Monthly Archives: May 2010

Multiple pregnancy Q&A

Q: I just found out I’m pregnant with twins. I know things will be different once they’re born (twice the fun … and twice the work!), but I’m wondering what differences I should expect during my pregnancy. A: When a … Continue reading

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Circulation during pregnancy

Be prepared for repercussions big and small. It should come as no surprise that pregnancy affects your circulation. Your blood cells are practically running an obstacle course these days, weaving in and around displaced organs and a swollen, baby-filled uterus. … Continue reading

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All-natural pain managament

There was a time when baby called the shots on exactly when and how he would enter this world. And while that’s still the case in many ways, at least today’s moms have more options when it comes to dealing … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding basics

Maybe you’ve been set on bottle-feeding your munchkin since day one. Perhaps you’re a working mom pumping and feeding your child expressed milk when you’re away. Or maybe your baby receives a bottle only occasionally when he’s with a sitter. … Continue reading

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Sun safety

Few things are cuter than a baby decked out in a hat and shades. Sun-protective gear is for more than just looks, though—it’s essential in keeping your baby safe during summer months. Here’s what you need to know about protecting … Continue reading

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Hold Me Baby Sling

This sling is absolutely one of the classiest baby carriers I’ve come across. The design is truly timeless (it kind of looks like it could be a family heirloom!) and the macrame fringe is a lovely accent. I didn’t use … Continue reading

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Weighing in

Written by: Ginny May 25 2010 As I stepped onto the scale at the doctor’s office today and watched the nurse slide the weights from side to side, I was hoping against hope that I was reading the measurement wrong. … Continue reading

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Oilo baby bedding

Written by: Ginny May 22 2010 If you haven’t heard of Oilo, it’s because they’re fairly new on the baby scene. If you have heard of them, it’s because it didn’t take long for them to make a splash with … Continue reading

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Monte Design Luca Glider

Written by: Ginny May 19 2010 Looking for a glider with gusto? Parents-to-be who want seats with staying power are choosing Monte Design pieces for their baby nests. Monte Design Group, founded by adorable design duo Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Written by: Ginny May 19 2010 When I tell people I only have a couple months to go (2 1/2, really), they’re surprised at how my pregnancy has flown by. Surprisingly, I have to agree! So I’ve been thinking: What … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Sdraietta Melodia bouncer

I think I’m in love with a bouncer. No, not a night club thug—the Sdraietta Melodia bouncer from baby gear superstar Peg Perego. Many bouncers seem to excel in either form or function, but not so with this Italian import. … Continue reading

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Maclaren Techno XLR

You’ve seen the first half of my travel system. Now here’s the second installment! This British beauty is begging to wheel my babe around from birth through toddlerhood and beyond (up to 65 pounds!). I chose the Techno XLRfor my … Continue reading

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Update: Fashion fix

Written by: Ginny May 11 2010 Remember a few weeks back when I was stumped about my pregnancy wardrobe?Things are looking a little less bleak now, and I'm back to share some of my favorite finds! Just the basics: All … Continue reading

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Graco SnugRide

It’s hard to find fault with the Graco SnugRide. This car seat ranks high in just about any category that might apply. It’s very safe, lightweight (7.5 pounds without the base), easy to use, relatively easy to install (although, personally, … Continue reading

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Cradle or rocker?

If this isn’t a great example of children’s design, then I don’t know what is. I was struck by this cradle rocker I found this week. Designed and handcrafted by master woodworker Scott Morrison, this chair brings a touch of … Continue reading

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Baby showers: When it rains, it pours

Written by: Ginny May 04 2010 It’s raining men in my world. Well, not men really, but little man-fetuses (fetuses? feti?). I know a lot of people who are pregnant right now. Take this photo, for example: I went out … Continue reading

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Furniture for the way you live

I have to credit one of the P&N editors with this great find I’m sharing with you today. Introducing Slobproof, the specially engineered fabric system that promises no spills, no spots, no surprises. Designed with families in mind, Slobproof engineers … Continue reading

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