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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Ingredients: • 2 teaspoons pureed pumpkin (canned is fine, or use your Halloween leftovers) • 1⁄2 teaspoon organic honey • 1 teaspoon organic Greek yogurt (fat-free for oily skin, 2 percent for dry skin) Why you’ll love it: This mask … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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 $1,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our September issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes September 30, 2015. Aveeno Baby Essential … 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
On-the-go essentials One mommy-and-me pair will win a PacaPod Samui bag, a collection of Kushies bibs, burp pads and snack bags, and a selection of MAM bottles, drinking cups and other feeding essentials.
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
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
Get schooled Ten novice moms and dads will win Baby Care 101: The Ultimate Baby Manual, thanks to The Pump Station along with Kids in the House. The all-encompassing DVD shares what every new parent needs to know to survive … Continue reading
Safe siesta One slumbering sweetheart will win a Newton Crib Mattress, which is hypoallergenic, completely washable and made without foam, latex or adhesives.
Sleep tight One little dozer will win a Lullaby Earth Breeze Crib Mattress, boasting a breathable surface, food-grade waterproofing, seamless reinforced edges and dual firmness.
First rate One happy household will win a First Year Bundle by CelebrityBabyTrends.com, featuring a RaZbaby Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier and RaZ-Buddy Ethan Penguin, Poe Wovens Babywearing Wrap, Squooshi Baby Food Pouch Starter Kit, Bella Bundles On-The-Go Blanket, Evoli Foaming Baby Wash, … Continue reading
Treat yourself Two chic mamas will win The Ultimate Maternity and Postpartum Support Shopping Spree with a $250 gift card to Preggers.com.
Package deal One lucky little one will win a $200 gift certificate to pediped, $200 worth of swim gear from Konfidence and $100 worth of fun finds from b.box.
Rest easy One sweet dreamer will win a Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight 2-Stage Crib Mattress, providing the perfect combination of firmness and comfort.
Twice as nice One mom of multiples will win a Twingaroo twin carrier and diaper bag, as well as a twin pool float, mother of twins necklace and twin baby journal, courtesy of Stuff4Multiples.com.
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Miranda (WA) and Shanna (MI)! No one can comfort your mini like mama, but as much as you wish you could be by her side every second to reassure her, it’s just not feasible. Thanks … Continue reading
Q: Between caring for a newborn and being completely sleep-deprived (see: caring for a newborn), I don’t exactly have the time or energy to whip up fresh and healthy homemade meals for myself. I am breastfeeding, though, so I want … Continue reading
Reference: Resources for early learners. 1. Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson, $7 Embark on a sightseeing and shape-spotting adventure as you locate the circles, squares, ovals and more hidden within the City of Lights’ iconic attractions. 2. How Tiger Says … Continue reading
1. My favorite part of beginning the school year? New shoes! —Chantel, Associate Editor Bucketfeet slip-ons, $68 2. Before there were first-day-of-school pictures, there were year-of-firsts baby books. —Lauren, Executive Editor Lucy Darling memory book, $35 3. The difference between … Continue reading
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Zemmi (AZ), Avril (OH) and Heather (OR)! The expectant crowd takes a whole lot of precautions to ensure their babes-to-be are healthy and safe. You carefully consider what foods to put on your plate … Continue reading
For your partner … Clue your honey in to what’s going on in your belly by feeding his. (After all, his stomach is the way to his heart.) Cook up a meal of itty-bitty eats, including baby carrots, baby red … Continue reading
Phone a friend Do ask your parenting peers for advice. They can offer valuable input on what works and what doesn’t. Don’t put too much stock in your city-dwelling pal’s stroller recommendation if your family resides in the suburbs. If … Continue reading
This contest is now closed. Congratulations Aimee (CA)! Your diaper bag has room for all of baby’s essentials—and backups and spares and anything he might possibly need—but with such a hefty load, it’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for. Thanks … Continue reading
Dogs and babies have the potential to go together like peas and carrots. (We’ve all seen the toddler napping with his puppy.) But in between adorable photo-ops, it’s not uncommon for your four-legged firstborn to feel left out while much … Continue reading