Safe Sleep Tips with HALO: plus giveaway!

I’ve been a HALO fan since we had Ryan nearly 5 years ago. We used their SleepSacks for our children as a safe way to sleep and keep warm, without blankets. They’re now a regular on baby registries and as shower gifts for new parents! I’ve teamed up with HALO to bring you these safe sleep tips:

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Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time. Use a crib or bassinet that meets current safety

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September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

In July I hosted the BlogHer Baby Shower in San Jose, CA, as one of The Baby Ladies (with Christa from Little Us). We partnered with two amazing non-profits, the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation and Baby’s First Test. They both work tirelessly to bring awareness to the life-saving newborn screenings. September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month so I thought I’d share a bit more because… #themoreyouknow!

What is Newborn Screening?

Newborn Screening is a

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Bumbleride’s NEW Indie 4 stroller: ready. explore. uniquely you.

Last fall I tried out the wonderful Bumbleride Indie stroller and still LOVE it! It moves like a dream. If you remember, I had that video of my then 3-year-old pushing his little sister in it because it IS so easy and he even commented about how “fast” it goes.

So when I heard Bumbleride was introducing a NEW version of the Indie stroller… one with FOUR wheels (instead of three), I had to try it! I first encountered it at the ABC Kids Expo last fall. I

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the first refrigerated organic yogurt pouches

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

There are three things my kids love and will eat anytime: yogurt, fruit, and “pouches.” There are three things I love as their mom: the ease of those pouches, healthier eating, and organic, pure food for my babies.

Stonyfield: strawberry banana organic yogurt pouches

We’ve always been Stonyfield fans and now LOVE their organic

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You’re doing OK, mom! (raise money for Save the Children)

When you’re going to have a baby you do so much research on caring for them, right? You read books about the pregnancy and birth, you read about newborn issues and interview pediatricians, you get your home prepared… but what you aren’t going to be ready for is something that isn’t often talked about: mommy guilt and worry.

You will start to question every decision you make, you’ll feel pressures from society that will make you wonder if you’re a terrible mother, and you’ll wonder if your kid is developing at the “right” speed.

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5 OTHER uses for diaper rash cream

~This post was written in a partnership with Pinxav. Any opinions are my own.

Okay, moms, we’ve all been there. We all have some sort of diaper rash cream or ointment on hand, we’ve all wiped it on the baby’s bottom. Did you know 75% of babies will develop diaper rash at least once every six months? Eeek. We try to prevent it and when it comes, we treat it. Lots of diaper rash creams create a barrier to repel more wetness against the skin, right? But do they also help soothe and heal?

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Baby Registry Tips: do you need all that stuff?

~Written in partnership with Walmart.com. All opinions are my own!

Creating a baby registry is sooooo much fun, but also soooo overwhelming. I remember walking into the store the first time with my husband to create our registry. Rows and rows of products, 5 (or 30!) different types of the same thing, what do we REALLY need and what can we do without? I had read about products but still felt unprepared! We asked for help, then we went home and changed the baby registry online—again and again (thank goodness

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