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Baby Deals and Steals–Your Cyber Monday Hit List!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

** By Dana Baardsen

It’s nearly impossible to join the holiday discount madness with a little one glued to your hip—or swaddled to your side. Even though you may not be able to charge through the crowds in-store this season, don’t you dare settle for full price! We’ve got your aching back, mommy, and here’s our gift to you: 2014’s best Cyber Monday baby deals and steals, all ready to go live on December 1, 2014!

Keep Baby warm. Explore 7 A.M. Enfant, find something warm and snuggly for your little one, and check out with 30% off of your entire purchase. This one really suits your on-the-go family! Code: CYBERMONDAY30

 Carrying your baby never looked so good. With multiple wearing positions for mommy and daddy, these beautiful Baby K’tan carriers are a must. Enjoy at 20% off. Code: BFCM20

Grab some mommy-and-baby body balm. This mild, soothing lotion is safe to use on your baby’s delicate skin, and effective enough for yours. Get 25% off of the Loving Care Body Balm by Le Couvent Des Minimes from Ulta!

Who doesn’t need anything from Skip HopSpend up to $50 and get 20% off, up to $80 and get 25% off, and if you spend more than $75 you get 30% off. Any purchase over $50 (hello, diaper bag!) is shipped with a free gift!

Say no more to sore knees! Protect your baby’s skin with Crawlings, so the time spent on the ground isn’t as taxing. You’ll get free shipping with one pair, 20% off with 2-3 pairs, and 40% off with four pairs!

MommyMeds app is a lifesaver. This database, which is an extension of research from the InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, contains information on over 20,000 prescribed, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines. Moms can look up symptoms and medications to find out what’s safe and what isn’t. By the time Tuesday rolls around, this source of information will no longer be free-for-download on iOS, so get it free now!

Calling all mini trendsetters! The mini collection at Appaman binds European trends with Brooklyn vibes. Will you have the most stylish baby in 2015? Receive 40% off of the entire store, and free shipping on orders over $100.

The only thing softer than Baby is mommy. Check out Earth Mama Angel Baby, a line featuring certified organic shampoos, soaps, balms and lotions galore! Snag 50% off of your entire order, with free shipping for orders over $25.

Cotton never felt so good! Spruce up your baby’s romper wardrobe, and peruse through Skyla Luna’s eco-friendly sleepwear collection.  This green baby deal involves 20% off of long-wearing jammies made from organic cotton.

As baby grows, so does the highchair. The innovative Tripp Trapp Chair by Stokke, just made parents’ lives a whole lot easier—and a little sleeker, too. The chair is designed to seat your baby right up to your dining table, so your newest family member doesn’t miss out on a single thing. This staple highchair will be discounted from $249 to $199 with free shipping on Cyber Monday.

These shoes were made for growing babies! The American Podiatric Medical Association has placed their stamp of approval on these UMI Baby shoes designed for healthy foot growth. Some of these too-cute-to-boot styles will be featured at 60% off.

How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Toys on a Budget

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Wear Your Baby Like a Pro

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Strapping your peanut to your chest can be a sanity saver when he wants to be held and you need to keep your hands free, but it’s not always easy to master safely using a carrier. Learn to be a wrap star with these steps.

Take it slow. Read the instructions carefully, and practice with a doll or a sack of flour first (seriously!). When you’re ready, wrap your baby or place her into the carrier over a soft surface such as a bed, says Linnea Catalan, executive director of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance.

 Keep Baby close. When he’s in an upright position, your little one’s head should be close enough to kiss and his back should be supported, so that his spine sits in its natural curve and his chin is off his chest. You should be able to fit at least one finger between his chin and his chest—any less and his airway could become blocked. In the cradle position in a sling, he should rest at chest level, with
his bottom in the deepest part of it. And know that babywearing shouldn’t hurt your back, shoulders, or neck—if it does, the carrier isn’t fitted properly.

Make sure his face is visible at all times. Suffocation can be a real risk, especially for infants younger than 4 months, preemies, and those with respiratory problems, says Nychelle Fleming, public affairs specialist for the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Look down at your baby often, and be especially diligent about returning him to the proper position after nursing. You don’t want him to fall asleep after a feeding with his face pressed against your body or behind a piece of fabric. In fact, Catalan suggests that you skip nursing in the carrier until your sweetie is stronger.

Avoid overheating. “Think of the carrier as an extra layer of clothing,” says Catalan. Don’t wear Baby zipped up under your coat. That’s dangerous. A cover that’s made for the carrier is best.

This week is International Babywearing Week! Read about the benefits of babywearing and watch our video all about attachment parenting:

Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting
Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting
Parenting Style: Attachment Parenting

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Fall Activities To Do With Your Baby

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Your fall bucket list (we’ve seen ‘em floating around Pinterest) likely includes a trip to the pumpkin patch, costume shopping, and trick-or-treating (or at least passing out candy with Baby!). However, there are several less obvious to-dos that can be just as fun! Consult our list, then start checking off those boxes. Happy Autumn!

Master the football breastfeeding position Odds are, you plan on catching at least a game or two this season. When you aren’t yelling, “Touchdown!” try out this breastfeeding technique–no tackling necessary.

Cook a seasonal meal for Baby Squash doesn’t just add decorative flair to your kitchen counter, it can also make for a yummy puree! Whip up our recipe and treat your little one to a fall delicacy. Pumpkin puree is also an option!

Browse autumn baby names Whether you’re expecting or just want to imagine your little one’s life as an Octavia or a Juniper, check out these fall-themed monikers.

Think Thanksgiving It’s never too early to start planning your menu! These holiday recipes for Baby’s first celebration incorporate your favorite foods.

Capture her handprint Follow the instructions for this Baby-Handprint napkin, then add a seasonal touch by turning it into a classic turkey!

Football position tips and tricks

How to Do the Football Breastfeeding Position
How to Do the Football Breastfeeding Position
How to Do the Football Breastfeeding Position

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Your Cutie, #Superstar

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Excerpted from How To Make Your Baby An Internet Celebrityby Rick Chillot, Photography by Dustin Fenstermacher. Copyright 2014 Quirk Books. Clockwise from top left: ABC via Getty Images; Getty Images; KCD/Splash News; Fox/Getty Images

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8 Perfect First Birthday Gifts for Prince George

Monday, July 14th, 2014

It seems like just yesterday that the whole world was waiting for the little kiddo dubbed the “Royal Baby” to be born. There were tons of questions: When would Kate go into labor? Would she welcome a boy or a girl? Would she and Prince William name their child something classic or surprise us all?

Even though a year has passed, people are just as in love with Baby George as ever. Parents only wish their little princes and princesses were among his playmates, and news outlets can’t stop snapping photos of the charismatic cutie.

While we’d eagerly drop everything to attend George’s actual birthday celebration, it doesn’t look like such an adventure is in the cards. Instead, we’ve rounded up a few items that would make suitable presents for the Royal One-Year-Old (or, if you’re feeling super spirited, for your own little prince or princess!). Click on the images below to shop.

The wheels on the (double decker) bus go round and round! Help accustom baby to his George’s neighborhood with this cute stroller toy that looks just like the iconic London buses. ($13, Mamas & Papas

So what if Baby was born with a silver spoon in his mouth? He’ll still get great use out of this aquatic-inspired Reed & Barton silverware set. It’s never to early to brush up on table manners, especially if dinner with the Queen is on the calendar! ($35, Amazon.com

Even royals aren’t perfect! This bib will protect Baby’s clothing from spills while reminding him of his true…or desired…identity. (£4.99, Jo’s Baby Gifts)

Georgie is still an only child, so live-in playmates will have to come in the form of furry friends for now. Support Mum and Dad’s alma mater with this cute teddy. (£16, University of St. Andrews store

Will George grow to love corgis like his great-grandmother? For now, he can dazzle her with this fun one-piece. ($30, Zazzle.com

There’s no place like home. Jazz up your British-themed nursery with a picture of George’s abode (the prints come in both blue and pink). ($44, Etsy.com

Even future rulers should save their pennies! This Jonathan Adler piggy bank is perfect for kings-to-be (there’s a queen design, too!). ($78, YoYo.com)

This Prince William night light comes in a classic pattern suitable for a little royal, plus it’s named after Dad! ($31, Wayfair.com

Still expecting? Learn about British names for your baby-to-be!

British Baby Names
British Baby Names
British Baby Names

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Show Baby’s Aunts and Uncles Some Love July 26!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and even Grandparents’ Day (it’s September 7, if you were wondering!), but did you know there’s a special day (July 26) devoted to aunts and uncles, too? These individuals likely play a significant role your child’s life, and they certainly deserve some love. The best present of all? Knowing how much Baby cares for them. Shop these cute aunt- and uncle-themed products, then dress up your kiddo and snap a picture, if you can’t actually visit those important relatives. Click the images to shop.

For the Aunts…

Baby has a bestie! We bet your sis will be thrilled to take on the role! (Carter’s one-piece, $5, Sears)

An animal-loving aunt will get a kick out of this adorable bib. ($5, Babies R Us)

This tee is perfect for the sweetie who has multiple aunts in her life–no playing favorites here! ($10, The Children’s Place)

The message is plain and simple–it’s amour! ($5, Target)

For the Uncles…

 

Good looks really do run in the family. Our guess is everyone thinks Baby’s adorable, so his uncle should be prepared for lots of attention! ($5, Babies R Us)

This one-piece is graced with positive adjectives (hip, funny, and hot, to name a few) describing Baby’s uncle, who, apparently, is flawless! ($15, Bed, Bath and Beyond)

Babes who are past the bodysuit stage can sport this bold tee. ($12, Kohl’s)

Who else lets Baby stay up past her bedtime and watch all the Dora she wants? That guy. ($10, The Children’s Place)

Should you hire your sister-in-law to babysit? Here’s what you need to keep in mind.

Child Care: Should You Hire a Family Member?
Child Care: Should You Hire a Family Member?
Child Care: Should You Hire a Family Member?

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It’s a Jungle Out There: Shop Animal Prints for Baby!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Zebras, leopards, and cheetahs–oh my! Whether you’re a fan of making a bold statement or prefer classic critter-printed apparel, you’ll fall for these animal-themed selections. We won’t tail–uh, tell–if you feel compelled to buy more than one item!

These kiddo sandals are so cute, you’ll want to purchase pairs in all three patterns! The strap on the back will help them stay on active feet. ($18, Nordstrom.com)

Keep him cozy in this giraffe-themed swaddle. ($20, Diapers.com) 

Any Cheetah Girl will love this cute top–it comes in both pink and purple. ($12, Kohl’s.com) 

This leopard-print pouch will keep Baby’s pacifier safe and sound while she’s on-the-go. ($15, Hayneedle) Your little lion man sure knows how to roar–now dress him in this patterned one-piece. It also comes in pink! ($24, Barney’s)

Do you know your baby animal names, Mama-to-be? You may enjoy this fun baby shower game!

Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals
Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals
Baby Shower Games: Baby Animals

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The Best Diaper Bag for Your Style

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A woman can never have too many handbags. A clutch for date night, a tote for the beach, a purse for day-to-day activities…the list goes on. Plus, within each category, you also have to consider your color preferences, decide whether you want to save or splurge, and choose whether you prefer something trendy or classic.

When it comes to purchasing a diaper bag, you’ll have to make the same decisions! But we all know moms are too busy to browse website after website, so we’ve rounded up a few options (most of which come with changing pads!) that will satisfy you no matter your palette, budget, or style. Now get shopping–we even feature an option for your man! Click the images for details.

Conservative with a Twist: This Baby Essentials bag is nice and simple on the outside (love the gold handles!), while the leopard interior (surprise!) adds a wild element. It’s perfect for the mom wants a streamlined style with a little bit of funk. ($25, Target.com) 

Pink Lady: What spit-up? This tote by Trend Lab will remind you of your days as a full-time fashionista but is also roomy enough for all of your current essentials ($30, Kmart) 

Baby Got Backpack: This Bumble Collection sack can be worn multiple ways, and its cheerful print is great for spring and summer. ($100, Wayfair.com) 

Pattern-Friendly Parent: Preppies and design fanatics will love the Greek Key print on this Hoohobbers tote. Bonus: it’s super eye-catching (read: it’s difficult to misplace among your stash of baby gear and dirty clothes!). ($88, Diapers.com) 

Messenger and a Bottle: Can’t forget about Dad! He won’t need to send out an SOS when he’s armed with this Diaper Dude bag–its no frills look makes it an excellent choice. ($123, Hayneedle)

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