Posted by Vered on November 23 2010
Continuing our search from last week for baby gifts that are not just useful to new parents but are also beautiful and affordable, here are five more perfect baby gifts:
Hooded Bath Towels
A must-have for a newborn to help keep them warm after a bath, the Trend Lab hooded bath towels come in many fun patterns for baby girls and baby boys. At just $18, this is a very affordable gift, and of course you can get two of them, or pair a hooded towel with another gift.
Washcloth and Burp Cloths Sets
Babies need tons of washcloths and burp cloths! We love the Trend Lab Dr. Seuss ABC bouquet wash cloth set, a five-pack wash cloth set that features fun, modern prints on one side and terry on the other side. Each wash cloth measures 8" x 8". Cost is less than $12 per set.
A Pretty Storage Caddy
With a baby in the house, the new mom will have so many supplies, including diapers, lotions and creams, wipes, a suction bulb and more. Help her neatly store and carry these items from room to room with this super useful, gorgeous storage caddy. Price: $25.
A Play Mat
Play mats are great because they help baby learn to stretch, grab and play. We love the Nursery to Go Ladybug Lucy Play Mat Set – it is made of 100 % cotton and is machine washable. The Toys are attached with velcro and contain tiny rattles. The toys are also removable and washable. And you can add your own toys! At just under $50, this gift is still quite affordable.
Receiving blankets are very useful to new parents. Get them a few of these beautiful pique with Satin trim receiving blankets from Trend Lab ($10 each). Blankets measure 36" x 36" and are available with blue or pink satin trim.
Posted by TinyTotties on November 17 2010
We are pleased to announce two new baby bedding lines that we are adding to our collection.
Bananafish Baby Bedding
TinyTotties.com is an authorized retailer of Bananafish baby bedding. Since its founding over 15 years ago, Bananafish has become a leading manufacturer of infant crib bedding and nursery decor. By tapping into global design resources, they bring the latest in trends and style to our product line, while maintaining a balanced collection that appeals to both traditional and contemporary tastes.
Here are a few of our favorite Bananafish baby bedding sets.
Add a touch of glamour and class to your baby’s nursery with the Bailey 4-piece Baby Bedding Set. A rich brown damask design is complemented by aqua and brown stripes, and the comforter is accented with cuddly plush. Set includes comforter, crib sheet, bumper and dust ruffle.
Add a touch of glamour and class to your baby’s nursery with the Brooke 4-piece Baby Bedding Set. A rich brown damask design is complemented by pink and brown stripes, and the comforter is accented with cuddly plush. Set includes comforter, crib sheet, bumper and dust ruffle.
Sophisticated yet soft, the Love Bird baby bedding collection by Lucky Duck Studios will enchant all little girls. Embroidered birds, leaves and flowers embellish the lovely pink and yellow tones of this delightful crib set, which includes comforter, crib sheet, bumper and dust ruffle.
Daniel Baby Bedding offers classic styling perfect for any little boy. Solid shades of blue are complemented with blue and tan stripes on the comforter, bumper, and crib skirt for a clean and boyish look. Set includes comforter, crib sheet, bumper and dust ruffle.
Lambs & Ivy Baby Bedding
TinyTotties.com is an authorized retailer of Lambs & Ivy baby bedding. Lambs & Ivy manufacture the highest quality bedding, accessories, and gifts. They have built a solid reputation for leading the industry in innovative and unique products. They are committed to the design and creation of a loving and safe nursery filled with fantasy and wonder for every baby.
For over 30 years, they have dedicated their selves to being in tune with the changing trends and tastes of new parents.
Here are a few of our favorite Lambs & Ivy baby bedding sets.
Come join the fun with our cute jungle animals as they play on a background of rich textured fabrics. Our sweet elephant is embroidered with multi-colored dots; the furry playful monkey is surrounded with colorful leaves; and our friendly alligator is so huggable that we offer him as a plush toy too. The “perfect fit” 4 piece bumper reverses to soft suede and the wonderful stripped dust ruffle is trimmed in ribbed velour. These adorable animals come to life on our tiered musical mobile and sculptured lamp.
The Jungle Story 6pc set includes a comforter, crib bumper, sheet, dust ruffle, valance and a diaper stacker.
Lollipop Jungle features whimsical animals in bold jewel tones. This contemporary approach to a traditional jungle motif has rich textured fabrics with large appliquéd animals, a trendy skin print, polka dots and interactive features on the comforter.
The Lollipop Jungle 5pc set includes a comforter, crib bumper, sheet, dust ruffle and a diaper stacker.
This charming collection features a rich color palette of plums, lavenders, rose, pink, and crisp white. Textures include soft suede, honeycomb velour, boa, corduroy, and shiny satin.
The Luv Bugs 4pc set includes a comforter, crib bumper, sheet and dust ruffle.
A fun contemporary design of dots, circles, swirls and butterflies in raspberry, cherry, plum and lime. Soft suede fabrics, shiny satin embroidery, velours and fine wale corduroy coordinate together in this stylish collection. Our unique butterfly lamp with its fantasy foliage and dotted shade will light up the nursery. The 5-piece silhouette butterfly wall décor along with the wall appliqués of dots, circles and butterflies is a great way to complete baby’s room.
The Raspberry Swirl 6pc set includes a comforter, crib bumper, sheet, dust ruffle, valance and a diaper stacker.
Contemporary silhouette musical notes and instruments set the stage for this trendy fun-filled collection. This 100% cotton collection is made with earth friendly dyes for environmentally conscious parents. Your little rock star will love the unique record style pillow, star studded guitar mobile and framed wall art. Made in the USA.
The Rock ;N Roll 4pc set includes a comforter, crib bumper, sheet and dust ruffle.
Posted by Vered on November 17 2010
The way we see it, the perfect baby gift has to be affordable, practical and beautiful. When selecting baby gifts, we insist on all three! So while a box of diapers would answer the first two requirements (affordable and practical), it does not answer the third, so cannot be considered a perfect baby gift.
Whether you need a gift for a baby shower or for the upcoming holiday season, here is our list of ten affordable, practical and beautiful baby gifts:
Not just any baby clothing of course, but a cute, stylish, and practical outfit such as this adorable baby girl outfit from Sweet Jojo Designs. At just under $30, this is a very affordable gift, too.
A Baby Gift Set
A gift set is a stylish and easy option that saves you a lot of time. We love the Max Dot 6 Piece Baby Gift Set, which includes a storage bin, a receiving blanket, and 4 Burp Cloths. At just under $38, this gift is, again, beautiful, practical and affordable!
A Diaper Cake
What a clever way to take something ugly-yet-useful and turn it into a pretty gift! The Trend Lab Maya Diaper Cake is made with a total of 40 Size 1 diapers and also includes a bodysuit (0-3 months size), a bib, three washcloths, and a burp cloth. Cost: $46
A Stylish Diaper Bag
This is a wonderful gift, because so many new moms struggle with the need to carry an ugly diaper bag everywhere. A stylish diaper bag is the perfect solution, and can be used as a shopping bag or a beach tote too! We love the Black White and Pink Stripe Large Tote Bag by Sweet Jojo Designs. Price: $29.
A Beautiful Nursing Cover
If you know the expectant mom is planning to nurse, give her a nursing cover! This will help her feel more comfortable when breastfeeding in public, and will also help keep baby from being distracted. At less than $15 per each, you can get her a couple of these.
Posted by Vered on November 10 2010
On our last post, we have discussed the need many of us feel to be stylish even though we’re now moms. This has inspired us to briefly discuss fashion. While this is admittedly not a fashion blog, it IS a blog that caters to moms and discusses issues that preoccupy moms, and the topic of finding clothes that are cute and stylish, yet comfortable, and preferably affordable, is always a hot topic with moms.
Our own belief is that “jeans and a T-shirt” is a fine choice for moms, especially because the jeans can be stylish, and the T-shirt can be cute and flattering. We’re not big fans of the “sweats and T-shirt” look though. It’s unflattering for most women (and men!), so even if you haven’t lost the baby weight yet, we think it’s better to wear a larger-size “real” pants than choose sweats.
One of our favorite outfits for moms is boot-cut, dark wash, mid-rise jeans – these are classic, timeless, and flattering on almost any figure; a cute tee with cap sleeves or bell sleeves; and ballet flats. For comfort, it’s best if the flats are not completely flat but rather have a 0.5-inch heel, and you should also make sure they feature a padded sole.
The outfits featured in the photo above are both from Bluefly.com, so despite being designer outfits, they’re not very expensive (about $150 for an entire outfit). Both are practical, comfortable, and stylish!
If designer clothes, even on sale, are out of your budget, don’t forget that Target now offers a wonderful line of clothes for women, including many classic, stylish options.
Whether “being stylish” is a top priority for you or not, it’s good to know that there ARE options out there for moms who would like to find a way to incorporate “sensible,” “fabulous” and “affordable” into a single outfit.
Posted by Vered on November 03 2010
When that tiny baby is born, your priorities shift, and rightly so. There’s nothing more important than the health and safety of your baby, and your own needs do take second place. But even though you’re now a mom, you’re also a person, and a woman, and in fact taking care of yourself and being happy with yourself will help you to be a better mom.
When it comes to style, it’s really up to you. Whether we are moms or not, being stylish is a top priority for some of us, while others couldn’t care less. This is fine! Totally your choice. But if you happen to be one of the women who care a lot about style, parenting is going to present some unique challenges.
You probably already know that becoming a mom does not HAVE to equal changing to a “sensible” hairstyle, wearing sensible shoes and “mom jeans.” There ARE options out there that are fabulous just as much as they are comfortable, and – this goes without saying – machine washable!
But what about that giant diaper bag? Do you have to use one of those bulky, ugly things from now on? Not at all! You can find stylish, pretty diaper bags, so pretty in fact that even when you don’t need to use a diaper bag anymore, you will still use them as a beach tote, or for shopping and running errands.
Take a look at the diaper bags by Sweet Jojo Designs shown in the photo above. Gorgeous, aren’t they? And they are roomy enough to contain everything you could possibly need, including diapers, a changing mat, a diaper cream, wipes, a change of clothes for baby, and a few Ziploc bags.
Sometimes, when we talk about how you can be a mom and still retain your sense of style, some moms respond with, “But I don’t care about being stylish!” and this is 100% acceptable. But we would like to point out that for the moms who do feel it’s a priority, there are options out there – so don’t give up on something that’s important to you.