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 Parenting 101 Handbook + BIG BABY GEAR GIVEAWAY: Tips, Gifts + Checklists with Award Winning Baby Products & Advice

Children aren’t born with an instruction booklet ; that’s why we created the LatchPal & Friends Parenting Guide;  an easy to read parenting 101 handbook that shares expert advice on Sleep, Soothing, Breastfeeding, Teething, Feeding, and Baby Care.

In addition to pages of trustworthy advice, you’ll find some of the industry’s top picks in baby gear. With everything from baby carriers to award winning breastfeeding accessories, you’ll love these Parenting Tips, Tricks, Gifts, and Checklist.

A great big THANK YOU to all the contributors and sponsors who’ve made this possible!

Xoxo, Melissa- Creator of LatchPal by Happy Fig


Sleep and Soothing

Baby Delight, Snuggle Nest 

Create a more protective, open area for your baby in your own bed with the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround DL Infant Two rigid, vented wall units separate baby and your adult bedding while helping to prevent rollover. The sleeper’s side panels are flexible, so it’s simple to reach in and access your little one, and they feature structural mesh for air circulation. A light unit at the head of the sleeper offers a soft and convenient night light. When it’s time for travel, the sleeper folds easily and compactly.

Mary Meyer WubbaNub- Afrique Elephant

What is a WubbaNub? It’s a stuffed animal and pacifier combined into one soft, soothing toy. This animal friend makes it easy for baby to grasp and manipulate the pacifier, and is easier to keep track of than a soother on its own. Mary Meyer is an environmentally conscious company and has been making toys that are safe and fun since 1933. Mary Meyer has received numerous awards including multiple Toy of the Year awards. Afrique Boutique features neutral grey and white fabrics in textures we love.

Pello Luxe Floor Pillow

A floor pillow, playmat and security ‘blanket’ all in one. The perfect gift that’s Multi-functional, portable and easy-to-carry, washable, durable, and made in the USA. Pello also offers the Pello Comfy Cradle Nursing Pillow that provides gentle support for baby’s head and neck, relieves arm strain, and creates a comfortable hold for feeding. It’s washable, reversible, and a mom invented patented design. Unique round blankets and plush burp cloths are also available.

Woombie, The Original

The Original Woombie is light, breathable and the easiest swaddle in market! One step swaddling is easily accomplished using our patented design with a multi-dimensional stretch and zipper to prevent unraveling throughout the night.The perfect stretch for baby’s needs. Cotton/Spandex blend. 2way zipper.

Little Zip Pocket Blanket

Little Zip puts a new twist on an old favorite, the baby blanket. With a hidden zip pocket this innovative blanket is designed to store diapers, wipes, your cell phone and more. It keeps items secure and out of view when in the discretely placed pocket. It makes traveling with kids easier, LatchPal is the perfect stow and go solution for any family leaving the house. The blanket is great for babies and kids of all ages, they’ve love snugging in this velvet sided blanket while keeping their snacks, diapers, or little treasures close! Little Zip is parent invented, patent pending, and sewn in Chicago.

Where Polka Dots Roam

As a family owned and operated business, let us help you transform your home into a haven of beautiful design and outstanding comfort with our high quality textiles! Children’s bedding has a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee and is made of incredibly durable temperature control 90 GSM microfiber. Sheet sets are super soft and luxurious microfiber is as soft as 1500-thread count cotton, wrinkle-resistant, stain-resistant and breathe 50% better than cotton!



LatchPal Breastfeeding Clip:

LatchPal is an Award Winning  breastfeeding clip that holds up a mother’s shirt while nursing (and pumping). LatchPal is a mom’s  top choice because it is gentle on apparel, has multiple uses, and can be fastened with ONE hand to eliminates chin cinching, shirt re-positioning, & feeding disruptions. LatchPal helps a nursing mother be hands-free so she can breastfeed in comfort to maximize milk flow. PLUS it’s a nursing reminder clip!  Mom Invented, Patented, Made in the USA.

Boobie Bar

BOOBIE BAR is the #1 selling lactation bar in the world!  Now sold in 700 stores & hospitals worldwide!! Boobie Bars® are packed with delicious and nutritious ingredients which have been used for years to help lactating moms boost their breas tmilk supply. Created by a board certified Lactation Consultant. No more pills to swallow, no more teas to brew…Because our patent-pending bars pack all your daily milk-boosting herbs into the a convenience of just ONE bar!

Bamboobies, Washable Nursing Pads

Bamboobies® are made of ultra-soft and soothing bamboo rayon velour, an absorbent inner layer of cotton with an outer milk-proof™ liner to help prevent embarrassing leaks! These nursing pads are super absorbent and eco-friendly. bamboobies® Washable Nursing Pads come in two varieties. The ultra-thin, heart-shaped regular nursing pads are made for light leaking and are designed to be less visible through clothing. The round-shaped overnight nursing pads are not only ultra-soft, but larger, thicker and super absorbent for heavy leaking and newborn nursing.

Sarah Wells Bags, The Lizzy Bag

Named after Sarah Wells’ younger sister, the “Lizzy” is practical with a high-fashion edge. With customizable functionality, this breast pump bag will seamlessly transition from a day at work to a romantic date night, stylishly toting your breast pump with you. Its quality, style and performance are unmatched. Thermally-lined pockets on each side for breast pump, pump accessories and pumped milk, which can be stored in the pocket for up to 6 hours with ice packs; Includes two photo pouches for pictures of your baby to assist with let-down. Perfectly sized to carry your pumping accessories, laptop, and more; Helpful exterior slip pocket for quick and easy access to smaller items, like your phone

The Dairy Fairy, The Mia Nursing Bra

The Mia us the only Oops-proof nursing bra.  A milk stain on your shirt, right in the middle of a presentation?  OOPS!

Headlights at the precise wrong time?  YIKES! Breast pad slipped all the way to your belly button?  EEK! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bra that protected you from these unsightly and bothersome issues?  Our Mia is lightly padded and has an extra layer of leak-resistant material.  Coupled with demi-underwire, this bra can be worn to the board room, the bedroom and anywhere in between.  Light leak protection, for all day wear.

Jasemet, Nursing Cover

The Jasemet Nursing Cover provides FULL COVERAGE while you nurse your child.  Breastfeed with ease while knowing that your baby will not pull or kick off the cover.  The neck hole expands so it can be placed under one arm and you easily look in to glance at your baby. The Jasemet cover also functions as a: •SCARF – Wear it as single loop infinity scarf. •INFANT CAR SEAT COVER – Protect your baby from the wind and bring sunlight. •HIGHCHAIR COVER – Keep the icky germs away from your child while eating at your local restaurant.  •SHOPPING CART COVER – Keep the germs away from your little one while shopping.

Back to Work

Lansinoh, New Smartpump™ Double Electric Breastpump:

A Smarter Way to Pump! Lansinoh’s New Smartpump™ Double Electric Breastpump uses Bluetooth® technology to connect seamlessly to the Lansinoh Baby App to track pumping sessions, baby’s activities and more, simplifying your pumping routine. Three customizable pumping styles mimic baby’s natural feeding pattern to maximize milk production and comfort. Hygienic closed system design guarantees no milk backup in tubing or motor for easier cleaning.

Simple Wishes, Super Mom All-in-One Bra

The Simple Wishes SuperMom All-in-One Bra combines the best features of your favorite nursing, hands-free pumping and maternity garments into one easy to use bra. Its elegant style, comfortable support and multi-functional convenience fits your body and your busy life.  Harness your Super Powers while breastfeedinghands-free pumping or doing both with the SuperMom Bra.

Undercover Mama, Tunic Tee

The Undercover Mama Tunic is a pregnancy and breastfeeding staple, The side slits provide easy breastfeeding access and accommodate a pregnancy belly. You can lift just the front of the shirt to nurse, while the back stays down. Loose fitting and long made of the softest, breathable, stretchy fabric. This is the perfect complement to wear over your Undercover Mama tanks.


Refresh2go® is healthy hydration, purely fresh and tasting great. Whether you’re rocking heels in a boardroom or boots on a mountain, our reusable, multi-functional water bottles are as multi-dimensional as you.Our wealth of experience in water filtration, parenting adventures, and general life escapades all contributed to the creation of a reusable water bottle that’s convenient, durable, and affordable. As a woman-owned and family run company, innovation is important to us and customer feedback is a key driver. As we learn and grow, we make sure our products do, too.

BeauGen, Breast Pump Cushions

BeauGen breast pump cushions are a soft, stretchy, and convenient solution that can significantly reduce the pain and discomfort of pumping. Our company is proudly dedicated to mothers like you. Not only did we design our breast pump cushions with you in mind, we collaborated with hundreds of moms across the U.S. to help test and refine our product. Now we are proud to say that BeauGen has helped over 4,000 moms worldwide.

The Beebo, As Seen on Shark Tank

The Beebo is designed to enhance feeding time for a caregiver and their baby. The Beebo frees up a hand during these precious moments, giving you the ability to read a book to your baby, massage and caress your baby, or even enjoy family meals together. Ideal for caregivers who bottle feed and want to replicate the natural positioning of a breastfeeding mother.


Health, Safety, and Baby Care

Ergobaby, All-in-one Omni 360

Our all-in-one, newborn ready Pearl Grey Ergobaby Omni 360 has all the carry positions. Omni 360 grows with you from week 1 to 36 months. Our crossable shoulder straps give a personalized fit. The Omni 360 is Ergonomic, forward facing option, is Adjustable from newborn to toddler, has Lumbar support for extra back comfort and includes a detachable storage pouch. It’s also machine washable and designed for children weighing from 7-33lbs.

Poopoose, Wiggle Free Changing Pad

Are you frustrated trying to hold down a fussy baby during diaper changes? The PooPoose accommodates tiny newborns to wiggly toddlers. Our high-quality contoured foam is toxin-free, easy to clean, and totally comfortable for your baby. The Poopoose Wiggle Free Changing Pad has secure, swaddle-like strap calms your baby while gently immobilizing him or her during diaper changes; Soft, high-quality contoured foam comfortably cradles your baby in place; Cover wipes clean easily, soft and comfortable material means no additional cover necessary

Motherlove, Diaper Balm

An all natural herbal salve for persistent, inflamed diaper rash. May also be used on a mother’s nursing nipples. Does nt need to be washed off nipple prior to nursing. Diaper safe and compatible with all diapers including cloth. Motherlove’s diaper balm is made with 96% certified organic ingredients

UpSpring, Probiotic Drops

Friendly bacteria are your baby’s allies in digestive and immune health. UpSpring Baby Probiotic Drops deliver 2 billion CFUs to help relieve occasional symptoms of colic, gas, constipation and more. UpSpring’s Probiotic Lock Cap technology means you will be giving your baby the freshest probiotics. The freeze-dried cultures are held and protected in a specially engineered cap that protects the probiotics from moisture, light, and heat. A simple twist of the Probiotic Lock Cap penetrates the sealed chamber and the powerful probiotic cultures are released into the bottle. The drops are administered with an easy to use dropper.  UpSpring Probiotic Drops are all natural, non GMO, and donot contain gluten, dairy, lactose, sugar, added colors or preservatives.

Frida Baby, MediFrida

The right dose for baby, an extra dose of sanity for you.
MediFrida delivers the full dose through a soft, familiar paci that sends medicine to the side of the cheek, bypassing baby’s taste buds. Baby can’t spit out what baby can’t taste! There’s more! MediFrida is the only paci-style medicine dispenser that doubles as a real pacifier, so dosing doesn’t disrupt baby’s busy soothing schedule

The right dose for baby, an extra dose of sanity for you.MediFrida delivers the full dose through a soft, familiar paci that sends medicine to the side of the cheek, bypassing baby’s taste buds. Baby can’t spit out what baby can’t taste! There’s more! MediFrida is the only paci-style medicine dispenser that doubles as a real pacifier, so dosing doesn’t disrupt baby’s busy soothing schedule.

Baby Elephant Ears, Multi-Use Infant Support Head Pillow

Unparalleled in style and function, Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort – offered in diverse prints and organics, ethically manufactured and made with sustainable materials. Chiropractor-inspired and mom-designed, Baby Elephant Ears can go wherever baby goes – stroller, swing, bouncer, changing table, wherever and whenever support is needed. Baby Elephant Ears is fully washable and requires no attachments, straps or special skills – just simple, loving use. Baby Elephant Ears is a woman owned small business that utilizes local resources and supports fair and honorable labor practices for production.

Refresh-a-Baby, Refresh a Kid

Refresh-a-kid is a universal adapter that turns water bottles, many juice bottles, sport drinks, and nutrition drinks into sippy top drinks for kids! They come in a variety of colors and refresh a kid is ideal for life’s unplanned moments including travel, packs, camping…whenever you’re on the go!

MayApple Baby/ Roving Cove, Protective Child Proofing Products:

Protective Corner cushions  from Roving Cove are easy to measure, cut, apply and stick. They come with easy to peel 3M double sided tape. Corner cushions are pre-taped. Free of BPA, Phthalates, heavy metals, and other toxic flame retardant chemicals, this is the purest cushion on the market. It is also the densest cushion on the market to soften impact.


Feeding and Teething


Get a Grip on that sippy cup! This mom-invented, award-winning item is for ages 3-36 months and is compatible with ALL sippy cups and bottles. The patented grip material holds tight, while the adjustable strap attaches to high chairs, strollers, car seats, wagons, and more. SippiGrip is made of safe, quality materials for a strong, lightweight hold on toddler cups that is durable, flexible, and soft. It’s great for toys and teethers, too – keep them close, clean, off the ground, and ready for your baby to use. SippiGrip comes in many stylish patterns that match other BooginHead products like PaciGrips, bibs, and toddler dining sets. Compliant with all CPSIA safety guidelines.

Happy Family Organics

Make Baby’s first experiences with food positive. Gentle teething wafers are the the perfect first snack for Baby’s developing gums; our easily dissolving, organic teething wafers soothe and delight. They’re made with jasmine rice flour, a touch of organic fruits and vegetables, and contain no artificial flavors for truly happy smiles.


Mommy Chic, Baby Safe- For Moms to wear and babies to touch, tug, and chew. Chewbeads Teething Jewelry is 100% silicone baby teething beads necklace (similar to pacifiers and nipples). Soft on babies gums and emerging teeth. No BPA, phthalates, cadmium, lead, metals. Easily cleaned with dish soap and water, also dishwasher safe, Necklaces have a breakaway clasp for added safety. The Chewbeads brand is growing, check out their newest products including Chewpal teether with training brush.

EZPZ, The Happy Mat

The Happy Mat is an all-in-one placemat + plate that captures your kid’s mess. Another bonus? It suctions directly to the table, making it nearly impossible for tiny hands to tip over. Click here to see the suction function for yourself. The Happy Mat is made from 100% food-grade silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free. Designed for infants /toddlers 6+ months. Three compartments remind parents to serve a fruit or veggie, protein and carbohydrate Smiley face design puts kids in the right mood for a positive mealtime experience.Promotes self-feeding and develops fine motor skills .3-4 mats can be stacked and carried with food. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 350 degrees). Easy to store

Malarkey Kids, Munch Mitt

The world’s first silicone teething mitt, the Munch Mitt, is a wearable teething toy for infants who cannot grasp or hold a standard teether. Perfect for the car seat, stroller or some tummy time! The patented, award-winning teething toy was designed by a mom who wanted to provide her baby with the ability to soothe baby’s teething pain. The MUNCH MITT features three-way sensory stimulation for baby: •   Crinkle sound stimulates baby’s hearing. •   Bright colors and black & white pattern offer visual stimulation. •   Textured, 100% food-grade silicone massages tender gums stimulating cause and effect. •   BPA and phthalate-free

NumNum®Pre-Spoon GOOtensils

Where self-feeding begins. Designed for use with purees and other food blends, a NumNum GOOtensil™ is a pre-spoon that makes self-feeding easier for little ones just starting utensils. Unlike a spoon, the head is flat, so there’s no scooping, no balancing, and no wrong way to hold it! No scooping, no balancing, all a child has to do is dip and eat!

NeatCheeks, Flavored Face Wipes- As Seen on Shark Tank

Neatcheeks natural baby face wipes are the most innovative and fun kids wipes in the world! They are the first-ever naturally flavored face wipes for kids! As Seen on Shark Tank, NeatCheeks are sweetened with Stevia extract, non-GMO, moisturizing to skin. Create a fuss-free and happy clean-up! Try our newest flavors, sweet and peach!

Grabease, Self Feeding Utensils

Supporting children’s independence, one bite at a time. Grabease are designed to give toddlers the opportunity to eat independently with a proportional tool for their natural hand grasp and motion with a choke protection shield. Ergonomically designed handle – for a more natural hand feeding motion. Choke protection barrier- Safe for baby self-feeding to promote confidence during independent eating. Great utensil starter for children in their baby led weaning stage to toddler eating. Highly recommended by occupational therapist for children’s finger strength development. Grabease spoon and fork are boxed in chic packaging complying with all USA regulations – BPA Free, non-toxic plastic, Phthalates free.

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