Boppy® » Boppy® » Support for all Momkind® http://www.boppy.com Support for all Momkind® Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:50:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Safe Sleep for Baby http://www.boppy.com/safe-sleep-for-baby/ http://www.boppy.com/safe-sleep-for-baby/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=13301 Safe Sleep for Baby In 1992, the American Academy of … (read more)

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Safe Sleep for Baby

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending parents put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since its inception, the Back-to-Sleep campaign (now called Safe-to-Sleep) is credited with reducing SIDS deaths by more than 50%.


Each year in the United States, more than 4,500 infants die suddenly of no immediate, obvious cause. The majority of these deaths are the result of unsafe sleep practices are preventable.*


First Candle + The Boppy Company


As a leading national nonprofit dedicated to the survival of babies throughout the first years of life, First Candle is partnering with The Boppy Company to educate parents on the importance of safe sleeping practices for infants. First Candle applauds Boppy for,”their efforts to ensure that every parent understands the importance of protecting their baby while they sleep.”


What you can do


  • Place your baby to sleep on his back for every sleep. Babies up to 1 year of age should always be placed on their backs to sleep during naps and at night. However, if your baby has rolled from his back to his side or stomach on his own, he can be left in that position if he is already able to roll from tummy to back and back to tummy. If your baby falls asleep in a car safety seat, stroller, swing, infant carrier, or infant sling he should be moved to a firm sleep surface as soon as possible.


  • Place your baby to sleep on a firm sleep surface. The crib, bassinet, portable crib, or play yard should meet current safety standards. Check to make sure the product has not been recalled. Do not use a crib that is broken or missing parts, or has drop-side rails. Cover the mattress that comes with the product with a fitted sheet. Do not put blankets or pillows between the mattress and the fitted sheet. Never put your baby to sleep on a chair, sofa, water bed, cushion, or sheepskin. For more information about crib safety standards, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


  • Keep soft objects, loose bedding, or any objects that could increase the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation out of the crib. Pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, bumper pads, and stuffed toys can cause your baby to suffocate. Note: Research has not shown us when it’s 100% safe to have these objects in the crib; however, most experts agree that after 12 months of age these objects pose little risk to healthy babies.


  • Place your baby to sleep in the same room where you sleep but not the same bed. Keep the crib or bassinet within an arm’s reach of your bed. You can easily watch or breastfeed your baby by having your baby nearby. Babies who sleep in the same bed as their parents are at risk of SIDS, suffocation, or strangulation. Parents can roll onto babies during sleep or babies can get tangled in the sheets or blankets.


  • Breastfeed as much and for as long as you can. Studies show that breastfeeding your baby can help reduce the risk of SIDS.


  • Schedule and go to all well-child visits. Your baby will receive important immunizations. Recent evidence suggests that immunizations may have a protective effect against SIDS.


  • Keep your baby away from smokers and places where people smoke. If you smoke, try to quit. However, until you can quit, keep your car and home smoke-free. Don’t smoke inside your home or car and don’t smoke anywhere near your baby, even if you are outside.


  • Do not let your baby get too hot. Keep the room where your baby sleeps at a comfortable temperature. In general, dress your baby in no more than one extra layer than you would wear. Your baby may be too hot if she is sweating or if her chest feels hot. If you are worried that your baby is cold, infant sleep clothing designed to keep babies warm without the risk of covering their heads can be used.


  • Offer a pacifier at nap time and bedtime. This helps to reduce the risk of SIDS. If you are breastfeeding, wait until breastfeeding is going well before offering a pacifier. This usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. It’s OK if your baby doesn’t want to use a pacifier. You can try offering a pacifier again, but some babies don’t like to use pacifiers. If your baby takes the pacifier and it falls out after he falls asleep, you don’t have to put it back in.


  • Do not use home cardiorespiratory monitors to help reduce the risk of SIDS. Home cardiorespiratory monitors can be helpful for babies with breathing or heart problems but they have not been found to reduce the risk of SIDS.


  • Do not use products that claim to reduce the risk of SIDS. Products such as wedges, positioners, special mattresses, and specialized sleep surfaces have not been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. In addition, some infants have suffocated while using these products.

What expectant moms can do


  • Schedule and go to all prenatal doctor visits.


  • Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs while pregnant and after birth. Stay away from smokers and places where people smoke.


Remember Tummy Time


Give your baby plenty of “tummy time” when she is awake. This will help strengthen neck muscles and avoid flat spots on the head. Always stay with your baby during tummy time and make sure she is awake.


Last Updated:11/21/2015


Source:Safe Sleep and Your Baby: How Parents Can Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Suffocation (Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics)


Safe Sleep saves lives.


Learn more here: http://www.boppy.com/safe-sleep/ and don’t forget to check out http://www.firstcandle.org/


*Source: First Candle

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Boppy Wins 2016 ‘Fit Pregnancy and Baby’ Best Awards! http://www.boppy.com/boppy-wins-2016-fit-pregnancy-and-baby-best-awards/ http://www.boppy.com/boppy-wins-2016-fit-pregnancy-and-baby-best-awards/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:59:51 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=22976 We have great news! The Boppy® Pillow has won the … (read more)

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We have great news!

The Boppy® Pillow has won the Best Nursing Pillow category for 14th time. The Boppy Pillow has not only won, but received the most votes of ANY product! Not to mention this is our 19th win overall!



The Boppy Pillow is the original, award-winning nursing pillow and has been a staple, must-have product for mom and baby for 27 years and counting. It is one of the most versatile baby products- it lifts baby up for supportive ergonomic breastfeeding and bottle feeding and then transitions to the perfect for prop for propping, sitting and tummy time once baby grows.



You can purchase a Boppy Pillow at the following retailers; Babies “R” Us, Target, Buy Buy Baby, Amazon, The Boppy Shop and many more!



Check out the Fit Pregnancy and Baby Best Award Winners!



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About The Boppy Company



Founded in 1989, The Boppy Company is the world leader and expert in creating comfortable, supportive and award-winning products for mom and baby. To date, Boppy® Products have won over 50 awards and continue to be named must-have products around the world. Most well-known as the maker of the world’s original nursing pillow, the iconic Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, The Boppy Company has expanded into skincare, pregnancy pillows, breastfeeding accessories, baby loungers, baby clothing and plush goods, baby travel products, nursery products and baby seats. For more information, visit www.boppy.com.





Fit Pregnancy & Baby Editor, Mindy Walker, shares a few of the winners of Fit Pregnancy and Baby’s Baby Best Awards on Fox & Friends. Boppy® Pillow is not only the favorite nursing pillow, but has a 19-year streak as a reader/mom favorite.



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Boppy® + Lamaze Breastfeeding Tips http://www.boppy.com/boppy-lamaze-breastfeeding-tips/ http://www.boppy.com/boppy-lamaze-breastfeeding-tips/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=19174 Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month! “Breastfeeding is nature’s most powerful way … (read more)

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Happy Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

“Breastfeeding is nature’s most powerful way of helping mothers recover from birth, learn mothering skills, and fall in love with their babies.”*

Boppy® + Lamaze are working together to educate new moms and moms-to-be about breastfeeding.

Download the Boppy® + Lamaze for Breastfeeding Tip Sheet for tips and tricks for successful breastfeeding.

Successfully breastfeed with a Boppy® Feeding Pillow. Boppy® Feeding Pillows.

Go Mom!

Lamaze Breastfeeding  

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Boppy® Nursing Cover Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine http://www.boppy.com/boppy-nursing-cover-featured-in-pregnancy-newborn-magazine/ http://www.boppy.com/boppy-nursing-cover-featured-in-pregnancy-newborn-magazine/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:58:00 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=22594 The Boppy “Seville” Nursing Cover is featured in August 2016 … (read more)

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The Boppy “Seville” Nursing Cover is featured in August 2016 Pregnancy & Newborn magazine as a must-have nursing cover! This is the perfect cover for nursing comfortably on-the-go. The Boppy Nursing Cover provides full coverage for discreet nursing. The patent pending design includes a unique SlideLine® ring which moves from the right to the left to help track which side you breastfed from last. Structured open neckline allows you to see baby while nursing. Folds into a convenient mini pouch. Purchase your essential cover today!    

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25 Tips for Mom! http://www.boppy.com/25-tips-for-mom/ http://www.boppy.com/25-tips-for-mom/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=19736 1.Boppy Mom Tip #1 Pillows, including nursing pillows should never … (read more)

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1.Boppy Mom Tip #1

Pillows, including nursing pillows should never be used for sleeping. For additional information and safe sleep tips, go to www.firstcandle.org.

 

2.Sleep Trumps All

Given the choice to clean out your freezer or catch a few zzzzs, put all your eggs into the sleep basket. You, your baby, and the rest of your family will thank you.

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3.Call Sooner (Rather than later)

Call your insurance provider today and find out what breastfeeding support and supplies they cover. An online resource to help you get started is www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights

 

4.Be Patient

Be prepared to be on the phone for a while. The helpful representative might not be as intimately familiar with the words “lactation” or “breast pump” as you are.

 

5.Document

Write down when you call, who you speak to, and the instructions given. And always ask that they email you the instructions or mail you documentation for the next steps to get the lactation support you deserve.

 

6.Back Up Plan

Losing your milk supply over red tape isn’t worth it. Just in case you do not get your breast pump right away, make a contingency plan like renting a pump. Keep milk flowing and, of course, keep all receipts.

 

7.Lactation Support

If you get home from the hospital and realize you need additional breastfeeding support, call in an expert. Most insurance plans now cover lactation counseling so you can meet your breastfeeding goals.

 

8.What’s in it for me?

Breastfeeding benefits baby, but hNursing Pillow Royal Navyere are some benefits just for you:

  • Releases hormones in your body that promote mothering behavior

  • Returns your uterus to the size it was before pregnancy more quickly

  • Burns more calories, which may help you lose the weight you gained during pregnancy

  • Delays the return of your menstrual period to help keep iron in your body

  • Reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer

  • Keeps bones strong, which helps protect against bone fractures in older age

 

9. Baby’s Tummy Size

Knowing approximately how big baby’s stomach is the first few weeks can make you feel more at ease about the frequency of feeding required for newborns – typically every 2 hours for those first few days. Since food is always top of mind, here is an easy guideline to baby’s tummy size.

  • Days 1 – 2 – Cherry

  • Days 3 – 4 – Walnut

  • Days 5 – 6 – Lime

  • 7 days – 3 weeks – Egg

 

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10. Diaper Duty

Changing diapers is obviously great for baby. But did you know it can help you too? Tracking wet diapers those first few days can assure you that baby is getting enough breast milk.

 

11.The Right SupportPeaceful Jungle Tummy Time

Regardless of the position you choose to feed, proper support is encouraged to ensure a good latch. Any lactation consultant (LC) will tell you without a good latch, nipple pain could occur. Not good.

Get a nursing pillow and make your LC your new BFF.

   

12. Right or Left?French Blue Swirls NC Slideline 2

Tracking which breast your baby nursed from first is important to track. Who knew? Switching breasts keeps milk flow consistent between both breasts.

 

This can easily be done with a tracking reminder on your nursing pillow or nursing cover. However you choose to track it, have a system so it is one less thing to worry about in the middle of the night.

   

13.Food, Glorious Food

Keep the calories up after birth. Moms that breastfeed need about 500 more calories per day than moms who don’t. Bon Appetit!

 

14.Partner Power

Partners can help you stay hydrated, bring snacks and provide supplies while you are nursing. It’s the osmosis effect. You get cared for by your partner, which in turn benefits your baby. Win win.

 

15.Take CoverNursing Cover Seville

You take your nursing cover when you’re out and about, but keep it handy at home too. Family and friends will want to see you and might stay long enough to require you to nurse a few times. Don’t miss out on the action and hide in another room. Enjoy your company while nursing. Look at you, you are already multitasking.

   

16.Stick with it

Even though breastfeeding is natural, it takes practice and patience. Be consistent and gather resources that can help you if needed. Don’t overlook the benefits of nipple cream.

   

17.Going Back To Work

Going back to work can be hard for everyone. Planning ahead can help make the transition easier. Allow someone else to feed the baby, leave your baby with the caregiver for a short practice session, practice pumping and give yourself plenty of time that first morning so you are not rushed.

 

18. Car Seat Safety

Hospitals are required by law to verify that you have a car seat to bring baby home. Make sure it is installed properly by visiting HealthyChildren.org. They even have a video for you.

 

19.Tummy TimeBoppy® Tummy Time

At four months pediatricians recommend 30 minutes of tummy time each day. A feeding and infant support pillow with versatility options for nursing, propping, tummy time, and sitting up will have you covered as baby grows.

 

20.A Soft Spot for Baby

Yes, you will have to put your baby down at some point, (i.e. go the bathroom, eat, sleep).NBL Elephant Love with baby

A newborn lounger or at 3 months, an infant support pillow is the perfect nest for your alert new family member. But don’t forget Boppy Mom Tip #1-Pillows should never be used for sleeping.

 

21.Read Now, Rewards Later

Go ahead, start reading to your newborn right away. Your baby will learn quickly that reading is a fun activity you can do together for years to come.

 

22.Take a SeatBaby Chair girl no tray no toy - Copy

Let your baby sit up and see the world in a baby chair that grows with them.

The Boppy® Baby Chair can be used on the floor or strapped to a chair as a booster – and folds for easy transport. Now that’s the ticket to the best seat in the house.

 

23.Getting out of the House

Whether it is your newborn’s first pediatrician appointment or just a visit with family or friends, getting out of your house is a major accomplishment. Plan ahead if you can and always allow yourself extra time.

 

24.Every Baby is Unique

Just like you. So don’t fall into the trap of comparing milestones or sleep patterns with other parents. Be proud, your baby is beautiful.

 

25.Support for all Momkind®

Be patient with yourself and your baby. Everything is a first for both of you, so take it all in stride. Your MOM degree is a lifetime of education, so embrace the journey! Join Boppyhood for other useful tips and information! 10% off your first order, if you sign up today.

We support you, Mom!

Love, Boppy

Boppyhood + Boppy Logo  

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Enter to win a FREE $100 Target Gift Card!  http://www.boppy.com/enter-to-win-a-free-100-target-gift-card/ http://www.boppy.com/enter-to-win-a-free-100-target-gift-card/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:22:18 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=22495 Write a review for one of our Boppy Products in … (read more)

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Write a review for one of our Boppy Products in one the below categories by 7/21/16 and you will be entered to win a $100 Target Gift Card!

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Click on the category, write a review and you’re entered! One winner will be randomly selected on 7/22/16 and we will notify via email.

 

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Boppy® Newborn Lounger Featured on The Today Show http://www.boppy.com/boppy-newborn-lounger-featured-on-the-today-show/ http://www.boppy.com/boppy-newborn-lounger-featured-on-the-today-show/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:46:10 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=21858 Our NEW Boppy® Elephant Love Newborn Lounger was featured on … (read more)

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Our NEW Boppy® Elephant Love Newborn Lounger was featured on The Today Show, June 2016. Check it out!  

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Boppy Bloom® Renewing Body Oil Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine http://www.boppy.com/boppy-bloom-renewing-body-oil-featured-in-pregnancy-newborn-magazine/ http://www.boppy.com/boppy-bloom-renewing-body-oil-featured-in-pregnancy-newborn-magazine/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 17:11:03 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=21652 Our NEW Boppy Bloom® Renewing Body Oil is featured in May … (read more)

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Our NEW Boppy Bloom® Renewing Body Oil is featured in May 2016 Pregnancy and Newborn magazine. Boppy Bloom® Renewing Body Oil provides an instant boost to smooth and nourish skin. It is a non-greasy oil that absorbs quickly for hydrating stretch mark protection. It is hypoallergenic, paraben free and phthalate free so it is safe and effective both during and after pregnancy. With a light and crisp White Citrus Shea scent, the non-greasy formula absorbs quickly to deliver powerful hydration. Start hydrating today, purchase it here!  

It’s what’s inside that counts.™

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Boppy Bloom® Stretch Mark Cream Featured in Allure Magazine http://www.boppy.com/boppy-bloom-stretch-mark-cream-featured-in-allure-magazine/ http://www.boppy.com/boppy-bloom-stretch-mark-cream-featured-in-allure-magazine/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 18:08:23 +0000 http://www.boppy.com/?p=21601 Our NEW Boppy Bloom® Stretch Mark Cream is featured in … (read more)

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Our NEW Boppy Bloom® Stretch Mark Cream is featured in May 2016 Allure magazine. A triple-moisture blend of vitamin e, shea butter and coconut oil to protect your skin. Start fighting stretch marks today, purchase it here!  

It’s what’s inside that counts.™

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Lifetime Television® and The Boppy Company promote the importance of the breastfeeding journey  

Tune into The Balancing Act airing on April 27th and May 4th at 7:30AM EDT for tips and information on a successful breastfeeding journey.



GOLDEN, Colo. (April 27, 2016) – Over 100 million households across America will learn the best breastfeeding techniques and support solutions from The Boppy Company and a lactation expert on The Balancing Act. The Lifetime Television® show will host a Boppy breastfeeding expert, RN who is also a lactation consultant and new mom to promote the positive effects and benefits of breastfeeding during the special episode.

The segment “Breastfeeding 101: Solutions in style, form and function…innovations for today’s mother & child” will air on The Balancing Act between 7:30am and 8am ET/PT on April 27 and May 4, and air on more than 100 regional and local broadcast affiliates. Viewers will learn everything they need for a successful breastfeeding journey.

Boppy is the industry leader in breastfeeding through its supportive breastfeeding products:

 


  • The original, award-winning nursing pillow, the Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow is a must-have for any new parents. The Boppy Pillow lifts baby to an ergonomic position for more comfortable feedings and then transitions into the perfect spot for propping, tummy time and learning to sit.
  • The Boppy® Best Latch™ Breastfeeding Pillow was developed with a lactation consultant specifically for nursing moms. Moms can choose from two distinct feeding surfaces – one firm, one soft – that support them while breastfeeding and bonding with baby.
  • The Boppy® Nursing Cover is the perfect cover for nursing comfortably on-the-go by providing full coverage for discreet nursing.  The patent pending design includes a unique SlideLine™ ring which moves from the right to the left to help track which side was breastfed last. It also folds up into an easy-to carry pouch.
  • Boppy Bloom® Soothing Breast Balm,  100% natural and lanolin free formula, will give moms moisture-rich relief from sore or cracked nipples. Use both before and after nursing!


Click here to watch http://www.thebalancingact.com/the-boppy-company-llc/ for your local TV listings or Visit our website www.boppy.com for more information on a successful breastfeeding journey.

About The Boppy Company Founded in 1989, The Boppy Company is the world leader and expert in creating comfortable, supportive and award-winning products for mom and baby. To date, Boppy® Products have won over 50 awards and continue to be named must-have products around the world. Most well known as the maker of the world’s original nursing pillow, the iconic Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, The Boppy Company has expanded into skincare, pregnancy pillows, breastfeeding accessories, baby loungers, baby clothing, plush goods, baby travel products, nursery products and baby seats. For more information, visit www.boppy.com. The Boppy Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Artsana Group, www.artsana.com.  

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