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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
On the heels of last year’s cool build-a-wagon program, Radio Flyer announced a build-a-trike program this month. You can make their classic red trike as simple or as tricked-out as you want, adding on extras such as a stereo for your MP3 player ($20), a canopy ($10), a personalized nameplate ($10), and more.
Chose from a red or pink base. The starting price of the trike ($75) includes a parent-steering handle, which you can use with your baby 9 months or older until he can peddle on his own. If you’re customizing for a baby or young toddler, I’d recommend adding the seatbelt ($10) and wrap-around tray ($15). Then the trike becomes your supercool stroller substitute! If you go crazy and choose all the add-ons, you can spend as much as $215.
The folks at Radio Flyer are a fun bunch; watch them on YouTube doing the Harlem Shake at their headquarters to get a sense of their spirit! We’re happy to announce that they’ll give one winner a voucher to customize a trike of their own; all you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment below between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, March 20th. You can leave up to one comment a day and we’ll randomly pick the winner. Here’s where you can read all the official rules. Goody luck!
Monday, March 11th, 2013
Got a great way to carry your baby…or an ideal bag that hauls all of her stuff? Vote here for your favorite baby carrier and diaper-bag brand. Then leave a comment below to explain why you love your pick! You can also enter to win a $250 gift card. Don’t see a brand you love? Head straight to the comments and write it in!
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
There are plenty of products you don’t really “get” until you have a baby, and I’d put a baby carrier right up there. They look cute and all when you’re filling out your registry, but the first time you want to take an outing without having your hands tied to a stroller is when the lightbulb goes off and you realize how indispensable a good baby carrier can be.
Here are just a few ways I used my BabyBjörn: To get through airports, to take walks in the woods, to shop in crowds when I didn’t want to be shoving people accidentally with stroller wheels, to attend outdoor festivals and fairs, and to get my older child to preschool while carting along my infant. My BabyBjörn became like a secret weapon to get me out of the house. And my husband could wear it, too, so we could share the load (literally!). In the picture below I’m holding my son while my daughter meets Cinderella!
Note that it can be tricky to try and use any carrier with a brand-new newborn. They do better in an infant car seat snapped into a stroller frame when they’re teeny-tiny. I’d say that for us, the golden age for the BabyBjörn was about 3 months to 9 months, though I used mine (especially with my second child) right past the first birthday.
That’s why I’m excited that BabyBjörn is giving away a carrier to 3 people who leave a comment at this post. Each one is worth $80! You can comment up to once a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Here’s where you can read the official rules. Goody luck!
Monday, March 4th, 2013
The centerpiece of every nursery is the crib. Do you have one that you love? What about a brand of cute crib sheets? Vote for your favorites, then leave a comment below. In your comment you can tell us which exact crib (including color!) and sheet (including pattern!) wins your approval. We’ll pick one random commenter to win the newest version of the Bumbo seat, worth $40. Here are the rules for winning the Bumbo seat. (Note that you can only leave one comment per day to be eligible, between now and the end of March). Don’t forget to also register to win our $250 gift card. Thanks, designing Mama!
Monday, February 25th, 2013
A seat that rocks can calm a newborn. One filled with toys can give him a great place to play. They’re sanity-savers! Tell us what brand of soothing seat works for you, and what play seat is your baby’s favorite. After you vote, leave a comment below and tell us what you’re able to get done while Sweetie is in his or her seat! You also have the chance to win a $250 gift card. PS if you don’t see a brand you love, feel free to write it in when you leave a comment. Goody luck!
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Happy Valentine’s Day! This seems like a natural day to launch a giveaway of Bravado’s pretty bras. You need to buy new lingerie when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, and you may as well buy something 1) that looks nice and 2) is so comfortable that you might wear it 24 hours in a row.
The “looks nice” bit is especially important because, as the name “Bravado” implies, you reveal more bra than ever when you’re a nursing mom. Even if you’re not nursing in public (though I certainly was, with the help of my Bravado bra, a nursing shirt, and a strategically placed blanket) you’re going to be nursing at home, possibly with visiting in-laws milling about, and letting it all hang out (so to speak).
And the “comfy” part goes without saying, because a new-Mama’s chest expands and contracts with milk during the day. You need something soft and stretchy and supportive with no constricting underwires.
By the way: If you’re looking for breastfeeding information and help, Bravado has an amazing breastfeeding resource section on their Web site, loaded with tips for preggos, advice for Dads, and help for common nursing challenges. Looking for more? Our own Web site offers breastfeeding videos and a ton of helpful tips; check out our Parents.com nursing section.
And now for the giveaway! Bravado will send two winners one of their new Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bras, as shown. Each bra is worth $49 and they’ll send it in your size if you win. Leave a comment here, up to one a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, February 20th. We’ll randomly pick a winner. Here are our official rules. Goody luck!
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
If you ask me, diaper bags are more durable and therefore more fabulous than a regular purse. Or weekend bag. I have a Ju-Ju-Be bag that goes with us on car trip, beach trips, and most frequently, camping trips. I love its huge size, the fact that it’s wipeable inside and out (they treat it with Teflon!), and that it’s stuffed with a zillion pockets, so I can try to make sense of all of my kids’ stuff (and my own).
When I read the online description of Ju-Ju-Be’s Be Prepared bag and saw that the opening line is “Are you an overpacker?”, I had to laugh. When I go away and pack my Ju-Ju-Be, it’s got snacks, clothes, toys, electronics, raincoats, my wallet, sunscreen and a whole lot else. No one would ever do a “show us what’s in your bag!” magazine article on me, because the contents of my bag wouldn’t even fit on a page.
I am happy to announce that Ju-Ju-Be is letting us give away a brand-new Be Prepared bag, a $180 value. There it is below, getting its photo snapped in our office! Want to know more about the bag? There’s a cute Ju-Ju-Be video that explains all the features, from the memory-foam shoulder strap to the special pocket for your sunglasses. All you have to do to be entered to win is leave a comment at this post. Maybe tell me if you’re using a diaper bag, or just turned a regular purse into your diaper bag…I’m always curious what other moms are doing. You have between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, February 13th to comment, up to one comment a day. Then we’ll randomly chose a winner. Here are the complete rules.
And while I have you…please also vote for your favorite stroller and car seat! There are great prizes there as well. Goody luck!
Monday, February 4th, 2013
Go, go Mamacita! Do you love the set of wheels you got for your baby? Is your car seat one you recommend to friends? Click on both the brand of stroller and the brand of car seat you love, then leave a comment below explaining what makes each great. (I’ll give you guys a month to comment, and on March 4, I’ll randomly pick one commenter to win a new Vera Bradley diaper bag, worth $115! Here are the rules for that giveaway.) When you’re done, click on our big sweepstakes for the additional chance to win a $250 gift card. Don’t see your favorite brand? Feel free to write it in as a comment! Here’s where you can read our sweepstakes rules. Thank you, your votes will help millions of moms-to-be!