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…
There are a lot of ways to “use” the Huggs Contour. You might think you’re taking part in pairs iceskating with all of the carry options Huggs offers, Front-Inward; Front-Outward; Back Carry; Hip Carry: Front-Inward, Front-Outward. Master them all and the Parent Olympics are in your future! But really, it is great to have a versatile product as your preferences might change depending on activity and how big baby is.

 

Features We Love

  • The straps stay in place well despite the smooth material.
  • Almost all of the carrier is washable! – Cause lets face it things get messy out in the real world.
  • The Double-layer Center Panel – basically a flap to open on hot days and expose the mess lining for added breathability.

Downsides

  • The padded booster seat part of the carrier made it too large to easily fit in our diaper bag for convenient storage.
  • We are not sure that this product would work for larger parents. You might want to check out the waist band dimensions and other sizing details below.

The Abiie’s Huggs Contour is a great option when you are searching for a baby carrier. If you have any history of hip issues in your family or are concerned with them developing read up on all of the details on the Abiie’s website to learn more about the product and their design.

Learn more about Abiie’s products on their website – Abiie.com – or on Facebook

Abiie HUGGS Baby Carrier Hip Seat

Product Details Complete Carrier: 

  • Weight: 2.2 lb /1kg
  • Max-load: Up to 45 lb/20 kg.

Shoulder Strap Dimension:

(A ) Shoulder Straps Distance

  • Max-width: 13.5”(34 cm)
  • Min-width:  3.5” (9cm)

(B) Shoulder Strap to Waist Belt

  • Max-height: 20” (51 cm)
  • Min-height: 12.5” (32cm)

Waist Belt Dimension:
(C ) Height: 5” (13 cm)
(W) Waist Size

  • Max:  46” (118 cm)
  • Min: 27” (68.58 cm)

Seat dimension:

(S) Seat Size

  • Max-width: 8.6″ (22 cm)
  • Min-width: 7″ (18 cm)
  • Length: 6.69” (17 cm)
  • Height:  5.11” (13 cm)

Material. Chemical free, 100% cotton lining fabric, 100% polyester padding, and breathable air-flow mesh.

Abiie HUGGS Baby Carrier Hip Seat

 

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

Member’s Mark Formula is available in four varieties including:

  • 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.
  • Member’s Mark Formula: Advantage – Our high-quality Advantage formula is made to resemble breast milk, and contains a unique blend of DHA, lutein and vitamin E.
  • 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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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.

The tote has comfortable straps with a softer feel to keep them from digging into your shoulder. There is also a zippered compartment inside the bag so you can store smaller items while keeping them handy and easy to reach since the main section of the bag is large. It is well organized while still having the issue all sizable totes do, or mine anyway, which is items go in and then seem impossible to get back out. For me the internal pockets have made all the difference when I remember to use them! Even so most of my bags jingle with some loose change.


Dr. Brown’s Breast Pump Caryall Tote
is a versatile piece that works to carry your breast pump, bottles, or any other baby item you want to store away and carry. You can find out more about this item or other baby products on their site, drbrownsbaby.com. You can also check them out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

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.

There is a great selection of colors and patterns to choose from to match your home or any style you prefer. For hardcore sports fans you can show your team spirit wherever you go with the College logo design line. Collegiate logos are on the front headrest of chair and also on the carrying bag. Heading over to a friend’s place at meal time is drama free with the portability of the high chair. The major bonuses are mobility and the ability to store this chair away without any hassle. Light and compact gear does not always go hand in hand with baby packing so any versatile product like the ciao! baby portable high chair is a huge asset to parents on the go.

Find out more about ciao! baby and their portable high chair on their website: theportablehighchair.com or on Social Media with Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

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.

“When we make shoes for your little ones – we make them the same way we make shoes for our little ones, for your children are our children, and our children are yours.”

About TOT Moccasins:

Sueded and ultra-soft baby moccasins! The plush “Tot Moccasins” are ultra-sturdy and ultra-easy to slip on and off chubby little feet – yet stay firmly in place when you want them to! An ideal lighter shoe for Pre-Walkers and First Walkers, thanks to the special rubberized “pebbles” inset in the soles. Max & Ola’s “Tot Moccasins” actually facilitate the “learning to walk” stage, giving your baby the traction they need to stand and toddle forward without slipping.

The inner and outer linings of the hand-stitched baby moccasins are made of fine Italian goat leather that’s been vegetable tanned (no chromium) – so that they’re hypo-allergenic and healthy for sensitive little feet, with or without socks. Rubberized pebbles also protect the bottom of the shoes from dirt and soil at the same time.

Features:

  • Suede leather & sole
  • Soft leather lining
  • Chromium free leather
  • Rubber grips
  • Slips on

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love these Moccasins. They are adorable and completely functional. My little girl actually has incredibly small feet so she’s just getting close to wearing them, but I do have a friend with a daughter that has a little bit bigger feet and she loved trying on the shoes and wearing them all around the house. Both of the girls loved the color of them and were constantly trying to put them on their own feet. I know these are just my first pair, but I definitely am wanting to get some of the boots of the other new adorable styles that they have to offer.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing these adorable Tot Moccasins or any other great shoes that Max & Ola has to offer, head on over to their website and find some that are perfect for the Tot in your life :).

 

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.

You and your baby are important to Summer Infant.

About Mommies Melodies Bear:

You can now soothe your little one easily to sleep with Mommies Melodies. This endearing character is super soft and features 6 lullabies, nature, and womb sounds. The Cry Activated Module turns on your last setting when baby wakes up. The hook and loop strap lets baby take this soft and cuddly companion on the go. It conveniently hooks on cribs, strollers, car seats, bassinets, playards, and more.

My Thoughts: With the constant movement of a house with 3 children it is helpful to have the wonderful Mommies Melodies. I love that there are 6 lullabies, nature, and womb sounds to choose from. I must admit however that my absolute favorite feature of the Mommies Melodies is definitely the Cry Activated Module. I love that it starts working again at just the right moment 🙂

About Kiddopotamus Jiggypotamus:

The Jiggypotamus is the perfect toy to get your baby movin’ and groovin’! Just give him a squeeze and he will giggle and shake all around to excite and entice your baby. This little guy will have everyone laughing and playing in no time, not to mention creeping and crawling! Hip Hipp – O – Ray!

My Thoughts: What a fun and cute toy. My daughter absolutely loves to play and dance with her Jiggypotamus. This is a very fun toy for any child to play with and will definitely brighten their mood.

Purchase:

If you are interested in purchasing any of these great products, head on over to Summer Infant and find the best place for you to purchase them.

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.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely love Baby Magic Products and have used them with all 3 of my children. The soaps and lotions not only smell amazing, but they also work just as amazingly. I have always and will continue to use these awesome products.

About Boudreaux’s Butt Paste:

Maximum Strength Butt Paste.

  • Twice the rash-kicking treatment of Original and non of the harsh ingredients of some competitors.
    • Provides thickest barrier of protection against diaper rash
    • Paraben – preservative-, and phthalate-free
    • Maximum strength treatment and protection
    • Pediatrician-recommended

My Thoughts- This product is absolutely amazing. A diaper rash is something that happens to every baby at some point. It helps to know that there is a great product out there to end the Diaper Rash swiftly. I am happy to own this product and continue to use it on a regular basis as well as a preventative measure.

Giveaway:

Baby Magic & Boudreaux’s Butt Paste are both giving away a $35 prize. 1 Lucky winner will receive:

  • 1 Baby Magic Original Baby Lotion
  • 1 Baby Magic Original Wash
  • 1 BBP Max Strength Jar
  • 1 BBP Max Strength Tube

Giveaway Ends July 12th @ Midnight

Open to U.S. Residents Only.

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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.
  3. Ask yourself if your current lifestyle is conducive to a pregnancy. If you are a smoker or drink alcohol on a regular basis, you may want to consider decreasing or completely eliminating these activities for the time being. While pregnant, it is healthiest for you and the baby to be smoke and alcohol free. It may take some time to do this so it is best to prepare before getting pregnant.
  4. Age. As you age, infertility rates also go up. Pregnancy related complications such as gestational diabetes, preterm labor, or even premature birth defects could occur. Again, consult with your doctor to discuss age and if it is an issue for you.
  5. Don’t stress if you do not get pregnant right away. Stress can deter this from happening. If you do not get pregnant right away, continue to eat healthy, live a healthy lifestyle, take your vitamins, get the proper amount of sleep, and relax. Trust that you will have a child and think positive thoughts. Before you know it, you will be with child.

There are many more tips to preparing your body to get pregnant, however these five ideas are ones that have been recommended by doctors and specialists for years. If you are pregnant and you did not do these steps before conceiving, start doing them now. The healthier you are while carrying your child, the healthier your child will be.