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Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • Keeping Our Little Pumpkins Safe

    It’s Halloween and Halloween wouldn't be complete without a scary story. This Halloween we wanted to share a scary story we came across that would spook any new parent. It's about dangerous baby products. While some of the information is shocking, we thought it was an important lesson for every new parent about researching the baby products you choose before buying them.

    NBC News recently reported on findings from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the organization tasked with tracking injuries and working with manufacturers to recall and redesign faulty products.

    The Commission mentioned a number of scary statistics that parents should be aware of, particularly where baby cribs and bedding are concerned.

    For instance, officials with the commission said eleven million cribs with drop sides have been recalled. Certain cribs with detachable sides pose a threat because babies risk getting their heads or necks caught in the sides. Such cribs have been responsible for 32 babies deaths.

    Bedding is also a worry. Commission officials say never to put pillows, bumpers or other blankets in baby’s crib because it can lead to suffocation. At least 12 baby deaths have been attributed to soft bedding being present in the crib.

    If you carry your baby in a baby sling, be sure to keep baby’s head exposed at all times so they can breathe. A total of 14 baby deaths have resulted from the babies being suffocated by the fabric of a sling covering baby's nose and mouth.

    We would be remiss if we didn’t also remind new parents to exercise extreme caution whenever bathing baby. Never, ever under any circumstances leave your baby unattended in the bath.

    Getting your home ready for a new baby is a big responsibility, be sure to do your homework and read up on baby product safety and any baby product recalls taking place by going to: http://www.cpsc.gov/. In doing so, we hope to keep all our little pumpkins safe this Halloween and every Halloween to come.

  • Putting The Fun Back in Bath Time

    When you’re pregnant, bath time with your new baby often conjures up thoughts of a cute rubber ducky floating by, splishing and splashing, laughing and an overall relaxing time to connect with your little one. In reality though, bath time with baby can be more stressful than anticipated, especially when they are in their first few months.

    The logistics of keeping a slippery, wet baby safe, warm and comfortable can all quickly take the fun out of the moment. That’s one of the main reasons we created the Blooming Bath. We wanted to make a comfortable, safe bath for babies while also empowering their parents. In addition, the Blooming Bath has the added benefit of being absolutely adorable.

    We are excited to report that our customers think so too. In a little over one year in business Blooming Bath has been named a finalist in the 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards Bathtubs category. We are one of four baby bathtubs that are “Making bathing your baby fun!”

    Check out the SheKnows article and read all about the baby bathtubs that are putting the fun back in bath time with baby – and don’t forget to vote for your favorite. Cast your vote for the Blooming Bath baby tub before October 31 and let everyone know how much you love the Blooming Bath!

  • DIY Halloween Costumes For Baby

    It’s almost Halloween! And you know what that means – time to stock up on candy for the tricker-treaters, find a pumpkin for carving and of course, pick out the perfect Halloween costume. If you’ve welcomed a new baby into your family this year then Halloween gives you a free pass to dress up your baby in a photo-worthy costume for pictures that you will enjoy for years to come.

    Finding the perfect Halloween costume for your little one doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Here are just a few simple, cute Halloween costumes that, with a little creativity, you can pull together on your own.

    Baby Superhero

    For your buddy Captain America or Wonder Woman, a superhero costume is not only appropriate, it is also easy to pull together from items you already have. Click here to see how Parenting.com suggests turning your little one into a superhero.

    Raggedy Ann

    This great baby costume idea from LilSugar.com only requires your baby girl’s cutest dress and a simple wig beanie that sells for $25. Click here to see how to get the complete look.

    Popcorn Vendor

    Get your your popcorn! We thought this popcorn vendor costume for mom and baby was just too cute. Just decorate your baby carrier with a piece of cutout felt to resemble a popcorn bag and add popcorn pieces to a knit cap for baby. To top off the look, mom dresses in a white blouse and bow tie.

    Baby Tiger Lily

    If you have some extra time and a want to really go all out, this Baby Tiger Lily Costume idea from Martha Stewart Living is not only creative and beautiful, we also love that it incorporates both mom and baby into the same costume.  Click here to read complete directions on how to make either the orange tiger lily version or a pink stargazer lily.

  • Clever Ways To Deliver Your Baby Well Wishes

    Often times the delivery of a new baby brings with it an increase in another type of deliveries – mail! New moms and dads are often inundated with cards filled with well wishes for their new bundle of joy from as early as the pregnancy is announced to weeks following the birth. We’ve come across a bundle of fun baby card ideas that we thought we’d deliver directly to your computer screen. Make your baby well-wishes stand out with these unique baby card ideas.

    Then Comes Baby In A Baby Carriage

    This cute and crafty baby carriage card is just too adorable. Use it for either a baby shower invitation or as  a traditional congratulations card for a new baby. The coolest part is, it's handmade. Here’s how you can recreate the card yourself.

    Milestone Baby Cards

    A great gift idea for new parents, milestone baby cards highlight a number of different milestones in a new baby’s life from the first time baby eats solid foods, to the first time baby says mama, and many more. Each card includes a space to write in the date the event takes place. Parents can keep them in a baby book, or take a picture with the dated card and baby at the time of the achievement. You can check out the whole line of milestone baby cards here.

    For The New Mom

    Let’s face it pregnancy isn’t a cakewalk, why not focus on the positive? And laugh a little too? We thought this card available on Esty accomplished both goals.

    Gift Messaging

    Does your favorite new mom-to-be live far away? Why not send her a Blooming Bath? We’ve recently added Gift Messaging on our website so you can add a personal note to your Blooming Bath gift for free. It's available now on our website order page.

  • We're Blooming Bath and We Approve This Message

    It’s voting season and we’re not just talking political races here. Like us, you are probably getting inundated with all sorts of campaign literature for political candidates running for office and various ballot measures from your home state. It can all be overwhelming can’t it? Especially when you have a little one at home to take care of.

    That’s why we’d like to ask you to take a break from it all and vote for something you know well -- your favorite baby bath!

    Blooming Bath is currently up for two awards and we’d like ask you for your vote to help us win!

    SheKnows, a leading parenting and pregnancy website has nominated the Blooming Bath among its list of best baby bathtubs for 2012! Just click here to vote!  Along with voting for your favorite baby bath (we hope you choose the Blooming Bath), you can also vote for your favorite baby toys, crafts, educational gear and more. Let your voice be heard!

    In addition to being nominated for one of the best baby baths of the year, Blooming Bath is also up for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Innovation Awards – Parents Choice, at the upcoming ABC Kids Expo. The Blooming Bath was preselected as a finalist by a panel of experts.  And you the parents get to vote for your favorite! Simply click here and vote for your favorite! Once you vote, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card to Babies R Us. Good luck! Voting ends on Oct. 10 at noon and the winner will be announced on Oct. 14.

    This message has been brought to you by the Committee for Better Baby Bathing.

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