Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sweet sheets

Written by: Lauren October 31 2011 Did you happen to catch this article a couple weeks ago? If so, you know the American Academy of Pediatrics has officially recommended against the use of crib bumpers. Crib bumpers have proven to … Continue reading

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November freebies

Written by: P&N October 31 2011 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of November, we'll be doing just that! In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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This ain't your mama's pregnancy

Written by: P&N October 31 2011 Just a few of the ways baby-baking in the 21st century differs from how it was back in the day. YOURMAMA waited to share the news of her bun in the oven until she … Continue reading

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Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller

Let me introduce the Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller by saying that, above all, its greatest asset has just been the sheer world of possibilities it has opened for my wife and me. Having a baby seeps into every crack … Continue reading

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Where the green grass grows

Written by: Tracy October 30 2011 As a youngster, I grew up in a small town nestled in the mountains. There wasn’t a year that passed that didn’t include picking blackberries straight from the vine or waking up to a … Continue reading

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I couldn't ask for more: The birth of Sabrina

Written by: Melissa October 30 2011 My little Sabrina kept me guessing for weeks as to when she might be ready to arrive. Beginning July 15th I had a lot of prelabor excitement with contractions, cramping and all the good … Continue reading

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You know you're a new mom when …

Written by: Suzanna October 30 2011 With a few weeks of motherhood under my belt, I have had some time to reflect on life with a little one. In celebration of making it thus far, I’ve come up with a … Continue reading

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Giving back

Written by: Tracy October 27 2011 Pregnancy is such a remarkable, life-changing event that it’s easy to get sucked into the black hole of baby oblivion. (It’s even easier to get pulled into babyland when your job revolves around all … Continue reading

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Orange for everyday

Written by: Lauren October 27 2011 'Tis the season of orange. Halloween is upon us and along with it comes a sea of pumpkin-colored everything, from costumes to decorations to cupcakes. But there's no need to limit the shades of … Continue reading

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How to do a breast self exam

Written by: P&N October 26 2011 October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and what better time to become cognizant of your own breast health? Although self-exams are considered optional by most health organizations, it is good practice to regularly check … Continue reading

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Darth Daddy

Written by: Josh October 26 2011 I have historically (history being one year) let Bub pretty much walk all over me. Sometimes literally. I put up with a lot of malfeasance, always chalking it up to that whole ‘lack of … Continue reading

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Celebrity parents share their Halloween plans

Written by: P&N October 26 2011 Here's an exclusive straight from our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop! Celebrity parents share their Halloween plans!

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Action Baby Carrier

My wife and I received a carrier from Action Baby Carriers and have since put it to good use. I highly recommend the made-in-the-USA carrier to anyone who wants a stylish, sturdy carrier for his or her little one. The … Continue reading

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Win It: Big sibling t-shirt and party kit from BBs Tees

Written by: P&N October 25 2011 With so much attention placed on mommy and baby, it’s especially important to make sure that the new big brother or big sister feels included in the excitement of welcoming a new member to … Continue reading

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Beautiful, perfect and ours: The birth of Bellamy

Written by: Jennifer October 25 2011 I had read nothing about C-sections since I was smitten with natural birth, so I when Ihad mine, I was completely unprepared for its aftermath. I couldn’t sleep the night before the C-section since … Continue reading

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Lowering the bar

Written by: Suzanna October 25 2011 I have been a mother for a little over two weeks now. This is the same amount of time that I have been bereft of even the tiniest shred of human dignity. This is … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Babywearing safety

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on babywearing. Today’s topic is babywearing safety, shared by Dr. Nina Shapiro, Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat at the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and author of Take … Continue reading

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Mind blunders

Written by: Tracy October 24 2011 Have you heard that brain joke? The one where you place your hand on someone’s head and move it all around and when they ask, “What’s that?” You respond with “That’s a brainsucker, starving.” … Continue reading

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Block party

Written by: Lauren October 24 2011 Every child deserves a set of blocks. Stacking them and knocking them and then doing it all over again (and then doing it all over again) is practically a rite of passage. Blocks of … Continue reading

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Time flies

Written by: Suzanna October 24 2011 It’s hard to believe that it has already been 15 days since Jacob arrived into our lives. It seems like just yesterday. It also seems like ten years ago. Undoubtedly, both feelings result from … Continue reading

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Website we love: Truebluematch.com

Written by: P&N October 23 2011 Each month we share with you a website that's caught our eye. Here's our latest pick for the mom and baby set! A solid support group is crucial for novice parents, but old friendships … Continue reading

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Smugfreude

Written by: Josh October 23 2011 I’ve always liked languages. The intricacies, the subtle differences that make each one vibrant. While I certainly don’t speak Japanese, we lived there long enough to pick up a few things. I always loved … Continue reading

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Oxo Tot Sprout Chair

First, I just have to say: I love this high chair! Absolutely love it! When we started looking for a highchair I wanted something that looked tasteful and discreet. I was looking for something with a small footprint so it … Continue reading

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What's your skin type?

Written by: P&N October 20 2011 If you caught our “Face forward” feature in the Beauty section of P&N's October issue, you saw our great skin-specific choices for cleaning, toning and brightening your face. But do you know what your … Continue reading

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What's in a name?

Written by: Tracy October 20 2011 Apparently—a lot. When you are little, it’s easy to dream up names that you will one day bestow upon your offspring. My favorite name for a girl when I was in high school was, … Continue reading

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Floored by yellow

Written by: Lauren October 20 2011 A rug can really make a nursery. Whether it adds a splash of color or an element of coziness, a rug often gives baby's room that “finished” look. When choosing a rug, I like … Continue reading

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Cheat sheet: Travel beds

Written by: P&N October 19 2011 Headed to the store to strap on that registry gun holster? Print out our handy cheat sheet to help you decide which take-along bed is best for your needs. Click here to download!

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Mommy vs. Daddy

Written by: Josh October 19 2011 When the thought of having kids starts becoming more than just ‘Oh, someday…’ talk in your life, you immediately start to more carefully scrutinize your partner for traits that are conducive to raising those … Continue reading

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Britax Baby Carrier

I can’t speak for every dad out there, but my husband wasn’t too keen on looping and swooping our wrap-style carrier around him. (Apparently it’s too complicated and a bit on the girly side. Who knew?) As soon as the … Continue reading

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Win It: Bumbleride Natural Edition Flite

Written by: P&N October 18 2011 Every baby needs a sweet ride, and this agile stroller has just the speed you need as you zip around town. Boasting independent wheel suspension, large rubber wheels and a five-point safety harness, the … Continue reading

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An unconventional adoption story: The birth of Daniel and Nathan

Written by: Amy October 18 2011 My husband and I learned that we were having twins just six weeks into the pregnancy. I will never forget our ultrasound tech as she paused and said in her buttery Cuban accent, “They’s … Continue reading

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I’m in love

Written by: Suzanna October 18 2011 When it comes to putting words on a blank page, I’m rarely at a loss for what to say. But trying to chronicle the past ten days of life with Baby Jacob has me … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Babywearing and an infant’s health

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on babywearing. Today’s topic is the general health benefits for an infant gleaned from being worn, shared by Dr. Matthew Baral. Dr. Baral is a Naturopathic Physician who is … Continue reading

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Tiny feet

Written by: Tracy October 17 2011 I heart baby feet. I really do. They are squishy, tiny, chubby and sweet all at the same time. Hands-down my favorite body part on a kid. But who knew those little things would … Continue reading

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Everything in its place

Written by: Lauren October 17 2011 Icrave organization and, if you're a nesting mama-to-be, I bet you do too. The biggest strides toward tidiness in my house were results of assigning easy-access, good-looking places for things to reside. Bins and … Continue reading

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mountain buggy duet

Written by: Todd October 16 2011 The mountain buggy duet is advertised as the narrowest side-by-side twin buggy on the market (only 25” wide!). While the size necessitates some sacrifices in roominess and perhaps child comfort, these are traded for … Continue reading

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Safe sleeping

Written by: P&N October 16 2011 October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. To minimize your baby’s risk of SIDS, follow these tips from First Candle, a nonprofit organization working to increase public participation and support in the … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror

Written by: Josh October 16 2011 Like any proper milestone, Bub’s first birthday gave us pause, gave us time to reflect on this wild and crazy new script we have taken the lead in. A year ago today, we were … Continue reading

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It's time

Written by: Suzanna October 16 2011 Editor's note:Suzanna and her husband Tom welcomed their beautiful, healthy baby boy Jacob on Sunday, October 9. Here's Suzanna's account of the days right before her delivery. The words hit me like a ton … Continue reading

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The working (pregnant) woman's wardrobe

Written by: P&N October 13 2011 If you caught this month's article “Working woman,” hopefully any anxiety you had about working while pregnant has been calmed a bit. But there's another important factor to consider:What to wear? First, let's talk … Continue reading

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Welcome to my future

Written by: Tracy October 13 2011 Since this is our first baby, I didn’t care either way whether “it” was a boy or a girl. I was just thrilled at the idea of there being a baby in there. So … Continue reading

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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Written by: Lauren October 13 2011 Fall is my favorite time of year, and colorful leaves and crunchy apples are two of the top reasons why. (Though brisk weather, pumpkin soup and new boots also rank high on the list.) … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Sink Snuggler Baby Bather

Written by: Tracy October 12 2011 If you are anything like me, then you know that baby bathing can be a joy but also a time of anxiety for first-time moms. Luckily, with the Safety 1st Sink Snuggler Baby Bather, … Continue reading

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Purchasing pink for a cause

Written by: P&N October 12 2011 We all know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. During the month of October, you can put your dollars to work for a cure by buying the products whose proceeds help … Continue reading

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An affair to remember?

Written by: Josh October 12 2011 Most dads would probably say the happiest day of their lives was the day their son/daughter was born. Not me. In fact, that day would not even crack the top 10, were I keeping … Continue reading

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Win It: Nursery décor from notNeutral for buybuy Baby

Written by: P&N October 11 2011 Does your tot love planes, trains and automobiles? notNeutral’s transportation-themed decor is the perfect nursery gear for the junior vehicle enthusiast. buybuy Baby is giving away three matching bedroom items in a cute and … Continue reading

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A new little family: The birth of Katie

Written by: Jaime October 11 2011 Labor began after a long day. Looking back, I must have had that legendary 'burst of energy,' because I woke up the morning of April 10th bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and several hours before my mom … Continue reading

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The adventure begins

Written by: Suzanna October 11 2011 He's here!Jacob Israel Piowaty Palmer was born Sunday, October 9 at 2:26 a.m. and weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces. Congratulations to Suzanna and Tom! Stay tuned for more from Suzanna as she begins her … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Babywearing and bonding with baby

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on babywearing. Today’s topic is how wearing your baby can benefit both mom and child. Long-time pediatrician, author of over 30 books on childcare and coiner of the phrase … Continue reading

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Team pink or team blue?

Written by: Tracy October 10 2011 The suspense is literally killing me. If there was a running tally of the most impatient people in the world, I would definitely be at the top of the list. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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