Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cooking With Your Kids = Smile on Face

Real Baby Loves Sticky Fingers  cooking!  You have heard me speak of my love for cooking with my children, and SFC is exactly what I have been talking about!  Being creative, having fun, taking ownership and enjoying food.  It's so simple , but hard to impart at times.  The girls at sticky fingers have the knowledge, the passion, and the skills to help your kids learn about food, cooking, and healthy eating for life.

Each After School Enrichment class will feature a healthy recipe, emphasize safety and skill building, and encourage environmental awareness in an engaging way. They provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a healthy snack each week, and will end the session with a recipe collection for each little chef for future family cooking fun!
All of Sticky Fingers trained cooking instructors share a lifetime love of cooking and a passion for cooking with kids! They have Montessori school teachers, culinary school teachers, summer camp directors, catering chefs and even graduates from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris on their talented team of cooking instructors. Go and cook up some fun with them!  Find there website and sign up your little ones HERE!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wee Plan Baby Planners!

Real Baby is excited to introduce you to are new friends at Wee Baby Planners!
WeePlan Baby Planners offers certified baby planning, greenproofing, and concierge services for expecting and new parents.  They are devoted to accommodating your every need throughout your journey toward parenthood by presenting you with objective support and education tailored to your individual needs during preconception, pregnancy, and beyond.  Wee Plan will help you spend your time enjoying your pregnancy and newborn by eliminating the stress and adding the joy that comes from knowing you are ready for the most incredible time of your life.

We at Real Baby LOVE Annie Mullens, and cannot recommend her enough!  She is beyond knowledgeable with all things baby!   Annie is a Certified Baby Planner, Greenproofer, Maternity Product Specialist Instructor for The International Maternity Institute, and Certified Car Seat Technician.  She owned her own retail store, worked in finance, and eventually settled into a career as the manager of a very successful retail baby boutique. 

In this role, Annie had encountered thousands of expectant parents.  She heard their fears and shared their joy, but more than anything she saw the stress they were enduring regarding all the decisions they needed to make.   As time went on she heard more and more parents asking for someone who could help them make educated choices about their pregnancy and beyond.  Many didn’t have the time (or energy) to research all of the baby preparation options out there and when they did attempt to research their options, more often than not ended up feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and even more confused. Her passion was born!  This passion led her to start WeePlan Baby Planners and begin her role as a Maternity Product Specialist for IMI.  

Contact Wee Plan Baby Planners HERE !  You and your baby will be glad you did!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Best Booster Seats of 2011!

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just released their 2011 ratings for booster seat safety.  Their ratings identify boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit.  safety belts are designed with adults in mind, not kids, but when a booster seat is doing its job, the vehicle belt will fit a child correctly.  That means the lap belt will lie flat across a child's upper thighs, not across the soft abdomen, and the shoulder belt will cross snugly over the middle of a child's shoulder.  BEST BETS are seats that provide good fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any car, minivan, or SUV.

Real Baby is proud to carry several of the booster seats listed on the IHS Best Bets list!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rockin Baby Slings give Back!

Rockin Baby Sling makes sure that all of their fabrics are made of natural fibers, breathable and of high-quality. They are all pre-washed in natural salt water to set the colors, prevent shrinkage, and soften the fabric.
All edges on their slings and pouches are overlocked then seamed twice to ensure no tearing or fraying at the edges.  They also use 40 lb weight thread as it increases the strength of the Rockin’ Baby Sling and Pouch. That means they are really strong.

With every sling/pouch that is purchased, Rockin’ Baby will give a sling to a mother in Haiti (and beyond, once Haitian women have plenty!). 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Stroller Geek Alert!

I admit it, I am a stroller geek!  Here is a video showing the development and history of one of my favorite strollers, the Bugaboo.   I love the first Bugaboo prototype, it's so different and has come such a long way!