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Storq Carryall

Unenthused by the majority of the diaper bags on the market (most either look, understandably, like diaper bags or closely resemble handbags, which my husband is not especially keen on), we were thrilled to put the Storq Carryall through its … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack

  For working and type-A moms who want to maintain their simplicity and class, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway Pack is the bag for you! I was so excited to receive this bag. As a mother of a 2-month-old boy … Continue reading

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Alternate route

Adrienne Camhi, a mom of one in Evanston, Illinois, planned to deliver her daughter Neva naturally. She hoped to labor at home as long as possible, move around frequently to ease her pains, and go epidural-free for the duration. “I … Continue reading

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Formula for success

2.5 ounces The amount of formula per pound of body weight that baby will consume daily. So, if your nugget weighs in at 8 pounds, you’re looking at 20 ounces. 4 hours The typical time between meals for a formula-fed … Continue reading

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Start squirreling

The first couple weeks with a newborn are a lot like a hibernation phase for brand-new parents—except that you’ll be getting next to no sleep. Prep for your days away from the world by squirreling away easy meals and plenty … Continue reading

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Prenatal test prep

If you’re expecting, prepare to be the center of some major medical attention. There will be lots of tests (more than you took in high school!), and you’ll clock serious face-time with your health care provider. But it doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Project Nursery 5-inch HD Video Baby Monitor System with Mini Monitor

Choosing a baby monitor was one of the most difficult choices we had to make when we sat down to register. There are so many options out there, and I am the kind of person who likes to do a … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Donkey

I started researching double strollers about seven months ago when my wife and I found out we were having twins. We had no clue what we wanted or what we needed—especially since we have never purchased a stroller. Finding the … Continue reading

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Rooming in

When the Heiligenthal family found out that a baby boy would be joining 2-year-old Leo in the nursery of their Minneapolis home this December, they made a few simple adjustments to create a space that’s perfect for both the newbie … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Chiropractic care

My sister-in-law is taking her baby to a chiropractor, and I’m intrigued. Is it safe for infants? What are the benefits? A: Chiropractic treatment is absolutely safe for little ones. Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, there is … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Reading sleep cues

How do I know when my baby is ready for a nap or bed? A: There is an internal rhythm—a sort of biological clock—in babies that parents can learn to recognize and follow to take the guesswork out of knowing … Continue reading

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On a roll

A pregnant woman walks into a sushi bar … and if you’re thinking she can’t eat there, then the joke’s on you. If the craving strikes, it’s safe for moms-to-be to indulge as long as they abide by these rules. … Continue reading

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The best gifts for new moms … that aren’t things

On your first foray into parenthood you usually get a lot of stuff. And while all of those bodysuits and carriers and diapers—and even those tiny newborn washcloths—are useful, sometimes what a new mama needs most can’t be gift-wrapped. So, … Continue reading

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November 2016—Babyhome giveaway

One sweet dreamer will win a Babyhome Air Bassinet. The lightweight cot boasts three leg position options (rocker, stationary and wheels) to meet every need.

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November 2016—ergoPouch giveaway

Five tiny snoozers will win an ergoPouch Winter Baby Sleeping Bag made with natural fibers to improve breathability and temperature regulation.

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Road Test: Parent-approved double strollers

BY YOUR SIDE Cosatto Supa Dupa, $500 “The incredibly cute Supa Dupa delivers in the practicality department. The seats recline almost flat, so they can accommodate newborns, and a ‘multimedia gadget pocket’ in each canopy (plus speakers!) makes it easy … Continue reading

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November 2016—HABA giveaway

Ten cuties will win a Little Town Water Play Mat from HABA. Thanks to a water-filled pad, wee ones can dive into tummy time ready for fun.

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November 2016—Kiinde giveaway

One lucky mom will win a Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Gift Set, so she can pump, store, organize and feed her breast milk with ease.

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November 2016 Free Stuff

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Lacrecia (TX), Walter (WV), Jamies (OR), Linda (CA), Stephanie (CA), Alexandra (VA), Dawn (FL), Julie (FL), Monica (WY), Marie (SC), Pamela (CT), Ashley (GA), Ephraim (CA), Gloria (CA), Richard (NC), Danielle (WA), Phylicia … Continue reading

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November 2016—Nesting Days giveaway

One new mama will win a Nesting Days skin-to-skin newborn carrier in the color of her choice. The patented design incorporates evidence-based research on postpartum and newborn care to connect caregiver and baby the way nature intended.

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My husband isn’t afraid of the children

I had to travel for work last week, which meant that my husband was home solo with all four kids from late Sunday morning through Friday night. This is the first time either of us has been alone with all … Continue reading

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Stokke grow-with-me giveaway

We’re treating three winners to Pregnancy & Newborn editors’ favorite Stokke® products, so they can foster the parent-child bond with gear designed to bring their families together. Each winner gets to choose one of the following prizes (up to $1,225 … Continue reading

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Inside the NICU

Many moms-to-be dream of the moment they’ll finally hold their newborns in their arms, but for some that joy is short-lived when complications necessitate a detour to the neonatal intensive care unit (more commonly known as the NICU). When Vicki … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Donating breast milk

I have an abundant milk supply—so much so that our freezer is nearly at capacity. I’ve considered donating the milk, but it seems daunting. Where do I even begin? A: What happens when you have an amazing supply and a … Continue reading

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2016 November and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

We have more than $4,200 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our November issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. November 2016 Buyer’s Guide 2016

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Party fowl

1. Turkey potpie Why should chicken get all the attention? 2. Turkey gumbo A Cajun kick promises to spice up your surplus. 3. Turkey spring rolls Asian flavors give the old bird new life. 4. Turkey pasties An all-in-one wonder that’ll use up potatoes … Continue reading

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Foodie in the making

As planned, we introduced Austin to solid foods. Was it a success? Is it a complete and utter mess after he’s done eating? Is he upset when it’s gone? The answer to all of those questions is a resounding YES! We’ve … Continue reading

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Fashionably late: The birth of Ashlyn Harper

My excitement began to grow as my due date of April 25 approached. I figured my baby girl would soon be born. I could not wait for my little bean to be welcomed into the world by her awaiting family. Also, … Continue reading

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November 2016—Lassig giveaway

Nine fortunate families will win a set of swaddling and burp blankets from Lassig. Made with 100 percent cotton, they become softer with each wash.

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Let it go

Parenting is a worrisome sport. Caring for a tiny human is stressful. Is he warm enough? Will he starve if I don’t set my alarm to wake him for that 2 a.m. feeding? (Please say no.) But in case those … Continue reading

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Week 36: Packing our bags

I wish that packing our bags referred to prepping for some sort of tropical getaway—or at least an overnight trip somewhere fun. Instead, we are preparing for what might possibly be the most stressful and painful experience of my life. … Continue reading

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Breast milk down the drain

I’m sitting in the airport waiting for my flight home after a week-long business trip. This post was supposed to be submitted yesterday but, as is the case with so much of my life, I’m behind. I have some time … Continue reading

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Comfy cozy: The birth of Vivienne

On January 9 at 9 a.m., Vivienne Lani Dinh was born, weighing in a 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long. All the anticipation and waiting for nine months, and she was officially here—we couldn’t have been happier or … Continue reading

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Introducing … food!

We haven’t begun giving Austin pureed human food yet, but we will soon. The reason being he’s been less and less tired around his bedtime of 7 o’clock. Linds will feed him, and he sits there, eyes open, staring at … Continue reading

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Stranger danger

I remember feeling slightly offended anytime I would gawk at how cute or sweet a baby was, only to have their parent(s) seem dismissive of my comment or give a passive, “Thanks.” I thought, “How weird! When I have a … Continue reading

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Week 39: False alarm

I think the last week of pregnancy is meant to prepare you mentally for the addition of a new baby—just teetering on the edge of sanity. Every day we wonder if today will be the day that I go into … Continue reading

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The postpartum body dilemma

What should my body look like at four months postpartum? The question had been looming in my mind well throughout my pregnancy, but this was the first time I found myself actually Googling it. My search returned pages and pages … Continue reading

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Week 35: What’s in a name?

In my opinion, giving your child a name is one of the most intimidating parts about being a parent. There are so many things to consider and so many ways things can go terribly wrong. What if my child grows … Continue reading

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Aveeno Giveaway Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes page and who are 18 as of … Continue reading

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A kid-free weekend with The Rolling Stones

Last weekend my husband and I took a kid-free trip! Yes, we headed out without any of our children in tow. For an entire weekend! When I say it I still can hardly believe it. My wonderful mother-in-law flew across … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year

It’s October, and that means we’re really close to the time of year every parent steals from his or her children. Yes, of course, it’s Halloween! Kids don’t really need 15 pounds of candy, do they? They don’t even know that … Continue reading

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Worth the waiting: The birth of Maxwell

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am so impatient. It really is one of my worst qualities. I cannot wait patiently for anything. So, after my due date, I just wanted to be induced. I was so ready. The … Continue reading

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Plenty of excuses

Did you ever see the article discussing the infamous “fit mom” and her harsh words on excuses for getting back in shape postpregnancy? Really the message was there is NO excuse to NOT be in shape after you pop that … Continue reading

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Week 38: And now we wait…

With just 10 days to go before my due date arrives, these last few weeks feel like the ultimate test in patience. Knowing our little girl could come at any time—or make us wait a little longer—has us sitting on the edge … Continue reading

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Please don’t touch my baby

There’s so much unchartered territory when it comes to pregnancy and babies. In fact, the word “stranger danger” begins to take on an entirely new meaning when you’re pregnant. You’ve probably heard stories about strangers coming up to pregnant women … Continue reading

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Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Jumper

My 6-month-old son is so interested in new toys at this stage, so I couldn’t wait to let him try out his new Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Activity Jumper. At first I thought I would need my husband to help … Continue reading

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Week 34: Building “big sister” hype

Being pregnant with my second has been different for so many reasons. One of the biggest is the fact that this pregnancy affects more than just me and my husband. It’s not just two adults preparing for a big life … Continue reading

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Ode to the minivan

Growing up my mom drove a minivan. I played traveling soccer, so we spent a lot of time in the car, driving to games and tournaments. I am old, so the minivans of my youth came with wood paneling on … Continue reading

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Quick arrival: The birth of Austin

From the day I heard my due date I had a feeling I was going to go beyond it. I don’t know why, but I just had this feeling. As my due date approached, I did everything I could think … Continue reading

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