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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

For baby's first footwear, Robeez soft-soled shoes are the way to go.  Not only have they been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association but they are also favored among celebrity parents such as Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba , Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner and Gwen Stefani (to name a few).

Mini Shoez are an answer to my prayers! With ceramic and hardwood floors throughout our house, one of the issues with soft-soled shoes has been the slip factor. Mini Shoez  have a slip and water resistant sole which has helped to keep my daughter standing instead of sliding! The ultra-soft leather interior and padded insole keep your baby cushioned and comfortable while the adjustable velcro strap and elasticized back ensure these shoes stay on. I love how these are excellent for indoor as well as light outdoor wear.!

Styled to look like "big kid" shoes, Mini Shoez come in sizes that range from 3-6 months to 12-18 months.

Robeez Mini Shoez: Slip-Resistant Shoes For Infant

For baby’s first footwear, Robeez soft-soled shoes are the way to go. Not only have they been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association but they are also favored among celebrity parents such as Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba , Julia … »» Read the article

Fresh yet soft, My Glow is one of Jennifer's more subtle fragrances. Jennifers says, the inspiration for this fragrance came from "a feeling of love and joy of being a new mother."

This beautiful floral includes notes of lavender flower, water lily, freesia, white rose, wet leaves, peony, casablanca lily, skin musk, milky sandalwood, precious woods and heliotrope.  The soft drop shaped bottle and delicate silver collar is topped with a precious cherub cap, dual sided with boy a baby boy and girl.  Even the carton is a work of art! The unique logo design is printed on a pearlescent beige box embossed with a stylized pattern, all inspired by Jennifer's baby shower invitations. 

In addition to the Eau De Toilette,  My Glow is also available as a Tender Body Lotion - a pediatrician-tested formula both hypoallergenic and paraben-free. Not only does it make your skin baby soft but its safe enough to use on children as well. 

From the product details right down to the fragrance itself, My Glow is my favorite out of all 5 of Jennifer's fragrances.  It would make a gorgeous gift for that special someone this holiday season! 

My Glow is available exclusively on HSN, JC Penney, Kohls and Sears as well as in select drug stores across Canada  . Visit Jennifer Lopez Beauty or Coty.com for more information.

My Glow By Jennifer Lopez: A Subtle & Fresh Fragrance

Fresh yet soft, My Glow is one of Jennifer’s more subtle fragrances. Jennifers says, the inspiration for this fragrance came from “a feeling of love and joy of being a new mother.” This beautiful floral includes notes of lavender flower, … »» Read the article

Blue Sky Rocket's retro-inspired dresses and custom made clothes created by Rocker Baby Inc. for kids are gorgeous!  Just take a look at the my fair lady and pink bubblegum dresses. 

If you are looking for the perfect little dress for the holidays, check out their little audrey in the city.  This stylish trapeze style, black dress is covered in mini white dots and is perfect for everyday wear as well as special occasions.  The 100% cotton fabric is sturdy, lightweight and easy to care for.

Paired with tights or leggings and a sweater for chilly days, your little "Audrey" will be the picture of chic sophistication in this gorgeous frock. This custom made dress comes in sizes 0-3 months-5T. 

Please keep in mind that as most of Blue Sky Rocket's dresses are handmade to order, they take about 14 working days to create. If you are planning on ordering for Christmas be sure to submit your order no later than December 7, 2009 to ensure timely delivery. 

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Blue Sky Rocket: Awesomeness For Kids!

Blue Sky Rocket’s retro-inspired dresses and custom made clothes created by Rocker Baby Inc. for kids are gorgeous! Just take a look at the my fair lady and pink bubblegum dresses. If you are looking for the perfect little dress … »» Read the article

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!"

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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.

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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.  

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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".

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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