Are you Sporting a Baby Bump? Win 3 BUMPWORTHY Goodies!

Congrats to our winner Kristi P.!

I just turned THE BIG 4-0 which means- at least for me- my baby making days are over! Yes, it is bittersweet–I think the longing for a sweet-smelling, fuzzy headed warm baby bundled in miniature sweat suits or frilly party dresses- is probably going to be with me for years to come. This longing is also tempered by my memories of being a pretty miserable pregnant person; I had about ZERO glow- was anxious 90 percent of the day and just couldn’t ever seem to find a comfortable sleep position. I was ONE HOT, ANGRY Mess ( just ask my husband). Still those babies– once I finally got through the delivery part- were just little miracles. Although I have to admit after watching my toddler niece for several days this past week I can honestly say I will NEVER miss those TYRANT-like terrible two’s!

Win THREE bumpworthy goodies from

In honor of my love of all things baby- and support of all women courageous enough to sport that bump- – every once in a while I’ll be blogging about companies who offer products for moms to be that I think are worth the investment and I’ll be GIVING THEM AWAY!!

Totseat The Original Portable Child Seat For Babies Who Lunch  it is a washable, and “squashable” seat.

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Made of fabric, The Totseat is designed to safely attach to all types of chairs. Adult chairs can be quickly transformed into the perfect seat for a baby or toddler. Available in 6 colors with a variety of patterns, The Totseat eliminates the need to hunt down a highchair when traveling. The Totseat is ready to go in its own carry pouch which fits neatly into your diaper bag, purse or other carry bag.


The Svan, multi-award winning chair harness, the Totseat®, from Scotland,weighs mere ounces and easily folds to fit in a diaper bag, purse or tote. It can be easily adapted to fit a variety of adult chairs and provide perfect seating for babies and toddlers.  Created with input from safety experts, pediatricians and physiotherapists, the Totseat fastens high across the back of the chair and features a 3-point adjustable safety harness for optimum comfort and safety of the seated child.  A cummerbund is also included for use with open-back chairs to provide additional support.  An essential item for parents on the go, the Totseat eliminates the need to hunt down a high chair when visiting friends or traveling. The machine-washable seat is suitable for children from eight months of age up to 30 months. The Totseat should be used on an appropriate stable chair on level ground; a child in the Totseat should never be left unattended. Available in a range of 6 stylish and colorful patterns including Alphabet, Apple, Bramble, Chocolate Chip, Coffee Bean and Tapas, the Totseat has a recommended retail of $34.95. A coordinating carry pouch is included. Totseat is available at and at leading specialty juvenile products stores nationwide including Buy Buy Baby.

Skip Hop’s Giraffe Safari toy collection is here and your lil tot will go GAGA for An activity gym with a wild style!


A leafy canopy and 5 detachable animal friends bring the jungle indoors. This multi-sensory playmat grows with baby. Soft arches with 12+ loops let the brightly colored, multi-patterned animals hang high, low or on the mat.


Baby can gaze at the cut-out patterns overhead in the felt canopy, or she can reach to explore puffy and silky textures, crinkles, squeaks and chimes. The turtle mirror can stick to the arches, or simply prop it on the mat to view easily from the tummy time pillow.

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The Safety 1st  BoostAPak, a belt-positioning booster that’s also a backpack!

Did you know that The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children stay in boosters until at least 8 years old? To help make booster seat riding more fun for children, and easier for parent’s the BoostAPak provides on-the-go convenience and safety. Perfect for traveling, switching between cars, and it fits into an overhead plane compartment.

Portable and convenient, the BoostAPak by Safety 1st is the booster both parents and kids will love. This 2-in-1 sensation is a booster seat that doubles as a backpack. Kids have the convenience of a travel bag and can use it to stay safer when switching from one car pool in the morning to a different one on the way home. The compact size fits easily into an airplane overhead bin making it ideal for family trips too.

  • Backless Booster: 40-80 pounds and 43″ –  52″
  • Moves easily from car to car – great for car pools
  • Travel friendly: fits easily into an overhead bin
  • Unique, patented fold-out seat belt guides
  • Durable plastic shell
  • High visibility reflective trim
  • Removable cover for easy spot cleaning
  • ID tag

For a chance to win ALL three of these PRODUCTS : the BoostAPak by Safety 1st($69.99) The Totseat($35) and the  SkipHop activity gym with a wild style ($75)  leave a comment here with one of your must-have baby gadgets! For a second entry you can Follow@MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway!  For a third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends September 10th 12 noon EST!

  1. Lori says:

    One of my must-have baby items is definitely a baby carrier! #babywearing

  2. Lori says:

    I follow @MelissaSChapman and tweeted

  3. Lori says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  4. Natalie S says:

    One of my top must have baby gadgets was the Rock and Play sleeper by Fisher Price. My little guy LOVED it! I was sad to pack it away a few months back :) These three items are all fantastic!

  5. Natalie S says:

    Facebook fan – Natalie Shmigelsky

  6. Natalie S says:

    Following on Instagram – nat5732

  7. Natalie S says:

    Following on Pinterest – nat5732

  8. Michaeline says:

    For us it was the Bumbo! Used it quite and bit and it helped my daughter sit up so early on her own which led her to crawl and walk early.

  9. Michaeline says:

    Follow on Facebook (Michaeline Ann Pashley)

  10. Michaeline says:

    Follow on Instagram dnachick3301

  11. Michaeline says:

    Retweeted on twitter dnachick3301 (Mi Pa)

  12. Samantha G. says:

    I follow on Twitter (@SamJohn2012) and retweeted the giveaway.

  13. Samantha G. says:

    I like The Staten Island Family on Facebook. (Samantha Garza)

  14. Samantha G. says:

    I follow on Instagram (soli8187)

  15. Samantha G. says:

    I follow on Pinterest. (

  16. Samantha G. says:

    One of my must-have baby items is our Snugabunny Rock & Play sleeper. My baby is a month old tomorrow and sleeps so soundly in it. It makes getting things done a whole lot easier since he’s okay with not being held while sleeping because of it being so comfy.

  17. christy g says:

    My must have baby gadget is a baby carrier!! Love the Ergo and Boba 3G for older babies and the Boba wrap for itty bitty babies <3

  18. christy g says:

    I follow on facebook (christy isttc)

  19. christy g says:

    I follow on twitter @christyisttc

  20. christy g says:

    I follow on pinterest (christyisttc)

  21. christy g says:

    i follow on instagram (christygeis)

  22. Stacey S. says:

    Our must have baby gadget is a camera to capture all the exciting moment before our baby gets all grown up! :)

  23. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I will let you know what the must have item is after October 1st! Thinking diapers and wipes, but also car seat because you can’t leave the hospital without it.

  24. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I follow on twitter – @HeatherLolaD
    Retweeted –

  25. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I like on Facebook – Lola Davidson

  26. Heather L. Davidson says:

    I follow on Pinterest – @HeatherLolaD

  27. Aura says:

    a fisher price baby swing

  28. Aura says:

  29. Aura says:

    facebook fan

  30. Aura says:

    pinterest follower @aurah

  31. Jammie says:

    Must have baby gadget is a bouncer! I would be lost without it. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  32. Jammie says:

    I follow on twitter and tweeted

  33. Jammie says:

    I like you on fb Jammie Morey

  34. Jammie says:

    I follow you on instagram jammiem79

  35. Jammie says:

    follow youon pinterest jammiem79

  36. Susan H. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. sebh

  37. Susan H. says:

    Besides all the obvious, a cradle swing is a must have for me.

  38. Susan H. says:

    I follow you on Instagram. sebh56

  39. Susan H. says:

    I follow you on Twitter. @sebh55

  40. Olivia Rubin says:

    What great usual!
    Must have gadget..since you used word gadget, I will say the iPad

  41. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still following you on Twitter as @OliviaAbby and retweeted

  42. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still liking you on Facebook as Olivia Rubin

  43. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still following you on instagram as OliviaTheServiceDog

  44. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still following you on Pinterest as

  45. Jessica Epps says:

    An ergo is a definite must have!

  46. Calee says:

    The playmat has been a must-have!

  47. Kristee says:

    Play mat is a must have!

  48. dana b. says:

    my must have items are actually a couple of things a bouncy chair and a playmat!

  49. Joanna says:

    My must-have baby gadget is a carseat. Because safety is very important for your children.

  50. Daisy says:

    must have baby gadget is a baby carrier

  51. S. Levine says:

    must have is a good car seat!

  52. lien says:

    Baby carrier keeps me hand free and able to chase after the other two kids.

  53. Holly Arthur says:

    Our must have gadget is the baby Bjorne (sp?) I carried my first every where in it till she was almost 1 then I used it as a backpack to carry her at the zoo and places like that until she was 2 1/2! With the second on the way I know I will use it often!

  54. Roxana Barriere says:

    Definitely a baby carrier..My first son would fall asleep so quickly in it. It was a godsend. Two minutes in the carrier then off to bed. Hope it works for the second baby

  55. Esther says:

    My must have is my baby swing. I can actually put my baby down and know he’ll be happy.

  56. Rochel S. says:

    My must-have baby gadget was my Baby Swing. My daughter loved sitting in it!

  57. Rochel S. says:

    I follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest (rufful)

  58. abby caraway says:

    A must have baby gadget for newborns is the diaper genie.

  59. abby caraway says:

    I follow on twitter @AbbyCaraway –

  60. abby caraway says:

    i like thestatenislandfamily on facebook – abby caraway

  61. abby caraway says:

    i follow on pinterest – abbycaraway

  62. Jennifer says:

    Definitely a swing!!

  63. Jennifer says:

    I like you on facebook!!

    Jennifer Smith Prince

  64. Kristi P says:

    Aden and Anais blankets are my must. I love them!

  65. Kristi P says:

    I follow and tweeted!

  66. Kristi P says:

    I liked on facebook.

  67. Kristi P says:

    I follow on instagram @goodnessgraces

  68. Kristi P says:

    I follow on pinterest.

  69. Kelsey Beth says:

    I would say a must have is a bouncer!

  70. Kelsey Beth says:

    Following on IG @kelseybethpayne

  71. Kelsey Beth says:

    Following on Twitter and retweeted!


  72. Kelsey Beth says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

    Kelsey Beth Payne

  73. Jayna E says:

    My must have baby gear is a good stroller! It’s a lot easier pushing baby around!

  74. Jayna E says:

    I am a fan on facebook!

  75. Jenifer says:

    I love the Fisher Price Rock N’ Play! A must have!

  76. Jenifer says:

    LIked you on facebook!

  77. Jenifer says:


  78. Jenifer says:

    Follow on pinterest!

  79. Renee Smith says:

    One of my must have items would have to be a swing. Sometimes there is nothing that will calm a baby except that sway of a swing.

  80. Renee Smith says:

    I’m a Facebook fan.

  81. Renee Smith says:

    Following on Twitter

  82. Susan DeVaux says:

    What an amazing giveaway! A baby wrap is my must have accessory!

  83. Susan DeVaux says:


    And following on twitter

  84. Susan DeVaux says:

    Facebook following

  85. Susan DeVaux says:

    Following on Pinterest, too

  86. Susan DeVaux says:

    Following on Instagram.

  87. Meghan Morris says:

    Baby must have: nose frida

  88. Nicki Joseph says:

    A baby wrap!

  89. Nicki Joseph says:

    I am a fan on facebook

  90. Nicki Joseph says:

    Follow on twitter!!

  91. Nicki Joseph says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  92. Nicki Joseph says:

    I follow you on Instagram too!

  93. Dianne Hall says:

    I would say a Halo sleepsack swaddle. This is a must have for us.

  94. Dianne Hall says:

    Followed on Twitter.


  95. Dianne Hall says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  96. Dianne Hall says:

    I followed you onn Instagram.

  97. Dianne Hall says:

    I followed you on pinterest.


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