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Win a Sassy Baby Gift Basket Worth $140!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

sassy baby, sassy baby toys, sassy baby gift basketSassy just launched the Grow Up Cup, an innovative new no-spout no-spill sippy cup that allows babies and toddlers to drink from anywhere around the cup’s rim. The cup is designed to help kids transition from sippy cup to open cup more easily.

In celebration of the Grow Up Cup, Sassy is giving away a  big baby gift basket filled with $140 worth of goodies including a Grow Up Cup 2-pack. Also inside the Sassy baby gift basket you’ll find teethers, rattles, stroller toys, feeding gear, a pop-up organizer and more as pictured to the right.

Enter to win by posting a comment below by 11:59 EST on October 5, 2011. We will pick one lucky reader at random. Read the full rules here. And Goody Luck!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Can’t wait to win to get your hands on a Grow Up Cup? They are available now at Babies R Us stores nationwide.sassy, grow up cup, sippy cup, no spout sippy cup

 

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Win a Nursery Furniture Set from BSF Baby Worth $299

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

If you have a new baby or one on the way you’re probably planning the nursery. How would you like to win a set of furniture to make it easier on your budget? Right now BSF Baby is giving away their popular Grace 3-in-1 Lifetime Crib 3-Piece Set in Espresso.

The durable nursery furniture set includes all of the essentials you need for Baby’s room — a crib, changing table with vinyl pad included, and a 3-drawer dresser. Even better, the 3-in-1 Lifetime Crib offers three mattress positions and grows with your child right on into adulthood because it can later be converted to a day bed or full-size bed. So by winning this nursery set, you’ll essentially be good to go with a bed and dresser for your kid’s lifetime.

Enter to win by posting a comment below by 11:59 EST on September 21, 2011. For extra karma, like BSF Baby on Facebook. We will pick one lucky reader at random. Read the full rules here. And Goody Luck! *This giveaway is now closed*

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Win a gDiapers gStyle Prize Package Worth $150!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

gdiaper, gcamper tee, little gpant, parents.com giveawayIf you like the money- and planet-saving powers of cloth diapers, but can’t quite let go of the convenience of disposables, gDiapers may be the solution you need. The easy-peasy design brings the best of both diapering worlds together in one eco-friendly hybrid diaper. From now through August 10 you can enter for a chance to win some of the cutest gDiapers around by leaving a comment on this post. How’s that for saving money on diapers?

gDiapers were created by parents Kim and Jason Graham-Nye who still run the business today. “We ventured into the earth-friendly flushable diaper business, seeking a solution to the staggering statistic that “every day in the U.S., 50 million waste-filled diapers go into the landfill where they sit for up to 500 years,” the couple says.

gdiapers, gflutter dress, little gpant, parents.com giveawayThe ingenious hybrid diaper brand (gDiapers was the first of it’s kind on the market by the way) not only makes cloth diapering easy, but also makes it fun with fabulous prints and bold colors. Earlier this year the company introduced two adorable gStyle sets that pair a patterned little gPant with a dress for girls and a shirt for boys. Now you have a chance to win one of each, plus more!

Prize package includes:

gFlutter little gPants -19.99
gFlutter Dress – 24.99
gCamper little gPant – 19.99
gCamper Shirt – 17.99
gWet bag – 9.99
gCloth inserts – 29.99

Enter to win by posting a comment below by 11:59 EST on August 10, 2011. We will pick one lucky reader at random. Read the full rules here. And Goody Luck!

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Pregnant Belly Art: Moms-to-Be Hire Professional Artists

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

pregnant belly art, painted belly, pregnancy, watermelon bellyLots of moms-to-be experiment with belly art during pregnancy whether they incorporate their bump into a Halloween costume or paint their belly to create a fun photo. But now more and more moms-to-be are taking pregnant belly art to the next level – hiring professional artists to create painted bellies that are even more wild, wacky, and to some, beautiful.

We’re all for embracing your pregnancy and showing off your bump, but is paying a pro going too far? NY Daily News reports that expectant moms are paying around $250 to be painted with FDA-approved theater makeup, a process that can take up to three hours. And professional belly painters (yes, they do exist!) say they’re getting busier and busier.

Mariah Carey may have had something to do with the booming belly art trend. She showed off painted bumps via Twitter twice earlier this year – once as an Easter egg and once as a half pink, half blue butterfly in honor of her twins-to-be, now Monroe and Moroccan Scott. We don’t know how much Carey paid for her belly artistry, if anything at all, yet we do know her budget for such things is larger than that of the average mom-to-be.

As a parent or expectant mom, do you think professional belly painting is a frivolous or irresponsible way to spend a few hundred dollars?

Did you paint your bump? Share your best shot in our pregnant belly art photo gallery.

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Kate Hudson’s Gender Predicting Pendulum Test Failed

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Kate Hudson pregnantKate Hudson and fiance Matt Bellamy welcomed their new addition on Saturday night — a baby boy. The couple decided not to find out the baby’s gender during her pregnancy, but Hudson was convinced she was having a girl thanks to a few gender predicting old wives’ tales. Wrong! Even though gender predicting tricks like the Ancient Chinese Birth Chart are fun ways to ponder whether a boy or a girl is on the way, it seems they really are nothing more than old wives’ tales.

Hudson tried the pendulum test on the Today show back in April. She held a ring tied to a piece of hair in front of her bump and it went in a circle, supposedly indicating that she was expecting a girl. She also said she was carrying the baby differently than she did when she was pregnant with her first son Ryder, now 7 years old. Hudson used the pendulum test during her first pregnancy, too, and back then it predicted a boy correctly.

So is Hudson disappointed with baby boy number two? We doubt it. Hudson did tell Entertainment Tonight, “If it comes out a boy … to see the look on Ryder’s face. I mean, forget it.”

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Do Parents Regret Wacky Baby Names Later?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

baby namesYou’ve probably felt buyer’s remorse, but what about namer’s remorse? A unique name like Mowglis or Boulevard might sound like a good way to set your child apart from all the Jacob‘s and Isabella‘s when you name him, but once your baby starts to develop a personality and go to school with his unique name, will it still sound so perfect?

According to a British study sponsored by parenting site Bounty.com, one in five parents regretted their name choice after finding a more fitting one later or realizing it was too unusual.

Celebrity parents continue to lead the wacky baby name charge. Or should we call it a competition? Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu; Mariah Carey called her twins Monroe and Moroccan; and Antonio Sabato Jr. just gave his newborn the Hawaiian middle name Kamakanaalohamaikalani — at least it’s a middle name.

TODAYMoms even found a name-happy mom who gave her daughter seven unusual names instead of just one. The list includes Astravaganza and Angeletta, but not the name her 15-year-old daughter goes by today — Lola.

Perhaps your kids will thank you later for if you give them a popular name.

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Alicia Silverstone Welcomes Baby Boy, Bear Blu

Monday, May 9th, 2011

alicia silverstoneAlicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki welcomed a baby boy last Thursday, May 5, just in time for the first time mom to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.

Mom and Dad are completely in love with their beautiful baby boy, according to a statement from Silverstone’s rep. At birth he weighed in at 7 lbs., 15 oz.

The couple named their son Bear Blu, joining the ranks of celebrity parents opting for a super-unique baby name rather than a classic or popular one. Knowing that Silverstone is a major animal lover, PETA activist, and vegan, maybe an animal-themed baby name shouldn’t surprise us.

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Top Baby Names for 2010

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

top baby names of 2010, most popular baby names, 2010 baby namesThe U.S. Social Security Administration just announced the top 100 baby names for 2010 and Jacob and Isabella are the most popular baby names for the second year in a row. While the top 10 girls names of 2010 include the same mix as 2009′s list, two new names made it into the top 10 list for boys: Anthony and Aiden.

Top 10 boy names for 2010: Jacob, Ethan, Michael, Jayden, William, Alexander, Noah, Daniel, Aiden, Anthony

Top 10 girl names for 2010: Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Chloe, Mia

Try our baby name finder to find your own top baby name, and read on to see the full list of the top 100 boys and girls names for 2010.

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