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It’s summer and all those yummy summer cocktails are off limits to you, right?!  Don’t be sad.  We’ve got plenty of delicious “mocktails” that will make your non-pregnant friends jealous!!  (You can decide if you want to share!)

Deep Blue Sea

How about a refreshing lemonade drink that is perfect for those summer baby showers!!  Have your shower hostess prepare a punch bowl of this delicious concoction.  Add a little blue food coloring to “blue” it up if you need.

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Baby-Safe Blueberry Mojito

This recipe has all the refreshing mint and lime flavors of a mojito, but with delicious fresh blueberries added.  And it’s pretty to boot!  You really can’t go wrong with this drink.

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Traditional Mojito Mocktail

For a mojito mocktail without the blueberry, try this one out.  With the delicious lime and mint flavors you won’t even miss the rum!

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Strawberry Orange Virgin Mimosa

In our family, we love brunch showers.  Mimosas are the perfect brunch accompaniment.  But since mama will need a baby-friendly one, you can try this recipe.  Pureed strawberries really brighten up the look and flavor of this drink.

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Double Chocolate Mocktini for Mamas

This double delicious dessert mocktail should satisfy some of those pregnancy cravings!!  Who needs the liquor when you have a drink made with mint chocolate chip ice cream?!

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You should be set for the summer with this delicious mocktails.  But, if you need more possibilities, check out our previous blog on the subject!  Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too!

Is baby shower planning going on around you?  You’re the mama, so it’s time to sit back and let the shower planning happen while you relax.  But, you’ll want to look perfect for the big day.  So, as with most mamas, you’ll have your shower outfit on your mind.

Lucky mamas getting showered this spring can opt for cute and comfortable print maternity dresses.   But, since you’ll be mingling with your guests and opening those sweet baby gifts, you’ll want to protect your legs from fatigue.  A pair of Preggers leggings or footless tights are the perfect complement to your shower dress . . . and one that will keep your legs feeling energized for the long day!  Try one of our beautiful spring/summer colors, silver tights and white or ocean leggings, for a perfect look for this season’s fashion.

Baby Shower Outfits

 

Another popular option for a more casual shower is a denim dress.  Who doesn’t love denim?!  Preggers leggings and tights in our comfortably cool spring/summer colors look great with a sweet denim dress.  You’ll be adorably cute while your friends and family shower you and baby with love!

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Or maybe your theme is PINK!  For a girl, perhaps.  Complete that sweet pink shower dress with a pair of silver knee highs or white leggings.

 

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And while your legs will have that great gradient compression in your tights or leggings, your shower outfit won’t be complete without adding some support for your bump!  Preggers Maternity Support Band, Support Panties and Support Tank Top help maintain correct back posture, prevent lumbar pain and support your growing belly.  The perfect accessory that will keep you feeling fresh and energized, so you don’t have to make an early exit.

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Preggers mamas can have their cake and eat it, too . . . shower cake that is!  Happy Shower Day from Preggers!

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Why “go green” for baby?

Paying it Forward. Our parents are our biggest role models, regardless of their habits. So when you make an example of eco-friendly living to your little one, you’re more likely to pass the same trait to your little one too!

Why not? As we’ve learned more and more about the effects we have on our environment, we’ve also become a more of an environmentally conscious society than ever before. Fortunately, this very fact has helped make it is easier and more affordable than ever before to “go green.”

Where Can I Go To Purchase Green Baby Gear?

Eco Baby Gear | Full of all kinds of items from baby clothing, bottles and walkers to toys, decor and even goodies for mommy. They also offer classes & events for things like feedings and baby massages at the brick and mortar location in Portland, Oregon.

Baby Earth | Although similar to the resource listed above, Baby Earth also offers all-organic health and hygiene items like laundry detergent, dish soap and biodegradable bags. Besides eco-friendly products, they also have a lot to offer for children ages 0 to 4 years old.

Organic Baby Gift Boutique | Great for things like nursery decor & furniture, toys, diaper bags and a ton of accessories. They also have an active gift registry and online gift cards available. Visitors can check their “Best Sellers” and “Sale Items” tab for the latest deals.

Branch | Branch doesn’t just offer eco-friendly toys for your little one(s), but several other items to help turn your whole home green!

Erbaviva | Luxurious, eco-friendly lotions, creams and oils for mommy-to-be (and later, baby!) Suckers for aromatherapy, beware!

Plum Organics | For little ones of all ages, Plum Organics has a wide variety of yummy, organic snacks and drinks with all kinds of nutritional benefits. You can locate a store near you or shop online. They also have a brief section of neat resources you may find helpful.

Many of these online retailers ship anywhere in the U.S., but be sure to always check. A few of them also provide registry services and online gift cards, making it simple for friends and family to know what items to get.

Additionally, you may be happy to know that many of these retailers use “green” shipping methods by using recyclable packaging too!





What Can I Do To Still Be Eco-Friendly Without Breaking the Bank?

With a new baby comes all kinds of new expenses, and depending on what retailers are available to you, not every mom is able to afford the luxury of purchasing organic or environmentally-friendly items. Fortunately, there are things you can still do to help reduce your carbon footprint without breaking the bank!

1) Conserve energy by setting your laundry wash cycle to a colder temperature.

2) Buy used items or items with little packaging.

3) If you still want to eat organic produce, you don’t necessarily have to go to an all-organic grocery store.

4) Even if something is turned off, it continues draining energy and costs you more if it is still plugged in – So unplug things that aren’t in use!

5) Do a search for “life hacks” or “DIY” on Pinterest – There are literally tons of projects & instructions littered all over the place just ready for you to dive right into.



Remember that green living is more affordable and accessible today than it’s ever been. And even if you can’t afford to go all-organic for your little one, you still have ways to save a little green for yourself while saving a little more green for the environment too!



What inspired you to go green for baby? What eco-friendly steps have you already taken (or plan to take) in preparation for baby? What advice do you have for moms-to-be new to the eco-friendly lifestyle?



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This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, changes in diet, and/or recommended treatments.

P&N-SEPT2013-WEBIsn’t Kate Levering a spunky vision in Pregnancy & Newborn’s Star of the Show editorial shoot?

We’d like to think that her Shop Teal U Drop maternity tights from Preggers added that extra spunk – although that’s a pretty sweet dress and golden yellow pumps!

What’s your favorite accessory color for fall this year?

Found this super fun quiz that tells you what kind of baby shower planner you are!  Here’s my mine said, “Your score is 60%. You’ve got a style that knows no boundaries. You’re willing to choose the right game for your baby shower, regardless of the style.”  I sound so daring!  Take the quiz and tell us what kind of baby shower style you have!

 http://pregnancy.about.com/od/babyshowers/a/showerstylequiz.htm 

Don’t Forget, enter to win a Babies in Bloom Baby Shower in a Box!

We love babies almost as much as we love brownies (yes, I am addicted to chocolate!).  That’s why we want to help you celebrate them!  We’ll be posting tips, tricks, and party ideas for baby showers on this blog.  Some will undoubtedly be corny, others will be sappy, many will be cheesy, but all will be fun!  Besides, what’s a baby shower without some sappy, corny, and cheesy moments.

But, we love babies and baby showers so much that we’re going to be giving a way a Baby Shower in a Box (kinda like bed in a bag, but cuter) every few months!  You heard us, we’ll be giving away a themed set of decorations for your baby shower along with some other fun goodies!

For our first Baby Shower in a Box giveaway, the theme is Babies in Bloom!  We’ll be giving away a flower themed set of decorations!

To enter, fill out our contest entry form and either follow Preggers on Facebook or Twitter and post or tweet about the giveaway.

We can’t wait to start sharing our tips and tricks and we really can’t wait to give-away the Babies in Bloom Baby Shower in a Box!