Mini Mode Monday | Easter Edition

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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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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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Glam Baby Gear | Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Doorway Jumper

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It’s hard for me to believe but my little summer baby is over 8 months old. He’s my second child and this time around I knew exactly what baby gear we needed and what we didn’t. Since space is at a premium these days, knowing the difference is more important than ever.

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Rosie Pope Baby {Review}

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If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve heard of Rosie Pope. She’s the television personality and maternity-wear designer that so many moms and dads turn to for style advice and parenting wisdom. Jill and I are huge fans of her maternity line (you can check out Jill’s maternity style here and maternity shoot in Rosie Pope here) and were excited to learn that she recently launched a children’s wear collection.

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Bravado Designs #LittleVictories

Our friends at Bravado Designs are celebrating the “little victories” that make a big difference in our overall well-being and that of our families. I’ve been a BravadoMama for a long time (you can check out my maternity style here) and am thrilled to be part of the #LittleVictories campaign.

In a recent study, 72% of women agreed date night with their partner is important, yet more than a third hadn’t been on a date night in over 6 months. Here’s a short video we made to share how my husband and I make time for one another amid the chaos of young parenthood:

How do you prioritize alone time with your partner?

{Disclosure: I was compensated for my work on the video.}

EGG by Susan Lazar Spring 2014 Collection

The boys’ Easter outfits just arrived. We went with these Seersucker suits from the EGG by Susan Lazar Spring 2014 Collection. They’re the perfect balance of chic and sweet!

EGG never disappoints. I can always trust the super lux natural fabrics, quality materials, and timeless designs.

Inspired by the South of France (oh la la!), Susan Lazar translated the French countryside into delicate florals, fruit prints, and cool nautical motifs for the EGG’s spring line. I can see my little munchkins is just about everything but here are some favorites:

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Nautical never gets old, does it?

The girls’ spring clothing is divine too. This Peter Pan dress is just too much! Almost makes me want to try for a girl!

WIN IT! I have a $100 gift code for one Glamamom reader to shop the EGG Spring Collection!

TO ENTER: Visit EGG and tell me your favorite(s) in the comments section. For additional entries, fill out the Rafflecopter below:

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by EGG via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of EGG or Momtrends. 

Glam Baby Gear | New BRITAX Affinity Stroller #BritaxStyle

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Last week at a launch event in Manhattan, I walked the runway with the brand new BRITAX Affinity stroller. Designed to blend fashion and function, Affinity is available in 18 fabric and frame color combinations allowing you to customize it to your personal needs and aesthetic.

The six color packs are offered in tones like “Cool Berry,” “Blue Sky,” “Cactus Green,” “Red Pepper,” “Fossil Brown” and “Black, and include a canopy, shoulder and buckle pads, basket liner and machine-washable padded seat liner. The streamlined frame is available in black, silver and white. 

One of my favorite features is the Click & Go system that allows you to install a bassinet or infant car seat, and switch direction of the seat, without the need for additional adapters.

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My black Affinity coordinated perfectly with the head-to-toe Kohl’s ensemble celebrity stylist Alana Kellan put together for me. Everyone has been asking about the heels! They’re HeartSoul and still available at Kohl’s here, although you may want to opt for a little less height while pushing a stroller!

I did my own hair and used the Rowenta Curl Active Curling Iron, a new favorite. More details coming up in a separate post.

{I was not compensated for this post. Thanks to the ladies of Getting Gorgeous for a fabulous event!}

Playing Favorites | Paddington Bear for babyGap

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As you can probably tell, I love a good fashion collaboration. It usually marries two brands I like with unique twist.

Inspired by original illustrations, babyGap is currently offering Paddington Bear baby apparel up to 24 months. The collection is filled with practical, durable designs mostly in bright primary colors. I have a hard time choosing favorites; everything is so sweet. It’s limited edition so get it while the gettin’s good!

Gap is also having its semi-annual kids and baby sale up to 40% off through the 27th.

Clean-Up with Jewel

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At a children’s crafting event celebrating the launch of the Swiffer Sweep & Trap this afternoon at Make Meaning in Manhattan, rockin’ mama Jewel serenaded us with her version of the “Clean-Up Song.” It’s far better than my own “If you don’t help me clean up now, you’re going to your room!” rendition, I’ll tell you that.

While the kids did messy crafts like glitter art and cookie decorating, we got to see the Swiffer Sweep & Trap in action scooping up large crumbs into its removable bin. You know I love my Swiffer products but it was Sebastian who was most impressed. When he saw it in our goody bag as we were leaving, he said something like, “Finally I get my own vacuum.” As if we’ve been depriving him all these years. Enjoy it kid! If you’re a really good boy, we’ll get you this one for your birthday.

Jewel was as sweet as you would imagine her to be and gushed about the hands-on experiences and messes made by her 2-year old son. The “Clean-Up Song” will be available for free download on www.facebook.com/swiffer, along with the video of her performance if you want to try and brainwash your children with it.

I also have one Swiffer prize pack to give away including:

  • Swiffer tote with Sweep & Trap
  • Sweep & Trap refills
  • Craft recipe cards
  • Kids crafts

Just leave a comment below to throw your hat in the ring and I’ll randomly choose a winner in a week. US only please and you must be 18 or older.

UPDATE: Congrats Janice!

{I was not compensated for this post. Swiffer provided us with transportation to and from the event and a goody bag for our participation. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}