Posts by Gabrielle Iorio Sylk

Gabrielle Iorio Sylk is the founder of Bumpdate. She is a mother, wife, and caring friend. Gabrielle uses her tech background and innovative skills to foster Bumpdate’s growth and bring people together during the most beautiful and challenging times in their lives. She lives on a farm in New Jersey with her husband, son, daughter, dog and the many woodland creatures who live in their backyard.
breastfeeding a child
The Last Feed – Part 2

There are so many emotions that come with ending breastfeeding. The thought of stopping was hard for me to accept. I didn’t want to lose those daily precious moments with her. I set a date for myself because I knew that’s what we both needed. It was 15 months from the day we started. It sounds so crazy to me when I write this and then think about what it is I’m actually talking about — ending nursing my child. It’s just so hard and it’s so emotional. It is so bittersweet. 

Pregnancy and Baby Products: Founder Favorites

The amount of pregnancy and baby products out there can be overwhelming to say the least. I often say our friends are our biggest influencers and in the world of pregnancy and postpartum, I've learned that is true more than ever. Recommendations from friends are the reason these items landed on this list!

Full Feedings Method: Sleep Means Everyone Sleeps

Sleep training help for my 2 children, both under the age of 2

mom and daughter at the hospital
My Daughter Had RSV at 2 Weeks Old

A raw and vulnerable story told from a father's perspective about his journey to parenthood and finding strength.

11 Tips to Happily Survive 2 Under 2

A mother of 2 shares 11 things she learned while raising two children under the age of two.

World Prematurity Day: How to Care for Families in Need

A friend of mine gave birth early. I wanted to help but I didn’t know how. I was at a loss for words and actions to show support