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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.

5 Ways To Expose Your Baby To Other Cultures

5 Ways to Expose Your Baby to Other Cultures

We all want our sweet little ones to grow into the best possible versions of themselves. Psychologists around the globe have emphasized the importance of exposing children to different languages, experiences, and cultures. Teaching your little ones about this beautiful world doesn’t have to look like flying to Europe (although it sure could), it can be as simple as making dinner, or the story behind their favorite blanket. Here are our 5 fun ideas to expose your baby to other cultures:

 

Number One

5 Ways to Expose Your Baby to Other Cultures

Grab a Book in a Foreign Language

Next time you’re picking out a book for your baby, try reaching for one in a different language. Put that high school Spanish to use and let your child hear something new. Try to find a book that your little is already familiar with, like Curious George or The Hungry Caterpillar. This will help connect the two languages better. Baby’s brains are like sponges that absorb information faster than at any other time in their life. Take advantage of this! You can even make it a mini-lesson and show them on a map where the language originated. Kids are never too young to hear your voice, and you never know what might just stick. Studies have shown that children are capable of comprehending much more than we give them credit for. When you expose your baby to other cultures you will be surprised to discover that as they grow they will learn to be more open minded and accepting.

 

Number Two

5 Ways to Expose Your Baby to Other Cultures

Use a Fun Afternoon as a Teaching Moment

We know you are always doing fun activities with your little guys and gals. Have you tried thinking about how you can incorporate ways to expose your baby to other cultures? This October go on a adventure to the local pumpkin patch or the farmer’s market! You can use the fall produce to teach your kids about the seasons and the different cultures that use these veggies. Did you know that pumpkin carving dates back to the Celts in Ireland? They would put candles in carved pumpkins to light and decorate their homes!

 

Number Three

5 Ways to Expose Your Baby to Other Cultures

Try out that Recipe you’ve been Eyeing

One of the most fun ways to teach kids about culture is with food! Instead of ordering take-out or hopping over to your favorite Thai restaurant, try whipping up an exotic meal at home. If your kiddos are old enough they can even lend a hand. Before digging in, identify the ingredients that are special, and what the kids usually eat in that culture! A delicious way to spark your child’s curiosity, and get them to try something new. Best of both worlds.

 

Number Four

5 Ways to Expose Your Baby to Other Cultures

Get Creative!

If painting with your kiddo seems daunting, we don’t blame you! However, by grabbing some newspaper and water soluble paint, this can make for your kid’s next favorite activity, and it’s an opportunity to expose your children to other cultures. Painting bridges fine-motor skills with creativity and also offers a great learning opportunity. Teach your little one about colors, or how paint was made 100s of years ago with charcoal and berries. You can even show them art from different parts of the world! Ask if they can spot some differences between Asian and European paintings and ask them which one they like better. Pick up some wine for yourself, and pumpkin pie for the babes, and turn it into a fun family paint night for everyone!

 

Number Five

5 Ways to Expose Your Baby to Other Cultures

Pick a Gift with a Story Behind It

An easy way to incorporate a new culture into your child’s life is by buying a gift with a story behind it. Hopefully this will inspire you next time you set out to gift another little babe, whether for a baby shower or during the holidays. 10to12 has an array of timeless and sustainable gifts with exciting stories behind each one. Your child’s blanket is a huge part of their little lives. You can share the story behind Liam the Lion as the two cuddle up together, with a story booklet that tells the tale of Liam’s newfound passion for oatmeal cookies as he finds himself in a far away land having to adapt to new cultural experiences! While bundled up, you can share about the origin of lions in Africa and maybe even take a trip to the zoo to see them in person. There are learning opportunities peeping around every corner for you and your petit!

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.

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!

 

New Addition Liam the Lion to the Cashmere Baby Blanket Collection!

We are so excited to introduce the world to our playful young cub, Liam the Lion; the  newest face of your premium cashmere baby blankets. Don’t you love his sweet face?! Liam joins our stars Gavin the Goat and Kiwi the Cat, who are already making a name for themselves as some of the best baby gifts out there.

Meet Liam

Liam the Lion is not your average Lion, of average animal stories. No, Liam is quite special. Liam loves to travel! Liam seeks culture! He hails from the great Mozambique in Africa, where he likes to spend his days frolicking in the vast savanna and splashing in cool creeks. While enjoying his beautiful homeland one day, he came across some visitors who introduced him to a scrumptious treat: an oatmeal cookie! Eager for more, and always up for a new adventure, Liam boarded the next plane to New York City.

 

So busy! he thought, but still oh so pretty!

He followed his nose to a bakery shop

and ordered six cookies, he ate without stop!

 

Having satisfied his curiosity, and his appetite, Liam headed back home (but not without some more cookies for the long journey, of course!) As with many a weary traveller, Liam was happy to return home for some much needed rest. Rest that was best accompanied by his favorite cashmere baby blanket.

 

Liam’s Cashmere Baby Blanket

Liam the Lion comes in our signature premium machine-washable cashmere. The soft colors make this cashmere baby blanket as beautiful as it is snuggly. Never far from his new foodie obsession, Liam is seen with a stack of hearty oatmeal cookies by his side. Detailed hand-embroidery work makes Liam’s face come to life, with a bold, savanna-inspired red. And of course, colorful pom-poms dangle from Liam’s feet to encourage sensory play for baby (and something perfect to cuddle when dozing off to sleep).

 

Because we know Liam will be well-loved wherever he roams, the cashmere baby blanket comes in our unique baby keepsake box. Not only will this box provide a safe place for Liam to be kept long after blanket snuggling years, it also has a special place to keep other precious baby memories, like a lock of hair from baby’s first haircut or baby’s first photo. Buying a security blanket as a gift for a special new sweetie in your life? Our baby keepsake box needs no gift wrapping! A simple ribbon can make this box an elegant addition to any baby shower gift table.

 

Why Animal Stories?

As with every cashmere baby blanket in our collection, the story of Liam the Lion comes included as part of our unique baby keepsake box. Just like the babies in our lives, the faces on our blankets each have their own unique story. These sweet animal stories encourage imagination and exploration to the little ears that hear them. The faces on our blankets come to life and help establish a bond that can last a lifetime. Not only does baby enjoy the cuddliness of the softest cashmere in the world, they also get a friend who can go on great adventures with them. Because at 10to12 Baby Lounge, we believe that the best baby gifts are the ones that help make lasting memories.

 

Announcing Mommy Appreciation Sundays: Weekly Instagram Giveaways

Being a mom is hard work. It’s nonstop. It’s a full-time job without the salary and benefits. You can’t clock out at 5 o’clock, and forget about the work until 9 o’clock the next morning. You’re constantly on call, and you have to be ready to handle anything that’s thrown your way (including, but not limited to, dirty diapers, mashed bananas, and sippy cups). We understand. That’s part of the reason we started posting the mom blogs on our website, and created our community on Pinterest. Being a mom is a job you love, one you wouldn’t trade for anything, but let’s be honest…you often feel underappreciated and underpaid.

 

We at 10 to 12 Baby Lounge feel like moms deserve more than just one day a year to show how much we love them. I mean, what would we do without them?!? After talking about our own moms and the moms in our community that inspire us over the recent Mother’s Day holiday, we decided we needed to do more to show mom we care.

 

That’s why, starting THIS weekend, we are introducing Mommy Appreciation Sundays!  Mommy Appreciation Sundays is an 8-week Mother appreciation campaign centered around the message that “Mothers deserve more love and recognition than just one Mother’s Day.” Beyond our usual monthly mom blogs, our social media pages will be flooded with stories to inspire, thank and educate mothers. We want you to know that we appreciate you, and that we think you deserve something special! In addition to all the words of love and admiration, we will also be featuring great Instagram giveaways and unbeatable deals for mommy.

 

To say thank you for all that mothers do, 10 to 12 Baby Lounge will be doing an 8-week giveaway of some of our various mommy cashmere (as featured this month in Mom.me) and baby cashmere products. Each Sunday morning from 10am to 12pm, the first three customers who arrive to our website to claim the Instagram giveaway will be rewarded with one of our signature mommy cashmere or baby cashmere products.

 

Not one of the first three for the Instagram giveaway? Have no fear!  A special discount on all 10 to 12 mommy cashmere and baby cashmere will also be offered to the rest of our customers who make a purchase every Sunday from June 3rd until July 22nd. These are some deals for mommy that you can’t pass up! Shop for yourself, or for another special mommy in your life.

 

The first week Instagram giveaway will be one of our Baby Cashmere Wraps in multiple colors. This cozy set is made of some of the softest cashmere on the planet, for a versatile and stylish addition to any baby’s wardrobe. So, don’t forget to visit our website THIS Sunday for your chance to enter to win this incredible giveaway! And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out our mom blogs for more stories to inspire and educate. Also, check in on social media (especially Instagram) each week to find out what will be given away next!

 

The entire Mommy Appreciation Sundays event will culminate on July 22nd with a live event hosted at the new Baby Lounge @ American Rag Cie store in Hollywood which will feature the new fall 10 to 12 line of products, host mommy bloggers and influencers, and will include a raffle for a Bentley Stroller and other luxurious goodies for Mommy, like full sized products from Indermica Skincare and special deals with Volvo Cars of Santa Monica. Just another way for us to give a big THANK YOU to all our mommies out there!

The Journey of a Prenatal Specific Chiropractor

When I got pregnant with my first child, I began seeing a prenatal chiropractor. Being a child gymnast, I had always seen a chiropractor to keep me balanced and on top of my sport, but I was amazed at the different approach my prenatal specific chiropractor had. Her approach was geared exclusively toward my prenatal issues and toward making sure I had an easy, natural birth process.

 

We all know that pregnancy involves physiological and endocrinological changes in the body. Some of these changes, like a more protuding abdomen, an increased back curve, pelvic adjustments and postural adaptations, can often result in a misaligned spine or joints. This can lead to a whole variety of pains and issues that not only affect an expectant mother but can critically influence the birth process too. I didn’t realize just how many prenatal health issues could be addressed through prenatal chiropractic care.

 

I remember my prenatal chiropractor telling me that all the “normal” prenatal aches and pains, reflux, foot swelling, etc. are actually not “normal” at all and that she had solutions for all of them through gentle chiropractic adjustments, pregnancy-specific massage techniques and natural home remedies. She even treated breech presentation, helping moms avoid non-elective C-sections with an 85% success rate using a gentle technique called the Webster Technique.

 

Because of my prenatal specific chiropractor, I was able to enjoy the unfolding of pregnancy and had a natural and beautiful birth. I was so inspired by how much she helped me and how much I witnessed her helping other pregnant mom’s during one of the most important times of life, that I BECAME A PRENATAL CHIROPRACTOR myself.

 

Now, years later I have a vibrantly healthy 17 year old daughter along with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree with a Fellowship in Prenatal Chiropractic Care, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve spent the past 15 years treating pregnant patients and their families in my busy little Wellness Center in Glendale. I’ve built a team of prenatal chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists, and together we deliver the same quality of care to our patients that I was so blessed to receive when I was pregnant.

 

I love the quote from one of the founders of Chiropractic BJ Palmer, “You never know how far reaching something
you Think, Say or Do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.” It reminds me of how much my prenatal chiropractor changed the entire trajectory of my life, and now because of her excellence of care, passion in her craft and open hearted approach I am following in her footsteps.

 

I can only imagine that if we all look at our influence on others, especially as moms, we will see that
when we share our passions in an open hearted way and connect to others purely, we too are having a
far reaching impact. I hope this story inspires you to not only seek chiropractic care for yourselves but to
Find your Personal Passion and Share it!

 

Yours in health,
Dr Heidi Fennell DC FICPA
Chiropractor and Clinic Director at InnerMovement Wellness Center

First Mother’s Day Gifts: Best Presents for New Moms

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and for new moms this day is full of novelty and excitement. Their introduction to sleepless nights and compounding loads of laundry, mixed with the sweetness of bringing new life into the world is a drastic change in lifestyle for new mommies. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show these admirable women extra appreciation. Whether you are stuck on finding a perfect luxurious first Mother’s Day gift to treat your friend, sister, wife or partner, here are a few unique and thoughtful ideas for first Mother’s Day presents from a first-hand mom herself.

Top First Mother’s Day Gifts

Poncho

If there’s anything a new mom needs, its a soft, warm cover when she feeds. With our 10 to 12 Mama Cashmere Ponchoshe’ll feel amazing and her baby will melt in her arms as they lounge peacefully on a cloud of luxurious, machine-washable cashmere. Our cashmere poncho can be easily slipped over the baby’s head, comes in a keepsake box to preserve all of baby’s special milestones, and functions as a soft baby blanket too, making the perfect first Mother’s Day gift.

First Mother's Day gifts 10 to 12 cashmere ponchoSkincare

The new momma in your life has just carried another human being inside her body for the past nine months. Not only has she gone through the pain of pregnancy, but she’s experienced weight gain, flux of hormones, stretch marks and little sleep in the process, which can be a huge confidence shaker. What she probably wants is something to help her feel beautiful again. What better first Mother’s Day gift than skincare?

Natural Oils: Beauty experts swear that oils are the best for skin hydration and renewal. Coconut oil and argan oil help to replenish the skin with nutrients and repair damage from sun, dehydration and exhaustion.

Anti-Aging Products: Finally we have been let into a little French skincare secret; start using anti-aging products before you see the signs of aging to preserve your healthy glow! The added benefit of a spa-like routine at home is a cherry on top. Ingredients like peptides, antioxidants and Retinol are some of the stars to look for when scouting the right products. Revision Skincare is one brand that is proven to be known and trusted for its quality, so you can be sure it is worth the investment. The Mom in your life will be thrilled as soon as she experiences the difference of its products. Our suggestion for an extra-special, pampering gift is Revision’s One of a Kind gift set. Included in the set is the silky-soft Intellishade Matte tinted moisturizer that will make putting on daily SPF feel like a luxury, and blends into most skin tones with anti-aging benefits.

Face Masks: Face masks are always a great Mother’s day present because not only do they replenish the skin, they provide the perfect excuse for your new mom to just take twenty minutes to sit back and relax after a long day.

Leggings

In the first year or so after giving birth, comfort is a huge priority for new moms when it comes to clothes. She’s not going to want to wear jeans around the house when she’s feeding or holding the baby — Leggings are THE go-to lounge wear. She also might be trying to shave off the last few pregnancy pounds and get back on track with her workout schedule. Leggings are one of the most practical first mother’s day gifts that you’ll be sure will be put to good use.

First Mother's Day Gifts leggings

 

 

Personalized Jewelry

If you’re looking for something more meaningful or thoughtful, personalized jewelry is always a good idea. Getting her a custom engraved ring or necklace as a first mother’s day present is great because it’s something that will last, and something that really memorializes this big day. Etsy is a great resource for handmade personalized jewelry.

First Mother's Day gifts Etsy jewelry

 

 

Tote Bag

Tote bags are both practical and cute and can make the best bonus Mother’s Day presents. First time moms will realize that with the new baby, they suddenly have so many things to carry around, be it bottles, handkerchiefs, or diapers. Getting her a light, roomy, machine-washable tote bag with a cute design is a perfect first mother’s day gift.

First Mother's Day gifts tote bag

 

 

Lap Desk

New moms know that there’s nothing more convenient and comfortable than being able to journal or work while sitting in bed. Imagine being able to write a card or type an email while patting your newborn to sleep next to you! Rest assured, there’s no better Mother’s Day present than a nice, comfy lap desk.

 

First Mother's day gifts lap desk

 

 

If you have any other suggestions for First Mother’s Day gifts, feel free to contribute and share in the comments below!

Signed,

A New Momma

 

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