Glam Baby Gear | Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier

A comfortable baby carrier is a real asset for caregivers. The benefits of babywearing are well-documented and being hands-free can increase productivity and save your sanity.

After Sebastian was born, I tested several carrier options and found Ergobaby to be among the most comfortable. That’s no easy feat considering he weighed over 25 pounds by his first birthday but with the help of our Ergobaby, I toted him around New York City, on buses and subways, through museums and parks, for years.

Our carriers got a second life when Lucas was born. In addition to wanting him safe and close, Sebastian still needed a stroller so I often wore Lucas while pushing Sebastian. If we were out and about and I needed Lucas to nap, all I had to do was wear him and he conked out immediately. I had a particularly hard time last summer vacation getting him to nap in the new environment and would carry him around in the Ergobaby to make him drowsy. Worked every time!

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Two weeks ago, we celebrated the launch of the brand’s newest offering, the Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier, at a family media event at the American Museum of Natural History. The highlight of the new 360 Carrier is the option of wearing baby forward-facing, as well as front inward, back or on the hip for optimum comfort and flexibility:

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They also added a wide, supportive waistband and padded shoulders to evenly distribute baby’s weight making the carrier even more comfortable. The new waistband does an even better job of sucking me in and making me look 10 pounds thinner!

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Lucas is now 20 months and not happy unless he’s running wild or climbing so ignore the puss!

The structured bucket seat puts baby in an ergonomic frog-leg, seated position with the spine at an optimal position so you can be sure that your little one is not only comfortable but in a safe position as well.

The Ergobaby Four Position 360 Carrier is available in black and grey starting today at www.ergobaby.com as well as select retailers and specialty boutiques nationwide.

My little artists making butterflies at the event:

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{Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to the museum after the event and a carrier for purposes of this review. Last photo via Ergobaby. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}

You’re Invited! | Babo Botanicals Spring Launch Party at buybuy Baby Chelsea

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Join me Saturday afternoon, May 3rd between 2 – 5 pm at buybuy Baby in my old stomping ground for a Spring Launch Party to celebrate Babo Botanicals‘ two newest hair care products– Smoothing Conditioner and Swim & Sport Conditioner.

Babo’s passionate founder, Kate Solomon, will be on hand with free samples and plenty of yummy snacks and fun activities to keep the kids busy while you browse.

If you’re not familiar with the brand, Babo Botanicals is a natural hair, skin, and sun products collection made entirely on a certified organic farm in upstate New York. The products are 100% vegan (except the lotions that contain beeswax) and free of parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. Products you can truly feel good about bringing into your home!

I’ve recommended Babo Botanicals’ sun care products in the past since they rank highly among the top-rated sunscreens for the entire family but we just started using the hair care too. My kids and I have serious locks and Babo Botanicals not only gets the job done but the products smell divine and leave hair soft and manageable. Bonus points for getting my guys excited to wash their hair!

I really love this brand and hope you’ll pop in to say hello and learn more. Look forward to seeing you!

RSVP here or at babolove@babobotanicals.com.

{This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed herein are my own.} 

7 Lesser-Known Safety Tips for Kids

Close to one million children die of preventable injuries each year throughout the world. In the U.S., unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children.

No one wants to read grim statistics and dwell on “what ifs” but education and safer environments make an enormous difference in reducing child injury deaths.

This past Saturday, we attended the second annual Safe Kids Day at Highline Stages to help raise awareness about preventable injuries. Presented by Safe Kids Worldwide, the carnival-themed event featured interactive learning stations designed to reinforce safety tips for kids and VIP guest appearances from Nigel Barker, Alysia Reiner, Genevieve Gorder, and more.

My kids loved every minute of it and consequently, so did I.

Most important of course, are the safety messages. Sure, we’ve been drilled in the basics but you may be surprised to learn some of these lesser-known safety tips for kids:

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Check out SafeKids.org for even more great safety tips and ways for us to get involved.

My littles making themselves at home at the event:

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Beauty Buzz | 2014 CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards Finalists

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Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) announces the finalists for the 2014 CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards, one of the beauty industry’s highest honor. Celebrating its 20th year, the CEW Beauty Awards recognize the most innovative new products of the year. The 193 finalists across 32 categories, including the new Iconic Beauty Award category, were chosen from more than 760 product entries.

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Festival Style

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Just because we’re more likely to be spotted at Chuck E Cheese’s than Coachella, doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by festival style!

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Beauty Buzz | NIVEA A Kiss of Care & Color Lip Collection {Giveaway}

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I’m a self-proclaimed lip balm addict. You will never ever find me without it, which is why I cover so many lip launches! I’m also fond of good multi-tasker and love the tinted lip moisturizer trend.

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Glam Home | Post-it Notes DIY Calendar {Update}

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It’s been almost two weeks since I vowed to get better organized and create my own calendar using Post-it Super Sticky Notes from the Colors of the World collection. You can read my step-by-step process to create your own DIY calendar here.

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Glam Tech | What To Do With Your Old Cell Phone #SellMyPhone #Ad

I can’t even tell you how many old devices we have lying around the house. We’re not one of those “latest technology” kind of families either. The wastefulness drives me nuts so I was intrigued to learn that in a few easy steps, you can sell used mobile phones on eBay.

On average, a phone is sold every 4 seconds and I’ve had some great eBay successes in the past.

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Three Stylish Mamas | Glasses.com

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