Monthly Archives: September 2012

Liquid assets

We all know that drinking water is a good idea, but most of us don’t follow the “8×8 rule” religiously. When you find yourself expecting though, it’s time to start slurping —staying hydrated is a matter of utmost importance. Invest … Continue reading

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Terms of endearment: What to call the grandparents?

Written by: P&N September 09 2012 Finding a title for the grandparents can seem nearly as complicated as choosing a name for baby. Thanks to Lauren Charpio’s You can call me Hoppa!, though, discovering the perfect designation has never been … Continue reading

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Chicken Little (and some chickening out)

Written by: Hillary Grigonis September 09 2012 The end is near. I know that sounds a bit Chicken Little, but that's not the end I'm talking about. Ever since, well, the beginning of this pregnancy, I knew there would be … Continue reading

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Amazing little preemie: The birth of Kayde

Written by: Katie September 09 2012 When I met my current OB/GYN, he inquired as to whether I was interested in having children. When I told him I had already been informed that I could never conceive, he promised to … Continue reading

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PARTY TIME!!!! Or not.

Written by: Suzanna Palmer September 09 2012 To birthday party or not to birthday party? That is the question that is plaguing the Palmer house this week. Precisely one month from yesterday (that would be T-30 days for those of … Continue reading

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Shaping up

Written by: Lacey September 06 2012 Arithmetical design to inspire your budding genius, as featured in our September issue. Shaping up by pnmag on Polyvore mirror / wall art / chair / pillow / owl pillow / valance / pouf … Continue reading

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Get to know: The dads behind BabyGanics

Written by: P&N September 06 2012 P&N is all about products that are safe and gentle on baby—and when they're good for the entire household, we're in love. When we learned BabyGanics was founded by two dads, we wanted to … Continue reading

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Notes from baby jail

Written by: Josh Conley September 06 2012 Mirriam Webster defines recidivism as “a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior.” Nicolas Cage called it “a bonehead word” in Raising Arizona. I just call it having another … Continue reading

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August Photo of the Month winner!

Written by: P&N September 05 2012 August was full of sweet baby faces! As usual, it was tough choosing just one. Press play to check out the adorable action: Video music by Vered. Congratulations to the winner, Mendilyn J. of … Continue reading

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Observations and expectations

Written by: Lesley Graham September 05 2012 At a dinner this week I sat down for some Italian fare with a bunch of moms. There were moms of multiples, new moms, new moms of multiples, and an expecting wide-eyed mom. … Continue reading

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Brica Day & Night Light Musical Mirror

Written by: Tracy September 05 2012 During pregnancy, you try to be as prepared as possible for your newest arrival. But every once in awhile, life comes in and shakes up your plans. For me, my preplanning stage took a … Continue reading

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Honeywell HFD-010 QuietClean Compact Tower Air Purifier

Written by: Lily September 04 2012 When I was a kid, I used to always get in trouble for having a messy room. Seriously, I am not afraid to admit that it was really, really bad. So who could have … Continue reading

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Join the vacci-nation

Vaccines are not perfect. “Perfect” would be a world without disease, where there would be nothing to prevent and nothing to cure. That’s not our world. Planet Earth is populated by mobile, microbe-toting individuals, who are constantly sharing what they’ve … Continue reading

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Win It: Personalized Storybook from I See Me Books

Written by: P&N September 04 2012 One of the earliest sounds your baby learns to recognize is his name. Some studies say that babies will turn their heads toward the calling out of their name as early as 4 months. … Continue reading

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Animals are Everett's best friends

Written by: Christopher Spicer September 04 2012 Everett is an animal lover. This isn’t something I ever tried to dispute. If Summit comes over for a sniff and a kiss, then Everett greets him with a planet sized smile. He … Continue reading

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Baby bully

Written by: Suzanna Palmer September 04 2012 Fact: My baby can beat up your baby. This isn’t something I’m proud of, but for now, it’s a reality of life with Jacob. Someday he’ll understand that hitting and throwing things at … Continue reading

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Room with a view

Written by: Lacey September 04 2012 We design quite a few nurseries here at P&N, but one of the rooms featured in our Fall Buyer's Guide is honestly one of my all-time favorites. I love the colors, the prints … … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Baby sign language

As new moms, it’s hard to figure out the right way to interact with baby. So this month, we’re exploring various topics that will help moms just like you understand the benefits of interacting with your tot from a young … Continue reading

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Get schooled

Written by: Lacey September 03 2012 Shopping for school supplies with my kids always makes me want to update my office goods. I spend a lot of time at my desk, so I should enjoy my surroundings, right? Here are … Continue reading

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It’s what’s inside that counts: National newborn screening month

Written by: Jessica Hennenfent September 03 2012 What if we told you a simple heel prick blood test, done before you ever leave the hospital, is all it takes to find out if your family’s precious new addition could be … Continue reading

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Cybex Aton Plus

When selecting gear for my little one, my priorities probably match up with those of most moms. It absolutely has to be safe, it should be easy to use, and it should look cool. I mean, no one wants to … Continue reading

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Something about a baby bump

Written by: Hillary Grigonis September 02 2012 There's something about a baby bump that makes it okay to talk to yourself, or at least to talk to your belly. I mean, anyone without a baby on board would get some … Continue reading

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Miracle baby: The birth of Patrick

Written by: Diane September 02 2012 I have always been a checklist kind of girl. I had checklists for my groceries, husband qualifications and wedding preparations. So as expected, I had my own pregnancy checklist. I think I ticked all … Continue reading

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A soapbox and a smile

Written by: Suzanna Palmer September 02 2012 The other day I heard something that put a burr under my tail, and I just have to vent. I was chatting with another mother when the subject of our little ones’ teeth … Continue reading

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A full body experience

When most people think of the pregnant body, they automatically envision that burgeoning belly. But your tummy isn’t the only thing transforming while baby’s on board. Your entire body is hard at work making sure your tot’s temporary home is … Continue reading

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A watched bump never grows

“How far along are you? Eight weeks?” a friend of mine asked. “Almost 10,” I said. She was surprised: “Wow, doesn’t time fly?” I muttered something appropriate in reply, but what I thought was more along the lines of “No, … Continue reading

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Evenflo Symphony LX

The Evenflo Symphony LX is truly a car seat that your child can grow into, with an impressive weight range of 5 to 100 pounds and a height range of 19 to 57 inches. It can function as a car … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Prodigy

The Summer Infant Prodigy Infant Seat is a top-rated rear-facing infant car seat. If you’re looking for a car seat that is literally a snap to install, this is the seat for you! When I pulled this car seat out … Continue reading

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