Win it: DRIA Cover

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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 and fashionable—wherever they are. Not only does the DRIA

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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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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 kitchen floor and probably in your hair. But thanks to Squooshi, you can

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Win it: Evoli

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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 quite the task. This week Evoli is offering

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Win it: PishPoshBaby

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In the thick of winter (not to mention cold season!), the harsh wind combined with chilly air can cause your baby’s skin to become even more delicate than it already is. Put your mind at ease with this week’s giveaway from PishPoshBaby. Add moisture

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Win it: Charlie Banana

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Whether you’re aiming to reduce waste, save some cash or just protect and pamper your babe’s sensitive skin, cloth-diapering benefits abound! This week, Charlie Banana is making it easy for moms to switch from throwaways to their cloth counterparts by

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Enter Now To Win a Noodle & Boo Baby Shower Favorites Gift Set!

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Our “5 Hearts”-rated Noodle & Boo Baby Shower Favorites Gift Set features Ultimate Cleansing Cloths, Ultimate Ointment, Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash and Super Soft Lotion all in a beautifully appointed gift box! Enter for your chance to win

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Roo and you

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Nestling your newborn against bare skin, also known as kangaroo care, provides rewards for parent and child that extend deep below the surface. Touchy feely Quiet time with mom allows baby to breathe in her scent, relax at the sound

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February 2015 Free Stuff

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We have more than $1,000 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 contests daily. Contest closes February 28, 2015. Noodle

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Mama drama

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You can’t stay up past 9 p.m. You always have something questionable on your shirt. Poop doesn’t gross you out anymore. All conversations circle back to your baby. You’ve succumbed to the yoga pants and T-shirt “trend.” You’ve shared intimate

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Peace of mind

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Head off mom-to-be migraines with bump-safe relief. Usual suspects Between fluctuating hormone levels, caffeine withdrawal and disrupted sleep, a number of factors can trigger prenatal brain pain. Luckily, though, most headaches recede by the second trimester. Natural fit Before raiding

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Handy how-to: Teach your baby sign language

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Tots are able to make gestures and use their motor skills long before they’re able to initiate coherent verbal language. Until your little one can articulate his needs, sign language can help him communicate his feelings. Ready, set, sign Teaching

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Free spirit

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Throw the theme out the window, and assemble an eclectic collection of nursery decor. abstract art / mobile / ‘you’re a gem’ print / pendant / arrow flag / crib / floral crib sheet / dresser / bunny alarm clock / nesting

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Stretch marks the spot

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When it comes to being pregnant, stretch marks pretty much come with the territory. “Stretch marks (striae distensae) are bands of scar tissue that form at sites where the skin’s ability to stretch is not sufficient to keep up with

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Slow and steady

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Postbaby sex can be scary. (The last ordeal down there might have brought you a beautiful babe, but it hurt like heck, too!) Alison Schultz, DO, an OB/GYN at Boulder Medical Center in Boulder, Colorado, shares some helpful tips on

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Homemade meals

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Mash fresh fruits and steamed veggies with a low-tech, high-satisfaction contraption. NUK mash and serve bowl, $9 Let your tot gnaw on produce (and even meat) sans choking risk, thanks to a smart mesh design. Munchkin fresh food feeder, $5

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Tooth tips

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Nothing shines brighter than baby’s smile, and there’s no better time to start protecting those pearly whites than during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Pediatric dentist Lyndsay Bates, DDS, MS, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is our tooth sleuth, and below she gives all the

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Bundles of joy

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Something for everyone: Pinhole Press Oh, Baby! Personalized Gift Box, $75 What’s inside: • Custom photo card • $25 Pinhole Press gift certificate • Little Hip Squeaks beanie and romper • ink! ground coffee Just for mom: Hello Flo New Mom

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Fight right

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Every couple argues, but just because it’s normal (and even expected) doesn’t make every spat A-OK. Heed these expert-approved tips on how to fight the right way. Choose your battles. Not every dirty diaper or dishwasher load is worth the

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Win it: Difrax

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations, Jyotpal (WI)! Every mama and baby is different, but no matter your preference’s (or your tot’s) there’s specially designed gear to fit your family. This week Difrax is offering one lucky winner a Baby Essentials set,

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Win it: Cathryn A. Fisfis

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The contest is now closed. Congratulations Erin (PA)! With bottles and burp cloths and diapers and wipes (and let’s not forget those extra changes of clothes for blow-out emergencies), it’s easy for the diaper bag to turn into a deep,

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Win it: Culver Cutie

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations, Heather (OH)! Whether the baby girl in your arms grows up wanting to be a petite princess, tip-toeing around the house like a ballerina or putting on concerts like an itty-bitty rock star, you’ll

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Enter now to win Lansinoh’s  New Breastfeeding Starter Set and Breastmilk Storage & Feeding Starter Set!

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Enter here for your chance to win both sets! Take the guesswork out of breastfeeding with a collection of best-selling breastfeeding accessories. Everything mom needs to start her breastfeeding journey!  Good luck!

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Win it: Olie

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Gayle (VA), Dulce (CA) and Jaimie (CO)! Between bottles and binkies, spare clothes and car keys, it’s easy for things to get lost or left behind in the constant shuffle that is getting baby out

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Head to toe

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An all-in-one balm to treat scrapes, rashes and chapped skin. Zoe Organics balm, $16 An intense moisturizing cream to relieve severely dry, itchy patches. AVEENO Baby eczema cream, $15 A soothing before-bed wash complete with lavender, chamomile and bitter orange extracts.

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The big O

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Whether you’re trying to conceive or quite the opposite, knowing when you ovulate can help. “Ovulation is best determined by counting backward after a period begins,” explains Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, EdD, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and past president of

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Baby’s best friend

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If you’ll soon be introducing your four-legged pal to a new two-legged sibling, follow these tips from Heidi Ganahl, CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow, to ensure a smooth and safe transition. Get schooled Sign your dog up for

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January 2015 Free Stuff

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The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Kathy (IL), Malissa (CA), Angeli (FL), Max (CA), Jill (FL), Mary (MN), Alicia (MN) and Gilda (PA)! We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our January issue!

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Don’t worry, be happy

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1. The unwritten thank you notes Buying stationery, hand-writing a note, finding a stamp and remembering to stop by the mailbox—if only! When you can’t find the time to snail mail a card, send a grateful text instead. (Include a

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Save the date

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Each night I write a short one-liner about what happened during the day, and next year, I’ll cycle through the cards again doing the same thing. I can’t wait to see what changes—and what doesn’t—over time. —Lauren, Executive Editor One

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Beating winter blues

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Seasonal slump A type of depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) typically crops up during wintertime. The exact cause is unknown, but researchers believe it’s closely tied to the lack of sunlight that colder months bring, which disrupts your circadian rhythm

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Win it: Fruitsuper

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This contest is closed. Congratulations Sarah (OR)! As the new year rolls around, keep track of your days with a timeless (in both looks and function) perpetual calendar from Fruitsuper. This wooden beauty would look as lovely in a nursery as

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Win it: Free Like Birdie

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We’ve all been there. Your wee one’s turtle onsie that was downright adorable this morning is now pretty gross, but you can’t for the life of you remember where you stuck that spare bodysuit. The Free Like Birdie Travel System keeps life’s little messes

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Win it: Cathryn A. Fisfis

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations Aimee (CA)! Your diaper bag has room for all of baby’s essentials—and backups and spares and anything he might possibly need—but with such a hefty load, it’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for. Thanks

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This week’s Win its!

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This contest is closed. Congratulations to stroller winner Eidy (CA) and Huggies winner Lauren (MD)! Get excited, mamas! It’s your lucky week—we’ve upped your odds of claiming a fabulous freebie with two Win its, for a total value of $295 in prizes. Click below to

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Win it: Huggies

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Tender newborn skin deserves the gentlest protection. Huggies swaddles your little one’s most sensitive spots while guarding against the messiest mishaps. This week, Huggies is putting your wallet at ease, too, and giving away a month’s supply of Little Snugglers diapers to three

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Win it: GB

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Mamas, you are pros at juggling your infant, a much needed cup of coffee, your toddler and the overstuffed diaper bag—we know—which is why we’d like to to help simplify your life on the go, and GB‘s Ellum stroller is fit for the job!

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Puppy love

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Dogs and babies have the potential to go together like peas and carrots. (We’ve all seen the toddler napping with his puppy.) But in between adorable photo-ops, it’s not uncommon for your four-legged firstborn to feel left out while much

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Flu fighters

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Expectant women who catch influenza are more likely to experience premature labor or harm to baby. Here’s how to beat the bug before it bites. Hot shot The influenza vaccine is the most reliable form of protection against the virus.

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Officially unofficial

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These cool carryalls may not be diaper bags in the traditional sense, but they proved to be up to the task. Plus, they surpassed the standards of even the chicest ladies with babies. Here’s what our haute mama testers had

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Win it: Bella Bundles

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations, Gayle (VA)! For master multitaskers like mamas, it pays to have gear that’s as useful—and adaptable as you are! The Blanket On The Go from Bella Bundles is a lot more than its name might suggest. That’s

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Holiday gift guide: For dad

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Give a little A cool T-shirt for the papa who’s proud of where he’s from. Bonus: A portion of proceeds supports multiple sclerosis research. The Home. T T-shirt, $30, thehomet.com Fun & games A quirky instrument for the daddy whose

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