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Moms deserve peaceful sleep this holiday season. Seem impossible? Not with our new Sealy Sweet Pea® 2in1 Maternity and Nursing Pillow! Our Sealy Sweet Pea® 2 in 1 Maternity & Nursing Pillow was designed to create comfortable sleeping and nursing positions that moms can use for years!
Some features we love:
- A 2-tiered peapod design contours to a pregnant woman’s body offering supportive sleep positions
- Fuller end helps align the tummy, hips, knees and lower back to alleviate discomfort and pain during sleep in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters
- Tapered end gives the perfect nursing or bottle feeding positions to keep newborns close and comfy
- Both the pillow and removable cover are machine washable
- Pillow is filled with 100% hypoallergenic polyester for resiliency & encased in a 230 thread count 100% cotton casing for durability
You can win a Sealy Sweet Pea® 2 in 1 Maternity & Nursing Pillow!
Just tell us in 50 words or less how Sealy will help your family get better sleep this holiday season and you can win the new Sealy Sweet Pea® pillow!
Twelve winners will be chosen! Comments should be left in the Baby Matters blog comment section. Contest ends December 13th at midnight CST. Winners will be announced December 15th.
During our Mom Mondays we love to introduce you to moms who inspire us. We also like to introduce you to people who make the job of parenting a little easier and we are happy to give you a very timely interview. While at the ABC show we were lucky enough to meet up with Katie from Crane Humidifiers. This lady knows her stuff! She showed us their amazing humidifiers that pediatricians recommend. You will love the benefits of these humidifiers which come in kid-friendly designs! I had the opportunity to try one out and give it 5 stars because there was a marked difference in allergy and cold relief!
Why is having a humidifier so important for your child?
Adding moisture to a room moistens nasal passages, soothes dry coughs, and helps with nose bleeds, chapped lips and dry skin. Great for helping relieve cold and flu symptoms too so you and your child can sleep peacefully at night!
Are there different kinds of humidifiers?
Yes, generally three types:
- Cool mist
- Warm mist
All three designs put moisture into the air. Pediatricians recommend cool mist over warm mist, because warm mist boils the water and produces a steam. Doctors are concerned about possible burning from the steam.
What are some of the success stories you have heard from parents who started to use humidifiers?
I have heard that our whimsical designs put a smile on a child’s face. When you child is sick and miserable anything that will make them smile is a relief to a parent.
Do you have a favorite design of your humidifiers?
I love the cow. I think is adorable. I also like the sleek look of the new drop shapes designs.
Now for a quick glance into Katie’s life.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go & what would you do there? India. Friends that have visited say it is very colorful. I love Indian curries. India seems exotic to me.
What’s something always found in your fridge? Salsa
What is an instant de-stressor for you? Going to the movies.
If someone was going to write a book of your life, what would the title be? Give Me a Letter and I Will Tell a Story
We love Crane Humidifiers so much that we are giving one away! All you have to do is check out the Crane Humidifier website and leave a comment on our blog about which humidifier you like the best and why. Contest ends Thursday, December 2nd, 2009 at midnight CST.
At Kolcraft we believe in working hard so we can give moms and dads the best baby products to meet their ever changing needs. We believe that in addition to working hard, we should play hard in order to keep our creative juices flowing. This past Tuesday Ramon DeLeon from Domino’s Pizza treated us to a Ramon WOW! What’s a Ramon Wow? It’s where Ramon goes out of his way to WOW his customers. He got us set up for a pizza party that was fit for a king.
It was a great lunchtime filled with laughs that refueled us to return to work so you can have more great Kolcraft baby products in 2011. Thanks Domino’s!
We all remember the “hand turkey” that we made in school. This is a simple craft that is great to decorate your house with for Thanksgiving and we have given it a “new look” and have dubbed it the Hand Turkey Remix – gobble gobble.
All your child has to do is trace his hand on a piece of paper and color it in. (Smaller children may need you to trace their hands for them.)
- The thumb becomes the turkey’s head.
- Cut out a little yellow triangle for the turkey’s beak and glue it to the thumb.
- Add a little dot on the thumb for turkey’s eye
- Cut out little yellow feet and glue to the bottom of turkey (what is the bottom of the palm of the hand)
- The fun comes in when you decorate the turkey feathers (the other fingers) with creative texture. You can make texture with a variety of things around your house.
A few ideas for creative texture:
- Fruit Loops
- M & M’s
- Reese’s Pieces
- Colored Pasta
- Small Leaves
- Crayons, Markers or Non-Toxic Paint
Hand Turkey Remix Contest
We know that your child is a budding da Vinici and you want to show off their turkey art. We are having a contest to win a $20.00 gift certificate to your local grocery store to help a little with your Thanksgiving dinner!
All you have to do is post your child’s Hand Turkey Remix in our Magical Moments photo album and leave a comment on our blog of which turkey is your child’s creation (so we can contact you if you are the winner). The contest will end next Friday, November 19th at noon CST.
There is a lot going on at Kolcraft and we wanted to keep you up-to-date on the latest contests, news and more!
Contests – We love to party with our Kolcraft fans! Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know a lot of people are traveling for the upcoming holidays, we are having a Thanksgiveaway Twitter Party! During this party we will be talking about all we are grateful for, crafts & special recipes for kids at the holidays and (drum roll please) we will be giving away 25 Jeep 2 in 1 Travel Bag/Booster Seats! The Jeep® Travel Anywhere® Sport 2-in-1 Booster Seat & Everyday Bag is the perfect solution to keeping your little ones happy at the dinner table especially when you are away from home.
The Thanksgiveaway Twitter Party will be Wednesday, November 17th from 11am until 12:30 pm CST. Please use hashtag #ThxKolcraft. Please join us & spread the word!
Speaking of contests, don’t forget our Wally Wonderbug Monthly contest. All you have to do is keep your eye on Wally’s Homepage slide and email us at BabyMatters@kolcraft.com every time you see he changes his scenery. Monthly winners will be chosen for a variety of prizes of Baby products, gift certificates and more!
Winner, Winner – Random.org has selected JEannine m as the winner of an autographed copy of The Eco-nomical Baby Guide by Joy Hatch & Rebecca Kelley! Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest!
Veterans Day - Today we remember in a special way all Veterans especially our Kolcraft staff who are Veterans and our Kolcraft fans who are Veterans or Military families. Thank you for your service.
Wally & I are really excited about today’s Fun Friday because we get to share with you our adventure to unlocking imagination. Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to the new Disney Imagination Center® in downtown Chicago. The Imagination Center is very different from the “regular” Disney stores you have been to. As a matter of fact, it integrates experiences that you could have in Disney World® or Disneyland®.
The Disney Imagination Center is built around unlocking your imagination. Wally & I loved this aspect of the center because as we have learned from studies, developing your child’s imagination is key to many other developmental milestones. (Wally was very excited about it because his baby activity center helps your baby with play and imagination at a very young age.) There are many different ways to unlock your imagination and the Disney Imagination Center excels at it.
We arrived in time for the opening ceremony. The Disney Imagination Center doesn’t just open their doors, they open imagination from the very start of the day. The opening ceremony is a lot of fun. We don’t want to ruin the surprise of all that happens in the ceremony, but there is A LOT of participation from the crowd.
Wally and I then walked down the pixie dust trail left by Tinker Bell. We stopped at the princess castle where we got to pick which princess we wanted to meet. We picked Cinderella and received her special wand. Once we went through the castle and waved the wand before the magic mirror, Cinderella appeared and told us her story!
Wally and I then spent some time coloring in the Imagination Center theater where we also watched some of our favorite Disney movies. You get to pick from a wide variety of movies and see on the mini-screen the countdown to when your selected movie will play.
In the Imagination Center theater, kids who are young and old have the opportunity to learn to draw with Woody, attend story hour, and be part of all sorts of activities that unleash their imaginations.
The cast members were so helpful and fun. When I asked Miguel, who was a team leader, what was their biggest hope for people who visit the Disney Imagination Center he responded, “We want kids of all ages to experience magic for at least 30 minutes.” From the pixie trail to the magical trees that have hidden Mickey Mouses and more, it truly was a magical experience.
We also loved how the Disney experience is designed to customize a guest’s experiences and make every visit special, from the interactive displays and changing lights and media clips shown on the LED light trees to the events and so much more. (We also applaud Disney for being socially conscious & using energy saving lights. Applaud, Applaud)
Before we left, the cast put up a special message in the theater. (They asked who my favorite character was & I told them Alice.)
Wally and I celebrated my unbirthday Disney style with song and fireworks in the trees!
We give the Disney Imagination Center 10 stars. There are a lot of these new Disney stores popping up around the country -just check out the Disney website for the one nearest you!
And we brought a little of the Disney magic home for our Kolcraft fans. Leave a comment about which Disney character unlocks your child’s imagination and why and you will be entered to win a $25.00 Disney Gift Certificate. Contest ends at 7am CST on November 2nd.
Our day started by meeting Meri-Margaret from the National Wildlife Federation. What an amazing woman! If you missed our interview with her, you can read it here. The National Wildlife Association has some AMAZING events coming up which has Kolcraft VERY excited. (Stay tuned for more on that at a later date.) Wally and Meri-Margaret hit it off and are BFF’s now. We captured their meeting on camera, but since Wally hasn’t had his official debut we had to protect his identity.
Wally and I then took a stroll over to the Disney Imagination Center. It was an amazing morning. Wally and Jiminy Cricket were inseparable. (Must be a bug thing.) Wally loved that he could spend time coloring. He was bashful around the princesses, but you can see he picked their page to color.
It was hard to pull Wally Wonderbug out of the Disney Imagination Center especially when the Mickey Mouse cartoons started playing…
There are great things happening around Kolcraft! You already know of our Trick or Treat for baby products, our Changing Wally contest and soon we will be telling you more about the great things happening with NWF and of course the Disney Imagination Center.
Make sure that you read our blog tomorrow for Fun Friday. It will be a Friday of imagination, magic and more prizes!
There is a lot of pink in stores and across city skylines reminding us that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With a reported 40,000 women dying from breast cancer every year, we all need these reminders to take steps to prevent breast-cancer, to raise awareness for it and to do what we can to end breast cancer.
One thing that researchers have found helps prevent breast cancer (and many other ailments for that matter!) is to stay active and get plenty of exercise. These last few weeks we have been talking about the importance of our children playing outdoors in order to stay healthy and the best way to keep them healthy is by setting an example. We know it’s not easy to set aside time for exercise and that’s why we love the National Wildlife Federation’s website since it has so many great ideas on how to get outdoors & get moving as a family.
In solidarity with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to help jump start your road to getting active with a Jeep Baby Carrier giveaway! This baby carrier is perfect for getting fit while keeping baby close to you.
It’s easy to win!
- Simply check out the National Wildlife Federation’s website and leave a comment on our blog about what activity you are excited to try with your family.
- For additional entries, ”like” Kolcraft or the National Wildlife Federation on Facebook and make sure to note that in the blog comment about your favorite activity.
Getting outdoors & being active is a simple Tip Tuesday to a healthier you!
Contest ends on Wednesday, October 6th at 12 pm CST
Join us on Twitter for our Hike & Seek party this Thursday from 11-12 CST to hear about the importance of outdoor play for your child, get outdoor-fun-time tips and win Jeep Baby products, Jeep pet products, etc.
It’s easy to participate – just follow #hikeandseek on Twitter and follow the fun.
We can’t wait to celebrate your family & hear your ideas about getting outdoors as well as hear from the NWF experts.
Will you join the party?
When my girlfriend was pregnant with baby #6 (yes, you read that right – single births too!) her husband had a work meeting in Chicago. They thought it would be the perfect time to visit Auntie Shell so they packed up all the children and headed North. (They live in Alabama.) We received a lot of stares and “OH MY! Are those all yours?” when we went out. Besides the stares, one thing that was never lacking during their stay was laughter. At one point we were laughing over one of the children’s antics, my friend looked at me and said, “Who needs cable when you can have a belly laugh a day from your child?”
Kids do and say the funniest things. You may have seen this video circulating on YouTube which has given us some belly laughs.
It’s one of those videos of a kid just being a kid, but you can’t help but smile.
What funny things do your kids do that make you laugh? Leave a comment and post a photo in our Magical Moments album of a time when your child made you “belly laugh.” A winner will be picked to receive our Kolcraft Under the Sea umbrella stroller which is great for those quick trips with your child!
*Contest ends this Wednesday at midnight CST