Winter Editor's Letter



Happy birthday to us! KC Baby & Maternity is celebrating a big milestone this year: 15 years as the ONLY magazine in the Kansas City area dedicated to pregnant moms, infants and toddlers. Begun in 2003 by Michael and Susan Gimotty, this publication has grown over the years and gone through a few name changes. While the Gimottys had young children when the magazine began, today their kids are tweens and teens—with one heading to college next year! To read more on the history of KC Baby & Maternity, head here.

 

My older had sensitive skin as a baby (still does to this day). She often would get a chafed, rashy bottom. To combat this problem, a friend suggested I try making homemade baby wipes. Since nothing else had worked, I figured I’d give it a try. It cleared up the problem almost immediately! The wipes were super simple to make: water, baby oil and baby wash with Bounty paper towels. The Bounty paper towels are key; other brands didn’t work. Our crafty mama Megan Kapple has a super simple recipe for homemade diaper cream. If only I’d had this when my kids were younger to go along with the wipes! Check it out.

 

Pregnant moms, this is the issue for you! The winter issue is dedicated to everything pregnancy. You’ll find tips on healthy eating during your pregnancy, the low-down on common pregnancy myths, why it’s important to try to go full term with your baby and much more!

 

Even though the temps may be frigid, that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up indoors! Kristina Light has put together a list of great outings for tiny tots that are free (or cheap) to keep you and the kiddos from succumbing to cabin fever. Check out her ideas.

 

Enjoy winter, Kansas City!

 

 

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