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  • There is a New Royal On The Way

    It’s official. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and hubby Prince William have announced their pregnancy. With the the royal couple expecting the arrival of their first child, the online world has become a flurry of excitement, in particular - baby retailers. Since Kate is known for being a style maven whose choices are often copied by thousands around the world - she can wear anything from a pair of synthetic diamond earrings to a simple wrap dress and similar items will fly off the shelves. So it’s not surprising that retailers are predicting a bump in the sale of everything from maternity clothing to onesies due to the royal news.

    Another part of the story that has got people buzzing is the fact that the rules of succession are set to change and if the little bundle of joy turns out to be a girl, she could be in line to be the next Queen of England. The new bill making the change is going through British Government now. So what are some possible names for the new royal tyke?

    Writer Vanessa Van Edwards recently speculated on possible baby names that Kate and William could choose in her recent article.  She looked at the statistics of top baby names in England and Wales as well as names from the royal family history.  The top five guess for a boy were:

    1. George
    2. James
    3. Alfred
    4. Frederick
    5. Edward

    For a potential queen? Vanessa’s top baby girl name picks were:

    1. Sophia
    2. Amelia
    3. Victoria
    4. Elizabeth
    5. Diana

    Let’s just hope Kate get’s a Blooming Bath as a baby shower gift!

  • 2012's Most Popular Baby Names Revealed

    2012 is nearing to a close and with it comes a recap of the year’s most popular baby names. BabyCenter has just put out its wildly anticipated list of 100 Top Baby Names for 2012.

    Although, when you start to read the list, you may feel a bit like you’re experiencing baby deja vu because just like last year, Sophia and Aiden take the number one spots for most popular girl and boy names, respectively.

    Aiden, in fact, has been coming in number one for the past several years, according to BabyCenter. After Aiden, Jackson, Ethan and Liam were listed in second, third and fourth place as the most popular baby names for boys. Emma, Olivia and Isabella followed Sophia as the next three most popular baby names for girls.

    One of the hottest trends the report picked up on was the growing popularity of names found in the 50 Shades books. Christian came in number 52 on the list for popular boys names, while Anna came in at number 34, a shortened version of Anastasia.

    New to the top 10 for girl’s names in 2012 was Mia, while Ruby, Reese, Quinn, Isla and Mila were all listed as newcomers to the top 100 list.

    For boys, Jack jumped the list to earn a spot in the top 10, while the names Leo, Decian, Easton, Lincoln and Harrison all slipped into the top 100 this year.

    Names that lost ground this year and fell out of the top 100 include Abby, Hadley, Keira, Juliana and Katherine for girls and Logan, Bryce, Caden and Josiah for boys.

    And what are those crazily creative celebrities naming their little ones lately? Some of the more odd boy names include Atlas (Anne Heche’s son), Banjo (Rachel Griffiths & Andrew Taylor’s son) and Egypt (Alicia’ Keys son). The daughters of celebrities have it a little more easy. Most of the girl’s names were fairly tame, although there is the occasional Haven (Jessica Alba’s daughter) and Bluebell (Ginger Spice’s daughter) thrown in the mix to make it interesting.

    Click here to read BabyCenter’s list of 100 Top Baby Names for 2012.

  • The Perfect Blooming Christmas Gift

    The holidays are just around the corner. That means it’s time to start thinking about shopping for gifts. If you have an expecting mom or dad on your holiday shopping list, then why not surprise them with the most adorable baby bathtub on the market? The Blooming Bath is the perfect gift to put under the tree for the new parent. Not only is it a cute way to  welcome home a new baby, it will also keep the new baby safe and comfortable from their very first bath, up until they transition to a bigger tub.

    Blooming Bath's soft petals conform to any sink or plastic bathtub cradling slippery, wet babies and keeping them in place and happy. After bath time, the Blooming Bath can easily be wrung out and thrown in the dryer for 10-15 minutes, then it's ready for its next use.

    The Blooming Bath has won praise from parents all over the world for creating a more enjoyable and relaxed baby bathing experience. Using the Blooming Bath, parents no longer have to endure back pain from holding their babies at awkward angles in the sink or tub.

    Parents have been so impressed with the Blooming Bath, they’ve voted it number one in the Bathing Category for the 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards.

    Give new parents on your list months and months of happy baby bath times with their little one. We've partnered with Baby Loving Mama so right now, you can win a Blooming Bath for free as part of their New Mama Giveaway package. The New Mama Package includes a $150 Seraphine gift certificate, a City Carryall diaper bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom and your choice of color Blooming Bath and 4-piece washcloth set. Enter today – there are only seven days left!

    Do your loved ones live far away? You can also order your Blooming Bath gift online and have it shipped to them with a personalized gift message for free. See details on our order page.

  • Say Cheese for Blooming Bath’s Latest Giveaway

    Do you use Instagram? With an estimated 7+ million people taking their pictures through the app each day, we’re guessing you just might. If you use Instagram and you’re in the market for a new Blooming Bath, you’re in luck. We’re in the midst of a Blooming Bath giveaway using Instagram!

    Here’s how it works. First you need to follow us on Instagram @bloomingbath. Then you’re going to have to snap some cute/clever/convincing pictures, upload them to Instagram and tag them @bloomingbath and #bloomingath.

    So, what do we want you to take a picture of? Good question. If you don’t already have a Blooming Bath, but really, really want one then we’d like you to upload a photo captioned – “This is why I need a Blooming Bath”. Try to make your photo as creative and compelling as possible to convince us why we should send you a Blooming Bath ASAP (free of charge).

    For those of you who have a Blooming Bath and would like to win another for yourself or a friend, you can enter our contest too. Just upload a picture on Instagram of your baby in their Blooming Bath. The cuter the better!

    Don’t forget to tag your photos @bloomingbath and #bloomingbath.

    We will pick two winners. The last day to enter is Friday, November 16th, so start taking those pics now. You can upload as many pictures as you like!

  • You Did It! You Made The Blooming Bath #1


    Blooming Bath is ecstatic to announce that the Blooming Bath for babies has been selected as The Best Bathtub in the 2012 SheKnows Parenting Awards! We are honored to have received this recognition, especially since all of the voting was done by parents like you. Thank you for taking the time to vote and show how much you love your Blooming Bath baby bathtubs.

    SheKnows readers and parents chose the Blooming Bath as the best in its category by taking into account a number of different factors. Products were judged on their functionality, quality, safety, convenience and for providing the best bang for the consumer’s buck.

    We are thrilled by your support and we will continue to be shipping Blooming Baths around the globe so parents and their babies can experience the most comfortable and adorable way to bathe their babies!

    Read about all of the SheKnows 2012 Parenting Award Winners here. And don't forget to let other parents know about the benefits of The Blooming Bath!

  • 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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