Monthly Archives: January 2011

Le Mystere Sexy Mama Underwire Nursing Bra

Written by: Terry January 30 2011 Breastfeeding and sexy aren’t words often used in the same sentence. Utilitarian, matronly, dowdy … That’s how I would describe many of the nursing bras I’ve come across. But Le Mystere’s Sexy Mama Underwire … Continue reading

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The Peaceful Nursery

Written by: P&N January 27 2011 Want to create a healthy, eco friendly nursery for your new bundle of joy? The new Peaceful Nursery iPhone app helps you do just that. It features a quick and easy shopping checklist of … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas Apollo Bouncer

Written by: Jane January 26 2011 Mamas & Papas is a new-to-the-US and new-to-me company that I was happily introduced to when given the opportunity to review their Apollo Bouncer. I was initially attracted to the bouncer's stunningly good looks. … Continue reading

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The flu

Written by: Sheri January 26 2011 This week, I learned an important lesson: When your obstetrician recommends that you get a flu shot, you should listen to her. To be honest, I’ve never been a huge believer in the flu … Continue reading

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Chat counseling for pregnant women

Did you know? January is Birth Defects Prevention Month. Almost 160,000 babies are still affected by birth defects each year, many of which are avoidable. The California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health InformationLine is a non-profit organization dedicated to … Continue reading

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Germ Guardian H1600 Humidifier

We’ve had the Germ Guardian H1600 humidifier for about a month now and, I have to say, it’s made quite a difference in the way we feel each day! Being a family of allergy sufferers, we have tried many remedies … Continue reading

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Germ Guardian H1600 Humidifier

Written by: Judy January 23 2011 We’ve had the Germ Guardian H1600 humidifier for about a month now and, I have to say, it’s made quite a difference in the way we feel each day! Being a family of allergy … Continue reading

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Inglesina Avio stroller

Written by: Rachel January 20 2011 My previous lightweight stroller was a total impulse buy. It happened while I was at a large chain store walking around the baby section—I saw a pretty picture on a box with a low … Continue reading

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Labor prep

Written by: Sheri January 19 2011 At a visit with my midwife last week, she handed me a white binder with a picture of a lamb on the front. “These are all of the instructions you need for the hospital, … Continue reading

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Win It: Fitness kit from FitKit.com

Written by: P&N January 18 2011 It's right about this time in January every year when those New Year's “get-in-shape” resolutions you made with such gusto start to fizzle out. (Am Iright?) That “wiping the slate clean” feeling has faded, … Continue reading

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Boba 2G Baby Carrier

The Boba Baby Carrier was an easy sell for me: I was in the market for a carrier to keep my fussy baby close and cozy, and from what I’d heard and read online a softly-structured carrier that could be … Continue reading

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FreeHand Mei Tai Baby Carrier

I am a fan of babywearing, and have tried slings and carriers of all sorts. The FreeHand Mei Tai carrier is, by far, the most lovely of all the choices. It is simple, functional and truly beautiful in design. This … Continue reading

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A place for baby

Written by: Sheri January 12 2011 Our nursery is finally coming together – a source of excitement for any mama-to-be. We have the basics from last time around:a white wooden crib, a changing table fashioned out of an old bookcase … Continue reading

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Win It: 1154 LILL Susan baby bag

Written by: P&N January 11 2011 Today's lucky winner will receive a Susan baby bag from 1154 LILL. And bonus: There's an additional fun prize for three runners-up! The grand prize for today's Win It is a super chic Susan … Continue reading

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Heartburn, constipation and gas, oh my!

Pregnancy is no picnic. In addition to morning sickness and swollen feet, there are also a sufficient number of digestive side effects that result from your shifting insides and changing hormone levels. But before you resign yourself to suffering these … Continue reading

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KidCo Pinnacle Gateway Baby Gate

Written by: Joanna January 09 2011 Baby gates—not something I have used frequently living in a ranch style house, but with a dog and two little ones running around, I decided to try one out to keep the house calm … Continue reading

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Graco Direct Connect Monitor

Electronics are not really my thing. In fact, when I registered for a baby monitor while I was pregnant with my first child, I am pretty sure I picked the one in the prettiest box (a choice soon changed by … Continue reading

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Graco Direct Connect Monitor

Written by: Rebekah January 05 2011 Electronics are not really my thing. In fact, when I registered for a baby monitor while I was pregnant with my first child, I am pretty sure I picked the one in the prettiest … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2011

Written by: Sheri January 05 2011 Ringing in the New Year this year felt oddly exciting this year, in a different way than it ever has before. Our whole family ventured out to a friends’ house for some playing, snacking … Continue reading

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Win It: PediaCare Kid's Cold Comfort gift set

Written by: P&N January 04 2011 Today's Win It is a prize that all you Dr. Moms out there are sure to appreciate. The PediaCare

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You can look, but you can’t touch!

Though legend has it that touching a pregnant woman’s tummy is good luck, most modern moms agree: Keep your hands off! Here’s what to do and say when uninvited hands reach to rub your belly. 1. Simply declare, “Don’t touch!” … Continue reading

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What’s in a due date?

Ah, the due date. Most moms-to-be look longingly toward the designated day, circling it in red on the calendar and counting down the weeks until baby’s big debut. Oddly enough, however, very few babies are actually born on their due … Continue reading

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Unlocking the mystery of pregnancy dreams

We’ve all had dreams at some point in our lives that have stuck with us. However, when you’re pregnant, the words “strange dreams” take on a whole new meaning. Suddenly bedtime becomes a gateway to a world full of color, … Continue reading

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Maternity makeover: Six lifestyle changes that should top your list

Pop those prenatals If you’re not already, start taking prenatal vitamins immediately. Ask your doctor which type is best for you, or—if the clock is ticking and your doc is unavailable—pick up an over-the-counter variety at any grocery or drugstore. … Continue reading

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Mothers Earth

Since the advent of Earth Day in April 1970 and its spread to international recognition in 1990, the movement to go green has become much more than a trend—it’s an ever-increasing shift toward a more sustainable way of life. And … Continue reading

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Evenflo Jump & Learn Frog Exersaucer

Written by: Molly January 02 2011 The Evenflo Jump & Learn Frog is an easy-to-assemble stationary entertainer that is ideal for babies who are able to hold up their heads on their own. It can be used until babies begin … Continue reading

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Photo of the Month: The winner!

Written by: P&N January 02 2011 Thanks to everyone who participated in December's Photo of the Month contest! Our winner, Jennifer H. of Delano, MN, will receive her choice of Rileyroos shoes from Shoes for Little Feet. Congratulations, Jennifer! Keep … Continue reading

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