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  • The Pin It To Win It Contest Is Here Thru 11/7

     

    It’s giveaway time! Are you ready for it? Good. Let’s get to it then.

    Blooming Bath is hosting a Pin it to Win it contest for a chance to win a gift certificate worth $50 to www.bloomingbath.com. We’ll be awarding gift cards to 3 lucky winners.

    So, what do you need to do to win? It’s easy. Just click here. Then, enter your email address, follow us on Pinterest and pin at least one Blooming Bath image on Pinterest and you’re entered! It's as easy as that.

    The good news is you can enter as many times as you like because there is no limit on the number of entries or times you can pin. The more you pin, the better your chances of winning. And who doesn't want a gift certificate to buy the plush, adorable and cozy Blooming Bath for Babies bathtub? It's a great addition to your baby bath supplies, or the perfect gift for a baby shower.

    Our winners will be announced on November 7, which means you have a week to get pinning! What are you waiting for?

    Best of luck!

  • Baby Names for Fall


    Photo credit: ljholloway Photography

    The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and pumpkins are being carved. It's definitely autumn.

    Whether you are celebrating the birth of a new baby, throwing a baby shower, or just enjoying the colors of the season, we thought we share some baby names perfectly fit for fall.

    Fall-Inspired Names for Baby Girls
    Apple
    Raven
    Poe
    Hazel
    Maple
    Sage
    Saffron
    Maize
    Cinna
    November
    Paisley
    Ginger
    Amber

    Fall-Inspired Names for Baby Boys
    Leif
    Browning
    Woody
    Hawke
    Blaze
    Hunter
    Aster
    Forrest
    Wheatley
    Flint
    Rory
    Rye
    Crispin

    What are your favorite fall baby names?

  • The Blooming Bath is Perfect for Preemies

     

    If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Blooming Bath Facebook Page lately you may have noticed some adorable pictures (and praise) sent along from parents of preemies who have been using the Blooming Bath to bathe their tiny ones.

    "The Blooming Bath is the best bath tub made for preemies. She's just 34 weeks in this photo." says @empoweringmommy

    Preemies are babies born at least three weeks before their due date.

    It got us thinking about how premature births seem to be more common these days, which led us to seek out some statistics. Here’s what we found from the March of Dimes:

    * The United States has one of the highest numbers of premature births for a developed nation.

    * There are an estimated 450,000 premature births each year.

    * That averages out to about 1 in 9 of the babies being born are premature.

    The March of Dimes has created a report card by state for premature births. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Oregon, California and Alaska are the only states that get an A. Visit their site to see how your state ranks.

    You're probably also wondering if there are things you can do to try to prevent a premature birth? Yes! Some of the important things you can do is talk to your doctor and go in for regular checkups throughout your pregnancy.

    In addition, it’s important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid, controlling health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes, eating healthy and avoiding smoking, alcohol and drugs.

    For more information about premature births and what is being done to raise awareness, visit the March of Dimes.

  • New Product Sneak Preview: Hooded Towels

    For those of you who love the look and comfort of the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub, we have good news! We've got a brand new, adorable baby bath item coming your way in 2015. Blooming Bath is excited to announced our new hooded towel, due out in January 2015.

    As you can see from the sneak peek below, the hooded towel incorporates many of the great characteristics of our popular Blooming Baths. Your little ones can soon be surrounded by the soft touch and coziness of Blooming Bath petals in and out of the tub and long after bath time has ended. Can't wait to wrap up your little blossoms in this much adorableness? We can't wait either. These one-of-a-kind towel hoodies will be available in blue, hot pink and canary yellow and will retail for $29.99.

    Stay tuned for more details on the release coming in early 2015!

  • September Is Baby Safety Month

    In addition to September being prime time back to school time, it also happens to be Baby Safety Month. The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) designated the month as such more than two decades ago as a way to teach both parents and caregivers on how important it is to safely choose and use baby products.

    In honor of Baby Safety Month, Blooming Bath thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the best ways to keep your baby safe during bathtime. Whether you bathe your baby in the sink or the tub, handling a wet, slippery baby can often pose challenges, if not downright dangers! Especially for new parents, a few tips can go a long way when it comes to baby safety.

    One of the best ways to keep your baby safe during bathing is to use the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub. The soft, cushioned petals keep your baby in a cocoon of luxurious softness that keeps them protected from hard surfaces and other objects like sink faucets or hard sink or tub edges. Another great thing about the Blooming Bath is that it props your baby up keeping them supported above the water.

    Which brings us the most important safety tip for baby bathing, NEVER leave your baby unattended during bathtime. Even when there is very little water, there could still be a chance for drowning if a baby is left alone. Experts suggest always keeping a hand on baby during bath time.

    In addition to drowning dangers, another common safety concern during bath time is using the appropriate water temperature for bathing. To be extra careful, think about setting your hot water heater to 120 degrees F so the water temperature can't get hot enough to cause burns. Also, be sure to fill the bath and test the water with your wrist before putting baby in. If you are worried about baby getting too cold while in the tub, a handy solution is to increase the temperature in the room you are bathing them in rather than the water temperature.

    You can learn more about Baby Safety Month at the organization's Facebook Page. They also do lots of great giveaways so be sure to check them out!

  • Getting Babies Ready for Back to School

    In case you missed all of the adorable photos being posted on Facebook and Instagram this week by proud parents, the back to school season has officially arrived. While your little one may not be quite ready for a backpack and crayons yet, it’s never too soon to start getting your baby ready for school and learning through your daily activities and interactions.

    Here are just a few things that the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families recommends parents do to get their babies and infants ready for learning.

    Communication and Language

    When it comes to your baby’s language and communication skills, one of the best things parents can do is to read, sing and tell stories to their babies from an early age. Doing so helps them understand words and ideas early on. Babies typically start using words around the age of one. When baby’s start talking, and even before, it’s important for parents to repeat words, sounds and phrase back to their children and have back and forth conversations.

    Thinking Skills

    One of the best ways to get your infants to start thinking is by asking them questions and having them use logic to think through their answers. Using play time and daily activities is a great way to do this. Using bath time to help them understand the difference between wet and dry, toys floating or sinking or water being hot or cold are all perfect opportunities to teach your little ones new concepts.

    Self Confidence

    Before the back to school bell rings for your child, instilling a sense of self confidence from a young age will do wonders for their long-term education. You can help your child along by being encouraging and supportive while letting them work through the answers to problems. Praise for tasks well done also goes a long way.

    Want more tips for getting your little ones ready for back to school? Check out this Early Learning Handout.

    Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gabi_menashe/

  • Head Into Labor (Day Weekend) With Free Gifts!

    Here at Blooming Bath, we are headed into labor. Labor Day weekend that is. And we guarantee to make it as painless as possible for new moms (who will soon be going through the real thing) and their friends and family members, because we are celebrating the Labor Day Weekend with free gifts!

    That’s right, starting today, we are giving away our Mini Bloom Scrubbie and a Munchkin Safety Bath Duck when you buy a Blooming Bath for babies bathtub. It’s like having triples – three for the price of one!

    All you have to do to get our Labor Day deal is click below!

    Choose the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub color of your choice: Canary Yellow, Hot Pink, Turquoise, Ivory or Green, along with your choice of Mini Bloom Scrubbie in Canary Yellow, Hot Pink or Turquoise. Mix and match your colors or stick with one color scheme – it’s up to you. Then, we’ll also throw in an adorable yellow Munchkin Safety Bath Duck.

    It’s the ultimate baby shower gift, or a nice treat for expecting moms and dads. Experience bathing your new baby in the plush and comforting petals of the Blooming Bath for babies, scrub them clean with the adorable and soft Srubbie, and make bathtime fun again with a classic rubber ducky.

    Our Labor Day deal will last through Thursday, September 5. Get your free gifts now and have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

  • The Blooming Bath for babies is Now in Target Stores!

    Blooming Bath is excited to announce that the Blooming Bath for babies bathtub can now be purchased at Target stores.

    That’s right, our adorable, safe and comfortable baby bathtub began “blooming” on Target store shelves in early August. Have you spotted it there yet while shopping for your favorite baby products?

    We are ecstatic that the Target buyers hand-picked the Blooming Bath for babies to be featured among its lineup of high-quality baby products. The canary yellow Blooming Bath for babies is for sale for $39.99 in 1,500 different Target locations throughout the United States. You can see if your nearest Target location has it right now by visiting our dealer locator and inputting your address http://www.bloomingbath.com/dealer-locator.

    Along with the exposure that comes with being featured in one of America’s favorite retail stores, the other bit of good news is that the Blooming Bath will now also be included on Target’s Baby Registry. That means expecting moms can register for the Blooming Bath along with all of their other baby product needs. Target’s in-store and online baby registry makes it easy for new parents and for friends and family members who want to find the perfect baby shower gift.

    Be sure to check out your local Target store and see the Blooming Bath for babies for yourself! Also available on Target.com

  • Tips For Teething and a Giveaway!


    Is your baby crankier than usual, drooling more, or grabbing objects to chew on? If you answered yes, then chances are your baby is going through teething. Most babies hit the teething stage around the 6-month mark and it can be a tough time not only for babies who experience tender gums and mouth soreness, but also for parents who have to come up with creative ways to soothe irritable babies.

    Here are just a few tricks for helping get baby through teething:

    Apply Pressure – Experts say that applying a little pressure to the gums with your finger or a piece of gauze can help ease the pain of teething for baby.

    Keep Dry – More drool means more chances of skin irritations. Keep a cloth handy to dry drool quickly before it can cause problems.

    Solid Foods- Teething time can be a good time to start getting baby used to chewing on solid foods. Try offering babues vegetables like peeled carrots or cucumbers, but remember to keep close watch in case of choking.

    Try Teething Tools – Providing babies with teething tools like Teething Bling -teethable safe jewelry - that is fashion-approved by mom and baby safe for teething and playing can put a smile on both mom and baby’s faces.

    Right now, Blooming Bath has partnered with our friends at Teething Bling to bring you an awesome prize package. When fans like both the Teething Bling Facebook page and the Blooming Bath Facebook page and leave a comment on which two color of prizes you’d like to win, you can be entered to win both products! Don’t wait. The winner will be announced on Monday 8/11.

  • Tips For Getting Baby to Sleep

    We’ve always known that the Blooming Bath for babies is super comfortable, but more and more we are hearing (and seeing) from parents that our cozy baby bathtubs are so relaxing for baby, that they often fall asleep during bath time. See the above photo of little Ethan for the latest adorable example.

    We know for new parents, getting baby to sleep through the night really is a dream come true. So besides bath time in a cozy, plush flower, what other things can parents try to get their babies to sleep after Goodnight Moon? Here are a few suggestions from Parents.com:

    Avoid caffeine – You’re likely not giving your newborn coffee or soda quite yet, but moms who drink these caffeine-loaded drinks and then breastfeed their babies are inadvertently transferring some of that caffeine on to the little one whose up at 3 a.m. and won’t go back to sleep. Try cutting out caffeine from your diet to see if results in better sleep for baby.

    Spa Treatment – After a relaxing bath in the Blooming Bath for babies, give your little one a bit of the spa treatment with a mini massage to help further relax her for bedtime. At least one study has shown that new babies who were given a massage at bedtime went to sleep more quickly and more soundly than those who did not.

    Lighting – Experts recommend tapping into babies’ natural biological rhythms by mimicking natural light cycles. For instance, in the morning when it’s time to wake up, expose babies to light soon after awaking up by going outside or sitting near a sunny window. When the sun goes down in the evening, lower the lights in the rooms of your home using dimmer switches. This will help prepare baby for sleep far before it is time.

    Temperature – Experts say the best temperature for babies to sleep at is in rooms between 65 and 70 degrees. Use a thermostat to set the correct temperature for baby, or adjust by using a fan or opening a window.

    See more sleep tips for baby here.

    What tips or tricks do you have for getting baby to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night?

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