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Almost every parent invests in a baby crib mobile.  Babies just love them because it calms them when they're trying to go to sleep.  Once they're old enough to pull the mobile down, however, most parents remove them.  For those of us who'd like to continue to entertain our tots with mobiles even as they outgrow the crib version, we introduce you to the Fandangling.

The Fandangling quickly turns any ceiling fan into an interesting mobile that is totally safe for kids of all ages, as it's out of their reach. It's an entertaining, unique baby/child gift that will last much longer than traditional mobiles.  Choose from fun themes such as butterflies, safari, underwater adventure, sports, bugs and more.  Or you can customize your own.  The kits easily attach to any ceiling fan in minutes. Then just set your fan to low speed and let the fun begin!

Another thing we love about Fandangling is that they donate 10% of the proceeds to organizations such as Build.org and ThinkingOutsidetheCage.org.

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Fandangling: Turn Your Fan into a Fun Mobile

Almost every parent invests in a baby crib mobile. Babies just love them because it calms them when they’re trying to go to sleep. Once they’re old enough to pull the mobile down, however, most parents remove them. For those … »» Read the article

In honor of Mother's and Father's Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop went on the hunt for the latest, must-have electronic gadgets and gifts to make our lives easier and more fun.  Today, we feature the iHome IP38, WikiReader, JVC Picsio Pocket Camcorder, Motorola Universal Bluetooth Headset from Target, and ChillPill Mobile Speakers.  Read on to find out how you can enter to win these fun gifts.

Electronic Gifts & Gadgets for Mother’s or Father’s Day

In honor of Mother’s and Father’s Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop went on the hunt for the latest, must-have electronic gadgets and gifts to make our lives easier and more fun. Today, we feature the iHome IP38, WikiReader, JVC Picsio Pocket … »» Read the article

With nearly every famous designer spinning off kid’s lines, it’s become harder and harder for busy moms to keep up with their mini fashionistas, especially on a budget (Suri Cruise buying up $800 Ferragamo handbags isn’t helping). As busy moms flock to sites like Gilt to maintain their own hautness on a budget, they’re also turning to flash sale sites like Zulily.

Zulily: Daily Deals on Favorite Kids Brands

With nearly every famous designer spinning off kid’s lines, it’s become harder and harder for busy moms to keep up with their mini fashionistas, especially on a budget (Suri Cruise buying up $800 Ferragamo handbags isn’t helping). As busy moms … »» Read the article

In honor of Mother's and Father's Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop went on the hunt for the latest, must-have electronic gifts and gadgets to make our lives easier and more fun.  Today, we feature the Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Bluetooth headset, the Flipper Remote, the electronic Rubiks Touchcube, and the MotorMouse Porsche Mouse.  Read on to find out how you can enter to win these fun gifts!

Electronic Gifts & Gadgets for Mother’s or Father’s Day

In honor of Mother’s and Father’s Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop went on the hunt for the latest, must-have electronic gifts and gadgets to make our lives easier and more fun. Today, we feature the Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Bluetooth headset, … »» Read the article

In honor of Mother's Day and Father's Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop went on the hunt for the latest, must-have electronic gifts and gadgets to make our lives easier and more fun.  Over the next few days we will introduce you to our finds.  Today, we feature the Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset, Sleeptracker Elite, Hello Kitty Crystal Earbuds, and the Spracht Aura BluNote.

Electronic Gifts & Gadgets for Mother’s or Father’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Celebrity Baby Scoop went on the hunt for the latest, must-have electronic gifts and gadgets to make our lives easier and more fun. Over the next few days we will introduce you … »» Read the article

This Mother’s Day, Edible Gifts Plus is swapping out fragrant flower gifts for finger looking good gourmet goodies. It’s one thing to send mom a bouquet of flowers on Mother’s Day, but we think mom will enjoy these gourmet goodies so much more! Just ask celeb moms Tori Spelling and Trista Sutter, who love this online bakery for its cookies, krispy treats, brownies, petit fours and so much more.

EdibleGiftsPlus: Delicious Sweets & Treats for Mom

This Mother’s Day, Edible Gifts Plus is swapping out fragrant flower gifts for finger looking good gourmet goodies. It’s one thing to send mom a bouquet of flowers on Mother’s Day, but we think mom will enjoy these gourmet goodies … »» Read the article

Having a colicky baby as a new mom can be stressful.  Coddlelife introduces us to one way to cut down on colic due to gas with its BPA-free bottle featuring a unique one-piece venting system that cuts down on gas, spit up and ear infections.  That's music to a mom's ears!

CoddleLife Bottles: Reduce Colic

Having a colicky baby as a new mom can be stressful. Coddlelife introduces us to one way to cut down on colic due to gas with its BPA-free bottle featuring a unique one-piece venting system that cuts down on gas, … »» Read the article

Haven't you heard, green is in!  Shop in style while saving the environment.  Thanks to Fashionable Notes, you can!  With themes like Green is the New Black, Fashionista Gone Green, I carry Hermes, Kors and Vuitton, but never Paper or Plastic, you can look good and do good while grocery shopping, running errands or hanging out at the beach.

Fashionable Notes: The Green Way to Shop

Haven’t you heard, green is in! Shop in style while saving the environment. Thanks to Fashionable Notes, you can! With themes like Green is the New Black, Fashionista Gone Green, I carry Hermes, Kors and Vuitton, but never Paper or … »» Read the article

No more spilled snacks on the floor or car seat the Munchkin Snack Catcher.  This clever snack cup keeps bite-sized snacks inside the container until little fingers pull them out. Even if it tips over! The soft flaps make it easy to access and the little finger cleaning bumps are a special plus for keeping nearby surfaces cleaner. This is one snack holder that will catch your attention...and keeps messes to a minimum!

Munchkin: Utensils for No-Mess Snacks & Drinks

No more spilled snacks on the floor or car seat the Munchkin Snack Catcher. This clever snack cup keeps bite-sized snacks inside the container until little fingers pull them out. Even if it tips over! The soft flaps make it … »» Read the article

No more back pain while teaching your little one how to walk.  This handy training aid allows parents to stand upright instead of leaning over to hold baby's hands, thereby saving the strain on your back. The Juppy is easy to use and convenient to carry everywhere you need to be.  It simply folds up and can easily be placed into your pursue or diaper bag.  

There are just three quick steps to get your baby into the Juppy.  Place baby into the one-size-fits-all padded Juppy (similar to putting on a pair of pants), zip the front ensuring that the zipper and logo are facing forward and adjust the straps according to your height.  And away you both go to the backyard, beach, park or any other fun adventure. 

In addition to saving your back, the Juppy actually helps baby to walk sooner with the sense of confidence and independence they get from walking "hands free".

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The Juppy: Baby Walker

No more back pain while teaching your little one how to walk. This handy training aid allows parents to stand upright instead of leaning over to hold baby’s hands, thereby saving the strain on your back. The Juppy is easy … »» Read the article

Who says grocery shopping can't be chic!  Goody Green Bags are the new eco-trendy reusable bags for the style conscious and environmentally friendly shopper.  With six stylish patterns and a functional design, Goody Green Bag is the perfect solution for a simple change that will not only help save our planet, but make shopping a lot more fun!

Think Green with Goody Green Bags

Who says grocery shopping can’t be chic! Goody Green Bags are the new eco-trendy reusable bags for the style conscious and environmentally friendly shopper. With six stylish patterns and a functional design, Goody Green Bag is the perfect solution for … »» Read the article

If only I was 8 years old again...  This adorable, whimsical bakery, serving the yummiest of frosted sweets, looks like something out of a fairytale.  Fully dressed in pastel pinks, blues, yellows, greens and whimsical illustrations of princesses and cakes, cookies and castles, Wonderland's website and bakery are a true fantasyland for any child.

Wonderland: The Enchanted Bakery

If only I was 8 years old again… This adorable, whimsical bakery, serving the yummiest of frosted sweets, looks like something out of a fairytale. Fully dressed in pastel pinks, blues, yellows, greens and whimsical illustrations of princesses and cakes, … »» Read the article

For parents looking to give their baby a homemade taste and nutrient filled meal without the hassle of preparing the food on their own, Baby's Belly is the answer. Developed by husband-wife, actor-actress, mom-dad team, Nicole Tubiola-Hutchison (ABC Family's Wildfire) and Kieren Hutchison (CW's One Tree Hill), Baby's Belly is Los Angeles' first baby food delivery program.

With age-appropriate meals such as purees for 6-month old babies to well-balanced full meals for toddlers, busy moms will appreciate the convenience and freshness while babies will appreciate the yummy taste.  And at $30 for a week's worth of food, the price is certainly tasty as well.  The program includes classic favorites such as spaghetti and meat sauce and pot roast or expand baby's culinary horizon with slightly more exotic options such as Curry Me Happy (lentils, tofu, zucchini).

Baby’s Belly: Fresh Baby Food Delivery Service

For parents looking to give their baby a homemade taste and nutrient filled meal without the hassle of preparing the food on their own, Baby’s Belly is the answer. Developed by husband-wife, actor-actress, mom-dad team, Nicole Tubiola-Hutchison (ABC Family’s Wildfire) … »» Read the article

As a young woman growing up in Australia, Aden and Anais founder Raegan Moya-Jones was introduced to many traditional practices of motherhood. One of them in particular-- swaddling babies in generously sized, gentle muslin sheets-- amazed her. Even the fussiest babies seemed to sleep more peacefully in muslin. Despite the hot days and the cold nights, muslin swaddles helped keep babies comfortable. And, most importantly, the very act of swaddling seemed to build a bond between mothers and their babies.  

These extremely popular muslin cotton swaddles are great for not only swaddling babies but as stroller covers, nursing covers, burp cloths and so much more.  The light weave of the muslin keeps both mom and baby cool in the heat and warm when chilly. Their extra large size (47x47) is made even better by the adorable prints.

In addition to these fabulous swaddling blankets, the brand now also offers sleeping bags to be worn over baby's pjs, eliminating the need for loose blankets, bibs with dual function as burp cloth, and towel & washcloth sets.

Word has spread quickly among Hollywood mommies. Aden and Anais blankets have been spotted with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Garner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts and many more.

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Aden and Anais: Muslin Swaddling Blankets

As a young woman growing up in Australia, Aden and Anais founder Raegan Moya-Jones was introduced to many traditional practices of motherhood. One of them in particular– swaddling babies in generously sized, gentle muslin sheets– amazed her. Even the fussiest … »» Read the article

BY NADIA CARRIERE

Rated "World's Leading Family Resort" for 3 years in a row, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Village & Spa is a family's dream come true. This gem is located along the exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands - one of the top 10 best scuba diving destinations in the world and home to one of the best beaches in the world. With 615 rooms, facilities, activities  resort is paradise on earth, perfectly suited for families big and small, with children of all ages!

If you are in the middle of planning your family vacation, looking for somewhere to go this spring break or currently researching the best place to take your winter holiday in 2011, sit back, relax and read on as there is no need to look any further. 

After landing at the Providenciales airport and gathering up our luggages we were greeted by Beaches staff who arranged for a shuttle to the resort. The short 15 minute drive was pleasant and our driver was friendly. Love the ease and convenience of this service! When you are on vacation, who wants to go searching for a taxi?

Live music, fruit punch (with or without rum), and refreshing damp towels were a welcome surprise upon arrival! The staff was incredibly gracious and after our speedy check-in led us to our suite.

Beaches Turks & Caicos: The World’s Best All Inclusive Resort For Families

BY NADIA CARRIERE Rated “World’s Leading Family Resort” for 3 years in a row, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Village & Spa is a family’s dream come true. This gem is located along the exotic Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks … »» Read the article

California Baby: I Love You Bath Collection

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most fragrant way with California Baby’s I Love You collection, specially blended to encourage relaxation and relieve tension. Consisting of aromatherapy spritzer, massage oil, and bubble bath, California Baby is as much fun for mom … »» Read the article

BestEver: Animal-themed Baby Mats

It’s not always easy for on-the-go parents to find a clean and cozy place for little ones to catch some ZZZs while traveling or visiting friends and family. BESTEVER’s line of animal-themed Baby Mats™ creates an instant and portable 31-inch … »» Read the article

Most parents are now on high alert when it comes to food contamination. At CelebrityBabyScoop, we're no different.  As news of foodborne illness and unsafe food supply continues to mount, a new food cleaner line aims to help parents take the safety of their meals into their own hands.  EAT CLEANER is the first all-natural, odorless and tasteless food wash that is laboratory-tested to be 99.9% effective in removing pesticides, waxes and surface debris that can carry bacteria from produce, seafood and poultry, including Salmonella and E. Coli.

Eat Cleaner: Food Wash for Fruits & Veggies

Most parents are now on high alert when it comes to food contamination. At CelebrityBabyScoop, we’re no different. As news of foodborne illness and unsafe food supply continues to mount, a new food cleaner line aims to help parents take … »» Read the article

Yes, it's now uber cool to walk around with a lollipop!  At least if it's a couture lollipop from Sugar Factory!  This candy, chocolate and gift basket boutique, with a flagship location at the Mirage in Las Vegas, has made lollipops a couture trend.  With a long list of celebrity fans, including Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Denise Richards, Tori Spelling, Sting, Kelly Rutherford, and the list continues, Couture Pops with their bejeweled handles have literally become a fashion accessory.  Choose from yummy flavors such as creamy orange, watermelon, pina colada, green apple and more, all with reusable handles in a variety of "bling" finishes to match any mood, occasion or outfit.

Beyond lollipops, Sugar Factory offers an incredible assortment of confectionery gifts for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, new baby, get well, holidays, romance, and more.  And, wow, do they ever make an impact!  I was the lucky recipient of their new baby boy and baby girl gift baskets which arrived impeccably packed and chocked full of everyone's favorites.  Each festive basket was filled with super sized swirl lollipops, jelly beans, popcorn crunch, gourmet chocolates, crispy cupcakes, fudge fortune cookies, chocolate cigars, along with the company's signature rubber ducky.  Even the baskets themselves were impressive and could easily be used to store diapers, wipes and other baby necessities after the gourmet goodies are long gone.

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Sugar Factory: Couture Lollipops & Sweet Tooth Gifts

Yes, it’s now uber cool to walk around with a lollipop! At least if it’s a couture lollipop from Sugar Factory! This candy, chocolate and gift basket boutique, with a flagship location at the Mirage in Las Vegas, has made … »» Read the article

There is nothing better than giving (and receiving) unique gifts during the holidays. INK + WIT's modern urban illustrations and designs are all created by the lovely Tara Hogan who's appreciation for nature's intricate beauty shine throughout. All products are then printed on 100% cotton paper made from tree free fibers along with 100% post consumer recycled paper and the ink used is soy and water based.

INK + WIT: Letterpress Paper Products

There is nothing better than giving (and receiving) unique gifts during the holidays. INK + WIT’s modern urban illustrations and designs are all created by the lovely Tara Hogan who’s appreciation for nature’s intricate beauty shine throughout. All products are … »» Read the article

To capture all of those memorable moments during this holiday season, a digital camera is definitely a must have item. Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to test out Nikon's new COOLPIX S640 digital camera. As a photographer, my camera of choice is a Digital SLR but I really wanted to try out a camera that could be slipped into your shirt pocket (yes it was a gift idea for my husband ;-).

Nikon has really thought of everything with this camera! The slim compact design is great for traveling and features a high-quality 2.7 -inch Clear Colour Display with an ultra wide-viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, fingerprint and water repellent layer, and screen brightness boost function.

Nikon COOLPIX S640: A Digital Camera Built For Speed & Ease Of Use

To capture all of those memorable moments during this holiday season, a digital camera is definitely a must have item. Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to test out Nikon’s new COOLPIX S640 digital camera. As … »» Read the article

Episencial has come out with a luxurious, all natural,  immune boosting skin care system for babies and kids, free from all synthetic chemicals  and made from all natural ingredients (many of which are organic). Beautifully packaged in recycled and sustainable materials which are both phthalate and BPA free, they feature the fantastic and familiar artwork from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  They are even manufactured using solar power!

After looking high and low for a diaper cream which can be used with cloth diapers, I was excited to read that Episencial's nurturing balm  does not clog fabric or washing machines! This one-of-a-kind product was one of my personal favorites along with the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath which is softly scented with calming essential oils - perfect for winding down your baby or toddler . These are the most gentle and mild products I have ever used on my children's skin.  The scent is very pleasant and light (some are unscented).

Episencial: Chemical-free Skin Care System For Kids & Babies

Episencial has come out with a luxurious, all natural, immune boosting skin care system for babies and kids, free from all synthetic chemicals and made from all natural ingredients (many of which are organic). Beautifully packaged in recycled and sustainable … »» Read the article

As a work at home mom always on the go, my best friends are my Blackberry and iPod Touch.  To protect these babies, I have tried a few different cases however nothing has come close to the high quality Sena Cases. This fabulous company offers a wide range of covers and cases for phones, pdas, gaming devices and cameras each individually handcrafted with the finest European leather.

Over the last few weeks, I tested out a couple of Sena's most popular styles. For my Blackberry I opted for the MagnetFlipper in red crocodile. This innovative design utilizes a magnetic closure on the padded and cushioned flap, which can be accessed with the flick of your thumb. I love the energy-saving sleep function which activates once you close the case, thus saving battery life. I can now toss my phone in my diaper bag without worrying about it scratching or getting banged up. All of the cutouts are perfectly aligned and don't hinder the use of controls in the least. There is also a removable metal clip system for those of you who like your phone clipped to a belt.

For my iPod I decided to go with the Milano Flip and definitely wasn't disappointed!
The slim curve-hugging leather design was a welcome change from the clunky case I used previously.  No need to remove your iPod from the Milano Flip in order to use it! There is a soft velvet lining with light protective layers and cutouts for ports for play and "touch" functionality. Looking for a place to store a couple of business cards? Pop a couple in the Multi-purpose pocket and your good to go! All in all the Milano is one of the most stylish iPod cases I've seen.

I will mention that once I received these cases the leather seemed a tad too snug however I was assured by Sena that the leather would soften and "give in" after a couple days - which it has.  The leather is now buttery soft and both devices fit perfectly!

All cases come in a red velvet bag, packaged in a glossy box. If you are looking for the perfect gift,  especially for that special person who has "everything" -  this is it! Even Martha Stewart and Eva Longoria are fans of this fabulous company.

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Sena Cases: Designer Cases For Phones & PDAs

As a work at home mom always on the go, my best friends are my Blackberry and iPod Touch. To protect these babies, I have tried a few different cases however nothing has come close to the high quality Sena … »» Read the article

Reusable bags are becoming more and more popular due to the growing concern of excess paper and plastic consumption.  The problem I have found is I often forget to bring our bags and end up purchasing plastic ones at the grocery store.

Neela Bags has come up with durable, washable totes that are hard-wearing, lightweight and compact. 

The Market Pack which contains five of Neela's signature fold-up Market Totes in a stylish carrying case, is my personal favorite. Made from soft polypropylene, these durable totes have a gusseted bottom and measure 12.5" x 13.5" x 8.25" once opened. The easy to fold design with Velcro closure allows them to fold up into a neat 6.6" x 3.5 "x 2" roll to tuck neatly in the smaller carry case (which also doubles as a lunch tote).

Neela Bags: Stylish, Reusable & Compact Totes

Reusable bags are becoming more and more popular due to the growing concern of excess paper and plastic consumption. The problem I have found is I often forget to bring our bags and end up purchasing plastic ones at the … »» Read the article

With all the hype on BPAs and the toxicity in various baby bottles, most mothers are opting for glass instead of plastic.

Silikids has come up with some brilliant products including an entire line of Siliskins which protect glass bottles and cups. All the materials used are not only non toxic and hypoallergenic, they are also free of bisphenol-A, lead, PVC and phtalates!

One of their new products, the 6 oz. Siliskin glass, is perfect for toddlers who have graduated onto using the big kid's cups. It offers excellent grip, preventing slippage and protects against breaking glass. In the event that the glass does break, the silicone's extra protections keeps the glass inside the liner instead of all over your floors.

Silikids: Silicone Must Haves For Your Children

With all the hype on BPAs and the toxicity in various baby bottles, most mothers are opting for glass instead of plastic. Silikids has come up with some brilliant products including an entire line of Siliskins which protect glass bottles … »» Read the article