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Special March Promotion from Nuna!

Friday, March 13th, 2015

We really love the quality products Nuna produces, so I’m so excited to share this fabulous promotion with you! We have the LEAF Curv and I absolutely LOVE it — and I cannot wait to get my hands on the Sena either! BUT… if you’re in the market for a new seat for baby, March’s promotion is simply too good to pass up! You can score a FREE LEAF Seat Pad Accessory ($89.95 value!!)

This would make the PERFECT baby shower gift and snag something a little extra with your purchase during the whole month of March! Expecting a baby and looking for the perfect natural seat baby will love? Read my full review to learn more about how much we love the Nuna LEAF Curv and snag one for yourself (or someone you know expecting – – it will be their favorite gift!!)

Nuna March Promotion - FREE LEAF Seat Pad Accessory!

 

For the month of March, purchase a LEAF or LEAF curv and receive a free LEAF seat pad accessory ($89.95 value).

Use promocode: styleyourleaf at shopnuna.com

Tips To Help Baby Sleep : National Sleep Awareness Month

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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Ollie Swaddle Founder Hindi Zeidman Offers Up Her Best Yawn-Inducing Baby Sleep Tips for National Sleep Awareness Month

Regulate the Temperature in Baby’s Room—Keep your baby’s room warmer during the day and cooler at night. The optimal temperature for infant sleep is between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Install Dimmers on Bedroom and Nursery Lights—Lighting is a key way to regulate babies’ circadian rhythm, which is the body’s internal clock. Purchase dimmer units at your local hardware store.

Practice Baby Massage Before Naps & Bedtime—Newborns who receive a relaxing massage before naps and bedtime fell asleep faster and slept more soundly than those who didn’t have one. Simply give your child a 15-minute massage using slow strokes and moderate pressure with a massage oil made for babies.

Smaller is Sometimes Better—Newborns tend to prefer a smaller space to sleep such as a bassinet or Moses basket versus a crib. Babies feel safer and more protected.

Know Your Baby’s Sleep Signals—Although all babies are different, many show similar signs when tired and ready for sleep such as rubbing eyes, tugging on ears, and acting fussier than usual. At this point, try putting your baby down. If you wait longer than that to put your baby down, he may be overtired and have trouble falling asleep.

Naptime–You will get to know your baby’s nap schedule and how it affects his sleep at night.  Some babies sleep best at night when they have had several good naps throughout the day.  Others need less nap time in order to have a solid night’s sleep.  Give it a little time and take note of your baby’s habits.

Swaddle Your Baby—Babies like swaddling because it mimics the feeling of the womb. Swaddling helps infants sleep longer and reduces spontaneous arousal. It also reduces crying among irritable infants and lowers the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

Bedtime Routine–Babies thrive on routines, so create a specific routine as early as you can and stick to it.  This routine may include a nightly bath, singing a song, reading a story together, an official clothing change into pajamas, and saying “goodnight” to stuffed animals.

Nighttime Feedings–When you are up with your baby for late night feedings, try and keep him in “sleep mode,” meaning keep him swaddled, keep lights dimmed and it’s not absolutely necessary to change a diaper unless you can feel that it’s really wet. This will make the return to sleep much easier.

Awake but Tired—It’s important to put your baby down when they are still slightly awake or just ready to doze off rather than when they are sound asleep. You’re setting your child up for better sleeping habits for years to come. They need to learn early on that they can do this without you. This teaches self-soothing and they learn the ability to settle in on their own (this does not mean leaving them screaming or in need), but there’s no need to rush to the nursery for every movement or sound.

There’s No One Perfect Way—Although the tips listed above are helpful and can help create good habits, there’s no one perfect way. You have to do what’s best for your family. Don’t beat yourself up if you need to bring the baby into your room so you can get some sleep too.

To learn more about the Ollie Swaddle visit Ollie World. You can also follow them on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram. #keepcalmandswaddleon.

NEW Layette Collection by Skip Hop!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Skip Hop's New Layette Collection

 

 

To say we’re excited to welcome another little lady into the family, is a complete understatement! I’ve been super busy cleaning what we have left from our older daughter and buying all the cute girl things to accommodate a second little princess in the house! I was so excited to check out the brand new layette collection by Skip Hop.. and was even more excited to spot the collection in my local baby store recently too!

I absolutely adorprd_279139e this entire collection! Skip Hop is already a huge name in the baby world and you likely have one of their diaper bags, accessories, or bath time or mealtime necessities already, but this new collection completely fits the bill for a modern and functional style every mom will love!

The adorable chevron prints (of course every option comes in girl colors, boy colors, or gender neutral,) are my absolute favorite!

The sleek design features side snap buttons making those tough and quick changes in the middle of the night that much easier! Not only do the sleepers feature the modern side snap design, but the long and short sleeve bodysuits do too!

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The bibs are made with a reversible design making them not only functional, but super stylish – get two for the price of one! I think one of my favorite things about the collection as a whole is all of the pieces are cohesive, so they can all be paired together — and you can mix and match!

Pair the cute cotton pants with a bodysuit, toss a bib and little hat in the diaper bag, and you’re good to go! You can use the same bib with a new outfit the next day if you need to, because they all match.

If you’re expecting, or know someone who is – find the collection at a store near you.. you really can’t go wrong with any of the sweet and practical pieces from the collection. Our little lady is going to be quite the fashionista with these hanging in her closet, don’t you think!?

 

BabyElan {Daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. product free of charge were recieved, as stated within the editorial.

Dapple – All Natural Cleaning Products for Moms & Babies

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Getting ready for a baby can be stressful. There are so many things to keep in mind while prepping the nursery, home, clothing – – everything! Having our second girl, I’ve been getting out all sorts of hand-me-downs from my daughter now to pass down to this new arrival and having to get busy washing and prepping everything while I still have time. One thing I’ve been really careful with is using anything with fragrances or chemicals on anything for the baby.

I know I don’t have to tell you how important it is to keep chemicals or anything that could cause potential harm to our sweet new baby’s skin, but to say I’m pretty picky about chemicals in the house anyway is an understatement. I try to use all green and natural products; but sometimes the convenience of grabbing those products on my regular shopping trips is hard to come by. I was so excited to find Dapple’s all natural products to use as we prep and clean for baby’s entrance into the world and make stocking up on everything I’ll need that much easier.

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Dapple’s all-natural dishwasher pods are a great way to keep those sippy cups, bottles, baby plates and bowls – everything clean and safe from any toxins. While we don’t tend to use mainstream cleaning products regardless, because of the chemicals, Dapple’s line makes it super easy to find and stock up on the necessities to keep your house clean and free of anything harmful to those precious bundles.

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I love the dishwasher pods – no mess, easy to use, and I know they;re safe. In addition to those, I’m loving the entire line of products made just for mom’s and babies from non toxic cleaning solution for the nursery to an everything cleaner you can use for exactly what the name says – everything!

The even more convenient part? It’s now available at Target! You can pick up Dapple while you shop for the other necessities.. and everything else we all love and adore about Target, right moms!?

Find out where you can get Dapple at a store near you!


BabyElan {daily} Sample Disclosure: The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from said company, as stated within the editorial.

BabyTV – The First 24 Hour Network Just For Babies & Toddlers

Friday, February 13th, 2015

I KNOW I’m not the only one who’s been stuck in a long car ride with cranky kids! You know sitting there for hours on end, with no moving in sight? Every parent can definitely relate.

I don’t like to use the TV as a babysitter, but sometimes we’re in situations where you just need something to help keep your child entertained for a little bit while you either need to get something done, are stuck in a long car ride, waiting at a doctors office – you name. Every parent can think of at least one situation you’ve been in when you really could’ve used something to help keep your little one happy and engaged.

Introducing BabyTV!

BabyTV - The first 24 hour channel just for babies!

 

BabyTV is the first and only network dedicated to programming just for babies and toddlers! Created by a group of education experts, your little one can enjoy an ad free experience filled with educational programs that will engage your child in something much more than some big yellow blob singing on the TV screen.

BabyTV has one thing missing. Advertisements. But, that’s a good thing right!? Have you ever pulled up a video online to show your little one and a not so appropriate ad pops up? BabyTV is truly made just for babies and toddlers and parents to feel safe and content in knowing their child is watching something appropriate and beneficial.

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You can even access it from your smartphone or tablet to use easily on the go! I know that’s when I would be getting the most use of it!!

If you check out the website, you can see it even includes some fun games, apps, songs, and more – so you can surely find plenty to keep baby occupied when you need a little helping hand!

 

Tell me… what situations have you been in where BabyTV could have come in handy? I can think of a dozen right off the top of my head where this could have been a savior for my sanity!!