Should a diaper bag look like a diaper bag? Jessica Alba certainly doesn’t think so, and neither do we! More and more women are realizing that they can carry all of their baby essentials in a diaper bag that looks like a fashionable, gorgeous handbag. All the time we see celebrities sporting the latest trends in diaper bags, but Jessica is one of the first that we’ve seen wearing a Not Rational bag. These Italian leather diaper bags are a total exception to the standard style of diaper bags that we have come to know, and we are so very excited to carry them at Belly Dance Maternity. There is plenty of space for all of your necessities, and they come with a beautiful leather changing pad. We applaud Jessica’s choice of such a beautiful and versatile bag. Be sure to check out our many brands and styles of diaper bags. We know you will find one that suits your personal style and needs.
This week our favorite item is one of our favorite baby gifts. If you have a shower to attend or just know someone who is expecting you are going to love this adorable duckie themed baby gift. Kissy Kissy is one of the most popular baby clothing brands out there. You’ll love their soft cottons and adorable prints. The Kissy Kissy Duckie Footie and the Kissy Kissy Duckie Blanket make the perfect pair, throw in a Jellycat Small Bashful Baby Duck to create the perfect gift for any spring baby.
It’s chilly out there! Avoid the dangerous icy streets this winter and instead curl up on the couch with your baby bump. At Belly Dance Maternity we have tons of maternity lounge sets that are not only comfy cozy, but cute and stylish.
The Belabumbum Ariel Lounge Set is ideal for spending lazy mornings reading the paper. You’ll love the soft stretchy material and you’ll feel cute and sexy with the pink lace trim. This maternity pajama is also great because you can keep it for nursing!
Whether you’re curled up with a good book or chasing your 3 year old around the house you’ll be perfectly comfortable in the Olian Nursing/Lounge Set. If you’re lucky enough to be in a warmer climate wear just the maternity cami and maternity pajama pant. If it’s a little chilly warm up with the maternity cardigan. This is a really versatile maternity lounge set and it can be used for nursing!
If you want to be super comfy, but don’t want to wear your pajamas try the Fit2Bmom Colorblock Long Workout Pant and Colorblock Maternity Tank. You’ll have no problem feeling snug and relaxed in this maternity lounge set, but you’ll also feel stylish enough to throw on your sneakers and head out for some errands. This maternity set is also great for yoga and working out.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get designer maternity clothes at rock bottom prices! Gilt is having a maternity sale featuring designer brands such as NOM, Paige Premium Denim, Michael Stars, Chaiken and so much more. Choose from stylish maternity dresses, comfy maternity tops and chic maternity jeans. Make sure you act fast so that you don’t miss all the great deals!
In the season finale of Bethenny Getting Married the whole gang takes a trip to Montauk. What does Bethenny decide to wear when she’s having a nice relaxing day by the water? None other than one of our bestselling maternity pieces, the NOM Mabel Eyelet Tunic. Even though Bethenny had already given birth to gorgeous baby Bryn she still looked fantastic in this maternity tunic. The flowy body helped hide her barely there postpartum bump. She looked amazing wearing it as a beach cover up, but you can also throw it on with leggings or jeans and have a super stylish outfit. Thanks for supporting NOM Bethenny!
Sick of sleeping in your husband’s over sized tees and sweats? Belabumbum, a favorite of InStyle magazine, has the perfect solution for you – the Lotus Lace Nursing/Maternity Nightgown and Lotus Lace Kimono Robe. Available in both pick and black with ivory lace trim, they can be worn separately or as a set. Sexy and comfortable, Belabumbum’s maternity lingerie and nursing lingerie will be sure to keep you feeling pretty throughout your pregnancy and nursing!
All celebrities have their go to accessory, now celebrity babies have one too. Sophie the Giraffe has been spotted in the teething mouths of some of the hippest celebrity babes out there. If you have a little one that’s teething or you’re just looking for a fabulous baby gift then you’ll love Sophie the Giraffe. Just don’t forget to buy two because you definitely don’t want to deal with a teething toddler after they’ve lost their favorite giraffe friend.
Alyson Hannigan and Satyana
Isla Fisher and Olive
Nicole Richie and Harlow
Whether you’re in the midwest or the northeast you can certainly agree that it’s cold out there. You might be spending a lot of your time cooped up inside with your new baby, but that can get tiring for mommy and baby. Check out all of our great winter baby gear that will allow you to go out and explore while keeping baby toasty warm.
Slip your little one inside the Dwell Bundle Bag and you can be assured that they will not only be warm and cozy, but that they’ll fall asleep in no time
The Angel Dear Faux Suede Jackets are perfect for the winter. They are soft and warm, but also incredibly cute and stylish.
The Bundle Me Hat is one of our favorite baby accessories. We all know how babies love to pull off their hats, the Bundle Me Hat has a great fit to insure that it stays put. It’s warm plush sherling material also guarantees that you’re little one stays warm.
Even though you don’t want to think about it, the new school year is right around the corner. Send your little ones back to school in style with these adorable lunch boxes by Dante Beatrix. These lunch boxes are not only eco-friendly, but they are insulted to keep their favorite foods fresh. Made with laminated canvas these bags are not only colorful and fun, but they’re super easy to clean and will outlast the most rambunctious child. Check out these great styles:
Motherhood Designed by You is a meet, greet, and design featuring some of New York’s most exciting mothers. Enjoy gifts, food, and the opportunity to design your very own teutonia stroller with the help of special guests!
Join Belly Dance Maternity president, Jennifer Strom Simonte, along with Allison Schlanger and Alison Berna, co-founders of Apple Seeds, and Lyss Stern, owner of Divalysscious, at Schneiders, 41 W. 25th St., on Thursday, May 21st from 5-7pm for a night of fun with these fascinating mothers.
Events support and honor the R Baby Foundation – founded by parents Andrew and Phyllis Rabinowitz. R Baby Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that newborn babies, primarily those in the first month of life suffering from viral infections and other infectious diseases, receive the highest quality of care and service through supporting education, research, treatment, training and life-saving equipment.
For more information, please visit www.teutoniausa.com/events.
Is your little one already a rockstar? Do you dream of your child being the lead singer of a rock n’ roll band? Then you must check out these absolutely adorable items, sure to turn your child into the rocker they were meant to be!
Appaman Superbolt Polo: This cute polo lightning bolt polo tee by Appaman is sure to make the little boy in your life a true punk rocker! With a metallic bolt design, this shirt is too cool for school.
Baby Legs Jolly Jack and Jolly Jill: Deisgned to help cushion your toddlers knees when they fall, Baby Legs has created the Jolly Jack and Jolly Jill styles for the ultimate hipster baby. These will surely keep your baby walking, dancing, and rocking in style!
Rockabye CD’s: Transforming your favorite rock tunes into hardcore lullabys, Rockabye CD’s are the essential item to own for all babies and their inner rockstar. Choose from bands such as Metallica, U2, The Beatles, and Bob Marley to get your little one’s booty shaking!
Nest Black Satchel Diaper Bag: Although this is more for you than your rocker babe, this studded leather bag by Nest is sure to keep you the rock goddess you were meant to be! If you can’t let go of your favorite leather motorcyle jacket from the past, this diaper bag will help you stay eternally hip.
Although the year has barely begun, thousands of babies have already been born and they’re all in need of a name. Whether you’re looking to give your child a popular name or are looking to avoid the most popular names to give your child unique moniker, check out below the top 5 boy and girl names listed for 2009:
BOYS: Ethan, Noah, Jacob, Aiden, Logan
GIRLS: Ava, Olivia, Emma, Isabella, Madison
Stay tuned to see if these names are still at the top of the list throughout 2009…
The Belly Bandit, loved by many new mom’s for it’s ability to help get you back to you pre-pregnancy size quickly, has been featured on both the Rachel Ray Show and Ellen. Check out this link to see the clip from Rachel Ray: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/segments/view/human-lab-belly-fat/.
If you just had your baby and are now trying to get back your fabulous pre-pregnancy body, well ladies, you’re in luck! The Belly Bandit is an amazing product that will help you get back your figure. Based on the ancient technique of belly-binding, the Belly Bandit is essentially a abdonimal compression wrap that encourages better posture and abdominal support. It also aids in decreasing bloating caused by water retention and adds support to your legs and back. We love the Bamboo Belly Bandit, an eco-friendly wrap which is anti-microbial, moisture wicking and three times more durable than cotton. With its smooth and lightweight construction, the Belly Bandit can be worn under anything in your closet and won’t irratate your skin. Featured in Redbook, Pregnancy and Newborn, and US Weekly and on urbanbaby.com, it is easy to see why the Belly Bandit has become a favorite of celebs such as Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, and Halle Berry.
With the tight times we are in, shopping for maternity clothing can be more of a hassle than normal. Who wants to spend big money on clothes that can only be worn for a few months? At Belly Dance Maternity, we now offer a selection of designers whose pieces work great before, during, and after pregnancy. No more worrying about whether that cute top is a waste to buy because now you can be sure that you’ll be able to wear it for years to come! Check out a couple of our favorite designers whose styles work perfectly for pregnacy, as well as post pregnancy…
Ella Moss – Created by designer Pamella Protzel, Ella Moss, is a chic, fun, and flirty contemporary line made in soft, wearble cottons. Ususally designed with simple shapes and in bright colors, Ella Moss works great for during your pregnancy and after! With just the right amount of spandex, these pieces will stretch with your growing belly while retaining their shape so that you can continue to wear them long after your baby has been born. Try the Aggie Top for a fun, flirty look to wear for a night out with your hubby. Looking for something sweet to wear to your shower or out for lunch with your friends, check out the Blaire Dress.
C&C California – This hip t-shirt line was started by two Southern California girls who were inspired by the beach when designing their chic, yet casual, line. Their laid back, comfortable styles make their designs ideal for the expecting mom to wear throughout her pregnancy, as well as after. These stretchy, cotton tops look great layered and will feel great against your skin. For a cute top that can be worn almost anywhere, give the Faded Black Vneck Tee a try. Looking for something a little bit more funky, check out the Surf Wash Striped Tank.