Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Breast Feeding Awareness Month Must Have

We all know the term ‘one and done.’ The Ellie Nursing Cover embodies this… and then some! With a multitude of functional uses for the momma on the move, the Nursing Cover can be used for breastfeeding, as well as a Stroller Cover, Carseat Cover, Highchair cover, and Shopping Cart Seat Cover! Taking mom from the infant stages and beyond with her little one, the practical Ellie Nursing Cover is an absolute must-have!

In addition to the uses mentioned above, the colorful, stretchy fabric makes it a breeze to wear it as a scarf, poncho or hood. The Ellie Nursing Cover comes in a variety of bright colors, including Black, Pink, Orange, Aqua, Blue, Red, Lime, Green, Yellow, Gray, Neon, Pink and Light Blue.

  • Sunshade
  • Nursing Cover up
  • Blanket
  • Changing table cover
  • High Chair/ Shopping Cart cover
  • Baby Sling

To learn more about the Ellie Nursing Cover by Baby Benjamin, please visit https://babybenjamin.com/products/the-ellie-cover


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Bitty: How to Grow a Smart Baby Prenatal Tips

As many of you know, I am into my 2nd Trimester now! 5 Months so far and 4 months more to go before we meet our baby boy. Very very excited!  I have been doing a ton of research on everything since I am a FTM on everything from Elimination Communication or the difference between a sleep sack and a swaddle! It is all very confusing and overwhelming but I am getting the hang of it. My cousin said there is so much new baby tech since he had his first kid 8 years ago, now that he is expecting his third. So as I grow and as the blog grows, I will be helping other FTM and FTD out there by using HEYDOYOU Bitty as a resource to explain a lot of the research I have found. I hope you find it useful!

Some of the most interesting things I found during my research is how much you can do for your baby prenatally. You don’t have to wait til the baby is of a certain age or actually be BORN before you implement these fun things below. On one hand, 9 months feels like forever but I must admit these 5 months have gone by pretty fast!

First things first.

Music is very important for your fetus, your baby and your toddler! As a mom, listen to a lot of music and singing is top of my priority list. This toy was invented by a 4 year old and his dad. Check it out: The Magical Musical Thingy-Majigger, a new toy that reintroduces traditional, hands-on sensory activities and creates an opportunity for children to be more imaginative and inventive during playtime.  Select how many pieces and color combinations you’d like to use, and connect them together. Then, twist and turn the creations into all sorts of Magical Musical Thingy-Majiggers. All the pieces can rotate 360 degrees, allowing your imagination to run free with countless shapes and designs! You can also experiment and play with the different shapes you create and the sounds produced!

 

Reading: So many people have told me to read aloud. Everything and anything so the baby knows my voice and learns language. Since the baby can hear now at 20 weeks old, I have been looking for things to read everywhere I go. Last night, I read Alan C Fox’s new book to baby. BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE, is all about Focuses On Perseverence, Dreams, and Letting Go. Good life lessons for the baby right?  This book tells the enchanting story of a young boy who learns that possessing something is not quite as meaningful as letting it go. Benji adores kites. All kinds of kites – big or small, plain or fancy, square or diamond- shaped. He loves flying them at the beach, watching them float high in the sky. One day Benji sees a giant orange kite at the toy store. He wants it more than anything else – ever. But his mom explains that he’ll need to earn the money to buy the kite. So Benji buckles down and weeds the garden for the next two weeks – the vegetables in the morning and the flowers in the afternoon. It seems like he’ll never be done. Finally the special day arrives, and Benji’s mom hands him the giant orange kite of his dreams. At the beach, Benji lets his kite soar higher and higher with every gust of wind. He watches it rise above the people, the hotdog stand, and even the houses beyond. Soon the kite becomes a distant speck in the sky. Benji is thrilled. But when it’s time to pull the kite down and head back home, Benji can’t bear to do it. He wants to set the kite free to fulfill its destiny among the clouds. Benji lets the twine go and the kite disappears into the sunset sky. The kite may still be up there yet.

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Alan Fox explains that like all of his books, “BENJI AND THE GIANT KITE is based on a real-life incident. “This one happened when I was a child. I decided to tell the story, because I wanted to share the sense of achievement I felt by working hard to obtain something I really loved. But once I saw the kite flying at the beach, I wanted to let it go. My dream had been accomplished. It was time move on to another, new experience. You must always keep going to fulfill your dreams and aspirations.”

Eating:  A lot of moms like myself are planning to breastfeed. But the first lesson of motherhood is that, nothing really goes according to plans! My friend who recently gave birth told me how hard it was and how she wasn’t producing enough milk. So after a few weeks of trying, she switched to formula. With bottle, sometimes there is a lot of air that the baby swallows that can result in gas, burping and discomfort. My sister said only 1 out of 3 of her kids ever took to the bottle and after trying multiple brands and nipples she gave up feeding with bottles. I found out about Minbie Nipples! These new bottle nipple alternative that solves a common problem with feeding. Generic nipples can often result in confusion and the bottle taking-over. Minbie solves this issue by encouraging babies to latch and feed with their instinctive breastfeeding technique.

Minbie is BPA-free, anti-colic & an anti-reflux bottle system: I have the newborn and 3 months ready now for when my baby comes. I plan to breastfeed but also pump milk so that my mom and my husband can also use the Minbie to feed baby. Since the baby’s stomach is only the size of a cherry, he will need to eat a bit at a time and frequently. I can’t wait to try out the Minbie system. Eating and nutrition is #1 factor in growing a happy, healthy and smart baby!

Stay tune for more Bitty posts!

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New Walmart.com Baby Nursery

Today, Walmart.com is introducing a new shopping destination in the baby department focused on one of the most important purchases for a new family addition – items for the nursery.

Customers can now browse and discover Walmart.com’s nursery offerings with new “shop by style” options in six curated collections of the most popular styles of nursery décor:

  • Wanderlust
  • Boho Chic
  • Mid-Century Modern
  • Classic Pink
  • Traditional Blue
  • Gender Neutral

The collections feature hundreds of baby items starting at $4.99 for a decorative pillow up to $299 for a swivel glider.

This new experience complements Walmart’s aggressively expanded assortment with more than 30,000 new items over the past year, including Chicco car seats and strollers, Delta Children products, Skiddaddle by Skip Hop baby accessories, the SNOO Smart Sleeper bassinet by Happiest Baby and Water Wipes.

As a FTM I am sooooo excited for this and have my eye on several items too! Take a look for your little one and see what you can find. I am expecting end of December and this could not have come at a better time.

https://www.walmart.com/cp/nursery-decor/414099

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Motorola MBP33 Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Guest Blog by Adalhi!

I am smack in the newborn haze, nursing at all hours, staying up with a baby who is wide awake-only to juggle the baby and chase a toddler during the day.

Mother’s day is still very new for me, becoming a mother for the first time in 2014, and now just given birth to my second child at the beginning of April. Plans this year will be low key and mellow at home with lots of toddler energy and newborn cuddles.

FullSizeRenderThere were just a few things I had to set up for baby #2. One of them being a monitor. I set up a Motorola monitor to be able to see the baby while playing with the toddler or getting stuff done around the house. Honestly it was so easy to set up, I hate to admit that I have yet to read the instructions, but it really is “sleep deprived” set up friendly.

while my husband is still on paternity leave, he has been making small gestures daily as mini “Mother’s Day.” My favorite one thus far  has been him taking the baby daily from me after the 7am feed, puts her down for a nap, lets me sleep, and preps the meals for the day with the toddler.

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Those precious uninterrupted moments of sleep really help, and I will miss them when he is back at work. But for now I am going to cherish them, knowing he has an eye on the little.

MBP33S Digital Video Baby Monitor enables you to always keep an eye on baby, even when not in the same room. The monitor has a two-way audio feature that allows you to clearly communicate as if you are in the same room with your little one. Remote zoom and infrared night vision are optimal for keeping an eye on things in very low light levels and multiple camera viewing allows you to add additional cameras and keep an eye on the entire family in up to 4 rooms of your home. With Motorola’s MBP33S, you’re free to watch them dream.
Additional features include:
• Wireless Technology: 2.4 GHz FHSS • 2.8” Diagonal Color Screen
• Digital Zoom
• Two-Way Communication
• Room Temperature Display
• Infrared Night Vision
• High Sensitivity Microphone • Up to 1000ft Range*
• Out-of-Range Alert
• Volume Control
• Sound Level Indicator
• Low Battery Alert
• Rechargeable Battery (Parent Unit)
• 5 Lullabies
• Pair up to 4 Baby Units (Model: MBP36SBU, sold separately)
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Bitty Style: Packit Freezable Baby Bottle Bag

It is officially summer in NYC , our first with our lil D,and are super lucky to have my mother live near by so babysitting is no problem. The only thing I need to bring to her is bottles, and a milk stash to keep at her house. We were given a cooler bag as a hand-me down which was great-except that I have forgotten to add the cooler packs on more than one occasion.

 

Blame Mom Brain!  So you can imagine how thrilled I was to come across the Packit Freezable baby bottle bag! Just pop the whole bag in the freezer and you are good to go. Super easy to wipe down and clean, and it folds nicely, so storing it is not an issue. Brooklyn problems…..we lack cabinets and closets, so anything that can be folded and tucked away is always a bonus.

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 They have a full line of freezable insulated bags, lunch, snack, picnic, and wine!  Everything to help you #StayCool this summer!
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