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Baby Shower Favors: How to Make Boo-Boo Bunny Favors with LUSH Bath Bombs

Baby Shower Favors: How to Make Boo-Boo Bunny Favors with LUSH Bath Bombs

A great baby shower favor should reflect the mama-to-be’s personality and be a treat guests will enjoy. Mama Luxe and Fairy Godmother, who hosted my baby shower, knew that LUSH bath products are one of my favorite things and that my taste in baby clothing is fairly traditional. Mama Luxe has sophisticated and hip taste in baby clothing, but I gravitate towards bunnies, bears and anything sweet-looking or old-fashioned. Knowing my love of cutesy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Shower, Bath Time, Beauty, Hip Find

Beach Pack Contest Winner

Congratulations to Pam from NJ who won our Beach Pack contest. Didn’t Win?  You can buy the Beach Pack, Mamanista’s pick for best beach bag, at www.beachpack.net. You’ll also have another chance to win a Beach Pack in June when the new Beach Pack Mini hits the market! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contest Winners

International Baby of Mystery: Little Jet Set Travel Gear and Toys

International Baby of Mystery: Little Jet Set Travel Gear and Toys

Whether it is a trip down the block to the doctor’s or a journey across the globe, preparation for travel with children is key. Little Jet Set is a cute children’s store with a selection of innovative products for keeping babies and children safe, comfortable, and occupied during travel. My toddler is entranced by the Cow Print Art Folio (by The Piggy Story) ($20). She has her very own carrying case of crayons and a drawing pad. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Boutiques, Contests, Featured Store, Travel

Unique Toys Made in the USA at Down to Earth

Unique Toys Made in the USA at Down to Earth

We check out a lot of excellent toy stores, but few that have as many unique and hard to find choices as Down to Earth Toys. Down to Earth Toys has a great selection of Toys Made in the USA including this gorgeous free-standing dragon puzzle made by the Amish ($12.95, on sale for $9.95). I adore children’s toys that are not only clever and heirloom quality, but also look lovely on display. Place … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured Store, Made in the USA, Toy Stores, Toys (All Ages)

Finn & Thatcher Green Toys Winner

Congratulations to Kam A, winner of the Green Toys from Finn & Thatcher contest on Mamanista! You said: I love the Crocodile Creek Go Puzzles! She won: Seven (7) AnimalZ Safari figures (The Environmental Wooden Animal Line) 1 Bamboo Games Domorino Game 1 package of Eeboo’s new “Respect the Earth” Flash cards — WANT IT: Visit Finn & Thatcher Children’s Emporium and browse their eco-friendly and interactive toys, unique nursery decor, heirloom quality baby gifts, hip and organic children’s clothing, and more.  Use Coupon Code “Mamanista” to save 20% in March. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contest Winners

Go on an Audio Adventure with Billy Brown

Go on an Audio Adventure with Billy Brown

We love alternatives to television that recognize children are naturally imaginative. Billy Brown’s audio adventures from Giddio are entertaining additions to your child’s playtime. Whether you are home on a rainy day, taking a long car trip, or looking for a soothing pre-nap activity, Billy Brown will engage your youngsters. Giddio brings a child-friendly approach to old-fashioned radio plays. The recordings are all professional quality with voice actors and studio sound effects. To the … Read entire article »

Filed under: CDs, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Celebrities and Mamanista are fans of the Bravado Nursing Bra

Celebrities and Mamanista are fans of the Bravado Nursing Bra

I heard that celebrity moms like Christina Aguiliera,  Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker all wore nursing bras by Bravado. Celebrity moms can afford the very best, so it was nice to hear that their favorite nursing bra was so reasonably-priced ($45 at figleaves).  Since I’ve been looking for a nursing bra that was comfortable, supportive and affordable, I decided to order the Bravado Original Nursing Bra and the Bravado Original Nursing Bra Plus Style. Normally, I prefer to try on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Maternity, Pregnancy

Babies R Us Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Click Here for a Babies R Us Coupon Code for $5 off $25+ (3/24/08-4/1/08) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Coupons

Sleepy Wrap Winner

Congratulations to Janet in North Carolina who won a Sleepy Wrap from Attached to Baby.   Didn’t win? You can buy the Sleepy Wrap for $33.95 at Attached to Baby.  More Contests: You still have a chance to win $100 of Green Toys from one of Mamanista’s favorite children’s stores- Finn & Thatcher.  (Enter by 5pm Eastern Time on March 24, 2008)  Don’t forget to enter our Beach Pack contest for a chance to win  the best beach bag on the market. (Enter by March 28, 2008) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contest Winners

Big Bibs for Covering Big Bellies

Big Bibs for Covering Big Bellies

At first, I did not understand the big hoopla about bibs. After all, my baby didn’t need one until she was over six months’ old. Even then, her face got messy, but a dishtowel easily protected her clothing (assuming she was wearing any). Then she grew into an active self-feeding toddler. Now, I “get” the bib obsession. We have two go-to bibs for protecting baby’s outfits during fine-dining experiences: Bib Bellies Bibs and DaBib. Bib … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding, Toddlers