Archive for June, 2010
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Just as the waves of the ocean lull us into contemplation and comfort, so too does the back and forth movement of this lovely bassinet. Your baby will be reminded of their recent home in your womb, as they lay in the Cariboo Gentle Motions Bassinet in Mahogany. It is as innovative as it is stylish. The bassinet hangs from a folding stand which allows parents to easily rock babies back to sleep. The Gentle Motions™ bassinet also rocks gently according to baby’s own movement. The straps can be adjusted so colicky babies can sleep with their heads elevated. For parents transitioning their baby out of the bassinet into a crib, the bassinet can be removed from the folding stand and attached to the rails of a crib for an easier move into the nursery. The bassinet fabric zips off and is machine washable for easy care and cleaning. The Gentle Motions™ Bassinet is also environmentally friendly, made from sustainable New Zealand Radiata wood. It is a lovely way to introduce and sustain movement for your little one.
When you both need a space for the comfort of movement together, you can transfer to this stunning rocking chair.The slipcovered Emma Chair from Taylor Scott is one of our favorites. Elegant rolled back and charming style will make this piece the center focus of your nursery or child’s bedroom. The chair features both the soothing movement of a glider and swivels for convenience. Chair features white goose down wrapped cushions and goose down blend back cushions for maximum comfort and turned wood legs. The ultimate in luxury. For convenience, all of Taylor Scott’s slipcovered furniture pieces are made with slipcovers that are easy to remove and can be machine washed and dried. Just the thing for a space that can sometimes be hard to keep clean, as your little one moves around more and more.
At the point when your tiny baby starts to outgrow swaddling clothes and tightly held arms to sway them, introduce another way for them to rock to their hearts content. This fabulous rocking chair by the Netto Furniture Collection is a great way for your little one to enjoy themself. Rufus the Polar Bear features white lacquer, veneered plywood and natural oak. Made in the E.U. It is sure to enliven your room and bring smiles to everyone’s face. We all need to move. Help your little person’s movements be just right for them.
Monday, June 28th, 2010
The first touch of your baby’s hand is a blissful moment that steals your heart. Nothing can compare to staring into your little one’s eyes for that very first time. As you quickly come to realize though, there are many firsts along the way. The first smile comes along just when lack of sleep is leaving you at your most vulnerable. It melts your heart and makes all those sleepless nights seem not so bad. Before you know it your baby is rolling over for the first time, holding their head up, crawling and taking those first tentative steps. It is truly amazing how fast time seems to pass in a baby’s first year.
While some images are ingrained into your brain forever, other moments can become fuzzy with time. The best way to remember all of these wonderful moments is to write them down. Baby’s First Book has 24 whimsical pages to fill with memories of your precious little one. There are twenty four printed pages chronicling the events leading up to the big day and baby’s first year including;
How mom and dad met
The baby shower
The big day
Height and weight chart
Left foot/right foot print
Baby Mementos page with envelope
And many more pages for all those important times in your baby’s life!
Sometimes a book just does not have enough space to hold all the mementos that you accumulate though. In that case, this hand painted blue star keepsake box is perfect for keeping your little boy’s most precious memories. Baby’s cards, pictures, silver spoon, first rattle or birth announcement – they can all fit easily into this special box. The piece will add a special warmth to your baby’s room. Finely crafted from 100% poplar wood, this chest is hand painted and can be personalized with your child’s initials and/or name.
There are a few things that are so precious that they deserve their own storage space. A baby’s first tooth and first hair curl are treasured keepsakes. To you they are priceless treasures; why not keep them in our elegant sterling silver boxes, safe and protected. This wonderful baby gift set includes:
First Curl Box
The top of the box is decorated with a cherub holding a curl of hair. The inside contains one pink and one blue ribbon to tie the curl with.
First Tooth Box
The top of the box is decorated with a gold-plated tooth fairy holding her wand atop the lid. This petite keepsake is just the right size to tuck under a pillow. Both measures 1 1/2″ tall, Diameter 3/4″.
The one first that seems to hold the most significance though is the first birthday. Your little baby has grown and learned so much over their first year, as have you. The first birthday is a milestone that deserves to be recognized and celebrated. This “my first birthday” hand painted frame is the perfect birthday gift for any baby. Hand painted, white-washed frame is made with acid free double mats in ecru and blue. Frame fits either a 3 x 5 or 4 x 6 photograph. The silly smiles you are blessed with today will be with you forever in this cute little frame you will cherish for years to come. There will be many more firsts, but the first year deserves to be remembered forever.
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Yes, summer is officially here. With temperatures rising and the school bell rung for the final time, now is the time to enjoy all there is to do during summer vacations. My favorite stop is to the beach. Children cannot resist the lure of picking up sea shells with the lull of ocean’s waves in the background. Truth be told, neither can I. This large shoulder basket bag is inspired by the sea, adorned as it is with a starfish detailing. It is a handy item to tote along to the beach as there is lots of room for sunscreen, a bottle of water, your camera for taking photos of your little ones playing on the shore, and maybe a good book in case you get a moment to relax yourself. Ha, ha, good luck with that!
With your book quickly forgotten, it is time to dive right into the day. The best wear for the beach is swim ware of course, so pull on your bikini. Well, maybe a tankini to hide the reminders that may be still lingering on your mid-section from your baby’s time spent there. Don’t let that stop you from dressing your bundle of fun up cute though. The Emma Floral bathing suit by MN Bird is darling. The pink dotted tank suit with ruffle is made from from 85% Nylon and 15% Spandex and is comfortable and pretty. It has spaghetti straps that cross at back giving it a stylish and feminine look. For the ultimate set for your little girl, add the matching white bucket hat. This versatile bucket hat is designed from 100% cotton and protects little faces from the sun. Functional and stylish, even while playing hard at the beach!
Ultimately the day must come to an end though. As the sun sets on a perfect day, it is time to pack up all the new found shells, beach toys and gather up the wet towels and bathing suits. If you don’t want to jam the wet suits in with your camera and book, here is a solution. Take along the don’t go changing clothes holder. It is the perfect place to keep wet items you want to keep separate, as it has a waterproof liner. There is hope that you might return to your book one day.
While the day might fade into memories, you can enjoy the feelings any time with this “A Day At The Beach” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Mari Takabayashi. It brings the fun and frolic from the beach right into your child’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. It can even be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. It makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house, so that the beach fun will continue to last for many moons to come.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Going on a lion hunt;
This precious little lion layette set is absolutely adorable. The set includes a side tie long sleeve shirt trimmed in picot, matching pant, and beanie hat. Available in your choice of blue, yellow, or pink embroidered lion. Perfect outfit for welcoming baby home.
Gonna catch a big one;
These lion sneakers are super for your little boy or girl. Each denim shoe has a handpainted lion at the toe, and is finished with coordinating curly orange laces. Designed with a strong durable sole, these shoes are perfect for your active child. Also makes a great baby gift and wonderful addition to any wardrobe.
I’m not scared;
This “Rauri The Lion Powder Blue ” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Meghann O’Hara brings the King of the jungle into your little one’s room. Rauri the lion powder blue has the picture of a lion with the blue background which makes the lion look more colorful and unique. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. Each canvas is decoratively finished along the 3/4 inch thick sides. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designer’s biography comes attached at the back.
Look at all the flowers;
This hand knitted and crocheted baby blanket comes with a crocheted toy attached by a crocheted string to the inside of the pocket (so it will never get lost). Wrap your little one in the cozy, colorfully striped blanket and let them sleep happily with cuddly lion at their side. Your new baby will find not only comfort but companionship with their new Lion Pocket Blanket.
This fun lion makes a fluffy soft addition to a child’s collection of plush toys. We love its sweet grin and floppy body. His fuzzy mane is especially cute.
Monday, June 21st, 2010
Yeah, school’s out! Summer has officially arrived. You can start planning trips to the beach, picnics in the park and lazy days by the pool. While the excitement is crisp now, make sure that you are ready for those rainy days or the dreaded days when the only thing that comes out of little junior’s mouth is “I’m bored!“. Stock up on fun craft projects that will keep everyone laughing the summer away.
Here is a fun project that will be remembered for a long time to come; wearable art! Celebrate your little artists’ creations by wearing them on this fabulous 100% cotton twill shirt. Your child is always so proud when he/she makes something; here is a great way to show off to the world what they drew. Your child will be excited when they see Mommy wearing their designs and you will feel proud as well. Your child’s original artwork will be processed with our fabric house on each shirt and will be sized proportionately to shirt size. Just send in your artwork on 8 1/2 x 11 or smaller. Don’t worry about losing the original masterpiece, as it will be returned with the finished product. Now get drawing!
While your masterpiece is drying pull out some other fun activities to entertain the little ones. Grab puzzles, instruments, or even the keys to their very own car. The fun will never stop and neither will the smiles.
At the end of the day maybe your little ones would rather do some reading in their down time though. Here is a special treat for them. This personalized Heritage Book is a unique personalized children’s book celebrating heritage. These personalized books make the perfect baby gift, birthday gift, holiday gift, and other special occasion gift for children of all ages. Our kids grow up in a country rich in culture, heritage, tradition and religion. This amazing, personalized book series helps children learn about, engage and share their ancestries with another. My Heritage Book not only helps instill tolerance of others but also promotes a sense of identity about one’s own cultures and traditions.
In today’s world, while Americans are surrounded by different cultures, languages, customs, traditions, and food, some of the traditions of their own heritage may be forgotten. In this personalized book, children can learn about the countries their ancestors came from and some of the traditions they brought to America. Developed to help teach children that these differences are a part of heritage and that their own heritages should be embraced. By making their initial cultural explorations personal, we hope that their journey will become that much more interesting and fun!
So welcome summer in and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Friday, June 18th, 2010
Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddy’s out there celebrating being a parent. Becoming a parent is one of the biggest joys offered in life. It is such a privilege to bring a child into the world and raise it with love. Daddies are special guys that help attach band-aids, teach children new skills, provide a back for horsey rides and a myriad of other things. He is a hard worker and today is his day to receive his dues. Pull out all the stops and impress him with a present that shows you are thinking of him.
This father’s day, why not offer the new Daddy some style when it is his turn to tote around the diaper bag. The SKIP*HOP corduroy duo is the diaper bag for savvy and stylish parents. Its groundbreaking strapping system lets it move smoothly from stroller to shoulder, and its clean, modern design looks fantastic on both moms and dads. No more pink, frilly flowers for him.
This duo is designed to clip neatly and securely over the arms of any stroller, then easily convert to an over-the-shoulder messenger-style bag. Its multitude of pockets and compartments easily organizes diapers, bottles, sippy cups, food and toys, while keeping mom and dad’s phone, PDA, wallet and keys safe and dry. It even comes with a waterproof changing pad, so parents are always prepared. Made from water resistant corduroy, the duo is water resistant, cleans up easily and will last for years. Combining versatility and innovation in a highly functional diaper bag, the duo provides exceptional value for families who appreciate flexibility and style. If this one just doesn’t say him though, check out the rest of the selection at Babybox. You are bound to find the perfect fit.
After the diaper is on and adjusted, it is time to play! Daddy will not be able to resist these cute baseball gloves. Welcome a new baby to the Big League of Life with this commemorative Nokona glove! Available in Pale Pink, Baby Blue, Dark Blue, Natural or Red with the infant’s name and birth date custom embroidered into this 9 inch glove. Handcrafted out of Top Grain cowhide by the 75 year old Nokona Athletic Goods Company, this custom embroidered glove will mark the birth of your little ballplayer to be. The smiles will be contagious as Daddy plays with his little star, so be prepared with the camera.
When you print off those pictures, you will want to put them in an extra special frame. The ‘Daddy and Me’ Frame is perfect for placing those father/son and father/daughter photos. The sweet and simple design features “Daddy and Me” across the top and a coordinating ribbon on the side of the frame. Personalize the bottom part of the frame to make it extra special with place and/or date. He will cherish the love and memories for a lifetime. Three cheers to Daddies everywhere!
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Is it play time at your house? Let the games begin! The Flower Power tee pee by Tee Pee for Me is a very well made, heirloom-quality, handcrafted tee pee that will set your child’s imagination free. Quickly turn playtime into a fantasy land. Safe and durable, these colorful teepees are lightweight and festive. They come completely assembled and can be set up or taken down in seconds. Whether it’s off to Grandma’s house for the day, playing in the den or providing a little outdoor shade, these versatile tee pees offer a special sanctum for your child to play, read or rest. Sufficiently sized at 66″H x 60″ diameter, there’s enough space for friends and pets! A smash hit with celebrity moms! These tee pees make a great gift of fun for the family.
Perhaps your children want to make their own fort. What better way than to pull out the blankets and start building. All children love to create a space of their own to go and hide. How many hours and days can be filled under the cover of imagination? This race car baby blanket is perfect for a blanket fort. The reversible blanket is made of 100% cotton knit and will last a lifetime. This blanket is very soft and becomes softer with washing. While it may be perfect for the stroller, crib or travel, you just know it will be the first one grabbed when the fort is ready to be made.
So grab your wiggle worm and wiggle under your fort walls. Personalized Wiggleworm Dolls are a fun toy for boys and girls. The sweetly designed doll is soft, cuddly and adorable. The 100% cotton hand-knit toy with zany stripes and bright hues, are the perfect combination of color and imagination. A perfect size for a snuggly retreat. A perfect friend for fort building fun.
Monday, June 14th, 2010
The blood pounds Red
in my chest
as I gaze upon you
You with blue eyes that sparkle
like the stars in the sky
On the white canvas
of my mind.
A few lines inspired by love of country and the little eyes found in the hand painted american flag frame.
Flag day approaches and the RED, WHITE and BLUE just cannot get out of my mind. Wave your flag up high, so everyone can see. Take in a parade and enjoy the day. If the fun lasts through to evening be prepared. It can still be cool out so pack a sweater. The best way to show your pride is by donning your favorite colors. Celebrate America with this classic American Flag Sweater. Hand knit from 100% soft cotton, this pullover sweater is of excellent quality and workmanship. A classic American flag covers the front of this sweater, sure to look adorable on any baby. It makes for a wonderful gift for any proud young American that can be worn all year long.
While your pride may last all year long, energy levels eventually fade at the end of the day. When you are tired of the festivities, head on home with a song in your heart. No need to tuck the flags away at the end of the night though. Celebrate your spirit with the Americana sleigh crib by Sweet Beginnings. It brings a patriotic theme to your little one’s room. The crib features stars and stripes and custom details. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. This crib is heirloom quality and sure to be enjoyed for years to come. Truly a beautiful way to say I am proud to be an American.
Friday, June 11th, 2010
Happy Birthday little one! Your arrival was anticipated with joy. Now that you are here we ask, “Who is this little person who has just come into my life?” Only time will tell, or will it? Some say that there is more to the moment of birth than just the moment. The particular day, month, and year all mean something. For example in the Chinese culture, the year holds great significance as to who a person is. 2010 is the year of the Tiger.
Introduce the Chinese Zodiac with this Oopsy Daisy “Chinese Zodiac” mural banner. It portrays the Chinese zodiac signs in a colorful and exciting way by showing the relevant animals along with it. This canvas mural banner is easily wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. This is the ideal surface for kid’s room as there is no glass to break! This comes ready to hang with the decorative nails and grommets in four corners. You may also choose to decoratively display your Oopsy daisy canvas mural banner with our fun ball hooks (set of 4) available in blue, white or pink. The backplate mounts on the wall and ceramic knob unscrews to allow you to easily remove the art from the wall. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room or playroom. This mural banner is designed by Donna Ingemanson. The biography of the designer is included with each piece.
There are others that feel the month holds significance to personality traits. When is your birthday?
ARIES – March 21 to April 19
TAURES – April 20 to May 20
GEMINI – May 21 to June 21
CANCER – June 22 to July 22
LEO – July 23 to August 22
VIRGO – August 23 – September 22
LIBRA – September 23 to October 22
SCORPIO – October 23 to November 21
SAGITTARIUS – November 22 to December 23
CAPRICORN – December 24 to January 19
AQUARIUS – January 20 to February 18
PISCES – February 19 to March 20
To celebrate, here each unique zodiac sign baby blanket features your baby’s astrological sign and has a keepsake nametag and astrological sign description. Hang this beautiful piece on the wall for a special reminder for years to come.
Another cute way to celebrate a new birth and new life is by dressing up baby in these adorable boxed onesies. They make a perfect shower gift. Each is made from 100% cotton and carries an astrological sign and description to match. Sweet illustrations and unique packaging make this extra special. Just like your unique and special individual. A little insight is wonderful, but you know that love shines through regardless of any labels. Whatever zodiac symbol you call your own, let Babybox help to decorate your world with the sign.
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Take a wander through the children’s section of any department store and you might ohh and ahh over the cute little outfits for babies. Are they the perfect one for your little prince or princess though? Hmm, possibly. Now wander on over to Babybox and get a real WOW! There is an extensive selection of beautiful and stylish clothing with a quality bar none. For example, this sweet personalized dress is perfect for any little girl. Made in the USA with the highest quality pique fabric, this dress is perfect for spring and summer. With a high waist and snap shoulder closures, this precious outfit is not only adorable but practical as well. It slips on easily and you will enjoy watching your little girl prance around as a personalized princess!
You can even complete your outfit by adding the matching diaper cover, personalized with a single letter. Made with high quality Swiss imported pique fabric and trimmed with 100% cotton ric rac, these are a wardrobe staple that will also make a memorable gift. For a finishing touch, add a matching headband that is as comfortable as it is cute. Made with our pique fabric and finished with fabric covered elastic to create an adorable accessory that will stay in place during rest and play alike. This dress can be embroidered with a name, 3-letter monogram or single letter initial. You cannot get that just anywhere!
Now look at this item for your little man. The John John by Bella Bliss will look great on your little boy. The john john features front pockets and short pants and is available in several fabrics including: blue seersucker stripe, red seersucker stripe, navy seersucker stripe, blue soft check, kiwi soft check, navy soft check. Can be worn alone or with shirt underneath. Sizes 3m – 4 year. 3m – 24m have snap closure. A charming classic for your youngster.
If you are looking for something completely unique, look no further than these adorable baby sized scrubs. There is no problem prepping your child for medical school in these adorable Personalized Baby Scrubs. Made with a lightweight, soft, breathable cotton these scrubs are perfect for playtime, nap time, or for Halloween. These mini scrubs are genuine versions of what real doctors and nurses wear. With a faux drawstring pants and a snap shoulder closure on the shirt, these are not only adorable but practical as well. Available in a selection of colors, these Baby Scrubs are a great fit for any baby. Personalized with your child’s name and a selection of titles, including Dr., Nurse or M.D. Any title can be done! The list goes on and on for beautiful finds at Babybox. Why would you look anywhere else?