Monthly Archives: October 2011

8 mood-boosting behaviors

Life coach Terri Savelle Foy, author of Make Your Dreams Bigger than Your Memories, shares her top tips for building confidence during and after pregnancy. 1. Stop speaking negatively about yourself. This can be especially tempt-ing during pregnancy, as your … Continue reading

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The unfriendly skies

Written by: Josh October 05 2011 Last weekend, we flew out west. This was Bub’s second time flying, and he did fine the first time (at nine months), so we were feeling good, feeling confident, competent and prepared. But obviously, … Continue reading

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Win It: $100 gift certificate to Bambino Land

Written by: P&N October 04 2011 We love products that offer comfort with a conscience. And Bambino Land brings us just that with baby clothing and textiles made from certified organic cotton and other earth-friendly materials. The eco-minded company is … Continue reading

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Rolling with the punches: The birth of Max

Written by: Jessica October 04 2011 It was a sunny, serene morning in June. After a long week at the busy banking center where I was employed, I was making a solid attempt at relaxing with my fiance. This was … Continue reading

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Due date, schmue date

Written by: P&N October 04 2011 Our regularly scheduled Adventures in Motherhood blogger is busy at the moment (we'll have updates on a baby arrival soon!) but in the meantime, we'd like to share a few of our favorite articles … Continue reading

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Babymoon after birth

Parents are often so caught up in the flurry of sharing their new baby with family and friends that they neglect to have a “babymoon.” Now, we’re not talking about a last hurrah for parents-to-be prior to baby’s arrival. Rather, … Continue reading

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The skinny on infant skin

As you ponder the ways in which you can make your new baby comfortable (and put your finicky mommy mind at ease), the answers may only be skin deep. Just as every baby is different, so too is every baby’s … Continue reading

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The confident pregnancy

There are a myriad of different situations you may find yourself in when you discover you have successfully conceived a child. You may have decided to begin trying only a few weeks prior. You may have been charting your basal … Continue reading

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Training for labor

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a gymaphobe, labor and delivery will probably be one of your greatest physical feats. While exercise during your pregnancy can keep you in fighting shape, you’ll need more than muscle when you’re weathering contractions … Continue reading

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Baby buzzkill

For many mamas-to-be, expecting a new baby means squeezing doctor appointments into an already packed schedule of meetings, carpool and housework. In the pre-baby bump days, you relied on your morning cup of joe to get you through the day … Continue reading

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Working woman

It took you years to earn a college degree and even longer to receive a promotion. Just last week, your boss commended you on your dazzling work ethic and gleaming sales record. But now, one month late and a positive … Continue reading

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Back talk

If you’ve experienced back pain during pregnancy, you’re in the majority among expectant women. Major body changes—particularly weight gain and a notable influx of hormones—unfortunately make these aches par for the course. While it may be wishful thinking to hope … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: What are the different types of carriers used in babywearing?

For the month of October, our Ask the Experts topic is babywearing. Today, Amber Stevens, owner of Heavenly Hold Baby Carriers, an online one stop babywearing shop, lays out the different types and styles of carriers available to moms and … Continue reading

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Working it out

Written by: Tracy October 03 2011 It’s amazing how endorphins tend to keep a woman sane. But when I found out I was expecting, working out became a different world for me. Exercise has always played a huge role in … Continue reading

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In the navy

Why, hello! I’m so glad to be here to greet you as we kick off the first week of October. This month, the editors of Pregnancy & Newborn are happy to announce a new blog that we—that’s right, we(!)—will be … Continue reading

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Online tools for designing your nursery

If you’re skittish about putting together a room that feels cute and comfy for your baby (and for you!), there are several resources on the web to help you navigate through the design process. Even if the biggest change you’re … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to us

Written by: Josh October 02 2011 Hard to believe that Bub will be turning a year old in a couple weeks; seems like he should be at least eight or nine by now. So in his honor, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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Carousel Designs

When it comes to your baby’s bedding, Carousel Designs is a fabulous go-to for a well made, amazing selection. In business for over 23 years, Carousel Designs has committed themselves to creating gorgeous crib bedding collections from the highest quality … Continue reading

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Count It All Joy Little Children Moses Basket

With our first two children, we did not use a Moses basket. Instead we chose a pack n’ play and bassinet. But with our third, we opted for a Moses basket for the following reasons. With our first two children, … Continue reading

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Fisher-price Rock’n Play Sleeper

The Rock ’n Play Sleeper is an excellent product from Fisher Price that is versatile and useful while remaining extremely simple. The sleeper can be used as a daytime play seat for infants and is stable and secure enough to … Continue reading

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Twins Bassinet

We recently added twins to our family and were thrilled to know that Graco makes a Pack ‘n Play Playard that can accommodate our two little bambinos. Features: Roomy playard with cozy quilted twin bassinets Removable bassinet is perfect for … Continue reading

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Joovy Room2 Ultralight Playard

The Joovy Room2 Ultralight Playard is very pleasing to the eye. It is available in a vibrant hue of green or black and has a very lightweight frame, making it easy to pick up and move around. Quality We were … Continue reading

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KidCo PeaPod Lite

The tent-like PeaPod Lite travel bed from KidCo is easy to use, stores compactly and is lightweight enough to take almost anywhere. The bed is well-designed with UV protection and wind screens to protect baby from the elements, but also … Continue reading

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Baby Delight Snuggle Nest

As a new mom recovering from a C-section, I needed something that would be handy to have with me in our bed for changing and napping. The Baby Delight Snuggle Nest was a dream come true in those early days … Continue reading

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Evenflo BabySuite Select Playard

The Evenflo BabySuite Select Playard is the best place for our little one to snooze!And the best part is, we can fold it up compactly for easy on-the-go travel. The Evenflo playard has very little assembly required. Within 15 minutes, … Continue reading

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