Encouraging healthy habits starts now!

By Kathleen Tomes, BBP Blog Editor

Great news – a recent study finds childhood obesity is declining among young children.  It seems parents are getting the message: developing healthier habits that include increased physical activity is more important than ever.  

At Brilliant Baby Products, we understand the importance of encouraging healthy habits early and that’s why we love these awesome products that get the little ones up and moving in ways that they probably wouldn’t even consider exercise!


                       Jungle Jumparoo

Jungle Jumparoo: The Jungle Jumparoo is exercise in disguise.  Unlike dangerous trampolines, this clever bouncer is low to the ground, allowing an easy way to get on and off for all ages.  Just 10 minutes burns more calories than a half hour of running!  Sold for $399 on the Jungle Jumparoo website.




Zike:It’s not a bike.  It’s not a scooter.  It’s a ZIKE and it’s the coolest new mode of transportation around.  Made for children as young as five but can be used by adults as well, it looks like a scooter but it’s powered by bike-like pedals.  Priced from $199- $499 each and sold on the Zike website.


Roxs: Upside Down Games offer physical, social, and intellectual benefits for players of all ages.A-Champs gets kids between 6 and 10 moving. The company’s game system ROXs is the truly active alternative to game consoles and makes kids run, sweat and actively play. It is powered by latest tech and takes the action off-screen. Connected Play – the Active Way! For more information visit the A-Champs website  

 ring stix

Ring Stix: A cross between playing catch and throwing a Frisbee, RingStix is a fun and easy-to-learn game that can be played anywhere – backyard, parties or at the beach!  Sold for $14.99 on the Ring Stix website.


                         the spooner

The Spooner:  Skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding collide in the Spooner Freestyle Board!   This fun board makes it easy to learn new tricks for board sports without fear of falling.  The board improves core strength, stability and coordination.  Sold for $44.95 on the Spooner website.

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Roundup: Gift Ideas for the New Mom

By Alexa Vogue, BBP Blogger
Did you know August is the highest birth month in the US?  With so many babies being born, chances are there is a new mom in your life that you need to buy a gift for.  If you’ve ever walked through the baby section of a big-box department store, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices.  Let us help you cut through all the clutter and find the perfect gift the new mom in your life will never forget.This month’s roundup is the Top 5 Gift Ideas for New Moms:
 emoi diffuser Smart Aroma Diffuser: Help new moms relax with Emoi Patent Design: Ultrasonic 200ml Aroma Diffuser. This amazing product is a  Noise-free Humidifier, Bluetooth Speaker , Multicolor Mood Lamp, App Control w/ Atomization Time Setting, Water Shortage Protection and Wakeup Timer all in one! Mom will feel like she has a spa at her fingertips!   The Aqua Scale’s unique design gives baby a soothing bath.  The innovative technology records baby’s precise weight compensating for water and movement.  MSRP $89.99 You can check them out at  www.Amazon.com
                        The Woombie: Give mom the gift of sleep. The Woombie the safest and most comfortable swaddle for your baby. Gently hugging the shoulders, tummy and hips, the Woombie allows for natural movement, softly cocooning your baby without restricting mobility or development. Check it out at: www.Thewoombie.com
                       Bebe Au Lait Nursing Covers: Bebe au Lait Nursing Covers are the original stylish and patented nursing covers for breastfeeding mothers. These covers allow new moms to breastfeed anytime, anywhere, and in style!  MSRP $35.00 You can check them out at www.BebeAuLait.com
                       Belly Buds: Bellybuds are specialized, wearable speakers for expectant mothers that have been uniquely designed to conveniently and safely allow the playing of music and voices to a developing child in the womb. MSRP $49.99 You can check them out at www.BellyBuds.com
                             Belly Bandit:  Help mom get her pre-baby body back with the Belly Bandit.  This uniquely designed wrap helps to tighten and shrink mom’s belly back to its pre-pregnancy shape.  MSRP $49.95 www.BellyBandit.com
As always, we love to feature the new products we find on our Brilliant Baby Products Facebook so go “like” us and we’ll also keep you up-to-date on some of the most “Brilliant” baby products available.
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Solutions for the Top 3 Reasons Moms Quit Breastfeeding

By Kathleen Tomes, BBP President & Editor

From the moment a child is born, parents face dozens of choices every single day.  Should I use cloth diapers or disposable?  Which car seat will be the safest?  However, none is perhaps more important as the choice to breastfeed.  A study published in the journal Pediatrics finds only a third of new moms meet their goal to exclusively breastfeed for three months and even fewer make it to the World Health Organization’s recommendation to exclusively breastfeeding for six months. Believe me, I know!  I went through it myself.  As the new mom with twins, I struggled to establish and maintain a breastfeeding routine with my babies. My struggle to nurse led to the creation of our company, Brilliant Baby Products, which now works with dozens of products specifically designed to make life easier for nursing moms. While there are lots of different reasons why women stop breastfeeding, the three most commonly cited problems can be solved with some amazing new products that will be a new mom’s “breast” friend!

Reason #1: Returning to Work.  Working and breastfeeding can be done, but finding the time and place to pump can be stressful and derail even the best of plans.

Solution #1: A breast pump bag set that allows moms to easily transport their pump and supplies discreetly to work!


Whether you pump 1 day or 365 days… YOU ARE AMAZING! The brand NEW jay elle Duchess Breast Pump Bag and Accessories are fashioned for discreetness with an abundance of organization and encouragement. The 6-piece set includes the Carry Bag, innovative Cooler Bag, Wet Bag, Accessories Bag, Dry Cloth and jay elle C.O.D.E. Handbook. Just add your breast pump and key essentials and you’re ready to go. For every Breast Pump Bag purchased, jay elle will donate $1 to support breastfeeding moms. MSRP: $99.99. Available online at www.jayelle.com

Reason #2: Concerns over low milk production.  It’s hard to quantify what you can’t see and because breast milk digests easier, breastfed babies want to eat more and more often.  Couple that with the pressures of making sure baby gains an appropriate amount of weight in between doctors’ visits, moms aren’t wrong to get the idea they aren’t giving baby enough

Solutions #2: Product that help moms maximize milk production.


A nursing mother’s biggest worry is whether or not she will produce enough milk. Milkflow Fenugreek Blessed Thistle Powder Drink by UpSpring Baby is a convenient and easy way to help moms stimulate breast milk production. This all natural herbal supplement comes in a chocolate-flavored drink mix and is a great alternative to traditional fenugreek pills, teas or elixirs. Just mix with 6 oz hot or cold milk, or add to a smoothie twice per day for best results. Also available in Berry flavor. MSRP:  $14.99. Available online at www.upspringbaby.com


Ask any mom and she’ll tell you: breast milk is a precious commodity. Women will go to great lengths to ensure that not a drop of “liquid gold” gets wasted. That’s precisely what makes the award-winning Milkies Milk-Saver such a wonderful invention for breastfeeding mothers. The patented Milk-Saver collects your leaking breast milk as you nurse – allowing you to store extra breast milk effortlessly with each feeding. MSRP: $27.95. Available online at www.MyMilkies.com

Reason #3: Fear of nursing in public. Time and time again we hear horror stories of women kicked out of public malls, restaurants and stores for breastfeeding her child in public. Even though breastfeeding is a natural process, our culture unfortunately doesn’t support it.

Solution #3: Nursing Covers and Clothes that are comfortable and fashionable!


Moms will never have to worry about style, modesty, or most importantly, privacy while nursing their little ones again with Lassig’s Allover Nursing Cover. Made from breathable, hypoallergenic and SUPER soft Lyocell, a lightweight yet strong fabric, it can be worn as a neck scarf, stole, bolero or cape.  It is also wrinkle resistant – even after being washed and dried. Available in 9 different colors. MSRP: $40.00 Available online at www.Amazon.com

Whimsical Wrap Nursing Dress 1008-BL-Front

A flattering dress that doesn’t look like it’s for nursing and it makes breastfeeding and pumping a cinch? Meet the ‘Whimsical’ Nursing Wrap Dress by Udderly Hot Mama. A sophisticated style for the breastfeeding mama who wants to dress up and nurse discreetly and pump with ease. The three-quarter sleeves make this dress a year-round choice. Whether you’re in heels or flip flops, you’ll always be nursing or pumping in style. The patent-pending inside flap, included in every Udderly Hot Mama® nursing garment, provides extra privacy during a feeding. When baby is weaned, you can easily remove it and add your top to your everyday wardrobe. MSRP: $59.99. Available online at www.Nordstrom.com

When it comes to products to make breastfeeding easier, these products are just the beginning.   We love to feature the new products we find on our Brilliant Baby Products Facebook so go “like” us and we’ll also keep you up-to-date on some of the most “Brilliant” baby products available.


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Healthy baby = happy parents!

By Alexa Vogue, BBP Blog Contributor
There’s nothing a parent worries about more than keeping their child healthy and happy, but with so many products on the market being recalled these days, its hard to know who to trust when it comes to your child’s health.I have sorted through thousands of baby products to choose those with a proven track record of keeping babies healthy.   These are some of my favorites:
                   Milkies: Doctors and nurses will tell you breastfeeding is best for baby, but many mothers still struggle to produce enough breast milk for their babies. Milkies help nursing moms boost their breast milk production by collecting the milk from the “other side” while the baby feeds. MSRP $27.95  You can check them out at www.MyMilkies.com
                  me4kidz First Aid Kits To Go:  Ouchies are inevitable, but these kid-friendly first aid kits get them on the mend in no time.  The kits include bandages, ointments, creams and, of course, stickers to help parents replace tears with smiles. MSRP $5.95  You can check them out at www.me4kidz.com
 kolibree Kolibree’s Toothbrush: This connected electric toothbrush allows you to transform what was once a tedious activity into a fun and creative experience for the whole family using 3D motion sensor technology. The Android & iOS apps provide individual brushing programs, real-time feedback and games to keep kids and adults motivated to improve their brushing habits. Prices starts at $99 Find out more www.kolibree.com
                  Baby Banz: Protect your little one’s eyes from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.  These sunglasses are specially designed for comfort with stretchable bands to keep them on your child’s head.  The company also offers swim googles and ski masks for the active family. MSRP $17.00  You can check them out at www.BabyBanz.com
                Aqua Scale:  Keep track of baby’s weight as he grows, without having to make a doctors appointment.  The Aqua Scale’s unique design gives baby a soothing bath.  The innovative technology records baby’s precise weight compensating for water and movement.  MSRP $69.99 You can check them out at  www.UpSpringBaby.com
No matter what products you use, baby’s health is of the most utmost importance. At Brilliant Baby Products, we are committed to finding the most “brilliant” baby products on the market and bring them to the parents who need them. We also love to feature our finds on our Brilliant Baby Products Facebookso go “like” us and we’ll also keep you up-to-date on some of the latest and greatest baby products available. 


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