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Over the moon: Just relax in the Hudson River Valley

Whether you want to explore a sprawling city or a glacier lake, lie back and relax or rekindle the romance, there’s a babymoon for every mom-to-be. We’ve planned out everything from where to stay to what to do—even places to eat … Continue reading

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5 morning sickness survival tips

1. Carbs equal comfort. this is true for most pregnant women in the first trimester, says Mashru. When you’re feeling nauseated, complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain toast, pretzels or crackers might satisfy your need for sustenance without making you feel … Continue reading

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Pick a seat

Before you select a dining spot for your early eater, determine your top priorities. 1. Size of footprint A freestanding highchair may require a little more real estate, whereas a design that pulls up to the table (or even sits … Continue reading

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Over the moon: Explore more in Banff, Canada

Whether you want to explore a sprawling city or a glacier lake, lie back and relax or rekindle the romance, there’s a babymoon for every mom-to-be. We’ve planned out everything from where to stay to what to do—even places to eat … Continue reading

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Poised and ready

Over the past few months you’ve felt your acrobatic bundle twist, flip and tumble around inside you, but when delivery draws near, she’ll settle into a stance to get ready for her grand entrance. Usually, your babe will be head down—but … Continue reading

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Over the moon: Kid around in Philadelphia

Whether you want to explore a sprawling city or a glacier lake, lie back and relax or rekindle the romance, there’s a babymoon for every mom-to-be. We’ve planned out everything from where to stay to what to do—even places to eat … Continue reading

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Over the moon: See sparks in Santa Monica

Whether you want to explore a sprawling city or a glacier lake, lie back and relax or rekindle the romance, there’s a babymoon for every mom-to-be. We’ve planned out everything from where to stay to what to do—even places to eat … Continue reading

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How-to: Breastfeed like a pro after a C-section

Snuggle up “Skin-to-skin is when baby is placed directly on the mother’s abdomen and chest after delivery and has benefits to helping infants transition to life outside the womb,” explains Lindsey Shipley, RN, IBCLC, founder of Lactation Link. Even moms … Continue reading

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5 signs you’re in labor

For many first-time moms it’s hard to know when it’s time to grab the hospital bag and go. If it’s the real deal, one or more of these will be happening: Contractions are consistent. When you have experienced six to … Continue reading

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Suck it up

Sucking is a natural reflex and, for many babies, a source of comfort. So there’s usually no need to worry if your newbie is a thumb-sucker or pacifier aficionado. In fact, researchers have found that using a pacifier can reduce … Continue reading

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How-to: Spring clean the nursery

The flowers blooming and birds chirping are a sure sign it’s time to dust off, well, everything and welcome in some sunshine. Here’s how to get baby’s room spick-and-span in just a handful of easy steps. Sort out The first … Continue reading

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Fare game

Food allergies aren’t fun, but they are something parents should look out for. Learn the top offenders and the symptoms that signal a negative reaction. The big 8 According to the Food and Drug Administration, these foods tend to cause … Continue reading

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SIDS breakthrough

Researchers at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, Australia, recently discovered the first evidence of a biological explanation for newborns dying unexpectedly in their sleep. Their findings reveal that newborns who die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) … Continue reading

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True of false

How can you tell if those aches are Braxton hicks contractions or the real deal? Labor feels different for every mom-to-be, but there’s a good chance you’re experiencing true labor contractions if … They cause pain and pressure—and are too … Continue reading

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In the clear

Diaper rash is practically a rite of passage—nearly every baby will experience it at some point—but that doesn’t mean you can’t try your darnedest to minimize it. Follow these steps to beat it before you have to treat it. Change … Continue reading

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Melasma attack

Also known as the “mask of pregnancy,” this form of hyperpigmentation on the nose, cheeks and jawline is common among expectant women. New York-based dermatologist Romeo Morales, MD, sheds light on ways to prevent these dark spots. Apply sunscreen daily Sun … Continue reading

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Point taken

In honor of National Infant Immunization Week (April 22-29), we’ve rounded up the answers to your vaccination FAQs. When should vaccinations be given? Aside from a hep B shot that might be given at birth, your little one’s first round … Continue reading

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Parenting survival guide for introverts

All an introvert needs to survive as a new parent is rest, relaxation and solitude. But since that ain’t happening, try these tips instead: Naptime is real and must be honored above all else. Your sister’s wedding is smack dab … Continue reading

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Labor pain relievers

Whether your birth plan involves staying drug-free or getting an epidural asap, you’ll need some med-free ways to manage the early labor pains while you’re still at home. Ease the ouch with these mom-approved techniques. Breathing exercises: Focus on inhaling … Continue reading

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How-to: Ask for help postpartum

You are amazing—you carried and brought a babe into the world!—but don’t think you have to be supermom. It’s normal to need a helping hand (or three) as you adjust to life with a wee one. Here’s how to find support … Continue reading

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Ease the quease

 1. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day. A mix of protein and complex carbs—think nut butter on whole-wheat toast—is best, but do what you can. Keeping something in your stomach usually helps. Because it’ll likely be empty when you wake up in … Continue reading

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Ta-tas for now

The twins will be the prime locale for some of pregnancy’s very first side effects. Yep, even in the earliest weeks of baby-growing your body is already preparing itself to feed your little one after she arrives. Here’s what you … Continue reading

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The time it is a changin’

Slow and steady Ease into the change by modifying baby’s schedule gradually. “Adjust the morning and afternoon naps by 30 minutes to begin with, and add another 30 minutes by the third day,” suggests Alysa Dobson, a certified child sleep … Continue reading

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Stretch marks the spot

When it comes to being pregnant, stretch marks practically come with the territory. “Stretch marks (striae distensae) are bands of scar tissue that form at sites where the skin’s ability to stretch is not sufficient to keep up with the … Continue reading

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Pass on gas

When your gastrointestinal tract slows down, air tends to get caught in the digestive tract, leading to unpleasant flatulence, bloating and burping. Follow these tips to keep from, er, blowing up. Eat smart. Avoid beans, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and … Continue reading

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Grin and tonic

Go nuts Swish coconut oil for 5 to 20 minutes a day, allowing the natural lauric acid to remove the bacteria that results in discoloration. Go red Paint a crimson pout to give the illusion of whiter teeth. the blue … Continue reading

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Drink responsibly

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 800,000 illnesses affect children under the age of 10 in the U.S. each year, and infants and young children are particularly susceptible to foodborne varieties, thanks to immature immune systems. To minimize … Continue reading

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Tips for negotiating parental leave

While the United States does not mandate paid parental leave, you may be able to work with your employer to come up with a situation that suits you both. Talk to your boss. It’s often much easier to work with … Continue reading

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When tensions arise

In the postpartum period when emotions are running high and sleep is practically nonexistent, it’s easy for feelings to be hurt and tempers to flare. Research by relationship expert John Gottman, PhD, has shown that the first three minutes of … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons

Lemons are an excellent addition to any mom-to-be’s grocery list—and here’s why: Citrus is a common home remedy for quelling the all-day quease that many pregnant women experience. Add a few slices to your water glass to keep nausea in … Continue reading

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Pregnant or PMSing?

With similar symptoms, it can be tricky to tell whether it’s a bundle of joy or Aunt Flo on the way. But subtle differences can point to gestation or menstruation. Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and … Continue reading

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How-to: Introduce your tot to new foods

At around 4 to 6 months old (and with your pediatrician’s OK), your little one will be ready to begin exploring the world of solids, per the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines. But the milestone doesn’t have to mean detailed … Continue reading

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Open sesame

After feeding, bathing or carrying baby, open up your chest with these poses from Karly Treacy, certified SmartFLOW yoga instructor and mom of three in Venice, California. Lazy boy chest opener Make a “recliner” by propping up a bolster with … Continue reading

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Prenatal playlist

(Scroll to the bottom of this post to stream the entire playlist or click here.) Mood: Frustrated that even the rubber band trick won’t save your old jeans at this point but still waiting for your bump to pop Song: … Continue reading

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Board meeting

From varieties produced on family-owned farms in Vermont to international picks from as far as Israel, Brent Delman, founder of The Cheese Guy, knows his fromage. So, who better to give you the inside scoop on what pregnancy-safe options are … Continue reading

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Gear that’s worth the splurge

Every family has a budget, but sometimes scrimping can cost more in the long run. Save your sanity and skip the hassle by investing in quality products where it counts. 1. Carrier Babywearing can be a serious godsend when it … Continue reading

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4 things to consider when choosing a baby name

1. What does the name mean? While some people don’t put much stock in meanings, others wouldn’t dream of saddling a kid with a name that means unfortunate (Mallory) or bitter (Molly). 2. What will baby’s initials be? Abbott Sailor … Continue reading

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Prep your pooch for baby

When a newborn moves in, it’s a big adjustment for everyone in the family—there are startling sounds, new gadgets and unusual sleeping patterns. It’s a lot for any pup to get used to, which is why Sarah Hodgson, dog trainer … Continue reading

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Understanding RSV

Like the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) often begins with symptoms such as cough, fever and runny or stuffy nose. And, like the flu, it’s highly contagious.  In fact, nearly all children will have been infected by RSV by the … Continue reading

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The top products of 2016

Bumbleride Speed, $549 Speed3 steering allows the front wheel to swivel 360 degrees for everyday errands, be locked into place for long distance runs or swivel just 30 degrees for jogs around the neighborhood that require more twists and turns. … Continue reading

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Ready, set, register

1. Start small. The little things add up quickly, so registering for odds and ends like pacifiers and nursing pads will save you in the long run. Plus, these affordable options are ideal for your buds on a budget. 2. … Continue reading

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Formula for success

2.5 ounces The amount of formula per pound of body weight that baby will consume daily. So, if your nugget weighs in at 8 pounds, you’re looking at 20 ounces. 4 hours The typical time between meals for a formula-fed … Continue reading

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On a roll

A pregnant woman walks into a sushi bar … and if you’re thinking she can’t eat there, then the joke’s on you. If the craving strikes, it’s safe for moms-to-be to indulge as long as they abide by these rules. … Continue reading

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The best gifts for new moms … that aren’t things

On your first foray into parenthood you usually get a lot of stuff. And while all of those bodysuits and carriers and diapers—and even those tiny newborn washcloths—are useful, sometimes what a new mama needs most can’t be gift-wrapped. So, … Continue reading

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Party fowl

1. Turkey potpie Why should chicken get all the attention? 2. Turkey gumbo A Cajun kick promises to spice up your surplus. 3. Turkey spring rolls Asian flavors give the old bird new life. 4. Turkey pasties An all-in-one wonder that’ll use up potatoes … Continue reading

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Leave us be

Meet other mamas Join a mommy-and-me class, or chat up some fellow moms at the park. These connections could lead to lifelong friendships for both you and your little ones. Plus, having someone who gets what you’re going through is … Continue reading

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How to swaddle baby

When using a swaddle, always do so safely. Should a blanket come unwrapped, it becomes a suffocation hazard, so baby shouldn’t be left unattended. Put him down to sleep on his back—and wean him off the wrap before he learns … Continue reading

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Film festival

40 Weeks Real-life couples share an intimate peek into their journeys from conception to delivery. They’re brave, they’re candid, and they’re open about everything from awkward leaks to awe-inducing ultrasounds. The Business of Being Born This provocative documentary offers a … Continue reading

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See to it

“Although only 1 in 9 infants have vision problems, parents who take their child for an eye exam will have a new peace of mind that their infant’s vision is developing properly,” says Andrea Thau, OD, president of the American … Continue reading

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Prepare for an emergency

It’s wise to be ready for anything should a natural or man-made disaster strike, and it’s especially important when a baby is involved. Check these items off your list as you create your family’s emergency supply kit, and learn more about … Continue reading

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