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Real talk

If this is your first pregnancy rodeo, you’ve probably already discovered a few of the undisclosed aspects of growing a baby. After all, few people voluntarily strike up a conversation about the stray hairs cropping up on their chins or … Continue reading

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Prime capsule

If you’re pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin. In fact, even if you’re just thinking about becoming pregnant you should be taking one. But what is it about these specialized pills that makes them so pertinent? The F … Continue reading

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Bottles up

1 | It’s easy as one, two … that’s it! With only two parts to assemble and clean, this BPA-free feeding vessel is a dream. Born Free Breeze bottle, $7 2 | Sterilize up to six bottles in full-size mode, … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent-approved monitors

Motion picture Angelcare AC417 Baby Movement Monitor with 4.3” Touchscreen Display and Wireless Sensor Pad, $230 Featuring a wireless movement sensor pad, this high-tech device delivers peace of mind to parents by sounding an alert if no movement is detected … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my gear?

1 | Hit the ground running with a bit of chrome on board. Baby Trend Falcon jogger, $170 2 | Tap and swipe to log feedings, diaper changes and catnaps. Project Nursery Baby + Parent SmartBand wearable device, $150 3 … Continue reading

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Unbridled joy: The birth of Isla

When I was first assigned a due date, April 13, I thought two things: Perfect. I’ll be able to complete the big work task scheduled for April 12 before going into labor. Thank goodness only 5 percent of babies are … Continue reading

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Moms of the year: Olivia

This month marks our sixth annual fascinating moms feature, in which we profile five inspiring mothers with vastly different stories who all share a common bond. From business owners to free spirits with one baby or three, they are each … Continue reading

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Moms of the year: Neram

This month marks our sixth annual fascinating moms feature, in which we profile five inspiring mothers with vastly different stories who all share a common bond. From business owners to free spirits with one baby or three, they are each … Continue reading

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Moms of the year: Janine

This month marks our sixth annual fascinating moms feature, in which we profile five inspiring mothers with vastly different stories who all share a common bond. From business owners to free spirits with one baby or three, they are each … Continue reading

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Moms of the year: Ali

This month marks our sixth annual fascinating moms feature, in which we profile five inspiring mothers with vastly different stories who all share a common bond. From business owners to free spirits with one baby or three, they are each … Continue reading

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Moms of the year: Amber

This month marks our sixth annual fascinating moms feature, in which we profile five inspiring mothers with vastly different stories who all share a common bond. From business owners to free spirits with one baby or three, they are each … Continue reading

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Books beyond bedtime

Bedtime stories have long been a nightly ritual looked forward to by children and parents alike. But the tender time just before sleep sets in serves as more than an excuse for extra cuddles and calming kisses. As it turns … Continue reading

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Road Test: Parent approved carriers

ONE AND DONE Ergobaby ADAPT; 7 to 45 pounds, $145 With the ergonomic design parents have come to expect from Ergobaby but without the need for a bulky newborn insert, this straightforward carrier is loved by both moms and dads. READY … Continue reading

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Time after time

1 | The sweetest way to keep that tiny noggin covered. Little Pine Outfitters knit bonnet, $48 2 |No childhood is complete without a beloved teddy. Bears for Humanity organic bear, $45 3 | Linen and stripes make the tradition of … Continue reading

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Prenatal survival kit

SEARCH AND RESCUEOn cloud 9 The cruel irony of pregnancy is that even before your bundle of sleep deprivation arrives, catching those precious Zs gets tricky. Eliminate one major issue—finding a comfortable position—by making friends with a pregnancy pillow. Your … Continue reading

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Gift guide: Gifts for caretakers

Because her knowledge of children’s books never ceases to amaze you. Out of Print tote, $20 Because no one needs to know whether it’s water or wine inside. Still House bottle, $40 Because it looks festive at home or in … Continue reading

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Gift Guide: Gifts for dad

Because pulling his weight in the kitchen is one of the many reasons he’s a keeper. Chez M’Lain half apron, $83 Because adventure awaits. Herschel Supply Little America backpack, $100  Because the woodsy, tangy scent of his well-groomed facial hair … 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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Gift guide: Gifts for big siblings

Because a stuffed ball can cause far less destruction than a real one. Oeuf plush ball, $48 Because giant books are where it’s at. Candlewick Studio oversized book, $22 Because boys like playing with dolls, too. Candy Kirby Designs doll, … Continue reading

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Gift Guide: Gifts for mom

Because a diaper bag that makes her feel pulled together even when the baby is crying and her hair hasn’t been washed in three days is worth its weight in gold.  cee cee & ryan Stef baby bag, $98 Because … Continue reading

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Gift guide: Gifts for baby

Because handmade toys feel extra special. Manzanita Kids rattle, $16 Because it could easily become an heirloom. Blabla knit blanket, $84 Because a tiny kitty with an even tinier kitty is the cat’s meow. Kata Golda plush pal, $48 Because … Continue reading

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Back to basics

One-piece wonders Solo performers making getting dressed a hit. (first image) Mainio organic sleeveless romper, $38; NatureBaby organic henley romper, $40; KicKee Pants footed romper, $32; (second image) Milkbarn organic footed romper, $30; E=MC2 romper, $20; Joules romper, $38 Body builders Stay-put suits mean keeping pudgy bellies … Continue reading

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It takes a village

1. Lactating will leave you thirsty, so have a high-capacity water bottle on hand. bkr 1-liter bottle, $45 2. Earphones for mom, a sensor for baby and a smartphone are all you need to get real-time reports on your munchkin’s milk … 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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Prime capsule

If you’re pregnant, you should be taking a prenatal vitamin. In fact, even if you’re just thinking about becoming pregnant you should be taking one. But what is it about these specialized pills that makes them so pertinent? The F … 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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Say cheese

Store your monthly memories in a petite brag book. Pinhole Press brag book, $25 Keep the focus on baby by setting up a simple background—removable wallpaper makes it easy! A basic bodysuit paired with a ready-made sticker pays tribute to the … Continue reading

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Swim team

Dive into summer gracefully with a sophisticated swan inflatable sized just right for your little duckling. Sunny Life baby inflatable swan, $30; Beach Ball 4 Fun beach balls, $30 for 12; Boon bath toy set, $13 Keep that adorably bald noggin covered. San Diego … Continue reading

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Burn, baby, burn

Keep everything in pace during your cardio circuit, but maintain quick nursing access for when your wee workout buddy needs to quench her thirst. Belabumbum mesh nursing bra, $51 Get your sweat on with two hours’ worth of mix-and-match workouts for … Continue reading

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Life’s a picnic

Pack a basket with light bites and tasty drinks, then sprawl out on a luxurious leather mat that’s as sumptuous as it is sensible (think waterproof, easy to clean and compact). Picnic Time picnic basket, $85; Gathre bonded leather mat, $120; Gift Republic … Continue reading

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Come on over

This wooden puzzle comes with a felted case. (No more lost pieces!) Tinyme puzzle, $32 A cozy place to play peekaboo, blocks to stack and a cute cat to snuggle…sounds like a recipe for success. Giggle play tent, $175; Modern Burlap reversible blanket, … Continue reading

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Mom’s the word: Alison Faulkner

This year marks Pregnancy & Newborn’s fifth annual feature profiling five fascinating moms. The list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s a humble nod to the impressive talent, inspiring outlooks and important work of mothers. We hope you find their stories refreshing, … Continue reading

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Mom’s the word: LaTonya Staubs

This year marks Pregnancy & Newborn’s fifth annual feature profiling five fascinating moms. The list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s a humble nod to the impressive talent, inspiring outlooks and important work of mothers. We hope you find their stories … Continue reading

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Mom’s the word: Emma Straub

This year marks Pregnancy & Newborn’s fifth annual feature profiling five fascinating moms. The list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s a humble nod to the impressive talent, inspiring outlooks and important work of mothers. We hope you find their stories … Continue reading

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Mom’s the word: Anna Bond

This year marks Pregnancy & Newborn’s fifth annual feature profiling five fascinating moms. The list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s a humble nod to the impressive talent, inspiring outlooks and important work of mothers. We hope you find their stories refreshing, … Continue reading

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Mom’s the word: Courtney Adamo

This year marks Pregnancy & Newborn’s fifth annual feature profiling five fascinating moms. The list is hardly comprehensive, but it’s a humble nod to the impressive talent, inspiring outlooks and important work of mothers. We hope you find their stories … Continue reading

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Kitchen stock

Whether you’re itching for a snack after work or trying to cobble together lunch on a lazy Saturday, there are a few foods you can have on hand to ensure you neither go hungry nor fill up on not-so-healthy temptations. … Continue reading

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