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Christmas is almost here! Do you have a mommy- to- be, or a new mommy on your holiday list? Fill her stocking with baby essentials from Baby Magic! Baby Magic is my very favorite baby skin care brand. I always used Baby Magic products on my own babies. There is nothing sweeter to me than that fresh Baby Magic fragrance.
Baby Magic has been loved by mommies for 65 years! "Baby Magic is a true legacy brand – we believe in tradition. and that nothing bonds parents together like shared experiences. Take comfort in knowing that when you bathe your little one with Baby Magic, that just a few short years ago – your parents were probably doing the same. For over 65 years, we’ve been creating magical baby smiles from one generation to another, and bonds that last a lifetime."
Baby Magic's Original Hair & Body Wash have always been staples in my household when my babies were born. Now my children are grown (the years truly do fly by quickly!) and I have a baby grand daughter. I have been using Baby Magic products on her, too!
Below are a few of my favorite Baby Magic Products.
Baby Magic's Original Hair & Body Wash~ Baby Magic Original Hair & Body Wash has the original scent that moms have loved for generations. This easy-rinse baby wash is gently formulated to preserve the natural moisture of your baby’s skin, and is enhanced with vitamins for extra care. It is also a very nice body wash for mommies to use as well. (It is perfect for shaving your legs!)
Creamy Baby Oil~ Extra sensitive and dry skin needs extra moisturizing with Baby Magic Creamy Baby Oil. This unique blend of oil and lotion helps to soften and seal in the natural moisture of your baby’s skin, and is gentle enough for even the most delicate skin. It is scented like sweet baby rose. I love using it on my own skin, too.
Baby Magic’s Calming Lotion~ Baby Magic Lavender and Chamomile Calming Baby Lotion is a rich and creamy baby lotion enhanced with Vitamins and Aloe formulated with real Lavender and Chamomile extracts to calm your baby. When bedtime is near, a tender massage with our Calming Baby Lotion will help your baby sleep while keeping skin moisturized all through the night.
Enter to win! One winner will receive the following Baby Magic products:
- Baby Magic's Original Hair & Body Wash
- Baby Magic’s Creamy Baby Oil
- Baby Magic’s Calming Lotion
Retail value: $30
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This Christmas will be the first for my baby grand daughter, Reylin. She is an absolute joy! She is adorable, and she loves to smile at everyone!
Obviously, this precious baby girl has just about every toy a baby would love, thanks to her adoring Mommy and Daddy, Aunts and Uncles, and Grandparents. Regardless, I wanted to get my baby grand daughter something special this year, and I discovered Zubels.
Zubels are Zubels are adorable plush toys that are created with 100% Cotton (some organic) and made with eco-friendly low-impact dyes. They also use minimal packaging to reduce environmental waste. Each Zubel is stuffed by hand making them super huggable and totally lovable, kind of like baby Rey herself. She tends to reach for softer toys that she can just hold. It was a lot of fun to look through all of the adorable Zubels creations on their website. I have always loved mermaids, and when I saw this one (below) I knew I had to have it for baby Reylin.
I chose Pearly Penny the Mermaid for baby Reylin. I love her bright, happy colors!
Pearly Penny loves to swim. Every day she enjoys jumping in and out of the ocean with her friends, the dolphins. Penny and her best dolphin friend, Dolly, try to see who can jump the highest. Making big splashes on the way down is fun too!
- 100% Cotton and we use Eco-friendly dyes.
- Tested 100% safe by the U.S. Product Safety Commission Standards.
- 100% lovable & huggable but more importantly…machine washable!
- We have an excellent exchange & return policy.
- Handcrafted in the Philippines by artisans.
I am confident that when my grand daughter opens up her Zubels mermaid on Christmas morning, she will be delighted! I know that Reylin will love this special gift for many years to come!
For more information, and to check out all of the adorable Zubels creations, go to: https://zubels.com
Having little ones is an adventure! You never know what each day is going to bring. Along with all of the good stuff, there are going to be days of bumps, bruises, aches and pains, fevers and sickness. Such is life as a parent!
When a child is sick or gets injured, it is never easy to calm them down! Simple ice packs and heating pads can be intimidating to children. With
Children love stuffed animals and these products help parents try to comfort their children by giving them an animal that also acts as an ice pack or heating pad.
There are a wide range of animals and various colors of bears to choose from, ensuring that every child has a product they are happy with and comforted by.
The animals can be cooled in the freezer and heated in the microwave, allowing parents to use the animal for any form of injury or illness. Unlike usual therapeutic treatments that become smelly and old, the animals are made of natural cotton, and contain a heating/cooling element composed of a specially treated and processed corn product that eliminates molds, fungi and odors. The animals are also washable, allowing parents to use them as often as needed.
I have several of these animals. They are adorable! My eleven year-old son, Braxton is always getting bumps and bruises, so these animals are perfect to have on hand. Most recently, Braxton was sunburned at the beach, and we placed his frozen monkey pal, JoJo on his back while he slept, and it was the perfect solution to cool his sunburn. He adores his monkey!
My sweet little seven month-old granddaughter is teething. She loves to chew on her little Thermal-Aid elephant, Ellie after I have had it in the freezer. Baby Reylin enjoys cuddling with her cooled down Thermal-Aid animals on these hot summer days!
I can imagine that these animals will also be perfect during the cold winter months, too. Maybe we can put one in the microwave and warm it up to place in her car seat with her before traveling.
Thermal Aid animals are perfect for soothing:
Sprains,Strains, Muscle Soreness: Start with cold to reduce inflammation and swelling, After 48 hours, alternate hot and cold.
Headaches/Migraines: Alternate hot/cold Thermal-Aid animals on child's forehead.
Growing Pains & Leg Cramps: Lay a warm Thermal-Aid animal on the child's legs at bedtime.
Babies with Colic: A warm, not hot Thermal-Aid animal placed alongside baby's back or tummy can help soothe baby for a restful night's sleep.
Earaches: Place a warm Thermal-Aid animal on the child's ears, neck, or head.
Bug Bites/Bee Stings: A cold Thermal-Aid animal will decrease swelling and inflammation.
Flu Symptoms: Reduce fevers with cold Thermal-Aid animals, or offer comfort with warm.
For more information go to: https://thermalaidproducts.com
Product received. All opinions are my own.
Keeping Baby Busy while Nursing with Busy Tabs!
by Cassidy Newton
When I was little (probably around 7 years old), someone let me hold their cute little baby at church. I was so careful holding the little baby’s head just so and made sure that she was safe. However, I had long blonde hair that this cute little infant immediately gripped with the strength of a bodybuilder. I didn’t know how to react and my mom and the babies mom were busy talking away and didn’t seem to notice. I let this baby yank on my hair for a good five minutes because I didn’t want to move my arm in fear of dropping her. I was scared of an infant. Of course the mom attended to her babe after awhile and carefully untangled the baby’s tiny little fingers and whisked her away unfazed. I, on the other hand would quickly refuse to hold any new, cute, adorable incredibly strong little cuties for the next few years until my fear subsided. Silly, I know, but I was genuinely in fear of babies and their hair pulling strength!!
Flash forward to now with my 3 month old, my fear is gone and she too has pulled my hair with incredible force. Of course I’m not afraid of our cute little pudgy girl but the hair pulling wasn’t my favorite. She especially likes to grab a nice handful while she is nursing and pull in it until she is full. Of course I could put my hair up while nursing but honestly, when baby’s gotta eat sometimes you don’t even have time to think about that! While talking to other moms about this they told me horror stories of babies nursing habits (one boob for nursing, one for twisting) and I wasn’t thrilled with that idea one bit!!
I’m always looking for products to make life with our sweet new baby easier and was happy to come across NurseMeMama’s instagram page where I saw their BusyTabs. While looking through the pictures and website I realized how genius this idea was and how awesome it could work for my little girl’s hair pulling obsession! I was so excited to try these!
The concept is simple, you just clip the tabs to your bra or shirt and forget about it! Then, when baby is ready to nurse they have something to play with while they’re latched. Not only does this product keep them entertained and give them something easy to tug on, it also encourages longer/better latches which is great for breastfeeding mommas.
My daughter and I also love the cute patterns on the tabs themselves. My three month old is very visual right now and loves looking at patterns so these definitely caught and held her attention. I even tried clipping the tab on her blanket and she loved reaching for it and using her little fingers to feel the soft ribbon. The clips are strong enough that you don’t have to worry about baby pulling it off and it works great to just leave the clips on all day so they’re ready to go when baby’s ready to nurse!
This would make a great addition to your baby ‘want’ list, a perfect gift for a new mom or just a great buy for those that want to keep baby focused on breastfeeding instead of hair pulling.
Thank you NurseMeMama for coming up with this awesome concept and product! This company not only offers this awesome product but is also a great resource for breastfeeding support, tips and tricks!
Please visit their website (https://www.nursememama.com/products/busytabs-box).
Also follow their instagram to see real mom’s using the busytabs and a little bit of mom humor:
Sloths are some of the slowest moving creatures on earth. But for some reason, many of us are fascinated by these adorably lethargic creatures! From My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear, comes the brand new Vintage Sloth heartbeat bear, an adorable stuffed animal that features a recording device that captures the sound of your baby’s heartbeat in utero during an ultrasound appointment.
How cute is this sloth? My daughter-in-law absolutely adores sloths. She is expecting a baby in January, so I got her one of these cute little guys so that she can record her unborn baby's heartbeat at her next appointment. What a precious keepsake! I wish I had one of these when I was pregnant with my children.
You can find this precious sloth as well as many other adorable plush friends at My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear .
I fell so much in love with these "My Baby's Heartbeat Bear" critters that I actually got my daughter-in-law a Vintage Bunny before I bought her the sloth. Yes, I am spoiling my soon-to-be grand baby already!
My son and daughter-in-law actually used the bunny in their online baby announcement photo. (See it below in the photo. The bunny is on the rocking chair. Isn't it sweet?)
Each animal comes with a heart-shaped recorder to capture your baby's heartbeat during an ultrasound. They are perfect for snuggling and have a velcro closure on the back so that you can insert the recording. My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear kits make excellent baby shower gifts or pregnancy keepsakes. Also available at many 3D/4D ultrasound studios.
I love My Baby's Heartbeat Bear plush animals. What an amazing way to keep the cherished memory of that tiny little heartbeat close at hand. An unborn baby's heartbeat is the happiest sound on earth!
Enter to win! Two winners will be chosen to receive a Vintage Sloth recordable stuffed animal from My Baby's Heartbeat Bear. (ARV: $39.99 ea.)
How? It's easy! Enter to win by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
To learn more about My Baby's Heartbeat Bear or to check out their variety of heartbeat friends, go to: http://mybabysheartbeatbear.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Bump Up Any Baby Shower With juDanzy
Shower new moms with these gorgeous gift sets
Searching for that perfect baby shower present? juDanzy specializes in all things little! Celebrate bringing baby into the world with the adorable outfits from this trendy brand. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member or coworker – she’ll fall in love with the cute creations from juDanzy.
Originally known as that cute little leg warmer company, juDanzy has expanded into other adorable accessories including hair bows, socks, hats, footless tights, blankets, bodysuits and dresses! With seven small children between them, the founders of juDanzy realize the demands of motherhood. Dedicated to bringing the highest quality material to busy moms, the fresh, funky designs will sure to be your favorite.
Prepare for baby – and pamper the new arrival – with the classic collections from juDanzy:
- Blue Buffalo Plaid 3 Piece Gift Set: Help your little one set a new trend with this Blue Buffalo Plaid 3-piece set! Featuring juDanzy’s blue plaid Cabbie hat, matching diaper cover and necktie, this handsome ensemble makes one stop shopping easy. Packaged in an adorable gift box, it’s the perfect present for the little man in your life!
- Big City Girl Gift Set: Your little princess will take on the town in this gorgeous gift set. Featuring a cream colored bodysuit splashed with pink, green, blue and orange images of the Paris skyline and Eiffel Tower, you’ll be whisked away on a French escapade in this frilly favorite. It also comes with a pair of juDanzy’s positively Pink Shadow Cozy leg warmers and a solid pink headwrap.
- Born to Sparkle Gift Set: Your baby is sure to shine in this dazzling four piece set! A traditional snap bodysuit embellished with the printed words, “Born to Sparkle,” on an aqua blue background, this little number includes a pair of Dazzle Dot leg warmers, a silver sparkle headband and silver bow.
- Brown Tweed 3-Piece Gift Set: A favorite for the future professor, this sophisticated look is perfect for photo-ops, holiday parties, and baby showers! Featuring a brown tweed Dapper Dude Cabbie hat, matching diaper cover and necktie, this set is an adorable addition to every little guy’s wardrobe.
- Be Musical Gift Set: Let your tiny tot rock this outfit! A white bodysuit with black letters that say, “Make Your Own Music,” this daring design comes with a solid black knot hat and a matching pair of black and white music note leg warmers.
I was sent the Tweet gift set (below) for my sister-in-law's baby shower in May. Baby Ivie will look adorable in these cute JuDanzy fashions! Seriously, what could be cuter for a little girl?
Based in Livermore, California, juDanzy®, formerly known as My Little Legs, recognized the demands of motherhood and created a children’s brand that provides home shoppers and busy moms children products that are high-quality, stylish and comfortable. Customers may know the company as that cute little leg warmer company, but juDanzy has expanded immensely and now carries a variety of products such as hair bows, hats, socks, footless tights, diaper covers, blankets, bodysuits, and dresses. juDanzy truly values their customers and actively engage with them daily on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
The weather is getting colder! The holidays are almost here, too. We all have that little one on our holiday 'give' list, don't we? I know that I have a few little ones who deserve to be warm and protected. I am thankful that I found the perfect gift for them.
Keep your child comfortable all-year round with the Bugaboo soft wool blanket, made from the finest Merino wool suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Merino wool is breathable, while absorbing and releasing moisture in warm conditions and creating an extra layer of insulation during colder days. The easy-care finish allows you to wipe away small spills, or put the blanket in the washing machine and tumble dryer.
The blanket comes in the new colors light grey mélange, off-white mélange, and petrol blue mélange.
- soft and breathable, made from the finest Merino Wool
- temperature regulating, can be used all-year round
- easy care, suitable for washing machine and tumble dryer
I was sent a beautiful, soft and cozy Bugaboo wool blanket to review in a beautiful off-white color.
When I opened the package and got the chance to cuddle with my Bugaboo blanket, I instantly fell in love with it. It feels as soft as the most luxurious sweater you could ever place next to your skin. It kind of feels like a cashmere sweater. The night that I received this beautiful blanket, I actually slept with it touching my face, and I can honestly tell you that I slept like a baby. So cozy, so peaceful. I still don't know if I will share it because I love it so much.
I have definitely decided that the Bugaboo soft wool blanket is the perfect gift for any baby's first Christmas, holiday gift or baby shower gift. When I have grandchildren, the Bugaboo blanket will be the first gift they receive. It is pure heaven!
To learn about the Bugaboo Soft Wool Blanket or to place an order go to: https://www.bugaboo.com/US/en_US/strollers/accesso...
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Move over Babies R Us and Target. There is a new brand of boutique baby apparel that is catching the world by storm- Fayebeline.
Fayebeline offers truly one-of-a kind products that are the hit of the baby shower and turn any baby into the center of attention. With hip designs often printed in gold and silver foil like “I Only Date Models” and “I Drink Until I Pass Out”, it is no secret why the Fayebeline product line is so popular. This company is truly the alternative to the big box stores and offers memorable gifts for new parents; including great baby shower gifts. In addition, the company also offers a toddler line, seasonal products and even cute accessories.
“We love brainstorming new designs,” said Emily Wilcox, Owner, Fayebeline. “When customers send an email or leave reviews telling us they were the hit of the baby shower, or how funny our designs are—it really feels great. The customer feedback and our charitable giving are highlights for us. It’s awesome to be in the business of celebrating babies.”
In addition to the rave reviews and unique line, the company also firmly believes in giving back. For every purchase, the husband-wife team donates baby clothing to a family/child in need. While the success of Fayebeline can most certainly be measured by sales and the numerous reviews, the company owners measure their success by giving back. In their first six months of business in 2015, Fayebeline donated $1,000 to the I Have A Dream Foundation. This year they are committed to doing even more. Fayebeline just announced their “Get One Give One” campaign, which promises that every purchase will be matched with a donation to a child in need. The company owners are finalizing their charity selection for 2016 are even encouraging their website visitors to submit suggestions.
" We own all but one of the toddler shirts, they are amazing ,” said Ashli Powell, mother of a two-year old boy and Fayebeline customer. “ They are great quality for a great cause and the shipping is super-fast! Also the customer service is great! We love Fayebeline! ”
My thoughts: If I had a baby right now, I would be all over Fayebeline! Their clothing is adorable, and made from the highest quality fabrics. I do, however have a niece whose baby girl is due in September. I ordered her the cutest onesie from Fayebeline that I know she will absolutely love. This 'Blessed' onesie is so soft and beautiful. See it below. I don't have a squishy baby to model it yet, she is not due for a few more months. (Photo taken from website.)
FAYEBELINE "Blessed" Baby Onesie, Aqua & Gold Foil
Babies are a blessing - no doubt. This onesie is stunning. The gold foil printing pops off the aqua fabric. Perfect for a baby baptism, baby blessing, or christening gift.
THE PERFECT ONESIE - Hip, edgy, and clever designs are only the beginning. Fayebeline onesies are made from the softest available boutique quality cotton, 30% thicker than most traditional multi-pack onesies. You will not find any thin see-through material in the Fayebeline collection.
The idea for Fayebeline was born shortly after we welcomed our daughter Faye into our lives in March 2015. We wanted to create unique, boutique-quality baby apparel that would make a statement without sacrificing style. Fayebeline clothing is designed for people who think baby clothing can be hip, edgy, and clever. Our experience on the parenthood journey is our inspiration, and the profits from Fayebeline go straight into the college fund. We also make quarterly donations to charities that support the health, wellness, and education of children.
For more information and to order gifts please visit http://www.fayebeline.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
If you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift or a unique birthday gift for that special little someone, you cannot go wrong with a personalized children's book. A personalized book is a gift that will be treasured forever!
Your child can take a trip around the world, while learning his or her ABC's, with the award-winning ABC's Around the World personalized children's book!
ABC's Around the World gives children a peek into 26 different countries, helping them learn their ABC's through fun, rich, and colorful worldwide topics. ABC's Around the World concludes with an interactive page to help the child learn the importance of citizenship and how they fit into this big, beautiful world, as well as Fun Fact pages that highlight information from each of the countries in the book. The child's name will also appear on those pages with letters from his or her name, increasing letter recognition. Perfect for your toddler and preschooler!
My friend, Jenna gave birth to her first baby a few months ago and I wanted to get her something special that did not include the color pink or any ruffles. (I LOVE baby girl clothing, but she had already received enough clothing to fill her closet to the ceiling!) So, I decided to give her a personalized copy of ABC's Around the World.
Jenna absolutely loves the book. Her husband is in the military, and they move quite a bit, so I thought ABC's Around the World would be quite fitting. It turned out perfectly! (I don't have a photo of the book I gave to her because I didn't want to post her baby's information online.) ABC's Around the World is a book that will be enjoyed for years to come.ABC's Around the World, as well as the original My Heritage Book and the recently released, My Sleigh Ride Around the World, can be found online at www.myheritagebook.com