Monthly Archives: July 2012

Win It! Oogaa Modern Baby Mealtime Set

Written by: P&N July 10 2012 From breast to bottle and burp cloth to bib, babies' feeding time needs change. When it's time to start solids, Oogaa Home has a cool and clever way to land food into baby's mouth … Continue reading

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There is more to the world than breast milk

Written by: Christopher Spicer July 10 2012 Everett recently turned 6 months old, and we decided the best way to celebrate was to introduce solid food. Everett has been sucking back an ocean’s worth of breast milk, which we’re attributing … Continue reading

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He speaks!

Written by: Suzanna Palmer July 10 2012 This past Monday was a big day in the life of my little guy. It marked Jacob’s ninth-month birthday—the month in which he will have officially spent as much time in air as … Continue reading

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Inglesina Fast

There was a time when if you perused the back seat of my truck, it would have contained fishing tackle and old Grateful Dead shows. Now, you’re more likely to find two car seats, Power Ranger Samurai DVDs, and wet … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Gestational Diabetes

Today’s expert is Linda Caley, a registered dietitian with a private practice in Connecticut who has important information to share with 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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Matters of utmost importance

Written by: Lauren July 09 2012 In the final trimester of pregnancy when that magical nesting instinct kicks in, it's normal to go a little, well, overboard. You might scrub the baseboards (despite the belly you have to contend with … Continue reading

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The scoop on GBS

Written by: P&N July 09 2012 It's International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Here's what you need to know about this illness and how it can affect your growing babe. The American Pregnancy Association states, “Group B streptococcus (GBS) is … Continue reading

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Levana Safe N See Advanced Digital Video Monitor

Written by: Courtney July 08 2012 Like most new parents, my husband and I had the best intentions when preparing for our new arrival. We resolved to remain “laid back” and not allow ourselves to be “helicopter” hovering parents. Little … Continue reading

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Levana Safe N See Advanced Digital Video Monitor

Written by: Courtney July 08 2012 Like most new parents, my husband and I had the best intentions when preparing for our new arrival. We resolved to remain “laid back” and not allow ourselves to be “helicopter” hovering parents. Little … Continue reading

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E is for exhausted (and energized?)

Written by: Hillary Grigonis July 08 2012 Exhausted just isn't even close to the right word. Because at the same time my energy gauge is running near E, all this new nesting instinct is kicking in; and even when I … Continue reading

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Squirmy wormy

Written by: Suzanna Palmer July 08 2012 I’ve never been one for nicknames. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a nickname, and I never really planned on giving one to Jacob. But then along came “J-cub.” I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Blessed to have her: The birth of Manaal

Written by: Hiba July 08 2012 It was the end of 2011 and I was due in November. When everyone was eagerly waiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation, I was waiting for my little munchkin. Days passed by and I … Continue reading

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Born in the USA

Written by: Lauren July 05 2012 Independence Day may be over, but our American pride is still running strong. For the 6th of July, we have some of the finest mom and baby goods made right here in the US … Continue reading

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The night Everett tested my sanity

Written by: Christopher Spicer July 05 2012 Remember when I was bragging about how easily I mastered five days of single parenthood? I tried a weekend of flying solo with parenting (well, Summit the dog was around to assist me … Continue reading

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Acting up: Decoding infant behaviors

Written by: P&N July 04 2012 Pediatrician Catherine Marshall explains the reasons behind some confusing infant actions. Startle response Your infant has a startle response called the Moro reflex, which is a primitive neurologic reflex that’s absolutely normal. It causes … Continue reading

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Working mom

Written by: Hillary Grigonis July 04 2012 When I tell people I work as a newspaper reporter, most often the first reaction I get is, “That sounds like a fun job!” And while there are many not-so-fun aspects of my … Continue reading

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Ness The Eli Bag

Written by: Brittney July 03 2012 Sometimes there comes a bag that just clicks, similar to making a new friend without any adjustment period—only good times. That’s exactly how I felt when I met my new partner in crime: Eli. … Continue reading

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Win It! Kiddy Cruiserfix Pro

Written by: P&N July 03 2012 When you're busy with the daily details of caring for an infant or toddler, you rarely have time to look ahead. Well, look no further because Kiddy USA is ready to usher your little … Continue reading

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I've reformed

Written by: Suzanna Palmer July 03 2012 Although I didn’t mention it in the last post, the crazy-bad case of poison ivy I got a couple of weeks back that left me unable to pick up the baby, wash my … Continue reading

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Trying to achieve the calm after a teething storm

Written by: Christopher Spicer July 03 2012 I revealed last week that Everett has now entered into the dreaded teething phase. Actually, he has been showing the signs of a teething baby for a few weeks now, yet we still … Continue reading

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Patriotic palette

Written by: P&N July 02 2012 Each month, members of Pregnancy & Newborn's editorial team pick out some of their favorite products to feature in print. In honor of our country's 236th birthday this month, we showcased our favorite red, … Continue reading

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Baby-safe frozen treats

Written by: P&N July 02 2012 Holy heatwave!We know you're feeling the heat this summer, and you can be sure your little one's feeling it too. But summer babes get their own perks like wearing that cool first pair of … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Postpartum nutrition and weight loss

To kick-off our nutrition month, we’ve asked Elizabeth Somer, MA, RD, author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy” to share her expert tips on taking control of our postpartum bodies and minds. Reigniting your mojo after the baby is born … Continue reading

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JJ Cole Broadway stroller and Newport car seat

Our first stroller was an inexpensive, functional travel system that met our needs, but left a lot to be desired, especially (we learned once we got to know our son’s preferences) the ability to convert to bassinet mode. I was … Continue reading

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Kiddy World Plus

Installing the Kiddy World Plus car seat is terrifically easy thanks to the LATCH system. Our sparkling new minivan comes equipped with LATCH, so it was a breeze to install the seat safely and effectively. The car seat comes with … Continue reading

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Stay cool, spend less at home

Written by: P&N July 01 2012 Record high temps were recorded this weekend across the US. Sweltering hot days make it harder to keep your home cool, straining air conditioning systems and energy budgets. The Energy Education Council (EEC) offers … Continue reading

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Positives, negatives and a few too many needle pokes

Written by: Hillary Grigonis July 01 2012 I happen to be one of those “lucky” women with a negative blood type who happened to fall in love with a man who has a positive blood type. Which means that my … Continue reading

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A complete and total rush: The birth of Oliver

Written by: Sydney July 01 2012 I suppose August 6, 2011, is when my little man's story really began (at least that's when we became aware of him), but the choices I decided to make to bring my baby into … Continue reading

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Judge not

Written by: Suzanna Palmer July 01 2012 As a writer, I get my inspiration for the things I write from lots of different places—watching nature, watching people, watching movie trailers, watching people watch movie trailers. When you’re always on the … Continue reading

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UPPAbaby Vista

Written by: John June 30 2012 The UppaBaby Vista has been the most valuable addition to our baby gear arsenal this year. Our family is growing, and we’ve been looking to find a versatile new stroller to accommodate our 18-month-od … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT

Written by: Rachel June 30 2012 When I found out I was pregnant, I was immediately obsessed with finding a stroller that was easy to maneuver around parks or the mall, that would fit easily in my car, and that … Continue reading

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Cybex Ruby

Written by: Meagan June 30 2012 When planning for our baby, my husband and I initially looked at full-size travel systems (which combine a stroller and a car seat), but we soon found that for many activities—like shopping, going for … Continue reading

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