Everybody loves babies
Of course everybody loves babies!! Giggling, laughing and marveling at every milestone is so much fun that you can easily forgive the occasional sleepless night or overstuffed diaper. Now you can take your amazement global. These smart filmmakers decided to film four babies from four countries from birth all the way up to their first year. The countries they chose are Japan, America, Mongolia, and Namibia. These four countries are so different, but you will be stunned to see how alike the babies are. Playful, curious, and mischievous, you will relate to so many moments in the trailer, regardless of where in the world you might happen to be. Get your popcorn; this movie is coming soon in 2010.
See film trailer.
Banking Cord Blood
If you have been watching the news lately, you know that one of the most talked about medical advancements is saving the umbilical cord blood of your newborn infant. It can be controversial and both sides of the debate have strong opinions. Only you know what is right for you. It is important to take your time with any major decision you make and consult a variety of resources. The internet has been an increasingly valuable resource for parents. Websites like WebMD and others can provide a diverse view of pros and cons and costs associated with the procedure. As an expectant parent, you have a lot on your mind. As technology advances, the list only gets longer.
See banking cord blood.
Review: Tell a Story with a Story Frame from ImageKind
The folks over at ImageKind were kind enough to send over a Story Frame for us to look at. A Story Frame is a framed collection of 2, 3, 4, or 6 photos. These photos could tell a story, or they could just be a collection of your favorite photos. For my Story Frame, I chose two photos from the first few moments after Anderson's birth.
The process of uploading the photos to ImageKind couldn't have been easier. We keep nearly all of our photos at Flickr (but that's the subject of another post altogether), and ImageKind makes the process of grabbing photos from your Flickr account as easy as clicking a link. ImageKind even shows you all the "Sets" that you've already created over at Flickr to make it easy to sort through your photos. If you don't use Flickr, don't worry. Its just as easy to upload a few images directly off your computer.
After choosing my two photos I moved on to the next step. There I chose the frame color (Espresso) and then the mat color (Porcelain). ImageKind offered the option of cropping, scaling and rotating the photos, but I didn't require anything like that. However, that would be very useful to correct any composition problems you might have.
We received the frame a few days later. It came well packaged, with minimal chance for damage. The frame itself looks very well made. I can only see the slightest of seams in the four corners. The back is covered with brown paper, like you would expect to see from a high-end framing shop. There are even little felt pads at the bottom. If there was anything to complain about its that the hanging hardware is a 'saw tooth hanger' and not picture wire. However that is hardly a complaint and more of a personal preference.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the products from ImageKind. Creating the artwork couldn't have been easier, especially with ImageKind's Flickr integration. And the quality of the frame is comparable to a high-end framing shop.
If you'd like the chance to win your own Story Frame, then be sure to check out the contest that ImageKind is running for the next few days. You just have to send in a couple of photos that tell a story, and you could win one of these great Story Frames for yourself.
We are taking today off to celebrate the holiday with our friends and family. We hope all our readers have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner Controversy
Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner seems to be a controversial item right now. Many companies selling clothes with this saying are being sued by Lionsgate for trademark infringement according to The Hollywood Reporter. That includes Duck Duck Goose, one of our favorite children's boutiques. If you like this design, we recommend you buy it now in case it's pulled off the shelves in the future.
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to all of our readers from the Super Cool Baby team!
Welcome Boston Globe Readers!
Peter and I would like to welcome everyone who has found us from today's article in the Boston Globe. We hope you like what you see and stick around. We are wild about baby products, and love writing for Super Cool Baby.com!