|Plainfield, IL (November 10, 2011) – Is she pregnant? Having a girl? Twins? Sometimes folks ask the most personal questions when your midsection shows a baby bump. Sassy online retailer SlickSugar has created Belly Banter where moms-to-be can tell the world how they’re feeling without saying a word! Peel-and-stick expressions like “love makes the belly go round” look great on any clothing. And once baby arrives there’s a sticker set to mark the first 12 months of “here-I-am” in pictures or cruising in the stroller.
Up until now if you posed for a photograph in your second trimester of pregnancy or snapped a picture of baby, you’d flip the photo over and write a note on the back marking the milestone. With a Belly Banter decal prominently seen in the photograph, the trimester or baby month marker is brightly showcased in a 4” round sticker for all to see. Use it once or use it often when taking photographs, creating a scrapbook or just to show off walking around the mall.
The two unique set of stickers – one for pregnancy and one for newborns – celebrate the wonder of nine months followed by twelve months of giggles and wiggles. Expressions like “running out of womb” and “grown with love” are whimsical and fashionable. Priced at $14.99, Belly Banter sets feature a total of 15 stickers. Snap a photo wearing “2nd trimester” or “I love pickles” and create a keepsake for a pregnancy journal or Facebook profile. After the birth, dress baby each month with a fresh onesie sticker and watch how he changes in just 365 days.
The concept for Belly Banter’s product line came out of a real-life need for pregnancy updates from long distance relatives of Scott and Jennifer Mills, proprietors of e-tailer Slick Sugar.
“My husband and I are originally from Iowa,” recalled Mills, a mother of two preschoolers, “and all of our family is still there. During my pregnancies and after we had the children, we were getting weekly requests for pictures, pictures & more pictures. I am sure many parents can relate! Belly Banter was the perfect solution and our customers have been so creative with the product.”
“What I love about Belly Banter,” explains About.com Pregnancy & Childbirth columnist Robin Elise Weiss, “is that it's a simple solution to a unique pregnancy problem - how to document the important milestone of pregnancy without spending a ton of money. Here are fifteen stickers to announce a new milestone or capture a funny thought in pregnancy.”
“The trend of taking monthly pictures of your baby has been around a long time (I did it with my oldest, who is 9),” writes Spilling the Beans mommy blog. “Back in the old days, I made a sign on a piece of paper that said “Today Audrey is 3 months old!” and then I took a picture of her next to the sign. At 3 months old it was fine. But by the time she was 7 months old, she was way more interested in eating the sign than in posing for the picture. Belly Banter solves that problem brilliantly with a series of cute, removable decals that you can adhere to a simple, white onesie.”
Look no further for the perfect baby shower gift or welcome home present. Belly Banter is available online at www.SlickSugar.com where shipping is free! Choose one or all four varieties:
Belly Banter Mom-To-Be Growth Stickers • $14.99
What a fun and happily affordable option to announce a pregnancy or make statements as you track the growth of a baby! Belly Banter Mom features sweet sayings such as: “love makes the belly go round”, “it’s twins” and “peace, love & baby.” The sticker set makes the perfect gift for the mom-to-be. Use them to create announcements, photocards, scrapbooking or sharing pictures online. Each set includes 15 colorful 4” stickers.
Belly Banter Baby Onesie Growth Stickers • $14.99
(choose Classic/Unisex or new Boy or Girl styles)
These adorable stickers spotlight baby’s first 12 months of growth and cuteness! The Classic set includes three novelty stickers: Peace Sign, Perfect and Boo-Yah! The Girl set includes a Home Made decal while the Boy set sports a Tough Guy sticker. All three sets comprise of 15 peel-and-stick decals measuring 4” round.
In addition to SlickSugar.com, Belly Banter can also be found online at amazon.com and at specialty e-tailers like Magic Beans (www.MBeans.com).
ABOUT SLICK SUGAR
Online children’s clothing retailer, Slick Sugar, is a family-owned company with designs and products aimed to inspire and define budding individuality. Husband and wife entrepreneurs Scott and Jennifer Mills wanted to put a spotlight on designs fashioned with music and vintage themes to inspire children to pick up a musical instrument, embrace the arts and march to the beat of their own drum. Slick Sugar recently teamed with Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. A portion of the proceeds from their Keep the Music Alive tee shirt benefits kids everywhere.
The Mills -- parents of two children under the age of 3 -- profess not to be experts at fashion but know what they like for their precious youngsters and listen to what customers like for theirs. Slick Sugar proudly showcases products to express a child’s personality that are fashionably classic with a twist. The online boutique offers unique gifts, toys and accessories, along with the company’s Belly Banter line. To browse their entire collection, visit www.SlickSugar.com.