A Few of My Favorite Things

“These are a few of my favorite things….” It is that time of year so we have teamed up with some of my favorite brands to bring you my favorite things giveaway. Check out the below 14 handpicked baby gear essentials and must haves and then learn how to enter to win all these products worth more than $1000 and will go to ONE lucky winner. We know you are going to love all of these products as much as I do!

  1. Gathre Mini Mat – These beautiful leather mats will not only look good under your highchair but they will make clean up a breeze too. This mat can be put to work under a toddler at mealtimes to keep falling food from making a mess on the floor.  Just a few quick wipes and it’s clean again!  It is also a perfect size to be used for tummy time and it alleviates the need to do laundry after every inevitable spit-up.  Retail value: $40

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2. babyhome Side Light bed railThis side rail sets itself apart because it keeps your little one safe while still looking great. Side Light comes with a mild LED light, is made from a mesh that enables parents to see their child, offers high-tech washable fabric, is lightweight and is the tallest guardrail on the market. Retail value: $99
ergoPouch3. ergoPouch ergoCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag and ergoCocoon Sleep Suit:  This awesome collection includes high quality products that offer great functionality and versatility with swaddles that can easily transition to a sleeping bag, and sleep suits that convert from bags to suits with legs for easy use from bassinet to stroller. All ergoPouch products are made with natural fibers including Organic Cotton, Bamboo and Merino. Swaddle Retail Value: $24.99, Sleep Suit Retail Value $59.99  Print

4. Covered GoodsEver wondered what that striped wonder is that seems to be all over your Instagram feed? This is it…the original multi-use nursing cover, Covered Goods covers provide true all over coverage and can also be used as a scarf, car seat cover and shopping cart cover. Simple and easy to use = win for moms everywhere. Retail value: $34.99 

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5. MAM Infant Basics Gift Set and PacifiersThis gift set is a great essential to put on any registry. It includes two 5 oz. Anti-Colic bottles, two 9oz. Anti-Colic bottles, one medium flow nipple, one fast flow nipple, one Start newborn pacifier, one pacifier clip and one Soft Brush. The Anti-Colic bottles have a patented vented base that regulates pressure ensuring babies do not get air in their tummy while feeding. Retail value: $50Angelcare bath support

6. Angelcare Bath Support – This bath support takes the worry out of bath time for parents!  Designed with comfort in mind the bath support is mildew-resistant and hygienic and recommended for use with babies up to 6 months. Retail value: $29.99

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7. SassyThis line of toys is one that has been around and loved for a long time but in early 2017 Sassy is launching over 100 new toy and feeding products  that will help children thrive by focusing on the baby and young child’s developmental and educational needs.  The all new collection is designed for open-ended play to help babies learn to solve problems, be flexible, self-motivate and most importantly, play.

Pediped Originals

8. Pediped Originals – There isn’t much that is cuter than baby shoes and Pediped makes some of the cutest. These aren’t just cute though. They are amazing quality and super comfy and have been been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development. Retail value: $39.95

bBox Diaper Caddy

9. bBox Diaper CaddyDiaper changes don’t always happen at your changing table and this light and portable change station ensures you have everything you need for diaper changing wherever you are around the house. This product is great for parents who have two story homes and don’t want to walk up and down stairs all day. When you are done with diapers it also makes a great art caddy or home organizer.  Retail value: $60Babo Botanicals

10. Babo Botanicals First Bath Newborn Essentials Gift SetThis set of organic products is filled with the essentials that you will need to keep your baby’s skin clean and moisturized (which can be tough in winter). Included are a soothing diaper cream, moisturizing shampoo & wash and moisturizing lotion. All Babo Botanicals products are dermotologist tested for sensitive skin, so you know they are safe and gentle for young, delicate skin. Retail Value: $38.

DockaTot

11. DockaTot – This multifunctional lounger has become coveted by new parents everywhere and for good reason. The DockaTot is a safe and comfy spot for lounging, relaxing, sleeping (supervised), playing, tummy time or just hanging out. There are two sizes available and all materials used are breathable, washable and hypoallergenic. Deluxe Retail Value: $165

Binxy Baby

12. Binxy BabyThis comfy shopping cart hammock is finally an answer to the scary sight of a car seat balanced on top of a shopping cart. The Binxy Baby easily clips onto most carts, hangs elevated so you have plenty of room for groceries, then simply rolls up to fit in your diaper bag when finished. And if you still want to use your car seat, most infant car seats sit snugly inside the hammock. Retail value: $49.95

Finn and Emma Playgym

13. Finn and EmmaIf you are looking for style for your baby but are not willing to risk any exposure to toxins Finn and Emma is the brand for you. All their clothing is made from 100% organic cotton using eco friendly dyes and  and all their toys are made using natural wood. And on top of that, their garments and accessories are produced in fair trade settings. For Finn and Emma though that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on style!

Milestone Baby

14. Milestone Baby Original Baby CardsIt is one thing to grab your phone and snap a picture but remembering to write each moment can be hard. The Milestone Baby Cards are 30 photo cards that you can use to capture your baby’s first year in weeks, months and memorable moments. Add a card to your pictures and you will never forget when your little one slept through the night, rolled over or said mama for the first time. Retail Value: $24

Head over to Instagram (@babynav) to learn how you can win all of my favorite essentials and MORE. In addition to the products we are also giving away a 3-Hour BabyNav gift certificate for the baby planning services of your choice. One winner will win all these prizes valued at more than $1000.Come back and comment here telling us about some of your favorite things for an extra entry. Go quick before the giveaway ends on Monday, December 12th at 11:59pm PST.

xo, Julie

 

(One winner will be chosen randomly after the giveaway ends on Monday, December 12th at 11:59PM PST. Winner will be announced on Instagram. This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Instagram. By entering you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age, agree to Instagram’s terms of use and release Instagram from any and all responsibility.)

Swanling Innovations Giveaway

We’re celebrating sleep safety for infants and children with a special giveaway with our friends over at Swanling Innovations! One lucky winner will receive a Swanling Slumber Sleeper™ and a 2-hour BabyNav gift certificate for a phone/Skype consultation! It’s so easy to enter…all you have to do is fill out the form below with your information! We would also love for you to share the giveaway with your friends and family so they can get in on the fun!

What is the Swanling Slumber Sleeper™?

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The Slumber Sleeper® is one of the best sleep aids available for young children as it comforts babies and children allowing them to sleep longer and safer. The all-in-one safe sleep solution combines a sleep sack, fitted sheet, flat sheet, and mattress protector. It is also recognized as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Recommended by Pediatricians, especially for younger children who have started to roll over in their sleep but cannot roll back, the Slumber Sleeper, with its built in stretch fabric, regulates babies rolling so that they do not get stuck on their stomach in the nighttime. Once the child reaches the gross motor development stage then more movement in the Sleeper can occur as the child grows.

What does the 2-hour BabyNav consultation entail?

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BabyNav will work with your family to understand your lifestyle and your expectations and goals to create a custom timeline of everything that needs to get done. Babies love routine and you will too after working with BabyNav to create a custom routine. We will work together to develop a routine that reinforces play time, quiet time, feeding time, and sleeping time.

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Cheekie Charlie Intro & Giveaway

When my son starting dripping drool down his chin at 4 months old I thought it was cute but when he was over a year old and I was still changing shirts and bibs all day it wasn’t so cute anymore. The neck of his onesie was often wet and many of our bibs irritated the back of his neck. Thankfully new parents no longer have to deal with that thanks to Cheekie Charlie! Founder, Mom and designer Carla developed a line of stylish, interchangeable bibs that snap directly to bodysuits. The machine washable sets come with one bodysuit (available in sizes 0-18 months) and three bibs that are backed with terry cloth making them super absorbable and super easy to change.

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Carla’s designs are growing with her daughter and she now offers unique graphic printed tees for toddlers, Cheekie Tees. Check out my crew happily sporting one style in the sibling series. My son gave his own review by telling me “Mommy, they are so soft and they don’t have a big scratchy tag!”. 064

We were lucky enough to get to spend some time with Carla and learn more about Cheekie Charlie:

cc logoHow long ago did you start Cheekie Charlie and what inspired you?

I launched Cheekie Charlie December 2012, being lucky enough to stay home and watch my daughter grow has been the biggest inspiration. As a new mom, I learned something new and faced a different challenge every day.

You have now expanded beyond the interchangeable bibs +bodysuits to toddler tees…tells us more about how that came to be.

The brand is 100% Charlie inspired, mommy designed. With the bibs, I had a drooling baby that would not wear a regular bib, so I wanted to fix the problem. Now that my daughter is almost 3, she’s inspiring the Cheekie Tee line. The shirts are inspired from everyday life with a toddler. For example, we are learning numbers, shapes, different animals and trying to make light of the occasional whining.

Where can we buy your bibs + bodysuits and tees?

All our items are sold on our website: www.cheekiecharlie.com

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Is there one piece of baby gear you couldn’t live without?

Sleep Sheep, my daughter is going to be 3 and still loves falling asleep to the sound of the ocean!

What does your daily schedule look like? How do you divide your time and priorities between your daughter, your husband, your home and your business?

Family is my number 1 priority and I am lucky to have a very supportive husband. Our day starts about 630am, with Charlie asking from her bedroom, “Is it morning yet?” I am grateful for the 2 hours of nursery school and the occasional afternoon nap which allows me to get some design and Cheekie Charlie work done. It sounds crazy, but you get very productive after having kids! The days are long but the years are fast, I can’t believe she is going to be three.

Do you have any advice to a mom that wants to start her own business?

Do what you love! Design has always been a part of my life, and I get to combine my two loves. At the end of the day, spending time with Charlie is my number one priority, so anything that takes my time away from her has to be worth it.

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I love what Carla said, “The days are long but the years are fast”.  AND the days are really long when you are changing a baby’s clothes all day so we are excited that Carla is allowing us to giveaway a Cheekie Charlie bib set! Enter below! xoxo, Julie

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