Monday, November 17, 2008

A Celebration of Babywearing

The inaugural celebration of International Babywearing week ends today November 18. Jointly presented by two authorities on babywearing: Babywearing International Inc. along with this week was a focused opportunity to celebrate, promote, and advocate the many benefits of babywearing.

Although babywearing is no longer a practice supported only by hard-core advocates, babywearing still has not become mainstream throughout America. Many families are still unaware of the benefits to both parent and baby and many still wonder why you'd even want to carry or "wear" your baby.

As a mother of two, I've carried both children using several makes and styles of Baby Carrier. Any practice or product that allows me to fulfill my childs need to be carried while allowing me to function hands-free is an instant must-have!

As parents, moms and childcare providers, we know the power of our unity! Help spread the joy of babywearing by forwarding our 5 reason for babywearing to your friends and family.

  • Hands Free Convenience for Mom: Most baby wearing advocates will first list the benefits for your baby. While we know there are so many benefits for your child (and will get to them in a minute) we also know that life is so much easier for mom when her baby is snuggling contently in his baby carrier. A happy baby leads to a happy mom and happy moms can take better care of the new child.
  • Nurturing: A sense of security is important for infants and a baby carrier keeps baby close proving the nurturing and security they need.
  • Conversation: Baby will hear you talking to people all day! Experts have told us that the amount of words and conversations a baby hears is related to when he starts to talk. Baby will be able to hear you talk with the clerk at the grocery store, on the telephone and to your family and friends. Your baby will learn to model the way you speak and learn the patterns of conversation.
  • Interaction: The world around you is seen at your eye level. When your baby is sitting in a stroller much of your interactions will go unnoticed. But, when your baby is sitting much higher up in a baby carrier, he'll be able to see what you are seeing and interact with you an everyone around you.
  • Awareness of your daily activities and scheduling: When your baby is able to see what goes on around you each day, he becomes aware of your daily schedule. For example he'll notice that you stop for lunch in the middle of the day, that you collect your toddler from pre-school in the early afternoon and that you sway a little as you stroll around the pack. He'll get to know the daily routine of life making many transitions much easier for both of you.

    I know there are so many other great reasons for babywearing, feel free to add them below. I'll compile them all and post a complete list. Thank you for contributing and for joining the celebration for International babywearing Week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Motrin Mocks Babywearing Moms - Updated 11/19

Motrin removed the video from their website with 24 hours of receiving the feedback. Thanks Motrin for listening.

I usually try to stay away from sharing my opinion of certain companies and the way they do business. But - I feel so strongly about Motrin's new ad campaign and want to make sure that my loyal customers and subscribers are aware of it.

I'm not a marketing expert - but do know that mocking your customer base is not the way to go about getting positive brand recognition. Please watch this video for yourself and PLEASE feel free to add your comments below. Incase they are smart enough to take the video down before you manage to watch it - Barb at Perfectly Natural Photography has provided this transcipt...

Wearing your baby seems to be in fashion.

I mean, in theory it’s a great idea.

There’s the front baby carrier, sling, schwing, wrap, pouch.

And who knows what else they’ve come up with. Wear your baby on your side, your front, go hands free.

Supposedly, it’s a real bonding experience.

They say that babies carried close to the bod tend to cry less than others.

But what about me? Do moms that wear their babies cry more than those who don’t?

I sure do!

These things put a ton of strain on your back, your neck, your shoulders. Did I mention your back?!

I mean, I’ll put up with the pain because it’s a good kind of pain; it’s for my kid.

Plus, it totally makes me look like an official mom.

And so if I look tired and crazy, people will understand why.

This video left me speechless - I'm sure their PR person will be busy on Monday!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Savings Too Good To Be Missed!

I know, you're being a little cautious with your spending this holiday season just like I am. I'll be thinking twice about each purchase before I buy it too! But, we're moms right and we want to shower those we love with gifts and even buy a little something for ourselves while we're at it.

With your pocket book in mind, we've just created some great new discounts and coupons. Here's a quick list of what's on SALE at SuperMomz this week and some excusive offers just for you:
  • LilyPadz are on sale for just $19.99. These are the newest version and they are currently shiping FREE! These amazing nusring pads really are a new mom must-have. Don't wait to long thought as we'll probably only offer them at this great price until the end of November.
  • Do you want to order Glamourmom Tank but are confused by the many different styles they offer? Watch our Glamourmom Simplified video and you'll be easily guided through the differences. Glamourmom Tanks and Bra Tops are on sale for only $33.95 (long length styles are only $35.95).
  • Spoil your little princess with a Moby TykeLight! We've just received the new GloMates so have placed the original models on clearance and still have a few pink ones available.
Hope you have fun shopping and are able to take advantage of some of these deals. I'd love to hear how your holiday shopping is going - please feel free to comment below and share your money saving secrets with other moms.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Support a SuperMom Holiday Boutique

We're excited to tell you that we are putting the finishing touches on our Support a SuperMom Holiday Boutique. What's this I hear you ask? Well we've partnered with our fellow mom boutique/business owners to introduce you to an amazing selection of gifts and services. They'll be offering some great discounts and special offers too.

So with both time and money being tight for most of us this holiday season, please support a fellow mom and visit these great boutiques and businesses.

Monday, November 03, 2008

SuperMomz Does Not Support Any Polital Ads On This Site

I've just been shocked to see some political ads showing on this website that are post posted due to our participation with the Google AdSense program.

I've just blocked certain sites from posting their political messages on this blog - but the changes will take sereral hours to take place.

Please note that SuperMomz DOES NOT support any of the political ads that you may see on the site.

Thanks for your understanding - these ads should be removed within a few hours.