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Over the moon: Just relax in the Hudson River Valley
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 (because that’s of utmost importance to those with bumps)—so all you have to do is get packing! […]

5 morning sickness survival tips
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 worse. 2. Switch up your fruit. this go-to can be a safe choice for many […]

Pick a seat
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 atop an adult chair) could save on space. Styles that hook on or fold for […]

Over the moon: Explore more in Banff, Canada
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 (because that’s of utmost importance to those with bumps)—so all you have to do is get packing! […]

Poised and ready
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 not always! Here are the phrases that doc might use to describe baby’s fetal position […]

Over the moon: Kid around in Philadelphia
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 (because that’s of utmost importance to those with bumps)—so all you have to do is get packing! […]

Over the moon: See sparks in Santa Monica
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 (because that’s of utmost importance to those with bumps)—so all you have to do is get packing! […]

How-to: Breastfeed like a pro after a C-section
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 who have had a surgical birth can do it. “Most of the time mothers are […]

2017 New York Baby Show
2017 New York Baby Show

It’s that time of year again! We—your friends at P&N—are so excited for the annual 2017 New York Baby Show, happening May 20-21 at Pier 94 in the big apple. The New York Baby Show—now in its seventh year—is the largest of its kind in the country for expectant parents, providing a quality experience to help […]

5 signs you’re in labor
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 eight contractions per hour for two or more hours, it could be a sign that […]

Suck it up
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 the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends […]

How-to: Spring clean the nursery
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 thing you should do is declutter. Now’s the perfect time to get rid of outgrown […]

Fare game
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 the most trouble. (In fact, they account for about 90 percent of food allergic reactions.) […]

SIDS breakthrough
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) have measurably lower levels of orexin, a neuropeptide in the brain that regulates sleep arousal. […]

True of false
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 strong to speak through. They’re regular, meaning they come at consistent time intervals. They gradually […]