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Win $215 Worth of Make-up From Prescriptives

We thought our readers might like to enter for the chance to win the Prescriptives Urban Heat Sweepstakes– collection of sultry new makeup shades (a $215 value)! (Sweepstakes ends at 11:59PM on June 15, 2008) … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests

The Answer to Food Stains, Spit-Up and Infant Reflux

The Answer to Food Stains, Spit-Up and Infant Reflux

For all the joys of parenting, there is still a lot of drudgery. If your baby suffers from infant reflux or is prone to spit-up, you may be faced with mountains of laundry and endless outfit changes. Do-Over Clothing might make your job a bit easier. Do-Over Clothing has all the benefits of a bib, but it provides more coverage. Do-Over Clothing consists of a onesie and a full-length embroidered top layer that comes with a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion

Win a Trendy and Practical Nursing Cover from Slurp & Burp

Win a Trendy and Practical Nursing Cover from Slurp & Burp

While breast may be best for baby, some mamas are reluctant to breastfeed because they aren’t comfortable with breastfeeding in public and don’t want to be stuck in their house for months. Stylish breastfeeding covers are a must-have for these mommies. Shortly before Baby Mwah was born, I received a Slurp & Burp Breastfeeding Cover. This innovative, mom-invented breastfeeding accessory covers the breast without covering the baby. The Slurp & Burp allows moms to discreetly and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Contests, Coupons, Fashion, Hip Find

Gorgeously Green and Growing Up Green Contest Winners!

The winner of the Gorgeously Green Contest on Mamanista is Louise, who commented: I have a backyard compost pile, but I’d like more tips about composting more efficiently. The winner of the Growing Up Green Contest on Mamanista is Aliesa, who commented: I’m most interested in vaccine information. — WANT IT: Get Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life ($9.32) and Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care: Volume 2 in the Bestselling Green This! Series ($10.85) on Amazon. Check out our Earth Day Guide For More Eco-Friendly Picks! … Read entire article »

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Climb the eBeanstalk: A New Way to Find Toys

Climb the eBeanstalk: A New Way to Find Toys

We appreciate sites that save us time and help our children develop. eBeanstalk highlights toys chosen by experts and tested by moms from across the United States. So, whether you are looking for your own child or finding a gift for a friend’s child or a relative, you’ll know you’re getting Mom’s Favorites. With a typical toy store, you may be able to choose by a broad age range. Then, the toy arrives at your … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Coupons, Educational, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Shower Gifts, Toy Stores, Uncategorized

Alter-Eco Fair Trade Foods Winner

The winner of the Alter–Eco Contest on Mamanista is Kelli, who commented: I would love to try the Dark Almond Chocolate – Organic. — WANT IT: Alter-Eco Fair Trade Foods are available directly online, through Amazon, and at select gourmet grocers. Check out our Earth Day Guide For More Eco-Friendly Picks! … Read entire article »

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Introducing Baby Mwah!

Introducing Baby Mwah!

Mama-to-Be had a happy, healthy (9 pound, 13 ounce!) baby boy on April 6th. Here’s one of his birthday photos. Now that Mama-to-Be is an actual Mama, she’ll be blogging about Baby Mwah under the name Mama Mwah. XOXOX … Read entire article »

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TGIF With Robeez Weekend Collection

TGIF With Robeez Weekend Collection

You need some casual new shoes for hanging out with your friends–but you’re just a tot and your feet still need room to grow.  Robeez has a fun new style that is perfect for picnicking on the grass, piloting your (toy) sailboat, or just relaxing with the family. The best shoes for babies and toddlers have soft, flexible soles–as close to barefoot as possible.  And natural materials like leather allow the foot to breathe.  For a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Fashion, Footwear (Baby), Footwear (Children), Shoes (Baby), Shoes (Children), Toddlers

Best Nursing Pillow After C-Section

Back in February, I reviewed the Cuddoozle Nursing Pillow.  I gave the pillow rave reviews back then, but I didn’t truly appreciate it until after my recent c-section.  I was able to prop the wide arms of the pillow on either arm of my glider chair and use the included Cuddoozle lumbar/neck support to prop the rest of the pillow on my knees. The memory-foam material of the Cuddoozle pillow was firm enough to actually hold baby up without putting any weight on my incision. Based on my experience, I’m marking the Cuddoozle a Momma-Gotta-Have for any new mom with a c-section. Want It? You can get the Cuddoozle Nursing & Bottle Feeding Pillow from One Step Ahead for $64.95. (This is the lowest price I was able to find online.) Or order direct from www.cuddoozle.com. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Momma Gotta Have

Bullyproof Your Child

Bullying is a common problem for children (and even for some adults). Few things are more painful for a parent than seeing their child in tears because of a bully. We’ve written before about some great children’s books you can use to discuss bullying with your child, but it’s also important for parents to educate themselves on the topic. The way a parent responds to a bullying situation can make a huge difference to their child. If parents provide the right kind of support, they can help their children build resilience and confidence. I highly recommend Bullyproof Your Child For Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying for Good by Joel Haber. Joel Haber is an expert in the prevention of bullying. While his book won’t make your child immune from bullying, it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Advice)