Posted by TinyTotties on July 02 2012
So you’re having a girl! How exciting. Now it’s time to plan for you latest addition, and first off, it’s time to decorate your baby girl’s nursery.
Designing a nursery doesn’t come easy to a lot of people. There are so many trends, color schemes, and designs to choose from – in fact, planning for a baby girl doesn’t necessarily mean buying everything pink anymore! (Although there’s certainly nothing wrong with that).
If you’d like to think outside of the box, consider leading with a bold print, like a zebra crib bedding set. This one from Sweet Jojo Designs is very popular for baby girls. It’s certainly non-traditional but it still has the cuteness akin to baby girls. Consider matching the bedding set with a pink zebra hamper, perfect for all those changings your bound to make in the middle of the night. But if you’d like to mix in something without the print, we’d recommend a solid pink, like this Butterfly Pink and Orange Fabric Memo Board, perfect for hanging all of the photos you’ll take of your precious baby girl.
If you opt for a bold print on your bedding set, we recommend going with a solid color on your walls. Too many patterns could make you dizzy! A good idea is to choose a soft, neutral color for your walls, like cream or off-white. Then, you can match your curtains to the bedding without going overboard on your themed color or pattern.
What do you think? Do you prefer softer designs for your nurseries, or do you opt for the bold and the beautiful? Take to our Facebook Page and share your baby girl nursery photos!
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Posted by TinyTotties on December 30 2010
When your baby starts climbing out of the crib on their own you know its time to switch from the crib to the toddler bed. This transition is a big step in a child’s life and if you aren’t careful it can lead to sleepless nights and a cranky baby. Here are some important tips to keep in mind as you make the switch.
Wait Until Your Child is Ready- Don’t rush making the switch. Many children stay in their cribs until they almost 3, or even older. Once your child is potty trained, you should consider switching or if they are very active and could injure themselves in the crib. Otherwise wait until they are ready. There is no need to rush your child into a bed.
Be Careful if Switching for Baby- If you are putting your child into a bed so that you can use the crib for a new baby, be very careful. Children tend to get very attached to their crib and may become jealous or resentful of a new baby if they see them taking over their crib and their parent’s attention at the same time. Make sure that you keep your child’s feelings in mind and that you realize that the arrival of a new baby can be a very stressful time especially when combined with new sleeping arrangements.
Let Them Help You Choose- Your child is much more likely to enjoy their new bed if they have some input into the bed that is selected. Of course, don’t give them complete freedom to choose the new bed or they might not choose a safe bed or one that is in your budget. Instead choose 2 or 3 beds that you could be happy with and let your child make the final choice. They may also like their new bed more if you let them choose the theme of their toddler bedding.
Be Patient- Switching from a bed to a crib will take time and you need to be patient throughout the process. As you start introducing the new bed to your child let them bring along favorite toys and don’t force them to sleep in the bed until they are ready.
Your baby is growing up. Switching from a crib into a toddler bed is a big step in your child’s life. By following these tips you can have a successful transition and can enjoy watching your child become more independent.
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 August 25 2010
When buying baby bedding, always insist on the following:
1. Affordability. This is definitely your number one priority when shopping for baby bedding. After all, you need at least two sets (young babies manage to wet and soil bedding even when wearing a diaper!) so cost is a major factor.
2. Quality. As much as you want to save, quality is obviously very important when it comes to crib bedding. Ideally, you want a combination of quality and affordability. In other words, you want value.
3. Softness. Babies’ skin is very sensitive. You want your baby to be cool and comfortable when she sleeps. The last thing you want it to put her to sleep on a scratchy sheet that will keep her up!
4. Uniqueness. Are you tired of baby bedding sets that all look the same? We are too! Decorating the nursery is fun, and part of that is the bedding. You don’t want your baby’s room to look exactly like hundreds, or thousand, of other rooms.
5. Beauty. When you purchase baby bedding you want rich colors and beautiful designs. Why should you compromise on less, when beautiful, affordable designs are available to you?
6. Ease of Care. This one is HUGE. If this is not your first baby, you already know that doing loads upon loads of laundry is part of life with a baby. If this is your first child, just trust us – you want those sheets to be washable, machine dryable and as wrinkle free as possible when you remove them from the dryer.
7. 100% Cotton. Cotton will keep your baby cool and comfortable and will help avoid perspiring and overheating. It’s the ideal fabric, regardless of the season.
8. Part of the General Room Décor . If you can find baby bedding sets that coordinate with your general nursery décor, that would make your life super easy. Some baby bedding designers, such as Sweet Jojo Designs (LINK), offer general décor items that match their bedding sets.
Posted by TinyTotties on April 02 2010
Decorating the nursery is so much fun, and a big part of it is buying cute crib bedding. The crib tends to be the center of attention in most nurseries, so getting the best crib bedding obviously becomes an important part of decorating your baby’s room.
When choosing crib bedding, you obviously want bedding that looks great, but you should remember that quality is important too. Your most important consideration is of course safety: crib bedding must fit the crib mattress snugly. Therefore, it’s important to avoid buying flimsy sheets that won’t stay put, or using crib sheets that are too large or too small. Check the size before you wash the bedding, so that you can return it if it’s the wrong size.
When it comes to baby bedding fabric, cotton is the best choice for several reasons:
Cotton crib bedding is generally machine washable. The last thing you want is to deal with hand washing when you have a baby. Crib bedding absolutely must be machine washable (check the label before buying), and ideally, you should also be able to tumble dry it. While most labels will instruct you to wash in cold water, I have found that washing in warm water is fine, and gets tough stains out better than a cold setting.
Cotton crib bedding is soft. Cotton is softer than synthetic fabrics. Synthetics may have a slightly rough or scratchy feel. Babies have extremely delicate skin and need the softest bedding to avoid skin irritation. In addition, cotton will do a better job of helping your baby to stay cool and avoid overheating and sweating.
Cotton is great if your baby has eczema. Unfortunately, a growing number of children are born with eczema each year. If your baby suffers from eczema, it’s imperative that her skin does not become irritated. Along with using gentle, fragrance-free soaps and detergents and moisturizing her skin often, you should use cotton baby bedding – it is breathable and soft, which makes it gentler on the skin than synthetic fabrics.
Cotton crib bedding is affordable. You can go the designer route of course and purchase high thread count, designer baby bedding, but generally speaking, cotton crib bedding is very affordable, which means you can easily buy several crib sheets – and this is important, since your baby will make countless messes during those first few months!
The bottom line: when looking for crib bedding, make sure you focus on quality first, and don’t settle for bedding that looks great but is of a lower quality. Cotton crib bedding usually offer the best value, because it is affordable and suited for a baby’s delicate skin. Try to stay away from synthetic fabrics, regardless of how pretty they are.
Posted by TinyTotties on December 10 2009
Wild West Bedding
by Sweet Jojo Designs
A Western theme is always fun. Daring cowboys, fearless cowgirls, the adventure, hope and excitement of the gold rush… everything about the culture and history of the Wild West is so exciting! Bring a taste of the Wild West into your child’s room with our gorgeous Western bedding sets for babies and for children.
When it comes to Western bedding sets for girls, our hands down favorite is the beautiful Western Cowgirl 9-Piece Crib Bedding Set by Sweet Jojo Designs. We love the color combination of bold pink, brown and blue, and we adore the pattern – horseshoes, sheriff stars and cow print.
For boys, the Western Juvenile Bedding Set by Doodlefish is absolutely adorable. It has a fuzzy cow fabric and fringe that makes this western set adorable and cuddly for your little tough guy! Don’t forget to complete the look with the Western Cowboy Embroidered Pillow and with the gorgeous Western valance.