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Lookie Boo’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014!

Tis the season to be shopping! I’ve made a small list of some of my favorite new products & brands I discovered this year!

Lookie Boo Gift Guide 2014 Baby & Kiddos

For Babes & Tots: 1. Skip Hop Toys, Mealtime Kits, Diaper Bags, etc!  Skip Hop products meet or exceed all applicable standards for product safet. This includes physical/mechanical standards, as well as recent legislation regarding chemicals and minerals such as BPA, lead and Phthalates. 2. aden + anais Muslin blankets, swaddles & lovies! From the breathability and natural give to the softness and durability, aden + anais aims to bring global awareness of cotton muslin and all of its benefits. 3. Lalabu Soothe Shirt Easy to use pouch calms newborns. Built-in nursing bra for convenient breastfeeding. Perfect for all seasons – stylish enough to wear alone, light enough to wear under layers. Soft, wrinkle free fabric. Made in the USA. 4. Redbubble’s Unique Baby One-Pieces & T-Shirts Redbubble’s Kids clothes are beautiful soft, 100% cotton and ethically sourced, sweatshop-free apparel. Available in a kaleidoscope of colors and sizes ranging from 3 months to 12 years. 5. ClickN Kids Tablet 2 The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 comes with more than 30 premium pre-loaded games including Talking Tom 2 and Talking Ginger, Diversion & Team Awesome. The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 also comes exclusively with CNK Digital’s new educational apps including its newly launched SmartRunners™ phonics and math endless runner games, Learn2Write – Start2Finish™ and the multi-award winning Looney Tunes™ Phonics program. ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 Features: Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat)- 7”, 1024 x 600 resolution, capacitive multi-touch screen- HD quality display, 16.9 aspect ratio- 1.2 GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2520 1GB RAM 8GB onboard storage memory, up to 32GB additional memory via micro SD card slot- 5GB of Cloud storage with Google Drive- Front facing webcam (3 MP), Rear facing webcam (2MP), with microphone- Built-in Wi-Fi- Micro USB port- 5-8  hours of battery life (3600 maH battery). 6. Augie & Lola Modern Baby Must-haves  Handmade in the USA, Augie & Lola offers an array of modern, unique and inspiring essential baby products. Tons of customizable options to suit every style & price range.

 

Lookie Boo Gift Guide 2014 for Mama

My Wish List 2014: 1. SOL REPUBLIC RELAYS RELAYS are SOL REPUBLIC’s award-winning sports headphone that keeps up with you. Our patented FreeFlex™ technology provides a seamless, adaptable fit that’s easy to put in and won’t fall out. From the gym to the street, from the train to the slopes, RELAYS are the first sports headphones you will want to wear all day. 2. Urban Decay’s Naked on the Run Palette A limited-edition, all-in-one travel palette loaded with exclusive eye shadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, and mascara—everything needed for a complete Naked makeup look. 3. Kate Spade Satchel Handbag High quality leather handbags with an exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. 4. Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Complete home cleaning has never been so convenient! This vacuum cleans where others can’t, with unprecedented versatility and under furniture reach. Fingertip Controls allows seamless transition from hard floors to carpet cleaning. Some highlights include: Rotator® power nozzle with motorized brush that deep cleans and reaches further under furniture. Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle and handle to improve visibility under furniture or in dark, hard-to-see spaces. Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs. Hard Floor Genie™ bare floor attachment picks up large debris and fine dust in one easy step. Extra-long 30 foot power cord provides maximum range for cleaning large spaces. Specialized tools to offer versatility in cleaning include a premium pet power brush, upholstery tool, flexible crevice tool and canister caddy.

 

What is on your wishlist this year?!

Munchkin LATCH Bottles Perfect for Nursing Families!

Tracking PixelThank you to Munchkin LATCH for sponsoring this post, I’m excited to share this product with you!

It’s no secret that I’m pregnant with baby number three, Ozzy James, coming January 2015. This pregnancy was a surprise, but truly a blessing. Besides the whole… still taking Zofran at 28 weeks part. But, I digress. Since its been almost 4 years since I was pregnant, it’s fascinating how many new modern baby products have launched! I feel like its almost overwhelming how many new great products are out for babes that didn’t exist when I had my Ruby Goo. One of these amazing new products is the Munchkin LATCH bottle, its extremely innovative.

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One of the first things I noticed about the LATCH bottle when it arrived at my house, is how the nipple “pulls” when baby suckles, the same way a breast does when nursing. I am very much a proud supporter of breastfeeding. I fought very hard to be able to nurse Ruby for the first year, it was very challenging but so worth it. It’s always hard as a nursing Mama to know when to introduce bottle feeding, what brand to use, etc. The Munchkin LATCH bottle was specifically designed to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. This is one of the reasons I was so happy to find the Latch bottles, it helps to eliminate confusing for babe! Proper latch is achieved when mom’s nipple reaches all the way back to baby’s soft palate. The accordion-style nipple on LATCH stretches like the breast, helping baby latch easily and correctly. Experts agree the best transition occurs when bottle flow and mother’s flow match. Developed with Lactation Consultants, the LATCH bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base. And the LATCH Stage 1 nipple flow is specifically designed with a reduced rate to mimic the breast. Stage 2 and 3 are also available, allowing you to increase the flow as your baby grows.

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One of the only down sides of nursing was that Michael, my husband, really wanted opportunity’s to bond with the kids and I wasn’t sure whether or not bottle feeding would take away from my ability to nurse. Eventually I got over it when lack of sleep took over and allowed Michael to give Ruby a bottle before he went to bed after me, allowing me to get longer stretches of sleep at night.  When breastfeeding, baby controls the flow of milk by applying pressure to the base of mom’s nipple. The LATCH bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base. The LATCH bottle is BPA Free.

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LATCH features a smart anti-colic valve in the bottom which allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles do not travel through. While feeding, the accordion-style nipple flexes as baby moves her head. This allows baby to maintain her latch, thus decreasing ingestion of air. There is little as sad in the world as an unhappy baby. Anything we can do to prevent this as parents is imperative. When showing the bottles to Michael, I explained that they helped mimic breastfeeding in  a new way and he excitedly said, “Oh, cool!” Even they know.

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Want to give the Munchkin LATCH bottle a try? The LATCH system is available at Babies R’ Us!

You can enjoy free shipping at Munchkin.com with the purchase of a LATCH bottle or pacifier using the code LOVELATCH, which will expire 12/31/14 (one per customer; U.S. residents only).

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Watch Jude & Ruby as they test out the Munchkin LATCH bottles for their brother.

This Express Yourself post is brought to you by Munchkin LATCH as part of the #LoveLatch campaign.

 

Awesome Baby Products: The Kiinde Twist Pump, Store & Feed System!

If you are obsessed with finding the latest and greatest baby products like I am, you have to check this one out!

Twist feeding system

Pump, store, organize, warm, and feed using the same pouch! The Kiinde Twist™ system completely eliminates the need to transfer precious milk from bottles to bags and back again!

A revolutionary new twist on infant breast milk feeding, the Kiinde Twist™ feeding system allows you to directly pump from ANY pump into breastmilk storage pouches with leak-proof, twist-locking caps. You can then label, organize, store, warm, and feed from that same pouch – without ever having to transfer precious breast milk from bottles to bags. Collapsible pouches completely eliminate gas from your baby’s meal, and Active Latch™ nipples are designed to teach natural breastfeeding behaviors that ease the transition between bottle and breast.

 

For more information and more visuals of product, visit Kiinde!