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Get Ready For Your New Addition! The Swaddle UP™ Original is specifically designed to let babies sleep in a natural “arms up” position. This allows them to bring their hands to mouth for self-soothing through the night, resulting in more sleep for everyone.

Dékor is the easiest to use diaper disposal system. No bending. No twisting. No squishing. Just step. Drop. And you are done. 100% hands-free, uses a convenient, economical, continuous liner and won’t absorb odor.

The Lascal BuggyBoard Maxi+ with Saddle attaches to your stroller, providing a safe and practical transport for tired toddlers. It installs easily to almost any single or double stroller. Thanks to the unique design it can also easily be moved between several strollers.


Qdos designs products for an easy, frustration-free installation, to make sure they are installed quickly and safely, be it gates, door locks, anti-tip kits, stove guards or outlet plugs. Qdos takes baby-proofing to

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28 | Breastfeeding 34 | Bottle Feeding 38 | Solid Feeding 44 | Clothing 46 | Safety 48 | Health

crib • mattress • bassinet • changing table • storage • glider • noise machine • baby monitor

16 | Stroller/Car Seat travel system • full size stroller • umbrella stroller • double stroller • jogging stroller • stroller accessories • infant car seat • convertible car seat • 3-in-1 car seat and booster • booster/travel seat

19 | Active Lifestyle bike trailer • hiking carrier • bike seat • diaper bag

20 | Diapering cloth diapers • disposable diapers • swim diapers • wipes • diaper pail • changing pad • booty cream • diaper bag

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baby wrap • baby carrier • pack-n-play • activity center • bouncer/rocker • play mat • cart cover/sling


26 | Maternity clothing • tummy shield • sleeping pillow • belly band • stretch mark cream • prenatal vitamins • birthing gown • aftercare

30 | Breastfeeding electric breast pump • manual breast pump • hands-free pumping bra • milk storage solutions • nursing bra • nursing tank • nipple cream • nipple shield/soothers • nursing pillow • pump cleaning

35 | Bottle Feeding bottles • bottle brush • drying rack • bottle warmer • formula

40 | Solid Feeding bibs • spoons • bowls • baby food maker • food teether • baby food pouches • high chair • snack cup • sippy cups

42 | Bathing/Grooming bathtub • baby wash • towels • bath toy storage • brush/comb • cradle cap/skin soother

45 | Clothing/Textiles footed pjs • mittens/booties • sleep sack • swaddling blankets

47 | Safety baby gates • general safety set • magnetic locks/no drill • play yard

49 | Health thermometer • nail clippers • medicine dropper • nose sucker • gas relief • toothbrush • potty seat • laundry detergent

52 | Extras teething toys • pacifiers • books • developmental toys • dvd’s/cd’s • stuffed animals • keepsakes • jewelry

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LETTER FROM THE TEAM Sara McTigue

Shiloh Johnson

Megan Klay

Here at EF we know the importance of family. We know how it feels to anxiously wait for the results of a pregnancy test. We know what it’s like to cry because you look at your baby and you’ve never felt so much love and happiness before. We also know what it’s like to cry because you feel like you’ll never sleep again. We’ve celebrated first smiles and first steps and first days of school. We love that we get to celebrate these parenting moments and we also love that we get to help you celebrate your own parenting moments. We know that we’re all out there doing our best for our kids. We want to keep them happy and safe. We want to find the right bottles, the safest car seats, the most adorable clothes (hey, it’s about keeping them fed and safe, but we also acknowledge the cute factor!) That’s why we feel so lucky to be able to be part of this journey with you. The items we’re sharing here are some of our personal favorites. They’re things we’ve used with our own children, recommended to our friends, and now we’re bringing them to you. We hope you enjoy these products as much as we have. We love hearing about your favorites and your families, too, so visit us over at our Facebook page and let us know what you think! All the best to you and yours, The EverydayFamily Editorial Team

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Emblem Convertible Car Seat The perfect seat for your growing baby. Designed with Britax safety technologies to help provide peace of mind when you’re on-the-go. • Includes SafeCell Impact Protection – a system of patented safety features designed to help keep baby safe and sound. • Two layers of side impact protection include a deep, foam-lined shell and adjustable head rest provides side impact protection to help surround your baby in safety. • 10-Position Harness easily adjusts to make it easy to keep proper harness positions for your growing baby. • LATCH connectors lock into place with a click, and are released with the push of a button. essentialsbybritax.com


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“the most advanced, proven & tested portable booster seat on the market” BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat

25% Off Sitewide USE COUPON CODE EVERYDAY25 The car booster seat in a bag BubbleBum is an innovative, portable, inflatable booster seat designed for children aged between 4 – 11 years. Ideal for holidays, rental cars, taxis, school trips and a perfect product for grandparents or childminders in the event of unexpected or occasional journeys.Our vision is to make every journey safer and more fun for children. BubbleBum is lightweight and can be carried in a rucksack or handbag. It’s easy to use and most importantly it is safe.

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The cost-effective, portable, lightweight, brightly coloure, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11 easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mums can carry it in rucksacks or handbags making it perfect for holidays, rental cars, coach journeys, school trips or car pooling

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NURSERY

Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper When your baby is waking during the night for feeds and changes you want to keep her close. This sleeper allows you to see, reach, and attend to your little on without even leaving your bed, while keeping her safe during sleep. The swivel also means that if you need to get up for the restroom or to attend to other needs you can easily get out, even during post-birth discomfort.

Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail Simple, modern, and timeless all describe this convertible crib that also converts to a toddler bed and daybed. The mixture of painted and natural wood is charming and the clean lines help it fit into any nursery.

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Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Crib Mattress This two-sided mattress (firm for babies and plush for toddlers) has won many awards and the hearts of parents for good reason. With anti-microbial, water-, stain-, and odor-resistant properties, it is a perfect option for those looking for a natural and comfortable option for their little dreamer.

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Baby Relax Rylan Swivel Gliding Recliner Every nursery needs a comfy spot to cuddle, and this swivel recliner is a perfect spot. When you’re finally past that middle-of-the-nightrocking-and-singing stage this chair will easily transition to another room if you’d like.

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NURSERY

Halo SnoozyPod Vibrating Bedtime Soother This ingenious soother incorporates gentle vibrations, sounds, and lights to help calm and soothe little ones to sleep. This handy device can be used not only in the crib, but also toddler and twin beds, since we know that good sleep continues to be a priority as the little ones grow.

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Badger Basket Diaper Corner Baby Changing Table While this is a perfect option for those with smaller nurseries, it’s also great if you just don’t have the right wall space for a larger table and want another option. The open shelving and being able to change the baby from the diaper end are both handy benefits to this affordable option.

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Dohm Classic Sound Machine

Lorena Canals Washable Universe Rug

Around since 1962, the Dohm sound machine works by providing white nosie through the fan system inside. A simple twist can customize the tone and volume for the perfect rest.

Outer space is one of the great inspirations of the season! Lorena Canals’ newly introduced Universe and Milky Way rugs are machine-washable, and made with toxic dyes and with 100% natural raw materials, making them safe and healthy for families as well as environmentally friendly. With each rug sold, Lorena Canals donates a portion of the proceeds to help finance the education of children in Northern India.

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NURSERY BABY MONITORS Owlet Smart Sock 2 This little sock makes use of pulse oximetry to track your baby’s stats and keep you updated via the app and base station. Lights and sounds indicate any issues.

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V-Tech DM221-2 - Digital Audio Baby Monitor

Hatch Baby Rest Night Light & Sound Machine This all-in-one night light, sound machine, and time-to-rise machine can easily grow with your little one. You can create preset light and sound combinations and control them using your smart phone. Add a little custom style with covers and you’ve got a stylish and useful tool.

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With a five-level sound indicator light and a vibrating alert when there are noises from the baby’s room, this monitor allows you to keep track of your baby even when the sound is off.

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Ezviz Mini Plus With wide-angle viewing, night vision, and two-way audio this camera can come in handy in the nursery or all over the house. It also enables saving videos, so those adorable moments can be captured and shared with family and friends.

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The Nanit Sleep System The camera includes night vision and zoom capabilities, so you can easily see what baby is up to any time day or night. The insights allow you to track sleep trends and view time-lapse videos of a night of sleep.

Land of Nod I Think I Canvas Hanging Closet Organizers These colorful hanging organizers can handle anything from clothes to shoes to books to toys. A great option for the closet that can be used with drawers or without and allows for kids to participate in cleaning and organizing their own rooms.

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WiFi Baby Glow Monitor This monitor uses wi-fi and an app to allow you to keep track of all sorts of details, from room temperature to feedings and changes. You can also control the night-light, play music, and talk to your little one through the monitor.

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STROLLER / CAR SEAT

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UPPAbaby Vista

UPPAbaby G-LITE

Weighing in at just 9.5 lbs, with two simple folds it goes from a stroller that can carry up to 55 lbs to a compact package that can fit into an overhead bin or a backpack.

The Vista can serve as the stroller for one, two, or three kids, allowing it to grow and change with your family. The frame can work with the included bassinet, car seats, reversible toddler jump seats, and a ride-along board.

With a breathable mesh seat and an SPF 50+ sunshade, this lightweight stroller is great on the go. It stands when folded and features a carrying strap, making it easy to take along wherever your day takes you.

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Doona Car Seat

Baby Jogger City Mini® Double

BOB Rambler

For every parent who has wished that it wasn’t always buckling in and out of various seats and lugging around lots of gear, the Doona brings together a car seat and stroller into one. The hybrid seat comes in 9 colors and with a range of accessories.

A double stroller that you can easily maneuver with only one hand is pretty impressive. Add to that the generous sunshades, easy fold, and the fact that it will work for kids of all sizes - from little tiny ones to tall kids - and you’ve got a stroller that can grow with your family.

The BOB Rambler is the perfect companion for all your family adventures - whether heading to the farmer’s market or going out for a jog. The 12” air-filled tires on high-impact polymer wheels easily take on bumps and are compact to save trunk space. You’ll have easy maneuverability and stability for jogging with the swivel-locking front wheel. The mountain bike-style suspension system offers up to 3 inches of travel for an ultra-smooth ride.

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STROLLER / CAR SEAT

Baby Elephant Ears

Snaplite

BubbleBum

Oh-so-sweet barnyard animals frolic among tractors and windmills on a neutral white farm scene with green, yellow, orange, and gray accents. Perfect for your little farm girl or boy! The soft minky fabric provides extra support when strolling around.

This one does just what it says - snaps on. A light to increase visibility that you can easily snap on to strollers, bikes, ride-on toys, or other gear without tools.

BubbleBum is the original, inflatable car booster seat for kids ages 4 - 11 that keeps kids comfortable and safe on all car rides! Weighing less than one pound, BubbleBum can inflate and deflate in seconds, making it simple to throw in a backpack or purse. Ideal for road trips, fly ins with car rental, taxi/Uber/Lyft rides and every day carpooling.

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Britax Boulevard ClickTight ARB

Graco Nautilus 3-in-1

UPPAbaby MESA

The Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car Seat has the safest and easiest installation available with the ClickTight Installation System, making installation as easy as buckling a seatbelt. You can rest assured your child’s harness is within range of proper tightness thanks to the Click & Safe Snug Harness Indicator. The included Anti-Rebound Bar minimizes forces associated with crashes by stabilizing the car seat when installed rear-facing.

This forward-facing seat works as a 5 point harness up to 65 lbs and then can be used as a belt-positioning booster, and finally as a backless booster up to 100lbs. With an easily adjustable headrest and recline, and plenty of places to hold toys, snacks, and a drink, this seat is a great option as your little one grows (and grows and grows).

The biggest concern with using car seats is correctly installing them. The Smart Secure system on this seat uses auto-retracting LATCH connectors and features a visual indicator to let you know whether the seat is correctly installed every time. With an insert to optimize the fit for the smallest babies, this seat is great for little ones from 4 - 35 lbs.

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ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

Thule Chariot Lite

Osprey Poco AG™ Plus

Looking for a stroller that can do it all? This one really can. Different settings allow you to use it as a stroller, bike trailer, jogging stroller, and even to ski!

For parents who like to hike as a family the Fit-on-the-Fly™ hip belt allows you to easily take turns carrying the load. The lightweight aluminum frame and fleece padded straps keep both the adult and child comfortable on the go.

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Camelbak Cloud Walker™ 18

iBert Safe T Seat

Staying hydrated and keeping all your necessary baby gear at hand while you’re on the go is much easier with this multi-purpose pack. With a removable reservoir that can hold 2.5L you can hit the road without worries.

Bike rides have a whole new look with this seat. It allows for the child to ride in front of the adult, directly behind the handlebars. No more wondering what’s happening behind you as you ride and a better view for your little one make this one a winner.

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DIAPERING

Charlie Banana Diapers

AppleCheeks Washable Swim Diapers

These one-size-fits-all diapers allow you to use either the included cloth or disposable inserts, allowing for total flexibility. A pack features 6 colorful diapers along with 12 inserts, for plenty of options and maximum cuteness.

These reusable swim diapers feature two layers of mesh, allowing water to flow freely while keeping everything else contained. They feature adjustable snaps and adorable prints and colors to keep them styling during swims.

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Honest Company Diapers

WaterWipes

These diapers take the convenience of disposables and add in amazing print options and the use of hypoallergenic and sustainable materials for a winning combination

These gentle wipes are 99.9% water with a drop of grapefruit seed extract. They are designed to be as gentle as possible on sensitive skin.

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DIAPERING

Earth Mama’s Organic Diaper Balm

ubbi Diaper Pail

This soothing calendula balm helps soothe diaper rash and can even be used with cloth diapers. In addition to using on baby bottoms it can also be used for other skin irritations like cuts, scrapes, or dry skin.

This powder-coated steel diaper bin holds up to 55 diapers but doesn’t require any special bags to use. The rubber seals and sliding lid help to contain odors and the child lock helps to keep out any inquisitive hands.

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Hatch Baby Grow

Lassig Neckline Bag

One of the worries most new parents feel is concern about whether the baby is eating enough. This combination changing pad and scale helps to address that concern by allowing you to weigh and track gains using the connected app.

This stylish bag is crafted from recycled bottles. It comes fully stocked with a changing pad, insulated bottle holder, and a water-repellent wet compartment. The included strap allows for additional carrying options when you aren’t hooking it to the stroller.

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GEAR

Onya Baby Pure

Baby K’Tan

Now you can use your Onya Baby carrier comfortably with your baby from the beginning (with the use of the Baby Booster infant insert) and continue well into the toddler years. And each carrier turns into a travel seat for baby.

A wrap carrier without complicated fittings or buckles, with an easy-touse design as simple as putting on a t-shirt? Yes! The soft, organic fabric features one-way stretch to hold your baby snugly and securely. It’s machine washable and works from birth to 35 lbs.

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4moms Breeze Plus

Dock A Tot

For moms on the go, this play yard truly is a breeze. One hand motion to open or close means that it’s easy to set up or fold and take along wherever the day takes you.

Dock A Tot is the ultimate docking station for babies ages 0-8 months old. Dock A Tot is multi-functional and offers a safe and comfy spot that lets baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time and get diaper changes. Parents will love the wide variety of trendy designs including the new Fairytale collection.

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GEAR

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock Binxy Baby is the innovative shopping cart hammock that keeps baby safe while mom and dad shop. Its patented design easily clips onto most carts, the seat hangs elevated to allow plenty of room underneath for groceries, then it rolls up to fit in your purse. You can put two next to each other for multiples! Has a strap to secure infant car seats.

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Skip Hop Explore & More Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center This baby activity center has three stages. First is the seat with 360 degree access to the toys, lights, and sounds. Once he is mobile he can play with the toys from the outside as he practices cruising. And, finally, the toys can be swapped out for a clear space to play on the activity table.

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Land of Nod Be on the Sea Activity Floor Mat

4moms rockaRoo

This ocean themed play-mat features sea creatures, ruched waves, and plenty of texture and softness for your little one to play and explore.

Designed to fit in any home (it is 70% smaller than traditional swings) this glider features a soothing front-to-back motion and allows you to hook up a music player to connect your own tunes for a soothing spot for your little one.

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MATERNITY

Boppy® Pregnancy Jersey Wedge This wedge pillow offers soft support through pregnancy and beyond. It can be used to support your belly, back, knees, or even your laptop (while you’re posting all those adorable baby pictures).

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Belly Bandit 2-in-1 Bandit™ This 2-in-1 wrap offers belly support during pregnancy and then can be used as a hip wrap after pregnancy. Using a wrap can offer relief of sciatic, back, and leg pain. It also can relieve pressure on the bladder - a welcome bonus during those final months of pregnancy!

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Isabel Maternity at Target From ultra-soft, seamless essentials to ontrend maternity styles, you’ll find updated fits for every stage of pregnancy & longer.

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Tummy Shield Pregnancy Seat Belt Positioner The Tummy Shield is the safest choice and the only crash-tested solution available to increase seatbelt safety and comfort for expectant mothers. It safely redirects crash forces from accidents and sudden braking scenarios, eliminating the common issue of seatbelt intrusion into the pregnant belly.

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BG Birth & Breastfeeding Gown This comfortable gown works during delivery and through breastfeeding. Designed with velcro at the shoulders and a wrap style for easy access, it also features deep pockets and full coverage.

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MATERNITY

Vitamin Code® Prenatal Multivitamin A vitamin designed for preconception, pregnancy, and nursing, to support the needs of both mom and baby. RAW means no high heat, synthetic binders, fillers, artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors or additives commonly used in tablets.

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Fridababy Fridet® the MomWasher

TUCKS® Medicated Cooling Pads

As a new mom you may find yourself making quite a few trips to the restroom, but not wanting to have to touch anything, much less wipe. Enter the momwasher. This handy bottle can be filled with warm water to help cleanse and rinse without irritating your sensitive parts.

Let’s be real here. Giving birth puts some serious strain on a body, and there is definitely some discomfort that comes after the happy arrival. These pads can offer gentle cleaning with a cooling sensation that gives some relief for those who are recovering from a vaginal birth or those affected with hemorrhoids caused during pregnancy or delivery.

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Raw Shea Cupuaçu Mommy Stretch Mark Intensive Repair Oil A moisturizing oil that can help to relieve the itchiness and irritation that sometime occurs during pregnancy and keeps skin hydrated and soothed. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, dyes, and added fragrances, offering natural moisture and relief to stressed skin.

Dermoplast® Original Pain Relieving Spray Another post-birth necessity, this spray offers “no-touch” pain and itch relief. So those areas that you’ve barely been able to reach for the last few months that are feeling the effects of a baby’s arrival can be addressed easily.

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QUEEN ROSE Full Pregnancy Body Pillow This full body pillow wraps your whole body in comfort. The washable outer cover makes it easy to use wherever you need it - in bed, the couch, for sleep or nursing support.

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Is Breastfeeding for You? MAYBE YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT BREASTFEEDING IS FOR YOU. Or maybe you aren’t sure, because you’ve heard how difficult it can be. Maybe you are thinking that you don’t want to do it but feel like you need to at least try for a while. Whatever your feelings about breastfeeding, let’s start by saying that what you’re feeling is normal. Going through pregnancy, birth, and all the other stages of welcoming a new baby can be exciting but also confusing. It’s okay to not be sure how you feel about everything yet. What you can do is research and learn what you can so that you are ready to make an informed decision and one that is the best for you and your baby. Breastfeeding has many benefits, which you’ve certainly heard about. Breast milk is the best food for your baby – specifically. Your body creates milk filled with exactly the nutrition that your baby needs. It includes antibodies to protect them from illness. Babies who are breastfed have fewer ear infections, less risk of asthma, and fewer doctor visits. Breastfeeding is believed to reduce the risk of SIDS, as well as cancer, in both mother and baby. Breastfeeding can help to establish a strong bond between mother and baby. For many mothers, the early days of establishing the breastfeeding relationship are the most challenging. You’ve just gone through months of pregnancy and the exhaustion and exhilaration of giving birth, so it’s not surprising that trying something totally new that also involves your brand new baby may face a few bumps along the way. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. Here are some tips to help.

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Find Your Tribe

Have the Gear You Need

If you decide that you want to give

What you’ll need to buy depends at least

breastfeeding a try, it’s important to have

in part on your lifestyle and breastfeeding

people around who know and support

plans and goals. If you are going back to

that decision. Ideally, your partner will

work you’ll likely need a breast pump. If

be your biggest support, since you are

you plan on nursing in public you may

both in this parenting thing together. If

want to purchase some breastfeeding-

you can, find a breastfeeding preparation

friendly clothing. Beyond that, there are

course that you can take together during

basics that all breastfeeding mothers can

your pregnancy. These may be offered

benefit from having on hand. Check out

through your doctor’s office, the hospital,

the shopping list in the sidebar for our

or through local groups like La Leche

recommendations of what to stock up on

League. If your partner is not interested,

before your little one arrives.

you can still do this on your own. Through these courses you may be able to find other experienced breastfeeding mothers or lactation professionals, like IBCLCs , who can help answer questions, offer support, and encourage you during your own breastfeeding experience.

Set Small Goals

Give Yourself a Break Nursing demands round-the-clock commitment, which can be a challenge for tired new mamas. When possible, find ways to schedule in breaks. If someone can

Breastfeeding Essentials 2-3 comfortable nursing bras Lanolin cream for sore nipples A breastfeeding support pillow Plenty of burp cloths A small bin to keep breastfeeding supplies on hand A water bottle for the thirsty mama Nursing-friendly snacks A book or magazine to read

watch the baby between feeding sessions, don’t feel guilty about getting a few hours of good sleep. If you have access to a pump,

The World Health Organization

consider pumping when possible so that

If you start feeling this way, find ways to

says “Exclusive breastfeeding is

your partner can take on a feeding every

invest in self-care. Sometimes something

recommended up to 6 months of age,

once in a while to give you a breather.

as small as a solo trip to Target or an hour

with continued breastfeeding along

And – if it comes down to it – there is

to craft, catch up with friends, or just

with appropriate complementary foods

the option to supplement a feeding here

take a long shower and refresh without

up to two years of age or beyond” and

and there with formula. It’s important

holding a baby or changing diapers is

the American Academy of Pediatrics

to be aware that any missed feedings

enough to recharge. Talk about your

recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for

can decrease supply, but let’s be real –

feelings with an understanding friend

about the first six months of a baby’s life,

breastfeeding doesn’t have to be all or

or find an online support group where

followed by breastfeeding in combination

nothing. If it means a chance to rest up

you can vent your frustrations.

with the introduction of complementary

and start fresh at the next feeding it can

foods until at least 12 months of age, and

be just what you need.

Enjoy the Special Moments

mutually desired by mother and baby.”

It’s Okay If You Don’t Love It

While those middle of the night wakings

When you’re just starting out these

Your body hasn’t been entirely your own

source of special moments. I remember

milestones can feel lifetimes away.

for a while now. It can be emotionally

looking down at my first in the dim light of

Start as small as you need to. Commit

exhausting to have this tiny person

the television screen during a middle of the

to breastfeeding for the rest of the day,

totally dependent on you for everything.

night feeding and being rewarded with her

the rest of the week, or even just one

It’s normal to get touched out and to

very first smile. Take the time to appreciate

more time. Each time you hit a

sometimes feel like you just want your

those tiny hands and feet, the curve of his

milestone set another goal. Celebrate

independence back. Don’t feel guilty if

ear or the peach fuzz on her tiny head.

your successes! Give yourself credit for

you don’t love breastfeeding. That doesn’t

Those special moments spent holding your

each time you reach a goal, no matter

make you a bad mother, it just makes

baby and nurturing them in a way that

how small.

you human!

only you can won’t last for long.

continuation of breastfeeding for as long as

can take a toll on you, they can also be the

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BREASTFEEDING Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump Evenflo’s hospital strength Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is a musthave. This full-time use pump features a closed system, independent speed and suction control for more milk and multiple flange sizes. It also includes FREE online breastfeeding education. Powered via cord or battery, this dependable pump is great everywhere.

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Medela Quick Clean™ Breast Pump & Accessory Sanitizer Lansinoh® Manual Breast Pump Not every situation calls for an electric pump. This small manual pump can easily fit into a purse or backpack in case you need to pump on the go. It’s also an easy option to relieve pressure from a missed feeding without going through a full pumping session.

When you’re pumping, either at work or onthe-go, it can be challenging to keep the parts clean. This spray addresses that challenge. A few pumps eliminates 99.9% of germs, sanitizes hard, non-porous surfaces, and eliminates bacteria and viruses. No need to rinse or wipe, just spray and go.

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Willow Wearable Breast Pump Willow is a totally different kind of pump. It comes in two pieces, which you wear on each breast in order to pump. No cords, tubes, or extra attachments. The milk is caught and stored in bags within each pump and volume can be tracked with the app.

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Medela Quick Clean™ Micro-Steam™ Bag The last thing a new mama needs is more things to clean, right? All you need is water, a microwave, and three minutes to safely disinfect your pump parts with these bags. Steam cleaning eliminates 99.9% of most common bacteria and germs.

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BREASTFEEDING

Simple Wishes Supermom All-in-One Bra

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra

The SuperMom All-in-One Bra is the latest release from Simple Wishes, the manufacturer of the original, hands-free pumping bra. The SuperMom All-in-One Bra combines the best features of Simple Wishes’ nursing, hands-free pumping, and maternity garments into one, easyto-use bra designed to facilitate both pumping and nursing. Its elegant, sexy style; comfortable support; and multi-functional convenience make this the only bra new moms need, from pregnancy through nursing, pumping, and beyond. Special features include patented nursing and pumping clips; soft, silky fabric; convertible straps for tank or racer back styles; an integrated pumping panel and optional pumping halter for additional support; hook and eye closures that allow for a 2” expansion during pregnancy; and a comfortable, seamless, t-shirt fit. The SuperMom All-in-One Bra is available in sizes 32D, 34-40 C-DD.

This seamless and wireless bra is a great option for both pregnancy and nursing. With easy, one-handed open clips and four-way stretch, it combines the ultimate in comfort and convenience into one nursing bra.

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Kindred Bravely French Terry Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra This soft racerback sleep bra features a simple pull-aside nursing style to give you support and comfort all night (or all day, if you want). With a range of sizes to allow you to find the perfect fit, it’s a sweet dream.

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Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top These nursing tanks look great under shirts and are long enough to offer full tummy coverage even while nursing a squirmy babe. They come in a variety of colors and hold up great in the wash. With an adjustable closure it’s easy to get the right fit for you.

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BREASTFEEDING

Lansinoh® Breastfeeding Starter Set

The First Years Breast Milk Storage Organizer

Evenflo Advanced Breast Milk Storage Bags

This kit sets you up with staples of breastfeeding care. Lanolin for sore nipples, breast pads to handle leaks, a Therapearl pack for hot or cold therapy, and a nipple everter to help ease latch.

This spring-loaded drawer pushes milk flat and to the front, for easy storage and access. Load from the back and you’ll always know which milk to use first. It is dishwasher safe and fits most breast milk storage bags. 

Evenflo’s new Advanced Breast Milk Storage Bags feature military-grade material developed for superior strength. With a leak resistant design and wider side seals, you can feel confident that your liquid gold is secure. The bag features a tear-off, pour spout top, and a secure bottom for a stable, upright position when filling and still freezes flat.

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Medela Tender Care™ Lanolin Breastfeeding can sometimes take a toll on your nipples. If you’re suffering dryness, cracking, or soreness it’s important to work on your latch - and to treat the pain. All natural ingredients offer soothing care for sore nipples. It’s safe for mamas and for babies.

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Boppy® Best Latch™ Breastfeeding Pillow The well-known Boppy gets customized for breastfeeding moms, with two sides to choose from - one firm, to help support your newborn as she learns to nurse, the other softer for your growing baby’s comfort. With a removable cover and adjustable belt, it’s made to work for you.

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Medela Contact Nipple Shields A Lactation Consultant can help you to work through breastfeeding challenges. If you’re dealing with flat or inverted nipples, overactive letdown, or other latch issues you may find that these shields can help you to establish a better latch and help with breastfeeding success.

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Feeding Time:

What You Should Know About Choosing Bottles and Nipples LOOKING AT ANY STORE YOU’LL SEE THAT AN ABUNDANCE OF OPTIONS ARE out there when choosing a type of bottle. Finding the right one depends upon many factors, including your baby’s preference, your preference, cost, ease of use, and other factors. What follows are a few things to consider when deciding which bottles will work for you.

Try It, You’ll Like It (Or Not):

Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of:

Some babies take right to the bottle with

You have a choice of materials, plastic,

no issues, but for others finding the right

stainless steel, or glass. Each has benefits

bottle is more of a challenge. Since you

and drawbacks. Plastic is typically least

won’t know ahead of time what your

expensive, lightweight, and doesn’t break

situation will be, it’s a good idea to register

easily. While there were health concerns in

for or buy just a few of a bottle, or even a

the past, all plastic bottles are now required

few different types. Once your baby arrives

to by BPA-free, so this is a good choice that

and you start to see their preferences

is budget-friendly and easy to use on-the-

you can stock up on the bottles that they

go. Stainless is strong, but you can’t see the

respond to the best.

liquid inside easily to measure consumption.

Size Matters:

This can be frustrating in the early days, but it’s a great options for older babies. Glass is

Nipple Safety Tips Examine the nipples you are using when you wash them. Look for the following: • Discoloration. • Cracks or tears. • Stickiness. • Non-stop flow. The liquid inside should come out in a steady drip, not a free flow. When you see these signs of wear, discard and replace the nipples.

Do you need to sterilize? While your mother or grandmother may have sterilized bottles and nipples before each feeding, doctors no longer suggest this process. As long as you’re using clean water and soap to thoroughly wash bottles and nipples you’ll be just fine. Just make sure that you’re always starting fresh, and thoroughly wash your hands before preparing and feeding bottles.

allow excess air to escape during feeds. This is mainly a matter of preference for you and your little one.

Many bottles come in two sizes – a smaller

strong and will last, but it is breakable and

The sizes and flow rates are more

size, around 4 ounces, and a larger, around 8

more expensive. If you opt for glass it is a

important to consider. Newborn nipples

ounces. The smaller bottles may be easier for

good idea to also purchase available covers

are smaller, with a slower flow rate that

packing in a diaper bag and will hold all you

to help prevent accidental breakage.

helps to encourage new babies to learn how

need in the early months, but by six months most babies are eating 6 to 8 ounces. If

So Many Nipples

you’re looking to buy fewer bottles you can

Bottles feature many different types of

go with the larger size from the beginning.

nipples. There are nipples with wider or

little older and is mastering bottle feeding you may want to move to a faster flow rate.

narrower bases, different nipple shapes,

And There Is More:

different flow speeds, and made of

Some bottles feature special features.

different materials. Some types are better

There are bottles that work with breast

for breastfed or colicky babies and many

pump systems, making it easier to pump

babies show a preference.

and feed with fewer transfers. There are

You may see nipples labeled as “orthodontic.” These nipples are slightly flattened, making the shape similar to that of a mother’s nipple during a feed. Others

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to suck and swallow. Once your baby is a

bottles designed especially for babies with colic, which reduce the air intake and help minimize gas. There are bottles that transition into sippy cups.

are called “angled.” This one is pretty self-

With all these choices, how do you decide?

explanatory – it is angled to fit easily into

Consider how you’ll be using the bottles,

a baby’s mouth. Finally, there are “vented”

get recommendations from friends, and try

nipples. These feature a small air hole to

a few types to see what works for you.


BOTTLE FEEDING

Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® Options™ Glass Wide-Neck Bottle These glass bottles come in two sizes and feature a new venting system designed to aid digestion and prevent feeding problems. The

wide neck is easy to fill and hold, plus the bottle fits most breast pumps too.

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oxo tot Soap Dispensing Bottle Brush with Stand Simplify the cleaning process with this brush that stores the soap in the handle and perches in a holder at the ready for tackling bottles, sippy cups, and more. The non-scratching bristles get it clean without damage while the dispenser ensures the right amount of soap each time.

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Evenflo Balance + Wide Neck Bottle Developed by pediatric feeding experts, the Evenflo Balance + Wide Neck Bottle has the only gradual slope nipple The unique nipple shape and slow flow rate allow for a proper latch and a comfortable drinking pace for baby. The venting technology reduces the potential for colic, reflux, gas and fussiness.

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Kiinde Twist The typical pumping process involves a lot of transferring milk from one place to another. With the Twist system, you can skip all that and pump, store, organize, warm, and feed using the same pouch. Specially designed adapters and bottles allow you to easily move from one stage to the next.

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BOTTLE FEEDING

The First Years Remote Control Bottle Warmer When those middle of the night cries inevitably start, no need to drag yourself to the kitchen for the whole process of making a bottle. Instead you can prep the bottle before bed, pop it into this machine to keep it cool until you are ready, then push the button on the remote control when you wake so that you are greeted with a bottle that is ready to go when you stumble into the kitchen.

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Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack Washing all those bottles, pacifiers, spoons, and other baby gear doesn’t have to be a drag. Cheer up your countertop with this drying rack that brings a little sunshine into the kitchen.

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Enfamil Nutramigen® If you find that your baby has digestion issues, reflux, eczema, or other signs of a milk protein allergy you may find that this formula is the answer to your issues. Nutramigen has hypoallergenic proteins that are easy to digest and so small the body is unlikely to recognize them as a potential allergen.

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Ready for Solids? ONE OF THE BIG LANDMARKS OF THE FIRST YEAR IS THE INTRODUCTION OF SOLIDS. I MEAN, HOW MANY adorable pictures and videos have you watched of babies getting their first ever taste of a new food? Of course parents look forward to the day when they can start feeding solids. In order to be ready for the big event there are a few things you should have on hand.

A camera

Small containers A high chair

Obviously! You definitely want to

Small, reusable containers that can go

document the moment your little one

from freezer to table makes it simple to

gets a sample of something other than

make, store, and serve food. Just be sure

the breastmilk or formula they’ve been

that when you’re feeding from a container

accustomed to eating. You’ll get lots of

that you don’t keep the unfinished food for

frameable pictures from those early meals

later, because bacteria from the saliva

and snacks.

can thrive in leftovers.

There are many options for high chairs, from high end models that grow with your baby from being able to sit up all the way to adulthood, to basic, budget versions. What should you look for when choosing a chair? Ease of cleaning is tops on the list – the more nooks and crannies there are the more places there are for food to

Soft spoons

get stuck! Size is another big factor. Some

Bibs

chairs fold up, fit on dining chairs, or are

Small, long-handled spoons made of

In those early days you can expect that

easily portable. Consider your space and

plastic or with silicone coating are a good

more of the food will end up on their face,

how you want the chair to fit in. Safety is

option. They make it easy to serve up small

chest, and the high chair than in their

of course a concern, so make sure you’re

scoops and to get all the food out of small

mouth. A washable bib with a pocket to

using a chair with safety straps that are in

containers. Plus they’re easy on tender

catch some of the spills is a good option to

good condition and don’t leave your little

baby gums.

have on hand.

one unattended during mealtimes.

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SOLID FEEDING

Hamilton Beach bébé All-in-One Baby Food Maker This amazing little contraption can steam, chop, shred, slice and puree. Every stage of making your own fresh baby food is covered, and then you can store it in the included containers for tasty homemade meals.

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Sassy First Solids Feeding Bowl

Sassy Fresh Food Teether

This easy to hold dish features two bowls and a lid, so that you can easily mix, serve, and try out different foods and pack it all away when you’re done.

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When teething strikes this little mesh feeder is an ideal solution. Put frozen fruits like strawberries or bananas into the pouch to offer a cold - and tasty - treat that will soothe sore gums. A handle makes it easy to grasp, giving little ones more independence. 

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Tommee Tippee Easi Roll Bibs When it seems that the food you’re feeding your little one ends up everywhere but his mouth, these bibs will come in handy. They’re easy to put on, easy to clean, and have a deep pocket for catching all those spills. The back is textured to help prevent sticking and irritation. Like the name says, they easily roll for travel and storage.

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Munchkin Gentle™ Silicone Spoons These BPA free spoons are soft enough for tender little gums and long enough to reach all the baby food from the bottom of the jar. They’re top rack dishwasher safe and pretty cute on top of all that.

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SOLID FEEDING

Beyond Junior Y This chair can grow as your little one does, from 6 months all the way to adulthood. With a one-hand release tray and an easy 20 second adjustment on the seat, it’s simple to prep for mealtimes. The waterproof seat covers and timeless design mean easy cleaning and long lasting style.

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Munchkin Snack Catcher® If it’s not mealtime or naptime there is a good chance that it is snack time. Bring this handy cup on the go to keep spills under control. It fits into most cup holders and holds up to 9 oz of whatever tasty treat your toddler actually likes this week.

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Inglesina Fast Table Chair This lightweight, collapsible chair is easy to transport, whether you’re heading to a friend’s house or a restaurant. You don’t have to worry about damaging the table or a complicated set-up, so it’s easy to manage mealtimes on the go.

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Healthy Planet Reusable Food Pouch Munchkin Miracle® 360° Trainer Cup Toddlers very rarely want to slow down, which makes this cup a great option. The 360° edge allows drinking from any side of the cup. Parents will love that there is no hunting for lost straws or disassembling valves for washing.

A wide opening on top makes them easy to fill and the clear sides make it easy to see the contents. These reusable pouches are freezable, dishwasher safe, and great for babies, toddlers, or school age kids with lunch boxes to pack.

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BATHING / GROOMING

Fridababy DermaFrida the SkinSoother The First Years 4-in-1 Warming Comfort Tub The infant insert allows for a steady stream of warm water down your baby’s neck and back during bathtime, helping them maintain their temperature and enjoy bathing. As they grow the bath adjusts to fit them comfortably and it can be used in the sink or the tub, allowing for many convenient options.

This antibacterial silicone scrubber helps to handle dry skin, cradle cap, and other skin issues. A handy suction cup allows for easy storage and there’s no soggy washcloth to deal with after bathtime.

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Munchkin Quack Bath Caddy™ How many bath toys is too many? There are never too many according to a toddler. Keep the toys ready for play in this handy caddy that will also drain off the water and keep things organized when bathtime is over.

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BATHING / GROOMING

3 Sprouts Hooded Towel Baths are important for keeping clean, of course. But do you know what else they’re great for? Adorable photo opportunities. These towels are not only soft and absorbent, they’re also adorable and great for cute baby photo shoots!

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Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Tip to Toe Wash Did you know a baby’s skin is 30% thinner than ours? That’s part of the reason that finding the right baby wash is so essential. This wash is fragrance free, pH-neutral and hypoallergenic.

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Knot Genie The Knot Genie was created for everyone who dreads the drama of brushing through knots and tangles. The Knot Genie works on all styles and types of hair; wet or dry! No more tears or frustration!

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Baby Basics:

Shopping List for Baby Basics: 5-8 onesies 5-8 sleepers

Building a Wardrobe for Your Little One

5-8 side-snap shirts

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND FUN THINGS TO SHOP FOR AS YOU PREPARE

3-5 stretchy pants

for your new arrival are the adorable outfits. Something about those perfect little shirts with tiny details, those socks that fit on a fingertip, and those soft shoes that inevitably induce an “aww” response makes them the thing that most people want to purchase for you. Because they’re so willing to shop for clothes, it’s important to put plenty of outfits on your registry so that your friends and family will know which styles you prefer. Here are a few things to consider when deciding which clothing items to add to your list.

The season Whether it is hot and sunny or frigid and snowy outside, the most practical way to handle the temperature is with layers. Solid cotton basics allow you to easily mix and match and adjust for your day. When you’re moving from cooler to warmer areas and back again it’s good to be able to adjust easily. Registering for an assortment of shirts, onesies, long sleeved shirts, leggings, sweaters, and – if needed – coats, means that you’ll be able to quickly change things on the go.

The practicality Some of the most adorable pieces are not necessarily the best options for daily wear.

For example, those tiny little buttons look cute, but trying to fit them through the buttonhole during a diaper change on a

1-2 sweaters or jackets 1-2 going out outfits 5-8 pairs of socks or soft shoes 3-4 hats

squirmy baby is next to impossible. Those sweet little dresses pose their own problems. When your baby girl spends most of her day on her back the dress can creep up and bunch easily. The issues continue for little crawlers, who struggle to get moving when their knees are tangled n the fabric of their skirts. Leggings-style pants or single piece outfits are a more practical option for little ones still learning to roll over or newly on the move.

Changing diapers At some point you’re likely to experience a diaper blowout so messy and extensive you’ll wonder how someone so small could possibly produce so much poop. When the contents of their diaper are all the way up their back and spread over everything they’re touching there’s a good chance you’ll consider just throwing it all away. Trying to remove an outfit drenched in baby waste is an exercise in motor skills

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2-3 blanket sleepers

designed for babies helps make removing clothes easier, whether they are coated in poop or just ready for a change.

Color choices If your plans for the future in include more kids, there is a way to make the most of your baby wardrobe. Choosing basics in solid colors means being able to reuse them with future kids. Hand-me-downs in the making!

Your own style Some people can’t wait to dress their babies in sweet little smocked outfits and bows bigger than their heads. Others like the funny sayings on onesies and tiny baby sneakers. Whatever your personal style preferences for your baby, there are options out there to suit your fashion sense. Many of your own favorite places to shop may have baby items available. Be sure to check out specialty stores and online retailers f or more unique items. Seriously – if you

and controlling your gag reflex.

want to dress your baby like a tiny hobbit

Outfits made with a neck that snaps open

mortgage payment there are options for

or with the wide, envelope-style neckline

you out there.

or in an outfit with a cost that rivals a


CLOTHING / TEXTILE

Halo® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket This wearable blanket is a safe way to ensure that your little one stays warm and comfortable throughout the night The sleepsack features an inverted zipper for easy middle-of-the-night diaper changes. With soft fabrics in a variety of weights and patterns you can find the perfect combination for a restful night.

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Feltman Brothers Knit Cardigan and Bloomer Set Feltman Brothers is well known for its classic, vintage heirloom baby clothes and layettes for all kinds of special occasions and celebrations. This Feltman Brothers’ Knit Cardigan and Bloomer Set is just one example. The cardigan features short kimono sleeves, scalloped knit edging around the neck, and monkey knot strings that tie in the front. The sweet little bloomers feature petite button accents along the sides. Available in ivory and sea coral.

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Finn + Emma Finn + Emma are the makers of all natural baby clothes and toys made from organic cotton & wood. The Earth-friendly, non-toxic, and fair-trade essentials feature modern and stylish prints and colors. The newest collection is Dream World, inspired by #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Emily Winfield Martin.

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aden + anais Classic Swaddles

goumi Mitts & Boots Bundle These mitts offer high contrast patterns for stimulation while also protecting little faces from the scratches that those tiny nails can so easily make. Also included are cute little booties to keep feet warm.

These 100% cotton muslin blankets are soft, lightweight, and breathable. This makes them the perfect swaddling blanket, or stroller cover, or burp cloth, or play mat, or whatever else you choose to use them for at the moment. They’re machine washable and come in a range of gorgeous patterns.

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Home Safety Checklist Mount all furniture to the wall. This includes

Keep cleaning products and medications

Use pads or corners to cover all hard corners on

Check the temperature setting on your water

bookshelves, dressers, and any large items like televisions.

items like coffee tables, countertops, or fireplaces.

Make sure that any access to stairs is restricted

in cabinets that are securely locked and/or out of reach.

heater to prevent accidental burns.

Always supervise children in areas where there is

access to water, including bathrooms and pools.

by hardware mounted gates at top and bottom.

Ensure that all railings and banisters are secure. Install locks on all doors with access to the

outside, including sliding doors and garage or basement doors.

Install safety locks on all upper-story windows. Make sure that there is no access to cords on

window blinds using special locks or clips.

Install locks on any kitchen appliances that small

hands can reach, like oven knobs. The same goes for cabinets or drawers with glass dishes, knives, or other items that can pose a risk.

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Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on

each floor in your home. Test the batteries often.

Come up with a fire safety and evacuation plan

for your family.

Always put baby to bed on his back, on a firm

sleeping surface, free of any blankets, pillows, or other soft items.

Cover all electrical outlets and secure cords. Place emergency contact information in an

easily accessible place. Include numbers for poison control, your pediatrician, dentist, and other emergency contacts.


SAFETY

Munchkin Luna™ Gate

Safety 1st Pre-Cruiser Ready Set

This safety gate comes fully assembled and ready to install in minutes. It features a simple design that works as a doorway or stairway gate. But the best feature of all? The motion activated light that keeps you from tripping over it in the middle of the night.

If your little one is on the move and you feel like you can barely keep up with childproofing, start here. This kit includes doorknob covers, wall straps, multi-purpose straps, a toilet lock, outlet covers, and a cord shortener.

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Jambini SimplySafe™ Magnetic Cabinet Locks

Evenflo Versatile Play Space

These magnetic safety locks are a great option if you don’t want signs of baby-proofing all over your house. The locks install inside cabinet doors and safely keep curious hands out while easily opening with the strong magnet included.

This six panel play space can be used indoors or outdoors to create a safe area for your little one. It can be used to keep your little explorer contained - or to keep those exploring tendencies away from things like Christmas trees or breakables.

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Mommy and Me ABC’s Workout Hi, I’m Helen Pae Golden, and I’ve put

baby is not as keen on you getting in

together this workout video especially

shape as you are (too squirmy or hard

for you busy moms…. You’ll see that

to cooperate right now), then opt to

you can have your baby participate

use some dumbbells or weights as I’ve

as the weighted part of the workout,

shared in the video. Just remember:

since you HAVE to be strong to even

PROGRESS SLOWLY! Do not be in a

carry them on your hip! Or you can use

hurry for fast results or you may end up

real dumbbells, or nothing at all. Just

with injuries and then your progress will

moving will get you closer to your goals!

be even slower.

First, always check with your healthcare

This workout can be done up to 4 times

provider before beginning any new

per week and adding some kind of

program. If you’re at ground zero or

aerobic exercise in between days will

a beginner level again (since you’ve

push you towards your goals even faster!

had your baby and now have clearance

You’re going to see and feel results!

to be active again) just start out with no weight at all and do an easy 10 repetitions of each exercise, twice a week for the first 1-2 weeks. After seeing how you feel and determining you

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can handle a bit more stress on your

If you’d like a nutrition plan to go along

muscles, then add weight – like your

with this free video, just let me know…

baby if he is between 10-15 lbs. If your

I’m here to help you succeed!

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HELEN PAE GOLDEN BIO: I have a dynamic background in fitness which spans nearly 30 years. I personally coach/train with people from 12 to 80 years old, working with a broad spectrum of clients from those who may be battling ailments to elite Olympic athletes. My certifications include Personal training, Pilates, Spinning, Yoga, TRX, group exercise and coaching. I am also the Exercise Specialist for EverydayFamily.com as a Mommy and Me coach. I’m a proud wife and mother of two athletic children, TJ and Waverly.


HEALTH

Fridababy FeverFrida™ the iThermonitor If you’re looking for continuous monitoring, this thermometer is the one. A small patch worn under the arm checks the temperature every four seconds, day or night, and sends a signal via bluetooth to notify you of changes.

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Summer Infant 2-in-1 Toilet Trainer Potty training gets easier with this toilet seat. It easily installs and guarantees that the potty seat is always at the ready. It allows both adults and little ones to use the seat when needed as the smaller seat lifts into the lid when not in use.

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Safety 1st Clear Views Nail Clippers Few things intimidate new parents like clipping a baby’s fingernails. These clippers address that with an attached 5x magnifying glass to help you avoid any mishaps during nail trims.

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HEALTH

Fridababy Windi® the Gaspasser Gas pain can cause a lot of discomfort for little tummies. If you want to avoid medications and soothe your little one, this can be the answer. The disposable tube allows you to help your baby safely release gas with just a little whistle.

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Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer

Pacidose

When your little one isn’t feeling well, you want to keep them as comfortable as possible. This thermometer allows you take a reading with a simple forehead scan and view the results even in a darkened room with the soft-glow screen.

Make giving medication easier and don’t worry about incorrect dosage with this syringe with an attached pacifier. You can easily measure the dose and use the pacifier attachment to deliver the meds with less mess and less fuss.

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HEALTH

Summer Infant Finger Toothbrush

Seventh Generation Free and Clear Laundry Detergent

Help your little one get used to the process of tooth cleaning and relieve gum pain with this gentle finger brush. It allows you to massage and cleanse the gums while controlling pressure and also packs up easily in the diaper bag.

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This detergent is free of dyes and fragrances, so it is gentle on sensitive skin. It is hypoallergenic, USDA Certified Biobased Product 97%, and still manages to get out stains from typical baby messes.

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Fridababy NoseFrida® the Snotsucker As icky as it may sound, the fastest and easiest way to get rid of a runny nose is to get it out - and the fastest way to do that is with this tool. A specially designed “booger catcher” insures that you don’t get a mouthful while you help your little one to breathe easy again.

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EverydayFamily Extras

Wubbanub A staple in NICUs all over, this combination of a plush lovey and a pacifier makes it easy to keep fussy little ones calm. The animal allows for careful placement of the pacifier and gives small hands something to hold.

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HABA Magica Clutching Toy This colorful, wooden rattle is easy for little hands to hold. It stands up to teething, tossing, and other toddler-related perils.

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Isabelle Grace Jewelry

Usborne “That’s not my ... “ Books

Isabelle Grace Jewelry specializes in hand crafted jewelry designed to celebrate life’s special moments, telling stories of life, love and family. Many can be customized with names, initials, messages, dates and more. This chic name bar necklace is hand-forged by local artisans in the studio of Sterling Silver, 14kt Gold Fill or Rose Gold Fill, it features your choice of two chain styles.

This book series combines simple and colorful illustrations with touch and feel fun and repetitive text to become a familiar favorite for kids to read both with parents and on their own.

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EverydayFamily Extras

Jellycat Stuffed Toys

Milestone the Original Baby Cards

If you’re looking for the softest, cuddliest, most unique and adorable stuffed toys then you are looking for Jellycat. With a range of animals from the traditional teddy to lobsters and sloths, you’re sure to find a perfect companion for cuddles.

Keeping up with the baby book is made simple with these bright and colorful cards. Snap an picture with your little one with the card declaring their first smile, their first tooth, or their first birthday and never forget just what it was like to celebrate that special moment.

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Rockabye Baby!

Sophie the Giraffe

No matter what your musical tastes - from grunge to classic to musicals to pop - you’re sure to find the lullaby version of your favorite tunes. Make bedtime a musical exploration for you and your little one.

Crafted of 100% natural rubber and food paint, Sophie is a classic teething toy. The contrasting colors, squeaker, and soft materials make for a perfect teething toy for small hands and sore gums.

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YOUR ESSENTIAL TA R G E T R E G I S T R Y C H E C K L I S T

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stroller

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crib

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There are some thingsŠ2017 that are going to be Target Brands, Inc.crucial The Bullseye is a registered trademark of Target Brands, Inc. when caring for a newborn, and Target has you covered!

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formula

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diapers

baby bath tub

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toiletries

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grooming kit


Want more sleep?

SWADDLE UP™ Unlike traditional swaddles the unique arms UP design of our Swaddle UP™ replicates your baby’s behavior in the womb, allowing the natural arms up position and movement of their hands to the mouth to truly self-soothe, resulting in more sleep for everyone.

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