Some friends have talked about hiring a postpartum doula, but I’m not really sure what that is or how one might help. Can you fill me in? A: Just as a birth doula stays by your side during the course … Continue reading →
We have more than $1,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our November issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes November 30, 2015. Wink Postpartum Ultra Bikini Newlie … Continue reading →
Unsure why your locks have gone from luscious to lacking? Brush up on the cause of postpartum hair loss.
Weird science Having a baby comes with some hairy side effects—some of which are more welcome than others. “Typically, 85-95 percent of a woman’s hair is in the growth (anagen) phase while 5-15 percent is in the resting (telogen) phase,” … Continue reading →
Journey through an enchanted forest with our stylish scouts.
The great outdoors Partner up to glimpse a grizzly. On Macie: Little June Bug Sews bandana bib, $8; Babysoy organic romper, $29; Misha and Puff booties, $68 On Aidan: Le Top jacket, $61; Little Bow and Arrow organic leggings, $38; Livie & Luca shoes, $39 The … Continue reading →
a. Animal magnetism Oeuf, $60 b. Furry friend Appaman, $40 c. Top knot Nature Baby, $20 d. Flower power Kate Quinn Organics, $32 e. Snow bunny 7 A.M. ENFANT, $34 f. Soft surroundings Misha and Puff, $52 g. Beary adorable Carter’s, $12 h. Kissy face TANE organics, $23 … Continue reading →
1. Develop social and language skills through hands-on puppet play. Cate and Levi, $20 2. Promote self-recognition with a pint-size mirror that makes tummy time more tolerable. Bright Starts, $8 3. Go fishing with grip-and-grab sea creatures in a see-through bowl. Lamaze, … Continue reading →
Fashionable + functional Two style-conscious moms will win a Newlie diaper bag—the Gail Satchel or Lily Tote—complete with coordinating accessories, like a bottle tote, wet bag, stroller straps and more.
You’ve chosen to nurture your wee one the old-fashioned way—yet sometimes nursing feels anything but natural. When the going gets tough, try to remember these wise words of encouragement from Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, professor at University of Toronto and Canada … Continue reading →
We have more than $4,100 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 2015 2015 Buyer’s Guide
Clocking more trips to the ladies room lately? Here’s why.
Feel the squeeze The bladder, much like the uterus, is a sac that expands as needed, explains Laura Riley, MD, OB/GYN and author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy: Your Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide. During baby-growing months, the uterus commandeers … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Samantha (Iowa)! New mamas know the struggle of choosing between form and function, but who says you can’t have both? Cloak Collection is a line of contemporary dresses designed by mothers, for mothers! Forget about struggling … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Joellen (NC) and Pamela (CT)! Wow any mommy- and daddy-to-be with a Take Me Home Gift Set from Elegant Baby! This adorable collection comes in pink or blue and is perfectly packaged in a keepsake box, making it a … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Jessica (WA), Alana (CA), Katie (NY), Sara (OH) and Kristal (IN)! Have you ever had the perfect idea for a scented candle or body product? With customized gifts from The Yellow Fox, you can … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Brianna (IN), Leia (TN), Doris (TX), Susan (FL) and Sandra! Toting around a growing babe-to-be for nine long months is a lot of work, which is exactly why Anna Naturals thinks you deserve some … Continue reading →
What does it mean? When a mom-to-be is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it means she has high blood glucose levels but has never had diabetes prior to pregnancy. Typically, this complication will rear its head late in your 40-week trek, … Continue reading →
We have more than $4,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our October issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. October 2015 2015 Buyer’s Guide
A dozen items moms should have on hand during errands.
a. Let’s Playground changing mat, $20 Waterproof and wipeable, this micro mat is ideal for diaper changes. b. The Honest Co. hand sanitizer spray, $6 Because messes don’t always occur within soap-and-water access. c. OXO tot wipes case, $8 Grab just … Continue reading →
Celebrate good times One lucky mom will win a $500 credit to Partyology, a new iPhone app that makes party planning a breeze. Download it for free at partyology.com/app, then start shopping for decorations, favors, desserts, invitations and more.
Laundry expert Mary Leverette comes clean about the most effective ways to treat stains.
Keeping your babe clean is important, but a newborn’s skin is sensitive, so you want to cleanse with care. We talked to laundry expert Mary Leverette of About Laundry to learn how to safely tackle the most common stains new mamas face. … Continue reading →
Simple, stylish and affordable artwork is just the thing to make your nursery walls pop.
1. Animal instincts. The Animal Print Shop, “Baby Zebra Little Darling,” $25* 2. To the point. Children Inspire Design, “Be Brave,” $28 3. Tall tale. Creative Thursday, “Princess and the Pea,” $35* 4. Color me pretty. Chris Loves Julia, “Moody,” $29* 5. Light ’em up. DENY … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Angela (TX), Catherine (NH), Krystle (NC), Patrice (CA), Joanna (TX), Sunnie (CO), Mil (TN), Jenni (TX), Angela (NY), Carolyn (NJ) and Jessica (WA)! We have more than $2,100 worth of fabulous freebies up … Continue reading →
Worried about leaving your little one in someone else’s care? Here’s how to calm your nerves.
Quality assurance Hire a sitter with solid babysitting experience and excellent references. (Be sure to check them!) Look for someone who is a good listener and communicator. “Her personality and values should be aligned with those of you and your … Continue reading →
Ready to wear Five little darlings will win a $50 gift card to Feltman Brothers to shop the Pima Cotton collection, featuring the perfect blend of traditional, heirloom quality styles made from the softest cotton grown exclusively in Peru. … Continue reading →
I had planned to breastfeed my little one, but it ended up not working out. I can’t help but feel a tinge of guilt, shame and embarrassment when I pull out a bottle to feed my baby. How can I … Continue reading →
If dry scales have appeared on your baby’s noggin, it’s most likely seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known by its less frightening name, cradle cap. Here’s what you need to know should you find yourself facing the condition head on. Show and … Continue reading →
Just for mom One deserving mama will win a Natural New Mom Kit, featuring an Air Angel small mobile Air Sanifier, a selection of TriDerma skincare products, two BeliBea maternity bras for convenient nursing and hands-free pumping, and $40 … Continue reading →
While it’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are certain precautions parents can take to lower their child’s risk, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Place baby … Continue reading →
1. Wherever I go, I bring my life organizer with me —it fits perfectly inside a tote or diaper bag. – Chantel, Associate Editor This is Ground Mod organizer, $200 2. Never again will a cord slip into the black … Continue reading →
1. With a hooded towel this cute, it’s hard to be crabby. Zoocchini hooded towel, $26 2. Postbath, rub down your babe’s skin with a moisturizing butter. Baby Pibu skin cream, $15 3. Tend to every nook and cranny with made-for-baby … Continue reading →
Being a mom often means being a pro juggler, so we asked some of our favorite bloggers to share how they keep all their plates spinning.
“I finally invested in a good planner and set aside times of the day for work and the rest for my family. Instead of a constant nagging to-do list, I know there will be time to address it later. It … Continue reading →
Forget orange—this month, stick with a classically cool color combo that just so happens to suit your newbie’s visual strengths.
1. Introduce babes to their four-legged friends. Wee Gallery art cards, $13 2. A set of simple instructions. Kid + Kind one-piece, $32 3. A cuddly cushion that literally has your back. Noodoll rabbit cushion, $38 4. Help little ones get a … Continue reading →
Q. I’m interested in trying swaddling to soothe my baby, but I’ve heard it can cause hip dysplasia. Is this true? A: Swaddling has many benefits for your baby, but it is true that incorrect swaddling may cause hip dysplasia, … Continue reading →
An excerpt from "Martinis and Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF?! "
So, here are a few of the most important things I learned on my own during my first few weeks as a new mom: Disorientation and confusion are common. So is short-term memory loss. It includes: forgetting to move the … Continue reading →
A year of sweet dreams In honor of SIDS Awareness Month, one snug bug will win a HALO safe sleep package, featuring one Bassinest swivel sleeper and four safe sleep garments, like the SleepSack Swaddle, to last through the … Continue reading →
Thanks to generous friends and family, you’ll likely end up with a dresser full of pint-sized apparel for your babe. But beyond frilly pink dresses and itty-bitty bow ties, there are a few practical pieces you’ll want to have on … Continue reading →
The bath is a place for good, clean fun (pun fully intended)—watching your wee one splash (or just soak it all in), the softness of new baby skin, the bonding time sans phones or tablets. Just you and your babe and maybe … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Lauren (CA), Mary (MN) and Carolann (TN)! When your wee one arrived on the pregnancy scene, she probably brought some unwanted guests with her. Discomforts like heartburn, constipation and nausea are common, but that … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Sophia (MD)! Ditch the backache of bending over to pick up your tot’s dropped pacifier with a handy helper that’s built to keep it in reach at all times. PullyPalz is here to put an end … Continue reading →
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Keri (TX)! Attention breastfeeding mamas: Whether you’re trying to build up your milk stash or struggling to meet your babe’s daily demand for the good stuff, insufficient milk supply is a common concern among … Continue reading →
Quick scripts to help a big sibling feel included after a new family member arrives.
Ask for help When your baby needs something, invite your firstborn to help, suggests Laura Markham, PhD, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life. “She needs to know that she has … Continue reading →
It’s easy being green One earth-loving family will win 10 eco-conscious baby registry picks, personally selected by Lynn Jurich, a new mom and the co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, a leading residential solar power company. Her favorites include items from … Continue reading →
Trade up baby’s gear for something with a little more fashion and a lot more function.
A. Doona, $499 Designed for babes between 4 and 35 pounds, this cutting-edge car seat has a built-in mobility system, meaning it can go from car seat to stroller in a matter of seconds. All we can say is: game changer. … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Nathalie (WA), Colleen (NC), Desiree (AK), Larissa (OR), Kimberly (SC), Tina (MN), Marlene (OR) and Natasha (NC)! We have more than $1,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our September issue! Click … Continue reading →
Star treatment One lucky little one will win a Jewels and Pinstripes Celebrity “BUMP” Bag, featuring goods and gear from Ana Brandt Photography, Playskool, WubbaNub, Stride Rite and Novena Maternal Skincare.
We have more than $4,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our September issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. September 2015 2015 Buyer’s Guide