Holiday Gift Suggestions for New Moms and Baby Giveaway Opportunity on a wonderful book for New Moms!

It’s that time of the year! Holiday Time! Here are SoCal City Kids top picks!

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New Baby Sitter Infant Development Cushion helps Strengthen Core Muscles as Babies Master Early Gross Motor Skills.

Differing from an infant positioner which supports a baby’s back but restricts their overall movement, The Baby Sitter is a firm doughnut-shaped cushion that promotes and facilitates the natural process of a baby’s gross motor development skills. When the infant is placed in the center well of the Baby Sitter, they are encouraged to push or kick against the interior wall which helps strengthen the core muscles required for sitting up, crawling and eventually walking. The circular flat surface can also be used for tummy time to help strengthen the neck and back muscles supporting the baby and allowing them to look out. Once the child has mastered sitting up on their own, its soft yet firm design provides a support as they pull themselves to a stand.

The Baby Sitter infant development cushion is 5-inches tall and 24-inches in diameter with a 12-inch cutout circle in the center. It is constructed of flame retardant polyurethane foam wrapped in a soft flannel fabric. It also includes three round inserts which fit snuggly in the cutout for use during different developmental stages. With all three inserts, the Baby Sitter can be used as a changing surface for infants or as a play mat for toddlers or preschoolers. When one insert is removed, it offers support for an infant whom is just starting tummy time or still requires neck and head support.

The base Baby Sitter cushion is available for $60. The complete Baby Sitter Gift Set includes the base cushion, three foam inserts, and a removable fabric cover for $85. Additional removable and washable fabric covers are sold separately ($25MSRP).
The Baby Sitter is available for purchase online at www.thebabysitter.co/store and will soon be available at various retail stores.

The gift set sells for $85 and you can buy an extra fabric for $25 to keep the product clean and have a spare while one is in the wash. You can always have one on, which is really convenient!  Plus at $110 you will get Free Shipping!

Visit  thebabysitter.co and thebabysitter.co/store for more information and to purchase!

Here’s another one we love!

Plastics get refresh as fun-loving Dinos for Good, saving the earth and bringing smiles to kids!

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Little girls who are mad about dinosaurs now have a cute, colorful and cuddly dino option that also saves the oceans by turning plastic into fun! Nawi Kids (nawikids.com) gives girls — and boys — three adorable eco-friendly dinosaurs that will capture their little hearts!

Each piece is made in the U.S. by happy people with a focus on sustainable, eco-friendly children products. All products are made within a 10-mile radius in Los Angeles and moved in hybrid or electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions. Nawi Kids also use sustainable materials, fabrics from recycled materials and recycled plastic bottles to stuff the plush toys to help reduce plastic pollution.

Learn more at nawikids.com

Check out these warm holiday fashions!

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Dress up your little ones all snuggly and warm this holiday season with eco-friendly luxurious clothing that are crafted from the heart with Blue Ullu. Quality made without compromise, all natural and cruelty free, the adorable, eco-friendly Blue Ullu outfits will keep your little tykes fashionable and toasty warm in the upcoming cold months.

Blue Ullu  started a Kickstarter campaign to help support the women artisans in India and help create more luxurious, eco-friendly clothing for children.

Learn more at www.blueullu.com

The next gift suggestion is a real Must-Have for baby!  Adorable Organic Baby Clothing!

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Celebrate the holidays in SoftBaby’s organic cotton pieces. Get the cutest organic, chemical-free, and pesticide-free duds for your little one, available in fun prints and colors.

 

SoftBaby has a huge celeb following with stars like Coco Rocha, Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, Ciara, Shakira, and Hayden Panetierre all loving the styles.

I love the colors and how soft the clothes are!

To learn more about SoftBaby check out their site: http://www.soft-baby-clothes.com/

Looking for a simply delicious way to get the nutrients you and baby need from one little bottle? This next one is for you!

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A simply delicious way to get the nutrients you and baby need from one little bottle,Bundle Organics prenatal juices are packed with organic fruits and veggies with an extra bump of essential vitamins for baby’s healthy development. Plus, our juices are pasteurized so you can sip worry-free! They are also great for breastfeeding moms,giving you essential vitamins and minerals, while eliminating the worry or drinking anything bad for you and your little one.

And Bundle Organics features a subscription service…a great gift for the expecting or new mom on your list!

 

  • USDA Organic. Our juices contain only the best and brightest organic fruits and veggies. Flavorless produce need not apply.
  • Safe to Sip. You have enough to think about. That’s why our juices are 100% worry-free. “Raw” and “fresh-pressed” juices might contain harmful bacteria. So we pasteurize our juices for maximum nutrition, flavor, and pow!
  • An Extra Bump. Our juices supplement prenatal vitamins with an extra bump of key vitamins and minerals for healthy development. Folic acid (200mcg). Check! Calcium (100mg). Check! Vitamin D (60IU). Check! Omega-3 (500mg). Check!
  • Hydration, Please. Expecting moms should drink 8 to 10 glasses of fluid a day (that can seem like enough to fill a baby pool!). Luckily, our juices are a delicious alternative to plain ole water, leaving you feeling hydrated and oh-so-healthy.
  • OB-GYN Approved. The first batch of Bundle Organics was made right in our kitchen, but we didn’t trust our taste buds alone. So we consulted with experts from OB-GYNs to leading nutritionists to make sure our juices were packed with all the right stuff – the nutrients and supplements that both mom and baby need. Check out our “About Us” page to find out more about the super smart all-stars behind our brand!

 

For more information, go to: http://www.bundleorganics.com/

This next one is a must-have for new Moms!

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A revolutionary new twist on infant breast milk feeding, the Kiinde Twist™ feeding system allows you to directly pump from ANY pump into breastmilk storage pouches with leak-proof, twist-locking caps. You can then label, organize, store, warm, and feed from that same pouch – without ever having to transfer precious breast milk from bottles to bags. Collapsible pouches completely eliminate gas from your baby’s meal, and Active Latch™ nipples are designed to teach natural breastfeeding behaviors that ease the transition between bottle and breast.

For more information: https://www.kiinde.com/twist_product.php

I find this next one to also be a great idea for new Moms!

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The NüRoo® Pocket is a babywearing shirt that offers full coverage and mobility for moms practicing skin-to-skin contact with their baby. It also doubles as a hands free carrier! Extremely easy to get baby in and out of, without wrapping, tying or knotting. The ‘cross and hug’ closures provide a custom fit as your body changes and your baby grows. Our signature NüRoo® fabric is super soft, breathable, moisture-wicking and offers just the right amount of compression to ensure proper position and continued support for both mom and baby. It adheres to the sling carrier standards, which means it’s been tested up to 45 pounds.

For more information, go to: http://nuroobaby.com/

If you are a breastfeeding Mom, this next one will really come in handy!

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With room to carry a pump, cooler, laptop and more, the Nurse Purse truly is a better breast pump bag. Designed for breastfeeding Moms on the go, the Nurse Purse is a stylish step up from the standard-issue black nylon bag.

With a sturdy removable insert that holds your breast pump securely in place, water and stain resistant fabrics, and room for all your essentials, the Nurse Purse is the only bag you’ll need. Designed to hold your pump, cooler, all your gear and your personal items – it’s the only bag you’ll need to carry.

For more information go to: http://nursepurse.com/

Absolutely Love the next one! This one is a modern day solution to the age old tradition of giving a Lovie to your baby!

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BITTA KIDDA LOVIESACK

With an eye for both form and function, our products not only solve real problems, they are adorable too. Our patented LovieSack™ is a modern day solution to the age old tradition of giving a Lovie to your baby. We provide baby with this important self-soothing mechanism while keeping the crib a safe place, free of loose bedding and traditional security items.

The ideal time to introduce your baby to the LovieSack™ is at the end of the swaddle stage, from 3-4 months through 12 months. At this time, babies are developing grasping skills and ready to grab hold of the Lovies.

LovieSack™ safely provides a Lovie in the crib.

LovieSack™ thoughtfully provides a Lovie that can’t be lost in the crib or tossed out of the crib.

LovieSack™ is the wearable blanket that cannot twist around baby or cover baby’s face.

LovieSack™ has a diagonal zipper that allows baby to stay comfortable while you easily change diapers.

LovieSack™ makes it easier for you because the diagonal zipper has no ends to match up – zips like a dress, not a jacket.

LovieSack™ is near impossible for baby to unzip because the diagonal zipper ends under the arm.

The LovieSack™ is all the comfort baby needs and the sensibilities you require when it comes to your baby’s crib experience, and it’s all wrapped up into a luxurious, thoughtfully designed wearable blanket.

For more information visit the LovieSack™ product page: http://www.bittakidda.com/

The next one is great for babies when they are teething!

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I love that these are really safe!

Chewbeads are stylish and add extra interest and color to your outfit. Not only are these  necklaces attractive and stylish, but they are also completely safe for your baby or toddler to chew on when they are teething. Baby-safe jewelry for new moms is becoming much more popular, and this selection made of 100% safe silicone is ideal, because it looks like a fashionable necklace and not a string of baby toys hung around your neck.

SAFETY FEATURES

  • no bpa, phthalates, lead, cadmium, or heavy metals
  • no detachable parts
  • breakaway clasp
  • clasp is not chewable, chewing on clasp may cause necklace to lose functionality
  • inspect all jewelry before use, if any beads are damaged, please dispose of or return to manufacturer for a replacement
  • chewbeads are intended to be worn by adults, are not a toy, and are not intended to be worn by children
  • Chewbeads have been thoroughly tested by a global CPSC accredited laboratory to assure that they will not break apart or detach in a baby’s mouth & that they are non-toxic, however, with all jewelry, chewbeads should not be left with any baby unattended

 

For more information, go to: http://www.chewbeads.com/

Looking for shoes? We love the next two suggestions! You or baby can never have enough shoes!

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The Chooze Weechooze Infant shoes are perfect for your baby’s first steps towards creativity and confidence. These are made with 100% cotton uppers that are different from right to left. Hidden elastic bands provide secure fit to keep these slip-on shoes on your little one! Crafted with soft textile lining and a cushioned insole. The Chooze Weechooze Infant features rubber on the outsole that provides traction.

The WEECHOOZE collection by Chooze shoes is designed with infants in mind. The fun designs spark the imagination and the soft fit keeps toes active and able to freely wiggle and develop.

  • 100% cotton uppers prints coordinate
  • Non-slip soles
  • Eco-friendly gift packaging
  • 100% vegan materials
  • Baby is cradled in soft comfort

 

Chooze Shoes can be found on Amazon.com, Zappos.com and others.

For more information go to: http://www.choozeshoes.com/collections/infant

And the next ones really are the The Coolest Baby Shoes Around Town!

Just check out these really cool styles! Love the puppy dog ones!

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We received samples and these are not only cool in style, they are completely comfortable! I don’t have a little one but had a good friend have her little one try them out and both Mom and little girl were thrilled with how stylish these shoes are and how comfortable. My friend’s little girl actually refused to take off her Robeez Classic Soft Soles Boots in Brown. How cute are these?!

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Find these and so many more at http://www.myrobeez.com

Our next gift suggestion is quite an unique one!

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I wish they made them for adults! I am only kidding! Well…maybe not! Well….

nini & pumpkin just launched their first product…the moon cocoon, a warm and wearable duvet creating an environment where dreams begin.

The moon cocoon is unique in that it is the first wearable duvet that grows with your child for many years, eliminating the need to purchase multiple sleep sacks and blankets. The clever snap system has three size adjustments allowing the sleep sack to fit children from 6 months through 3 years. The moon cocoon tops are interchangeable and can be quickly unzipped and replaced when middle-of-the-night incidents occur. The same zip feature allows the bottom to be used as a soft blanket, lovie or pillowcase.

The moon cocoon sleep sack shell and lining are made of super-soft premium-quality 100 percent cotton. The PrimaLoft® fill is breathable, water resistant, hypoallergenic, lightweight, and is engineered to provide the perfect warmth in temperatures ranging from 65 – 72°F, making it wearable in all seasons.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using wearable blankets, like the moon cocoon sleep sack, instead of loose blankets for keeping baby warm. Hospital maternity wards are replacing swaddle blankets with sleep sacks to promote safer sleep for babies. Additionally, the use of sleep sacks in the United States has greatly increased due in part to increased nationwide safe sleep education.

The moon cocoon is currently available at niniandpumpkin.com.

I love how unique this next product is! As a Mom, I do remember the struggle when my son was little of getting him bundled up for the cold Winter weather! Hat, Scarf, and Mittens seemed to be a real process! But, not with this next great product!

The Minkey….made by a parent for parents!

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This product is totally adorable but it is also very practical and a much-needed item for the Winter! It would make a wonderful holiday gift!

The Minkey is a patented winter garment that is an all in one piece, with gloves, scarf and hat all in one piece. It is available in sizes Newborn-4T. The Minkey is basically a baklava hat with an attached polo neck scarf that has two long sleeved gloves attached. All the pieces are attached to each other making it easy to keep your child warm and dry in the winter.  Now, how cool is that?! What I love is how easy it is to put on and it stays on! I don’t have a little one but I had a good friend try this out with her daughter. She loved it! It really keeps her daughter warm and her daughter loves it so much that she wants to wear it all the time!

Check out this Must-buy product and their other products at their website: http://shop.theolie.com/products

The Minkey Dino is my favorite! But, you also have to see the Minkey Flower!

 

 

The next one is a Must-Read and would make the perfect holiday gift for a New Mom!

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EAT, PLAY, SLEEP (Atria Books)

The Essential Guide to Your Baby’s First 3 Months

By Luiza DeSouza

Foreword by Cindy Crawford

This one has so many great tips and wonderful advice! i think that every New Mom should read it! One of my favorites is How to use play to help establish a routine and, most important, to bond with your baby.

From a newborn caretaker with years of hands-on experience with celebrity clients, comes an indispensable, practical, and reassuring guide to a baby’s first three months, which will give mothers the virtual experience of having their very own baby nurse at their side.

 

Luiza DeSouza has over thirty years of hands-on experience as a highly sought after baby nurse, in her home country of Brazil and throughout southern California. Her warm, nurturing, and commonsense approach promotes balance, and helps new moms and dads to tap into their own wisdom, trust their instincts, build their confidence, and choose a course that fits their needs and their baby’s personality.

 

With Eat, Play, Sleep, Luiza zeroes in on the first three months of a new baby’s life, and gives in-depth guidance on everything from diapering, bathing, and swaddling, to knowing when (and how) to begin establish feeding and sleeping routines. This focus on the first three months makes the book particularly useful for working moms, many of whom will use these limited weeks at home to establish both their bond with their baby, and their routines. The special skills and expertise of a personal baby nurse are a luxury most families can’t obtain – until now.

 

Can being patient, open, and attentive guarantee that a baby will be a good sleeper or have a great disposition? Of course not! But no matter what challenges a newborn brings, patience, openness, and attentiveness will help a new mother rise to meet them.  With Eat, Play, Sleep, Luiza gets into all of the details of what to expect in the first few months of life as a mother.  Luiza discusses how your newborn looks; bonding with your baby; breast feeding; routines; bathing and massage and how to calm a difficult baby.

Eat, Play, Sleep is like having Luiza in your home, providing instruction and advice when you need it most. It’s the ideal gift for a baby shower, as new moms will love having this breadth and depth of information at their fingertips, presented in a voice that is encouraging, positive, and non-clinical.

 

You can find on Amazon.com.

But, we have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway on this one! To enter, leave a comment below with a helpful baby tip!Deadline to enter is November 25th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

 

 

Self Disclosure: I received samples of the above products to facilitate this Holiday gift round up. No other compensation was received and opinions expresses are my own. Photos provided courtesy of the companies listed in the above post.

 

 

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