Big City Moms recently partnered with TheBump.com, to throw their Biggest Baby Shower on November 2nd in NYC. Over 400 expecting attendees had access to new products, gear, fashion and must-haves for babies, children and parenting. ¬†Over 80 featured brands were there, including Delta Juvenile Products, Bugaboo, Duane Reade, BornFree, Skip*Hop … [Read more...]

I'm a huge fan of the swaddle. All three of my kids were calmed and comforted by being wrapped in a blanket cocoon. But finding the perfect blanket for swaddling isn't always easy. We've tried dozen of blankets over the course of our three kids, and below I wrap up (ha ha) my favorite swaddlers. Giggle Better Basics Organic Swaddle Blankets (set … [Read more...]

Although Gianna wasn't thrilled with being swaddled as a newborn, it certainly helped us to calm her and get her to sleep on many a night.† Most nights, however, it took several attempts to get the swaddle tight enough since she always managed to wriggle out of it.† Now it doesn't take an engineering degree to master the folds and tucks of a proper … [Read more...]

We're getting ready for our son's arrival next month and we've decided to go with organic bedding from Natural Mat, for his crib. We chose the Organic Fitted Cotton Percale Crib Sheet ($45 ) - which is unbleached and undyed. The sheet is machine washable and dryable, as well as an ec0-friendly choice for our child. Because accidents happen, we … [Read more...]

People love buying anything soft for a newborn baby - clothes, stuffed animals, blankets - and having a baby in the dead of winter in the midst of record-breaking snowstorms certainly made me appreciate all the warm, snuggly gifts.† I don't think a day went by in the month of February where I wasn't using at least two baby blankets at a time: one … [Read more...]

To me, a† a good sleep positioner is a new baby must-have. With our third child coming in 2 months, I was thrilled to test Summer Infant's Supreme Inclined Sleep Positioner with Heartbeat ($32-39). It comes in one piece and offers 3 individual adjustments for a custom fit. It keeps baby in the center of the crib/bassinet/co-sleeper and sleeping … [Read more...]

Oilo is a new player in the nursery arena, but they are already stirring up lots of interest. Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn, babytalk, Pregnancy and on various design blogs, Oilo's collection of bedding, lighting, furniture and wall art bring a calm, gender-neutral sophistication to your nursery and home design. While some people prefer to … [Read more...]

One of my favorite products/go-to baby gifts is the Ultimate Crib Sheet by Summer Infant - and I'm so excited that now there's a 100% Organic cotton version of the Ultimate Crib Sheet (price range $20 -$22). Now with baby #3 on the way, I"m so excited to use the organic version. The Ultimate Crib Sheet is 4 products in one: A quick change sheet (it … [Read more...]

I'm constantly amazed at the wealth of choices in beautiful baby gear these days.† I feel like an old lady when I comment that, "we didn't have products like this when I was going through it!"† But we truly didn't.†† When my oldest (6) was an infant, the choices were no where near as amazing.† Baby products have come a long way. I recently … [Read more...]

Another product we brought along on our trip was the GoPillow! My son and daughter loved the Go Pillow! so much that they actually fought over whose turn it was to have it! The GoPillow! is a portable pillow that has a built-in blanket tucked away inside. My kids loved snuggling with it on the airplane (of course taking turns), since it is super … [Read more...]