Board meeting

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From varieties produced on family-owned farms in Vermont to international picks from as far as Israel, Brent Delman, founder of The Cheese Guy, knows his fromage. So, who better to give you the inside scoop on what pregnancy-safe options are

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Babyspace: Deck the walls

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Road trippers. Creative Thursday VW print, from $45 City smarts. Lolo Print Co. Chicago alphabet print, from $30  Get a head. Fiona Walker England elephant head, $165 Modern history. Parade and Company RAWR canvas art print, $29 Shelf life. Pillowfort

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Gift guide: Gifts for caretakers

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Because her knowledge of children’s books never ceases to amaze you. Out of Print tote, $20 Because no one needs to know whether it’s water or wine inside. Still House bottle, $40 Because it looks festive at home or in

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Ask the Experts: Coats and car seats

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Q: Do I really have to take my baby’s coat off when she’s riding in her car seat? A: The short answer is: yes! Why is it necessary to take baby’s coat off? If you don’t, the harness might not

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Ask the Experts: Preventing diaper rash

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Q: My infant seems particularly prone to diaper rash—what could be triggering it, and how should I treat it? A: Most babies will experience a case of diaper rash by age 3. If your baby is particularly prone, it’s important

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December 2016—Baby Blanket Music giveaway

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One music lover will win a Baby Blanket Music gift certificate, so she can download the entire collection of lullaby arrangements of songs from artists like Elton John, The Beatles and Lady Gaga.

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Ask the Experts: Pumping

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We tapped Helen Anderson, MSN, BSN, RN, CLE, founder of Milkies and chief lactation officer at Fairhaven Health, to answer your top questions on pumping breast milk. How soon after baby is born should I start pumping? It depends. Pumping during

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Gear that’s worth the splurge

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Every family has a budget, but sometimes scrimping can cost more in the long run. Save your sanity and skip the hassle by investing in quality products where it counts. 1. Carrier Babywearing can be a serious godsend when it

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Gift Guide: Gifts for dad

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Because pulling his weight in the kitchen is one of the many reasons he’s a keeper. Chez M’Lain half apron, $83 Because adventure awaits. Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $100  Because the woodsy, tangy scent of his well-groomed facial hair

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December 2016 Free Stuff

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We have $2,150 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our December issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contests close December 31, 2016. Stokke Grow-with-Me Giveaway DUXIANA DUX

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Road Test: Parent-approved diaper bags

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BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK Storq Carryall, $115 “After trying what felt like a zillion diaper bags, I was drawn to the simplicity of this classic backpack. Its understated style fits both my aesthetic and my partner’s, and its smallish

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4 things to consider when choosing a baby name

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1. What does the name mean? While some people don’t put much stock in meanings, others wouldn’t dream of saddling a kid with a name that means unfortunate (Mallory) or bitter (Molly). 2. What will baby’s initials be? Abbott Sailor

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Ask the Experts: First steps for treating diaper rash

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Q: What should I do at the first sign of diaper rash on my infant’s bottom? A: Diaper rashes are common, but they can be one of the most frustrating problems to treat in a pediatrician’s office. That’s because they

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Prep your pooch for baby

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When a newborn moves in, it’s a big adjustment for everyone in the family—there are startling sounds, new gadgets and unusual sleeping patterns. It’s a lot for any pup to get used to, which is why Sarah Hodgson, dog trainer

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December 2016—MAM giveaway

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One tiny cutie will win a MAM Infant Basics Gift Set, including anti-colic bottles and more.

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December 2016—Naturalmat giveaway

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One sweet snoozer will win a Naturalmat Spring Mat complete with a removable, washable quilted cotton cover.

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December 2016—The Boppy Company giveaway

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Five lucky moms- to-be will win a Pregnancy Prize Pack from The Boppy Company, featuring a full set of Boppy Bloom Skincare and a Total Body Pillow.

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Understanding RSV

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Like the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) often begins with symptoms such as cough, fever, and runny or stuffy nose. And, like the flu, it’s highly contagious.  In fact, nearly all children will have been infected by RSV by the

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December 2016—PacaPod giveaway

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One style-conscious mom will win a PacaPod Firenze leather changing bag in pewter, so she can look good and stay organized wherever she goes.

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December 2016—Preggers.com giveaway

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

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December 2016—Cassidy’s Cradle giveaway

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Three nursing mamas will win a “Hello World” gift set from Cassidy’s Cradle, featuring a nursing pillow and cover, nursing cover-up and two burp cloths.

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The top products of 2016

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Bumbleride Speed, $549 Speed3 steering allows the front wheel to swivel 360 degrees for everyday errands, be locked into place for long distance runs or swivel just 30 degrees for jogs around the neighborhood that require more twists and turns.

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2016 December and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

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We have more than $5,150 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our December issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. December 2016 Buyer’s Guide 2016

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Gift guide: Gifts for big siblings

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Because a stuffed ball can cause far less destruction than a real one. Oeuf plush ball, $48 Because giant books are where it’s at. Candlewick Studio oversized book, $22 Because boys like playing with dolls, too. Candy Kirby Designs doll,

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Gift Guide: Gifts for mom

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Because a diaper bag that makes her feel pulled together even when the baby is crying and her hair hasn’t been washed in three days is worth its weight in gold.  cee cee & ryan Stef baby bag, $98 Because

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Gift guide: Gifts for baby

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Because handmade toys feel extra special. Manzanita Kids rattle, $16 Because it could easily become an heirloom. Blabla knit blanket, $84 Because a tiny kitty with an even tinier kitty is the cat’s meow. Kata Golda plush pal, $48 Because

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WavHello Bellybud Giveaway!

BellyBuds® is a specialized speaker system that gently adheres to your belly and allows you to safely play memory-shaping sound directly to the womb. Whether it’s a soothing tune or a bond-forming voice message. BellyBuds is a safe and effective

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DUXIANA giveaway

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P&N and DUX of Sweden are teaming up to celebrate DUX’s 90th anniversary by offering one lucky mom-to-be the chance to win the ultimate in luxury and comfort—a DUX 6006 bed. Many pregnant moms find themselves tossing and turning as

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Ready, set, register

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1. Start small. The little things add up quickly, so registering for odds and ends like pacifiers and nursing pads will save you in the long run. Plus, these affordable options are ideal for your buds on a budget. 2.

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Formula for success

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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

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Rooming in

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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

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Ask the Experts: Chiropractic care

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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

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Ask the Experts: Reading sleep cues

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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

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On a roll

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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.

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

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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,

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Road Test: Parent-approved double strollers

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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

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November 2016—Babyhome giveaway

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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

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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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November 2016—HABA giveaway

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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

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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

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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

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November 2016—Nesting Days giveaway

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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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Stokke grow-with-me giveaway

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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

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Ask the Experts: Donating breast milk

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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

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2016 November and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

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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

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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

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November 2016—Lassig giveaway

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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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October 2016—AVEENO Baby giveaway

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Ten families will win an AVEENO® Baby Essential Daily Care Gift Set, featuring AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo and AVEENO® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion, exclusively formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat to keep baby’s sensitive skin soft, healthy looking and nourished.

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To have and to hold

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0+ months In most cases, infants can be worn from birth—just check with your pediatrician to get the green light. Keep your wee one close with a wrap, which allows for a custom fit every time, so even the tiniest

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Road Test: Parent-approved highchairs

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GIVE ME FIVE Chicco Polly Progres5, $200 “We tend to eat at either our dining table or kitchen island, so we take advantage of the Polly Progres5’s adjustable height daily. The chair also has five different ‘modes’—including an option to

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