Monthly Archives: October 2012

Special offers for the readers of P&N

Written by: P&N October 31 2012 Take advantage of the great deals offered to the readers of P&Nfrom these great retailers: 15%off site-wide with purchase of $130 atDECLeOR with code DECLEORSCULPT Shop at decleorusa.com and receive 15% off site-wide with … Continue reading

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Win It: Nap Nanny Chill

Written by: P&N October 30 2012 Now that cold and flu season is upon us (wash, wash, wash those hands!) you might notice your sweet babe getting stuffy in the nose. One recommendation for easing their congestion for better rest … Continue reading

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Meeting the midwives

Written by: Lesley Graham October 30 2012 I’ve officially had two appointments now with my midwives and the difference is already so noticeable. Instead of trying to prescribe me something for every little complaint, they listen and encourage me that … Continue reading

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Slow down! No, wait, hurry up!

Written by: Christopher Spicer October 30 2012 My super power is contradicting myself. I often fret over money, but when I have to make dinner, my first instinct is to order a pizza. Most of my friends know me as … Continue reading

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The First Years Deluxe Reclining Feeding Seat

I don’t usually think too much about things I won’t need for a while. Instead, I file them in my mind under the “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it” category. “Get a highchair” fit into that category … Continue reading

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Halloween for Baby: The DIY Costume Guide

Written by: Anna Howard October 29 2012 What could be cuter than the sight of your little one all dressed up for his first Halloween? It’s that time of year again, and we want to make sure your tiny tot … Continue reading

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Expecting the unexpected

You’ve loaded a playlist onto your iPod, cemented your stance on pain medication, and practiced your squat in the mirror. But when you’re in the throes of labor, your “givens” may require a little give-and-take. From insisting on silence in … Continue reading

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How to wear: Red pants

Written by: Lauren October 29 2012 Think denim is your only option? Think again. Boldy hued bottoms are easier to pull off than you might expect—and they're super versatile too. (I'd also argue that they add a little sass to … Continue reading

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Sweet slumber

Though it may feel like you never see your bed (shut-eye is hard to find for new parents), your lucky little one will get to enjoy a good bit of time dreaming in his. Ensure the mattress he’s sleeping on … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Feng shui

To wrap-up our month on nursery design, we’re taking a closer look at giving baby a zen sleeping space. To help us, we are pleased to have Pam Webber,the founder of weeDECOR, and designer of playful, personal, eco-friendly wall decals … Continue reading

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Budgeting for baby

Think first, buy later When you first learn you’re pregnant, it’s easy to get carried away. Everything is so cute and tiny and new that you find yourself wanting to buy everything in sight. Erica Sandberg, a money and credit … Continue reading

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Koochu Eldorado

  When the opportunity to review a diaper bag came up, I knew exactly what I wanted: a bag that my husband could carry with pride. See, he’s a hands-on dad. He takes our little guys to the park, run … Continue reading

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The baby-signing bible

Written by: P&N October 28 2012 Can't decide which language to teach your wee one? Consider sign language! Babies can begin signing even before they can talk; this early communication can encourage preliminary language skills and help you better interpret … Continue reading

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Cloth diapering 101

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn October 28 2012 Cloth diapers have come a long way, Baby. HusBen and I recently attended Cloth Diapering 101 at the local natural baby shop in New Orleans. We’re really excited about jumping into the … Continue reading

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Dress code: Log cabin

Written by: Lauren October 25 2012 It's been a while since we've done a Dress Code post, hasn't it? (Remember this one and this one and—my all time favorite—this one from days of yore?) I always think it's fun to … Continue reading

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Get to know: The mom behind Egg2Cake

The cleverly named company egg2cake offers an array of funny, apt and tongue-in-cheek paper goods from growth charts to journals to party coasters and cards for new and expecting mamas. Their messages hit home for the mom crowd, poking gentle … Continue reading

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No hard feelings

Written by: Josh Conley October 25 2012 There’s a great scene from an episode of Louie, where his daughter tells him that she likes staying at her mom’s house better than his and proceeds to outline exactly why. Louie takes … Continue reading

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Amazed and ecstatic: The birth of Brian

Written by: Christine October 25 2012 I guess there are many places you can start a birth story, but this story starts in my bathtub. Thursday night, 12/15/11, I was having a bath, soaking my swollen feet. I had just … Continue reading

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Around the world in 280 days

Babies are conceived and born each day all over the world. While most of us are familiar with childbirth norms and traditions in ourown country, we often know very little about customs and practices in other countries. Within every culture, … Continue reading

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Meet the man behind the Movember movement

Written by: Rachel Reiff Ellis October 24 2012 Heard of the Movember movement? Each November, hundreds of thousands of men get their hair growin' on and sport a 'stache in support of men's health. It's a fun way to address … Continue reading

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Wait… was that the baby?

Written by: Z. Briggs October 24 2012 One of the things that I’ve been most excited about is getting to feel the baby move for the first time. It’s such an amazing thing and one that I’ve been looking forward … Continue reading

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Ingenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing

Written by: Morgan October 23 2012 Don't let the word “portable” throw you. The Ingenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing is a sturdy, handy-to-have piece of gear. But instead of taking up a chunk of floor space in your house, … Continue reading

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Win It: Mobi Technologies Dual Scan Thermometer

Written by: P&N October 23 2012 There is almost nothing worse than having a sick baby, and when it inevitably happens (hello cold and flu season!), it helps to have good tools at your disposal to treat the problem. The … Continue reading

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Making the switch

Written by: Lesley Graham October 23 2012 After weeks of waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety about giving birth and the fear of lots of medical intervention, I decided to get in touch with a doula … Continue reading

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Training daddy

Written by: Christopher Spicer October 23 2012 A few days ago, I was talking to Emily about parents I know and some I have read about. I mentioned how many of the dads are corrected by the mothers and are … Continue reading

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Boy oh boy

Written by: Lacey October 22 2012 My first baby was a girl, and when she was small I often found myself feeling sorry for moms of boys—from clothes to decor, the girl stuff just seemed so much cuter. Then I … Continue reading

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All work and no play: National work and family month

Written by: Jessica Hennenfent October 22 2012 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, 80.6% of the workforce had a child under 8. That’s all the proof we need to know that the working family is indeed the … Continue reading

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Bringing up a bilingual baby

It’s no secret that a bilingual education is a valuable asset in today’s global community, and because infants’ brains are particularly absorbent, they can soak up new languages with amazing speed and retention. In fact, a child who picks up … Continue reading

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Mint Plus Automatic Floor Cleaner

Here’s what I have to say about the Mint Plus floor cleaner: It has changed my life. I debated whether or not that was a bit dramatic to profess, but in the end I decided to go with the truth. … Continue reading

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Wake up! It’s SIDS Awareness Month

Written by: Anna Howard October 21 2012 One of the sweetest pleasures for a parent is putting your baby down for bed. But it's also a practice parents need to pay special attention to in order to ensure safety for … Continue reading

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Half way there

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn October 21 2012 One of the pregnancy apps I subscribe to just sent me an email with the subject “Half Way There,” and immediately that funky, electric intro to Livin’ On a Prayer, by Bon … Continue reading

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No longer Trouble: The birth of Eli

Written by: Hillary October 21 2012 Dear Eli, Well, it's official, the birth certificate has been signed and I can finally quit calling you Trouble. Not that you are anywhere near finished with causing trouble, of course, but now that … Continue reading

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Step it up

Written by: Suzanna Palmer October 21 2012 Since I began sharing the ups and downs and ins and outs of motherhood (and before that, pregnancy) over a year-and-a-half ago, I nearly always begin the week wondering, “What in the world … Continue reading

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British invasion

Written by: Lauren October 18 2012 Our favorite gear and goods from across the pond, as featured in our October issue. British invasion by pnmag Pink Lining / Tommee Tippee / Mamas & Papas / Isabella Oliver / Maclaren / … Continue reading

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Fit Squad: ReCORE Program from MomBod Fitness

Written by: Rachel Reiff Ellis October 18 2012 Break a sweat with P&N! New mamas and moms-to-be review the latest fitness gear and programs. Program: MomBod Fitness ReCORE Program Cost: $125 for a 6-week series Fitness level: All levels Reviewed … Continue reading

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Big and li'l

Written by: Josh Conley October 18 2012 I have a brother, two years younger than me, with whom I am extremely close. We’ve gone through stretches of being less close in our lives, as I imagine most siblings do. But … Continue reading

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Insurance, insurance, insurance

Written by: Z. Briggs October 18 2012 Before my husband and I decided to try for our first child, I told him I wanted to do some research. I’m a bit of a planner, and I wanted to make sure … Continue reading

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Kalencom Elite Pizazz

Near the end of my pregnancy, I realized that digging through my small, one-pocket purse for five minutes just to find my car keys wasn’t going to cut it—I would need to master the art of doing nearly everything one … Continue reading

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Win It: Mia Bossi Emma Bag

Written by: P&N October 16 2012 If you're a gal who lusts after pretty purses and trEs chic totes, you might feel a little bummed once it comes time to trek around town with a carryall made for diapers (and … Continue reading

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The tipping point

Written by: Lesley Graham October 16 2012 Well, up until this point I feel like this pregnancy has been a breeze. Sure, I had the morning sickness and some fatigue, but all of a sudden I’m pretty darned uncomfortable. My … Continue reading

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Remembering I have a wife too

Written by: Christopher Spicer October 16 2012 In high school, I remember being stuck somewhere with a friend, and neither of us felt like having to walk home. My friend suggested calling his parents to ask them to pick us … Continue reading

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A soft touch

Written by: Lacey October 15 2012 I like to spruce up my surroundings with the season, and I've been searching high and low for some new throw pillows for a few weeks now. My problem is that I find too … Continue reading

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The DL on Down's: It’s National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Written by: Anna Howard October 15 2012 The moment you find out you’re pregnant, your mind kicks into baby overdrive wondering what your new life will be like. Will she have your eyes, or his chin? Will she have all … Continue reading

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Back to sleep

Written by: P&N October 14 2012 The five best ways to lower your baby’s risk of SIDS. What is SIDS? Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained death of an infant under 1 year. SIDS is not an illness or … Continue reading

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A cultured approach to child rearing

When my son was 4 months old, I wrote myself off as a parental failure. Why? I couldn’t get that kid to sleep for anything. The only time he’d drift off was in my arms, and as soon as his … Continue reading

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Life is a journey

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn October 14 2012 The first day, I was intrigued. The second day, I was curious. By the third day, I was phoning a friend to be talked down. “It’s too soon,” she said. “If you … Continue reading

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Once more with feeling: The birth of Meg

Written by: Melanie October 14 2012 (For some background—this is my fourth baby. The first was a medical hospital birth with an epidural, the second was a hospital water birth, and the third was a homebirth involving a severe shoulder … Continue reading

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Birthday surprise

Written by: Suzanna Palmer October 14 2012 If you have a kid—or have ever taken care of someone else’s for more than thirty seconds—you know that children have a knack for the unexpected. They can take you by surprise and … Continue reading

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Badger Basket Evolve Convertible Wood High Chair with Tray and Cushion

When our 1-year-old was ready to join our family at mealtimes, we decided to try a different route than we had gone with our older children. Instead of a booster seat, we decided to look into a new highchair. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Babyproofing tips

Today’s expert is Jason Abrams, coined as “The Jerry Maguire of Real Estate,” and a young superstar in his own right, he’s soon bringing his unique brand of celebrity house-hunting to HGTV in its upcoming series “Scoring the Deal” premiering … Continue reading

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