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Best Products for Traveling with Baby

Best Products for Traveling with Baby

We’ve taken our kids to Lisbon (thanks, Voyage.Tv!), on a road trip to Mystic, on a cruise (thanks, Disney!), to Savannah, and in and out of Manhattan more times than I can count. Back in the B.C. (Before Children) Era, my husband and I loved traveling all over the globe. While we have scaled back out travels a bit, we still enjoy traveling with our kids. You can travel with a baby, toddler, or other young … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Car Seat, Featured, Strollers, Sunscreen, Travel

The Sling Babies Ask For By Name: UpMama

The Sling Babies Ask For By Name: UpMama

Whenever I wear my baby, curious parents ask me about my carrier.  Having tried out dozens of carriers, I have a different favorite at each age for each different situation. If I have to choose just one carrier, however, I default to a ring sling.  Lightweight and compact enough to fit in my diaper bag, adjustable for different positions, and perfect for breastfeeding, ring slings are my go-to baby carrier.  Lots of parents worry, though, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Coupons, Featured, Slings, Toddlers

Babywearing: New Native Pouch Sling Review

Babywearing: New Native Pouch Sling Review

There are so many slings on the market, yet our friend Jen at NursingMotherSupplies.com sells only the New Native Baby Carrier. Jen’s a breastfeeding expert who recommends only the best products for nursing moms. Moms can wear their baby comfortably in the New Native sling while discreetly nursing. The New Native is a favorite of celebs like Keri Russell and Angelina Jolie who have been pictured using it. The wide carrier strap provides great back support, and it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Breastfeeding, Celebrity Babies, Featured, Gift Ideas, Organic, Slings

Nurtured Family Coupon Codes for Discounts on Zolowear Slings and BOOB Maternity and Nursing Clothing

Nurtured Family Coupon Codes for Discounts on Zolowear Slings and BOOB Maternity and Nursing Clothing

Nurtured Family is offering great discounts on two of our favorite brands: $10 dollars off of any ZoloWear sling. Simply enter coupon code: ZW10964. Coupon cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon and may not be applied to prior purchases. Offer Expires: 06/19/09 Use coupon code BB10964 to get 10% off of your purchase of any Boob Design maternity and nursing clothes. Offer Expires: 06/19/09 I have the Zolowear sling in Solstice and it is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Coupons, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Slings

Wear Your Baby Eco-Chic Style (Review and Contest)

Wear Your Baby Eco-Chic Style (Review and Contest)

Eco-chic and earthy babywearing mamas, you are going to dig these hip environmentally-friendly ring slings from Chic Tots. Babywearing is a natural way to enjoy your baby, and you can bond while going about your day.  With a sling, you can hold your baby hands’ free and safe. The designers at Chic Tots are masters at inventing products that are beautiful and useful, just like inventive mamas throughout the ages. These gorgeous slings are not only comfortable, they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Coupons, Diaper Bags, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Hip Find, Slings

Celeb Babywearing Sighting: Angelina Jolie in Belle Baby Carrier

Celeb Babywearing Sighting: Angelina Jolie in Belle Baby Carrier

Angelina Jolie has been spotted wearing the Belle Baby Carrier in Organic Black Cotton in W Magazine. We brought this hip baby carrier to you first. The Belle is a celeb favorite…and I love it too. Click here for our full review of the Belle Baby Carrier. Want One For Yourself? The Belle is available for $89.95-$99.95 at www.bellebabycarriers.com and at Target.com. Mamanista readers get 20% off sales at www.bellebabycarriers.com with coupon code: mommies. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Celebrity Babies, Hip Find

Babywearing with Sarah Palin

Babywearing with Sarah Palin

Politics aside, Sarah Palin’s candidacy has brought motherhood issues to public attention: special needs babies, teenage pregnancy, and breastfeeding and babywearing. Sara Palin has been spotted wearing baby Trig in a Ingrid (Reversible) Baby Pouch Sling from Hotslings. What a hip baby carrier! The Ingrid is cream with abstract red flowers that read as organic and nurturing, with a bit of pizazz.  The sling reverses to black and is made of cotton sateen. You can get Sarah Palin’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Celebrity Babies, News, Slings, Women's Issues

Babywearing Halloween Costumes

Babywearing Halloween Costumes

Trick or Treating with your kiddo in a sling, mei tai, wrap or carrier?  Make your babywearing part of the costume.  Here are a few suggestions from us here at Mamanista: Kangaroo – Forward Facing Okay, a marsupial may be an obvious choice…but still adorable!  Dress in tan, get yourself a pair of brown floppy ears, and put your baby in this adorable Baby Kangaroo Costume. Wear baby facing out in the kangaroo carry, of course! If … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Costumes, Halloween, Slings, Wraps

Babies R Us Coupon Codes (Deal of the Day)

To Celebrate Labor Day, Babies R Us is offering some amazing Coupon Codes and Promotions, including $5 off $25 and discounts on strollers, baby slings and carriers, car seats, bedding, and more! Click to use any of these fabulous special offers! $5 off $25 purchase, exclusions apply. Offer good midnight 8.26 to 9.1 Save $20 on every Stroller or Travel System $99.99 or more. Offer good midnight 8.26 to 9.1 Save $5 on every Walker, Stationary Entertainer … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Carriers, Car Seat, Coupons, Slings, Wraps

You’ll Be the Belle of the Ball in this Hip Baby Carrier

You’ll Be the Belle of the Ball in this Hip Baby Carrier

   Babywearing enables you to calm and comfort your baby without sacrificing freedom of movement or your sense of style. But the sheer number of babywearing options (wraps, pouch slings, ring slings, padded slings, backpack carriers, hip carriers, back carriers, front carriers, mei tais…and more) can be overwhelming. Babywearing-pro Mama Luxe adores her unpadded ring sling since it’s stylish and easy to stash in her diaper bag, but I prefer the secure feeling of a more structured carrier. The Ergo … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Organic