Monthly Archives: February 2013

The nosesucker

I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine. Goes by the handle of Nubby Nosesucker. That’s not his real name, of course; nobody knows his real name. But we’ve had some pretty good times together. Like a … Continue reading

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So many questions, so little time

Am I too old to have another baby? Do I have the patience to do it all over again? How will a baby change the dynamic of my blended family? Will I regret not having another child in a few … Continue reading

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Calm down

As a mom, your first instinct when your baby cries is to pick her up and cover her with kisses. However, there comes a time when it’s important for your little one to learn to self-soothe, so you’re not constantly … Continue reading

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Care packages: The subscription craze

Care packages Monthly subscription services are popping up left and right, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The recurring shipments introduce new brands and products you’re sure to love, and it goes without saying that doorstep delivery beats a trip … Continue reading

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Cloth diapering in a NYC apartment

Written by: Z. Briggs February 06 2013 Many months ago I said to Chad, “I think I’d like to look into the possibility of cloth diapers instead of disposables.” My goodness, I had no idea what kind of rabbit hole … Continue reading

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Wear your heart on your …

I’m not particularly lovey-dovey (ask anyone who knows me), but I’m digging the hearts that are cropping up on every sort of apparel and accessory. Although they’re certainly not limited to Valentine’s Day (I have a heart sweater I sport … Continue reading

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Sleep strategy

Somewhere between about week five and week 11, we stopped swaddling Isaac at night. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it had something to do with him being so cozy in the bassinet, and us being lazy and … Continue reading

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Moby GO

If you’ve ever tried carrying your baby in a sling or other carrier and felt the shoulder, back and neck pain that result from the extra weight and strain, this carrier is for you! They finally got it right. With … Continue reading

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Win it: Boppy Nursing Pillow

UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winners: Pamela H. of Benson, UT; Joanne G. of Waynesville, NC; Karina M. of Penfield, NY; Francie B. of Meridian, MS; and Natalia D. of Blaine, MN! There are funny new words … Continue reading

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Goodbye and thank you

Written by: Christopher Spicer February 05 2013 I really wasn’t sure what to expect from fatherhood. The weeks leading up to it I was getting anxious. Was I really fit to be a father? I was the same guy in … Continue reading

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Truths

Written by: Lesley Graham February 05 2013 These are things in life that I know to be true at this moment. ● When it comes to choosing between a shower and maxin’ and relaxin’, 90% of the time I choose … Continue reading

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toes!

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Dental care for baby

You might not think dental hygiene would be that important for babies, particularly if the baby in question hasn’t even cut his first tooth. But oral care for infants is just as necessary as it is for adults. Poor dental … Continue reading

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Red hot

Written by: Lacey February 04 2013 Splashes of red make me happy. While I love hearts and a healthy dose of pink here and there, my favorite part of Valentine's Day is the excuse to indulge my love of red … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Babywearing

The benefits of babywearing are constantly being touted by the moms in my playgroup, but I’m worried too much time in a carrier might be bad for baby’s hip development. Is there any evidence the practice is hurtful or harmful? … Continue reading

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It’s a girl!

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn February 04 2013 A note from Lane: Julian Grace Hartman (daughter of Lane Cotton Winn and Ben Hartman) was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans on January 23rd at 8:56 a.m. She weighed 5 … Continue reading

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Baby Trend Expedition LX

Written by: Brittany February 03 2013 When my husband and I were picking out a stroller to use for our first child, we both agreed that we wanted something that would be lightweight and easy to store that could keep … Continue reading

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“Nobody puts baby in a corner”*

It’s no secret pregnancies often steal the show.Pop some popcorn, put your feet up, and laugh alongside some of cinema’s best baby-inspired dialogues. *Dirty Dancing (1987) Father of the Bride Part II (1995) “How would you like to go through … Continue reading

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Nature is a genius: The birth of Maddie

Written by: Laura February 03 2013 My due date was May 23. May 23 came and went. On the morning of June 2, I woke up at 5 a.m. to pee, and lost my mucus plug. I knew this might … Continue reading

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The parent club

Written by: Jennifer Davis February 03 2013 I used to think, before I had Isaac, that people were maybe exaggerating how excited they were for us to become parents. Don’t get me wrong, I knew we had people rooting for … Continue reading

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Knockin’ boots

Bringing a bump into the boudoir can bring a slew of unexpected concerns to the minds of even the most seasoned vixens. If you’re feeling jittery about jumping in the sack, it’s time to calm your worries, find your hot … Continue reading

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So long, suckers

Whether you’ve loved every minute of it, slowly come to enjoy it, or simply powered through it, at some point breastfeeding will come to an end. Knowing when and how to begin the weaning process is not necessarily intuitive, but … Continue reading

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Beach bum(p)

Written by: Lauren January 31 2013 January is over (thank goodness!), but even the first of February means we have a few weeks of winter left to weather. The best way to get through them? Get out of town! If … Continue reading

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February Free Stuff

We have more than $2,300 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our February issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all four contests daily. Contest closes February 28, … Continue reading

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Book Club: Sh*tty Mom

Welcome to Pregnancy & Newborn‘s Book Club! This month’s book is Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner.Simply reading the table of contents of this tell-it-like-it-is … Continue reading

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The happy post

Written by: Josh Conley January 31 2013 I do a lot of complaining. Here, elsewhere, pretty much anywhere I can. As a personal goal, I’m trying to do less of it. Smile more. Breathe more. Live in the moment more. … Continue reading

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Power plants

Believe it or not, the average American spends approximately 90 percent of her time indoors—and it’s not unrealistic to think that number might creep even higher in the frigid months of winter. To ensure the air filling your lungs is … Continue reading

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