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Baby Led Weaning - A Quick Recap

Baby Led Weaning - A Quick Recap

What is Baby Led Weaning?

Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a method by which infants self-feed solid foods.  You start BLW around 6 months of age.  Essentially, with BLW, babies skip the puree food stage and you don't have to feed your baby with a spoon.  Babies who are ready for BLW will demonstrate the following skills: 

1.  Able to sit up unassisted

2. Tongue thrust reflex has gone away

3. Able to grab and hold on to food

4. Can successfully take food/objects to their mouth

Benefits of BLW:

1. Babies are introduced to different textures, smells, and colors.  

2.  Babies are given a variety of finger foods to choose from.  This allows the baby to have more control over which foods they decide to eat and at their own pace.

3. BLW supports fine motor skills (hand-eye coordination and chewing).

4. You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen steaming AND pureeing food! 

Check out these Kutsie Babies nailing Baby Led Weaning!

Baby Led Weaning Facts          

Did we mention it's a little MESSY?!        

Tips for baby led weaning

A great way to serve bananas with BLW!


One major concern that caretakers have with BLW is choking.  When your baby is gagging with BLW, this is their gag reflex doing its job.  Choking is silent.  As with other food methods, you must be present when your baby is eating and monitor them carefully.  BLW is not for everyone and you need to decide which method suits you best.  

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To My Best Friend Having Her First Child

To My Best Friend Having Her First Child

To My Best Friend Having Her First Child

You are almost to the finish line! Only a few more weeks and you will experience a love that you couldn’t even imagine existed. You’ve battled the morning sickness, the aches and pains, heartburn, and the endless rollercoaster of emotions. You have felt the twirls, kicks, and hiccups of this little being inside of you. I want you to know that you are going to be the best mom to this little girl. Never doubt yourself, stand up for your beliefs, and know that it is okay to be tired, it is okay to cry, it is okay to ask for help.

The first day after giving birth will be euphoric. The baby sleeps, and sleeps, and sleeps. You will stare at that little girl in admiration, not knowing how you lived before her. The next few days are rough though, you will be running on little sleep, you’ll be in some pain, and you may not be eating as much as you should, but you got this.

The first few months after giving birth to your precious baby will be some of the hardest months of your life. Your body will be changed forever, but this isn’t a bad thing. It is something to be proud of. You are a mother, your body created life, of course there will be evidence. Please know that I’ve got your back, I am here for you. I will bring you food, I will listen to your complaining without judgement, I will coach you through sleepless nights, and I will assure you, you are an amazing mom.

I guess I’m really just writing this to you, to let you know this thing called motherhood is HARD and that I have been in your shoes, and I am here for you whenever you need. I won’t judge you, I will stand beside you. I will love that little girl as if she were my own. The next few years will be some of the best years of your life and I can’t wait to be there to experience them with you.  

We may have grown apart since I had my first child, but I can't wait for us and our children to grow together in this new chapter of our friendship.

Welcome to the “mom” group!

We've shared the same dimple and now we get to share the same title, Mom.

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Kutsie Baby Mommy & Me Clothing Collection

Kutsie Baby Mommy & Me Clothing Collection

We are so excited to announce our very own Kutsie Baby clothing collection!  Our clothing collection will include onesies and baby tees, tanks and tees for women, and mommy & me sets!  We will be adding new styles weekly so visit us frequently to view our newest items.  

Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Mommy & Me: But First Coffee Tank & But First Milk Onesie


 2. Started From The Belly Now I'm Here Onesie - Hot Pink


3. Mermaid Hair Don't Care Onesie - Black


4. Work Hard, Gym Hard, Mom Hard Tank - White

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We've teamed up with Destination Maternity! Mom-to-be and Baby Must Have List of 2014!

We are so excited to announce we have teamed up with Destination Maternity! We will keep you up to date on all of the latest sales and maternity trends! 

Here are a few of our favorite things for baby and mom for 2014-2015:

    Mom-to-be MUST HAVE: The Snoogle!!  HINT: when you start to toss and turn at night, it is time for a Snoogle! The Snoogle is designed to keep moms-to-be comfortable and rested!
      Lasinoh Disposable Nursing Pads:  We love these! They stick to the inside of your bra and don't move around (or make noise!) like some other brands.  They also keep mom nice and dry.
            Aden + Anais Receiving Blankets:  Soft, modern, and adorable!
                Hooter Hiders Nursing Cover: Full coverage, adorable prints!
                Sophie The Giraffe: Every baby must have this amazing ALL NATURAL teether! 
                Wubbanub Ella Bella Pink Elephant Pacifier
                3/4 Sleeve Ruched Maternity Dress: Perfect for staying comfortable at work!
                  Basic Long Sleeve Maternity T-Shirt: Grab a few basic long sleeve t-shirts, short sleeve t-shirts, and tank tops!
                  Date night dress: Don't forget to enjoy your nights out before baby comes!

                  7 For All Mankind Secret Belly Fit Jeans - Boot Cut: We can't say enough about these jeans! They will last your entire pregnancy and are extremely comfortable! Definitely an investment piece!

                  Fold Over Maternity Skirt:  Sometimes you just don't want to deal with pants and these are ADORABLE!


                  3 Piece Nursing Pajama Set: Comfort is key when nursing! 


                  Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag: Adorable, functional, mom-approved!



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                  Have you heard of ella + mila nail polish?!

                  We are obsessed with ella + mila nail polish!  It is everything that Kutsie Baby is about, each set includes a gift for baby and mom! Ella + mila nail polish was invented by twin sisters who love to paint their nails with their mom.  The BEST part of ella + mila nail polish is that it is 100% vegan and "5-free" (NO Formaldehyde, Toluene, DiButyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor)!  Now you can paint those twinkle toes worry free with ella + mila nail polish!

                  Here are a few of our faves!


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                  What to Pack in Your Diaper Bag

                  Diaper Bag Must Haves:

                  First thing is first…finding the right diaper bag! You need a bag that is not too big, but is still big enough to carry everything you need for baby and for yourself. Of course you’ll need a stylish diaper bag since it’ll act as your purse for the next few years.

                  I recommend Kutsie Baby’s Amy Michelle New Orleans Diaper Bag. It comes with a changing pad and plenty of pockets, inside and outside, to fit your needs.

                  Next, would be to have diapers. Depending on how long you plan on being away from home, I’d say between 6-8 diapers if you’re planning on being out of the house for more than a few hours. Along with diapers, you must have some wipes. There are wipes cases that fit little amounts of wipes. I prefer to just use a resealable package from Huggies or Pampers. If you are going on a short outing The Diaper Clutch is great! Don’t forget about your diaper rash cream & baby powder! You don’t need to carry around a huge tube or tub of it, just a small travel size will do.

                  If you’re planning on breastfeeding, you’ll need a nursing cover, the Babee Covee is great because it saves space and money! It serves as a nursing cover, infant carseat cover, stroller blanket, playtime blanket, shopping cart cover, and highchair cover.   Back to our list, some burp cloths, an extra pair of nursing pads, and possibly another shirt just in case the one you’re wearing gets messy. If you are not nursing make sure you pack extra bottles, water, formula.

                  The baby will need an extra outfit or two or three! Plan on packing 1 or 2 extra onsies, some pants, socks, an extra hat, and even a blanket to keep the baby warm (remember the Babee Covee can also act as a blanket!).

                  A bottle of water and some healthy snacks should definitely be included in your diaper bag, too.

                  Just in case baby doesn’t feel well while you’re out, then you should pack some gas drops, and Tylenol or Motrin.

                  Lastly don’t forget some hand sanitizer to keep your hands clean, and any one else’s before touching your newborn.

                  Some other options include 1-2 extra pacifiers, toys (such as rattles and teethers), disposable diaper bags, nasal aspirator (NoseFrida) and tissues.

                  You do not need to pack a ton of items in your diaper bag. Its best to just pack for the day so you know that you’ll have everything you’ll need! (plus you want to be able to carry it!)

                  Visit Blissful Belly Blog for more great advice!

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                  SwimZip As Seen On Shark Tank! Stylish UV 50+ Swimwear for Babies, Toddlers, & Children

                  Our favorite swimwear, SwimZip, is going to be featured on Shark Tank, January 24th!!

                  What is SwimZip: SwimZip is stylish UV 50+ swimwear for babies, toddlers, and children.   Our full-length zipper swimwear is uniquely designed allowing for easy-on, easy-off UV protection for children. The no-pinch zipper flap, tagless neck, zipper garage around the neck, and flat-lock stitching make wearing the swimwear comfy! SwimZip's material is chlorine resistant too! Our swimwear protects young children from harmful UV rays and makes stylish UPF protection you can wear anywhere!

                  SwimZip is an essential when it comes to fun in the sun! It saves time and protects your baby!

                  Check out a few of our favorites below!

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                  Looking for a unique, helpful, one of a kind baby shower gift?

                  Kutsie Baby offers new and unique baby shower gifts!  Check out our custom children's artwork, adorable baby gift sets including: booties, bloomers, socks & blankets, new must have baby products including Babee Covee (6 in 1 luxurious baby blanket), Refresh-a-Baby (water bottle adapter) , Cuddlecloth (thickets, safest, largest baby towel), The Diaper Clutch (perfect for moms on the go) , & Bobee (wall mounted diaper and wipes dispenser)

                  Here at Kutsie Baby we are continually on the look out for the most innovative and exciting new baby and mom products on the market so that we can improve the every day hustle and bustle life of being a caretaker!  Our baby shower gifts are sure to be the talk of the party!  We are proud of the fact that most of our items are mom invented and truly helpful parenting products!

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                  New Must Have Baby and Mom Products of 2013 & 2014

                  Kutsie Baby was created to find the most innovative and helpful products for babies and mommies! We are so excited to share these amazing new baby and mommy products with you all!

                  SwimZip, a stylish UV 50+ swimwear for babies, toddlers, and children.   Uniquely designed allowing for easy-on, easy-off UV protection for children. The no-pinch zipper flap, tagless neck, zipper garage around the neck, and flat-lock stitching make wearing the swimwear comfy! SwimZip's material is chlorine resistant too! SwimZip's swimwear protects young children from harmful UV rays and makes stylish UPF protection you can wear anywhere! $29.99

                  SwimZip will be featured on Shark Tank, January 24th, 2014!

                  • UPF 50+ Rash Guard
                  • Full Zipper Front
                  • Flat Seams
                  • Quality Stretch Lycra/Nylon
                  • Zipper Flap for Safer Zipping
                  • Chlorine Resistant
                  • Comfy Tagless Neck

                  Refresh-a-Baby, a baby bottle nipple that adapts onto water bottles, instantly converting the water bottle into a baby bottle without the hassle of clean up time saving parents time and energy on-the-go! $6.99

                  • Perfect for use of baby formula/juice/even fits “ready made” baby formula bottles
                  • Baby’s Fresh Water Source
                  • BPA Free
                  • Leak Free
                  • Convenient for travel/airports/theme parks
                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Light Storage/Fits in purse
                  • Reusable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Unique Push Fit Application
                  • Practical for busy Parent’s on-the-go
                  • Helps Keep To Feeding Schedule
                  • Instantly Hydrates Your Baby
                  • Recyclable
                  • Universal, fits most water bottles
                  • Ready to use Immediately

                  Shupeas, GROW with your baby's feet! Shupeas are made of the highest quality materials for comfort and protection, offering a customized fit for delicate feet. One size innovative design fits most babies up to 18 months. Shupeas are the most versatile kids shoes around!

                  • Made of 100% soft genuine leather
                  • Expandable long lasting and economical design
                  • Adjustable Velcro straps guarantee no elastic marks around ankles
                  • Wide opening allow for easy on and off
                  • Slip resistant, flexible suede soles
                  • For indoor and light outdoor use
                  • Pediatrician and podiatrist recommended
                  • CPSIA and EU – REACH safety standards
                  • May be worn with or without socks

                  Babee Covee, 6 in 1 luxury baby blanket. Imagine packing and carrying only ONE single baby item that is ACTUALLY 6 items in 1 every time you leave the house. $39.99

                  • Infant car seat cover
                  • Stroller blanket
                  • Shopping cart cover
                  • Nursing cover
                  • High chair cover
                  • Playtime blanket
                  • Machine washable
                  • Reversible

                  Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser is a wall-mounted diaper and wipe caddy that allows for one-handed access so you can keep one hand safely on your baby.  Changing table space is freed up for other important baby items, and the diapers and wipes are up and out of the way from curious little hands. Bobee fits high quantities in all sizes and brands of disposable diapers. Prepackage wet wipes fit neatly below.

                  • Keep one hand safely on your baby while grabbing a diaper or wipe with the other hand
                  • Organize the changing table area for other important baby items
                  • Saves surface space, mounts on your wall easily and securely
                  • Keep diapers and wipes up and out of the way from curious little hands
                  • Fits high quantities of all sizes and brands of disposable diapers
                  • Holds cloth diaper inserts

                  Le bibble, it's a bib for baby bottles! No more wiping while feeding! They come in all kinds of colors and patterns (even game day colors!). $9.95

                  • Absorbs baby bottle leaks 
                  • Easily wipes chin dribble - no more searching for burp cloths & sticky necks!
                  • Eliminates bottle confusion in multiple infant households & daycares
                  • Provides a soft surface for baby’s idle hands during feeding
                  • Helps baby learn to hold & maneuver bottle
                  • Turns baby bottle into chic accessory for mom & baby
                  • One size fits all
                  • Reversible
                  • 100% Organic
                  • Machine washable

                      The Diaper Clutch, diapers and wipes carrying case.  The Diaper Clutch is the perfect solution to stay organized without leaving fashion at the door! Who needs bulky diaper bags when you want to take a quick stroll in the neighborhood or go grocery shopping with your little one? Reduce the bulk and lighten your load with The Diaper Clutch – a convenient, compact and fashion-forward solution to carry baby diapers and wipes wherever you go! $24.00

                      • 100% Cotton - Designer Fabrics
                      • Velcro Closure
                      • holds a 40 count pack of wipes
                      • Made in the USA
                      • Hand Wash Cold - Lay Flat to Dry
                      • Designed around the Huggies Disposable wipes refill pack
                      • Compatible with most disposable soft pack wipes with hard top cover. (Brands: Huggies, Pampers, Kirklands, etc.)

                      Cuddlecloth, a one of a kind easy release bath towel made for baby's safety and your convenience.  Cuddlecloth is worn on parent "before" bathing baby. After bath, mom/dad use both hands to safely lift baby from the water directly on Cuddlecloth. With a natural motion, pull towel from top and side to cover child, Cuddlecloth automatically releases from mom's neck. Cuddlecloth is now around baby, not mom.  Luxurious, 100% cotton terry velour. Starting at $39.95

                      • 45" x 30" Cuddlecloth hooded bath towel
                      • 9" round luxurious 100% cotton terry velour washcloth
                      • reusable vinyl & organza gift bag with satin ties
                      • personalization is available at an additional cost (makes for a perfect baby shower gift!)

                      Parking Pal Magnet,  place the Parking Pal on the side of your vehicle, where it will remain safely attached at all times. It was specifically designed with bright colors, playful illustrations, and a small palm children love to place their hands on. After a couple learning sessions, your child will discover that the Parking Pal is their safe spot, and they will know where to go the second they are outside the car. It also helps teach them that parking lots are no place to play. $8.99

                      • Helps reduce injuries to children in parking lots
                      • Heighten awareness of the dangers in parking lots

                      Aqueduck Faucet Extender, As essential as soap, the ingenious Aqueduck Faucet Extender makes cleanup with little ones easy by extending the spigot's stream. No more lifting fast-growing tots to reach the flowing faucet — the Aqueduck easily attaches to nearly any standard tap, making cleanliness a cinch at home or on the go. Simply squeeze both sides while pushing the lower flap inward, attach to the faucet and scrub those germs away.


                      • No BPA or PVC
                      • No Phthalates
                      • Fun colors for kids
                      • Portable
                      • Fits most faucets
                      • Easy to use
                      • Easy to clean
                      • Dishwasher safe
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                      We Have Gorgeous Boutique Jewelry For Our Kutsie Moms, Sisters, Aunts, & Friends!

                      We recently added Fornash Jewelry to our Kutsie Accessories Collection!  Fornash makes high quality boutique jewelry.  Their look is preppy, nautical, and classic! Here are some of their gorgeous pieces! They look even better stacked together! Arm candy at it's finest!

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                      What Is The Best Towel For A Baby?

                      The Cuddlecloth! I urge all new mothers and mothers with infants to purchase a Cuddlecloth! It is the safest, softest, largest towel available for infants.  This towel will last from newborn to around 10-12 months (only because your baby may outgrow it by then!)  The towel can be washed over and over again and won't lose its absorbency or thickness!

                      When I was looking for a quality towel for my infant, I only had one criteria to meet: Thickness.

                      Then I learned about the Cuddlecloth and realized there was so much more to a baby towel than meets the eye!

                      1. Safety: First and foremost, SAFETY is number one.  I didn't realize how unsafe and scary it is to pick up a newborn/infant from a tub or sink!  Wet babies are extremely slippery! Bathing a newborn by yourself is a job in itself.  Figuring out how to grab a baby from the tub and wrap in a towel is a two man job! The Cuddlecloth allows this process to be done by one person, SAFELY! The towel wraps around your neck so that you are HANDS FREE.  You pick up your baby in a natural motion and place him/her on your shoulder.  Then you have a free hand to pull the hood of the towel around your baby.  Here is a video to show you:

                          2.   Large: 30% Larger than the average baby towel measuring: 45" x 30" x 45"

                          3.  Soft: Made of 100% Cotton Terry Velour

                          4.  Thickness: Thick & Super Absorbent!

                          5.  The Look: White towel with adorable blue or pink piping to choose from.  The Cuddlecloth can also be personalized!  This makes it a perfect baby shower gift!  Look out for new designs coming late 2013-2014!! We are extremely excited to see what new designs Cuddlecloth has been working on!

                      You may purchase a Cuddlecloth Here!


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