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November 14, 2012
Ah baby carriers. Making life simpler one baby at a time. Sometimes your baby doesn’t like to sleep. Sometimes you want your baby near you. Sometimes you have an active toddler and the relaxed days of holding your baby in your arms on the couch all day watching rubbish television are long gone. Well, they are if you’re me!
July 31, 2012
Bjorn Jakobson — himself a father of young children — went into the baby-equipment business after returning to Stockholm from a 1961 trip to America with a “baby sitter” bouncer chair. At first, the fledgling entrepreneur was unable to persuade any Stockholm department store to take a chance on the contraption. After finally selling two to one department store, he was reduced to sending in his mother to buy them (the store then ordered more). It was only then that Jakobson thought to appeal to pediatricians — and struck upon the formula that would guarantee his success: clean-lined design, with a progressive medical seal of approval. Ultimately the chair would become a hit worldwide and a standard item on baby registries. But it was the Hjartenara (Close to the Heart) baby carrier, introduced in 1973 and later known as the Baby Bjorn, that made him a household name.
July 18, 2012
MOM STORIES Jackie from Hoboken, New Jersey on July 18, 2012
Breastfeeding. Sounds amazing, right? When you become pregnant you hear about it constantly. Breast is best! Unequivocal, mother baby bonding, beautiful, natural, healthy, the only sane, non-selfish choice. When you're pregnant it's not just your body that changes, your inbox and mailbox become flooded with information about breastfeeding... I was in! Breast is best! Of course I will breast feed my child, I'm going to be the best mom I can be. My daughter was born and the first few days were ok. Then the mastitis started.
July 18, 2012
MOM STORIES Emma from New York, NY on July 18, 2012
My son Harry was born on a Friday morning in New York City. That same day, my husband, who had endured a grueling labor with me, was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was terribly sick and told to have limited contact with Harry. On the way home from the hospital I got the news that my grandmother had just passed away. So these first few days of motherhood were a strange experience for me. With the birth of my son, my sick husband, and the death of my grandmother, I faced a rare combination of joy, mixed with happiness, some deep sorrow, and confusion.
July 18, 2012
MOM STORIES Beth from Studio City, CA on July 18, 2012
My first baby was Tyler. Tyler was a sweet baby. Gentle, timid. Never a problem with other kids. I rarely got criticism from others in regards to Tyler (except the Grandma at the grocery store telling me "that kid needs a hair cut", which I shrugged off). Then along came Audrey.