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She {hearts} Urban Baby Bonnets (Giveaway)

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July 2014 029Summertime brings with it loads of sunshine and blue skies.  While I was looking for a fashionable way to keep Holland’s head covered this summer, I came across Urban Baby Bonnets, a great Etsy shop run by Colette.

Urban Baby Bonnets are so stinkin’ cute with completely reversible prints.  They have the perfect sized brim to shade baby faces from the sun.  I actually tried another similar style bonnet while waiting for the Urban Baby Bonnet, and it just doesn’t cover as well.

The adjustable snaps on the chin strap are genius!  Holland is at the age where she will try to pull hats off and can easily untie a string.  Snaps keep her hat in place, and are also adjustable as she grows.

One cannot help but notice the care that goes into making these hats.  Every stitch and seam is perfectly done.  The quality far exceeds what can be found in the average store.

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Urban Baby Bonnets are unique and original and come in great colours and patterns.

Available in 6 sizes to fit a large range of little people.

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Urban Baby Bonnets would like to offer a $25 gift certificate to one lucky reader!  Please enter via Rafflecopter below.
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A winner from North America will be chosen on August 7, 2014 at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details.

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she {hearts} britax bob b-safe

britax_logoOne of the most important things a momma will buy for her babe is a car seat.  It gives you peace of mind and allows you to rest easy knowing you are doing all you can to protect your little one.  We were in need of a new infant car seat since ours was expired from seven years ago.  Britax has a stellar reputation for creating safe and sturdy car seats for kiddos.  I knew I wanted to experience the Britax difference and share it with all you readers, so when you are making a purchase as important as a baby car seat, you can make the safest decision for your little one!

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The first thing I noticed about the car seat was the sturdiness of the seat.  It fit tightly into the car and the actual seat sits securely into the car seat base.  I have always had a difficult time finding infant seats that had a nice shade canopy.  The Britax BOB B-Safe boasts a very deep shade canopy that protects little ones from the sun’s rays.  I am so excited to have that feature! The car seat comes in three different colors- orange, black, and navy- and holds babies up to 30 lbs.  The most important feature… when your babe is in this seat, it will be protected by top-notch side impact protection foam.  The most important quality in a car seat is how well it will protect the baby in case of a collision.  The Britax BOB B-Safe seat distributes crash forces equally and shields the head and neck from anything that might come in contact with the baby during a crash.

There are many items that parents can skimp on, car seats are not one of those items.  I feel so secure putting our sweet bundle in the BOB B-Safe car seat.  The safety features and quality of the seat reassures me that she will be riding in the top infant seat on the market.  When she get here (less than two weeks!!!), I will do a follow up review about the ease and user-friendliness of the seat!

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Be sure to head over to Britax and explore all their amazing car seat options.  The have infant seats, convertible seats, boosters, and more!

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she {hearts} ju-ju-be

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I am in baby mode right now.  We only have a little over two weeks before we welcome our little bundle, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  I am even more excited now that I have the most amazing diaper bag to tote all the toddler and baby items I will need when out and about.  Ju-Ju-Be is an amazing bag company that specializes in diaper bags.  There are sizes, styles, and prints galore!  It is so nice to have great options when choosing a bag that will be used for such a special phase in every momma’s life.  They even have bags for daddy’s, too!

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I have never had a “nice” diaper bag.  I just used what I had on hand and went with it.  Things got shoved into my make-shift diaper bag and it was never very convenient.  After experiencing my Ju-Ju-Be bag, I am now regretting not having invested in a quality diaper bag that makes taking a little one out so much easier.  I have been toting the Legacy ~ Be Prepared bag around for a couple weeks now.  It truly is a bag that has a place for everything, so I am never unprepared for any of the spills, needs, or mishaps that occur when you are a momma.

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Not only does the Legacy tote have a roomy central compartment, but there are mini pockets and compartments inside of it.  There are pockets on each side of the bag and two pockets on the ends which are perfect for bottles or sippy cups.  I also love that I can wear it snuggly under my arm, or use the larger strap and wear it cross-body.  The fabric is Teflon so drips and stains wipe away easily.  Oh, did I mention that it is easily big enough to suit a mommy with two kiddos in diapers?  Even cloth diapers?  It is a dream diaper bag- for sure!

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I had such a hard time choosing a bag, because all the prints and styles are so amazing.  Make sure to check out Ju-Ju-Be if you are a momma, soon-to-be-momma, or need a great baby gift for someone you know!

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she {hearts} diono

When you have more than three kids, or they are spaced out years apart, you will usually have to purchase multiple car seats due to expiration dates.  As our fourth baby prepares to make her arrival, we have been working to get everything ready for her. Car seats were an issue for us.  We had car seats expiring and the brands we had been using we weren’t fans of.  So, I went on a hunt for the best car seats on the market.  That is how I came across Diononew-lineup-rotator-v2

Diono is a company that is at the forefront of car seat innovation.  They routinely have the highest crash test ratings and their streamlined shape makes them easy to fit into any vehicle.  One thing I love is that you can fit three across in most mid-sized vehicles since they aren’t bulky.  Another benefit that is that Diono seats can be used from birth, up until your child is out of a booster.  The weight limits on these seats, 5 lbs to 120 lbs, allow you to use them for your child’s entire car seat experience and not have to purchase another seat.  That is a huge bonus when you consider how much is spent on infant, convertible, and booster seats for kiddos.

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I reviewed the Diono RadianRXT seat and we are in love with it!  It boasts a steel frame, which I love where safety is concerned.  The seat folds up so when we travel and have to take it through an airport it can be carried as a backpack.  I noticed the buckles were easy to use and I never questioned whether they were securely fastened, or not.  I was sure they were fastened properly and securely.  When the seat is installed, there is no movement.  It is the first seat we have owned that we have been able to install without any movement from the seat.  It certainly gives me peace of mind.

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Be sure to check out Diono‘s selection for yourself!  They have three new car seats is fantastic colors that would be perfect for your child- Pacifica, Rainier, & Olympia.

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she {hearts} Levana

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As a mom, I have spent a good deal of time wondering what was going on when my child was sleeping (or, supposed to be sleeping).  I never wanted to open the door for fear of disturbing him/her from their slumber.  At times, I wondered if my child was just “crying” in their sleep, or if they really needed me.  The products we are featuring today solves all the problems I’ve mentioned… and more!

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Levana is a forward-thinking company that has created several amazing products to ease the minds of mommas everywhere.  They have video monitors that display clearly what is happening with your baby while they are resting in their crib or play-pen.  They have a new movement monitor, the OMA+, that alerts parents if their babe hasn’t had breathing movement for 20 seconds or more.

I reviewed the “Keera” video monitor and was blown away by its capabilities.  I can talk to my baby through the monitor or play music to soothe her back to sleep.  The display was crystal clear in a lit room, and was clear enough to see my baby blinking in a dark room at night.  We are about to welcome our fourth child into our family, and in the process are moving our third child into her sister’s room.  I am so excited to be able to monitor what is going on while they are in the room together.

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Visit Levana for yourself and see all the amazing products for you and your baby!  From Movement Monitors to Video monitors, they have what you need to set your mind at ease.

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She {hearts} Boba 4G New Colors

All those who follow me on my blog or instagram – know I am the Boba mom. The photographer who cant rave enough of her Boba’s. Well, just to give those who love babywearing as much as I do, a heads up… Boba just released two new prints! Hurry – they will sell out super fast. I had my friend Coleen (also a She {hearts} It Writer) Photograph Reed and I in the two new colors, Vail and Peak. These were taken months ago though, check out how short my hair is and how tiny Reed is. Time goes to fast.

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Learn more about Boba and their line over on the Boba Family website.

*Disclosure: I photograph Boba’s carriers for them every year. The products featured in today’s post are not my personal Boba’s :) – I do however have a Boba (in gray) and use it personally, love it, squish it, wash it and give it lots of use. The vail and peak I only wore for moments to show their beautifulness for all of you all to see ;-)

She {hearts} Undercover Mama

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Between my three kids, I’ve breastfed for 35 months (and counting…), so I’ve learned a thing or two about dressing for the job!  I’ve found that an essential piece of my wardrobe (in addition to a great nursing bra, of course) is the Undercover Mama!

This unique top hooks onto your favorite bra to create a nursing tank to layer under any shirt.  The advantage of this over a normal nursing tank is that it allows you the freedom to wear your favorite (supportive!) bra!  When it’s time to nurse, you can lift up your shirt without exposing your tummy.  The Undercover Mama has you covered!

I also like how the Undercover Mama fits perfectly (I wear a small) and is high enough in the back and the front.  The array of color choices is fantastic too (thirteen options)!

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I highly recommend the Undercover Mama if you are breastfeeding or soon to be!

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Purchase your own Undercover Mama for $24.99.

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One lucky She {hearts} It reader is going to win an Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt in the color of her choice!

To Enter: Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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A winner from the U.S. OR Canada will be chosen on 4-30-14 at 9PM EST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details. Product Sample Provided