BabyCenter – THE Interactive Parenting Network (Review & Giveaway – Closed )

We live in the digital age. Moms everywhere are turning to the internet to get answers, advice, find information, and receive guidance.

When it comes to parenting and everything surrounding the topic, the first website that pops into my mind is babycenter.com. I am always browsing their site, because they offer so much! Whether you’re pregnant with your first or 15th child, there’s sure to be something on the site for you. In fact, just yesterday, I logged in and found out about a recall on a product that I’d been looking at for baby Gage! So, so glad I hadn’t purchased the item, and I can thank babycenter.com for the heads up.

BabyCenter offers moms and moms-to-be some of the very best parenting tools available. Take a peek at these:

  • BabyCenter My Pregnancy Today App
    • This new, free application for the iPhone and iTouch, guides expectant moms through their pregnancy journey, offering award-winning, medically reviewed health content; advice from obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, and other experts; daily activities and reminders; and conversation and connection with other moms-to-be in BabyCenter’s community.

  • BabyCenter “Preparing for Labor and Birth” Online Class
    • The BabyCenter Class is a convenient, at-home option for moms who can’t attend hospital childbirth classes due to hectic work schedules or being put on bed rest. And the price is right, too! For only $39.99, the all-new 2-hour instructional course lets you hear from doctors, ask your questions, and build confidence for your big day. Preparing for Labor and Birth includes: An explanation of the signs and stages of labor; What to expect during labor; Labor and birth stories from new moms; An overview of your pain-management options; A tour of a delivery room; Suggestions for creating your birth plan; A checklist to help you prepare for the big day and more.

  • BabyCenter Parenting Books (BabyCenter® Pregnancy and BabyCenter® Baby)
    • These two new practical and reassuring books provide pregnant women and new mothers with all of the information and support they need during this exciting new time in their lives, with a blend of expert advice and true “mom wisdom.” Both are great, highly visual, reference books to keep on the nightstand for that nagging question or concern that inevitably pops up in the middle of the night.

  • Mom Answers
    • This new interactive tool gives BabyCenter moms an emotionally supportive environment where they can ask questions and get answers straight from other moms who’ve had similar life experiences. It’s like having access to 8 million best girlfriends 24/7.

  • Milestones
    • The new Milestones tool provides BabyCenter moms the ability to quickly and easily record important pregnancy and childhood milestones and share them with friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, and the BabyCenter Community. It’s a fun way to create an online “baby book.”

Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I received a fantastic BabyCenter gift box. It included the two new BabyCenter parenting books (BabyCenter® Pregnancy and BabyCenter® Baby), an exclusive code to try the all-new BabyCenter online class for free, a package of Seventh Generation diapers, a gift card from BabyCenter partner, Shutterfly and a BabyCenter bib.

Here’s my thoughts on each of these items:

  • BabyCenter Parenting Books – These are awesome! The pregnancy book is all about pregnancy – week by week, and everything that moms-to-be can expect. The book is so detailed, and it gives tips and advice on concerns that many pregnant moms have. The baby book is incredibly thorough and detailed, giving moms all the information they need to survive that first year. There are pictures, guidelines, and more information than you could even imagine – all in an organized, easy to find book. Both books are excellent resources to have on hand. I can’t tell you how many times a day I look at the pregnancy book. I love it so much! (And I’ve been through this several times before!)
  • BabyCenter Online Class – I *love* the idea behind this. Even though I’ve given birth 5 times before, I have never taken any kind of childbirth class. With my oldest, my classes were scheduled to start 2 days after Ashley was born. Didn’t work out so well. With Zander, I had hubby, who had never been through childbirth before, and at our first childbirth class, I passed out and we found out I was in preterm labor. Obviously, I was never meant to take a childbirth class. However, if I had had the opportunity to take this online childbirth class, I definitely would have! It is fabulous, and it walks moms-to-be through labor and delivery step by step without scaring you to death. Such a fantastic idea! Leave it to BabyCenter to come up with it!
  • Seventh Generation Diapers – Who can’t use diapers? I love Seventh Generation, and can’t wait to use these on Gage!
  • Gift Card from Shutterfly – The gift card is good for 15 free 5×7 stationery or greeting cards. I’m using it to order some thank you notes to use once Gage is born.
  • BabyCenter Bib – This is the cutest bib! In greens and browns, (one of my favorite color combinations), it’s perfect for a boy or a girl. And it’s so soft! The fabric and material definitely feels soak proof, so it will be great to use when giving baby a bottle.

Overall, I’m super impressed with the BabyCenter gift pack – and with BabyCenter.com. I’ll continue to make it my first stop during this pregnancy… and beyond!

Want to check out BabyCenter for yourself?
Head to the BabyCenter website and start looking around! There’s a wealth of information at your fingertips. Most of it is free, but there’s lots of places to shop thanks to their generous sponsors. And, if you’d like to take the Online Childbirth Class (for just $39.99), head to www.babycenter.com/childbirth-class

You Can WIN! I have a BabyCenter Gift Pack  to give away to one reader! You’ll get the two new BabyCenter books (Pregnancy and Baby), a package of Seventh Generation diapers, a gift card from BabyCenter partner, Shutterfly and a BabyCenter bib.

To Enter
Mandatory: Visit the BabyCenter website and then come back here and tell me one feature you liked or one thing you learned while on the site.
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win. 


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Disclaimer: I am participating in a blog spark through MyBlogSpark on behalf of BabyCenter. I was sent the items above in order to facilitate my honest and thorough review. The opinions stated in this post are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The sponsor is also fulfilling the winner’s prize as stated above.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



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    I like that they have tips for getting pregnant and then what to expect throughout your pregnancy
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    google reader subscriber
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    I like Baby Center on facebook (Tanya Riley)
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    following via gfc
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    I like that you can sign up for weekly emails that track your baby's progress!

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    A Psych Mommy says:

    I love the community section where you can join based on your birth club (due date) to talk with other moms due near you

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    following you

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    I learned that there is something called an Ovulation Calculator!

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    paula michele says:

    Right now, I'm loving the fetal development images and videos.

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    paula michele says:

    email subscriber #1

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    I subscribe through Google reader

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    GFC follower

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    voted 11/26
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    I like the idea of an online birth class as well!
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  35. 185

    I like their ovulation calculator. 😀

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  36. 186

    I love the Baby name section 🙂

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    i like the birth clubs!
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    I like their Ovulation Calculator.

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    I'm a GFC Follower.

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    I'm an email subscriber.

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    I'm an email subscriber. 2

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    I like the fact that you can follow every stage of your child's development from pregnancy through baby, toddler and older children. This is very helpful if you have kids of several ages!
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