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January 26th, 2017

New Look on Something Old

Around My has been given a new look but offers the same great products. We are continually trying to add to our site to offer you the best products for not only you baby but your whole family. Babies grow up and get bigger and more active so we are growing with you.

We offer our minky blankets in 5 different sizes to accommodate your growing family. You can get a swaddler in minky or cotton for your brand new baby as well as the cuddle size. These are great to start with to keep your baby safe. But remember loose blankets these should never be left in the crib with your new born baby.  Burpies are great burp clothes. they help sock up an liquid left behind by your baby as well as give them a soft place to lay on your shoulder. The baby size minky blankets are prefect to use in the carseat, snuggling, on the floor playing or for toddler age kids.

The throw minky blankets can be used for anyone. They are great as bed spreads, just think a warm soft bedspread that can be washed over and over and still says soft and bright colors. They are great to travel with, cuddle on the couch, sleep with, the list can go on and on. Jumbo minky throws are like the regular throws just bigger. So for older kids or mom and dad these will keep your feet covered while still keeping your arms nice and toasty.

We hope you will enjoy the wonderful minky blankets and swaddlers that we offer.

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November 7th, 2011

CuddleBabe Wearable Blanket

Perfect for Car Seats & Strollers

With the winter months approching every parent is thinking about staying warmer and keeping there little ones warm. The hardest part about keeping the little ones warm that are in car seats or strollers is the bulky blanket that falls off when you are walking around or that gets caught in the stroller wheels. Which makes that soft cuddly blanket dirty and wet if the ground is moist. The cuddlebabe is a great fix for this problem. It’s designed to keep your child warm with the fun designs of fleece material that has a individual spots for arms, legs and even a hat for their heads. It also comes with a button that helps keep the fleece closed if your outside or you can open up the blanket if your baby is getting a little warm.

One of the greatest parts of the CuddleBabe is that the back of it is open for the car seat and stroller restraints so you don’t have to fuss with  extra material around the buckles, but you don’t need to worry about their little backs getting cold because its against the carseat. This helps keep your child safe by following the safetly guidelines of carseats and strollers.

If your looking for a great baby shower gift, the gift sets come with an Blankee made of the same beautiful, high-quality fleece that is 14”x14” size is perfect for little baby hands and easy size doesn’t drag along the floor. This blankee is trimmed and covered on the back with luxurious, coordinating, washable satin that becomes a silky soother for your baby.

Use your CuddleBabe blankets in 2 different stages. Newborn and infants up to 27 inches long or the large size is for infants up to 34 inches long.

CuddleBabe’s can eliminate the snowsuit struggle and allows your baby to move freely, drink a bottle, hold a toy. Check out their fun designs and gift sets!

September 27th, 2011

Sojourn Sling Petunia Pickle Bottom

Have you heard of Petunia Pickle Bottom? If no, then you will really want to pay close attention.  Petunia Pickle Bottom is mostly known for their chic bags. They offer a variety of style of bags anything from small clutch to a weekender style in designs that you can’t pass up.

But we want to give you a heads up on something else that they offer, sojourn slings. That’s right they have given parents like you a chance to experience their chic designs and custom products in a baby sling.  Sojourn slings by Petunia Pickle Bottom offer every parent a way to cuddle up close to their little newborn and enjoy their every coo.

So why would you get the sojourn sling over some other brand, well, honestly that is something you need to decide for your self. We just want to show you why this sling is a great choice and what you will love about it.

Its an innovative pouch style sling that is going to give parents and child a comfort and versatility  they are looking for. The baby sling is made to fit snug for a secure hold on your baby. Its also made with a curved base seam and tapered shoulders which allows for a more comfortable placement for your baby. And its a lot less bulky. You can use this sling up to 25 pounds but its more likely that you will want to use it for smaller babies and maybe not heavy toddlers. But its your choice and if its still comfortable for you to use the sling up to 25 pounds and your child is still enjoying it. Then Go for it!

Each sling features a reversible print on slightly stretchy 100% organic cotton so you don’t have to worry about any synthetic materials rubbing on your little angels face. No more weird prints that will be out of style in 6 months or that are so plain that you feel bored wearing it. With each chic designs you will be the talk of the neighborhood with the stylish sling.

The Petunia Pickle Bottom sojourn sling is not a one size fits all sling. The sling comes in different sizes so that your sling will fit snugly to your body. When using the sling you may feel the need in keeping one hand on the sling and around your baby. So this will not give you the 100% hands free feeling like other wraps or carriers.

So parents you know a little about the sojourn sling by Petunia Pickle Bottom. Its a sling that is suggested to be used right from birth to help your newborn get use to it. And it might take time for both parties to feel comfortable. But once this happens you will love that  the carrier is quick and easy to put on and use. No dealing with any ties, buckles or a complicated technique for tying it. Simple slip it over your head and your little one can be safely put in and comfortable with one of your hands cradling them for the extra support and security. We suggest that you do keep a hand on your baby at all times for when they decide to stretch or lean forward.  Keep them safe. If the sojourn is for you then have fun picking the pattern that you love and know that your stylish every step of the way.

September 25th, 2011

What is your favorite place to use a baby carrier?

Attention all Parents, Grandparents and anyone out there that uses a baby carrier, we want to hear from you. We want to know what is your favorite place to use a baby carrier?

Is it just around the house while doing the every day things? Is it while hiking, or going for walks? Here are some ideas from our customers.


“I just wanted to write to you to tell you how much I love my CuddlyWrap™!!! I actually work in a baby store and out of all the products we sell, the cuddlywrap is not only my favourite, but one that I’m very passionate about. I wear it at least 4 days a week and have been doing so since my baby was newborn…in fact, not even 2 weeks after having her, I was walking in the Relay for Life…a 12 hour walk-a-thon. I have tried so many different carriers out there and nothing matches in comfort and closeness that you get with a cuddly wrap. Nothing compares to the way it evenly distributes the weight so that I don’t end up with back pain (something I get with those other carriers out there). On days where I’m having problems getting stuff done, I pop her in the cuddlywrap and get it done. When I want to go for a walk, I find myself putting on the wrap, versus taking the stroller. I just love my wrap!!!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out and about and people comment on it, or ask how it works and there I am, in the middle of the mall food court, showing people how to put it on and putting my baby in and out to show how easy to use it is. People can tell how much I love it…it’s hard for me to not show how much I love it!!! Not only do I love it, but my baby girl Juli loves it too. She will be one this month, and she still loves being in it (facing me even!). It calms her down right away and eventually she puts her head down and falls asleep, and that, is just the best feeling in the world.

Thank you so much for making such a great product! I will continue telling people how great it is.


“Thank You for making a fabulous product. My husband and I love our kokopax and so does our 9 month old son. We use the backpack while making dinner, cleaning the house, picking berries, going for a walk…everything! The backpack is light, durable, comfortable, and cute. We’ve received many compliments on it.

Thanks for making our life with a baby a bit easier!”


“The kokopax carrier has been fantastic during our travels in Asia, especially during a recent trip to the far corners of Bali where strollers are not practical at all. It’s easy to take along on a bus or in a cab in our home town of Hong Kong and is comfortable for 6’2″ dad, 5′ mom, and 25 pound baby!”



“The Belle Baby Carrier makes life possible.  Because of Belle, baby James is able to help me vacuum, clean the kitchen, finish Grad-school, and climb through lava tubes.

Thank you Belle!”


Now its your turn  to tell us where your favorite place to use any type of baby carrier? Tell use by posting a comment below. Can’t wait to hear from you!

September 20th, 2011

Baby wraps: Different ways to use them

There is a reason that baby wraps are so long, it’s so adults of any size can use the wrap without worrying about adjustments to straps or getting the “right size”.  This also is great if one parent is shorter than the other so when the carrier is used by either parent there is not need for adjustments. You just tie the wrap on and go!

The CuddleWrap in one such wrap. It’s long but offers the same great hassle free one size fits most and there are no adjustments required.  With the cuddly wrap you have some great benefits that go along with it, like you can use the wrap as long as your still comfortable. Meaning, if your baby/toddler is 30 lbs and its still comfortable for you to hold your child in the wrap, then go for it. But please remember, if you feel strain in your back its probably not a good idea to continue using your baby wrap.

Ergonomically the wrap is wonderful. The way it distributes the weight when properly worn  helps so you don’t  feel a strain or pressure in one place on your back.  The baby will also have the support they need for their spine from the first time you use the wrap.

So here are the different ways you can use the cuddlywrap. Remember,  that as your using the cuddlywrap that you still be aware of your child and their needs. You should always be able to see their mouth and nose and insure that it is not pushed against you or the fabric. Also be sure that your baby’s chin is not pushed against his/her chest. One position may not work for your child and adjustments will want to be made.

Modified Cradle Position – This is a great hold for newborn/premature babies that need that extra support for their heads and body. When you use this hold instead of the classic hold you will make sure that your baby’s head is being support by the pocket near your shoulder but still has their face pointing towards you so you can see their mouth and nose. They should not be pressed against the inside of the fabric or against your body.

Classic Cuddle Position – Offering the same closeness as the modified cradle position but your babies head is not supported by the pocket unless they fall asleep. If your child falls asleep then you will want to use the side of the wrap that is closest to their head and gently pull it over their head to give them support while sleeping. Remember, that the wrap should only be pulled enough to support  their head but still keep their face visible and their mouth and nose clear.

The classic cuddle position is also great as your child gets older so they can still face you but turn some to see the world around them. Their arms can also be somewhat free for reaching things.

Facing out is always a fun thing for your baby or toddler. They can explore the world around them from your level and be safe. The facing out hold always their arms to be free to touch and feel things or tucked in if they are just content watching what your doing.

For breastfeeding mothers you will love to hear that your baby can be nursed in the cuddlywrap. This is going to be an easier process with babies that are more experienced with nursing but you can still nurse with newborns as well. Just be sure to be patient in the process and if you find it easier to hold your baby in the football or cross-cradle hold the you can keep the wrap on, gently remove your baby from the wrap and slide the wrap over without removing it. This will allow you to breastfeed and not have to untie and retie your wrap.


September 9th, 2011

Direct Contact Carriers

Direct contact carriers give the baby the same feeling as being in the womb. This gives them the comfort of mom’s warmth, heartbeat and closeness that they’re use to. But it also gives them the security of viewing the rest of the world by still being close to mom, dad or even a grandparent.

Maybe your asking yourself, “Why is being close to me important? And how is it any different then just holding the baby?” Well the obvious answer would be because the carrier will give you free hands to do what you need to. And if you have other children that need your attention at the same time, those free hands come in handy.

Your baby is so familiar with being close to you after spending 9 months listening to your heartbeat, feeling your warmth around them like a cozy blanket and going everywhere with you its a big change for them to be in the world outside your womb. But that doesn’t mean the comforts they are use to have to go away so abruptly. With a direct contact carrier there is no material between you and your baby. They are right up next to you and still have a soft fabric on the other side of them.

The organic carrier features organic cotton and hemp blended fabrics with white contrast stitching. The inside liner is a 100% Organic cotton and hemp blended undyed, ultra-soft fleece in a natural off-white color.

The classic belle baby carrier is made from strong upholstery grade black microsuede fabric, accented with a breathable mesh panel. The inside liner is a soft polyester fabric.

So why else would you want to use the direct contact carrier by Belle Baby? It’s simple. Really that’s why its simple, easy to use by yourself. The three strap system can be learned in a matter of seconds with no fuss on getting it right. You have a waist belt that is padded for your comfort and supports the weight on your hips instead of making your shoulders do all the work. It is secured around your waist with a simple buckle that is pulled tight. Then you have the two crossover straps that hold your baby in a natural ergonomic position that supports the developing spine. This are simple crossed over the baby one at a time and buckled into nylon buckles that are the same materials found on high-end mountaineering backpacks.

With the head support the is detachable you can give you newborn babies head the support needed while they are developing the muscles needed to hold it on their own. Once strong enough to hold their own head, you can detach the head support and turn them around for a whole new world to see! They will love this.

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Anne W. said, “I just wanted to share my thanks for such a wonderful product. I have tried two other baby carriers and were so frustrated with all of the fabric (baby sling) and misc snaps, buckles, and zippers. I felt like I needed a PhD in baby wearing to put the product on and situate the baby correctly. Within three minutes of opening the belle box I was carrying my 7 week old around the house. I love the simplicity!! And the fabric is lovely. It is so snuggly my little one rubs his cheek against the inner lining and goes right to sleep. What a great product!
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Andrea M. said, “I got my Belle Carrier and am SO glad I purchased it. Oh my gosh, it’s incredible! This is my third carrier and was a little nervous spending MORE money on ANOTHER carrier…but I’m glad I did. It is SO comfortable, it’s almost hard to believe. Compared to the carrier I’ve been using, it’s hard to believe they are even the same concept, it is such a MAJOR difference in comfort. I also have a larger carrier which I do like but that is more for hikes and longer excursions due to its bulk and the fact that the baby can’t face out. My daughter is almost 8 months so she really likes to see the world…and we have gone on numerous errands, water the garden daily, and she “helps” me with laundry and vacuuming. She loves it. Every time she sees me strap it around my waist she gets noticeably excited or calms down if she’s fussing.

I’ll be honest with you – if there was a place that I could have tried ALL carriers on I would have only purchased this one. Live and learn! Thanks for a great product – it makes me want to get another one! LOL!”


You can see that there are many wonderful benefits from using any kind of carrier but with the direct contact carrier you are close to your baby while still being able to do all the things you need to. Your baby will love the bundled feeling and you’ll enjoy using your carrier for a newborn and older for where ever you may go.

September 7th, 2011

Why use a Framed Backpack Carrier?

Well first of all let us just point out that the kokopax framed backpack carrier designs are chic and fun all in one! The patterns offer a variety of styles that everyone can find something they LOVE. But besides be cute, the fabric is durable. Made from fabric that is easy to clean, which is a must have for any parent and is 100% cotton canvas. The eco-classic carrier fabric is printed using a combination of Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and GOTS certified dyes so you know that it is extra safe for you sweet little baby!

Here is a little education on what Oeko-Tex Standard 100 means: it is the most important certificate for testing of textiles for harmful substances. This label indicates safety for skin-friendly clothing and other textiles. (

And here is that GOTS certified dyes mean: The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers worldwide. It defines high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles and requires compliance with social criteria as well. (

Another great benefit of the kokopax carrier is the anodized aluminum lightweight frame that provides parents with a comfortable way to take their child anywhere they go. The frame is also adjustable to fit individual users. So if you are 5’3″ and your partner is 6′, you don’t need to worry. You both can where the carrier without discomfort.

Some of the other great qualities of the baby carrier are the comfortable shoulder straps that wont dig into your shoulders, padded waist support, and a hip belt for added comfort. This helps keep the carrier in place and distributes the weight evenly on your back.

We wanted to share some great testimonials of those that have tried the Kokopax Carriers:

Ima M. said, “I can’t imagine life without kokopax. I wish I had it when I had my 1st and 2nd baby. It has made life a million times easier whether we are at the park, at a store or just trying to clean up or cook around the house. Seeger is so comfortable and happy when he is in the kokopax. He is able to see everything and watch his brothers play. When he gets tired he just puts his little head down on the pillow rest and takes a nap. Really, how great is that! My husband plays soccer with the boys and Seeger is tickled to participate with his Daddy holding him in the kokopax. Our quality of life has blossomed because he can travel anywhere with us and is perfectly content. We are so happy to have a kokopax backpack.”

Tamara O. with triplets said,  “kokopax baby backpack has given me the freedom to venture out with my children without help. I can push the double stroller and still have the third child safe and happy. I could never do that before because I didn’t like the triple strollers (too big) and I don’t always have someone to push the third baby.

I can also get dinner made in a reasonable amount of time. As you can imagine with three babies, one is almost always unhappy when I need to be in the kitchen. With the kokopax, I can always make at least one baby happy!


The kokopax carrier is a great way to have your little one involved in your daily life while still giving you the freedom of two hands. The comfort of the carrier for both you and your baby makes it a win, win!   It’s a product that has been tried, tested and is  parent approved!

August 10th, 2011

New Products: Baby Laundry and More

Baby Laundry and More products from

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, 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.

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.

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!