Healthy baby = happy parents!

By Karen Appablaza, 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
  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
  Wonder Bumpers: Make your crib safer for baby with a Wonder Bumper from Go Mama Go Designs.  Not only do they add a little style to the nursery they also protect baby’s head and body, increase airflow and prevent baby escapes. MSRP $97.00 – $399.00 You can check them out at
  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
  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
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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Hitting the road? Our must-haves for holiday travel with kids

By Karen Appablaza, Brilliant Baby Products Blog Contributor
The holiday travel season is just around the corner!  According to AAA, every year around 40 million Americans are expected to drive more than 50 miles to their Thanksgiving and/or Christmas destinations.  If you’re one of those – and you’re planning to take the kids along – here are our list of MUST-HAVE tools to get you safely (and sanely) to your vacation destination!
 Britax-Backseat-Mirror Britax BackSeat Mirror:  Keep an eye on baby the whole way there!  The BRITAX Back Seat Mirror provides a head-to-toe view of your rear-facing baby at any angle. The adjustable attachment straps allow the mirror to securely attach to most vehicle head restraints, while its soft-feel frame design has a sleek, modern look.  Sold for $19.99 on the Britax website
 kickmat Prince Lionheart kickMat:  Beware of the kicker!  Once your toddler’s feet can reach the back of your seat, kicking is just irresistible to them.  Protect your car’s seats from footprints and scuffs with the kickMat from Prince Lionheart.   Sold for just $16 on the Prince Lionheart website.
 playtape In Road Toys PlayTape:  Kids will get stuck on the award-winning PlayTape for hours of fun in the car, at Grandma’s house, in the hotel room or just about anywhere.  This awesome removable tape in the design of a road gives toy cars instant appeal.  It comes in different widths, lengths and colors.  Price ranges from $1.99 to $12.99 a roll.  It is sold online on the InRoads Toys website.
 Haba27 HABA Mini Games:  What road trip is complete without board games or card games.  With HABA USA’s Mini Games, every member of the family can get involved.   Games are available for children as young as one and include counting, stacking, bingo, go-fish, charades and more!  Prices vary.  Sold on the HABA USA website. 
 DayDreamer Sleeper - Brilliant Baby Products DayDreamer Sleeper:   Have you ever tried to get a baby to sleep at a hotel or someone else’s house?  Not easy!  Once you get to your final destination, the DayDreamer Sleeper is a lifesaver.  It’s super soft materials and perfect 28 degree incline make it easy for baby to fall asleep and stay asleep!  For tired, traveling parents, it’s a Godsend.   Sold for $129.99 exclusively at Babies ‘R’ Us.   More information on the DayDreamer Sleeper website.
Enjoy your holidays wherever you may spend them!  And don’t forget to “like” Brilliant Baby Products on Facebook get daily updates on some of our favorite products that make parenting easier and more fun!!
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Brrrrr…. Baby, it’s COLD outside!

By Brady Uselman, BBP Blogger



Brrrr!  Time to bundle up.  Winter-like weather is coming early this year and some   parts of the country are already seeing SNOW.   For most of us, that means breaking out the jackets and sweaters, but cold weather can   present problems for young babies whose bodies just don’t have the same immunities and ability to adapt to different climates as adults.

So how do we keep baby happy and healthy in the winter months? Check out these tips from Brilliant Baby   Products’:

1.  Health comes first:  Colder weather means sniffles, coughs and dry skin.  Fortunately, there are   some great products out there to ward off winter’s ickier side. 


Baby Comfy Nose:    Runny noses and colds make for miserable babies.  The Baby Comfy Nose   puts those yucky bulb aspirators to shame with its easy to use, very   effective suction power. Sold for $14.95 each on the Baby Comfy Nose website.


Dolphin Organics Hypoallergenic Lotion: The cold winter weather can be harsh on baby’s sensitive skin.  Use Dolphin Organic’s Hypoallergenic Lotion to keep baby’s skin soft.  These special lotions are made with all organic ingredients, free from any chemicals.  Sold for $14.99 each   on the Dolphin Organics website.
 2.         Get Cozy:  Extra layers and fleece   are must-have’s for every baby’s winter wardrobe.


Carter’s   Microfleece Pajamas:    The Carter’s Microfleece Pajamas are so comfy and cozy you’ll want to cuddle with baby all   day! Mom and dad will also sleep better knowing these cute footed PJs will   keep baby warm all night, with or without an added blanket. Sold for $20 each at most department stores, Carter’s stores and
 3.         Bundle up:  Baby, it’s cold outside! Fortunately, we’ve got your back with some adorable keep-warm innovations. 


JJ Cole Arctic Bundle Me Blanket: Get outside and enjoy the cooler temperatures with the JJ Cole Arctic Bundle Me Blanket.  The blanket attaches to the stroller so it won’t fall off and the inside is lined with cozy fleece to keep babies and toddlers perfectly toasty. Sold for $99 on the JJ Cole website.


Nomie Baby Stritten Stroller Mitten: The “stritten” stroller mitten is the answer   to your cold hands and forgotten gloves. Easily Velcro these stroller mittens onto your stroller, and you’ll have one less thing to remember as you walk out the door with your family! Sold for $30 each on the Nomie Baby website.
 4.         Get carried away:    Keeping baby close in the winter months not only reduces the chance of baby   getting sick, babies who are carried cry less and have a stronger attachment   to their parents.


Moby Wrap:    Keep baby close and comfortable with the Moby Wrap.  Made with soft,   warm and breathable cotton, the Moby Wrap is baby wearing at its best.  The wrap conforms to any size body and distributes baby’s weight evenly   across the wearer’s back. Sold for $47.95 each on the Moby Wrap website.
 Like what you see?  Like the Brilliant Baby Products   Facebook page and we’ll keep you up to date with some of the   latest and greatest of baby innovations for new parents. 


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Product Spotlight: DayDreamer Sleeper

By Karen Appablaza, BBP Blogger
 daydreamer People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.  ~Leo J. Burke I love that quote because it is soooooo true!   After three babies, I, like so many other parents, have come to the conclusion that newborn=no sleep for at least six months.

 And that is precisely why I LOVE the new DayDreamer Sleeper.   It’s made for infants up to age five months to help them sleep better, whether at naptime or at nighttime.    Better sleep for baby means better sleep for parents and more of that precious “alone” time for mom.  That’s a win-win no matter how you spin it. 

The DayDreamer Sleeper is lightweight, easy to transport and made from super-soft materials and positions little ones at a comfortable 28 degrees. Inclined sleep is proven to reduce reflux and aid breathing in infants which helps them sleep more peacefully.The contour is similar to a car seat which is part of what makes it super awesome.  All of my boys loved to fall asleep in their car seats, which was awesome when we were driving, but I hated leaving them in the car seat once we got home.  Infant car seats were designed to be placed in the base, in the car, not on the kitchen or bedroom floor.     

While the DayDreamer Sleeper has a security belt and padded, high “walls” on each side to protect baby from falling out, it is designed for ground use only (so no putting it on the couch, table or in the crib).  That seems like a no-brainer but, you’d be surprised, what some parents think is okay. 

And since we’re on the subject of safety, the DayDreamer Sleeper was developed by an infant product specialist to surpass the latest safety regulations and to improve upon them.   The company website clearly states: “DayDreamer Sleeper adheres to all proposed federal laws and the CPSC-proposed standards to provide a safe, stable and uncluttered sleep environment that is unmatched in comfort for newborns and infants.”

It also comes in three different colors (pink, blue and green) and each unit is protected with a lifetime guarantee. The DayDreamer Sleeper is sold exclusively at Babies ‘R’ Us for $129.99.


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