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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—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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Ask the Experts: Prepping for breastfeeding success

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

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September 2015—The Pump Station + Kids in the House giveaway

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

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Newton giveaway

Safe siesta One slumbering sweetheart will win a Newton Crib Mattress, which is hypoallergenic, completely washable and made without foam, latex or adhesives.

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Lullaby Earth giveaway

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.

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CelebrityBabyTrends.com giveaway

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

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Preggers.com giveaway

Treat yourself Two chic mamas will win The Ultimate Maternity and Postpartum Support Shopping Spree with a $250 gift card to Preggers.com.

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Konfidence + pediped + b.box giveaway

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.

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Naturepedic giveaway

Rest easy One sweet dreamer will win a Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight 2-Stage Crib Mattress, providing the perfect combination of firmness and comfort.

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Stuff4Multiples.com giveaway

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.

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Win it: Bitta Kidda

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

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Nursing necessities

1.  Itzy Ritzy breastfeeding scarf, $25 You’ll be in fine feather with a chic scarf that doubles as a nursing cover. 2. Birds & Bees Teas lactation tea, $18 Natural herbs keep mama’s milk supply flowing strong. 3. Benbini watch, … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Nursing and nutrition

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

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Bound to please

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

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Back to class

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

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Win it: Belly Armor

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

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Spread the word

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

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Research project

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

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Win it: Cathryn A. Fisfis

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

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Puppy love

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

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Flu fighters

Expectant women who catch influenza are more likely to experience premature labor or harm to baby. Here’s how to beat the bug before it bites. Hot shot The influenza vaccine is the most reliable form of protection against the virus. … Continue reading

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Holiday gift guide: For dad

Give a little A cool T-shirt for the papa who’s proud of where he’s from. Bonus: A portion of proceeds supports multiple sclerosis research. The Home. T T-shirt, $30, thehomet.com Fun & games A quirky instrument for the daddy whose … Continue reading

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Breastfeed during the holidays

Whether, when and how you nurse your babe are all personal choices, but they can become very public around the holidays when you’re surrounded by family. Find out how to handle the skeptics with these quick and easy tips from … Continue reading

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Holiday gift guide: For anybody

Give a little An heirloom-quality blanket for the nanny who you couldn’t live without. Bonus: Swell Forever allocates a portion of proceeds to help fund adoptions and make sure every child has a “swell forever.” Swell Forever blanket, $240, swellforever.com Tech-riffic … Continue reading

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Heads up: Infant reflux

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 … Continue reading

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Year in review

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 … Continue reading

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Fair game

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 … Continue reading

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Holiday gift guide: For baby

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 … Continue reading

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Holiday gift guide: For big sibling

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 … Continue reading

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Holiday gift guide: For mom

  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 … Continue reading

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Win it: Bambinoz

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 … Continue reading

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Win it: The Ollie World

The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Bokhyun (CA)! Although you and your little both wish you could cuddle all day and night, there are times when you have to put him down to rest. Swaddles are a perfect solution … Continue reading

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Win it: Knocked-Up Fitness

This contest is closed. Congratulations to Kinga (CA), Jada (VA) and Tamara (WI)! Looking for an easy way to stay active during and after pregnancy? Erica Ziel of Knocked-Up Fitness is here to guide you through a Pilates-infused exercise routine that’s built … Continue reading

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Win it: Dotty Ellipsis

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Michaela (MN)! As your budding brood grows and changes, family portraits are a great way to capture those precious memories. Thanks to Dotty Ellipsis, this week you have the chance to win a playful twist on the classic tradition: a cartoon illustration … Continue reading

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Sleep busters

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 … Continue reading

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Giving thanks

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 … Continue reading

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Do some good with gifts that give back

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. … Continue reading

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Win it: Pattern

Whether your beautiful babe is still sporting those tiny newborn diapers or starting potty training soon, the Transitional Diaper Bag by Pattern is the carryall you’ve been looking for. Mamas can have the style and versatility of a classic (vegan leather!) tote on the … Continue reading

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Win it: Luca and Company

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Frieda (NE)! Mamas, your playroom is set with this week’s Win-it! Even if your little one is in the teeny stage, it might be time to start collecting some toys of the (rare) electronic-free … Continue reading

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Bug before baby

With morning sickness, fatigue and swollen ankles, pregnancy can really throw a body off. But when nausea turns into a full-blown stomach bug or exhaustion leads to the flu, it’s not just your health that you need to worry about—the … Continue reading

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Sleep like a baby

Eighty to ninety percent of SIDS-related deaths result from unsafe sleeping conditions. Follow these steps to allow both you and your little one to breathe a little easier. When putting baby down, lay him on his back on a firm … Continue reading

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Falling for smoothies

When the right ingredients are whizzed together, a smoothie can flood the body with a cornucopia of must-have nutrients, many of which are vital for the healthiest nine months possible. And when that baby bump is disrupting your appetite for … Continue reading

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Get to know: The founder of Kiinde

What happens when an engineer who studied at MIT becomes a father to two girls? In the case of Kailas Narendran and his business partner (another MIT engineer), it meant developing a revolutionary breast milk storage system and starting their … Continue reading

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