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Celeb Review: Baby SebaMed does wonders for baby skin

We asked new 2nd-time mom, Grammy-nominated World Music songstress Wayna to test out the new Baby Sebamed, a dermatologist-developed line of baby washes, creams, shampoos and more available at Duane Reade, Walgreens and SebamedUSA.com among other location. (product supplied by company for review) 
The singer-songwriter gave birth to her second child with husband tech entrepreneur Kyle Stephen, another daughter Zema, last month.  
The results were a glowing review. Here is what the mom to 3-year old daughter, Beza, and much buzzed-about singer-songwriter had to say:

My pediatrician advised that no product would resolve my baby’s flaking skin. “This top layer of the epidermis will replace itself in the first few days,” he said, and “no amount of lotion or oil will remove the flakiness.” For the most part, he was right. I tried a few different lotions and oils, and after an hour or so, the flakiness returned.  

The brand philosophy of the Baby SebaMed line, however, is to replicate how the skin naturally heals itself. And with their lotion, my daughter’s skin looked and felt quite healthy, even as it underwent the process my doctor described. Moreover, it never felt or appeared over moisturized, and the effects far outlasted any of the other products I tried. 

 

But more immediate than how the products seemed to help in healing was their smell and feel. The aroma is unique and sweet, but still subtle. And while I couldn’t have imagined my baby’s skin feeling any softer, with the Baby SebaMed bubble bath, it did. Just a few drops of it is enough, and even fewer of the lotion which is lite but still dense. 

My only complaint with the SebaMed line is that my newborn is so totally soothed after her baths that I barely have enough time to dab on the lotion before she’s fussing from wanting to sleep. Any product that helps me accomplish that will certainly stay in my pantry, far longer than ‘the first day’, as their slogan suggests.

Great review! Thanks for sharing. 

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Celeb Review: The VTech Safe & Sound Video & Audio Baby Monitor

We asked new 2nd-time mom, Grammy-nominated World Music songstress Wayna to test out the new VTEch Safe & Sound® Pan & Tilt Full-Color Video & Audio Monitor (retail: $129.99) shortly after giving birth to her second child, daughter Zema,  last month with husband Kyle Stephen. The results were a glowing review. 
Here is what the mom to 3-year old daughter, Beza, and much buzzed-about singer-songwriter had to say:

“When I had my first child 4 years ago, a video monitor was the first baby shower item I asked my loved ones to splurge on. 

Hearing my newborn daughter on a traditional monitor  wasn’t enough, I wanted the assurance of watching her — of seeing first hand if her swaddle had come undone or if her back was arched from gas bubbles or if her face revealed whether the noises coming from her nursery were sweet baby dreams or the early signs of a cry for food. The more information I had, the better, and the better I could care for her while peacefully carrying out whatever multi-task I was busy doing.

When I hooked up my fancy video monitor with the even fancier price tag, I was surprised to see that the video feed was nothing like the image on the box. Sadly, it looked more like an infrared video than a TV commercial. But I was even more disappointed when the unit broke after only a few weeks use. Granted, it was tipped off the edge of the crib, but it was only one drop and had landed on double-padded carpet!

Given this experience, my expectations when trying out the V Tech video monitor were measured.  

I was surprised, however, to find that all my previous hopes were fulfilled in this device and then some.  I was impressed by the perfectly clear, color TV-like video feed; the ability to adjust the camera angle from the receiver to get the best possible view if the baby had moved; the battery-saving mode that enables you to leave the receiver unplugged for longer; the amplified sound that, like a rear view mirror, makes voices appear louder than they are, helping you get to the scene of an accident before it actually happens; and finally and probably best of all, the ability to convert your video monitor into a walkie talkie and converse with someone in the nursery.  

On the subject of durability, my toddler knocked the V Tech video monitor over at least 3 times on hard wood floor, and it still functions perfectly! 

With all this functionality, flexibility, and extra features, the question isn’t should you buy the V Tech monitor and use it in your nursery. The question is: will it work in a college dormitory? To be determined!

How fun! Thanks Wayna for a great review! We’re gonna have to give that a try with our little ones around here. 

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Grammy-nominated Wayna featured in Essence mag’s “New & Next” (VIDEO)

Grammy-nominated songstress Wayna wore the Arielle Dress by Tabii during a recent Essence shoot

Singer-songwriter Grammy-nominated  Wayna is featured in today’s Essence.com‘s “New & Next” series.
“Ethiopian-born American singer Wayna describes her eclectic sound as a ‘blend of international sounds and soul music.’ the mag writes about the Maryland native who is currently 7 months pregnant while promoting her 3rd studio project. “Best known as a hip-hop soul artist (her remake of Minnie Riperton‘s “Lovin’ You” earned her a Grammy nod in 2009), Wayna was ready for a musical change for her third album so she called to her cultural heritage to create a sound she describes as ‘world soul.'”
In the video listening session, Essence asks its readers to “listen in as she sings ‘Send It Away’ from her current album, ‘The Expats.’Let us know if you’re loving Wayna as much as we are.”
Wayna and her husband Kyle Stephen are expecting their second child within weeks.  The couple are parents to 2-year old Beza.
We love the new project which is available on iTunes and record stores nationwide! Take a look!

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