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

 

10off511

 

to get 10 percent off any purchase on AroundMyBaby.com 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!

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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!

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April 28th, 2011

And … We Have a Winner!

It’s been a busy day around here, but I’m really excited to announce the giveaway winner! There were so many great responses. It was awesome to read about all you great moms who do so many fun things with your babies! And even if you didn’t win this time, you can still get a discount on Belle Baby Carriers and other products throughout the month by using the coupon code listed in our newsletter (subscribe using the form on the right of this page).

So without further ado, the random number generator has spoken. And the winner is comment number 19 …

Carissa who said, “Boy do I need one of these! I’ve got a 20 month old and a 7 month old (that’s right–13 months). My husband is deployed to Iraq and getting to and from church is a disaster. The little one is too heavy for her carseat so I come home each week with black, blue, and purple shins from it banging against my legs while I help the older one walk/carry her to nursery. Don’t get me started on Walmart trips and other excursions! :) I would LOVE to be able to put the baby in a carrier and not have to worry about her falling out or tipping while I chase around big sister, and I even might show my non-bruised white legs off in shorts this summer!”

Congratulations, Carissa! It sounds like you will put the baby carrier to great use. 🙂 Look for an e-mail from us requesting your shipping information.

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Look for more giveaways in the future!

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April 25th, 2011

How Long Can I Use My Baby Carrier?

Enter the Belle Baby Carrier giveaway here.

Belle Baby CarrierBaby carriers are convenient and offer a lot of benefits to both the parent and the baby, but many first-time carrier users have a few questions. Naturally, the health and safety of your baby are most important, and it’s good to learn as much as you can about our products before you buy them. But when you buy a product from AroundMyBaby.com, you can be sure we have tested the products ourselves and offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all products.

One of the more common questions parents ask is how long they can use our baby carriers to wear their babies. Obviously, they are not designed to carry an eight-year-old, but where is the line between child and baby? And exactly how big is too big?

Specific information is available for all our products on product pages, including how long the baby carrier will hold your baby. In general, baby carriers are safe to use until your baby is 20-30 pounds. At that point, though, you might not want to carry your baby around all the time anyway!

If you have other questions about our products, feel free to e-mail support@aroundmybaby.com. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.

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April 16th, 2011

Be Wrapped Up in Your Baby

Be wrapped up in your baby.

Enter the Belle Baby Carrier giveaway here.

The theme of Around My Baby is “Be wrapped up in your baby.” All the products we sell—baby carriers, baby slings, baby pouches, baby wraps and other baby products—help you take care of your baby and, more importantly, be absolutely, positivly wrapped up in her.

When you find out you’re going to have a baby, everything changes. Time you used to spend thinking about yourself is now channeled into your baby. Plans for the future shift to accommodate another teeny, tiny person. You worry about how you will take care of your baby, but those feelings are overshadowed by feelings of anticipation and excitement.

When your baby comes, those feelings are only intensified. And that’s where our products come in.

When you’re pregnant, you have your baby inside you. When you give birth, your baby is no longer dependent on you to provide oxygen and nutrients directly into its little body, but it still relies on you to keep it healthy. And plenty of snuggling definitely helps.

Baby carriers, slings, pouches and wraps let you hold your baby close. And as many benefits as these products have, they’re really about keeping you wrapped up in your baby.

Absolutely, completely, positively wrapped up.

 

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April 8th, 2011

Benefits of Using Baby Carriers

If you’re looking for the Belle Baby Carrier giveaway, click here.

Baby Carriers
Baby carriers are great for both Mom and baby.

When you’re getting ready to welcome a little one into your home, there’s no end to the things you could buy. Your baby will need a car seat, a stroller, a crib, clothes, and toys, not to mention a (seemingly) never-ending supply diapers, formula and fresh onesies. So why would you add a baby carrier to the list?

As important as all of those things are for your baby, baby carriers have unique benefits you can’t get from other products for both Mom and baby. Here are just a few:

Physical contact. When your baby is a newborn, he’s trying to adjust to life outside the womb. Having him with you in a carrier allows your baby to hear the beat of your heart and feel warmth from your body, just like he is accustomed to feeling.

Free hands. When you have a new baby, all you’re going to want to do is snuggle. But baby or not, you need to get things done at least once in a while. With a baby carrier, you can hold your baby close while still doing the dishes, folding laundry or working on the computer. This will help you feel more accomplished and give you more patience as you see to your baby’s needs.

Prevented crying. Babies cry in order to communicate a need, but holding your baby in a baby carrier will help you anticipate your child’s needs before she cries. You may be able to feel her stomach growl or feel her relax as she gets tired. Knowing these things ahead of time can help you see to her needs before she becomes so uncomfortable she starts to cry.

Social development. As babies grow older, they begin to develop social skills. They become more aware of people around them and learn to speak. Holding your baby facing forward in a baby carrier can help stimulate this growth. Instead of sitting in an isolated car seat, your baby will be able to see out and look around while you walk around the park, do your grocery shopping or visit neighbors. This can help them better observe social interactions and develop their own skills more quickly.

 

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April 4th, 2011

Giveaway: Belle Baby Carrier

Happy April! Hopefully, summer is well on its way wherever you are. Spring has been teasing us around here, but we’re hoping the snow will melt (yes, snow…) and the warm weather will come to stay!

In honor of this yearly miracle, we’re hosting our first giveaway. Hooray!

This month, we’re giving away an awesome Belle Baby Carrier. We love these carriers because they grow with your baby—when she is just a few months old, you can keep her warm, wrapped up and close to your heartbeat, just like she was in the womb. But as she grows, you can turn her around and let her see what you can see. The Belle Baby Carrier also has:

• Head support that is detachable so it grows with your baby.

• An easy-to-use buckle system that is both secure and comfortable for your baby.

• A design that allows direct contact between mom and baby for comforting closeness.

And there are LOTS of ways to enter. Each of these will get you one entry.

  1. Leave a comment telling us what you will do with the Belle Baby Carrier.
  2. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter by e-mailing newsletter@aroundmybaby.com, then comment and tell us you did.
  3. Blog about our giveaway with a link back to our site, then leave a comment with a link to your post.
  4. Share the giveaway on Facebook, then leave a comment letting us know you shared the love.

There you have it—four possible entries! We will choose a winner on April 28, but even if you don’t win, we’ll still have a little something for those who subscribed to the newsletter. Stay tuned.

OK. Ready, set, go!

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April 1st, 2011

Welcome to the Around My Baby Blog!

Welcome to the Around My Baby blog! We love the products we have on our site and are confident you will love them too. The Around My Baby blog is the place to find updates on new products, discount opportunities and giveaways. (Watch for our first giveaway next week!) So do your thing—follow our blog, add us to your blogroll, subscribe to us on your reader—whatever you have to do keep up with everything going on over here. You won’t be disappointed.

Around My Baby is part of Modish Marketing LLC, a women-owned company. We pride ourselves in providing mothers like you with a good place to shop for high-quality, safe and fashionable baby carriers to help you keep up with your busy life while still giving your baby the attention it deserves.

As mothers ourselves, we hand pick our products for usability, quality and appearance. We test them before they become available to customers, so we stand behind every product we sell with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Our boutique-style website includes high-end designer baby carriers, baby slings, baby pouches, baby wraps, bags, and blankets, all within a secure online shopping environment. We are constantly adding new products, so be sure to check back often for new items (and the giveaways that come with them!).

We’d love to hear from you as we get this blog up and running. Feel free to contact us any time with questions, concerns or suggestions. We’re happy to help you find whatever you’re looking for and answer any questions you might have.

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