The Mamajamas Baby Registry Is Born!

Today Mamajamas is launching a universal baby registry, and we wanted to share our bundle of joy with you! Over the past year, thousands of expecting parents have come to Mamajamas seeking product recommendations from like-minded mamas (and some papas). But we wanted to make things even easier.

So we spent the last few months building the mother of all baby registries, and now, when you come to Mamajamas, you will be able to:

  • Use our recommendations engine to build your registry
  • Add baby gear from anywhere on the web with just a few clicks
  • Get ideas from other new parents
  • Copy a registry from a friend, and modify it
  • Fold your laundry (Nope. Just seeing if you’re paying attention.)

Try out our registry here, and let us know what you think!

And Happy Holidays! Your help and support have helped make Mamajamas a success this past year. We are very grateful.
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Introducing Mamajamas — A New Website for New Parents!

mamajamas_homepageAnd, we’re live!

Today I’m excited to launch Mamajamas–a site that helps expecting and new parents figure out what baby gear to get by sharing lists with each other.

Mamajamas was born out of my own experience figuring out what to buy while pregnant with my son. I spent hours online researching and sifting through long emails and spreadsheets from my parent friends. I felt like there must be a better way to do this.

If you are an expecting or new parent, Mamajamas gives you a personalized list of baby gear, allows you to customize your list and manage your purchases, and then share your list with others.

The ultimate goal of Mamajamas is to help new parents buy only the stuff they need. And also to help them spend less time thinking about stuff, and more time enjoying pregnancy and new parenthood.

Here’s my list of gear that I recommend.

I hope that ultimately, Mamajamas will make the lives of new parents just a little bit easier during an exciting, but often overwhelming time. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Welcome!

Thanks for checking out the Mamajamas blog. I’m hoping this blog will be a mix of mamajamas.com product updates, parenting resources, and experiences from my own life.

Just to be upfront, I definitely have strong opinions about parenting that are often outside the mainstream. Those will come through here.

While I try to never judge other people’s parenting styles (I really believe people should do what feels right for them and their family!), I tend to follow a combination of evolutionary and attachment parenting. I also love a lot of what Maria Montessori espoused, and like many aspects of the Waldorf education movement.

How does my parenting philosophy fit with mamajamas.com, a truly consumeristic site in many ways?

Well, when I was pregnant I was very overwhelmed by the process of buying baby gear. I just wanted to know what my parent friends, with similar values, had gotten, and get those products. But I didn’t have an efficient way to find that information or organize my product acquisitions.

That’s where Mamajamas comes in.

Ultimately, I want to help people focus less on stuff and more on pregnancy and new parenting, and help them find baby gear that matches their values.

Also, I think that all the baby consumer sites right now are super targeted towards very modern and mainstream parenting, and that there needs to be some avenues for all different types of parents to find what they need.

Eventually, I hope that Mamajamas will become a site that isn’t just about “buying stuff,” but actually about a process of connecting to other like minded parents, building some communication between current parents and new parents, and sharing ideas. But you gotta start somewhere!

Please please let me know if you have any feedback or ideas for the site to make it more useful. My email is: angie (at) mamajamas.com. And thanks for checking it (and this) out.

–Angie (Founder)
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