Thursday, December 16, 2010

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...20% off all books, including the popular Indestructibles!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...20% off Medela Pump in Style breastpumps (backpack or shoulder bags) - This has never been done before and probably won't happen again!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...FREE Teething Pads with purchase of an Ergo Baby Carrier!

Friday, December 10, 2010

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...a FREE copy of Swaddle Love (regularly $20) with each purchase of an Aden + Anais Swaddle Blanket 4-pack, while supplies last!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...Free Stroller Clips with any purchase of a Petunia Picklebottom bag!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...35% off clothing - Little Me, Zutano, Kissy Kissy, Mud Pie, Honest Baby and iPlay!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

On the Second Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom gave to me...

...30% off all of our holiday items, including clothing, socks, Babylegs, toys, pajamas and more!

Friday, December 3, 2010

On the First Day of Christmas, Babies in Bloom Gave to Me...

...a FREE Mini Moby with purchase of a Moby Wrap!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Look for specials coming today in our newsletter....

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cord Blood Collection

Free Cord Blood Collection class for midwives, doulas and other care providers (including how to collect cord blood with delayed clamping). RSVP below...

Location:Babies in Bloom - Vista, CA
Time:6:30PM Tuesday, August 3rd

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cloth Diaper Garage Sale

Mark your calendars - our popular cloth diaper (and baby carrier) garage sale is August 14th from 9 am to noon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I love Best for Babes and their exposure of "Booby Traps!"
Kudos to the researchers at theUniversity of Florida for drawing attention to a major Booby Trap in helping mothers achieve their personal breastfeeding

Friday, July 2, 2010

Looking forward to the Natural Baby Pros Birth Stories Event on July 17th!

Location:1988 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081
Time:10:00AM Saturday, July 17th

Survey for Breastfeeding Mothers

 ‎*Survey of Domperidone and Metoclopramide Use in Breastfeeding Mothers*
Thomas Hale & Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, co-investigators - "We are pleased to announce our new online research study, a survey of women’s experience with the drugs metoclopramide and domperidone, which can be used to stimulate milk production. We wo...

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Thank you for agreeing to participate in our study. We are interested in your experiences with either Reglan (metoclopramide) or Domperidone to increase your milk supply. We want to know why mothers use these products, where they purchase them, whether they were effective, and whether there are any ...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding

 ‎"In the second year (12-23 months), 448 mL of breastmilk provides: 29% of energy requirements, 43% of protein requirements...36% of calcium requirements, 75% of 
vitamin A requirements, 76% of folate requirements, 94% of vitamin B12 requirements, 60% of vitamin C requirements "
Everyone knows that breast is best for a newborn but what about an 18 month old, or even a five year old? Are there any benefits to such extended ..., Nikki H.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mother Food

 Excellent resource - I am going to be adding it to my library...
This alternative medicine and traditional foods, how-to-cookbook and herbal is recommended by lactation consultants and approved by the La Leche League International Book Evaluation Committee. Written in an easy-to-read style, the guidelines and supplements discussed in "Mother Food" are similar to ..

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?
(May 24) -- Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Babies in Bloom!

all images courtesy of MKP Images. :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Infant Massage and Preemie Brain Development

Among the often-heard benefits of infant massage is its special benefits for preterm infants. But what does the research say about infant massage for preemies? For the first time, body massage has been shown to affect brain development in human infants, and tactile stimulation has been shown to influence visual development in these babies. A study published in the May 2009 Journal of Neuroscience finds that massage accelerates brain development and the maturation of visual functioning in preterm babies. The research team, working with a cohort of preterm Italian infants with a gestational age between 30 and 33 weeks, found that EEG maturation, as well as visual system development, was accelerated in the massaged infants, compared to their non-massaged control group. Larger studies will be needed to replicate these findings.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Study Examines Effects of Domperidone on Composition of Breastmilk

A study published in the January edition of the journal Pediatrics examines the effect of domperidone on the nutrient composition of breast milk. Domperidone is a drug that is often prescribed to improve breast milk volume, but there is a lack of evidence on its effects on milk composition. The study authors examined a group of mothers who had experienced lactation failure and who had delivered infants at less than 31 weeks gestation. Mothers were randomly assigned to receive domperidone or a placebo for 14 days. Protein, energy, fat, carbohydrate, sodium, calcium and phosphate levels were measured, in addition to serum prolactin levels and total milk volume. Domperidone did not substantially alter the nutrient composition of the breast milk, while it did increase the volume of milk in the mothers studied.

To access the study online, go to

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Film on Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Support International (PSI) has produced a new short film on the experiences of women coping with a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder such as postpartum depression. “Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders” features four women who have suffered and recovered from perinatal mood disorders. By sharing their stories the women help educate and reassure new mothers, their family members and friends, and health care professionals that postpartum depression is temporary and treatable. The film also includes up-to-date information from experts in the field who share tips on what women and healthcare providers need to know for the effective identification and treatment of mental illnesses related to childbirth.

A preview of the film is available at

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cribs Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of cribs manufactured by Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados. Drop side and non-drop side cribs are being recalled because they pose suffocation and strangulation hazards to infants and toddlers. The cribs were sold nationwide in K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores from January 2005 through December 2009 for between $120 and $700. The crib’s drop side hardware can fail causing the drop side to detach from the crib and creating a space where an infant or toddler can become entrapped and suffocate or strangle. One infant death and 20 injuries to infants as a result of becoming entrapped have been reported. Consumers are advised to stop using the crib immediately until a replacement kit is obtained and installed.

To order a free replacement kit go to

For a list of cribs involved in the recall, go to the CPSC Web site at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Graco Recalls 1.5 Million Strollers

Stroller giant Graco announced a recall today on nearly 1.5 million of its strollers, after the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that many styles pose significant risks for fingertip amputations and lacerations. These risks, which mirror those of the Maclaren stroller recall back in November 2009, are caused when the hinges of the stroller canopy are opened and closed. To date, Graco has received seven reports of children injured by the canopy hinge—five fingertip amputations and two lacerations.

Wondering if your stroller style has been recalled? According to the CPSC, the recall involves the Graco Passage, Alano, and Spree strollers, as well as strollers and travel systems with the following model numbers:

6303MYC3 - 7240DNB - 7240DNB2 - 7240MKL2 - 7240MKL3 - 7F02GLM3 - 6320IVY - 6320LAU - 7241DDH2 - 7241DHO3 - 7F04TAY3 - 6330CAP - 6330THR - 6330THR3 - 7255CLP - 7255CLP2 - 7255CRA2 - 7255CRA3 - 7255CSA3 - 7255GPK3 - 7255GRN - 7255GRN2 - 7255JJB3 - 7255ORC2 - 7255WLO2 - 7255WLO3 - 7F07EMA3 - 6F00QIN3 - 6F00RRY3 - 7256CLO2 - 7256SPM2 - 7256SPM3 - 7F08DSW3 - 7F08LAN3 - 6F03GLN3 - 7260BAN - 7260BAN2 - 7260BAN3 - 7260MRA2 - 7260MRA3 - 7260PKR - 7260PKR2 - 7G00DLS3 - 7G00DLS4 - 6G10CSE3 - 7270BIA - 7270BIA2 - 6303MYC - 7255WLO2 - 7255WLO3 - 7F07EMA3 - 6F00QIN3 - 6F00RRY3 - 7256CLO2 - 7256SPM2 - 7256SPM3 - 7F08DSW3 - 7F08LAN3 - 6F03GLN3 - 7260BAN - 7260BAN2 - 7260BAN3 - 7260MRA2 - 7260MRA3 - 7260PKR - 7260PKR2 - 7G00DLS3 - 7G00DLS4 - 6G10CSE3 - 7270BIA - 7270BIA2 - 7G01CRL3

Please note: Graco makes two different kinds of stroller hinges. According to the CPSC, only strollers or travel systems with plastic, jointed hinge mechanisms that have indented canopy positioning notches are included in the recall. Compare the photos below to see whether or not you have an affected hinge.

All recalled stroller styles were sold between October 2004 and December 2009 at nationwide retailers including Walmart, Target, Babies "R" Us, and Sears. If your family currently uses one of these strollers, stop using it immediately, and please spread the word to anyone you know who may be using one.

Read the complete recall here: