Posted by TinyTotties on November 24 2009
We are so excited about this new line of baby bedding and kids’ bedding! This is exactly the kind of bedding we like to offer to our customers – beautiful and high quality.
To celebrate the addition of this beautiful product line, we are offering all TinyTotties’ customers 10% off all Kathy Ireland Home products ordered by January 31, 2010. So be sure to check out these gorgeous items before the sale ends!
“Thank You Baby” offers a complete line of infant and children bedding and accessories. The company’s products reflect its strong belief in high quality and in superior selection.
“Thank you Baby” is all about the kids – their comfort, their imagination and their spirit. The company’s founders believe that our children are our blessings, and are inspired by the simple spirit of childhood. The company’s products are made to reflect that wonderful childhood spirit.
Sweetie Blue Dot 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set
Kathy Ireland Home by Thank You Baby
So what are our favorite “Thank You Baby” bedding sets? It’s a tough choice. One of the cutest designs, in our opinion, is the Sweetie Blue Dot 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set. This set is the perfect example of the “Thank you Baby” unique style. It includes a crib bumper, a crib quilt, a crib sheet, and a crib skirt. Made from 100% cotton with a 200-thread count, the set offers superior quality and a gorgeous look. The luxurious feeling of the items combined with the elegant look create a truly unique experience for your baby – and for you!
Your little baby girl will adore the sweet Forever Blossoms 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set. This crib bedding set features a sweet floral pattern that looks decidedly girly, but never cutesy or cluttered. The 4-piece crib bumper features different patterns on each side, which allows you to create a completely different look by simply turning the sections. Made from luxurious materials, this bedding set will brighten up any nursery, especially if you add a few of the matching accessories. We love the lampshade!
“Thank You Baby” Children's Bedding are beautiful and offer superior quality and a clean look. Boys love the Madison Boy Children's Bedding Set because it looks so very grownup!
The set is available in a Twin and in Full Size. The Twin Set comes with a comforter, a bed skirt, and a standard pillowcase. The Full Set comes with a comforter, a bed skirt, and two standard pillowcases. Add a matching window valance and a set of canvas art to complete the look.
Madison Girl Children's Bedding Set
Kathy Ireland Home by Thank You Baby
For girls, you can’t go wrong with the Madison Girl Children's Bedding Set. The combination of black, gray, white and pink is truly spectacular. The interesting pattern features circles, dots and stripes. The sophisticated wall art and the beautiful gathered drapes complete the modern-yet-girly-look. Fabulous!
“Thank you Baby” offer unique, useful accessories to complement their bedding sets. One of our favorite accessories is wall letters. The “Opposites Pink Letter Art” goes beautifully with the Madison Girl Children's Bedding Set and “The Walk” wall letters are a perfect match for The Walk 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set.
We also love “Thank You Baby” toy bags. Toy bags are incredibly useful in the nursery, and these toy bags are also pretty! One of our favorite toy bags is the Opposites Blue toy bag, which comes with welted or scalloped edges and side ties and attaches easily to cribs and toddler beds.
Of course, we shouldn’t forget the diaper stackers! Another genius accessory that prevents clutter and chaos in the nursery, Thank You baby’s diaper stackers come in beautiful designs that complement their bedding sets, such as the Sweetie Blue Dot diaper stacker and the Forever Blossoms diaper stacker.
We are very grateful to be able to feature the Kathy Ireland Home by Thank You Baby bedding sets in our store, because the company’s values align so perfectly with our own values. We both believe that baby’s and children’s products should always be unique, sophisticated, high quality - and affordable.
Posted by TinyTotties on November 11 2009
Babies are expensive, but many parents don’t really think about it before deciding to have a baby. I know I didn’t! I was quite surprised to learn how expensive those first twelve months can be.
Of course, going for it without worrying too much about the cost is very human and not necessarily such a bad thing: having a baby is an emotional decision just as much as it is a financial decision.
Still, before even trying to conceive, it’s a good idea to sit down and try to figure out how much of your income will go towards raising your baby.
Major baby-related expenses every couple needs to consider
Prenatal healthcare. This can get expensive if you end up with a high-risk pregnancy, which requires many doctor visits, tests and even hospitalization. This may or may not be covered by insurance, and if it’s covered – it may be just partially covered. Check your insurance policy before trying to conceive. If you chose a policy in the past that doesn’t offer maternity benefits in at attempt to lower your premiums, you may want to reconsider that decision now.
Delivery. The nationwide average expense for all deliveries was $6,898 in 2006, the most recent year available from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s annual medical-expense survey. Of course, a normal pregnancy and delivery will cost less than a high-risk pregnancy and a C-Section, and you should also be aware that in some regions and in certain hospitals you will end up paying significantly more. Check to see if your hospital would be willing to give you an estimate.
Well baby visits and vaccinations during the first year. Again, these will hopefully be covered by insurance but check to make sure. You will also start paying more in health premiums – a policy that covers an entire family can cost significantly more than an individual or a couple’s policy. Of course, if your baby has medical issues, medical costs will be much higher.
Baby supplies for the first year include diapers, wipes, formula and bottles if you’re not exclusively breastfeeding, a breast pump if you are, baby food, special soaps, lotions and detergents, towels and crib bedding.
Big-ticket baby items may include setting up the nursery and buying a crib, a stroller and a car seat. This is the bare minimum: many parents buy lots of toys, books, DVDs and gadgets to stimulate their baby and keep her occupied.
Baby clothes are irresistible and are fun to buy, but the costs can really add up, especially because babies grow out of their clothes so fast.
Childcare or loss of income. One of your biggest expenses after having a baby is paying for childcare. If one of you stays at home you may not need childcare, but you should still factor in loss of income.
When you add up all of these costs, the result can be staggering. But life is not just about money! Expanding your family and having children is one of life’s most profound experiences. There’s no need to give up on having a baby because of the cost, but ideally, you should be prepared.
Try to get at least a general idea of how much having and raising your baby is going to cost in your region during the first year and considering your individual health and insurance situation. Then – if at all possible – try to have that amount set aside in a separate savings account. Just like you need to prepare your body for pregnancy, you should also prepare your finances.