Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hobo Mama WINNER: Mama Knows Breast

A big congratulations to the winner of Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding — #3, an early-bird entrant!

Krista at Heavenly Savings



Here's what Krista learned from reading MamaKnowsBreast.com, Andi Silverman's blog:
"I did not know that that using antidepressants can delay breast milk coming in just after birth. It makes sense but I never had heard of that before!"

If you're not the lucky Krista, you can buy your own copy of Mama Knows Breast for (currently) $11.21 on Amazon, and it's eligible for Super-Saver Shipping. It makes for a wonderful baby-shower gift! Read my full review here.

Thank you to everyone for entering! Be sure to check my giveaway page for current giveaways. Right now there's a Mini Mei Tai for your child to wear his or her "baby" doll.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Doll Sling Mini Mei Tai {3.18} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. View the winner here!

doll sling tutorialDo you have a child who wants a baby carrier just like you have, but for a favorite doll?

Have you (or someone you know) just had a second child and the firstborn wants to wear a doll just the way the new baby is being carried?

Have I got a deal for you!

Check out Hobo Mama's lovingly hand-crafted (in the USA! of upcycled materials! with no sweatshop labor and very little sweat!) Mini Mei Tai, the answer to all your doll-carrying needs!™

A mei tai, pronounced MAY-TIE, is an Asian-inspired soft baby carrier that can be worn on the front or back. The baby — or, in this case, the baby doll — is supported by a soft apron of fabric. Waist straps tie around the waist, and shoulder straps cross over the shoulders and around to support the baby(doll)'s back. It's very easy to tie on once you get the hang of it!

doll sling tutorialHaving a doll sling is wonderful for passing babywearing on to the next generation, and for letting kids imitate what they've seen their parents do.

My two-year-old, Mikko, loves bringing his babies places and giving them constantly changing names — recently it has been Baby One and Baby Five — and he's picked out every one of his dolls from the store himself. He also chooses their outfits, as you can see from the picture.

Children try on the roles of adults as they navigate their world, and giving them a simple, handmade tool like this encourages them in their role playing.

Plus, they get some of the adult benefits of babywearing: having their favorite "babies" snuggled close, and having their hands free to keep on playing!

This special Mini Mei Tai is made out of a cushy polyester fleece fabric that is (a) machine washable (hooray!) and (b) soft and snuggly (hooray again!). Those are important characteristics for a child's product, aren't they? The fleece has a lot of give to it, so you can pull on the straps as tightly as is comfortable for your child.

The Mini Mei Tai is in fact ingeniously made from scraps left over from making the no-sew adult version of a fleece mei tai (thanks to a suggestion from Missy). The Mini Mei Tai is crafted much the same way but does require a teensy bit of sewing, which you can see here in the special tutorial on HoboMama.com.

I estimate that this Mini Mei Tai will fit very small children and dolls (a year or so old) up through elementary school (maybe twelve years old with an American Girl doll). For small children, you can roll the waistband to make the apron shorter, and even cut down the size as needed: Fleece doesn't unravel, so there's no need to hem. If you believe your child or doll will be bigger than the size range listed, please let me know if you win and we'll see what we can do!

I'll be hand-stitching the winner's Mini Mei Tai after the contest closes, so allow a little time for the sewing to take place. If you have a special request, you can let me know then. I'm making the Mini Mei Tai for the winner a little bit smaller than in the photos here and more like my pattern on my Hobo Mama tutorial. If you'd like to give me exact measurements if you win, feel free!

doll sling tutorialWinner chooses from one of these four luscious fleece fabrics (click on picture to see them bigger): Seashore Blue, Stripey Delight, Polka Dot Pleasure, and Pink Swirls! Yes, I made up those fabric names.

Please note that the waistband for Pink Swirls might be a little shorter than the pattern in my tutorial because of the low amount of fabric I have for it; if you win and want it and think that might be a problem, let me know.

IMPORTANT Safety Notes: Please be clear that this giveaway is for a DOLL version of a mei tai carrier! It is not meant for human babies. It is not designed to support an infant's weight, only a doll's. Supervise your child while the carrier is in use, because the long straps may get tangled. Don't let a young child use this carrier alone, and don't let anyone use it to carry an infant. Clear?

To get your child started with a front carry, here are some easy instructions for tying a mei tai on your child:
  • Tie the waist strap around your child's waist. You can use a knot or a bow. Let the apron of fabric hang down toward her legs.
  • Have your kid hold her doll against her chest while you pull the apron up over the doll's back and smooth the shoulder straps over your child's shoulders.
  • Cross the shoulder straps over her back.
  • Bring the shoulder straps around front and tie behind the doll's back or under the doll's bum. Again, you can do a knot or a bow.
That's it! Easy as pie.

You can also check out my instructions here for an adult front carry and the linked video. Here are some alternate carries from a reputable mei tai site.

I also have up a giveaway of Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding, by Andi Silverman. I was thinking what a great gift combination this would be for a new sibling gift: a Mini Mei Tai for the older sib, and the breastfeeding book for the mama!

So I'm offering an extra entry into this Mini Mei Tai giveaway by entering the Mama Knows Breast giveaway, and I'm willing to do vice versa as well — get an extra entry into the Mama Knows Breast giveaway by entering here. But hurry — the Mama Knows Breast giveaway ends this Thursday, Feb. 25!


BUY IT!


You can't purchase a Hobo Mama Original Mini Mei Tai, because you can't put a price on the adorableness. Or something like that.

[FYI: My favorite mei tai-like carrier for adults and real babies is the ERGO Baby Carrier (affiliate link but I joined because I love it so much!). It has buckles so is even more user-friendly, and it's very supportive. You can read my review of the ERGO here. ERGO Baby does sell a super-cute Doll Carrier version of its mei tai under Shop --> Lifestyle.]


MAKE IT!


Make your own Mini Mei Tai or No-Sew Adult Mei Tai following each easy how-to on HoboMama.com! If you make the adult version, remember to save the scraps to make doll versions afterward! All you need for the adult version are heavy fleece, a measuring tape, and scissors, so give it a try.


WIN IT!


doll sling tutorialFor your chance to win a genuine Hobo Mama handmade Mini Mei Tai, enter in the comments below! Contest is open worldwide because you know I love you all dearly.

MAIN ENTRY: Tell me which child would use this Mini Mei Tai if you won.

Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win.

BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning:
  • Tell me which doll would use this Mini Mei Tai if you won.
  • Enter my giveaway for Mama Knows Breast, a wonderful breastfeeding guide by Andi Silverman — but hurry, because that contest ends Feb. 25!
  • Follow www.HoboMamaReviews.com publicly through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama Reviews RSS feed in a reader or by email.
  • Follow www.HoboMama.com through Google Friend Connect, or subscribe to the Hobo Mama RSS feed in a reader or by email.
  • Follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter and leave your Twitter name in the comment.
  • Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily for still more entries. Leave the direct URL, which can be found by clicking the time stamp under your Tweet. You can create your own text or copy/paste this: Win a hand-sewn Mini Mei Tai baby-doll sling from @Hobo_Mama for #babywearing a child's favorite doll! http://bit.ly/9lYjWH {3.18}
  • Become a fan of Hobo Mama on Facebook.
  • Follow Hobo Mama on Networked Blogs on Facebook.
  • Do something lovely for this post or a post on Hobo Mama (StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Technorati, etc.) and let me know what it was and which post in your comment. There is a Share button below each post to make things easier. You can gain up to 3 entries this way.
  • Put my Carnival of Natural Parenting button on your website for 2 extra entries. The HTML code is in the sidebar. Leave your site URL in the comment.
  • Include this giveaway in a post on your own blog for 3 extra entries. Leave the direct link in your comment.

RULES:
  • Contest open WORLDWIDE, because I don't mind shipping something this light and this fabulous anywhere on the planet. (My apologies to my Venutian readers.)
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so I can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let me know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, say something like "I blogged [link here] #1," "I blogged [link here] #2," etc.
  • You don't have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • I will pick the winner through random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so that I can contact you if you win. If I can't reach any particular winner or don't hear back within a couple days, I'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: mail {at} HoboMama.com

Contest closes Mar. 18 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Disclosure: I made this Mini Mei Tai with my own
two hands using materials I had purchased.
I try to seek out only products I think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If I don't like a product, I won't be recommending it to you.
That's how I roll. See my full disclosure policy here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Presidents' Day Sale coupons & deals: Sears, Kmart, Kohls, Britax

Here are some more deals and steals sent to me by my affiliates.


SEARS

Lots of sale items at Sears this weekend!

Shop unbelievable savings during our weekly sale and don't miss out on our Online Only & Exclusive Coupons running all week long! Plus save an EXTRA 5% off your entire order with code SEARSFEB from 2/17-2/19. Shop our 3-Day Sale starting Friday 2/19 thru Sunday 2/21 for great savings and then our Family and Friends Event follows starting Sat 8pm 2/20 thru Mon 6am 2/22 CT.






Online Only: Save EXTRA $5 off $50 w/ code SEARS5OFF50

Save up to 70% off during Sears' President's Day Weekend Sale 2/14-2/16

Save 50% off Mattresses + EXTRA 10% off NINP for 24 Mths, FREE TV w/select purchases 2/14-2/16

25% off Energy Star Appliances + 20% off other Appliances & EXTRA 5% off w/Sears Card 2/14-2/16

ALL Jeans for the family on sale 2/14-2/16

Buy One, Get One 50% off Shoes for the family 2/14-2/16

5% instant savings on Electronics $699 or more w/Sears card 2/14-2/16

Save up to 70% off ALL Fine Jewelry 2/14-2/16

All Bed & Bath Fashions on sale 2/14-2/16

All Tool Storage, Mechanics Tool Sets, Socket Sets & Garage Door Openers on sale 2/14-2/16

All Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacs, Compressors, Lift Equipment & Bench/Stationary Tools on sale 2/14-2/16

All Fitness Equipment on sale + save on Closeout Game Tables 2/14-2/16

Save an EXTRA 40% off Sears Clearance Apparel for the Family 2/14-2/16





Wow! That's pretty much everything you could shop for at Sears.


KMART

Gotta add some Kmart coupons and sales into the mix.

Kmart sale on Organization and Dining Room Furniture

2-Day Online Only President's Day Sale! Save an EXTRA 5-30% off + FREE Shipping over $39 2/14-2/15

2-Days Online Only EXTRA 5% off Apparel & up top 10% off Patios & Grills 2/14-2/15

Online Only EXTRA 10% off Gemstones, Doormats & Kalorik Brand Small Kitchen Appliances 2/14-2/15 (Intriguing assortment, no?)

2-Day Online Only President's Day Sale! Save an EXTRA 30% off Mattresses 2/14-2/15

Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Shoes for the Family + FREE Shipping on Shoe orders of $39+ 2/14-2/20

Baby Sale! ALL Fashions, Furniture, Cribs, Gear & Basics on sale 2/14-2/20

Buy $15 of Gerber Apparel, get $5 Kmart Gift Card or spend $25, get $10 Kmart Gift Card 2/14-2/20

Up to 30% off Infant & Toddlers' Apparel by Nickelodeon, Disney, Wonderkids & more 2/14-2/20

ALL Kids' Bedding on sale + Jaclyn Smith 4-pc Comforter Set $59.99 Any Size 2/14-2/20


BABY CATALOG

Need a high-quality car seat? We're Britax users here, and BabyCatalog.com is offering a coupon on Britax car seats and other gear.

Additional Savings on BRITAX - For A Limited Time
Save 10% MORE - enter any coupon code
BABY10, BCSV10, TAKE10, SAVE10, SALE10, BRTX10

Coupons apply in checkout. One per order. No limit on quantity.

Visit BabyCatalog.com


KOHL'S

30-40% Off Selected Jumping Beans Tops & Bottoms for Infants and Toddlers

Take 30-40% Off Selected Jumping Beans Tops & Bottoms for Infants and Toddlers till Feb. 21.


BABY AGE

Baby Age is also offering a sale on infant car seats and accessories through Feb. 28. Keep your kids safe!

BabyAge Sale on Car Seats

Get organized with a BabyAge sale on toy boxes, storage units, and more through Feb. 28!

BabyAge.com sale on toyboxes, storage units, and more organization tools!

You can get other deals too, like up to 70% off baby gear, through Feb. 28. Check out the BabyAge sale & save!



Happy Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and Chinese New Year! It's a good weekend, isn't it?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hobo Mama WINNERS: On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat — 5 winners!

I love it when there are multiple winners, because then I can give more of you the good news!

Congratulations to these fine five folks on winning the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat from On-the-Go Inflatables:

  • Mamaloo (#5): Oh, oh, oh! Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!!!! This looks fantastic! I LOVE the blue potty with the character. It's so cute!
  • Elita (#12): This is awesome! As someone who is potty training my 2-year-old, I've often dreaded the idea of taking him to use a public toilet and we're not even close to leaving the house in only underwear yet! This sounds great, I'd love to win it in blue.
  • Kim (#83): my fave is BLUE!
  • Erma (#105): I like the Blue with a character.
  • Angela G (#163): I would love blue with a character. This is a fantastic idea. I was wondering what I would do when we go on our first vacation and this would be perfect. Thanks!

Please respond to my email requesting your mailing address. Thank you to Random.org for the random numbers. I thought it was fun that there were numbers from both early and late entries!

And thank you to everyone for your feedback on the potty seat! I will pass it all along to Michael at On-the-Go Inflatables. Here's my summary of your suggestions, and feel free to add any other points. You would welcome:

  • Pee shield for boy potty seats to contain the sprinkle
  • Canister to help blow up the seat, both for hygiene assuredness and for quick blow-up time for antsy-pantsy, got-to-go toddlers
  • Waterproof wet bag to store the seat when deflated
  • More color choices, both for personal preferences and for parents who have both boys and girls and don't want gender-specific color squabbling 
  • Continuing to offer both the character and no-character options (lots of opinion either way on whether the character would work for individual kids)

But, of course, even the current version is very well-received! We got entries from parents of ECing babes and parents of potty-training toddlers, some of you with multiple tots in the potty-learning stage! And everyone agreed this inflatable seat would be invaluable for pottying while out. So, remember, you can buy your own for $7.99 plus shipping!

Be sure to check my giveaway page for current giveaways, and check back for more!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Mama Knows Breast {2.25} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. View the winner here!

Andi Silverman of the blog Mama Knows Breast: Adventures in Breastfeeding was kind enough to send me a review copy of her book by the same name: Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding — as well as a second copy to give away.

I'd seen this book kicking around the breastfeeding blogosphere; I'd enjoyed reading the MamaKnowsBreast.com blog; and I'd even been a fellow participant with Andi on a breastfeeding blog carnival or two. But I hadn't yet had the chance to read her book, so I up and asked her if I could review it and host a giveaway. As you might guess, she graciously said yes and fired off a package my way.

Chic illustrations by Cindy Luu
My first impression of the book was, superficially, "Wow, this is really pretty!" Because it is. The paper is a nice weight, and it's the kind of book where some of the pages have their own designs and color variations, and the printing is two-color. I get a kick out of details like that (so thanks to Becky Berkheimer, the graphic designer). The line-drawing illustrations by Cindy Luu are charming and modern. The book is laid out like a guidebook, with bullet points and pull quotes, and it would be easy to glance through it or flip around to find a relevant or intriguing passage.

So, admiring the prettiness was as far as I got for awhile. And then last night I had a dramatic pause that enabled me to read the book and write this review.

The drama was my cousin turning what should have been nothing more than a simple overnight stay into a trip to the emergency room after he flew off his bicycle and used his face to break his fall. He's going to be fine, but I found myself spending a number of hours among the always entertaining clientele of the trauma unit, and Mama Knows Breast was my helpful companion while I waited and waited. (That was the pause part.)

Having read it cover to cover, I can now envision Mama Knows Breast as a perfect baby-shower gift for a new mother. It's a book about the fundamentals of breastfeeding without being overwhelming in information or rhetoric. Far from preaching to mothers that they have to breastfeed or must breastfeed for a certain length of time or should feel comfortable nursing in public, Mama Knows Breast makes it clear that all those choices are up to the mother.

As a lactivist myself and the mother of a nursing toddler who has consistently breastfed in
Author Andi Silverman: like a big sister, lactation consultant, and experienced mom friend who's been there,
all rolled up in one
public, I try to keep from sounding shrill in my defense of breastfeeding. I remind myself that I don't know the story behind every woman's choice to breastfeed or not. When someone talks about not wanting to breastfeed or wanting to wean quickly, my first instinct is not, unfortunately, to be supportive. Clearly my voice is not the one someone who's waffling on the subject of breastfeeding necessarily wants to hear. I feel like there are many new mamas who would give breastfeeding a try or stick it out through initial obstacles if they could get some sisterly advice and gentle encouragement about the subject, and I feel like Andi Silverman offers just that in this book.

Sample topics covered include:
  • the most common nursing holds, with drawings
  • potential breastfeeding problems and ideas for resolving them
  • best products for breastfeeding comfort 
  • ways to make yourself cozy during nursing sessions
  • suggestions for nursing discreetly in public in an array of locations (bus, place of worship, shopping mall, the office)
  • responses to critics
  • ideas for your partner to support your breastfeeding success, and ways for you to bolster your relationship in return
  • how to end breastfeeding in a way that's gentle for you and baby
I also love the "From the Mouths of Moms" quotes scattered throughout the book. Some of the anecdotes are tear-jerking, some funny, and some helpful. They all serve to remind you that you're not alone in this breastfeeding thing. Sinead at Breastfeeding Mums, for instance, makes an early appearance as a proud mummy at her daughter's christening whose happy mood is ruined by realizing leaking breasts are turning her lilac dress a deep purple. I felt sorry for Sinead, but boy did I snicker at that story! I've been there.

Are there any cons about the book? First, it's important to keep in mind that this is "A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding" (emphasis mine), so if a reader needs more information on a topic, this slim volume isn't going to be comprehensive enough to answer all questions. I fully trust this was done intentionally, to keep the book readable by a new mom or mom-to-be, and I think Andi does a great job of listing quality resources in the appendix to direct readers to well-respected books and websites on breastfeeding in general as well as specific subtopics like medications, breast surgery, breast cancer, lactation consultants, and donating breast milk to milk banks. So while Mama Knows Breast might not answer every question on nursing, it guides the way to delving further into the topic once a reader's interest is piqued.

I did take issue with a few aspects of the book, but I know it's my lactivist bent showing itself again. For instance, the Cons of Breastfeeding include items that would be a challenge whether breastfeeding is involved or not — warnings against sleep deprivation and the fact that now your partner will have to share your attention apply to all parents of a newborn, not just those who breastfeed. Another example that may or may not bother you, depending on your experiences, are assurances that babies can sleep through the night by a few months of age, or that their number of feedings will drop by that point. Feeding on cue often means that babies continue to night nurse and feed frequently during the day, for quite some time longer than that. There are a few other details where I've come to a different conclusion than the experts Andi consulted in writing the book, but I'll stop nitpicking because I could provide counterarguments to every objection.

What I will say, simply, is it's a book that's written toward a mainstream audience. It does this job very well, and I think it's a good tool to persuade someone who's curious but anxious about breastfeeding to give it a try. It's practical, easily digestible, and a good size to hold in one hand while nursing. Witness the cover illustration to see what I mean! I know from her blog that Andi Silverman has many more opinions on and knowledge of breastfeeding than she chose to fit into this book, and that's as it should be. It's a starter guide, meant to appeal to the novice breastfeeder who might not feel comfortable with the whole idea of nursing but just needs a little encouragement and a few tips to give it a go.

My theory on the perfect use for this book?
  • If you yourself are a mama-to-be or new to breastfeeding, please treat yourself to a useful beginner's guide that will assuage your fears, answer your concerns, and encourage you without
    guilting you. Whether you decide to breastfeed for a day or a month or a year or not at all, to supplement or pump or not, to nurse in public or keep it under wraps, Mama Knows Breast will help you navigate all the options available.
  • If you are an old hand at breastfeeding, Mama Knows Breast is an ideal baby gift for a first-time mother. I intend to keep a copy of this book handy as part of my baby-shower gift stash. It won't offend anyone who's at all interested in trying breastfeeding and would be a great way to introduce the basics of breastfeeding to a curious new mama. You'll be an ambassador of breastfeeding!

Sounds good, right?

BUY IT!


You can find Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding at your local or online bookseller. The best deal I currently see is on Amazon (affiliate link, but seriously!), where it's on sale for $11.66 and is eligible for free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.


WIN IT!


For your own chance to win an autographed copy of Mama Knows Breast: A Beginner's Guide to Breastfeeding, by Andi Silverman, enter in the comments below! Contest is open worldwide because you know I love you all.

MAIN ENTRY: Andi Silverman runs a wonderful breastfeeding blog also called Mama Knows Breast, where she gives current and interesting information about breastfeeding issues and advocacy. Check out any of her articles and tell me something you learned.

Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win.

BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning:

RULES:
  • Contest open WORLDWIDE, because I don't mind shipping this fine book anywhere on the planet. (My apologies to my Martian readers.)
  • Leave each entry as a separate comment so I can count them all.
  • For actions like following and subscribing, if you already follow or subscribe, just let me know in your comment.
  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, say something like "I blogged [link here] #1," "I blogged [link here] #2," etc.
  • You don't have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • I will pick the winners through random.org after the contest closes and send an email to notify them. Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so that I can contact you if you win. If I can't reach any particular winner or don't hear back within a couple days, I'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: mail {at} HoboMama.com

Contest closes Feb. 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


Disclosure: I received a free copy of Mama Knows Breast
for my review but no other compensation.
I try to seek out only products I think you would find
relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent.
If I don't like a product, I won't be recommending it to you.
That's how I roll. See my full disclosure policy here.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine's Day deal roundup

I'm going to experiment with offering a roundup of deals, coupons, and giveaways I come across. Many of these are sent to me as an affiliate so are affiliate links. My full disclosure policy can be found here.



This is one I happened across on a great site, the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog: Take a short survey about Motherwear nursing wear, to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate. Free nursing wear! You can't beat that.



Birthday in a Box is now offering Personalized Bookmarks. You can't do better 'n a pirate bookmark with your own personal scrawl, me hearties! These bookmarks are made with heavyweight laminate and come with a tassel in a coordinating color. Each can be personalized with a name or a special message. You can use these as party favors, classroom awards, or gifts. Arrr!



Robeez Tredz Blossom T-Strap - white :Size 4 US (~9-12m)You love those cute little Robeez baby shoes, right? You want a pair in each style, right? They even make shoes for older kids now, too, that will stand up to little feet pitter-pattering outdoors in all kinds of weather. And they're all in that adorable Robeez style!

Well, here's your chance to go wild. Save up to 50% on select styles at Robeez.com, and get Free Shipping on orders of 2 pairs or more of Robeez Footwear! They'll even help you find the right fit and line for the particular little feet in your life.

And, since the groundhog saw his shadow, enjoy a sale of 30% off Winter Sport Booties, now $26.99 US!



Save 15% on Valentine's Day Cakes at Bake Me A Wish! Use code: LVCAKE1 This offer expires Feb. 28, but be aware that the last day to order for Valentine's Day delivery is this Friday, Feb. 12.




Awwww. Find this I Love You Wood Picture Frame to personalize for your (big or little) honey at GiftsForYouNow.com.



Stroller Depot is offering a blanket 7% off coupon till April 1. Use the code share7. Some exclusions apply: Baby Jogger, Britax, Bumbleride, Orbit Baby, Uppa Baby, and Valco Baby.



There's a 10% off Mutsy Strollers and High Chairs sale at MyStrollers.com and lots of incredible discounts on Sunshine Kids and Britax car seats through Feb. 22.









StuffedAnimals.com™ is offering 10% off any order with coupon code VALENTINES through Sunday, Feb. 14.



Did you move recently or just want something prettier to spruce up your envelopes? Click here and pay only 99 cents for shipping on orders over $20 at CurrentLabels.com. Offer good for February only.



Economy Fitted Package 2Check out the package deals at ClothDiaper.com, as well as the 1 business day commitment and free shipping on orders over $79. They've got prefolds, fitteds, all-in-ones, and accessories like diaper pail liners and wet bags.



Save 10% at More4kids, which offers personalized products for your child. Use code M4KFEB10SPC until Feb 28 on individualized and customized children's gifts, books, music, homemade baby blankets, and bibs, including Sesame Street-themed music and story books.



Enjoy 20% Off SleepyHeads Exclusive Lips Print Pajamas & Loungewear through Feb. 14!



Get free shipping on maternity and nursing wear:
Free Shipping on orders over $150 for Valentine's Day at A Pea in the Pod. Use Code PLUVFS. Valid 2.12.10 to 2.15.10.
Free Shipping on orders over $100 for Valentine's Day at Destination Maternity. Use Code DMLUVFS. Valid 2.12.10 to 2.15.10.
Free Shipping on orders over $75 for Valentine's Day at Motherhood Maternity. Use Code MHLUVFS. Valid 2.12.10 to 2.15.10.




I See Me! Inc. Personalized Children's Books
A meaningful gift for your kids is a personalized storybook. Take a Virtual tour of the new book Who Loves Me? at ISeeMe.com.



And finally: Looking to get out of the house for a special night?