Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com fresh finds. parents picks. delivered monthly Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:48:41 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 This Video of A Toddler Controlling A Entire Crowd Is Too Cute http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/video-toddler-crowd/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/video-toddler-crowd/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:48:41 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8296 ...more]]>

The link to this video should be under the definition of ‘awesome’ in the dictionary. Way to go to all the campers who played along with this little guy!

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Quinoa: An ideal first food for infants and healthy alternative to rice cereals. http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/quinoa-for-infants/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/07/quinoa-for-infants/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:23:42 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8262 ...more]]>

Over the past few years, quinoa has certainly earned its halo as a nutrient powerhouse that’s wonderful for our health.  In fact, 2013 was officially named the “International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations. But did you know the protein-packed superfood also makes a healthy and nutritious first food for infants?  With a nutritional profile similar to breast milk, quinoa is a perfect first food for babies and makes a healthy and nutritious alternative to traditional rice cereals for weaning.

According to Dr. Laura Jana, a nationally recognized pediatrician, parenting expert and award-winning author of Food Fights and Heading Home with Your Newborn,

bp1quinoa offers parents the opportunity to introduce healthy eating habits right from the start, a practice she actively promotes. Says Dr. Jana: “Given that quinoa has long been recognized for being both nutrient-rich and easily absorbed, not to mention less allergenic than other grains, the concept of introducing quinoa as a first food alternative to traditional rice cereal is particularly appealing.”

Not sure how to go about giving your little one quinoa? NurturMe, the organic baby and toddler food brand, recently introduced the first-ever pure quinoa cereal for infants – providing parents a healthy and easy weaning option that is rich in nutrients, gentle on the tummy and supports baby’s growth naturally. Made from 100 percent supergrain, NurturMe’s Organic Quinoa Baby cereals are a complete and balanced protein, iron fortified, easily digestible and gluten-free. They’re also first and only infant cereal to offer 100 percent naturally occurring nutrients from whole foods. Unlike synthetic nutrients, which can cause constipation and indigestion, plant-based vitamins and minerals are easily digested and improve baby’s overall nutrient absorption. NurturMe’s Organic Quinoa Baby Cereals come in two flavors – Pure Protein-Packed Quinoa and Quinoa + Apple Blend – and are available nationwide online and in stores for $5.75 per 3.7 ounce bag.

Q&A with Dr. Jana, nationally recognized pediatrician and award-winning parenting author author, about the benefits of feeding your infant quinoa as a first food.

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Q: What’s the difference between quinoa and the rice (and other) cereals that have been used as first foods for decades?

What quinoa shares with the traditional baby cereals is the fact that it can be fed to babies in the same, safe and time-tested form of a baby cereal – the consistency of which can be adjusted to accommodate babies’ developing feeding skills. Referred to as a “supergrain”, what’s different about quinoa is the fact that it naturally offers a higher nutrient value than rice – complete with protein, iron and other nutrients – while also being hypoallergenic.

Q: So Quinoa is safe for babies with gluten and other food allergies?

Two key aspects of quinoa that make it particularly compelling are that it is both gluten-free and hypoallergenic by nature. While quinoa is harvested and prepared in much the same fashion as rice and other grains and has long been referred to as “the mother of all grains” as far back as the Incas, it does not technically fall into the same category as cereal grains at all. In fact, quinoa is actually related to beets, chard and spinach. While this little-known fact may seem like simply interesting trivia, it is quite relevant in helping to explain why pure quinoa foods do not come with the same potential allergy concerns as traditional grains.

Q: What are some other benefits of quinoa as a first food?

I am a big believer in introducing healthy habits right from the start, so the idea of introducing what is considered to be a hypoallergenic and nutrient-rich “supergrain” into a child’s diet as a first food is very appealing. In addition, the ability to mix quinoa with breast milk (which itself is commonly recognized as “the perfect food for babies”) allows parents to serve babies a nutritionally dynamic duo.

Click here to read the full Q&A with Dr. Laura Jana about the many benefits of quinoa and other first-food tips for your baby.

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ThirdLove Giveaway! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/thirdlove-giveaway/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/thirdlove-giveaway/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:10:20 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8232 ThirdLove creates European-inspired lingerie that is both luxurious and affordable. Their designers obsess over every detail, choosing high-end fabrics and laces that are usually reserved for boutique brands, but because they sell directly to you, they don't charge boutique prices. Their bras also feature signature ½ cup sizes to give you the best possible fit. With ThirdLove, luxury doesn’t have to be expensive. Just for Citrus Lane Fans: Use code CITRUSLANE20 for 20% off your purchase at www.thirdlove.com (Excludes gift cards) ...more]]>

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ThirdLove creates European-inspired lingerie that is both luxurious and affordable. Their designers obsess over every detail, choosing high-end fabrics and laces that are usually reserved for boutique brands, but because they sell directly to you, they don’t charge boutique prices. Their bras also feature signature ½ cup sizes to give you the best possible fit. With ThirdLove, luxury doesn’t have to be expensive.

Just for Citrus Lane Fans: Use code CITRUSLANE20 for 20% off your purchase at www.thirdlove.com (Excludes gift cards)

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Enter below for a chance to win in this 3-day Giveaway!
(2) Winners will win a ThirdLove Intimates Set (Bra+Panty)
(1) Grand Prize Winner will win a ThirdLove Intimates Set (Bra+Panty) & 3-Month Citrus Lane Subscription

Giveaway ends Wednesday 07/16/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be contacted by email and announced on Facebook!

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Innobaby Giveaway! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/innobaby-giveaway/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/innobaby-giveaway/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:38:35 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8215 innobaby_new2013 Innobaby Teether Giveaway

(3) Winners will receive all (7) Innobaby's Teethers The Innobaby Teethers, all winners of The National Parenting Center's 2013 Seal of Approval, are specially designed as "training" teethers. These teethers are specifically crafted to stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills. The lightweight EZ grip handle design allows babies to improve hand eye coordination and the unique shape, texture, and flexible design allows babies to reach all parts of the mouth for thorough and ...more]]>

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Innobaby Teether Giveaway

(3) Winners will receive all (7) Innobaby’s Teethers

The Innobaby Teethers, all winners of The National Parenting Center’s 2013 Seal of Approval, are specially designed as “training” teethers. These teethers are specifically crafted to stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills. The lightweight EZ grip handle design allows babies to improve hand eye coordination and the unique shape, texture, and flexible design allows babies to reach all parts of the mouth for thorough and gentle gum massage.

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Giveaway ends Sunday 07/03/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be contacted by email and announced on Facebook! Enter below.

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Dad has fun with his babbling baby girl http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/dad-fun-babbling-baby-girl/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/dad-fun-babbling-baby-girl/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:20:34 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8206 Someone loved the audio so much, they made a slowed down version here. Awesome but a bit creepy! ...more]]>

Someone loved the audio so much, they made a slowed down version here. Awesome but a bit creepy!

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It’s Just One of Those Dad Things http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/video-dad-things/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/video-dad-things/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:33:48 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8204 ...more]]>

Fathers from around the U.S. sing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. The dads include firefighters, cops, Marines, doctors, barbers, and construction workers.

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This Video of a Toddler “Wizard” is Priceless http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/video-toddler-wizard/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/video-toddler-wizard/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 02:17:25 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8198 ...more]]>

Easily the cutest thing we’ve seen all day.
Round of applause for Mom & Dad there for keeping the magic alive :-)

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Playing at the Breakfast Table http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/playing-breakfast-table/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/06/playing-breakfast-table/#comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:57:52 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8196 ...more]]>

“We’ve told him not to play at the table… but what are you gonna do.”

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Innobaby Giveaway! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/05/packin-smart-giveaway/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/05/packin-smart-giveaway/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 19:15:06 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8181 innobaby_new2013 Innobaby Packin' SMART giveaway for On-the-Go moms!

The #1 seller at Innobaby! A staple for diaper bags and perfect for the summer months for on-the-go feeding. The stacking containers are made of USA made material and are 100% clear. They also have an interlocking tab that allows you easy access to each tier with a simple touch!

Essentials Group (5) winners will receive (1) 5 tier Packin' Smart.

Giveaway ends Sunday 06/01/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner

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Innobaby Packin’ SMART giveaway for On-the-Go moms!

The #1 seller at Innobaby! A staple for diaper bags and perfect for the summer months for on-the-go feeding. The stacking containers are made of USA made material and are 100% clear. They also have an interlocking tab that allows you easy access to each tier with a simple touch!

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(5) winners will receive (1) 5 tier Packin’ Smart.

Giveaway ends Sunday 06/01/14 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be contacted by email and announced on Facebook! Enter below.

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Babies in Action! http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/05/babies-action/ http://blog.citruslane.com/2014/05/babies-action/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 22:04:48 +0000 Citrus Lane http://blog.citruslane.com/?p=8167 ...more]]>

Check out these awesome videos of babies in action!

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