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Enter The MAM #babytroublemakers Contest Now Thru January 25th

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Have you ever caught your baby doing something he or she knows they shouldn’t be doing, like scribbling a ‘masterpiece’ on your walls or throwing food ALL over the floor?

Share your story with #babytroublemakers and #contest on the MAM Facebook page  and they will select three lucky winners to win one of three $100 prepaid cards! And remember: as trying as these moments are now, they’re what we’ll look back at and laugh at together when they’re all grown up! Check out the Official Rules.

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Join the MAM Club today and receive a free 2-pack of pacifiers with $25 purchase + free shipping on shopmambaby.com and be the first to know on news of special offers, promotions and new product introductions from MAM!

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We have even more good news! You can enter our giveaway below for your chance to win $30 worth of assorted MAM products!

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MAM is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One lucky blog reader will win a $30 of Assorted MAM Products! Thank you to MAM for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US Residents.

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Discover A Better Baby Wedge Pillow and Save 20%

New parents have so much to cope with, especially first time parents. Going from none to one or maybe even 2 or 3, in the event of multiples, is a huge adjustment. Things can be tough, but when the baby also has reflux, it can be scary for parents and uncomfortable for baby.

If you have a baby with reflux or one that dramatically spits-up, you might find some relief with the DaffaDoot Baby Reflux Wedge Pillow. This wedge shaped pillow is made to gently elevate baby’s head and torso, which helps to alleviate discomfort due to frequent stomach acid or spitting-up. We all know a happy baby equals happy parents.

What Makes The DaffaDoot Reflux Wedge Pillow Better:

Many baby pillow wedges are foldable, which means that they are actually made of two smaller wedge shaped pieces held together with a cover. In other words, the pillow has a split and can gap under baby.

Foldable wedge pillows are marketed as “convenient to store”, but what good is that when that feature degrades its performance? It is much better to have a wedge that focuses on performance, instead of easy storage.

In addition, foldable wedges are more likely to shift around due to their 2-piece design. The DaffaDoot wedge is a single, stable, correctly sized pillow with a non-skid bottom and a hypoallergenic, waterproof casing. The zipper is at the back of the wedge (to keep it well away from baby) and DaffaDoot’s foam is the perfect firmness (not too soft, not too hard).

The pillow meets and exceeds federal safety regulations. These regulations dictate that the wedge must extend the entire width of the crib mattress (27″). Anything else is not snug enough. DaffaDoot uses an eco-friendly zippered bag to package their wedge. This  bag can be used to store your wedge down the road, or as a blanket bag today.

About DaffaDoot:

DaffaDoot is all about family values, and they are on a mission to improve the lives of everyone they can reach. Founded by a Mother/Daughter team, they proudly donate their time and money to numerous organizations supporting pregnant moms-to-be, new parents, battered women, and school age children. They are insanely committed to providing the best customer service on the planet and delivering only the highest quality products available.

Mommy Ramblings’ readers can get a 20% discount on all orders using the Promo Code HWBLFYLE when purchasing the Wedge Pillow or DaffaDoot’s Auto Seat Protector or Car Mirror on Amazon.

Let me know what you think of DaffaDoot’s baby products

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Baltic Amber as a Natural Teething Remedy

I am always looking for natural ways to treat common ailments. When I became a mother, I was even more obsessed in finding natural ways to help my baby deal with discomfort. The Tylenol and Motrin recommendations the doctor gives every single time I take my baby in to the doctor wasn’t cutting it for me. I don’t want to drug my baby.

Our Teething Experience

When Christina was a year old, she started having some issues with teething. She would cry for hours. She didn’t want to eat. She didn’t want to be held. She was just inconsolable.

I tried the natural ointment, essential oils and other remedies that I’ve found, but nothing worked well enough. I was starting to wonder if I needed to just let my guard down and give her the Tylenol.

Before I did that though, I wanted to try one more option – amber teething necklaces. I’ve heard of them and I had a couple of friends who swore by them, but to be honest, I didn’t understand how they worked.

How Amber Necklaces Work for Natural Teething Relief

I did some research on amber necklaces provided at www.balticwonder.com. Apparently, you need to purchase amber that is high quality. Amber is fossilized tree resin and it contains a treatment oil called Succinic Acid. When amber heats up, like with body heat, it releases the oil onto the skin, which then enters the bloodstream.

Succinic Acid is completely natural, and 100% safe for humans. Europeans and Middle Easterners have used it for centuries to cure many different ailments such as inflammation, headaches, aches, pains, and even colds, flus, and more.

Since I was able to do all my research on the Baltic Wonder site and they source their amber from Lithuania (the leader in authentic, high quality amber), I purchased a necklace. When I received it, there was a certification of authenticity inside of the package. I thought that was great. It made me feel good about the decision I made to buy from them.

I put the necklace on Christina, and she didn’t seem to notice. I guess because it’s so lightweight, she didn’t feel it. This was a relief because I thought she was going to pull on it and try to suck or bite it. She didn’t any of it. She just continued whining and playing.

I didn’t notice any changes in her behavior the first day. Of course, I realized that it needs longer than that.

The next day, I put the necklace on her again. She went on with her day, but it seemed as though she was much calmer. She ate a little bit more and her fever had decreased a little. It seemed like it was working, but I didn’t want to be quick to judge it.

It was the third day that I realized that Christina was no longer bothered by her teething. Of course, I also thought that maybe she was done cutting her latest tooth. I wanted to continue using the necklace to be sure it worked. Every day for the next three months, I placed the necklace around her neck, and guess what? We haven’t had any more teething problems. She’s a happy baby again and she has two new teeth.

I am very thankful for the amber necklace that I purchased from Baltic Wonder. It was exactly what I needed to naturally relieve my baby’s teething discomfort. I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to give their baby Tylenol and/or Motrin. What’s even better is that if baby gets sick, it can help with that too. Amber is a great remedy, and I am so glad that I have found it.

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Classic Heirloom Style for Babies & Toddlers For 100 Years and Counting

They say good taste never goes out of style. I have always loved dressing my babies and toddlers in classic, smocked clothing. One name that has been my go to brand is, Feltman Brothers. They have been around for 100 years and counting for good reason.

Their clothing is quality made, I still have some of the Friedknit and smocked outfits and dresses from my oldest children, and they still look great. They make the kind of heirloom clothing, that can be passed down from one generation to the next, with hand embroidery and smocking that is beyond beautiful.

The timeless style is a favorite to wear for portraits and photographers, even hobby photographers, like myself, love taking photos of children wearing their clothing. I loved dressing up my kids in their smocked dresses, smocked shortalls, sailor suits and more. Nothing has changed, they are still my favorite brand for beautiful children’s clothing, that creates those picture perfect memories.

This year’s holiday collection is white and wonderful. I especially love the Short Sleeve Holiday Pearl Flower Bishop Dress. The dress features hand embroidered flowers and leaves all over the dress, on the cuffs, collar and hem.

The smocking features flowers, pearls and bullions in traditional holiday colors. Dreamy feather stitching lines the neck of the dress and is in a beautiful scalloped design along the bottom. This dress is everything you would expect from Feltman Brothers, the quality is second to none.

Bonnets seem so hard to find these days and it is a shame because they look so beautiful on baby girls. At Feltman Brothers you can find the Holiday Smocked Bonnet that is available in a range of sizes up to 24 months.

For little boys their holiday creepers, Bobby Suits and longalls are reminiscent of yesteryear and look absolutely adorable with hand smocking and embroidery.

How cute is the Tree Bubble Romper for baby girls? I just love this look with its beautiful hand embroidery and smocking.

The Holiday Knit Longall will keep even the newest babies, looking festive and keep them warm.

If you love dressing babies and toddlers in heirloom clothing, you need to check out Feltman Brothers. They have clothing for all occasions and even have an outlet shop on their website where you can score some good deals on their quality designs. Let me know if you love their clothing as much as I do.

 

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Share Your Photo #Fail with MAM #Giveaway

As a hobby photographer and mother of five, I have had more than my share of  photo sessions that have turned out less than stellar. Let’s be honest, they were total photo fails. You get this picture in your head, buy the perfect props, have everything set up, and then, the kids are tired, cranky or just not in the mood. We have all been there! Why not shed some humor on those moments to make us all feel better.

What does your funniest photo #fail look like? Does your child have their fingers up their nose, are they crying hysterically, did they spit up all over their picture-perfect outfit?

Share For A Chance To Win

If you have hilarious photo fails, you can share them with MAM and they will select three winners for their funniest #fail photo contest. Each winner will win a $100 prepaid card and a $100 pack of MAM goodies.

So, dig through those photos and enter HERE!  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on 9/8/17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 9/29/17 (the “Entry Period”). Here is one of my #Fails, even the dog was unimpressed.

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Today is your lucky day because not only can you enter to win in MAM’s Photo #Fail Contest, you can enter right here to win a $30 Assortment of MAM Products. Thank you to MAM for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents in the contiguous 48 states. Good Luck!!!

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Save on Diapers & Have More Money For Summer Fun #ShareTheLuv

Experienced parents know that you don’t have to spend more on diapers to get a great diaper for your baby. That is why Luvs is the official diaper of experienced parents.

Luvs is making the deal even sweeter this summer, helping parents save even more. Their $2 Print At Home Coupon means you can put even more savings toward fun family activities this summer. So save the money and use it to do things and make amazing memories because summer is short.

Go HERE to print your coupon. Use it right away, it expires 30 days from the date printed. Take $2 off any one Luvs diaper pack. Coupon is accepted at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold. All Luvs Diapers are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel sized diaper packs.

Best of all  Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™ are softer and more absorbent than before*, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee.  Luvs provides features babies and parents need for less cost than premium brands.

For more information on Luvs diapers, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Let’s face it parenting and kids are expensive so when you can save, do it! Print the coupon, save the money, enjoy your summer and make memories. 

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This Safer, Healthier Crib Mattress Will Let You & Your Baby Breathe Easier! #Giveaway

There have been so many changes in how we put our babies to sleep. When I had my oldest, it was unheard of to put a baby to sleep on their back. A few kids later, it was suddenly unsafe for them to sleep on their belly. As soon as baby starts to roll, they will sleep however they choose, so it really gives me peace of mind to have a safer mattress. One that baby can breathe through like the Newton Baby Wovenaire® Crib Mattress.

Air flows easily through the Newton Wovenaire® Crib Mattress. With no foam, latex or adhesives, the Wovenaire Crib Mattress is hypoallergenic, free of off gassing and completely washable. You can use muslin sheets as well as purchase additional mattress covers from Newton Baby.

Check out my video below to learn more.

If you are a clean freak like me, you will love that  you can completely wash away mold and bacteria for a fresher, more hygienic crib. The Wovenaire® Crib Mattress’s design gives it a unique longevity. Firm enough for your littlest but cushy enough for your growing toddler. Plus, with its ability to be washed down to the core for a sleep that’s fresh like new, Newton is a hand-me-down you can feel good about.

 
Would you like a chance to win a Wovenaire® Crib Mattress by Newton Baby? If so, enter the giveaway below.

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Newton Baby is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win a new Wovenaire® Crib Mattress! Thank you Newton Baby for the review mattress and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US Residents in the contiguous 48 states.
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What’s So Good About Pregnancy Pillows?

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Many pregnant women use pregnancy pillows when they sleep. As a woman’s pregnancy progresses, it can be more and more difficult to get comfortable and sleep through the night. Since there will be plenty of sleepless nights after the baby comes, you need to get as much sleep as possible while you still have the chance. A pregnancy pillow provides support to your neck, shoulders, back, and legs. It also allows you to sleep in a semi-fetal position, which is the most comfortable position and is also the position recommended by doctors. There are several other ways that a pregnancy pillow can help you during your pregnancy.

Helps With Circulation

Doctors tell expectant mothers that they should sleep on their left side to help with blood circulation. Many women find this position uncomfortable due to their growing belly. A pregnancy pillow makes sleeping on your side more comfortable. Since every pregnant woman’s body is different, the pillow can be adjusted to fit just right.

Prevents Aches and Pains

Pregnancy for most women is an amazing time. Unfortunately, the excitement can be ruined with the aches and pains that many women suffer from. Studies have shown that between 50 and 80 percent of all pregnant women suffer from intense pain and numbness in their neck, back, hips, knees and legs during their pregnancy. Some suffer from these pains even after the baby is born. When you use a pregnancy pillow, it will put less stress on your body while you sleep, preventing these frustrating aches and pains.

Better Night’s Sleep

If you have aches and pains while you sleep, it can be difficult to sleep through the night. A pregnancy pillow will help you relax and it will ease the pain, allowing you to sleep through the night. The more sleep you get, the healthier you and your baby will be.

Helps With Breast Feeding

If you are planning to breastfeed, your pregnancy pillow can be very helpful. You can use the pillow to position your baby properly so that it is easy for them to latch. Because pregnancy pillows come in different shapes and sizes, it is easy to find the one that is most comfortable for you.

When you go shopping for pregnancy pillows, you will notice that there are a few different types to choose from. Each different type has its own benefits. The one that you choose depends on what you want from the pillow.

Pregnancy wedge pillows: This pillow is also known as a maternity cushion. It comes in different shapes and it is the smallest type of pillow. You can use the pregnancy pillow in a few different ways. You can put it under your belly for support, which can make sleeping more comfortable on you back and hips. You can also use it behind your back is you toss and turn while you sleep. It can be used under your regular pillow to raise your head to relieve heartburn, which is common in pregnancy.

Full length pregnancy pillow: A full length pregnancy pillow provides support for your entire body, however, it is not as sturdy as wedge pillows. You can wrap your arms and legs around the pillow while supporting your growing belly. You can find pregnancy pillows that are straight or that are full of styrofoam balls so that it can be shaped to fit your body.

Total body pregnancy pillows: Total body pillows are great for your second trimester and through the rest of your pregnancy. These pillows are between 5 and 6 feet long, and they provide support to the spine. These pillows are either U-shaped or C-shaped. They are also great for your baby after.

If you want to get a good night’s sleep while you are pregnant and you want to be comfortable, you should consider buying a pregnancy pillow.

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Prepare Older Kids for a New Baby with Ready, Set…Baby! #Giveaway

Is the stork due to make a delivery to your home in the near future? If so, Ready, Set…Baby! is a great way to get older siblings ready for the new experience. This book tells it like it really is in a way kids can relate to.

Brother and Sister, Anna and Oliver, give young readers the inside scoop on what to expect when a new baby is expected. In a fresh, new picture book, Ready, Set…Baby! offers up a funny, loving, reassuring peek into life as a big brother or sister—with solid information, kid-friendly humor, and even tips for parents on how to help kids thrive when the new baby arrives.

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It’s Time To Choose A Better Baby Towel

There is something about bathing baby that is so special. It is a time of bonding and exploration, the older they get the more fun they have splashing playing and of course, getting clean. When baby comes out of the bath, you don’t want to wrap them in some scratchy towel or a towel made with fibers that contains chemicals from dyes. That is why I am so happy to share Luvdbaby’s Premium Hooded Bath Towel with you.

This 100% Un-Dyed Organic Cotton Muslin Towel is perfect for boys or girls and it is hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin. The multi-layer gauze cotton is super absorbent and soft. Baby looks adorable in the hood with its sweet, little bear ears. Best of all this towel can be used for newborns right up to toddlers.

Luvdbaby is a small family business that wanted to manufacture products without the harmful chemicals that are so readily found in dyed baby products. This 34″ by 34″ towel is the natural color of cotton. It doubles as a bathrobe and swaddle for your baby. Best yet, it makes a wonderful item to buy ahead as a new baby gift or as part of your own newborn stash since the color is gender neutral. Towel comes packed in a cute cotton, drawstring bag that is great for travel or storage plus it comes with a free belt which allows you to use it as a bathrobe.

My readers can save 20% on this super soft towel by using the Promo Code FIFTHOFF when they check out on Amazon.

Let me know what you think.

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