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Let’s be honest, as much as you love those newborn snuggles, it can be back breaking and exhausting carrying your baby all day long. Every once in a while, you need to put your baby down, and that's ok! But if not in your arms, where should baby go? In a bouncer? A rocker? Or a bassinet? There are so many options on the market, and each baby has different needs, so it can be hard to choose. But don't you worry -- we did our homework and have sorted through some of the best options out there. Whether you want a minimalist chair or a high-tech bassinet, here are 7 of our favorite places for baby to nap. 4moms, mamaRoo 4 The all new mamaRoo 4 will have you swooning over the details that went into this next generation seat from 4moms. There’s nothing babies love more than napping in your arms (aside from, you know, being fed every two hours), but when those arms need a break, the next best place is a bouncer that moves like you do. The mamaRoo 4 is equipped with five unique settings that replicate your natural movements. In addition to lulling your baby to sleep with the motion of his choice, choose from the four built-in sounds or play his favorite music with an MP3 plug-in. The mamaRoo 4 is also bluetooth enabled, meaning you can control the speed, volume and motion all from your compatible smart device. Buy here, $219. Fisher Price, Jonathan Adler Deluxe Rock N’ Play Sleeper Combine the beloved Rock ’n Play Sleeper with the design genius of Jonathan Adler, and you get one gorgeous place for your babe to snooze the day away in. The Deluxe Rock ’n Play by Fisher Price marries functionality and beautiful aesthetics; and with its modern design and plush fabrics, it's practically a fashion statement for your home. SmartConnect Technology allows parents to control and customize speed, vibration and music settings with their connected smart device. And even better, once you find baby’s preferred settings, you can save them for future nap sessions. Buy here, $149. Baby Bjorn Boucer Bliss The BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss will keep your little one comfortable and entertained from the newborn days all the way up to 2 years old. This chair is equipped with three positions for napping, lounging and playing. The Bouncer Bliss rocks naturally with baby’s movements. This means, no batteries or cords necessary! Not only does this chair grow with baby, it’s also lightweight and portable, and it folds flat for storing. Better yet, this bouncer is made with materials free from harmful substances, is ergonomically designed to provide ultimate comfort while stimulating the development of your baby’s motor skills. Buy here, $149. Happiest Baby SNOO If you’re in the market for a truly innovative bassinet, look no further than the SNOO from Happiest Baby. Designed by Dr. Harvey Karp, the author of The Happiest Baby on the Block, this bassinet accomplishes the 5 S’s with little effort on your behalf. Created to help tired parents soothe their fussy newborns, it’s packed with features you won’t find in any other bassinet. A built-in swaddle keeps baby safely on her back while the bassinet gently rocks her to sleep. When she awakes, the bassinet responds to her cries by rocking and shushing her back to sleep, like a night nurse, but at a fraction of the cost! Buy here, $1,160. Chicco LullaGo Deluxe Portable Bassinet Whether you’re looking for a bassinet that can be easily moved from room to room or taken on a road trip, the LullaGo Deluxe Portable Bassinet from Chicco offers the perfect solution. This bassinet has a quick and convenient fold as well as a roomy travel bag, making it easy to pack up and transport within minutes. The LullaGo Deluxe also features breathable mesh walls, an adjustable canopy and a unique two-tiered design, allowing you to raise baby closer to your beside during the night. Buy here, $99. Bloom Coco Stylewood If modern design is a high priority, then the Coco Stylewood from Bloom is sure to satisfy. A curved, single-piece baltic birch wood forms the frame of this stylish chair and is finished with a plush seat for baby. This simplistic chair uses baby’s own natural rocking motions to soothe. Not only beautiful, the Coco Stylewood is also a safe option, equipped with an adjustable 5-point padded harness along with materials that are all free of flame retardants. Buy here, $200. Dock-a-tot The innovative design and versatility of the Dock-a-tot co-sleeper make it one hot registry item. The Dock-a-tot is designed to mimic the womb, providing baby a snug and soothing environment for napping, lounging, playtime and co-sleeping. The breathable, no-toxic materials mean that not only will this co-sleeper help baby sleep a whole lot longer, but it will also keep her safe while doing so. Available are upgrades such as the new toy arch, cloudtot technology and a chic travel bag. And if you’re not ready to give up your Dock-a-tot after baby outgrows it at 9 months, you can simply upgrade to the Grand size, which is suitable for babes up to 40 pounds. Buy here, $165. Phil & Teds, Traveller Baby can nap on the go too, and you don't need to rely on hotel cribs, which may not meet today's safety standards, for you and baby to rest easy while traveling. The Traveller from Phil & Teds has full breathable mesh sides, which means you don't have to worry about baby's face getting too close to the fabric and you can keep an eye on him while he sleeps. What's more, at only 6 lbs, this travel cot is lighter than baby and compact enough to stash in a plane's overhead bin or in your suitcase. And if it's time for baby to play, unzip one of the crib's side to give him an easy way out. Buy here, $199.

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With two babies in tow, getting out the door often becomes doubly challenging. From the extra things to carry to the extra space needed in your backseat, it can be easy to feel daunted at the prospect of a day out. But before you resign yourself to life indoors, try incorporating these five genius products from Nuna to get you and the littles out the door. (Because Vitamin D is important, mama!)

1. A brilliant double stroller

You've got more to carry—and this stroller gets it. The DEMI™ grow stroller from Nuna easily converts from a single ride to a double stroller thanks to a few easy-to-install accessories. And with 23 potential configurations, you're ready to hit the road no matter what life throws at you.

DEMI™ grow stroller
$799.95, Nuna


2. A light car seat

Lugging a heavy car seat is the last thing a mama of two needs to have on her hands. Instead, pick up the PIPA™ lite, a safe, svelte design that weighs in at just 5.3 pounds (not counting the canopy or insert)—that's less than the average newborn! When you need to transition from car to stroller, this little beauty works seamlessly with Nuna's DEMI™ grow.

PIPA™ lite car seat
$349.95, Nuna


3. A super safe car seat base

The thing new moms of multiples really need to get out the door? A little peace of mind. The PIPA™ base features a steel stability leg for maximum security that helps to minimize forward rotation during impact by up to 90% (compared to non-stability leg systems) and 5-second installation for busy mamas.

PIPA™ base
(included with purchase of PIPA™ series car seat or) Nuna, $159.95


4. A diaper bag you want to carry

It's hard to find an accessory that's as stylish as it is functional. But the Nuna diaper bag pulls out all the stops with a sleek design that perfectly conceals a deceptively roomy interior (that safely stores everything from extra diapers to your laptop!). And with three ways to wear it, even Dad will want to take this one to the park.

Diaper bag
$179.95, Nuna


5. A crib that travels

Getting a new baby on a nap schedule—while still getting out of the house—is hard. But with the SENA™ aire mini, you can have a crib ready no matter where your day takes you. It folds down and pops up easily for sleepovers at grandma's or unexpected naps at your friend's house, and the 360-degree ventilation ensures a comfortable sleep.

SENA aire mini
$199.95, Nuna


With 5 essentials that are as flexible as you need to be, the only thing we're left asking is, where are you going to go, mama?

This article was sponsored by Nuna. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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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.

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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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