Abiie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier Review

Carry your kiddo in style and comfort.

Nothing is more important than your baby’s health and having the ability to keep your little one close and safe is a wonderful thing. Abbie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier is an innovative carrier designed to prevent infant hip dysplasia while offering a booster seat that is comfortable for the carrier and carry-e.

This lightweight carrier, just 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg), is made of 100% cotton and 100% polyester mesh. The fabric feels strong and firm yet soft and smooth so it won’t irritate soft baby skin. It comes in two color options, a nice grey or neutral khaki. Either looks great and if you want to add some style you can always make it a craft project to individualize your Huggs. All of the buttons clip nicely and have a strong hold so the carrier feels secure.
The Abiie’s Huggs Contour’s is special in its design because it focuses on preventing hip dysplasia. This may be something you have heard discussed before for babies or adults, heck it is a common point of discussion amongst pet owners because it can effect us all. In hip dysplasia “the top of the thighbone doesn’t fit securely into the hip socket. This problem may affect one or both hip joints.” – WebMD  This is of course uncomfortable and can go so far as complete dislocation. So with that concern why not embrace a carrier that keeps the kiddo “ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position”?

The Abiie’s Huggs Contour comes with teething pads, an adjustable neck support, and sleeping hoods. It was comfortable for me strapping the carrier on my body. (I did need assistance to tighten the back strap)  The padded straps are ideal especially when in use for long periods of time, but for the rear facing position I felt they crowded the baby’s face a bit. This could have to do with my height, at 5’1″ most items that easily accommodate someone 5’10” take some adjusting. Overall once I was settled into my Huggs the fit was great. If you have a family like mine, my husband is 6′, you might want two carriers to save yourself readjusting straps. Or maybe now that I just have my Huggs Contour all set up I just don’t want to share…
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Join Me For the #MembersMarkMoments Twitter Party #Sweepstakes – Win $500 in Gift Cards!

Please join me tonight at 9 pm EST for the official #MembersMarkMoments Twitter Party #Sweepstakes! We’ll be chatting about Members Mark infant formula, parenting, saving money, those “newbie moments”, and more.  Plus, there’s a chance to win prizes too- make sure you are there.

It’s easy to enter- just use the hashtag #MembersMarkMoments to follow along, and make sure you are following @HaveSippy on Twitter.  RSVPing using the form below is also required. If you are having an issue with the form, leave your handle in the comments and I will add it for you.

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 2017

Time: 9pm EST / 6pm PST

Hashtag: #MembersMarkMoments

You can enter a photo of your baby in an additional contest, as well- https://gleam.io/Z8tOr/the-members-mark-sams-club-value-every-moment-sweepstakes

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  • Member’s Mark Formula: Sensitivity – Tender tummies love our Sensitive formula. It’s ideal for lactose-sensitive babies and features a unique blend of DHA, lutein and vitamin E.
  • Member’s Mark Formula: Infant – Get your baby started right with our Infant formula. It contains nutrients found in breast milk and an excellent source of nutrition for the first year.
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  • Member’s Mark Formula: Gentle – A special milk-based formula with easy-to-digest proteins. Member’s Mark Gentle is formulated with a unique blend of nutrients that support your baby’s brain development.

Check out the full line of products the next time you visit Sam’s Club!

 

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The Have Sippy Will Travel #MembersMarkMoments Twitter Party #Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Member’s Mark Formula / Perrigo Nutritionals (“Sponsor”) and hosted by Mirum Shopper (the “Administrator”) as well as Samantha @havesippy from Have Sippy Will Travel http://www.havesippywilltravel.com (“Host”).

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  1. How To EnterTo enter, each participant (“Participant”) must RSVP to the party on the Have Sippy Will Travel blog by visiting http://www.havesippywilltravel.comnavigating to the #MembersMarkMoments Twitter Party #Sweepstakes RSVP page and leaving a comment with their Twitter username to receive one (1) entry (the “Entry”) into the Sweepstakes. During the Sweepstakes Period, @HaveSippy will tweet about parenting, newborn feeding, baby formulas and nutrition. To participate, an Entrant must become a @HaveSippy follower on Twitter (if not one already) and accept@HaveSippy tweets and direct messages, and join the conversation by tweeting and including the hashtags #MembersMarkMoments and #Sweepstakes (the “Tweet”). The limit on the entire Entry submission is 280 characters, including the hashtags. If Entrant is a first time visitor to Twitter, Entrant will be prompted to complete the on-screen registration form which is free. Registration is a one-time requirement. If Entrant is a returning visitor, Entrant will be prompted to log-in using Entrant’s e-mail address.

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  1. Sweepstakes Random Drawing/Odds and Winner Notification: During the Sweepstakes Period, the Host will select an Entry in a random drawing and check the listed Twitter username to verify the entrant is a Participant in the Twitter Party and has tweeted with the hashtags #MembersMarkMoments and #Sweepstakes. Five (5) Winners will be selected at various times throughout the Sweepstakes Period from among all Entries received at that time. The odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depends on the number of eligible Entries received. The random drawing will be conducted by the Host, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified via a public @mention on Twitter and will be required to respond to the initial prize notification by replying to the Host within five (5) minutes or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner may be chosen. Unclaimed Prizes may go unawarded.  
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Dr. Brown’s Breast Pump Caryall Tote Review

This breast pump tote is a great carryall for new moms.


Dr. Brown
has hit the market with another new product to add to a mom’s arsenal. With a baby to carry or push and all the items we need to take care of our little one’s needs, hands are at a premium. Good storage and mobility is a must, both of which are provided by this Breast Pump Carryall.

The name says it, carryall. With a section sized to fit most electric breast pumps and a bottle cooler bag this tote is prepared to handle what you need to carry. There is plenty of room for other items too that you will need for a day out. The bag has a nice neutral gray color that matches most outfits or at least doesn’t stand out and scream diaper bag. It can easily be carried into any professional environment discreetly for moms that need to pump at work.
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ciao! baby Portable High Chair Review

Easy to Carry Baby Gear

Innovation has come to the table in the form of the exciting ciao! baby portable high chair. This product is as easy to carry as any collapsible pop chair with all the benefits of a traditional high chair making it a perfect package. The five point safety harness secures kids up to three years of age for a safe snack time and the chair comes all in one piece, no assembly required, which makes an instant set-up expert of anyone. Whether you are on the road traveling with your family or looking for an option suited to compact apartment living the ciao! baby portable high chair is a great match.

My favorite part about the high chair is the quick set-up and clean-up. With an easy to clean tray, cup holder, and ultimate transport capability the outdoors are an easy destination from the beach to camping trips or in my case just the back patio. For sunny spots there is even an umbrella that you can add on to protect against the afternoon rays.
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Must Have Toddler Shoes from Max & Ola

Disclosure- We received the below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own and honest.

Finding adorable and functional shoes for a just starting to walk toddler can be a little tricky. I must say that I absolutely love these adorable moccasins from Max & Ola.

About Max & Ola

“Just as we must protect and care for our earth, so we must protect and care for our children” 

At Max & Ola’s, they are dedicated to the safety and welfare of the planet, and the health and happiness of children.

They make baby shoes and baby apparel in the time-honored tradition; with their hands & their hearts, using only certified, non-toxic materials. We start with the finest materials they can find, and then they do their best to make sure these are processed as naturally as possible, without harsh chemicals, so they can keep our environment and our children healthy. They believe you should not put anything on your baby that the earth doesn’t know how to produce organically.

They are a business within a family, and when they say “our family” – they mean their family, your family, and the family of man, and so they honor the ideals of fair-trade and social responsibility. Fairness, honesty, and integrity are the paradigms of their company and their mission statement, and they prectice the principles they believe in.

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Must have Baby Gifts from Summer Infant

Disclosure- We received the below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own and honest.

As you know by now I have another little one at home. Finding toys and items that are perfect for them can sometimes be tricky. I must admit that everything I have from Summer Infant that I have used with the all 3 of my daughters have been some of our favorite items.

About Summer Infant:

Summer Infant strives to delight moms and babies, and walk beside them in their parenting journey by providing you with safe and innovative products that provide peace of mind.

Summer Infant is dedicated to developing the safest and most innovative products that stand the test of time. Rest assured that every Summer product, from the crib to the bathtub and everywhere in between has been designed, developed, crafted, and created with integrity, ingenuity, and safety in mind. They work closely with professionals and including pediatricians, child developments experts, and lactation consultants to ensure that they are safe and beneficial to the development of your child.

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WIN – Baby Magic & Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

Disclosure- We received the below in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own and honest.

Finding Great products that you can use Day in and Day out with your little one is very important, but can be very tricky. These must have baby items from Baby Magic and Boudreaux’s will be sure to leave you completely satisfied.

About Baby Magic:

Baby Magic is a true legacy brand – they believe in a tradition, and that nothing bonds parents together like shared experiences. Take comfort in knowing that when you bathe your little one with Baby Magic, that just a few short years ago your parents were probably doing the same. For 65 years, they’ve been creating magical baby smiles from one generation to another, and bonds that last a lifetime.

About Baby Bath Time:

This wonderful Baby Magic Original Hair & Body Wash has the original scent that moms have loved for generations. This easy-rinse baby wash is gently formulated to preserve the natural moisture of your baby’s skin, and is enhanced with vitamins for extra care.

About Original Baby Lotion:

The Baby Magic Original Baby Lotion is a rich, creamy, non-greasy lotion formulated to absorb quickly, while softening and nourishing your baby’s skin. This hypoallergenic baby lotion formula is mild enough for baby’s sensitive skin, and enhanced with vitamins A and E to help retain the natural moisture of baby’s delicate skin. It is specially formulated for baby skin conditioning and protection.

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5 ways to prepare your body for pregnancy

Preparing to get pregnant is a pivotal time in a woman’s life. There are often times unforeseen stresses that women have about getting pregnant and as time goes on these stressors increase. If you and your partner are preparing to have a baby in the next year or so, there are some things that you can do to prepare your body to be healthy enough to conceive and carry a child to full-term. This article will identify 5 ways in which you can prepare your body for pregnancy.

  1. Pay attention to your diet and if you consume fatty foods or foods with preservatives on a regular basis, it is a good idea to start to prepare and eat more nutritious meals. Remove unhealthy foods from your diet and be diligent about eating healthier. This will help your body rid itself of unnecessary food related toxins and clean itself up so that it is ready for baby.
  2. Visit your primary care doctor or OBGYN and have a conversation with him or her about your desire to have a baby and the timeline in which you hope to do so. Your doctor will most likely want to perform an examination to make sure that you are healthy on the inside. Some things your doctor will check for include sexually transmitted diseases as stds have a variety of symptoms, some that are even undetectable by common symptoms. The reason that this is important is that if you do have an STD, it could be passed on to the baby. Your doctor will also make sure that you are up to date on all vaccinations and will talk to you about going off of birth control and the process in which to do so.
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