Soothing Facts about the Baby Pacifier

At present, most of the parents are not interested to give the pacifier to their babies. Where there is no specific reason for this, but when the kid gets addicted to this pacifier habit then while going to school, it becomes difficult one to get rid of the pacifier. Many of the parental laws will go with the usage of the baby pacifier for keeping the baby quite. Almost every baby will be coming across this kind of habits in which these pacifiers are introduced to the baby after breastfeeding has been established. For example, if you are breastfeeding then first your baby wants to accept nipple before the soother and you need to follow different techniques. There are wide number of baby pacifiers are available in the market, if your baby does not like the first soother then offer any other kind of the pacifier to your baby that are made up of silicone or latex. 

If you have, no need to worry about using the pacifier because experts have actually determined that sucks on a pacifier is better one for the babies teeth than sucking on the thumb. In which you can’t take the thumb of your baby or limit the usage of the soother so, in order to control this habit you can make use of the baby pacifier. Make sure that your often wash or replace the pacifier don’t keep the pacifier around for too long. Even when you boil it in the hot water it can get cracks which ban breed germs therefore it is best to replace the pacifier every two months in order to keep your babies health good. 

List of pacifier products available for breastfeeding 

Not sure if you need a pacifier for your baby then you did not know that the pacifiers can actually help you to prevent SIDS in babies just by helping infants not to sleep too deeply. Most of the parents will be having the doubt that which pacifier will be working best for the breastfeed babies and the answer is that your baby has to decide it, based on the soother of your baby. The following are some of the top best pacifier for breastfeeding babies. They are.

  • MAM pacifier for breastfeeding babies 
  • Tommee tippee closer to the nature pacifier
  • Ecopiggy’s ecopacifier
  • Philips AVENT soothie pacifier
  • NUK silicone orthodontic pacifier

Not all the babies will be requiring the pacifier to use but the pacifiers offer some kinds of benefits to your baby. Normally, an infant who likes to suckle without eating a whole day, then the pacifier will be a best thing for your baby. Second thing is that the pacifier can reduce the risk of the SIDS because the babies sleep most of the time and they keep on sucking for a deep sleep and it helps the baby to have a better body and mental development. Also don’t give the pacifier to your baby just to shut them up when your baby is crying they are uncomfortable, hurt, unhappy, and hungry or having some other ailment then try to communicate with your baby and find out the problem. 

Why you should choose the gumdrop pacifier for your baby

The pacifier that has the revolutionized then the pacifier is meant to do the gumdrop pacifier where these pacifiers are one of the special kind of the baby pacifier that is considered as the low profile that perfectly fits into your baby’s mouth while being it light in weight as well. The gumdrops baby pacifier comes in variety of vivid and bright colors that will naturally appeal to your baby; these pacifiers are supple and soft making it as the best kid of suctioning action for your baby. Once your baby gets the gumdrops then no other pacifiers will work again to your baby where it is a great thing about the gumdrops pacifiers can b purchased in a multiple pack of the rainbow colors for this reason. 

If you are breastfeeding your baby and you worry that your baby will be experiencing the confusion between the two nipples then you can just rest the gumdrops pacifiers where this pacifiers will provide the pleasure of watching how your baby roots as usual when you are breastfeeding. The gumdrops has passed all the required safety and protective regulations for the infant’s product and thus recognized as the best pacifier for breastfeeding in which when your baby starts chewing the pacifier then it is the time that your baby get a teething toy. 

Why your baby should have a natural pacifier

It is best to go with the natural pacifiers for your baby according to the health choice and must have for every green parent; your child can have a pacifier in its mouth for more than an hour and during the sleeping and asleep time. With this exposure it is wise to buy the best pacifier for breastfeeding that is PVC and BPA free and made up of without harmful chemicals where the baby will absorb through constant sucking. 

The most popular natural pacifier found in the market is natursutten that has been created with chemical free pacifier for your baby where this will suitable one for your future baby environment. The natursutten breastfeed pacifier is made in a one piece with 100% natural rubber which is made out of thee heaven brasiliensi tree. The natursutten natural rubber teethers and pacifier are popular with the eco-conscious and celebrity babies, moreover this pacifier is very soft to chew and it is of BPA free. This pacifier products are free from the PVC, phthalates, Bisphenol-A and from silicone materials where it is made out from the natural materials so it does not harm your babies health at any cost. This kind pacifier is suggested and recommended by most of the doctors for your babies because this baby pacifier is found to be a best product and it is medically approved product for infants. 

 

Simple Tips to Help Baby’s Hair Grow Well

Babies have a beautiful face, But you notice something is off when you take a picture. Everything seems in order at first. Skin looks soft like cotton. Clothes look suitable for the occasion. Babies smiles with a happy expression. Then, you spend time to look a little deeper in photo. That’s when you see it coming from the forehead. Hair seems a little skimpy. In other words, it looks like its not going to be long when they get older. Nowadays, you can do something about the baby hair not growing. See the useful tips below.

Find Shampoo With Vitamin D

Place your hands on the best shampoo for baby with vitamin D. That milk you drink with your cereal has vitamin D. Feed the baby some cereal each morning and watch their hair grow. Babies do not always have to drink milk form the store. Moreover, If your really cheap on the month’s budget to buy milk, you could ask the mother to breast feed. Most women are more than willing to say yes. Besides, she is your helper in child making. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask her anything that relates to baby and help it grow better. Relax, there is nothing that could get worse then a strange look.

Feed them Natural Nuts

Not willing to feed them milk for hair growth, then feed baby some nuts that come from Earth. Scientist have recently discovered that nuts can promote hairs on head to grow more. Certainly, almond nuts that are fed every day. Put your hand in the nut jar and feed them little almond nuts. The nuts come from the Earth and won’t cause baby harm if you feed them one at a time. Hey, don’t go crazy with their nuts. Take your time with it and feed the guy. Always, feed them nuts one by one. Not having the time to, then you should not be doing it. Health injuries may occur so do it like suggested.

Gently Groom the Hair

Move your hands and hair tools through their hair easily. Be very soft with it and take the time. There is no need to go through their hair fast. Just comb their hair gently. Go inside and help them clean out fungus preventing them from growing hair. Pulling on their hair in a very force way could lead to more hair loss. So, take the advice. In time, the hair will grow faster. Sometimes, the hair is trying to grow but needs a gentle pat. Give the baby hair that gentle pat to encourage it to grow even more. Patience can be annoying but it can be rewarding too. Do not forget that.

Wash Hair With Shampoo That Make Baby Hair Grow

Washing their hair with shampoo is fine, but washing their hair with shampoo that promote growth is better. Chemicals are added into each bottle to make the baby hair grow in spots it wasn’t suppose to. Also, natural ingredients to make the hair free of dirty minerals trying to slow down hair growth. Definitely, try the shampoo out for a couple weeks if you want some quick results. Apply best shampoo for baby hair growth you can find. Scientist are smart remember. They can make baby hairs grow fuller and longer. Test the theory out.

Cool Swimsuits for Pregnant Women

You know there are so many cool swimsuits to choose from for mothers these day. I am not talking about the regular ones that make you stuff out and tight. Maternity swimwear to fit your lifestyle and personal choice. They come in many colors and are very sizable. Made for people who got bellies and stuff you didn’t think you would get when you first got pregnant. The best swimsuit for pregnancy is now here for all pregnant women to enjoy. No more going to the beach and having a look that is just awful. Now, you can throw away that t-shirt and try a one piece pregnant swimsuit. Considering this,view below for more on the maternity swimsuit.

The Maternity Swimsuit to Look For

There things and elements you should look for before you buy a maternity swimsuit. Look for one that has adjustable straps. The adjustable part is for you and your baby. You know what I mean. The size of your belly might enlarge more than you predict. So, get a swimsuit that can stretch and has straps that are very adjustable. It feels little weird at first because your use to tight stuff but you get use to it. Next, make sure the fabric is durable. Ask the people you buy it from or look at some reviews. Check to see how long the swimsuit lasts. I don’t know your situation, but you probably don’;t want to buy a new swimsuit each year. Once that is settled, look to see if the suit is chlorine resistant. You might go to the beach or the back pool. Be prepared to do both because why not.

What Color Should You Wear It In

The color you choose you always be a color you really want to wear. Most women will tell you to wear a swimsuit in black, but wearing a dark blue one is just as cute. Equally, wear what makes you happy. Its your money and your body. Teat the purchase like it is. If you happen to want to wear a pink swimsuit then wear a pink swimsuit. Do not get pressured to wear a color you don’t like. You are not in high school anymore. People need to like you or move out the way. Your too old for that you know.

How to Find the Right One

The right one is the one that is reliable and feels right. The best swimsuit for pregnancy you choose to wear for the next beach trip is only acceptable if you say. Feel it is the right one overall and it will be the right one. Make sure it is reliable for the baby, but colorful for your own personal taste. People have opinions and what not to wear stuff. But, you should where what you feel you should and wear wheat it reliable to be safe. That is really all you need to know.

Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner (A Josh Post)

Know what’s lousy?

When you go to Best Buy, lay down a huge chunk of money and walk out of the place with a space age washer/dryer that is (A) not a flat screen TV and (B) starts to smell funny after about a month.
Maybe I’m just being romantic about the whole thing, but when we had a crummy apartment with a secondhand top-loading washer, I don’t ever remember it smelling funny.
Our big fat high efficiency machine, on the other hand, gets really grungy and stinky pretty often. It used to, anyway.
So here’s the deal: You throw one of the affresh tabs in there and run an empty load. There are also some little wipes that you can use to scrub the inside and generally degunk the inside of the thing.
You do that from time to time and your fancy shmancy washer will smell less like an old washcloth that fell behind the toilet and more like that prancing bear that runs around in sunshiny fields on TV.
Oh. One more thing. When you do goofy maintenance like this on a major appliance, you’ll get a delightful sense of superiority. Seriously. Try it.

My Baby Wears Combat Boot(ie)s (guest post by Dad-O)

Check these things out. The very outdoorsy booties by Stonz Wear are my new go-to shoe for any time Babe-o is going to be out and venturing off the beaten path. Most of her baby shoes are fine for grass or pavement and that sort of thing, but don’t exactly hold up to anything much messier than that. These things, on the other hand, will put up with whatever you throw at them. Rain, snow, mud, pointy stuff, you name it.

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And the great thing is that they’ll fit a growing foot for a really long time. So instead of having to come up with tiny little crazy-expensive outdoor kicks every time you want your little one to be able to do some puddle jumping or slopping in the mud, you can just throw these things on. They cinch up with a simple tie and can go on and off in about eight seconds a piece.

They are made of coated nylon that is water and wind resistant. That rocks.

So far our pair has survived the beach, long/weedy/buggy grass, and our occasionally swampy backyard with flying colors. I certainly can’t say the same for whatever shoes I was wearing on any given excursion. It’s great to come home from daddy-daughter adventuring and know that while I peel off my gross, muddy, soggy, sandy, occasionally bloody shoes and socks that Babe-O’s much-cuter feet are safe and sound inside her cozy combat booties.

TotRags Winner!

UPDATE: Oh no!  Jen (#61) is in Canada, and unfortunately, this one wasn’t open to Canadians.  So, I had to choose a new winner.  What a bummer for Jen, I’m so sorry!  I’ll have a couple Canadain-friendly giveaways coming up, so check back for those.  In the meantime, our new winner is #24, Hailey! Congrats, girl!

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24

Timestamp: 2009-05-30 20:30:08 UTC

Congrats to #61, Jen!  You’ve won a TotRags DipeWipe Clutch plus either 2 regular bibs or one full coverage bib!  Drop me an email to claim your prize…

Thanks again to Christine at TotRags for this great giveaway! I hope you enjoy your TotRags as much as I enjoy mine, Jen.

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Sleep Training: Today’s Moms

Todays Moms

I’m reading Today’s Moms to review and I had to put up this post before I’ve even finished (a more thorough review will post later).  I just had to get some other parents’ input on this subject.

The seemingly epic battle is to cry it out, or not to cry it out.  Parents in both camps get pretty fired up on this subject, and I’m no exception.  I do believe that it can be discussed with courtesy and respect, though, so please keep that in mind if you share your story or input.
I’m pretty adamantly against crying it out, especially before the age of 6 months.  Something new that I hadn’t seen before was the reference of 12 pounds as the acceptable benchmark to start crying it out (p. 66).  Both of these benchmarks seem a bit arbitrary to me.  I can’t quite wrap my head around what’s so different about a four-month-old and a six- or eight-month-old, with respect to sleep training.
Yes, the older our precious babies get, the more they learn to be not-so-precious and do things like try to manipulate us.  “If I cry, they will come.”  I’m all about taking a stand against that during the day, and in a safe manner (when it’s crying to whine and not due to need).  But at night?  Not so much.
All I can think of is a baby, likely alone in their room, crying for someone to come and comfort them.  My daughter is a few days shy of being nine months old, and she’s just starting to sleep through the night, from about 8pm to 6 or 7am.  Until now, she’s had the pleasure of feeding on demand 24/7, which means that if she wanted a three minute snack-n-suck at 2am, she got it. I’m not saying that wasn’t frustrating and it didn’t suck – it absolutely did.
But even at my most desperate and tired moments, I have to remember that this time is fleeting, as cliche as that sounds.  That not a lot of kids are still having multiple night wakings after the age of one or two.  That I can manage the sleep interruptions as long as she needs me to, until she’s ready to sleep through on her own.  Sure enough that time came.  It would’ve been freakin’ sweet, had it come about three months ago, but honestly – I’m not much worse for the wear, either way.
My main beef with cry-it-out is the message it sends to the baby.  This quote from Today’s Moms really sums it up:  “She cried the first night for fifteen minutes…the second night for five…and then she gave up.  She figured if no one’s coming, might as well not bother, and by four months, she slept through the night.” (p. 70)
That makes me ache inside.  Especially when it’s just a four-month-old (still so new to the world!), but even age aside…that message just seems horrible to me.  “…if no one’s coming, might as well not bother,…” – that’s just heartbreaking to me.  When it’s spelled out that way, is that the message we want to send our babies?  That they’re crying and in need of comfort, but they might as well not try because we won’t come, anyway?  It’s a tiny baby, for pete’s sake!
The other thing that’s always mentioned alongside crying it out is how unbelievable painful and difficult it is for the parents.  Is it really wise to engage in parenting methods that make us cringe, make us cry, make us feel absolutely awful?  How is that good for us or our babies?  The notion of setting a timer and resisting the urge to tend to our babies is unnatural and painful.  But it’s worth the pain for both parent and child to get more sleep?  I guess it might be for some, or rather, that is must be for some, but again, I just can’t wrap my head around it.
I’m getting a little fired up here.  I think I’ve articulated my beef with cry-it-out.  Babies will sleep through on their own soon enough – is it worth sending that “don’t bother crying, I won’t come” message to get uninterrupted sleep a few months earlier?  I just can’t see how anyone justifies that.
So do tell, I’m sure we’ll have a lot of different opinions on this – what’s your position on sleep training and cry-it-out?

Flowerz in Her Hair…

I’m a huge fan of bows and barrettes for little girls.  Given that I had a home-grown mohawk until I was two (for some reason, the hair on the sides of my head just didn’t grow like the top), I assumed it would be a few years before I could start using that sort of thing on my own daughter.

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Surprisingly, she was born with a full head of lush, dark hair.  As she’s gotten older, it’s thinned out a bit and gotten lighter, but she’s still got enough for a little bow or barrettenow and then.  Oh, and of course, she’s always been able to wear baby headbands, which I find to be a.dor.a.ble.!
So, I went to find her some cute new bows.  Of course, I went online, because going to the store would mean going, and well…I choose my errands carefully!  I came across Flowerz in Her Hair and was immediately ready to order one of everything.  The little cutie in the photo above is from the Flowerz in Her Hair site – as soon as I saw her, I was hooked, I knew I had to have these for my girl.  Luckily, Amy sent me some things to review, much to my delight!
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Clockwise: Bow holder (pink), Pinwheel Bow, Funky Flower clip, 
Simply Clippies clip, Cute As A Button clip, 
Super Stretch Headband, Natural Flower clip
There’s a must-have for all the little ladies in your life, the Super Stretch Headband.  They are both super soft and super stretchy, made of something that reminds me of little girls’ tights.

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There’s a little ribbon band at the seam, which is also used to clip on the various bows and flowers that go with the bands.  The cool part about that is that the bows and flowers can also be used as clips on their own, too.  It’s soft, it’s small enough for an infant, but stretchy enough to last well into the toddler years, and perhaps beyond.  I love that you can change the look of it so easily, it’s a super versatile piece.

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The flower clips all work with the headband and on their own.  They come in snap clips, alligator clips, or on a french barrette clip (the kind you squeeze the end together to get it to pop open).  The Achilles heel of the alligator clips on the clippies and flowers is that the bottom of the clip is exposed, meaning it’s just the metal, no ribbon or anything to cover it.  For older kids, or for use with the headband, no problem at all; for use on an infant…I’ll probably shy away from that, I’m a little afraid that the metal would accidentally scratch her.

Amy packages the bows beautifully, too (I love pretty packaging, I won’t lie…=).  As if the bows aren’t cute enough, the packaging it pretty, too.  I had to share this picture that I took before opening everything up.  The sticker warns that these could be choking hazards & not to let little ones mouth on them.  Very sweet looking.
Since I’m constantly fishing through the little box I keep my girl’s barrettes and headbands in, I was thrilled to receive the Clip Holder.  The clips are all in a row, organized and at my fingertips.  It looks pretty cute haning on her wall, too!  The best part?  You get one FREEwith every order!  How awesome is that?!

You get one of these FREE with any order!
 
One of my favorite things about Flowerz in Her Hair is that the prices are so fair.  You get a lot of bows for your buck! You’ll have to see it to believe it.  I highly recommend checking out Amy’s site, the little girls in your life will thank you for it!
While you’re there, pick out your favorites, because if you mention them here, you can win a $20 shopping spree at Flowerz in Her Hair!  If you’d like to spend more than that, Amy will even pick up the shipping, it’s 100% free to you!  Here’s how to win:
To enter (mandatory!):
  • go to Flowerz in Her Hair and let me know what your favorite items are in the comments (1 entry)
For Bonus Entries (up to 4!): (leave a separate comment for each, please!)
  • Follow me here, on Twitter, or subscribe via email (you can do all three in the sidebars): 1 entry each (3 entries, total – separate comments for each)
  • Grab my blog button & post it on your site: 1 entry (please leave a link so I can see it!)
Giveaway runs from 5/29-6/15/09, midnight EST.
Gotta have them right now?  Use the promo code HAPPYMOM to receive 15% off of your order! =)

Keramikos Kitchen

 sharp knivesI don’t keep sharp knives in the house. Seriously. I’m not a chef, and actually, I barely qualify as a cook, even when I’m the one putting dinner on the table (which is most often a TV tray, let’s be real here!).

So…no knives. Until I found Keramikos Kitchen. They sent me a couple of their ceramic knives to test. I’d never heard of, let alone seen, a ceramic knife prior to this. I read about them at their blog and found that they’re not meant for chopping; actually, if you use them like a cleaver, you risk breaking them. I was intrigued. A knife for slicing. I do slice things. I eat a decent amount of fruit, especially in the summer, so having a good slicing knife would be pretty nice.
They are nice. I cut up some fresh strawberries last night and the paring knife made it a piece of cake. Actually, the biggest advantage I saw was how thin I could slice them. Not only could I slice them really thin, but it was a uniform slice (instead of the kind of slice that starts out thin and gets progressively wider as you make the cut).
I read on the Keramikos blog that ceramic is “chemically inert,” so I did a little experiment. I tried the 6″ chef’s knife they sent on a head of iceberg lettuce. Usually, lettuce browns shortly after it’s cut with a metal knife. Sure enough, no browning with the ceramic blade. All this time, I assumed I was getting crappy lettuce!
The other thing that won’t happen with ceramic knives is the transfer of flavors from one food to another. You can go from slicing garlic to fruit and since the blades don’t absorb the juices of what they’re cutting, the flavors won’t mix. That’s one less thing to wash when you’re done!
Speaking of washing, these should be hand-washed to give them the longest lifespan possible. They’re guaranteed for five years (sweet!), too. Personally, I hate having to hand-wash anything, so these have been through my dishwasher. They did fine.

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One thing that struck me when I opened the package was that one blade was white and the other, black. I checked out the Keramikos Kitchen site and found out that the black one is made of zirconium carbide, which turns black when it’s fired in a kiln. The harder material makes them less likely to be damaged from misuse. I was pretty glad they sent that, because (like when I put them in the dishwasher), it’s pretty likely that they’ll see some misuse here (even though I’ve banned hubby from using them).
Ceramic blades will break if they’re dropped or misused (ahem, husband!). On the other hand, they’re a lot lighter than their metal counterparts. If you approach this from a “right tool for the right job” standpoint, I think most kitchens could benefit from having a couple, especially the paring knife for fruit. Since the ceramic blades are about 50% harder than stainless steel, the blades keep their edge much, much longer than a metal knife.
If you’re interested, I highly suggest reading this blog post at the Keramikos site for more info on why you should use ceramic knives. (It’s also a way to enter to win some of your own!)

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Want to win your very own?! Of course you do! You can win the utility and paring knife boxed set, here’s how:
  • leave a comment on this post about why you’d like your own ceramic knives
Bonus entries:
  • go to this post at the Keramikos blog and leave a comment about what you like best about the knives (you MUST come back here and let me know that you did it, please!) – 1 entry
  • follow me here (sidebar) – 1 entry
  • follow me on twitter (sidebar) – 1 entry
  • subscribe to the blog via email (new! sidebar) – 1 entry
  • put my blog button on your blog (you MUST leave me a link to it!) – 1 entry
You can enter up to SIX times for these babies! Leave a separate comment for each, please. Giveaway runs until June 10, 2009, 11:59pm EST.

Smart Mom = Happy Babies

My girl is teething right now, and it’s BAD.  Most of the time, she’s been a sport, but there have been some days that had me at my wit’s end.  About three weeks before her bottom teeth came through, she had three days that were just awful.  She was a cranky little bear, much to our dismay and frustration.

That was two months ago.  The time in between has been ok, but the teething is back in full swing now.  She’s working on her top teeth, and she’s taking what I imagine must be a pretty uncomfortable situation like a champ.
Except that it makes her behave like a HOLY TERROR.  The screaming. And the whining. And the screeching.  And the….you get it.  It’s noisy around here these days, and not in a very pleasant way.  I count down the hours until Daddy gets home to take over baby duty.  I try to refrain from SOS-like emails that might make him question whether or not I’m holding down the fort.  I am, but it gets pretty dicey sometimes.
I know you moms and dads out there can relate.  We’ve tried a lot of teethers.  Frozen washcloths, soft, hard, fabric, plastic, rubber…the gamut.  She won’t have them.  At least she wouldn’t, until we discovered Smart Mom Teething Bling! Do you see the clouds opening up with the rays of sunshine?  That’s how it felt to me!

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It’s awesome.  The Bling (it comes in a pendant, bangle, or keychain) is just the right mix.  It’s hard, yet soft; firm, yet pliable.  And most importantly, she loves it!  So much so, in fact, that my husband wore it when he took her to the grocery store one day.  I was quite surprised that he’d done it, but he pointed out that it was unobtrusive and discreet.  He tucked it into his shirt when she wasn’t using it, and it was in her mouth when she was, so it really didn’t look like jewelry on him.  He was just happy not to be bending over a thousand times to pick it up, and that she was content when she was using it.

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Teething Bling is pretty cute, too.  Even celeb mommies wear it.  The necklace I tested is in the jade color, which pretty much goes with everything.  I used to wear a necklace every day, before I had my daughter.  Her constant tugging meant I had to stop, though.  I was afraid she’d break the necklace or manage to get the pendant off and choke on it or something.  So, no more jewelry – or so I thought.  I wear my teething bling when we’ll be out and I know she’s going to want to fuss with something.  The teething bling is pretty entertaining to her.  Let’s face it – ALL bling is entertaining to her, but this one is baby-friendly.  Smart Mom, is right!
It’s jewelry, it’s a teether, and most importantly, it makes my girl happy!  And a happy baby equals a happy mommy, right?!  My daughter loves to take the bangle and play with it, teethe on it, and try to get our dogs to take it (naughty girl!).  I keep the keychain on a link with her stroller toys, so that we always have on when we’re on the go, too.  I’d keep it on my keys, but mine get pretty dirty and it just didn’t seem like it would work for us.  Although it’s worth noting that it’s all dishwasher safe, how awesome is that?!  Like they packaging insert says, “Pretty and practical.  Now that’s a SmartMom.”  So right!
The other thing that makes this mommy happy is that Smart Mom gives back (you know companies that give back are my fave!).  A percentage of their retail sales goes to Dress for Success and CureSearch, both great organizations.  In addition to that, they’ve also paired with the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds from this month’s sales will be donated – so get your bling this month, everyone!

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So you’re thinking you’d like your own Teething Bling….win some!  One winner will receive her very own set of Teething Bling:  the pendant, a key chain, and a bangle bracelet!
Here’s how to enter:
  • Go to the Smart Mom site and let me know what your favorite pattern is in the comments – 1 entry (you MUST do this to get the bonus entries!)
More ways to enter, each worth 1 extra entry: (leave separate comments for EACH, please!)
  • follow me on Twitter (in the sidebar)
  • follow my blog (in the sidebar)
  • subscribe via email (also in the sidebar!)
  • add my button to your site (sidebar, too!)
  • write a blog post on your site about your experience with teething (your kids, what your parents told you about your own teething), and link to this review.  You MUST comment and leave a link where I can find it. =)
Giveaway runs from 5/28-6/12/09 (midnight EST).  Good luck!