Your Baby Registry: How, When and Where to Create It (registry series part 1 of 2)

Your Baby Registry: How, When and Where to Create It (registry series part 1 of 2)

My pregnant friend recently mentioned that she could use my guidance on creating a registry. I immediately got excited (as I do about most anything baby related) and told her that I have some greats tips for her. I started rattling them off and she slowed me down, saying that she is only four months along and not quite ready to start on her registry.  She asked me to remember all of my tips and share them with her in another month or two.  Instead, I decided to turn them into a two part post series.  In this post I cover why, when and where to register (as well as some tips about each store) and in the next post I will list my top registry picks.

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Favorite Books for Your Baby's First Year and Beyond

Favorite Books for Your Baby's First Year and Beyond

Every time that we ask my pediatrician what we can do to help our son advance verbally and mentally, she says READ TO HIM! And we do read plenty of books to him.  I get bored of reading the same books over and over so I have bought many baby books.  Read on for details on the favorites that we go back to over and over.

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Surviving Winter With a Newborn

Surviving Winter With a Newborn

My son entered this world last December, greeted by a a winter that was described by many as the most miserable that New York City has seen in a while.  Despite the polar vortexes and snow records, once he hit the two week mark  I managed to take him out every single day (besides three particularly blustery ones).  Unfortunately, Accuweather is forecasting another cold snowy winter.  If you are expecting a winter baby, read on for some survival tips.

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GB's Qbit - The Ultimate Lightweight Reclining Travel Stroller?

GB's Qbit - The Ultimate Lightweight Reclining Travel Stroller?

I spent more time evaluating lightweight and umbrella stollers than any other baby gear.  It was worth the investment because I ended up with a stroller that meets all of my criteria and needs.  Its best and most unique feature is its fold.  Please read on for my criteria, other contenders, and details about my experience with GB's QBit.  

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KITCHENSURFING's Home-Cooked Dinner for Under $30: too good to be true? Plus a code for a free dinner!

KITCHENSURFING's Home-Cooked Dinner for Under $30: too good to be true? Plus a code for a free dinner!

I've heard a lot of buzz about Kitchensurfing lately.  I was really intrigued by the concept  and the beautiful pictures of delicious-looking food and smiling families on the site, but (being a true New Yorker) I was skeptical.... it seemed too good to be true.

Last week, I finally gave it a try and am thrilled to share that it is amazing, I'm hooked and plan to use the service regularly!

This post also contains a code for a free dinner for up to four people for first time Kitchensirfing users and a giveaway for two dinners for two for one lucky winner. 

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Stokke Steps High Chair and Other High Chairs to Consider

Stokke Steps High Chair and Other High Chairs to Consider

A while ago I wrote a post on starting solids.  I included limited details on the Stokke Steps High Chair and a lot of tips and information on other amazing products.  A few of you asked me to elaborate on the high chair information, so in this post I provide detailed information on the Stokke Steps and share information on some other high chairs that I considered.
 

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Must Have Travel Crib and Other Tips for Traveling with a Baby

Must Have Travel Crib and Other Tips for Traveling with a Baby

Last week, my husband and I traveled with our six month old baby to Sullivan's Island, South Carolina.  This was our first flight with the baby.  I was nervous about it, but everything worked out beautifully.  Here are my tips for how to make your trip as enjoyable.

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