We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Ju-Ju-Be for a “Perfectly Purple” giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a prize pack with goodies from Ju-Ju-Be in Lilac Lace and from Baby K’tan Baby Carrier in Eggplant! Scroll down to enter using the Rafflecopter form. But hurry! The giveaway ends at midnight (est) on Thursday!
To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a Perfectly Purple prize pack from Ju-Ju-Be and Baby K’tan.
Ju-Ju-Be BFF Backpack in Lilac Lace(Valued at $165.00)
Ju-Ju-Be Be Neat Bib in Lilac Lace (Valued at $20.00)
Baby K’tan Baby Carrier in Eggplant (Valued at $49.95)
Baby K’tan Baby Hat in Eggplant (Valued at $5.99)
Giveaway ends on November 21, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. EST and the winner will be announced here on November 21, 2013 in the afternoon. See Terms & Conditions on Rafflecopter form for more information. a Rafflecopter giveaway
This week is international babywearing week, and we are loving every minute of it! Although it is already Friday, and the week is nearing its end, we still have plenty of babywearing talk left in us . We wanted to point out a few of the great benefits of babywearing and remind parents (mom and dad alike) why their little babes just love to be cuddled so close!
Check out these awesome babywearing facts:
babywearing promotes healthy mental and physically development
Wearing your child in a wrap, sling or carrier will result in beneficial, permanent brain changes, enhancing baby’s IQ, in addition to long term benefits of good health, psychological security and independence
carried babies cry less Research shows that babies who are carried (either in parents’ arms or in a wrap or carrier) cry LESS. In cultures where babies are carried almost continuously, babies cry much less than those in non-carrying cultures.
babywearing helps you bond with your baby Babies who are worn in a baby carrier, sling or wrap are significantly more likely to demonstrate a strong and secure attachment to their mothers, according to a study done at Columbia University. Babies who are not held need more verbal interaction and eye contact, just to be reassured that you’re there. Carrying your baby is a great way to connect with him or her (and provide stimulation too). Additionally, your baby is “right there” to enjoy whenever you feel like snuggling or kissing!
babywearing enables caregiver to have hands free Babywearing enables caregivers to to keep baby close and safe while still having both hands free. Caregivers have the freedom to care for other children and tend to everyday tasks while carrying their baby close to their heart.
babywearing helps prevent “flat-head” syndrome Studies have shown that nearly 1 in 2 babies in North America will suffer from positional plagiocephaly, or “flat head syndrome” (6). This is believed to be the result of over-using devices such as car seats, swings and bouncy seats, as well as the “Back to Sleep” program which was implemented in the early 90′s. By regularly carrying your baby in a baby carrier, wrap or sling you will avoid the constant pressure that is placed on the back of your baby’s head in these devices, and you will be promoting a healthy and natural head development!
babywearing counts as tummy-time! Tummy-time is important for your baby’s physical as well as emotional and intellectual development. It helps them learn to hold their head up, grasp at items to help develop motor skills, and observe the world around them (9). But you may have noticed that even though it’s good for your baby, he may not be a huge fan of tummy-time. It’s a serious workout! Wearing your baby in the Baby K’tan or other carriers and wraps will allow your baby to exercise his neck, head and back muscles. You can also hang a small toy from the side of the carrier to help your little one develop his motor skills. But best of all, you’ll find that your baby gets this “babywearing tummy-time” regularly, and you don’t have to schedule it into your day!
We just LOVE this video review of the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier! Kathryn describes the K’tan in awesome detail, from how to put it on to how to easily travel with the carrier neatly stored in your diaper bag or in the bottom of your stroller. We especially like the way that she describes placing baby in the carrier – your little one might fuss a bit, but if you stay cool and collected, you’ll rock it . Just keep talking to your little one, and after a few seconds they will sink into the carrier comfortably… and probably fall asleep!
Better yet, she is offering a giveaway as well!
Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel and follow the easy steps to enter the giveaway. Hurry! It ends 8/31/2013
We are very excited to join Magic Beans, and more than 75 other great brands at the Drool Baby Expo on May 21, 2013 at the Westin Waterfront Boston! Drool will provide new and expectant parents with a fun, upscale environment for exploring all the products and services they need for their growing family. In addition to crave-worthy baby products, Drool will feature some amazing one-night-only discounts and special offers, incredible raffle prizes (including a regular cotton Baby K’tan in your color and size choice!), delicious food and drinks, complimentary spa treatments, and an overflowing gift bag.
So come stop by our Baby K’tan Baby Carrier table and say hi!
We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite brands to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Baby Cupid’s Corner Giveaway! 3 lucky winners will win prize packs (valued up to $265) loaded with sweet products for mom and baby from Baby K’tan, Bumkins, BinkiBear, L’ovedbaby, Milkmakers, FridaBaby, Teething Bling by Smart Mom Jewelry and Stork Stack!
1. Baby K’tan Baby Carrier + Wear Me Baby T-shirt + Baby Hat
2. Bumkins Keith Haring Graffiti Heart Stroller/Baby Carrier Blanket
3. BinkiBear Pacifier Holder in Pink
4. L’ovedbaby Swaddling Blanket in Keen Green
5. Milkmakers Lactation Cookies Starter Pack
6. FridaBaby’s NoseFrida Snotsucker + 3 packs of Nosefrida Filters + a 10-pack of Windi
7. Teething Bling Gift Set in Onyx and Pearl
8. Stork Stack
How to enter?
Complete the Rafflecopter form below. Three winners will be announced on Feb. 14, 2013. a Rafflecopter giveaway
On-the-go? We are teaming up with InnoBaby to select one lucky winner with innovate on-the-go solution to make outings a little easier. The lucky winner will receive the On-the-Go Essentials valued up to $100.