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 →
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 →
Imagine that you’re eight-and-a-half months pregnant and nesting has kicked into high gear. You need to get every. little. thing. completely cleaned, set up and in its place before the baby arrives. Even things that you won’t use for months … 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 →
Delivering your baby will be one of the most excruciating and wonderful occasions of your life. Your medical staff will become your dearest friends (at least for the day), and you’re bound to become closer to whomever you’ve invited to … 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 →
Talking, singing and playing with your newborn aren’t just fun things to do—they’re essential for nurturing her growing brain.
When your recent addition is around 6 or 8 weeks old, near the peak of fussiness, she will smile at you for the first time—a rainbow breaking through the clouds of your exhaustion. “That first social smile is the most … 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 →
I love handbags. Tote, cross body, clutch … I love them all. Since becoming a mom, though, the excitement of picking out what bag to carry has definitely dwindled. Let’s be honest: Nothing screams, “I’m a mom!” more than a … 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 →
As my husband would say, “The Bugaboo Runner is the BMW of jogging strollers.” It is very well made and has a very sleek look—just like his favorite cars. The Runner is a winner for several seasons, which I’ll get … Continue reading →
It was really hard to believe that we were going to have our second child any day. I was in disbelief; it had gone so fast. I wanted to savor every second I could, have a little bit of a life, … Continue reading →
When your little one starts on solid foods, a highchair for feeding time is most definitely in order. But because I was panicking over how fast time was flying by and how quickly my baby was growing up, I almost … Continue reading →
I left work on Friday afternoon excited for the weekend and ready to knock out our giant to -do list of baby preparation. Our due date was July 1, so we thought we had the whole month of June left … Continue reading →
I have to warn you: If you do not want to amaze other parents with your car seat, steer clear of this product. If you are not interested in making each car trip infinitely easier and more efficient, turn back … Continue reading →
When I received the Chicco Stack highchair, I was very excited to open and assemble this product. I love the challenge of putting things together—big or small, 100 pieces or just 10. I began by laying out all of the … Continue reading →
At 36 weeks and two days, on December 12, it was like every other day. I was at the table with my son, Josiah (or Little Ox #1, as he’s nicknamed on my blog), having lunch. I was struggling with him, … Continue reading →
Upon opening the box for the Ingenuity ChairMate High Chair, I immediately smiled seeing there were only five parts to assemble. First things first, I pulled out the manual, which after the page of warnings, gives helpful and clear step-by-step … Continue reading →
I had my weekly checkup on a Wednesday morning before I went into work at the lab. I had had a fun-filled pregnancy thus far, vomiting several times a day well into month nine. I was 2 centimeters dilated at … Continue reading →
When I opened the GB Qbit Lightweight Stroller box in a bit of a hurry, I was happy to see it was mostly pre-assembled except for the wheels, cup holder and car seat adaptors. Phew! I paged through the user … Continue reading →
Working while expecting can be tricky business. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.
When I announced my second pregnancy at P&N (first to our esteemed editor in chief, Lacey, and then to the rest of the staff), I acquired a special status in the office. All at once, I was blogging at pnmag.com … 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 →
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 →
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Transform your eyebrows into groomed perfection with expert advice from Umbreen Sheikh, founder of Wink Brow Bar in New York City. Follow the rules Have a brow specialist or your favorite gal at the cosmetics counter measure your natural brow, which will act … Continue reading →
Q: Is it safe to drink an occasional glass of wine during pregnancy? A: No, says Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, past president of MotherToBaby, a service of the international nonprofit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), and the world’s leading researcher on … Continue reading →
Not sure your mom and dad are cut out to be Grandma and Grandpa? Try these alternative titles on for size.
For Grandma Grams, Gran, Gigi, Nana, Nanny, Mimi, Mimzy, Mami, Maymay, Masey, Mia, Babs For Grandpa Papa, Pops, Gramps, Grampy, Pappy, Paddy, Pop pop, Popo, Peppy, Bubba/Bub, Buster, Buddy/Bud Go global Look to your family heritage, and use the word for “grandmother” or “grandfather” (or a variation of it) in another … Continue reading →
Celebrity hair colorist Barbara Farnworth sheds light on the dye dilemma during pregnancy.
Q: Can I dye my hair while expecting? A: I advise my clients to ask their doctor. Usually the reply is not in the first trimester, but other medical professionals suggest using off-scalp color—which translates to highlights. Q: I’m itching to cover … Continue reading →
When it comes to narrowing down your choices and picking a winning moniker for your babe-to-be, here’s what you should consider.
Some parents have an inkling of what their newbie’s name will be long before they ever stare down at those two pink lines. Others wait until baby is in arms to see what name suits her best. Wherever you fall on … Continue reading →
Q: I’m expecting for the first time and really hoping to breastfeed my baby. What can I do now to set myself up for success? A: There are important things that you can do ahead of time to help ensure success … Continue reading →
Q: Can using a sound machine really help my baby sleep better? A: The white noise generated by a sound machine is similar to the sounds of the womb, such as a mother’s heartbeat, the amniotic fluid sloshing around the baby, blood flowing, and even the voices … Continue reading →
When it comes to first-trimester nutrition, folic acid is a mom-to-be’s best friend.
A healthy diet is always a good idea, but it’s particularly pertinent when you’re growing a baby. The various vitamins and minerals you consume work together to ensure the bundle inside you develops and thrives. While the list of essentials … Continue reading →
Go pro “Newborn photography is unlike any other kind of photography,” explains Jennifer Blakeley, co-founder of NewbornPhotography.com, an online resource that connects parents with more than 4,000 professional newborn photographers. “Your photographer is not only skilled in camera artistry, she is … Continue reading →
You were partners before you were parents. Don’t let taking care of baby mean you stop taking care of your relationship.
I had always prided myself on not becoming one of “those” moms. The ones who refer to themselves as “Mommy” at dinner parties (“Mommy’s getting tipsy!”), who listen to kids music 24/7 and whose relationships with their husbands don’t exist … Continue reading →
Feeling the swell? Find out what's going on below the surface.
Flow chart During pregnancy, a mom-to-be’s circulatory system goes through rapid and dramatic changes, says Oliver W. Jones, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Denver. Blood volume starts ramping up as early as five weeks’ gestation, and by the end of the … Continue reading →
Photogenic picks to satisfy the shutterbug in all of us.
1. I’m a tech-savvy girl, but I still love having my favorite photos printed. —Alexis, Editorial Intern Kate Spade album, $25 2. This scarf camera strap is as pretty as a picture. —Ginny, Contributing Editor Bluebird Chic camera strap, $75 3. For … Continue reading →
Everything your friends aren't telling you about birthing a baby.
If this is your first pregnancy rodeo, you’ve probably already discovered a few of the undisclosed aspects of growing a baby. After all, few people voluntarily strike up a conversation about the stray hairs cropping up on their chins or … Continue reading →
Ten safe, stress-free ways to dress yours dreamer for bed.
1. A unique shape lets baby snooze with her arms up. Love to Dream Love to Swaddle UP Lite, $30 2. A generously sized leg pouch provides ample room for healthy hip development. HALO SwaddleSure, $15 3. A vented front … Continue reading →
Make room for two with a spot that’s just right for both your baby girls. light / dresser with changing top / mobile / crib sheet / crib light / pillow / toddler bed / plush / sheet set / … Continue reading →
Multipurpose is the best word to describe the Joovy TooFold stroller by Micralite. It can transform from a single stroller to a double stroller, a single stroller with a standing platform, and even a single stroller with a huge storage pack. It’s the … Continue reading →
For those of you who have followed along during my pregnancy, you know that in what has now become my last Knocked-Up blog post, I was having some false labor and a whole lotta Braxton Hicks contractions that were leading me … Continue reading →
I was excited to receive my Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1 car seat. This car seat is perfect for those ever-growing toddlers. Its three stages can accommodate your child until they are ready to lose the car seat altogether. Not only … Continue reading →
With kids constantly growing in to and out of their car seats, tripping over or trying to find storage for seats in limbo was getting old. When I began dreaming of the extra space I would acquire if we didn’t … Continue reading →
I had a great pregnancy with Arabella. It was my first pregnancy, and I was a little nervous—but so excited! My doctor said all along that it looked like I’d have a regular vaginal delivery, so that was what I … Continue reading →
We received the Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair as we were moving from an apartment into our first home, and it was one of the first things that was unpacked. The setup was simple, the instructions were easy to follow, and … Continue reading →
This mama is all about safety and ease of use. When I heard the Clek Fllo car seat could beused rear-facing up to 50 pounds, I said, “Sign me up!” You want to keep your babies rear-facing as long as … Continue reading →