Monthly Archives: August 2011

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

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 to heart while creating whimsical, safe … 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

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. WHO recommendations WHO strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for … 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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World Breastfeeding Week: The rights of a nursing mother

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. Did you know? In 2010, federal … 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.

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 for adorable baby decor and bedding. … 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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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

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: Ask a professional. On delivery day, … 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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