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  • Blooming Baby Carrier a JPMA Innovation Award Finalist


    There are a number of adjectives that can describe our Blooming Baby products: adorable, comfortable, cozy and delightful are just a few. But now, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) has added a new one to the list: Innovative.

    Blooming Baby is thrilled to learn that one of our newest products, the Blooming Baby Carrier, has been named as a finalist in the JPMA Innovation Awards!

    Each year, JPMA holds a competition for the most innovative products on the market. It’s one of the most prestigious product design awards out there.

    Products that are chosen are judged on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal and usefulness.

    More than 100 companies enter their most cutting-edge products and only the top 45 products move onto the judging round. The Blooming Baby Carrier will be judged along with the other candidate’s onsite at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas October 18-21. Only 10 of those will go on to be given a JPMA Innovation Award.

    Three years ago the Blooming Bath was also a JPMA Innovation Awards Finalist, and look how successful it has become.

    The Blooming Baby Carrier was designed to feel like an extension of yourself from the moment you put it on. Baby fits in snuggly and safely in either the inward or outward facing carrying positions and the advanced materials and wrap design make it wearable for hours.

    The carrier’s patent-pending support set it apart from other baby carriers on the market by correctly supporting both the hips and thighs as recommended by the Hip Dysplasia Institute.

    You can pre-order your Blooming Baby Carrier now and it will ship to you by October 15. Get yours now because we expect them to go fast.

  • The Blooming Baby Brand is Born

    BloomingBaby_logo is excited to announce the arrival of a brand new line of baby products!

    Most well-loved for its signature product, the adorable and plush Blooming Bath for babies bathtub, the expanded Blooming Baby brand now includes delightful products babies and parents will enjoy both in and out of the tub.

    “Since our launch in 2011 we’ve heard our customers rave about the plush softness and adorableness of the Blooming Bath for babies,” said company CEO Brian Pond. “Inspired by its success, we’ve designed an entirely new line of soft, practical and one-of-a-kind baby products. These new products will, much like the Blooming Bath, make spending time with your baby doing daily activities a little more comfortable and enjoyable."

    In August, Blooming Baby announced the addition of three new products to its retail line- up including: the Baby Carrier, Blooming Bag and Hooded Towel.


    Baby Carrier: We’ve taken our baby products out of the bathtub and into the world with our Blooming Baby Carrier. Keep baby close and incredibly comfortable when you’re out and about with this easy to use, supportive, soft and safe baby carrier. Made with an innovative, patent pending, design offering soft and breathable fabrics, as well as top-notch support for parents’ back and shoulders.

    Blooming Bag: Stand out from the crowd with this first-of-its-kind bag that makes getting out of the house with baby easier than you’d ever imagine. With a built in changing pad, one-handed access and enough space to store everything you and your baby needs, you’ll be on the go in style.


    Hooded Towel: Surround your baby in adorable softness both in and out of the tub with our newest product, the Hooded Towel. It’s a towel. It’s a robe. It’s a flower. Whatever you call it, it’s sure to be the superhero among your child’s bathing accessories; one that

    Each Blooming Baby product is made with only the softest and safest materials for baby. Our products have been rigorously tested and proven baby safe.

    Blooming Baby’s newest products can be found exclusively online at The Blooming Bath for babies bathtub can be found on, and in select retailers such as Babies ‘R’ Us, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

  • Best and Worst States to Have a Baby

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    Did you know that August and September are two of the most popular months to have babies in the US?

    While more Americans may be having babies this time of year, how much you spend raising that baby, the quality of health care the child receives and the friendliness of the environment you raise her in will all depend on the state you live in.

    Taking all of these factors into account, a new study out from WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to raise a baby.

    When it comes to healthcare, Vermont takes the gold medal ranking number 1 in quality of healthcare. If you’re budget conscious then Kentucky is the state you want to have your baby in as the state ranks first in budget. If it’s a baby-friendly environment you want then you’ll have to head to the Aloha state of Hawaii, which took first in baby friendliness.

    With all three factors taken into consideration here are the best and worst states to have a baby:

    Best 10 States to Have a Baby:

    1. Vermont
    2. North Dakota
    3. Oregon
    4. Hawaii
    5. Minnesota
    6. Kentucky
    7. Maine
    8. Wyming
    9. Iowa
    10. Alaska

    Worst 10 States to Have a Baby:

    1. Mississippi
    2. Pennsylvania
    3. West Virginia
    4. South Carolina
    5. Nevada
    6. New York
    7. Louisiana
    8. Georgia
    9. Alabama
    10. Arkansas

    The study also uncovered some interesting statistics about the highest and lowest delivery costs by state. North Dakota has the lowest conventional delivery costs, while Nevada has the highest. The national average for a conventional birth will run you right around $10K and get ready to stomach paying an extra $5,238 for a c-section.

    See how your state stacks up by checking out the full report here.

  • Don't Miss Our Labor Day Giveaway

    Labor Day Weekend is here! But before you start enjoying your long holiday weekend, we’ve got one more task for you to check of your to-do list. Enter our Labor Day Giveaway!

    Especially if you have a real day of labor (of the baby delivering variety) in your future, you aren’t going to want to miss the chance to win these baby prizes.

    We’ve got some of the best products from around the baby-sphere including:

    • Blooming Baby Bath of your color choice
    • Moby Aria Baby Carrier
    • K’Tan SmartGear Diaper Bag

    Our giveaway runs through September 9 so be sure to enter soon!

  • New Giveaway But Don't Delay!


    For all of our loyal blog readers who come to our site week after week, we have a special giveaway announcement just for you. But the giveaway window on this one is faster than you can say "Bloom" so we won't waste any time before telling you how to enter.

    We've teamed up with Ju-Ju-Be, the creators of smart bags for smart people, for an adorable prize package.

    All you have to do is head over to for your chance to win. The contest closes at midnight (PST) on Thursday, August 13, so don't waste any time. Enter now and get a jump on your competition.

    Did you enter yet? Great, now we'll tell you about what you can win!

    Prizes: A Ju-Ju-Be BFF - Dancing Dahlias  diaper bag A Be Quick pouch Blooming Bath bathing kit – which includes Blooming Bath (color of your choice), a 3-pack of Petals Washcloths and Burt’s Bees Getting Started Kit!

    We'll choose a winner on Friday, August 14 so enter now! The contest is eligible to US residents, 18+ only. Be sure to share with your friends!

  • How Much Maternity Leave Do You Get?


    How much maternity leave does your workplace offer? If you’re lucky enough to work at Netflix, you’re now eligible to take up to 12 months of (paid) leave the first year after your child is born.

    That’s according to a new policy announced by the company earlier this week.

    The move is fairly groundbreaking for a US company, considering United States’ Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees women who work at least 25 hours a week and who’ve been at their jobs at least a year just 12 weeks of (unpaid) maternity leave.

    Another highly regarded tech company, Google, gives its employees 18 weeks of paid maternity leave in addition to another 12 weeks of paid “baby bonding” time.

    The news got us wondering about how other countries stack up to the US when it comes to maternity leave policies.

    This article and corresponding infographic gave us a look into other countries maternity leave policies. Here are some of the highlights:

    Canada One of the most generous countries when it comes to paid maternity leave, offers new moms 50 weeks of paid time off with baby.

    Norway Parents in Norway get 44 weeks of paid leave.

    France French women get full pay for 16 weeks of their maternity leave, which is broken up by 6 weeks prior to the birth and 10 weeks post birth.

    Australia Australia has paternal leave rather than maternity leave which allows either parent to take a paid 18-week leave. Parents Down Under are also allowed to share the leave.

    United Kingdom The UK provides 20 hours of guaranteed paid maternity leave for new moms.

    How does your employer's maternity leave policy stack up?

  • Keep Baby Cool On Hot Days


    The summer heat has arrived. Millions of people across the US are feeling the heat this week as high temperatures and sticky humidity hit many areas of the country, including the Northeast, Northwest and Southern states.

    If this is your baby’s first summer, be sure you follow these simple steps to keep your baby cool in the sweltering summer heat.

    Dress for coolness When it comes to keeping your baby cool in the heat, it can come down to their outfit choice. Keeping baby dressed in natural cotton materials will help keep them cooler and minimize the possibility of rashes and skin irritations that can come from wearing clothes made of synthetics.

    Keep a sun hat on your little one if you’re going to be outside to avoid extra sun exposure and dressing in white or light colors can also keep them cool.

    Stay Indoors On the really hot days, it’s best to keep your baby indoors rather than risk the extra sun exposure and heat that can be found on playgrounds and play areas.

    If you do decide to go out for a walk in the stroller, limit your trips outside to the early morning or later evening hours when the sun is less intense.

    Hydrate Just like adults, when the mercury rises, it’s important to keep your baby hydrated. If your baby is breastfeeding, you most likely won’t need to give him or her additional water, but know that they may want to feed more often for shorter amounts of time. Babies who breastfeed often during hot weather will stay hydrated just by doing so.

    For babies who are older and are eating solid foods, water and fresh fruit juices can also help them stay hydrated in the heat.

    Get Wet On hot days, babies will love to splash around and cool off in the water. Fill up the bathtub or a wading pool, grab your Blooming Bath for babies bathtub and soon they'll forget being fussy because of the heat and be happily splashing away. Be sure to supervise your baby anytime they are in water.

  • Want 2 Blooming Baths?


    Who doesn't love a deal? In celebration of the launch of our brand new website,, for a limited time, we are giving away a half-price Blooming Bath for babies bathtub with the purchase of a Blooming Bath for babies bathtub! That's right, buy one, get one half off!

    All you have to do to take advantage of this blooming good deal is visit our website. While you're there, take a moment to see all the cool changes we've made. You find lots of adorable new photos, videos and a shopping basket full of new products for mom and baby available next month!

    Once you've toured the site, you'll have the tough decision of choosing two of your favorite Blooming Bath for babies bathtub colors - Canary Yellow, Turquoise, Hot Pink, Green or Ivory. Once you've picked your favorites, add them to the shopping cart and on the checkout page enter "summersanta" in the discount code box.

    It doesn't matter if you've been naughty or nice, because Blooming Bath is playing Santa's helper with this great promotion. Wether you have a baby on the way, friends or family members who are expecting, or you just want to keep a Blooming Bath tucked away in the closet for an upcoming baby shower, now is the time to buy!

    This deal will probably only last about as long as a snowman in July, so get to our new website now and take advantage of free while it lasts!

  • The Blooming Bath "Summer Favorites" Giveaway Is Here!

    Awesome baby gear up for grabs:

    Blooming Bath baby bath – Nothing says summer like the cheery Blooming Bath for babies bathtub in cheery yellow. Why would anyone want to bathe their baby in a hard plastic tub, when they could wrap their baby in the comforting petals of a plush flower. Voted #1 baby bath 2 years in a row!

    Ergobaby Nursing Pillow – The Natural Curve Nursing pillow is made from solid foam with a unique contour to help properly position baby tummy-to-tummy at a good height that saves you from slouching. Firm and ergonomically structured, it maintains its shape over time for lasting support. The Ergobaby Natural Curve™ Nursing Pillow gives you the enduring support you need to relax, nurse comfortably and bond with baby.

    Ergobaby Indigo Mint Dots Carrier – Voted a fan favorite, the mom-designed Indigo Mint Dots baby carrier is as stylish as it is comfortable. Pastel mint green lining and allover polka dot print give this classic indigo carrier a playful twist, the perfect accessory for all your everyday adventures. Features: 3 carry positions: front-inward, hip and back. Adjustable hood to support baby’s head while sleeping, protect baby from sun and offer mom privacy while nursing. Large zippered storage pocket. Supports babies from 12-45 lbs (5.5-20 kg), and infants 7-12 lbs (3.2-5.5 kg) with the use of the Infant Insert (sold separately).

    Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper -  The maker of the HALO SleepSack® Wearable Blanket offers the BassinestTM Swivel Sleeper, a revolutionary baby bassinet that makes sleeping close safer for baby and easier for mom. The Bassinest’s unique dual-swivel design allows baby to sleep as close as Mom wants - even right next to her in bed. The Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is the only bassinet that moves to bring baby to Mom. It allows baby to sleep in his own separate sleep area, reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing. Not only does the Bassinest move easily to allow mom to get out of bed (especially important for those who have delivered via c-section), but it also supports nursing mothers. With its patented retractable wall, baby can be brought to breast without getting out of bed, and a unique nursing timer alerts mom when it's time to change sides or return baby to his own sleeping space.

    Halo SleepSack Swaddle - The Halo® SleepSack® Swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby's arms to prevent the "Moro" or startle reflex. And, it is the only 2-in-1 adjustable swaddle that allows for swaddling arms in or arms out for baby’s comfort and to ensure an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling.

    Comfort Cam - Monitor baby easily with the ComfortCam. It has all the features in a baby monitor that  parents want. ComfortCam brings your child directly to you no matter where you are – in your home, at work, traveling, or even while you are on date night. Features: Pan/tilt/zoom, video recording, photo capture, two-way audio, motion detection alerts, night vision, shared viewing, split screen, and digital clock. Use ComfortCam™ in your home via WiFi, or enroll in ComfortCam™ Plus to see your baby anytime, anywhere in the world. **Included 3 months free of monitoring.

    Little Giraffe Luxe Hooded Towel - Wrap your little one in the signature Luxe™ Giraffe bath towel - the world's best baby towel made of the softest faux fur imaginable. This cuddly, snuggly baby towel has an embossed giraffe design sure to make naptime cozy. 100% polymicrofiber.

    Freshly Picked Mocassins - Freshly Picked moccasins feature a unique design with elastic at the opening. These comfy shoes are easy to put on, easy to take off, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. These adorable soft-soled shoes are made with durable leather and are suitable for infants and toddlers alike.

    Good luck and happy summer!

  • Summer Is Nearly Here Baby!


    This Sunday, June 21 marks the first day of summer! Do you know what that means? For many, the answer is sun and fun. For a large number of families, summer may also mean that a new baby will be arriving.

    According to monthly birth trends compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the largest number of births takes place in the summer months, the most of any of the four seasons.

    While new moms may be relieved to be at the end of their pregnancies or even have delivered their babies before the hottest months of the year, it turns out that there are a number of positive characteristics that may also be innate to babies born in the summer months.

    Here are just a few of the most interesting ones we’ve found.

    A Sunnier Outlook – In a European survey given to residents of Britain and Sweden, those respondents that were born in the summer months answered questions more optimistically than their counterparts born in the winter months. The survey questions focused on topics involving luck and life outlook. Compared to winter babies, those born in the summer recorded more optimistic answers.

    More Spirited – Well, spirited may be a bit too positive of a word to describe what researchers in Australia found when they surveyed four and five year-olds using a specialized screening to test their behavior. Researchers found that children born in the summer months were more distracted, fidgety and had more energy overall compared with children their own age born in winter months. Researchers attributed the behavioral differences to a lack of Vitamin C in winter babies.

    Happier - Despite all that added energy, however, babies who are born during the summer months were characterized as more happy according to a Nature Neuroscience study that credited light cycles in the summer months as being responsible for lower instances of disorders like seasonal affective disorder, bipolar depression and schizophrenia, than those born in the winter.

    Smarter – If you're having a girl in the summer that is. A study from Columbia University Medical Center found that the girls born in the summer months had more gray matter in their brains while boys born in winter months had greater amounts of gray matter in their brains. Higher instances of gray matter in the brain has been linked to higher levels of intelligence.

    So happy soon to-be summer and welcome to a whole lot of smart, happy babies.

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