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As a parent of a new baby, one of your biggest concerns is caring for them in the best way possible. The baby market is a flood of information and products, which can be a bit daunting to new parents — especially when it comes to using products that will go directly on your newborn’s skin. From bathing to lotion to sunscreen, you want to know that everything that comes in contact with that sweet baby skin is safe and gentle.

Newborn Essentials Kit from Baby Pibu

Baby Pibu is an organic newborn skincare line that takes into consideration the importance of taking care of your newborn from head to toe with direct input from an expert. What better way to ensure that you are getting the best newborn skincare than from a dermatologist who is a mom herself?

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Dr. Amy Kim, a board certified surgical dermatologist, created Baby Pibu’s Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit as an easy way to provide parents with the comfort that they are using safe and gentle products on their baby’s skin. Rather than choosing a product here or a product there for Baby’s skincare needs, she wanted parents to be able to get everything they needed for their new addition in one convenient place.

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The kit contains 10 of Baby Pibu’s top skin care products, including the Moms on Call endorsed Intensive Bottom Relief. Everything from shampoo to eczema care, the Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit has it all.

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Well coordinated

One of our favorite things about the Baby Pibu Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit is that it is designed to be color coded. Each kit contains a super helpful, and easy to read, set of Doctor Instructions. Each care card conveniently coordinates to a product in the kit. Simply match the color of the instructions to one of the products of the same color and you are easily able to identify what product suits your newborn’s skincare needs. Genius! Nothing is nicer as a new (and tired) parent than being able to quickly access information on care that your little one might need.

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Au natural

When it comes to your newborn’s skin, natural is the way to go. Baby Pibu has taken great care to make sure that their products are free of all those icky chemicals and potential allergens. Each products is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, formaldehydes, peanuts, dairy, soy, and any fragrance or dyes.

Baby Pibu has even put their products through additional testing so that they can ensure that even with the most sensitive of newborn’s skin their products aren’t irritating, and that their natural sunscreen is safe even in the harshest of suns rays.

Give the gift of skincare

The Newborn Essentials Skincare Kit is packaged as the perfect gift. Whether planning for a shower or celebrating the arrival of a new bundle of joy, any new parent will appreciate the luxury of this wonderfully designed and convenient kit. Parents get the chance to give each product Baby Pibu product a test run. Then, as Baby grows, order their favorites in larger sizes as they determine their newborn’s skincare needs. Gaining convenience and confidence is the best kind of gift any new parent can receive!

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All about the Britax B-Safe 35 Car Seat

Choosing a car seat is one of the more daunting of tasks when you’re expecting a new arrival. When I was pregnant with our first baby, I did everything I could to try to find out which car seat was best — aimlessly walking down the aisles of my local baby store, scouring the Internet for safety reviews, and compiling research in an effort to choose the perfect car seat. Fortunately, I found that all my investigative efforts (which at some point rivaled that of a seasoned CSI detective) kept pointing me to Britax.

Now years later, as we are awaiting baby number three, I knew exactly what to choose — the Britax B-Safe 35. This sleek car seat hits all the marks, and then some, for reassuring the on-the-go parent that their new little one is riding around in first class style and safety.

Have you heard about the recent Britax B-Safe 35 handle recall? Read more about the details and how to see if your Britax is included on the Britax website.

See the Safety Features of the Britax B-Safe 35

It’s all in the details

The Britax B-Safe 35 is top of the line in rear-facing car seats for infants 4 to 35 pounds. The B-Safe 35 features Britax’s SafeCell Impact Protection in both the car seat and its base to give your baby the ultimate care in car seat safety technology. With its deep protective shell and steel-framed base specifically designed to absorb the impact Baby might experience from any crash forces (including side-impact crashes), you can rest assure that your baby will be protected with the latest and greatest safety technology on the market to date.

Installing the Britax B-Safe 35

All that safety technology isn’t worth anything unless the car seat itself is installed right. Car seats can be tricky to install, especially for a new parent, so it’s not shocking that the majority of car seats end up being installed improperly. Britax definitely took this into account when designing the B-Safe 35. We found installation to not only by easy, but that there were several features to assist in the ease of making sure we can protect our baby with just a few simple steps. The easy to pull-center adjusting strap and the centered guide along the side of the base were just a couple of the features included to help give us the peace of mind that we needed to know that our baby will be safe and sound riding around town.

NEW B-Warm Car Seat Cover from Britax

Bundle up Baby

One of the biggest challenges for any parent having a new baby in winter is how to keep Baby warm while on the go. Fortunately, long gone are the days of having to tuck multiple blankets around your precious newborn (that inevitably will get kicked off in a matter of minutes) or having to throw a blanket over the top of the car seat in order to try to combat the elements. The Britax B-Warm Car Seat Cover allows the modern parent to keep Baby warm with the simple zip of a zipper. Without the hassle of worrying if anything will fall off, get lost, or constantly need to be adjusted, the B-Warm Cover is, hands down, one of our favorite winter accessories.

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The Britax B-Warm Cover is super easy to install on your B-Safe car seat. With just a quick stretch around the car seat, the insulted cover is set in place within a matter of seconds and you are ready to head out the door, reassured that your baby is warm and comfortable with in their seat.

NEW from Britax: B-Warm Car Seat Cover

Keeping Baby Warm in Winter with Britax

The Britax B-Warm Cover features also features convenient flip-up sides with a zippered snap enclosure that allows for quick and easy temperature adjustments. The cover also helps repel moisture, which is especially important when battling the varying elements of Mother Nature during winter.

Knowing that baby will be cozy, warm, and dry during travel to and from one place to the next is just the reassurance any busy parent on the go needs.

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I’m gonna go ahead and put this out there. My baby can’t sleep unless he is swaddled. My husbandis probably the best swaddler there is – my son resembles a small bean burrito when he’s finished with the task. Me? Not so much. I fumble and fuss, and in the end my son is able to wiggle his way out faster than Houdini.

That’s why I’m in love with the new Zen Swaddle from Nested Bean. It basically does the work for you. Plus it is weighted on the sides and the chest area to mimic the feeling of being held. Genius if you ask me. The result is a snug and totally secure baby who will sleep at least an hour more per night. Yes, that’s their claim, but it seems to be on target when tested in my own home. So, the name Zen is really accurate.

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My 7 week old baby boy all snug and cozy in his Nest Bean Zen Swaddle.

With the Zen Swaddle™ you get 2 sizes in 1. A smaller interior pouch keeps your baby’s legs snug during the first few weeks, while the extra long sack offers additional legroom to grow Unlike other magic swaddle products, this one is actually cute and fashionable. I love the fact that’s made with 100% softer than soft cotton. There are a variety of designs but my favorite is from the Wheels & Vine Collection which features three custom prints that draw from the same palette of Kumquat and Pebble. The modern Wheels print features spinning spokes and delicate ripples.

Zen Swaddle retails for $39.99 and is available online and in select specialty stores. And if you ask me, it’s worth every penny.

Moms, are you a swaddling master or do you need a little help like the rest of us?

Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of this product but all savvy thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Three weeks ago, our family of three grew by one when we brought home a 9lb 2oz baby boy from the hospital. He is everything I imagined he would be – sweet, cuddly, and oh so handsome.And as his mom, I only like to dress him in the softest clothes. So, I was happy to receive a package in the mail from Kissy Kissy Baby. Their 100 percent pima cotton clothing is perfect for baby’s newborn skin and is as fashionable as it is functional. Check out my son’s outfit here. I loved the cute baby blue and white stripes and the matching embroidered fireflies and caterpillars. The set came with a matching hat and blanket.

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Kissy Kissy brand’s current collection serves up everything baby could need: Classic looks in the Kissy Kissy line, bolder statements from Kissy Kissy’s Qt-Qt, christening apparel in Besos by Kissy Kissy and embroidered and smocked garments from Kissy Kissy Premier. The line runs from preemie through size 4T.

As fate would have it, my fellow Savvy Sassy Mom friend and writer also had a baby – just a few weeks before I did. For the past nine months, we were able to share in our daily pregnant mama thoughts and realizations. And get this – we both already have five year olds and we both ended up having boys! Here’s a look at her little munchkin in his soft and cozy Kissy Kissy outfit.

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Think your newborn is sweet as pie? Submit a pic of your baby in Kissy Kissy this August, and they’ll select up to 10 of those adorable faces for their next Facebook cover photo. And one of those babies will be selected at random to win a Kissy Kissy outfit.

For more about the brand please visit the Kissy Kissy website.
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When I was a first time mom, I fell for all the gimmicks – everything that was cute and stylish was on my wish list. If it was hip, I had to have it. But now that I’m minutes away from becoming a second time mom, I’m not just out for style but for safety and function as well. I want my dollar to go the mile, my heart to be at easy, and my designer’s eye to be satisfied. Too much to ask for? Not really.

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I checked out Delta Children for top of line cribs for my son’s new nursery. We decided to go with the Bentley Collection Crib in White. It was the perfect combination of classic design and modern comfort.

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Delta’s Bentley 4-in-1 Crib has a beautiful sloping sleigh design and is as gorgeous as it is versatile. It grows with your child and converts from crib to toddler bed, to daybed, to a full size bed. Now that’s a money saver. Exceeding all safety standards set by pretty much every agency everywhere, this crib is built to be safe and secure. That was a major selling point for me.

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Delta crib details

  • Converts from crib to: toddler bed, daybed, and full size bed with headboard & footboard (toddler guard rail and crib conversion rails sold separately)
  • Strong & sturdy wood construction 3 Position mattress height adjustment
  • Fits standard size crib mattress (sold separately)
  • Non-toxic finish tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and American Society for Testing and Materials safety standards
  • Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the Consumer Products and Safety Commission & American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Easy Assembly Toddler guard rail
  • Delta continues to be the industry leader in manufacturing cribs and providing safe, high-quality and budget-friendly children’s furniture for baby’s comfort and your peace of mind.

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Moms, out of all the Delta crib collections, which one would you choose for your child?

Disclosure: I was given a crib for review.  All my savvy thoughts and sassy opinions are my own.

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I’m 34 weeks pregnant, and totally obsessed with finishing up my baby’s nursery. I better be, because I only have six weeks left! I found the perfect crib, the right color paint, and many of the furnishings, but what I lacked was a bedding set sweet enough for my second baby boy.
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Just when I thought I’d never find something fitting, I was introduced to Skip Hop’s Tree Top Friends Bedding Set. It’s new, and only available at Babies R Us for $129.99.

The combination of primary colors, modern prints, and textured owl themed comforter was a welcomed change from the sugar sweet patterns that I had been seeing. I instantly fell in love.
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The bumper-free, 4-piece bedding set provides all the style of a traditional crib set without a bumper and features Skip Hop’s patent-pending Complete Sheet. This sheet offers a bold graphic design around the sides of the mattress with a coordinating pattern on top. So even if there is no bumper, the two toned sheet gives the impression of one, without the fuss. Also included is a linen crib skirt, embroidered comforter and accent fitted sheet.

The linen crib skirt fits all standard cribs, and offers a neutral birch color that compliments any number of patterns and colors that may be found in your nursery including all of Skip Hop Complete Sheet styles! It fits perfect with the yellow we chose for ours.

The look of your baby’s room is then completed with the embroidered Treetop Friends comforter, which boasts sweet applique details and plush velour to keep your little one cozy while sleeping.
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It’s official. Baby number two is on the way. We’ve been waiting a long time for this little boy (or girl) and we’ve got a lot of ideas running through our heads about what kind of baby gear we want to use this time around. One sure decision is that we’d like to use a bassinet in the baby’s infant stage instead of a crib. It just seems cozier and easier to have the baby close by for feedings, changes and snuggles.

Thus my obsession began on finding the perfect bassinet. Here’s a look at some of my favorites in no particular order. Now the hardest part will be picking the right one to suit our style and needs.

Cambria Deluxe Co Sleeper

The Cambria Deluxe Co Sleeper is functional yet still sleek. It has lots of room for extras with two storage bins below. Awesome for making sure you don’t go bumping around in the night for burp clothes, swaddle blankets, binkies and more. It has quilted washable fabric that can also be wiped clean – a mother’s dream. Babies are messy!

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Monte Tavo Ninna Nanna Bassinet

I love the rich dark wood and the leek minimalist design of this modern bassinet. It takes up up little space and comes apart easily for different functions. It gently rocks to sooth baby – an added bonus. This beauty also comes in white wood and slate grey so it’s a toss up as to which beautiful combination I’d lean towards.  It’s a great change of pace from the fluffy, lacy bassinets our mother’s used.

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Handmade Charlotte Rocking Chair/Cradle

It’s a two-in-one dream. This handmade, hand-painted bassinet/rocking chair comes in a variety of colors and fabric shades. It’s truly an act of architectural brilliance. Can you imagine reading a book while simultaneously rocking your baby to sleep in the attached bassinet? I sure can.

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Land of Nod White Woven Bassinet

This is more of the typical bassinet with some much-needed improvements – not too fluffy, not too lacey. It boasts a simple pure white color with delicate detailing. It also has a rocking function, which is always welcomed. It’s the perfect place for laying down a sweet, sweet newborn.

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Stokke Bounce and Sleep

I cannot stop looking and dreaming of this bassinet. I can picture my baby in it right now – dreaming away. It’s so simple and I think that is exactly the appeal. In a world of baby gear that is often fussy and overdone, this just screams easy. Easily transport from room to room.

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Moms, which bassinet or co-sleeper did you get?

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