hot car safety

June 21, 2018

Every summer we hear the same terrifying stories about children left in hot cars. You think, how can this happen? Know that this can happen to anyone. How easily do we slip into our normal routine and end up on auto pilot driving and most times not even remembering where we’ve just been. Now think how you could do that with a rear-facing car seat and a sleeping baby in back.

Conversely, think about a time when you had your child in the back seat and it was not a normal day — maybe your husband normally took her to day care but he had an early meeting so it was your turn. Since you don’t typically have your baby in your car in the mornings, it would have been so easy to forget she was there.

This happens to well-meaning and loving parents every year. Janette Fennell, president and founder of Kids and Cars, a nonprofit focused on improving child safety around cars says, “I feel very strongly they are failures of memory and not failures of love.”

What can you do to make sure this never happens to you or your family? Fennell recommends these 7 tips that every parent should follow:

1. Look before you lock.
Open the backdoor and look in the backseat to assure that everyone is out of the car – every single time!

2. Keep something you need in the backseat.
Put your cell phone, briefcase, computer, lunch, ID badge, left shoe, or anything essential to your daily routine beside your child.

3. Travel with a furry companion.
Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When baby is in the seat, the stuffed animal rides shotgun. The furry passenger serves as a reminder that baby’s in the back.

4. Always lock the doors.
Even if the car is in the garage, keep the doors locked to prevent curious children from getting into the car.

5. Put the keys and fobs away.
Kids might want to play with keys and be able to get into the car without parents knowledge.

6. Have a plan with childcare provider.
If your child does not show up to daycare or school without prior notice, someone should call to locate child.

7. If you see something, do something.
If you see a child alone in a car, do not hesitate to call 911.

“The biggest mistake people make is thinking it can’t happen to them,” Fennell says.

via Today @ today.com, Don’t let it happen to you: 7 ways to prevent hot car deaths

 

 

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Sun Protection for Baby

June 14, 2018

Sunburns are dangerous for all of us, but in babies they can become a medical emergency. Their skin is much more sensitive than ours making them more at risk to develop a sunburn. As parents, we must do everything we can to keep our babies safe from the sun.

Seek Shade
Infants should always be kept out of direct sunlight – but that should be made a priority between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is most intense. Different items provide varying degrees of protection so be sure to have a form of solid shade such as a sun umbrella versus a tree.

Cover Up
Dressing your baby in sun-protective clothing is another option. Don’t forget to cover her delicate head and neck with a wide-brimmed hat and her eyes with some UV-blocking sunglasses. Please remember, keep an eye out to ensure your baby doesn’t get overheated with the extra coverings.

Car Travel
When traveling by car, be sure to keep your baby centered in the back seat – away from the windows. If possible apply a UV-blocking film  to the windows as the sun’s ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation can penetrate glass, but window film will block almost 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays without reducing visibility.

Sunscreen
Sunscreen is only ok to use when a baby is at least 6 months old. If your infant is younger than 6 months, then use another form of protection from the sun. If your baby is 6 months or older, apply sunscreen liberally and reapply every two hours — or more if baby is getting wet or perspiring. When choosing sunscreen, pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15. To avoid irritating your baby’s skin and eyes, use a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Avoid using products that combine sunscreen and the insect repellent DEET.

Don’t forget to keep baby safe, cool and protected from the sun this summer. The earlier they get used to having sunscreen applied the more likely they will continue to use it on a regular basis later in life.

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Cool Keepsake Jewelry

June 7, 2018

Hand molded and cast with a stamped reminder of your loved one, Lisa Leonard Designs offers these stacking silver rings starting at $59 each.

What could be a cooler than a customized image of your little one’s actual heartbeat? Heartbeat Keepsakes offers this heartbeat bracelet starting at $79.

Le Papier Studio this charming silhouette charm and necklace starting at $115. Once you send them a photo, they will create a personalized silhouette of your child.

Etsy has many options including this casual and everyday leather wrap bracelet with personalized silver tags by Lisa Lehmann Designs. Bracelets start at $46 for one silver tag.

What better way to keep your child’s first drawing than to turn it into a key chain? Send Formia Design the art work and they will create this bronze key chain starting at $129.

 

 

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Introducing new nursing covers at Milk Nursingwear

May 31, 2018

Brand new nursing covers from Bébé au Lait have arrived! We now carry muslin nursing covers — the lightest and most breathable breastfeeding covers available. Made of premium, 100% open-weave cotton muslin, they’re perfect for hot summer days or for moms and babies who get warm easily.

Features:

  • Ultra-soft & breathable
  • Patented Rigiflex™ neckline for ventilation and eye contact
  • Adjustable neck strap
  • One size fits all: approx. 36” wide by 30” long
  • Pre-washed (some shrinking may occur) & machine washable

Check out the Isla (shown in the photo) and Sorrento muslin cotton prints. We have also restocked our traditional cotton prints — including Tribeca, Acapulco & Calypso.

Our nursing covers make a wonderful gift. Shop Milk Nursingwear for the latest trends in nursing tops, nursing dresses, nursing nightgowns, and all nursing accessories.

 

 

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Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

This Memorial Day, we recognize the men and women who serve and have served our country, as well as their families. Thank you for your sacrifices to enable us to live in freedom and peace.

Summer is around the corner. Now is the time to complete a nursing wardrobe to beat the heat. Save with discounts up to 35% off during Milk Nursingwear’s Memorial Day sale now through May 30th.

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018

We love this time of year and the opportunity to honor our mothers, grandmothers, and YOU on Mother’s Day.

Our gift to you is 15% off everything in our store — all nursing tops, nursing dresses, nursing nightgowns and accessories. Simply enter coupon code LOVEMOM at checkout. Now through Monday, May 14th, 2018.

We hope you enjoy your special day with your loved ones.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Milk Nursingwear Team!

 

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6 signs your baby might be hungry

May 3, 2018

Did you know that crying is actually a late hunger cue from your baby?

All babies are born with the ability to know if they are hungry or full. Learn to listen and notice your baby’s cues to ensure she is getting the nutrition she needs to be healthy.

By responding to her cues it will teach her to only eat when she’s hungry — not just because it’s that time. It also lets her know you are there to keep her safe.

  1. Bringing her hands up to her face
  2. Rooting
  3. Making sucking motions and noises
  4. Sucking on her fingers or putting her fist in her mouth
  5. Flexing her hands, arms and/or legs
  6. Breathing fast

Follow these cues, and you’ll discover her natural schedule.

via Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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baby names inspired by spring

April 26, 2018

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want –

oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain

This is so true, so why not let the new life and excitement of spring inspire you when choosing your baby’s name.

Here’s a list of names that capture the essence of the season.

Baby Boy Baby Girl
Branch Aviva
Bud Blossom
Brooks Brooke
Dewey Clover
Leif Daisy
Oliver Lily
Owen Poppy
Rainn Sunny
Reed Tulip
River Willow

Enjoy being our with your little one this spring, and be comfortable breastfeeding them in public in Milk Nursingwear’s nursing tops, nursing tank tops and nursing dresses.

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how nursing wear works

April 19, 2018

why milk nursingwear?

All of Milk Nursingwear’s styles feature hidden nursing openings to enable you to breastfeed discreetly and pump conveniently wherever you go. From the outside, no one can tell that these chic styles are nursing wear! The advantage of Milk’s nursing openings is that they are well-placed, and well-sized to enable you to latch on and nurse easily while remaining covered.

When you breastfeed in a regular top, you have to lift your shirt above your breast to nurse. This inevitably exposes your stomach, sides, back and breasts. Nursing in a regular dress is even more difficult because you have to lift the dress up over your breast (or wear a dress with buttons and open it at the top).

Some women are not comfortable nursing in public or in front of others because it is hard to do so without exposing a lot of their skin. Others feel uncomfortable with the attention that this will draw and the reactions they will get.

Milk Nursingwear enables you to nurse discreetly and fashionably, without showing any skin or needing to wrestle with your clothes.

We offer four different types of nursing openings. Find the ones that work best for you. When shopping at Milk Nursingwear, you can shop by nursing opening type by using the filter provided on the left side of our nursing tops page.

Our four types of nursing openings:

 

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How does a springtime birth impact you?

April 12, 2018

We know spring brings new life, warmer weather and smiles to our faces, but did you know that those born in spring may also have a sunnier disposition and outlook on life?

For many years astrology has attempted to give us insights into ourselves based on our date of birth. Now science is investigating those same theories. New research suggests that the season of your birth may affect both your health and your personality.

Being born during the springtime may impact your well-being, here’s how:

  • You may be less at risk for a mental health disorder.
  • You may be more optimistic.
  • You could be more creative.
  • You’re more likely to become a leader.

Sounds like spring is a great time to come into the world!

via Lindsay Holmes @ Huffington Post

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