5 Things Our New Favorite NBC Show “This Is Us” Got Right About Birth

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I’m going to be honest. When I saw that the series premiere for This Is Us would include a birth, I thought to myself “I can’t wait to watch it and see all the things they got wrong!” Typically, that is exactly what happens. As someone who has been hired to support over 200 births, I have never been particularly …

Five Things We Know About: Adding Child #3

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#1: You will suffer from overconfidence:  When sweet baby #3 arrives on the scene, you’re no longer wondering “will I love this baby as much as my first?” because you already know your love is not finite.  You aren’t stressing about things like leaving the hospital, car seats and nipple confusion.  You aren’t really stressing at all.   And that’s …

Friday Favorites: Our Favorite Bottle (well…1 of 2 of them!)

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There are so many choices when it comes to most things baby, and bottles are no exception. Before I was a postpartum doula, when I would walk into a Babies-R-Us I was overwhelmed with the number of bottles to choose from. How could I possibly know which bottle would be the best one for my baby?! But in my time …

Friday Favorites: A Must Have for Formula Feeding Families

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Life with a new baby can be go, go, go (especially when there are older kids who need attention too). If baby is formula fed and they’re letting you know they’re hungry, you need the bottle to be ready now. Sometimes waiting for the bottle warmer to heat up takes too much time, and have you ever tried to scoop …

Meet Caroline Nagy: A Woman Full of Life

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Meet Caroline Nagy, affiliate doula of Columbus Birth & Parenting and So. Much. More. Caroline is a wife and mother to three beautiful kids.  Three words that describe her perfectly… Full Of Life.  Our clients can’t get enough of her fun-loving and positive energy, her ability to connect with older siblings as well as the newest addition and the fact that she …

Friday Favorites: Clear Up Diaper Rash Faster

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Like last week’s Friday Favorite, the lighted fingernail clippers, this week’s item is another thing we didn’t understand right away. Then we saw it in action and now we LOVE it! Think about when your baby has a diaper rash and needs diaper cream on their bum. What are the typical steps you take to do this? Most people take …

Friday Favorites: Our Favorite Baby Nail Clippers

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Today’s Friday favorite took even us by surprise the first time we used them! If you are a veteran mom, I think we can agree on two things: #1 clipping tiny baby nails is NOT FUN And #2.  Baby nail clippers are baby nail clippers Except when you find baby nail clippers that completely change your life… For new parents …

Meet Catie Mehl, Co-Owner of CBP

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Catie Mehl is the other owner of Columbus Birth & Parenting.  She and her husband Jim have been married for almost 15 years and live in Dublin, Ohio.  Catie is a proud step parent to 2 beautiful young women and Jim and Catie have a son and a daughter together.  Catie moved A LOT as a child and the longest …

Friday Favorites: Our Favorite Favorites

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We work with parents who are bringing home a new addition every single day.  We’ve worked with every brand of bottle, every swaddle, every baby bath.  So with real life use of all the options, we’re certainly going to have our favorites. We’re starting a new weekly series that highlights our favorite baby products and stores that make the lives …