Baby Shower Gift Guide: Day 3, Baby Style & Safety
One of my most favorite parts of having a baby (aside, of course from everything about BABIES) is buying baby clothes… I LOVE everything about baby and toddler fashions. I even love to wash and fold them, if you can believe it. It’s been so much fun having a little girl and a little boy to dress up, and I am welcoming the challenge of finding super cute boys clothing again-because we all know that there are far more girls options out there than there are for boys. However, when they are tiny there are three things that I am mostly concerned with: Quality, comfort, and ease. It’s an added bonus if the onesies, footies and gowns are unique and cute in design.
Magnificent Baby was created by a mother looking for an easier way to dress her little one, so she invented baby clothes that have magnets instead of buttons and snaps! The clothes are very soft, very safe and incredibly easy to use… So much so that I’m NOT dreading the midnight diaper changes and fussy clothing. Magnificent Baby is lead Safe, Phthalate Safe, and washer/Dryer safe-plus their prints are gorgeous.
Magnificent Baby recently launched their new Facebook Store<. Enter this exclusive code to get 15% off your purchase: MGCHoliday15
Zutano is a brand that I have used since the birth of my son nearly 5 years ago. There are endless prints to choose from that you can mix and match and they are all unique and fun. Most of the pieces are made of 100% super soft cotton and wash incredibly well-the colors stay vibrant thorough many wash and dry cycles. Zutano’s product line includes everything from clothing from birth until 4T, booties, fleece jackets, and even nursery bedding, lamps and hampers. I attended an event hosted by MomTrends at Zutano’s headquarters in New York City, and we got to learn all about the family run company. Employees are encouraged to bring their children and even pets to work!
Switching gears a little, I wanted to introduce Tommee Tippee, as they are one of my favorite brands for feeding and baby care and they recently launched a few new (amazing) products. You can find my coverage about their pregnancy app, The Day Baby Was Born, here.
One thing that I have never owned before now is a baby monitor. We’ve always lived in relatively small spaces and the babies slept in a bassinet in our room for at least 6 months each. This time around, however, I am ready to do things a little bit quicker in terms of transferring the baby to his crib and relying on a monitor to give me enough piece of mind to be able to relax in another room. Sounds positively dreamy, actually.
The technology is really fascinating-once the sensor pad is placed under the mattress of the baby’s crib, it monitors their slightest movement and alerts you if baby hasn’t moved in 20 seconds. The monitor then will sound an alarm intended to not only wake the baby but also alert the parents. This is excellent for those of us who worry constantly and consistently check to see if the baby is breathing during quiet moments when we are supposed to be sleeping, too. I’m all for technology stepping in to offer piece of mind and maybe even a few extra moments of sleep.
The monitors are intuitively designed to help you stay even more connected to baby. They have a range of up to 1,000 feet and the latest in interference-free secure technology. The two monitor’s features include clear sound, long- range capabilities and baby room temperature display. Plus, the Digital Video Monitor model offers clear video with a large, 2.8 inch full color LCD screen clear screen and zoom function that automatically changes to infrared vision in the dark.
Features and Benefits
Sensitive sensor pad to monitor baby’s movement (alarms after 20 seconds of undetected movement)
Talk-back feature to comfort baby with your voice from afar
Long-distance range (up to 1,000 feet) Secure Interference-free monitoring
Easy-to-read LCD display
Baby’s room temperature display
Adjustable gentle night light
Parent unit locator
Tommee Tippee has also recently launched their new line of plant derived cleaning products which includes:
Antibacterial Hand Soap Mousse
Antibacterial Hand Gel
Bottle and Feeding Utensil Wash
Pacifier, Nipple, Teether & Toy Wipes
The line is intended to help incorporate healthy hygiene practices into every day life with children and their feeding routines. While I’m not as worrisome about sterilizing everything they touch as I was with my first baby, I still use alcohol-free antibacterial cleaning products in our every day life, especially here in the great big filthy city of New York.
Cleans in seconds
Free of alcohol, chlorine, fragrance and dyes
Kills 99.9% of bacteria
Leaves hands feeling soft and refreshed without stickiness or residue
I’m thrilled to be able to give away some products from each of these fabulous brands:
*One Long Sleeve burrito hat and bib set from Magnificent Baby
*One $75 gift card to Zutano
*One Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Digital Sensor Pad Monitor
*One product gift set of Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature Sterilant Line
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Congratulations to Matt Teres! Our winner was chosen randomly via “And The Winner Is”, a WordPress plugin. Thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted and followed. I hope your holidays are beautiful!
I was not compensated for this post. I did receive product for purposes of review, coverage, and giveaway. I hand picked each brand and all opinions are absolutely my own.