We transported our son in an infant car seat from the time he was just a newborn. Recently, however, he has gotten a lot bigger, and it is a pretty daunting task to lug him around like we did when he … Continue reading →
So about a week before I went into labor, Jeremy showed me a photo of a sheep giving birth. This sheep was casually laying on its side with a baby sheep head just hanging out of its vag. I thought, … Continue reading →
When we decided we needed a new double stroller, there were many, many strollers to choose from. We already had a full-sized double stroller, and although we love the full sized one, it was bulky for our needs. With so … Continue reading →
A tragedy occurred last week, just across the street from the P&N office. After being left in his car seat in a parked car for over seven hours, Cooper Harris, just 22-months-old, was pronounced dead late Wednesday afternoon. According to KidsAndCars.org, … Continue reading →
Coming down with a case of cabin fever? It might be time to pack up your sweet new sidekick and go exploring! Whether heading down the street or around the world, make sure your diaper bag is packed with anything and … Continue reading →
Congratulations are in order for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard! “I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” their rep tell Entertainment Tonight. “The whole family is beyond excited.” Soon after Lincoln’s birth – they founded … Continue reading →
When caring for a newborn, moms rarely find time to think about their own needs. But self-care is crucial for surviving and thriving as a parent.
Somewhere in the throes of the early months with a newborn, every new mama finds herself stretched too thin. The sleepless nights combined with round-the-clock feedings and the stress of trying to keep up with a household’s busy schedule can … Continue reading →
For car seats to meet their maximum safety potential, they must be installed and used correctly. Remember to select a model that fits your child and your car, then follow these tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and … Continue reading →
Always check with your doctor in advance, but air travel until 36 weeks is generally considered safe if you have a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy. However, this doesn’t mean all airlines will permit you to fly. Most allow pregnant women on … Continue reading →
Whether they’re active duty themselves or their partners are currently serving, military moms are steadfastly committed to both their country and each other.
On being pregnant in uniform I have never felt slighted by my co-workers or other military members because of my pregnancy. If anything, I feel like I have gotten so much support. In the four years I have been at … Continue reading →
Whether you plan to travel by land, sky or sea this summer, our travel guide will make sure you and your tiny globetrotter get there safely—and even have a little fun along the way.
Traveling with a baby doesn’t exactly elicit imagery of relaxing family togetherness. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Although most pediatricians advise keeping your newborn at home to avoid sickness and establish a routine, travel is sometimes necessary (and desirable!). … Continue reading →
If you’re traveling by air with a tot in tow, make sure the following items find their way into your carry-on: Birth certificate and/or passport Airlines have the right to ask for identification and can deny boarding without it. Extra … Continue reading →
What pediatric dentists want parents to know about pacifiers.
Why they matter “When a baby repeatedly sucks on a pacifier or finger over a long period of time, the upper front teeth may begin to tip outward or not come in properly,” explains Edward Moody, DDS, president of the … Continue reading →
A look at what happens to baby’s umbilical cord postbirth.
You’ve been dreaming about this moment for the past nine months or longer—your little one is finally here! But after the hard work of delivery is done and before you bask in newborn bliss, there’s one more piece of the … Continue reading →
When morning sickness strikes, these timeless remedies can offer relief.
Sick of feeling sick? Here are four tried-and-true fixes expectant moms have relied on time and again to put their all-day sickness to rest. Ginger This spicy herb has long been relied on to alleviate nausea. Add fresh ginger to a smoothie, … Continue reading →
Whether you plan to follow a gluten-free, paleo or even vegan diet throughout your pregnancy, proper nutrition is paramount when you’re eating for two.
With the exception of occasionally indulging in cravings for foods like ice cream and pizza, most moms-to-be try to eat nutritiously throughout pregnancy. But a healthy diet means different things to different people. For Angela Liddon, mom-to-be in Ontario, Canada, … Continue reading →
You may have been through it before, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some surprises. Here’s what to expect during your next go-round with pregnancy.
When I became pregnant with my second child, I felt confident I’d be an old pro at baby-baking. I knew what I was in for when it came to morning sickness (ahem, all day sickness). I was familiar with the … Continue reading →
For tried-and-true tips to make jet-setting with baby as painless as possible, we asked our friends on Facebook and Instagram to weigh in.
Sometimes (almost always, actually) it’s the moms who have been there and done that who are the real experts. To make sure you’re equipped with the best travel advice out there, we tapped our social media friends to spill their tips … Continue reading →
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When you’re a mama of two in a tiny house, less is always more—less “stuff,” that is. That’s why the Baby Trend Nursery Center Play Yard has earned my mom stamp of approval. It’s smart design allows it to function … Continue reading →
After suffering hyperemesis throughout my whole pregnancy, which meant I was violently sick every day, and being hospitalized twice, I was desperate to give birth on my due date. However, after a sweep a couple of days before my due … Continue reading →
Car seats should be two things: safe and comfortable. Everything else is just icing on the cake. That’s why I love the new Primo Viaggio 4-35 from Peg Perego—in addition to being extra safe and cozy for our baby, it … Continue reading →
Name: North West Date of Birth: June 15, 2013 Parents: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Siblings: none Facts: ♥ North was born in Los Angeles, Calif. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ♥ She was born five weeks prior to her due date and reportedly weighed just 4 … Continue reading →
My husband and I lead pretty active lives, so the decision to get a jogging stroller was an easy one to make. Which one to choose, however, took a little more research. We didn’t want to spend too much money … Continue reading →
Many highchairs on the market are big, clunky and offensive to the senses. We were looking for one with a simple, sleek look that would stand up to years of abuse. We also did not want to spend hours every … Continue reading →
The View alum Debbie Matenopoulos is “excited about every aspect” of impending motherhood. Expecting her first child later this year, the mom-to-be, 39, says she hopes for a natural birth and is reading What to Expect When Expecting to help her prepare for the baby. … Continue reading →
Upon receiving the Safety 1st Genesis Handheld Digital Color Video Monitor, I thought, “Wow, this is sleek-looking!” I opened the package and insisted to my ever-willing-to-help hubby that I had to assemble it (not my forte) on my own, learn to … Continue reading →
Gracen’s birth was healing to say the very least. There could not have been more of a contrast between the light of the day he was born versus the darkness on the day Xander silently entered the world. We went … Continue reading →
As a mom that is generally oblivious to differences between baby products, I can honestly say that Nuna SENA play yard/travel bed is a high quality, worthwhile piece of equipment. It is such a luxury compared to our old clunky … Continue reading →
Celebrity Baby Scoop: Kourtney Kardashian expecting baby No. 3 Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian are expecting their third child together reports Us Weekly. A source tells the magazine, “She is only a few months along,” and “It was planned.” The baby … Continue reading →
It was an early spring morning, March 25, 2014, to be exact. My husband and I were running late, as usual, to my 8 month and two week checkup at the OB/GYN. To our surprise, the doctor was late, too. The … Continue reading →
Congratulations are in order for Hayden Panettiere and fiance Wladimir Klitschko. The Nashville star, 24, and her fiance are expecting their first child Us Weekly reports. “Hayden is totally pregnant!” a source tells the magazine. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2013 – Panettiere predicated … Continue reading →
I began my journey toward parenthood as an individual who had neither held a newborn baby, babysat nor ever interacted with one for long periods of time. I didn’t know how to swaddle a baby or that you had to … Continue reading →
The First Years Talk & Soothe Video Monitor is our first video monitor, and we are very happy with it. Our son wakes up frequently through the night, and the video monitor is fantastic for looking in and seeing if he’s … Continue reading →
“I can hardly count the ways that being a mother has broadened my writing, deepened my connection to all other women, and galvanized my commitment to the Earth and its fate. As difficult as it is, sometimes, to find a … Continue reading →
Your guide to prenatal supplements, from vitamin A to zinc.
If you are expecting, your healthcare provider has likely already stressed how important it is to take prenatal vitamins throughout your pregnancy. But reading labels at your local pharmacy is kind of like trying to understand a foreign language: You’ve … Continue reading →
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be emotionally daunting. But in time and with some help, you will grow into your new role as a mom.
Shock. Fear. Concern. Those aren’t typically the words a healthy, 30-year-old married woman would use to describe her reaction to seeing two pink lines on a pregnancy test. But Myndee Corkern, a writer and regular contributor to the New Orleans … Continue reading →
Pregnancy and Newborn’s June Book Club is laugh-out-loud funny. How to Raise a Husband is full of real-life relationship experiences, from six different women, who don’t hold anything back. Tonilyn Hornung did her research and is telling the stories that … Continue reading →
Those last few weeks of gestation are critical to your baby’s health and development. Don’t rush perfection!
You’ve been pregnant for what seems like forever. Heartburn haunts your days and nights, your feet are starting to resemble overstuffed sausages, your once roomy maternity duds are bursting at the seams, and sleep has long since abandoned you. What’s … Continue reading →
Healthcare.gov shares that under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance plans must provide support, counseling and equipment to new moms for the duration of breastfeeding. Although every healthcare plan is different, yours will likely cover either the cost of … Continue reading →
Expert advice on choosing a terrific title for your tot.
When parents give their child a name, they determine what he’ll write at the top of his math quiz in elementary school, how he’ll introduce him-self at his first job interview after college and even whom his future spouse will … Continue reading →
Expectant moms may undergo most of the changes that occur in the months leading up to baby, but expectant fathers can be affected, too. Remedy those dad-to-be woes while tending to your own.
Symptom: Aching back Solution: Schedule a couple’s massage to ease the back pain, and enjoy the added bonus of relaxing time together before baby arrives. Symptom: Cravings Solution: Plan dinner dates around each other’s cravings. Cooking together can be just … Continue reading →
The Lorex Baby Little Link HD Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor is a dream come true for parents of little ones. This sleek little camera provides complete peace of mind while monitoring children out of arms reach, by streaming video over … Continue reading →
Embrace the pain management technique that works for you.
Labor hurts. However, there is a way to avoid at least some of the pain associated with childbirth: the trusty epidural. It’s a pain relief method that is widely used here in the U.S.—in fact, it’s estimated that more than … Continue reading →
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Soothe baby with your hands and heart through the power of infant massage.
Years ago, I met a woman who taught infant massage. I was intrigued, but I was admittedly also skeptical. Did this mean she laid babies down on their bellies and rubbed their backs the same way adults received massages at … Continue reading →
What parents should know when making a decision about circumcision.
The benefits According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure. “Research shows that the biggest health benefits of circumcision include a lower risk of acquiring sexually transmitted … Continue reading →