Monthly Archives: January 2010

Dwell fabric bins

Written by: Lynne January 29 2010 Are you looking for a toy storage option that will stand the test of time and toddler? Look no further, because Dwell Studio's fabric storage bin holds all the answers, and then some. To … Continue reading

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Best Chairs BodyRest

Written by: Amanda January 29 2010 Until very recently, I thought all nursery rockers were the same. Then I discovered the BodyRest by Best Chairs: the rocker that has the ability to recline completely flat. This might sound like a … Continue reading

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Uppa Baby G-LUXE

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Although the security of a travel system with all the bells and whistles is fabulous and all, sometimes you don't want to take thirty minutes to get in and out of the car. Never … Continue reading

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Appreciating your mom now that you’re a mom

Looking into my daughter Matilda’s eyes for the first time was the most poignant experience of my life. I felt like I could do anything after giving birth, but that superwoman feeling only lasted so long. As soon as the … Continue reading

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By Anew Gene

Written by: Shea January 29 2010 I’ve met someone and fallen in love. His name is Gene—Anew Gene that is. Hold on Mom, I didn’t forget to tell you about him! Anew Gene isn’t a he, so much as my … Continue reading

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By Anew Gene

Written by: Shea January 29 2010 I’ve met someone and fallen in love. His name is Gene—Anew Gene that is. Hold on Mom, I didn’t forget to tell you about him! Anew Gene isn’t a he, so much as my … Continue reading

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Teutonia t-200

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Check out this pretty little gem! I had the pleasure of road-testing my teutonia stroller this past weekend, and folks, it was indeed just that: a pleasure (for both my tiny passenger and me). … Continue reading

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Boppy Cuddle Prenatal Pillow

Written by: Alyson January 29 2010 After weeks of sleepless nights, I was given the Boppy Cuddle Pillow to help me get some sleep. I have been a stomach sleeper my whole life, and when I found out I was … Continue reading

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Boppy Cuddle Prenatal Pillow

Written by: Alyson January 29 2010 After weeks of sleepless nights, I was given the Boppy Cuddle Pillow to help me get some sleep. I have been a stomach sleeper my whole life, and when I found out I was … Continue reading

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Quinny Zapp 4

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 I have a bit of a stroller addiction, and I’ve been lusting for a Quinny Zapp since I first saw one in person several months ago. So needless to say, I was psyched at … Continue reading

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Protect-A-Bub Sun Shade

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 When my baby inherited my Irish skin, I knew we were going to be investing in some serious sun protection. While sunscreen is great, I still wanted extra protection—as well as shade—when using our … Continue reading

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Valco Baby Astro

Written by: Lacey January 29 2010 As someone who has never quite found the “perfect” highchair, I was pretty excited when we declared this Highchair Week for pnmag's Good Gear reviews and decided to review a different highchair every day. … Continue reading

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Chariot Carriers Cougar 2 Stroller/Trailer Chassis

Written by: Ginny January 29 2010 I’ve seen a lot of baby equipment come through the P&N office, but I can honestly say that Chariot Carriers’ Cougar 2 is one piece of gear that can change your life. Well, at … Continue reading

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Mutsy Easy Grow

Written by: Sarah January 29 2010 Since I'm a fan of Mutsy's line of strollers, I decided to give their Easy Grow chair a try for Highchair Week. It’s a very cool, modern chair that can be used for several … Continue reading

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Minui Handy Sitt

Written by: Addie January 29 2010 I recently decided that it was time for a booster seat for my 11/2 year old. I’ve had kids in my house for so long that I’m just ready to have my real chairs … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Frog

Written by: Ginny January 29 2010 The Frog started the international Bugaboo movement with its introduction in 1999. Since then, it’s been beloved by parents and imitated by manufacturers near and far. It’s a favorite pick for the serious stroller … Continue reading

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Keekaroo Height Right

Written by: Lacey January 29 2010 With a nephew on the way, I decided that it was time to stock my home with a highchair again, in hopes that I can sway his parents into letting him spend extended periods … Continue reading

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Inglesina Zuma

Written by: Ginny January 29 2010 The M'Home Collection from Inglesina features a range of mod-looking baby gear in bright, cheerful colors. For P&N's first hands-on experience with the line, we tested out the Zuma highchair. While it looks high-tech, … Continue reading

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Graco Blossom 4-in-1

Written by: Ginny January 29 2010 The Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System is a master of metamorphosis: It evolves to remain useful at all stages. Not just a highchair, it also becomes an infant feeding booster, a toddler feeding booster, … Continue reading

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Chicco Polly

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Chicco, known for their Italian styling, doesn’t disappoint with the bright and cheerful Polly highchair. Looks aside, this sturdy chair is extremely easy to set up, accommodates seven different height settings (making it convenient … Continue reading

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BOB Revolution Duallie

Written by: Emily January 29 2010 When I began researching double jogging strollers, all roads seemed to lead to BOB’s Revolution Duallie. It’s the only double jogging stroller with all the features I’m looking for, including a front wheel that … Continue reading

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The First Years Kickin' Coaster

Written by: Ginny January 29 2010 The First Years’ Kickin’ Coaster is more than just a bouncy seat. Stick in a few batteries, and this seat will play two different kinds of music, vibrate at two different speeds, and—what really … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Bouncing Buddies

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 When I asked my mom what she wanted to keep at her house for my son Charlie, her answer was short and sweet: a bouncer. According to her, as long as she had a … Continue reading

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Mother doesn’t always know best: Sorting through advice

Ancient Advice: Keep your baby bundled up so he doesn’t catch a cold. Reality Check: While it is probably a good idea to wrap your little angel up in an extra blanket when venturing out into arctic temperatures, it is … Continue reading

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Boppy Soothe in Comfort

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 As soon as I saw the Boppy Soothe in Comfort Infant Swing, I knew I had to have it. I saw it at Babies “R” Us among the endless array of baby swings and … Continue reading

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Argington Babylon Toddler

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 Versatility. If asked to describe the Argington Babylon Toddler High Chair in one word, that’s the one I’d pick. Let me tell you why … First, the seat and footrest on the sleek, wooden … Continue reading

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Your baby has a fever … now what?

When to call a doctor immediately: Extremely high fever The first thing you need to do if you suspect your baby has a fever is check his temperature to determine how serious the situation is. A normal temperature for a … Continue reading

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What is plagiocephaly?

Chances are if you’ve noticed the flattening of your baby’s head, he has developed Plagiocephaly (commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome). The most common cause of Plagiocephaly is an infant’s sleep position, caused by the long hours they spend lying … Continue reading

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Vicks Cool Moisture Humidifier

Written by: Amanda January 29 2010 Currently, my husband and I live in the great state of Colorado. It's a beautiful place, but the weather here is a little different than it is in the humid climates where we grew … Continue reading

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Vicks Cool Moisture Humidifier

Written by: Amanda January 29 2010 Currently, my husband and I live in the great state of Colorado. It's a beautiful place, but the weather here is a little different than it is in the humid climates where we grew … Continue reading

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Summer Infant 02100 Hand Held Video Monitor

Written by: Emily January 29 2010 While pregnant with my first child, I deducted that video monitors must only be for overly nervous new parents. And, truth be told, part of me wondered if a video monitor would lure me … Continue reading

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Summer Infant 02100 Hand Held Video Monitor

Written by: Emily January 29 2010 While pregnant with my first child, I deducted that video monitors must only be for overly nervous new parents. And, truth be told, part of me wondered if a video monitor would lure me … Continue reading

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Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 I am not a very techno-savvy girl, so as I was choosing the gear that would outfit my son’s nursery and our home I tried to avoid making any decisions that required technological know-how … Continue reading

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Safety 1st High-Def Digital Monitor

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 I am not a very techno-savvy girl, so as I was choosing the gear that would outfit my son’s nursery and our home I tried to avoid making any decisions that required technological know-how … Continue reading

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Pure Digital Flip Ultra 4GB Camcorder

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 People who are intimidated by tech-y stuff and who feel guilty for not properly documenting their babies childhoods via a million pictures and videos, listen up: The Flip Ultra will change your life. The … Continue reading

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Pure Digital Flip Ultra 4GB Camcorder

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 People who are intimidated by tech-y stuff and who feel guilty for not properly documenting their babies childhoods via a million pictures and videos, listen up: The Flip Ultra will change your life. The … Continue reading

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MOBI Digital Ultra Thermometer

Written by: Sarah January 29 2010 As anyone who has ever had a sick baby can attest, one parenting must-have is a good, reliable thermometer. My family has been through pretty much every kind of thermometer out there—ear, underarm, forehead—you … Continue reading

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MOBI Digital Ultra Thermometer

Written by: Sarah January 29 2010 As anyone who has ever had a sick baby can attest, one parenting must-have is a good, reliable thermometer. My family has been through pretty much every kind of thermometer out there—ear, underarm, forehead—you … Continue reading

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Creative Vado HD Pocket Video Cam

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 My baby girl does about a million cute and funny things each day. Up until last month, my only hope of catching these moments was to lug around my bulky video camera or remember … Continue reading

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Creative Vado HD Pocket Video Cam

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 My baby girl does about a million cute and funny things each day. Up until last month, my only hope of catching these moments was to lug around my bulky video camera or remember … Continue reading

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What every parent needs to know about SIDS

When it comes to parenting, there’s a lot of scary stuff, but few things terrify new parents more than SIDS. While SIDS isn’t 100 percent preventable, there are many things you can do to reduce your child’s risk. What is … Continue reading

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What babies love

Colors Some parents pick pastels; meanwhile, toy stores fill shelves with bright combos of red, white and black. Research has shown that babies enjoy all the colors of a vivid rainbow. Additional studies found that red, purple and blue hues … Continue reading

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Your baby’s weight

Reading cues  While underfeeding your newborn is an obvious concern, overfeeding can put your child at risk for being overweight later in life. It’s important to establish healthy eating patterns right away. Dr. Joseph Kahn, Chairman of the Department of … Continue reading

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Infant ear infections

What causes ear infections? An ear infection is caused by a buildup of fluid in the middle ear. As the pressure in the ear builds, so does the hurt factor, ranging from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing pain. … Continue reading

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Teething time

The timeline Tooth development begins in the fifth month of pregnancy, but your baby’s pearly whites probably won’t make their first appearance until he’s at least 6 months old. Teeth often appear in symmetrical pairs, allowing your baby to maintain … Continue reading

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Sound off: Decoding baby noises

A babbling baby may be one of the most wonderful auditory experiences in the world. A screaming, sobbing baby? One of the worst—as any childless woman who’s been subjected to a restaurant temper tantrum can tell you. Your baby’s sounds … Continue reading

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What's the right age to start a baby on a sippy cup, and what should her first non-milk drink be?

Written by: P&N January 28 2010 While there’s no hard and fast rule, you should think about introducing a sippy cup when your baby is around 6 or 7 months old. However, this doesn’t mean you should quit bottle- or … Continue reading

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What is APGAR?

Written by: P&N January 28 2010 The Apgar is your baby’s first test, taken one minute after birth and again at five minutes. It helps the doctors and nurses accurately gauge the health of a newborn. Even though it got … Continue reading

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Zosephine Minneapolis

Written by: Steph January 28 2010 That's how Zosephine describes their selection of diaper bags, and I'd have to agree. Although their line is fairly limited and their name lesser known, Zosephine puts out diaper bags with a style and … Continue reading

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Skooch Groovy Baby

Written by: Ginny January 28 2010 Diaper bag veterans—those who have tried all kinds of baby bags and have figured out what works and what doesn't—will appreciate the smart design and chic style of the Groovy bag by Skooch. It's … Continue reading

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