Category: Newborns

Mustachifier Bandana Bibs Are a Must-Have Accessory for Your Baby

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 by No Comments

If there’s one thing every baby needs, it’s a ton of baby bibs! Bandana Bibs are the new must-have fashion accessory for your baby. These playful bibs protect against dribbles and spills, while adding a pop of color to your son or daughter’s wardrobe.

The Bandana Bibs are recommended for children ages 0-2. They are double layered for extra absorption, feature a convenient velcro closure, and are machine washable for easy clean up. The front is made from 100% cotton and the back is 100% polyester. The bibs are PVC, BPA, and Phthalate free.

There are two sets of Bandana Bibs, each featuring three colors. The first set contains red, yellow, and blue bibs. The second set contains pink, purple, and mint bibs. The suggested retail price for each set of three bibs is $19.99.

Bandana Bibs are made by Mustachifier, a baby lifestyle brand founded by Jason and Alyssa Feinberg after they struggled to find cute yet safe accessories for their young children. Mustachifier’s first hit was the Mustache Pacifier, which took the world by storm in 2013. The Mustachifier was an instant hit, selling out in its first month of production and earning a place as the best-selling pacifier on Amazon.com.

I think the Bandana Bibs would be perfect for summer picnics and other casual outdoor events. Top a white onesie and tiny little blue jeans with a Bandana Bib and your little one will be the talk of the party!

What do you think of the Mustachifier Bandana Bibs? Would you purchase these for your baby?

Photo credit: Mustachifier

PackIt Bottle Holder Makes It Easy to Keep Baby Bottles Cool During the Summer Months

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 by No Comments

Keeping your baby’s bottle cool during summer trips to the park or pool doesn’t have to be difficult. PackIt, best known as the maker of reusable lunch bags, has introduced a new baby bottle cooler that easily chills bottles without the use of any additional ice packs.

The gel lined walls of the PackIt keep bottles and baby food cold for up to six hours. When empty, the PackIt folds flat for easy storage in your freezer. The buckle handle clips easily onto diaper bags or strollers and the interior easily wipes clean. The PackIt is PVC, BPA, phthalate, and lead free.

The PackIt baby bottle cooler sells for $18.99. It comes in three colors: a plain black, a multicolored chevron stripe, and a navy with rainbow polka dots. Dimensions are 6” x 9” x 4” (6” x 6” x 2” folded).

Although I have not personally tried the PackIt bottle holder, my son has a PackIt lunch bag for school that we’ve used for several years now. It does a great job of keeping his lunch cold until it is ready to be eaten and I love that I don’t need to mess with separate ice packs when I’m preparing a lunch.

If I had an infant, I’d definitely consider buying a bottle cooler. The bottle cooler is a little larger than a regular PackIt, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t use the baby bottle cooler for lunch or snacks once your child is older.

Visit the PackIt website for additional information.

Photo credit: PackIt

Dot & Co Unveils Foxy and Friends Collection

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 by No Comments

British organic babywear brand Dot & Co recently made its American debut at Playtime New York with a Foxy and Friends line that’s perfect for your little one’s wardrobe.

The Foxy and Friends collection features a gender neutral print with adorable little foxes and woodland trees. Like other Dot & Co baby clothes, everything in the line is made from soft organic cotton that is chemical free and certified by the Soil Association.

Dot & Co’s footed bodysuits have been designed with integral mitts to keep hands warm and stop little ones from scratching. The hats are double lined to ensure extra warmth. There are no scratchy labels to irritate baby’s skin. Dot & Co designs are currently available for babies ages 0 – 18 months.

What I like most about the Foxy and Friends line is that the hats and bibs are reversible. If you’re not in the mood for a bright pattern, you can switch to a plain white version. This gives you two looks in one, thus providing the most bang for your fashion buck.

Visit the Dot & Co website to purchase the items in the Foxy and Friends Collection.

“Our designs are unique for their distinctive prints, practical designs and their ethically sourced softer than soft cotton. We have been delighted in the reaction and feedback Dot & Co has received from customers and are already exploring opportunities for developing the brand further, ” said Annie Coherton, Dot & Co’s founder.

Photo credit: Dot & Co

An Easy Way to Preserve Baby’s Milestones

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 by No Comments

If a traditional baby book isn’t your style, or if you want a way to make your baby’s pictures stand out from the crowd, Milestone Baby Cards are must.

Milestone Baby Cards was founded by Gemma Broekhuis in 2012. As a new mom, Broekhuis wanted a way to easily document her son’s milestone moments. She hand-crafted cards for specific events when she realized how easy it is to forget those treasured moments in just a regular picture.

There are 30 cards in the set, documenting special milestones such as the first smile, first time rolling over, first time eating solid foods, first time sleeping through the night, or first steps. Each card is beautifully illustrated with graphics that match the milestone. There is also a space for you to write in the date.

Fill out the card, place it next to your baby, then snap your picture. (You can prop the card up on the table, set in a favorite teddy bear’s lap, or give it to an older sibling to hold next to baby.)

As an avid scrapbooker, I love this idea! The cards would make adorable baby photo props and are a totally low stress way to keep from forgetting milestone dates. I took lots of pictures during my son’s first year, but I wasn’t very good about writing down dates. I thought I’d remember them, but most of them I forgot by the time I sat down to fill out his baby book.

Visit the Milestone Baby Cards website to learn more or to purchase the cards. They are available in nine different languages.

What do you think of this idea? Would something like the Milestone Baby Cards make it easier to preserve special memories from baby’s first year?

Photo credit: Milestone Baby Cards

A Stylish Diaper Bag Alternative

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 by No Comments

If you’re looking for a stylish yet convenient way to take materials for a quick diaper change with you, you need a Wipe Me Cute diaper clutch.

This accessory has a front panel that holds your preferred brand of baby wipes. The middle has room for two or three diapers. There is also a parent pocket for your cell phone, credit cards, keys, and other essentials.

The interior and exterior of the product is made with 100% oilcloth, so it’s easy to wipe clean. There is a detachable strap so you can hook the clutch onto your stroller or car seat, since everyone knows that moms never have a hand free for carrying their purse!

The Wipe Me Cute diaper clutch was invented by Irene Robles and Laura Grams. These two mompreneurs decided to create their own company after being frustrated by the lack of functional yet stylish accessories for mothers with young children.

Me Cute, LLC also makes burp cloths and bibs in a variety of fun prints. All of their products are proudly made in the USA.

My child is long past needing diapers, but I think this is a really cute idea. I hated hauling around a heavy diaper bag when I just wanted to take my son on a quick errand. The camo print version also looks like a cute gift for a new dad who doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of a traditional diaper bag.

Visit the Me Cute website to learn more about the Wipe Me Cute diaper clutch and the other products the company offers.

Photo credit: Me Cute

Lili’s Bebe Pad Makes Diaper Changes a Snap

Posted on May 29, 2014 by No Comments

Trying to change a wiggly baby can be quite a challenge. If your little one is always on the go, Lili’s Bebe Pad can make diaper changes a bit easier. Lili’s Bebe Pad is a distinguished iParenting Media award winner and one of those brilliant ideas you wish you would have thought of yourself.

This helpful diaper bag accessory was invented by Mompreneur Celeste Stallings after she struggled to change her own toddler daughter’s diaper.

Lili’s Bebe Pad features a slip resistant backing and a soft comfy changing surface, unlike traditional changing pads that provide no friction when used on a public changing table and are made of a plastic material that is extremely uncomfortable for baby’s bare bottom.

Lili’s Bebe Pads are machine washable, dryer friendly, and sized to accommodate babies of all sizes. At less than $20, they’re also quite affordable.

Visit www.lilibebe.com to purchase Lili’s Bebe Pads. All shipments are sent via USPS First-Class Mail and will arrive within 3-5 business days.

I’m past the point of needing this for myself, but this seems like a great baby shower gift idea for the expectant moms in my life. During my son’s wiggly toddler years, I was always worried he was going to fall off the table during a diaper change. Having a changing pad that wouldn’t slip all over the place would have been an easy way to give me a little extra piece of mind.

What do you think of this product?

Photo credit: Lili Bebe

A Clever Way to Protect Your Baby’s Hearing

Posted on May 22, 2014 by No Comments

When you’re buying items for your baby’s wardrobe, consider picking up a hat that helps protect baby’s hearing.

The noise reduction hat from Dots on Tots is a combination of the company’s ear protection hat and infant noise reduction hat. It has removable hearing protection inserts that reduce outside noises while protecting baby’s ears as much as possible.

The hat is made of soft organic cotton, with two layers on the flaps and one extra inner layer of fleece cotton to make a pocket for the insert. The inserts are made from two layers of organic hemp fabric and stuffed with organic cotton fiber to increase sound absorption. The straps stretch to help keep the hat in place.

Dots on Tots hats are made in the USA. They come wrapped in tissue paper with a thank you note packed in a eco-friendly, recyclable pillow box.

The noise reduction hat from Dots on Tots comes in small and medium sizes. The small hat should fit most babies from 0 to 8 months, while the medium hat should fit children from 8 months to 20 months. Both hat sizes sell for $33.99 on the Dots on Tots website.

My son was a fairly easygoing baby, but he was very sensitive to loud noises. If someone so much as raised their voice in his presence, he’d have a total meltdown.

I would have loved to have had a noise reduction hat from Dots on Tots when he was an infant. (We didn’t go to parades, fairs, or fireworks displays until he was in kindergarten and could better cope with the unexpected sounds.)

What do you think of this product?

Photo credit: Dots on Tots

Tumtee Shirts Help Make Tummy Time Fun

Posted on May 21, 2014 by No Comments

Tumtee shirts are for mom to wear and baby to experience. They are designed to encourage baby to feel the graphics on the shirt while mom recites a matching nursery rhyme.

The goal of Tumtee shirts is to help moms make tummy time more exciting for their babies. Tummy time is an essential part of helping to avoid flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly), but many babies don’t enjoy this activity.

The idea for Tumtee shirts came after co-creator Kristen Gibbons noticed that her son Grayson was fascinated with the design on her shirt while he was doing tummy time on her stomach.

“The ultimate aim of Tumtee is to encourage moms to hold, interact, and bond with their babies,” Gibbins said. “With so many baby contraptions available, it’s easy to forget that we should be holding our babies and interacting directly with them instead of relying on swings, bouncy seats and strollers to keep them entertained.”

There are currently three different Tumtee designs, all of which are shown in the photo accompanying this post. They come in XS through XL sizes. Based on the picture and product description, I’m assuming they’re intended to have a somewhat loose fit.

I like the idea of Tumtee shirts, but I wish they were less expensive. As a perpetually cash-strapped parent, saving for my son’s needs always comes first. Spending $38 on a t-shirt for myself would have been unlikely during his first year, especially since my weight was all over the place and I hardly left the house.

What do you think of these shirts? If you have a little one at home, would you buy a Tumtee shirt to make tummy time more entertaining?

Photo credit: Tumtee

Embelle Bibs Make Sure Baby Is Dressed for Any Occasion

Posted on May 20, 2014 by No Comments

Every mother knows that baby bibs are a necessity to keep baby from making a mess of his outfit while eating. Embelle hopes to add some fun to meal time by offering a line of adorable baby bibs with different novelty themes.

The Embelle bib line includes:

  • Tuxedo
  • Cowboy
  • Fisherman
  • Nerd
  • Baseball
  • Doctor
  • Referee
  • Princess
  • Cheerleader
  • Dog
  • Cat

The bibs are made of prewashed 100% cotton for easy care and maintenance.

I love how adorable the designs on these bibs are. They’d be a fun way to dress baby up for a special occasion.

You could put your baby in a referee or cheerleader big to show support for big brother or big sister on game day. A fisherman bib would be a funny addition to baby’s wardrobe on a camping trip. A cat or dog bib would make for a cute picture of your baby next to the family pet.

The bibs can be purchased at Target, Sears, Stop & Shop, Burlington Coat Factory, Meijer, and Diapers.com. They’ve been featured in media outlets such as the San Francisco Chronicle, The Denver Post, and Yahoo! News.

Embelle bibs sell for $6.99 per bib, so they’re an affordable treat for your little one or a cute budget-friendly baby shower gift idea.

What do you think of these baby bibs?

Photo credit: Embelle Baby