I've been sharing various exclusive promos on Instagram, on my deals Facebook page, and in my group for NYC moms of 2018 babies. I thought I'd compile them all here. I will be updating this post when I get access to new promos. If a code isn't working for you or is expired, please click here to email me.
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Sweet Scarlet Blooms (the most gorgeous newborn to girl headbands): 15% off when you click here and use code BEST15. We used one in all of my daughter’s monthly first year photos and another at her 1st birthday party.
Babo Botanicals. 30% off any purchase on the Babo site when you click here and use code bestbaby30 (expires 6/1/19). My favorite product is the new baby/kid mineral sunscreen stick. I also love the tinted sunscreen for my face. There is also a great new sensitive baby line. You can also find Babo products on Amazon, but the discount won’t apply.
Baby Buddha Portable Breast Pump. This pump is tiny, portable, compatible with most any parts (including Spectra, Medela and Freemie), and for me yields more than my Spectra S1, PISA, or Freemie Liberty in half the time. Total game changer, it's actually increased my supply because it's so effective. I bought mine shortly after launch and it sold out the following day. Click here to read my full review and find a 20% discount code.
The Baby Buddha is compatible with parts from all major brands. If you want to use it with Medela parts, you will need to buy this item. If you want to use it with Spectra parts, you will need to buy this item. More details on these hacks and images here.
Baby Formula and Food (Organic European). I order from either of the below two vendors, depending on how much I need and how quickly. Look out for my upcoming European formula guide!!
Bottles and Burps sells European baby formulas, cereals (oatmeal/rice) and purées with fast and free priority delivery of 1-2 days. Same day delivery in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I’ve price 10% off when you click here or use code BURPS-PNMMOD (cannot be combined with bulk pricing). Alternatively, click here, add (a) any box of Holle or Hipp formula and (b) the formulabox airtight container to your cart, and use code FORMULABOXFREE to receive a free formula storage container valued at $24.99. This is where I am ordering from going forward as their pricing is great and they also offer really helpful translations and customer service. This is the formula that I use.
This U.S.-based shop is reliable and only slightly more expensive than Bottles and Burps. I have ordered from them receive my delivery the next business day. I currently use this formula (PRE stage is for 0-6 months). I’d shop here if Bottles and Burps was out of stock.
Bumkins (bibs, silicone suction plates and more). 15% off Grip Dishes (excludes licensed items such as Disney, DC Comics or Nintendo) and all the new Utensils (Chewtensils™️ and Fork +Spoon) when you click here and use code 15BEST (valid 2/15/19 - 6/14/19).
Fitness and Health
obé fitness app: Use code MIRIAM30 for 30% off your first month (**you need to set up your account on the obe website with code MIRIAM30 and the code will automatically stack with the 7 day free trial offered to everyone, so your first month after the trial will be discounted, then you can switch to the app). I researched a bunch of workout apps and decided on obé because they offer both live and on-demand workouts, there is amazing variety of workout types and instructors, workouts are 28 minutes so you can squeeze one in or do two, there are post-natal workouts, and the workouts are all designed / filmed specifically for the app / at home (vs. a recording of a live class as an after thought) . My favorite instructors so far are Adam and Megan.
FizzWizz Baby Bottle & Sippy Cup Cleaning Tablets and Pacifier Wipes. 10% off when you click here and use code VERYBEST10 (expires 7/31/19). These tablets and wipes are incredibly convenient for cleaning bottles cups, pacifiers and toys on the go. More details on how I use them are in my post on formula feeding hacks.
Lalo’s “The Daily” stroller. A lot of you have asked me about this stroller. I got to check it out in person recently and it seems great. It’s direct to consumer, height adjustable (so you can pull it up to the table at restaurants) and includes a parent organizer with phone charger and car seat adapters. Click here and use code VERYBEST30 for $30 off.
Legendairy Milk (organic breastfeeding/pumping supplements that are free of fenugreek, gluten, soy and dairy): 15% off when you click here to order from the Legendairy website and use code BEST15 at checkout. You can also click here to purchase Legnedairy products on the Amazon site without a discount.
Lovevery. The discount that I had previously is no longer valid. I hope to get one soon for their site (will be here). The Play Gym is also available on Amazon (here), but the discount code won’t apply.
Lumineux / Oral Essentials oral care. 15% off with code BEST15. I especially like the mouthwash, whitening strips. Shop all products here. Code will work only on their site, but you can also find Lumineux products on Amazon.
Mabel’s Labels. We love these personalized labels for school, camp and even to give as party favors (see my son’s emoji birthday party). They are waterproof, durable, laundry-safe, and dishwasher-safe! 10% off when you click here and use code BEST10; limited time offer — 15% off when you click here and use code BEST15 (through 5/23/29).
Marpac sound machines. You’ve probably heard of Marpac’s Dohm sound machine. I’m a tiny bit obsessed with the newer Hushh, which is tiny and rechargeable. Click here and use code BEST15 for 15% off your entire Marpac purchase. You can also find Marpac products on Amazon, though I don’t have an Amazon discount code.
Minimains. 100% eco-friendly, super soft and machine washable* Cashmere & Cotton Clothing for Babies & Kids. Sustainable fashion, ethically handmade & environmentally friendly. Designed in NYC. I have multiple of the cashmere beanies for myself (they are completely perfect_ and also have one for each kid. My son has had a couple of the cashmere sweaters and they are amazing too. Click here and use code BEST15 for 15% off your purchase. You can also find Minimains products on Amazon, though I don’t have an Amazon discount code.
Native Deodorant. I’ve tried soooo many natural deodorants. Once I discovered Native in 2017, I’ve never looked back. Get 10% off and free shipping when you click here and use code HEALTH10. I f you have a baking soda sensitivity, try their sensitive line. I typically use unscented but the coconut vanilla smells great too!
Nested Bean. Nested Bean is the maker of the Zen Sleep System which include the Zen Swaddle® and Zen Sack™. Their swaddles, sleep sacks and pajamas have a slightly weighted pouch to mimic your touch and soothe your baby. I'm currently using the winter weight sleep sack on my six month old and love the feel and quality. Click here (the Nested Bean site) and use code BEST15 for 15% off full priced products (not bundles or already discounted items). Nested Bean products are also available on Amazon. Prices are generally a few dollars lower on the Nested Bean site and they offer a 60 day money back guarantee regardless of condition for products purchased directly from their site (vs. 30 days on Amazon).
Flowmingos brass band. We first came across this band in Washington Square Park and my 4 year old was so obsessed that I hired them for my daughter’s first birthday party!! They deliver a one of a kind energetic and out of body experience! Their music is original, catchy, and great for all audiences. We’re excited to have them perform at my daughter’s first birthday. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention “Miriam” for a 10% discount.
Lux Beauty Pros, an on-demand beauty service available in your home or their midtown west location. Pre-launch specials (contact Aisha at Aishakrodriguez@luxbeautypros.com
or 888 978-8867 and mention “Miriam” for access to these rates):
Brazilian Blowout: 20% off when you mention Miriam
$42/blowout when you purchase a five pack (expires after 3 months)
$45/blowout when you purchase a three pack (expires after 3 months)
Luciana Golcman Photography. 10% off packages with mention of Miriam. Check out my daughter’s amazing cake smash and splash session, and a super artsy photo that Luciana took of my family!
NABI Photography. This photographer offers affordable spring mini sessions and newborn & baby milestones (at around 4-months, 8-months, and 1 year cake smash). They
did a great newborn session for my daughter and will be doing our outdoor spring photos . Get 2 extra retouched digital images when you mention “Miriam” at booking (valid through June 2019). Click here for details on spring mini sessions. For all other info, visit their site.
Seated App. Details on this awesome restaurant reservations reward app are below.
Twist Entertainers: NYC's Premiere Balloon Art Company offering balloon twisting, balloon decor, installations, and wearables. We used them for my daughter’s first birthday and they were beyond amazing!!! Packages starting at $250. Discount: 10% off all standard balloon twisting packages; 15% off all balloon twisting + decor packages. All balloons are 100% biodegradable. They take about as long as an oak leaf to completely decompose.
Union Square Play. Get your first class free when you click here and use code BEST. Union Square Play is one of the city's newest indoor play spaces designed to cater to the needs of NYC family's with kids age 0-5 years. They offer a full calendar of thoughtfully selected classes with children's engagement vs. entertainment in mind. Their roster of classes include art for babies (yes, babies in diapers experiencing paint and clay!), developmental movement classes, dough making class and musical theater classes for children as old as 5 years old (to name a few!).
Parklon playmats and other items. 15% off any Parklon item sold on Amazon by D.Y. Imports, Inc when you click here and use code VERYBEST15 at checkout. I have two of these mats for years. They hold up really well and are often mistaken for rugs. I included photos of mine in this post. Expires 6/30/2019.
Photography courses and tips.
Snap Happy Mom makes adorable (and affordable) photography cheat sheet cards with all the info you need to take better photos. No matter what kind of camera (or phone) you’re using, you can learn to take better photos of your family. Find great light, compose the shot well, and get those cute kids to happily cooperate with these handy photography cheat sheets. Use code is VERYBEST for $5 off your order. All orders ship free to the US. Here are the current course offerings:
iPhone secrets mini photography course: A FREE 5 day course delivered conveniently through Facebook messenger. Provides you with a daily new tip (5 total) showing how to capture the absolute best images using only an iphone. Click here to access the free course.
My Life In Pictures Masterclass: An all-inclusive intro level DSLR course designed just for moms! This course covers all the topics to show any amateur how to take professional looking pictures in no time! Learn what your camera buttons do, how to set up a perfect shot, how to use lighting like a pro, and how to polish your image in editing to give it that final pro touch! Click here to access the Masterclass.
Puffworks organic peanut butter puff snacks. 15% off when you use code 15BESTBABY at checkout. Click here for the baby puffs and here for the adult ones. The baby ones dissolve quickly to reduce any choking risk. My baby and four year old both love them. When the baby had a virus that impacted her appetite, thew were the only thing she would eat. I’ve never liked pb puffs but think these are yummy!
Ready, Set, Food! $25 off ANY subscription when you click here and use code BESTBABY25 (or 50% off your first month when you click here and use code BEST50 on a month to month subscription, but BESTBABY25 is a better value). If you prefer to purchase on Amazon, click here and use code 10BESTBABY for 10% off. Three recent clinical trials have shown that early and sustained allergen exposure for approximately six months can reduce the risk of infants developing food allergies by up to 80%. Since young babies are not great eaters, it can be very hard to give babies enough exposure to prevent allergies. Ready, Set, Food! makes early and sustained food allergen introduction easy because it’s a powder that dissolves easily in breastmilk, formula, or food. I've already started my daughter on it. Be sure to check out my FAQ with their chief allergist, Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan.
Ride Safer Vest (car seat alternative for age 4+): 10% off when you click here and use code BEST10. We just used this vest for my four year old for our trip to Florida and the Bahamas. It was an amazing space saver. We also saved time by putting the vest on him before getting into the car or for example while our luggage was being loaded into a car. I plan to use it in taxis and ride shares (it would fit in my son’s school backpack) and for the grandparents’ car. We got stopped by so many people in the airport who wished they had one (note that it’s not for use on the plane)! This product is also available on Amazon (click here to check out reviews, but the discount only applies through the link above).
ro•sham•bo baby to kid (sunglasses): 10% off when you click here or use code BEST at checkout (if you use this link the discount should apply automatically at checkout). For a limited time, get 15% off when you click here and use code FAMILY15 at checkout.These sunglasses are adorable, flexible and provide great sun protection. Discount excludes prescription sunglasses.
Seated App. This mobile app gives you 10-50% back on your total restaurant bill in credit to your favorite lifestyle, travel, and day-to-day brands (like Uber, Barry’s Bootcamp, Amazon, Lululemon and Amtrak), every time you dine out at a restaurant or bar in your city! Simply book a reservation or walk-in through the Seated App and upload a picture of your receipt at the end of the meal to get your reward! Seated is available in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta and expanding very soon. If you download through my link (or enter code BESTNEW you earn a $10 credit after your first meal). You can book through the app on the spot as "a walk-in" or make reservations through the app.
Slumberpod. $10 off when you click here and use code BEST at checkout. This is the first portable, privacy sleep nook that allows babies to sleep in their safe and familiar playard or travel crib with room to sit up or stand up inside. Also available on Amazon (here) but discount won’t apply. Great for room sharing when traveling. Check out my Instagram post to see how it looks set up.