6 Swaddle lines we j'adore ♥ November 14 2016, 0 Comments

    

  

 

We are all about presentation and love a beautiful swaddle. Just a few years ago these light weight blankets, with the exception of a few brands, was quite limited style wise. In the last few years adorable designs and brands have popped up which is always the fun part of our job. Here are 6 that we are loving.

1. Land Of Nod : We are big fans of Land Of Nod and especially love these freehand 100% cotton muslin swaddles by artist Ashley Goldberg. Perfect gift for mom to be. 

2. Little Unicorn : A sweet new brand of baby essentials. These swaddles are just so darn cute! No wonder they seem to sell out of these unique designs. Dino Friends and Ground Patrol (shown).

3. :  This handmade swaddle from this available on Etsy is designed in one of my favorite prints, Buffalo. So Brooklyn.

4. Buttermilk Babies : Kitshy and unique Buttermilk Babies is in step of the cool parent who wants their baby to reflect their style or personality. These swaddles from the Signature Series includes Zoonicorns, Gemstones, Knuckle Sandwich and Graffiti. This line knows how to keep baby swaddled and have fun.

5. Kaydee Baby: Organic Muslin Cotton Swaddle Blankets are soft, natural and perfectly gender neutral with this cool design.

6. Aden + Anais : One cannot do a swaddle line and not include the one of the best. We are always ohhing and ahhing when picking through  Aden + Anais swaddles. They also do not miss a beat in the design department...you can find some of their classics design and other such as this Sienne Siesta made of soft rayon from bamboo makes it a must on the registry.Also love this design at Wild Was Mama.

 

Photo: Spearmintlove.com, Hedgehog Swaddle 

 

 


5 A-mazing baby gadgets January 19 2016, 0 Comments

 

When I first had my son I didn't have many gadgets as I was determine to not gather clutter. Fast forward 6 months and I had 'stuff'. These things..simply put made my life easier and we all need a little (safe) shortcuts) when juggling a little one.  Whether you are getting ready for baby or in the midst of baby/toddler stage, here are 5 item/gadgets that we feel are a bit of a life saver. 

 

 

1. I wish I knew of this gadget when my some was a baby for giving him medicine was hell. Medicine and liquid remains seperate until baby starts using. The Adiri MD+ Nurser via Drugstore.com

2. Trust me your baby is going to crazy things with their paci so one with a shield is a smart way to assure less germs in their mouth. RaZbaby Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier - Finley Clown Fish via Diapers.com

3. Swollen gums and new teeth can find some relief with this cool disk. great when out and about and baby is fussy from teething as it chills instantly in cold water. Oh, That Baby! Toofeze via Wee Babe

4. Us city moms love these sorts of gadgets as we walk everywhere and especially in winter everything is cold. This self warming bottle will warm in 4 mintues. Also perfect for those middle of the night feedings. iiamo Go Self Warming Baby Bottle Blue/Green via Amazon

5. Boogie pulling. It's gonna happen and you have to get them out. This genius nasal aspirator is a must to get your baby's mucus out..allowing baby to breathe better. BoogiePully Baby Nasal Aspirator via Amazon

 

Photo: Of hearth and home/ Sarah Hart

 

 


7 Amazing Space Savers for Baby. November 09 2015, 0 Comments

       

 

Living in tight spaces is pretty normal for us city dwellers however it can be even more challenging if you are gearing up for your first baby. Here are 7 items that do not take too much space.

1. This table is a bit of an investment but worth it if design and saving space is a priority in your home. NOGA Changing Table via Charlie Crane.

2. This collapsible tub is designed to expand and grow from newborn to toddlerhood. It stores easily which is a plus when you start seeing all the baby gadgets start to pile up. Boon Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub via Giggle.

3. Living in New York I've met my share of parents who converted a closet into a baby nursery. The Alma Mini Crib is much smaller than a standard-sized crib, it also folds for storage when not using. Since the mattress is mini the Alma Mini Body-Fit Spring Mattress can also be purchasedBloom Alma Mini Crib via Giggle.

4. When space is really tight or just looking for an highchair that will not overwhelm the dinner table this  highchair clips to almost any table up to 3.5" thick. The plus is ultra-light and easy to install. Inglesina 2010 Fast Table Chair - Fiamma via Diapers.com.

5. Designed for toddler beds however this can be used to store on a changing table or even on a hanger in a closet with some daily essentials such as babywipes, q-tips. STICKAT Bed pocket via IKEA (available in stores only).

6. This little gadget will hold most stroller models up to 40 pounds making it a perfect tool for small homes/apartments where any space is precious. StrollAway Over the Door Stroller Storage Hanger( Available in white) via Amazon.

7. A great buy if you wish to move the bassinet from one spot to another or stash away when you have company. Chicco Lullago Portable Bassinet via Target.

 


Pregnancy coat/babywearing September 14 2015, 0 Comments

East Coast weather still mystifies me...as soon as Labor Day has come and gone the promise of a new season starts to trickle in. Last week the weather was in the 80-90's now we are at a cool 60/70's. Which means Erica who is at 38 weeks is not only very pregnant ...girlfriend needs a jacket for now as well as soon as she has the baby. Enter Finside. This European brand, that is now being sold in our lovely land sent MB a smartly designed jacket geared towards expecting mothers. With it's add-on belly extension this allows coverage while baby wearing as the attachment works as part of the jacket.

As an editor I have seen many 'pregnancy' jackets/coats, albeit they look well design they don't always have the right touches to really work for a pregnant mama. This KIELO  trench coat is breathable, waterproof and windproof which when you are wearing your baby in breezy to crazy weather this is what you'll need. The added benefit is that it is fitted...tapered on top and room from breastbone down. Who wants boxy when 9 1/2 months pregnant? Erica's favorite part is that it is surprisingly lightweight and warm, although we feel it can be an investment for some it definitely has the quality to be long lasting which is one of those pieces we recommend adding to your wish list.

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