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September 2016—2 Red Hens giveaway

It’s in the bag One lucky mama will win a 2 Red Hens Coop Diaper Bag and Toy Nanny, so she and her babe can stay stylish wherever they go.

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September 2016—Arm’s Reach giveaway

Together is better One co-sleeping crew will win an Arm’s Reach Ideal Ezee 3-in-1 bassinet, featuring bedside sleeper, freestanding bassinet and play yard modes.

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September 2016—pediped giveaway

If the shoe fits One happy household will win a $200 gift certificate to pediped, so they can treat baby’s feet to footwear designed with proper development in mind.

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September 2016—Babyhome giveaway

Stroll with it One chic family will win a Babyhome VidaPlus Stroller, a handsome set of wheels that promises comfort and versatility.

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September 2016—Fridababy giveaway

Mommy’s helpers Five little munchkins will win a Fridababy FeverFrida and Bitty Bundle of Joy gift set, featuring the NoseFrida, Windi, NailFrida and Fridet.

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Focus on hypnosis

During pregnancy women spend nine months envisioning what childbirth will look like, but they often spend far less time preparing for the days and years after. Once you’ve taken the plunge into parenthood, though, many new moms soon realize it … Continue reading

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Common newborn ailments

Little ones cry for oh-so-many reasons, but we’ve picked out half a dozen issues that are likely to crop up in the early months of your child’s life. While there’s no substitute for a doctor’s care, we’ve got a few … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—NurturMe giveaway

Petite feast One early eater will win a NurturMe gift package, featuring organic baby cereals, toddler snacks and more.

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—DockATot giveaway

Hot spot Two fortunate families will win a DockATot docking station, so baby can safely rest, relax, play and cuddle wherever you go.

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Road Test: Parent-approved car seats

MODERN WONDER CYBEX Cloud Q, $450 Rear-facing: birth to 35 pounds “The Cloud Q is possibly nicer than my actual vehicle! It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe, thanks to a load leg and telescopic side-impact protection. The … Continue reading

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Film festival

40 Weeks Real-life couples share an intimate peek into their journeys from conception to delivery. They’re brave, they’re candid, and they’re open about everything from awkward leaks to awe-inducing ultrasounds. The Business of Being Born This provocative documentary offers a … Continue reading

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2016 September and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

We have more than $4,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our September issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. September 2016 Buyer’s Guide 2016

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See to it

“Although only 1 in 9 infants have vision problems, parents who take their child for an eye exam will have a new peace of mind that their infant’s vision is developing properly,” says Andrea Thau, OD, president of the American … Continue reading

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Baby care 101

Many first-time parents experience a surge of fear when they’re discharged from the hospital and sent into the world with a brand-new baby. No matter how much you prepare, nothing can get you ready for the realization that you’re suddenly … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved jogging strollers

TWICE AS NICE Thule Urban Glide 2, $650 “After giving the Urban Glide 2 a few laps around the block, it screams mobility and is perfect for an active, urban lifestyle. Plus, I’m tall, so I really appreciate the adjustable … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved bath tubs

MINI MARVEL Boon Soak, $50 “If you want a sturdy, uncomplicated (but well-designed) bath, then the Soak is the one for you! The small holes in the seat allow water to flow around baby, and the drain plug changes colors … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved strollers

BEST FOR EARTH LOVERS Greentom Upp Reversible, $359 “The Upp Reversible is about as green as baby gear can get, thanks to a frame and fabric made from 100 percent recycled materials. It also has a simultaneously vintage and futuristic … Continue reading

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BOB B-Safe 35 by Britax

The BOB B-Safe 35’s manual is thorough and readable, and the illustrations are clear and intuitive. In case you misplace the manual, there are also instructions etched onto the car seat base itself. (To prevent this, though, there is a compartment … Continue reading

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Hot rods: Parent-approved car seats

MODERN WONDER CYBEX Cloud Q, $450 Rear-facing: birth to 35 pounds “The Cloud Q is possibly nicer than my actual vehicle! It’s not only beautiful, but it’s also incredibly safe, thanks to a load leg and telescopic side-impact protection. The neatest … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—Preggers.com giveaway

Compression obsession Two fashion-conscious moms will win a $100 gift card to Preggers.com, so they can shop for chic support to wear during pregnancy and beyond.

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Prepare for an emergency

It’s wise to be ready for anything should a natural or man-made disaster strike, and it’s especially important when a baby is involved. Check these items off your list as you create your family’s emergency supply kit, and learn more about … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—Micuna giveaway

Modern marvel One foodie-in-training will win a Micuna OVO High Chair, combining form and function in a way that’s sure to earn rave reviews.

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To dye for

Sakura Bloom ring sling, $240; aden + anais snap bibs, $25; Te Adoro swaddle blanket, $50; bunglo pillow, $106; Wax + Cruz cap, $35

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—IsabelleGraceJewelry.com giveaway

Precious gems Two haute mamas will win a Little Moon Tag Necklace from IsabelleGraceJewelry.com.

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—Silikids giveaway

Say cheers One hungry munchkin will win a Silikids gift package, featuring universal-fit sippy and straw tops, silicone cups and more.

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Little spoons

Made from plants and biodegradable. JJ Rabbit, $5 for fork and spoon A textured underside stimulates baby’s senses. oogaa, $6 for two The curved handle is ideal for beginner feeders. Kizingo, $10 Designed with insight from a pediatric occupational therapist. … Continue reading

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Wired up

There’s still a lot experts don’t know about the effects of caffeine during pregnancy, which is why the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for more research before it can draw any conclusions about a link between caffeine and … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved entertainers

SWAY AWAY Ingenuity InLighten Cradling Swing, $140 “We use the InLighten Cradling Swing every day, multiple times a day. There are two recline options, which are nice depending on whether our little one is sleepy or alert, and three swing … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—Baby Einstein giveaway

Double the fun Two fun-loving tots will win a Baby Einstein 2-in-1 Lights & Sea Activity Gym & Saucer, so they can laugh and play to their hearts’ content.

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—Lorena Canals giveaway

Floor decor Two stylish crews will win a machine-washable rug from Lorena Canals in the size and style of their choice.

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Buyer’s Guide 2016—The Original Sqeeze giveaway

Main squeeze Ten lucky ducks will win a gift package from The Original Squeeze, featuring the brand’s signature spill-proof pouches and clever accessories.

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Milk and cookies

Top off a tin of homemade baked goods with a cute sticker, and no one will notice if you burned a few. —Lauren, Executive Editor Monica Schafer for Minted custom stickers, $10 for 24 If newbies could speak just one word, … Continue reading

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Go-go gadgets

Stick-anywhere sensors notify your smartphone if a door opens, the medicine cabinet is ajar, the smoke detector is going off and more. Notion home monitoring system, from $129 Order up a perfectly mixed bottle of formula at baby’s preferred temperature … Continue reading

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Week 28: 3 acceptable things to say to a pregnant woman

I recently had a run-in with a check out girl at my local Target that left me feeling discouraged. In fact, so much so that it inspired me to write a letter that I posted over on my blog. You … Continue reading

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A letter to the baby on her 6-month birthday

Six months! That’s a whole half of a year! I don’t know how it’s possible that six months have gone by since you joined us, but it seems as though that’s the case. And instead of a tiny blob who doesn’t do or … Continue reading

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Fawn Design Diaper Bag

I am completely head-over-heels for this diaper bag! It is so stylish, classy, completely functional … and does not feel like an old gym duffel. I chose the rich brown color, which is constructed with a faux leather that could … Continue reading

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Little laughs

Linds has a thing she does that always gets Nolan and Graham to smile—no matter how ornery they are or how defiant they seem to be. She says, “I can make you smiiiiile!” And poof! They smile, sometimes begrudgingly, but a smile … Continue reading

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No time to waste: The birth of Brixton

My first real contraction came at 1 a.m. At least the first one that I felt. I woke up to that deep almost period-like pain in my abdomen, and I was almost positive that it was going to be the day. My husband … Continue reading

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Miscarriage matters

Before I was a mother, I do not think I was a very sensitive person. I could politely deliver sympathies and have a heart-to-heart without skipping a beat, but I rarely truly mourned with others when experiencing something difficult. Pregnancy … Continue reading

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CYBEX Cloud Q Infant Car Seat

Two things I know for certain: You can identify new parents by the deer-in-headlights look on their faces when attempting to install a car seat for the first time (I have a college degree and still stared at this contraption … Continue reading

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Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air Infant Car Seat

Upon the arrival of our Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip Air Infant Car Seat, we immediately opened it and fell in love. Once out of the box the whole car seat was pretty lightweight with a very gender neutral color. It also includes an infant … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger City Go Infant Car Seat

Upon taking the Baby Jogger City Go out of its box, I first noticed the material. To me, it resembled the look and feel of a high-quality life jacket, which in my mind translates to “easy to clean” should spills … Continue reading

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Week 31: The final countdown

This pregnancy is going by so fast that every week when I sit down to write this post I second guess how far along I actually am. I struggle to remember what week my Bump app says I’m at, and … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Pria 70

This car seat has been such a pleasure to use! We’re on our fourth baby now, so we’ve owned more than our fair share of car seats in the last six years. Between our two cars we’ve owned one infant seat, four … Continue reading

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Week 27: Planning a shower for baby No. 2

So, it’s officially the last week of the second trimester. If my experience this time goes anything like before, these next 12 weeks will somehow fly by. That is, of course, with the exception of the last week or so … Continue reading

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Keeping it all together (not at all)

These days I find myself giving out unsolicited parenting advice. You didn’t ask for it, but here it is: Don’t have four kids. That’s not really parenting advice though, is it? It’s more like life advice. Well, whatever it is, it’s … Continue reading

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Why the crying?

I get that Austin might get upset because he’s hungry or needs a new diaper or just has a little gas. Those things would make me want to cry, too. He can’t communicate besides crying or cooing or smiling or just chilling out, so … Continue reading

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Sweet relief: The birth of Leah

On Friday, September 12, I woke up not feeling well. I was just over a week away from my due date, and—this being my first baby—I was sure I had at least another week to go. But I had no idea … Continue reading

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How to feel like a winner

We made it to the 6-week mark, yay! Like magic, life starts to get a little bit easier around this time (everyone tells me to hold out for 2 months). Bellamy sleeps so well at night, and I have been catching … Continue reading

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Week 30: Things you should never say to a pregnant woman

I’m well into my seventh month of pregnancy, and I’m pretty sure my belly can be seen from space. OK, I know that’s dramatic—but that’s how it feels sometimes, especially when I frequently get comments about how big I look. … Continue reading

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