Heads up: Infant reflux

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What it is “Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is when the contents of the stomach go up into the esophagus,” explains Suzanne P. Nelson, MD, MPH, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Gastroenterology Specialists, S.C. in Glenview, Illinois, and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics

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Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather

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At first glance, I was excited about the Summer Infant Deluxe Baby Bather. It came to me in a flat box, which made it great for packing for family vacations. After opening the box, I realized this packaging would be

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Delivery room mythbuster

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When you’re wearing a baby belly, you tend to attract delivery room horror stories and cryptic warnings from oh-so-helpful strangers. What is reliable, and what’s really bull? We’ve stared down some of society’s most stringent delivery room myths. The myth:

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GB Zuzu

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I am excited to review the Zuzu stroller from GB. I’ve been searching for a well-built, compact, lightweight stroller, and the Zuzu has been the answer. In addition to those necessary features, it also has a huge sunshade and can stand

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Year in review

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A worthwhile investment Break open those piggy banks, parents! By the time a child turns 18, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that middle-income parents will have spent an average of $241,000 to raise her. (That number doesn’t account

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Fair game

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A traditional Guatemalan weave helps create jobs for Mayan families. Huipil jumpsuit, $30, humblehilo.com Safely made and safely worn—no pesticides, fertilizers, bleaches or nasty stuff. Pact pants, $23, wearpact.com From the Andes mountains in Peru to the arms of your

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Holiday hankerings

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With the holiday season comes its delectable December treats. Indulge in your favorite festive cravings with these delicious cookie recipes from around the web. Be warned, though, they are so delicious you might not have leftovers for Santa or your house guests! If baking

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PRIMO EuroBath

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We were looking to replace our cracked bathtub and were happy to have the opportunity to use the PRIMO EuroBath. The bathtub is well built, large, spacious and sturdy enough for transporting. Due to its build quality, it is extremely durable,

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Home birth in a hurry: The birth of Eldon

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My due date was May 26, so I was late as per my usual—as I had expected to be. On the morning of June 1, I woke up a bit before 6 a.m., and I was feeling some pretty decent

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Holiday gift guide: For baby

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Picture perfect A personalized picture book for the new addition who’s still learning the names and faces of his nearest and dearest. Pinhole Press custom photo book, $50, pinholepress.com Food for thought A meal-making machine for the petite eater who

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The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Infant to Toddler tub

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I’m a mom of two messy boys, so bath time is a must around my house—and we can really put a tub through the wringer. My 4-month-old and I wanted to test this one out because he was outgrowing his

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Baby bear

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Bring some rustic lodge love to the nursery. For the full design, pick up the December copy of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine, on stands now! 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

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Holiday gift guide: For big sibling

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Food for thought An adorable mug set for the little who would sip hot cocoa and nibble on cookies all day if you’d let her. Wee Gallery mug set, $40, weegallery.com Give a little A tote-ally cool bag for the

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timi & leslie Dawn

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I ordered at least twelve diaper bags before settling on the perfect one. The look on my hubby’s face every time a new Nordstrom or Amazon box arrived was pretty comical: “Another one? Really?” The bag I finally settled on

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Holiday gift guide: For mom

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  Picture perfect A collection of photo strips for the wistful mama who can’t believe her babies are growing up so fast. Print Studio custom photo strips, $10, printstud.io Give a little A caffeinated offering for the mommy whose wish for

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Bright Starts Zippity Zoo 3-in-1 Around We Go activity center

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As a working mom of two boys, having a hands-free moment when they are entertained is a rarity. With the littlest one, the entertainer is a must to try and get through the morning rush, and a necessity to get

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Date night delivery: The birth of Josie

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Date night, up until I had hit the third trimester, had been my favorite night of the week. I loved the process of getting dressed up, going somewhere nice and spending some one-on-one time with my husband, Josh. I love

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Win it: Bambinoz

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The contest is now closed. Congratulations to; Bethany (CA), Eidy (CA) and Tabitha (TX)! Say goodbye to filling your sink with hot water while secretly wishing you could instantly warm your baby’s bottle in the microwave. Mamas, there’s a simpler—not

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Baby bump blockbusters

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Jordana Paige Quinn

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Beautifully crafted. Smart design. Gorgeous embellishments. Vegan cobalt blue faux leather adorned with gold metallic hardware. My Jordana Paige Quinn handbag is stylish and functional; a must have for every mom in search of a beautiful handbag big enough for

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Our tiny tough guy: The birth of Hunter

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Hunter Ray was born on April 14 at 6:27 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches. My husband, Josh, and I are super proud parents, and we think he looks like me. I got Braxton Hicks a

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Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip

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I never thought I would be “that” mom. The mom who got so excited to see a new stroller waiting on her front porch that she almost (I stress almost) forgot to bring her child in with the rest of

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A long-distance affair

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When my husband and I were a young couple striking out on our own, the distance from our hometowns seemed temporary—an adventure, an experiment, a story about our wayfaring youth we would tell someday when we had made it back

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Around the world in 80 names

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Last year, Sophia and Noah swept the top spots as the most popular US baby names of 2013. While we wait with bated breath for the final tally on the 2014 list—Nameberry places Imogen and Asher in the lead—take a

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Unexpected turns ahead: The birth of Cruz

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Our precious son was born at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, February 20. He had already taught me my first lesson of mommyhood: Be flexible. I had my birth plan written by my second appointment with my midwife: birthing tub, all

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Inglesina Twin Swift

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I was afforded the incredible opportunity to review the Inglesina Twin Swift double stroller, and, boy, was I excited! You see, I am the mom of two little ones: Aubrey, a rambunctious two and a half year old, and Asher, a

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Our second princess: The birth of Selah Faith

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It was a cool morning in October, and I was expecting to do another home birth with my sixth baby. I hadn’t found out the sex, and I was waiting in anticipation to see if my only daughter would finally get

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PacaPod Hastings

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The delivery of PacaPod’s Hastings knapsack was a pleasant surprise considering that I was only expecting to review the company’s Firenze diaper bag. As excited as I was about the Firenze, I fell more in love with the Hastings. The

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mountain buggy +one

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I was so excited when the mountain buggy +one arrived at our door. The instruction manual was very clear and easy to follow. There were no additional tools required, and I was pleasantly surprised at how little was needed for

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Confession: I’d rather be at work than at home all day with my kids

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Facebook, TV shows and the media all portray how tough it is for moms to go back to work after maternity leave with proclamations of worry, guilt and accompanying tears. And the message is clear: Good parents want to be

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Incubation consideration

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Average gestation in days:  

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Milk composition

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The composition of your milk changes to meet your baby’s needs at every age and stage. (For example, the milk a mother produces when her baby is two days old is different from the milk she produces when baby is

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Choking hazard

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DON’T: Start too early. Baby should be able to hold her head up, open her mouth when food is near and move food from a spoon to her throat. She should weigh twice as much as her birth weight (or about

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November rain

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Clouds, rainbows, and even a touch of the sun: Bring the outdoors in with this weather-themed nursery. cloud shelf / letter U / rain wall decal / rainbow pencil wall art / bin / rocker / striped cloud pillow /

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Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub

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The Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Sling ‘n Seat Tub comes ready to use out of the box. The tub is a four-stage convertible bath. It has a soft mesh sling for newborns and a snap-in support to be used two ways: to

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Good night, and good luck

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Round-the-clock feedings, middle-of-the-night diaper changes and constantly waking to wailing are all par for the course for new parents. But after several months of fatigued days and nights spent in a total haze, you might be wondering, Will I ever

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School of pain

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They don’t call it “labor” for nothing! The moments leading up to delivery require hard, painful work. Labor is tricky to predict or even describe because every woman’s birth experience is unique. And while it’s impossible to truly understand how

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Sleep busters

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Sleep is essential for both you and your growing babe, so avoid these potential snooze-wreckers, which can cause you to toss and turn all night long. Processed foods A recent study in the journal Nutrition found that individuals who tended

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BOB Revolution Flex Duallie

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When it comes to the three-wheeled stroller, BOB is synonymous with awesome. So does that make BOB’s Revolution Flex Duallie doubly awesome? By their nature, double strollers are big, and they can be a complete pain when you’re navigating tight

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The lactation diet

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All moms know how important it is to eat well during pregnancy, but once baby arrives, the focus on food often fades away. However, if you’re a nursing mama, what you eat now is just as important as what you ate

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Giving thanks

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No matter how hard I tried to come up with other ideas for what to say here, I kept coming back to my family. They’re my fave, hands down. Lacey, Editor in Chief Dotty Ellipsis custom print, from $15 I

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Turn left, sleep right

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Proper positioning throughout pregnancy can make for an optimal night’s rest. Follow these tips to get the best beauty sleep possible. Sleep for two Sleeping on your left side can benefit both you and baby. Doing so improves blood flow,

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November 2014 and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

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Click below to view the giveaways for our November issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. November 2014 Free Stuff Buyer’s Guide 2014 Free Stuff

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Find your circadian rhythm

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Our internal body clocks control the production of the hormone melatonin and help regulate how much and how often we sleep. But pregnancy can—as you probably know firsthand—throw this cycle off. “Just about all pregnant women experience waking in the

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Do some good with gifts that give back

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We have so much to be thankful for this time of year, and it’s easy to show our gratitude by giving back—even while stocking up for baby. As you begin thinking about gifts for the upcoming holidays, pay it forward with these charitable choices.

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Recipe for rest

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Going through your day in a zombie-like state? Well, misery loves company. Roughly 8 out of 10 women report periods of sleep disturbance during pregnancy, citing everything from being uncomfortable at night to feelings of anxiety to restless legs as

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Brica ComforTemp Infant Bather

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The Brica ComforTemp Infant Bather is a safe and durable bather for infants that’s easy to use from day one! This two-piece bather is incredibly simple to assemble and in just seconds is ready to use on your countertop or

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Pile up

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Corral dirty duds in a cleanly designed hamper. ferm LIVING hamper, $115 Drape those impossibly tiny baby clothes over sweet and solid wood hangers. The Container Store wooden hangers set, $8 Skip messy measuring, and drop a good-for-you, good-for- the-environment

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Exhausted expectations

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Your pregnancy test comes back positive, and you feel on top of the world. But then fatigue strikes. Although you’ve likely read about it (along with cravings, morning sickness and all the other early pregnancy symptoms), you probably weren’t prepared

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Pattern LA Classic diaper bag

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When it comes to the diaper bag, there are two big options: function or style. For the no bells and whistles camp, a diaper bag is a straightforward concept. It’s a place to stash the mountain of gear you need

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