Birth and beyond
- Evidence Based Birth – Putting current, evidence-based information into the hands of parents and communities so they can make empowered choices.
- Kelly Mom – Evidence-based breastfeeding information and support
Fun for the whole family
- The Kid Should See This – Curated videos that aren’t made for kids, but are perfect for them. A great alternative to YouTube.
- Fun at Home with Kids – Amazing sensory and arts/crafts activities, all photographed beautifully, such as 2-ingredient play-doh (also known as ice cream dough) and gorgeous taste-safe water beads. Many of the recipes are taste-safe and gluten-free, to boot!
- Ear Snacks – An award winning children’s podcast from family musical duo Andrew and Polly!
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – The legacy program of the Fred Rogers Company, produced by the creators of Blue’s Clues, this program has been empirically demonstrated to raise preschoolers’ social-emotional intelligence.
- Ask the Storybots – An original Netflix series by viral video creators JibJab, this “Beekman & Jax” meets “They Might Be Giants: Here Comes Science” features cool celebrity guests (Weird Al Yankovic, Whoopi Goldberg) and adorable tiny robots that will keep parents and kids alike in stitches. The accompanying website has great content for the whole family as well.
Other parenting blogs/sites
- Hand in Hand – A practical guide to connecting with children both empathically and firmly.
- Janet Lansbury’s Respectful Parenting Guide – A comprehensive RIE-informed approach, with blog posts about nearly any question you could think of.
- Also check out her podcast, Unruffled!
- Teach through Love by Lori Petro – Super accessible ideas for communicating with kids in connected, respectful ways.
- Evolutionary Parenting – Fits right in with the “Living in Captivity” theme – what can we learn about children’s needs from parents based on humanity’s history?
- Language of Listening – “For parents who want more than well-behaved kids.”
- Raised Good – “Natural” parenting and beyond.
- Zulily – Your favorite brands on super duper sale! No returns, but then again, why would you want to return such awesome stuff? Melissa & Doug, Green Toys, Chicco/Graco, and more – just select your brands
- BabyGearLab – Like Consumer Reports but for baby stuff. Really helpful when you’re deciding what stuff to buy!
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Car Seats and Boosters Guide – Simply plug in your child’s age, height, and weight, and the NHTSA spits out all the appropriate car safety devices for him or her, including detailed information on each product. Super helpful!
- Safe Kids Worldwide – Car seat safety and more!