Monthly Archives: February 2010

The pregnancy problem solver: Health edition

If milk does a body good, an expecting gal should be in great shape,what with the rate at which she’s consuming the stuff to build up the bones of two human beings and calm the ring of fire slowly easing … Continue reading

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Clek Oobr

If your firstborn will soon become a big brother or sister and you plan to use your toddler’s current convertible car seat for the little one on the way (which is the circumstance we found ourselves in), you’re likely in … Continue reading

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Art to grow by

I was recently introduced to Oopsy Daisy, an online company that features art collections. These collections have grown from a handful of pieces to over 2,000 works of art, created by more than 70 artists from around the world. Oopsy … Continue reading

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I'm so stereotypical

Written by: Ginny February 22 2010 Would anyone care to guess what I had for lunch today? OK, I’ll tell you. No-sugar-added applesauce, a (light) tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat loaded with pickle slices, and for dessert, chocolate ice … Continue reading

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Evenflo Serenade Infant Car Seat

I’ve been using my Serenade infant seat for a couple of weeks now, and I am a big fan. Evenflo’s SureLATCH technology gives me peace of mind (it’s a system that uses two connectors to your vehicle’s LATCH system to … Continue reading

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bliss/philips bikini perfect deluxe spa edition

I’m guessing most of you ladies will agree when I suggest that pregnancy requires your nether regions to be on display more frequently than any other time in your life. Endless trips to the OB and everyone and your husband’s … Continue reading

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bliss/philips bikini perfect deluxe spa edition

Written by: Betsy February 17 2010 I’m guessing most of you ladies will agree when I suggest that pregnancy requires your nether regions to be on display more frequently than any other time in your life. Endless trips to the … Continue reading

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Joovy Caboose Ultralight

While planning a recent trip to Disney World that would include three kids under the age of 5, I knew that a good stroller was a must-have—it could seriously make or break our trip. A tandem seemed to be the … Continue reading

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Zooper Tango

The Zooper Tango is a great stroller right out of the box. It’s easy to figure out even without reading the directions (although I do recommend reading them!). I have twin grandsons and their first stroller was a tandem. The … Continue reading

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Order up! The youngest child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Inglesina Zippy

The Inglesina Zippy is a versatile stroller that’s an excellent compromise between size and utility. Listed as an umbrella stroller, the Zippy may fall somewhere in between that and a standard stroller, considering its weight, flexibility and sturdiness. The stroller … Continue reading

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Order up! The oldest child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Order up! The middle child

While every child is born with her own distinct personality, and many factors affect the person she will eventually become, birth order can often play a role in defining a person’s characteristics. Read on to find out what you might … Continue reading

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Your baby’s personality type

Any mom with more than one child will tell you that no two babies are exactly alike—they come into this world with diverse temperaments and inclinations. As you interact with your little guy, watch his reactions, learn his habits, and … Continue reading

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The joy of becoming your mother

It’s one of the most common fears among women, perhaps even more frightening than grey hair and saggy skin: becoming their mother. I was absolutely determined that this would not happen to me. My mother, while a wonderful person, has … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas

So living near Dubai has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the greatest advantages is having access to all the great European specialty baby shops. I had never heard of Mamas and Papas before coming here, but apparently it’s all … Continue reading

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lemlem: Naturally stunning

Okay. One day I will have a girl. And I’m growing my hair out so on another day, I can have pictures taken with her and they will be as beautiful as these. Check out my all-time favorite model Liya … Continue reading

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Announce your little one in style

Trying to come up with the perfect baby announcement? Feeling OVERWHELMED? Well, you’re not alone. You don’t have to live on Park Avenue to announce the arrival of your precious little one in style: Leave all your troubles to Tiny … Continue reading

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Tips for working while expecting

Pregnancy can leave you exhausted, uninspired and Swiss cheese-brained like you wouldn’t believe. We stop napping in the office long enough to help you pregnancy-proof your career. I love my job—but you’d never know it these days. Four months into … Continue reading

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Taking time off for baby

And baby is not a footnote on the resume. She is a living miracle devoted to capturing your time, attention, effort and love. When you find yourself surprisingly tempted to abandon the rat race and give into your new bundle … Continue reading

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College savings options

When you’re staring down into those twinkling little eyes it’s hard to imagine your baby graduating from diapers—much less high school. However sad it may be to think of your baby careening into adulthood, it’s important to take a little … Continue reading

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Office politics and pregnancy

Breaking the big (and getting bigger!) news to the boss can be a frightening prospect. Believe me, I’ve been there! While there is no perfect time to announce your pregnancy, your body might just make the decision for you. Like … Continue reading

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Adjusting to daycare

Q: I have to return to work six weeks after my baby is born, and I’m a little worried about leaving her in daycare even though I love the center I’ve chosen. Is there any way I can make the … Continue reading

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What you need to know about paternity leave

Looking for the hot scoop on paternity leave? We encourage dads to put down their pens and Blackberrys in exchange for diapers and bottles—at least for a little while. More and more families are opting to take part in the … Continue reading

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Baby’s first bed

UPDATE: Since the publication of this post, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled all drop-side cribs. We no longer recommend this style for safety concerns. Whether you’re decorating an entire nursery or sliding a few essentials into the corner … Continue reading

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Furry family

Pet planning Plan on having a baby in the near future but want to add a canine companion or a feline friend to the family first? Consider a breed that has a reputation for being naturally good with children. [tip:] … Continue reading

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Tips for surviving the first weeks

[tip:] Your baby is your best accessory. Unless you have genes worthy of supermodel status, you’re going to have a belly pooch those first days (or even weeks) after your baby is born. You can’t expect something that was stretched … Continue reading

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Rock your body

We bring you the honest girl’s guide to the post-pregnancy body—because real women know that an awesome postpartum body is not exactly the norm. Worship yourself like the goddess you are, imperfections and all! Sore, engorged breasts Right after pregnancy, … Continue reading

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How to love or lose those last 10 pounds

After the birth of my son, a few pounds of my pregnancy weight found a permanent home in my hips. I only gained 27 pounds, and according to the scale, I lost almost all of it within a few weeks. … Continue reading

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5 steps to lose the baby weight

I was in shock—shock, I tell you—when I walked out of the hospital still looking pregnant. I figured once my 8-pound, 6-ounce baby had left my body, I would no longer look like I was smuggling a basketball in my … Continue reading

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The truth about resentment

Life as a mom Every mother has a moment where she wishes she could go back to a time that didn’t involve crying babies, two hours of sleep or having all of her clothes smell like breast milk. Admitting a … Continue reading

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The top 7 things every mom should know

1. How to swaddle a baby. You know how your little guy is all snuggled up in your belly with no room to wiggle or move? He actually really likes that. So once he’s entered the planet, all free to … Continue reading

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The big 1: Tips for baby’s first birthday

$-savers Love the party but not the cost? Keep your spending low with these simple tips: A piece of cake. Making your own cake is much cheaper, and you might be surprised at how easy it is to make a … Continue reading

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The big 1: Throwing a first birthday party

Planning your baby’s first birthday party is often a bittersweet activity for moms. Can you believe it’s been a whole year since that sweet, tiny little creature of yours made his grand entrance on our planet? The first year of … Continue reading

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Revelations from becoming a parent

1. Murphy’s Law exists. A freshly cleaned floor, just-washed sheets or a new shirt are immediate targets that must and will be destroyed. The moment the burp cloth is off is the moment your baby will spit up. The moment … Continue reading

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What will I see in my ultrasound?

At this point, baby is too small for us to see recognizable parts. By the end of the first trimester, baby is large enough for the ultrasound image to show the head, body, arms and legs as distinct structures, but … Continue reading

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What is kick counting?

Kick counting can document changes in the fetal movement pattern and can help moms-to-be notify their healthcare provider of potential problems. How do I do it? If your healthcare provider has labeled your pregnancy high risk, start kick counting at … Continue reading

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Online shopping guide

In our March 2009 issue, we shared some of our favorite online shopping sites. We couldn’t squeeze all of our top picks into the issue, but still think the following sites are worth a peek! Maternity Duematernity.com Unbuttonedmaternity.com Shopmama.com Picklesandicecream.com … Continue reading

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Picture perfect nursery

Feel like you and your partner could moonlight as paparazzi ever since the baby arrived? It’s no wonder you can’t stop snapping pictures as your new addition grows bigger each day, but now you must face the dilemma of what … Continue reading

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New year, new mom: Common new mom resolutions

How to: Maintain a healthier diet In theory, eating well sounds like a great plan. Fresh fruits and veggies are delicious—why wouldn’t they be your go-to snack of choice? Well, their short shelf life definitely puts them at a disadvantage … Continue reading

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Preserving your pregnancy memories

While it may feel as though you’ll be pregnant for an eternity, nine months will pass by before you know it. P&N gives you a few ideas to make your pregnancy more memorable. Start a keepsake box. A keepsake box … Continue reading

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The many hats of motherhood

The daily demands are, well, demanding, and there’s no backing out. So hit the hat shop and get ready for all the roles you’ll play from day to day as a mom. Weather Technician A new mom has to be … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty: A guide to the high chair

A high chair might be a seat for the baby, but it’s really all about the mama. After all, it will be sitting in your kitchen or dining room for the next few years! Here’s what to look for when … Continue reading

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Sweet dreams

1. Save Space If you don’t have a huge room—or any room at all—for your baby’s nursery, use these ideas to make the most of your space: Shop small Look for space-saving gear, such as a dresser that is tall … Continue reading

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Thank you note 101

We’re here to help you turn your note-writing skills from rusty and reluctant to expert and earnest. New babies often elicit kind gestures from friends, family and co-workers, whether in the form of a be-ribboned teddy bear, a home-cooked meal … Continue reading

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The go-to guide for living green

We’ve got a few simple ways to live greener without breaking the bank—or interrupting your schedule. Some people are a little blue about going green—after all, it takes so much time and dedication, right? Wrong! Even the busiest (or laziest) … Continue reading

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Which car seat style is best for you?

Read on for some buying tips and a few of our favorite seats. Car Seat Safety All car seats on the market meet stringent U.S. safety ratings, so any seat you buy is considered a safe bet. (To see specific … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiacs

These days, your libido is probably like a light switch, as you’re constantly turned on and off again at a moment’s notice. Between the raging hormones and sensitive stomach, it can be difficult to obtain the right mix of sexiness … Continue reading

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Dating with baby

We offer up advice on making time for that person who still gives you butterflies. It’s easy to forget to take time for you and your partner when all you can think about are feeding schedules and diaper changes. The … Continue reading

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Getting your sex life back

Six tricks for kicking your sex drive back into gear—plus a few reasons not to feel guilty for not feeling the love. It’s just plain true: Pregnancy rarely leaves your sex life unaffected. So if you feel like your sex … Continue reading

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