Adding a baby to our family has turned our budget upside down. Any tips to share as we restructure our spending to include formula, child care, insurance, etc.? A: Few events are as disorienting as a new baby arriving. It’s … Continue reading →
Q: I’m worried I’m not producing enough milk. What can I do to boost my supply? A: Concern about your milk supply is normal. In fact, research shows most moms doubt their milk-making capabilities at some point. There is even … Continue reading →
Step forward into babymoon season with your own set of style rules.
Exercise the right to accessorize Catch some shade in statement pieces. TNEMNRODA sunglasses, $90; Lilac Clothing shirt, $96; Maternal America tankini, $125; Sianna Sherman bracelets, $78 each Go for the gold Highlight sun-kissed skin in a white-hot ensemble topped off with … Continue reading →
If you’re in your final weeks of pregnancy, you’re probably feeling the annoying ouch your doc calls “round ligament pain.” Take heart that it’s a normal part of bump-hood and a common complaint among expectant mamas. (So you’re not the … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,100 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. Contests close May 31, 2016. PacaPod diaper … Continue reading →
We have more than $2,100 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 2016 Registry Guide 2016
Q: My baby is due for her first round of shots soon, and I’m a nervous wreck. How can I make my little one as comfortable as possible both during and after the appointment? A: Before heading to the appointment, calm … Continue reading →
Corral clothespins, so they’re always in reach. The Container Store caddy, $4 Splurge on hangers that double as decoration. Red Hand Gang hanger, $21 Launder everyone’s garments at the same time. (Score!) Buckaroo Organics detergent, from $10 Lift your spirits … Continue reading →
Ready to introduce your baby to more than milk? Set yourself up for success with these recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Talk him through it Your munchkin might not know what to do at first, but do your … Continue reading →
Remember your newbie’s first year with a baby book that fits your family.
Tongue in cheek Take your humor with a side of snark? Forget traditional milestones, and commemorate baby’s first apocalyptic poop instead. Knock Knock, $15 Keep it simple Let’s face it: Mamas are busy. Turn to fill-in-the-blank entries to make collecting … Continue reading →
She may be a grandmother, but my mom can still give me a run for my money in a 5K. —Shea, Fashion & Style Editor Outdoor Voices warmup leggings, $95 Children may grow up, but it’s still nice to hear … Continue reading →
Six essential nutrients that are worth paying attention to.
What women eat while pregnant—and even beforehand, as early as age 10—has a significant impact on the health of the next generation, confirms a study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. In addition to consuming a varied … Continue reading →
Q: I’ve interviewed several sitters, and think I may have found a good fit! She’s coming over for a meet-and-greet with my baby—what should I look out for while she’s here? A: Whether hiring someone part-time or full-time, you’ll want to … Continue reading →
Bag o’ swag One lucky mom will win a fun and fabulous Backstage Bag Celebrity Kids Basket—just like the ones gifted to celebrity parents—with products from Hasbro, Dolphin Organics, Pacific Play Tents, Peeps & Company, pediped and OPERATION ResCUTE.
Motherhood does a number on the brain—but it’s not all bad. Here are a few dips and spikes you can expect to see on your mama intelligence meter.
LOW: Partly cloudy Pregnancy brain (commonly retitled “new-mom fog” after giving birth) is pretty legit. Sleep deprivation coupled with surges in hormone levels leads to lapses in memory and awareness. (What day is it again? And why are my shoes … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,000 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. Contests close July 15, 2016. Stokke grow-with-me giveaway … Continue reading →
We have more than $4,300 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our April issue and Registry Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. April 2016 Registry Guide 2016
An avid adventurer who’s fueled by fresh air and natural beauty.
(Clockwise from top left) Let baby ride high, so he can see the sights, too. Thule Sapling Elite child carrier, $320 Secure pint-sized entertainment in style. Madeline’s Box pacifier clip, $12; Sugar Maple Toys teether, $12 Everything you need for … Continue reading →
As you and your baby grow, don't let poor posture hold you back.
The usual suspects “If there ever was a recipe for back pain, it would be pregnancy,” says Todd Sinett, DC, NYC-based chiropractor and author of 3 Weeks to a Better Back (drsinett.com). Your center of gravity changes, your abdominal muscles … Continue reading →
Even trying days are made better with a tiny cub by your side.
Earth Cadets bodysuit, $25 If I dressed my courageous babe in this cute outfit, I wouldn’t be able to keep my paws off him. —Tanya, Blogger 3 Sprouts bath storage, $20 Adding this polar pal to our bathroom has kept … Continue reading →
If you find yourself reaching for the tissues when the pollen count soars, you’ll want to think twice before treating your seasonal allergies the same way you did prepregnancy. Alexandra Sowa, MD, clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and … Continue reading →
Foolproof responses to uncalled for comments about bottle-feeding. (Hint: Change the subject)
QUESTIONABLE COMMENT: Why don’t you nurse? What you’d like to say: Wow, do you want to talk about my sex life, too? You’ll never believe what we did last night … What you actually should say: I’m so tired of … Continue reading →
An urban expert who’s mastered cab-hailing and small-space living.
(Clockwise from top left) Navigate the busy streets with ease. Rachel Zoe x Quinny Moodd stroller, $899 Three cheers for toys that stay put. BabyLit stroller cards, $15 No one will guess your handbag is designed to hold diapers. Matt … Continue reading →
Earth-friendly finds that’ll make you want to green up your act.
Rest easy with a GOTS-certified crib that’s topped off with a nontoxic, UV-cured finish. Spot on Square Hiya crib, from $749 Dream of a bright tomorrow under an organic cotton mobile colored with all-natural dyes. giggle mobile, $55 Going halfsies never looked … Continue reading →
If the shoes fit Ten adorable darlings will win a pair of Jourdan Espadrille Shoes by Robeez. The chambray style is perfect for spring and summer, and the elasticized ankle bands ensure the cute kicks are here to stay.
Take it in As infants gulp milk from bottle or breast, they tend to swallow air right along with it, which can lead to discomfort and sometimes spitting up. “This is exacerbated by the fact that babies spend so much … Continue reading →
A savvy creative who doesn’t shy away from cooking or crafts.
(Clockwise from top left) Dip-dyed to perfection. Serena & Lily stools, from $58 Long live the mason jar. World Market pendant light kit, $25 The perfect place to letter your quote of the day. 25:40 love chalkboard, $109 Whether weekly or … Continue reading →
Q: I’m heading back to work and planning to pump. How can I set myself up for success? A: You’re a mom who packs up your pump when you head to work so your baby can continue to have the … Continue reading →
Mix pretty with playful to create a room your girl will love for years to come. throw pillow / rocker / clock / art print / peacock bin / lamp / mobile / plush horse / rug / dresser … Continue reading →
Whether you opt for a rocker or glider, choose a chair you're sure to love.
Between feeding, reading and snuggle sessions, you’re bound to clock some substantial time sitting in the nursery. To pick a seat that’s sure to satisfy long-term, Ralph Montemurro, CEO, founder and head of design of Monte, a modern nursery furniture … Continue reading →
Q: When will my baby start sleeping through the night? A: We all want to know the answer to this question, but it’s important not to compare your child with your neighbor’s or friend’s. Every child is unique, and there … Continue reading →
Star treatment One lucky family will win a Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Basket—just like the ones given to the rich and famous—featuring goodies from Hasbro, buybuyBABY, Palmers, Little Tikes, Thule, Diono and more. Worth 2,420!
A laid-back, festival-loving soul who goes wherever the wind blows her.
(Clockwise from top left) Neck candy for you, entertainment for baby. Maya & Max teething necklace, from $18 Feel the love. Baby Tula ring sling, $135 Find a shady spot for your mini music lover to stretch and relax. Little … Continue reading →
Q: Are there any realistic tactics for functioning on minimal sleep? If one more person tells me to “sleep when the baby sleeps,” I’m going to scream. A: Yes! HypnoMothering provides restorative rest in whatever time you have. It teaches … Continue reading →
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: Stokke® Stroller of … Continue reading →
Dream on me Two tiny snoozers will win the “revolution-airy” Newton crib mattress. The sweet sleep surface is breathable, washable, recyclable, hypoallergenic, and made without foam, latex or adhesives.
In the bag Five happy mamas will win a Baby K’tan SmartGear Diaper Bag, complete with a built-in wetbag that’s lined with a unique antimicrobial, medical-grade, FDA-approved nylon. Available in black, chevron and dandelion.
Q: I gave birth to my baby prematurely, and it looks like we’ll be spending the next little while in the NICU. This is not what I anticipated my first weeks as a mother to look like. Is there anything … Continue reading →