Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gift the Gift of Piece of Mind to New Mothers with Newborn Play Mats by Baby J and Company! #Giveaway 12/4

There never seems to be a shortage of babies here at Slow Road to Insanity. Whether they're mine, my nieces/nephews or even children belonging to friends there are always more than enough chunky baby thighs and pinchable cheeks to go around; especially, it seems, around the holidays. Several close friends have just given birth and while I can never say no to those cherub cheeks and drooly smiles it seems like I've given every baby gift known to man on top of searching for gifts for everyone for Christmas.

How many diaper pails, jumbo diaper boxes and baby bath time baskets can one person buy before you have to say enough is enough and start the search for something a little more personable? This year it seemed like personalizing my friends' experience with their new babies have been a constant nagging thought..most recently a close friend of mine gave birth to a handsome little boy and the road lately seemed to be a little rockier than most.

That being said I wanted to do as much as I could for her when it came to buying gifts for her little one and on a limited budget it was a little tough but I managed to find some super adorable baby items for her as well as a few Mommy-in-mind items as well.

On my quest to find suitable gifts that wouldn't leave me dead broke and coincidentally during my hunt for shops to feature in our Holiday Gift Guide I came across the Baby J and Company.

Baby J and Company, founded and owned by fellow Mom, Jennifer Jacobellis, specializes in Chic, baby friendly play mats, burp cloths and bibs for those precious little ones in your life.

Jennifer says this, about Baby J and Company,
"Baby J Company started when my son, Luca, aka Director of Product Development, was just a few months old. We ventured out to mommy and me classes and play groups, armed with just a blanket for him to lie on. After class, I would fold up my blanket and stick it in the diaper bag, knowing that when I got home it would have to go straight into the laundry basket. There had to be a better way, I thought.

One day I decided it was time to solve this problem since there were no other options on the market. I ran to the fabric store and began tinkering. I designed this play mat with keeping my germ-a-phobe tendencies in mind, as well as being soft, baby friendly, and chic. This Baby J play mat is soft enough for baby to lay his face on, and the minky dots give him something to poke at. Not to mention, the modern and chic fabrics will make any mom look and feel fashionable the second they pull it out of the diaper bag. This is a definite must have for a new mom and baby.
We design and manufacture in Los Angeles, and most of our fabrics are shipped in from Utah, New York, and Mississippi. All of our finished products are proudly made in the USA and we wouldn’t have it any other way."

 While working with this great Mommy operated and owned company I was sent one of their Zoology Newborn play mats in Blue/Gray for my review and was in tickled pink when it arrived.

 It was perfect. The mat is 100% cotton, crafted from designer fabric and boasts the softest minky. Its design features darling Zoo critters and trees on a background of gray and measures 29"x35" when open. When closed the measurements are 14"x8"x5", a perfect to fit into your tote or diaper bag and features a Velcro closure that ensures one side stays neat, clean and sanitary for your little ones.

If you're looking for the perfect baby gift for someone special or scouting out potential baby products for your own little bundle of joy Baby J and Company has you covered. Afterall, what Mama doesn't long for a break now and then? I know I'm guilty of laying down a blanket for my little ones and getting some relief from all the constant baby toting!

Like what you see at Baby J Co? The lovely Jennifer behind the talent at Baby Jo and Company has very generously offered to host a giveaway to one of my readers for a chance to win their very own Newborn Play Mat! Just get those entries in on the rafflecopter form below and stay tuned to see who the lucky duck is this giveaway!

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  1. Any kind of baby carrier. Having your hands free is the best tool ever.

  2. I'm expecting my first in March but many have recommended easy to open and close one pieces with zippers.

  3. This is the first baby of 4 I've used one with, but everyone should have a good carrier. It will save your sanity!

  4. For me a baby swing was essential. My kids all LOVED them and it allowed me some time (especially after my husband had gone back to work) to have some time to do other things like dishes or laundry while knowing the baby was still being comforted and soothed.

  5. aden and anais swaddle blankets for sure!