The Nest & Co. Blog

  • Car Seat Safety Tips from A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

    Hi, I’m Rachel Rivera and I’m a car seat nut. Wait, no, that’s not right. I’m a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor. But car sea...
  • What is a Postpartum Doula? Written by: Mary Killeen Pena of DYAD Parenting

    Postpartum Doula? You mean like, depression, right?It’s alright, I didn’t know what a postpartum doula was before I got pregnant either.   I had he...
  • Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

    How many times have you contemplated starting a new hobby, a new activity, exercise regiment? How often have you doubted your ability to be success...
  • Packing Your Hospital Bag

    I remember around 35 weeks of pregnancy, scrolling Pinterest - thinking "wow, I should probably get my hospital bag together." As a first time mom ...
  • Mealtimes With EzPz

    I have two insanely messy boys and had just about given up on having somewhat "clean" mealtimes. See, my kids have mastered the skill of throwing t...
  • Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump

    When I had first started breastfeeding I was fortunate enough to also have my closest girlfriends on the journey with me. We had a baby boom in our...
  • Five Ways to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

    World Breastfeeding Week or WBW is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) - it is held yearly from August first through t...
  • Making Toddler Mealtimes Easier

    I'm sure as parents we all can agree, that mealtimes with toddlers and young children can sometimes be a struggle. Today's post is all about makin...
  • Credible Information for Your Family During Covid-19

    Quality information for expecting and new parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Spotlight: Baby Café Bakersfield

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Staricka, an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and the Director of Operation...
  • What is a Doula?

    Dr. Christine Morton, author of the book Birth Ambassadors, describes a birth Doula as a "companion who supports a birthing person during labor an...
  • Why Is Skin-to-Skin So Important?

    You may or may not be familiar with the term “skin-to-skin.” This is an important yet very simple way to bond with your new baby, all while provid...