ChicMom & ChicBabe

This blog was created to provide a quick reference guide for: Easy recipes, stylish baby products; chic baby shower gift ideas; newborn and infant care products, as well as, eco friendly baby products and toys. We also provide tools for selecting fashionable and efficient clothing and accessories for busy moms.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stella & Dot Girls Foundation Bracelet
 Jewelry for little Girls
Give gifts that give. I am now representing a company called Stella & Dot. One thing I love about Stella Dot is that they offer affordable jewelry for little girls. My daughter selected a few styles and we have been gifting them at birthday parties. This is one of my favorites because proceeds also benefit Stella &Dot foundation, which donates to a number of children's and women's charities.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ChicMom & ChicBabe: SuperBerry Spinach Smoothie

ChicMom & ChicBabe: SuperBerry Spinach Smoothie

SuperBerry Spinach Smoothie

I was having trouble getting my daughter to eat some green vegetables. So I came up with this recipe. My 3 year old and 15 month old both slurp this up. They have no idea how nutritious it is!

2-3 tblsp. frozen organic spinach
1 very ripe banana (for added sweetness)
1/4 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/4 cup frozen organic blueberries
about 1 cup whole milk or soy milk (You can vary this based on preferred thickness)

Dump all ingredients in blender. Blend. Very easy. You can also get popsicle molds or dixie cups and freeze this mixture to make yummy popsicles!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Each day, HauteLook hosts exclusive, limited-time sales events with the premier fashion and lifestyle brands for men, women, children and home.

I have purchased the most exclusive brands for myself, my husband and the kids at up to 70% off. I highly recommend this site. Sales begin at 8:00 a.m. Log on early because items sell out quickly!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus Potty Seat

I never voiced it but had been thinking this was the single best baby accessory I have ever purchased. Then one day my friend Kat and I were at a park that had no rest rooms. Both of our daughters had to "go," and we utilized these potty seats in the back of our cars. Suddenly we both looked at each other and said (at the same time). "This is the best product." I feel that I owe my daughter's potty training to this seat because, often I would put her in a pull-up when we went places that did not have bathrooms or DESIRABLE bathrooms. It was almost like taking a huge step back every time we left the house. This seat gave me the confidence to take her out in underwear, if nothing else. I highly recommend it, especially if you are having difficulties potty training. Very nice for germ phobics also.

The specs:

Full size travel potty that folds flat into a trainer seat
Contoured seat for your child's comfort and hygienic
Also can be placed on any toilet seat
Non slip, durable and comfortable
Legs lock into place when opened
Folds flat so it can fit in a purse or diaper bag
Uses self-absorbing, disposable liners that discard like a diaper

Monday, September 21, 2009


Each day, HauteLook hosts exclusive, limited-time sales events with the premier fashion and lifestyle brands for men, women, children and home. I have purchased a few (deeply discounted) luxury items for myself and really cute clothing for the children. I referred a friend and now she says checking to see what's on discount, is the highlight of her morning each day. I would say, I have to agree.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

BornFree™ 2x Pacifiers for Day and Night

"New from BornFree™, the BPA-Free Pacifier for Day and Night Use is an orthodontic silicone pacifier with a flexible handle that retains its shape and doesn't hamper sleep. Made from materials that are 100% free of Bisphenol-A, Phthalates and PVC, the BornFreeTM pacifier also features an orthodontic collapsible teat that encourages the natural development of baby's teeth and gums and a breathable shield to reduce skin irritation and protect sensitive skin." My son won't take any other pacifier and it is comforting to know that it is free of chemicals. Available at

Bella Tunno Buttie Bundle 3 Piece Set

This three piece gift set includes a bib, "buttie" (the company name for a changing pad) and a "binker" (pacifier holder).
I really like the array of fun and stylish fabrics. However, they are not only pretty, all products are backed in super-absorbent terry velour. This gift set is a perfect and unique baby shower or new baby gift. It offers style in the midst of spit ups and dignity during diaper changes. Available on

Friday, January 25, 2008

Fire Escape Ladder

One Step Ahead offers 2 or 3 story fire escape ladders. They are expensive but worth it. You may also be able to get a deduction off of your fire insurance to help offset the cost. 3 story escape shown.

Little Giraffe Chenille blanket

Super soft and cuddly! Perfect shower gift. This is an item that an expectant mother or father may not put on their registry but would really appreciate getting. Toddlers love to snuggle with this blanket while reading books or while napping, once they are old enough to safely sleep with a blanket. Adults will even enjoy this blanket because it is nice and warm.

BABYBJÖRN Toilet Trainer

This toilet trainer is really convenient, It fits atop any toilet seat, is discreet, comfortable and cleans easily. The BABYBJÖRN Toilet Trainer comes in an array of color and your toddler will feel all grown.

Friday, December 7, 2007

First Meals, by Annabel Karmel

This cookbook provides easy recipes for puree's, shakes and more.

It also provides a great guide for what you should introduce to your baby at each phase in development. The photographs are beautiful, with vivid colors of fruits and vegetables. It also includes recipes and presentation ideas to help entice the pickiest of toddlers.

I have provided a link to the expanded addition above.

HomeMade Baby®

For busy parents, who may not have time to steam and puree. I found another maker of organic refrigerated baby foods. These refrigerated options are healthier than the organic jars because they are not heated to extreme temperatures to keep them safe on shelves. They are prepared, packaged refrigerated and sent to stores. The colors are amazing and the flavors... delicious.

To find a store near you click above.

Fingerprint Casting Kit

Personalized gifts are always popular.

With this fingerprint casting kit, you can make a special keepsake pendent out of your child (or your sweetheart's) fingerprint. You make the mold and send it to a disclosed address for casting. It will be returned within 4-6 weeks. Complete instructions are included. You can get the actual kit in time for the holidays, since it arrives within two weeks.

Planet Happy Toys

Planet Happy, a toy company, has an amazing motto. Play. Learn. Sustain.

They have a wide variety of toys for all ages. From stacking toys to dolls. The dolls are offered in a variety of ethnicities and the plastic is non-toxic. To ensure that every product sold at Planet Happy is safe; each product they sell meets or exceeds current US and European safety standards.

They require that all materials be non-toxic. They also require that all companies they work with provide safe, sweatshop free working conditions for their employees. Many of these companies are Fair Trade and/or Organic certified.

Hype Handbags

Hype specializes in designer looks at affordable prices.

This red bag is really sassy and large enough to stash wipes or whatever you may need for your baby. A perfect gift for a Mom who wants to look put together, youthful and fun. This brand offers a lot of affordable stylish bags.

On sale now a Free shipping also available!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Personalized photo growth chart

What I like most about this growth chart is its portability. If you move away from your home you can take the memories of your child's growth with you rather than leaving them on the wall for the next person to promptly cover with paint. The chart features three 3" x 5" fabric frames for photos showing a child's passage from toddler to all-grown-up
and two fabric markers in red and black to check off their progress from 1 1/2 feet to 5 1/2 feet in one-inch increments. Available at RedEnvelope.

Deluxe baby keepsake kit

This kit from RedEnvelope was one of the most special gifts I got at my baby shower. It captures that first year with a 4" x 6" photo and hand prints or footprints. All you have to do is press the baby's hand or foot into the soft, mess-free, nontoxic clay and let it dry. No mixing, baking or painting and it is easy to assemble.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Baby Product Recall Finder

Baby Center offers a free product recall finder. They maintain a database and update it regularly. Products are listed under specific categories for quick reference. You can also type in specific product names to determine if they have been recalled. occasionally batches of a product get recalled, so it is important to make note of manufacture dates, item and batch numbers. Click the link above to access the recall finder.

Original Bundle Me, by JJ Cole

I do not own the Bundle Me, bunting bag but have several friends that rave about it. For use in car seats, strollers, or joggers. this product eliminates need for bulky jackets or blankets. Protects toddler or infant from harmful UV rays and is wind and water resistant. The soft new shearling interior, double-fleece exterior fits three- and five-point harnesses. Perfect to keep your child warm during the approaching winter months, so you don't feel guilty leaving the house for a walk on a cold day.

Available in a variety of colors and as an added bonus it is machine washable.

The toddler size (shown here) fits children up to 39 inches long, the infant size can be used on children up to 21 lbs.

Ideal shower gift for the "outdoorsy" new Mom or Dad.

Swaddle Designs® Receiving Blankets

The Ultimate Receiving Blanket® by Swaddle Designs® takes all of the guess work out of swaddling your newborn. Designed by an RN, they are the optimal shape and size for a nice tight wrap around your infant, so she sleeps safely and soundly. To make it even more convenient they include a tag with swaddling instructions. I used the, super soft, organic cotton blankets. They come in an array of colors.

perfect shower gift!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Secure Transitions Baby Tub

When my daughter outgrew her infant bath tub, I was still not ready to give her a bath in our "big" tub. So I purchased the Secure Transitions Baby Tub from One Step Ahead. My daughter loves it!!! She transformed from dreading bath time to loving it.

What I love is the built-in supply holder to keep shampoo and rinse cup close, so you can always keep a hand on baby. Another major selling point was that it suctions to the shower wall for drying and storage. So you do not always have to be moving a baby tub out of your way, if you share a bathroom with your child.

She loves the comfort and the playful design. This tub must be inflated by mouth. I also read some reviews about punctures but I have been pretty hard on this tub and have not experienced any of these issues.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Teeny Towel Anti-Bacterial Wipes

Teeny Towel Anti-Bacterial Wipes by Parents of Invention, are all natural and great for cleaning your kids hands or face when you're in the car or on the go. Chemical free; gentle on little hands. With lavender, sweet orange, rosemary oil, and other essential oils. They are a perfect alcohol-free alternative to hand sanitizer. They come in a small container that you can attach to your keychain or diaper bag. Very convenient, particularly for the approaching cold and flu season!

They also offer Teeny Towel insect repellent which is DEET-Free; made of citronella, lemon grass, and rosemary oils.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Laundress™ New York Sweater Stone®

OK, winter is approaching. Time to bring out all of those "pilly" sweaters, right? Wrong. Rather than dry cleaning, The Laundress™ New York has developed a new product to renew the finish of sweaters, blankets, upholstery and more. The Laundress Sweater Stone® is an easy, convenient and environmentally safe way to remove pilling.

Perfect gift for the approaching holidays. They also offer a gentle cashmere shampoo.

Free Trial Shaklee Dryer Sheet

If you are interested In eco friendly cleaning products. Nicole from Shaklee is offering a free trial of a fragrance free dryer sheet, made from corn. Sounds really cool.

Try it by clicking the link above and post your comments on ChicMom & ChicBabe. See the other Shaklee posting below for more details.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

HAPPYBABY™ Organic Frozen Baby Food

HAPPYBABY™ Organic Frozen Baby Food is a very healthy way to feed your baby, especially if you do not have time to puree your own fresh foods. They taste great, and they come in 15 flavors with a great variety of meats, veggies, grains and fruits for baby’s budding palette.

COMING SOON: A revolutionary dry cereal for baby’s immunity created with Dr. Sears. Organic, vitamin and mineral fortified, DHA and Probiotics added for baby’s brightest future!

For every package you buy, you and HAPPYBABY partner with Project Peanut Butter to feed a child for a whole day in Malawi.

Shaklee Get Clean™ Starter Kit

Danielle, a ChicMom & ChicBabe blog reader who is also a Natural Childbirth Educator and Stroller Strides Fitness Instructor. Highly recommends that every mother make herself aware of the impact of cleaning products on the environment and on the health of our children. She recommended Shaklee products. According to the corporate website,as early as 1960, Shaklee made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever. And they were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset their CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment. When you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:

* Eliminate 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.
* Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

The Peanut Shell® Sling

Recommended by Kathy, these slings are perfect to keep your newborn close, so that you can get out and get fresh air during the first weeks of motherhood. Later on you can keep your bigger baby on your hip or back. Nice and snug. They come in a wide array of fabrics and colors.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier, Active

I really utilized the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier, Active. I actually used it more than my stroller for the first six months. I felt secure when my daughter was younger because the carrier kept her so close to my body. It was convenient to use while walking my dog and It was sporty enough that my husband was willing to use it. The Active version of the BABYBJÖRN carrier, provides comfortable lumbar support and wide, padded shoulder straps for even weight distribution. So you can walk longer and farther.

MODEL 0260 of this carrier was RECALLED, if you have this model number stop using the carrier immediately. For instructions on how to return the carriers for repair, call Regal Lager at (877) 962-8400.

Ergo Baby® Carrier

I have this carrier. I got it after I noticed every Mom walking in my neighborhood had it. It is possible that Just one carrier can meet all your needs. The ERGO can be worn on the front, back, and hip positions. It is designed to help keep your body aligned and alleviate back pain so you can carry your baby longer. Strength tested up to 90 pounds. Although you may not want to carry your child that long.

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