BB Waters Launches Innovative Must-Have Accessory for Beach-Bound Babies!

ImageBB Waters announces the launch of a new accessibly priced luxury item, to put the ease in getting your stroller though the sand! BEACHBABY TOWA’ ROUND is a universal stroller accessory made to attach to the front of any stroller. Whether your little one is in the stroller or you are loaded down with everything in tow, BEACHBABY TOWA’ROUND makes rough terrains stress-free! The best part is this handy accessory can also be used to pull wagons, coolers and more!

Versatile and trendy.

Now everyone can be beach-bound with their baby in a stroll of comfort, because BB Waters’ BEACHBABY TOWA’ROUND is made to be compatible with most popular stroller brands. “Why struggle with pushing your stroller through the sand, especially when a trip to the Beach is supposed to be fun and relaxing,” says Anna Blazevich, the President and Founder of BB Waters. “Typical strollers are not sand and grass friendly, and may be rough on the back when trying to take all the necessities on your outing, this is an easy resolution.” Parents can now ENJOY their trek to the beach without leaving the stroller behind!

About BB Waters:

BB Waters is a product company that started along the Ocean shores of Southern California and a place where creative creation is the main ingredient involved in every endeavor. Each project is approached by taking the road less traveled in order to provide a tangible solution through innovative concept and remarkable design. We are dedicated to providing fresh, relevant and unique products to our customers. Our goal is to create vibrant, social marketplaces that empower local and national designers, suppliers and communities.

All products are parent tested and approved ‘For ease of mobility.’ For more information about BEACHBABY TOWA’ROUND or BB Waters, visit http://www.bbwaters.com.

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Five Bonding Tips for Daddy and Baby

For nine months, pregnant mommies carry a precious, tiny human. Baby is a part of her and she is a part of them. They eat together, sleep together, and grow together. It is often effortless for moms to bond with their babies, as they have shared a life for many months, but what about Dad? It is just as important for Dads to bond with their baby, but it can be a little intimidating trying to measure up to the intimacy felt between mother and child. Although this may be the case, there are plenty of ways for a father to bond with his baby and become just as close to his little one as his female counterpart. Here are five activities to get you started!

1. Although Moms do most of the feeding in a child’s early stages of life, Dads can be a huge help in regards to midnight feedings. After a feeding, Dads can help out enormously by letting Moms go back to sleep while rocking, comforting, and calming Baby. This a great way to allow Mom some extra rest, while Dads get a little one-on-one time with their child. If it is not too difficult or inconvenient, Moms can even pump enough breast milk for an extra bottle or two, so Dad can contribute to the feeding process as well.   

2. Based on studies, moms and dads hold babies differently. Moms tend to be more gentle and close, while dads hold babies in a more firm or playful manner. This absolutely does not suggest being rough with your child, but it is important for him or her to be held in different ways by different people, leading to greater comfort in various situations with a variety of people. Dads should have plenty of physical contact with their baby, allowing the two of them to bond in their own special way. Babies love to be worn close to mom or dad in a sling, satchel, or strapped into a harness. There are many types of baby gear for you to choose from and there is something perfect for every family.

3. Talking to your baby is an incredibly healthy and helpful activity. Even reading the sports page of the newspaper or an article in a car magazine. This will not only allow for fathers to be vocal while his child learns, but it is a great way to spend time together while Dad is reading about the things that interest him, allowing for baby to be a part of Dad’s enjoyable, daily activities.

4. Be a part of your baby’s routine. Young children respond to consistency, in terms of a daily or nightly schedule. Dads should play a role in their child’s routine, helping the baby find comfort in structure while enjoying time with Dad.

5. Lastly, it is so important for Dads to be able to understand and support the needs and wishes of Moms. By paying attention to subtle clues, hints, or gestures, Dads can learn to be present for their families, which will create a stronger, healthier relationship. Parents that come together, help each other, and recognize how special and unique their child is will lead to a cohesive, powerful, fulfilling bond that is one of the most rewarding parts of parenting.

Although these may seem like simple solutions for Dads and their babies to bond, they are great tips to establish a solid foundation to raise happy, healthy individuals.

 

Story Sources:

Picoult, Jodi (n.d.). Top tips for dads on bonding with your baby. Retrieved July, 2013 from http://www.babycenter.com/0_top-tips-for-dads-on-bonding-with-your-baby_3692.bc?page=2

Zawilinski, Kaelin (n.d.). 12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby. Retrieved July 2013 from http://www.parents.com/baby/new-parent/fatherhood/bond-with-dad/#page=12

 

Blog written by Rebecca Eisenberg. View more of Rebecca’s work here.

Top Kiddie Carriers Make Workouts Even Easier

Most people realize that exercise and a healthy lifestyle are important. Moms want to be around to meet their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and we have a better chance of that if we take care of our bodies now. For years, we’ve all been told that keeping active will give us more energy to play with our kids. Let’s face it – more energy is a pretty enticing offer for most parents. Possibly even better, it will teach our children to lead more healthy lives.

With these amazing accessories, what better way to work out than with your little one in tow! The newest crop of kiddie carriers makes working out with your child safer and comfier than ever before.

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Run Plus One: Best Running Carrier

You can lock the front wheel of this BOB Revolution SE Stroller ($450; rei.com) in the forward position to increase stability while you’re jogging!

 

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Stride Right: Best Walking Carrier

The cushioned straps and waist belt on the Britax baby carrier ($130; britaxusa.com) help distribute your tyke’s weight evenly to maximize comfort on long walks.

 

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Take a Spin: Best Bicycle Carrier

Your precious cargo will be safely guarded from win, rain, debris, and insects in this Schwinn Spirit Bicycle Trailer ($139; walmart.com).

 

 

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Hit the Trail: Best Hiking Carrier

A five-point harness in the Kelty FC 3.0 ($250; kelty.com) keeps a tot up to 50 pounds secure on hikes, while the removable canopy protects from sun and showers.

Top Strollers for Your Family

Shopping for a baby stroller can be a complicated task, comparable to shopping for a car. When choosing the proper equipment, there are many things to consider. Before you begin the shopping process, make decisions about the specific features you are looking for to suit your family’s lifestyle. Are you looking for an easily folding, space-saver? Do you require cup holders and lots of room for snacks? Will you be jogging with your stroller, calling for particular tires and lights? Will you be bringing you stroller to the park or beach? Below are the top strollers of 2013, based on particular characteristics.

Top Classic Stroller

The Maclaren Triumph is a practical, functional, classic stroller choice for active parents. It is lightweight, easy to fold, and has simple, but efficient features. The stroller is durable and great for storing away in trunks of cars and closets. You can find the MacLaren Triumph at BabiesRUs.com for $185.

Top Techie Stroller

Technology is constantly evolving, even for baby strollers. For all you techies out there, the 4moms.com Origami, an easily collapsible stroller, is an incredible machine. With the push of a button, the Origami folds down instantly. It has a weight sensor to avoid folding while your baby is strapped in and is equipped with lights for nighttime strolls. Additionally, this stroller is equipped with an LCD screen that monitors speed, pace, and temperature. Lastly, you can even charge your phone! The $850 price is a little steep, but not for the incredible features offered.

Stroller for Two

If you have twins, you can do one of two things. If you’ve got an extra pair of hands, you can buy two single-seaters for each of your kids; however, it might make more sense to buy one with two seats. The best baby stroller for twins of 2013 is the Orbit Baby Double Helix. The $750 stroller has rotatable seats, so your twins can either face towards or away from each other. This stroller can also be transformed into a single -eater for outings with just one of your children. The Orbit Baby Double Helix is fashionable and functional for your twins.

Top Lightweight Stroller

If you are looking for something light and easily transportable, with less features but more mobility, the Quinny Yezz is a wonderful option. The Quinny Yezz weighs only 11 pounds and is designed to easily fold and store. This is an excellent stroller for a very active lifestyle and won’t break the bank at $279. Complement the Quinny Yezz with BeachBaby Towa’Round, a universal stroller accessory that attaches to the front of your stroller, making it easy to pull the vehicle over rough terrain or through sand.

Top Jogging Stroller

If you love to run, job, walk, or engage in exercise and activities with your child, the Baby Jogger City Elite is an excellent option. The larger wheels make for a smooth ride and can hold up to 75 pounds. With roomy compartments for snacks, toys, and anything else you can think of, the Baby Jogger City Elite is practical for active parents and kids. It costs $812 and can be found on Amazon.com.

Whatever amenities you seek, comfort and safety for your child are always priorities.  Make sure to do your research to find the most practical, wonderful stroller for your family.

Resources for This Article:

“Top 10 Strollers.” The Bump. n,p,, n.d. Web. 18 June 2013.

 

Blog written by Rebecca Eisenberg. View more of Rebecca’s work here.

Living in the Moment

Mindfulness can be seen as the practice of “being in the moment” – but what does this actually mean? Does it mean that if we’re mindful we should never think about the past or the future, never try to plan or to reflect on our past experience?

Actually, being in the moment means being mindfully aware of what is going on right here and now, in our experience, and this includes any thinking we do about the past or future. I never put much thought into this notion until I became a mother.

It began when my son, Ethan, began displaying poor sleeping habits. Ethan was a great sleeper from the start, but when he turned six weeks of age, sleep became a thing of the past. He developed ‘sensitivity to dairy’ and ‘reflux.’ So in his discomfort, sleep eluded him and kept both my husband and myself up during the night. I attempted to try to solve the problem and found a product called Colic Calm, which did help slightly, but didn’t come close to “solving” any issue. Our frequent and pleasant trips to the beach were soothing, but again, did not seem to tire him out enough to solve his problems.

It just so happened that around this time, I began implementing meditation into my daily routine. After realizing how stressed, tired, and over-reactive to Ethan’s behaviors I was becoming, it dawned on me that I needed to start doing something for myself as well. I suddenly found myself calmer. Collected. I found myself able to concentrate on what was currently happening. Instead of obsessing about Ethan not staying asleep in his crib, I found comfort that he slept in my arms. My meditation sessions grew longer and I found myself looking forward to cuddling him, rocking him, and enjoying the silent moments we got to spend together. The house suddenly relaxed.

After a few weeks of this, my son’s reflux dissipated. While I do believe that there were other factors that played in this sudden resolve, I also believe that children are amazing balls of energy that cannot help but absorb the energy around them. Ethan’s behaviors were a direct result from all the anxious and nervous energy I was bringing into the house.

Through these phases and through other personal phases of my life as a mother, I have found that patience and mindfulness help ease the tribulations that parents often go through. I’ve learned to be in the moment. To take deep breaths. To relax a little more. To live in the moment because, in the end, a life is measured by moments like these.