The Warmest Wearable Blanket

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We all snuggle up under blankets at night. That’s the warmest, coziest way to catch your z’s, after all! Due to safety reasons, our sweet babies don’t get the same luxury. When the weather is cooler we have to resort to dressing our little ones in multiple layers to stay warm and safe at night. Even the average sleep sack doesn’t add much in terms of real warmth on a cold winter night.

The Sleep Nest by Baby DeeDee is a new take on the wearable blanket that will have every baby snoozing in safety – and most importantly – warmth.

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Should you allow allowance?

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It’s important to teach kids about money. The way we learn to save, spend, and handle money as a child can play an important role in the way we manage our finances as adults. Let’s face it, in the world today more value is placed on stuff than ever before. It seems more and more that people lack the responsibility and discipline to save money before making big purchases. Instead we are jumping on the debt train and racking up the bills. If we don’t teach our children about how to manage their money, who will?

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Proper Food Placement Within Your Fridge

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If you’re like most people, putting food in the refrigerator is like a big game of tetris. Unless you have shelled out the big sum of money for a gourmet refrigerator that promises to keep all the spaces at an even temperature, chances are your food may be getting exposed to climates that may not be ideal. Keep reading to find out where you should keep your food, and how to properly store it.

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Secrets from a Wardrobe Stylist

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have had the pleasure of working on the wardrobe team for several large stage productions over the past years and several tips and tricks from these productions have stuck with me. Of course as a wardrobe stylist, you try to ensure that Taylor Swift doesn’t have her dress on inside-out or that Usher’s dancers have on the right pair of shoes, but your main job is keeping clothes clean and in repair.

It is during this preparation before the show, or after, preparing for the next day’s performance that a person could really glean tips that she could use for her own wardrobe. We hope that you find these tips useful in your own closet!

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Ways to Live in the Moment With Your Baby

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They say time is fleeting and the baby years pass by so quickly. You have probably already experienced this as you look at your little one in amazement at how much they’ve grown. Where has the time gone?! When we are tired, busy and also trying to be great mothers, it is easy to multitask and get distracted.

Maybe you catch up on your favorite show while baby plays on the floor, make a phone call while pushing the stroller, and answer emails while nursing baby to sleep.It’s not bad to do these things but sometimes it’s nice (and important!) to take a time out from distractions and to truly be in the moment like your baby is. Here are a few very simple and enjoyable ways to be in the moment with your little bundle.

The bonus? These are great bonding activities that will bring you closer together and remind you just how much you love your child.

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Cloth Diapering Accessories

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If you are starting on your cloth diapering journey there are a few things you need to get started. Obviously, there is the upfront cost of the diapers themselves and a few other things need to be factored into your budget. Don’t worry, you are still going to save a ton of money and help the environment out in a massive way. Some of these accessories are essentials and some are optional things that will make your life a little easier. 

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Starbucks Drinks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

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re you addicted to Starbucks coffee? Don’t be embarrassed, most Americans have fallen prey to this particular form of addiction because it is so tasty. You might be worried about what these high calorie drinks are doing to your diet and wish there were some lower calorie alternatives. We don’t think you should have to drink plain black coffee if all you want is a dynamically flavored drink! At Daily Mom, we understand your dilemma and have brought you 7 drinks that won’t ruin your diet!

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Hooded Towels for Bath and Beach

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There is nothing better than snuggling a freshly bathed baby in a warm cozy towel!

Make bathtime special with a towel that is customized, unique and beautiful. These fantastic Etsy sellers make sure there is something for everyone – from organic and minimalist to fun and whimsical! A special towel also makes an excellent gift as a treat to new parents since it is something they might not necessarily splurge on themselves!


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Stay Cozy This Winter While Babywearing With The Boba Vest

Winter Babywearing Made Easy (And Cute!)

As a huge babywearing fan, I struggle with managing to babywear in cold weather. Sure, you can bundle yourself and your baby up in coats, stuff your baby into a carrier, and squeeze together the clasps over all the extra bulk, but take it from me, neither of you will be super comfortable.

Enter the Boba Vest. Made of the softest fleece you can imagine, suitable for back and front carry, and actually easy to put on, the Boba Vest is the best solution to winter babywearing issues.

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Baby’s First Birthday: Must Take Photos

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Your baby’s first birthday is a huge milestone. While you’re busy planning the theme, gathering decorations, sending out invitations and ordering the cake; it’s so easy to overlook one very important element: the photography. Whether you hire a photographer (a fad that’s becoming more and more common today – as many parents want to capture every moment of their loved one’s big day, but also not have to worry about being stuck behind the camera the entire time) or take photos yourself, the following is a checklist of must-take photos of your baby’s big day!

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Baby Proofing Tips For New And Experienced Parents

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You have done the basics. Baby gates are up, outlets covered, cabinets locked, sharp edges are padded, and the rug has a non-skid mat underneath. That’s everything right? Unfortunately, baby and toddler proofing your home shouldn’t stop there. There are a few more hazards that need to be identified and secured before your little one is truly safe at home.

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