For the last year Emily from Baby Dickey and Kristine from Cora’s Story have been planning the second annual Blogger Baby Shower. Together the three of us make up The Baby Ladies: a trio of women who educate, support, and empower moms and babies. We’re bloggers, advocates, and brand spokespersons.
This year the Blogger Baby Shower’s main sponsor is Save Babies Through Screening which should sound really familiar to you since they were the reason I was able to attend BlogHer last year. It was an honor to share with other bloggers how important newborn screening can be in the life of their baby.
The mission of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is to improve the lives of children and their families, by working to prevent disabilities and death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening tests. The Foundation’s goal is to see that every baby born in the United States is screened successfully, effectively, and comprehensively.
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation educates parents, pediatric healthcare providers, and policy makers about available comprehensive newborn screening, the importance of obtaining positive or other test results requiring follow-up actions within 5 days of birth, and the importance of prompt confirmatory testing and treatment/management when needed.
The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is the only *non-profit* that advocates for comprehensive newborn screening. Each state has different things that they test for and SBTS has made it easy for you to know what your state screens for. If you’re pregnant or planning on getting pregnant soon it would be amazing to reference this site. Know what your baby gets screened for and if you’re not comfortable with it advocate for yourself and your baby and make sure your baby gets the proper screenings.
When the results do come back if your baby tests positives Save Babies Through Screening Foundation is there to help you figure out the next steps. We are so thrilled and honored that the Save Babies Through Screening has partnered with us .
The shower this year will be hosted at the Skyline Terrace at the Inn of Chicago.
How gorgeous is this location?! 50 lucky bloggers are going to be joining us in Chicago on July 25th with AMAZING sponsors! We’ll be lucky enough to have reps for some of the brands to talk to our guests, fantastic giveaways and swagbags so amazing it makes me wish I was going home with one too.
Be sure to check back this week as I highlight all of our Gold Level Sponsors! Follow our hashtag #TBLBabyShower on twitter, instagram and now (yay) Facebook! Interested in learning more about our sponsors and awesome blogger guests? Follow this twitter list of sponsors and this list of Shower attendees, and catch our sponsors on facebook!