Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cry baby

Written by: Josh Conley October 12 2012 Results of a recently-conducted, VERY official-like poll concluded that 100% of parents surveyed dislike the sound of babies crying. Asked if they would rather jam toothpicks under their toenails or listen to a … Continue reading

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50 shades of grey

Written by: Lauren October 11 2012 Nothing racy to read about here, folks! (So sorry to disappoint.) What you'll find is simply a round-up of 11 super-sweet, in-between-black-and-white, mostly gender-neutral goods for baby. They're soft, cuddly and—quite frankly—hard to resist. … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Embellished bodysuits

Written by: Lacey October 11 2012 Project Nest is P&N's sweet, little handmade haven. So lock and load those glue guns and pull out your popsicle sticks, mamas, it's about to get crafty in here! Dress up baby’s basic duds … Continue reading

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Topped off: Baby hats for chilly weather

Written by: P&N October 11 2012 Baby, it's (getting) cold outside! And nothing is sweeter than a newborn noggin topped with an adorable hat. Save that 10 percent of body heat for your babe by topping her off with a … Continue reading

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Natural beauty

  Some moms know as soon as they see that positive pregnancy test that they will be delivering with the aid of a pain-numbing epidural, thank you very much. But others might not be so sure they want to go … Continue reading

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A common carry

Written by: P&N October 10 2012 One trait each country shares is the need to hold baby close while still being able to complete daily tasks hands-free. October 8-14 is International Babywearing Week, so read on to become cultured on … Continue reading

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Address your stress

For many mamas-to-be, pregnancy is a roller coaster of emotional, physical and situational changes, and it’s natural for this time of life to challenge even the coolest of cucumbers. But dealing with your personal worries and applying positive solutions can … Continue reading

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Our first set of wheels

Written by: Z. Briggs October 10 2012 I never would have predicted that I would be a city kind of girl. But, here I am, a veteran of New York City for 6 1/2 years, living with my husband of … Continue reading

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Graco Duo 2-in-1 Swing Bouncer

Written by: Amanda October 09 2012 When we found out we were having twins, after the initial hoopla of excitement, I started getting concerned with where we would put all the stuff. Ihad seen how much room gear for one … Continue reading

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Win It: Exederm baby skincare package

Written by: P&N October 09 2012 Winter's coming (Game of Thrones reference, anyone?), and with it comes dry air that can leave skin zapped of all moisture. But for some babies, every season can leave them chapped and irritated—their sweet … Continue reading

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Regressing

Written by: Lesley Graham October 09 2012 So, I have been warned about older siblings regressing once the wee babe makes their appearance. The thing is… could we possibly already be there? All of a sudden Matilda is very fond … Continue reading

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The formerly drool-soaked t-shirts

Written by: Christopher Spicer October 09 2012 We have a dresser used to store gift cards, blankets, and Everett’s old clothes. I was looking through it the other day, because I apparently forgot that isn’t where my socks are stored. … Continue reading

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The rookie manual

It’s inevitable—even if you’re the oldest of eight kids, started babysitting when you were 12, and have been teaching preschool for the past decade, there will be a moment after your brand-new baby is placed in your arms when it … Continue reading

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Skin deep: National Eczema Awareness Month

Written by: Jessica Hennenfent October 08 2012 We know you’ve been there, ladies. At some point, pregnancy stopped making you feel beautiful and just made you feel as scaly as a dragon (hubby might have agreed with this as hormones … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Keeping the nursery safe and clean

Joining us today is Nadine Girard, Marketing Director of Ubbi and a mother of two in Brooklyn, NY to explain what today’s parent should keep in mind when creating the perfect nursery for their baby. The baby’s nursery is like … Continue reading

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Understanding the ultrasound

The test came back positive—congratulations! You’re going to have a baby. While your nine-month to-do list is growing by the minute, it’s likely you can think of little else besides seeing your bambino for the first time. Thankfully, waiting 40 … Continue reading

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Exederm baby skincare products

Written by: Brandi October 07 2012 My son, Cole, has suffered from the skin condition known as eczema since 4 months of age. It appeared suddenly and vengefully after I stopped nursing and has been an annoyance ever since. It … Continue reading

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The water's fine: Prenatal bath safety

Written by: P&N October 07 2012 Hot tubs and saunas may be off-limits, but you can safely enjoy time in the tub by following these basic guidelines for bathing with a bump. • Water temperature should not surpass body temperature, … Continue reading

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Preparing a space for baby

Written by: Hillary Grigonis October 07 2012 For the past few months, I've spent a few minutes a week daydreaming in the middle of an empty room. At first, I was standing on stained, pink carpet looking at bright teal … Continue reading

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Sunny side up: The birth of Amelie

Written by: Shawna October 07 2012 On September 21st, 2009 I became a mother for the first time after a “glowing” 39 weeks of pregnancy. My son came into the world in a birth pool, in a hospital, after three … Continue reading

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Year in review

Written by: Suzanna Palmer October 07 2012 “It was the best of times.” I can think of no better way to sum up the last year with our little munchkin. (Thank you, Charles Dickens.) When I awoke in labor at … Continue reading

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Come on in

Written by: Lauren October 04 2012 Take a peek inside the bedrooms of babes across the country. (Find more photos and inspiration in the pages of our October issue.) August's nursery by pnmag a / b / c / d … Continue reading

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Fake awake

Written by: Erin Shea Long October 04 2012 You may not be catching all your Zs, but your face doesn’t have to catch the rap. Give the illusion of a well rested self with a little help from these lively … Continue reading

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Angry daddy

Written by: Josh Conley October 04 2012 “You look so angry all the time now,” my wife said. “What’s wrong?” We were on a family walk amidst the long shadows of a lovely evening. There were two beautiful, life-full children … Continue reading

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The girls' room tour

Written by: Lesley Graham October 03 2012 I am so excited to be sharing the girls’ room today! It was definitely a good challenge trying to make all of their things fit into such a small space (approximately 12 x … Continue reading

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Almost there

In the last weeks of gestation, baby’s development is nearly complete, but your healthy-eating duties are far from over. With diminished stomach space, predelivery jitters, and a mile-long to-do list, expectant moms may be tempted to slack off on healthy … Continue reading

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Double-duty dishes

Feeding baby the same foods his parents and siblings are eating invites your little one to feel involved in the dinnertime ritual. (It also grants you control over the quality of his dinner and even saves time and money.) These … Continue reading

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September Photo of the Month winner!

Written by: P&N October 03 2012 September's babies were silly and sweet. All their cheerful faces warmed our hearts. Press play to check out the adorable action: Video music by In The Nick Of Time. Congratulations to the winner, Kristi … Continue reading

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Danzo Soho

Attention, Type A mamas! I have just had the pleasure of trying out the Danzo Soho diaper bag, and I am 100 percent certain its impressive, unmatched organizational capabilities will appeal to you (as they did to me, also blessed … Continue reading

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Win It: Free diapers from Huggies

Written by: P&N October 02 2012 The moms at P&N know one of the best phrases to hear when you've got a little one at home is “free diapers.” Every little bit counts when it comes to the baby budget … Continue reading

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Try to ignore the bright glowing box

Written by: Christopher Spicer October 02 2012 Everett isn’t supposed to watch TV. Emily has passed the law that Everett should be banned from watching the television, because he is only 9 months old and she doesn't want him already … Continue reading

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Food fight

Written by: Suzanna Palmer October 02 2012 Before I was expecting (and had more expectations about my hypothetical child than you could shake a baby rattle at), I promised myself I would never be that mom—you know, the one with … Continue reading

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Cause to shop

Written by: P&N October 01 2012 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve rounded up accessories and beauty products that contribute to finding a cure. Cause to shop by pnmag 1. $1 to breast cancer research for every BCA … Continue reading

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Hello Yellow

Written by: Lacey October 01 2012 It's obvious to anyone who walks through my front door that yellow is one of my favorite colors. It's my happy hue, and I appreciate its cheerfulness even more when the coldness starts setting … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Nursery trends

This month at P&N, we’re in the mood to revamp baby’s space. To kick-off our month on nursery design, we’ve asked Sissy + Marley, a NYC-based boutique baby planner and concierge service created by sisters Chelsea Reale and Rachel Geisler … Continue reading

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The babymooners

I never used to fully relax on vacations. To me, the more adventure-packed the trip, the better. I was the girl first off the boat to swim with whale sharks in the Gulf and could be found at the front … Continue reading

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Trial run

Written by: Hillary Grigonis September 30 2012 The day I reached 37 weeks—the labor class DVD still shrink wrapped, the fill-in-the-blank birth plan still lying untouched in my printer, the backordered crib somewhere in transit between the warehouse and the … Continue reading

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A water arrival: The birth of Edmund

Written by: Lisa September 30 2012 Let me start with a disclaimer. If you spend your entire pregnancy telling everyone that you love labor, that it’s your favorite part of having a baby, and that you can’t wait to do … Continue reading

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That-a-boy

Written by: Suzanna Palmer September 30 2012 Fact: My son is all boy. Of course, this statement is obvious from a biological standpoint, but lately I have noticed that it’s just as true when it comes to his preferences and … Continue reading

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Peg Pèrego Siesta highchair

Caprese salad? Yes, please. Valpolicella? Here’s my wine glass. Mark Ruffalo? Deal. What do they have in common? They’re all amazing and they’re all Italian. Now, I can add the Peg PErego Siesta highchair to that list! The chair reclines, … Continue reading

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