Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Memento That Really Meausures Up...

As I am nearing the end of my pregnancy I have been seeking out new ways to help me always remember this most special time in my life….time has gone by so quickly and our little man will be here before we know it …I want to preserve every detail that I can of this wonderful experience.
I have always been the nostalgic type. Old pictures, ticket stubs, notes, napkins, etc are some of my most treasured possessions….but keeping these sorts of things can take up a lot of space, be difficult to keep organized and people may start to call you a packrat. Yes I admit that my collection of mementos may be seen by many as a worthless mess….but the memories they evoke are priceless.
So I am always on the lookout for new ways to preserve special memories without so much clutter.

That is why I feel I have found such a perfect pregnancy keepsake….

The Mommy Measure…

and I am so excited to share it with you.

What Exactly Is The Mommy Measure?

It’s a pregnancy journal, timeline, growth chart and keepsake all in one.

The Mommy Measure allows you to track your belly’s growth (fundal height & circumference) throughout your pregnancy and document special moments and milestones on a cute keepsake measuring tape that comes with little heart stickers and a miniature sharpie for recording and preserving your pregnancy memories.

Why It’s A Must-Have:

Small & Compact…. so keeping it won’t take up much space.

Available in a variety of Boy, Girl, and Gender Neutral Styles….so you can choose a different one for each of your pregnancies…what a neat way to compare one pregnancy with the next.

Designed to Last made of a vinyl-like material so it is sturdy and water resistant….unlike paper keepsakes, you won’t have to worry that it will be destroyed if your child happens to discover it.

Makes a unique gift or keepsake for any Mommy-To-Be.

Convenient & Easy To Use…..document as much or as little as you choose.
Your Measurements and Memories are All In One Place!

I hope that you will consider The Mommy Measure whenever you are seeking a special gift for a mommy-to-be or looking for a way to journal and create a special keepsake for your own pregnancy.
I invite you to visit to check them out for yourself!
Please let them know that you heard about
The Mommy Measure
The Modern Mommy Must-Haves Blogspot!

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product from The Mommy Measure.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ever Heard Of The Mini Social?

Special Invitation Only Sales on Designer Duds

"Conceived by mom’s for mom’s, the mini social provides private access to the most hip and modern designer clothing and accessories for mom, baby and child, all at up to 60% off. The invitation only site features clean, simple design, paired with a super easy shopping experience, and will host two or more designer socials each week. "

Shopping For A Cause

"A discount on designer duds isn’t the only thing you can feel pleased with yourself about. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to several favorite women’s and children’s charities, including the United States Fund for UNICEF and Shoe4Africa. It’s the social with a conscience."

Want To Help Me Earn $20 in Credit & Then Maybe Earn $20 in Credit for Yourself?

I will earn $20 in credit for every 5 people who join The Mini Social between now and May 23rd using this link!
And I will earn an additional $10 in credit when one of my referrals makes a purchase!

It's free & easy to join!
Please help me earn credit by clicking on my invitation link to join.
Once you become a member
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maybe earn some credit for yourself!

Giveaway Winner Announcement...

The winner of the Baby Walton Infant Hair Protector is....

Tami said...
I would give this as a gift for my niece.

May 17, 2010 7:15 AM
(#5 selected by

The winner of the Mommy Cover by Joia is....

Anonymous said...
I emailed Lisa.

May 16, 2010 1:46 PM
(#44 selected by

Yep, That's Right....
Tami was the lucky winner of BOTH Giveaway Prizes!
Congratulations Tami!

You now have 48 hours to respond with your shipping info and color/fabric preferences to claim your prize.

Thanks To All Who Entered!
Please Stay Tuned & Tell All Your Friends
More Reviews & Giveaways Coming Soon!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Cure for Baby Balding….

For years I have teased my poor sister-in-law about her babies’ “neglect spots”….you know, that area on the back of so many babies’ heads where there is no longer any hair.

But the fact is that infant bald spots are a real concern for many parents and it seems like it takes forever for these unsightly bald-spots to fill back in.

With babies spending so much time on their backs, sleeping and playing, baby balding can seem unavoidable and incurable.

But thanks to Baby Walton that is not the case anymore.

Whether your baby was born with a full head of hair or very little and you are trying to cultivate and preserve the few that he/she has you should definitely consider getting
Baby Walton Infant Hair Protectors.

Made of 100% satin these handy little hair protectors simply tie into cribs, bassinets, swings, carriers/car seats, and strollers, protecting baby’s hair from the friction that can cause it to break off and lead to those unsightly bald spots.
If your baby is already suffering from baby baldness an infant hair protector will help his or her hair to fill back in faster.

I will definitely be making use of my Baby Walton Infant Hair Protectors (sent to me free of charge for this review) and will definitely be recommending them to everyone that I know.

Why They Are A Must-Have:

- They Prevent Baby Balding! I know I don’t want my baby to have an unsightly bald spot, do you?

- They come in two sizes that tie easily and safely onto the many surfaces that baby’s head comes into contact with while lying down.

- Help re-grow baby’s hair, while preventing further balding

-Helps maintain the moisture in your baby’s hair and scalp

- Available in 3 colors

-Machine Washable

Want to Win Baby Walton Infant Hair Protectors

For Your Own Baby Or To Give As A Gift?

One Lucky Modern Mommy Must-Haves Reader

will win their choice of color…maybe that lucky reader will be you!

To Enter This Giveaway: (you must do the first & then one or all of the following):

1 entry – Visit and tell us which color you would choose if you won.

1 entry- Tell me if you will use this for your baby or give it to a friend if you win.

1 entry - Tell me if your baby has suffered from infant balding or if you know someone else whose baby has/had the unsightly bald spot.

1 entry - Follow this blogspot publicly & comment that you do

1 entry (per friend e-mailed)- E-mail your friend(s) about this giveaway and send a copy of your e-mail(s) to me:

You will qualify for 1 entry for each friend that you e-mail
But you must post a separate comment for each friend.

This giveaway will end on May 17, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only! Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product from Baby Walton.

A Nursing Cover That Offers More....

More Coverage, More Comfort & More Confidence.
In searching for Modern Mommy Must-Haves I am always looking for those special features that set one product apart from the rest & truly make them a “Must-Have. “
I think that a nursing cover is a necessity for every nursing mother but I was determined to find “The Must-Have Nursing Cover” ….the cover that goes above and beyond all others and offers more.
There are so many stylish and functional nursing covers available today but so many of them look like they were cut from the same pattern with the only variation being the fabric & the name…. I thought I may never find a nursing cover that offers something above and beyond the other covers out there…..That is, until I found The Mommy Cover by Joia!

What makes this nursing cover so different from all the others on the market?

The Retractable Reel System!

When you connect the retractable reel system around your back it comfortably secures the sides of The Mommy Cover under both arms or over one shoulder offering additional hands-free coverage & confidence that other nursing covers just don’t provide. You are able to focus more on your baby as there is less concern that the cover may shift, get kicked away by baby, pulled aside by another child or even blown up by the wind.

I LOVE The Mommy Cover (sent to me free of charge for this review) and intend to take mine everywhere I go…In fact, I am already planning to pack it in my bag for the hospital so that I can start using it right away!

Why it’s A Must-Have:


- Available in a variety of fabric choices to suit moms’ individual tastes. I love the little added touches like the satin neck-strap and fashion buckle.


-Cute & Coordinated fabrics on both sides….It’s like having two covers in one.

Machine Washable

- Even with the retractable reel system this nursing cover is machine-washable. Just remove the reel from its Velcro pocket before washing.


- The silky satin neck-strap is soft and comfortable and doesn’t cut into your neck like some other nursing cover neck-straps do.


- The rigid but flexible neckline allows mothers to view their nursing baby but the cover can still be rolled up to fit in a diaper bag or purse.


- The Patent-Pending Retractable Reel System is a feature that sets The Mommy Cover apart from all other nursing covers on the market. It provides added coverage and security giving moms the confidence to nurse even the most active babies in public.

A Discount Just For You!

I am so excited to announce that Joia Products is offering Modern Mommy Must-Haves readers a special discount of $15 off when they purchase The Mommy Cover from . You’ll want to head over to The Joia Products Website and take advantage of this special offer by entering the code: MODERNMOMMY at checkout (valid through May 18th, 2010).

While you are there you can get answers to questions that you may have about The Mommy Cover and even watch a video demonstration of The Mommy Cover.

Would you be interested in winning a Mommy Cover?

I am excited to announce that One Lucky Modern Mommy Must-Haves reader will win a Mommy Cover from Joia Products.

To Enter This Giveaway: (you must do the first & then one or all of the following):
1 entry – Visit and tell us which Mommy Cover is your favorite.

1 entry – Tell us if you will keep The Mommy Cover for yourself or give it to someone else as a gift if you win this giveaway

1 entry - Follow this blogspot publicly & comment that you do

1 entry- watch the video and tell us what the owner mentions is another great thing about the silky neck-strap that I did not mention in my review.

1 entry (per friend e-mailed)- E-mail your friend(s) about this giveaway and send a copy of your e-mail(s) to me:

You will qualify for 1 entry for each friend that you e-mail
But you must post a separate comment for each friend.

This giveaway will end on May 17, 2010 and is opened to US Residents only! Be sure to leave your e-mail address with each entry and leave separate comments for each entry!

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I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product from Joia Products.

Monday, May 3, 2010

ORGANIC...Just Another Trend?

In shopping for our baby I began to notice more and more products labeled "organic"...

Everything from baby food to diapers and
I couldn’t help but wonder what all the hype was about.

With celebrity children sporting designer organic duds and the prices for organic products tending to be a bit higher I began to think that maybe Organic was just another status symbolJust Another Trend?!?!

I mean, I didn’t have “organic” products growing up & I’m fine….. so what is all the fuss about?

The difference is that our children are exposed to increasingly more toxins & chemicals than past generations. This increased exposure has been linked to the rise in allergies, autism, learning disorders’ and developmental disabilities.

According to The Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York “Today, children are exposed to thousands of substances in the environment, most of which have never been tested for toxicity to children. The implications of this massive experiment in exposure are unknown. Environmental toxicants are suspected to be correlated with many disorders that, until recently, have been assumed to be genetic in origin… attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, and autism are among the disorders that may be linked to environmental toxicants.”

So buying "Organic" is Not Just Another Trend….it is a decision to protect our children!

Realistically, we cannot keep our children in a bubble, protecting them from all of the toxins that exist in the environment but we can be more conscience of what toxins we allow into our home.

I may not be able to afford buying “everything” organic but I am willing to spend a little extra money on the items that may impact my child’s health the most.

Since babies spend most of their time sleeping…..
An organic crib mattress just makes sense!

I had the privilege of reviewing a Naturepedic No-Compromise Organic Cotton Ultra crib mattress (sent to me free of charge for this review). I was impressed with the quality of this award-winning organic mattress and the wealth of information on the Naturepedic website. I am comforted to know that my baby will Sleep Healthy on this high quality organic mattress, free from exposure to unnecessary toxins.

Why it’s A Must-Have:


(this means so much more to me now that I truly understand the health benefits of buying organic)
• Organic Cotton Cover with Waterproof Surface
(So safe you could eat off of it….not that I would recommend that!)

• It’s Hypoallergenic
(Very important in our house as my husband has pretty severe allergies)

o Dust Mite Barrier
o No Latex, Wool, or other high allergy materials

• Organic Cotton Filling

• Firm Support
(a firm mattress is recommended for safe infant sleeping)
o 252 Coil Orthopedic Innerspring Plus Edge Support

• Non-Toxic Fire Protection

• Trusted Brand
o Lifetime Limited Warranty
o Made In The U.S.A.

• Designed to fit a Toddler Bed too!

• Provides Peace of Mind

I cannot thank Naturepedic enough for the opportunity to review and share this wonderful organic mattress with you and for the peace of mind that it has provided me.

If you are looking for a crib mattress I encourage you to read this article:
(it is just one of many informative articles on their site)

Naturepedic offers more than just crib mattresses...
They Offer Peace Of Mind!
Really, they do offer more than just crib mattresses.
To check out their selection of twin, full & queen mattresses (wish they offered king), bassinette mattresses (I will probably be looking into buying one of these), changing pads and more.
I hope that you will consider buying Naturepedic for your next mattress purchase.

I received no compensation for my review other than a free sample
of the product from Naturepedic.