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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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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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How your partner can help with breastfeeding

It can be hard for a co-parent to know how to help when mom’s exclusively breastfeeding, but there are plenty of ways to get involved. Amy O’Malley, RN, MSN, director of education and clinical services at Medela, Inc., and David … Continue reading

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Sore nipples—what’s normal and what’s not

Worries about poor latches and nipple pain top the list of expectant moms’ breastfeeding concerns, according to a Lansinoh survey of over 13,000 women. The good news is that pain is not an inevitable part of breastfeeding.“Pain is not normal,” … Continue reading

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The importance of vitamin D

Upping your intake of foods high in vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce your budding babe’s risk of developing seasonal allergies (aka hay fever) later in life, according to a recent study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. … Continue reading

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Busting out

Band together To find your band size, measure your chest under your arms above your breasts. (Measure yourself in front of a mirror while wearing a nonpadded bra, and keep the tape measure level as you pull it snugly around your … Continue reading

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6 ways to save money on baby gear

1. Create a registry. Not only will registering allow others to help make some headway in your baby gear acquisition, but it might also come with some extra perks— like a complimentary goodie bag or registry completion discount. 2. Stagger … Continue reading

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5 ways to jump-start labor

When you’re eagerly awaiting baby’s debut, you might be inclined to do what you can to kick start her departure from the home you’ve graciously provided for the past nine months. If the old standbys (long walks, spicy foods and … Continue reading

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Know your rights

When it comes to breastfeeding, know that the law is on your side. Throughout the U.S., there is legislation to protect nursing moms—whether it’s guaranteeing them time to pump or making sure they’re able to feed baby wherever they need. Here’s … Continue reading

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Get in touch with your abs again

It’s no secret that pregnancy can do a number on your midsection. Although it might be the tautest it’s ever been as you waddle your way into the hospital to give birth, it’ll likely be quite the opposite by the … Continue reading

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Sharing is daring

It’s not unusual to see a mom “clean off” a pacifier in her own mouth before giving it to baby or take a bite from the same spoon her little one is using. But these commonplace behaviors involve an exchange … Continue reading

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Think outside the box

Reach + grab Your wee one practices hand-eye coordination as he reaches for playthings with tabs or textures. Toys that make sounds, like a rattle or a soft book that crinkles, can also entice your tot to make a move. … Continue reading

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Big gulp

Hydration station Good ol’ H2O might not taste like much, but it does a lot for your hardworking body and goes a long way toward having a healthy pregnancy. For starters, it … Helps your body absorb nutrients (yes, even … Continue reading

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Quick and dirty parent hacks

Make your days as a mom a little easier with these pro tips from Asha Dornfest, author of Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids. Diaper lowdown Babies can outgrow one disposable diaper size before fitting into the … Continue reading

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Mother hover

Little ones genuinely require a lot of attention and assistance—they need your help eating, bathing, changing clothes and even getting to sleep. But there are times that you can be a bit more hands-off—and if you start letting your baby … Continue reading

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Choose a child care provider

Whether you’re searching for a full-time nanny or an occasional babysitter, choosing someone to watch your little one is an important decision. “A caretaker is an extension of the parents’ eyes, ears and heart,” says Florence Ann Romano, nanny expert. … Continue reading

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The more the merrier

Although there’s appeal in purchasing a do-it-all stroller—a less jam-packed garage and fuller wallet notwithstanding—it’s not the best choice for every family. Depending on your lifestyle, you might want up to three strollers. Newborn-friendly In the early days when your … Continue reading

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Eating for conception

After a positive pregnancy test isn’t the time to start eating more healthfully. You should take a closer look at what you’re piling on your plate long before there’s a baby in your belly. “Certain foods can help to balance … Continue reading

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A look inside

The physical process of giving birth might be universal, but it’s no secret that the customs and care surrounding it can be vastly different worldwide. To shed light on the disparities and help improve the dire circumstances in undeveloped countries, … Continue reading

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Upright citizens brigade

Strong suit Most babies begin to sit up around 4-7 months as their neck, shoulder, back and stomach muscles grow stronger and their head control develops. Tummy time can help prepare your tot for the feat, as can sitting him … Continue reading

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Sex ed

In the mood Unless your doctor advises otherwise, there’s no reason a healthy mom-to-be should avoid sex during pregnancy. For some, the flood of hormones can pique interest in intimacy. For others, discomforts like morning sickness might make sex the … Continue reading

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Easy does it

Ready to introduce your baby to more than milk? Set yourself up for success with these recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Talk him through it Your munchkin might not know what to do at first, but do your … Continue reading

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Eat your fill

What women eat while pregnant—and even beforehand, as early as age 10—has a significant impact on the health of the next generation, confirms a study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. In addition to consuming a varied … Continue reading

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Your brain on baby

LOW: Partly cloudy Pregnancy brain (commonly retitled “new-mom fog” after giving birth) is pretty legit. Sleep deprivation coupled with surges in hormone levels leads to lapses in memory and awareness. (What day is it again? And why are my shoes … Continue reading

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Handy How-to: Treat allergies while expecting

If you find yourself reaching for the tissues when the pollen count soars, you’ll want to think twice before treating your seasonal allergies the same way you did prepregnancy. Alexandra Sowa, MD, clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and … Continue reading

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Head games

QUESTIONABLE COMMENT: Why don’t you nurse? What you’d like to say: Wow, do you want to talk about my sex life, too? You’ll never believe what we did last night … What you actually should say: I’m so tired of … Continue reading

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Excuse me please

Take it in As infants gulp milk from bottle or breast, they tend to swallow air right along with it, which can lead to discomfort and sometimes spitting up. “This is exacerbated by the fact that babies spend so much … Continue reading

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Best seat in the house

Between feeding, reading and snuggle sessions, you’re bound to clock some substantial time sitting in the nursery. To pick a seat that’s sure to satisfy long-term, Ralph Montemurro, CEO, founder and head of design of Monte, a modern nursery furniture … Continue reading

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Water (re)birth

Some lucky moms pop out a baby and are back in a bikini within a matter of weeks. For the rest of us (dare we say, the majority of us), the process of getting pool-ready is a little more involved … Continue reading

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That’s about the size of it

Keeping tabs on your girth growth does more than clue you in to how much your wee one is changing inside you. The size of a mom-to-be’s bump can also predict troubles beneath the surface, such as slow fetal growth … 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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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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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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