Thursday, December 3, 2009

Must haves for your daily diaper bag:

* One change of cloths
* 5-6 diapers
* Wipes
* 1-2 washcloths
* Diaper rash cream
* Tylenol
* Changing pad (make sure it's water proof)
* Zip lock bags for dirty diapers
* Toys – chew toy/rattle
* Snacks
* Sanitizer for hands
* Plastic utensils
* Bibs
* Bottle filled with water and extra formula (in case of an emergency)
* Thermometer

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Starlight Children’s Foundation

BabyShowersbyMail is helping kids by partnering with Starlight Children’s Foundation to help children fight life threatening and chronic illnesses and we need your help.

Starlight Children’s Foundation serves children fighting life threatening and chronic illnesses such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, and kidney disease so that they can forget for a few moments about being sick and do what they do best – just be kids. Touching the lives of more than 180,000 children each month, Starlight uniquely offers a comprehensive menu of both "high tech" and "high touch" programs.

Between now and Dec 31st for every facebook fan and blog follower we get signed up, we'll donate $1 to Starlight. What will your $1 do?

Every $1 donated to Starlight provides a child with cancer to play video games for almost an entire day on a Starlight Fun Center while going through chemotherapy.

$1 for Starlight enables a hospitalized child to spend 5 hours reaching out to friends and family after visiting hours have ended using a PC Pal’s email and messaging tools. $1 enables a teen who is too sick to leave home to spend one day finding supportive friends on Starlight’s Starbright World social network.

So pass the word to all your mom friends and help us reach up to 1000 fans as quickly as possible! You can also sign up for our newsletter and we'll add on another $1!


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Throwing a baby shower for a co-worker

Today's workplace is different today than it was years ago. Co-workers interact more, form friendships, and engage in social activities together so it is more likely to want to throw a shower for an expecting co-worker. Organizing a baby shower for a co-worker can be slightly different than planning for a friend or relative.

Begin by planning the location of your shower. You'll need to determine if you will actually have the shower at the office if it would be more enjoyable if everyone meets at a restaurant or other location outside of work. If you work at a location where people work evening and night shifts, it may be better to have the party at the office, so more people can participate.

If you decide to have it at the office, make sure you get management approval. You may also need to check with the employee's supervisor to see if they can be excused from work to attend the shower if its during normal working hours. Having the shower during lunch or dinner hour may be the best way for the most people to attend.

I recently attended a baby shower at an office location and it worked out fabulous as there was plenty of space, a kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, coffeemaker, and microwave, plus plenty of space for plugging in crockpots prior to the party. It worked out perfect and saved a lot of money on the food.

Once the location is chosen decide what you will do for food at the party. Options include having it catered; having everyone sign up to bring a dish; or have one or two people buy and prepare the food.

Invitations can be a simple as an e-mail to every on staff. Make sure that everyone is invited so as not to create hard feelings. If the expecting mom is registered for gifts anywhere, include that information in the e-mail. Also, let everyone know if someone is in charge of collecting money to cover food, shower expenses, or collecting to buy a group gift. If you the food is to "bring a dish to share" put this information in the e-mail but then post a sign up sheet somewhere else in the office.

An office shower is a great opportunity to get mom one of the larger gifts she is hoping to get, by having groups of people chip in money towards a gift. Make sure the item you choose is on mom's list. She no doubt has a special crib picked out to go with the decor of baby's room and having to return a larger gift can be inconvenient.

Arrange for baby's dad or some other person, to come to the office after work and help mom load all her gifts into her car.

Make decorations recyclable. A diaper cake is a great centerpiece for the head table and mom get's to bring it home and use all the goodies later. Use small plants on other tables that can be given out as door prizes at the end of the party.

Keep games simple and fun. Mom might be embarrassed to have her tummy measured in front of all her co-workers. The dice game and baby bingo are fun and easy to play with large groups.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Become a facebook fan and share your photos

BabyShowersByMail is now on facebook. We're hoping to have our diaper delivery customers share their baby photos and growth information with others. Click on the link to the right to become a fan now.

Sale on Plush Toys

Now through Sept 12, we have all our plush toys at 10% off. This includes Gund, Ty, and miYim organic plush. We still have a few retired Ty toys left including the little PJ Bear, but they are going fast.

We'll be running more specials throughout the next few months so stay tuned for more!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Baby Half Off - fabulous bargains await

Who wouldn't be interested in buying baby products at fabulous bargain basement prices. Products are always 50% off or more. Baby Half Off is now under new ownership and will begin offering regular deals next week. You can visit there website at BabyHalfOff, or don't miss any bargains by becoming a facebook fan or signing up for their blog. Sign up today so you don't miss any of the bargains.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Luxurious Blankets on Sale

From now until August 15th, all or our luxurious blankets are on sale at 30% off. Sale includes are soft and luxurious microfiber blanket from Elegant Baby. This 36x45 blanket comes in blue, pink, and white and is lined with satin trim.

Included in the sale is the fun Jo Jo Giraffe blanket that comes in a fun, reusable container with a Giraffe toy for baby; and the Sweet Baby Girl Blanket in a Maddie's Meadow keepsake box.

Save money and buy now and give a fabulous gift for the new baby in your life!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Baby Steals

If you have a baby and want a fabulous deal on name brand baby items, you need to subscribe to e-mail alerts from Baby Steals. At they sell one quality baby or maternity product every day at 50-80% off until it sells out. It's not just a deal, it's a steal! A 'BabySteal'.

For example, today's steal is a OiOi Diaper Bag that normally sells for $140.00 on sale for only $58.00. Some of the diaper bags they've had on listed on their site this past week are so gorgeous I want to buy one to use as a purse!

Monday, June 22, 2009

25% off Sale at BabyShowersByMail

Beginning today through July 7th, save 25% off any item in our Treasured Keepsake department. Pick out the perfect gift for a baptism, christening, or just to celebrate the birth of a new baby. We have beautiful silver plated trinket boxes, photo frames, keepsake nightlights, and wall crosses. The entire selection has been discounted.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Introducing Just Ducky Diaper Cake

Our Jungle Diaper Cake has been selling so well, we thought we would introduce a new cake, along those same lines, loaded with lots of goodies for baby yet cuter! Our cake baker, Kristie, came up with this design and we call it Just Ducky.

This cute diaper cake is made with over 70 Huggies diapers, is filled with a pretty blanket in the middle, and has a pacifier, cutouts, four bibs including a musical Gund bib and four receiving blankets, and a stuffed duck on top. Lots of great goodies for baby, and we think its a pretty cute cake. Check it out on our website.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Free Father's Day Gift

Now through Father's Day, June 10th, all gift orders will include a Ty Pops the Gorilla as a special little treat just for Dad. Because every new Dad deserves a little recognition, too. While supplies last.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother's Day Gift

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If your wife, sister, daughter or daughter-in-law are always complaining about lugging around her kids while picking up a HUGE box of diapers, well no more complaining. Babyshowersbymail has the PEFECT Mother’s Day gift for her, diapers for a year. Babyshowersbymail will delivery diapers to her house each month for a year, she can mix and match sizes and brands. If you order before May 10th we will throw in a month for FREE! Visit us at Babyshowersbymail for our diaper delivery service and why not add in a year supply of wipes!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Huggies Pure and Natural

Huggies introduces Pure and Natural diapers - diapers featuring natural ingredients. This diaper includes aloe & vitamin E, organic cotton, hypoallergenic, unbeatable leak protection and is fragrance free. Visit huggies for your free sample.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tastybaby - organic baby food

Are you looking for some great organic baby food? If so Tastybaby takes strides to make sure their baby food is high in nutritional value, healthy & delicious. They make 100% USDA-certified organic products gluten-free and as unrefined as possible by leaving out any preservatives, trans-fats, sugar or salt. They want to ensure that you or your child can enjoy Tastybaby without the worry of an adverse reaction. They are happy to assure you that all 10 Tastybaby flavors are 100% USDA-certified organic & gluten-free. Packed with vitamins & nutrients (thanks to state-of-the-art blast-freezing technology), easy single servings are as eco-friendly as they are palate-pleasing. They use BPA-free / recyclable containers & biodegradable cardboard printed with vegetable-based inks.

At Tastybaby, they embrace the idea that foods should be processed or altered to the bare minimum. Ideally, they would all live on farms and grow the food we eat. Some lucky folks, like the Organic farmers who grow our ingredients, actually do.
The rest of us have to recreate that organic simplicity in our own lives.Organic foods are grown without toxic pesticides and fertilizers and are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives, irradiation or cloning. Organic foods are produced without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic engineering, sewage sludge and other dangerous practices.And Organic food tastes great! The color and vibrancy of natural ingredient are left unadulterated, so the delicious, natural flavor of fruit and vegetables is undeniable.

I tried these great products out on my son and he loved them. The shipping was quick, the packing was great and they were easy to store.Check out for more info.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Diaper cakes make the perfect shower decoration

Most baby showers these days feature a diaper cake as the main centerpiece at the celebration. And why not!! Diaper cakes are beautiful, unique, and make the perfect gift for mom. Each cake can be decorated to match the shower theme, the baby's nursery, or the new mom's stylish taste. My favorite part of a diaper cake is that it is not only beautiful, but functional. After the shower has ended mom gets to take the cake home and re-use every part of the cake in carrying for her new baby.

While the main part of the diaper cake is the diapers, usually holding the whole thing together is a surprise in the center. For our diaper cakes at, we use a soft blanket for the center of our Elegant Cake, a Neat Sheet for at the beach is the center of our exclusive swimmer cake, and our Burt's Bees milk bath supports the middle of our other cakes.

My favorite is the swimmer cake, make from Huggies Little Swimmer swim pants, there is no other cake like this one out on the market. The center of the cake features a Neat Sheet for use at the beach, and the cake is covered with accessories such as toys, sunscreens, a swim, ring, and more. It is adorable. This cake is big (approx. 18" tall and 13" wide) and will make a big splash at any baby shower!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Contest - win a $75 gift certificate

Baby Luxe Daily is having a contest and is giving one lucky winner a $75 gift certificate to BabyShowersByMail. To enter, check them out at their website BabyLuxeDaily.

If you haven't visited Baby Luxe Daily before, now is a great time to check them out. BabyLuxe {daily} was started to help new parents, parents-to-be, and gift-givers alike, discover the greatness beyond mainstream baby retailers that seemed to be popping up from coast to coast. The BabyLuxe blog keeps moms and moms-to-be up on all the latest baby items to hit the market. There is also a fabulous resource for online shopping discount codes listed on their website.

Check them out, and register to win!