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3 New Baby Apps We’re Loving Right Now

04/16/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

A round of app-lause is in order! Three new apps have hit the scene that are innovating the parenting process, from conception through year two.

So whether you want to watch your little one on a video monitor, research possible baby ailments or find tips on increasing your fertility, help is now at your fingertips.

Want to know more? Lucky for you, we’ve got the lowdown on all three of these cool new apps below.

Baby Bundle AppCourtesy Baby Bundle

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6 Adorable Kiddie Hairstyles You Should Try this Holiday

12/18/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Bun Hairstyle: Cozy Friedman Hairstyle Ideas for Kids
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Have your family’s holiday outfits picked out, but still deciding on how to style your tot’s tresses?

Luckily, hairstylist Cozy Friedman is bursting with cool, kid-friendly ideas.

From a stylish top knot for girls to shaggy bangs for guys, the owner of kids salon chain Cozy Cuts and author (Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girl’s Hair) shares six easy-to-style ‘dos.

Check them out below:

The Basic Bun

This ballerina-inspired hairstyle is a super easy yet chic way of dressing up your little girl for a party. Make it more festive by adding fun, glittery clips or a statement headband, and the style will not only look adorable — it’ll keep the hair off her face!
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Giveaway: A Hip Peas Kids Hair Grooming Starter Set (a $75 Value!)

07/01/2013 at 12:00 AM ET

Hip Peas Kids Hair Grooming Starter Set Giveaway
Courtesy Hip Peas

If you’re the kind of parent who won’t put just anything on your kid’s hair, then you’ll love Hip Peas.

Not only do their products work wonders (goodbye, flyaways!), but they’re made with safe and natural ingredients. Our fave: the Hair Detangler ($12), which works on wet or dry hair.

Want to try them out? They’re giving away a hair grooming set (Cradle Cap Care, Curl Tamer, Hair Detangler, Hair Styling Balm and Wooden Baby Brush) to three lucky Moms & Babies readers.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 7/1/13 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 7/7/13. See Official Rules.

Great Ideas! Kid-Friendly Sun Protective Gear Roundup

06/30/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Sun Protective Gear for Kids Roundup
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Summer is finally here — and so begins the daily dance of protecting your little one from the sun!

From sunscreens to creative cover-ups, we trolled some of our favorite online shops for some easy ways to dodge those harmful rays.

As you set aside 5 minutes to lather up on sunscreen before you and your child head out the door, it helps to have some sun protection tools in your arsenal. Like California Baby‘s sun care essentials kit ($36) — complete with sunscreen, sunglasses, swimmer’s shampoo/conditioner and more — which comes in an easy to grab tote.

Coppertone KIDS tear-free lotion ($11) and Seventh Generation Wee Generation baby sunscreen ($14), both of which stay active for up to 80 minutes, are perfect for tossing in the diaper bag. MD Moms‘s Baby Silk towelettes ($26) are vitamin-packed and ideal for rubbing on those little fingers and toes.

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Great Ideas! 15 Gadgets That Make New Moms’ Lives Easier

05/10/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Cool Gadgets for New Moms
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When you’re expecting, it’s hard to know what you really need when your little one arrives.

And the last thing you want is to have a house full of useless baby products collecting dust.

PEOPLE.com editor and mom-of-two (she recently welcomed her second daughter) Amy Jamieson helps take the guesswork out of which gadgets are really worth checking out.

From a formula dispenser to an on-the-go bottle warmer, here’s her list of indispensable tools for mamas who already have their hands full.

Check it out below:
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Great Ideas! 10 Ways to Make Your Baby’s First Week Cozy

02/19/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

New Baby Care Tips from Expert Helen Moon
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Known as the Baby Nurturer, Helen Moon is one of the most respected experts in the baby care industry.

Using a calm, results-oriented approach, she’s also helped a few celebs (Elton John, Elizabeth Berkley, etc.) make it through those first few weeks of new parenthood worry free.

And now you can find her helpful advice in her new book, Cherish the First 6 Weeks: A Plan That Creates Calm, Confident Parents and a Happy, Secure Baby, or on HLN’s Raising America as their Nanny on Demand expert.

She’s also shared a few tips with us. Check them out below.

VIEW THE GALLERY: 10 Ways to Make Your Baby’s First Week Cozy

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Fab Sale Roundup: GILT Baby & Kids, gDiapers and More!

01/26/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

GILT Baby & Kids
Courtesy Gilt Groupe

Next week, GILT Baby & Kids is hosting a few fab sales worth checking out. You’ll find loads of chic toys, accessories, shoes and clothing from Elphantito for girls (1/27), Toy Shop (1/27), NOM Maternity (1/28), Bratt Décor Furniture (1/28) Jubilee Lighting (1/28), Fred Perry Boys (1/30), Dogwood Boys Tees (1/31), and more!

Our picks: The NOM Maternity Raleigh Dress (now $40, originally $116) and the Bratt Décor Venetian 3-in-1 crib (now $630, originally $878), above.

Not a member of Gilt? Use our exclusive link to sign up.

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