Cheers to a Happy Holiday with The Baby Guy Jamie Grayson!

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Belly up to the bar!

Welcome to our very first Happy Hour weekly newsletter!

***except it's TAKE TWO--consider this morning a soft launch***

Before I begin, let me say something:

You look great today.  Really.  Parenting looks good on you.

Hi.  I'm THRILLED to share the FIRST ISSUE of HAPPY HOUR!!!  I've been wanting to launch a newsletter for a few years now, but travel, work, and other things just kept delaying it.  Although the "real" newsletter doesn't launch until January, we wanted to send you a HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!!!!  We sent out the signal to several brands, selected several that we thought would be interesting together, and they agreed to come aboard!!!  Below you will find a ton of products, organized into categories, with a few sentences about each one.  Several have a discount code, but you can click the image to be taken to learn more about each product!!

And pay attention in the coming weeks.  We just *might* have a giveaway of EVERYTHING ON THE LIST.  Yeah, you read that correctly.

I've been collecting emails for this list for a while now--SO, if you now have no interest in receiving this email, please just click "UNSUBSCRIBE" at the bottom.  It's easy and I'll take care of it!!!!

But remember, every single time you unsubscribe or mark this email as SPAM a kitten cries.  And it's winter.  Let's make kittens happy.

And make sure to scroll to the bottom for a cocktail recipe!!  They will be included with EVERY SINGLE ISSUE!!!!!!


The Shade by Imagine Baby is a universal infant car seat sunshade with an SPF 50+. It had a terrific response during a recent giveaway and we are big fans.  Get 20% off with code HOLIDAY20
The New Boppy® Baby Chair is a highchair, booster seat and floor seat all in one! The new Boppy® Baby Chair was designed to go from floor to table seat. One chair for all your needs sold exclusively at Babies R' Us
Anne Geddes isn't the only one who likes babies in flowers.  Blooming Bath is a cute, cuddly, and convenient way to bathe your baby! Now available in five adorable colors!
Get 20% off code babyguy20
pello is a luxe floor pillow that goes beyond the standard play mat, positioning pillow, or baby gym. Free Shipping online!
HUGE fan of this product and it has been a HIT at MommyCon all year. The Combi Go & Grow is a play set that grows w/ your child! 20% off entire purchase with code THEBABYGUY all December. 30% off until December 1st.

Jennifer uses this product on the daily.  The PooPoose changing pad makes changing diapers easier and safer by gently keeping the wiggliest of babies still. The perfect addition to your baby registry. Now available at Buy Buy Baby stores.

Dried boogs and snot hurt.  Yes, I went there.  oogiebear is the 1st and ONLY booger removal tool that safely and gently removes sticky and dried mucus - helps clean little ears too!

bumGenius are EASILY one of the most popular cloth diapers on the market.  Top rated and recognized for its quality and performance, the bumGenius 4.0 is loved and trusted by cloth-diapering parents everywhere. 

Swaddling your baby helps keeps them sleeping longer and more peacefully. The ergobaby™  Swaddler makes it easy for Jennifer to swaddle Veda correctly for a perfect fit every time; especially when half asleep at night. Anything that makes moms life easier is a WIN.

WeeUrban is one of Jennifer's favorites because of their eco conscious clothing and charitable heart. Wee Urban’s stylish prints, bold color and layering technique allows families to use our bags all year long. Made with your favorite “hoody” material our bags wash and wear like a dream!  20% off with code TheBabyGuy

The Wabi Baby / Electric Steam Sterilizer & Dryer is the first of its kind, a 3-in-1 sterilizer that combines steam sterilization, hot air drying, and negative ion deodorizing to make sure those bottles are clean and free of any nasty #bottlesmell.
Turn any cup into a straw stop with the Silikids Straw Top. The silicone top stretches over and grips the top of multiple size cups while air suction keeps it in place. Add it to a Siliskin® Glass or a glass of your choice and have an instant, no-spill cup...and this includes martini glasses!!!
The flexible infant baby banana brush is the ideal infant training toothbrush that was invented by a mom-hygienist. The fun banana shape and soft texture are the perfect introduction and make brushing a fun experience as early as 3-4 months.
The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is a Keurig-esque system for infants creating the perfect bottle in seconds and saving you time during the many feedings during baby's first year. It's a great convenience for parents who formula-feed.

The Lollaland Mealtime Set is the perfect complement to the well-loved Lollacup. Lollaland’s Mealtime Set consists of a plate, bowl and dipping cup designed for smaller hands and toddler-sized portions.

The multi-award winning FunPod by Luca and Company provides a safe environment to get toddlers from 12 months up to six years up to the kitchen worktop on their own safely constructed platform to help, interact, learn and play. The Funpod is a holiday baking essential. Get 15% off with code yippy15 or
Free shipping code: yippyshippy

Wean Green is dedicated to providing parents with safe and environmental baby products that fit into every parent’s diaper bag. Their tempered glass food containers are 5x stronger than glass and are drop tested mom approved.  I use this stuff for EVERYTHING.  Seriously.
Get 20% off with code

Parenting in style is possible with Itzy Ritzy! Perfect for holiday gifting, the Nursing Happens™ Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf easily transforms from a trendy scarf to a soft, breathable nursing cover – a must-have for all new moms.
I love this stuff.  oogaa, award-winning silicone mealtime set for baby & toddlers. Bright, bold and engaging! Soft, safe and easy to clean!
Get 25% off use code OOGAABABY
Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker allows you to steam cook veggies, fruits or meats in 15 minutes. Purees and blends food to desired consistency and quickly reheats or defrosts precooked foods. All made from BPA-free materials!!!
The Love To Swaddle UPTM baby swaddle solution allows you to swaddle with arms UP, allowing your baby to self-soothe. This helps your baby to quickly settle & establish an easy & peaceful sleep routine.
Allowing your baby to go barefoot helps the foot to grow normally and to develop its musculature and strength. Momo Baby footwear is carefully handcrafted and designed to provide the protection from rough surfaces and dirty floors, while providing the health benefits of being barefoot.

You can never be too prepared. The M+A Fall Cuddle Box has everything they need for those special first days. The Box includes Our Grey Stripe Organic Muslin blanket, Grey Elephant Cotton Blanket, Newborn Lucky Leo Long Sleeve Grey onesie, and the Grey Elephant Hat

Babies can discover the world map on this huge, soft play mat. Featuring all seven continents and colorful animals representing each, parents can expose their littlest ones to the wonders of the globe. Because KANGAROOS!!!  20% off with code BABYGUY
Zippers?  Buttons?  Who needs them?  Magnificent Baby is one of the most innovative clothing lines I've ever seen--they use MAGNETS as fasteners to speed the process up!  Get your little one dressed in seconds! Smart CloseTM for Smart People. Get 20% off with code BABYGUYNYC

Baby Jack creates comfort for kids of all ages and every kid needs a lovey. Ribbons are sewn shut preventing little fingers from getting stuck in loops and their new educational sensory tag blankets encourage early learning of shapes, colors, ABCs, 123s.  Angry Baby even has one. Also a great therapy tool for those with special needs and SPD.
20% off with code TheBabyGuy

Zen Baby Swaddle by Nested Bean mimics the pressure of touch, increasing infant sleep by up to 2 hours. They're incredibly soft, have great prints, and grow with your baby.  25% off code BabyGuy25

Austin Lloyd is a subscription box of premium educational toys for children 3 and under. Enjoy as you watch your infant or toddler learn, grow, and develop as they play! 20% off with code BabyGuy20

Stylish teething, nursing and babywearing accessories for moms to wear and babies to chomp on! Created from non toxic and 100% silicone that is safe for babies. Get 20% off your purchase with code Thebabyguy.

Stylish Unisex Tights with soft terry lining and anti-slip grips over knee and foot, offering extra cushioning and control while crawling across hard surfaces.
With the simplicity, minimalism and functionality of Scandinavian design in our roots, we create kids accessories that celebrate the imagination and creativity of our little ones with fun prints and bold colors! 20% off HOLIDAYGEARGUIDE
Encouraging kids of all ages that you can be anything you want to be. When I Grow Up gives children the confidence to go after what they desire and wear their dreams on their sleeves.  Yes, this guy wants to take MY JOB AWAY FROM ME.
25% off with code THEBABYGUY

Veggie Finger Paint is the original naturally safe finger paint. VEGAN, no wheat, sugar or preservatives and safe for curious mouths. Comes in 5 colors!

Natural Play products created from organic and sustainable materials made in the USA!  15% off with code BABYGUY

I found this product at Toy Fair and LOVE the people behind it.  The next generation of wash cloths for kids with a unique soap pocket that transforms lovable SoapSox® into sudsy wash cloth – just add soap and scrub. It’s the way kids want to wash!

This cute and crazy backpack is great for school, the park or any environment and it is good for the environment, too. Made of 100% recycled fabrics from plastic bottles, your kids will make a style statement while you feel good knowing that you’re helping out the planet.
A unique new take on the toddler PJ!  It features optional hand and foot coverings that keeps little ones warm all night long!  It prevents socks from falling off and eliminates the need for loose blankets as you can layer underneath it to adjust warmth!
Swoop bags are durable and designed to last using the highest quality 100% cotton canvas and durable nylon cording.  We love if they only made disposable ones for empty wine bottles.....
Get 20% off with code babyguy20
We dug this product, but you all dug it even more!!!  Lil Sidekick is a safe, versatile tool for parents that holds toys and utensils of all shapes and sizes—that could be easily wiped clean. Get $5 off with code TheBabyGuy
It's not summer yet, but think in advance!!!  Stylish UV 50+ Swimwear by SwimZip: Making UV protection a zip! Full Zipper sun guard swimsuit for kids. Get 30% off with code Thebabyguy
The Mini Micro 3in1 has 3 rides for 3 ages, all in one box. It's the perfect present for developing motor skills and grows with the child. I'm not coordinated enough to ride one, but don't let that stop your kids.
I helped launch this app in the USA and think it's the best thing out there.  Stream safe, fun shows for kids across multiple devices. Great parental controls. Ages: 12 and under. $4.99/month. U.S. and Canada
The Benbini watch has all a mom desires - fashion and function allowing to keep “soft time” of all your baby’s scheduling needs. The only watch on the market with a dual bezel. Get 20% off with code TheBabyGuy

Boken has created a 3-in-1 Unisex Bag that is perfect for parents on the go who likes to stay stylish and organized. Get 10% off with code BABYGUY10

This soft coat can be worn three ways: as a regular coat; or as a maternity coat; or as a coat to wear over your child in a separate baby carrier. It can be worn in the fall, spring, warmer winter days or even the coldest winter days with layering. Get 15% off code THEBABYGUY
Tula Baby Carriers are the ultimate choice for ergonomic comfort, ease of use, and style, and can be used from birth through toddlerhood.  Tula blew my Facebook up, so obviously we needed to include them.  
Add warmth and style to any room with a Crane portable Fireplace Heater. The 750/1500W heater’s realistic embers provide ambiance with or without heat.  I use an orange one in my wee NYC apartment.  It makes me very happy.
The Madeline backpack bag by Lily jade.  Converts three ways: shoulder, crossbody, and backpack.  Crafted from superior leathers and are fitted with soft but durable inner liners. Each comes complete with the removable and washable "Baby Bag" organizer and a washable changing pad. A must have for moms.

Milkin' Cookies lactation treats are made with whole wheat flour, oats, flaxseed, and other galatogogues - helping with breast milk supply. These cookies make for a perfect mid-morning snack or breakfast to start your day off right.
Save with code

Motherlove's complete selection celebrating new motherhood! From pregnancy and labor, to breastfeeding and babies, these products nurture mother and baby with certified organic herbs and pure ingredients. The perfect gift for the mother who is looking for only the highest quality, pure, natural products for herself and child. 20% off with code TBG2014
Treat the new dad in your life like the celebrity he is with The DaddySwag Gift Box. Each item is personally selected by Robert "Daddy" Nickell himself – including a set of our signature DaddyScrubs.
au lait creates everyday nursing & breastfeeding wear inspired by modern day classics. A perfect gift for mom that is both stylish and comfortable.
The Nuna MIXX™ stroller a customizable, convertible cruiser, with a crazy-flat fold and a reversible stroller seat with a full recline, for luxuriously comfy napping on the go

In the world of bouncers, the BABYBJORN Balance still remains my personal favorite.  It has three recline positions AND folds flat for travel or storage.  It's simple, it works, and it's brilliant.  That's all.

The 4moms Breeze is one of the greatest products to hit the market in years.  With a one push open and close, it's the play yard to beat.  Includes a bassinet liner and mattress, and a travel bag.  
If you've attended Gearapalooza, you know the Quinny Yezz is one of my very favorite lightweight strollers on the market. It's cute, has a solid handlebar, great wheels, and a brilliant fold.  I've even pushed an adult woman in it **not recommended but fun for pictures**
The PowerTwin Pro is coming back to America and I couldn't be happier.  I've pushed it fully loaded and guess what?  It still maneuvers with one hand AND is easy to bump up and down curbs.  It weighs just over 25 lbs, has a compact fold, tremendous suspension, and tires that cannot go flat.  Boom.
You guys.  It's Beco.  One of my favorite carriers on the market run by some of my favorite people.  They make a ton of great prints, they're comfortable, can be worn in many positions, and allow you to cross the straps in back for extra comfort and fit.  Holler.

Kids Fly Safe CARES® Airplane Safety Harness - the only hassle-free FAA Certified child restraint that protects toddlers during turbulence and bumpy landings. Suitable for forward-facing and 20-44 lbs, it's great for toddlers when you're flying and have a car seat at your destination.  Get 25% off with code TRAV3L  

The Stroll-Air My Duo double stroller was the first stroller we used with the Nuggs.  Ahhh, memories.  It has independent reversible seats, a lightweight chassis, great wheels, a huge basket and canopies, and can hold two infant seats and fit through a door.  Make sure you check this out!!

The Indie 4 is one of my favorite new strollers on the market.  It has the incredible suspension and durability you expect from bumbleride, but adds a 4th wheel for extra stability and ruggedness.  It has a compact fold, a bassinet, and can be used with infant car seats as a travel system.  It's a sensible tank of a stroller and we love it.

The QUAD is a stylish stroller that is proudly made in Italy. All-terrain, sturdy, reversible, with a single handle and large wheels.  It has a nice fold and is definitely eye-catching.  Stand out from the crowd!!! 

This was the first soft-structured-carrier I ever saw and it remains a favorite to this day.  Ergobaby makes a great line of comfortable carriers in a variety of colors and prints, allowing for comfortable wearing for caregivers everywhere.  

Fisher Price jumperoos are a great form of entertainment and sensory stimulation for a baby. This particular product is a space saver solution along with fun and portable. Movements are rewarded with lights and sounds and keeps baby busy and content.


  1. Pour 2 bottles of wine into a pot.  Beaujolais works great, but use cheap wine when you make this because it does NOT matter.  If you have any red wine lying around open or half-finished you should never have half-finished bottles of wine in your house EVER.
  2. Slice 2 oranges and throw those into the pot.
  3. Toss in a few cinnamon sticks, 2 teaspoons of ginger, and two teaspoons of nutmeg.  Then squeeze a bit of agave nectar or honey in and stir.
  4. Because I’m Jamie, I like to throw in a cup of bourbon.  Why’s the HOLIDAYS!!!!.......or just a Tuesday night
  5. Heat that up a bit.  Simmer, if you will.  Let warm as long as you can stand it so the flavors can “meld” or something.  Once it’s warm, pour it & drink it.


This email has been sponsored by the brands above, but each brand was selected by the BabyGuyGearGuide team.  Why?  Because it costs money to send these out, and due to their contribution we can keep this newsletter FREE and I can focus on creating more great content for 2015!!  HOORAY!

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