Friday, February 17, 2012

I'll be on NBC tomorrow morning...

I am so excited to announce that I will be on NBC News again! It was such a blast doing the summertime reviews, that I happily agreed to a wintertime review of unique baby shower presents. This is lucky for my neighbor who recently had twins, because she is going to be the recipient of most of my reviews! (But shhhh! She doesn't know it yet.)

First up on the list is the Sidekick Child Carrier Backpack by Go Go Babyz.
This truly is unique. It's a bag, it's a carrier, it's a bag AND a carrier all at once! The Sidekick retails for $129 and is available at the GoGoBabyz.com site and national retail stores.As a mom who loved to carry her babies, I can see how this device would have been truly useful. As a mom who currently has no babies to carry (sob), you can picture me, walking around the house, popping a teddy bear in and out, in and out, just to get the feel for the ease of this carrier. While I wouldn't recommend it for your main carrier as I think it might become quite heavy on one shoulder with a toddler and the bag full of diapers/juice/rattles/etc., I do think it makes a FABULOUS emergency carrier. Especially for use in airports, downtown trips, and when you're just caught without a stroller or sling.

Next up are the adorable Leg Ruffles from Huggalugsusa.com(We received some purple and pink Huggalugs, but I have to say that these goldfish ones are my absolute favorite!)

Legruffles are a ruffle-themed legwarmer and armwarmer knitted with a beautiful cotton blend yarn giving a soft, flowing feel. They retail from $12.50-$17.50 with sizes ranging from newborn all the way to tweens and adults! I may have to check into those longer ones for myself, especially on these winter nights...


The Peekaru Hoodie is something for every baby-carrying caregiver. With its incredibly soft cotton, and loose design, the hoodie allows for a baby to be cozy and comfortable from inside the safety of your favorite baby carrier.Isn't it cute? It can be worn as a front or back carrier cover and is designed to be comfortable from the temps of about 45-65 Farenheit. It retails for approximately $64 and can be found on Togetherbe.com

I have rarely traveled in the air with a baby. (one of the benefits of having all of your family living in the same state!) However, I have seen many a parent struggle with little ones while in the air. Whether or not you have your baby in your lap or their own seat for take off and landing, there will be many times that you will want to be holding your child in your lap mid-flight. For those times, the Baby B'Air Flight Vest is an award-winning designed device that allows your baby (up to 2 years of age) to safely sleep in your arms and avoid the dangers that turbulence can cause. It retails for $34.95 and can be found on babybair.com.

Next up, these little socks are just the CUTEST.
Aren't they adorable?? One of the best parts of having a baby is the miniature accessories they can wear. And socks that pretend to be shoes?!? Too. Cute. These teeny little socks are available in a variety of styles at Walgreens. Two pairs sell for $4.99 which makes them perfect for a small baby shower gift or baby welcoming gift. You can find all of their styles on zachandchloe.com.

I obviously can't test out this next product, but the Emily Diaper Skin Soother is marketed as the most natural diaper rash cream available as well as the most effective. Made of just 6 ingredients: organic sunflower oil, natural beeswax and 4 natural wildcrafted herbs - frankincense, red peony root, dictamnus root and phellodendron bark. No fragrance, no chemicals, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients of any kind. It is designed to soothe and heal any type of diaper rash or irritation, whether caused by heat, fungus, moisture, bacteria or allergen. Retails for $14.00 per 1.8 oz jar. Available online at emilyskinsoothers.com or at retailers throughout North America.

Nowadays, a lot of what we do is online. But that doesn't mean that paperwork isn't still a necessary evil. In fact, having hard copies of important documents, (prescriptions, immunizations, birth certificates, etc.) is essential in case your digital copies are compromised.
The Baby Briefcase offers a simple method of organizing all of the random papers that having a baby generates. (And trust me, there's a LOT OF PAPERWORK.) It retails for $29.95 and can be found at babybriefcase.com.

I hope that some of these products are just what you were looking for. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about any or help you find them! I also hope that tomorrow morning will find me without circles under my eyes, brightly chatting without stuttering on NBC Chicago.

Have a great day!
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