Jun 22, 2009

Disney Channel's Baby Planners recommed the Belly Bandit as favorite post pregnancy slimming gear

Watch the Disney Channel's Baby Planners recommend post pregnancy slimming gear. The Belly Bandit is a favorite!

Click here to see the Disney Channel's Baby Planners - Get back into Shape Video

Pick your favorite BAMBOO Belly Bandit and Use Coupon Code: BAMBOOBB
during checkout to get $3.00 OFF the purchase price and FREE SHIPPING in the USA and Canada


Jun 18, 2009

Moby Wrap News

Our friends at Moby® Wrap have sent us their "Mid-Year News" with some fabulous announcements, and of course we want to share the news about great achievements and awards that make this baby carrier a family favorite!

This nifty wrap continues to be featured on many pregnancy and baby magazines as one of the top baby carriers/slings. Just in these past few months Moby has won some notable accolades:

Moby® Wrap was voted "Favorite Baby Carrier" by Baby and Children's Product News' readers survey. Check it out!

Moby® Wrap was also recently named in Pregnancy Magazine as a "must have for colic," (April, p 48), and

Moby® Wrap was selected "best value" baby carrier in Fit Pregnancy Magazine gear issue (April/May, p 14)

Moby® also now carries the European Union Safety Certificate
"With the passing of the CPSIA of 2008, renewed focus has been directed to product testing and safety issues in the juvenile product industry." Moby® is announcing that Moby Wrap has passed the testing process set forth by the EU for baby carriers and is now EN 13209 certified. This safety standard was established in 2005 and involves specific requirements for product materials, construction, packaging, as well as the inserted product information. Currently, the US is developing its own safety standards for baby carriers.


Jun 2, 2009

Lukeeno's new colors arriving soon!

We have eagerly awaited the new Lukeeno Organic Cotton Essentials Collection. Finally next week the new organic baby onesies will be available in the US market. Here's a sneak preview of the new Lukeeno colors. CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE A CLOSEUP VIEW

These premium quality Organic Onesies by Lukeeno are buttery soft and are made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton . The entire production process is certified by Control Union (CU). This means that No chemicals or pesticides are used in the cotton growing and manufacturing process. The new Lukeeno collection also features YKK snap fasteners for added safety.

These organic cotton onesies are extra soft, practical and durable. The more you wash, the softer they get. Baby will sure love to wear these cute little onesies.

Lukeeno Organic Baby Clothes are also the ideal canvas for graphic artists who need blank organic baby onesies to print and commercialize their own graphic designs and creations.
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Organic Baby Clothes by Lukeeno are available for sale at Best Baby Organics

Jun 1, 2009

Eco-friendly Baby Announcements

You can certainly feel good and make a statement when you send this eco-friendly baby announcement card to someone special. The card is made using a vintage wordpress. Wordpress printing is an ancient technique used in the West since the 15th century. We love this announcement card because the cardstock is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper that is also processed chlorine free. Also the light brown envelope is made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper and has flecks throughout, which gives it the natural and rustic feel we love so much. The card comes in a clear biodegradable sleeve that protects the card until you are ready to use it. This is a blank card. Perfect for adding your own and unique personal message.

Find this card on ETSY from SweetBeets Etsy mom

Japanese Monkey Pants Cutest Baby Photo Contest ended 5/31/2009

Thanks to everyone who sent their Monkey Pants Baby pictures!
We received many cute and funny images and had the
hardest time picking only one winner. They were all so perfect!
We ended up having a tie for the first place.

Here are some of the images received for the contest:

Mom doesn't need to worry about cleaning up. She has baby for that!

Miss Olivia from Spain in her winter monkey pants. This baby rocks!!

Ocean at 10 months old
"He's getting away"

Baby Liam at 8 months old and loving his Monkey Pants!

If you missed the chance to participate with your baby this time, we will be announcing a new contest soon. So, keep those cameras handy!!

Belly Wraps: Post-Pregnancy Hit or Hype?

We found a very interesting article on WebMd and wanted to share it with our blog readers. This article present us with the opinions of people who swear by the effectiveness of post-partum belly wraps and of those who are not fans of abdominal binding after delivering a baby. We are  Belly Bandit diehard fans!! but you can read on and come up with your own opinion:

Belly Wraps: Post-Pregnancy Hit or Hype?
Some swear belly wraps help them get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, but others don't buy it
By Denise Mann
WebMD Feature

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

"When Seattle mom Ashley Allman, 27, is invited to a baby shower, she doesn’t bring a cute onesie, a silver rattle, or any such traditional gift. Allman prefers to give new moms a gut-busting belly wrap.
Allman, a public relations executive, along with many celebrity moms, including Jessica Alba, have said that these abdominal compression wraps helped them get their pre-pregnancy shape back ASAP.
“I wasn’t using it for my figure; it was more to support my lower back,” says Allman, whose son is now 9 months old. She says she gained 45 pounds during her pregnancy, but by the time her son was 8 weeks old, she was back into her pre-pregnancy jeans. She credits a belly wrap because she wasn’t consciously dieting or exercising.
Is Allman on to something? Are these belly wraps really a magic bullet for getting your body back after pregnancy or just another get-skinny-quick gimmick?
Proponents say that these girdle-like garments -- which have names like the Belly Bandit and the Taut -- essentially shrink wrap the tummy and as a result may help reduce the swelling of the uterus, while supporting the legs and back. But others say that the only way to get your body back after pregnancy is by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Still others strike it in the middle by saying these belly bands may have a role alongside healthy eating and fitness.


Belly Wraps: New Name for Old Concept

Although today’s stylish and even eco-friendly belly wraps are trendy, belly wraps (also known as abdominal binders) have actually been around for a long time, says Donnica Moore, MD, president of the Sapphire Women’s Health Group in Far Hills, N.J. and an author of Women’s Health for Life.
“This is not a new thing,” she says. “Belly wraps were used for people with back pain because they increased abdominal support, which helped people with back pain get around better."
Jay Goldberg, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Beverly Hills, Calif., says, "We have been prescribing abdominal binders for a long time. They have been used for tummy tucks and back problems, but with obstetrics these wraps help women recovering from a vaginal delivery or a C-section with their posture, abdominal support, and self-confidence.”
The gentle compression on the abs may help the uterus return to its normal size quicker, so new moms may get rid of their still-pregnant-looking-belly quicker, Moore says. “There’s nothing worse than still looking pregnant months after you have had a baby.”
Another belly wrap bonus: “You may feel more comfortable and may feel like moving more and the more you move and exercise, the quicker you get your figure back,” she says. They also make you look slimmer while you are getting slimmer. “Women rave about the bands holding the flab in and that does make you appear to be slimmer."

Although Goldberg recommends the Belly Bandit to his patients as part of a postpartum plan, he says the belly wrap won't help you get back your pre-pregnancy figure in a week. He says women can put it on after delivery and recommends they wear it for four to six weeks after delivery to reap the maximum benefits.
The bottom line? “If the cost won’t break the bank, they are not a bad idea,” Moore says.
Belly wraps cost anywhere from $20 to $50, depending on the make and model. They are not all one-size-fits-all, and women may need to buy multiple sizes as their girth decreases.

Belly Wraps: Buyer Beware

Some doctors, including Saul Weinreb, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Baltimore, are less enthused about belly wraps.
“Belly bands don’t help you get your body back any better than any other body-shaping clothing that people try to use to get themselves into shape,” he tells WebMD. “Of course, when used, they may help you fit better into some clothing, but there is no evidence that your body shape can truly improve because of a belly band.”
Don’t be fooled, he says. “It might feel like it is working, but it doesn’t work. Diet fads have historically tried to use all sorts of clothing wraps and similar devices, but they have never worked.”
The best and only proven way to lose your baby weight and keep it off is to eat a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and high in fiber and engage in regular exercise.
“No one thing will get you back to your pre-pregnancy weight,” says Manhattan internist Stuart Fischer, MD, author of The Park Avenue Diet. “You need a comprehensive program that is 50% food and 50% exercise, particularly post-pregnancy,” he says. “You can’t lose weight and maintain that loss without doing both."
“Belly wraps have no place in getting back into shape after pregnancy,” says new mom Sheryl Wilson, president of Fitnotic, a New York City-based pre- and postnatal fitness company.
Wilson says she understands how new moms could be tempted by belly wraps. “Your body hasn’t felt like your own for nine months, you are pressed for time, and when you see this wrap advertised saying it will suck in your gut and help you get back to shape, it’s appealing to think ‘if I strap this on, it will help.’”
But that’s just wishful thinking, she says.
“These wraps are no substitute for exercising and healthy eating generally in life or after pregnancy,” she says. They may actually do new moms a disservice. “We have to consciously work to strengthen and engage our core muscles, and we use less of our abdominal muscles when wearing wraps."
Don’t tell that to Allman and other fans. “They really helped me,” Allman says. “From now on, I plan to give belly wraps to all of my pregnant girlfriends.”

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