Monthly Archives: March 2011

Give a hoot, don't pollute

Written by: P&N March 03 2011 It’s common practice to take care of the great outdoors, but as it turns out, the indoors deserve a little attention too. Did you know? Indoor air pollution levels can be up to 100 … Continue reading

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Isabella Oliver sale!

Written by: P&N March 02 2011 Get spiffed up and decked out in Isabella Oliver—at a discount! Shop Isabellaoliver.com through Sunday and receive up to 38% off of their current maternity collection. Choose from dresses, tops and pants that are … Continue reading

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February Photo of the Month: The winner!

Written by: P&N March 02 2011 Thanks to everyone who participated in our February Photo of the Month contest! It was really hard to pick our favorite (and it's getting harder every month!) but we had to narrow it down … Continue reading

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Graco Smart Seat All-in-One Car Seat

As with most purchases, when searching for a car seat, I look for a product that would give me the most bang for my buck. So when I found out about Graco’s Smart Seat All-in-One Car Seat, I thought: Now … Continue reading

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Nursery tour

Written by: Sheri March 02 2011 The nursery is done enough – meaning it feels like a cozy space for me to spend time and it has everything we need to care for the baby girl on the way. There … Continue reading

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Win It: phil&teds smart bundle and verso adapter

Written by: P&N March 01 2011 Another week, another chance to win an awesome stroller package! This week, phil&teds is offering the smart bundle: It includes the aptly named smart stroller, with the verso adapter and peanut bassinet to boot! … Continue reading

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Crazy cures for morning sickness

Morning sickness (or for some women, all-day sickness) is just one of those unwanted rites of passage during pregnancy, falling somewhere between losing sight of your toes and saying sayonara to sleeping through the night. Luckily, it won’t last forever. … Continue reading

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Mommy & me

As a mom, making multiple meals can feel like a foregone conclusion. (Blame baby’s lack of teeth!) But the good news is you don’t have to manage dual grocery lists—baby can eat your favorite foods, and you can benefit from … Continue reading

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Birth plan 101

Prebaby to-do lists can be mighty long. There are doctor visits to remember, prenatal vitamins to take, names to consider, gear to purchase, maternity leave to negotiate—oh, and one more tiny thing: There’s a birth plan to write. When I … Continue reading

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The prebaby bucket list

In five short belly-expanding months, my life will be forever turned upside down (and inside out). Yes, a baby brings joy, but it also brings change. A fairly big change, according to my been-there-done-that friends. Beyond getting the nursery ready … Continue reading

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Emotional overload

When I was expecting my first child, I was so gripped by the excitement of delivering my little guy and bringing him home that I gave little thought to what would come next. My body had already been through so … Continue reading

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Baby care: Buckling your infant in his car seat

Your baby should always ride in a rear-facing car seat (infant bucket seats are the most popular choice for newborns) in the backseat of your vehicle. Make sure your baby is within the recommended weight range for the seat you’ll … Continue reading

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Baby care: Trimming tiny nails

It’s often easiest to tend to your baby’s nails while he’s sleeping so he’s less likely to make any sudden movements. Using a pair of baby nail trimmers (some come with a light or magnifying glass to give you a … Continue reading

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Baby care: Burping your baby

You should burp your baby every 2 ounces or so if you’re bottle-feeding, or when you swap breasts if you’re nursing. Prop baby on your shoulder, lay him across your legs, or hold him in a well-supported seated position in … Continue reading

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Baby care: Giving your baby a sponge bath

Until baby’s cord falls off, all his baths will be of the sponge variety. Bathe baby on a flat surface (such as the changing table) covered with a towel, and make sure you have all your supplies together ahead of … Continue reading

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Baby care: Mastering the latch

There are many benefits of breastfeeding, but one of my favorite perks was the lack of supplies it required. All I needed was my boobs and my baby, and we could make a meal happen. To get baby latched on, … Continue reading

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Baby care: Warming baby’s bottle

Heat water in a pot on the stove, removing the pot from the burner once the water is hot (but before it’s boiling). Rest the bottle in the water until the milk is lukewarm or room temperature. You can also … Continue reading

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Baby care: Swaddling your baby

Step 1: Spread a receiving blanket (regular blankets are usually too big and bulky) on the bed or floor and fold down one corner. Lay your baby on the blanket so that his head and neck are above the fold … Continue reading

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Baby care: Using a rectal thermometer

Lay your baby on a blanket or wet pad (accidents happen!) and hold his legs in the air, as if you’re changing his diaper. (Of course, the diaper will need to be off at this point.) Clean the thermometer with … Continue reading

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Baby care: Umbilical cord stumps

Baby’s cord will fall off on its own when it’s ready—usually somewhere between 10 and 14 days after birth—so all you really have to do is keep the area dry and clean. Fold the front of baby’s diaper inward so … Continue reading

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Luxury bedding by Oilo

Written by: Candace March 01 2011 Looking for modern bedding for your little bambino? This amazing line of luxury bedding by Oilo is to die for! Oilo’s goal is to help you create a nursery environment that is a carefree … Continue reading

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March Madness giveaway extravaganza!

Written by: P&N February 28 2011 We've gone a little giveaway crazy here at P&N—in fact, it looks like we contracted March Madness! Every weekday in March, we'll be giving away a different prize. That's right—we said every single weekday! … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Mila

Written by: Lauren February 28 2011 Mustard yellow just so happens to be my favorite color, so it’s no surprise I was initially attracted to the Maxi Cosi Mila in the stylish Olive Oil fashion. But, as I’ve learned from … Continue reading

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Boy parts: A guided tour

Inspect the territory As you recall how your journey to motherhood began, your baby boy’s bits and pieces should look familiar. But even so, this is likely the first time you’ve been responsible for around-the-clock twig-n-berries care. Let’s start by … Continue reading

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Joovy Cocoon

Written by: Evangeline February 28 2011 I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was when asked by the P&N staff to review the Joovy Cocoon stroller. As new parents, my husband and I have been on a … Continue reading

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Chicco Cortina Travel System

Written by: Amy February 28 2011 This is my first venture into stroller world in awhile since my last baby is now turning 6, and I was thrilled to see how many new gadgets and accessories are on Chicco Cortina … Continue reading

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Britax B-Ready

Written by: Tim February 28 2011 As a father of two, I have assembled and abused more strollers than I can count on one hand. In my experience, pricier strollers look sleek and steer well initially, but lose their cool … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger Summit XC Double

Written by: Molly February 28 2011 My Baby Jogger Summit XC Stroller/Jogger Hybrid is fast-becoming my most used stroller. We live in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, where much of the terrain is flat and the weather is perfect for walking or … Continue reading

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