Monthly Archives: August 2011

BabyTrend Flex-Loc Infant Car Seat

Deciding on the right car seat to buy for an infant can be an overwhelming and difficult task for parents on a budget. With such a wide array of seats on the market, it can be hard to know which … Continue reading

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Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat

The Britax Chaperone is a rear-facing car seat for newborns ranging from 4 pounds to 30 pounds and up to 32 inches. It is sturdy and built with the high quality I have come to expect and appreciate from Britax. … Continue reading

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Safety 1st onSide air Convertible Car Seat

As a first-time mom with a head full of worries, no product gets thrown into my baby care arsenal until I inspect it up and down and deem it worthy of my full approval. Take it from me: Safety 1st’s … Continue reading

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Sunshine Kids Radian80SL

Baby H loves to sit up. He loves to stand up. He loves most anything as long as he is upright. He also is a tank, weighing in the 98th percentile for his age. You may be wondering how these … Continue reading

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Win It: Maternity workout clothes from For Two Fitness

Written by: P&N August 30 2011 If you're a mom-to-be with exercising in mind, no doubt you've rocked the oversized men's t-shirt for your workouts more than once. Well leave that frumpy fitness wear behind—For Two Fitness has the gear … Continue reading

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Good things do come: The birth of Eva-Ann

Written by: Anya August 30 2011 For most women, pregnancy is a time of happiness and excitement, but for some it can turn into many other things. I found out I was pregnant at just five weeks along. I went … Continue reading

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Pre-heated Milk: More to it than you’d think

Written by: Mindy August 30 2011 Here’s something they never tell you before you have a baby: Your nipples will be several degrees warmer than the rest of your body (if you’re breastfeeding, that is). It’s one of the strangest, … Continue reading

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September freebies

Written by: P&N August 30 2011 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of September, we'll be doing just that. In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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Too cool for school

Written by: Candace August 29 2011 So the dreaded day has come that my sweet little boy will head out into the world without me. Who would have thought that a back-to-school round-up would bring this mommy to tears? It’s … Continue reading

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Rash decisions

When you’re new to the baby-raising game, every bump or discoloration can seem to be cause for alarm, but there’s no need to panic just yet. William Sears, MD, pediatrician for more than 30 years and renowned author of more … Continue reading

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The home stretch

Written by: Suzanna August 29 2011 At 36 weeks, I think it’s safe to say that I’m in the home stretch of pregnancy. Besides the obvious four-week countdown, I have discovered that there are a few other ways to know … Continue reading

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One step ahead

Written by: Josh August 29 2011 So I walked into Bub’s room the other morning. It was 6:00, that time when I groggily stumble in to give him his fikey and gently coax him back to sleep for another hour. … Continue reading

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Kidco Go-Pod

Written by: Emily August 28 2011 For a family with limited square footage and an on-the-go lifestyle, the Kidco Go-Pod is the answer to our prayers. The lightweight activity center is a genius alternative to some of the bulkier entertainer … Continue reading

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Food for thought

Pediatrician and parenting expert Dr. Alanna Levine has partnered with Similac to share the importance of nutrition on a baby’s neurological growth, including some emerging research about a less-known but significant factor in an infant’s maturation. The first year The … Continue reading

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Making the world a little brighter: The birth of Kevin

Written by: Erin August 28 2011 Should I stay or should I go? That was the question that was running through my mind on the morning of May 8, 2011. I was having painful contractions every four to five minutes, … Continue reading

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She shoots … she scores! The poo that hit the five-foot mark

Written by: Mindy August 28 2011 Our bedroom carpet is now the proud bearer of a stain with a story. Strike that. It was more like an adventure in learning what tiny babies are capable of in the wee hours … Continue reading

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Sweet socks

Written by: P&N August 25 2011 I adore tiny baby shoes, but having your little one barefoot is great for foot development. Your run-of-the-mill socks can however be a little on the boring side. This selection of socks is anything … Continue reading

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Bodysuits: The all-year wear for baby

Written by: P&N August 25 2011 One of the greatest go-tos for summer baby outfits is the short-sleeved bodysuit. When it's hot outside and your main activities of the day will probably consist of rolling around on the floor, sleeping, … Continue reading

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Just breathe

Written by: Suzanna August 25 2011 I’ve never thought of breathing as a particularly difficult pursuit. In fact, until lately, I’d never really thought of it much at all—except maybe for those days when I have a head cold or … Continue reading

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The Cinch Tummy Wrap

Written by: Mindy August 24 2011 That thing all new moms dread happened to me—twice. The first time was when my firstborn was three weeks old and my husband and I went to buy a new car. We’d left the … Continue reading

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Getting svelte after baby (plus a giveaway!)

Written by: P&N August 24 2011 Soon after delivering her first baby, Kristen Horler set out to find a way to get her postpartum body back in shape. However, after searching high and low, she came up short on options … Continue reading

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A SAD day indeed

Written by: Josh August 24 2011 People are always asking me what it’s really like to be a SAD (Stay-At-home Dad). Fair question, but tough to answer for several reasons: A: No two days are ever alike. B: About as … Continue reading

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Win It: Maya Wrap Padded Sling from A Mother's Boutique

Written by: P&N August 23 2011 If you're looking for a one-stop shop for all things baby and maternity, A Mother's Boutique has you covered. They carry everything from maternity clothing to breastfeeding clothing to nursing bras to breast pumps … Continue reading

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Sharing it with my daughters: The birth of Juliette

Written by: Becky August 23 2011 All births are amazing but your favorite story is your own. There so many fun and crazy stories, but they’re not usually funny in the moment. The laughter comes after the panic is over. … Continue reading

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The post-birth world of baby toots

Written by: Mindy August 23 2011 Who hasn’t blamed their toots on their baby? I know you’re out there. I can’t be alone in this. Let’s face it. The post-pregnancy reality for a lot of women involves an unflattering level … Continue reading

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Let's talk about me

Written by: Suzanna August 23 2011 As I racked my brain about what to share with you this week, it dawned on me that every topic that I came up with was somehow related to me. Now, this isn’t particularly … Continue reading

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Night nursing

Written by: Candace August 23 2011 One thing I didn’t realize as a first time mom but now know oh-so-well is that nursing, though beneficial for mommy and baby, can be very inconvenient. Don’t get me wrong I love nursing … Continue reading

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In praise of petroleum

Written by: Josh August 22 2011 The longer this whole “parenting” thing goes on, the more I’m becoming convinced that you just have to trust yourself and your natural instincts. Baby books are so long and wordy and contradictory. My … Continue reading

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Practical labor practices

Written by: P&N August 21 2011 Crystal Mansell, labor doula and attendant of more than 10 births shares a few specific strategies for a smooth birthing experience: • Bring snacks. You never know when you’ll get your next meal, and … Continue reading

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Humble disbelief: The birth of Guy

Written by: Hannah August 21 2011 Tuesday, April 26, 2011: My due date 10 a.m.: Appointment with the midwife to discuss induction. I had no symptoms of impending labor, but a cervical check showed I was 1 to 2 cm … Continue reading

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Battle of the diaper rash

Written by: Mindy August 21 2011 So much for thinking cloth diapers were the answer to baby-bottom bliss! Now I know the truth … along with what NOT to do. That’s because Chloe, it turns out, has diaper rash. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Milkies Milk-Saver

Written by: Candace August 21 2011 I frequently refer to breast milk as liquid gold. If you’re anything like me and hate pumping and struggle with supply issues then I know you can relate. When I returned to work after … Continue reading

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Bundles for your bundle

Written by: Candace August 18 2011 Shopping for baby gifts can be lots of fun, but it can also be a bit confusing at times. With so many items on the market, it’s hard to know what a new mom … Continue reading

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One dress, three looks

Written by: P&N August 18 2011 The maternity wardrobe is a tricky entity. You want to look good, but you also don't want to spend a fortune on clothes you'll only fit into for less than nine months. A great … Continue reading

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The mother of all instincts

Written by: Suzanna August 18 2011 With five weeks and three days to go until D-Day (Jacob’s due date!), my nesting instinct has arrived. Before I was expecting, I had heard tales about how in your last weeks of pregnancy … Continue reading

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Cool finds on a day out with baby

Written by: P&N August 17 2011 When you're home with a new baby and looking for something to help get you out of the house, check out your local museum! Not only is it a great place to keep your … Continue reading

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R.I.P. sweet fikey

Written by: Josh August 17 2011 So on our 9-month visit, we’re sitting there with Bub, waiting for the doctor to tell us what a strapping young lad he’s grown into, no doubt the result of superior parenting, etc., etc. … Continue reading

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Belle Baby Carrier

As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to invest in a good baby carrier. A close friend had used a baby carrier with her daughter and I had never seen a baby so content … Continue reading

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Win It: Ameda Purely Yours Ultra breast pump

Written by: P&N August 16 2011 National Breastfeeding Awareness Month rolls on, and we've got a fabulous giveaway to go along with it. The Purely Yours Ultra double electric breast pump by Ameda is must-have for any nursing mom. Working … Continue reading

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Kicking and screaming: The birth of Jordan

Written by: Diana August 16 2011 The birthing plan that my husband and I came up with was to make sure that I got the epidural. Several of my friends had just given birth and mentioned how calm and cool … Continue reading

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There’s one in every crowd … (hopefully, it’s not you!)

Written by: Mindy August 16 2011 If there’s one discovery common to all new moms, it’s that EVERYBODY has advice to offer. A lot of times, it goes beyond kind counsel and on to the here’s-what-you-MUST-do level. Before I had … Continue reading

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Bottle time

Written by: Candace August 15 2011 Going from breast to bottle can be tricky, but is a necessity for most nursing moms. Even if you don’t plan on heading back to work right away you should still consider having a … Continue reading

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Gender selection: A sure thing?

Written by: P&N August 15 2011 Some couples don’t want to leave the gender of their children to chance. Here are three high-tech methods that offer better odds for choosing a baby’s sex. Sperm spinning This is the most common … Continue reading

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Attention Deficit Disorder, pregnant style

Written by: Suzanna August 15 2011 You know the stereotype of the woman who is clingy, desperate for attention, and altogether entirely too … female? Well, lately, I am that girl. (Insert guilty face here.) When it comes to getting … Continue reading

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Table for Zero

Written by: Josh August 15 2011 If you have an infant that you still tote around in the car seat, then please, do us all a favor—stop reading this, grab the fam and go to dinner right now. The clock … Continue reading

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Birth stories from the other side: A midwife's experience

Written by: P&N August 14 2011 We asked the contributors to our article “Words of wisdom” to share with us some of the most memorable births they've attended. Today, Karen Hinkle, CM, owner of Mountain Midwifery Services in Elizabethton, TN … Continue reading

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Different from the get-go: The birth of Ginny

Written by: Katie August 14 2011 Since my 20-week appointment in early December 2010, I knew my son Branch was going to have a sister. My husband said he knew it was a girl all along and just agreed with … Continue reading

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Post-baby fitness fun (Wait, fun? No, that can’t be right…)

Written by: Mindy August 14 2011 Despite my beet-red head, wheezing, and shaky legs … I actually enjoyed running two miles last night. It was the first time I’ve been running since before getting pregnant. I’ve never been much of … Continue reading

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Combi All-in-One Activity Walker

Written by: John August 14 2011 My son has hit the ground running in his new Combi All-in-One Activity Walker in Blue GT. I have been looking forward to getting my son his first car, but never knew it would … Continue reading

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Natural baby products

Written by: Candace August 11 2011 It occurred to me today that I’ve been featuring a lot of natural products lately. I’m always drawn to green products, but never so much as when I’m thinking about my toddler and newborn. … Continue reading

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