Six ways to get those cute baby snapshots off your phone and into the hands of loved ones (including you).
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 … Continue reading →
Follow this festive formula for gift-giving success.
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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Follow this festive formula for gift-giving success.
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 … Continue reading →
Ideally you want your wee one head down and facing your back for his debut, but don’t worry if your babe is breech (bottom down) beforehand. He’s going to keep moving and grooving up until delivery, so he may not … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Kim (IL), Tina (MN), Valerie (OH), Alicia (MN), Jimi (MI), Jennifer (MI), Amanda (PA), Lisa (FL), Jeffrey (IL), Kathy (IL) and Kelsey (TX)! We have more than $1,475 worth of fabulous freebies up … Continue reading →
Mini must-haves One lucky babe will win Bel Bambini’s The Little Bambini Gift Basket, packed with luxurious baby essentials from Blabla, Angel Dear, aden + anais, manny and simon, Vulli, Hevea, Goumi and 3 Sprouts.
Even top-rated car seats aren’t safe if they’re not used correctly. Follow these tips to make sure your petite passenger is secure.
Right height Adjust the shoulder straps so they start at or below baby’s shoulder height. (This is the preferred position for rear-facing car seats.) Pit stop Position the chest clip at armpit level. It should be high enough to keep … Continue reading →
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose ... you'll find them all on baby's clothes (and more!).
a. Start and finish every meal with a happy plate. Buddy + Bear plate, $11 b. This cheery pillow will help your little one snooze with a smile. Blabla pillow, $52 c. When it comes to pockets, we’re all ears. … Continue reading →
Follow this festive formula for gift-giving success.
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. Let the kitchen serve as more than just a … Continue reading →
1. Choose from thousands (literally!) of design options for gift wrap you won’t see under every tree. Holli Zollinger for Spoonflower pine tree gift wrap, Willow Lane Textiles for Spoonflower fair isle gift wrap, Andrea Lauren for Spoonflower nutcracker gift … Continue reading →
Who else takes their hot chocolate with as many marshmallows as possible? – Chantel, Associate Editor Easy, Tiger mug, $12 You know what they say: Home is where the heart is. – Alexis, Editorial Intern Candlewick Press picture book, $17 … Continue reading →
We have more than $4,175 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs! Click below to view the giveaways for our December issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. December 2015 2015 Buyer’s Guide
Between holiday parties and traveling to visit family, our little one’s nap and nighttime schedule is bound to encounter some obstacles. How can we be flexible enough to enjoy our social engagements while still ensuring she receives the sleep she … Continue reading →
My newborn nurses all day long, and it feels like the only thing I do anymore. Please tell me this isn’t forever, is it? A: Newborns do take a really long time to eat, and they eat around the clock. Common … Continue reading →
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Alyssa (CA), Chris (CO), Sara (CA) and Kristin (OH). Breastfeeding has countless benefits for you and your babe, but let’s face it—it’s hard. Thankfully Cake Maternity is here to make your nursing load … Continue reading →
In + out One lactating lady will win a Kiinde Twist Gift Set, so she can pump, store, organize, warm and serve her breast milk using a single pouch. The system completely eliminates the need to transfer precious milk … Continue reading →
Walk + rock One lucky little one will win a $250 pediped gift certificate to spend on adorable footwear that promotes healthy, natural development, as well as a Babyhome Wave bounce chair, featuring an innovative and highly functional design.
Postpartum must-haves to keep mama feeling her best after baby.
a. Support and tone your former bump. The Cinch tummy wrap, $95 b. Spritz on all-natural cooling relief south of the border. Earth Mama Angel Baby bottom spray, $13 c. Keep things clean down below with an easy-squeeze bottle. Fridababy Fridet perineal … Continue reading →
Is your munchkin ready for more than milk? Here’s how to tell.
Is she old enough? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommend introducing solid food at around 6 months of age, informs Lisa Barrangou, PhD, author of The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book. Starting earlier … Continue reading →
My sister-in-law is taking her baby to a chiropractor, and I’m intrigued. Is it safe for infants? What are the benefits? A: Chiropractic treatment is absolutely safe for little ones. Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, there is … Continue reading →
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 →
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
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 →
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 →