Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bumbleride Indie Twin

Written by: Pen and Lindsey January 31 2012 From the get-go, we knew we’d like the Bumbleride Indie Twin. It was really easy to assemble, and that’s a huge deal—every parent knows that putting some of this baby stuff together … Continue reading

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Chicco Cortina Together

Written by: Shannon January 31 2012 The Chicco Cortina Together came just in time to bring along on a flight across country with my two toddlers (ages 3 and 1) without my husband. I was dreading the hike across the … Continue reading

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iCandy Peach Blossom

Written by: Katie January 31 2012 Before I say anything else, let me first tell you that of all the strollers I have test-driven or owned, the iCandy Peach Blossom is by far my favorite. But that doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

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Mutsy 4Rider (with Duoseat)

Written by: Bridget January 31 2012 When my husband was finished putting together our new Mutsy 4Rider, he said, “Honey, your ‘Rolls Royce’ stroller is ready for a test drive.” The Mutsy is a very nice looking stroller, boasting the … Continue reading

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Maclaren Twin Triumph

Written by: Candace January 31 2012 Choosing a stroller can be tricky business, but choosing a double stroller can be an even bigger struggle. One thing that I learned when pushing one tot around is that lighter, more compact strollers … Continue reading

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Joovy Ergo Caboose

Written by: Miranda January 31 2012 I was super excited waiting on the Joovy Ergo Caboose to arrive. I loved the look of the stroller and knew I’d be the super cool mommy strolling around the park while pushing it. … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Mini Double

Written by: Beth January 31 2012 When searching for a new stroller for running errands and other little daily jaunts, moms in a hurry might be easy to look right past the Baby Jogger 2011 City Mini Double. Though made … Continue reading

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BOB Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller Duallie

Written by: Katy January 31 2012 As an active mom who enjoys daily walks and jogs, I’ve found the BOB Stroller Strides Duallie to be a real treat. When the box arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find the assembly … Continue reading

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February freebies

Written by: P&N January 31 2012 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of February, we'll be doing just that. In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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Sending my love

Written by: Lauren January 31 2012 Today marks two weeks till Valentine's Day. Two weeks! Can you believe it? I'm still getting used to saying 2012. In case you never quite got around to sending holiday cards (or, ahem new … Continue reading

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Surviving a complicated pregnancy

Written by: P&N January 31 2012 Faced with a complicated pregnancy and wondering where to turn? Kelly Whitehead, birth doula, high-risk scientist mom and author of High-Risk Pregnancy—Why Me? Understanding and Managing a Potential Preterm Pregnancy shares her advice and … Continue reading

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Graco MyRide 65 Covertible Car Seat

The Graco MyRide 65 Convertible car seat is one of the easiest baby products we’ve come across because all you do is take it out of the box and it is ready to use. My husband in particular was very … Continue reading

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Helpful advice about colic from Dr. Robert Sears

Aconstantly fussy baby can wear down even the most patient of parents. If you’re dealing with symptoms of colic in your newborn and not quite sure what you can do to help ease his pain, Dr. Robert Sears joins us … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Sleep remedies during pregnancy

As a follow up to part one of her series on getting better sleep during pregnancy, Dr. Michele Brown, board certified OB/GYN, offers remedies for moms-to-be facing challenges getting good rest at night. _______________________________ Pregnancy and the postpartum period are … Continue reading

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Knocked up, rocked up

Written by: Rachel January 30 2012 I'm a huge fan of live music. Funny enough, this is not a fact about me that alters in any way when I am ripe with unborn child. And so last Thursday night Ifound … Continue reading

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Falling hard: The birth of William

Written by: Elizabeth January 30 2012 I was tired, itchy, and sore. For weeks, I had been waking up in the middle of the night, slathering on as much lotion as possible in the hopes of calming down my inflamed … Continue reading

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All about Tom

Written by: Suzanna January 30 2012 Over the last months, you’ve heard a lot about me. Twice each week, you get the lowdown on just about every up-close-and-personal detail of my life, from my hemorrhoids to my hair loss. Basically, … Continue reading

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Sweet tooth

Written by: Lauren January 27 2012 Each month, members of Pregnancy & Newborn's editorial team pick out some of their favorite products to feature in print. Check out these tempting picks from our February issue. This inspiring print is a … Continue reading

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Rainbow bright

Written by: Lauren January 27 2012 If you love color as much as I do, you're sure to enjoy these bright accents guaranteed to cheer up any nursery. I'd keep the walls white and let the furnishings do the talking. … Continue reading

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8 tips for updating your postpartum work wear on a budget

Written by: P&N January 27 2012 Eyeing your pre-pregnancy office wardrobe with a sigh? If you're facing a shopping trip to help round out the outfit choices for wearing to work, but worried about having enough cash to do it, … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Adventure, part 4: And our birth plan is completely thrown away

Written by: Christopher January 27 2012 For the first installments of our dad blogger's baby's birth saga, here's parts 1, 2 and 3. I don’t have a clue how painful it is to push during delivery for two and a … Continue reading

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Trade in your used baby gear

Written by: P&N January 26 2012 Babies'R'Us and Toy'R'Us stores are once again hosting The Great Trade-In, offering families and childcare providers an incentive to make nurseries safer. Since its inception over two years ago, this national safety program has … Continue reading

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The sum of all our parts

Written by: Rachel January 26 2012 For now, you are dark and unseen, a swirling mass of limbs and brain and water-filled lungs. But already you've formed into what you will be, your path set before you on an immovable, … Continue reading

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Win It: $500 gift certificate to Seraphine maternity wear

Written by: P&N January 25 2012 Gone are the days of ill-fitting maternity jeans and oversized shirts. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, mama. Seraphine maternity wear started as an independent maternity boutique and has grown … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Adventure, part 3: Scares, moans and chokeholds

Written by: Christopher January 25 2012 Ed. note:This is the continued story of our dad blogger's baby's birth. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Have you ever had a basketball thrown at full force right into your stomach? … Continue reading

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What goes in …

Written by: Suzanna January 25 2012 Until recently, I had never put much serious thought into lullabies, nursery rhymes or other children’s folk tales. If you’d asked my opinion of them, I’d say they were all sweet, innocent tales meant … Continue reading

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Placental plans—what you can do with your afterbirth

Written by: P&N January 24 2012 Do you have plans for your afterbirth?Many women choose to make the most of their placenta, using it for various purposes including art, dehydration into pill form or placentophagia (the eating of the placenta). … Continue reading

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Sock it to me

Written by: Lauren January 23 2012 Fat little baby feet are practically edible, and given the choice, I'd keep 'em bare for smooching, gobbling and tickling 24/7. But since winter temperatures aren't exactly naked tootsy-appropriate, tiny little socks are the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Adler Loves Skip Hop Duo

Written by: Betsy January 23 2012 I think Jonathan Adler’s designs are the bee’s knees, and the pairing of his style with Skip Hop’s smarts in the launch of the Jonathan Adlers Loves Skip Hop collection has me giddy with … Continue reading

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Writing your birth story: A helpful guide

If you’ve been reading our Birth Day blog, you’ve probably laughed, cried and sighed right along with us as moms from all different walks of life and parts of the country (or the world) shared the details from the day … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Getting good sleep during pregnancy

This month, our Ask the Experts topic is sleep.Today in the first of a two-part series, Dr. Michele Brown, board certified OB/GYN, discusses the importance of sleep during pregnancy and the issues pregnant women may face when hitting the hay. … Continue reading

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Triple threat (or third time's the charm?)

Written by: Rachel January 23 2012 I've posed the question many a time since finding out Iwas having bambino numero tres. Heck, I even asked it before that, as a way to test the waters. And the question is this:Which … Continue reading

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We were a family: The birth of Noah

Written by: Vanessa January 23 2012 The birth of my first child, Noah, was unquestionably the most difficult yet most amazing experience I have ever had. My obstetrician scheduled an ultrasound when I was nearly a week past my due … Continue reading

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Then and now

Written by: Suzanna January 23 2012 One year ago today marked a few momentous occasions in my life. For starters, it was my 25th birthday. Second, my Steelers won the game that took them to the Super Bowl. And, last … Continue reading

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Bundle up your bump

Written by: P&N January 20 2012 Baby, it's cold outside. And whether or not to use your cash to cover up your belly should have to be an issue—a maternity coat is a great investment, especially if you live north … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Adventure, part 2: The hard lesson about planning ahead

Written by: Christopher January 20 2012 We did have a birth plan. It was going to be a water birth at home, and it was going to be in 2012. While Emily was moaning on the toilet, and I was … Continue reading

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Dress code: Purple haze

Written by: Lauren January 19 2012 Have you ever taken an outfit and translated it into a room? We tried it last month, and today we're at it again. Let's start with a sweet lilac ensemble to inspire an equally … Continue reading

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Life-saving tips from the R Baby Foundation

Written by: P&N January 19 2012 Phyllis Rabinowitz and her husband Andrew are on a mission. Amission to save as many babies' lives as possible. In July of 2006, their daughter Rebecca was born four weeks early and was declared … Continue reading

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Additions and subtractions

At my 20-week ultrasound when I discovered my baby had a part I didn’t know she (he) had, I was also told that he did not have something that he should, namely, a third vessel in his umbilical cord. The … Continue reading

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Baby Cargo Stroller 200 Series

Written by: Brooke January 18 2012 I am a huge fan of umbrella strollers, but I can’t stand the fact that they tend to look cheap and break easily. I wanted to find a stroller that was lightweight and looked … Continue reading

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Win It: Evenflo Jump & Go Doorway Jumper

Written by: P&N January 18 2012 We know you love the peek-a-boo games and endless baby-talk sessions, but the laundry pile is rivaling Mt. Everest and the house won’t clean itself. Here's a great idea that will give you a … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Adventure, part 1: Learning firsthand about contractions

Written by: Christopher January 18 2012 I hope you’re strapped in tight, because for the next few columns I’m taking you on a roller coaster ride. At the end of it, we’ve got ourselves a wondrous and beautiful baby, but … Continue reading

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Only human

Written by: Suzanna January 18 2012 As a mom, you have a lot of things to be proud of. For starters, you gave life to a new human being—a new human being which just so happens to be the sweetest … Continue reading

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Made to order

Written by: Lauren January 17 2012 One of my goals this year is to cook dinner more and eat out less. (Admittedly, this week was an epic fail, but I'm planning to re-board the bandwagon next week. It's too early … Continue reading

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Managing gestational diabetes

Written by: P&N January 17 2012 Linda Caley, a registered dietitian with a private practice in Connecticut shares important information for expecting moms about gestational diabetes and how you can reduce your risk or manage your gestational diabetes post-diagnosis. Pregnant … Continue reading

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A pediatrician in your pocket

Written by: P&N January 16 2012 Ah, modern parenthood. We seem to have everything at our fingertips—Facebook to share reports of our baby's latest milestones, Twitter to hash out our sleep-deprived frustrations in 140 characters or less, Google to keep … Continue reading

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Ready and/or not

Written by: Rachel January 16 2012 Four months ago when this whole kit n' caboodle started with a plus sign on a peed-upon stick, Luke and Ilaughed (a week or so after getting over our shock) about the fact that … Continue reading

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Perfect in my eyes: The birth of Charlie

Written by: Maggie January 16 2012 I was only seventeen years old when I discovered I was expecting. I knew parenting at such a young age was not going to be easy, but I never could have imagined all the … Continue reading

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The facts of life

Written by: Suzanna January 16 2012 Everyone knows that kids learn about life from their parents, but what you may not have thought much about is how your kids can teach you some equally invaluable facts and lessons. I’ve put … Continue reading

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Chicco I-feel Rocker

Written by: Tracy January 14 2012 It’s rare that I fall in love with a baby gear item. I tend to think they are bulky and aesthetically unpleasing to look at. But the Chicco I-feel Rocker is so beautiful with … Continue reading

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