Win it: Stuff 4 Multiples

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There’s an old saying that there are only two things in life we are never fully prepared for: twins. Luckily, Stuff 4 Multiples is here to help you manage the (many!) tasks that come with bringing up babies. This week, Stuff 4

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Room service: Sam’s nursery

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Meet Sam Baby Sam enjoys avocados, books and dancing to funky music. His designer mom, Maria Sabbah, crafts clever art and room accessories for her online shop, Tellkiddo, and she managed to sneak a few of her signature items into

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July 2015 Free Stuff

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We have more than $1,800 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our July issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes July 31, 2015. Charlie Banana

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Little wonders

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When the nursery is tiny, every inch counts. light / art print / clock / cart / mail organizer / mobile / dresser / rug / crib / cloud cushion / rocker / pillow

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Watered down

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Watermelon As its name implies, this fruity favorite contains plenty of H2O. It’s the perfect summertime treat, so go ahead and savor a wedge (or three). Iceberg lettuce This leafy pick is often overlooked for darker, more nutrient-dense greens, but

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Ask the Experts: Body image

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Q: I’ve read about women thinking of their stretch marks as tiger stripes and their sagging tummies as reminders of the miracles they grew, but when I look in the mirror, I just feel unattractive and ready to crawl into a

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Choose your own adventure

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If you’re pining for a quiet town with charm for days… Try: El Colibri in Cambria, California This artisan-built accommodation echoes the peaceful demeanor of its coastal community. Dig your feet into the cool sand as you watch the elephant seals

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Room service: Delia’s nursery

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Meet Delia Baby Delia is a big fan of two things: milk and her big brother, Silas. Her mom, Lindsay Wilkins, is a blogger at HelloHue and the handywoman and creative brains behind her daughter’s not-too-pink nursery. On straying from the

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Star power

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Factor it in SPF stands for sun protection factor. “It tells you how much longer you can stay outside without burning,” explains Janet Prystowsky, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. With a thick coat of SPF 50, for example, you should

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Travel with baby

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Jet-setting with junior might be an intimidating undertaking, but it can be well worth the effort for a breath of fresh air (whether literal or figurative). Family-oriented travel company Kid & Coe rents kid-friendly residences around the world—think Airbnb but

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Born in the USA

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1. Little Hip Squeaks blanket, $22 This bright and bold blanket is just the ticket when it comes to wrapping up your tiny tot. 2. Gräf & Lantz weekender, $425 Roomy yet refined, this high-quality weekender makes for a perfect a

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Water baby

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Soak it in Studies show early exposure to water and swim lessons offers many advantages, including physical, cognitive, social and linguistic, says Kathy Hubbard, infant and toddler committee chairman of the U.S. Swim School Association. “The soothing benefits and sensory

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Room service: Willa’s nursery

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Meet Willa Baby Willa likes to grin while arching her eyebrows as if to say, “Wow, that’s so incredible.” Fortunately, her photographer mom, Sarah Hebenstreit, has just the skill set to capture the sweet expression on camera, as well as

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Room service: Leo’s nursery

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Meet Leo Baby Leo’s favorite toys are his hands, and he’s very good at rolling over—as long as no one is watching, that is. His mum, Belinda Nihill, is an interior designer with a knack for balancing whimsy and sophistication,

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Ask the Experts: Interacting with baby

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Q: My newborn seems a little young for toys or games and isn’t especially interested in anything other than sleeping and eating. When will she become more interactive?  A: You are absolutely right: Your baby is still very young. For

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Don’t leave home without ’em

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1. Skip Hop lunch bag, $14 Stash bottles and snacks in this insulated cutie. 2. NüRoo nursing scarf, $30 Wrap this striped scarf around your neck, so you have a little extra coverage on hand during public breastfeeding sessions. 3. Little Tikes

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Win It: RaZbaby

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The scene is all too familiar: With baby in one arm, you carefully reach down into your diaper bag and fumble for her pacifier. Then, as if in slow motion, you bring your hand up only to see the pacifier slip through your

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Win It: Twingaroo

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  This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Annalyn (NJ)! It’s safe to say that most parents are pro multitaskers. But when you have as many tots as hands (or more!), then feeding, diaper-changing, and just get out of the house can

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Win it: One Step Ahead

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This contest is closed. Congratulations to Ashley (TN)! Whether you prefer to spend your summer days seaside or poolside, One Step Ahead has everything you need to make sure your wee one enjoys the outdoors safely and comfortably. This week

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Win it: Poe Wovens

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This contest is closed. Congratulations to Julie (CA)! As much as you’d love to spend all day, every day snuggling your newborn babe, mamas have a long list of to-dos (who knew such a tiny person could produce so much laundry?).

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Ask the Experts: Breathing during breastfeeding

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Q: When my baby is breastfeeding, is it normal for his nose to press against my breast? I worry about his breathing and wonder if there’s anything I should be doing differently. A: Many women become concerned about baby’s breathing during breastfeeding. When a baby has latched on

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Rear view

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Did you know up to 50 percent of pregnant women will experience constipation and/or hemorrhoids at some point, most often during the third trimester and postpartum period? Here’s how to cope: Below the surface This devilish duo doesn’t always stick

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Make a splash

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One-piece wonder Tasteful suits for little ladies. Le Top bathing suit, $32 || The Tiny Universe bathing suit, $38 Extra coverage Keep skin safe and protected in UPF 50+ rash guards. Stella McCartney bodysuit, $101 || Snapper Rock bodysuit, $42 Trunk show

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Spread the word

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For your partner … Clue your honey in to what’s going on in your belly by feeding his. (After all, his stomach is the way to his heart.) Cook up a meal of itty-bitty eats, including baby carrots, baby red

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Hands-on dad

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Pack man Babywearing promotes bonding, soothes baby and is ideal for multitasking. Make sure your partner feels comfortable with the carrier, so you can literally share the load. Man the ship Leave your two loves home alone while you run

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Win it: SoftBaby

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This contest is closed. Congratulations to Beth (MO)! When choosing your mini’s wardrobe, there are a lot of boxes that need to be checked. You want your wee one to be as comfy as she is cute, but you also

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Good sport

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It’s official-ly bedtime. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14

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Ask the Experts: Deciphering coughs

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Q: My daughter has developed quite the cough. Any idea what it might be? A: There are five telltale cough sounds that can offer clues to what might be ailing your child: Barking: It may be croup, a viral illness that

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Pop-up shop

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1. Sons of Trade T-shirt, $36 A T-shirt that acknowledges those papa bear instincts. 2. Evenflo Feeding Glass Bottles, $12 for 3 A bottle set that allows pops to be in charge of dinner. 3. RECARO Performance Coupe, $270 A

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In the red

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Even if you read every baby care book in the library, odds are high that your babe’s bum will be the site of at least a few diaper rashes. The good news is, these pesky irritations—though uncomfortable—are rarely cause for

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Ask the Experts: Finding mom friends

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Q: I’m the first of my girlfriends to have a baby, and while I still love my old friends, I’m finding myself in need of some “mom friends.” Any suggestions on where to find them? A: Although it can be

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Ask the Experts: Pacifiers

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Q: Is it wise to give my baby a pacifier? If so, what should I look for when choosing one? A: There is much debate regarding the use of pacifiers. If you feel that you want to use one, it

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A clean routine

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Makeup artist Jenny Patinkin, founder of Lazy Perfection Makeup Brushes, offers her expert advice on caring for your tools of the trade. Wash up Think of your makeup brushes like you do your own hair. To clean them, use a

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2015 June and Registry 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 June issue and Registry Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. June 2015 2015 Registry Guide

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Research project

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Phone a friend Do ask your parenting peers for advice. They can offer valuable input on what works and what doesn’t. Don’t put too much stock in your city-dwelling pal’s stroller recommendation if your family resides in the suburbs. If

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June 2015 Free Stuff

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Katherine (NY), Julie (IA), Batual (TX), Geraldine (CA), Emily (IL), Shelley (WI)! We have more than $1,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our June issue! Click on each image to enter for

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Win it: Rumple Buddies

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Karen (OH)! 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

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Win it: Premama

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Grace (CA), Kiana (TX), Irma (TX), Joanne (OH), Rama (MI), Sarah (MO), Casandra (CT), Trina (CA), Vanessa (CO) and Deana (WI)! Every mom-to-be wants to give the bun in her oven the healthiest

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Win it: NüRoo

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Jamie (FL), Megann (IN) and Brandi (IL)! 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

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Win it: Newton Baby

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The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Chloe (MD)! 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

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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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The contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Cheryl (IN), Terri (VA), Kelly (FL), Brandon (TX), Betsy (MI), Megan (OH), Ekaterina (PA), Cathy (WI), Brandon (ME), Lindsey (AZ), Betsy (MI), Latesha (IL), Diane (CA), Lauren (AZ), Ashley (MO), Amber (WI), Caitlin

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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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