SnoofyBee™ makes for happy diaper time

Company designs Clean Hands Changing Pad in several patterns/colors. Parents of five children, Amy, and Michael Perry had a problem. Their 8-month-old son was so curious about the world around him that the squirming, reaching, and grabbing made diapering so difficult it required two people. The active family sought a portable solution to make diaper-time easier. They wanted something less restraining than changing table covers and diapering pillows on the market. With the help of grandma’s sewing skills, they created a few prototypes and eventually developed the Clean Hands Changing Pad. The portable changing pad features a thin foam-filled section …

Eight the Plate promotes healthy eating habits for picky eaters

Designed to reduce mealtime drama and encourage picky eaters to try new foods, 8 the Plate was invented by a mom and dad—behavioral analyst and aerospace engineer. After implementing behavioral strategies to get their daughter to eat, they designed a product that could facilitate all of the strategies. 8 the Plate is a divided plate that spins inside a clear cover and designed for ages 2-6—the “picky eater” years. The plate only spins one direction so parents pick the order of the food presented, yet the child is able to spin the plate themselves. Made from Tritan from Eastman, the …

Fertility Tracker wins award for best of baby tech

iXensor, maker of the PixoTest® platform that enables multi-biomarker testing through a smartphone, recently won the Best of Baby Tech Awards in Fertility and Pregnancy. Receiving the Best in Fertility and Pregnancy award has established Eveline as a leading innovation in ovulation tracking and testing solutions, according to the company. Providing women a seamless and integrated way to better target their ovulation, ultimately helping couples conceive faster is the Eveline mission. The Eveline Smart Fertility System consists of an ovulation test kit, a validated ovulation prediction algorithm, and a fertility tracking app for iOS and Android. Its patented technology uses …

Snuggle Me™ center-sling sensory lounger comfort babies

A unique , patented feature of the Snuggle Me™ sensory lounger means that when a baby is placed on the center-sling™ the sides of the Snuggle Me™ gently pull in, giving the newborn the feeling of a hug and recreating the womb experience. The design creates a secure fit around a baby’s torso so the baby is unable to roll or turn within the lounger. The patented center-sling™ provides the physical support an infant craves. In addition, because the Snuggle Me securely contours to baby’s shape and provides physical support all around the baby, it helps prevent the startle reflex. …

Hugaboo Announces new print

Hugaboo is excited to announce that they have a BRAND NEW print available — the adorable grey and yellow chevron pattern that you see at right! Hugaboo is a cozy floor seat for babies three to 11 months old. The Hugaboo surrounds baby in a “hug” keeping them upright so they have a 360-degree view of their surroundings, and letting mom be hands-free! Baby-tested and mom-approved, find out how the Hugaboo Baby Seat helps keep the busy momma hands-free: Learn New Skills: Each chair comes with two toy attachments that will keep your tiny tot occupied and their mind engaged – plus, they’re adorable! …

The busy parent’s guide to weekday meals

Hectic can be an understatement when it comes to describing a day in the life of a parent. These simple tips can save time and energy when preparing meals. 1. Get in the habit of meal planning. Planning a weekly menu can save a huge amount of time and stress. It streamlines the whole process. 2. Embrace convenience. Takeout is great, but there are even better options. With Applebee’s Carside To Go(R) pickup you simply place an order online then pull into a designated parking spot and a team member will bring your food out to you. 3. Don’t try …

5 ways to care for and comfort your sick child

A big part of a parent’s job is making sure your children feel better. Blogger Emily Schuman offers some of the best remedies to help care for your little one when they’re sick. 1. Sleep is great medicine Sleep is a crucial step in combating coughs and colds. Prioritize naps and early bedtimes. You might even think of giving them more cuddles! 2. Reduce their coughing For over 100 years, moms have used Vicks VapoRub as a safe, effective cough remedy for children ages 2 and up. When applied on the chest or throat, the medicated vapors help quiet the …

Oh, baby! 5 unexpected (but common) symptoms experienced during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, filled with countless physical, emotional and lifestyle changes. Pregnant women often do research, read books or consult friends and family to determine what to expect during those nine months and how to best combat the symptoms that may arise. While issues like morning sickness and cravings are to be expected, there are several uncomfortable, but common, effects soon-to-be moms may be less likely to anticipate. “A woman is going to experience numerous changes to her body during pregnancy,” says Dr. Alyssa Dweck, an OB-GYN, author and expert on women’s health. “Although …

Tranquilo Mat soothes baby anywhere with gentle vibration

The Tranquilo Mat provides the comfort of vibrations with white noise that offer the reassurance of the womb. The mat’s vibrations activate the baby’s calming response by mimicking what is experienced in the womb. The mat is easy to use during naps or bedtime, as well as during mid-day meltdowns; it is also especially good for colicky babies. While the large mat provides hands-free soothing when placed under a baby on top of a mattress, hard surface, or activity gym, the small mat is portable and can be used with a car seat, placed over the baby’s lap after the …