Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bundling up Baby

As you head out the door this winter, it’s important you keep your baby warm and safe.

Whether your infant is outside or in, knowing the proper way to keep your little one warm and dry is vital to his or her health.

  • Don’t forget a hat. Your baby’s head is a huge percentage of his or her body, so be sure to invest in a warm hat if you are headed outdoors.
  • Do layer up. Dressing your child in warm layers will keep him or her warm while outside. Consider dressing your infant in thermal underwear, long sleeved shirts, and gloves or mittens.

  • Don’t use loose blankets or pillows in the crib. Leaving your baby untended with a loose blanket, pillow or other bedding could lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). If you are worried about your infant being cold, dress him or her in a one-piece sleeper.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Safe Toys for a Happy Holiday

Christmas is just 10 days away, and your children are probably becoming more and more excited and curious about what gifts they’ll receive this year.

Making sure holiday toys are safe doesn’t mean you’ll need to start the purchasing process all over—it just requires a little double-checking.

  • Check the label. Be sure to select products labeled “nontoxic,” and check crayon boxes for the code “ASTM D4236,” which indicates they were approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

  • Choose age-appropriate items.

  • Don’t forget the helmet. If your child asked for a skateboard, scooter, bicycle or rollerblades, make sure to purchase proper safety equipment, as well.

  • Listen to the toys. Most toys that make noise can be activated in the packaging. Be sure the noise level doesn’t seem too loud, as it could potentially damage the delicate structures in your child’s ears.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Year's Supply of Books

The perfect gift that keeps on giving all year long, Year's Supply of Books. We've done all the work and picked 36 of our favorite books for baby and put them in a fabulous gift that gives month after month. We'll ship out a package of books each month for the term of your gift. What a fabulous gift!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Treat your Family to the Fruit & Veggie of the Month - pears and spinach

Introducing a new vegetable or fruit at dinner or taking a classic dish and trying something new are great ways to transform a meal.

Pear Nog
This holiday season, break from the ordinary and try this new twist on a traditional festive beverage.

1 pear, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 tsp brown sugar
2 ice cubes, cracked
Large pinch of cinnamon

Place all above ingredients in blender and blend on high for about 15 seconds. Drink with holiday cheer!

Spinach Pesto Pasta

Popeye knew what was up when he ate his spinach. Spinach has incredible nutritional value, is low in calories and an excellent source of vitamins A and C. When eaten with vitamin-C enriched foods, such as orange juice, tomatoes or citrus fruits, the mixture enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron and calcium also found in spinach. Try this tasty and healthy recipe.


8 ounces of fettuccine

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

3 cups fresh spinach

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup low-fat, low sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 15 oz can of cannelloni (white beans), rinsed and drained

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

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Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain and place in large mixing bowl. In a blender, add olive oil, garlic, spinach, basil, parmesan cheese and chicken broth. Mix well. Pour sauce over pasta. Mix until pasta is well coated. Add beans and red bell peppers. Lightly toss and serve.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Diaper Sale!!!!!

Month diaper delivery service is on SALE for a limited time!!!! Visit us at Babyshowersbymail

Maybe you are becoming a Grandparent for the first time, or an Aunt and Uncle welcoming a beautiful new baby into the family, or just looking for a fabulous way to help out your best friend. You've looked at all the cute clothes, and colorful toys, and soft blankets but you really want to send a gift that is practical but will also show how much you care. BabyShowersByMail makes life easier one diaper at a time.

Monthly diaper delivery service is on SALE for limited time!!! What a great holiday gift!!! Check them out at BabyShowersByMail

Shutterfly Holiday Cards!!!!

20% off all holiday cards at Shutterfly Look at these cute holiday cards - get ahead start on your holiday cards! Go to Shutterfly to look at all the cute Christmas card designs. There are lots to choose from and right now they are 20% off!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sweet Potato Pancakes...

Are you looking for a great fall recipe for kids? Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of vitamins A and C and have a sweet flavor compared to yellow potatoes.

Sweet Potatoe Pancakes

6 cups peeled and finely shredded sweet potatoes

2 cups finely shredded zucchini

1 cup finely shredded onions

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning

1 1/2 cups egg substitute

1 2/3 cup unbleached flour

1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 teaspoons canola oil


In a large bowl, mix sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, lemon juice, herb blend, egg substitute, flour and parsley. Warm 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large, non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Drop a large spoon of the batter into the pan and spread to form a pancake. Cook for about two minutes per side until golden and crispy. Don't forget to let the kids help:)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Trumpette Sock are in..

Trumpett Baby Bruisers - Six pair of high-top boot socks with crossbones on the top in a gift box. What a great stocking stuffer.

Trumpette Little Coco's Socks - two tones chevron patterns socks.

Trumpette Lucy Socks - be the first to own these adorable new style from Trumpette. Six pair of big bow jewel tones colored socks in a gift box!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Congratulations to Tiffany (pipsqueak_boutique)- she is the winner of 3 months diaper delivery paid in Full!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Congratulations to Shala Clark she won the Pro Baby Sterilizer!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Congratulations to Jessica she is the winner of the Sport Baby Leopard print carrier!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Congratulations to Heather Harper she is the winner of the Handmade Baby Quilt! Check in Monday for the next weekly giveaway!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Congratulations to Colleen Smith Newman she is the winner of the year's subscription to the Wild Animal Baby!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Becoming a big brother or sister...

Becoming a big brother or sister is a big change in a toddler’s little life. Helping your toddler become excited and accepting of the position can ease the transition for everyone.

The arrival of another child can bring new joy for you and your toddler, but it can also add a whole new set of challenges. Your toddler may feel anger or jealousy when the new baby arrives.
Here are a few steps you can take to help your toddler with the arrival of the new little baby!

*Create an assistant. Before your toddler gets a chance to become jealous of the new baby brother or sister, put him or her to work. Your toddler will feel important and needed when fetching diapers or bottles, helping feed the baby and holding a book for you to read. Not only will this give you a break, but it also allows your toddler to feel more connected and involved with the new baby and will improve the relationship between your children.

*Keep it the same. Avoid changing the routine of daily life at home when your newest little one comes along. By canceling family night or other regular outings, your toddler may learn to dislike the baby, since he or she seems to be ruining all the fun.

*Let your toddler be “big.” You can help improve your toddler’s frame of mind by encouraging him or her to grasp the new role as big brother or sister. Your toddler can take pride in the fact that he or she is potty-trained, can feed him or herself and can do other things that set him or her apart from the new baby.

*Prepare your toddler. Explain to your child before the baby is born what changes to expect—good and bad. Encourage your toddler to ask questions about the baby and make sure that he or she understands how life will change in the coming months. If possible, let your toddler tour the hospital where you will be giving birth and assure him or her that everything will be fine.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Preventing Your Toddler From Choking

Little ones often explore new discoveries by immediately popping them into their mouths.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children in every age group can be at risk for a choking accident. For example, around 17,500 children in the United States ages 14 and younger are taken to the emergency room each year for choking episodes. Because of their exploratory nature and limited ability to chew certain foods, toddlers are at an increased risk for choking.

*Keep small objects out of reach. Any item can pose a choking threat, coins, buttons and other small objects
*When in doubt, dice it up. Remember to cut all foods into tiny bites before serving.
*Make kids sit down. Make sure your child sits while eating meals, as well as snacks or treats such as candy or lollipops.
*Properly prepare fruits and vegetables. To prevent little ones from choking on raw fruits or vegetables, consider cooking them until soft or even mashing them up before serving them. Grapes, peanuts and popcorn are some of the most common foods that cause choking in children younger than 2 years old. Cut the grapes up and do not give peanuts and popcorn to young children.

If a Choking Accident Occurs
It’s important to know what to do in the case of an accident. Remember that a child whose airway is fully blocked won’t be able to speak or cough. If your child is coughing or gagging, his or her airway isn’t fully blocked. Encourage him or her to cough.

However, if your child cannot clear his or her airway by coughing or can’t speak or cough, call 911. Ask your pediatrician to show you appropriate methods to assist your toddler in clearing his or her airway in case of a choking accident.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Safe Splishin' and Splashin'

Warm temperatures, blue skies and sunny days make summer time the best time to enjoy outdoor activities. Swimming is by far the most popular summer activity and can provide fun for people of all ages. However, for young children, swimming can be dangerous, so proper safety precautions need to be taken.

Toddlers between the ages of 1 and 3 require constant supervision around water, and even shallow water can present a safety hazard for these youngsters.

* Use “touch supervision.” The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adults be within an arm’s length of their toddler at all times while the child is in the water. Inflatable flotation devices should not be used as a substitution for supervision, as the devices could deflate at any time, leaving your child in danger.

*Fence in backyard pools. If you have a pool at home, a fence needs to surround the perimeter of the pool. This fence should be at least 4 feet high and contain a self-closing and locking mechanism. Ensure the fence works properly to prevent your child from being able to open the gate to get to the pool. Also, the fence should be constructed out of wood instead of chain links, so the child cannot climb over the fence.

*Don’t think your child is safe in the water just because he or she has had swimming lessons. Until the age of 4, many pediatricians discourage formal swimming lessons because children younger than 4 are generally not developmentally ready to swim on their own. If your child has had swimming lessons, do not rely solely on the instruction provided to keep them safe. Even children who know how to swim can find themselves in dangerous situations.

*Remove toys from the swimming pool and empty wading pools after every use. By leaving water in a wading pool or toys in a swimming pool, you are increasing the temptation for little ones to jump in the water while mom and dad are not looking. By removing toys, curious toddlers will not be tempted to get back in the water to retrieve them.

By properly supervising your toddler during all water activities, you will ensure that your day at the pool will be filled with nothing but fun.

Credit goes to St. Vincent Children Hospital in Indianapolis. Reviewed by Ralph Reiff, director of Sports Medicine and Sports Performance at St.Vincent Sports Performance–Northwest.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

About 35-40 children die each year from hypothermia.

With the hot summer season now upon is, remember to never leave your child in the car for any length of time unattended. About 35-40 children die each year from hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature rises, your car's internal temperature can raise over 35 degrees in just 30 minutes on a hot day. Leaving the windows open doesn't always help much depending on the temperature, humidity levels, and winds. A baby locked up in the back seat of a car can die in just 15 minutes on a 75-degree day.

Only 15 states have enacted laws prohibiting parents from leaving their children unattended in cars. But states do prosecute and sentence parents who leave their children inside a hot car.

The Golden Gate Weather Services has a lot of good factual information on this topic. This month's Parenting Magazine contains a powerful story about a family who inadvertently forgot their child in the car and the tragedy they've gone through.

Inadvertently leaving a child can happen to anyone. Experts suggest that moms and dads leave an item of importance on the floor of the car by the car seat so that they must open the back seat to get the item and remember baby is along for the ride. This could be a purse, briefcase, laptop, office keys, or other item.

Have a safe summer with your baby!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chickenpox, Colds and Flus...Oh My!

When your child is sick, it may be difficult for him or her to describe symptoms or describe the level of pain he or she is experiencing. This can make it hard to even know what condition your child has. However, there are five illnesses parents should know the signs and symptoms of by heart.

The early signs of chickenpox are frequently small blisters or a rash that can closely resemble a series of bug bites. You’ll know the difference, however, when these symptoms are accompanied by a fever, irritability, headache or loss of appetite. While there’s no miracle fix for chickenpox, a physician can offer medications to reduce the disease’s severity.

Common Cold
If your child tells you his or her throat has a tickle or you observe sniffling and sneezing, these symptoms could be the beginnings of a common cold. It’s perfectly natural to wonder whether these symptoms are the signs of the flu (see number 4 for more information) or simply a cold. Two fairly simple ways to tell include if a child is running a fever or if your child’s illness extends beyond a week, both of which are symptoms more associated with the flu.

Having an itchy, red or irritated eye are all signs of the highly contagious pinkeye condition. Also known as conjunctivitis, this condition may not always cause your child pain, but itching and swelling can occur. If your child experiences pinkeye, emphasize frequent hand washing. In most cases, pinkeye will go away after a week or less without prescription medication.

While many associate flu with the winter months, your child can get the flu year-round. For this reason, it’s important to closely observe your child for symptoms resembling the common cold, yet slightly more intense. These include chills, headache, muscles aches, cough, sore throat and stomach or ear pain.

Ear Infection
Children, especially those between the ages of 2 and 4, are more prone to experience an ear infection due to the structure of their eustachian tubes, which have not yet fully developed. These tubes connect the middle ear to the throat and can harbor bacteria and viruses, which result in an ear infection. If your child seems to be frequently tugging his or her ear, says you are talking too loudly or complains of having trouble going to sleep or lying down, he or she could be suffering from an ear infection.

Sources :kidshealth.org, webmd.com, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital

Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Treat your wife, daughter, daughter-in-law or sister to the perfect Mother’s Day Gift – diapers for a year!!! We are giving 10% off Paid in full diaper supply!! Save – Save – Save

What a great Mother’s Day gift!! Visit us at BabyShowersByMail.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Diaper Cake

We just introduced a new diaper cake and it is adorable. We call it the Puppy Diaper Cake and its made with a filing of soap, onesies, and a bath towel. The outside has receiving blankets, bibs, Gund Spunky Pup Teethers and Pacifier Clips and its topped with a Ty Pink Pup. The cake can be made to order in either blue or pink and it is so cute. Perfect for your next baby shower. A diaper cake serves as both a decoration and a gift!
Visit our website to order.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Marin Abused Women's Services Luncheon

Marin Abused Women's Services 7th Annual Luncheon: "In Celebration of Mother’s”
Friday, May 7, 2010
Embassy Suites, San Rafael
11am - 2pm

If you live in the Marin County area check out the Marin Abused Women's Services 7th Anuual Luncheon, Marin Abused Women's Services provides intervention services that enhance the safety of domestic violence victims and engages diverse communities in domestic violence prevention. They will be holding a silent auction and we, http://www.babyshowersbymail.com/ , will be donating 6 months of diapers.

Visit http://incelebrationofmothers.blogspot.com/ for more details. Also visit http://www.maws.org/ for more information about domestic violence.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help Children in Haiti

We are giving 10% of all orders place from now until February 14th to help the kids in Haiti. As many of you know a massive, 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday, January 12th. The damage to buildings is extensive and the number of injured/ dead is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.  BabyShowersbymail will donate 10% of all orders from now until February 14, 2010 to help the Children in Haiti. 100% of our donation will go directly to the Mercy & Sharing program in Haiti.