Archive for May, 2011

May 25th, 2011

Giveaway Winner Update

Carissa won our Belle Baby Carrier last month, and she’s had plenty of chances to try it out with her little ones. It looks like the baby carrier is a hit! Here’s what she had to say:

(Remember you can still get 10 percent off the Belle Baby Carrier and other products until the end of the month with the code 10off511)

This picture is from my brother's graduation. I needed to haul both my kids into the building and then hike back to the car, but there was nowhere to store a stroller once I was in the building, so my baby carrier was perfect.

Where to begin…I LOVE this baby carrier!

My bruised legs are a thing of the past! The Belle Baby Carrier is about a million steps up from baby’s car seat and better than any other baby carrier I’ve used.

I have owned a baby wrap in the past, but it took a really long time to get my baby in and out. Her weight wasn’t distributed evenly which gave me a lot of back pain, so I never used it.  This baby carrier is completely different! Every piece that touches your body and your baby is very well padded and soft. It has mesh fabric to keep you and baby cool and the criss-cross straps relieve pressure on your back and shoulders. It reminds me a lot of how my baby’s weight is distributed when I’m pregnant, especially when she is facing me.

She has fallen asleep several times in this carrier and the extra attachment for head support is great for keeping her comfortable. It’s awesome for a sick, whiney baby and I think it would be a lifesaver for a mom with a colicky, fussy newborn.

It’s really easy to put on after the first time of adjusting the straps; I’m down to about 20 seconds. And the most important part, my little girl loves the Belle Baby Carrier! Whenever she sees me put in on she squeals! She loves having a bird’s eye view of the world and kicks her legs and laughs almost the whole time–so I think it must be pretty comfortable for her!

It frees up my hands to chase around my toddler and I don’t have to worry about my baby tipping when I bend over or lean to the side; she is completely secure.  My toddler loves that she gets to walk instead of ride in the stroller.

Some of my favorite places to take the Belle Baby Carrier are the park, church, and short trips to the store.  It’s great for those stores that have narrow aisles. Next time I fly I will definitely use my carrier instead of dealing with the stroller hassle. It’s perfect for me because I have two kids and need an extra hand, but I think moms of one will still put some serious miles on it because it’s so convenient and comfy.

I honestly can’t say enough good things about it.  Out of all the baby gadgets; jumpers, walkers, strollers, high chairs, swings, this is probably my very favorite.  In my baby’s mind, it’s probably second only to her binky!

Thanks again!


May 23rd, 2011


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May 12th, 2011

Don’t Take Our Word For It

… Instead, see what our customers have to say. Brooke won a Petunia Pickle Bottom baby carrier, and she is happy to tell us all about how things are going for her and her baby so far.

Tour in Yoshino baby carrier from Around My Baby

Tour in Yoshino Baby Carrier from Around My Baby

A couple of months ago I won the Tour in Yoshino carrier by Petunia Pickle Bottom! I never win anything-I couldn’t believe it! I was so excited to see if I would love the carrier as much as I love my PPB diaper bag. Well, all I can say is, I am hooked! When I first got the carrier I thought…YAY, a cute carrier for my new baby girl. Little did I know, there were WAY more things I would love about this carrier than just it’s looks! I have had other carriers & brands, that have collected dust because they were either uncomfortable to me or my baby, or more importantly..too much of a hassle!

With 3 little ones, getting anything done is a huge task. But honestly-I can tell you I have used this carrier while doing dishes, cooking dinner, doing laundry…even game night with friends! =D It kinda cracks me up because I think my baby thinks I’m just holding her all day, making a VERY happy baby!

We also took the carrier to Disneyland & Sea World! Not only did we get comment after comment about how cute it was, It was SO nice not having to hold her during all of the shows! It was so easy to get on and off and get baby in and out! Oh and it is SO soft so it never gave my baby a rash on her face like others I have tried!

I truly can’t say enough good things about this carrier. I LOVE it and would recommend it to ANYONE! I can’t wait to pass it on to my friends when they have baby girls-or baby boys if they don’t care about the pink!)

Thanks again Around My Baby! You have saved me in more occasions than I can count! =)


May 9th, 2011

Baby Wrap Basics

Pink Peapod Organic Cuddly Wrap

Pink Peapod Organic Cuddly Wrap

If you’re more of a car seat kind of mom, you might be hesitant to trade it in for a baby wrap. As comfortable and convenient as they might seem, there is a certain security that comes with the hard frame of a car seat.

But when you’re outside the car, baby wraps give your baby the safety and security they need while you carry them around. The soft material helps babies feel like she’s being wrapped in a blanket—not carried in a box—and the warmth from your body and beating of your heart helps her feel the security she enjoyed in the womb.

When used correctly, baby wraps are a great choice for parents who are tired of bruising their shins on heavy car seats. It can be tricky at first to learn how to use a baby wrap, but here are a few basic tips from one of our great suppliers, PEAPOD Creations, to help you get started.

1. Check for a little nose and mouth. Besides being completely adorable, keeping your baby’s nose and mouth in sight ensures they can breathe and are being held in the baby wrap properly. If you can see at least the lower half of the baby’s face you ensure nothing is blocking their air supply.

2. Stay in kissing distance. Make sure you can kiss the top of your baby’s head while he is comfortably wrapped. This ensures your baby isn’t riding too low in the wrap.

3. Chin up. Check to make sure your little guy’s chin and chest aren’t touching. If they are, it could make it difficult for him to breathe.

4. Check for the logo. Especially if you’re using a PEAPOD Creations wrap, make sure the logo portion is pulled up high enough to ensure your baby is secure.

5. Take care of baby first, then the wrap. When you’re done using the baby wrap, take the baby out of it first. Once your baby is taken care of, take off the wrap. Untying the wrap before your baby is securely elsewhere can cause injury.

For full instructions from PEAPOD Creations, visit this page.

May 5th, 2011

Discount! (in case you missed the newsletter)

A couple posts ago, we announced the winner of the Belle Baby Carrier (congrats again, Carissa!). But even if you didn’t win the carrier this month, you still get a winning deal. Use the coupon code




to get 10 percent off any purchase on until the end of the month. So if you were eyeing that particular Belle Baby Carrier, you can put it toward that. If you’d rather go for a baby wrap or another accessory, it will work for those too. But the deal only lasts till the end of the month.

Happy shopping!

May 2nd, 2011

How to Use Your Belle Baby Carrier

Last week, we gave away a brand new Belle Baby Carrier. And as our featured product for the month, you can get the Belle Baby Carrier for a good price throughout this month. (If you didn’t receive the promo code, subscribe to our newsletter using the link to the right for great deals every month!)

If you’ve never used a baby carrier, putting it on might seem difficult. However, it’s really a quite simple process. We at Around My Baby have put together this video to help you see how easy it is to use a Belle Baby Carrier. Enjoy!