A little bit of this and a little bit of that. This gathering of info for Baby is just the thing new-parents need.
Blue Cocoon Helps Breastfeeders
Breastfeeding may LOOK easy and often once you get the swing of it, it IS but questions will abound throughout the process. Find help at Blue Cocoon. The lactation boutique offers private consultations for breastfeeding moms and a store complete with nursing bras, covers, pumps and other accessories. The Montgomery location (9393 Montgomery Road) is a haven for moms seeking breastfeeding support. In addition, Blue Cocoon offers a variety of classes, including infant massage, Miss Tisha’s MusikGarten, Dog and Baby Safety Talk and more. Call 513-791-1089 or visit bluecocoonbaby.com.
& So Does La Leche League
You can never get enough support when your breastfeeding! Find like-minded moms through the local La Leche League:
For the current listing of local La Leche League leaders for Ohio/Cincinnati, go to: lllohio.org/groups/cincinnati.html
For La Leche League support in Clermont County: lllohio.org/groups/southernclermont.html
For a phone listing of all area leaders, try the Cincinnati Warmline at 513-357-MILK
Local Support for New Moms
The Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center (CFEC, 4244 Hamilton Ave., Northside) offers numerous classes and support groups for new and expecting parents, as well as parents of toddlers and older kids. Whether you want to just stop by for some social time, or register for a special course or workshop, the center is a hub of parent resources. This month, the CFEC offers workshops on breastfeeding (Monday, April 7), and cloth diapering (Saturday, April 26). Call 513-591-2332 or visit theplaceforfamilies.com to sign up!
Reds Baby Fan Club!
New parents that are also Reds fans can bring up their babies to be fans of the team too, with the Reds Rookies Baby Fan Club. For $14, babies up to 3 years old receive an exclusive Reds baby baseball cap, Reds Rookie bib plus vouchers for a free Reds ticket, including marching on the field in a pre-game parade. Reds Rookies membership kits can be purchased at the ballpark, at select Kroger stores, and at reds.com/rookies.
New! For You & Your Little One
by Kiera Ashford
Giraffe Giggle Bib/Meal-Mat
modern-twist.com | $20 bib, $16 meal-mat
These stylish, eco-friendly, hand-silkscreened silicone bibs and placemats are perfect for little ones to use during mealtime. They’re soft, flexible, durable and even dishwasher safe. The bib bends and moves with your child, ensuring good coverage. We love the catch-all pocket, too. Available in a few different prints/colors.
scratchmenot.com | $24.95
These flip-mitten sleeves are just the thing you need for those little ones who like to bite their nails or scratch themselves a lot. They’re sleeves that cover the top portion of the back, shoulders, arms and then hands, so it’s not covering that cute outfit. The ends flip over the hands to cover them and can flip back for use of hands. The soft fabric comes in a variety of patterns/colors/sizes.
nuroobaby.com | $24.99
The swaddler is a three-sizes-in-one necessity! It’s for newborns up to 28-inches tall and can even be used on preemies. While arms are snug, the bottom pocket allows for plenty of leg movement. It’s made with a super soft, moisture-wicking fabric, too.
Calm Muslin Blanket 3-Pack
newbornfree.com | $29.99
These natural muslin wraps provide ample breathing for Baby’s skin and are perfect for swaddling. The large, 40-by-40-inch size makes them usable as a thin covering for baby during nursing and more.
Welcome Baby Nursery Collection
safety1st.djgusa.com | $44.99
It’s a health care and grooming set any new parent would be excited to have. This all-in-one stylish bag has what you need for changing diapers (except the diapers, of course) and also includes a thermometer, toddler toothbrush, gum stimulator, nail clippers, comb, brush and more.