Petunia Pickle Bottom Giveaway | BabySteals 7th Birthday Week

It’s our 7th birthday, and we’re skipping through daisies and smelling the PETUNIAS! Let’s light seven candles for some Petunia Pickle Bottom. Mom style should not mean lugging around some frumpy diaper bag. That’s why we adore Petunia’s gorgeous designs and phenomenal organization. Boxy Backpacks the convert from shoulder bags to backpacks are one of our faves, and lucky you might win one! 

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We’re giving away a Embossed Notting Hill Boxy!

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Benefits of Babywearing

We love wearing our babies around here, not only because we have our hands free to get stuff done, but can snuggle our babes! There are so many incredible benefits of babywearing for babies and those wearing them. See them all below!

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Babywearing adheres to our biological nature

Babies are born with the natural grasping reflex to cling to their mothers. Babywearing fulfills this natural instinct (Stay At Home Mum, 2009).

Lowers incidence of illness

Studies have shown that babywearing is linked to lowering the incidence of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), behavioral disorders and postpartum depression in mothers (Babywearing, 2010).

Advances social development

Infants are physically closer to people and intimately involved in their caregiver’s environment. According to Dr. Sears, “baby becomes aware of, and learns from, all the subtle facial expressions, body language, voice inflections and tones, breathing patterns and emotions of the caregiver.” Babies are exposed to the all the aspects of being human through their caregiver, increasing social development (Sears).

Increases learning

Babies in a content and safe environment are able to be more alert and aware of their surroundings, providing the perfect environment for learning. This also provides the parent with an opportunity for increased interaction and bonding time with their baby. Carried babies are able to learn language more quickly since they are positioned at voice and eye level. They become more involved in conversations and begin to learn how to listen (Sears).

Makes sibling care easier

Carrying baby enables the caregiver to have both hands free. Caregivers have the freedom to care for other children while carrying their baby close (Sears).

Provides fathers with a soothing touch

A father who participates in babywearing can actually soothe a fussy baby. Fathers can hold babies close and talk, hum or sing which is calming to babies (Asaff, 2009).

Reduces crying significantly

Just three hours a day of babywearing significantly reduces crying (Babywearing, 2010).

Decreases the risk of flat head syndrome

This syndrome is caused by the babies spending too much time in car seats or sleeping on their backs. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies should spend minimal amount of time in car seats when not used in a motor vehicle. Babywearing does not require babies to lie flat, thus no pressure is placed on the baby’s head. Additionally, babies can be carried while they sleep, further reducing the amount of time they spend flat on their backs (Babywearing, 2010).

Increases hormone levels

Prolactin and oxytocin levels in the mother are increased through contact with baby. Increased levels of mothering hormones leads to easier breastfeeding, more responsible mothering and a more secure maternal bond (Babywearing, 2010). Additionally these hormones inhibit the negative impact of stress on the mother(O’Mara, 2010).

Establishes independence earlier

Normal environmental sounds have the potential to be both a learning and a disturbing experience. When alone and not held, babies can be frightened by sounds. When carried, babies use these sounds as a vehicle for learning. The caregiver provides soothing words to help the baby overcome fears, providing the baby with a positive association between the caregiver’s voice and the disturbing sounds. Now the baby is more comfortable with the environment and ready to explore with confidence (Sears).

Promotes strong attachment

A study at Columbia University compared the levels of attachment of babies carried in a baby carrier vs. babies carried in a car seat. Results indicated that, at 13 months old, babies who were carried in wearable carriers were significantly more likely to demonstrate a strong and secure attachment to their mothers (Anisfeld, Casper, Nozyce, & Cunningham, 1990).

Provides a sense of organization

The rhythms of the parent walking, heartbeat, etc. provide a balancing and soothing effect on babies (Babywearing, 2010). According to Dr. Sears, “regular parental rhythms have a balancing effect on the infant’s irregular rhythms. Babywearing ‘reminds’ the baby of and continues the motion and balance he enjoyed in the womb” (Sears).

HALO Bassinest Giveaway | Birthday Week 2015

Happy birthday to US! We are seven years old and we feel so blessed to be here. It’s all because of you. We are pulling out all the stops this week, so stay tuned to our email alerts, Facebook, Instagram and daily steals!

To launch the week, we are celebrating with a very special giveaway! The revolutionary HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is the only infant bassinet that moves to bring baby to you. Halo Bassinest Giveaway on BabySteals Now your little one can sleep as close to you as you want — even right next to you in bed – and still sleep safely in his own separate space. You can tend to baby without even needing to get up which is especially great for recovering c-section moms! The Bassinest swivels a full 360 degrees to bring baby close — the more it moves, the less you have to, which makes taking care of baby throughout the night a lot easier. The side wall lowers so tending to baby is simply a reach away without having to maneuver around. Halo Bassinest Giveaway on BabySteals The mesh sides not only ensure your little one breathes safely, it also allows you to see each other. We can’t say enough great things about this innovative co-sleeping option. See how easily it moves and swivels in the video below.

We are giving away one HALO Bassinest! This is a $249.99 value for  one lucky mama and baby. 

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How to Create the Perfect Cake Smash

It’s our birthday this week — we’re seven! Get a sneak peek of steals from top brands we have this week, enter giveaways, and stay tuned for the party!

We’re celebrating with one of our favorite traditions, the cake smash! I mean adorable chunky baby rolls covered in cake and frosting, what’s not to love? We’ve got a list of all the things you need for a perfect cake smash, whether you’re setting up a photo shoot or simply letting your babe have at it for his party.

Perfect cake smash photo shoot

Balloons: to add a pop of color and as an easy, simple decoration for photo shoots or to stage at your party.

Adorable mess mat: adds a cute look and makes for super easy clean up. We love this Smitten Baby Make a Mess Mat.

Mini cake: If you can bake, here’s a great tutorial on making your own mini cake. Don’t worry, it’s not too hard and made from box mix. Otherwise order one up from a bakery. Buttercream or cream cheese frosting tend to look best since that are easy for baby to dig into.

Cloth diaper or cute bodysuit: A simple outfit makes for easier clean-up and something you can use again. We love these cute birthday bodysuits from Truly Delightful (<< Hurry limited quantity Secret Steal) or these cloth diapers.

Birthday hat or accessories: add a simple birthday hat, necklace, or bow tie. Just make sure anything you pick is disposable or easy to clean.

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Happy smashing!

 

BabySteals Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy birthday to US! We are seven years old and we feel so blessed to be here. It’s all because of you. We are pulling out all the stops for Birthday Week April 27-May 1, so stay tuned to our email alerts, Facebook, Instagram and daily steals!

We are so anxious to start celebrating, we are kicking off a giveaway early!

Enter to win a $100 Gift Card to BabySteals.com and you could be the lucky lady going on a shopping spree!

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Mommy Water Giveaway

Calling all pregnant mommies — who hates taking their prenatal vitamins? Or even worse, who gets sick when trying to swallow and digest these pills? As one mom said,

“taking my prenatals is worse than taking horse pills!” – Maggie, San Diego

Forget it! Mommy Water is here to the rescue, and to make getting your nutrients even better! Mommy Water was designed by a team of medical doctors, nutritionists and beverage formulators to address the many needs of the modern pregnancy. Traditional prenatal vitamins, either in pill or gummy form, lack many of the essential elements necessary for a healthy pregnancy.

As such, the research team at Mommy Water set out to create the perfect prenatal vitamin. Pour it right into your water for a great tasting, hydrating way of getting your nutrients. Beyond your baby bump, what a great way for nursing moms to continue their vitamins post partum!
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So Why is Mommy Water Better?

In addition to the traditional prenatal vitamin profile, Mommy Water adds:

 Digestive health: The fiber source in Mommy Water is a prebiotic that helps promote digestive health by stimulating the normal, beneficial bacteria in the colon.

 Bone health: Inulin found in Mommy Water may boost calcium absorption, which is important to building and maintaining strong bones.

 Weight management: Diets rich in fiber, such as inulin, may help maintain a feeling of fullness for longer periods after eating.

 Negligible impact on glycemic response: Inulin is suitable for use in a low glycemic diet. Inulin, as a food ingredient, does not significantly impact blood sugar levels making Mommy Water safe for women with gestational diabetes. *

 Fiber enrichment: A diet rich in soluble fiber, such as inulin, helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract and may help promote regularity.

 Brain Boost: Can’t find your keys, lost your wallet? “Pregnancy brain” got you forgetting your neighbors name? Emerging research shows that choline is not only essential for fetal brain development, can help reduce “pregnancy brain.”

 Sun kissed Iron: By combining vitamin c with iron, Mommy Water increases the bioavailability of iron, an essential mineral for healthy pregnancies. And by drinking your iron in Mommy Water, you won’t suffer that nauseous feeling pills or gummies give as they breakdown in your system.

 Electrolytes: Dehydration is a common problem with expecting mothers Mommy Water combines water and electrolytes to help combat dehydration and improve absorption of all the great vitamins and mineral in a great tasting daily drink.

 Pyridoxine: Pyridoxine helps alleviate nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness, which is often times exacerbated by the breakdown of large prenatal pills. The amount of Pyridoxine in Mommy Water was recommended by our team of Doctors for combating pregnancy related nausea.

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Enter to WIN! We are giving away a 3-month supply of Mommy Water! Enter below.

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Saranoni Giveaway | Gift Week 2014

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Lusciously deliciously soft only begins to describe the cozy, luxurious softness of a Saranoni. There’s a reason these blankets are labeled a “must-have” by BabySteals customers! Minky swirls, lush raised fabric and a ribbed border make three delicious textures to please the senses. The only thing you’ll wish is that it was big enough to wrap yourself in too!

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Lucky for you, we are giving away TWO Saranoni Baby Blankets to two winners!

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Contest ends Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 11:59pm MST. Winner announced upon notification and will be chosen with Rafflecopter. The contact information you provide will not be shared outside Steals.com. Click here to read our full privacy notice. Winnings are not for resale. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Participation open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years or older.

Pregnancy Fruit Free Printable

Watching your belly grow is so exciting, but as your tummy starts to poke out, you begin to wonder just how big your baby is in there. We made this design to share with friends and family, or even print it out and take with your belly shots every few weeks. After all, who doesn’t love to see your cute baby bump?! {Click here} to save the free printable.

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12 Must-have Products for Baby’s First Year

babySTEALS Week of Mommy Must-haves

Hape Baby Toys: these artfully designed toys are made from premium, sustainably-sourced wood and non-toxic materials. Hape toys are designed to inspire role playing, motor skills, problem solving and to teach basic shapes, colors, sounds, animals, letters, and numbers.

Infantino Activity Gym: Great for tummy time and overhead discovery. Surfboard prop-up pillow, high contrast colors and gentle motion engage baby’s senses.

Little Twig Diaper Cream: Keep baby’s bottom dry and comfortable with Little Twig diaper cream. The extra mild formula is loaded with vitamin E, shea butter and zinc oxide to calm and protect even ultra-sensitive skin.

Mobi Technologies Thermometer: 2-in-1 Thermometer PLUS Food/Bottle Temperature Scanning. The DualScan Prime Ear and Forehead Thermometer offers all the features, accuracy and reliability you’d expect from MOBI, including an additional Food and Bottle mode. With target-specific reading methods and a bright, easy-to-read back-lit display, the compact DualScan Prime meets your family’s needs perfectly.

Tivoli Couture Car Seat Jacket: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that no heavy or bulky clothes be worn by a child when secured in their car seats. Tivoli Couture’s Car Seat Jacket goes over the car seat so there is no fabric between the car seat harness and the baby. Parents should avoid using bunting or car seat covers that thread through the harness straps of their child’s car seat as doing so can interfere with the proper function of the car seat.

b.box snack pack: With two separate compartments that seal separately, you’re able to serve different foods. Also great for crackers and dip, little sandwich shapes and berries. Fab for all ages and stages. Handy spoon stows away in the lid.

Bunnies by the Bay Muslin Knotty Blankets: This adorable Bunnies by the Bay Cuddle Bunny with Blankie is sure to bring comfort and joy to your little one.

aden + anais muslin swaddles: aden + anais boutique products are full of the luxurious bliss that every bundle needs. Organic cotton muslin is as soft and breathable as it gets for the most peaceful newborn sleep, and it only gets softer each time you wash it.

RoSK UPF 45 Sun Cover: RoSK’s Sun Cover provides UPF 45+ sun protection with lightweight, breathable fabric.

Miracle Blanket Swaddle Blanket: Help your baby sleep better than you ever imagined with this 100% cotton knit Miracle Blanket. The Miracle Blanket makes it easy to get the perfect swaddle every time, even in the dark! Your baby will sleep better, longer and will be less fussy since he/she will finally get the sleep they (and you) so desperately need.

Levana Jena Baby Video Monitor: Named for her long-lasting, rechargeable battery life, Jena’s monitor will keep working for over 8 hours with the video screen on! Do more all day or night long with Jena by Levana.

The Sili Company Sili Squeeze: This reusable squeeze lets your little one enjoy delicious blends of freshly pureed food, in addition to ready-made favorites like yogurt and applesauce, while on the go! In sizes that are easy for little hands to manage, and in a squeezable silicone pouch design that makes it easy for tots to feed themselves, the Sili Squeeze is a reusable, revolutionary way to feed your growing baby nutritious food.

Yoreganics Bye Bye Dry Balm: In the days of yore, only Mother Nature’s pure ingredients were used to promote healthy skin. This special blend of organic oils and botanicals will soothe, moisturize, and heal the most delicate skin. Soothes: itching, redness, and irritation. Moisturizes: dry, cracked, and inflamed skin. Relieves: eczema, dry skin, rashes, and more.

 

 

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babySTEALS.com’s Week of Mommy Must-haves!

Becoming a mom can be overwhelming. All the stuff you need…and stuff you don’t need. How is a new mama going to sort it out? As employees of BabySteals.com, not only are we exposed to the best of the best in the baby world, we are moms who have tested and tried your products ourselves. We hand-picked some of our favorites — the products that saved our sanity, helped us care for our babies, and simply enriched the experience of motherhood. Now we’d love to share those amazing finds with our customers and market your brand as one of our staff picks for what every mom needs in her baby stash!

babySTEALS Week of Mommy Must-haves

Who:

New mommies, pregnant mommies, and even seasoned mamas will find goodies you need! Friends, grandmas, and aunts, Time to stock up for that baby shower stash!

What:

September and August have the highest birth rates in North America, so to celebrate all the baby showers, new mamas, and their bundles of joy, we are having a week of necessities that make being a mom easier.

When:

September 16-19

Where:

The home page, social media channels, and blog of BabySteals.com. Don’t miss it and share with your mommy friends!