Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Check It Out: Precious40

Have you heard of Precious40? Precious40 is new company that delivers healthy, hand-picked snacks to pregnant or nursing moms through a monthly or weekly subscription service.

I was lucky enough to try one of their breastfeeding boxes and I absolutely loved it. Check out all the healthy snacks that come in my box below. 


My two favorite items from this box were the white bean tortilla chips by Beanitos - I'm obsessed and the apple cinnamon chia Squeeze, Jack also loved it!



Precious40 provides pregnant and breastfeeding moms with quality, balanced and safe foods to support their growing baby’s needs. The company was created to help moms feel confident in their pre and postnatal nutrition by offering boxes uniquely designed for them. Working with a nutritionist, they've searched thousands of snacks in order to bring tasty and nutritious options to your home.

The sign up process is super easy. Simply select your box (prenatal or breastfeeding) and for $10  you'll receive weekly deliveries of 4-5 hand picked healthy, safe and delicious snacks selected to support your personal prenatal and nursing needs and preferences.

Precious40 also make the perfect gift for new and expectant moms - check out their gift subscriptions here.
Monday, July 21, 2014

mbaby by Munchkin + a giveaway

Last month I posted my must have newborn essentials and one of the items featured was an mbaby by Munchkin sleeper. I've loved this product so much that I wanted to share more about their line.

The ONESTER™ and SLEEPSTER™ collections feature a unique patent pending double-layer front. Since babies spend the majority of time on their backs (stroller, high chair, car seat) their front is exposed while their back is covered, mbaby's onester™ provides much needed built-in comfort and extra warmth. In addition to the double-layer built-in-blanket feature, the SLEEPSTER™also has a convertible footie which allows for warm feet at night and bare feet for daytime play.

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Make sure you sign up to be a Munchkin Insider to receive exclusive deals and promos!


GIVEAWAY Enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card towards Munchkin or mbaby products on munchkin.com!

HOW TO ENTER Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter – it’s easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway Sunday July 27th at midnight. Open to US residents only. a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Mom Outfit: Summer Edition

While I'm only four weeks postpartum and still mostly wearing maternity clothing, dresses are one of the things that I've been able to wear right away. This season I'm sharing a casual Mom Outfit based on this gorgeous Sayuri Dress - currently on sale! Perfect for brunch with your girlfriends or a quick night date with your hubby, this outfit comfortable and stylish. Enjoy! 

Hello Jack Blog - The Mom Outfit: Summer Edition


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Loving: GooseWaddle Blankets + Giveaway


When Dylan was born, we received many thoughtful and beautiful gifts, one of my absolute favorites was a GooseWaddle blanket. Made of the softest and most comfy high quality materials, this was the blanket we brought Dylan home from the hospital in.


Available in pink, white and blue, in full-sized blanket or  “blankie” size, GooseWaddle is the perfect gift for the little ones in your family!  Also available in two gift set options, they make great newborns gifts.



GooseWaddle’s “Buy 1, Give 1” Campaign 
For every blanket they sell, GooseWaddle donates a receiving blanket to a child in need. By buying a GooseWaddle Blanket, blankie or gift set, you’re helping share the warmth of GooseWaddle worldwide.


GIVEAWAY Enter for a chance to win a GooseWaddle blanket + blankie in the colors of your choice!

HOW TO ENTER Simply follow the instructions below to enter this giveaway using Rafflecopter – it’s easy! You can enter daily by tweeting about the giveaway Tuesday July 22nd at midnight. Open to US residents only. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Car Seat Upgrade

With Jack quickly approaching his weight limit in his current car seat, it's time to upgrade to a booster car seat. With all the options available out there, this process can become a bit overwhelming. Luckily, I've found a site that has helped me navigate all the info available and make an informed decision before making a purchase.  Choosecarseat.com compares and reviews all of the best car seats available for infants, toddlers and kids in the market today.


Trying to think of the right car seat for your little one can be frustrating and time consuming. With all of the different brands and models available, there are many questions to be asked. Which car seat is the safest? Most durable? What about the most affordable? And what about the most stylish? We have you covered! Britax B-Safe, Chicco KeyFit 30, Graco SnugRide, Maxi-Cosi Mico, Evenflo Discovery -- I'm sure these brands all ring a bell, right? Look no further - You've come to the right place where you'll find the best car seat reviews and prices!

Jack currently has Britax Marathon Convertible car seat and we absolutely love this brand and would prefer to stay within the same company. After reading some reviews, we are leaning towards buying the 5pt harness Frontier 90.


Suitable for children 36 months and older, the Britax Frontier 90 can be used by children who weigh between 25 - 120lbs, and are 30 - 62in tall. The seat can be used in both front-facing and booster seat modes. It comes equipped with LATCH connectivity and a ClickTight Installation System. The Clicktight Installation System allows parents to easily achieve an easy, safe and secure installation using the car seat belt throughout the life of the seat in harness mode without having to worry about the weight of the child. The seat also comes equipped with HUGS chest pads that sit between a child’s chest and their shoulders to prevent forward motion in the event of a crash and also reduce any friction felt by the child should the car jolt forward.

While the price point for the Frontier 90 is higher than most booster car seats available today, this particular seat has been given a 5 start rating for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration making it one of the leaders in it's class.

Features 
• 90lb weight capacity in harness mode
• 120lb weight capacity in booster mode for safety and comfort as your child grows 
• Front-adjust recline for optimal child comfort
• Comfort foam provides an extra layer of padding
• Two buckle positions offer a snug and secure fit for growing children
• Armrests provide a natural and comfortable place to rest arms
• Cup holders and storage compartments

After reviewing all of the info provided by choosecarseat.com, I believe that we've found the perfect booster seat that will grow with Jack through out the years. The Britax unparalleled reputation as well as the features included have made this car seat the clear winner.  If it wasn't for the help available on the site, this process would have been much longer. Once you've decided on the best car seat for your child, choosecrseat.com even provides you with direct links to purchase them at the best prices available. 

Whether you are a new parent and are overwhelmed with all the infant car seat options out there or whether you are looking to upgrade to the the best convertible car seat or booster car seat available, choosecarseat.com is your one stop site for all the important information you'll need to make the best decision for your family! 
 
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