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We're Ready for Picnics!

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We're Ready for Picnics!

The weather is finally warm and the outdoors are calling for exploration, adventure, and picnics! Here are some of our favorite things that are well-suited for picnics with your little ones. The Deuter Junior backpack is for kids aged 5 and above. It closely resembles adults' backpacks, making kids feel more grown-up as they carry their own goodies into the great outdoors. Buh-bye plastic, hello bamboo! To-Go Ware's Kids Utensil Set is perfect for little hands anywhere, anytime. It's so important for kids to stay hydrated when they're outside being active. Klean Kanteen's Sport Bottle is non-toxic and is a natural...

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SAFETY RECALL: Britax Infant Seat Chest Clip

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SAFETY RECALL: Britax Infant Seat Chest Clip

NOTE: Until you receive your replacement chest clip, you can continue to safely use the car seat as long as you remove your current chest clip or monitor the center tab of the chest clip for signs of breakage. For more information, including how to locate the DOM label and file a claim, please review the website created by Britax specifically for this recall: www.bsafe35clip.com.

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The Pop Pacifier!

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The Pop Pacifier!

We've all watched babies take their pacifier out of their mouth, contemplate the next step, and then drop it to the floor. The scene truly happens in sloooooow motion and terror fills our eyes and shock when the pacifier hits the floor. Thoughts flood your mind... Is there another pacifier in the diaper bag? Do I have wipes to clean the pacifier? What if it's damaged? Well, the innovative women (and moms) of Doddle & Co. engineered one of the newest things to take the baby market by storm! The Pop Pacifier was created to be the cleaner, easier pacifier. Every time...

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Sleeping With a Baby...

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Every parent will do whatever is best for their new baby and family when it comes to the most precious thing: sleep. There have been studies upon studies on whether mom or dad gets more sleep, how much sleep new parents get with a newborn (and other little ones), and what tactics work to best help everyone get sleep. We can’t attest to any of these studies, but in honor of May being Better Sleep Month, we wanted to highlight two of our favorite new brands that will help baby and parents get more sleep!   Snuggle MeSnuggle Me created...

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Creative Play Toys

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Creative Play Toys

When I think about my childhood, I remember creating. There are blog posts on blog posts on blog posts about the benefits of children being bored! But an important component to boredom is having something to spark creativity. Bored kids with nothing to do will eventually find something to play with… such as coloring on your walls... I was guilty of that – sorry, Mom! But if you hand a bored child something to encourage open-ended play, then everyone wins. At La Stella Blu, we consider ourselves champions of imaginative toys, and some of our favorite items (even as adults)...

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