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Wired up

There’s still a lot experts don’t know about the effects of caffeine during pregnancy, which is why the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for more research before it can draw any conclusions about a link between caffeine and … Continue reading

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On the books

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises reading aloud to baby from birth to bolster language development, build language skills, boost brain development and strengthen your parent-child bond. But according to a 2016 national survey by Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, … Continue reading

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New year, new goals

1. If this pretty planner can’t help me achieve organizational nirvana, I’m a lost cause. —Lauren, Executive Editor Rifle Paper Co. planner, $34 2. Ever wonder what would happen if you prioritized sleep for 365 days? I’ll keep you posted. —Steph, … Continue reading

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A world of difference

DOING IT RIGHT 4 things that make us want to give America a high-five. Doctored up The more prenatal checkups you have, the better your odds of having a healthy baby—because doc can make sure things are on track and … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Deciphering breastfeeding advice

Everyone from my grandma to my hairstylist has something to say about breastfeeding. What’s worth listening to, and what should I tune out? A: As a labor and delivery nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant, I’ve overheard all sorts of … Continue reading

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Playdate: Making tummy time fun

Know it’s important “Floor play can be one of the most developmentally stimulating activities for babies,” remarks Bill Sears, MD, renowned pediatrician and Huggies Little Movers consultant. When your infant is awake and alert, try placing him tummy down on a … Continue reading

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The Namaste way

Inhale, exhale By learning to focus on your breathing (try slow, deep breaths in and out of the nose), you’ll be better equipped to manage shortness of breath during pregnancy. These simple exercises will also come in handy during labor … Continue reading

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Get the most out of your prenatal vitamin

Start early Most experts recommend that you begin taking pre-natal vitamins at least one month prior to conception. You should keep taking it throughout pregnancy and even after delivery for as long as you continue breastfeeding. Talk to your provider … Continue reading

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November 2015 Free Stuff

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Lenni (LA), Melissa (AL), Lynne (WA), Nancy (IN), Michael (IN), Catherine (NH), Jimi (MI), Meghan (IL) and Ashley (GA)! We have more than $4,100 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our … Continue reading

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Big foot

Size matters Even if you can’t see your feet way down there, you’ve probably noticed your shoes fitting a little more snugly than usual. It’s not uncommon for women, particularly first-time mamas, to go up an entire shoe size during … Continue reading

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New and noteworthy

A. Urbini Reversi Stroller, $80 Proving budget-friendly doesn’t have to mean bare bones, this easy-on-the-wallet ride sports a reversible seat, extra-large canopy (with a peekaboo window), parent cup holder and one-hand recline. Plus, it’s car seat-compatible—not bad for setting you … Continue reading

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Photo op

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

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Year in review: 2015

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

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Turn a breech baby

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

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December 2015 Free Stuff

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

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Buckled up

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

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Face time

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

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Snow day

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 If you’re … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Holiday schedules

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

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Ask the Experts: Nonstop nursing

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

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Speedy recovery

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 bottle, … Continue reading

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Foray into food

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

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Ask the Experts: Chiropractic care

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

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Ask the Experts: Postpartum doulas

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

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November 2015 Free Stuff

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

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The mane course

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

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Discovery zone

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

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Stick with breastfeeding

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

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Bladder matters

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

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Sugar, sugar

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

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Food on your face

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

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Prints charming

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

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October 2015 Free Stuff

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

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Sitter jitters

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

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Ask the Experts: Confident bottle-feeding

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

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Conquer cradle cap

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

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Reduce the risk of SIDS

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

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Keep it simple

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 hole … Continue reading

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Balancing act

“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

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Ask the Experts: Swaddling and hip dysplasia

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

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Opposites attract

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

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8 things I learned in my first weeks as a new mom

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

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Capsule wardrobe

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

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Words to live by

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

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September 2015 Free Stuff

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

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September 2015—Jewels and Pinstripes giveaway

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.

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September 2015 Free Stuff

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

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Ask the Experts: Drinking during pregnancy

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

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September 2015—PacaPod + Kushies + MAM giveaway

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.

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Name that grandparent

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

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