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For more than 35 years, Britax has been the best-selling child car seat in Europe and one of the most trusted brands in America due to their safety standards and ease of use.

Their new Advocate CS is incredibly innovative! The True side impact protection is designed to distribute crash forces keeping the head, neck and spine aligned to limit injury and the side impact cushions actually reduce the energy produced by side impact crashes by up to 50%.

Tried, Tested & True: Britax Advocate CS Convertible Car Seat

For more than 35 years, Britax has been the best-selling child car seat in Europe and one of the most trusted brands in America due to their safety standards and ease of use. Their new Advocate CS is incredibly innovative! … »» 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

There is nothing like welcoming a new baby into the world. Whether you are a first-time parent or if you already have a child, having a baby is one of the most exciting and wonderful times in a person's life. 

Parenthood can be daunting however due to the countless books, articles and magazines on the subject.  Family and friends who have been through this are often more than willing to offer their different (and usually opposite) opinions or pieces of advice. It can certainly get overwhelming! 

Jenna McCarthy's clever flip-cover book Cheers to the New Mom!/Cheers to the New Dad!: Tips and Tricks to Help You Ace the First Months of Parenthood is not a thick baby encyclopedia. This cute little hardcover reads like a chat with your best friend. Half is dedicated to moms and when you flip it over,  the second half is for the dads. Filled with helpful tips, tricks and inspirational quotes, Jenna covers all the basics without becoming a bore. Her warmth, wit and wisdom shines throughout. 

Cheers to the New Mom!/Cheers to the New Dad! would be a great gift for new parents. I know I would have appreciated it after my first daughter was born! Sometimes all you need is a few helpful tips and a bit of encouragement and Jenna delivers on both counts. 

To purchase this book check out Amazon.com.

Cheers To The New Mom!/Cheers To The New Dad!: Tips & Tricks To Help You Ace The First Months Of Parenthood

There is nothing like welcoming a new baby into the world. Whether you are a first-time parent or if you already have a child, having a baby is one of the most exciting and wonderful times in a person’s life. … »» Read the article

Storksak was created by two style-concious mothers aiming to design highly fashionable bags without sacrificing functionality. Over the last few years, Storksak has become a favorite with famous celebrity moms, especially Angelina Jolie.  The actress has been spotted with both the Emily and Gigi styles. 

For Fall 2009, Storksak has created two new versions of the The Emily bag available in both black and chocolate. Made from the most buttery soft leather, quality stitching and brass hardware, Storksak's Emily bag is incredible luxurious. 

Just like most of Storksak's bags, the Emily is large enough to hold almost anything and offer features which would benefit both stay-at-home as well as working moms.  Even if I didn't have children, this would make the perfect bag for work as the thermo-insulated bottle holders are great for keeping drinks cold or warm for up to 4 hours. 

This fashionable hobo bag also includes:


 Two bucked pockets in front with magnetic closures making them easy to open and close in a hurry (no need to undo the buckles. 
 
 An adjustable shoulder strap - accommodates different sizes and heights
 
 Wipe-clean lining and a washable changing mat - a lifesaver!
 
 Detachable clip for keys - no more searching through compartments!
 
 Large pockets - Great for storing all of baby's necessities
 
 Detachable inner bag - Great for makeup or for storing valuables. 
 

When it comes to diaper bags, there is no longer a need to sacrifice style and fashion. Storksak's contemporary design as well as durable fabric and leathers have created a new standard leading. I adore mine and look forward to using it for years to come!

Storksak is offering our readers free shipping in the U.S from November 7-14, 2009. Enter code CBSFREE upon checkout.

Storksak Emily Diaper Bag: Luxury Meets Functionality

Storksak was created by two style-concious mothers aiming to design highly fashionable bags without sacrificing functionality. Over the last few years, Storksak has become a favorite with famous celebrity moms, especially Angelina Jolie. The actress has been spotted with both … »» Read the article

Boys have a rough time when it comes to classy footwear. I mean, lets face it - most of the cute things these days are geared towards girls. 

Stride Rite has a line of classy yet oh so practical shoes for boys. The Sperry Top-Sider shoes come in a wide range of styles perfect for your son. (Keep in mind, that if you do have a little girl at home, they have also have a cute line for girls!)

Some of my favorites for the boys include:

Sperry Top-Sider Shoes Offer Class & Comfort

Boys have a rough time when it comes to classy footwear. I mean, lets face it – most of the cute things these days are geared towards girls. Stride Rite has a line of classy yet oh so practical shoes … »» Read the article

Ali Landry: "Must Have Products For Parents & Children"

Ali Landry: “Must Have Products For Parents & Children”

Ever wonder which products celebrity moms can’t live without? I know I do! With the best of the best at their fingertips, celebrity moms are usually in the know when it comes to hot products. Actress Ali Landry, owner of … »» 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

For the last 50 years, Kushies has been manufacturing high quality products and accessories for children and babies. Made from high quality materials, Kushies My Bag is the perfect solution for your little traveller - making day trips, camping or sleeping over at Grandmas just that more exciting!

Available in either Pink or Blue, Kushie's My Bag includes:

• An insulated snack box labeled "Yum", great for keeping foods fresh.
• An insulated medicine box for storing first aid supplies 
• A Clean clothes bag  
• A Dirty clothes bag
• A soiled clothes bag with laundry bag insert
• A shoe bag
• A matching pillow and blanket 
• A handy hook for hanging
• Separate compartments to store your child's things

Parents will find the My Bag gives peace of mind knowing their child is fully equipped and organized during their travels or nights away.  The fun labels are easy to identify making this suitable for both small and older children. Personally, I think this would make the ultimate daycare bag!

Brooke and Charlie Sheen are big fans of Kushies products! The celebrity couple said: "We take our Kushies My Bag everywhere with us when we leave the house, it's the perfect everyday bag to help keep things organized."

Jenna Elfman and Courteney Cox Arquette also have My Bags for their little ones!

Kushies is offering our readers here at Celebrity Baby Scoop a Free Kritter doll with every purchase as well as an exclusive 10% discount with every order! Just be sure to  enter code cbs10 upon checkout.

Kushies My Bag: The Ultimate Daycare & Overnight Bag

For the last 50 years, Kushies has been manufacturing high quality products and accessories for children and babies. Made from high quality materials, Kushies My Bag is the perfect solution for your little traveller – making day trips, camping or … »» Read the article

The Toddler Tech shoes by Stride Rite are absolutely perfect for your active toddler. Just like all of Stride Rite's quality footwear, the Toddler Techs are made from high-quality materials for durability and comfort. They feature a flexible outsole and cushioned heel to absorb the shock from all the jumping and running those little feet encounter throughout the day.  

Toddler Tech shoes are:

Lightweight: The soft full grain leather and nubuck uppers won't tire leg muscles during your child's active day. 

Cushioning: The airbag in the heel provides maximum cushioning and shock absorption to help keep your toddlers feet comfortable 

Flexible: Deep flex grooves provide the flexibility and lateral mobility that little feet need to navigate uneven terrain. 

Non-marking: The rubber, non-scuffing outsole protects your floors from those pesky marks. 

My daughter is much sturdier on her feet do to the high support system these shoes provide and I highly recommend them for parents with active toddlers.

Stride Rite also features a large celebrity following! Harlow Madden was just seen wearing a pair of Stride Rites while out and about with her mama Nicole Richie last week!

CBS Discount: Enter coupon code FALL20 for 20% off your entire footwear purchase. Offer expires 11/15/09

Tried, Tested & True: Stride Rite’s Toddler Tech Shoes

The Toddler Tech shoes by Stride Rite are absolutely perfect for your active toddler. Just like all of Stride Rite’s quality footwear, the Toddler Techs are made from high-quality materials for durability and comfort. They feature a flexible outsole and … »» Read the article

As an avid baby-wearer,  I'm not a big fan of the traditional framed carriers. When you are toting a growing baby around the house, excessive weight and bulkiness are the last thing you need in a carrier!

The kokopax classic is not your average traditional frame carrier. Weighing only 2.7 lbs, this lightweight carrier is a breeze to use. The convenient kickstand allows for easy loading and unloading which is fantastic when you don't have anyone around to help you! The alumnimum frame adjusts to fit individual users and the padded waist support is a welcome comfort. 

If you have an especially "jumpy" or active baby you will appreciate the 5-pt safety harness which helps to insure your child is secure.

The kokopax classic also features:

	•	made with 100% cotton canvas
	•	comfortable shoulder straps
	•	handy storage pocket
	•	5-pt. safety harness
	•	ties to secure pax protector™
	•	toy ring to attach koko™ or other toys
	•	fits in airline overhead bins
	•	makes a great every day baby backpack
	•	for use from 6 months to 2 years (or up to 35 pounds)
	•	includes green carry bag
	•	Available in the six fun colors, Bubbles, Buds, Sailor, Espresso, Garden & Licorice.

Keep your eye out for kokopax's exciting, new products set to hit stores between December '09 and January '10. Their smart, new eco-classic carrier™ made from 100% natural cotton fabric and eco-friendly dyes, will be available in three fabric patters: sprout, bubbles take-two and pax and will retail for $179.99. For cost conscious parents, the kokopax city is an ideal solution, retailing for $99.99.

Want a matching diaper bag? kokopax has that covered as well! The samantha diaper tote is a funky bag made with 100% cotton canvas and a custom designed water-resistant lining. 

Charlie and Brooke Sheen are big fans of the Kokopax carrier and sun hats for their twin boys Max and Bob!

Exclusive CBS discount: Enter code cbs2009 to receive a 10% discount on any order.

Tried, Tested & True: The kokopax Classic Carrier

As an avid baby-wearer, I’m not a big fan of the traditional framed carriers. When you are toting a growing baby around the house, excessive weight and bulkiness are the last thing you need in a carrier! The kokopax classic … »» Read the article

Baseball hats that actually fit small children are so hard to find! If you are lucky enough to come across one, chances are the design isn't exactly what you were looking for.

Little Fit has come up with a variety of "Little & Big Trucker" hats as well as "Classic" baseball caps,  which are specifically made in two sizes fitting infants and children from the ages of 4 months-5 years old. 
 
Our personal favorite is the "AB CD" couture trucker in pink bling, a tongue n' cheek variation of the famous AC DC logo.  I love the rhinestone touch on the lightning bolt! The hat also comes in black for the little dudes. 

If logos and designs aren't your thing, Little Fit also has a line of "Classic" baseball hats which come in red, black, blue, tan, pink and brown. Be sure to check the sizing before hand as its a little different then the trucker due to their "Flex" fit.

These rockin' caps are so cool, even Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's son Liam, is a fan!  The cool cutie was photographed wearing Little Fit's "Skull and Crossbone" trucker hat  during the taping of Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood.

Little Fit is offering Celebrity Baby Scoop readers an exclusive 10% discount as well as free shipping and handling on any order of 3 hats. Be sure to enter coupon code 
" Scoop" upon checkout.

Little Fit: Cool & Edgy Caps For Kids

Baseball hats that actually fit small children are so hard to find! If you are lucky enough to come across one, chances are the design isn’t exactly what you were looking for. Little Fit has come up with a variety of … »» Read the article

While running our business, taking care of my two little ones and everything else that goes on in a day, organizing our life on scraps of paper and by memory doesn't work so well. After receiving the momAgenda Desktop Planner, my life has become so much more organized and I've been able to manage my time more efficiently. It has truly been the ultimate lifesaver!

What I love the most about this planner:

* 17 months of weekly and monthly pages

The first section is split up into months like a regular calendar for spaces to jot down upcoming appointments, dates or any notes you might have.

The weekly section (my personal favorite) has a spot "My Week" with which to jot down notes or plans for A.M, Noon & P.M.  as well as spaces to keep track of daily activities for up to 4 separate children. I can neatly and efficiently organize everyone's to-dos and schedules all on one page!

* Double ribbons for bookmarking

These are great when you want to keep your "spot" on more than one page. 

* The lists of important holidays, websites, online resources and Toll-free numbers are extremely handy.

* Removable & reusable momEssentials pamphlet.

Not only is this booklet an address book, but it has pages to store important information, phone numbers, websites, passwords, birthdays and anniversaries.

*Available in a wide variety of stylish and stain-resistant colors with personalization options available. I personally love their faux crocodile covers!

Although the cost is a little higher compared to other planners , the momAgenda Desktop provides elegance, style and everything you could possibly need in a day planner. 

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman "Loves" her momAgenda while country crooner Brad Paisley's wife Kimberly Williams Paisley,  calls the products "Genuis!"

momAgenda has kindly offered our readers here at Celebrity Baby Scoop an exclusive 20% discount on everything in their store. Discount code CELEBMOM is valid until 10/31/09.

momAgenda Desktop: A Stylish Organizer & Day Planner For Moms

While running our business, taking care of my two little ones and everything else that goes on in a day, organizing our life on scraps of paper and by memory doesn’t work so well. After receiving the momAgenda Desktop Planner, … »» Read the article

Although my daughter loves to have her nails painted "Just like mama",  I have never been too keen on it.  Most nail polishes and nail polish removers on the market are full of chemicals and fumes, something I don't want to expose my daughter to - especially at this age. 

Piggy Paint™ was created by Melanie Hurley, a mother who had the same concerns as myself. Once, while painting her daughter's nails over a foam plate, she dropped a glob of the polish onto the foam surface and the solvent-based polish proceeded to bubble and "eat" through the plate! 

Since then, Melanie has come up with non-toxic product which is especially created for little hands and feet. This water-based nail polish is formulated from natural ingredients and is completely free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone.

Piggy Paint: Non-toxic Polish For Little Fingers & Toes

Although my daughter loves to have her nails painted “Just like mama”, I have never been too keen on it. Most nail polishes and nail polish removers on the market are full of chemicals and fumes, something I don’t want … »» Read the article

Who doesn't love a pair of baby moccasins? They are such a cute and cuddly way to keep your baby's feet warm! Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck as all of the ones I have found so far were either too narrow in the foot, too stiff or not warm enough.

Edoche recently sent me a pair of their Pink Alligator Originals to review and I was excited to test them out on my 8-month-old daughter.

Over the last couple of weeks she has worn Edoche's booties both inside the house as well as outside and they have kept her little toes toasty warm. The width is very generous and provides a roomy fit which I loved  and the leather is easy to wipe clean for those messy little hands.  I also liked the lace up style and found it helped to keep the shoe secure on her foot.

These adorable shearling moccasins are made out of lightweight leather and plush materials and come in 2 generous sizes: 0-6 months and 6-12 months.

Madonna  thought these booties were the bomb and sent a pair to David Letterman for his son Harry.  Ellen Degeneres also gifted Leah Remini with a pair for her little girl Sofia.

Edoche has offered our readers at Celebrity Baby Scoop free shipping on all purchases. Enter coupon code 156 upon check out.

Edoche Booties: Cozy & Cute Infant Moccasins

Who doesn’t love a pair of baby moccasins? They are such a cute and cuddly way to keep your baby’s feet warm! Unfortunately, I haven’t had much luck as all of the ones I have found so far were either … »» Read the article

Teething babies have a tendency to chew on everything and anything within sight and my 8-month-old daughter is no exception! When you are out and about or if you don't have a toy or teether within arms reach, this can be a bit of a nuisance . 

Oh Plah!™ has come up with a solution to this age-old problem. French for "Here You Go!" Oh Plah!™ is  unique teether/toy which also doubles as a bracelet for Mom. It is available in 5 different colors and is constructed of medical grade thermoplastic which is  non-toxic, bacteria resistant, and free of lead, latex, PVC, BPA and phthalates!  

This bracelet is extremely durable! My daughter has chomped down on it throughout the day and so far it has shown zero signs of wear or damage. I've washed the Oh Plah!™ numerous times with soap and water and it dries in a snap.  

Oh Plah!™ is also great  as a nursing reminder for breastfeeding moms! All you have to do is switch wrists every time you nurse on either side.  

Oh Plah!™ is offering our readers here at Celebrity Baby Scoop an exclusive 20% off discount on any purchase. All you have to do is enter code fall09CBS20 upon checkout.

Oh Plah!™: A Non-Toxic Bracelet For Moms & Teether For Babies

Teething babies have a tendency to chew on everything and anything within sight and my 8-month-old daughter is no exception! When you are out and about or if you don’t have a toy or teether within arms reach, this can … »» Read the article

My 3-year-old daughter has a gorgeous head full of ringlets which are her crowning glory however they tend to be difficult to manage most of the time. I've tried various shampoos and conditioners which have either weighed her hair down due to their "ultra-moisturizing" capabilities or have just been too drying.

Just recently I came across the Curls company which specializes in natural curl care for women, children and babies. Curl's "Curly Q's" hair products have done a wonderful job of keeping her hair soft, light and manageable and the gentle, rich and moisturizing formulas didn't weigh her hair down. 

 Curly Q's is a great line of products for children with naturally curly, kinky, wavy, and/or natural-afro hair which are all formulated with natural humectants, organic moisturizers and curl enhancers. The Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream and Coconut Dream Conditioner have a delicious coconut scent which doesn't smell artificial like most coconut fragrances, while  the Moist Curls Moisturizer/Detangler was great for "frizzy" days and worked on both dry and wet hair.

Tried, Tested & True: Curls Hair Products For Babies & Kids With Curls

My 3-year-old daughter has a gorgeous head full of ringlets which are her crowning glory however they tend to be difficult to manage most of the time. I’ve tried various shampoos and conditioners which have either weighed her hair down … »» Read the article

Summer is over and the school season has begun for most of us. With all the back-to-school shopping we do,  I think we would all have to agree that the backpack is one of the most important items on any mother's shopping list. Even though there are so many different styles and brands on the market, it is always hard to choose one that is durable enough to withstand our rough little tots and yet chic and cute at the same time. 

Dante Beatrix is a New York City based company which has developed an incredible line of little kid backpacks suitable for ages 2-5. Their adorable animal designs are colorful, modern and original. Constructed with nylon and laminated canvas makes these backpacks super easy to clean. The interior is roomy and includes a zippered pocket to store whatever treasures your child chooses. Other features include a padded back panel with a name tag and padded, adjustable shoulder straps.

Tried, Tested & True: Dante Beatrix Little Kids Backpack

Summer is over and the school season has begun for most of us. With all the back-to-school shopping we do, I think we would all have to agree that the backpack is one of the most important items on any … »» Read the article

For over 90 years Goldberger has been making award-winning dolls and toys for children. Just last month, the company introduced  Seedlings™,  a family of eco-friendly, natural cotton friends suitable for all ages.  All surfaces and clothing are made from chemical and dye-free cotton, making them completely machine washable and their soft bodies are filled with all new materials-polyester fibers. All of the Seedlings™ are packaged in 100% recycled boxes with zero plastic! 

There are three different characters available:

Ivy -  This soft, 8 inch doll is available in both blue and pink. My 8-month-old daughter loves hers and the knotted ends and absorbent cotton fabric have helped with her teething.

Baby Blossoms - At 12 inches tall this doll is perfect for toddlers. The 3 different Blossom babies are available in blue and pink. 

Willow - A 16 inch baby doll which comes dressed in a soft cloth diaper and baby bottle. 

All of the Seedlings™ dolls are backed with Goldberger's Lifetime Guarantee. Goldberger is the first company to offer a Guarantee on their dolls, promising to repair or replace them, depending on the doll or the "injury".

The Goldberger Company is offering our readers an exclusive 10% discount on any purchase with coupon code "SCOOP". This offer is good for a one time use only and can be combined with their "Free Shipping on orders over $20".

The Goldberger Company Presents Seedlings™: An Eco-Friendly Doll Line

For over 90 years Goldberger has been making award-winning dolls and toys for children. Just last month, the company introduced Seedlings™, a family of eco-friendly, natural cotton friends suitable for all ages. All surfaces and clothing are made from chemical … »» Read the article

As a mother, I am always looking out for natural, organic and chemical free products for my family. There are so many different soaps, body creams and makeup on the market these days but to find a good product that is free of synthetic chemicals is challenging. 

When I found the company sumbody I was excited to try out their various products. sumbody offers handmade, all-natural, organic products such as soaps, skin care, body care, hair care, makeup and an entire kids line. All of their products are completely free of parabens, animal oils, sodium laurel/laureth sulfates, artificial preservatives and synthetic chemicals. 

From the MTV Video Awards and the Cannes Film Festival to the Oscars, Milan’s Fashion Week and the Emmy's, sumbody has been invited to pamper various VIPs and A-listers with their all-natural products & signature spa treatments. Hollywood moms, Heidi Klum, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Marcia Cross & Rebecca Romijin are just a few of the many celebrity sumFans.

Tried, Tested & True: sumbody’s All Natural & Organic Skin & Body Products

As a mother, I am always looking out for natural, organic and chemical free products for my family. There are so many different soaps, body creams and makeup on the market these days but to find a good product that … »» Read the article

Hand Picked Pumpkin features a modern line of limited edition and custom baby clothing that is both stylish and comfortable. They use only the softest in cotton knits and the trim prints are both colorful and easy to coordinate. 

Designer Allison Case of Hand Picked Pumpkin has created a unique and user friendly way to customize clothing for your little one.

Hand Picked Pumpkin: Customizable, Comfortable & Stylish Clothing

Hand Picked Pumpkin features a modern line of limited edition and custom baby clothing that is both stylish and comfortable. They use only the softest in cotton knits and the trim prints are both colorful and easy to coordinate. Designer … »» Read the article

Tired of lugging around large bulky diaper bags for short trips to the store? The Diapees & Wipees bag is the perfect solution! This small, stylish clutch is perfect for quick outings, a trip to the park or a way to keep diapers organized in your favorite purse. Keep one, ready to go in your car and eliminate those scrunched up diapers in the back seat.

This chic invention is thin yet very durable and will hold several diapers along with a travel pack of wipes. They come in an assortment of over 30 different colorful and funky fabrics and just recently released a waterproof design. 

These cute bags were featured at the 2006 Academy Awards in the pre-Oscar gifting suite and are favored by celebrity moms such as Holly Robinson Peete, Naomi Watts  and Melissa Joan Hart.

For more information and to view list of retailers please visit Diapees & Wipees .

Diapees & Wipees: A Light Solution To Heavy Diaper Bags

Tired of lugging around large bulky diaper bags for short trips to the store? The Diapees & Wipees bag is the perfect solution! This small, stylish clutch is perfect for quick outings, a trip to the park or a way … »» Read the article

Soft and incredibly luxurious, its easy to see why Suri Cruise is spotted everywhere with her Little Giraffe blanket. 

 Blankets are usually one of the items mother's get gifted the most with a new baby. This one outranks them all by a mile.  I received the Little Giraffe  chenille blanket with the birth of my first daughter and it soon became our favorite.I have honestly, never felt anything as soft. They are machine washable and fluff up nicely in the dryer. 

In an array of 10 assorted colors and 3 different sizes, this blanket would make the ideal gift for a baby, toddler or an expecting mom. 

Angelina Jolie Gwen Stefani  and Nicole Richie are also big fans of these irresistible blankets.

Visit Little Giraffe For further information on the entire line.  To purchase check out Pink Taffy Designs

Little Giraffe Chenille Blankets: Wrap Your Child In A Cloud Of Softness

Soft and incredibly luxurious, its easy to see why Suri Cruise is spotted everywhere with her Little Giraffe blanket. Blankets are usually one of the items mother’s get gifted the most with a new baby. This one outranks them all … »» Read the article

Have you noticed Juice Box Jungle's brand new widget on our right sidebar? It not only allows you to send E-cards to friends and family members but has a bunch of other fun features. Click around, test it out and share the information with your friends!

The folks at Juice Box Jungle have a brand new sponsor and I am so excited to be sharing this company with you! 

Paper Culture creates classy, personalized stationary in many different forms such as Birth announcements, Baby shower invitations, Thank you cards and invitations for parties and other exciting events. Their clean, fresh designs are 100% original and exclusive. Personally I haven't come across anything like it.  Every card is like a piece of modern art!

What sets this company apart from others however is the fact that Paper Culture  is completely Eco-Friendly. Their products are made with FSC certified, 100% recycled paper that has been generated by wind power. It is chlorine-free and all of the packaging as well as envelopes are also made from recycled paper. 

Paper Culture also offers a free option called "The Mail & Message Service". This allows you to have:

* A unique message printed out for each recipient 
* Address book import service which allows you to upload all the appropriate                                    contacts
* Return Address Printing
* Recipient Address Printing
* Stamps are applied and the cards are sent off. 

Personalized, signed, sealed and delivered, brilliant!

Paper Culture is offering our readers 30% off for a limited time. Use promo code SAVE30NOW upon checkout .

Paper Culture: Personalized, Eco-Friendly Stationary With A Fresh, Modern Edge

Have you noticed Juice Box Jungle’s brand new widget on our right sidebar? It not only allows you to send E-cards to friends and family members but has a bunch of other fun features. Click around, test it out and … »» Read the article

Good news for our readers, the Bumbleride Indie Twin review is in! Not only is this “luxury” stroller an eye pleaser, but we certainly think it is the #1 double stroller on the market! As part of our Stroller Review series, the kind folks over at Bumbleride sent out an Indie Twin for me to test drive. My list of favorite things about the Bumbleride is a long one, from easy setup to the simple fold-down, you can expect to get many years of enjoyment out of this high-quality stroller.

Setup was simple with detailed instructions from Bumbleride, even for someone that has a difficulty setting things up like myself. It took me maybe 10 minutes with many toddler distractions in between. Included with the stroller is a 5 point-harness strap system, which does a great job of securely keeping the kids in and seated and the stroller also boasts another fabulous feature, the optional car seat attachment. For parents who do not have twins, this handy attachment allows one side of the stroller to be converted to a seat for an infant carrier. The list of compatible car seats is a long one which can be found over at here.

I wanted to use the Indie Twin for a while, and get used to how to open it up, close it, put the brakes down, etc… I am glad I did so, because the more I use it, the more I love it! For a double stroller the Indie Twin is what I would call “trim,” I am able to get through the doors of any establishment, which is impressive for a side-by-side stroller. The lack of this feature has left me out in the dust before with previous strollers I had used. I also love how simple set-up and take down are. As with anything, there is a learning curve, but it was a small one and it quickly became second nature.
 
The Indie Twin is not technically a “Jogging Stroller,” however, the wheels are large enough to accommodate any terrain. It manuevers easily on my bumpy farm land, and at the same time is a breeze to push around city streets. It really amazed me at how light the stroller is to push, with two children totalling around 60lbs. I could literally push the stroller and it was super light weight, much much lighter and easier to push than other double strollers I have used in the past. The handlebar is adjustable, which is a great feature that can make it comfortable for each person pushing the stroller around, whether they are shorter or taller. The stroller also comes with a large storage area underneath, and Bumbleride generously includes many “extras” with each stroller, a rain cover, cupholder, airpump, jogging strap, and standard headrest and shoulder pads. 

The bottom line for me is that a double stroller will never be a single stroller. It will never be tiny, super-easy to use, etc…, it is just physically not possible, or you would have to sacrifice things like comfort. But I have to give much credit to Bumbleride for creating the Indie Twin, which I think is truly the best double stroller on the market. They took so many details into account when creating the stroller, and it really shows. I would definitely recommend this stroller to parents in search of a double stroller. For the cost, you get many years of use, and I am sure you will quickly fall in love with it as I did.

Tried, Tested & True: Bumbleride’s Indie Twin Double Stroller

Good news for our readers, the Bumbleride Indie Twin review is in! Not only is this “luxury” stroller an eye pleaser, but we certainly think it is the #1 double stroller on the market! As part of our Stroller Review … »» Read the article

Known for their cute and classy designs, incredible well designed bags and fabulous features, I can understand why Ju-Ju-Be is  known as one of the top diaper bag companies around!

The Be Prepared bag from their Premier line is the mother of all large diaper bags! It is not small by any means,  measuring 18 1/2 wide x 14 high x 6 1/2 deep. If you are an over-packer, a parent with several small children, or if you are looking for something that would be suitable for overnight trips, this is the bag for you.

During the first couple of months after giving birth to my second daughter I carried this  bag everywhere!  I was able to organize my baby's cloth diapers in the various mesh pockets and had lots of room to pack  a couple changes of clothing, wipes, wallet, phone, hats, books, snacks, carriers and toys. In the end I still had  room to spare!

Tried, Tested and True: Ju-Ju-Be’s Be Prepared Diaper Bag

Known for their cute and classy designs, incredible well designed bags and fabulous features, I can understand why Ju-Ju-Be is known as one of the top diaper bag companies around! The Be Prepared bag from their Premier line is the … »» Read the article