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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

Together With You™  has created a unique product  that allows your children to connect with family members through a customizable DVD. The video takes your child through a day at the park, integrating personalized images and audio along the way. Geared towards children ages 6 months-4 years, this video can be customized with your own voice and personal family photos.

In three easy steps you can create an affordable,  unique and special video that your child will cherish. 

What I really love about this product is that its so simple to create. All you have to do is upload the photos and/or sound files, checkout and in two to three weeks the DVD will be delivered to you. It is also a great way to keep memories alive for children with long distance relatives.

Together With You: A Customizable DVD For Little Ones

Together With You™ has created a unique product that allows your children to connect with family members through a customizable DVD. The video takes your child through a day at the park, integrating personalized images and audio along the way. … »» Read the article

I have always wanted my children to be bilingual, however the question has always been how? My husband and I understand quite a bit of French and Italian however do not speak either of the languages fluently. 

When I came across Little Pim DVDs I was immediately sold!

Little Pim is a language program geared towards babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  It has won ten top consumer awards and was recently featured in US weekly as the language program Angelina Jolie uses to teach her daughter Shiloh, French.

Tried, Tested & True: Little Pim

I have always wanted my children to be bilingual, however the question has always been how? My husband and I understand quite a bit of French and Italian however do not speak either of the languages fluently. When I came … »» Read the article

Banner Boutique On Etsy

Who doesn’t love Etsy? It is such a wonderful way to support talented stay at home moms as well as many fabulous home based businesses. Banner Boutique On Etsy sells the most adorable, stretchy headbands for babies as well as … »» Read the article

Hip on Sunset: Rock Inspired Designs For Hip Kids

On the lookout for high quality pajamas with some character? Thanks to hip moms Amy Stecklein and Jennifer Wallace, (who is married to the bassist of “Reverend Horton Heat,”) there is now a line of cool and comfy pajamas that … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: Posh Pads Fashionable Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads

Other than keeping my baby happy, what is one thing that is constantly on my mind as a nursing mother? Leakage, of course! As a breastfeeding mama I’ve more than once found myself in public with a leakage situation on … »» Read the article

Boon Inc.’s Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon – For Moms And Babies On The Go

Boon Inc. is well known for their unique and innovative children’s products. Their line of products covers a wide range of areas, from bath toys to high chairs, all made BPA, Phthalate, and PVC-free! One product that parents are raving … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: The Teething Bonbon®, A Safe & Playful Teether

Almost everyone has heard of Etsy, a virtual “Handmade Marketplace.” In an age of product recalls and cheaply made goods, a place such as Etsy is a breath of fresh air, with handmade items trading hands directly from artist/creator to … »» Read the article

Urban Bratz: Hipster Tees For Kids

If you love classic looking tees with a retro feel, than Urban Bratz is a perfect place to shop for your little one. Urban Bratz has created a hip and funky line of onesies and tees with cute sayings such … »» Read the article

K&K Designs – Whimsical Wearable Art

K & K Designs creator and artist Brooke A. Stockton has created a fun and whimsical line of girls clothing that really takes you back to another time! Brooke’s line of dresses, tees, hoodies, leggings, etc. are dyed in a … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: minui HandySitt – A Modern High Chair Built With Functionality In Mind

Here at Celebrity Baby Scoop we write reviews to help parents find useful products, great gift ideas, and hopefully can throw in a product or two to help simplify your life a bit, and today will be no exception. I … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: The iPhone 3GS, Mom’s Best Friend

Like most moms these days, my list of daily activities and responsibilities is a long one. I have many jobs, and wear many different hats which can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Luckily for me, the iPhone has saved the … »» Read the article

Pottery Barn Kids “Wooden Animal Puzzle” – Learning & Fun For Tots

I am a huge fan of many Pottery Barn Kids products, and just recently came across the new Wooden Animal Puzzles. These rustic looking puzzles can be stacked or laid to create 4 different animals prints. They are made of … »» Read the article

Noodle & Boo Ultimate Cleansing Cloths – For Ultra Sensitve Skin

Noodle & Boo, a California based skin care company, pride themselves on their high quality products that take both care of user and kindness to the environment into consideration. Founder and mom-of-two Christine Burger has created a long line of … »» Read the article

Serena & Lily Peacock Market Sling – The New Sling On The Block

You may remember this sling from a few weeks back when we featured a post of Jennifer Meyer, wife of Tobey McGuire sporting it while carrying the family’s newest member. From the moment I saw this sling, I knew that … »» Read the article

Tried, Tested & True: The Quinny Zapp, A Simple and Stylish Stroller

I love a good stroller. A good stroller can make life much more simple when the sometimes daunting task of taking one or two children out alone is before you. I am a huge fan of slings as well, but … »» Read the article

Rebecca Romjin Gets Some Help from her Diaper Tote

They say the more the merrier. Well then Rebecca Romjin and husband Jerry O’Connell should be very happy with twin daughters Dolly and Charlie. The former model turned actress and mom gets around with her bundles of joy with some … »» Read the article

Blurb.com – Preserving Memories For Modern Families

Like my mother, I am terrible at keeping up with photo albums and baby books. It is one thing I have promised myself that I would make a greater effort to accomplish, yet, two-and-a-half years into mommyhood, my last updated … »» Read the article

The Chloe Sevigny Of Cribs

Ironic facial hair and t-shirts are one thing, but an ironic baby crib? Now that would be an accomplishment. With Album di Famiglia’s Customizable Cardboard Cot, you’ll see your entire family’s hipster quotient skyrocket. Clearly too-cool-for-nursery-school, this baby looks like … »» Read the article