How To Plan The A Baby Shower For A Friend

Throwing a baby show for a friend is one of the greatest, heartfelt gifts you can give them. It’s a rite of passage for many women, who are pregnant for the first time, and what better way to celebrate an upcoming birth of a baby, than crossing the line into womanhood surrounded by friends. But this in itself, poses a huge challenge for friends and family, as the challenge is to differentiate your party from every other baby-related gathering or celebration. Luckily there are a few common codes of conduct that are flexible enough to give you creative control and allow you to make a truly bespoke baby shower.

 

The location

There is a whole range of differing locations that present contrasting vibes for baby showers. You could rent out a luxury apartment in the city, in a high-rise building so you can sip wine and enjoy the view while your pregnant friend opens presents. You may find renting of a 40×60 steel building cost is less than a hall venue in a grand hotel, yet provides bigger room and more options for facilities, such as a band, outdoor play area for visiting children of other moms, and a large main room for a large guest list. Parallel to the seating arrangement, you could have tables set up with a buffet food offered to the attendees. If you’d rather do it at your own home, that’s a great decision too, because it’s more personal and provides you with a chance to show the mark of a great hostess.

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Setting the tone

It’s pivotal to the select a theme that your friend will relate to and enjoy. It’s got to be expressive of their nature, or perhaps from a childhood memory, and possibly even a theme that’s reflective of their baby’s gender. The easiest way to lose a grip on the overall look and interior design of the party is to move forward with just a vague hint, perpetuating a stride with no clear direction. Set out the day and what you want to achieve. For example, the catering, you could start out with a light brunch, reminiscing about the past with a close, tight-knit bunch of friends. Next onto an afternoon tea or lunch, where each person could swap stories about the first time they had a child and exchange tips and tricks on how to cope with a newborn.

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The plentiful bounty of gifts

Make sure you brief your guests before they come to shower, and inform them well in advance that gifts should be baby proof and practical and something that will be detrimental to raising a baby. Apparatus like a breast pump, advanced guide to the stress calls and crying a baby makes life hacks that will save her time and money with the proper planning advice, clothing for the baby such as hats, mittens, and footwear, etc. These gifts should be given to make the life of the pregnant woman easier and less stressful, so try to steer away from food items and makeup.

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Guidelines For A Babyproof Home

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While your home might feel like the most secure place in the world, it has many hidden dangers that could be harmful to your little ones. And while things might be going great when your baby is immobile, as soon as they get on the move, everything changes. Before you get to this stage of crawling, rolling, and walking, it’s vital to ensure your home is baby proof – for their safety and for your own peace of mind. Let’s take a look at some of your options.

Fingers and thumbs

Babies are inquisitive little souls, and as soon as they are on the move, they will explore everything – including your kitchen drawers and cupboards. Naturally, the slightest little accident could result in a very painful experience for them, and a stressful one for you. But what can you do? Try investing in some hinge protectors for a start, which will help your baby stop trapping their fingers inside. There are also door stoppers which will prevent doors and drawers from closing to consider. You should also bear in mind that electrical points are also a danger, so buy some covers for any sockets that are unused.

General child care

Baby monitors are essential for nervous parents and will help you hear your little one when they are crying out at night. You can also check a security camera review or two to find an internal camera if you want to keep your eyes on your baby, as well as your ears. But the most important thing you can do regarding childcare is to make sure you are ‘always on.’ It only takes a second for an accident to occur anywhere in the house, and you need to be aware of where your little one is at all times as they grow into a toddler.

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Fix your furniture

Look around your home at all your bookcases, shelving units, and wardrobes. Now imagine what will happen if your baby decides to try and pull themselves up – the result is incredibly scary even to countenance. So, make sure that all your furniture is fixed onto the walls, so that it is impossible to fall down on top of your children. It’s cheap to do – and simple with a few basic DIY skills – so get it done before your baby starts to get moving.

Rearrange your storage

Whatever your baby gets their hands on as they start to become more mobile can end up being dangerous. So, it’s vital that you think about rearranging your cupboards, drawers, and storage, so everything that can cause harm is well out of the way. Knives, heavy pans, crockery, tools – the list is a long one, and it all needs to be well out of harm’s way.

Regular vacuuming

Babies will explore their surroundings with great detail, and whatever they find ends up in their mouths – it’s how they experience the word in these early years. So, make sure you are using your vacuum often: you never know when a visitor might drop some medication or bring in something nasty on their shoe which could result in a very ill child.

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From the moment I heard “Congratulations, you are pregnant.” I immediately felt a protective urge come over me. I want to protect this little human growing in my stomach. I started reading everything I could and really just wanted to make sure everything that entered my body wasn’t going to harm the baby. This is when I learned about the UpSpring Prenatal & Gummy.

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We are excited to bring you a fun giveaway from Mommy Scene filled with wonderful prizes for your family and cute little ones!

Prize Collection

Re-Play Valentine’s Day Tableware Set

Yummi Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches

Pacific Baby 3-in-1 Insulated Baby Bottle (7 oz Cherries) + 1piece Yellow and Green Straw Top

Taster pack of Amara Baby Food and reusable grocery bag

Four PaigeLauren Baby Caps and a Classic Layette Converter style of choice

Buttons Diapers Cloth Diaper Cover style of choice and Two Daytime Inserts

Handsocks Baby Mittens

One Infanteenie Beenie Newborn Hat (Excludes monogrammed items)

Cozy Blanket Pouch size and color of choice

NogginSeek Peek & Seek Rattle

Babo Botanicals Natural Kisses Lip Tint Trio

Thinkbaby Sunscreen

Bella B Foaming Face Wash and Nipple Nurture

Sleep ZzzPillow for kids ages 3+

The Shrunks Indoor Tuckaire Toddler Travel Bed

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Pacific Baby 3-in-1 Insulated Baby Bottle (7 oz Cherries) + 1piece Yellow and Green Straw Top.

Blue Baby Bum Organic Bamboo Toddler Towel

Dahlia Cloth 3 pack Feminine Cloth Pads

BabyIt Perineal Massage and Postpartum Recovery Gel

Antipodes Merino Premium Sleep Bag

Thinkbaby Shampoo & BodyWash

Basic Invite $30 Gift Certificate to order birth announcements

Paige Lauren (4) baby caps of winner’s choice and (1) Classic Layette Converter in the color of winner’s choice.

Cake Maternity Organic CupCake Nursing pads and the NEW Heather Grey Cotton Candy seamless bra

Belly Belt Wardrobe Extender Kit

Wubba Water sample pack – Reddy Freddy (Fruit Punch), Blue Ha Choo! (Blue Raspberry) and Orange Ouchy (Orange)

Revelae KidsCozy Blanket Pouch & Yummy Pouch Brights Reusable Food Pouches

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Babo Botanicals 3-in-1 Wipes & Babo Plush Bunny Gift Set

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This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Having 3 grandsons, messy is our middle name.  We love to play outside and get dirty. Thank goodness getting all that dirt out is not a problem. We love Dreft and use it all the time. It is gentle for our little ones, yet tough enough to remove all of the dirt. I love how wonderful it smells and how awesome it works.

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*We can all agree that babies are messy, but did you know that studies show that smashing, throwing and playing
with food actually helps babies learn?* And science has confirmed what kids seem to instinctively know – that
playing in the dirt and mud is fun! But did you know that it actually helps soothe, calm and relax children! In
short, playing with mud can make kids happier!**

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*A Dreft survey with Wakefield found that 87 percent of moms frequently encourage their children to pick
activities that are unlikely to get them messy over ones that are, even though 81 percent agree that their child
learns more when they make a mess and 89 percent agree that children are happier when they make a mess!

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*The survey also showed that 88 percent of moms have let their children play in only a diaper specifically so they
don’t get their clothes messy! And 80 percent of moms have thrown out clothes specifically because they felt
the mess wasn’t worth washing out.

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Dr. Dyan Hes, Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics, was recently named a 2013 top doctor by NEW YORK magazine, is the Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City, and sits on the board of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Hes is double boarded in both pediatrics and obesity medicine. With all this in mind, it’s important that parents seek out products that are gentle on baby’s sensitive skin but tough on stains. Dreft is a great solution for gentle, worry-free clean-up so families can embrace the mess and enjoy making memories with their little ones.

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Dr. Dyan Hes has the following tips to bring out your baby’s messy side and embrace that being messy has its developmental benefits:

* Count the fun and use your fingers: Use your little one’s food as a fantastic way to learn how to begin
counting. When snacking, start counting with your little one and encourage them to use their fingers. Also,
this is a great time to use food to help them learn how to properly grasp things. It will take time and practice
so let them get a little dirty with their food and practice, practice, practice!

* Throwing practice: Throwing food can definitely be messy, but did you know it helps with their
development? Little ones are also still developing object permanence, which means that they don’t know
that when they throw things, they won’t come back to them. So throwing food or dropping in on the floor
can actually help them learn this basic lesson in physics! Maybe just lay a mat on the floor to protect carpet
or allow for easy clean.

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Model and actress Molly Sims hosts Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Play Date to help Dreft launch its nationwide search for America’s Messiest Baby, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in New York. For more information, visit www.dreft.com or the brand's social media channels on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Dreft), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Dreft) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dreft/). Parents can enter to win Dreft’sAmerica’s Messiest Baby Contest for a chance to have their little one featured on the cover of Parent’s Magazine by submitting a photo of their favorite messy baby moment at www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest or posting their photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Dreft/AP Images)

Model and actress Molly Sims hosts Dreft’s America’s Messiest Baby Play Date to help Dreft launch its nationwide search for America’s Messiest Baby, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in New York. For more information, visit www.dreft.com or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Dreft), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Dreft) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dreft/). Parents can enter to win Dreft’sAmerica’s Messiest Baby Contest for a chance to have their little one featured on the cover of Parent’s Magazine by submitting a photo of their favorite messy baby moment at www.parents.com/dreftmessiestbabycontest or posting their photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #messiestbabycontest. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Dreft/AP Images)

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We are very excited to bring you another awesome giveaway and help announce the 2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners, hosted by Mommy Scene and celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. Awardwinning products include natural body products, universal baby gear, essentials for moms, and items for solving problems and making family life with kids easier. Enter to win a fabulous collection of prizes! Open to US entries and ends 11/20/16.

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Yoro Naturals (2) Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream - 2 oz. jarsÂ

You’ll love this natural, creamy balm by YoRo Naturals. Itâ s incredibly soothing and healing for eczema, diaper rash, chapped skin, bug bites, cuts and scrapes. Â Use it anywhere your skin ails you. Gentle and safe for little ones. Soothing and effective for adults too. Full Award Details »

Back Buddy Maternity and Nursing Support Pillow - Green Scene Mom Award Winner

Back Buddy All-In-One Support Pillow

Back Buddy is an award-winning maternity and feeding support pillow, designedby a Chiropractor and a nursing mother. It alleviates common back pain, providescomfort and support for holding or feeding baby, and encourages proper position for breastfeeding. Made in the USA from high-quality structural foam that is certified to be made without harmful flame retardants, phthalates, CFC’s, mercury, lead and other heavy metals. Full Award Details »

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Bebe Bamboo zZippy Sleepsuit – Pear

Bebe Bamboo specially designed zZippy sleepsuit makes change time quick and easy. The 2 way zipper unzips from the bottom for quicker changing without having to expose the chest, and top to bottom to undress your baby as usual. Extremely soft, delicate and smooth, and promotes comfortable and restful sleep. Full Award Details »

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Andy Pandy Diapers 2 packs of bamboo diapers

These eco-friendly bamboo diapers are made from the highest quality premium materials. Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, making them ideal for babies with sensitive skin. Made from biodegradable bamboo, these diapers are extremely soft and silky to the touch, yet strong and absorbent. Moisture wicking and thermal regulating capabilities keep your baby’s skin dry and comfortable in hot or cold temperatures. Natural aloe liner nourishs your baby’s skin and a wetness indicator lets you know when baby needs to be changed. Does not contain chlorine, alcohol, peservatives, phthalates, latex, PVC, TBT, or antioxidants. Full Award Details »

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Revelae Kids Cozy Sleeper and Blanket Pouch

Revelae Kids Cozy Baby Sleepers create a secure sleeping environment that helps babies sleep through the night, thanks to the fully enclosed baby sleep sack design that resembles the womb and keeps hands and feet tucked inside. One-of-a-kind Cozy Blanket Pouches keep baby cozy from the waist down and are hard to kick off, secured by a soft elastic waistband. The fuzzy polyester material is comforting and can’t be pulled up near the face, providinga cozy and safe sleep space. Full AwardDetails »

Baby Care by e-cloth Chemical-free Cleaning - Green Scene Mom Awards

Baby Care by e-cloth chemical-free cleaning
Stroller & Car Seat Cloth
Toy & Nursery Cloth
Table & High Chair Cloth

Baby Care by e-cloth products clean with just water, 100% eliminating the risk of chemical sensitivities, allergic reactions, rashes and asthma attacks associated with the use of chemical additives, fragrances and dyes. Baby Care by e-cloth is the safe cleaning choice for thoughtful moms who want to protect their babies and kids by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals without sacrificing performance. Full Award Details »

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Crane Cube Cool Mist Humidifier

Here at Crane, we put “Design for Better Living” into everything that we do. We started with a few designs in 2005 and continue to grow each year working towards solving your indoor needs. Crane products are designed with efficiency, function and style in mind. We love to be creative with colors, designs and we know our products will bring comfort and smiles to your home! Full Award Details »

Active Essentials Natural Baby Products - GreenScene Mom Awards

Active Essentials
Egyptian Calendula & Aloe Baby Body Wash & Shampoo
Egyptian Calendula Calming Baby Bath, Body & Massage Oil
Egyptian Calendula & Comfrey Healing Baby Balm

Active Essentials is a luxury organic skincare company offering safe productsfor babies, kids and adults that are made using ONLY fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. Active Essentials products are free of any harsh chemicals and chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrances, GMOs, parabens, sulfates or phthalates and are cruelty-free, gluten-free, color-safe, vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and naturally non-toxic. FullAward Details »

Fresh Wave Laundry Booster - Green Scene Mom Awards

Fresh Wave Works Laundry Booster

Loads of happiness is within reach. Fresh Wave Laundry Booster removes odors using natural ingredients. No harsh chemicals. No harmful ingredients. Give your
laundry detergent a boost and remove difficult, set-in odors. Add 2 to 4 capfulsduring the wash or rinse cycle. To remove washer odors, wet a soft cloth with Laundry Booster. Wipe the rubber gasket, the door and any other visible seals. Full Award Details »

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Buttons Diapers Muslin Burp Cloth Bibs

Buttons Diapers 100% cotton muslin burp cloths and bibs are the perfect baby essential. They work as a contoured over-the-shoulder burp cloth for baby, an large coverage bib during meals, and a handy cloth to wipe up messes. These cutemuslin bibs are soft, breathable, absorbent, and made from natural material thatgets even softer & fluffier each time you wash it. The burp cloth easily converts to a bib by using the sewn-in snap. Full Award Details »

Better Life Natural Cleaning Products - Green Scene MomAwards

Better Life New Baby Essentials Kit
All-Purpose Cleaner (32oz)
Nursery Cleaner, Lavender & Chamomile (16oz)
DishSoap (22oz)
Hand and Body Soap (12oz)
Hand and Body Lotion (12oz)
Six-Compartment Cleaning Caddy
(2) General Purpose Microfiber Cloths – green

Safe for bottles, binkies, bibs and even your baby’s bum. Better Life was born by two dads who set out to create a line of plant-derived, non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaners that would be the perfect marriage of safety and performance. The result is a line of cleaners that work better and are safe enough for everything in your home and sink. Even baby. The Better Life New BabyEssentials Kit has everything you need to prep for baby and makes clean up a snap after your bundle of joy arrives! Full Award Details »

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Pacific Baby Natural Bamboo Feeding Apple Plate – cream

Made from natural bamboo, this modern apple plate is completely plastic-free.Strong, durable and safe, Pacific Baby bamboo feeding products are machine washable, top rack. Full Award Details »

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This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on Nov. 20, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand. Have fun and good luck!

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Active Essentials Calendula & Aloe Baby Body Wash & Shampoo +Â Calming Baby Massage Oil +Â Healing Baby Balm
Andy Pandy Bamboo Disposable Diapers
Back Buddy Support Pillow
Bebe Bamboo zZippy Sleepsuit
Better Life’s Stain and Odor Eliminator
Buttons Diapers Muslin Burp Cloth Bibs
Crane Personal Cube Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
e-cloth Chemical Free Baby Care Cleaning Cloths +Â Hand & Face Cleaning Kit
Fresh Wave Laundry Booster
iBaby Air Smart Air Quality Monitor
Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream
Pacific Baby Natural Bamboo Plate
Philips AVENT Innovative Baby Products
Revelae Kids Cozy Blanket Pouches +Â Cozy Sleepers
Yookidoo Intl. Fill & Flow Spout + Submarine Station
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Roll Up Bib #Rollupbib

My grandson is just now learning to eat food, so needless to say this new adventure can get quite messy. Fortunately we have the amazing roll up bibs. These bibs fit great and are easy to put on and take off. They are a lifesaver! He loves how soft they feel and these are the only type of bib he will actually keep on.

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We love how easy it is to clean since it is made from waterproof Silicone and Anti-Bacterial Fabric. You can rinse it off and it dries quickly. It is ready for the next use. I love how well made these bibs are, we have used them over and over and they still look and feel brand new!

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Here are all of the features:

• Very easy to attach around the neck of your child, even one-handed;
• Specially designed for better portability, it can be rolled up and tossed into the diaper bag for eating on-the-go;
• It can be used to safely carry & store baby cutlery;
• Made exclusively of soft materials so it won’t get pushed up into your child’s neck when it rests on the tray;
• Water resistant, it’s ideal for bottle feeding;
• Easily adjustable Velcro straps that will prove difficult for your child to undo;
• Sturdy and durable, it will last for years;
• Extremely easy to clean and dry – just rinse it or drop it in the dishwasher for a quick cleaning;
• Provided with a wide silicone pocket that stays open when it’s being worn and effectively catches crumbs and other food spillages;
• Compatible with most high chairs so they won’t get in the way;
• Perfect even for toddlers who are beginning to self-feed;
• Non-toxic and hygienic so it will keep most of the germs out.

It comes with two bibs, blue and green and a cute spoon for those small hands to grip! Check it out: roll up bibs

With this great price, they would make a great gift for those hard to buy for mothers!!

Giveaway – Baby Registry Essentials

Are you expecting a new baby? Moms know babies come with lots of stuff, but how do you decide which items are most needed? We are excited to feature some of Mommy Scene’s and a wonderful giveaway filled with beautiful AND essential products for moms with babies!

 

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Babee Talk offers organic crib bedding and plush toys designed with health, safety and style in mind. Proudly made in the USA with soft organic cotton, this cozy bedding collection includes a patented organic crib rail cover, fitted crib sheet, matching crib skirt, and two Eco-Buds Take-Along Pals. (crib and side rail covers not included)

The Yummy Mitt is the first patented glow-in-the-dark teething mitten for newborns and infants 3-12 months. It secures to baby’s hand allowing them to provide teething relief while simultaneously preventing gagging, need for constant parental assistance and dropping of the teether. Made with 100% food grade silicone and 100% cotton, the Yummy Mitt is BPA, latex, PVC, lead and phthalates-free.

Revelae Kids makes innovative solutions for playtime, snack time, and nap time. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are ideal for holding homemade baby food and allow older kids to easily take healthy snacks to the playground. Cozy Sleeper swaddle transition blankets and Cozy Blanket Pouches keep babies snug and warm within a safe and secure sleep space, perfect for slumber and lounging. Cozy Sleepers and Blanket Pouches also fit in a car seat or stroller!

Surround your child with comfort and luxury! More than a floor pillow: Designed with both parents and baby in mind, the Dakota Aqua Pello Luxe Floor Pillow is the ultimate multi-use floor pillow and play mat to keep a baby comforted, safe and secure. The unique design and materials make this a perfect resting spot for baby and ideal for your child’s ever-changing needs.

Buttons Diapers 100% cotton muslin burp cloths & bibs are the perfect baby essential. Works as a contoured over-the-shoulder burp cloth for baby, an large coverage bib during meals, and a handy cloth to wipe up messes. Muslin is a soft, breathable, absorbent, natural material that gets even softer & fluffier each time you wash it. The burp cloth easily converts to a bib by using the sewn-in snap. Set of 2.

Margaux & May is proud to use GOTS 100% certified organic cotton with all their swaddle blankets. These luxuriously soft muslin blankets are decorated with unique stunning prints, perfect for nursery sets and baby gifts. Set of 2.

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen and displayed on the giveaway widget after the giveaway ends on Sept. 7, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand.

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Dreft Baby Shower & Giveaway

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I remember when I first found out I was expecting, I was so excited and nervous. Everyone had stuff they wanted to give me. As soon I found out I was having a boy the clothes started piling in. New outfits and tons of hand me downs from friends and sisters. I was so blessed! My mom told me to get Dreft and get all the clothes washed and ready. So each time I got something new I washed it in Dreft. I love the smell. I remember the day before my son was born, I rewashed all the newborn clothes. Not only because I was nesting but because for some reason the Dreft smell helped me to know I could do this mother thing.

 

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Since then I have used Dreft throughout his growing stages. Now that they have three different products,  “Dreft Stage 1: Newborn; Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby and Dreft Blissfuls. We are excited because our son is sensitive to a ton of items, but not this!

 Dreft FamilyDreft is partnering with popular reality TV couple Sean and Catherine Lowe from “The Bachelor” to celebrate their new role as expectant parents and share their beautiful, messy journey of “amazinghood.” I loved watching them fall in love and now as future parents! They are going to be amazing and already on the right track with Dreft products!

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Now for the fun part! Please enter below for your chance to win the Dreft “Baby Shower” Package (ARV $75) which will include:

 

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Mommy Scene Eco Baby Giveaway

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Our green-themed Eco-Baby Giveaway features everything a baby could need for diapering, feeding, naps, clothing, sensory play, and travel! It’s sponsored by Mommy Scene and features prizes from 16 sponsoring brands, each offering unique products to help make life a little simpler and more Eco-friendly for families with little ones. Check out all the innovative products below and enter to win the entire gift set!

 

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Coco & Kiwi

Prize: Coco & Kiwi $50 Gift Certificate
Our mission is to provide smart products with easy cleanup. Your time is important, so spend it on what really matters and let us do the rest. Messy Baby, Happy Mom. Learn more at cocoandkiwi.com.

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FunBites

Prize: FunBites Red Heart Food Cutter
As seen on Shark Tank, award winning FunBites creates fun shaped bites that kids can’t resist! It’s great for picky eaters & creative moms and makes healthy food fun! FunBites is also made in USA, dishwasher safe, and BPA free. Learn more at funbites.com.

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Zipadee-Zip

Prize: Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transition sleep sack
The Zipadee-Zip wearable blanket is loved by sleep experts, pediatricians and parents everywhere! It provides a womb-like environment but full range of movement to roll over and wiggle around safely and freely. The slight resistance in the arm-span helps soothe the startle reflex and will often work to ensure sounder sleep. Even with the full enclosure the Zipadee-Zip provides, babies can pick up and put in their pacifier or play with a toy while wearing it! It keeps those little hands warm all night and prevents scratching! It’s also perfect for keeping germs at bay on airplanes, in doctor’s offices and in grocery stores. Learn more at sleepingbaby.com.

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Buttons Diapers

Prize: One trial pack of cloth diapers: 1 cloth diaper cover + three daytime inserts
Buttons Diapers are an affordable, easy-to-use, all-in-two cloth diaper system. Buttons Diapers AI2 system features soft waterproof diaper covers available in dozens of colors and prints, snap-in absorbent diaper inserts, and diapering accessories as well. Learn more at buttonsdiapers.com.

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PouchBuddy by ChubChub

Prize: PouchBuddy feeding attachment
PouchBuddy is an innovative pouch feeding tool that promotes mess-free self-feeding. The mom-approved one piece design is easy to clean, convenient, and travel friendly. BPA, Phthalate, & PVC free. ChubChub is committed to creating real solutions for real parents. Our product development team is constantly seeking and testing new ways to make parenting easier and more efficient with safety as a priority. And together, we help families spend less time on the challenges of parenthood and more time enjoying childhood. Learn more at chubchubbaby.com.

 

 

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Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap

Prize: 1 tub of Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap - 12 oz.
Sudsy Dough makes bath time fun and encourages sensory play. Kids can rub it on as a cleansing body wash and make soapy bubbles with this scented soap-based play dough. It’s moisturizing thanks to Shea butter and beeswax and comes in 4 great fragrances; Merry Mango, Sassy Strawberry, Bubbly Blueberry, and Awesome Apple! Learn more at sudsydough.com

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Thinkbaby | Thinksport

Prize: Thinkbaby Starter Set + Complete Feeding Set + Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen, 6 ounces
Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s founder, Kevin Brodwick, brought his interest in health and preventative medicine and his background in biotechnology together to form a company whose sole purpose is to create alternative products for babies to athletes alike. With a team of physicians and scientists focused on the latest biological and chemical sciences, Thinkbaby and Thinksport continue to lead in the usage of safe, non-toxic materials for consumer goods. Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s efforts are further energized by working with both leading child and health advocacy partners and like-minded individuals. Learn more at gothinkbaby.com.

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Fiddle Diddles

Prize: LullaBelay car seat adjustable strap system
LullaBelay is the first & only adjustable strap system that safely secures an infant carrier to a shopping cart. LullaBelay provides you with a safe, worry-free & hands-free shopping experience. No more placing your infant carrier precariously on top of a toddler seat, or in the basket of the cart taking up all your room. With LullaBelay you can easily shop with a toddler and a baby, all while enjoying full use of your cart basket. Fully safety tested and meets all CPSIA safety requirements for children’s products. Learn more at fiddlediddles.com.

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Silkberry Baby

Prize: 1 organic cotton long sleeve romper – choose from silver cloud stripe with owl, blush stripe with bunny, or arctic blue stripe with bear
Silkberry Baby long sleeve rompers are soft and comfy and made from certified organic cotton fabric. The roll up cuff can be flipped over to cover hands to prevent baby scratching and two front snaps open the neck wide for easy dressing. Snaps at the inside of legs make for easy diaper changings. Available in sizes nb-3m, 3-6m and 6-12m. Silkberry Baby offers cute, trendy and comfortable baby gear made of eco-friendly and sustainable fabric for baby and toddler. All our natural theme-inspired clothing and accessories are designed by Vancouver moms in Canada. Learn more at silkberrybaby.com.

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Revelae Kids

Prize: Cozy Blanket Pouch – style of choice + Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches
Cozy Blanket Pouches are a unique way to keep your little one warm during playtime and slumber. The soft fuzzy material keeps baby cozy from the waist down, secured by an elastic waistband to fully surround baby’s legs and keep the blanket in place. Cozy blanket pouches leave room to wiggle and don’t restrict leg movement — an ideal extra layer to use when a baby is playing, sitting, or lounging during the day. Available in sizes small & large and four colors. Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches make it easy to take baby food and healthy snacks on the go, save money, and reduce household trash. Learn more at revelae.com.

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Bambo Nature

Prize: Case of diapers, winner’s choice in size
For over three decades, Bambo Nature has taken every measure to bring you a premium baby diaper that’s gentle, soft, and made of a high percentage of sustainable materials. Bambo Nature has earned more credentials, awards, and eco-labels than any other diaper on the market. While other brands are busy making claims, they’re busy substantiating their diaper’s premium quality with concrete proof. The diapers are guaranteed skin-friendly with no dangerous chemicals and/or allergens, Eco-friendly and made using sustainable resources and less waste, and sleep-friendly with maximum absorbency, ultra-soft and flexible textures. Learn more at bambonatureusa.com.

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Eco Baby Giveaway - organicKidz Baby Grows Up - Mommy Scene

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Prize: Baby Grows Up Thermal Gift Set
organicKidz Baby Grows Up stainless steel bottle kit grows with your child! Baby Bottle converts to Sippy Cup and then to lunch box ready Water Bottle by simply attaching the accessories included in the kit as your baby grows up. Bottle keeps liquids hot or cold for 6+ hours making it perfect for parents on the go, play dates, travelling, daycare or just about anywhere else. Unlike glass and plastic bottles, organicKidz Stainless Steel is naturally bacteria resistant, unbreakable and light weight. Kit includes 9oz Thermal Baby Bottle, 3 flows of vented silicone nipples, silicone sippy spout, handles, stainless steel lid, and leak proof bottle cap. organicKidz Baby Grows Up kit makes a great gift from newborn to toddler to preschool and beyond! Learn more at organicKidz.ca.

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Wee Can Too

Prize: Veggie Dough and Veggie Crayon set
Wee Can Too was founded with a mission to bring art supplies to babies and toddlers by offering the highest quality products made from fruit and vegetable powders, plus plant-based ingredients. Our products are all natural, and made from the safest ingredients without chemicals, preservatives, color additives, and are made from food based ingredients. Our colors come from nature! Learn more at weecantooart.com.

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Pure Hazelwood Baby Necklaces

Prize: Two (2) Pure Hazelwood baby necklaces
World leader on the market for more than 18 years, Pure Hazelwood products are inspired by a First Nations tradition, handcrafted with 100 % natural hazel wood and meant for the whole family. Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules, hazel wood helps relieve several symptoms related to inflammation such as: teething pain, colic, skin problems, digestive disorders, joint pain, and more! Learn more at purehazelwood.com/en/teething-pain.

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Poncho Baby

Prize: Poncho Baby Organic Roly Blanket
Award-winning Organic Baby Blanket is perfect for outings, this breathable organic cotton blanket unfolds quickly to create a soft, clean place for babies to play and relax. Made in the USA with 100% organic cotton muslin Imported. When you’re done, the blanket rolls back up, closing up to be no bigger than a petite clutch purse. Learn more at ponchobaby.com.

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Liliputi

Prize: Liliputi Stretchy Wrap – color of choice
The Liliputi stretchy wrap is a beautiful, comfy and versatile carrier for newborns and young babies. It holds a baby softly and safely, distributing the baby’s weight equally along the back, shoulders, and hips, allowing you to comfortably wear your baby for long periods of time. The Liliputi stretchy wrap is made of Certified OekoTex 100 fabrics and is also suitable for front and hip carry and perfectly fits any body type. Liliputi solutions help parents ensure the safety of their young children, strengthening contact and supporting physical and mental health in all kinds of situations. Liliputi carriers, coats, bags and accessories are designed in-house with the help of talented Hungarian designers. Every Liliputi product supports babycarrying and upbringing based on close human contact, inspiring a healthier and more harmonious world in every aspect. Learn more atliliputibabycarriers.com.

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Loopy Gear

Prize: Loopy 2-Pack
Loopys are a baby rattle holder designed to attach baby’s favorite toy to their wrist. Great for shopping, on a walk or even around the house because babies inevitably throw and drop the things they play with most. With a number of colors and styles to suit anyone’s taste, Loopys are a fun gift idea that new moms will come to love because the five second rule doesn’t apply to babies. So versatile, they can be also used on car seats, strollers, baby carriers, highchairs, and shopping carts. Loopys are handmade in USA, machine washable, and meet CPSIA standards. Learn more atloopygear.com.

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Stuff4Tots Crib Mattress Pad

Stuff4Tots Crib Mattress Pad

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My grandson would wake up in middle of the night wet until we received this crib mattress pad. I love how this mattress pad absorbs the wetness and keeps the mattress dry. Even if he wets through his diaper we don’t have to worry about him sleeping in the moisture.

This pad is so soft and made of 100% cotton. You can throw it in the washing machine and dryer and use it again. It fits perfectly and is thicker than my old one.

Our mattress is a little thicker than the usual ones so it was hard to find a good fit, this works perfect. If you have a baby shower coming up or a new one on the way I recommend check it out, you won’t be disappointed!!

Product Description:

This mattress cover has a soft, breathable inner layer. Air moves through easily, so baby doesn’t get hot. The cover is hypoallergenic, which protects baby’s skin against bacteria, dust mites, and allergens. Baby will sleep in a clean, hygienic environment.

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Check it out here:  Stuff4Tots Crib Mattress Pad

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