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The Art Of Gift Wrapping

The Art Of Gift Wrapping

If you’re planning on giving the new mommy in your life a luxury gift, the presentation must be just as beautiful as the gift inside.

This can be especially difficult if you’re struggling to wrap plush cashmere baby gifts or a soft baby blanket set. 

Here are some essential tips to make your gift wrapping — almost — as good as the present inside.

Choose great wrapping paper

Your premium baby gifts deserve the best wrapping paper on the market. Thin wrapping paper is prone to creasing or

wrinkling in unexpected places, or even tearing. This often ruins the entire presentation of your gift. 

Thick wrapping paper with a beautiful design is the best option to present your baby blanket gift. It’s easier to control creases

during the wrapping process and won’t tear like other flimsy gift wraps. On top of that, the thick paper will feel rich and

luxurious to the touch when she opens her present. Just be sure to place your baby blanket gift on the paper before you cut —

this will give you the perfect amount of paper to cover the present. Using too much wrapping paper is a common beginner’s mistake.

When in doubt, use a box

If you’re wrapping a difficult object like a cashmere wrap for babies or a breastfeeding cover, you might want to put it

in a box before you wrap it. Loose gifts made from cashmere are more prone to tearing and puncturing the wrapping paper.

This can be a huge detriment to both the overall look of your gift and the surprise gift inside!

Avoid the potential for punctures by placing flexible or fragile items in a rigid box. Not only will this give you a clean crease

when you wrap your present, but it will also be easier to transport if you have to travel for the holidays.

If wrapping a box is still beyond your gift wrapping capabilities, then use the Internet to your advantage. Video sharing sites

like Youtube have thousands of video tutorials with easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions.

…Or use a bag!

Bags are a wonderful gift option because you can play with different colors and patterns. They’re easy to carry and you can fill

a bag with just about anything. This makes them a great option for last-minute gifts or multiple items for twins. While twins

only occur in four out of every 1,000 live births, this is still a great option for any new mom. Try experimenting with different

paper tissue to create a fun look for the holidays.

The new mom in your life will love it when she opens her new premium baby gifts. When you have trouble with the art of gift

wrapping, try these tips to improve your presentation.

Great Gift Ideas To Keep Mom And Baby Warm This Winter

Great Gift Ideas To Keep Mom And Baby Warm This Winter

As the cold sets in, new moms and their babies might need a little extra warmth to keep them cozy all

winter long. Whether you’re looking for great baby shower gifts, the perfect holiday present, or just

want to treat the new mom to something special, one of the best ways to do that is through the soft

luxury of cashmere.

 

Here are some of the best items to give the new mom and baby pair in your life.

A cashmere baby blanket

As mom bonds with her new bundle of joy, the best way to do so is by cozying up with a cuddly

blanket to keep both of them warm. A cashmere baby blanket is the perfect gift for the sensitive skin

of a newborn.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect stretch cashmere blanket for swaddling or a blanket that will

last your baby for years to come, cashmere for babies offers the utmost comfort and longevity.

A breastfeeding wrap for mommies

A cashmere wrap for breastfeeding will give the new mother in your life the ultimate in style, comfort,

and function. First-time moms may struggle to pack a nursing cover every time they leave the house,

especially when it’s cold outside. The best breastfeeding wrap is soft, warm, and stylish for the new

mom on the go without sacrificing wear ability.

Warm cashmere baby shoes

It might seem strange to buy shoes for a newborn, but their little limbs will be most susceptible to the

cold during frigid winter months. Keep their fingers and toes warm and cozy with plush mittens and

baby cashmere shoes.

Look for options with adjustable straps to get the perfect fit every time.

A cozy gift set

Can’t make up your mind? Then you don’t have to settle for just one gift. A baby blanket set and toy

provide the perfect combination. If you want to go the extra mile, include a breastfeeding mommy

wrap for a gift that will last. You can put all of these items together in gift basket to surprise the new

mom.

There’s no better first-time mother gifts than the luxury feel of cashmere. Because some women

might be hesitant to purchase cashmere for themselves, it’s the perfect winter gift. When babies start

crying between two and three weeks old, it’s up to mom to give them the best in comfort and

warmth. Soft and warm, these cashmere options will ensure mom and baby stay cozy all winter long.

Mommy Appreciation Sundays Now Back With Mommy and Baby Freebies!

If you thought we were done celebrating mamas, think again. Mommy Appreciation Sundays are back at 10 to 12 Baby Lounge with mommy and baby freebies and more to come. We had so much fun with the campaign over the summer, growing our community of mommies, and got such rewarding feedback that we just can’t let it go.

A quick recap…

If you missed our first round of Mommy Appreciation Sundays or need a quick reminder of what it is, we’re happy to fill you in!

Mommies work a never-ending job without getting paid, and rarely even get acknowledged for much of what they do. They ask for almost nothing in return, prioritizing others’ needs before their own. 10 to 12 is here to give those moms a little extra attention and TLC, just to let them know how valued and appreciated they really are. We disagree with having only one day a year to truly celebrate these superwomen; we’re doing it every month!

What it includes

How exactly do we celebrate Mommy Appreciation Sundays, you ask? For starters, our social medias will be more centered around mommies, including inspirational quotes, images, and stories. We will be providing tips for new and veteran mommies alike. We want 10 to 12 Baby Lounge to feel like a friend, a retreat, a place that makes mommies feel extra special, because they are. Our goal is to spread that message throughout our Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, blog posts, etc.

In addition, similar to our previous Mommy Appreciation Sundays campaign, we will be doing special giveaways, because mommy and baby freebies are a wonderfully unexpected treat, especially when they’re made from the world’s softest cashmere! Upon visiting 10 to 12’s website, you will be greeted with a pop-up. It gives you the opportunity to enter your email so you can receive a special $25 gift card that will be delivered to your inbox immediately. This gift card can be used on any 10 to 12 Baby Lounge products, with the exception of our new Llama and Cacti plush toys. However, we are thrilled to announce our new fall line that includes multiple new gift sets, complete with the very cutest baby accessories from cashmere baby shoes to swaddle blanket sets. Our Happy Mommy, Happy Me cashmere gift set is a favorite amongst breastfeeding mommies, and it is sure to reign you the ultimate baby shower gift bearer amongst your friends.

But wait…there’s more. If you provide your email address to receive the $25 gift card to apply toward your next purchase, you will automatically opt-in to a raffle to win cashmere mommy and baby freebies during that month. On the first Sunday of each month, beginning in September, we will select a winner, in celebration of Mommy Appreciation Sundays. The raffle prize will change each month, but for the month of September, it will be one of our Stretch Me swaddle blankets, usually priced at $158! Spread the word to your new mommy friends! No purchase is required to win*. We only strive to give back to our community of mommies t0 help them feel more supported.

Why is this so important to us?

As a brand that has experienced mothers on the team, we understand the needs and feelings that are common amongst moms. Mommy Appreciation Sundays is not only about showing mommy appreciation by giving them special deals – it’s about creating a community of mommies who can be there for each other. As moms, we can celebrate each other’s victories, hold each other up during the tough parts, and encourage each other on our journeys as mothers. Thats why we loved sharing our live event so much this past summer; moms were able to make connections with each other, mommy bloggers, mom influencers, our non-profit partner Baby2Baby and press who happen to be mothers themselves. We hope to continue to share rewarding experiences and treats with our growing community of mommies, and welcome new ideas in the comments below! Stay tuned for more details on that in the coming months as Mommy Appreciation Sundays continues to evolve.

In the meantime, we hope you take advantage of the opportunities for mommy and baby freebies this fall by entering into our monthly drawings along with your mommy pals, and we hope we can be a place of support and love through #MOMMYAPPRECIATIONSUNDAYS.

Best Gifts for First Time Moms

There are not many things more intimidating than being a first time mommy. It can seem like the only way to learn what to do is to pretend like you actually know what you’re doing for the sake of your baby and the sake of your own sense of personal balance. Fake it ’till you make it, right?

Luckily, there are some new items at 10 to 12 Baby Lounge that can make the first time mommy life a little bit easier and a whole lot cozier for the loving new mommies and babies in your life. Our timeless cashmere pieces for mommy and baby make the best gifts for first time moms, perfect gifts for baby showers or for no occasion at all! In fact, go ahead and indulge yourself in them as well. Once you give one as a gift, no doubt you will want to covet them for yourself and your own little one too. From the ultimate baby security blankets to heartwarming gift sets with unique pieces like cashmere baby booties, here are a few of our favorite best gifts for first time moms!

Swaddle Blankets

Swaddling is one of the most important things to master as a new mama. There are countless reasons to swaddle your baby, and do it correctly. It stimulates sleep continuity, which is a major goal for a new mom. When swaddled the right way, your baby will likely sleep better and longer. Because they will be all bundled up, they won’t be able to startle themselves awake with a flailing arm or the twitch of a leg. It is also a very effective soothing technique. While they may fuss a bit initially, research has shown a large reduction in crying when babies are swaddled properly. The most important reason for swaddling is that it reduces the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. When swaddled, a baby has much smaller chance of somehow covering their heads with a pillow or blankets, or rolling over onto their stomach, both of which can potentially be fatal.

10 to 12’s new ‘Stretch Me’ Blanket Set includes the perfect swaddle blanket for little ones. It is made of the highest quality cashmere, silk, and wool, creating the ideal stretchiness, warmth, and comfort that a baby should get from a swaddle blanket. The vast benefits of the Stretch Me blanket are actually in its name! The majority of swaddle blankets are restrictive and reinforce sleeping in an unusual position, which can put an infant at risk for hip dysplasia and impeded breathing. The Stretch Me blanket stays secure while allowing for natural joint mobility, meaning that baby gets all the benefits of swaddling without the potential hazards of most swaddle blankets. Not only that, but the set also comes with a cashmere plush Gavin or Kiwi toy that can accompany a little one on all sleeping endeavors. This is by far one of the best gifts for first time moms. Her baby will literally be a bundle of joy!

Security Blankets

Baby security blankets are of large importance of their own. They are the ultimate transitional objects for babies to grow their independence, meant to mimic the effects of a mother’s womb for the baby. Particularly during the “fourth trimester,” what we call months 10 to 12, a baby can start to feel confused and overwhelmed by the stimulus outside mommy’s belly, deeming baby security blankets ideal gifts for first time moms to comfort their little ones.

You may know of 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s Gavin the Goat and Kiwi the Cat timeless cashmere baby blankets, but 10 to 12 Baby Lounge has recently introduced two more friends to the family! Meet Liam the Lion and Penelope the Poodle. These are the same beautiful, 100% machine-washable, non-toxic cashmere blankets, with exciting new friends to choose from to match each little one’s personality. These baby blankets include unique personal touches; each comes with a story booklet about the character on the blanket, hand embroidery and bright pom poms that promote sensory play, so baby can learn about their new friend as they grow up together!

Cashmere Baby Booties

New mamas are naturally protective and careful about their babies, and therefore want them to be as warm and protected as possible when going out into the big, new world. 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s new Stepping Out Deluxe Cashmere Gift Set has everything little ones need to be cozy and comfy, and it comes in both Foggy grey and Ivory white. This too-cute-to-be-true set for newborns includes a Baby Wrap, Baby Hat, Baby Mittens and 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s NEW gold or silver bottomed cashmere shoes. Our cashmere shoes are lined with butter-soft genuine leather with an adjustable strap, and all shoes are made in Portugal still following 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s strict standard for eco-friendly production. All of these clothing items are a blend of the finest cashmere and cotton, ensuring the most comfort and lounge-chic style for little ones. These all-inclusive sets have everything a new baby will need for their first adventures out into the world, making them genius gifts for first time moms. Can you think of a more keepsake first pair of shoes to gift?!

And with that, we hope you feel more prepared to provide your friends and loved ones with the best gifts for first time moms. The options don’t stop here, though. 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s new fall line is full of luxurious new products for mommies and babies alike!

Why Baby Security Blankets Are So Important

Babies are warm, snuggly little things that look even cuter when bundled up in warm, snuggly little blankets. Sometimes you feel like you’re 6 years old again, toting around your little baby doll all wrapped up in a cozy package. But no, now your babies are real, and there are real, important reasons for them to have baby security blankets that go far beyond simply looking cute and cozy. Here are the top reasons why baby security blankets are a necessity.

Transitional Object

Around three months old, a baby will start to realize that she and her mother are two separate beings. Before that, the baby sees her mother as an extension of herself. Because of this, the baby will likely panic and get upset when their mother leaves. Baby security blankets will help ease this process of the baby transitioning from dependence to independence. If the baby is holding their security blanket while their mother is holding them, the baby will begin to associate the blanket with their mother. It is a source of comfort and a symbol of mommy’s presence. When mom leaves her baby’s side, the baby is likely to panic and cry less because they have the security of the blanket and the reminder of mommy.

This transitional object will stay with your baby for years, as the transition process becomes more drastic while little ones are growing up. While they may not need the security blanket like they did as infants, it is common for children not to let go of their attachment to the transitional object until their pre-teenage years; some even keep them around as keepsakes or sentimental items to save for their own children.

Sleep!

Separation anxiety between baby and mama, especially at night time, will start hitting hard around six or seven months. This is another reason to introduce baby security blankets closer to three months; the baby will feel significantly attached and comforted by the blanket by the time the separation anxiety moves in.

Unless there is something truly wrong and the baby needs to be cared for, baby security blankets will do the trick when the baby wakes up upset and looking for mama. Instead of mom having to go comfort the baby, the little one will find that she has the security blanket that they associate with her mom, and they’ll likely be soothed back to sleep.

General Adjustments

Believe it or not, baby security blankets can also improve a baby’s temperament as they grow up. Research has shown that infants that grow up with a security blanket or object are better adjusted when it comes to happiness, attention, and impulsivity than those without security blankets.

Some parents do have concerns, like baby security blankets leading to habits like thumb sucking or too much of an attachment to their security objects. However, these are just habits that pass with time. They are stress coping mechanisms for little ones, and as they grow up, they will replace these mechanisms with new, more mature ones.

Check out 10 to 12 Baby Lounge’s line of cashmere baby blankets, a perfect source of security for your precious little one. They are all 100% cashmere, machine-washable, and free of dyes to ensure your baby is getting the very best.

 

“Mommy Appreciation Sunday” Free Event for Moms in Los Angeles

The event we’ve all been waiting for is fast approaching!!! 10 to 12 Baby Lounge is celebrating the grand finale of Mommy Appreciation Sundays on July 22nd at the Baby Lounge inside the American Rag store in Hollywood. The free live Los Angeles event for moms will take place from 1pm-2:30pm, and some of our favorite brands and organizations will be participating with giveaways, discounts, and more. This is our way of thanking all the amazing mommies out there who never take a day off. We believe moms deserve much more than just one day a year of appreciation, so we hope you’ll join take this opportunity to gather your mom pals, mingle and make many new friends, and let us GIVE BACK to you with pampering, gifts, drinks, discounts, shopping and more. Here are some of the incredible partners that are helping us make mommies feel special on July 22nd.

 

Baby2Baby Charity Organization

Baby2Baby is a wonderful organization that aids low-income children from 0-12 years old. They help to provide these children with diapers, clothing, and other basic necessities that all children deserve. For the live Los Angeles event for moms, they will be providing a special opportunity for photo-ops, as well as bringing in their Community Manager to speak about the organization. Baby2Baby has asked attendees to bring in a donation of packages of diapers and/or gently used backpacks and other school supplies. For each donation they receive, 10 to 12 Baby Lounge will be matching them with donations of baby security blankets and stuffed bunnies! All mommies deserve to know that their little ones’ basic needs are met!

Follow Baby2Baby on Instagram.

 

Indermica Skincare

Indermica is a unique skincare brand that we believe is perfect for mommies. Their aloe farm here in the United States, has been family owned for generations to ensure the highest quality. They create 100% hydroponically grown organic aloe skincare products. Indermica is offering a 20% off discount code every Sunday until July 22nd, which includes free shipping and an extra 5% off if you leave your email. For the Mommy Appreciation Sunday live Los Angeles event for moms, they are donating gift baskets full of full sized organic skincare products that mommies are sure to fall in love with.

Follow Indermica on Instagram.

 

Volvo and Bentley

On July 22nd, Volvo Cars of Santa Monica will give away a FREE Deluxe Cashmere Gift Set (value $426) along with extra Volvo goodies to the first mommy to come onto the lot that day to browse or shop and mention Mommy Appreciation Sunday! Definitely do yourself a favor and stop by before heading to the Mommy Appreciation event in Hollywood. This keepsake gift box contains a 100% machine washable, non-toxic timeless cashmere baby blanket, and cashmere cotton newborn wrap and mittens, a Volvo reusable coffee cup and Volvo reusable water bottle.

For the Mommy Appreciation Sunday live event in Hollywood on July 22nd, Bentley Motors donated a deluxe Bentley stroller that will be given away to a lucky mommy!

Follow Volvo Cars of Santa Monica on Instagram.

 

Glamifornia Style Lounge

Who doesn’t deserve to get pampered once in a while, especially mommies?! On Sundays leading up to the live event, Glamifornia Style Lounge in Malibu is giving mommies 50% off all Madflowers products, such as Body Bronzer, Breast Elixir, and Face Dew. They are also offering moms a free Deep Shine Treatment, normally priced at $75, with the purchase of any other treatment on Sundays.

Follow Glamifornia on Instagram.

 

Royal Quality Laundry

We know how busy mommies are, and the work never stops. Well, Royal Quality Laundry is coming to the rescue. Every Sunday until July 22nd, the full-service laundry business is giving Los Angeles moms 15% off of $1.45 per lb of laundry, as well as a free pink laundry bag. Even better, if a mom refers someone else to Royal Quality Laundry, she will receive another 15% off!

Follow Royal Quality Laundry on Instagram.

 

Califia Farms

We love that Califia Farms is constantly working towards a healthier, plant-based food system. For the live event, they are donating their delicious juices and probiotic yogurts. The juices will be used to make special cocktails and mocktails for the mommies in attendance, and probiotics are especially good for mommies who are breastfeeding or who feel elevated stress levels! Read more about probiotics benefits for new mommies here.

Follow Califia Farms on Instagram.

 

PC Greens

Our favorite healthy grocery store in Malibu, PC Greens is offering a special discount on their one-day juice cleanses. These cleanses are discounted more than 30% for this limited time for mommies, for $30 instead of the usual $45, and include the following:

Summer Greens 15oz, Apple Lemon Ginger 15oz, Coconut Delight 15oz, Beet Cucumber Cilantro 15 oz, and a 2oz Wellness Shot.

This promotion will occur each Sunday until the 22nd, but the cleanses must be pre-purchased over the phone by end of the business day on the Friday before and scheduled for pickup on Saturday or Sunday. Pre-Order by calling 310-456-0353 and ask to speak with Joe or Mike.

 

We are SO excited for the #MommyAppreciationSunday Live Event. Mommies are encouraged to come celebrate for free alongside many of our favorite mommy bloggers, social media influencers, editors of many high profile publications, and other brand partners. It will be an event to remember, so we hope to see you there! Save the Date!

Follow @10to12babylounge to keep up with the latest, and please share this Facebook event and spread the word to your baby mommy friends in Los Angeles and surrounding cities who deserve a day just for giving to moms!

 

#MommyAppreciationSunday!

“Mothers deserve more love & recognition than just one Mother’s Day.”
This Sunday between 10am and 12pm, we're giving away 3 FREE 'Cashmere Baby Sets' with code MOMMYAPPRECIATION at checkout! If you're not one of the lucky 3, we're still offering 40% off ALL cashmere baby and mommy gifts all day on Sunday!

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