bonnet. A baby bonnet never fails to get us ooh-ing and aahing. June & January’s new V-day striped bonnet is as cute as it is soft and cozy. Get that baby in your life Insta-ready! $17, buy here. 2. Pregnant friend: Basq Lavender Calming Oil. Whether your BFF just got pregnant, or is coming up on the big day, her skin deserves some love. Basq’s formula’s are safe for pregnancy and postpartum, and this lovely lavender set has an added value of being soothing for mama and baby (even if he’s still on the inside!). $36, buy here. 3. Nanny: Minted V-day Photo Art. You can’t quite underestimate the love a caregiver feels for her kids, and this Minted photo gift shows her they love her back. Throw 30 of your fave photos (we know, how can you possibly choose?!) into this beautiful heart-shaped keepsake. $57, buy here. 4. Dad: HATCH Collection Pops Sweatshirt. The lovely ladies at HATCH are showing dad some love with a limited edition sweatshirt collection. Nothing tells the single ladies to lay off your man better than a sweatshirt that says Pops, Big Daddy or Sharp Shooter. Well except the baby in his arms. $78, buy here. 5. Toddler: A Little Lovely Company Neon Heart Light. Your toddler wants a nightlight. You want her room to look cool. This eco-friendly neon heart will make the absolutely perfect V-day gift for both of you. $60, buy here. 6. New Mom: Little Ulysses Diaper Bag. Any veteran mama will tell you that you don’t really need a diaper bag. Just a cool bag, with a lot of room, that you can throw bags upon bags upon bags inside. This Little Ulysses canvas tote does the trick, and will make you smile every time you throw it on your shoulder. $35, buy here. KAITY'S PICKS: 1. New mama:The Tubby Todd Mama Bundle. Let the new mom in your life know that you notice all of her hard work by giving her a gift that literally tells her “You’re doing a great job, mama.” The Tubby Todd Mama Bundle is filled with Four essential products to nourish and support mama’s beautiful evolving bod through every season of motherhood. $49, buy here. 2. Dad: Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker. Even if that cool AF baby daddy of yours hasn’t gone down the coffee connoisseur route just yet, there’s no better time than now since he’ll be burning the midnight oil with you now that daddy duty is being added to his portfolio. Help him nurture his new passion with this classic Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker. $38.95, buy here. 3. Grandparents: Baby Bjorn Travel Light Crib. You’ll notice soon (if you haven’t already) that there’s nothing too good for baby in grandma’s eyes. Show grandma how much you love her this Valentine’s Day by giving her the gift of more visits! And as a token of your commitment, get her the perfect travel crib. The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light is simple to set up and has the potential to last all the way up to year 3! $299, buy here. 4. Toddler: Rockets of Awesome. Kids love surprises. And you love your kiddo. Sign your independent toddler up for a fun seasonal box of fun with Rockets of Awesome, which will hand-pick selected styles for your mini fashionista. And while 8-12 items will get delivered to your door, you’ll only pay for what you keep. You’ll love the time it saves you from shopping, and your kids will love not only the clothes, but also the fun color-me-in box it comes it. Sign up here. 5. Baby: April Eleven Heart Music Box. While a black heart may not scream “I love you” in theory, this black heart music box by April Eleven proves us wrong. Its delicate shape and soothing music make it the perfect addition to any modern baby nursery. $52.50, buy here. 6. Pregnant Friend: Boppy Multi-Use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow. There's no sugarcoating it: those sleepless pregnant nights suck. Show that mama-to-be in your life some love with the gift of sleep. The Boppy total body pillow's unique design supports head, neck, back, hips and tummy with just one pillow. So mom can spend less time adjusting positions and searching for the 3rd pillow through the night and spend more time getting the precious sleep she deserves before baby arrives. $60, buy here. CHARLENE'S PICKS: 1. Baby: Brooklyn Born crib sheet. Who’s ready to sleep all. night. long? This soft and organic crib sheet from Brooklyn Born will make your little one’s bed look like a piece of abstract art. Plus, it is reminiscent of the paint splatters that permeates the fashion world, so you're sure to keep your home on trend. $49, buy here. 2. Toddler: Land of Nod Ikat Playhouse. Everyone needs a little space just for themselves -- especially your toddler. This new playhouse from Land of Nod will add a little bit of magic and style to your little one’s bedroom and will be the perfect foundation to let his imagination go wild. $129, buy here. 3. Dad: Polaroid Cube camera. “Isty-bitsy brilliant,” this teeny tiny action camera is. Water-resistant and shock-proof, the Polaroid Cube is packed with fun: 1080p video, a wide-angle lens, and a built-in battery that records up to 90 minutes. It is ready for any of dad’s adventures -- from bath time with a splashy toddler to a ski trip with his dad pals. $59.99 (on sale now!), buy here. 4. Grandparents: Joy Album. Are baby's grandparents miles away from him? Meet Joy. This digital photo album will let them witness baby's cutest moments as soon as you share them from your camera roll and social media channels. Plus, the StoryTime feature lets the family get together to discuss the photos over a voice call -- a nod to the old times of sitting on your couch while paging through your childhood albums. $399, buy here. Use the code WRNY50 to get $50 off (valid until February 28). 5. Pregnant valentine: Belabumbum sexy undies, Bra + Lacey boy cut. If you’re hoping for a little “kissy kissy time" (as our friends from Downunder Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban call it), why not get your mama-to-be sultry lingerie to help her feel sexy… err, sexier than she already is? This bra and free lace combo from Belabumbum will enhance her newfound curves and make her feel and look incredible without compromising comfort. $53, buy here. 6. New Mom: Kimama kimono. In the first few messy months of motherhood, mama won't feel like herself. This handmade kimono from Kimama, which she can wear in and out of the house, is exactly what she needs to pump up her mood and her style all at once. The floral and colorful patterns will help her feel elegant and beautiful despite the fact that she hasn’t slept more than 4 consecutive hours in a long while and that nothing seems to fit her quite right. Trust us, she’ll love you for it. $100, buy here or, for the newest design, here.

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Baby stuff comes in such cute prints these days. Gone are the days when everything was pink and blue and covered in ducks or teddy bears. Today's baby gear features stylish prints that appeal to mom.

That's why it's totally understandable how a mama could mistake a car seat cover for a cute midi skirt. It happened to Lori Farrell, and when she shared her mishap on Facebook she went viral before she was even home from work. Fellow moms can totally see the humor in Farrell's mishap, and thankfully, so can she.

As for how a car seat cover could be mistaken for a skirt—it's pretty simple, Farrell tells Motherly.

"A friend of mine had given me a huge lot of baby stuff, from clothes to baby carriers to a rocker and blankets and when I pulled it out I was not sure what it was," she explains. "I debated it but washed it anyway then decided because of the way it pulled on the side it must be a maternity skirt."

Farrell still wasn't 100% sure if she was right by the time she headed out the door to work, but she rocked the ambiguous attire anyway.

"When I got to work I googled the brand and realized not only do they not sell clothing but it was a car seat cover."

The brand, Itzy Ritzy, finds the whole thing pretty funny too, sharing Farell's viral moment to its official Instagram.

It may be a car seat cover, but that print looks really good on this mama.

And if you want to copy Farell's style, the Itzy Ritzy 4-in-1 Nursing Cover, Car Seat Cover, Shopping Cart Cover and Infinity Scarf (and skirt!) is available on Amazon for $24.94.

Motherly is your daily #momlife manual; we are here to help you easily find the best, most beautiful products for your life that actually work. We share what we love—and we may receive a commission if you choose to buy.You've got this.

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Daycare for infants is expensive across the country, and California has one of the worst states for parents seeking care for a baby. Putting an infant in daycare in California costs $2,914 more than in-state tuition for four years of college, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Paying north of $1,000 for daycare each month is an incredible burden, especially on single-parent families. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines affordable childcare as costing no more than 10% of a family's income—by that definition, less than 29% of families in California can afford infant care. Some single parents spend half their income on day care. It is an incredible burden on working parents.

But that burden may soon get lighter. CBS Sacramento reports California may put between $25 and $35 million into child care programs to make day care more affordable for parents with kids under 3 years old.

Assembly Bill 452, introduced this week, could see $10 million dollars funneled into Early Head Start (which currently gets no money from the state but does get federal funding) and tens of millions more would be spent on childcare for kids under three.

The bill seeks to rectify a broken childcare system. Right now, only about 14% of eligible infants and toddlers are enrolled in subsidized programs in California, and in 2017, only 7% of eligible children younger than three years of age accessed Early Head Start.

An influx of between $25 to $35 million dollars could see more spaces open up for kids under three, as Bill 452, if passed, would see the creation of "grants to develop childcare facilities that serve children from birth to three years of age."

This piece of proposed legislation comes weeks after California's governor announced an ambitious plan for paid parental leave, and as another bill, AB 123, seeks to strengthen the state's pre-kindergarten program.

Right now, it is difficult for some working parents to make a life in California, but by investing in families, the state's lawmakers could change that and change California's future for the better.

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When a mama gets married, in most cases she wants her children to be part of her big day. Photographers are used to hearing bride-to-be moms request lots of pictures of their big day, but when wedding photographer Laura Schaefer of Fire and Gold Photography heard her client Dalton Mort planned to wear her 2-year-old daughter Ellora instead of a veil, she was thrilled.

A fellow mama who understands the benefits of baby-wearing, Schaefer was keen to capture the photos Mort requested. "When I asked Dalton about what some of her 'must get' shots would be for her wedding, she specifically asked for ones of her wearing Ellie, kneeling and praying in the church before the tabernacle," Schaefer tells Motherly.

She got those shots and so many more, and now Mort's toddler-wearing wedding day pics are going viral.

"Dalton wore Ellie down the aisle and nursed her to sleep during the readings," Schaefer wrote on her blog, explaining that Ellie then slept through the whole wedding mass.

"As a fellow mother of an active toddler, this is a HUGE win! Dalton told me after that she was SO grateful that Ellie slept the whole time because she was able to focus and really pray through the Mass," Schaefer explains.

Dalton was able to concentrate on her wedding day because she made her baby girl a part of it (and that obviously tired Ellie right out).

Ellie was part of the commitment and family Dalton if forging with her husband, Jimmy Joe. "There is no better behaved toddler than a sleeping toddler, and she was still involved, even though I ended up unwrapping her to nurse her. I held her in my arms while my husband and I said our vows. It was really special for us," Dalton told POPSUGAR.

This is a wedding trend we are totally here for!

Congrats to Dalton and Jimmy Joe (and to Ellie)! 🎉

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The internet is freaking out about how Peppa Pig is changing the way toddlers speak, but parents don't need to be too worried.

As Romper first reported, plenty of American parents have noticed that preschoolers are picking up a bit of a British accent thanks to Peppa. Romper's Janet Manley calls it "the Peppa effect," noting that her daughter started calling her "Mummy" after an in-flight Peppa marathon.


Plenty of other parents report sharing Manley's experience, but the British accent is not likely to stick, experts say.

Toronto-based speech and language pathologist Melissa James says this isn't a new thing—kids have always been testing out the accents they hear on TV and in the real world, long before Peppa oinked her way into our Netflix queues.

"Kids have this amazing ability to pick up language," James told Global News. "Their brains are ripe for the learning of language and it's a special window of opportunity that adults don't possess."

Global News reports that back in the day there were concerns about Dora The Explorer potentially teaching kids Spanish words before the kids had learned the English counterparts, and over in the U.K., parents have noticed British babies picking up American accents from TV, too.

But it's not a bad thing, James explains. When an American adult hears "Mummy" their brain translates it to "Mommy," but little kids don't yet make as concrete a connection. "When a child, two, three or four, is watching a show with a British accent and hears [words] for the first time, they are mapping out the speech and sound for that word in the British way."

So if your baby is oinking at you, calling you "Mummy" or testing out a new pronunciation of "toh-mah-toe," know that this is totally natural, and they're not going to end up with a life-long British pig accent.

As Dr, Susannah Levi, associate professor of communicative sciences and disorders at New York University, tells The Guardian, "it's really unlikely that they'd be acquiring an entire second dialect from just watching a TV show."

It sure is cute though.

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