2017 Baby Show Preview with DadWare

There’s a seriously cool event about to happen in Anaheim, California: the JPMA Baby Show 2017! This world class trade show features the best of the best when it comes to products for families. This show combines an educational conference, trade show, and consumer day. The JPMA Baby Show runs May 9th-13th. Like most trade shows, it is for industry insiders, but on May 13th there is a consumer day at the show! If you are in the Anaheim area, come check it out for yourself on May 13th.

We have some amazing brands that we will feature from the show. 2,000 to 3,000 attendees will be there, and our Managing Editor, Elena, is one of them. Elena is going to go live on Daily Mom’s Facebook from the JPMA Baby Show next week. Elena will have a special Facebook live event with the cool people from DadWare, and we hope you will join us to check out their shirts and gowns and ask questions. In the meantime, here is a preview of what DadWare is all about so you can get excited about what they will present at the JPMA Baby Show.

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Handling Your Emotions: Easy Ways to De-Stress

According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of American workers need regular and ongoing help to manage life stress, and 42% believe their co-workers need stress management assistance. Most people are aware that daily tension can easily transform into headaches, mood swings, and relationship problems. But it can also cause weight gain, psychotic breaks, and even heart attacks or other cardiac concerns. It’s no wonder stress is known as “the silent killer.” While stress may never be completely eliminated from your life, there are some simple measures anyone can take to harness their emotions and keep their health and life under control. But what are some of the most challenging emotions or feelings and how can they be handled?

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BottomZz Up: An Eco-Friendly Way to Potty Train

Potty training is one of those important milestones that every parent both dreads and loves at the same time. It can be exciting to finally get rid of diapers, but the prospect of spending days, or even months, cleaning up pee from your floors and your carpets can make any parent feel anxious. And many times things like pull-ups can make it more difficult for a child to learn to potty train because they are too much like diapers. Luckily there is a product getting ready to launch via Kickstarter that helps parents potty train their children in record time without the confusion between diapers and underwear. BottomZz Up is a potty training tool-kit designed to help children feel the wetness when they have an accident all while protecting against leaks. Along with their positive reinforcement tools, BottomZz Up helps make potty training a breeze!

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11 Tips to Prepare Dad for a New Baby

You’re expecting. Congratulations! Even though you are the only person in your relationship that is physically pregnant, your partner is expecting too. Having a baby for the first time brings a lot of unknowns for both of you. Don’t forget about Daddy when you are preparing for life with baby. Dads should be parents with moms, 50-50. While Mama may get all the attention with her growing baby belly, here are 11 tips to prepare Dad for a new baby.

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Why Moms Need Sleep: Too Tired to Mom

Momming ain’t easy, and being tired is fo’ real. Moms spend so much of their days taking care of someone else, hardly thinking of themselves. Cutting up fruit to the precise angle in which your child will eat it. Worried that we aren’t reading to them enough, teaching them enough, giving them enough encouragement, while also letting them find themselves independently… We are always pushing ourselves to the limit. And we are often doing so on very little sleep, leaving us too tired to mom.

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Our HUGE Giveaway Event: Daily Mom’s Wellness Bash

In our modern society, wellness is equal parts easy and hard. Sound confusing? Think about it: we have fast food on every corner, processed foods are often less expensive than fresh, unprocessed food, we have electronics like smart phones and tablets that encourage us to be sedentary, but on the flip side, we have so much more information about the importance of wellness, with new companies popping up every day, selling products to help us along our wellness journeys. Today, we want to share a few of our favorite new items that help us stay fit and healthy. Be sure to tune into our Facebook Live video event (or watch the replay later on) to learn more and see the products in real life – and scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win something from each of these amazing companies!

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FOREO ISSA mikro Reviewed: Swedish-designed Sonic Baby Toothbrush

ISSA mikro baby electric toothbrush in use by my toddler

We all know how important oral hygiene is for our little ones, and the earlier we start taking care of our babies’ gums and teeth, the better the chance we have of building healthy dental habits when they’re bigger. Even before those first tiny teeth break through the gums, dentists encourage parents to clean baby’s gums after each feeding. Our only options for doing so have been a wet washcloth or one of those silicone infant toothbrushes that you wear on your fingertip, and once teeth start breaking through, finding a super soft toothbrush that cleans gently enough not to irritate those sensitive gums can be quite the task. But FOREO from Sweden wants to make it easy on us parents with their ISSA mikro sonic baby toothbrush, specifically designed for the smallest of brushers, from infancy to four years of age.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Magnet Schools

When you have kids, you don’t realize exactly how many decisions you have to make just by the time they’re 5 or 6 years old (let’s not even talk about how many decisions you have to make by the time they’re adults and start making decisions for themselves!). It starts with the brand of diapers to use and breastfeeding versus bottle feeding and doesn’t stop. Before you realize it, you have to decide on where to enroll them in school. For most families, the days where there’s only one elementary school in town are over. Most of us have a slew of choices when it comes to schools – from traditional public schools to magnet schools, charter schools, and private schools. And there’s also the option of home schooling.

One great option in the public school system is a magnet school. You may not have considered a magnet school. You may not know what they are or whether they even exist in your area. They’re not offered in every school district, but if you’re lucky enough to have magnet schools in the mix, they’re definitely not an option to overlook.

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Eliminate The “You’re Not Good Enough” Inner Chatter

It’s the “consciousness” that you wish would dissipate every single time a negative thought came to fruition. The inner chatter that says, you’re not good enough, who are you to do or say something that isn’t worthwhile, you’re too ugly to be loved wholly, you don’t deserve a break because you don’t work hard enough, you’re too fat, you’re too skinny, your skin isn’t perfect… AWWHHHHH, SHUT UP!!! The ever-constant inner chatter, such a familiar voice, you begin to believe and live your life according to its seductive, yet debilitating suggestions. Your everyday decisions are based upon this perceived reality of the inner chatter and you don’t even realize it, but you can get rid of it.

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Gifts Teachers Will Actually Love

The end of the school year is upon us. Before you grab your kids and run off on summer vacation, it is time to take a moment to show some love to the teachers who have been pouring so much into your children all school year long. Teachers are such a huge part of our kids’ lives. It is bittersweet to move on at the end of the year to the next grade. You are sad to say goodbye to the teachers your child has grown to love, but excited to get to know the new teachers in the fall. Each teacher shares a little piece of his or her heart with your children, and your children carry that through the rest of their lives. To show your love and gratitude this year, think outside the box when it comes to teacher appreciation gifts. Here are a few gifts we’ve gathered that teachers will actually love.

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Scientific Proof Why You Should Read to Your Baby

It’s no secret that children often learn by our interactions with them. We may think that cuddling, singing, and playing with our babies are just simple bonding activities, but they are so much more than that. Many studies show that the more we talk to our babies, the more they learn. Communicating with your child is pivotal for his/her growth and development. One of the best ways to promote aural learning is to simply read to your child.

So, while it may seem silly to walk around Target humming songs, pointing out colors, or simply reading to an infant with no verbal communication skills of their own – do it. Babies learn about speech, language, and reading skills long before they actually begin to speak and read on their own.

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Feed Your Brain in 15 Minutes A Day

You’re curious. You have always loved learning. Being a mom, especially to a demanding baby, can be mind numbing. Some days you go all day without an adult conversation, you watch more TV than you want, and you’re embarrassed about how much time you spend scrolling through social media feeds because all the baby wants to do is nurse. We’ve all been there. What happened to the woman who read interesting books and was always expanding her world view? Now all you think about is how much sleep you are not getting and you talk about poop more than you ever thought possible. Your brain feels like mush. It turns out there is a solution to “mom brain” that only requires a smart phone and 15 minutes a day. If you could continue learning and boost your brain power with your phone instead of letting social media suck the life out of you, wouldn’t you do it? 

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A Cure for Postpartum Incontinence

This sponsored post was written by Daily Mom on behalf of InControl Medical. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

One in three women experience bladder leakage. Urinary incontinence can happen for a number of reasons. Pregnancy and child birth are the top two reasons why one may experience urinary incontinence. We all expect to pee more than usual when we are pregnant with our baby kicking our bladder, but once you are holding that future soccer star in your arms, you expect the leaking to stop. Sometimes, bladder leakage does not stop after you deliver. Postpartum bladder leakage is common, but it is frustrating, inconvenient and embarrassing. Let’s take a look at this “mommy problem” and explore a way to stop the leaking and cure incontinence for good!

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Reducing Your EMF Exposure With Energy Dots

Technology has made life extremely convenient in so many ways, yet, there may be a hefty price to pay for it. Cell phones, computers, tablets, laptops, electronics, wireless devices, and all the other snazzy electronic devices around us have one or more dangerous components about them: EMF’s (electromagnetic emission frequency). This leads to massive energy interference which have adverse effects on the health of you, your children, and your teenagers (whom of which are more vulnerable)… unless you arm yourself with some dot gadgets.

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