Posts tagged ‘baby products’

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 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.

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.

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.

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.