Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • Lace Up Your Sneakers for a Great Cause!

    Do you live in Southern California? Well then it’s time to lace up your running or walking shoes and do some good for babies. That’s right, it’s almost time for the 6th Annual Miracle Babies 5K!

    Miracle Babies is a nonprofit organization that provides support and financial assistance to critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (nicu). In addition, the organization helps enhance the well-being of women, children and their families through education, prevention and medical care.

    For many of us, we know personally or have had friends and family members who have had premature babies that required care in the neonatal unit. In fact, about half a million babies – as many as 15 percent of those born in the United States each year - are treated in the NICU for everything from birth defects, to breathing and heart problems, to infection.

    For parents of preemies it can be a stressful experience both financially and emotionally. That is why Miracle Babies is such a great organization to support.

    Whether you like to run, walk or volunteer, this is a great opportunity to give back. The event takes place on Sunday, May 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South (1 Marina Park Way, San Diego).

    In addition to helping support this great cause by attending, after the race, runners, walkers and guests are invited to join the “Celebration of Life Resources Fair” with vendors, music and the not-to-be-missed inflatable world kids’ play zone. There’s also a diaper dash for kids under 3. Don't miss this great event. You can register here. Hope to see you there!

  • Tips For Saving Money During Baby's First Year

    Are you expecting a baby? Have you recently had a baby? If so then you probably already know that the first year having a new baby in the house can be an expensive one. According to US Department of Agriculture data, the numbers pencil out to an average of $12,000 in the first year.

    A recent story from Wall St. Cheat Sheet offers advice on how parents can shave down some of the costs accumulated in the first year. Here are some of their tips:

    Saving Starts At the Hospital – Perhaps one of the biggest costs of a new baby is the delivery at the hospital. Do your research in advance and find out exactly what your insurance plan covers so you can budget before baby comes. One way some moms have chosen to save money is by skipping the cost of getting an epidural and having a natural birth. Be sure to discuss your options with your doctor to find a birth plan that is both economical and comfortable for you.

    Choose Baby Food Wisely – Another huge chunk of new baby budget comes in the form of food. Breastfeeding is one way to save a lot of money on baby formula and many experts will tell you it’s more nutritious for baby as well.  If you have a food processor, it’s also easy to make your own baby food rather than buying baby food by the jar.

    Check Out Consignment Shops – Babies grow out of things at a rapid rate and we’re not just talking about clothes. Baby swings and car seats also have size restrictions. Be sure to do your research before you buy and try to get things that will last the longest for your growing baby. Be sure to talk to other parents whose babies have grown out of items to see if they are willing to sell or give away items that are no longer used. Baby-specific consignment shops also offer great prices on essential items like high chairs, cribs and strollers.

    Be a Blooming Bath Product Tester and Get Free Stuff - Do you live in the San Diego area? If so and you have babies between the ages of 2 months and 6 months, you can earn free Blooming Bath baby products if you come to our Carlsbad office and test out our new Blooming Bath baby products. Direct message us on Facebook if you are interested!

  • Spring Means Free Shipping on Blooming Bath Products

    It’s probably no surprise that spring is one of our most favorite times of the year here at Blooming Bath. Spring is most commonly associated with renewal, regrowth and rebirth. It’s when the flowers begin to bloom and a number of soon-to-be mommies enjoy a showering of gifts at their own baby showers.

    Spring isn’t all rainbows and sunshine though, as many of you who are frantically trying to finish seasonal projects know, such as planting your garden, spring cleaning or the dreaded preparation of taxes. Spring can be a hectic and even expensive time.

    To help you cope, Blooming Bath is offering all of our customers free shipping on Blooming Bath products now through April 15. That means you can stock up on a full season’s worth of baby shower gifts, or just save some money on a Blooming Bath for a favorite baby in your life.

    To take advantage of our spring free shipping promotion, go to www.bloomingbath.com, pick out your favorite Blooming Bath items. Once you get to the checkout page be sure to enter discount code “springfreeship” and you’ll receive free standard shipping on your purchase.

    Happy spring!

  • Classy Mommies Choose the Blooming Bath

    Just like choosy moms choose certain peanut butters to go with their kids' jelly sandwiches, classy mommies choose the Blooming Bath for all their babies' bathing needs.

    The Classy Mommy herself, Colleen Padilla, recently featured the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub on her popular parenting website, classymommy.com.

    A mother of three, Colleen talks in her post about how a number of new products and gadgets have come out in the past six years to make parents’ lives easier, including bathing products like the Blooming Bath. No longer do parents have to worry about dealing with uncomfortable and bulky plastic tubs now that their babies can bath in the comfort of plush flower pedals.

    The Classy Mommy received her Blooming Bath for babies bath tub as a gift and said it was “a party favorite".

    Whether you are a Classy Mommy expecting your next baby, or you’re shopping for the perfect baby shower gift, don’t forget that classy mommies choose the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub for bathtime.

    Check out the full ClassyMommy review of the Blooming Bath here.

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