Win it: Rumple Buddies

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Playtime can be just as enjoyable for mom as it is for baby. (Plus, it’s a good distraction from that pile of laundry.) But play isn’t all about fun and games—it’s important for your growing sprout’s development, too! Thank to Rumple Buddies, you can

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Win it: Premama

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Every mom-to-be wants to give the bun in her oven the healthiest possible start at life. One of the best ways to do that is by adding a prenatal vitamin to your daily routine. But swallowing a humongous pill isn’t the

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Win it: NüRoo

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Skin-to-skin contact with your newborn is a highly recommended practice that pays off in major ways. But for new mamas, it’s hard to get things done when your hands are constantly busy caring for your bundle of joy. Thanks to NüRoo, you

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Win it: Newton Baby

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Mamas spend a lot of time picking the just-right crib for baby’s nursery, but how much thought do you give the mattress that your lay your bundle of joy on? Newborns clock a lot of hours snoozing every single day—that’s

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2015 May and Registry Guide Free Stuff

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We have more than $4,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our May issue and Registry Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. May 2015 2015 Registry Guide

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May 2015 Free Stuff

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We have more than $1,900 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our May issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes May 31, 2015. Diono +

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Rock it as a single mom

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Regardless of the path that led you to single motherhood, deciding to go it alone makes you a brave and loving mama from the start. Solo parenting is no easy task, but Sunny Fungcap, MPA, CHHP, life coach and author

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Garden state

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Cultivate a nursery that’s always in bloom. clock / art print / pillow / teepee / lamp / ottoman / table / pram / bookends / rug

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Guessing game

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The countdown Because most women don’t know the exact date of conception, due date calculators typically use the first day of the last menstrual cycle and tack on 40 weeks. This estimate leaves a two-week grace period (be it early

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Flavor profile

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Puffed whole-grain brown rice cakes fit comfortably between pudgy fingers while notes of apple and raspberry tickle tiny taste buds. Love Child Organics rice cakes, $3 For a meal that’s ready in less than a minute, serve this microwavable pouch

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Mom’s wish list

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There’s nothing a mama wants more than to spend time with her babes (no matter how old they might be), but why not go above and beyond for the woman who always does the same for you? Here are five

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Wait list

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While it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you must have everything bought, built and sterilized before you even go into labor, that’s actually not the case. There are certain items your little one won’t be ready for

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A fair affair

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My crew would love spinning this handmade Ferris wheel ’round and ’round. —Ginny, Contributing Editor A Summer Afternoon toy, $65 A bright, colorful garland leads the way. —Mayuko, Photographer hip hooray garland, $10 I think we can all agree: The best part

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Ask the experts: Budget date night ideas

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My husband and I are on a tight budget, so hiring a babysitter for date night is out of the question. How can we make a night at home feel as special as a dinner out?  A: It can be

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Ask the experts: Discipline

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My 8-month-old loves to play the drop-a-toy-and-watch-mom-pick-it- up game on repeat while sitting in her highchair. I tell her “no,” but she giggles and drops it again. Is she too young to understand that I want her to stop? I’m

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Best buds

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Flowers for Mother’s Day? Yes, please. Follow these tips from Christina Stembel, founder of California-based Farmgirl Flowers, to extend the life of  your bouquet. Fresh start Once you’ve rustled up a vase, wipe off the dust, and then wash it

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Win it: UncommonGoods

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This contest is closed. Congratulations to Natalia (NM)! When you’re buying gifts for baby (your own little one or someone else’s), it can be daunting to find something that’s affordable, adorable and unique—not to mention safe for baby and the

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Breathe easy

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Attention expectant mamas: If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, here’s the scoop—straight from the experts—on how carrying a growing babe could affect your symptoms. Risky business Past studies suggest women with asthma (especially those whose asthma isn’t well controlled) are

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Win it: Luv Chicken

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This contest is closed. Congratulations to Ana (IL)! Watching your babe grow is one of the many joys of parenthood. But it can get a little more complicated when she outgrows her highchair but can’t quite reach the grown-up table.

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Win it: UrSoSpecial Lunch Notes

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Ketti (KY), April (IL) and Cathy (WI)! Adjusting to a new sibling (or one on the way) isn’t easy for older tots, but there are little things you can do to show you’re thinking

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Win it: Burp Necessity

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Marisol (CA) and Michael (PA)! Moms know that mealtime can be messy—and not just for baby. After feeding and burping your wee one, it’s not unusual to find yourself spattered with leftover pea puree

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Bum chums

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There’s no need to stock up on different sizes with an all-in-one that keeps behinds covered from birth to 30 months old. Charlie Banana one-size cloth diaper with two inserts, $22, charliebanana.com  Save some green (the kind in your wallet) by

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Ask the Experts: Drowsiness cues

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What signs should I look for to indicate my baby is sleepy and ready to be put down for a nap or bed? A: Watching your baby for drowsiness cues will help you learn to recognize when she is ready

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Tweets from the trenches

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Find these and hundreds more parenting-related tweets in The Big Book of Parenting Tweets, edited by Kate Hall and Science of Parenthood. One minute your kids are babies, and the next you’re sleeping in till 9:30 a.m. because they have

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April 2015 Free Stuff

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The contest is closed. Congratulations to: Nikki (NY), Bruce (IL), Lacey (TX), Lisa (AL), DL (TX), Amber (WI), Heather (CA), Lindsey (AZ), Deepti (NY), Alyssabeth (OR), Kayla (NE), Karen (CA), and Chris (IL)! We have more than $1,000 worth of fabulous

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Best foot forward

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Happy feet A baby doesn’t necessarily need to wear shoes when learning to walk. “If the environment is safe, barefoot really is best,” says Louis J. DeCaro, DPM, president of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics. “[It allows]

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Mama knows best

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There’s no time like the present Now is the time to start thinking about what goes on your skin because what goes on you goes in your baby. Pay attention, and find products that you feel comfortable using for your

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Warm it up

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This month’s nursery is a compilation of bright whites, warm colors and earth-conscious design.   chair / pillow / rug / donkey plush / car art / crib / love art / dog lamp / rocker / dresser / toy box /

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Ready, set, register

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Dream big Go ahead and put that fancy stroller or modern highchair on your wish list. Your gal pals may just pool their pennies and go in on it together. Remember the little things Choose some budget-friendly items, like burp

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Sightseeing

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All a blur With fluctuating hormones and the rising swell of fluid retention, expectant women commonly experience vision changes. Reasons and symptoms vary, but it’s not unusual for all that extra water inside you to cause the thickness and curve

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2015 Registry Guide Free Stuff

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We have more than $2,500 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Registry Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes July 31, 2015. Bright

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Handy how-to: Co-sleep safely

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises against sleeping with your babe in the same bed as you and your partner, but room sharing can be healthy and harmless. Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to

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2015 April and Registry Guide Free Stuff

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Click below to view the giveaways for our April issue and Registry Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. April 2015   2015 Registry Guide

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Dress for success

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Get back to black “You may have loved black before, but now it’s time to take your relationship to the next level. As the months pass and your bump grows, it becomes increasingly trickier to get dressed, especially when you’re

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Ask the Experts: Caring for baby and me postpartum

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What can I do in advance to make caring for my newborn—and myself—easier postpartum? A: As the big day approaches it’s a common concern for expectant moms to wonder how they will cope with recovering from birth along with caring for

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Win it: Petunia Pickle Bottom

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Modern mamas, we’ve found the diaper bag of your dreams. Every mother needs a carryall that can quite literally carry it all—who knew babies required so much stuff? But you also want one you genuinely love because, let’s face it, you’ll

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Win it: Parker Time Potions

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Sumeet (NY) and Kimberli (WA)! With the hustle and bustle of diaper changes, naptimes and playdates (not to mention all the laundry and dishes that need washing), it’s easy for mamas to stay

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Win it: BooginHead

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Chrissy (PA)! Attention mamas: The days of frantically scrambling to find your wee one’s pacifier are over, so you don’t have to constantly pick up pacis off the floor or worry about losing your

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Win it: nini & pumpkin

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Max (CA)! Little ones need to stay warm and cozy in bed, but don’t let worrying about twisted blankets keep you up all night. Sleep as soundly as baby knowing your little one is

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Win it: DRIA Cover

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Kasey (MD)! Just because you’re a nursing mama doesn’t mean your breastfeeding cover has to shout it to the world. Thanks to DRIA Cover, moms everywhere can feed their babes while feeling beautiful

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The young man and the sea

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A modern nautical nursery for your first mate. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15

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Ducks in a row

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More than mere madness There are bona fide scientific reasons to explain your out-of-character cleaning behavior, and the experience is actually beneficial. Jena Pincott, science writer and author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?, says, “Nesting helps us psychologically brace ourselves

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Ask the experts: Including big siblings

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We’re expecting baby No. 2! We’re thrilled, but I’m worried my firstborn will feel neglected when all my time is suddenly spent nursing and changing diapers. How can I make the transition easier on him? A: It’s easy to feel

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March 2015 Free Stuff

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We have more than $1,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our March issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes March 31, 2015. Babyhome Emotion

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Second isn’t always best

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When a friend generously offers to let you borrow some of her baby gear, you’ll no doubt be tempted to do so. But while it’s OK to take her up on hand-me-down bodysuits and baby carriers, there are certain things that

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Handy how-to: Deal with a picky eater

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If you’ve got a tot with  a persnickety palate, happy hour at the  highchair may involve more grimaces than grins. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch the finer fare in favor of flavorless mush. Encourage adventurous eating with

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Ask the experts: Perfecting the latch

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My baby and I are struggling to perfect her latch. What can I do to guide her in the right direction? A: Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is a key component in successful breastfeeding, and proper positioning is

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Time for a change

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Don’t let the switch to daylight saving time throw off your family’s routine. Follow these tips from Conner Herman and Kira Ryan, sleep experts and authors of The Dream Sleeper, to ensure your spring forward is seamless. Be proactive Begin

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Win it: Squooshi

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The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Lindsay (WA) and Rama (MI)! When your tiny tot is exploring the wonderful world of solids, a simple afternoon snack usually ends up as a mushy peas disaster—with green goo on baby, the highchair, the

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Win it: Evoli

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The contest is closed. Congratulations to Alona (OR)! As all mommies know, newborns need lots of attention and their skin is no exception. Keeping your little one’s delicate face, lips, body and hair moisturized and soft without skin irritation can be

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