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Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

Ambi Toys are BACK and in full Retro Swing!

If you’re a classic toy lover like me, you may already be familiar with the iconic Ambi® brand, the manufacturer of infant and toddler toys with a fabulously retro design and feel. In years past, only a few items were available in the US for purchase. Now, the ENTIRE 44 piece Ambi collection is available in the US, under the direction of Galt Toys!!! For forty years, Ambi® Toys have been developing infant toys with a purity of design and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Activities, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Birthday Gifts, Building Toys, Counting, Developmental Toys, Educational, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Language, Learning, Musical Toys, Play, Pre-schoolers, Shower Gifts, Swimming, Toddlers, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M)

The Snuza Hero is a True Hero for New Parents

The Snuza Hero is a True Hero for New Parents

If you’re a new parent, you’ve got to get your hands on the Snuza Hero for your own peace of mind and your baby’s health and comfort. The Snuza Hero is a portable and easy-to-use movement monitor, which clips onto baby’s diaper to ensure that normal movement is maintained. Hero detects even the slightest abdominal movement and will alert you if your baby’s movements are very weak or fall to less than 8 movements per minute. If no … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Health, Momma Gotta Have, Registry Pick, Safety

Evoz Baby Smart Parenting Monitor Takes Baby Monitors to the Next Level

Technology has transformed the way we monitor our babies, even allowing us in some cases to watch our children from anywhere in the world via smart phone or tablet.  But there is nothing on the market today that offers a host of “connected services” giving parents access to real sleep coaches, collect baby’s sleep habits AND even send cry alerts to your phone until now… and we need your help to get the word out to your community! Evoz Baby Smart Parenting Monitor takes baby monitors a step further with a complete Parenting Toolbox that lets parents track their baby’s sleep habits, send “cry alerts” and even collects this data including how long they’ve cried, so that parents can address possible sleep issues.  It also automatically tracks the baby’s room temperature and alerts parents when it … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Accessories (Children), Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Momma Gotta Have, Pregnancy, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

GIFT GUIDE: New Baby, New Mama

I remember it all like it was yesterday: the Google searching, the book reading, the asking for recommendations, the dreaming of all the fancy pants items that celebrities have for their kids, as I cradled my baby bump and selected item after nonsensical item on my registry. My baby shower was just gorgeous and I was fortunate enough to receive TONS of stuff for my baby boy (the luckiest boy in the world). Fast Forward … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Play, Registries, Safety, Shower Gifts, Travel

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

DK Books – a Great Foundation for Kids!

I am a firm believer in raising kids who love to read. This is an area of life where I think the mantra, “Start ’em young!” is the perfect prescription. I’ve tried my best to encourage reading and model reading, and I am excited to see how it pays off. My boys love books of every kind. They enjoy being read to, they enjoy leafing through books on their own, and my oldest enjoys reading … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Books, Books (0-3), Educational

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States? Talk about a surprising and startling statistic. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Celebrity Babies, Charity, Childproofing, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is Perfect for Growing Children

Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair is Perfect for Growing Children

* I received the Stokke Tripp Trapp® Chair to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*   There comes a point where your little boy or girl simply outgrows their high chair, but they are still too small to sit in an adult sized chair at the table.  So we buy booster seats and pretty much try anything we can come up with to get them to a comfortable position to get them acquainted … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Children's Furniture, Decor and Furniture, Gift Ideas, Kindergartners, Momma Gotta Have, Pre-schoolers, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety, School Aged Children, Toddlers

How to Relieve Teething Pain

How to Relieve Teething Pain

While babies are the ones teething, I think that parents suffer during teething as well. Both of my children started teething early, and it was frustrating to see them in pain and exhausting to wake up numerous times a night to soothe a cranky baby. Teething can throw off your baby’s sleep schedule and eating habits. Some babies will eat more, but others will eat less. Some babies will want to drink or nurse constantly. Others … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, Advice, Featured, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Parenting, Registries, Registry Pick, Teething, Tips, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Dr Browns Feeding System

Dr Browns Feeding System

I recently received several of Dr Browns feeding items. I’ve been using them with my son and am so very impressed with the quality and ease of all of the products. My son was 100% breastfed up until 6 months when we starting introducing solids.  He absolutely refused every bottle that I tried.  Of course I wanted him to be able to eat if I had to run out so I continued in my quest to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, Feeding, Food, Nutrition

Bestever Baby Mats Make Cozy Best Friends

Bestever Baby Mats Make Cozy Best Friends

Bestever Baby Mats have a squee quotient that is off the charts. As if the tubby round bellies and sweet faces of the animal characters weren’t cute enough, the plush fabric is so floofy and cuddly that you’ll want to curl up and take a nap. My newborn son is enjoying running his fingers through his lion mat and his big brother and sister want one of their own–even the cats think the material feels as … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gifts, Celebrity Babies, Featured, Mats, Toddlers