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    It all ends with Z

    Monday, August 30th, 2010

    Welcome back to the last installment of our fun playtime with the alphabet. From A to Z we have got you covered at Babybox. Verily we roll along to…

    V is for vanity and a very special place this will be. This Josie vanity will last from your little girl’s tot to teen years! Mom just might be jealous of this beautiful piece of furniture where your little girl can admire herself in the round mirror any time she wants. She will value it as much as you value her.

    W is for wooden wall letters and we’ve got lots of these! You can choose from any letter of the alphabet to decorate your child’s room in a variety of colors, fonts and styles. Whether you want a letter, monogram, your little one’s name  or simply a meaningful word, look no further than here to find exactly what you require to perfectly finish off  your child’s room.

    , that shy little letter. You give us X-rays, xylophones, and even our friend Xavier. You may not get much prominence in the alphabet game, but we couldn’t play without you. So give extra, exuberant, excited exclamations to the letter X and all it exudes.

    Y is for yellow. Yes, you knew that was coming. You will see this bright yellow deluxe toy truck pedal car coming a mile away as well. Just like the originals, our tow truck is made of heavy gauge steel and is ready for hours of play. Inspired by the famous and highly collectible “sad face” vehicles of the 1940′s, it is true in all details. Years of enjoyment will come behind the wheel of this yellow beauty. Yeehaw!

    Z is for Zebra and we’ve got something for you here! Check out this zebra stripe gift wrap to wrap up your gifts with. This zany  personalized gift wrap adds zest to  a gift above the rest.

    Sadly, coming to Z also wraps up our alphabet extravaganza. Hope you have enjoyed travelling from A to Z with us here at Babybox. It has been a fun letter journey for us too! Come back soon to see where else we take you…

    Time for the baby shower

    Friday, August 27th, 2010

    It is one of the most exciting times in a young woman’s life; a first pregnancy. Anticipation is felt in every swish and kick of the little life that is busy growing in her belly. You can see the glow in her eyes, as she dreams and plans for the future. Everyone around her can see it and feel it. As the days pass and her mid-section grows, the pampering mounts, until it peaks with the baby shower. Of course, baby’s arrival will see a whole new set of love pour forth, but this is a wonderful time to start presenting gifts to the new baby to come. So break out the balloons, round up some games and order the cake. It is time to spoil the new Mama to be.

    Before anyone even gets there, some planning needs to occur. While gifts for Mom and baby will be arriving by the droves, it is nice to have a few things for the guests at the shower. This enchanted baby shower favor is reminiscent of centuries past, the arrival of a beautiful coach often brought with it the mystery of its contents. In fairy tales, the captivating carriage brought beautifully attired people to the ball. In our “Enchanted Carriage” Favor Boxes, you decide the wonderful surprise these elegant coaches bring to your guests. Fill them with chocolates, Jordan almonds, cinnamon hearts or whatever your heart desires.

    The guests might have some questions about what the new Mama needs. With so many choices available, why not try a gift basket? Give the gift of a baby gift basket and make any new mom or dad very happy. Babybox has put together a collection of some wonderful baby items and placed them all together in a canvas crate than can be personalized with a baby’s first name or classic “baby”. Not only will the contents be a welcome surprise to any new or expectant mom, but the canvas crate can be used again and again. This sturdy stainless steel frame is covered with canvas and is perfect for toys, book or just about anything. You can feel confidant that your gift will be appreciated and well loved.

    Everyone is buying for the baby, so why not buy a special gift for Mom? The Peakcock Market Sling is a favorite of chic moms everywhere. The simplified design – one seamless piece of fabric without buckles, belts or straps—is snug, sleek and easy to wear. The inside lining, made from super-soft brushed 100% organic jersey cotton, is gentle against baby’s delicate skin. Not only are they beautiful, but our slings are practical too: just toss in the washing machine and they get better looking with every wash.

    Of course we all know that once baby arrives nothing is certain, but one thing; Poop! Yes, the darling angels will sleep and eat on their own schedules, regardless of Mom and Dad’s wishes and wants. Prayers for schedules to one day match theirs can often seem like pipe dreams, but diapers are a mainstay for a long time to come. A gift of this elegant diaper cake, might elicit laughter, but you know the appreciation will be a certainty. Bloomers Baby Diaper Cakes offer a fresh, simple and modern design and are offered in a variety of styles/colors and sizes. All cakes arrive on a silver scalloped cake platter, are decorated with silk flowers of your choice, and topped with a lovely porcelain “abc” baby block before being wrapped in white tulle, tied with a satin bow, and secured with an old-fashioned diaper pin. When you present this beautiful and very practical gift you know that your gift is the topping on the cake of a wonderful and very special day in the expectant woman’s life.  Her baby shower will be remembered for a long time to come.

    Once Upon a Time…

    Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

    Once upon a time there lived a  beautiful princess. She was the apple of her Mother’s eye. With love her mother dressed her in the best clothes she could find. This Girl’s Party Dress with Silk Sash was but one of the pretty and classic additions to her closet. Made from 100% silk and fully lined, this dress will become one of your favorites as well. Features include, buttons down the back with a matching sash. If your princess wants one too, know that it is available in pink, red or white with additional sashes in pink, mocha, red, white or blue.

    This princess was pampered with all things divine, from her clothes to the very bed she slept in. The very elegant Cherubini Bed by Art For Kids is sure to bring sweet dreams to any princess’s night. The meticulously handcrafted four poster head board and footboard will enhance your room and have your little one feeling so special. Truly, she will feel like a Queen on this bed.

    We all know that every princess needs one other integral piece to rule her land. Yes, she must have a crown! What better than the Abigail bed crown by Villa Bella. It features decorative accents of carved roses and garland and spiraling ribbons. This one of a kind piece is finished by hand by a team of trained artisans and delicately brush-finished to produce an authentic reproduction. This stunning bed crown is sure to be treasured for years to come. For an extra special touch, beautiful Swarovsky rhinestones can be added to the crown. This is the topping on the cake to a divine space for any little princess.

    So snuggle her into her royal room and pull the covers up tight. Doodlefish Princess Kid Bedding is the perfect way to make your darling’s room complete. The classic motif is done in a special way. The set is adorned with pink velvet flowers on blush faux silk that are perfectly paired with petit diamond pink and green checks all topped with lots of ruffles. The three piece twin bedding set includes a reversible duvet, bed skirt and standard sham. The four piece full and queen sets include a reversible duvet, bed skirt, and 2 standard shams. Add more shams, pillows or window valances as extras to complete this look. This is truly a magnificient collection. One that your princess will love as her royal days unfold.

    And yes, this reminder isn’t necessary, but certainly doesn’t hurt. All princesses deserve a bit of art to hang in their realm,  don’t they?

    ABCs: Part 3

    Monday, August 23rd, 2010

    Onward and upward on our alphabet Odyssey!

    O is for Oopsy daisy. Yes, that means Fine Art for Kids.  With more than 35 artists and over 300 works of art you can feel good about selecting some of this beauitful artwork, especially as a portion of annual sales are donated to charities that directly assist children.

    P is for personalized. Yup,  we’ve got you covered here. Choose from personalized burp cloths to baby clothes, from personalized plates to pillows. If you want that special gift that just says YOU, then Babybox is the place to be for personalized anything.

    Q. While Q is sometimes a hard letter to come up with words for, you will never fail to come up with a word when you discover Q Collection Junior’s line of children’s furniture and crib bedding. It  is one of the newest collections at Q Collection has been known for creating beautifully designed furniture and textiles that are safe for people and safe for the planet. The entire line of children’s furniture and bedding is made to the toughest environmental standards anywhere. Everything is designed to eliminate anything harmful or toxic in the products themselves, or in the way they’re made. Truth is, no furniture company does more to protect our children and their planet than Q Collection Junior.

    Relax, R is for rocking chair where we nestle each night. Race into my arms, where we can rock to your hearts delight.

    sigh. S is for sleep sack and this one is super cute! You will wonder how you could ever get along without one once baby is snuggled close next to you.

    T is for toys! I am sure you knew that was coming. Babybox has one for everyone on your list, so check out their toy selection quick to keep the fun running.

    U is for umbrellas, as in every life a little rain must fall. With your own personal monogrammed umbrella though, the rain will only bring smiles, as you won’t be able to wait to bring out your snazzy outerwear accessory. Until next time keep those feet of yours tapping in the puddles of life.

    Growing a little more every day

    Friday, August 20th, 2010

    “A pinch for an inch”, as the saying goes.

    Well, your little tyke must feel like a pin cushion then, as they just seem to shoot up overnight some days. You can keep track with this handy dandy growth chart. This Oopsy daisy “Playground” growth chart with the picture of children playing will look wonderful in any nursery or child’s room. Your little one is going to grow quickly, so celebrate every magical milestone with this wonderful growth chart! Measuring 12″ x 42″, it is enough to take you all the way from infant to late toddler years. Along the way, there’s pure fun — the chart features whimsical images in eye-catching colors to compliment every child’s room. Five decorative colored nails are included to make tacking it up a snap, and a decorative grosgrain ribbon adds a festive touch. It can even be personalized with your child’s name, so they can be proud to show every inch they have grown along the way.

    With all that growing going on, there is more places than the growth chart to note it. You know how quickly they grow out of their clothes. It seems like some outfits are worn once, then miraculously shrink in the wash and are just too darn small to be worn again. While you might blame it on the dryer, you really know that it  may simply be  just another growth spurt. So when you get that favorite sweet pima cotton shirt featuring a delicate lettuce leaf ruffled edge, you know you have to buy more than one. You are lucky as it is available in an assortment of colors to match any outfit, as well as sizes from 6 months all the way up to size 8! So stock up and you might get the chance to see it on more than one occasion.

    All that growth might seem to amount to never-ending money to shell out, but Babybox has a solution.  The perfect way to save a penny or two while your little weed seems to be outgrowing everything in their path is this beautiful wooden convertible crib. The Isabella built to grow crib by Stanley Young America features carved spindles on three sides, a solid back with a curved shape and open sides, giving an open and airy appearance to this sturdy crib. The back and sides of the design feature graceful curves.  You can bring beauty and delight into your child’s life with the enchanting Isabella Collection.

    Take your child from infancy to their teenage years with this Young America Built to Grow crib. Crafted to take the demands of childhood with grace and style, this crib converts safely and with ease to a toddler bed then a daybed and finally a full-sized bed. Plan for today, but be prepared for tomorrow. While the baby years might seem to last forever, we know all to well that little ones grow up faster than we could ever dream. Keep track of it all, as you watch them grow a little more every day.

    I Can’t Sleep

    Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

    As the day slowly winds to a close, you wish your little one sweet dreams, tuck them into bed with a kiss and head for the door. In a perfect world, the little darling would drift off to sleep with a heavenly smile on their face. We all know that is not always the reality though. Why not try some of these tricks to encourage a good night’s sleep.

    After the lullabies have been sung, try this unique gift; a soothing nightlight for peaceful sleep. Float away in peaceful slumber under Twilight Turtle’s beautiful star-filled sky.

    Cloud B Twilight Turtle is an award winning baby gift, guaranteed to make your child very happy and want to go to bed. Twilight Turtle, the first and only plush planetarium ever created, gently transforms nurseries and bedrooms into a starry sanctuary that comforts and calms children and adults alike. From within his plastic shell, Twilight Turtle projects a complete starry night sky onto the walls and ceiling of any room. Twilight comes with three soothing color options blue, green, and white to create magical, tranquil environments that are ideal for helping children of all ages fall asleep easier.

    Twilight Turtle is more than just a soothing bedtime companion, he is also an interactive and educational toy. Within the star pattern are 8 actual constellations. Parents can sit with their children and identify these major constellations using the wonderfully illustrated Twilight Turtle Star Guide. It sure beats most any other night light you are going to find and almost guarantees your child begging to head for bed.

    Well, you’ve got them in their room and memorized the stars in the sky, but you know a book is always a must. Pulling out the My Heritage Book again will produce those grins you want. It is a joy for both of you to read and discover more about yourselves and your heritage. Learning about where your ancestors came via the beautiful illustrations in this hardcover book will only serve to bring you closer together. With the memories you make reading it, it just might become an heirloom piece to hand down to the grandchildren down the road.

    The road has a long way to go yet though. Before you can dream of grandchildren, you need junior to close their sleepy eyes for this night. When your voice cannot croak out another tune or the repertoire of lullabies seems to run dry, fall back on these never-fail CDs. You know that when their stuffy is tucked under their arm and a warm kiss is lingering on their cheek that Sleepy Baby will work its magic. The other CDs  in the music for babies cd gift set will come in handy tomorrow, but for right now the day is done. So hit play and sneak out to let the soothing sounds of night reign on another evening spent.

    ABCs Part 2

    Monday, August 16th, 2010

    H is for “hello” to new baby bliss.
    Here is a  Christening Gown to welcome the little miss.

    I is for “I love you”. I can say it in so many ways.
    A kiss, a hug, my passing glance; they all speak volumes of my praise.

    J is for a jumper that you wear to have fun.

    K is for a  kangaroo that hops out of this picture to play with everyone.

    L reminds us to “listen”, as the stories will be plentiful and  sometimes even true. Also to always “love” the tiny creature that is YOU!

    M is for the mat where you play and make merry.
    Enjoy this time as the days do not tarry!

    N is for nursery; the center of your world. Where you sleep, dress and play, make sure the space is a perfect place. Need I say more?

    Hospital Essentials

    Friday, August 13th, 2010

    Pack your bags, as the baby is coming! Hurry up now, there’s not a moment to spare. Whatever should you take though? Here are a few items to consider;

    • onesies
    • cuddly hat for that sensitive newborn head
    • baby blanket
    • diaper bag stuffed with the mandatory diapers of course
    • baby book to write down all those sweet memories before they are lost to the sleepless nights to come
    • camera and/or video recorder to capture every special moment of your new baby’s arrival
    • phone book so that Daddy can call all those anxious well-wishers that your new baby has arrived

    Want some suggestions? We thought you would never ask!

    Why not try these beautiful baby blankets. Swaddle Designs make some of the best receiving blankets available. This is one of our most popular newborn baby blankets. Every new parent knows that swaddling a baby is one of the first things you are taught before leaving the hospital. Now with the exclusive 1-2-3 Swaddle Tip Tag, the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket makes it easy. Securely swaddling a baby helps them feel safe, cozy and relaxed. The double napped blanket also offers a soft decorative non-slip finished edge for added functionality and style points.

    Here is a baby book extraordinaire! This 104-page new edition of the old Mother Stork’s Baby Book includes the original illustrations by Albertine Randall Wheelan and the gentle words of several well-known poets including Lewis Carroll, Eugene Field and Robert Louis Stevenson. Mother Stork’s Baby Book offers 50 categories in which to organize your baby’s earliest information and ample room to mount your favorite images and keepsakes. It also makes a perfect gift since it’s wonderful for a baby boy or girl.

    Why shop just anywhere for baby’s first hat? At Babybox you can find these little hats to keep babies head warm with this cotton beanie hat set. Ultra soft white cotton, gentle for baby’s head and finished with an embroidered initial in either pink or blue. Perfect for your precious newborn.

    You probably received plenty at the baby shower, but if you didn’t then take a look at this little onesie. This beautiful high quality 100% pima cotton one piece is an essential for any baby. Snap closure at crotch. Luxurious soft cotton, perfect next to a baby’s skin and finished with a three letter monogram or single initial. Worth picking up another, just because.

    You could probably snag a few more items, but of course you still need to stow them somewhere. You cannot leave the hospital without the fashion accessory that will be a part of your life for years to come. Yes,  we are talking about the diaper bag. The sprout classic tote set has everything you want in a diaper bag. It is made of microfiber, a wipeable fabric, which is convenient for easy clean up and closes with an easy magnetic snap. It comes with a coordinating changing pad, cosmetic bag, and wristlet. A great gift for the mom on the go. There are plenty more diaper bags to choose from though, if you want another one or just something different. It will be a staple in your life, so you better make sure you like it. So stuff it full and get prepared, as baby is on the way!


    Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

    The magic of the alphabet tickles many. I hope you are tickled by the beginning of this version;

    A is for album where we place all your pictures.

    B is for Babybox; the best place to buy baby’s needs!

    C is for crib where I lay you at night.

    D is for dolly that you cuddle so tight.

    E is for elephant that elicits a giggle.

    F is for furniture, of which Babybox has tonnes! Come take a look. You’ll be glad you did.

    G is for Gee, I really like this site! Perhaps I’ll come back again and see what else I can find…

    Day is Done

    Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

    The sun sets
    and shadows creep
    across the lawn
    with today’s last leap.

    A yawn escapes
    your tiny smile
    as pajamas swaddle
    you in style.

    Lullabies croon of
    love held bright
    as moon rays peak
    in window’s night.

    Oh what may
    tomorrow hold
    when promises speak
    of joys untold.

    Good night sweet one.

    Sleep tight.

    poem written by

    Katherine Krige

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