Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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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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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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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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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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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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