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Win Our $1,800 Foodie Giveaway With weeSpring & Rachael Ray!

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This week, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at weeSpring and RachaelRay.com for a yummy giveaway we think you – and your baby – are going to love.

Now through February 26, you can enter to win more than $1,800 in amazing prizes, including mealtime essentials from BabyBjorn, a baby food steamer from Baby Moov, and a $500 gift card from yours truly. Plus, the expert food editors over at RachelRay.com have rounded up some delicious and super-easy recipes for busy parents on-the-go. Enter for your chance to win below, and then hop on over to weeSpring to check out the yummy, Rachael-approved recipes to add to your menu this week.
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9 Months

Expecting? We've got some great advice to prepare you for your pregnancy and the birth of your child.

Baby Name Trends: Sleek, Simple, Cool Names

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People often ask us how we come up with our baby name trend predictions.

The short answer: It’s a mix of science and inspiration, with a dash of magic.

One of our major predictions for baby names 2015, for instance, was a trend toward short, simple names.  The basis for this prediction was scientific: These names are now stylish and popular throughout Europe, and the names themselves are both fresh and easily translated to the American culture.

But now suddenly we see that trend for sleek, cool names really taking off, and here’s where the magic comes in.  First, early this morning, we noticed extremely positive comments on the Nameberry pages for both Jude and Lux, perfect examples of this kind of short, modern, stylish name.

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Nursing Know-How

Start your breastfeeding off right with helpful information from non-profit Best for Babes.

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn’t Know

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn't Know

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the added bonuses of breastfeeding? Think again. Thanks to an increased awareness over the last 10 years, plus a ton of new studies done on the subject, the benefits just keep piling up.

Here are 10 of the most eye-opening benefits we’ve heard yet. Prepare to be amazed… More »

City Mom

Learn strategies for navigating public transportation, crowded streets and small living spaces from Manhattan mom Monica Storch.

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

4 Must-Follow Tips for Planning a Baby-Friendly Getaway

It’s pretty hard to believe summer’s almost over. (Seriously, where did it go?!) If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking to ditch your current surrounings right about now while the weather’s still nice. But if this is your first trip with a baby or toddler in tow, not so fast there — you’ve got some major planning to do first.

From choosing the right locale to packing the right gear, any parent will tell you there’s a lot to consider when it comes to traveling with little ones. Here are some of my personal tips I’ve learned along the way: More »

Healthy Home

Build a healthy environment for your baby with practical and easy tips from national nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World.

Got a Sweet Tooth? 6 Steps to Healthier (and Safer) Baking

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Sometimes it feels as if childhood is one long parade of baked goods starting with teething biscuits and ending with college graduation cake. Along the way, there are rainy day cookies, banana breads, birthday parties, and school bake sales.

Here’s how parents can make sure too much sugar remains the most undesirable item in all of this warm and gooey deliciousness.

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Parent Talk

Get tips from the trenches with this information-packed blog from the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know, Heather Flett and Whitney Moss.

Cozy Winter Soups to Share With Your Tot

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I have a wicked strong blender at home, which means I can pretty much turn almost anything into a yummy puree. This little trick is especially useful when I want to sneak some greens into a fruit smoothie or at this time of year, one of my favorite soups. (Shhh, don’t tell my little one there might be “salad” in his food.)

These warm, hearty soups are three of my favorites. They’re perfect for cold, chilly days, and for sharing with a curious toddler or spoon-feeding to a baby.

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Hip Baby

Get fun fashion advice from blogger Nadia Carriere for the 40 weeks before and after your baby is born.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Nursery Organized

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My motto these days? Out with the old and in with the new! And I know I’m not alone. These first few months of the year always seem to get everyone in the mood to organize. But while most people tend to focus their energy on the kitchen, the office, and the bedroom… what about the nursery? Yes, babies may be too small to really make a real mess; but it does help to set things up so that mountain of baby stuff you have somehow actually stays in order. More »

Grab Bag

What's happening at giggle? Get the latest, learn about promotions, and read posts by some giggle friends and special guests.

Your Top Baby Sleep Questions, Answered

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Can’t get your little one to sleep through the night? Not sure what this “sleep training” thing is all about? This week, pediatric sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Kempton (also known as the Baby Sleep Pro) answers your most commonly asked questions about baby’s sleep problems. Here’s what moms and dads want to know most:

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