It’s a win-win from Evenflo!

Enter here to win both the Evenflo ADVANCED SensorSafe™ Embrace™ DLX carseat plus the World Explorer ExerSaucer!

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Enter to win a phonics DVD from NCircle!

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Best buds

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Clue her in You’ve both endured hangovers and breakups, and you learned from experience how to get each other through them. If your longtime gal pal hasn’t been pregnant or perpetually sleep-deprived, though, she may have a hard time knowing

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That’s about the size of it

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Keeping tabs on your girth growth does more than clue you in to how much your wee one is changing inside you. The size of a mom-to-be’s bump can also predict troubles beneath the surface, such as slow fetal growth

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Ask the Experts: Sound sleep tips

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What are some things my partner and I can do at home to help our baby sleep soundly sooner? A: In my work with countless parents, I have seen that when baby doesn’t sleep, it is more challenging for them

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Ask the Experts: Teething timeline

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Q: I think my 4-month-old daughter is in the beginning stages of teething. How can I be sure? A: Teething is the natural process of tooth eruption in babies. Symptoms usually begin about two to five days before a tooth

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Febuary 2016—Kiinde giveaway

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Keep it simple One lucky mom will win a Kiinde Twist Gift Set, so she can pump, store, organize, warm and serve her breast milk in a single pouch

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Cactus collection

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a. Savvie Studio phone case kit, $40 I’m digging this fun little DIY project for my iPhone. —Lacey, Editor in Chief b. Illume bar soap, $12 Sneak in a momentary escape to the desert—without all that pesky sand. —Ginny, Contributing Editor c. Ahava

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Goodnight gear

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1. A playful mobile to keep sleepyheads content. Yume twig mobile, $68, acorntoyshop.com 2. Hitting the hay is a hoot with starry skies and gentle melodies. Skip Hop light and sound machine, $40 3. A bedtime story you won’t tire

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Camera-ready

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1. All in the bed Pile onto mom’s bed for a laid-back first family portrait. 2. Sweet dreams  There’s something classically cute about those blue and pink blankets. Swaddle your newbie up, and grab the camera. 3. The look You’ve

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Monkey business

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, today begins the Year of the Monkey. This nursery will be perfectly suited for your spunky, sweet girl—who, if she falls into true monkey character, will also be quick-witted, intelligent and just a wee

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Febuary 2016—Maty’s giveaway

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Natural wonders Two fortunate families will win a selection of goods from Maty’s Healthy Products, including a supply of all-natural Baby Chest Rub and Baby Ointment, as well as a $25 gift card.

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Febuary 2016—Everly Grey giveaway

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Cute to boot One happy household will win a prize package from Everly & Grey PR, with fun finds from Bery Baby, BabyPlus, Alexandra Rose Handmade, Stellar Seven, Lulu and Roo, and Radish.

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Febuary 2016—Petit Coulou giveaway

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Bundle your bundle One cool babe will win a winter survival kit from Petit Coulou, featuring a racecar-inspired car seat cover, stroller cover, adult stroller mittens and four-piece gift set.

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February 2016 Free Stuff

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We have more than $1,115 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 29, 2016. Everly Grey PR Prize

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Febuary 2016—Amia giveaway

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Slim lady One haute mama will win the Amia Active Band Waist Trainer, which she can wear while working out to slim her midsection and stimulate perspiration.

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If walls could talk

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Start small Once you’ve perused the color-blocked strips at the hardware store, pick up samples of your top contenders. Then, head home and paint swatches on the wall to get a sense of how the colors will look on a

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Fashion fruit

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Have a messy eater on your hands? Give your little one a much cuter way to wear her fare with this a-peeling attire. 1. Bananarama Bootie Patootie headband, $10 2. Watermelon baby b.haven baby shorts, $22 3. Pineapple express Marlee Ro romper, $40 4. Cherry blossom Deux

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January 2016—Diono and Little Tikes giveaway

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Go and grow Five on-the-go tots will win a Diono RadianXT Convertible+Booster Car Seat and Travel Bag, as well as a Little Tikes Stroller, so they can travel safely in comfort and style.

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New year, new goals

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1. If this pretty planner can’t help me achieve organizational nirvana, I’m a lost cause. —Lauren, Executive Editor Rifle Paper Co. planner, $34 2. Ever wonder what would happen if you prioritized sleep for 365 days? I’ll keep you posted. —Steph,

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A world of difference

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DOING IT RIGHT 4 things that make us want to give America a high-five. Doctored up The more prenatal checkups you have, the better your odds of having a healthy baby—because doc can make sure things are on track and

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Neutral territory

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Start with unassuming basics, then add feminine or masculine accessories after your little one’s debut.  changing dresser / art print / lighting / plush alpaca / ottoman / swivel chair / accent table / storage basket / crib / crib sheet

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January 2016—NotJustAnyOldDay.com giveaway

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Save the date Ten sentimental mothers will win a Calendar Key Necklace from NotJustAnyOldDay.com. The eye-catching accessory is a special way to keep your child’s birthday close to your heart forever with a Swarovski crystal that marks the memorable date.

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January 2016—Boppy giveaway

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Treat yourself Ten deserving mamas will win a complete set of the new Boppy Bloom skincare collection, so they can ward off stretch marks, soothe sore breasts and enjoy that new-mom glow.

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January 2016—The Wunders Company giveaway

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Play it smart Ten happy households will win a trio of solutions from The Wunders Company, including the Universal Cover (which fits over any stroller, cot or car seat to protect from light, wind and noise), Buddy (a multiuse nursing

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Ask the Experts: Deciphering breastfeeding advice

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Everyone from my grandma to my hairstylist has something to say about breastfeeding. What’s worth listening to, and what should I tune out? A: As a labor and delivery nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant, I’ve overheard all sorts of

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January 2016—Ingenuity

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Rest and relax One fortunate family will win a slew of great gear from Ingenuity, including the Trio 3-in-1 High Chair, SmartBounce Automatic Bouncer, Smart & Simple Playard, Moonlight Rocking Sleeper, ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat, Baby Base 2-in-1 and InReach Mobile Lounger

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Playdate: Making tummy time fun

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Know it’s important “Floor play can be one of the most developmentally stimulating activities for babies,” remarks Bill Sears, MD, renowned pediatrician and Huggies Little Movers consultant. When your infant is awake and alert, try placing him tummy down on a

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Hidden gems

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Hold heaps of stuffed animals in a handled basket. Serena & Lily, $148 Ditch dirty laundry in a neat canvas bin. Pehr Designs, $70 Place picture books in sight but out of the way. Home Decorators, $74 for set of

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The Namaste way

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Inhale, exhale By learning to focus on your breathing (try slow, deep breaths in and out of the nose), you’ll be better equipped to manage shortness of breath during pregnancy. These simple exercises will also come in handy during labor

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Get the most out of your prenatal vitamin

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Start early Most experts recommend that you begin taking pre-natal vitamins at least one month prior to conception. You should keep taking it throughout pregnancy and even after delivery for as long as you continue breastfeeding. Talk to your provider

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Mum’s the word

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Sing it from the rooftops with this simple tee. (Find a matching shirt for baby, too!) The Bee & The Fox Co., $28 A chic pick that boasts a perfectly comfy fit during and after pregnancy. OhBabyChic, $32 The best tank to lounge around in while

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On the mend

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1. All of the benefits at only half the size. Crane Droplet cool mist humidifier, $40 2. Ginger and fennel soothe upset stomachs. Wellements Baby gripe water, $12 3. Kiss congestion goodbye with an all-natural rub. Maty’s Healthy Products baby chest rub,

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January 2016 Free Stuff

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The competition has closed. Congratulations to: Angela, (NJ), Yasmin (ID), Jackie (MS), Cheri (KY), Annka (NM), Katherine (NY), Kathryn (OH), Emily (KY), Joshua (NY), Mallory (OH), Cheryl (TN), Gayle (IL), Serena (NY), Debra (MI), Vicki (TN), John(FL), Vildan (MD), Doug (TX),

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Book Club: Our picks from 2015

Whether you’re seeking an inspiring memoir, practical advice or a side-splitting parenting guide … we’ve got you covered! Check out some of our favorites and find the perfect book to peruse during your (very limited) downtime.  At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles: Mostly-True Tales of an

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Book Club Jr.: This year’s top tales for tiny tots

Teaching shapes and colors? Bringing home a new sibling? Just looking for a cute story to entertain your little one? These books will help you cover all of these and more, with the support of charming characters and touching tales that are sure to entertain

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Maty’s All Natural Baby Giveaway

Enter here for your chance to win one of two Baby product packs, including our all natural baby chest rub and baby ointments in 3.5 and 10oz sizes & a $25 Gift card!

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November 2015 Free Stuff

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Lenni (LA), Melissa (AL), Lynne (WA), Nancy (IN), Michael (IN), Catherine (NH), Jimi (MI), Meghan (IL) and Ashley (GA)! We have more than $4,100 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our

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December 2015—Babyganics giveaway

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  This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Kim (IL), Tina (MN) and Valerie (OH)! Shower power Three fortunate families will win a Shower Squad Bundle chock-full of goods from Babyganics, so they can help create a baby-safe household for

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Big foot

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Size matters Even if you can’t see your feet way down there, you’ve probably noticed your shoes fitting a little more snugly than usual. It’s not uncommon for women, particularly first-time mamas, to go up an entire shoe size during

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Keep it simple: Want

Want

It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Transform a favorite photo into a stylish wooden wall

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December 2015—LIVLY giveaway

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Soft surroundings Three little darlings will win a selection of 100 percent pima cotton goodies from LIVLY, including the Newborn Welcome Kit in the color of their choice.  

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Toast of the town

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a. Rental property Are you looking for a stylish getup for one-time-only wear? If splurging on a special occasion piece isn’t in the budget, peruse the hefty selection of ensembles for rent at minefornine.com. (Oh, and if you fall in love

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New and noteworthy

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A. Urbini Reversi Stroller, $80 Proving budget-friendly doesn’t have to mean bare bones, this easy-on-the-wallet ride sports a reversible seat, extra-large canopy (with a peekaboo window), parent cup holder and one-hand recline. Plus, it’s car seat-compatible—not bad for setting you

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App happy: Our favorites from 2015

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Looking for pregnancy advice, support or even just a cute way to track baby’s milestones? There’s an app for that … and for nearly anything else you can think of, too! Here are some of our favorites. Life in the Womb If you

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Photo op

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1. See how much has changed in a year with a monthly trip down memory lane. Pinhole Press calendar, $30 2. Mini cards are perfect for gift tags or short and sweet thank you notes. Origrami note cards, $22 for

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December 2015—Jewels and Pinstripes giveaway

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Celebrity swag One happy household will win a Jewels and Pinstripes Celebrity Baby Girl Gift Bag, featuring goods and gear from Playskool, Stride Rite, Mabel’s Labels, Skip Hop and Booginhead.    

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Keep it simple: Wear

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  It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Where cuteness and softness collide. Westcoast Baby

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Year in review: 2015

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Go for seconds When timing contractions, use a clock with a secondhand to track duration (how long each contraction lasts from beginning to end), as well as frequency (how far apart they are from the start—not end—of one contraction to

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Keep it simple: Need

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It’s easy as 1-2-3 … 4! Take the stress out of seasonal shopping by treating everyone in your family to four fabulous gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. 1. Extra coffee at the

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