Advice. Product reviews. Total satire. All-too-relatable stories. You’ll find all of this and more in our roundup of the best baby and pregnancy blogs you should be reading now. Get your click on, set some bookmarks, and happy scrolling! You can thank us later.
For Beautiful Inspiration
You can count on Lay Baby Lay for nursery design ideas and all-around motherhood inspiration. Joni Lay, the designer and mom behind the blog, has been sharing her creative talents and motherhood stories since 2011.
For Advice on All Things Parenting
With a mission to celebrate motherhood and empower mothers everywhere, Baby Chick is full of everything you’ll need to know for conception and pregnancy to life with baby. Baby Chick was founded by a doula and mom & baby educator.
For a Lighthearted Look at the Facts
Amy, the chick in charge of the roost over at Pregnant Chicken, aims to keep pregnancy and parenthood real (and fun) for expectant and new parents alike. Popular features you can expect to love include the “Is it Safe” section, covering what you can and can’t do while pregnant, and what you need to know for each trimester.
For Naming Baby
Stumped on a name for your little one? You’re not alone, and that’s why Belly Ballot exists. In addition to sharing thousands of potential names and their meanings, the website takes it a step further, allowing you to solicit votes from Facebook friends on your top choices for baby names.
For a Confidence Boost
Birth Without Fear shares birth stories, breastfeeding support, resources for families trying to conceive and more. The blog aims to empower parents and provide support for the different phases and experiences on the journey to and in parenthood.
For Friendly Mom-to-Mom Help
Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy is the dream mommy best friend. She knows her stuff, from what baby products are best to how to deal with engorgement and more, like fun, family-friendly crafts and recipes.
For a Little of Everything
Design Mom is well known as a top blog for the new generation of mothers. What can you expect from Gabrielle, a mom to six? She pretty much covers every part of modern parenting, like DIY projects, book reviews and family-friendly travel.
For a Good Laugh
Finally, a blog dedicated to imperfect parents. Bookmark Scary Mommy as a refreshing read following the roughest of days in pregnancy and parenthood. The satire and all-too-real insights are refreshing for real parents.
For Breastfeeding Support
Precisely what its name indicates, The Leaky B@@b is a community-centric blog for breastfeeding moms that full of advice, resources and real stories you’ll probably laugh at because you can relate all too well.
For a Feel-Good Vibe
You’re guaranteed to fall in love with Jess, the blogger and mom behind Positively Oakes, which documents her journey in motherhood and inspires moms and moms-to-be alike, focusing on what really matters. It’s a feel-good read we all need.
For TTC Moms & Beyond
Hellobee is a blog for those trying to conceive (or TTC as those in the know call it) or in the pregnancy and parenthood stages of life. The site also has a forum section to help you connect with others, as well as classifieds, a buy/sell section and links to favorite products of the Hellobee bloggers and community members.
For Those Who Like the Classics
Joanna Goddard was one of the first so-called mom bloggers, having started A Cup of Jo in 2007. The site has evolved and covers style, food, travel, relationships as well as motherhood. Today, the motherhood section is thriving with thought-provoking posts on having an only child, dating as a single mom and surprising things moms learn along their journeys.
For Fashion-Forward Mamas
Founded by a pediatric registered nurse, The Fashion Bump covers the latest in style, beauty products, health news for pregnant women, and more. We especially love the Bumpshells section, which spotlights gorgeous women with beautiful bumps talking about how they stay stylish as their body changes.
What are some of your favorite pregnancy and baby blogs? Tell us in the comments.
—Jane Putnam & Eva Ingvarson Cerise