The May issue contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Kristine (IA), Caitlin (UT), Stacey (NJ), Lynda (FL) and Chris (TX)! We have more than $2,100 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our May issue … Continue reading →
Motherhood does a number on the brain—but it’s not all bad. Here are a few dips and spikes you can expect to see on your mama intelligence meter.
LOW: Partly cloudy Pregnancy brain (commonly retitled “new-mom fog” after giving birth) is pretty legit. Sleep deprivation coupled with surges in hormone levels leads to lapses in memory and awareness. (What day is it again? And why are my shoes … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Registry Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contests close July 15, 2016. Stokke grow-with-me giveaway … Continue reading →
We have more than $4,300 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our April issue and Registry Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. April 2016 Registry Guide 2016
An avid adventurer who’s fueled by fresh air and natural beauty.
(Clockwise from top left) Let baby ride high, so he can see the sights, too. Thule Sapling Elite child carrier, $320 Secure pint-sized entertainment in style. Madeline’s Box pacifier clip, $12; Sugar Maple Toys teether, $12 Everything you need for … Continue reading →
As you and your baby grow, don't let poor posture hold you back.
The usual suspects “If there ever was a recipe for back pain, it would be pregnancy,” says Todd Sinett, DC, NYC-based chiropractor and author of 3 Weeks to a Better Back (drsinett.com). Your center of gravity changes, your abdominal muscles … Continue reading →
Even trying days are made better with a tiny cub by your side.
Earth Cadets bodysuit, $25 If I dressed my courageous babe in this cute outfit, I wouldn’t be able to keep my paws off him. —Tanya, Blogger 3 Sprouts bath storage, $20 Adding this polar pal to our bathroom has kept … Continue reading →
If you find yourself reaching for the tissues when the pollen count soars, you’ll want to think twice before treating your seasonal allergies the same way you did prepregnancy. Alexandra Sowa, MD, clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and … Continue reading →
Foolproof responses to uncalled for comments about bottle-feeding. (Hint: Change the subject)
QUESTIONABLE COMMENT: Why don’t you nurse? What you’d like to say: Wow, do you want to talk about my sex life, too? You’ll never believe what we did last night … What you actually should say: I’m so tired of … Continue reading →
An urban expert who’s mastered cab-hailing and small-space living.
(Clockwise from top left) Navigate the busy streets with ease. Rachel Zoe x Quinny Moodd stroller, $899 Three cheers for toys that stay put. BabyLit stroller cards, $15 No one will guess your handbag is designed to hold diapers. Matt … Continue reading →
Earth-friendly finds that’ll make you want to green up your act.
Rest easy with a GOTS-certified crib that’s topped off with a nontoxic, UV-cured finish. Spot on Square Hiya crib, from $749 Dream of a bright tomorrow under an organic cotton mobile colored with all-natural dyes. giggle mobile, $55 Going halfsies never looked … Continue reading →
If the shoes fit Ten adorable darlings will win a pair of Jourdan Espadrille Shoes by Robeez. The chambray style is perfect for spring and summer, and the elasticized ankle bands ensure the cute kicks are here to stay.
Take it in As infants gulp milk from bottle or breast, they tend to swallow air right along with it, which can lead to discomfort and sometimes spitting up. “This is exacerbated by the fact that babies spend so much … Continue reading →
A savvy creative who doesn’t shy away from cooking or crafts.
(Clockwise from top left) Dip-dyed to perfection. Serena & Lily stools, from $58 Long live the mason jar. World Market pendant light kit, $25 The perfect place to letter your quote of the day. 25:40 love chalkboard, $109 Whether weekly or … Continue reading →
Q: I’m heading back to work and planning to pump. How can I set myself up for success? A: You’re a mom who packs up your pump when you head to work so your baby can continue to have the … Continue reading →
Whether you opt for a rocker or glider, choose a chair you're sure to love.
Between feeding, reading and snuggle sessions, you’re bound to clock some substantial time sitting in the nursery. To pick a seat that’s sure to satisfy long-term, Ralph Montemurro, CEO, founder and head of design of Monte, a modern nursery furniture … Continue reading →
Mix pretty with playful to create a room your girl will love for years to come. throw pillow / rocker / clock / art print / peacock bin / lamp / mobile / plush horse / rug / dresser with … Continue reading →
Q: When will my baby start sleeping through the night? A: We all want to know the answer to this question, but it’s important not to compare your child with your neighbor’s or friend’s. Every child is unique, and there … Continue reading →
Star treatment One lucky family will win a Backstage Bag Celebrity Baby Basket—just like the ones given to the rich and famous—featuring goodies from Hasbro, buybuyBABY, Palmers, Little Tikes, Thule, Diono and more. Worth 2,420!
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: Stokke® Stroller of … Continue reading →
A laid-back, festival-loving soul who goes wherever the wind blows her.
(Clockwise from top left) Neck candy for you, entertainment for baby. Maya & Max teething necklace, from $18 Feel the love. Baby Tula ring sling, $135 Find a shady spot for your mini music lover to stretch and relax. Little … Continue reading →
Q: Are there any realistic tactics for functioning on minimal sleep? If one more person tells me to “sleep when the baby sleeps,” I’m going to scream. A: Yes! HypnoMothering provides restorative rest in whatever time you have. It teaches … Continue reading →
Dream on me Two tiny snoozers will win the “revolution-airy” Newton crib mattress. The sweet sleep surface is breathable, washable, recyclable, hypoallergenic, and made without foam, latex or adhesives.
In the bag Five happy mamas will win a Baby K’tan SmartGear Diaper Bag, complete with a built-in wetbag that’s lined with a unique antimicrobial, medical-grade, FDA-approved nylon. Available in black, chevron and dandelion.
Q: I gave birth to my baby prematurely, and it looks like we’ll be spending the next little while in the NICU. This is not what I anticipated my first weeks as a mother to look like. Is there anything … Continue reading →
Q: After my maternity leave ended, I started working from home, which seemed like it would be ideal but now feels like a total disaster! I’m neither accomplishing much work nor spending quality time with my little one. Is there … Continue reading →
A creature of comfort who’s content to hang out where her heart is.
(Clockwise from top left) Let your sweet sleeper nap nearby. Chicco LullaGo bassinet, $100 Scrub-a-dub-dub, get that baby in the tub. Sophie la Girafe bubble bath, $18 Story time is the best time. Harper Collins storybook, $19 Build ’em up, … Continue reading →
Q: I’ve heard that the majority of car seats are used incorrectly, and I don’t want that to be the case in my family. What are the most common mistakes, and how can I avoid them? A: To ensure your … Continue reading →
One lucky reader will win the following prize basket from Born Free! Tru-Temp™ Bottle Warmer + Cooler (value $59.99) Tru-Clean™ Sterilizer System (value $79.99) Born Free® Breeze™ Deluxe Gift Set (value $69.99) Enter now for your chance to win!
Prepping a batch of freezer meals during pregnancy can make postpartum dinners less of a headache. Just thaw and bake (or add them to your slow cooker), for a minimal-effort meal. You won’t even have to stand and stir the … Continue reading →
Q: Our new baby just arrived, and it seems she brought tons of paperwork with her. What records do I need to keep, and what can I pitch? A: High-five to you for considering this question before you end up … Continue reading →
Three maternity and nursing wear founders share their dress-pertise
Cult classic: Seraphine Parisian-born Cecile Reinaud, founder and director of Seraphine, set out to create fashion-forward selections for expectant and new moms, resulting in a well-rounded clothing line coveted by Gwen Stefani, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and other top … Continue reading →
Dapper darlings Three well-dressed crews will win a $100 gift card to Feltman Brothers in honor of the classic clothing company’s 100-year anniversary. The vintage-inspired fashions have been outfitting babes for generations.
Q: I’m a new mom to twins and have no idea what I’m doing. Have any practical tips? A: You’re part of an elite group of moms and dads of multiples—the special forces of parenthood. The intensity of the boot … Continue reading →
We have more than $3,000 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, 2016. Feltman Brothers $100 gift … Continue reading →
Nip pregnancy nuisances in the bud with a few drops of essential oils.
“Essential oils can offer gentle and effective treatments for common issues in pregnancy, like morning sickness, muscle aches and pain, and aid in relaxation,” says Demetria Clark, director of Heart of Herbs and author of Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for … Continue reading →
Easy exercises to support baby's natural ability to heal.
Reflexology can help with imbalances in sleep cycles and digestion, as well as encourage caregiver-infant bonding, explains Amy Kreydin, board-certified reflexologist and owner of The Barefoot Dragonfly in Austin, Texas. In addition to seeking professional services, she suggests trying the … Continue reading →
This is it—the moment you’ve been waiting for. Once you’ve felt a few contractions in a row, it’s time to grab your stopwatch and get ready to do some math. Know when they’re real Braxton Hicks contractions help prepare your … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Hulya (NY), Amanda (VA), Rachel (NE), Laura (TX), Donna (NJ), Amanda (GA), Candace (IN), Qiana (GA), Victoria (FL), Barbara (NC), Christina (NY), Dennos (DE), Michelle (VA), Caitlin (VA), Paul (CA), Dabney (TN), Vicki … Continue reading →
Skipping the babymoon? Let these diverse dishes take your taste buds on their own trip.
Serious Eats’ Chinese-Style Hot Pot Feeding a group? This feast offers a fun twist and a lot of choices; plus, it allows everyone to cook their food just the way the like it. Everyday Dishes’ Chinese Baked Halibut This gluten-free dish comes together in just under … Continue reading →