Monthly Archives: August 2011

Eco-friendly action

Written by: P&N August 11 2011 Easy ways to make your parenting techniques (and planet) a little bit greener. Diaper duty Moms often choose to use cloth diapers to keep disposables out of landfills, but some opt to go cloth … Continue reading

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You know you're in your third trimester when …

Written by: Suzanna August 11 2011 There is not much new going on in babyland this week, other than my realization that “GOSH DANG, this baby is due NEXT MONTH!” Up until August, Jacob’s due date seemed like some abstract, … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger POD

Written by: Mandy August 10 2011 My first impression of the Baby Jogger POD was, “Wow. That’s a lot of boxes.” The POD itself comes in a fairly large box, and each accessory arrived separately. It was overwhelming and the … Continue reading

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Toying with daddy

Written by: Josh August 10 2011 A lesson in fun: A few weeks ago, I bought Bub this really cool-looking rolly, shaky, colorful, chewy, textury toy. I mean, I couldn’t wait to get this thing opened and out on the … Continue reading

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Win It: Evenflo Jump & Learn Exersaucer

Written by: P&N August 09 2011 There's no denying it—you love holding that little sweet babe of yours. But even the most infatuated mama needs a break from the tot-toting every once in a while. That's where a saucer comes … Continue reading

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A long awaited miracle: The birth of Lillyan

Written by: Becky August 09 2011 Lillyan is our first child and our little miracle because we were always told that we couldn’t have children. She was due June 18th and our family was eagerly awaiting her arrival, so when … Continue reading

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Which baby stuff is worth keeping?

Written by: Mindy August 09 2011 It appears I’ve been feeding Chloe growth hormone. She’s barely over 3 months old, and she’s already wearing 6-month clothing. This is in stark contrast to my first baby, Caden. At 6 months, he … Continue reading

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Toys for green living

Written by: Candace August 08 2011 I love buying simple, well made toys for my children. Yes, we’ve got the must-have generic Buzz and Woody, but whenever I can, I opt for toys on the greener side of the fence. … Continue reading

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Earth mama

Written by: P&N August 08 2011 There’s no better time than pregnancy to green up your lifestyle. These easy steps will make our world a little healthier for all its new inhabitants, including the babe you’re currently brewing. • Avoid … Continue reading

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Hospital tour

Written by: Suzanna August 08 2011 I mentioned a few weeks back that I have long thought that hospitals could be the tenth circle of Dante’s Inferno that he never got around to mentioning. The long white hallways, the bleak … Continue reading

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A deep burn

Written by: Josh August 08 2011 I try to keep myself in moderate shape, but I’ve never been a gym guy. I haven’t willfully entered a gymnasium since circa 1986, a rained-out kickball game moved indoors. I scored two runs … Continue reading

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Birth stories from the other side: An OB’s experience

We asked the contributors to our article “Words of wisdom” to share with us some of the most memorable births they’ve attended. We asked the contributors to our article “Words of wisdom” to share with us some of the most … Continue reading

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Coming out singing: The birth of Benji

Written by: Sharon August 07 2011 On October 10, Benji’s due date, I woke up with intense contractions at around 3:45 in the morning. We timed them at two minutes apart, lasting 60 to 90 seconds each. About an hour … Continue reading

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Hear that? We’ve got a baby on our hands!

Written by: Mindy August 07 2011 During the first three months of Chloe’s life, she cried maybe twice. She was just a chill baby. She slept well, ate well, and merrily blinked out at the world in between all the … Continue reading

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bloom fresco contemporary baby chair

I didn’t know it was possible to fall in love so fast with a highchair, but it only took one glance at the ultra-chic, super-stylish bloom fresco to know I had found my perfect match. I generally consider myself to … Continue reading

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Simply organic toys

Written by: Candace August 04 2011 There is nothing more precious or more delicate than a newborn baby. It’s important to keep this reality in mind when considering and choosing products for your little one. miYim has taken this truth … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week: Expert advice on finding the right nursing bra

Written by: P&N August 04 2011 Nursing bra experts Meryl Kutzin and Laura Marchant of La Leche League International explain why fit, function, comfort and fashion are the most important aspects of a nursing bra. Fit. Typically, you’ll need to … Continue reading

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Wardrobe for baby

Written by: Suzanna August 04 2011 When it comes to clothing consumption, I have always had a hearty appetite. Before I hit the wise old age of 25 and came to the sad realization that “need” and “want” were not … Continue reading

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Keekaroo Karoo

Written by: Josh August 03 2011 Let me start by saying this was our second stroller for our first child, the first being a big, old hand-me-down car seat combo that was clunky but functional. The Keekaroo Karoo has given … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week: 10 facts on breastfeeding

Written by: P&N August 03 2011 In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we'll be sharing tips and gear to help you through your nursing journey. Today, we're sharing 10 facts about breastfeeding from the World Health Organization. 1. WHOrecommendations WHO … Continue reading

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The next best thing

Written by: Josh August 03 2011 So my wife and I have ventured out with Bub on a couple of modest family vacations, visited out-of-state relatives, and had people watch him on anniversaries or birthdays for the evening. I have … Continue reading

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Win It: Knot dress from Nuka Maternity

Written by: P&N August 02 2011 A growing baby bump shouldn’t mean having to forgo fashion. Nuka Maternity combines California casual elegance with pregnancy-friendly fabrics to create contemporary looks perfect for flattering the expectant feminine figure. Creative dye techniques and … Continue reading

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Bottoms up: The birth of Oliver

Written by: Sylvie August 02 2011 I was due November 15, 2010, but our son, Oliver, was breech throughout the entire pregnancy so we had a planned C-section for November 11. From the time we first made out limbs and … Continue reading

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The waiting game

Written by: Mindy August 02 2011 The thing about having a tiny little baby is that sometimes … nothing happens. Before I had kids, one of my favorite friends told me I’d have a lot of free time in the … Continue reading

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Mary Claire's Nursery

Written by: Candace August 01 2011 One of my favorite hobbies is decorating. I love spending weeks (or sometimes months) looking for that perfect piece of furniture or accessory. Creating my daughter’s nursery was one of the most fun and … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week: The rights of a nursing mother

Written by: P&N August 01 2011 In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we'll be sharing tips, gear and facts to help you through your nursing journey. Today we're sharing info on legislature in action to protect and support breastfeeding mothers. … Continue reading

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Water baby

Written by: Suzanna August 01 2011 It recently came to my attention that writing a “birth plan” needs to be part of my before-Baby-Jacob-arrives to-do list. (Apparently, “Baby coming out of my birthing canal” isn’t thorough enough.) Although I don’t … Continue reading

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A day late and a diaper short

Written by: Josh August 01 2011 “I’m just gonna check his diaper real quick,” she said. Oh, how those words still haunt me today. It’s pretty much every new parent’s new nightmare: You’re out with Junior, enjoying some fresh sunshine, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Inc.

Written by: P&N August 01 2011 When you're decorating your babe's nursery, the options can seem overwhelming. What better, then, than a site that has everything you could need, all in one place? New Arrivals, Inc. is a one-stop shop … Continue reading

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How will you remember baby's special moments?

Written by: Mindy August 01 2011 Since babies do super-cute and wholly phenomenal things every day, it’s only natural to want to capture that moment in time. Most of us take pictures to help us remember everything. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Smoothie sensations

The extra warmth produced by the pint-sized convector in your tummy can turn you into a sweaty Betty—especially during the summer—so you’ll need to make a concerted effort to replenish those fluids you’re perspiring. To help you rehydrate, we’ve compiled … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom

We asked an OB/GYN, a labor and delivery nurse, two doulas and a midwife to reflect on their years attending births and offer up some of their best advice on the labor process. Listen up! The panel of professionals: Dawn … Continue reading

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Day tripper

A lesson all new moms quickly learn: Sometimes a girl just has to get out of the house. And let’s be honest—no matter how much you enjoy shopping, you can hit the mall only so many times in a month. … Continue reading

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A breastfeeding survival story

My sister-in-law, who nursed all six of her children, never told anyone to give up on breastfeeding … until I came along. Even with all her coaching and encouragement, I was so emotional and stressed that she said, “You know, … Continue reading

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Food allergies: A closer look

I have two babies: one born in the spring of 2007, and the other delivered late last summer. And somewhere in that three-year span, pediatric recommendations for avoiding food allergies and other allergic diseases, such as asthma and allergic eczema, … Continue reading

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Kiddy Adventure Pack

  I put Kiddy’s Adventure Pack to the test last Saturday at Adams Canyon in the Wasatch Front of northern Utah. It was a long weekend (happy Pioneer Day!), and my husband and I were determined to join the hordes … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week: Helpful how-tos

Written by: P&N July 31 2011 In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we'll be sharing tips and gear to help you through your nursing journey. Today we have a few practical words of advice for breastfeeding moms in the trenches: … Continue reading

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A 180 degree turnaround: The birth of Jordan

Written by: Charlotte July 31 2011 At 36 weeks and 3 days, I had a scheduled checkup with my doctor and he was not happy with what he saw. My blood pressure for the last two weeks had been very … Continue reading

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