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Exclusive interview

with Robbie E. COVER STORY

GOT TWO?

top Inventions FOR TWINS

breastfeeding

awareness month

TIPS + MUST HAVES

what's in your

beach bag?

GOOD+ FOUNDATION changing lives

BEST BOOKS

for mom, tots, & baby

Road Trip

destinations


CONTENTS SUMMER 2017

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COVER

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Exclusive Interview with Robbie E

TWO? 10 Got Best Inventions for Twins

12 What's in Your Beach Bag?

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Awareness 22 Breastfeeding Month Tips + Must Haves Books! 28 Best For Mom, Tots & Baby Foundation 32 GOOD+ Changing Lives

36 Top Road Trip Destinations

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FEATURES 26 Jana's Story 46 Summer Fashion 62 Summer Pregnancy Tips

INTERVIEWS

66 GOOD+ Foundation

70 Kids' Fashion Made Easy 74 No More Folding?!

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BIBB QUIZ 64

Could Your Baby Be Sleeping Better?

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BIBB CATALOG 76

The Summer's Hottest Prodcuts


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Dear Reader, It's summertime! Naturally as a Leo I adore summer. Thank you for reading our newest issue of BIBB!

Image: VIP EVENTS vipeventsllc.com

We had the pleasure of interviewing "Robbie E," professional wrestler; former Amazing Race contestant; and father of twin boys, Cash and Carter! Do you have twins? Share on social media with #BIBBTwins and we will re-share adorable twin pics all summer. So... what are your big plans this summer? Check out page 36 for some amazing Road Trip Tips and awesome travel products for families. Our big plans... well, I'm writing this letter from the beautiful country of Russia. We traveled a long way from Connecticut to visit my in-laws with our 14 month old baby. Seeing them hold their grandson for the first time has been priceless. The last half of summer we will be relaxing at home spending time at the beach and pool... and hopefully fitting in a few day trips. Plus, we will celebrate my birthday in Mexico! I never took maternity leave so I'm so excited for a mini break!! Enjoy the summer and take time to be in the moment. Life is good and simple joys are most important. Some simple joys of our life: • getting ice cream on a hot summer night • listening to our favorite songs and dancing with our toddler on the pool deck (sorry, neighbors if you see our sub-par dance moves!) • going to local vineyards for wine tastings (we bring our son everywhere!) • petting the animals at a local farm and after choose produce from the farm stand • walking around the fresh cut grass after papa mows As always, if you like this issue, please share as this is how we grow! We appreciate and are grateful for you as a reader. Dream Big,

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Photo Credit: Mother Hubbard Photography

Pro Wr

Q&A with Congrats on the twins! How old are the boys now?

Hey thanks so much!! They are actually 7 months!! Can you believe that?? Time really is going so quickly!!

Describe your twins in two words each: Cash - smiley, precious Carter - curious, intelligent

How excited were you and your wife when you found out you were having twins?

It was like a movie scene lol. She felt extra tired and told the doctor and he was so calmly just like “oh hey it’s cause you’re having twins” our jaws dropped. Tears of joy and

Interview with Robert Strauss, American Professional Wrestler

Exclusive Interview


restler Turned Pro Dad Robbie E. fear poured out!

Are the twins identical?

Fraternal but at times look super alike.

How would you describe yourself as a parent? Are you a hands-on dad?

I am very hands on. My wife has a very important role at her job and at times is busy so when I’m not traveling I’m dedicated to them. I do it all!! Super dad!!! We love that it’s us taking care of them and not paid help!

Describe your parenting journey so far in three words: Fun, quick, and satisfying.

What are some tips

you have for parents of multiples?

Stay calm... It'll be OK... A baby crying isn’t the end of the world. Ya only have two hands. It’ll be OK!!

What’s the most surprising part of becoming parents? How much ya stop caring about yourself to make sure your babies

are fully taken care of. They are my life.

Do you hope your sons will follow in your footsteps and become wrestlers? Ya know, I get asked that a lot. If they want to. But it’s not something I’ll push on them. I found my way and I know they will find theirs. I’m already proud. They already are stars (on Instagram anyway)! @cashandcarterinc

Has becoming a father of two made you consider a career change at all?

Not at all. My wife and I are very positive people and we have been making it work just fine. We both have our dream jobs and perfect family.

What is one cool behind the scenes tidbit about wrestling?

That most of us that beat the crap out of each other are all really good friends!!!


Tell us more about Impact Wrestling: We’re on Thursday nights on PoP TV in America and Friday nights on spike TV in the U.K.!! I’ve been with Impact 7 years and love the company with all my heart!!

What does your family like to do for fun? Anything. We make it all fun lol. But we love watching movies, the beach and water activities on our lagoon (we live on the water)!

What is your favorite quote or rule to live by? If you’re gonna do something wrong... Do it right

Robert Strauss is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to Impact Wrestling under the ring name Robbie E, he is a former two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion with Jessie Godderz, while also being a former one-time TNA Television Champion and TNA X Division Champion. He has also competed in Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic independent promotions under the ring name Rob Eckos, including Chaotic Wrestling, the East Coast Wrestling Association, Hardway Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, ProPain Pro Wrestling and Mikey Whipwreck’s New York Wrestling Connection. learn more >

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Frugal Coupon Living

Mommy’s Bundle

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BAM! it’s Breastfeeding

Awareness Month

TIP 1

To keep your supply up: Pump after every nursing session, even if you're only getting a couple ounces per breast. Consult a lactation specialist: Breastfeeding for the first time can be scary. There are a lot of questions such as, is my baby eating enough? How long can my milk stay out? Or, why won't my baby latch? Try to consult with a lactation specialist to get the answers to all of your questions. I also find that talking to other nursing mamas helped. Surround yourself with support: Whether it be your partner, your family, or your coworkers, surround yourself with supporters on your breastfeeding journey. Everyone from my partner, to my mother, to my boss has supported me on this journey, and it has made all of it easier. Use nursing sessions to unwind and connect: When you are nursing, try to turn the television off, put your phone down, go into an empty/quiet room, and connect with your child. Breastfeeding won't last forever, and it is one of the best bonding moments I have with my child.

Source: Brittany Bright, Be Bright Daily

Bio: Brittany E. Bright is the founder of Be Bright Daily, a blog following her post-grad, new mom journey. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. In August 2016, she began a career at a full service advertising agency. That November, she gave birth to her first child, Jaxon.


TIP 2

“You can use a little hair clip or ribbon to remind Mommy which breast to start with at the next feeding. So helpful as I remember forgetting just about EVERY time!” Source: Jennifer Porter, Satsuma Designs LLC

Bio: Jennifer helps people cultivate the joy of giving. From gift giving and party hosting to creating daily moments to celebrate, she can help you find your inspiration! She also help makers and retailers by sharing formulas for success.

Utilize a service like Bump Benefits to get a free breast pump covered by your insurance. The service is 100% free and all you have to do is fill out a preapproval form to see if your insurance covers the cost and then pick out your breast pump! Source: Bump Benefits

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Bio: Bump has created a site where it simple for you to access your insurance-covered benefits. All they need from you is some basic information about your insurance and they handle the rest. They also make it easy for you to find the right breast pump. Bump has done all the research for you on things like two-phase pumping, duckbill valves, breast shield size, and more, so you can quickly and confidently choose the best pump that fits your lifestyle.

breastfeeding tips TIP 4

Don’t compare yourself to other moms and do not compare your baby to other babies - you are both unique. Breastfeeding is a learned skill and takes some time to get the hang of - be patient with yourself and your baby. Ask for help help with breastfeeding and help around your home. Find your tribe - your community of supportive people who support you in being the parent you want to be.

Source: Leigh Anne O’Connor, IBCLC

Bio: Leigh Anne O’Connor is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with two decades of experience working with breastfeeding families. She is the past President of New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA), a member of International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and a past member of the Bank Street Head Start Health Advisory Board. She has been an accredited La Leche League Leader since 1997.

Drinking lots of water, maintaining a healthy diet, staying well rested as best you can, and maintaining low stress levels are all important while nursing. Also, if you cannot nurse it is important to make the time to pump in between. Source: Alison Mitzner, MD

TIP 5

Bio: Alison Mitzner, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse. Alison enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences as a pediatrician (and mom) with other moms and dads in addition to supporting moms-to-be. She has contributed to various online websites and blogs, including Huffington Post, Parents, Reader’s Digest, The Stir CafeMom, Romper, Bustle, Big City Moms, Get Healthy Stay Healthy, The List, and Mommybites.


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JANA'S STORY Jana, a 17-year-old first-time mother from New York, lived in an apartment with her father, two younger brothers, and her 17-yearold boyfriend. Her Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) nurse and older cousin, who serves as a mother figure to Jana, educated Jana of the importance of breastfeeding. Jana wanted to breastfeed her baby, but also had to attend high school to graduate and offer her daughter a brighter future. Through the NFP Program, GOOD+ Foundation donated a breast pump (generously donated by Medela) to Jana. Jana’s high school guidance counselor has been very supportive as well and has agreed to provide her office as a private space for her to use her new pump. They will also allow her to store the expressed milk in a refrigerator at school. Jana is a powerful example of how the gift of a breast pump—a critical tool

she could never have afforded or accessed in any other way—will make a huge impact on the lives and long-term economic security of a struggling young family. Jana shared with her NFP nurse that it is her dream to one day become a doctor of radiology and providing this high-quality breast pump will help her get right back on the path to pursuing her professional dreams while being an incredible mom to her little girl. Breast pumps are vital to families living in poverty, making it possible for moms to go back to work or school, while providing breast milk for their baby. In honor of breastfeeding awareness month, GOOD+ Foundation is empowering moms to go back to school or work by providing them breast pumps. 1 breast pump ($30) = Makes it easier for 1 mom to finish her degree or go back to work.

GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld shortly after the birth of her first child. Fifteen years later, we have donated almost 20 million items to a national network of over 100 antipoverty programs. GOOD+ Foundation partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services.

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Teddy Tries a Veggie, follows Theodora (Teddy) Rose, an “almost-six-yearsold” girl who loves to garden but hates eating the vegetables she grows. Broccoli? Yuck. Asparagus? Double yuck! Brussel sprouts? No way! Teddy absolutely, no two ways about it, dislikes eating vegetables! But when she stumbles upon a band of fruits and veggies rocking out in her garden, she’s in for a delicious adventure.


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A baby’s first year is full of memorable milestones. Learning to crawl, taking first steps, tasting new foods, and forming first words are all exciting achievements. You Are One looks back on each of these universal moments and more...

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DIAPERS AND A STROLLER CAN MAKE

ALL THE DIFFERENCE

FOR FAMILIES LIVING IN POVERTY. $23,550 a year for a family of four. poverty programs working with When a family is struggling to Founded by Jessica Seinfeld, families at a critical pivot point in make ends meet, providing their journey out of poverty. These GOOD+ Foundation is a nonprofit diapers and essential items like a programs provide comprehensive organization that partners with crib or stroller for a new baby can a national network of leading services (counseling, job training, be impossible. These struggling parenting support) over a families often endure long period of time, allowing an unimaginable stress “More than 16 million GOOD + Foundation to making tough, everyday children in the United States, provide children’s gear decisions, like choosing that is nearly 22% of all children, and supplies to encourage between buying food or diapers. Parents are forced live in families with household and reward parental program enrollment and to reuse diapers, mothers incomes below the federal have to carry their child in achievement in these lifechanging programs. In their arms for an extended poverty level...” period, and babies sleep in this way, we use a twogeneration approach to helping programs to break the cycle of drawers because parents cannot families by providing immediate afford a crib. More than 16 million family poverty through the power material needs for a child, while children in the United States, that of donated child products and his or her parents take the steps is nearly 22% of all children, live in transformational family services. GOOD+ Foundation carefully necessary to move the family families with household incomes toward a brighter future. below the federal poverty level – selects high performing anti-


Donations are leaving the warehouse to GOOD+ grantee partners.

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GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld shortly after the birth of her first child. Fifteen years later, we have donated almost 20 million items to a national network of over 100 antipoverty programs.

GOOD+ grantee partners picking up donations to distribute to families in need.

Through the generous support of donors and over 45,000 volunteers, GOOD+ Foundation has donated over $35 million in children’s product to 155 programs nationwide. 80% of fathers who received GOOD+ Foundation donations reported that they felt more motivated to find more stable employment and

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summer

Road Trip destinations Old Orchard Beach, Maine

As you cross over from New Hampshire to Maine soon you will spot a huge sign on Interstate 95 that says, “Maine. The Way Life Should Be.” True! Maine is such a beautiful state with nice, down to earth people. There’s so much to do in Maine and Old Orchard Beach is high on the list of places to visit on your next road trip. Old Orchard is on the beautiful Maine Coast with a massive beach. Palace Playland sits behind the beach and guarantees fun for the entire family with its arcade, rides and more. Enjoy shopping with tons of stores up and down the streets and when you get hungry there are so many cool spots to grab a bite to eat whether it be a sit down restaurant, a quick bite to enjoy while walking around, or eating from a spot on the pier overlooking the surf. The entire family will enjoy OOB. Try the pier fries (hand cut French fries with vinegar is how I like them, but they have ketchup too). Check the schedule for weekly fireworks displays better than some 4th of July events! For the adults I love The Brunswick – grab a drink and head right out to the beach in its backyard!

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The stunning scenery and cooler sum cooler than lower lying regions) alone such an awesome summer road trip s Jackson County, NC there are countle more worthwhile, especially in summ County will be directly in the path of t of Cashiers experiencing one of the lo Tucked away across 1,400 acres in the Mountains, High Hampton Inn is a cha spectacular North Carolina scenery. F attracted multiple generations of gue after year. The inn boasts liberation fr television. The absence of these devic to explore the great outdoors, dare to simply just enjoy.


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mmer temps (averaging 10-15 degrees e make Western North Carolina spot - but along the way in areas like ess hidden gems that make it even mertime. On August 21, Jackson the total solar eclipse, with the city ongest totalities in the Southeast. e foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge arming property overlooking the For 95 years, High Hampton Inn has ests, notorious for returning year rom the digital fetters of phones and ces in each room encourages guests o try something new, unplug and

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Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

Mystic, CT is such a cozy, yet beautiful gem of a town in Connecticut. You will love it here! With the New England feel and a gorgeous harbor, Mystic offers fun for the entire family. Check out Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream for the most delicious ice cream and to get a more hearty meal that is expertly cooked and presented yet easy on the wallet, try the Harbour House Restaurant located at the Inn at Mystic. Another fun thing to do in Mystic is to sail on a schooner for the day. Bring your own bottle of wine and drinks with snacks for the kids and enjoy sailing out on a gorgeous sailboat. Argia Mystic Cruises has a variety of sailings every day. If you are looking for something to do inside to beat the heat, the Mystic Aquarium is a site to see! Plus, if you are feeling lucky, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos are less than a 30 minute drive away.


summer

Road Trip destinations Asheville, North Carolina

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Hyannis is a prominent town on Cape of Cape Cod.” With its history, beautifu surprising that Hyannis is a top draw o most interesting stops along Main Str boutiques. You’ll also discover archite restaurants with good food. Rent or b it’s great fun and the scenery is amazi leads you from Main Street to the wat with a “wave” effect modeled into the and you can’t get lost. Once down on things to do, including: Cruising the h on an excursion to one of the local isla stores on the waterfront. Source: Sma

Most of Asheville's treasures are found in the great outdoors. Travelers can imagine what it's like to live in the lap of luxury at the Biltmore Estate before hitting the open road on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Those looking to take in even more fresh air can hike sections of the Appalachian Trail or, during the summer, go for a dip in a swimming hole in Pisgah National Forest. For a bit more relaxation, tour one (or many) of the area's breweries, after all, Asheville has been called the New Craft Beer Capital of America. Don't forget to pop into the boutiques and galleries in the River Arts District. Source: US News & World Report.


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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Lava Hot Springs is located in the southeastern portion of the state. It is almost a 13 hour drive from either Phoenix, AZ or Seattle, WA, and only 2 1/2 hours away from Salt Lake City, UT. Lava Hot Springs is unique in the fact that it is extremely affordable to come here for vacation. Stay for a couple nights to enjoy simplicity and small town fun. Your kids will love it! The KOA that we stayed at is just a short walk/bike ride to Lava’s World Famous Natural Hot Pools as well as to everything in this little town. We also were able to rent float tubes right here at our KOA at a discounted price! We just picked them up in town and down the river we went over and over. So much fun! Our first full day in Lava we spent at the Olympic swimming pool/waterpark. We all had a ball here and the kids loved their first time jumping off the diving boards and various platforms. We bought day combo passes good for both the waterpark and the Hot Pools. What a deal at only $12.50 a person for the entire day! Source: AmyCarney.com


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Road Trip destinations Old Orchard Wallace, Idaho Beach, Maine

The town of Wallace is actually listed on the National Register of Historical places and is located in the Bitterroot Mountains surrounded by amazing natural beauty. Wallace is in northern Idaho, not even an hour east of popular Coeur d’Alene, and just west of the Montana border. Wallace is right off the I-90 and is the perfect town for a fun and easy weekend trip. Why should your family head to Wallace, Idaho? Just 12 miles east of Wallace is the Hiawatha Trail. The route is 15 miles long and includes 10 tunnels and seven high steel trestles. The views are simply gorgeous. The ride starts off through a pitch dark and somewhat wet 1.7 mile long tunnel. I would recommend bringing along a light windbreaker for this alone. The kids loved the thrill of this tunnel, while Mom pedaled her heart out and was very happy to finally see the sunlight streaming through at the end! Helmets and headlamps are necessary for the ride, but can be rented at the Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area where you have to go to purchase your tickets. Source: AmyCarney.com

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Your baby’s sleep seems to be inconsistent – maybe you still don’t have a sleep routine down pat or your baby fights it because it does not work with his/her internal sleep clock. Even if there are a couple nights in a row of good sleep, soon enough your baby fight sleep again and becomes overtired. SleepWell Baby offers a free 15-minute call and they have the best certified child sleep experts.

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GOOD+ Foundation partners with a national network of leading antipoverty programs to break the cycle of family poverty. These programs, which provide impactful services such as counseling, job training, and parenting support, use our donations as incentives for parents to actively participate and achieve goals within programs in a two-generation approach. The encouragement our donations provide, open parents’ eyes to opportunities they might otherwise see, which is why our influence is crucial to the success of our partner programs.

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le of US Family Poverty in 2017 such as whether they can afford to purchase diapers or purchase food for their baby. Our goal is to permanently end these decisions by going one step further than simply donating items: we pair our donations with anti-poverty programs to have a true impact in breaking the cycle of family poverty.

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How can companies become involved with GOOD+ Foundation?

GOOD+ Foundations welcomes corporate volunteer groups in our warehouses in Los Angeles and New York, corporate product donations, and corporate financial donations. If your company is interested in partnering with GOOD+ Foundation, email libby@ goodplusfoundation.org.

I am excited to see that you offer ways for people to start their own fundraisers through your organization! Please tell us more about GOOD+ Foundation’s new “create a campaign” feature and how it works.

We encourage individuals to create fundraisers to honor special occasions or milestones like birthdays, baby showers, and Mother’s/Father’s Day. By visiting give.goodplusfoundation.org/ givegood, donors can celebrate their milestones by helping families in need build their own milestones. For questions regarding our platform or if you need help creating your fundraising page, please email alexia@goodplusfoundation.org.

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GOOD+ Foundation believes in serving the entire family – children, mothers, and the often-unappreciated fathers. We realized that by having an actively engaged father, children’s futures are positively impacted. However, when lowincome fathers cannot provide their children with the items they need, the pain of “uselessness” is often too overwhelming. GOOD+ Foundation donations aid in wiping out the “deadbeat dad” stereotype, and the programs we support empower dads to fully embrace fatherhood and the responsibilities that come with it.

fundraising events a year: the New York Bash and the Los Angeles Halloween Bash. At these family-friendly fundraisers, we entertain guests with activity booths, games, characters, craft stations and much more to create excitement and gain support for our mission. To receive event notifications, subscribe to our newsletter at goodplusfoundation.org.

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You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter, bi-weekly cases stories, and event evites by visiting goodplusfoundation.org.

GOOD+ Foundation continues to have recordbreaking volunteer numbers. What type of work do they help with?

We have a saying at GOOD+ Foundation – every donation that goes out to a family in need is touched by a volunteer. Most volunteering involves bundling clothing, books, or packing diaper bags, but duties vary according to real-time need. Volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission, and every year we welcome thousands of corporate, youth, community, and school groups to help. Since our beginning, we have been supported by over 45,000 volunteers nationwide, and that number continues to grow daily.

What yearly events do you host and where? GOOD+ Foundations hosts two

GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld shortly after the birth of her first child. Fifteen years later, we have donated almost 20 million items to a national network of over 100 antipoverty programs. GOOD+ Foundation partners with a national network of leading programs to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services.

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KIDS' FASHION MAD Exclusive Interview

Q&A Maggie Dawkins, VP of Merchandising, Planning & Prod What is FabKids and how does it work?

FabKids is the leading membership-based shopping site and children’s fashion brand that creates and styles head-to-toe outfits made just for your mini-me. Each outfit is sold as a bundle so you don’t have to think about a thing. One-click and done. All of the clothing is beautifully made at surprisingly low prices. Two-piece outfits start at $29.95, and shoes start at $19.95. When you come to FabKids and checkout for the first time you have the option to enroll as a VIP. As a VIP, you'll receive membersonly pricing on items and outfits site wide, in addition to other perks such as pre-shopping new collections and access to members-only sales. As a VIP, members have between the 1st and the 5th of each month to shop or skip our brand new collections. Yes, you understood that right… we drop new fashion every 2-4 weeks! VIPS that don’t skip the month or shop with us are charged $29.95 that they can apply to any future purchase. Credits never expire!

How does FabKids differ from other subscription services?

Most subscription sites send you pre-selected items in a box without giving you much say. Once

you receive their products, the styling is up to you and you have to ship back the things you don't like. We work to eliminate the hassle and make things easy on mom. With FabKids, you receive your style picks to your inbox on the first of each month. Head to toe looks, curated to you. Then you simply shop what you like or skip the month if you don't need anything new. Easy-peasy.

thing they want to do is drive to a store to shop for their kids, let alone with their kids. We get it, we're moms too. With FabKids VIP Membership, shopping can be fun again. We help parents forgo those

What inspired the idea for FabKids?

FabKids was founded with two goals in mind: making shopping easier on parents and empowering kids through fashion. Our business model lends itself to a personalized e-commerce experience that makes mom’s life easier. Our head-to-toe styled looks provide one click shopping, giving our busy moms some (much needed) time back. We offer beautifully made clothes at prices she loves, giving her the value she so richly deserves. And we ALWAYS deliver on fashion– a joint pride point for both mom and her kids.

Why do parents love FabKids?

Parents are busy these days! Between work, school and extracurricular activities, the last

"are we there yet" drives, dressing room meltdowns and long lines, all while still delivering the fashion they crave for their kids. We always have great fashion in stock to support whatever mom needs, whether she’s stocking up for growth spurts or a change in season or simply shopping for fun. Our customers rave about our


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duction for FabKids Membership-Based Children's Fashion Brand quality and of course, our great mini-me fashion. We hear a lot of “I didn’t know I needed it until I saw it!”

Why do kids love FabKids?

photograph all of our product onfigure on real kids, so little ones can imagine how our styles will look on them. We offer a range of style profiles from boho to preppy, so kids get to play stylist and wear what they like. Plus, kids LOVE getting packages in the mail, and we love that they get to feel extra special throughout the whole experience from browsing to delivery.

Are there any exclusive deals offered by FabKids?

VIPs can access School Deals such as leggings from $4 (wow!), tees from $6 and sneakers starting at $10. New members can get 2 pairs of shoes for $9.95.

How do you choose the designs/clothing for FabKids?

We recently learned that 70% of our VIPs involve their kids in the shopping process! Kids have opinions – if they don’t like it, they won’t wear it. With FabKids they are able to get really involved and find those styles that will help them express themselves. We are unique in the kids retail marketplace in that we

We are so lucky to work with an incredible in-house product development team that is constantly looking at what our customers are buying, and conversely what they aren’t buying, while also keeping a pulse on the latest fashion trends. Our team definitely focuses on delivering unique fashion, but we also always ensure our clothes are kid friendly. To us that means that our clothes need to be durable, comfortable, kid appropriate and

easy to care for.

What was your background before you started FabKids?

I spent 13 years within Gap Inc, leading Merchandising teams at Old Navy across all departments, genders and segments, with my longest tenure in the Kids & Baby divisions. I also spent time at Pottery Barn Kids, where I helped launch a startup omni-channel baby apparel line for the brand.

Do you have a favorite quote of rule that you live by?

I have always been inspired by a quote from The Gap co-founder Don Fisher: “Change or fail.” Retail constantly changes, and you have to be flexible and push forward. Honestly that’s half the fun.

What qualities do you need to have to be a successful mom or dad inventor?

I’ve learned that you have to embrace the chaos of balancing work, life and family. As a working mom I have tried to focus on striking the right mix of those things for ME. Sometimes I focus more on my family, sometimes I focus more on my work and sometimes I step away from both and focus on myself. I have found that the more I prioritize doing what I care about most each weekwhether it’s putting in a little more


time at work, booking a date night with my husband, making time for a spin class or leaving early to take my kids to their activities- I feel like a better person at the end of the day and in turn am a better mom, wife, friend, employee. Outside of that, I try to let go (both literally and figuratively) of what I can’t do or attend and solve for coverage. You can’t be all things to all people all the time so I try to focus on being good at the things I care most about.

What does your family like to do for fun? We don’t need much to have fun! Lately we have been really into family hikes and picnics. Just

getting away from our computers and phones and out on a trail allows us to completely focus on the kids and they love it. Plus they love looking for animals and finding new leaves and rocks to take home as treasures.

What’s in store in the future for FabKids?

We have so many fun new ideas cooking right now. We have grown so much in the two years I’ve been here it’s hard to believe there is more coming, but I feel like we have just scratched the surface of the potential of this brand. Stay tuned for some fun new initiatives as soon as this Fall!

Maggie Dawkins is the VP Merchandising, Planning & Production at FabKids, How busy moms shop for kids. Head-to-toe outfits every month. All online. Spend less and skip the mall. Every month we bring you fresh collections inspired by the latest kid's trends. Our clothing is crazy comfortable, great fitting and just right for your kid's age. Every outfit is designed to make sure you get the value you so richly deserve. For moms dragging their kids through clothing aisles. For moms racing to keep up with school fashion. For moms forever hearing, "it doesn't fit anymore!". For you, we created FabKids. visit www.fabkids.com >


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Exclusive Interview

Folding Clothes! Q&A with Alison Tringale, Co-Inventor of Tidy Snap How would you describe Tidy Snap?

Tidy Snap™ is a tool that helps organize clothes into a perfect roll and keeps them contained in that roll regardless of how many times they are shuffled around a drawer, bin or a bedroom floor. Tidy Snap™ is great for kids because they can do it themselves. It helps parents teach responsibility and relieves them from the mundane chore of folding laundry. It also reduces laundry every week because clean clothes don't get dumped in the hamper when kids 'clean up' their own rooms.

How does it work?

It is pretty simple, yet gives a perfect result every time. You place a clothing item on the board, flip the wings of the board toward the center and then use the Tidy Rod to roll the clothing. As you

roll over the Tidy Band, it will automatically trigger and Snap around the article, holding it in a tight, finished roll. DONE!

How did you come up with the idea? This product is truly is the result of our frustration with our own kids’ nightly ritual of picking out school clothes for tomorrow. Two of our daughters (5 & 7 at the time) would dig through their entire dressers looking for their favorite outfits. This left not only their dressers a mess, but clean clothes get tossed on the floor as well. Their rooms became a disaster every night, left for an adult to clean up by refolding and putting everything away again, because kids just can't fold, let alone neatly. If we made them ‘clean up' themselves, only two outcomes were possible; either they jammed everything back into

the drawer in a big ball (which often got the drawer stuck), or they put 'whatever didn't fit' in the drawer directly into the hamper along with the dirty clothes. We looked everywhere for something to keep the dressers organized, and there was nothing that could solve all our needs (keep clothes contained so they survive the riffling, allow kids to see more in their drawers AND easy enough for kids to handle by themselves). That is when we decided to design something ourselves.

Do kids think the Tidy Snap is fun?

Absolutely! Kids love the way the bands automatically snap around the clothing.

At what age can kids start using Tidy Snap? We have customers with kids as


young as three years old using it.

Has Tidy Snap changed at all since the first prototype?

YES! The first prototype was very complex. It involved a crank and was very big and bulky. We received a lot of feedback from customers that it was too large and complex. We have had several iterations of simplifying the design to get to where we are today.

What was your background before you started Tidy Snap?

I spent most of my career in supply chain both for large consumer products companies and as a management consultant. I also own an executive search firm that specializes in supply chain positions.

Do you have a favorite quote or life rule that you live by?

I don’t know about a quote, but one thing we try everyday to instill

in our kids is work ethic. We try to set a good example of what it means to work hard and achieve goals.

What qualities do you need to have to be a successful mom or dad inventor?

Tenacity (which might be just a nice way of saying “stubborn”). You will hear “no” and negative comments from a lot of people. When we were developing Tidy Snap™, we took all the feedback as an opportunity to improve the product rather than quitting. We learned this takes a special kind of tenacity because you are putting a lot of time and money into the pursuit. This is time and money that you could be putting into your family. We chose to think about the experience not as a “either or” situation but rather a chance to teach our kids about hard work, perseverance and the basics of running a business.

What does your family like to do for fun?

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We live in a city that has more miles of golf cart path than road so we often take golf cart rides to go to dinner, ice cream, shopping, grandma’s house, etc. In the summer we spend most of our weekends at the lake where we wakeboard, tube, swim, etc. In the fall and winter we enjoy going to the local high school basketball and volleyball games.

What’s in store in the future for Tidy Snap?

Right now we are very focused on building awareness about this product. In the future we have ideas for other simple innovative household products that we plan to pursue.

We are Alison and Tony Tringale, parents of four beautiful girls who leave us with loads of laundry to fold! When our oldest daughters were young, we wanted to find a solution to help them pick out their outfits without ‘damaging’ their nicely stored, clean clothes. We decided to roll them up and hold them with a band – the Tidy Band. This left more room in the drawer and allowed our girls to see all the clothes they had without making a mess. Because kids can’t fold clothes, we then designed a Tidy Board to work with our Tidy Bands to make folding clothes so easy that kids could do it and get a perfect result of neatly rolled clothes every time. visit www.tidysnap.com >


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78 Lansinoh® Smartpump™ A Smarter Way to Pump! Lansinoh’s New Smartpump™ Double Electric Breastpump uses Bluetooth® technology to connect seamlessly to the Lansinoh Baby App to track pumping sessions, baby’s activities and more, simplifying your pumping routine. Three customizable pumping styles mimic baby’s natural feeding pattern to maximize milk production and comfort. Hygienic closed system design guarantees no milk backup in tubing or motor for easier cleaning. Includes two sizes of ComfortFit™ flanges with soft, flexible rims for ideal fit and comfort, cooler bag with ice pack, four bottles, two bottle stands and a carrying tote. Lansinoh’s wide-neck bottles make milk transfer easier and are compatible with the Lansinoh® NaturalWave®Nipple, so you can pump, store and feed baby, all with the same bottle. New! Pump directly into Lansinoh®Breastmilk Storage Bags with your Lansinoh® pump! Learn how here.

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Tidy Snap Clothing Organization Kit Keeping kids' clothes neatly organized in their dresser drawers was never so fast & easy. Now with Tidy Snap your children have a fun way to quickly roll their own clothes. Simply toss the clothing rolls into the drawers and it's done! Use our Tidy Snap kit for all types of clothing. Our Tidy Snap clothes rolling kit includes 1 Tidy Folding Board, 1 Tidy Rod for rolling and 25 Tidy Bands. TIDY BOARD • Lightweight – only 1 lb! • Made of durable plastic for long product life. • Rounded edges and corners for safe handling. • Built-in handle for comfortable carrying. TIDY BANDS • 25 per kit • Made with quality spring steel. • Just the right size for a perfect snap, secure stay, yet easy removal from rolled item. • Coated with silicone for soft touch, easy handling and grip (won’t slide from position on Tidy Board). • Three colors included for organizational options. • Additional Tidy Bands are available in packs of 10.

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Pacific BabyTM Hot-Tot 7 oz The Hot-Tot stainless steel insulated baby bottle can keep your liquids warm or cold for up to 10 hours, and is the leading alternative to using petroleum-based plastics when feeding babies. The Hot-Tot can be used on airplanes, outings, and for late-night bed-side feeding. It grows with baby from birth up to 5 years by using Pacific Baby accessory drinking tops, and comes with a unique anti-colic and non-collapsible Acti-flex nipple. The Hot-Tot insulated baby bottle offers a 98% reduction in plastic exposure compared to plastic bottles, and an exceptional view into formula levels. This is a very handy addition to any diaper bag for moms on-the-go! • Made of high quality food-grade 304 stainless steel. • Tight fitting and long-lasting steel cap – no spills in the diaper bag! • Choice of stylish color prints OR stylish silicone sleeve on silver. • Unique neck seal technology prevents formation of steel dust residue. • Standard wide-neck is compatible with many other wideneck nipples. • Fully compliant with all FDA and European Union safety standards.

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Pacific BabyTM Premium Feeding Set Our natural bamboo tableware is 80% hand-made, and complies fully with both FDA and European Union safety standards. Made primarily from bamboo, along with corn starch, rice and wheat husk, these stylish, durable and natural tableware and cutlery pieces are perfect for your baby’s health and for our environment. They are gluten-free, dishwasher-safe, and biodegradable. • Includes four 2 pieces feeding spoons, 1 piece star bowl, cup, and apple plate. • Made from natural bamboo, corn starch, rice and wheat husk. • Completely plastic-free! • Durable, colorful, quality tableware. • Dishwasher-safe, top rack. • Gluten-free, BPA-free and NON-GMO. • Not tested on animals. • Passes FDA and European Union safety standards. • Do not microwave.

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Pacific BabyTM Feeding Spoons 4 Pack Our natural bamboo tableware is 80% hand-made, and complies fully with both FDA and European Union safety standards. Made primarily from bamboo, along with corn starch, rice and wheat husk, these stylish, durable and natural tableware and cutlery pieces are perfect for your baby’s health and for our environment. They are gluten-free, dishwasher-safe, and biodegradable. • Includes four Feeding Spoons. • Made from natural bamboo, corn starch, rice and wheat husk. • Completely plastic-free! • Durable, colorful, quality tableware. • Dishwasher-safe, top rack. • Gluten-free, BPA-free and NON-GMO. • Not tested on animals. • Passes FDA and European Union safety standards. • Do not microwave.

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Woombie b GREEN Smart Bags Woombie b-GREEN Smart Bags are great for everything! • Re-useable for any purpose • 7” x 7” cotton outer • Safe TPU inner • YKK Zipper • Machine washable • Water resistant • Phthalate free • BPA free, • FDA/CPSIA approved

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woombie.com

$1000 BUY NOW >

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89 Woombie Air Ventilated Baby Swaddle The Woombie Air® is the first ventilated baby swaddle that allows excess body heat to escape and requires no wrapping! • Invented by a mom of five, 23-year nurse, and Infant Care Specialist • Winner of 20 awards • Unique peanut-shaped swaddle that imitates the comfort and security of the womb • Results in longer periods of sleep • Helps reduce the risk of SIDS • Prevents overheating, face-scratching, • startling, and colic • Over a million babies love the Woombie

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woombie.com

< $2599 BUY NOW

SafeSleep Breathe-Through Crib Mattress The supremely comfortable and eco-friendly SafeSleep Breathable Crib Mattress provides safe and cozy sleep for baby. This two-piece, hygienic crib mattress includes a crib base and sleep surface. A bed of air is layered between the mattress and base, which allows baby to breathe in oxygenrich air in case he or she rolls into a face-down position. • The patented airflow design lessens the risk of overheating. • Crib mattress is machine washable and offers firmness throughout and contours to baby’s body. • The breathable safety welting prevents any gaps between the side of the crib mattress and crib. • The base is solid poplar with a white painted finish. • All hardware is stainless steel. • The sleep surface is a 3D medical grade spacer fabric that dries 50% quicker than a thin cotton. • No chemicals used for fireproofing or waterproofing.

securebeginnings.com

$31800 BUY NOW >


90 Eli the Firefly Plush Toy and Storybook The classic tooth fairy tale is celebrated with Eli the Firefly. In this magical story Eli explains to children where the tooth fairy keeps all of those baby teeth and why she needs them. He also shares the importance of taking great care of their teeth. • Comes with a plush toy of Eli whose tail lights up for 2 minutes as children brush • Can accompany kids to their dental visits • Serves as a beacon to call the tooth fairy when there is a tooth waiting under the pillow • Parents have an opportunity to celebrate their child's toothless smile with a fresh and • relevant storybook and plush. • A fun and inspiring way to motivate their children to brush their teeth properly

elithefireflystory.com

$3995 BUY NOW >

Baby Tooth Album Tooth Fairy Island Collection The Fairy Island Collection (one for boys and one for girls) is a captivating tale that teaches children about the tooth fairy and the importance of caring for their teeth. • Baby Tooth Organizer: to save and organize baby teeth • Area for a "toothless" picture: to cherish that toothless smile • Baby Tooth Guide: to keep track of your child’s changing smile • Hand painted cover: depicting a whimsical tooth fairyland • Magnetic flap: to securely close book shut • Makes a unique and unforgettable gift

babytoothalbum.com

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Baby Tooth Album Iooth Fairy Kits The complete tooth fairy kit is everything you need to celebrate your child’s toothless smile. • Baby Tooth Flapbook: for the tooth fairy to keep all of those baby teeth safe and sound • Baby Tooth Pouch: to keep the baby tooth tucked under the pillow • Tooth Fairy Door Hanger: to remind the • tooth fairy to stop by • Tooth Fairy Stationery: to write an • unforgettable letter to the tooth fairy • Baby Tooth Chart: to keep track of that toothless smile and write special notes and dates • Keepsake Box: to cherish for a lifetime • Makes a unique and unforgettable gift

babytoothalbum.com

$2595 BUY NOW >

Andy Pandy Organic Bath Collection The new Andy Pandy Organics™ line is guaranteed safe for babies and the environment! The products are made with all natural and organic ingredients that give baby’s skin the mildest and safest care from head to toe. The line currently features a 2-in-1 baby wash & shampoo and baby lotion for safe and fun bath time! • 100% percent natural and organic ingredients • Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfate, dyes and artificial fragrances • 100% gluten-free, non-GMO and animal cruelty-free. Absolutely non-toxic- even the label is eco-friendly- no water, no trees, no bleach used. • Rich lather and non-greasy lotion that sinks into baby’s skin • Every purchase supports the little warriors of St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

andypandykids.com

< $1699 BUY NOW


92 Rock the Locks Natural Hair Products for Kids Rock the Locks is infused with essential oils and scented with super fruit extracts. Say good-bye to artificial fragrances, alcohol, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Quality formulas developed and tested by salon professionals. Rocks the Locks products are made in USA, cruelty-free, and yes, affordable! • Natural & Infused with Essential Oils • Scented with Super Fruit Extracts with no artificial fragrances • Scents that kids love! • No Alcohol • No Sulfates • No Parabens or Phthalates • Professional quality • Formulated for all hair types • Natural preservatives • Cruelty Free & Made in USA

rockthelocks.com

< $599+ BUY NOW

SOPHi Natural Nail Polish SOPHi is an odorless, hypoallergenic nail polish with a revolutionary PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System for maximum durability. This advanced water-based formula leaves nails healthy and does not cause them to yellow or become brittle. Say Goodbye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to SOPHi! It’s Natural & SOPHisticated! • Non-toxic, odorless, and hypoallergenic • Proudly made in the USA • Vegan and cruelty-free • Non-flammable • Contains no formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), or ethyl acetate • Safe for use during pregnancy

sophinailpolish.com

$799 BUY NOW >


Flusher Husher Toilet Sensor Covers The ultimate potty training tool for public restrooms! Place the Flusher Husher over toilet sensor in the restroom to Hush the Flush, Until You’re Ready! Then simply peel and flush away! The Flusher Husher dissolves in water! • Covers sensors of all sizes • No more children afraid of public toilets • No more toilets flushing again & again when you want them to stop • No more water splashing up while • you’re still going • Package doubles as a carrying case and fits nicely in purse or diaper bag. • Perfect for potty training

piggypaint.com

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Piggy Paint Non-Toxic Nail Polish Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish for kids. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies. • Revolutionary formula; the most advanced water-based nail polish on the market • Dries to a hard, durable finish • Easily removed with our eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover • Available in an assortment of gift sets • Perfect for Holidays and special occasions • Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals • It's as Natural as Mud®! • Made in the USA

piggypaint.com

$799 BUY NOW >


94 Woombie Air-Wrap® Blankets The Woombie Old Fashioned Air-Wrap® Organic Blankets, made of stretchy 100% Organic Cotton breathable fabric. This product offers a new edge to the traditional square baby blankets, with a innovative venting system to keep your baby cooler. • For families who prefer a traditional swaddle • bebeflex® fabric is soft, light and stretchy • Prevents overheating, which is a risk factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndome • Use in all four seasons, just dress baby • accordingly underneath the blanket • Available in many prints • Machine washable

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woombie.com

$3600 BUY NOW >

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Veyo Kids mittyzTM Easy on, stay on mittens for children 6M - 6years old. A creation from a frustrated father of twins, Mittyz are designed to make playtime easier, more fun, and last longer! Extremely warm, 100% waterproof.. it's time to end the "Thumb Wars" and #getoutandplay • End the "thumb wars" and tame the winter cold! • "The Best Kid's Gloves on the planet." Specially designed winter mittens for children ages 6 and under. • 100% Waterproof • Oversized gauntlet to fit easily over any coat sleeve. • Elastic gauntlet cinch strap to seal out snow and ice. • Double pull wrist strap for quickly securing the glove on children's hands. • Quick release wrist buckle for easy removal after outdoor play. • Integrated thumb pocket for ease of putting on. • Easily reversible for quick drying. • Fleece lined inside for warmth. • Machine wash and dry. • Mittyz go on easy and stay on!

veyokids.com

< $3995 BUY NOW


Woombie Convertible Baby Swaddle Convertible Woombie swaddle, with or without vent: Arms open to convert from the Original Woombie swaddle sleep sack to an arms-free sleep sack when it’s time to starting transitioning your baby from the swaddle. • Two options so you can swaddle your baby however they are most comfortable • Available in MANY colors • Cotton/spandex stretchy blend • Available in three sizes

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woombie.com

$3000 BUY NOW >

The Original Dooky Universal Infant Carrier & Stroller Cover With the Original Dooky Cover you can easily create a quiet and peaceful environment for your child without being bothered by light, wind, sun, noise, light rain and other surrounding influences. The Dooky is universal and easily fits in seconds to any infant carrier, stroller and pushchair. Because of its unique and registered design, the Dooky is easily adjustable in height. Simply roll your Dooky up and down using the Velcro strips, keeping the sunlight away from your child’s face. • Universal: fits in seconds easily to any infant carrier, stroller and pushchair • Easy adjustable in height, simply roll your Dooky up and down • Protects your child against sun, wind, light, cold, noise, light rain • Hand washable • Has an excellent UV-protection factor of UPF40+, which will block over 95% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.

www.xplorys.com

< $2999 BUY NOW


Babycup Multi-Award Winning Mini Open Cup The multi-award winning mini open cup recommended by health experts including dentists, orthodontists and health visitors for babies and young children 0-36m. We are passionate about childhood health and our hearts sing when parents tell us how proud they are seeing their little ones use their Babycup! • Loved by parents • Recommended by dentists & orthodontists • Easy to clean, Germs can’t hide • BPA-FREE • Promotes healthy sipping • Perfect Mini Size • Fine motor skills & independence • For Weaning/solid-feeding • Suitable for cup-feeding

babycup.com

$1299 BUY NOW >

Beam n Read LED 3 Hands-Free Travel & Reading light Worn around the neck it delivers Personal Light Anywhere, Anytime and delivers greater day-to-day practical utility than flashlights, headlamps, and clip-ons. Use it for changing diapers in the night, tooth fairy detail, reading, knitting, walking in dim or dark places, checking on the kids, and a lot more. Great for travel and invaluable during a power outage. With 3 LEDs in a row it delivers a wide light for task and mobility lighting. With much longer battery runtime than other lights it's still shining when other have gone dim. Snap-on orange and red filters block blue light so you won't be stimulated when you're trying to relax. • See More with wider light • See Better with brighter light • Relax Easier with filtered light • Do More with hands-free • Save Money with longer runtime

readinglight.com

$1995 BUY NOW >


97 Adorable Scoundrels Books for Kids and Parents Educators agree that rhyming books give early readers the kind of fun (and help) that makes them want to read more and "harder" books. In addition, Guess Who Books challenge kids and reward them with proud feelings of achievement when they guess the animal or the person (in GWNeighborhood it may be the nanny or the mailman) correctly. • 43 whimsical poems about toddlers • Rhyming poems makes reading fun for little ones • Make you smile when you feel like crying • Inspired by hundreds of mischievous toddlers

howardeisenbergauthor.com

< $895 BUY NOW

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