Monthly Archives: February 2011

Let's go fishin'

Written by: P&N February 27 2011 If your lil’ shrimp is a Pisces (born February 20-March 20), cast your line and snag some fly garb representin’ his water sign.

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Pregnancy in haiku

Written by: Rachel Reiff Ellis February 27 2011 Get your snaps ready, cool cats. We've got some pregnancy-inspired poetry coming your way. [ Month one ] Took the test as soon As the box told me I could. Two pink … Continue reading

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Simplisse Double Electric Breastfeeding Companion

Written by: Theresa February 27 2011 “Comfort” was never a word I associated with pumping breast milk. While my sweet baby boy spent days in the NICU, I used a standard double electric breast pump from the hospital in order … Continue reading

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Hot stuff

Written by: Candace February 25 2011 Are you considering a traditional nursery theme for your little man? This firefighter nursery is so sweet and traditional. With warm reds and deep wood tones it is sophisticated and ready for a new … Continue reading

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Caring for cradle cap

Written by: P&N February 24 2011 Q: My two-month old has cradle cap. Iknow it doesn't bother her, but it bothers me! How do Iget rid of it? A. Ah, cradle cap. Like baby acne, it's one of those run-of-the … Continue reading

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phil&teds explorer

Written by: Rebekah February 24 2011 I am all about multi-functional items these days. Since our second child arrived, our house seems to have shrunk and our once spacious vehicle makes me claustrophobic. The last thing we need is another … Continue reading

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Promoting health through texting

Written by: P&N February 23 2011 Looking for timely, easy reminders to help you stay on track during your pregnancy or tips for your new baby's welfare? Well we've found one of the simplest solutions out there:text4baby.com Founded to help … Continue reading

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Put a spring in your step

Written by: P&N February 23 2011 Is anyone else ready to stash the coats in exchange for sandals and sun dresses? Some of our favorite sites are introducing their spring fashions in celebration of warmer winds! Check out the short … Continue reading

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The labor list

Written by: Sheri February 23 2011 We’ve still got one more curtain panel to sew for the nursery and pictures to hang, so I’m afraid the nursery tour will have to wait one more week. In the meantime, I realized … Continue reading

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Win It: Neatnik Saucer

Written by: P&N February 22 2011 If you've ever eaten with a tiny diner, you know they leave a lot to be desired in the neatness department. Enter the solution:a Neatnik Saucer! Neatnik Saucers integrate a highchair liner, placemat and … Continue reading

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On the light side

Written by: Candace February 22 2011 Today I stumbled upon the most uniquely adorable lighting solutions that I’ve seen in quite some time. These funky fixtures are by the company Stray Dog Designs, and I must say they have a … Continue reading

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Registering for gear when you don’t know the gender

Written by: P&N February 21 2011 For some people, the point of staying in the dark about baby’s sex is deliberately to avoid gender specific stuff. But for others, that’s one drawback to waiting for a big reveal. If you’re … Continue reading

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Fun facts for President's Day

Written by: P&N February 20 2011 “All I am Iowe to my mother.”-George Washington, first president of the United States. You've seen all the history book info on our 43 presidents (yes, current president Barack Obama is number 44, but … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger F.I.T.

Written by: Jane February 20 2011 As a runner prior to pregnancy, one of the things I looked forward to most postpregnancy was getting back into a fitness routine. I counted down the days until my doctor gave me the … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Inc.

Written by: Candace February 18 2011 It is amazing how much time and love parents put into designing the perfect nursery for their little one. I am really crazy about nursery designs that include a custom twist. However, coming up … Continue reading

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Sleep in on Saturday

Written by: P&N February 17 2011 Here's a fun, no-stress plan for your weekend:stay in bed on Saturday! Pajama maker P.J. Salvage is sponsoring the First Annual National Sleep-In Day this Saturday, February 19. If ever there were an event … Continue reading

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Your monthly visitor

Written by: P&N February 16 2011 Do you love walking into Sephora or Ulta and being able to sample all of the products your girly-girl self could ever imagine? If you’re a fan of perusing before purchasing, we’ve got the … Continue reading

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Picking the perfect paint for the nursery

Written by: P&N February 16 2011 Converting that spare bedroom into a nursery, but not sure taupe walls jive with your baby room style? Before you paint, consider the psychology of color. According to color experts at the Paint Quality … Continue reading

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Dolcino Wrap

When I found out the Dolcino wrap is manufactured in Switzerland and Germany, I thought to myself, “If this carrier is half as good as the chocolate that comes out of those countries, we’ll be in good shape.” I hesitate … Continue reading

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Nesting, part 1

Written by: Sheri February 16 2011 With only four weeks to go, I thought I’d take you on a tour of some of the house projects we took on to get ready for our new little one. Since we decided … Continue reading

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Win It: phil&teds lobster clip on highchair

Written by: P&N February 15 2011 You can always rely on phil&teds for a great high-quality product, and the lobster clip on highchair is no exception! We could go on and on about its durability, stability and functionality, but instead, … Continue reading

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Sweet Mother Goose

Written by: Candace February 15 2011 This nursery takes me back to the days of my own youth with appearances by a selection of traditional nursery rhyme heros. It features subtle tones to create a quiet, restful environment for mommy … Continue reading

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It's never too early to pay attention to oral health

Written by: P&N February 14 2011 Amazing, but true:One in 2000 babies is born with teeth. But even if your little sweetie isn't that one in 2000, chances are by the end of year one he'll be sporting some pearly … Continue reading

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Love to love you baby

Written by: P&N February 13 2011 Who is sweeter than your little sweet? Valentine’s Day is just another excuse to dress your doll up in your love. Check out some looks that will make your heart poureth over.

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A little mojo for your Valentine's Day

Written by: P&N February 13 2011 In our February issue, the poll numbers revealed that 42 percent of you would choose sleep over sex. Pregnancy and new parenthood can be a rough time for your romantic relationship, it's true. If … Continue reading

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Hoot hoot

Written by: Candace February 11 2011 Owls are all the rage in kid’s decor and accessories, and I’ve been digging up the sweetest owls around. Center an entire nursery on an owl theme or choose one or two to add … Continue reading

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Getting great shots of your beautiful babe (plus a giveaway!)

Written by: P&N February 10 2011 It's good to know some photography basics so that you can create wonderful mementos of your sweet subject's rapidly-changing first year and beyond. Jennifer Gentry of Mesmerizing Moments Photography shares her tips on capturing … Continue reading

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phil&teds lobster clip-on highchair

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing that you owned a magical bag from which you could pull out even the most cumbersome baby gear items at a moment’s notice, then the phil&teds lobster high chair is the one for you. … Continue reading

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Don't let a gown get you down

Written by: P&N February 09 2011 Are you a gal who always wants to look as good as she can, even in the throes of second stage labor? We hear ya. That's why we're excited about Cure-Couture—a line of custom … Continue reading

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Be a lady

Written by: P&N February 09 2011 When you hear “nursing bra,” chances are you aren’t overjoyed at the thought. Well, we may have a brand that will change your mind. We’ve raved about our buddies at Leading Lady before, so … Continue reading

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Serena & Lily Sausalito Basket

Written by: Terry February 09 2011 Have you folks seen Serena & Lily’s Sausalito Basket? It’s Gorgeous (with a capital “G”). The Sausalito Basket is modern take on a Moses basket, boasting classic detailing that gives it heirloom quality. When … Continue reading

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Babymoon bliss

Written by: Sheri February 09 2011 I realized that in my flu-induced haze, I haven’t updated you on our recent babymoon. In a word, it was fabulous! Our plan was to meet up with friends in Boston for a surprise … Continue reading

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Win It: Deluxe Gift Box for mom and baby from Noodle & Boo

Written by: P&N February 08 2011 Valentine's Day is fast approaching—and Noodle &Boo has the perfect pampering products for getting that winter skin ready for its close up! This week's giveaway is a fabulous set of skin care products for … Continue reading

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Be mine

Written by: Candace February 08 2011 There’s nothing like a handmade Valentine to warm the heart. If you can’t find the time to make one of your own then check out the ever-popular Etsy for a variety of hand-made valentines … Continue reading

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Hare comes baby

Written by: P&N February 07 2011 According to the Chinese Zodiac, babies born between February 3, 2011, and January 22, 2012, are Wu Xing Rabbits. Consider these ancient beliefs as you prepare for your new bunny’s arrival. The element of … Continue reading

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Graco Jump N Jive Doorway Jumper

Written by: Molly February 06 2011 The Jump ‘N Jive Doorway Jumper is a fun option when your child is holding up his head unassisted and eager for new and engaging activities. The basic concept is an entertaining update of … Continue reading

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Website we love: MealBaby

Written by: P&N February 06 2011 An often overlooked, but oh-so-important part of planning for the arrival of your little one is a small detail—tiny, really. Who's making dinner in those first few weeks? Chances are, you won't feel much … Continue reading

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Put a sock in it

Written by: P&N February 06 2011 Kidssocks.com offers an adorable array of accessories for baby’s gams and tootsies at incredibly reasonable prices. Deck out your little darlin’s little piggies in Trumpette, Puma, Tic Tac Toe and more. First time buyers … Continue reading

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Feelin' the love—plus a giveaway!

Written by: Candace February 04 2011 I am a big fan of WallCandy Arts. Their fantastic line of wall decals is so unique and loads of fun. Simply choose from one of their adorable designs, then peel and stick. Charlie … Continue reading

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Wear red on February 5th in honor of American Heart Month

Written by: P&N February 03 2011 Get pumped about cardiovascular health. In honor of American Heart Month, make an effort to learn about preventing and recognizing the signs of heart disease, the leading cause of death in our nation. You … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Complete Air 65 LX Convertible Car Seat

I am a huge fan of the products by Safety 1st. Their monitors are crystal-clear and easy to use, and their home safety products are awesome. So I was super excited to review one of their newest car seats, the … Continue reading

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Cover girl

Written by: P&N February 02 2011 More of Me wants to give you some attention—rather, the dress that’s going to get you loads o’ attention as the lady in red. Just in time for Cupid, candlelight and all of those … Continue reading

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What do you want most this Valentine's Day?

Written by: P&N February 02 2011 Ah, Valentine's Day. Aday for celebrating love. Some people are Valentine's Day traditionalists:a box of chocolates and one dozen red roses, please! Others like to get gussied up for a nice romantic dinner. And … Continue reading

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I'm ready

Written by: Sheri February 02 2011 I had that feeling for the first time last week – the one that sneaks up on every pregnant woman eventually: Get this baby out of me. Yes, I still have six weeks to … Continue reading

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Win It: Sexy Mama nursing bra from Le Mystere

Written by: P&N February 01 2011 Dread donning those dreary nursing bras after baby arrives? Fear not!There are beautiful bras to be found, thanks to Le MystEre! In this week's giveaway, two lucky lactating ladies will receive a Sexy Mama … Continue reading

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Taking shape: The anatomy of your 9 months (Part 2)

In the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your body undergoes some serious changes—both inside and out. Before you even see those two little lines, your body is busy building the perfect environment for your budding baby. What exactly is going on … Continue reading

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Taking shape: The anatomy of your 9 months (Part 3)

In the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your body undergoes some serious changes—both inside and out. Before you even see those two little lines, your body is busy building the perfect environment for your budding baby. What exactly is going on … Continue reading

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Taking shape: The anatomy of your 9 months (Part 1)

In the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your body undergoes some serious changes—both inside and out. Before you even see those two little lines, your body is busy building the perfect environment for your budding baby. What exactly is going on … Continue reading

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Your prenatal diet decoded

With a few small tweaks, that familiar little triangle holds the key to building a healthy bambino. Though it’s a convenient justification when eyeing that carton of ice cream in the freezer, the truth is that eating for two is … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding: The first 72 hours

Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it comes naturally. Many breastfeeding moms will tell you that the first days are the hardest: You and your baby are both learning, and your body is adapting to its new demands. Establishing … Continue reading

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