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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)

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

Keep an Eye on your Angel with the Angelcare AC1200 Monitor

Keep an Eye on your Angel with the Angelcare AC1200 Monitor

*I was sent this product to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* In this digital age, I guess I shouldn’t find it surprising that baby monitors have gone super hi tech; there’s such a huge difference now from when my oldest was an infant! Imagine being able to check in on your baby or lulling her to sleep from anywhere in the world? The technology in the Angelcare® 1200 Video Movement & … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Baby Shower, Bedtime, Maternity, Parenting, Registries, Registry Pick, Safety, Shower Gifts

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

Classic, Tasteful Wedding Gifts for The Happy Couple

It’s June and wedding season is in high gear. Whether you have 1 or 10 nuptial affairs to attend, you have gifts to purchase for the shower and/or the actual wedding itself. What’s a guest to do? Well you’re in luck, because I have done the guesswork for you! I have created a list of my top wedding gift/registry picks on Shopcade. Check out some of my picks below: This vase is a classic shape and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking, Decor and Furniture, Entertaining, Gift Guides, Gift Ideas, Home and Decorating, Registries, Registry Pick, Shower Gifts

Butter up Mama! Mama Mio’s deliciously rich creams for your growing pregnancy

Butter up Mama! Mama Mio’s deliciously rich creams for your growing pregnancy

When I found out I was pregnant (with my first child!) I was OVER THE MOON. Then (with total vanity) I screamed “Please heaven above, NO stretch marks!” Pregnancy is a huge blessing, particularly if you’ve been waiting awhile like my hubby and I have. But no matter how many books you read, horror stories you hear, tips you pick up from your friends or family, one can’t be fully prepared for the major changes to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Body After Baby, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Gift Ideas, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Pregnancy, Shower Gifts, Uncategorized

Baby Sleeps Safely and Soundly with the Halo SleepSack Swaddle

Baby Sleeps Safely and Soundly with the Halo SleepSack Swaddle

The Halo SleepSack Swaddle is the Cadillac of swaddlers. It’s lusciously soft, and it’s designed to not only help your baby sleep better by preventing the “moro” (startle) reflex, but also to reduce the risk of SIDS. And it’s so simple to use, even a sleep-deprived parent of a newborn can put it on swiftly and easily. It’s well-known that immobilizing the arms of your infant by swaddling them helps them sleep better–but that’s sometimes easier … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Blankets, Featured, Momma Gotta Have, Shower Gifts, Sleeping

Surround Your Child with Eco-Chic Comfort: BamBoo Hugs

Surround Your Child with Eco-Chic Comfort: BamBoo Hugs

If you had a material that was super-absorbent, UV protective, moisture-wicking, luxuriously soft, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and earth-friendly, wouldn’t you use it on your baby? Bamboo is the new wonder fabric and it is put to perfect use in the soft, sweet, and chic new BamBoo Hugs. Use them as stroller covers, changing pads, burp cloths or towels–they’ll keep your baby dry, comfy, and clean. My daughter loves this kitty hooded towel because it is cozy and silky and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Bath Time, Contests, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Organic, Shower Gifts

Take Temperatures Without Tantrums

Take Temperatures Without Tantrums

Many first time parents are watchful for signs of illness, and fever may be an early symptom that your baby needs to see a doctor. In general, a sick baby will act sick.  But taking a child’s temperature is a helpful hint. From the beginning, my daughter resisted all attempts to take her temperature.  We tried the underarm thermometer (required pinning her down as she howled in rage), the ear thermometer (just plain out of the question), … Read entire article »

Filed under: Coupons, Health, Shower Gifts

Rebel With a Binky

Rebel With a Binky

Rockin’ Babies look fierce in Rebel Ink Baby snapsuits and tees. Our readers rushed the stage for these edgy designs during our Rebel Ink Father’s Day Contest. Rebel Ink makes clothing for the youngest punks.  We have the Beastie Boys-inspired Toddler Tee: “Fight for Your Right to Potty,” a perfect potty training party t-shirt, and the cheeky “I’m the fastest swimmer” snapsuit, which may earn a couple of double-takes. What sets Rebel Ink apart from other hip … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Fashion, Baby Gifts, Children's Fashion, Hip Find, Onesies, Shower Gifts, Snapsuits

Welcome to the Baby CyberShower for Junior!

Welcome to the Baby CyberShower for Junior!

First, I want to send a HUGE thank you to our hostess with the mostess, Pamela Kramer of Happy Panda Baby, who also blogs at PMKU, and our three guest shower game judges: Amy from Crunchy Domestic Goddess, Kristen from Mod*Mom and Christine from Dates to Diapers! We’re having a virtual party here, and the most important part of any party is the fascinating guests. So, welcome and I hope you’ll have a good time … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, Baby Gifts, Contests, Shower Gifts