New Native 100% Cotton Baby Carrier: Spotted on Celebs Like Keri Russell

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Baby Carrier, Celebrity by admin

New Native Baby Carrier

Spotted: Actress Keri Russell

Secret Tip: The New Native Baby Carrier seems to be a celeb favorite.

Find It Here: $31.40 from Mom4Life.

Why You’ll Love It: The baby pouch by New Native seems to be a celeb favorite and unlike a lot of celeb products, it’s reasonably priced. The one-loop, no-fastener design is simple but effective — it doesn’t have a lot of extra padding or fuss. Put a folded towel on the inside to adjust your baby’s positioning. The strap is a wide 10-inches so your shoulders don’t bear the brunt of the weight in one spot. It’s recommended for babies weighing up to 35 lbs.

 

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Stella McCartney Kids: Stella’s Picks

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Celebrity, Infant Clothing by admin

Stella McCartney Kids

Secret TipStella McCartney’s own curated list of her favorite clothes for babies, as found in her new online store.

Find It Here: Stella McCartney Kids.

Why You’ll Love ItCelebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson have been spotted rocking Stella McCartney clothes and now Paul’s daughter is making baby clothes, too. Last November, Stella launched the Stella McCartney Kids collection, which caters to newborns and children up to age 12. The collection is beautiful, but there is a steep price tag for the designer duds. You can shop the collection by price if you want to exercise some self-control. Check out this old-school pom pom winter hat. Yes, that chilly weather is just around the corner…

 

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Carter’s Keep Me Dry Crib Mattress Pad: Waterproof, Quilted Crib Pad

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Home and Garden, Nursery Bedding by admin

Carter's Keep Me Dry Crib Mattress Pad

Shared By: Sarah G. from Los Angeles, CA.

Secret TipCarter’s Keep Me Dry Crib Pad is a waterproof mattress pad for the little one.

Find It Here: $12.99 from Amazon.

Why You’ll Love It: This waterproof crib pad means accidents in the crib are a trouble-free incident, not a mattress-ending situation. The exterior is polyester and the filling is vinyl. Because it’s quilted, it’s still soft — and, most importantly, it’s quiet. It can be washed and dried, too.

What Sarah Has To Say: “We needed a crib pad and this one has served us well. It holds up pretty well from washing, although I keep it on a gentle setting. If you dry it on high heat the elastic that holds it down may start to give out, so watch out for that.”

 

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Snuggle Me’z: Amy Adams Spotted With This Car Seat Cover

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Car Seat Cover, Celebrity by admin

Snuggle Me'z

Spotted: Amy Adams and her baby girl Aviana

Secret Tip: Tote your tot around in celeb style with the uber chic and cozy car seat cover by Snuggle Me’z.

Find It Here: Around $98 from Snuggle Me’z directly, or find a list of Snuggle Me’z retail stores and online retailers on their website.

Why You’ll Love It: It’s almost a standard paparazzi shot: new celeb mom carrying newborn in their car seat all covered up. The cover is usually a chic design, and somehow that car seat is looking pretty cool. The Snuggle Me’z are 100% cotton fabric outside with a snuggly fabric inside, they are reversible, can be switched to either side, and are machine washable. They have a universal fit so they will work with any car seat, plus you have the option to channel your inner-celeb by going with the covered Snuggle Me’z or be your regular fab self and go with the uncovered one. You can check out their online catalog of designs here. The chee chee print seems to be a celeb favorite.

 

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Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad: Anti-Roll-Off

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Baby and Toddler Products, Diapers and Accessories by admin

Contoured Changing Pad

Shared By: Nina B. from New York, NY.

Secret Tip: The Summer Infant contoured changing pad is thick and supportive along the sides to help prevent a baby from rolling off.

Find It Here: $15.54 from Amazon

Why You’ll Love It: This changing pad comes with thick, arced sides like a skateboarding ramp, so your baby stays in the middle where he belongs. The PEVA vinyl material is waterproof, but if you want to use a changing pad cover it accepts the standard sizes. There is a strap to attach it to furniture, plus a safety belt that securely fastens your baby to the changing pad. Look mom, no hands! As safe as this pad is, just remember to never leave your baby unattended.

What Nina Has To Say: “A changing pad is a changing pad, until you are doing some changing on a weird table and your baby starts to roll off. After an incident a few months ago we bought this contoured pad which keeps our little guy planted.”

 

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Hallmark Recordable Storybook: Audio Time Capsules

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Books, Parenting and Family by admin

Hallmark Recordable Storybook

Shared By: Meghan C. from Chicago, IL

Secret Tip: Hallmark Recordable Storybooks allow a child to hear the recorded voice of Grandma reading even when she’s 3000 miles away.

Find It Here: $28.38 from Amazon

Why You’ll Love It: Hallmark Recordable Books combine the stories we love with a modern twist of technology. They provide the comfort of a loved one’s voice — Grandma back home in Detroit, or Dad if he’s traveling — and helps your little one’s reading skills. They last forever, too, since the recording stays in place even when the battery is changed out. There are 14 stories to choose from.

What Meghan Has To Say: “Recordable story books make a great gift for family members who live far away from a child. These books allow you to record yourself reading a favorite story to a child. My mom recorded Good Night Moon for my baby, and it’s very sweet to hear her voice reading one of my favorite childhood stories. There aren’t too many classic stories available in this recordable format, but there are a few to choose from. An added bonus is that kids can keep themselves occupied by listening to the stories, so they’re great for busy moms!”

 

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Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes: Mini Mozart Appreciation

Posted September 15th, 2011 in Music and Sound, Toys and Games by admin

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

 

 

Shared ByBecky C. from Royal Oak, MI.

Secret TipBaby Einstein Take Along Tunes are a fun way to learn songs that, in reality, we probably won’t be playing on our iPods.

Find It Here: $9.99 from Amazon.

Why You’ll Love ItForge some early high-brow musical appreciation with baby-soothing songs from Vivaldi, Mozart, Chopin and Britney. Okay, we made the last one up to see if you’re paying attention. The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes is safe for all ages and its handle is easy for young hands to grip. The box lights up in tune with the music. Takes two AA batteries. And: there’s an off switch.

What Becky Has To Say: “Our 3-month-old received it as a gift from my aunt and, admittedly, I dreaded the first sight of it. But the reality is it’s actually not that annoying and we figure it’s more cultural than having him listen to what we listen to on the radio. One of the lights stopped working, btw, but it hasn’t really affected his interest in it.”

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WubbaNub Infant Pacifier: Baby Affleck’s Favorite Pacifier?

Posted August 30th, 2011 in Celebrity, Pacifiers & Accessories by admin

Wubbanub Infant Pacifier

Spotted: Seraphina, daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Secret Tip: The WubbaNub (awesomest name ever) pacifiers are a stuffed animal attached to a pacifier. Genius.

Find It Here: $13.20 from Amazon

Why You’ll Love It: What do you get when you combine a stuffed animal and a hospital-grade pacifier? The WubbaNub, of course. The plush animals (there are over a dozen to choose from…including giraffe, puppy, duck, frog, elephant, and more) are perfectly sized for little hands to grab so they stay close to your baby, while also working on that hand-eye coordination. The pacifier itself is sturdy and made of silicone (not latex). When they need cleaning throw both in the washing machine. Also, in addition to having the best company name ever, their motto is equally as good: “tons of love in every wub.” Check out celebrities’ babies that have been spotted with them.

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UPPAbaby Vista Stroller: Stroller Wars: Is UPPAbaby The Champ?

Posted August 30th, 2011 in Baby and Toddler Products, Strollers by admin

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller

Shared By: Tara L-K. from Toronto, Ontario.

Secret TipThe UPPAbaby Vista is one smart stroller and is backed by a company that is tops in customer service.

Find It Here$678.97 from Amazon.

Why You’ll Love It: The UPPAbaby Vista Stroller is the swiss-army knife of strollers, putting up a fight against the other high-end titans of the sidewalk. Your baby can face forward or back, the bassinet is big but handy, it comes with sun and bug shades included, has foam-filled rubber tires to prevent flats and the storage basket is enormous. Tara details the rest below. If you and your baby are heavy users when it comes to a stroller this one seems to be fit for the challenge.

What Tara Has To Say: “We researched and tested several strollers (Brands such as Orbit, Bugaboo, Graco and Peg Perego) before our son was born. There are more expensive and less expensive strollers available. However, we settled on the UPPAbaby Vista and after 15 months of serious strolling we couldn’t be happier. The features on Vista are tough to beat. From the bassinet lined with organic cotton to the reversible toddler seat, our son has traveled in the lap of luxury. UPPAbaby includes two bug shields (one for the bassinet and one for the toddler seat) and a rain/wind shield for the toddler seat, each also comes equipped with a sun shade. The basket below the seat is enormous, I can fit the diaper bag and two full bags of groceries and still have room to spare. The optional accessories are the best on the market in my opinion. We have purchased the snack tray and plan on adding the rumble seat and or the stand board if we have a second baby. You can also purchase car seat adaptors (for almost any car seat brand) to easily transfer baby from the car to the stroller. We have taken our son on a dozen trips, across North America and the Vista has proven its durability in sand, snow, rain and sun. Lastly, I have had to replace the canopy and the rain shield due to normal wear and tear. The customer service at UPPAbaby was literally the best service I’ve ever had with a retailer. New parts were sent free of charge and received within 5 days. This is an incredible company and I highly recommend this stroller.”

 

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Pearhead Babyprints Keepsake Frame: Those Feet Aren’t Small Forever

Posted August 30th, 2011 in Baby and Toddler Products, Keepsakes by admin

Pearhead Babyprints Keepsake Frame

Shared By: Abby T. from Houston, TX.

Secret Tip: The Pearhead Babyprints Keepsake Wall Frame is a great way to capture and display those tiny feet.

Find It Here: $29.27 from Amazon

Why You’ll Love It: Keepsake frames can run the gamut — from boring to gaudy — but this one is pretty simple and clean (comes in black, mahogany or natural wood frame, too). There’s room for one tiny footprint inside the shadowbox and a 5×7 photo opposite. There’s no funky mixture or heating necessary for the foot mold; it’s a non-messy, non-toxic air-dry impression material. Included are two backgrounds, pink and blue.

What Abby Has To Say: “I received this as a baby shower gift and it sat in our closet for a while. When we finally uncovered it on a whim we did it in an afternoon. It’s turned out to be one of those things that we love the most and it looks great hanging in our baby’s nursery.”

 

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