What’s not to love about beauty products? (Hint: Nothing.) Which is why we when we scored the opportunity to check out the new beauty brands that were added to the roster at Destination Maternity, we were more than happy to test drive all the products (can you blame us?). We were primped, fluffed, buffed and shined into bliss, and now it’s our turn to dish on the goodies!
Here’s just a few of the products we’re pining for from Destination Maternity’s expanded Beauty Collection. Added bonus? They’re all available right now!:
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Ultimate Retreat Hat Box By Mum To Be
This one-stop shop is loaded with five luxurious products that'll completely transform your bath experience. The Tummy Soothing Bath Soak, Collagen Boosting Body Butter, Stretch Mark Oil, Body Puff and Cooling Leg and Foot Gel are all formulated to relax, restore and rejuvinate your pre- and postnatal mind and body! It doen't hurt that they're midwife-approved, SLS- and paraben-free and hypoallergenic, either.
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21090http://blog.thebump.com/2014/02/26/bumpie-buzz-kim-kardashian-reveals-plans-for-baby-number-2-and-3/http%3A%2F%2Fxothebump.files.wordpress.com%2F2013%2F06%2Fkim-kardashian-pregnant-kanye-west-baby.jpg%3Fw%3D634http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/xothebump/images/share-pinit-post.pngBumpie Buzz: Kim Kardashian Reveals Plans for Baby Number 2 (and 3!)thebump
On Tuesday, March 4th, we'll be hosting our first ever Moms for Moms event with CTWorkingMoms.com in an effort to put the kabosh -- once and for all -- on the mommy wars. We're asking moms across the country (and around the globe!) to share their own Mommy Truths on social... read more
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It's 6:30 a.m. I've been lying awake since 5:00 a.m. I have an 18-month old. You may be asking why I'm up so early, right? Let me start off by saying that for my family of three (and one dog who is not in this crazy sleeping equation, thank goodness), co-sleeping has really...read more
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There was a time when I thought I had all the details worked out in regards to my son’s nursery. Then we sold our house and moved across town into another one which put me back at square one. It was a little daunting at first, but I soon began to realize what a great opportunity I had at my fingertips. Rather than mourning his old room, I had the opportunity to create a new room, a room catered to a toddler rather than a newborn. Let’s all be honest for a second, a toddler’s needs are much different from an infants.
I set out for some inspiration and stumbled across a few Montessori-style toddler rooms. According to Maria Montessori, “We must give the child an environment that he can utilize by himself: a little washstand of his own, a bureau with drawers he can open, objects of common use that he can operate, a small bed in which he can sleep at night under an attractive blanket he can fold and spread by himself. We must give him an environment in which he can live and play; then we will see him work all day with his hands and wait impatiently to undress himself and lay himself down on his own bed,” so a Montessori-style room is space where everything is within a child’s reach — and designed to cater to and foster personal growth.
At first I was startled by them because there was never a crib in sight. However, as I began learning about the reasoning behind the bed and the rest of the room’s set up, I was slowly brought on board. I knew that I wanted to try out a Montessori-style room with our son. (Keep in mind that I am not a Montessori-method expert by any means — this is just this mama’s take on it!)
Check out the gallery to see how it has turned out (so far) and some of the steps I took to make it happen. We are all loving it at our house!
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One of the draws to this style of room for me was that it encourages simplicity. The room is set up without an excess of toys, bulky furniture and general kid clutter. It's a simple, straight-forward environment that is catered just for him -- and I think we all enjoy the simpler space.
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After checking out the newest baby and toddler toys at Toy Fair 2014, we rounded up this year’s top 10 must-haves.
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Boon Pieces Foam Bath Puzzle
Leave it to Boon to solve bath toys’ biggest issue—mildew! This new bath puzzle is non-absorbent, mold- and mildew-resistant and sticks to the bathroom wall even when it’s wet. Plus, it’s a puzzle for the bath. What a smart idea! Available now. $12, BoonInc.com
What’s the most important feature you look for in a toy (for baby or toddler)?
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Heard of Moms for Moms Day yet? Not so long ago, The Bump and CTWorkingMoms.com got together for a photo shoot where moms and moms-to-be shared their biggest Mommy Truths in a safe, friendly space. We created the day -- along with the team from CT Working Moms -- because we want every... read more
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Though some hospitals have already banned formula from the maternity ward, new research performed by UC Davis found that mothers who feed their newborns formula in the hospital are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies -- and are more likely to quit breastfeeding early. The research, titled In-Hospital Formula Shortens Breastfeeding Duration,... read more
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