5 Baby Musts for Registry or Gifts March 31 2014

1. Carter’s onesies - I tried other brands.  They weren’t as soft, or as durable in the wash as the Carter’s.  They are sized really well.  And a onesie is a year round must have - as a layer in the winter and as a complete outfit in the summer.

2. Nowali cable knit moccasins - I loved these!  Warm, easy to put on, look adorable.  Great first walking shoes, or great to keep toes warm for pre-walkers.  I still use them for my kids as slippers.  Durable and cute.  

3. Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blankets - Soft.  Large.  Adorable prints.  I love this blankets!  Great for swaddling a newborn, covering a baby in a stroller while sleeping, and even a toddler can use one as a sheet.  I love the fabric, and the prints of these great blankets.    

4. Boon grass drying rack - This was my 3rd rack.  The first would tip over when I placed a bottle on one end (I used glass bottles, see below), the second was ok, but looked obnoxious on the counter and didn’t have enough spots for things.  Then I got this… first of all, it looks great - like a piece of art right next to the sink, second, it can hold bottles, nipples, collars, caps, pump accessories… it all just fits and works anywhere - no special place to put things, just plop them down and they all dry evenly.  

5. Lifefactory bottles - My first child was pretty much exclusively breastfed and I was cool with the occasional plastic bottle.  But, my second child never nursed (two long months of exclusively pumping for him before finally giving in and using formula) - I could literally feel the film on a plastic bottle.  I liked lifefactory because I love the look of them.  Cool.  Modern.  Great colors.  But the prices!  Oye.  So, I did try a less expensive glass bottle and it leaked all over.  Every time.  So, after a week, I broke down and bought one Lifefactory one.  And it was great.  No leaks.  Looked great.  So, I purchased a few more.  What I also love most about these bottles is that they can grow with you.  They sell a sippy cap and they sell solid caps (I even use them on occasion with a solid cap and just drink from the bottle).  A great investment.  

Erica Young has a MA in Early Childhood Education from New York University. She is currently a stay at home mom to a 4 year old pony loving ballerina and a 2 year old metrocard holding bus driver.



Babyli.st January 02 2013

When I help new moms with registry advice, what I find they stress about is that they want one thing from one place and another thing from another place and some clothing from this store but don’t want to register all over the place. So I’ve been on the lookout for a solution and I found it! 
Babylist is an amazing resource for mom who are looking to pull together registry items from more than one place. You can create your registry based on who has the best price for an item or at local stores in your area. It allows you search service providers as well and request meals when baby gets here. Wish I had known about this service when I got pregnant! 

Photo: I Heart Baking

Motherburg's 5 Registry Must Have's, shop the video... November 27 2012

1. Aden and Anais 4 pc Swaddle Set, $49.99

2. Magnificent Baby Sleep and PJ Set ($7hat not in photo) available in many styles $25-$30.

3. The First Year Sound Machine, $40

4. Mixie Baby Bottle $22.50

5. Flexi Bath and Insert $39, Insert $16.99

Wee Babe is located at: 131 north 4th street, Brooklyn, NY 11249, 347-763-0041

What ever baby wants, list of baby/newborn essentials October 30 2012

My sister in law Bee is pregnant and has been asking for some product suggestions- so expect to start seeing quite a few posts on all things newborn/baby here on MB. I forgot how much I love newborn clothes, so cute! A word about what is an essential, this list has some items that may feel pricey if you’re watching your money. You’re going to get those friends who want to get you something special. My registry was at Target, which surprised my fashion-y New york Friends, but I knew I was going to need certain baby items and I found Target to be a great resource for these items. My Brooklyn/New York friends? They ignored my registry and gave me beautiful toys from Paris, Japanese baby onesies, cashmere sweaters. I’m already plotting what Bee’s baby will have in her/his closet, budget be damn!

The List:

1. Keep those toes toasty with Egg by Susan Lazar Faux Booties via Giggle, $28. 

2. My son still cuddles up to his baby blankets, I really cherish them. Dream Blanket by Up Up  & Away via darling clementine, $49

3. I loved these little gown sets, I was a bit anti blanket when sleeping at the newborn stage and used these gowns and sleep-sacks. Circo Newborn Long-Sleeve 2 Pack via Target, $8.99

4. I know so many moms who newborns had such terrible reactions to diaper rash, to be safe I opted for the most natural. They also last forever- mum bub via darling clementine, $29.95

5. I cannot lie I loved all the little cozy sweaters for my little one, these sweaters are tucked away for a possible #2 or for when my boy has his own family. Ketiketa hand knit cholo via Sweet William, $178. Here is a fun cozy fleece to bundle in for under $10 at MB’s afordable kids stores Children Place.

6. These little bottoms are so perfect when you are still at home and want baby to wear a bit more then a onesie. Circo 2 pack pant via Target, $6.99

7. Cozy hats are a must, I bought some imitators and they frayed and baby had in mouth, not cool so made well is how I roll. My sister sent me a hat from Peru and C wore it all the time, it was perfect. Can’t go to Peru? Try Alpacca Solid Hat by Egg, $44.

8. I wish I had been more educated on the benefits of a wool cover bottom. Caribou Baby wasn’t open when I was pregnant thankfully it is now. Each time I walk in I learn more which is a wool bottom is a eco- friendly diaper and can also hold a diaper in at night. Sloomb Sustainablebabyish Knit Wool Covers via Caribou Baby, $42.95

9. I found having swaddles essential, it was the only way Charlie slept, tuck in like a little tamale! Mela Bamboo Swaddles via Giggle, pack of 3 for $45. Also Target has a 4 pack of the popular Aden & Anais for $35

10. I received the wool mittens as a hand me down, soon as my baby was done they went on to the next. I believe they are with baby#5. They are the only gloves we didn;t lose or could be torn off. So much warmth. Makie wool fleece baby mittens via Thumbeline, $15.40.

11. I am a sucker for anything Oeuf, these little booties will keep baby warm since thir made with alpaca. Perfect baby gift. Animal Booties via Oeuf, $48.

12. All my clothes would have been ruin if it had not been for burp cloths. I saved the fancy ones for when we were at restaurants or running around thus giving into the illusion that babies are TrèsChic, so Brooklyn. Mod About Baby Burp Cloths via Land Of Nod 2 pack for $20. 

13. Buy these, register for these, they are the best-trust me. Newborn Gerber White 5pk onesies via Target, $9.99.

Plum Gear October 24 2011

Not sure where/when/how I signed up for info on Plum Gear but I guess its viral now and everybody can join.

Plum Gear lets you rent kids clothing for as long as you need them for a small monthly fee based on how many pieces you take. It’s all name brand stuff like Rabbit Moon, Tea Collection and Petit Bateau.
The best parts: you don’t have to fret about rips or tears AND if you like it you can buy it!


Posted by: Jessica Glorieux
Photo by Natalie @ Elementary Art Fun