What to Pack in your Hospital Bag (VIDEO)

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I am a little late this week with our "How To" Monday video and for that, I'm sorry! With our family vacation just ending, we are playing catch up. Never fear! We are here with another great video :)With so many new readers joining us every day, many who are new or expecting parents, I thought it would be a good time to talk about what you should pack in your hospital bag. … [Read more...]

Playskool Gloworm: An Oldie But a Goodie

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Babies are finicky little things! Some babies love one thing, while others don't touch it.  One toy doesn't usually fit all.In today's Baby Gizmo Video, I wanted to share one toy that fits so many. It's an oldie but a goodie! The Gloworm by Playskool has been around for a while and all three of my babies loved it.The Playskool Gloworm comes in pink or blue, and … [Read more...]

Fashionable Baby Blankets

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Honestly, when I gave birth to my son, I had no idea that blankets could be fashionable. I just used whatever I had around the house to keep my new baby warm. It wasn't until recently that I learned that yes, even blankets can be fun and fashionable! Next time around, my second child will be posed and photographed in one of these, because I am about to buy every single one. If … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: VTech Safe & Sound Video Monitor

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Congrats to our winner -  Veronica B. - Entry #362 We had so much fun with the 6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza, that we couldn't just quit giving things away for the holiday season cold turkey. This is something you have to ease out of. It is a giveaway detox period, if you will. Sure, we still have the fabulous BabyBjorn One Carrier and Kindle Fire HDX … [Read more...]

DIY Babywearing Halloween Costumes

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Yesterday we brought you pregnancy Halloween costume ideas, and today we're sharing ideas for those that want to wear their baby! The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of our favorites-  enjoy! How adorable do Alyson Hannigan and her baby look as a mommy and baby kangaroo?We often call babies our "little monkey" and one mom made that true. A monkey in a … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo 25 Million Giveaway Celebration Day 2

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 Congrats to our Day #2 Winners - Bumbleride Winner - Kortnie T. - Entry #4740 Petunia Pickle Bottom Winner - Lauren V. - Entry #1650 Did you get the memo? Baby Gizmo hit 25 MILLION video views on YouTube and we are celebrating!  We couldn’t have hit this massive milestone without YOU so we are celebrating by throwing a five day giveaway celebration!So that … [Read more...]

Repurpose Changing Pads and Stroller Muffs

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I'm not the only one that is a little behind in work because of Labor Day, right?! Believe me, I needed the holiday but now I'm playing catch-up this week to get it all done. Unfortunately, the Baby Gear Repurpose Challenge was low on the to-do list so we won't be highlighting one of your ideas this week. We have some great ideas that you guys submitted but I didn't have enough … [Read more...]

Bringing Home Baby on WGN-TV in Chicago

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Today I headed back to WGN-TV in Chicago to do a great "Bringing Home Baby" segment and you know what? We didn't mention the royal baby even once! That is self-control at its finest! :)Products featured in the segment...Bringing Baby Home You can’t leave the hospital without a car seat. It’s important to also know how to install it.  Parents should use it well in … [Read more...]

15 Baby Shower Ideas

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There aren't many things more exciting than a baby shower. There are so many creative and genius ideas out there on how to make your baby shower both beautiful and one of a kind. Today I've gathered together 15 of those amazing ideas to share with you. Enjoy!Cookies and Milk Shots. I love this adorable idea for a cookies and milk themed baby shower from It's Written On … [Read more...]

Ode to My Baby Boy

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Today my baby turned four! It felt like it was just yesterday that I brought home the most beautiful baby boy from the hospital, and yet, I blink my eyes and he's four.Don't blink, mamas! Just. Don't. Blink.They go from this to that right before your eyes and it's amazing, beautiful and a little traumatizing all at the same time.The photo below was taken right … [Read more...]

20 Places I Can’t Take My Two Year Old

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When my son was a newborn up until just before his first birthday, I swear I could take him anywhere. And I really mean, anywhere! Now that he's a two year old, things sure have changed. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 20 places I can't take my two year old that I could easily take him when he was a newborn.1. Movie Theater. Taking my son to the movies was so … [Read more...]

25 Uses For Baby Wipes Besides On Your Baby

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Have you ever found yourself pulling out one of your child's trusty baby wipes to use on something other than  your child? I find myself doing this ALL THE TIME. They are just so handy and ever since my son was born I find  myself using them on so much more than just my son. I thought it would be fun to gather a list of 25 things you can use your baby wipes on other than your … [Read more...]

Babywearing 101

Baby Wearing 101

Baby wearing seems to be taking over the globe. When I was pregnant, I think I got one of each of every baby carrier that was on the market at my baby shower. I remember taking a Moby Wrap out of the box to test it out before my son was born, and I was baffled. To me, it looked like one big piece of fabric. What in the heck was I supposed to do with it? And how on Earth was a … [Read more...]

How To Tell Your Child You’re Expecting And Tips On Helping Them With The Transition

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Have another baby on the way? While you may have thought of fun ways to tell everyone you're expecting, you may still need ideas on how to tell your own child that another baby is on the way. Today I want to share some ideas with you on how to give your child the news that they will soon be a big brother or sister, as well as, some tips on helping them out with this new … [Read more...]

10 Things I Promise You’ll Miss About The Newborn Stage

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The newborn stage is challenging to say the least. But with the sleepless nights, sore everything, and challenges comes some amazing things that you will soon miss. Babies grow and change so fast and the newborn stage is over in the blink of an eye. Today I want to share 10 things I promise you'll miss about the newborn stage.1. Tiny hands, tiny feet, tiny everything. … [Read more...]