Monthly Archives: January 2010

BOB Revolution Duallie

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 locks in place for serious running … Continue reading

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The First Years Kickin’ Coaster

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 sets it apart—become an interactive muscle-building … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Bouncing Buddies

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 bouncer for entertainment, she and Charlie … Continue reading

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Boppy Soothe in Comfort

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 was immediately drawn to it. It … 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

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 up. I can honestly say I … 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

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 into spending entire nap times gazing … 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

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 or expertise. I knew that eventually … 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

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 Pure Digital Flip Ultra 4GB Camcorder … 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

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 name it, we’ve tried it. But … 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

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 to record them in her journal … 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 is APGAR?

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 its name back in 1952 from … Continue reading

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Zosephine Minneapolis

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 quality on par with the bigger … Continue reading

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Skooch Groovy Baby

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 the kind of bag that just … Continue reading

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Reese Li Lexington Baby Bag

I’m a big fan of designer Orla Kiely’s bold prints and bright patterns, and I’ve got to tell you that the Reese Li’s Lexington Baby Bag in Green Tea Bloom very much reminds me of her style. In fact, upon … Continue reading

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Maelee Mommy Bag

Oh, what’s in a mom bag? If it were called by any other name, would it still carry everything but the kitchen sink? In this case, yes! Maelee bags are the newest line of mom bags to hit the market, … Continue reading

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Newborn necessities: The first week and beyond

While some parents attest to their baby wipes warmer being a total life-saver, others will tell you that theirs sat on the floor of the closet for two years before being donated to charity. Some babies shriek at the touch … Continue reading

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Kalencom Eleanor Collection

There’s a can-do feeling about this diaper bag that genuinely represents the company behind it. Kalencom is a true Hurricane Katrina survivor; after suffering serious hardships because of the storm, the company has pulled through stronger than ever and continues … Continue reading

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Ju-Ju-Be WannaBe

I didn’t originally plan to review this bag here at pnmag.com, but I have been so impressed with it over the past month that I just had to share how much I love it. Seriously, I see a lot of … Continue reading

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JJ Cole System Bag

When it comes to diaper bags, I love great style as much as the next girl, but what I really want is organization. My life is kind of chaotic with two small kids, and I really love things that just … Continue reading

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DwellStudio Hudson Tote

I’ll admit it: I have an addiction. Luckily, it’s just a fairly innocent addiction to bags, which doesn’t really negatively affect anyone (unless you count my husband, who typically funds my indulgences). My closet is overflowing with every kind of … Continue reading

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Milestone markers

Head Control By the time your baby is 1 month old, she will likely be able to lift her head briefly to look around, but it may take until she is 3 to 4 months to have control of her … Continue reading

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DadGear Backpack

I never thought I’d be excited to receive a diaper bag for my birthday, and I guess I can’t say that I was initially. But then I realized that my Dad Gear Backpack would liberate me from the girly bag … Continue reading

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Caden Lane Bowler

Why are many moms-to-be going for stylish bowler diaper bags? Maybe they’ve been carrying their baby bowling balls so long, they can’t imagine it any other way. Or … maybe bowlers are just plain cute. Caden Lane’s version (the Kalyn … Continue reading

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Baby food recipes

Ingredient: Pumpkin Introduce: 6-8 months Prepare: Bake, boil or steam one sugar pumpkin until soft, then puree or mash with water (if he’s 8 months or older, add a dash of cinnamon); chill immediately. Benefit: Fills your baby with Vitamin … Continue reading

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Making your own baby food

Making your own baby food isn’t as expensive or time-consuming as you may think, my friends! Cooking for your tot has come a long way in the past few years, and as our expert makes clear, anyone can do it. … Continue reading

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Learning through play: 12 months and up

Playing games isn’t all for fun—it’s also the best way for your baby to learn and develop social, cognitive and motor skills. Read on for playtime tips for babies of all ages, as well as ways to expand your baby’s … Continue reading

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Learning through play: 6-12 months

Playing games isn’t all for fun—it’s also the best way for your baby to learn and develop social, cognitive and motor skills. Read on for playtime tips for babies of all ages as well as ways to expand your baby’s … Continue reading

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Learning through play: 3-6 months

Playing games isn’t all for fun—it’s also the best way for your baby to learn and develop social, cognitive and motor skills. Read on for playtime tips for babies of all ages as well as ways to expand your baby’s … Continue reading

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Learning through play: 0-3 months

Playing games isn’t all for fun—it’s also the best way for your baby to learn and develop social, cognitive and motor skills. Read on for playtime tips for babies of all ages, as well as ways to expand your baby’s … Continue reading

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How to burp a baby

You wouldn’t think that something as simple as a burp would be a big deal. You feed baby, pat-pat-burp, and you’re done, right? Well, not always. Burping a baby can be a lot tougher than you might think, and the … Continue reading

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No-brainer breastfeeding: A comprehensive guide for new moms

Breastfeeding has many benefits, but like most things worth doing, it can also have many challenges. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed through their first birthdays; however, studies report that while 75 percent of new moms … Continue reading

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How clean do you really need to be?

Housework seems to be a battle that I’m constantly losing. If I actually find the time to clean between working, playing and running back and forth to various events and lessons, my kids/dog/husband are wrecking one room while I’m scrubbing … Continue reading

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Lacey’s breastfeeding experiences

“As a woman who has two children and had two entirely different nursing experiences, I know that there is more than one side to the breastfeeding story. When my oldest was born, I gave nursing an honest shot. For four … Continue reading

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How can I know if my infant son may have hearing loss?

Many parents don’t realize that hearing loss is the most common birth defect, affecting approximately 4 out of every 1,000 infants. Your baby’s hearing should be checked before you even take him home from the hospital, but if it wasn’t, … Continue reading

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Fighting the cold

Diagnosis The common cold With any luck, your baby won’t have to battle more than a little sneezing and coughing, the effects of a common cold. The common cold is essentially a viral respiratory tract infection, characterized by a runny … Continue reading

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Clickfree Backup Drive

I have a friend with a horror story: She lost almost a whole year’s worth of pictures when the hard drive on her computer crashed, forever erasing her treasured family photos. Since I have pretty much my little ones’ entire … Continue reading

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