Belly Banter... how to capture the perfect photo:  

Let's face it, babies are cute, cuddly and just plain adorable, but sometimes capturing that perfect photo is not an easy task.  Here are a few tips that might help.  

Less is more!  When it comes to dressing your little one, don't get too fancy and let solid colors be your friend! 

Say NO to flash and HELLO to natural light!  Most of us know the Mr. Sun song, right? "oh mr. sun, sun, mr golden sun... please shine down on me"  We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Outdoors photos are fun too.. embrace Mother Nature and all that she has to offer.

Channel your inner artist and get creative!  Use your surroundings as fun backdrops to your advantage.

Time to get Silly! Say "Cheese Pickles!" I mean seriously, the things we do to get a baby to smile are a true comedy act for most of us, but capturing that perfect shot makes it all worth it.

Sneak Attack!  Truth: Kids LOVE stickers and the moment they see it going onto their shirt is the moment they will do anything to get it off. 

Have fun!  If anything, we promise you this...  this project is going to make you smile now and for years to come!  

Do you have any tips or great ideas you would like to add?  Email us at and share them with us.   

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Superhero, Role Model, Mr. Fix it... aka... DAD!

Father's Day is just around the corner (June 16th), but have no fear, we have found a few things to help make this father's day a little easier on you!  Maybe it's the perfect gift or perhaps it's just a simple card - no matter what you choose, we've got you covered!

Do you have the perfect gift for Father's Day?  We would love to hear from you.  Share your ideas in the comments below!


Father's Day

We absolutely love the website red tricycle.  It's fun, hip, all about family and they always have great articles.  Since this is one of our go-to websites, we came across this Father's day list and we wanted to share.  It has something for all types of dads!

"21 Father's Day Gifts Dad Will Love"





Father's Day Printables

When I saw the words FREE FATHER'S DAY PRINTABLES on babble, I about fell out of my chair.  You mean, I can do this ALL from the comforts of my home and avoid the dreaded card aisle - WAHOO!

We are completely obsessed with Printables these days.  The most common uses are framing the art or keeping it more personal and giving as a card.  No matter what you choose, I think this list of FREE (yes, we said free) printables will make your life just a little easier this Father's Day!




Belly Banter I Love Dad


 Last, but certainly not least we think the BEST way to show  your love for dad is by honoring him with his very own Belly Banter StickerWear your sticker loud and proud all day long and show him just how much you love him! 

Belly Banter Holiday Sticker Set

Receive 20% off your next purchase.

Enter promo code: Summer20



  Do you have the PERFECT Father's day gift and would like to share it with our readers?  Add your ideas to the comments or better yet, post them on our Facebook Fan page.  We LOVE hearing from you!


Source: 21 Gift Ideas Dads will love - red tricycle - author Scott Wardell 5/28/13

Source: Free Father's Day Printables - Babble - author Molly Thornberg 6/8/12


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Belly Banter featured on - Moms & Babies Celebrity Baby Blog

Available in six unique sets, Slicksugar‘s cool Belly Banter stickers are a fun (and affordable!) way to keep track of your baby’s milestones with family and friends.

They’re also ideal for sharing with family and friends via social media, scrapbooking, pregnancy journals, photo cards and more.

Our fave collection is the Holiday Sticker Set ($15), which highlights all the big celebration’s of your tot’s first year.

Love them? Right now, the company is giving away all six sets to one lucky Moms & Babies reader.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 4/1/13 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 4/7/13. See Official Rules.

To really sweetened the deal, the company is offering our readers an exclusive discount. When you enter code: People at checkout, you’ll receive 20 percent off your order, plus free shipping!


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Belly Banter & Slick Sugar – Seeking a Parenting Blog Contributor!

We are looking for a parent blogger to contribute to our SCOOP page on Our ideal candidate will be a writer who is a current blog owner in the online parenting community with a steady following and skills required to pull together concise and attractive blog posts. You will be compensated for contributing original content to our website and in addition you get to tell all of your friends how you have been carefully chosen to lend your spirit to our brand! This is a great way to earn extra money to pay a babysitter, take some time for yourself, grab a mani/pedi, or fund your coffee addiction!

Please Note: We are NOT looking for you to review and promote our products; we are looking to add to our editorial calendar with your help and enthusiasm focused strictly in categories such as kid’s health, education/activities for young ones, mom tech/gadgets/apps, and traveling with kids. 

To apply, please send us a link to your Pinterest account, other social media accounts, and your blog to email:

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