Monday, July 26, 2010

Kids Eat Free

Available for a limited time, the Kids Eat Free summertime promotion runs nightly from July 8 through August 31. Families who dine-in at participating Coco’s restaurants beginning at 4pm will receive one free kids’ meal with each adult entrĂ©e purchase. The free meal is valid for kids age 10 and under on any Coco’s “kids menu” item. The offer is not valid with any other discounts, coupons or specials.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Kids Series

Krikorian Summer Kids Series 

Looking for some summer fun for the kids?  Krikorian Movie Theaters are offering a Childrens Film Series starting on June 22.  The Krikorian Kids Series will run from June 22 through August 24 and showcases recent childrens movies, all rated PG.

$1.00 (free at Krikorian 15 at Dos Lagos). 

Dates and Times
Shows will take place every Tudsday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 22: "Planet 51"
Tuesday, June 29: "The Tooth Fairy"
Tuesday, July 6: "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2"
Tuesday, July 13: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Tuesday, July 20: "Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs"
Tuesday, July 27: "Night at the Museum, Battle of the Smithsonian"
Tuesday, July 13: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
Tuesday, August 10: "Aliens in the Attic"
Tuesday, August 17: "The Spy Next Door"
Tuesday, August 24: "Shorts"

Krikorian Theatres 15 at Dos Lagos
2710 Lakeshore Dr., Corona

Redlands Cinema 14
340 N. Eureka St., Redlands

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Aden + Anais Swaddles

Aden + Anais Swaddles

When I was packing for the hospital, I brought along a couple of my muslin Swaddles made by Aden+Anais.  These muslin swaddles are so soft and the designs are just darling, I couldn't wait to try them out.  I started using them at the hospital and received compliments from several of the nurses.  The lactation consultant commented on how soft and breathable my swaddles looked.  And, I've found the more you wash them, the softer they get!  I can honestly say that I use these swaddles everyday.  They are so soft against baby's skin.  I use them to swaddle, as a nursing cover, stroller shield and as a baby blanket.  They are ideal as summertime baby blanket because they keep baby covered, but don't cause baby to overheat.  When my five week old is fussy, I swaddle her up tight and she usually calms right down.  She loves it!  Muslin is ideal for swaddling because the fabric is breathable and slightly stretchy so baby is not overly constricted or overly hot.  My favorite products are useful and cute, these definitely fit the bill!

More on Swaddling

Swaddling is the art of wrapping your baby tightly so they feel more safe a secure.  From the Aden+Anais website: Swaddling is said to be as familiar to babies as it is to thier moms because it recreates the secure and cozy feeling of the womb -- and using swaddles made of natural cotton muslin only enhances that blissful feeling. in 2002, the medical journal Pediatrics published a study that explained why babies who are swaddled sleep more peacefully by preventing spontaneous movements (called reflex motion) from waking them up continually during the night. The same year, the Journal of Applied Physiology wrote that swaddled infants stay in REM sleep (the most restorative, deepest sleep) longer than those who were not. There is growing evidence every year that swaddling may indirectly help prevent SIDS, as well. 

You can purchase Aden+Anais muslin swaddles or other products here.

Disclosure:  Fabumom was provided a four pack of Aden+Anais Classic Muslin Swaddles ($44) for the purpose of this review.

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Graco Sweetpeace Review

Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center

The Graco Sweetpeace has been a godsend to us over the last six weeks.  Not only is it just beautiful to look at, but it also comes jam packed with great features to help sooth and comfort baby.  Everything about this swing is meant to mimic the comfort your baby receives from you.  It's very soft, comfy and oh so soothing for baby.  It's honestly the next best thing to being rocked by mommy (or daddy).  The patented MomMotion rocks your baby just the way you would and this helps keep baby so calm and content.  There are four seating positions and three recline position to mimic the way you would hold your baby.  The Sweetpeace comes with a removable swaddling blanket that you can infuse with mommy's scent (they really thought of everything).

The Graco Sweetpeace was really easy to assemble and gives you the option of an AC Plug in or battery operation.  It includes 15 songs and sounds to help sooth your baby (including womb and heart sounds).  I love how the seat is removable so I can take my newborn into another room without disturbing her.  Did I mention the removable seat is also a rocker?  Alternatively you can place many types of car seats into the base.  No need to wake baby after that car ride!

I just can't say enough good things about the Graco Sweetpeace.  I can even plug in my ipod for a completely customizable experience.  One last thing I'd like to point out is how easy it is to place baby into the swing and the security belt was obviously designed for comfort and ease of use.  The design team at Graco really hit a home run when it came to the design and many features of the Graco Sweetpeace.


  • Customizable options to suit your growing baby needs.
  • MomMotion rocks baby exactly the way you do.
  • 4 seating positions and 3 recline positions to mimic the way you hold the baby.
  • Removable seat doubles as a convenient floor rocker.
  • 15 songs and sounds to soothe and amuse baby.
  • Detachable Bar with mirror and teething ring.
  • Adjustable canopy which diffuses light and is designed to mimic the look and feel of the womb.
  • Child Weight Min:6 lbs
  • Child Weight Max: 25 lbs
  • Product Weight:32 pounds
  • Product Dimensions 27.3 x 22.7 x 14.9

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Garden Pediatrics

Garden Pediatrics
We recently started going to a new pediatrician and cant say enough good things about Garden Pediatrics of Redlands. We've had three visits so far and the wait times have been short, the staff friendly and the Doctor was very approachable. It was just like talking to another mom (who happens to be a pediatrician). They have both a well waiting room and one for sick children (this is very important to me). They have super cute, themed exam rooms(our fave was the Rock Garden). If you are looking for a wonderful Pediatric office in the Inland Empire, check them out!

More info on Garden Pediatrics: 
Garden Pediatrics consists of two pediatricians that are both doctors and mothers. Garden pediatrics accept patients aged from birth through college.  Dr. Cameo Carter, MD and Dr. Erika McClure, MD, believe that one of a pediatrician’s prime responsibilities is not only to care for your kids when sick but also to help them grow strong and healthy.

Now that's a philosophy we can get behind!

Garden Pediatrics offer classes and other services such as:
Ear-piercing, Baby Spa Treatments,
Newborn Manicures, Cradle Cap Therapy, Infant massage, and more. 

255 Terracina Boulevard, Suite 205 A (Sick Entrance) & B (Well Entrance)
Redlands, California 92373 (across from Redlands Community Hospital)



Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday............... 8:30am-5:00pm 
Wednesday................................. extended hours until 8:30pm 
Alternate Sundays...................... 9:00am-3:00pm

Visit the Garden Pediatrics Facebook Page for other useful information and tips. 

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