Events | Style Collective Podcast Launch Party

In May, I had the absolute pleasure of planning an event to celebrate the launch of the Becoming Fearless podcast by our Style Collective founder and CEO, Annie Spano. Not only did I have a great time planning the event, it was incredible to meet so many talented local South Florida Style Collective bloggers! Style Collective really is a sisterhood, so speaking with all of the members who attended was like meeting old friends. While we were all so different, we realized we had a lot in common and shared the same struggles in this growing industry. Luckily, we have a network through SC to connect with one another, and share our experiences.

The launch party was a wonderful get together exclusively for South Florida Style Collective members (although, there were parties held all over the country, too!) Hosted by The Mandarin Oriental Miami at Yaku by La Mar, we enjoyed drinks and light bites prepared by Chef Diego Oka. The lovely ladies from Chanel makeup at Nieman Marcus Merrick Park joined us for an exclusive sneak peek at all of their limited release products that are hitting the stores this summer, as well as a few mini makeovers and scent consultations. After listening to the first episode of the podcast together and having a light discussion, the attendees took home bags with products provided by Chanel, Louise & Eleanor, em.po.ri.um Boutique, Miami Gorgeous, JUSTBRAYDZ by Chaya, Janette & Co. Macaron, as well as the latest edition of MIAMI Magazine.

The podcast, titled Becoming Fearless, spoke to many of us, as we all were taking a chance in an industry that is still budding, and where it is hard to gain a following while still remaining true to oneself. We were all fearless in one way or another, and I loved hearing some personals stories that helped me better connect with these fearless girlbosses. Some of us picked up blogging for fun and did it as a hobby, while others hoped to turn their blog into a full-time venture. Either way, we are all at different points in our journey, and it was helpful to see others finding success in their own ways.

I recently was faced with a life-changing decision, so for me, this podcast made so much sense. In just the first episode, I identified with so many points of comparison, and found that it echoed my story as well. If you haven’t had the chance to listen to this empowering series, be sure to do it now. It’s not just for bloggers! Anyone taking a big step in life, or needing a push in the right direction, or feeling lost or unsure about their position should give this a listen. Becoming fearless is something we all need to do every now and then, because becoming fearless can mean we are becoming stronger. I can’t wait to share my awesome news with you all on Friday, too!

I can’t wait to meet up with some of these local ladies again during Miami Swim Week in July! Be sure to check them out.

South Florida Style Collective sisters to follow (from left to right):

1 Andrea Ramirez Mi Mundo Rebelde (blog/Instagram) | 2 Jessie Undorfer The Miami Rose (blog/Instagram) | 3 Jill JbyJilly (blog/Instagram) | 4 Chuky Reyna Mi Camisa Blanca (blog/Instagram) | 5 Karyn With Love From Miami (blog/Instagram) | 6 Amanda Champion A Glam Lifestyle (blog/Instagram) | 7 Donna Levy Forst On The DLifestyle (blog/Instagram) | 8 Marnie Cecille I’m Simply Cecille (blog/Instagram) | 9 Claudia Fashion Queen Official (Instagram) | 10 Jannely Espinal The Fashion Buffet (blog/Instagram) | 11 Laura Rivas  Twenty Teenz Blog (blog/Instagram) | 12 Talia Gingham Ginger (blog/Instagram)| 13 Adela Guerra Haute Spark (blog/Instagram) | 14 Nikki Granett (Instagram)

All photos c/o Taylor McGhee (web/Instagram)

A special thanks to our sponsors:

The Mandarin Oriental Miami (web/Instagram) and Yaku by La Mar featuring Chef Diego Oka

Chanel makeup (web/Instagram) at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park (web/Instagram)

MIAMI Magazine (web/Instagram)

Louise & Eleanor (web/Instagram)

em.po.ri.um Boutique (web/Instagram)

Miami Gorgeous (web/Instagram)

JUSTBRAYDZ by Chaya (Instagram)

Janette & Co. Macaron (Facebook/Instagram)

 

Fashion | White Stripe

Happy Monday to all my teachers out there! It’s the last Monday of the school year down here, and we are all ready for a little break! It has taken all of my willpower not to show up to work in vacation-ready outfits – but this one I sported over the weekend. It has been super rainy this past week in Miami and I am not sure if there are signs of it stopping anytime soon, so comfort is key. I love a soft pair of shorts paired with a loose and airy blouse. It is one of my summer wardrobe staples, hands down. What are some of your summer must-haves?

Stay dry Miami friends, and teachers: you’re almost there! Have an amazing week!


Little Me | Rose at 6 Months

Little Me provided The Miami Rose with complementary products for this post. I aspire to not only create beautiful and meaningful content, but to remain authentic in everything I share with my viewership.

I wanted to give everyone an update on baby Rose and how she has grown and developed now that she is 6 months! One thing I want to do more with the blog is give you a peek into my life, not just do fashion posts. There is a real family on the other end of this computer – really! Sometimes it is easy for us to disassociate with the things and people we see online, but it is more important to me that I do my best to be transparent, relatable, and real than to have a lot of followers. I love what I do, and I love my life and family. Rose has been such an amazing addition to our world and I never imagined it would be this amazing to be a mother (I mean, I have imagined it, but didn’t know what it would REALLY feel like). At 6 months, Rose is a light every day. She has hit some milestones a bit earlier than most, and at the same time she hasn’t hit others; but I don’t care! I try to remind myself all the time that every baby is different and there really can be no measure for exact time frames on developmental goals – as long as she’s happy, and EVENTUALLY getting there, then I’m so proud of her. She loves to sit up on her own and is starting to do crunches to sit up when I have her laying down – Rose has a killer core! She wants to see everything that is going on around her and is so curious about the world.

This past weekend I took her outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and soak up some warmth. I always protect her from the sun because of her fair skin, but I just couldn’t resist a little outdoors time to soak up some vitamin D and feel the breeze. Thankfully this adorable outfit kept her cool and shaded – and can you see the adorable strawberries embroidered on it?! So sweet, literally. I loved the hat, too, because it kept her face shaded, but every time the wind blew – which she loves – it flipped up to give her a peek at our surroundings. She was also fascinated with the grass, which she has actually never felt before, so it was great to see her little hands touching new and undiscovered things in nature.

She has also recently graduated to real books instead of the fabric tactile books because she is fascinated with paper. The other day I decided to lay out some of her books for her to choose from, and she was astonished! When I look at these pics, I can’t help but hear the Little Mermaid song in my head: “Look at this stuff; Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?” I swear, that is the exact look on her face! She touched them all, one by one, and finally decided on “Pat the Bunny” all on her own. I didn’t even have to show her what to do – she opened up the book and started turning the pages like she knew what she was doing. It was definitely an adorable sight to behold. I’m an avid reader so I’m hoping she got that from me, too! She’s doing a lot of other “big girl” things as well, like eating carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, peanut butter, and blueberries with a spoon, swimming, blowing bubbles, putting herself to sleep, and even has two little bottom teeth for a couple months now!

Now that she is sitting up so well (and HOPEFULLY gearing up to crawl) I have really liked keeping her legs free in these adorable rompers from Little Me (found here, here, and here). I have found that most baby clothes are really soft, but after one wash they lose their softness, and also start to deteriorate. The clothes from Little Me are so well made, incredibly soft, and really stand up to the test of babyhood. The brand is partnered with Dreft, so the wash and wear on the items is impeccable, and even after your little one gets their hands on the clothing, they continue to look brand new. Not to mention, they have the absolute sweetest details. I loved unboxing these items when they arrived, and so did Rose. Thanks for indulging in my little update on my baby girl!

 

Fashion | Rose Colored Everything

Every once in a while I have an itch to make a big change. Usually, it manifests in my hair. I’m not sure why I have this urge, but it gives me a little spark back – some excitement in my appearance! I have done pink in the past, but I think I have it just about perfect this time. Plus, it’s not permanent at all.

The secret is the Davines Alchemic Conditioner Red, which is actually for natural or colored warm red hair. It is meant to maintain and enhance warm red tones, and it happens to be hot pink! I add two spoonfulls to my own conditioner, evenly apply a suitable amount of product on washed damp hair. Leave to work for 5 to 8 minutes, comb through, then rinse. Voila! I have rose gold hair. For a brighter pink, add more (it will also look pinker on lighter hair). Thankfully for my husband (he is not fond of it. At. All.) it fades away with a few washes, and doesn’t damage your hair like permanent or semi-permanent methods. Have fun with this new trick!

My hair tends to turn really brassy and I love the cool blonde look, so my next product to try is the Davines Alchemic Shampoo Silver. Have you tried any amazing color-enhancing products?

 

Pregnancy & Parenting | Newborn Must-Haves

Now that Rose is (almost!) 6 months (where did the time go?) I wanted to share my product experiences with you!

There is nothing more exciting than getting ready for your first baby (OK, spending time with your baby is more exciting). But with all the information out there on what you need for bringing baby home, it can be overwhelming. There is no better way to figure out what works for you and your baby than trial and error, but that can be both timely and costly. Every baby, mommy, and home situation is different so it would make sense that your list of baby items would be unique. So, I wanted to throw my two cents in there on what worked for me for the first 3 months (and what didn’t work) and give some “must-haves” an honest review. The items on my list are the ones that I couldn’t have survived without!

Be sure to read carefully for some coupons and discounts, too!

Let me know what you think in the comments section – have you tried any of these? Which was your favorite? Share your experiences with all the mommies out there.

I have personally tried all of these items and give them my endorsement – but remember, what works for my Rose might not work for your little one.  Some items in this post were given to The Miami Rose free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.


For Feeding

Boppy Pillow

This is a classic, tried and true. As tiny and delicate as your baby might be, your arm WILL get tired while feeding them. Or, in the very least, you will be so tired at your 3 am feeding that you just want to rest a bit. This item is also great for when your partner or family members would like to feed the baby – it helps with the proper placement.

Baby Brezza Formula Pro

I was unable to breastfeed, so I knew that I would need something that made formula mixing easy at 3 am. This is like a coffee maker for formula! It was a life-saver, and it continues to be one of my favorite products. It warms, measures, and mixes formula for you in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 oz increments. It is easy to clean and maintain, and so easy to use. My husband’s job is to make the bottles, so it gets him involved in the entire process.

Baby Brezza One-Step Bottle Sterilizer And Dryer

Although new research states that it is unnecessary to sterilize your bottles after each use like they used to, the idea of hand washing each bottle (and feeling comfortable that they were actually clean) had me uneasy. Plus, I didn’t have the time! This tool makes it easy to clean and dry your bottles and pacifiers with the comfort of knowing that they are perfectly sterile, with the touch of a button. All you need is distilled water, and you are ready to go.

Comotomo Baby Slow Flow Bottles

As I said before, I was unable to breastfeed, so I did my research on the most realistic bottle nipples out there. These are perfectly shaped, and have functional vents to prevent baby from swallowing air. Rose latched on right away and she has even started to try and grip the soft silicone sides. These are perfect for preventing nipple confusion as well. Tip: don’t screw on the tops too tight (my husband has a habit of doing that). When I attempt to take the top off to heat up the formula, it creates a suction and it becomes hard for me to take off because the ring itself is a smooth, slick material. The only part of the bottle with a gripping texture is the bottle base, which is a squishy silicone.

Twistshake Anti-Colic Bottles

Use code jessievbu20 for 20% OFF your order at Twistshake, plus FREE shipping over $25! Twistshake provided products to The Miami Rose free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

These are perfect for when you are on the go, or not at home, and for preventing gas and fussiness. There is a small compartment inside for powdered formula (or a snack) so you can mix with water anytime. Their anti-colic nipples are also amazing – they have a design which prevents any bubbles from getting in the main chamber, which means baby won’t be swallowing air. Their slow flow nipple is slightly “faster” than the Comotomo, so if you baby is used to something slower, be prepared for a little dribble. Once they get used to the different flow, it makes nighttime feeding a breeze. Less burping, less time to eat, which means getting baby (and you) back to sleep as quickly as possible. Additionally, their colors are adorable, and it is fun to mix and match their pieces!

The Honest Company Sensitive Organic Infant Formula

After lots of research, I decided that this would be the formula for us to try. When we were in the hospital, they gave us the pre-mixed Enfamil, which worked out well also. But I knew from the start that I wanted to try this formula with Rose. It is perfect for sensitive tummies, and the organic infant formula is carefully balanced and modeled after breast milk, and meticulously blended using non-GMO, naturally derived ingredients, sourced from trusted organic farms to help ensure quality goodness. Plus, I can bundle my purchase and it is delivered to my door as frequently as I need it.


For Sleeping

HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

It is recommended that baby sleeps in the same room with an adult for about 6 months after birth. So, I hardly use her crib yet! I have loved this bassinet over the past 3 months. It keeps her close to me at night, and swings away when I need to sneak away quietly to the bathroom. It is so sturdy (and heavy!) that I don’t have any fears about it tipping over or breaking when I lean on it to take her out. One of my favorite and most-used baby products.

DockAtot Deluxe Stage 1 Docking Sleeper Station (also here)

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I recently bought this after Rose was about 2 months. Max and I wanted to try a little co-sleeping, but wanted to be sure to keep her safe and secure. It is working out really well so far, and if we need to move her she is easily transferred to her bassinet (it fits inside the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper) or wherever we want without waking her up. However, this is not something I would recommend if you are a heavy sleeper, or if you toss and turn a lot in bed – baby will definitely wake up!

Nested Bean Zen Swaddle

Nested Bean provided products to The Miami Rose free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

After the first month or so, baby becomes a little less sleepy and much more active. This also means that it may become a bit harder to put baby to sleep. Rocking, swinging, singing, and swaddling are all great techniques – nothing beats a parent’s loving touch and attention. However, I was having an easy enough time getting Rose to sleep with these techniques, but a harder time KEEPING her asleep. That’s when I tried this unique swaddle. The Zen Swaddle simulates the pressure from your touch with lightly weighted pads on their chest and sides. Rose definitely slept longer and is currently sleeping 6-8 hours at night wearing this swaddle (2-4 months old)!

For Health

Owlet Baby Monitor

This – although it is not listed first – is my number one recommended product for new parents, hands down. Read all about the benefits and science here, and then go buy one here. Thank me later when you are relieved at the fact that you know with absolute certainty your baby is alive, breathing, and safe.

Nosefrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator

This should be the gold standard for nasal suckers – why would they bother making them any other way? Throw away the one they give you at the hospital and get one of these handy tools. Easy to clean, great to use, and you can see exactly what you are getting!

The Honest Company Baby DHA

If you haven’t gotten the hint that I really like The Honest Company products, their mission, and what they have to offer, then you probably haven’t been reading. Check out the page for this product and read the science behind it.

Fridababy FeverFrida Thermonitor Baby Thermometer

This, like the Owlet, is amazing. Forget checking your baby’s temperature after they get their shots every hour. Stick this monitor under baby’s arm and watch from your phone how their temperature rises and falls. Even set alerts for when the temp gets too high and it’s time for Tylenol, and track their dosage for medications. This is perfect for kids of any age, and OK for sensitive baby skin.

For Diapering

The Honest Company Diapers and Wipes

The Honest Company Soothing Baby Bottom Wash

The Honest Company Diaper Rash Cream

Diaper Genie Essentials Diaper Disposal Pail

The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray

For Bathing

The Honest Company Honest Healing Balm

4moms Infant Tub

Otteroo

Clothing Brands I LOVE

Carter’s

Rosie Pope

Victoria Kids

Little Poppy Co.

Baby Gear

Philips AVENT Pacifier

WubbaNub™ Pacifier Toy (also here)

I wish you could buy these in bulk – I keep 3 on constant rotation, and throw them in the washing machine when they need it. Rose loves gripping these and reaching for her pacifier whenever she needs it, which helps with her independence, self soothing techniques, and dexterity.

NüRoo Pocket

NuRoo provided products to The Miami Rose free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

My favorite baby wearing product. It promotes skin-to-skin bonding so, yes, it is a shirt that you wear, so probably not convenient for moms on the go. It is perfect for around the house, snuggling, and those early newborn days when you want some freedom of movement but want that close contact with baby. The fabric is oh-so-soft and wicks moisture, too.

4moms mamaRoo

My husband calls this the ultimate parenting hack. Baby crying? Baby won’t sleep? Need a moment to yourself? Enter the mamaRoo. Easy to clean, too.

UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat (also here)

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller with Bassinet (also here)

The fact that I chose this stroller/car seat combo is my proudest mommy product brag: it is totally awesome. Not only does it fit multiple children, it is easy to use (and install), and has enough space on the bottom to do an entire grocery shopping trip. As soon as baby #2 is expected, I’m going to buy another rumble seat to match! This is my definite stroller of choice.

The Cocoon Co. Anywhere Swaddle

The Cocoon Co. provided products to The Miami Rose free for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

Rose loved to be swaddles when she was a newborn, and it continued on as she got older, so I jumped at the opportunity to use this swaddle. It fits inside any car seat so you don’t have to worry about baby getting too cold, or wiggling out of a tucked blanket.

 

Soon, I will be reviewing more products and must-haves for Rose at 3-6 months, so check back on The Miami Rose.

Fashion | Palm Print Pretty

Hello everyone! I took a couple of months away from the blog to readjust to working again after maternity leave, and boy do I have a debut #ootd for you! I am more than obsessed with this dress and can’t get enough of the palm print trend. All I need now are more opportunities to wear it…

Our spring break vacation down to the Keys was a wonderful opportunity for a trial run – in other words, what would it be like to take a trip with baby Rose? I am happy to report that it was a success! Aside from the fact that our car was packed to the brim with all of her necessities (i.e. travel crib, stroller, bottle sterilizer, formula maker, etc.) it went off without a hitch. I largely have my amazing husband to thank for the success and ease of this trip; not only did he do all of the heavy lifting, he was a great sport overall. He sat with us by the pool, got us drinks, sterilized bottles, made formula, took pictures (!), and drove us everywhere we wanted to go. The resort was also a great adventure with tons of family-friendly and adult-only activities – that will be coming later in another blog post. Overall, we had an amazing time as a little family and appreciated the perfectly mild weather, too!

I’m glad to be back on the blog and I promise I have even more exciting looks, posts, and announcements coming for you very soon.

Fashion | Luxe Teal & Mustard

Date night to see Beauty and the Beast! Who else is excited!? On our way out…have a great night!


Pregnancy & Parenting | Hospital Bag Beauty

When I set out to pack my hospital bag for Rose’s delivery, I knew keeping it simple was critical. I pride myself in being prepared and packing smart (check out my fashion itinerary tool, a printable for packing) so there was a lot of pressure to pack the perfect assortment of essential items. My clothes would consist of soft, comfortable nightgowns and robes with fuzzy slippers and uggs, so that was easy. But what to pack to make sure I looked better than I felt? With the abundance of visitors stopping by to see baby Rose and the many pictures I knew they would take, I couldn’t help that a part of me wanted to make sure I looked healthy and glowing. Here are a few of the things in my beauty bag that I loved when I was in the hospital.

Shampoo samples – on the offchance you have the ability to shower during your stay in the hospital, shampoo samples are the perfect way to go. You aren’t packing an entire bottle from home and adding to the bulk to your bag, and you are also getting to try something new, perhaps, which is a little luxury in itself. I packed two kinds, because I knew I would be there for three days, Tresemme and Hair Food.

Face masque – there’s nothing that refreshes your skin quite like a mask, and my favorite kind is a rose one. The scent is divine and the cool mask is gentle on the skin. I love the affordable Sephora brand Rose Face Mask and have used it several times since. It leaves my skin soft and rejuvenated.

Lip balm – no one likes dry lips, and in an environment like a cold, dry hospital, it’s bound to happen. During labor, or surgery, and through recovery, a good sturdy lip balm is a must. I prefer Burt’s Bees (any of their flavors) because of the fact that it lasts so long and provides great protection. You can even get one with a little tint to it!

Perfumed wipes – during the first day, I knew there would be a slim-to-none chance of me showering (maybe on day 2) so I had the luck of stumbling across Lancôme perfumed wipes. They were great for freshening up my skin without overdoing it with perfume. I definitely didn’t want to smell badly when people came by to visit our new family! In the situation of you probably not getting out of bed for a little while (and feeling pretty sweaty, sticky, and gross) these were lifesavers.

Breath strips – nothing annoyed me more than the feeling that I needed to brush my teeth or swish with mouthwash. But let’s be honest, this is way easier in a situation like this! Have a pack of Listerine strips handy instead of mints or gum.

Rollerball perfume – you may need some (or a lot) of refreshing while in the hospital, but trust me when I say don’t bring a spray. Try and find your fave scent in rollerball version. It’s perfect for travel and will prevent you from over-spraying. And, not to mention, you don’t want your newborn baby breathing in any of that excess. I chose Gold because of how warm and subtle it is.

Dry shampoo – maybe you can’t shower, or worked up a good sweat, and need some dry shampoo. A little sample size is perfect if you can find it, like this one from drybar.

Facial mist – a spritz on your face during labor or while you are waiting for the green light to take a shower may be just the thing that saves you. It can help to cool you down, serve as a light face wash, or moisturizer your pores in a dry, sterile environment. A great house is Honest Company’s beauty line, which is purely organic and simple for all skin.

Creme blush – going without full makeup is probably a good idea, since your skin will already be going through a lot. Worrying about your makeup is the last thing you will want once your baby arrives – all your attention will be on them. Give yourself a little color by utilizing a creme or gel blush on your cheeks, lips, and eyelids, too. Another great organic brand is Au Naturale. Their stick is great and has a bit of shimmer to pick up on your motherly glow.

Skin repair – hospitals aren’t known for having the spa-like environment, and your hormones will be going crazy as well. Starting some skin repair early on may help shorten the time period between bad skin and back-to-normal. If you tend to break out, be sure you cleanse. If you have dry, flaky skin like I do that needs moisture, try Perricone MD products for skin care.

Pregnancy & Parenting | Bedtime Routine with Nested Bean

I am learning very quickly that not only do babies constantly change in weight, size, and development, their sleep patterns are in a constant state of evolution in the first few months. At first, Rose was an easy newborn that slept most of the time. This was great since it allowed us to get used to her for the first month or so. But now as she is becoming a more interactive baby, her sleep patterns have varied. She began to stay awake longer, and seemed to not want to sleep – she might miss something important! At one point, she would only go to sleep in her car seat when driving somewhere or walking around in the stroller. I certainly couldn’t do that every time it was time for her to sleep, and I knew it wasn’t a healthy habit. I started to struggle with how to figure out a great way to put her to sleep. With her schedule always changing I wasn’t sure what to do. So, I did what a lot of new moms do, and I went to the Internet.

I’ve been constantly reading valuable articles that support the idea of a nighttime routine. Whether it be a bath, storytime, song, or rocking her, routines like these can help babies signal that it’s bed time, which allows them to begin to learn how to put themselves to sleep. Apparently, this is an important skill as they become more independent and grow. Nested Bean has great weighted products that you can use with baby – the weight on the chest and sides give the baby a feeling of touch. The small weight on the chest feels like your hands placed on them, and the two weights on the sides give them the feeling that they’re being held. You can read more about the science behind their amazing products on their site.

I started using the Zen swaddle for my nighttime routine just 4 nights ago and already I can see a difference. She’s starting to recognize now that this is going to be part of her bedtime routine. The weight helps her feel secure, and simultaneously gives her the signal that it’s time for sleep. By continuing to use this every night I hope that it helps her become a more independent sleeper as she grows into a big girl. I will keep you all updated, but for now, I’m in love with this product!


Nested Bean provided complementary products for this post.

Pregnancy & Parenting | NüRoo Pocket

This weekend I found that my life was completely saved by the NuRoo Pocket. Our A/C was broken for three days, and even though for the rest of the U.S. it is winter and that wouldn’t be much of a problem, it’s still hot here in Miami! It was a stagnant 78 degrees in our house, so I knew I had to get out of there with the dog and the baby until the air got fixed. Thankfully, my in-laws were so hospitable and allowed us to crash at their place during the day and at night. They had a travel crib and changing table, but during the day I used the NuRoo Packet, which allows you to spend more time skin-to-skin with baby.

The NuRoo Pocket is designed to go on like a shirt and eliminates wrapping, tying and knotting to make babywearing a breeze. I have seen other moms use wraps and it just looked so complicated to me, not to mention time consuming to go on and take off. It is also incredibly soft with the use of flat lock, seamless stitching. The fabric is designed to create a compression fit that hugs baby to your skin, recreating that womb-like, “held” feeling that soothes + supports your baby, making them feel safe + secure. Another plus to the fabric (and the hot hot weather down here) is that it is breatheable and moisture wicking, and never feels sweaty or wet. Lastly, it allows mommy (or daddy) to be completely hands free and completely comfortable. I almost felt as if I was pregnant again because of how close I was able to be with Rose! It was a great experience that we both loved.

The NuRoo Pocket is great for mommies and babies too – there is so much science to back up the benefits of skin-to-skin interaction. The benefits are so important for your little one’s development, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends daily skin-to-skin sessions throughout the first three months of your baby’s life. To receive all the benefits, mom + baby need to stay skin-to-skin for 60 uninterrupted minutes. Mom life is a busy life, and finding 60 minutes to lay in bed or on the couch, cuddled skin-to-skin is difficult to do!

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