April 30, 2014
We, at Milk Nursingwear, love this time of year and the opportunity to celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, and YOU on Mother’s Day.
We are celebrating with a Mother’s Day drawing you won’t want to miss.
Three lucky winners will receive a $100 Milk Nursingwear gift card to use toward purchasing our stylish nursing clothes.
It’s simple to enter – here’s how:
First, you must “Like” us on Facebook, then complete this sentence: “I love being a mother because….” and post it on our Facebook page by Friday, May 9, 2014, at noon EST. We will count this as one entry. To earn two additional entries, post a picture of yourself wearing a Milk Nursingwear garment on our Facebook page.
Three winners will be drawn at random and announced on our Facebook page on Monday, May 12, 2014. Winners will be notified directly via Facebook.
Happy Mother’s Day and Good Luck!
Each participant can earn up to three entries in the contest. One for both “Liking” and posting a contest submission on Milk Nursingwear’s Facebook page, and two additional entries for posting their picture wearing Milk Nursingwear on our Facebook page. Entries must be posted by Friday, May 9, 2014, at noon EST. Three winners will be drawn at random and notified on May 12, 2014. They will also be announced on Facebook (first name only) and on our blog. By entering this drawing, you agree to let us use your submission and/or photo on Milk Nursingwear’s website, blog, Pinterest and Facebook pages (first name only). All entrants release Facebook and Apple from any connection with this contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook and Apple. Also, there will be no Apple products awarded in this giveaway.
April 25, 2014
Amazingly, babies have learned all the sounds needed to speak by the time their reach their first birthday. Reading books aloud helps to build a strong network of words within a baby’s brain. Therefore, the more you read, the greater the exposure – leading to not only a larger vocabulary, but stronger reading skills. And an added bonus – the bonding time while reading one-on-one with baby.
Here are Milk Nursingwear’s top 10 baby books:
1. Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Jamberry‘s bright, beautiful illustrations and alliterative rhyming will delight even the youngest of readers. Baby can enjoy the adventures of a little boy and a friendly bear as they travel through Berryland. This book will be requested again and again.
2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Moon is an all-time classic bedtime book. Baby will like the comforting repetitiveness of this story so much that it may become one of the first books they can follow along with. For many families, reading this story is a nightly routine to signal to the children it’s almost time for sleep.
3. Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Strickland
Dinosaur Roar uses dinosaurs to illustrate opposites. Read it aloud to baby and emphasize the different types of dinosaurs. Soon they will be roaring along and telling you what kind of dinosaur they see.
4. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Good Night, Gorilla follows the adventure of a sneaky gorilla who unlocks all the animals at the zoo. The animals proceed to follow the zoo keeper home and climb into bed with him, that is until his wife wakes up! Another great bedtime story to let your little one know it’s almost time for bed.
5. On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier
This beautiful and unforgettable story describes the wonders of nature and the miracle of life. It celebrates the joy of welcoming a new baby into our world and how special each of us are. On the Day You Were Born is an excellent gift for new parents, and a book your child will keep for a lifetime.
6. Open the Barn Door by Christopher Santoro
Peek-a-boo! Where have all the aminals gone? Open the Barn Door will entertain baby to no end. This book helps teach animal sounds and names. It also encourages your child to use their imagination and thinking skills. Once they are old enough, they will enjoy lifting the flaps to find the animals on their own.
7. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
You can never go wrong with Dr. Seuss, but Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? is perfect for the littlest ones. This book is guaranteed to make your child laugh as you do your best to imitate all the silly sounds played out through the story. In Seuss tradition, funny rhymes and vibrant pictures abound — encouraging your child to follow along.
8. The Water Hole by Graeme Base
The Water Hole is a counting, search-and-find, and geography book all rolled into one. Graeme Base uses clever, die-cut holes in his book to demonstrate how the water hole gets smaller and smaller and promotes counting as various animals visit the hole looking for a drink. His elaborate illustrations will encourage your child to pay attention to every detail.
9. Touch and Feel Baby Animals by DK Publishing
Touch and Feel Baby Animals is a great tactile book as it has a range of novelty textures. It allows your child to not only use their sense of vision and hearing, but also have fun touching, stroking, and scratching all the soft, rough, scaly and furry baby animals. This book will become one of your baby’s favorites.
10. Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery by Jamie Lee Curtis
Whose little one doesn’t love balloons? Baby will enjoy the clever rhyming in this story – even before they are old enough to enjoy the story line. This book will continue to entertain as your child grows – supplying wonderful and amusing illustrations. As they get older, they will have fun playing with the re-usable balloon stickers supplied at the end of the book.
April 17, 2014
Shower her with Milk
Milk offers a convenient online registry that eliminates the guesswork and geographic barriers of gift-buying so friends and relatives can easily go online to Milk Nursingwear and send the perfect gift.
Our gift registry can be used to register for baby showers, baby christenings, baby namings, or a gift to welcome a new baby into the world. You can also use Milk’s registry as a wish list to keep track of the stylish nursing outfits you would like to buy for yourself.
To create a gift registry, click here: Register a new gift registry
- include specifics like sizes and colors
- specify what address to ship your gifts to
- choose to make your list public on the Milk website or keep it private
- choose to receive an email notification when a gift is purchased for you
- email your friends and family a link to your registry
Need a gift for an upcoming event?
Here are 5 picks from Milk Nursingwear
One of the most practical ways a new mother can tote her baby around is in a sling. Babies love the feeling of being snuggled up close to a parent’s warmth, and the clever, simple design leaves a mom’s arms free to do housework or errands while her little one sits protected in a makeshift pouch. Some experts insist that the close contact encouraged by sling helps strengthen the parent-child bond.
Our funny onesies for babies are the perfect for someone with a sense of humor. Sometimes, especially when it’s not a first time mom, a good laugh is the best gift to give.
Nursing tops make breastfeeding convenient and discreet. Milk’s fashionable nursing tops enable moms to nurse discreetly wherever they and their nursling go. To nurse in our Empire scoop neck nursing top, simply lift the empire seem for breastfeeding access.
Nursing dresses make breastfeeding easier – whether at a special occasion, out for dinner, or just running errands. Milk’s chic nursing dresses enable mom to breastfeed baby discreetly, keeping her relaxed, and looking beautiful. The empire opening in our High-low nursing dress makes nursing easy and comfortable.
Nursing tank tops and camisoles help convert any regular top into a nursing top. They feature built-in bras and keep your stomach, sides and back covered while you nurse. Nursing tank tops are an essential for a breastfeeding mom.
To locate a gift registry, please click here: Find a gift registry
If you have any questions or need help using our gift registry, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 888-344-MILK (6455).
April 11, 2014
What do April showers bring? Fabulous spring fashions from Milk Nursingwear…
It’s finally spring, and the temperatures are rising. Our Sleeveless crossover nursing top will keep you cool on spring’s warm afternoons. Pair this chic nursing top with some cuffed jeans and a cashmere cardigan to keep out the morning chill. A tangerine tote and fun bangles make great accessories.
Add some color to your wardrobe with our Asymmetrical tiered nursing top. This flattering nursing top worn with distressed boyfriend jeans and a smart black jacket are perfect for a spring day around town. Add some trendy jewelry, ballet flats, and this fashion-forward diaper bag to complete the look.
April 3, 2014
You can never be totally prepared for what a new baby will bring into your life – besides a little chaos and a lot of joy. Milk Nursingwear shares our tips for making the transition a little smoother.
Everyone has a different story, but it’s good to hear how they played out. You never know what your experience will be – even child to child. But as they say, “knowledge is power.”
Decide who you want to be in the delivery room with you and communicate that information ahead of time. Know who will be taking care of your other children, pets, etc. and make sure they are on your initial contact list. Pack your bag and have it by the door ready to go. Don’t forget to include after-baby items such as some baby onesies/outfits, comfortable nursing tops, and some maternity bottoms – as you will need some time before returning to your normal wardrobe.
Create a phone/text tree
Even in the age of Facebook, where it takes a minute to post a picture of mom and baby with all the pertinent stats, there are still people who deserve a call or a text. Designate a couple of friends/family to disperse the good news. Consider using an app such as GroupMe or WhatsApp to text multiple people at once.
Make-ahead freezer meals
Making meals ahead that just need to be warmed up will be a lifesaver after your baby is born. The first few weeks are hectic. Convenience and ease will be high on your list of priorities.
Consider the siblings
Make sure your older ones know your plans. A prepared child is a happier child. Also, consider buying sibling gifts. Have two gifts packed and ready in your hospital bag. Of course a gift from baby to their big sibling always helps to smooth the transition of the new person entering their world.
At the very least have the bassinet or crib set up and a safe place to change your infant. Once baby is born, you will be happy with all the prep you did beforehand. Sleep & free time will be at a premium, so use pre-baby time to your advantage.
At least two weeks prior to your due date, install the car seat in your car. This can be an arduous process the first time around, so get it done before baby is on his way.