Monthly Archives: November 2011

Weaners and losers

Written by: Josh November 10 2011 “He broke my nipple, and now he’s done,” she said. And that’s pretty much how the weaning process went around here. Bub was to go Cold Nipple. Oh, if only it were really that … Continue reading

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Remain neutral

Written by: Lauren November 10 2011 Neutral in color doesn't have to mean boring in design. As someone who is drawn to the bright and bold (sometimes I think I should pass out sunglasses to houseguests), I rarely pick out … Continue reading

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A questionnaire to help you choose your prenatal care

Written by: P&N November 10 2011 You want your practitioner to have your best interest at heart when it’s your day to deliver. Before you commit, here are a few key questions to ask to make sure you’re on the … Continue reading

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Big and big big

Written by: Rachel November 09 2011 Bear with me—things are about to get nostalgic up in here. First, let’s establish one thing right off the bat: I am addicted to iMovie. It’s a hobby (slash obsession) I’ve had for around … Continue reading

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Two's company, three is just right

Written by: Suzanna November 09 2011 Before Jacob was born I knew very little about babies. Of course, I’d read plenty of baby care books in the months during my pregnancy, but I had little real life experience. I had … Continue reading

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Win It: Gift basket from NurturMe

Written by: P&N November 08 2011 Move over jarred baby food, there's a new treat in town! When expectant mom Caroline Freedman realized that little had changed from the pureed baby food she’d partaken of as a tot to what … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Fitness before and after baby

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on prenatal health. Today’s topic is fitness regimens for both before and after baby, shared by Lisa Corsello, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, nutrition consultant and group fitness instructor. Corsello … Continue reading

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The illness and the wellness

Written by: Josh November 07 2011 It’s been a long week. A rollercoaster ride of doctor visits, nervous anticipation, hushed grumblings and desperation tactics. The other day, Bub crawled into his room and poked his head around a few seconds … Continue reading

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10 for $10

Written by: Lauren November 07 2011 Today, I've got 10 worthwhile items that cost $10 or less—because goodness knows we all love a bargain. 1. Skip Hop Dunck, $10 Super-modern bath toys that provide endless dipping and dumping fun in … Continue reading

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A handy highchair buying guide

Written by: P&N November 07 2011 We understand what it's like. Imean, you haven't sat in one for years—how are you supposed to know which highchair is best for your newest addition? Well, fear not. We've got a handy (downloadable … Continue reading

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Motherhood at any age

20s: The raring-to-go mom The mom in her 20s is the woman most likely to be found giving horsey rides and turning cartwheels to “show them how it’s done.” Her energy, flexibility and youthful outlook make her a fun hands-on … Continue reading

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Organizing my ducks

Written by: Tracy November 06 2011 My third trimester has arrived and with it, a very big bump, a growing need to nest and a realization that in less than two and a half months, I will have a new … Continue reading

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Everything we hoped for: The birth of Harley

Written by: Andrea November 06 2011 Labor came a bit unexpectedly at 38.5 weeks. We went on a Monday for our usual doctor checkup and the midwife felt that his heart rate was a little low so she had us … Continue reading

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Live and learn

Written by: Suzanna November 06 2011 If it wasn’t too long to fit on the main blog page, I would have titled this post, “The Dumb Things that New Mothers Do.” (Or, to be more accurate, I suppose it should … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Leila Highchair

Our first thing impression of Maxi-Cosi’s Leila highchair? It looks pretty sharp! It actually blends in with our kitchen decor remarkably well. As far as getting it there, the assembly is simple and took only 5 to 10 minutes. The … Continue reading

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BOB Ironman

Written by: Matt November 04 2011 For serious runners, this thing is awesome! Before we delve into the incredible performance of the BOB Ironman sport utility stroller, let’s start with assembly. There is a bit of assembly, but it is … Continue reading

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Special delivery: Preemies

The road to delivery is paved with a slew of questions and concerns. For the parents of babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks of gestation), the lack of knowledge about what’s happening can be a source of anxiety and extreme … Continue reading

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Mind your pregnancy p’s and q’s

As children, we are taught to chew with our mouths closed, keep our elbows off the table, and follow all requests with a heartfelt “please.” But rarely are we taught proper protocol for handling the social blunders that inevitably surround … Continue reading

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Make-ahead meals

Banana bread When a newborn makes a quick trip to the bakery next to impossible, turn to this homemade treat to start your day off right. 5 ripe bananas, mashed 3/4 cup oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Birthing blockbuster

Written by: P&N November 03 2011 As a follow-up to their 2007 landmark documentary The Business of Being Born, Executive Producer Ricki Lake and Director Abby Epstein have teamed up again to produce an enlightening four-part series called More Business … Continue reading

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Smushing

Written by: Tracy November 03 2011 Oh yes, you know what I am referring to: That simple act that starts as fun and games but ends with you carrying around a watermelon in your tummy for the next nine months. … Continue reading

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Delivery in rear

Written by: Josh November 03 2011 “We should take his temperature rectally.” Words that no human being should ever wake up to. “Hmm,” I said, feigning sleep. “Did you hear me?” she said. “The book says the armpit is not … Continue reading

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Mama's monkey

Written by: Lauren November 03 2011 When it comes to designing a nursery, there's just no room for monkey business. (Well, except in the form of fun-loving over-the-door hooks and super-cute canvas storage.) This bold and bright room is intended … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Infant development and communication

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on infant development. Today’s topic is development milestones in communication. Here to share what communicative markers to be on the lookout for during your child’s first three years of … Continue reading

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October Photo of the Month

Written by: P&N November 03 2011 Babies and bellies and sweet cheeks, oh my!October's photo submissions were full of cuteness, and we had a ball looking through them. Check out our fun video showcasing all the entries, and join us … Continue reading

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Munchkin ComfortSafe Organic Crib Mattress

Written by: Tracy November 02 2011 In the whirlwind of preparing for a baby, it’s easy to overlook the small details that will ultimately end up being one of the most important items in your child’s life. That’s one reason … Continue reading

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The quest for the best

Shortly after discovering I was pregnant with my first baby, my husband and I decided we wanted to move away from the fast-paced grind of New York City to raise our child closer to family in the South. Since we … Continue reading

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Win It: Evenflo Bebek Bottle Starter Pack and Microwave Steam Sanitizer

Written by: P&N November 01 2011 If you've got a hungry baby on hand, we've got a great giveaway for you this week, so come and get it! Evenflo Bebek Bottles are designed to encourage baby’s snuggle reflex, so mom … Continue reading

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And baby makes five

Written by: Rachel November 01 2011 Why hello there! And welcome to the Wednesday bonus edition of Knocked Up. Subtitle: Holy Cow I’m Going To Have Three Kids. If you had asked me earlier this year which staff member at … Continue reading

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(Not-so) Sweet sleep

Written by: Suzanna November 01 2011 Whoever coined the term “sleeping like a baby” was either delusional or was only familiar with narcoleptic babies. Either way, he clearly never met my little man. Of all the hobbies that Jacob has … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Prenatal nutrition

Written by: P&N October 31 2011 This month for our Ask the Experts series, we're gathering info on prenatal health. Today's topic is optimal nutrition during pregnancy, shared by Monica Bearden, registered dietitian, mother of three and the author of … Continue reading

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3 and 3

Written by: Josh October 31 2011 I always try to see both sides of things. The yin, the yang, the right, the left, The Stones, The Beatles. I don’t always succeed, but I try. So now that we’re over the … Continue reading

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Peg-Perégo Prima Pappa Best

If you’re looking for a sophisticated and luxurious high chair with plenty of extras, this is the chair for you! The Peg-Perego Prima Pappa Best can be pulled out of its box and put immediately to work, as it comes … Continue reading

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Totseat Travel Highchair

Have you been looking for a highchair to fit your busy, on-the-go lifestyle? The Totseat is a fabric highchair that fits in your diaper bag and is constructed to adapt to any chair. The practicality of the Totseat is greatly … Continue reading

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BabyBjorn High Chair

As a mom and taxi driver to five boys, I knew I needed a reliable highchair for my family. Let me start off by saying that I have not bought a highchair in 14 years, so my househould was in … Continue reading

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Graco DuoDiner Highchair

The Graco Duo-Diner Highchair is a convenient product for moms who want to save time and money on future dining products. The 3-in-1 highchair is so easy to use that I couldn’t be happier in the choice that we’ve made. … Continue reading

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Chicco Polly Magic Highchair

Not only does the highchair look great, it has every feature imaginable. The Chicco Polly Magic Highchair is a sturdy and innovative product that fits perfectly into any busy schedule. Assembly: Some assembly is required with this highchair but it … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price EZ Clean High Chair

I have to admit that whenever I think of babies in high chairs, I think the worst: a naked baby covered from head to toe in spaghetti sauce, laughing hysterically as a frantic and frazzled mother tries desperately to salvage … Continue reading

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In search of the perfect pediatrician

I set out to find a doctor for my baby-in-waiting three weeks before my induction date. I was duly equipped with a list of compulsory questions designed to pinpoint the doctor who would be “just right” for my baby and … Continue reading

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