Cars.com Car Seat Safety Ratings!

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Searching for a new car can be a tedious task. Whether you are in the market for a car, truck, or van there are so many variables to consider. There’s vehicle cost, fuel economy, seating capability, extended warranties and the list goes on. Of course if you have young children you also want to consider how the vehicle’s seating will accommodate a car seat.

Its important to know which cars have the best car seat options. Luckily, this part of the car buying process has been handled by Certified Child Safety Passenger Technicians that conduct car seat installations tests on a variety of cars that are on the market and rate them? As you can see from the image below there are individual ratings given to the different types of seat attachments. Since each directional installation is rated you can decide which car would be the best for the age/stage of your child depending if they are rear facing or forward facing and even more specifically if the car seat is a click style infant seat or a latch attaching seat.

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This will take the stress out of deciding which car best suits your family based on the stage that your child(ren) are in.

Cars.com has a wonderful section on their website that includes specific cars and their ratings based on car seat safety. If you’re in the market for a new car, check this out first!

Now all you have to worry about is what color car you’ll chose ūüėČ

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Darlin’ Deals Giveaway ~ MAM Gift Set & ergoCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag!

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by MAM. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product shipment, quality, or use. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted all safety information and suggestions were provided by MAM.

September is Baby Safety Month and during this month MAM wants to get information out to parents to increase consumer awareness about the safe selection and use of baby products.

Safe sleep practices¬†is one of the most important¬†ways a parent can protect their little one. Remembering to keep all loose blanketing, pillows, and toys out of baby’s crib is vital in keeping your baby safe while sleeping. Another important tip MAM reminds parents of is to always put baby on their back while sleeping and ensure that baby doesn’t get too hot while sleeping. To reduce the risk of baby overheating be sure to dress baby appropriately for the temperature in the room and use breathable materials like cotton.

You can find more tips at www.mambaby.com.

About MAM ‚Äď standard setting baby products¬†

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and in five continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visit www.mambaby.com.

 

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Here’s some info on the ergoCocoon Sleep Bag:

ergoCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag

The ergoCocoon ‘no origami’ baby swaddle to sleep bags are designed to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from.¬† The simple zip up design will keep baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping. The ergoCocoon is made from skin-friendly, organic cotton outer layer and breathable organic cotton filling, never synthetic. The entire range has also been acknowledged as ‘hip-healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for our ergonomically designed bell shaped bottom, which provides extra leg room for healthy hips.¬† For those bubs that like a little more freedom or are ready to transition out of a swaddle, the ergoCocoon has patented snaps in the armholes that can be used to convert from a swaddle to a sleeping bag.¬† Tog rated for warmth, there is an ergoPouch swaddle to suit every season.¬† New season prints available now! From RRP$24.95

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MAM Baby product $30 Gift Set Giveaway!

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Every baby has their own preferences, starting right from birth. My son was a pacifier baby and my daughter was a thumb sucker. Of course I didn’t realize my daughter would be a thumb sucker until she was 5 months old. So that meant trying many, many, MANY varieties of pacis before she decided to show us that the whole time she would have¬†just preferred her thumb. During this trial and error pacifier phase I came across a brand called MAM.

Surprisingly MAM pacifiers and teethers were the only thing that would soothe my daughter during the months before she figured out how to self-soothe with her own thumb. So it quickly became the only feeding brand used in our house. My daughter loves their bottles for the nipple design and I love their bottles for their unique sterilizing design that allows you to take apart the bottle and microwave it for 3 minutes with water in the base to provide a steam-action cleansing (genius!).
 

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I’ve ordered this Trial Package in the past and I have been very happy with the quality of their products and the generous quantity they offer as samples.

Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway: Sleeping Baby’s Flying Squirrel PJ!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Sleeping Baby Flying Squirrel PJ in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own except for factual information about product.

Sleep is a vital part of life. Rest gives your body a sense of rejuvenation. Then why is it that during one of the most exhausting times in an adult’s life, parenthood, there seems to be such a shortage of slumber? I have been blessed with 2 beautiful, healthy children; however both of them hate sleep. I tried everything during the early months to get them to fall asleep and most importantly STAY ASLEEP!

With my first-born I used swaddles and pacifiers. With that combination I was only able to successfully get him to fall asleep, but as soon as the paci fell out of his mouth Mommy was being called via screams and cries every 45 minutes throughout the night. Then of course came the dreaded age where they start rolling over and swaddles are no longer safe.

Needless to say when Baby #2 arrived and she also had a strong dislike for catching Z’s I was beyond frustrated. To make matters worse she didn’t like swaddles OR pacifiers (ahhhhh!). Luckily I happened upon a company called Sleeping Baby with a unique line of bedtime wear for little ones. Among their innovative products is a life-saving sleep sack style outfit called the Zipadee-Zip. The Zippy, as its commonly called, is created for babies ages 3-24 months old and is safe for babies that have begun rolling over due to its ‘wing-span’ design¬†that provides excess room for baby to move around. The hands and feet are kept secured inside this cozy sack to provide a womb-like feel. Zipadee Zip

However, due to my daughter’s thumb-sucking preference I was looking for something that would allow for her to be contained in a sleeping sack style PJ with the freedom to have access to her precious soothing thumb.

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Imagine my excitement when I discovered that this awesome company had created something that covered all my daughter’s needs with a PJ called the Flying Squirrel! This adorable jammy is designed for children ages 12 months – 5 years old. It is a blanket style pajama that has optional hand and foot coverings to keep your little one snug and comforted without the need for loose blankets. With the wonderful option of being able to leave 1 hand free while wearing the Flying Squirrel I knew I had found a replacement for the generic sleep sacks that my 19 month old was quickly outgrowing.

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Be sure to check out Sleeping Baby’s website to view all the wonderful products (such as the Zippy OneZ: a snap-less outfit that features a zipper¬†instead of buttons¬†for smoother & easier diaper changes) and all the adorable prints for this one-of-a-kind sleep line.

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BOB Revolution Stroller & Car Seat system 35% OFF!

Bob Motion Travel System

Currently the highly rated BOB Motion Travel System is 35% off!

This system includes the stroller and car seat and has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating from 35 customer reviews.

About the Product

  • The BOB motion stroller has a one-hand, quick fold design
  • The BOB motion stroller is lightweight and has a compact aluminum frame
  • The BOB B-safe infant car seat is lightweight and easy to install
  • The BOB B-safe infant car seat has side by side impact protection and an energy absorbing foam liner that distributes crash forces and shields from vehicle intrusion while containing the head and body
  • The BOB B-safe has a tangle-free five point harness with four heights and two buckle positions
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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Baby K’Tan Diaper Bag! {+ FREE Shipping Promo Code}

Baby Ktan Review DiaperbagDisclaimer: I received a complimentary BABY K’TAN Smart Gear diaper bag in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

Women¬†generally have something they are obsessed with collecting; be it shoes, clothing, makeup, or purses.¬†In my pre-Mommy days I used to drool over handbags so it only seemed fitting for my purse infatuation to develop into a passion for diaper bags. For most mommas lugging a bulky diaper bag around is a chore. Many count down the days until their little ones are potty trained just so they can rid themselves of these baby bags. However, for me this was never the case. Oddly enough I was actually sad when my son outgrew the diaper bag stage a few years ago, but lucky for me I have baby #2 now and I was able to start carrying my beloved diaper bags again ūüėČ

One way to make carrying a diaper bag less of a hassle is to own a variety of them in different sizes. That way¬†depending on what type of outing¬†you’ll be taking baby on you can use the¬†one that suits your packing needs.¬†Another thing to consider is that¬†owning a stylish diaper bag¬†makes it seem less like you’re carrying a suitcase full of baby’s necessities¬†yet more like you’re¬†taking baby out¬†and¬†bringing along an oversized fashionable shoulder bag.

Recently one of my favorite companies, BABY K’TAN, has expanded their line beyond fabric wrap-style baby carriers by introducing the Smart Gear diaper bag! I was offered the opportunity to review their latest product and upon receiving it I was thrilled to see that it fit my desire to own fashionable diaper bags with a chic look and design.

The Smart Gear bag has a modern chevron print on the outside in a gender neutral color scheme that suits mommies of baby boys & girls (not to mention that dad won’t mind carrying it either!).¬†A unique¬†feature¬†that sets this bag apart from other diaper bags is its FDA food-grade lining that prevents bacterial growth inside the bag. The lining of the bag is made of anti-microbial nylon that’s perfect for cloth diapering mommas! Another great feature of the bag is the multitude of outside pockets. I love bags with outside pockets so you can quickly and easily grab common things without needing to root around inside the bag.

Strictly from a personal preference stand point I prefer diaper bags with a ‘glazed’ wipeable exterior, where as this bag is a canvas type outer material.¬†Having a wipeable exterior on diaper bags is a preference of mine because it allows me to use the bag anywhere without fear of staining the beautiful outer part of the diaper bag. However, I¬†was very¬†pleased to discover¬†that this bag is machine washable so that would allow for any¬†minor stains to be cleaned up by simply tossing it in the washer. They¬†do suggest that you line dry it so make sure if you wash it you allow time for it to air dry before your next outing with baby.

From BABY K’TAN website:

  • Outside zippered pocket and two inner pockets lined with anti-microbial, water-resistant, odor-resistant, FDA food-grade lining to prevent germ growth and contain smell
  • Store wet or dry items
  • Perfect for cloth diapering, potty training, or any mom/baby essential
  • 12 storage compartments, an adjustable shoulder strap, and stroller straps included
  • BPA-Free, PVC-Free, polyurethane laminate waterproof interior lining, 100% cotton exterior
  • Machine wash cold, line dry

BABY K’TAN has generously offered an EXCLUSIVE Promo Code for Darlin’ Deals fans to use on their website ~ Use code DARLINDEALS at checkout to receive FREE Shipping on the Smart Gear diaper bag! Promo code expires on October 16, 2015 and is subject to BABY K’TAN terms of use.

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ BabyBjorn’s Travel Crib!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary BABYBJORN Travel Light Crib in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you’ve ever vacationed with a baby you know that you basically need to pack up the entire nursery to bring along with you to the hotel.¬†Unfortunately while diapers, wipes, toys,¬†and blankets are all portable a baby’s crib is not. Of course there are the bulky playpen options for portable sleeping.. however¬†after a few back-breaking vacations carrying¬†a pack-n-play style crib to the hotel room I began to dread our family’s upcoming cruise that would require tons of luggage¬†for our family of 4 in addition to a playpen.

Just in time for our cruise I was offered the opportunity to review the BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light! Just having the word ‘light’ in¬†the title of the¬†product¬†made me jump for joy at the thought of my load being lightened¬†for our upcoming travels. As soon as it arrived I thought there must be a mistake and something must be missing¬†as I picked up the Travel Crib, why did my arm not quiver at the task of lifting a portable crib?! I was pleased to discover upon unzipping the carrying case that all the parts were there and this compact crib truly lived up to¬†its¬†descriptive¬†name of¬†being¬†light. Plus look how small the Travel Crib becomes once its in the¬†carrying case (shown in photo above with my daughter’s full size crib as a comparison).

Travel Crib Bjorn

My favorite features of this crib include the firm yet comfortable mattress for your baby to sleep on safely while away from home. As I mentioned above, this compact crib weighs a mere 11 lbs and folds into a sleek rectangular shape that fits inside a handy zippered carrying case. Finally the other feature that I enjoyed about using this Travel Crib on vacation was its compact size, it fit perfectly in the relatively small room that cruise ships offer without taking up valuable space to walk around the room.

From BABYBJORN’s website:

219 out of 232 (94%) recommend this product

  • Simple to set up and fold up
  • Easy to take with you
  • Soft and comfy mattress
  • Removable and washable travel crib material
  • Can be used for babies and children aged 0‚Äď3 years

This amazing Travel Crib can be purchased at a variety of baby stores including online directly from Amazon!

For detailed product info on the Travel Crib Light visit its product page on BABYBJORN’s website.

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