Breastfeeding is one of the greatest ways to connect and bond with baby. It's a natural process, but it doesn't always happen so naturally. It does for some; others have to work at it and some face other challenges. It can take a toll on a mama – making us feel inadequate, guilty or worse. Thankfully I am in an office with mostly women; it's awe-inspiring to hear all of their ups and downs with breastfeeding. Today we are sharing 4 different breastfeeding experiences from some of the amazing baby mamas here at BabySteals.com.
Time to make the milkmakers happy… join us for BabySteals Breastfeeding Week this Monday through Friday!
Who: Nursing mamas, proud grandmas, supportive daddies, lactation specialists — anyone who loves breastfeeding!
What: In honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, we are having an entire week of steals and celebration! We have the “best of the breast” products every mom needs as an essential part of your nursing survival kit.
When: August 1-7, 2015
Who's excited for the long weekend of 4th of July celebrations? The 4th of July is such a great time to spend with family and friends while BBQing and enjoying each other's company! Whether you're going to a gathering or throwing your own backyard BBQ, as a busy parent it's hard to find free time to prepare anything, much less want to turn the oven on in this heat. No worries - the staff here at Steals.com have you covered! We've compiled our top 5 no bake desserts that are perfect for your 4th of July parties so you can stay out of the heat and enjoy the long weekend.
1. No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Tart – These bad boys are great for entertaining at home or to bring along! Want to know the best part?... You'll have these delish little bites of heaven completed in 10 minutes. For some added 4th of July flair, add some strawberries, cranberries or raspberries.
2. American Flag Tray – If you're looking for easy peasy, here you go! This one takes less than 15 minutes to clean and cut the berries and setup the display. Feel free to substitute with other red berries or white cheese for the pretzels. This is also a great way to get the kids involved in the planning process!
3. USA Strawberries – Simple, cute and done within 10 minutes. These little beauties are so easy, yet so yummy. Pick up some strawberries, wash them off, melt some chocolate and get dipping! This is another fun one to get the kids helping with.
4. Fourth of July Wands – These fun little wands will be the star of the show... and not just at the kids table either! Though they may have more fun casting spells and granting wishes with their wands, the adults are sure to love this sweet and cool treat on a hot summer day, too. Super easy and super quick to make, these are a perfect treat to have the kiddos help with!
5. Cookie Flag of America – Grab your favorite cookie, get some colored chocolate melting and get dipping for this quick and easy no bake dessert. Dip the cookie in all 3 colors to create a red, white & blue cookie, or create an American flag similar to the one on the left.
Need more inspiration? Check out our 4th of July Pinterest board for ideas on food, DIY projects and more. And don't forget to use your 15% coupon code "JULY4TH" on any order this Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. Get Shopping >>
Topics: Mom Tips
There is nothing cuter than arriving to a baby shower with a homemade diaper cake. These DIY arrangements are surprisingly easy to make with the right directions. They are creative, resourceful, and adorable. BabySteals staff decided to take on our own project to surprise a fan's baby shower. See below for our step-by-step instructions for creating this perfect bouquet:
It's Baby Shower Week here at BabySteals.com and we're celebrating everything wonderful about hosting a shower. Are YOU hosting a baby shower and need some inspiration for your Invitations? We've created some of our favorite themed invitations for Baby Boy, Baby Girl, and Neutral Baby Showers and we'd like to share our templates with you. Print, fill-out, and send, it's that's easy. We've also thrown in some extra matching templates for the rest of your baby shower needs. Enjoy!
It's Baby Shower Week here at BabySteals and to celebrate we’ve compiled our favorite "baby" songs into one epic playlist! This is the perfect soundtrack to accompany your joyful shower, or burn these songs onto a CD as a party favor. Your guests will leave laughing and jamming to these hits all day long!
Baby Shower Playlist
- Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
- Push It - Salt-N-Pepa
- Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
- Baby Love - The Supremes
- Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
- Give It To Me Baby - Rick James
- You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
- First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
- Sweet Sweet Baby - Aretha Franklin
- Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow
- Baby - Just Bieber, Ludacris
- Baby, Baby - Amy Grant
- Baby-Baby-Baby - TLC
- Baby's Got Sauce - G. Love & Special Sauce
- Hey Baby - No Doubt
*This is a collaborate list, so add your suggestions straight onto our playlist on Spotify or add them as a comment to the blog below.
Don't forget to visit BabySteals every day this week for amazing deals on the best Baby Shower gifts. Also, our Coupon Code "BABYGIFT2" gets you $2 off your order through the end of the week, so don't delay.
It's Baby Shower Week here at BabySteals and we're celebrating everything that has to do with expecting your new little one. Just because you have a bun in the oven doesn't mean you should deprive yourself. Fancy-it-up and treat yourself to some decadent cocktails... "mocktails" that is. We've got your recipe list of BabySteals' Top 7 MAMAtinis. Shake it up and enjoy!
Welcome to Baby Shower Week on BabySteals.com! Throwing a baby shower can feel like a daunting (and expensive) task. The next time you find yourself as hostess, have no fear; BabySteals is here! We have scoured the internet (okay, our Pinterest boards) to put together a few of our favorite shower themes, as well as a few tips and tricks on how to make an affordable shower, adorable.
Boy Shower : Little Mister
Celebrating the newest mister on the block is always exciting! One of our favorite baby boy shower themes is a simple one – throw a Little Mister shower! With simple shapes theming your party (think mustaches, and ties!), putting this one together is a total breeze!
1- Bow-Tie Napkins - The smallest touches often make the biggest impact. Bow-tie napkins to wrap up utensils is a fun way to dress up necessities, and add a bit of flair to the mister’s shower décor! Plus, the napkins and ribbon could easily be found at your nearest dollar store, so it’s inexpensive décor to boot!
2- Mustache Cake – No Little Mister shower would be complete without a mustache cake! Here is an easy tutorial to whip one up for mere dollars, and it will surely leave your guests thinking you have a bakery on the side. Simply bake your favorite cake and let it cool. Flip it and cut it and you're done. (decorating is completely up to you)
3- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cuffs – What an easy, and adorable favor to send home with your party-goers! At around .50 each, a 2 pack of peanut butter cups makes an easy, and affordable favor. Wrap it in a plaid, striped, or otherwise men’s-shirt-looking scrapbook paper (I bet our sister site ScrapbookSteals.com has something that could work!), hot glue a few small buttons, and voila! You have peanut butter “cuffs”!
4- Shower Gift Idea - BabySteals.com always has something fabulous to gift the mom-to-be to make you the talk of the shower. One of our favorite brands that would tie in perfectly with the Little Mister shower is Andy & Evan! Their stylish Shirtzee Bodysuits make a fun, classy, and adorable gift (and since it’s a Steal, they’re affordable, too!) Find it HERE.
Girl Shower : Tea Party
Throwing the little lady a tea party shower will have each guest reminiscing about her childhood in the best of ways! Light snacks, delicate décor, teacups and a laid back style will make this shower the talk of many playdates to come!
1- Tea & Petit Fours – Tea parties are about great conversation, lots of sunshine, tea and of course sandwiches! If you are throwing a summer shower, here's one of our favorite sandwich recipes which is super simple; white bread, cream cheese, chives and cucumber. Slice off the crust, and cut in triangles, pour a cup of tea, and you’re party is set!
2- Doilies Welcome Banner – Putting together a welcome banner with doilies is just too perfect for your tea party! Decorate the shower with these easy and affordable pops of color. You can also use them as coasters for guests. ScrapbookSteals has some of the sweetest colors of doilies that would add just the pop of color your classy shower needs! Shop them HERE.
3- Doily Favor Sack – Why not incorporate the doilies from your banner into your party favors? A simple, brown paper sack, spruced up with a delicate doily makes the perfect vessel for any favor. Throw in a nail polish, lotion, a box of tea, or any yummy treat, and every guest will leave pleased as punch!
4- Shower Gift Idea – Teeny tiny clothes always makes the crowd at a shower swoon. BabySteals.com features Pam Grace creations, who makes only the cutest rompers, shoes, and headbands to doll up your little one. Mom-to-be will love everything about this thoughtful gift! Shop HERE.
Gender Neutral Shower : Cute as a Button
When baby’s gender is a surprise, a Cute as a Button shower is a sophisticated and fun way to celebrate the newcomer with neutral colors. This isn’t your mama’s rubber ducky gender neutral shower! Mason jars, daisies, and burlap would give this shower theme a vintage touch that your guests will adore!
1- Mason Jars & Buttons – Mason jars are easy to find these days – fill them will buttons, and you’re theme is tied in perfectly on each table. We also love the incorporation of burlap runners (cheap!), and baby’s breath to add a chic touch to the décor. It doesn’t scream girl, or boy – but the perfect balance of both. Gender neutral friendly – check!
2- Button Cookies – Spending lots of time, and money on shower treats can make the event a drag for the host. Incorporate your button theme with a cute display of button cookies! Pre-packed sugar cookie dough, and a straw are all you need to take the ordinary to the extraordinary!
3- Baby’s Alphabet – A gender neutral shower is the perfect setting to get guests involved in creating nursery décor! Pick a cute font, and print out a page per letter, with each letter typed in the top corner of the paper. Ask your party-goers to draw, and decorate a page for baby’s nursery alphabet book. It’s a fun way to get people involved in creating a memory to look back on long after the shower is over.
4- Button Bracelets – What better way to remember a button themed shower than with a button bracelet? These would be easy and inexpensive to make. You can pick the colors, put them in a cute basket near the door where guests can snag their wrist candy as they leave the party. Easy as pie!
5- Shower Gift Idea – When you don’t know the gender, a baby shower gift can be challenging. Let us take the guesswork out, and suggest a nursery essential, like a Nuroo Swaddler! These swaddle sacks come in a rainbow of colors, and their grow-with-baby feature makes it an investment you know will be used for months to come. Find it HERE.
What shower themes have been your favorite to attend, or throw? Do you have tips and tricks up your sleeve? Share in the comments below, we would love to add your ideas to our collection of go-to’s! Enjoy BabyShower Week all week long, from June 15th through June 19th, only on BabySteals.com!