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    Posted on Dec 13, 2017

    Pinterest Predicts These Parenting Trends Will Blow Up In 2018

    How many of these will you pin?

    Pinterest just released its Pinterest 100 board, which shares the 100 trends their data experts predict you'll be seeing a lot of in 2018.

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    How does Pinterest put it together? By taking into account trending pins in top categories, predictions from top pinners, and input from their editorial team.

    So what about parenting trends? The odds are good you'll be seeing a lot of these in 2018:

    Sprinkles-themed baby showers.

    Shoes Off Please / Via shoes-off-please.com

    Why it might be popular: It's a fun (and tasty) theme, and ideal for when you don't know the sex of the baby.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "sprinkle baby shower" were up 180% in 2017.

    Weighted blankets.

    Made by Harzipan / Via madebymarzipan.com

    Why it might be popular: Weighted blankets are known for their kid-calming, sleep-inducing superpowers, and some say they're especially appreciated by people with sensory processing disorders, anxiety, and autism.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "weighted blankets" were up a whopping 259% in 2017.

    Modern nurseries.

    Kristina Lynne / Via kristinalynne.ca

    Why it might be popular: Just because it's the baby's room doesn't mean it has to look babyish.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "mature nursery" and "modern nursery" were up 85% in 2017.

    Mom jewelry (aka teething necklaces).

    Baybee Boutique / Via baybeeboutiqueonline.com

    Why it might be popular: They look good AND might keep your teething baby from losing their mind. Win-win!

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "teething necklaces" were up an amazing 146% in 2017.

    New ways to prep for after the baby arrives.

    New Leaf Wellness / Via newleafwellness.biz

    Why it might be popular: Doing whatever you can to make your life easier once the baby arrives is smart — especially when you're knee-deep in diapers and not sleeping!

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "baby prep" were up 207% in 2017.

    Old-school–style wooden toys.

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    Why it might be popular: These throwback wooden toys look great — and ditching the plastic ones is good for the environment.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "wooden toys" were up 173% in 2017.

    Using pom-poms for your kid's room.

    Say Yes / Via sayyes.com

    Why it might be popular: Colorful and cozy pom-poms are currently at peak popularity, and make fun rugs for the kid's room or baby mobiles. They're easy to DIY too!

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "pom-pom decor" were up a whopping 444% in 2017.

    Forts as furniture.

    Mommo design / Via mommodesign.com

    Why it might be popular: Instead of constantly having to clean up your kid's "fort creations" (usually made out of blankets and pillows), these "perma forts" are part of the decor!

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "forts" were up a whopping 108% in 2017.

    Apps and cheat sheets that help you track your baby's little — and big — moments.

    Sleeping Should Be Easy / Via sleepingshouldbeeasy.com

    Why it might be popular: These kinds of things HAVE been around for a minute, but the latest versions are popular because of how easy they make staying organized.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "baby tracker" were up 58% in 2017.

    Removable wall art for your kid's room.

    chromantics / Via chromantics.com

    Why it might be popular: You can re-invent your kid's room whenever you (or let's be real, they) want. AND you can do it without destroying the walls.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "wall decals" were up 219% in 2017.

    Planet-friendly baby materials (like eco-friendly diapers and recycled clothes).

    Meredith Tested / Via meredithtested-com.cdn.ampproject.org

    Why it might be popular: Leaving a smaller footprint (when tending to your baby or anything else) is increasingly important in the modern world.

    Pinterest's data team says: Saves for "eco-friendly clothing" were up an amazing 750% in 2017.

    You can check out Pinterest's entire Pinterest 100 board — featuring predictions across all of their top categories — here.

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