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Diaper Bag Essentials: 10 Must-Haves!

STEP 1: purchase a great diaper bag. STEP 2: fill it up.

Packing the perfect diaper bag is somewhat of an art-form and we just can’t stress the importance of a well-stocked diaper bag. It can literally save the day. The basics are pretty simple – diapers, binkies, milk, etc., but the essentials are something that come with time, experience and difficult situations. Our staff is coming together to share their go-to essentials so hopefully you don’t have to learn the hard way like we did. Here are 10 surprising must-haves the moms at BabySteals never leave home without [+ enter to win a Ju-Ju-Be Toki Dream Be Prepared Bag]!

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Our Top 10 Diaper Bag Must-Haves:

1. Tide To-Go Pen – because you never know when you’re going to need one for yourself or your little one.

2. Clutch & Change Mats – perfect for quick trips when you don’t need your entire diaper bag.

3. Thermometer and Baby Medicine – you just never know. Be prepared!

4. Monkey Balm – perfect for baby’s lips, cheeks, boo-boos and more.

5. Reusable Placemats – make sure baby has a clean place to eat on the go, plus easy clean up!

6. Innobaby Packin’ Smart Stackables – perfect for formula, snacks and small items you need on the go.

7. Extra Clothes for Baby and Mom – you. just. never. know.

8. Baby Trip Clip – you can use these for so many much! Create a nursing cover, shade your stroller, keep up with binkie, teddy and more.

9. MD Mom Wipes – A.K.A. “The everything Wipe”. Helpful for wiping baby, mom, shopping carts, you name it. Keep ’em clean.

10. Generation Baby Wet Bags – these wet totes are perfect for the planned and unplanned adventures.

Check out more of our top diaper bag essentials here!

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Ju-Ju-Be is fun and funky, and for this collaboration teamed up with Tokidoki, another equally fun and funky group to design the ultimate diaper bag. We just so happened to get our hands on one of these and are so excited to be giving away a one-of-a-kind Ju-Ju-Be x Toki Dreams Be Prepared Diaper Bag to one of our fans. Enter to win this amazing bag below and pack it full of all your must-have diaper bag essentials.

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*BONUS* You can also earn an extra entry by tagging two of your friends in the giveaway Facebook post! (Make sure to like our page while you’re there!)

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*Contest will close on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced on Friday, August 28, 2015.

How to make a Baby Shower Diaper Cake | BabyShower Week

Blog3 There is nothing cuter than arriving to a baby shower with a homemade diaper cake. These DIY arrangements are surprisingly easy to make with the right directions. They are creative, resourceful, and adorable. BabySteals staff decided to take on our own project to surprise a fan’s baby shower. See below for our step-by-step instructions for creating this perfect bouquet:

BabySteals Baby Shower Bouquet Supplies: 

  • 1 Pack of Diapers (any size)
  • Set of colorful washcloths (find them HERE)
  • Patterned Ribbon
  • Bag of Rubber Bands or Elastics
  • Wood Dowels
  • Foam Ball
  • Flower Pail, Bucket, or Vase
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Decorative Ribbon or Baby Headband (shop HERE)

 

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  • Place foam ball in pail
  • Wrap each diaper around a wood dowel
  • Secure diaper with rubber band or elastic
  • Tie each diaper with decorative ribbon
  • Insert each wood dowel diaper into foam ball
  • Fill in the bouquet with the artificial flowers and similarly wrapped washcloths
  • Bring Bouquet to your baby shower and enjoy all the compliments!

 

Diaper Bouquets not your thing? Enjoy these other great Diaper Cake ideas from some of our favorite DIY sites:

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Baby Shower Invitation Templates | Baby Shower Week

It’s Baby Shower Week here at BabySteals.com and we’re celebrating everything wonderful about hosting a shower. Are YOU hosting a baby shower and need some inspiration for your Invitations? We’ve created some of our favorite themed invitations for Baby Boy, Baby Girl, and Neutral Baby Showers and we’d like to share our templates with you. Print, fill-out, and send, it’s that’s easy. We’ve also thrown in some extra matching templates for the rest of your baby shower needs. Enjoy!

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Pink Baby Shower

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Gray Baby Shower

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Oh Baby Baby…. The World’s Best Baby Shower Playlist

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It’s Baby Shower Week here at BabySteals and to celebrate we’ve compiled our favorite “baby” songs into one epic playlist! This is the perfect soundtrack to accompany your joyful shower, or burn these songs onto a CD as a party favor. Your guests will leave laughing and jamming to these hits all day long!

Baby Shower Playlist

Playlist includes:

  • Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  • Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
  • Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • Baby Love – The Supremes
  • Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
  • Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
  • You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
  • Sweet Sweet Baby – Aretha Franklin
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine – Sheryl Crow
  • Baby – Just Bieber, Ludacris
  • Baby, Baby – Amy Grant
  • Baby-Baby-Baby – TLC
  • Baby’s Got Sauce – G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Hey Baby – No Doubt

*This is a collaborate list, so add your suggestions straight onto our playlist on Spotify or add them as a comment to the blog below.

Don’t forget to visit BabySteals every day this week for amazing deals on the best Baby Shower gifts. Also, our Coupon Code “BABYGIFT2″ gets you $2 off your order through the end of the week, so don’t delay.

Top 7 MAMAtinis for your Baby Shower – Non-Alcoholic Recipes For Expecting Moms

mamatinis-01 It’s Baby Shower Week here at BabySteals and we’re celebrating everything that has to do with expecting your new little one. Just because you have a bun in the oven doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself. Fancy-it-up and treat yourself to some decadent cocktails… “mocktails” that is. We’ve got your recipe list of BabySteals‘ Top 7 MAMAtinis. Shake it up and enjoy!

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1) MAMArita – 1 oz agave nectar, 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice, 1 oz orange juice, 3 oz organic limeade, 1 lime wheel, rimming salt.

 

 

 

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2) The Virgin Mary – Sea salt, Fresh lime juice, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp hot sauce, 1/2 cup tomato juice, Crushed ice Lemon wedge, and celery/rosemary sprig to garnish.

 

 

 

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3) The Nojito – Juice of 1 lime, 2 tsp caster sugar, 1 cup soda water, Sliced lime, and 4 sprigs of fresh mint to garnish.

 

 

 

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4) Twinkle Twinkle Mocktail – 2 shots pineapple juice, 1 shot grapefruit juice, 1 shot coconut milk, 1 shot fresh cream, Garnish with sliced star fruit.

 

 

 

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5) The Mama Sunrise – Orange juice (or mango if you fancy), 2 dashes grenadine to float on top, Crushed ice, all in a highball glass.

 

 

 

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6) The Big Reveal –  white grape juice (icy cold), clear lemon-lime soda (icy cold), pink & blue food coloring.

 

 

 

 

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7) Preggo Punch – 1 (46 oz.) can unsweetened pineapple juice, 1 (46 oz.) can apricot nectar, 3 (6 oz.) cans frozen lemonade, thawed 5 (8 oz.) cans ginger ale, chilled sparkling water or non-alcoholic champagne.

 

 

 

*Visit BabySteals.com everyday this week for Baby Shower Week, and don’t forget to use your $2 Off coupon code “BABYGIFT2″ on any order this week.

Enjoy some of these great additional sources for more Mocktail recipes, or pick up one of these amazing books as a gift for your expecting bestie.

Baby Shower Registry Checklist

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It’s Baby Shower Week over here at BabySteals and we want share with you all our tips for prepping for the best Baby Shower. Whether you’re a nesting mom getting ready for baby to come or hosting a shower for your bestie, this list is a MUST! We’ve had over 30+ maternity leaves here at BabySteals, so take it from us — the moms here at BabySteals have compiled a tried and true list of things you need! Use this list to help with your baby registry or simply just a shopping list as you’re browsing the great deals on BabySteals.com.

CLICK HERE for a free printable Baby Shower Registry Checklist!

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Affordable & Adorable Baby Showers

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Welcome to Baby Shower Week on BabySteals.com! Throwing a baby shower can feel like a daunting (and expensive) task. The next time you find yourself as hostess, have no fear; BabySteals is here! We have scoured the internet (okay, our Pinterest boards) to put together a few of our favorite shower themes, as well as a few tips and tricks on how to make an affordable shower, adorable.

Boy Shower : Little Mister

Celebrating the newest mister on the block is always exciting! One of our favorite baby boy shower themes is a simple one – throw a Little Mister shower! With simple shapes theming your party (think mustaches, and ties!), putting this one together is a total breeze!
BowtieNapkins 1- Bow-Tie Napkins – The smallest touches often make the biggest impact. Bow-tie napkins to wrap up utensils is a fun way to dress up necessities, and add a bit of flair to the mister’s shower décor! Plus, the napkins and ribbon could easily be found at your nearest dollar store, so it’s inexpensive décor to boot!

 

 

MustacheCake 2- Mustache Cake – No Little Mister shower would be complete without a mustache cake! Here is an easy tutorial to whip one up for mere dollars, and it will surely leave your guests thinking you have a bakery on the side. Simply bake your favorite cake and let it cool. Flip it and cut it and you’re done. (decorating is completely up to you)

 

 

PeanutButtonCuffs 3- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cuffs – What an easy, and adorable favor to send home with your party-goers! At around .50 each, a 2 pack of peanut butter cups makes an easy, and affordable favor. Wrap it in a plaid, striped, or otherwise men’s-shirt-looking scrapbook paper (I bet our sister site ScrapbookSteals.com has something that could work!), hot glue a few small buttons, and voila! You have peanut butter “cuffs”!

 

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4- Shower Gift Idea – BabySteals.com always has something fabulous to gift the mom-to-be to make you the talk of the shower. One of our favorite brands that would tie in perfectly with the Little Mister shower is Andy & Evan! Their stylish Shirtzee Bodysuits make a fun, classy, and adorable gift (and since it’s a Steal, they’re affordable, too!) Find it HERE.

 

 

Girl Shower : Tea Party

Throwing the little lady a tea party shower will have each guest reminiscing about her childhood in the best of ways! Light snacks, delicate décor, teacups and a laid back style will make this shower the talk of many playdates to come!

Sandwiches 1- Tea & Petit Fours – Tea parties are about great conversation, lots of sunshine, tea and of course sandwiches! If you are throwing a summer shower, here’s one of our favorite sandwich recipes which is super simple; white bread, cream cheese, chives and cucumber. Slice off the crust, and cut in triangles, pour a cup of tea, and you’re party is set!

 

DoiliesSign 2- Doilies Welcome Banner – Putting together a welcome banner with doilies is just too perfect for your tea party! Decorate the shower with these easy and affordable pops of color. You can also use them as coasters for guests. ScrapbookSteals has some of the sweetest colors of doilies that would add just the pop of color your classy shower needs! Shop them HERE.

 

 

DoilieFavors 3- Doily Favor Sack – Why not incorporate the doilies from your banner into your party favors? A simple, brown paper sack, spruced up with a delicate doily makes the perfect vessel for any favor. Throw in a nail polish, lotion, a box of tea, or any yummy treat, and every guest will leave pleased as punch!

 

 

PamGrace 4- Shower Gift Idea – Teeny tiny clothes always makes the crowd at a shower swoon. BabySteals.com features Pam Grace creations, who makes only the cutest rompers, shoes, and headbands to doll up your little one. Mom-to-be will love everything about this thoughtful gift! Shop HERE.

 

 

Gender Neutral Shower : Cute as a Button

When baby’s gender is a surprise, a Cute as a Button shower is a sophisticated and fun way to celebrate the newcomer with neutral colors. This isn’t your mama’s rubber ducky gender neutral shower! Mason jars, daisies, and burlap would give this shower theme a vintage touch that your guests will adore!

 

ButtonShower 1- Mason Jars & Buttons – Mason jars are easy to find these days – fill them will buttons, and you’re theme is tied in perfectly on each table. We also love the incorporation of burlap runners (cheap!), and baby’s breath to add a chic touch to the décor. It doesn’t scream girl, or boy – but the perfect balance of both. Gender neutral friendly – check!

 

 

 

ButtonCookies 2- Button Cookies – Spending lots of time, and money on shower treats can make the event a drag for the host. Incorporate your button theme with a cute display of button cookies! Pre-packed sugar cookie dough, and a straw are all you need to take the ordinary to the extraordinary!

 

 

AlphabetBook 3- Baby’s Alphabet – A gender neutral shower is the perfect setting to get guests involved in creating nursery décor! Pick a cute font, and print out a page per letter, with each letter typed in the top corner of the paper. Ask your party-goers to draw, and decorate a page for baby’s nursery alphabet book. It’s a fun way to get people involved in creating a memory to look back on long after the shower is over.

 

 

ButtonBracelets 4- Button Bracelets – What better way to remember a button themed shower than with a button bracelet? These would be easy and inexpensive to make. You can pick the colors, put them in a cute basket near the door where guests can snag their wrist candy as they leave the party. Easy as pie!

 

 

Nuroo 5- Shower Gift Idea – When you don’t know the gender, a baby shower gift can be challenging. Let us take the guesswork out, and suggest a nursery essential, like a Nuroo Swaddler! These swaddle sacks come in a rainbow of colors, and their grow-with-baby feature makes it an investment you know will be used for months to come. Find it HERE.

 

 

What shower themes have been your favorite to attend, or throw? Do you have tips and tricks up your sleeve? Share in the comments below, we would love to add your ideas to our collection of go-to’s! Enjoy BabyShower Week all week long, from June 15th through June 19th, only on BabySteals.com!

Ultimate Baby Shower Bundle GIVEAWAY!! | Baby Shower Week

June 15th – 19th is Baby Shower Week at babySTEALS.com! We have scoured the planet for the best new baby gifts and curated our steals every day this week! You don’t want to miss a minute of this week as we have amazing back-to-back steals, a giveaway, coupon code, baby shower tips, and more. Let’s kick it off with our Ultimate Baby Shower Bundle GiveAway….

The Ultimate Baby Shower Bundle GiveAway

We’ve compiled 1 of every hand-picked Steal this week and wrapped it up into our Ultimate Baby Shower Bundle. Oh yeah… and we’re giving it away!! Win this bundle for an expecting mommy friend or keep it for yourself. Contents include:

  • Baby Milestone Stickers – by The Modern Baby Shop
  • Kickproof Socks – by Robeez
  • Baby Wrap Carrier – by Maman Kangourou
  • Teething Sets – by Satsuma
  • Mommy and Me Tees – by Little Treetops
  • Knit Baby Toys – by Estella
  • Swaddler – by NuRoo
  • Heirloom Baby Quilts – by Sheeposh
  • Baby Sock Sets – by Trumpette
  • Touring Tote – by Petunia Pickle Bottom
  • AND MORE!!!

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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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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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