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September 1st, 2011

Giveaway Winner, With a Little Something For Everyone

All right, everyone. After a few weeks and a few hundred entries, Tiff over at BabesandKidsReview.com has chosen a winner for the Around My Baby Kokopax Eco-classic Carrier giveaway! In case you didn’t catch it over there, the winner is

Janaca  who gets to choose one of the fantastic eco-classic kokopax baby carriers! We are excited to see which fun design she picks and possible get some pictures of her sporting her new carrier.

Congratulations! We’re excited for you to get your baby carrier and hope you love it as much as we do.

But as for the rest of you: don’t fret! We haven’t forgotten you. And we’ll throw a little something your way because you wanted to win the carrier, and you read our blog, and because we love ya.

Kokopax eco-classic baby carrier

We’re still offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 (read: FREE SHIPPING on the Kokopax Eco-classic Baby Carrier)! No codes are necessary; just hop on over to Around My Baby and get shopping and the discount will be applied at checkout.

You’re welcome.

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August 18th, 2011

New Product: Kalencom diaper bags

Where would a mother be without her diaper bag? And, really, it’s SO much more than a diaper bag. Parents on the go need constant access to not only diapers but also baby wipes, pacifiers, burp rags, toys, bottles, skin care medicine, lotion and more. And that’s where the sorely misnamed diaper bag becomes absolutely necessary.

Kalencom diaper bags are a great mix of fashion and function.

But who says diaper bags have to be all about function? With Kalencom diaper bags you don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Kalencom brand is known for their diaper bags, and you will love how organized you can be with everything you need for you and your baby.

In addition to their function, though, most Kalencom diaper bags come with a large padded changing pad in a color that complements the diaper’s design. Fashionable and funcitonal? Yes, please.

As an added bonus, we’re still offering FREE SHIPPING on any order over $100! Free shipping will be applied at checkout.

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August 10th, 2011

New Products: Baby Laundry and More

Baby Laundry and More products from AroundMyBaby.com

Every baby needs a sweet, cuddly blanket, but finding one that’s soft enough for baby and durable enough for Mom can be difficult. If you’re on a quest for the perfect baby blanket, look no further than our new products from Baby Laundry and More.

Baby Laundry and More minky blankets are made from the softest of fabrics, and you will love that they stay soft even after multiple washes (a must for any quality baby blanket!). While many products lose their softness as time goes by, you’ll love how soft and snuggly these blankets stay over time. Baby Laundry and More minky blankets come in sizes perfect from the newborn stage on up, with matching blankets in different sizes for you and your baby to snuggle up in as the weather cools down.

Check out the 32 styles available on AroundMyBaby.com, which are all adorable and made to last. We have everything from camo prints and blues for boys to brighter colors and animal prints for the pretty little girl in your life.

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August 5th, 2011

Free Shipping + Giveaway!

Petunia Pickle Bottom baby carrier

We’re so excited about our giveaway happening over at Babes and Kids that we decided to offer a little EXTRA incentive to stop by our shop and pick up something new for the fall.

While the giveaway is happening this month, you will get FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100! So if you’ve had your eye on a certain product for you or someone else, now’s a great time to buy.

But hurry, just like summer, this offer won’t last forever!

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August 1st, 2011

Time for another giveaway! (Think Kokopax)

Remember our last giveaway? And how thrilled our winner was with the Belle Baby Carrier she won?

Well, we had so much fun then that we’ve decided to do another giveaway before the summer ends. Lucky for you, right? This time, we’re giving away a Kokopax eco-classic baby carrier to one lucky winner. And this time, you get to choose which eco-classic carrier you get!

The Kokopax eco-classic carrier has great padding to keep your baby comfortable, and you will love all the support this carrier offers. Unlike other carriers, this one has a firm frame to give added support. This is also a great carrier to use with your growing baby—even when he gets a little bigger, you can still use this carrier. Unlike a wrap or smaller carrier that is only convenient when you child is smaller, the Kokopax eco-classic carrier can be used for children from 6 months to two years, or up to 35 pounds.

The Kokopax eco-classic carrier is also convenient to use, with a simple buckle system and comfortable design. It’s sturdy enough to be used on a hike or while camping, but it’s also trendy and compact enough to make a trip to the mall or grocery store simpler. And with different styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits you (and your baby’s!) style.

Head on over to Babes and Kids Review to enter. Tiffany at Babes and Kids has done a great review of her Kokopax baby carrier and has offered several ways to enter.

Kokopax baby carrier

You could win this or another eco-classic Kokopax baby carrier

Good luck!

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July 26th, 2011

Baby Carriers and Baby Slings

Baby wraps and baby carriers are great for keeping your baby close while still getting things done.

 

There are a lot of great products available from Around My Baby, but it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. If you’re looking for a good, comfortable product to help you get things done while still carrying your baby around, we have plenty for you to choose from. Here are a few things to know if you’re trying to decide whether to get a baby carrier or a baby wrap.

Baby Carriers
Baby carriers are popular products because they are comfortable and easy to learn to use. They offer some versatility in how you carry your baby, though not as much as a baby wrap offers. They are designed to be comfortable for both you and your baby, and they come in trendy designs.

Once you’ve used your baby carrier a time or two, it is easy to put on and take off. They are designed for the express purpose of helping parents securely carry their babies without tying up their hands, so you can be assured that you are using them correctly and that you and your baby are safe and comfortable.

Baby Wraps
Baby wraps are generally more versatile than baby carriers because you can tie them in many different ways to carry your baby in different positions. A baby carrier usually limits carrying positions to one or two, but wraps allow you to tie it in dozens of ways to accommodate your growing baby.

However, with this versatility comes a sharp learning curve. In order to make sure your baby is safe and a certain position is comfortable, you have to learn exactly how to tie the wrap into that particular shape. In this way, it takes a little longer to learn how to use a wrap than a carrier. Many parents feel that’s OK, though, because they aren’t limited by the placement of buckles and straps.

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July 20th, 2011

Stay Cool

Do you remember signing yearbooks in high school? I think my favorite thing to write (and least favorite thing to read) was “Stay cool this summer!” Today, that feels like pretty good advice.

There are a lot of fun, wonderful things to love about summer. But it can get really warm for moms and babies alike. It’s difficult to keep yourself nice and cool, but you’re probably more concerned about keeping your baby out of the heat when the temperatures outside (and inside, if you don’t have air conditioning) are getting unbearable. Here are a few ideas.

1. Get wet. If you can get to the pool, jumping in the cool water is a great way to beat the heat. But you don’t have to pay big money to get your baby wet—set up the sprinkler in the backyard and run through it, or even use a little spray bottle. Keep a spray bottle of water in the car while you run errands to spray on your baby and keep her nice and cool.

2. Cut back layers. You might have gotten in the habit of keeping a onesie under your baby’s clothes during the winter, but shedding layers is a great way to stay cool. If your baby is a girl, breezy dresses can reduce weight and keep her cool. If you have a little boy, keep him in lightweight, short-sleeved clothes. This can make a big difference in how cool your baby stays.

3. Keep treats on hand. Who doesn’t love a good popsicle? This summer, make sure you have otter pops, ice cream cones, popsicles, lemonades and other good, frozen treats on hand. Cool down from the inside out and enjoy the sweet tastes of summer at the same time!

4. Reduce direct contact. Use a baby carrier that prevents direct contact between you and Baby, like these from Kokopax. It’s nice to stay cuddled and warm during the winter, but in the hot summer months it’s nice to avoid sharing body heat.

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July 12th, 2011

Five Fun Things to Do With Your Baby this Summer

Summer is heating up, and July is already half over! Don’t miss your chance to have serious fun in the sun with your little munchkin. Some popular summer activities are better suited to older children, but there are plenty of things you can do with your baby that both of you will enjoy.

Take a hike. Sometimes all you need is to simply get out in the sunshine. Pack your baby in a carrier, sling or stroller and enjoy the great outdoors together. If you’re worried about sunburn or overheating, take your walk early in the day. You will enjoy getting your blood moving and your baby will love the sights, sounds and smells of summer.

Get in the water. Your little one won’t be swimming laps or taking leaps off the diving board anytime soon, but most public swimming pools have a place for parents to play with their kids. Lather on the sunscreen and spend a summer afternoon splashing around. You’ll both love it.

Create some art. Drawing with sidewalk chalk is a cheap, fun way to spend hot summer days. Leave messages for family members, draw pictures of your favorite things or just scribble on the ground. You won’t have to worry about your baby staying in the lines and she will love learning to use her hands to create something.

Go to a petting zoo. Your growing child loves seeing new things and having new experiences, and petting zoos provide both. Take your little one for a ride to see your local animal neighbors. Help your baby pet the tame animals and let him watch you feed them. These new things will take the humdrum out of summer days at home.

Listen to music. Even though your baby might not have much past musical experience to draw from, she will still love to listen to your favorite tunes. Sing along to the music and dance with your baby. This will be a welcome break from your day and will teach your baby basic music and rhythm skills.

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July 8th, 2011

A Midsummer Dream

Around My Baby LogoDoes summer seem to be flying by to anyone else? The weather has finally caught up with the calendar around here, and between vacations, family reunions and general summer fun the time has really gotten away from us!

But we’re not too busy for another giveaway! Our friends over at BabesAndKidsReview will be hosting an Around My Baby giveaway in a few weeks, and we have a feeling you’re going to like it!

Check back here (or on our Facebook page, or our Twitter account) over the next few weeks to learn more about the giveaway, see what you could win, find out what you need to do to enter and maybe find a promo code or two.

But trust us, you should get excited for this one.

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June 6th, 2011

Featured Products and NEW Promo Code!

Featured Products

Baby Pouches

Baby PouchLast month we gave away a Belle Baby Carrier, and giveaway winner Carissa says she loves it (see post below). Baby carriers are great tools for moms, dads and grandparents on the go. But just like baby carriers, baby pouches offer unique benefits. People love baby pouches because they include an easy-to-use design and beautiful prints (that can be reversed to solid fabric if desired). Baby pouches are also popular because there aren’t any buckles or straps to worry about—just a simple, straightforward design that is safe for babies and toddlers up to 25 pounds.

Baby Slings

Baby slings are also popular choices for parents for many of the same reasons. Baby slings are simple, comfortable products that let you keep your baby close while looking fashionable and stylish. Check out our Petunia Pickle Bottom carriers and slings, and use the code  ssa4oj7 to get $7 off!

 

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