Friday, September 29, 2006

Baby Star: Custom Covers for Your Cariboo

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the fantastic Cariboo bassinet. Well Baby Star has taken the stylish bassinets one step further by offering unique custom bags for use with the Cariboo classic bassinet.

The custom bags are available in five fun fabric options to truly let your baby sleep in style. Each bag is available at Baby Star for $140.

Not only do they sell the popular Cariboo bags, but they have some of the cutest baby blankets and bibs that I've seen available in a variety of bold colored fabrics that can easily suit either a boy or a girl.

I especially like the bibs as a "been-there-done-that" mom, I can tell you how hard it is to find bibs that really cover all that needs to be covered. Their bibs are generously sized at 10" x 14" to follow your child into the truly messy toddler days.

Their products are available online at Baby Star and at select retailers nationwide.

Bebe au Lait: Nurse Your Baby in Style!

Just because you're busy nursing doesn't mean you can't do it in style! Bebe au Lait has created a line of nursing covers that easily combine style with function.

Their covers are designed to offer mom privacy while nursing in a variety of stylish fabrics. It's unique design includes a wire top that allows you to peak at baby without anyone else peaking at you!

Another great feature of the Bebe au Lait cover is the price. Reasonably priced at $35 you will get more than your moneys worth out of this incredible, mom-designed product!

Check out their entire line at Bebe au Lait today!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tiny Sprouts: One-of-a Kind Embroidered Snapsuits

VH1 has a special on this week featuring the 20 Cutest Celebrity Babies. They feature some of the cutest kids of Hollywood's A-List and some of the great products that they own.

One of the celeb tots profiled is Adam Sandler's daughter Sadie and her favorite hand-embroidered snapsuit from Tiny Sprouts.

Sadie has this adorable pink snapsuit exclaiming "you heard me" that mom Jackie was gifted with for her special arrival.

You can custom design your own snapsuit, blanket, t-shirt or more in a variety of colors at Tiny Sprouts for a truly unique gift!

If you are interested in seeing the special on VH1, 20 Celebrity Babies, replays this afternoon at 4PM eastern time.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sophie and Lili: Sweet Clothing for Today's Little Girls

Sophie and Lili's autumn line of little girls' clothing is everything that today's girl should be: sweet, playful, whimsical, smart, and fun all wrapped up in one package!

Sophie and Lili's fall fashions feature comfortable pants with matching tunics, colorful dresses, and comfy blankies for that special little girl in your life. Every detail is designed for today's little girls lifestyles right down the the pocket on each shirt for those little trinkets and treasures that they collect daily.

Available online for last season's surplus at Sophi & Lili and the fall line can be purchased at 26 SAKS stores and other select retailers as well as hot online retailers such as Emmy and Ally and Mud and Honey.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Crib Rock Couture: The Hottest Tee's in Hollywood

Want your child to sport the same stylish fashions as the new crop of celebrity kids? You have got to check out Crib Rock Couture which mixes vintage nursery rhymes with the classic rock 'n roll tee.

Crib Rock Couture has taken classic nursery rhyme themes such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Miss Muffet, and Humpty Dumpty and updated them with rock 'n roll attitude. Their t-shirts and onsies are made with the softest cotton and are enzyme washed for extra softness. The line is available in a range of colors including black, white, pink, tangerine, raspberry, and more.

These awesome t-shirts and onesies have been sported by Maddox and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Ava and Deacon Phillippe, and Violet Affleck.

Crib Rock Couture proves it's never too early to wear your first concert tee!

The line is available directly from Crib Rock Couture and a wide variety of retailers.

Photo credit to Amanda Padgham Photography.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Blablakids: Handcrafted Whimsy for Baby

There is nothing so comforting as handcrafted knits for your baby. Blablakids has combined contemporary designs with old-fashioned knits for a one-of-a-kind gift for any baby.

The idea for Blablakids was born when two long-time friends took a trip to Peru and were amazed at the handcrafted knit goods created by the local artisans. The decided to create a unique collection of baby blankets, pillows, backpacks, dolls and more that would bring these awesome treasures to the market. The developed relationships with the artisans and helped create a positive outlet for their talents.

Their designs truly embody the whimsical nature of childhood. My son immedicately fell in love with their dolls and told me he "has" to have the lion doll for Christmas!

If you are looking for a unique gift or a one-of-a-kind treasure for your own little one, make sure you check out Blablakids today!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Cute Little Me: Designer Style, Mom Friendly Prices

I have spent most of this cold day browsing the web for baby items. I found the motherlode at Cute Little Me.

Cute Little Me is an online boutique created to bring the quality and style of designer kids clothes to just about everyone at affordable prices. The praise from their customers tells you the real story about this top of the line online retailer.

One of the hottest brands for the Fall is Shilav which previously could only be found at Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom. Shilav's fall line features rich, earthy reds, yellows, greens, and oranges. Check out their adorable line of sweaters, jackets, shirts, and dresses for fall at CuteLittleMe today!

You can see the Shilav Winter 2006 Collection featured in American Baby and Italian Vogue Bambini.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Susanne Maddux: Diaper Bags for Working Moms on the Go

During the daytime hours of the day when I am not writing or researching for this wonderful blog, I am a freelance business writer on the go meeting clients. My day includes bags, many bags. I leave the house every morning with a purse, a laptop case, a diaper bag, and three boys with backpacks. Finally, a company has come up with a way to streamline the amount of what I have to carry!

The minute I saw the Cosmo Tote by Susanne Maddux I wanted one. It is a diaper bag that is so much more than a diaper bag. The tote was designed by Susanne Pierce Maddux, an accomplished product designer who has done work for Apple Computer, Nike, and Sony, to meet the needs of today's mom on the go.

Susanne designed the bag after the birth of her son Cosmo when she decided to create the ultimate baby bag for the uncompromising fashion-savvy Mom. The Cosmo tote can rival many of today's handbags in the style department and comes with compartments for baby's must haves, such as bottle, changing pad, diapers, wipes as well as Mom's necessities like, cell phone, sunglasses and even a laptop. The tote comes in six fashionable color combinations and a nylon wipe and wash interior.

The Cosmo Tote can easily take today's mom from the park to the playgroup to the office and back home without compromising moms style. Check them out today at Susanne Maddux.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

New For Baby: The Hip Baby's First Wardrobe

It always comes down to the details. That's how you can tell if a baby product is really great. For New For Baby, the eye to detail is evident down to the packaging.

New for Baby has created a line of comfortable and hip baby clothing that is perfect for newborn life. The clothes are tag-free, come with snap closures for easy changes, and are ideal for mixing-and-matching. The best part is that New for Baby has been designed by two fashion savvy moms to truly fit the needs of newborn babies and moms.

The New for Baby deluxe gift set was included in the recent Emmy Awards gift bags. The deluxe gift set includes 15 of their most popular items packaged in an adorable pique garmet bag tied with a striped ribbon and is valued at $186. They also sell smaller gift sets which would make a perfect shower gift! Each gift set is available in boy (blue), girl (pink), or unisex (green) options.

Knuckleheads: Clothing with Boys in Mind

As a mom of three (maybe four) little boys, my heart melts everytime I go into a baby boutique and see the gorgeous clothes they make for little girls. I anxiously look around for something unique and stylish for the boys and am always left a little disappointed. They just don't make enough stylish clothes for little boys.

I am not a fan of the traditional baby clothes with the little puppies, fire engines, and dinosaurs. I love my clothes to have a little flare and I try to pass that down to they boys wherever I can. I was delighted to come across Knuckleheads which has created a line of clothing just for today's very young men with a vintage flare.

Whether it's their cool greaser jeans, the funky lounge sets, the retro shirts, or the rockin' jackets you'll find something great for your little man at Knuckleheads!

Britney Spears and Gwyneth Paltrow recently were gifted pieces from their collection and a friend of Reese Witherspoon purchased an outfit for Deacon!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Cariboo Bassinets: Welcoming Baby in Style

Every new baby needs a special home in those first few weeks (or months) home from the hospital. Many new parents opt to have a smaller bassinet that fits in either the nursery or the master bedroom for baby's first sleeping space.

Cariboo has created a distinctive line of stylish bassinets that easily fit into today's decor flawlessly. Their sleek modern deisgn is perfect for the most stylish home decor and their size allows them to fit into limited space. They even have a foldable design that allows for easy mobility.

The bassinets are incredibly popular with celebrity moms including Jennifer Garner who purchased one last winter for Violet. Mariska Hargitay also recently received one as a gift.

You can find Cariboo bassinets at many upscale baby boutiques or online retailers such as Modern Nursery and Babystyle

Friday, September 08, 2006

Dearjohnnies: Designer Hospital Gowns

If you've had a baby, you've probably had that moment when you are wearing that horrible, unflattering hospital gown that they hand you when you walk through the door and all of the sudden everyone wants to come and visit or worse... take pictures.

Dear Johnnies has come up with the perfect solution for the hospital fashionistas. They have come up with a stylish, comfortable hospital gown perfect for the new mom. The gowns are also designed to meet the needs of the medical staff who will be continually checking you for the first day or two with snap-down sleeves for breastfeeding and ease of access for medical attention. These stylish gowns are designed with your comfort in mind and cans can be worn during labor, throughout your hospital stay and at home during the weeks to follow.

Plus, you won't have to wear the same hospital gown that was worn the day before by someone else giving birth!

Just because you're giving birth doesn't mean you can't look good doing it.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Georgie Tee's: Finding the Humor in Pregnancy

If there's anytime in your life that you could use a sense of humor it's when your pregnant. Your body takes a form that is uncomfortable and unknown, strangers touch you, you don't know what is going to happen next (literally!)

Georgie Tee's has found a way to put that humor into a new line of maternity and baby tees.

My favorites for mom include: "no longer childproof", "does this shirt make me look fat", and "make babies not war". For babies, I love: "bald is beautiful", "heavy drinker", and "swinger."

They even sell sets for twins -- always a favorite of mine!!!

The Monarch Nursery Chair: Cuddle Central

Every new mom needs a little extra support and we found it in the Monarch Nursery Chair.

The chair was designed by a furniture design professor specifically to meet the needs of nursing women. It's unique design has a low seat that raises mom's lap and give extra support for the baby. Although designed for mom, dad will also find this the ideal place for story or cuddle time. The seat is extra wide to leave room for older siblings to enjoy story time too!

These stylish chairs come in twelve fabric choices and two leg styles so it will find a home in almost every nursery. The upholstery has been designed for life with baby and has a wipe-clean surface that is virtually stain and waterproof.

You can find this wonderful chair at Poshtots, Hip Baby Gear, and Modern Nursery.