Swaddle Created Specifically for Preemie and Hospitalized Infants: Spotlight and Giveaway on Woombie Med Pods

We all know the importance of swaddling babies, but what happens when your baby is hospitalized and attached to all those medical cords and tubes? How can you provide them with a safe and secure feeling using a swaddle without hindering their medical support? Look no further, because Woombie Med pods are here to save the day.

Woombie Med Pods.jpg

Guest Bloggers, Karen Barski and Chelsea Vail

Woombie Med Pods are the first, and only, 360-degree swaddles designed specifically for hospitalized preemies and infants that work around treatment needs and medical devices. Created by a Certified Child Life Specialist and a nurse, Woombie Med Pods were designed with the baby, the parents, and the medical staff in mind!

Patients born prematurely, or full term babies up to thirteen pounds can benefit developmentally from using a Woombie Med Pod while inpatient. We have a pod for bili babies that allows full luminosity of phototherapy lights. We have the Woombie Gastro Pod featuring a midsection flap that allows easy access to g-button, colostomy bag, or umbilical site, and we have our Woombie Trach Pod for babies with trachs, ports, broviacs, or post cardiac surgery.

All of our pods feature a patented peanut shape to allow a range of motion in shoulders and hips and a four-way stretch fabric that promotes flexion while still cocooning baby in a womb like an environment. The double zipper allows quick access to the patient’s upper or lower body for medical procedures or diaper changes and prevents hyperstimulation from wrapping/unwrapping.

Woombie Med Pods support Family Centered Care Initiative, healthy sleep and can be single patient or multi patient use. These can be purchased at WoombieMedPods.com or by calling 1-833-MED-PODS.

Vail and Barski

Mompreneurs, Chelsea Vail and Karen Barski are also available via email to help you secure an order with an electronic order form if you prefer. info@barskivaildesigns.com or sales@barskivaildesigns.com Be sure to follow Woombie Med Pods on Facebook and Instagram.

Enter to win a $30 credit to purchase a Woombie Med Pod of your choice!

Med Pod Giveaway .jpg Choose one or more ways to enter:

1. Sign up for email notifications at Child Life Mommy and leave a comment below

2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy, tag a friend and leave a comment on the post

3. Facebook: Follow WoombieMedPods and leave a comment about the giveaway

4. Twitter: Follow, Like and RT the post to @ChildLifeMommy

5. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy and @WoombieMedPods, Like the post and tag a friend.

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen 3/22/18

Top Parenting Books Other Than “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

Top Parenting Books Other Than  "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" .jpg

Guest Blogger, Charlotte Dunlop

New parents looking to prepare themselves prior to the arrival of their firstborn child generally seek advice from a variety of sources. They ask thousands of questions to their own parents along with family and friends who already took the plunge. They buy baby book after baby book hoping to learn as much information as possible both before and after the birth. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Most begin with What to Expect When You’re Expecting, but there are hundreds of new and classic titles out there with great parenting tips. Check out a few of them below.

The Best Parenting Books of All Time

Parents looking for time-honored parenting books still popular today should consider picking up one of the following:

The Baby Book

Author(s): William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., Robert W. Sears, M.D., James Sears, M.D.

A true family classic, The Baby Book is written the knowledgeable Sears family of physicians. One of the most trusted authorities on infants, Dr. Sears and his family offer proven advice on sleeping, eating, comfort, and the overall health of your baby. They address common behavioral issues, medical interventions, necessary vaccinations, and give great tips on how to care for your child’s emotional and physical needs.

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk

Author(s): Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Existing parents already know what many new parents will soon come to learn, pleading or yelling at your child like an adult generally does not work. Faber and Mazlish teach you how to speak to your child in a respectful manner that will teach them out to express themselves better and save you a lot of headaches and hassles as they grow up. The advice they provide not only applies to children, but transfers into improving your communication skills within your other relationships as well.

Positive Discipline

Author(s): Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

An educator, doctor of education, psychologist, and mother to seven children, Dr. Jane Nelsen’s book Positive Discipline first appeared on the market 25+ years ago. She focuses on parenting skills like maintaining mutual respect with your children while teaching them how to communicate and cooperate in a firm, but kind manner that actually works.

Top Parenting Books Other Than What to Expect When You’re Expecting

New Books for New Parents

While some new parents prefer to read the classics, others want to get the newest, most up-to-date advice for raising children. Even well-seasoned parents can learn a thing or two from these brilliant minds.

Ignore It!

Author: Catherine Pearlman

Pearlman is a family therapist and, therefore, has witnessed and discussed many different kinds of behavioral issues play out in a variety of settings. Since most children believe any attention is better than no attention, even if it means being shouted at by their parent. Pearlman suggests stepping back sometimes and “selectively looking the other way” can work better than addressing the bad behavior directly. That does not mean completely ignoring unsafe behavior that could lead to someone getting hurt, but stepping back and allowing children to work out their emotional issues themselves.

Gentle Discipline

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The subtitle of Gentle Discipline explains the main focus of the book, “Using Emotional Connection, Not Punishment, to Raise Confident, Capable Kids.” Ockwell-Smith addresses the many reasons children act out and how to control these bad behaviors using mutual respect and working with the child, rather than against them. She does not condone distractions as a means to calm down a misbehaving child and encourages parents to be more specific in everyday interactions.

Top Parenting Books Other Than What to Expect When You’re Expecting

The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans

Author: Josh Shipp

The author, Josh Shipp, is a former foster child who survived the system despite severe behavioral issues. He managed to find a true home at the age of fourteen with a middle school history teacher and football coach named Rodney who instilled in him a sense of purpose and turned around all his behavioral issues. Shipp recounts the events of his childhood and describes how to create mutual respect and trust between you and your child along with the ways a parent’s role changes at the child ages.

Simplicity Parenting

Authors: Kim J. Payne and Lisa M. Ross

In today’s world of constant overstimulation by noise, advertisements, and general information, many people seek simplicity in their daily lives. They attempt to eliminate all the added stresses and anxieties, but how do you do that while raising small humans who also feel the consequences of overstimulation? Simplicity Parenting focuses exclusively on this struggle faced by modern parents. The authors give tips on scaling back the onslaught of modern media, how to schedule breaks and establish a more efficient rhythm to decrease tension, encouraging free play with non-screen toys, and other advice on simplifying home life for you and your child(ren).

#BabyLove My Toddler Life: Children’s Book Review and Giveaway

I’m excited to feature another wonderful children’s book that reminds parents to put their phones down to stay present with their kids. It is an enjoyable read for young children and their families.

BabyLoveMyToddlerLifeCover2016

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is the second book in Corine’s #BabyLove Book Series.  The first book in the series, #BabyLove: My Social Life, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Picture Books 0-5.

In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a curious toddler loves to play… especially with his mommy’s smartphone!

When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention.

Her simple reminder:  Put down our phones.

For Parents

“This light-hearted reflection on social media habits is a great tool for starting discussions with young children.” – 5 Stars, Foreword Reviews

#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is a fun and timely picture book for 21st century preschoolers.” – BlueInk Review

“The lyrical way in which the story is told keeps the subject light while reminding the audience (adults and children alike) the importance of play time over screen time.” – Eileen Caulfield

“With simple rhyming phrases and the author’s enticing illustrations, the volume should surely appeal to young readers, who have almost certainly been told not to play with a parent’s phone. But the book works on another level as well: the boy teaches his mother a valuable lesson about mindfulness. After perusing the old photos, she tells her son: “These moments with you, / I love and treasure.” This stirring story reminds busy parents that even though those photos they take show how much they love their children, there’s joy and wonder in leaving the technology behind. This poignant and entertaining tale about a playful toddler aimed at young lap readers works on a much deeper level for parents.” Kirkus

About the Author:Corine Dehghanpisheh

Corine’s inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life.  When she is not busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her family.

Corine is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Author Finalist for her debut children’s book Can We Play Again?. Her inspiration for this book came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC. She is also the author of Buddy’s Dream.

Corine recently moved to Dallas, TX from NYC with her family. Readers can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to BooksByCorineD.com

#BabyLove My Toddler Life Giveaway

Choose one or more ways to enter to win a paperback or Kindle copy of #BabyLove My Toddler Life.

  1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com and leave a comment on this post.
  2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy, leave a comment and tag a friend on the post.
  3. Facebook: Follow Books by Corine D and leave a comment on their page.
  4. Twitter: Follow, Like and RT the post to @ChildLifeMommy and @CorineD2.
  5. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy, Like and Tag a friend in the post.

Winner will be chosen 5/24/17, shipping to U.S. residents.