Ella’s Kitchen Giveaway

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Three hungry munchkins will win $500 of Ella’s Kitchen yummy infant foods! To be considered eligible to win you are opting in to receive Ella’s Kitchen monthly newsletter. For Official Rules please see here.  

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Dealing with sciatica

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If you’re experiencing “numbness, burning or tingling down the leg, you might be facing sciatica, an all-too- common pregnancy condition,” warns Evelyn Haworth, DC, a chiropractor in Chicago. “The sciatic nerve is formed by five nerve roots that come together

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Coming up Rosie

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When Natalie Hurst of Salt Lake City, Utah, found out that her fourth baby would be her first daughter, she was thrilled—not just about the baby herself but also with the prospect of designing a space for little Rosie in

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Ease the quease

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 1. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day. A mix of protein and complex carbs—think nut butter on whole-wheat toast—is best, but do what you can. Keeping something in your stomach usually helps. Because it’ll likely be empty when you wake up in

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How-to make the most of diaper changes

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By the time your newborn is a week old, you could easily perform diaper duty in your sleep (heck, you practically do), but that doesn’t mean the task should be carried out on autopilot. Research shows that baby-parent bonding may influence

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March 2017 giveaways

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We have $3,250 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. Contests close March 31, 2017. Ella’s Kitchen $500 prize pack

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March 2017—Dream on Me giveaway

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One darling wee one will win a Dream on Me Bailey 5-in-1 Convertible Crib, and another will win a Chesapeake 5-in-1 Convertible Crib—both in the color of the winners’ choice.

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If the shoe fits …

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1. Choose wisely. “First shoes should be lightweight and flexible to best allow your baby to learn coordination skills,” says Ben Spitalnick, MD, FAAP, president of the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Think cloth or soft leather

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March 2017—You! Lingerie giveaway

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  Three lucky ladies will win a $100 gift card to You! Lingerie, so they can shop for pretty and practical maternity and nursing bras, tanks, sleepwear and more.

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Ta-tas for now

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The twins will be the prime locale for some of pregnancy’s very first side effects. Yep, even in the earliest weeks of baby-growing your body is already preparing itself to feed your little one after she arrives. Here’s what you

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March 2017—Envie de Fraise giveaway

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  One haute mama will win a $250 gift card to Envie de Fraise, so she can stock up on maternity and nursing apparel that’s as chic as she is.

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March 2017—Boudreaux’s Butt Paste & The Little Gym giveaway

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  One fun family will win a one-year supply of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, as well as a one-year membership to The Little Gym.

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March 2017—Backstage Bag giveaway

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One cool crew will win a luxury baby basket (just like the ones celebrity moms are gifted) with items from Diono, Sago Mini, Rainbow Light, Cotz Skincare, Cheeky Chompers, Kiddy USA and more, courtesy of Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Baskets.

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The time it is a changin’

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Slow and steady Ease into the change by modifying baby’s schedule gradually. “Adjust the morning and afternoon naps by 30 minutes to begin with, and add another 30 minutes by the third day,” suggests Alysa Dobson, a certified child sleep

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Stretch marks the spot

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When it comes to being pregnant, stretch marks practically 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 the

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Ask the Experts: Pouched baby foods

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Is there any harm in feeding my baby pouched food? A: There is a time and place for every- thing. Children need to learn how to eat fresh food at a table, during family meals, using utensils. But with busy

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Savvy savings

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1 | Get a grip on playtime with a toy that revs baby’s motor skills. Oball classic ball, $7 2 | Even the messiest eaters are covered, thanks to a generously sized bib. Bumkins bib, $7 3 | Keep bottle

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Ask the Experts: Day care and baby’s immune system

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My partner and I are well aware that when we send our baby to day care this spring she’ll undoubtedly bring runny noses, coughs and stomach bugs home with her, but we’d like to try to prevent whatever illnesses we

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Pass on gas

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When your gastrointestinal tract slows down, air tends to get caught in the digestive tract, leading to unpleasant flatulence, bloating and burping. Follow these tips to keep from, er, blowing up. Eat smart. Avoid beans, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and

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Earth’s Best giveaway

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P&N and Earth’s Best are teaming up to give three lucky moms a three-month supply of Earth’s Best diapers, wipes and formula—plus a Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag to haul it all! Diapering and feeding your new arrival just got a lot

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Mama Bird Box Giveaway!

Win a 3 month subscription to Mama Bird Box! With boxes packed for her particular month, each full of handpicked items – it’s an absolute treat!

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Delilah’s nursery

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Tiffany Johnson, a wedding photographer in Laguna Nigel, California, went pretty in pink when crafting a room for her fourth baby, Delilah. She opted for a theme but kept it from becoming overpowering by sticking to subtle touches and a

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Grin and tonic

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Go nuts Swish coconut oil for 5 to 20 minutes a day, allowing the natural lauric acid to remove the bacteria that results in discoloration. Go red Paint a crimson pout to give the illusion of whiter teeth. the blue

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Drink responsibly

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According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 800,000 illnesses affect children under the age of 10 in the U.S. each year, and infants and young children are particularly susceptible to foodborne varieties, thanks to immature immune systems. To minimize

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February 2017 giveaways

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Patricia (NC), Katherine (NY), Osanna (MI), Keziah (MN), Stephanie (CA), Kristine (IA), Latesha (IL), Michael (PA), Irma (CA), Chanda (RI), Lenka (GA), Caroline (GA), Ashley (NC), Susan (FL), Dvid (CO), Natalia (MN), Daria

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February 2017—fitlosophy giveaway

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Fifteen fit moms will win a fitlosophy fitbook mama2b journal and fitfuser water bottle.

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Augustine’s nursery

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New mom and blogger at M Loves M Mara Ferreira worked with online design service Havenly to fashion a sweet spot in which her son Augustine can grow. Ferreira stuck with neutral colors for all her “big” items, then wove in pops

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February 2017—Backstage Bag giveaway

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One lucky family will win a fabulous baby basket (just like the ones celebrity moms are gifted) with items from Jane USA, Little Tikes, Summer Infant, Baby Magic, Vitamix, JetKids and more, courtesy of Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Baskets.

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February 2017—Boppy giveaway

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Five moms-to-be will win the entire Boppy Pregnancy Comfort Collection—including a Slipcovered Multi-Use Total Body Pillow, Pregnancy Wedge, Pregnancy Support Pillow and Bump & Back Support Pillow—so they can catch some extra Z’s.

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Tips for negotiating parental leave

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While the United States does not mandate paid parental leave, you may be able to work with your employer to come up with a situation that suits you both. Talk to your boss. It’s often much easier to work with

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February 2017—Marque Communications giveaway

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One happy household will win a selection of goods and gear from Ju-Ju-Be, Munchkin, Diono, Ergobaby, 4moms, Chatbooks, Corolle, Orbit Baby, Loved by Hannah & Eli, Mabel’s Labels, Muck Books, SmartTrike and ZoLi, thanks to the generous team at Marque

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February 2017—O-Cal Prenatal giveaway

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Seven expectant women will receive an eight-month supply of O-Cal Prenatal vitamins, so they can give their babies a healthy start.

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February 2017—Chewbeads, Gunamuna and Diaper Dude giveaway

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Three cool crews will win a Chewbeads Design Your Own 2 Necklace Gift Set for mom, Gunamuna Gunapod Premium Luxury Duvet for baby, and Diaper Dude Courier Style Messenger III for dad.

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Ask the Experts: Free mobility and baby’s development

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Q: Between lounging in his swing, commuting to daycare in his car seat and being swaddled for naps and bedtime, my little guy spends a lot of time on his back and relatively stationary. Is there a chance this could

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Time after time

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1 | The sweetest way to keep that tiny noggin covered. Little Pine Outfitters knit bonnet, $48 2 |No childhood is complete without a beloved teddy. Bears for Humanity organic bear, $45 3 | Linen and stripes make the tradition of

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Ask the Experts: Getting more fruits and vegetables into baby’s diet

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Q: What are some easy ways to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our 12-month-old’s diet? I’m afraid she’s been filling up too much on Cheerios and crackers. A: I always recommend children have a variety of color on their

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When tensions arise

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In the postpartum period when emotions are running high and sleep is practically nonexistent, it’s easy for feelings to be hurt and tempers to flare. Research by relationship expert John Gottman, PhD, has shown that the first three minutes of

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When life gives you lemons

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Lemons are an excellent addition to any mom-to-be’s grocery list—and here’s why: Citrus is a common home remedy for quelling the all-day quease that many pregnant women experience. Add a few slices to your water glass to keep nausea in

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Levi’s nursery

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When a task feels like too much to take on, sometimes your best bet is to outsource. So mom of two Alexandra Evjen, blogger at AVE Styles, reached out to Annalisa Thomas, founder and head designer of nursery brand Oilo,

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Pregnant or PMSing?

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With similar symptoms, it can be tricky to tell whether it’s a bundle of joy or Aunt Flo on the way. But subtle differences can point to gestation or menstruation. Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and

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Ask the Experts: Swaddling safety

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Q: I’ve heard swaddling can increase my baby’s chance of SIDS—is it true? my little one sleeps so well when she’s swaddled, I’d hate to give it up if we don’t have to. A: Initially parents were told swaddling could help prevent

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Ask the Experts: Secondhand baby gear safety

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Q: We’re on a tight budget and are trying to buy baby gear secondhand when we can. What precautions should we take to ensure the products are safe? A: When having a baby, receiving hand-me-downs from family and friends and

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How-to: Introduce your tot to new foods

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At around 4 to 6 months old (and with your pediatrician’s OK), your little one will be ready to begin exploring the world of solids, per the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines. But the milestone doesn’t have to mean detailed

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January 2017—Lorena Canals giveaway

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Two cool clans will win a Lorena Canals rug in the size and style of their choice. The eco-chic floor coverings are hypo-allergenic, all-natural and—perhaps best of all—machine-washable.

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January 2017—Celebrity Baby Trends giveaway

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One starstruck sweetheart will win a Celebrity Baby Trends gift basket, featuring goods and gear from babybay USA, Whimsical Charm, The Sucklebuckle, The Balancing Stork, Little Fishkopp, Widgeon, My Baby’s Keeper and Highchair Bib.

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January 2017—Everly Grey PR giveaway

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One lucky crew will win a gift basket from Everly Grey PR, including a selection of items from Willowee, Seni Naturals, Little East Threads, Cherished Creations, Little Pigs, Logan and Alice, NomiLu, Promise Prenatal and Getting Sew Crafty.

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Ask the Experts: Weaning

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Q: Our son is approaching his first birthday, and I am struggling with the breastfeeding/ weaning issue. I am starting to feel myself getting annoyed with his demands, but because it is something he enjoys and a way we bond,

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Open sesame

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After feeding, bathing or carrying baby, open up your chest with these poses from Karly Treacy, certified SmartFLOW yoga instructor and mom of three in Venice, California. Lazy boy chest opener Make a “recliner” by propping up a bolster with

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On a whimsy

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When Kendra Henderson welcomed her youngest child, Winnie Wilde, to the family, she combined her love of bold type and graphics (she’s a designer by trade) with vintage-style furniture to create a nursery that any little girl would be lucky

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January 2017 giveaways

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This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Uttaran (MN), Lori (VA), Norma J (IL), Dolores (FL), Aaron (CO), Stephanie (CA), Gilda (PA), Megan (IL), Chad (CA), Shelley (WI), Linda (NY), Hillesha (IN), Susan (FL), Caroline (GA), Lauren (AL) and Michaela

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