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We recently discovered Happy Blankie, soft, oversized cuddly animals that are the perfect combination of stuffed animal and blanket.  Pretty neat right?  But that's not the best part.  Every time someone buys a Happy Blankie, an identical blanket is given to a child in a hospital, orphanage or distressed situation around the world.  How cool is that?  Their mission is "one to love" and "one to give".  What a great lesson for every child!  Celebrity moms Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling, Courteney Cox and Kelly Rutherford all agree.

Happy Blankie: One to Love and One to Give

We recently discovered Happy Blankie, soft, oversized cuddly animals that are the perfect combination of stuffed animal and blanket. Pretty neat right? But that’s not the best part. Every time someone buys a Happy Blankie, an identical blanket is given … »» Read the article

Summertime means lots of outings to the beach or pool.  And with temperatures soaring, there's plenty of water time left.  This Summer, after letting your baby splash around, wrap him or her up in a plush, cozy hooded towel from Bebe au Lait.  The Bebe au Lait Hooded Towel Collection is made from soft, absorbent 100% cotton terry and is trimmed in their beautiful signature prints.  It's fashion meets function at it's best.

Bebe au Lait: Beautiful, Plush Hooded Baby Towels

Summertime means lots of outings to the beach or pool. And with temperatures soaring, there’s plenty of water time left. This Summer, after letting your baby splash around, wrap him or her up in a plush, cozy hooded towel from … »» Read the article

We all know that having a baby means carrying lots of stuff.  Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, burp cloths, formula, you name it.  That's when we, as parents, turn to the diaper bag.  A must-have commodity for every new mom and dad.  However, these days, no one wants to carry an oversized, clunky bag that screams diaper bag.  Fortunately, thanks to Momma Couture, carrying a diaper bag can be done in style while offering even better function for baby stuff then the previous generation of bags.

MommaCouture: Stylish, Insulated Diaper Bags

We all know that having a baby means carrying lots of stuff. Diapers, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, burp cloths, formula, you name it. That’s when we, as parents, turn to the diaper bag. A must-have commodity for every new mom and … »» Read the article

We were recently introduced to BabyChix.com, an online baby gift boutique filled with truly unique gifts.  Everything from hand crocheted baby blankets, custom disposable diapers to towel hoodies and Mommy Belly Butter creme can be found in this adorable online store.  We love the brand's signature product-the BabyChix Ceramic Diaper.  Talk about a fun keepsake gift!  They’re available in 3 sizes and are super handy for storing all kinds of baby accessories near the changing table.  They're also great as floral arrangements, tabletop settings for baby showers or as a general catch-all for miscellaneous stuff.  The ceramic diaper comes in a variety of styles and colors as well featuring sayings such as "Change Me" and "My Stuff"or you can even personalize it with initials.

BabyChix: Keepsake Ceramic Diapers

We were recently introduced to BabyChix.com, an online baby gift boutique filled with truly unique gifts. Everything from hand crocheted baby blankets, custom disposable diapers to towel hoodies and Mommy Belly Butter creme can be found in this adorable online … »» Read the article

Wish these had been around when I was having my kids.  Fitness programs to keep you in tip top shape while pregnant, help you get through labor and get you back into pre-bump shape after delivery.  The Fitmom series of three DVDs from Andrea Page covers it all-strength and endurance while pregnant, yoga poses to ease the labor and delivery process and toning and sculpting to get back to pre pregnancy shape.

Fitmom DVDs-Fitness Programs for Pregnancy, Labor and Postnatal

Wish these had been around when I was having my kids. Fitness programs to keep you in tip top shape while pregnant, help you get through labor and get you back into pre-bump shape after delivery. The Fitmom series of … »» Read the article

Looking for super cute baby shower invitations or birth announcements?  You have to check out Storkie.com!  Their amazing website lets you customize graphics in addition to text, so you can create truly unique invitations that match YOU and your style.  From hair color to skin tone, outfits to colors, Storkie’s “dynamic designs” are awesome.  With a wide range of designs, contemporary to classic, you are sure to find the perfect baby stationery and more.  For over 20 years, Storkie has been offering high quality printing at affordable prices. You don’t need to be a celebrity to have awesome baby announcements and invitations.

Check out more of my favorite baby shower invitations, “Babywood Invitations”, with the graphics personalized in two totally different ways:

Storkie Express Baby Stationery

Looking for super cute baby shower invitations or birth announcements? You have to check out Storkie.com! Their amazing website lets you customize graphics in addition to text, so you can create truly unique invitations that match YOU and your style. … »» Read the article

Every baby and child loves a yummy blanket to cuddle up in.  They love it even more when it's personalized with their name and birthdate.  Introducing Butterscotch Blankees, adorable, customized blankets that make for a beautiful gift upon baby's arrival and will become a lifelong keepsake.  Even the packaging is charming as the order arrives wrapped like a piece of butterscotch candy with tied bronze tulle ribbons on both ends.

Butterscotch Blankees: Personalized Blankets for Babies & Kids

Every baby and child loves a yummy blanket to cuddle up in. They love it even more when it’s personalized with their name and birthdate. Introducing Butterscotch Blankees, adorable, customized blankets that make for a beautiful gift upon baby’s arrival … »» Read the article

Who knew that making a mistake could be so much fun!  Kids will be a little more excited about doing their homework with KidsErasers.  This entertaining collection of erasers will turn every child (and many parents) into pencil users.  With erasers like hamburgers and fries, iPods, cell phones, skateboards, donuts and pancakes, penguins, elephants and rubber duckies, how can you resist?

KidsErasers: Making Homework Fun

Who knew that making a mistake could be so much fun! Kids will be a little more excited about doing their homework with KidsErasers. This entertaining collection of erasers will turn every child (and many parents) into pencil users. With … »» Read the article

For celebrity parents, beauty sleep is no joke – it’s a must-have! Luckily, the Good Nite Lite is helping some celeb mommies and daddies get a longer night’s sleep. The Good Nite Lite uses visual cues to help teach children when the appropriate time is to get out of bed in the morning. It features a friendly, glowing caricature face that changes from a Moon to a Sun at the programmed “wake-up” time and from a Sun to a Moon at the programmed “bedtime.” With the help of their parents (or grandparents), children rapidly come to associate the moon image with the knowledge that it is still bedtime and the sun with the idea that it is the correct time to wake up.

The Good Nite Lite: Helping Kids and Parents Get a Good Night’s Sleep

For celebrity parents, beauty sleep is no joke – it’s a must-have! Luckily, the Good Nite Lite is helping some celeb mommies and daddies get a longer night’s sleep. The Good Nite Lite uses visual cues to help teach children … »» Read the article

Moms and dads everywhere struggle with getting their little ones to sleep. Did you know that swaddled babies sleep better?  Swaddle Designs founder Lynette Damir sure did and, consequently, developed the ultimate receiving blanket line and called it SwaddleDesigns.  Swaddling can seem complicated, however, to new parents. This is why SwaddleDesigns blankets are large and square with swaddling instructions sewn to the edge of the blanket, so parents have an effective swaddling technique at their fingertips.  Now everyone, moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers can swaddle like a Pro!

There are plenty of celebrity moms are swaddling like pros too.  The brand has an impressive list of celeb mommy enthusiasts including: Tori Spelling, Brooke Burke, Alison Sweeney, Bridget Moynihan, Marcia Cross and many more.  Famous identical triplets and new mommies, Erica, Jaclyn, and Nicole (Erica is married to Dr. Phil's son) even collaborated with the company on a special Triplets Paisley collection.  Jaclyn is pictured above with daughter Chanel cozied up in her Swaddle Designs blanket.

Swaddle Designs: Making Swaddling Simple

Moms and dads everywhere struggle with getting their little ones to sleep. Did you know that swaddled babies sleep better? Swaddle Designs founder Lynette Damir sure did and, consequently, developed the ultimate receiving blanket line and called it SwaddleDesigns. Swaddling … »» Read the article

Ever wonder what kind of baby furniture has made the must-have list in Hollywood? If you ask celeb mommies Bree Turner, mom of newborn Stella Jean, and Karolina Kurkova, mom to 8-month old Tobin, they will tell you that their nurseries are decorated with the contemporary, sustainable and customizable line of Muu baby furniture.

Muu: Baby Furniture for Celeb Baby Nurseries

Ever wonder what kind of baby furniture has made the must-have list in Hollywood? If you ask celeb mommies Bree Turner, mom of newborn Stella Jean, and Karolina Kurkova, mom to 8-month old Tobin, they will tell you that their … »» Read the article

If you're a parent concerned about the toxicity of the plates, cups and utensils your kids eat and drink from, you will love this new eco-friendly tableware.  Made from corn, yes, we said corn, Mother's Corn is non-toxic, anti-bacterial, bio-degradable and contains no environmental hormones.  Already popular in the Far East,  Mother's corn is safe for kids and the environment and helps to protect the earth for generations to come.

Since Mother's Corn is made from the natural resource of corn starch, environmental hormones, carcinogens, and heavy metals are not found in their products. It is totally safe when babies chew the container or when it contains hot foods. And, unlike other corn plastic containers which are disposable, Mother's Corn offers excellent durability.  A couple of drawbacks are that the products are not microwave or dishwasher safe as it will shorten the life of the products, however, Mother's Corn tableware is quickly and easily cleaned by handwashing.

Choose from a wide variety of convenient tableware products, including cereal bowls, cups of varying sizes (with or without lid), sectioned plates, spoon and fork set, and all inclusive sets.  In addition, the company offers cutting boards and sink strainers made of the same bio-degradable resource.

Exclusive CBS Offer:  Enter coupon code hollywood01 for a 25% discount on your order.

Mother’s Corn: Eco-Friendly TableWare for Kids & Babies

If you’re a parent concerned about the toxicity of the plates, cups and utensils your kids eat and drink from, you will love this new eco-friendly tableware. Made from corn, yes, we said corn, Mother’s Corn is non-toxic, anti-bacterial, bio-degradable … »» Read the article

Every mom wants to feed her baby the best and freshest food – but it’s not always possible to select fresh ingredients and make your own.  Luckily you don’t have to worry anymore.   Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence has created an organic gourmet baby food called, Sprout.  It's certified organic, made entirely from nature’s purest ingredients, without any preservatives, sugar, starches or fillers and cooked to perfection for maximum flavor.  Plus, it comes in a convenient pouch package that makes into a bowl so it’s easy to use when you’re on the go.

Sprout Organic Baby Food: Fresh and Nutritious

Every mom wants to feed her baby the best and freshest food – but it’s not always possible to select fresh ingredients and make your own. Luckily you don’t have to worry anymore. Celebrity chef, Tyler Florence has created an … »» Read the article

Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen.  This time of the year, parents have to be extra vigilant about making sure their kids are properly protected from the sun.  A new product called Kid Safe Screen, from Marie Veronique Organics, helps you do just that without using harmful chemicals or petroleum products. It truly protects your little ones' delicate skin, keeping it safe from the sun and damaging ingredients.

Kid Safe Screen: Organic Protection From the Sun

Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen. This time of the year, parents have to be extra vigilant about making sure their kids are properly protected from the sun. A new product called Kid Safe Screen, from Marie Veronique Organics, helps you … »» Read the article

Leave it to Holland, the land of bicycles, to come up with this handy new bike/stroller combination.  Taga is a whole new way to travel and a whole new way for you and your child to experience the world.  Taga combines the fun of a bicycle with the functionality of a luxury stroller, it's exercise, sightseeing, and running errands all-in-one.

Taga: Bike & Stroller in One

Leave it to Holland, the land of bicycles, to come up with this handy new bike/stroller combination. Taga is a whole new way to travel and a whole new way for you and your child to experience the world. Taga … »» Read the article

As a new mom, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the baby information and products out there.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a resource that sifted through all the clutter and gave you exactly what you needed to know?  There is!!  We recently discovered a fabulous new resource for new moms-StrollerTraffic.

 StrollerTraffic is an addictive weekly email for moms with kids under the age of three—covering everything from new brands and brilliant inventions to emerging trends and controversial topics—all wrapped up in a smart, once-every-seven-days email that won't clog your inbox.
 
The witty little email has a huge following of magazine editors, fashion designers, and Hollywood types—it's been read by everyone from Kelly Rutherford to Carolina Zapf to Sarah Jessica Parker, who called herself a "devotee" of the site.
 
The StrollerTraffic editors interview well-known experts on everything from getting rid of toddler stains to the best educational toys for babies, and regularly chat with celebrity moms about things like the products they can't live without and the challenges of raising kids in the city.
 
New moms everywhere can receive StrollerTraffic's Every City edition (published on Tuesdays); to keep up on the latest in the Big Apple, subscribe to StrollerTraffic New York (published Mondays and Thursdays). Los Angeles and Dallas editions coming soon!  Be sure to sign up right away so you can be among the first to hear all about the latest swag and must-have baby & tot info.

StrollerTraffic: A New Mom’s Must-Have

As a new mom, you can easily become overwhelmed by all the baby information and products out there. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a resource that sifted through all the clutter and gave you exactly what you needed … »» Read the article

New moms (and dads) spend countless hours behind the baby stroller.  Just imagine if you could turn all those hours into a workout.  You'd lose those pregnancy pounds in no time.  Well now you can, with Love Handles.  The first and only product that turns your average baby stroller into a full body elliptical trainer.  With Summer and beach season at our doorstep, it's time to get back into shape.

Love Handles: Workout While Walking Baby

New moms (and dads) spend countless hours behind the baby stroller. Just imagine if you could turn all those hours into a workout. You’d lose those pregnancy pounds in no time. Well now you can, with Love Handles. The first … »» Read the article

Finding a perfect Father’s Day gift is never easy but finding that perfect gift for an expecting dad is nearly impossible. Socks and ties just don’t convey the right feeling. Gadgets seem too impersonal. You wish you could give him something that helps celebrate the arrival of his new baby but almost everything about pregnancy is for the mom. What about dad? 
 
The company Art Bellies specializes in pregnancy gifts perfect for dads. They offer easy-to-use pregnancy art kits that instantly turn any father-to-be into a Picasso. With only the materials provided in the kit, any dad can create stunning works of art using the silhouette of mom-to-be and her growing belly. The resulting life-size portraits are worthy of being displayed in the living room, nursery, home office or even the local art gallery. Finally, a way for the new father to be involved in the pregnancy.

Art Bellies Pregnancy Art Kit for Expecting Dads

Finding a perfect Father’s Day gift is never easy but finding that perfect gift for an expecting dad is nearly impossible. Socks and ties just don’t convey the right feeling. Gadgets seem too impersonal. You wish you could give him … »» Read the article

It's amazing how much gear a little tiny baby requires.  Changing pads, bibs, burp cloths, nursing covers, diaper bags, diapers and wipes pouches and the list goes on.  Just because you're carrying baby gear 24/7, doesn't mean you can't look chic while doing so.  Meet the designers over at Ajo Bebe who will outfit you in an amazing collection of baby gear decorated in incredibly fun, colorful, stylish patterns.

Ajo Bebe: Chic Baby Accessories

It’s amazing how much gear a little tiny baby requires. Changing pads, bibs, burp cloths, nursing covers, diaper bags, diapers and wipes pouches and the list goes on. Just because you’re carrying baby gear 24/7, doesn’t mean you can’t look … »» Read the article

Multitasking is one of the skills which new mamas learn to master pretty quickly. As soon as you’ve got a baby at home it’s not uncommon to start wishing for an extra pair of limbs – or two! Thankfully, the company behind the Simple Wishes pumping bra understands this desire and has done a great job helping moms get their arms back!  Just ask celeb mommies Nicole Sullivan and Camila Alves, both of whom are happy customers.

Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra

Multitasking is one of the skills which new mamas learn to master pretty quickly. As soon as you’ve got a baby at home it’s not uncommon to start wishing for an extra pair of limbs – or two! Thankfully, the … »» Read the article

A former graphic and web designer for small business and not-for-profit organizations, mom of two-Kelly Reif, has turned her talents toward all-things-infant as her own family expanded. The result . .  Oh Baby Prints, a labor of love to nurture new parents with warm, stylish greetings.  New moms and dads will love the sophisticated, chic, clean designs and the ability to make their baby's birth announcement as special and individual as their new bundle of joy!

Oh Baby Prints: Custom Photo Birth Announcements

A former graphic and web designer for small business and not-for-profit organizations, mom of two-Kelly Reif, has turned her talents toward all-things-infant as her own family expanded. The result . . Oh Baby Prints, a labor of love to nurture … »» Read the article

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Sex and the City 2 opens nationwide next Friday, May 27th!  What you may not know is that Charlotte, the hostess with the mostess, and mother of two in the film, is rocking one of Unique Vintage's Cherry Cupcake aprons in the film! 

This adorable Cherry Cupcakes hostess apron, designed by Jessica Steele, features a delicious cherry cupcake pattern with baby pink piping. It also has two convenient front pockets and bow detailing. The apron retails for $30 at UniqueVintage.com.

Unique Vintage is offering Celebrity Baby Scoop readers 20% off with the coupon code "hostess".

Photo courtesy of UniqueVintage.com

Make Baking Chic with Charlotte’s Apron

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Sex and the City 2 opens nationwide next Friday, May 27th! What you may not know is that Charlotte, the hostess with the mostess, and mother of two in the film, … »» Read the article

Kids love stuff with their name on it.  Backpacks, lunch totes, clothes, jewelry, bedding, you name it-sometimes it's out of necessity (making sure your child's stuff doesn't get mixed up with another's) and sometimes it's just a fashion statement.  Rosemary's Scents has launched a brand new way to customize with personalized fragrances for kids. All the ‘A’ list celebs have their own fragrances, and now your kids can too!

Rosemary’s Scents: Personalized Fragrances for Kids

Kids love stuff with their name on it. Backpacks, lunch totes, clothes, jewelry, bedding, you name it-sometimes it’s out of necessity (making sure your child’s stuff doesn’t get mixed up with another’s) and sometimes it’s just a fashion statement. Rosemary’s … »» Read the article

Babies and toddlers are notoriously good at dropping things.  Pacifiers and sippy cups are a couple of the most common items that moms end up spending their time searching for and retrieving, multiple times daily.  Moms lives just got a little easier with Sippigrip and PaciGrip from Booginhead.  No more lost or dirty pacifiers and sippy cups, now you can keep them close to baby at all times with these handy leashes that attach to clothing and baby furniture or gear.

No More Lost Pacifiers or Sippy Cups

Babies and toddlers are notoriously good at dropping things. Pacifiers and sippy cups are a couple of the most common items that moms end up spending their time searching for and retrieving, multiple times daily. Moms lives just got a … »» Read the article

Momologie is a free daily newsletter and website that delivers must-read information for living family life to the fullest.  It is where smart moms go to get their daily dose of fresh ideas and inspiration designed to enhance their everyday lives and special occasions. A one-stop location for practical, creative recommendations, tips and picks that are a simple reflection of every mom’s lifestyle and personality.  Sign up now for a chance to win $200.

Momologie: Your Daily Dose of Ideas & Inspiration for Moms

Momologie is a free daily newsletter and website that delivers must-read information for living family life to the fullest. It is where smart moms go to get their daily dose of fresh ideas and inspiration designed to enhance their everyday … »» Read the article