Jun
30
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Planning for Baby: Diaper Bag Basics

Now that you’ve found the perfect diaper bag, the next question is what to pack it with. If you’re a first time mom, chances are you have enough baby stuff to accommodate an entire day care. So when getting out and about with your newborn, what do you bring and what do you fling?

Peg Perego’s Planning for Baby provides a basic checklist:

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Jun
23
1

Diaper Dads and the Bags They Carry

Whether you’re an AHD (at-home-dad), a hands-on dad, a single dad, or a dad that’s just plain aware of the amount of ‘babyness’ now consuming your home, there’s one piece of gear that’s always a little harder to accept: the diaper bag.

Some reasons that I’ve run across follow:

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Jun
17
4

Tatamia FAQs

1) How much weight can the Tatamia hold? The Tatamia has been tested to hold a maximum of 45 pounds.

2) Is the swing motorized? The swing feature was designed to be manually operated—a great bonding experience for you and baby. Ball bearings make the movement smooth and easy, requiring little effort from mom or dad.

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Jun
17

Si FAQs

1) How much does the Si weigh? The Si is one of the lightest strollers on the market that also accepts a car seat. It weighs only 12 pounds.

2) How does the car seat-adaptability work? The Si comes with two adapter straps that securely fasten the Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30 car seat to its frame. (Some other car seats may also be compatible with the Si. Visit your local Peg Perego retailer to see if your car seat is Si compatible).

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Jun
15
0

Baby Myth #1: Catching Zzzzz’s

Myth: A Baby Who Sleeps Through the Night Is a Good Baby.                     – Planning For Baby

Be prepared. Your baby’s sleeping habits are about to take center stage in a good, old bout of comparison parenting. Questions like “how are nights?” and “is he letting you sleep?” will leave you fighting for the right answer. “Oh, nights are great. She’s a total angel,” and “It’s been a bit tough, but two nights ago, he was out for five hours!”

Those responses could be reason for caution. Even if they’re what everyone—including you—wants to hear.

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Jun
13
1

A Gift to You

Planning for Baby

The very fact that you’re reading this blog hints that you’re trying to get a grip on this whole pregnancy and parenting thing. While the Internet is overloaded with tips, tricks, and seasoned advice, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. There’s something about the pregnancy journey that’s magical—that needs to be remembered.

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Jun
13
0

Keeping Your Babies Closer

Remember seeing a mom who had what looked like a sheet slung across her shoulder with her little one nestled inside? Or reading about a family that sleeps with baby right between mom and dad? Whenever you have one of these chance encounters, you’re witnessing parenting trends of the past few years: babywearing and co-sleeping.

While each has arguments for or against and may require some research before implementing into everyday life, there’s no doubt that today’s American parent has a deep desire to be as close to baby as possible. No, everyone doesn’t strap Brandon to their backs or snuggle Sophie to sleep, but that doesn’t mean alternatives aren’t just as popular . . . or fun.

Here are some ways to keep baby close with everyday baby products:

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Jun
8
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Following in Shiloh’s Footsteps

In keeping up with the Joneses (or should I say Alba-Warrens, Jolie-Pitts, Holmes-Cruises . . .), there’s one article of celebrity-endorsed clothing that may just be within your budget.

Believe it or not, but celebrities are footing their children in shoes that could be found at the mall, the daycare, or on your neighbor’s daughter’s feet. We’re not talking Armani or D&G Junior (though those still appear on celebrity baby feet). We’re talking Converse, See Kai Run, and Pediped.

So, if you feel the desire to make baby a little more trendy, a little more on par with Honor, Shiloh and Suri, take comfort in knowing that the shoes, at least, can fit into your budget. Think around $30. That’s not too steep a price to pay for shoes that are cute, durable and trendy.

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Jun
2
0

Baby Fat

“If you don’t reach your goal weight now, it’ll be twice as hard to do so after having a baby.”

Sound familiar? Feel familiar? It’s a bit of motherly advice that’s easier said than done.

Baby weight means different things to different women. For some, baby weight is six months with a muffin top. For others, it’s years of stretch pants. While the post-baby body has a lot to do with the state of your weight before pregnancy, it’s also largely affected by the ‘eating for two’ mentality.

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