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    Mmmm, Cashmere

    Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

    The little patter of feet is music to your ears. It might be hard to hear in these cute little booties though. These 100% fine cashmere booties are luxurious and ultra soft. They will keep baby warm and stylish on those chilly nights to come. If you like the booties, you will adore the matching hat and mittens set (additional $84.00) too. They are simply exquisite and a must have to keep baby’s tootsie warm.

    If you are a lover of cashmere, you will have to have this sweater for your little girl as well. This cashmere wrap sweater is a sophisticated choice for the baby who has everything. It is made of  the softest Cashmere with a convenient wrap design on front. Who cannot resist the lure of the luxury of cashmere so close to the skin.

    You still can’t get enough? Then perhaps wrapping your little one up in a warm cashmere blanket will fill your needs. This cashmere baby blanket is a luxurious way to keep your baby warm and cozy. An adorable duckling covers the front of this luxurious single faced 100% cashmere blanket. These blankets & pillows are a baby’s first luxuries, made with love. Each blanket and pillow is made with 100% pure cashmere. Lavishly soft and cozy, each blanket comes with a matching pillow and promises to keep your little one comfortable and warm. They are designed using two cheerful complimentary colors of cashmere and finished with a charming appliqué. Too cute not to resist buying one, or maybe more!

    So what have we learned here today?  That cashmere is warm, soft, luxurious  and a must have for your baby’s closet. So drop by Babybox and see what else we have to fill your cashmere requirements right now while you still have all these warm and fuzzy thoughts still fresh in your mind.

    Chill In The Air

    Monday, September 27th, 2010

    There is a definite chill in the air now. September is winding down and Fall has officially begun. While the kids will still be able to get outside and play, you will find them at play inside a little more frequently now. Perhaps a few new toys are in order to keep you little ones entertained?

    Why not get crafty and pull out the crayons to surprise your little girl with this cute doodlebugz pink stripe crayon apron? The Crayon Apron comes complete with a pad of paper, perfectly sized for small hands, and 10 washable crayons. With an adjustable hook and loop closure in the back, not only is it easy to put on and take off, it can be worn even as the child grows! With personalization available, this gift is as irresistible as the little girl who will be wearing it.

    If imaginative play is more your little one’s style, they will love to receive a new play mail set that will be sure to provide hours of pretend fun! They can send pretend mail, postcards or parcels to Mom, dad, cat, doggie, brother, sister, boyfriend or girlfriend. Velcro system will let your child use the stamps or other mail pieces over and over again. The set includes 27 pieces, from a mailbox and flag, to a drawstring mail bag, shipping box, 3 postcards, 2 envelopes, 6 stamps, 6 address labels and even 6 messages. This set is sure to provide hours of fun and entertainment.

    If it is physical activity you are looking for, why not check out the blue pool bear activity mat for you baby? This versatile playmat will be a welcome addition. It’s an Activity Center with a 50cm inner pool diameter, three toys tucked into the inner ring. and the bottom pad provides comfort and peace of mind while providing a secure environment for your new arrival. As a bonus for Mom, the front side detaches easily with its large safety buttons and magnets to become a comfortable Nursing Pillow. As always, most everything Kaloo is front load machine washable and dryable, so you don’t have to worry about any spills or messes. With the front end off the Pool, it then converts into a playful Changing Station. That’s not all! In a final bit of cleverness, the pad can be completely detached (again via the Safety buttons and magnets) to become a Back Rest, for years of regular use. All of that in one attractive toy!

    Maybe the adventure can just live on in your child’s mind though. If you have an avid reader on your hands, they will love this personalized book. In My Very Own® Pirate Tale, entertaining sea creatures bring letters to spell out the name of the child whom they’ve chosen as the perfect first mate for the pirate ship. At the end of this swashbucklin’ adventure, your child’s name is revealed as the secret to opening the treasure. This keepsake book includes the child’s birth date and a dedication from you! This swashbuckling adventure is for boys and girls ages 0-10 with the pronouns changed appropriately from he/him to she/her. It even comes with a colorful gift box that serves as a book jacket to preserve the book for years to come. The book slides into the jacket to be stored safely on the shelf for years of adventure to come.

    Out With the Old; In With the New

    Friday, September 24th, 2010

    The changing of the seasons is a great time to go through your closets and clean out your drawers. Say goodbye to your shorts and tanks, and pull out those warm and fuzzy sweaters that you love so much. With growing children, this often means a trip to the store for a new wardrobe for the upcoming new season. Really, how is it that they grow so fast! Admit it though, it is a good excuse to go shopping.

    So, first things first, go through the drawers and pull out the shorts, capris, summer dresses and tank tops. While some items may not fit come the next warm day that swings around, many still will. Instead of shipping everything off to the Salvation Army, why not pack it away till Spring in the Alex Armoire by DucDuc. It is designed to meet all of your storage needs. It features a large storage drawer on the bottom, one side with two drawers and open storage space, and the other side with an adjustable hangbar and two adjustable shelves. It also has a  wire management in the  back. Just perfect for all your storage needs.

    Now that you have the summer stock put away, it is time to pull out the Autumn gear. If those sweaters are just too small, head over to Babybox and pick up some brand new ones for the season. Here is one of our newest and most popular personalized sweaters. Classic wide stripes with letter along the front make this a wonderful baby gift, toddler gift or back to school sweater for an older child. Made from soft 100% cotton and available in 22 different colors. Each sweater features your choice of stripe colors and single initial. Excellent quality and workmanship. This sweater looks great using two colors or adding a third color for the letter like navy and white stripes with red letter, or lime letter…or brown and white with pink letter..or denim and white with navy letter….your choices are endless.

    It is not too cold to go out and enjoy those fall colors though. Why not cuddle baby into the Chocolate Dots Bundle Bag by DwellStudio. It is a wonderful way to keep baby warm and snuggly in the carriage. This soft stroller cover features a bold circle pattern that is a signature motif for this fabulous collection. A great addition for a walk on a cool Fall or Winters day.

    Top it all off with the introduction back of outerwear. Yes, you might not need the snow suits yet, but you might as well find the mitts, scarves and hats. This personalized triple stripe knit hat with cozy ear flaps is a wonderful gift for any child. Made from soft 100% cotton and available in 22 different colors. Each hat features a classic stripe on the top in any two colors of your choice, a third complementing color is used for the base, and forth color is the monogram or name. As a finishing touch, each hat has tassles at the top. Convenient ties keep this hat in place on windy days or playing in the snow. It even has ear flaps to keep your little one warm and snuggly; Too cute! With all the new articles in your wardrobe, you will be plenty ready to welcome in the changing of the seasons.

    Bedtime Rituals

    Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

    Just before you turn out the light, make sure that all of babies needs are tended to. Does he have a dry diaper? Check! Does she have a full belly? Check! Have you read sufficient stories? Of course their favorite Farm Tails Plush Book by Jellycat was read. It is such a fun, colorful and playful book for baby to touch, feel and see. This adorable plush book is full of crinkly pages, soft & textured tails and playful prose. The textured book incorporates both tactile and cognitive skills with  no hard/sharp corners and no paper, making it perfect for infants and toddlers!

    Now, how about their blankie? Is it handy for little hands to grab when needed? No, well better rustle it up quick while you are thinking about it. This multi-colored quilt with assorted ‘old macdonald’ farm animals is a classic,  a delight to the eye and  is traditionally hand-quilted. As your baby grows and their favorite blanket is dragged from pillar to post, you will appreciate that the edges are finished by machine for long lasting durability. Your baby will appreciate that this quilt is made from soft, all natural cotton though, as they cuddle it close. While it is designed as a crib quilt, it also works great as a wall hanging or play throw. As with any hand-quilted item, each piece is an original, just like your little one; perfect!

    So with their blankie stuffed into little fingers, what else is missing? How about a quick spin of their mobile! This 13″ Old MacDonald Farm Mobile is the perfect thing to keep your baby’s attention, while lulling him or her to sleep. Soft plush animals and a velboa square hang and move to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”. This is the perfect gift for a boy or girl and is sure to be a hit with any baby or parent. Plus it goes perfectly with their Old McDonald blanket and farm book! Wonderful.

    Before you quietly close the door on your almost slumbering infant, check to make sure the tractor nightlight is plugged in under the oopsy daisy wall art – on the farm – by jill mcdonald. Yes, the theme here is clear with all the farm animals present and accounted for. Your bedtime rituals are done and you can blow kisses goodnight to your already sweetly sleeping baby. Good night!

    Call the Babysitter; It’s date night!

    Monday, September 20th, 2010

    When your baby is born life as you know it may seem to cease to exist, but eventually night feedings abate and sleep returns to a degree. Easing into new parenthood can be wonderful, but also an adjustment. While you certainly love your child, sometimes you still have to have make some time to yourself. That means allowing someone else to step in and help take over care, if only for an hour or so. Yes, it is time for the babysitter.

    Whether it be Grandma, Uncle Rob or the girl that lives up the street, you need to make sure that you are comfortable leaving your child in someone else’s hands. That means informing them where you are going, when you will be back and writing down the phone number where you can be reached in case of emergency.  Tacking your cell phone number onto this stylish Fabric memo boards is the perfect solution. While you can use it to display your favorite photos or memorabilia, it comes in very handy to have those notes for the babysitter prominently displayed as well. The large memo board is covered in high quality children’s fabric, then crisscrossed with a ribbon. You can choose from one of the many fabric choices to get one just right for your room.

    If you want to leave more detailed directions for the babysitter, then this is the perfect item for you. Instead of scrawling instructions on the kitchen notepad every time you hire a sitter, jot them down once and for all in “A Parent’s Journal for the Babysitter”. It is an extremely well-organized diary of all your baby’s routines, special likes, dislikes, and important phone numbers. It comes equipped with tabbed sections and categories ,and there’s even a separate pad for contact information and schedules. It’s so simple, stylish and useful, that this will be one of the most valuable tools you own. No more worries about leaving your child to new caregivers or visiting relatives.

    So once you have booked the sitter, the restaurant and your partner for that hot date night out, the only thing left to do is gussy up for the occasion. Slide into that little dress that you save just for moments like this and slip on those heels. When grabbing accessories, turn some heads with this silver Colette necklace. Ultra-feminine with a rocker vibe, this pastiche of braided reproduction pearls, silver-plated chains, and a CZ cupchain is all tied up with a pretty, blush grosgrain bow. If Tia Carrere can sport this gorgeous necklace with 18″ ribbon on each side, 14″ chain and pearl braid, and a self-tie closure, then certainly you can step out with confidence as well. Even actress Stephanie Pratt  wore this at an Award Show event! So if you are headed out for a special evening out why not pamper yourself all the way. With the babysitter in charge at home, enjoy your well deserved night out with flair.

    Bath Time!

    Friday, September 17th, 2010

    Bath Time!

    The sound of little feet racing down the hall in anticipation of bath time is enough to make anyone smile. Water splashing and bubbles flying through the air let you know that while cleaning is the point of the process, fun is what it is all about. So turn on the taps and watch the soap suds pop, as your little ones slide into bath time with glee.

    When water fills up the tub, you know it is going to get wild and raucous. Check to make sure the temperature of the water is safe (your elbow or the sensitive inner wrist are the best indicators of water temperature – if they get pink right away, it is too hot!), before letting your children jump in for their watery adventure. Before the whole bathroom gets soaked as well, pull the DwellStudio Paper Doll Shower Curtain across to contain some of the rain that will ensue. While this 100 % cotton percale  shower curtain is easy to care for, it will also bring a sense of charm to your bathroom. It may bring beauty to bath and shower time, but the best part is keeping the rest of the bathroom dry.

    After hair has been washed and the thousand and one bodies parts have been scrubbed, the real fun can begin. This Royal Jungle Turtle Bath Toy By Manhattan Toy is a fun filled activity that your child can enjoy during bath time. This bath time turtle is a puzzle that contains 4 shapes that will help young ones develop coordination. It also makes the sounds like a frog ! How can any little person resist the bright colors that make learning fun.

    When it is time to get out, you will be happy to have the Chocolate Dot Bath Mat by DwellStudio. The luxurious and absorbent 100% cotton mat features large contemporary chocolate dots on a white background. This new, plush double sided bath mat makes getting in and out of the bath a never ending game. Works great with DwellStudio Chocolate Dot bath items or by itself! As the water drips off little bodies, it will be soaked up by this soft mat that you will be happy to have.

    With hair finally towel-dried and brushed for bed, DwellStudio Paper Doll Bath wraps make a perfect fit. They are both soft and comfy, made just for sensitive young skin. It will make your little one feel all grown up while keeping them cozy and dry after bath time. Made of cotton percale and terry, this robe coordinates with Dwell’s latest bedding collections and make wonderful gifts! The perfect way to end the day as your clean and sleepy child toddles off to bed for the night.

    National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

    Map of Guatemala

    Ola! Bienvenido!

    Today is the start of  National Hispanic Heritage Month. “In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnsonto proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 by Congress to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), effective the following year. America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.” With Spanish being the second most common language in the United State after English, it is a perfect time to celebrate.

    Map of Nicaragua

    September 15 is the  anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. It is impossible not to recognize the influences that these countries have on the US. With such notables as Geraldo Rivera (broadcaster), Richie Valens (rock star), Luiz Walter Alvarez (Nobel Prize in Physics 1968), Carlos Santana (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee 1998), Rita Moreno (actress), Roberto Clemente (baseball player – Hall of Fame inductee 1973), Christy Turlington (supermodel) and Alberto Gonzales (US Attorney General 2005) amongst many others, there is a huge pride in being Hispanic.

    Map of Mexico

    A lovely way to celebrate  the pride you have  in your heritage is through giving the gift of the personalized children’s heritage book. You can select up to four countries that will be highlighted  for your American child. Along with maps, you will find information about the food, culture, traditions  and history of your selected countries. You can help your child see themselves in the broader light of a rich tapestry of heritage. Being able to identify themselves within a wider cultural group can be a wonderful learning opportunity. Best of all you can snuggle up close while you have fun learning interesting new facts.

    Flamenco Dancing

    Quinceañera

    Spanish Food

    Fall Colors

    Monday, September 13th, 2010

    It is hard to mistake the change in temperature to the air. Seemingly overnight Fall has crept up and begun to settle in. Frost speckles the grass in the morning. The late summer blooms are peaking and fall harvest is well under way. A few trees are even starting to show signs of changing colors. With the changing of the seasons, perhaps it is time for you to change up some colors in your world as well.

    Why not start with the lighting? The Gold 3 Arm Leaf & Flower chandelier W/Gold Embroidered Beaded Shades is dramatically eye-catching! This 3-arm gold pear-shaped chandelier is sprinkled with golden flowers reminiscent of many fall favorites and twinkling teardrop crystals. The golden embroidered silk with green vines is adorned with large amber beaded flowers and lined with matching dangling beads. Not only does it make a nice lighting accent for your room, but the golden colors reflect the seasons changes outside as well. The best part is that as the sun heads further South for the season, you will have all that many more reasons to turn on this beautiful chandelier and enjoy!

    Here, this “Fall Birdies” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Megan & Mendy Winborg features the fall seasons with all the birdies geared up. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kid rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Designed by artist Megan & Mendy Winborg and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back. Bring the Fall colors right into your little one’s room to appreciate.

    If you are in need of sleeping arrangements for your newborn and the Fall season is influencing you, look no further than here. The rich and golden hues of our Ella Bassinet will make any baby feel like royalty this season. The dupioni silk golden skirt, falling in sumptuous gathers to the floor, accented with a crisp white band and finished at the end with an oversized sash and bow. A ruffled hood in the same golden color is the crowning glory to this majestic masterpiece! The meaning of Ella is torch, bright light. This special set is just that, featuring soft golden tones.

    As the days and nights become cooler, another place you might notice the change is on your tootsies. Yes, it is time to out away the sandals I am afraid. A nice way to warm up your space is with a rug on the floor though. The DwellStudio Tree Rug is a stylish and fun addition to any room. Looking down to see the leaves changing color at your feet is certain to please. This finely made wool carpet in blue and green hues, adds a unique touch to your decor. The Multi Tree rug is designed to coordinate with the Dwell Studio bedding and crib collections or it works by itself! So warm up to the changing seasons by celebrating the Fall hues throughout your home.

    Meal Time – Let’s Eat!

    Friday, September 10th, 2010

    When your precious bundle arrives meal time is a fairly simple affair. Be they bottle or breast-fed, feedings are relatively easy. Time passes quickly though and before you know it, it is time to start introducing solids. Unless you want to be splattered by rice cereal or squash, you might want to invest in this sturdy high chair. The wooden high chair by designer Art for Kids (shown here in seashore theme) is just the right place for your little one to eat. The chair is available in many different hand painted motifs and finishes. Makes a great decorative and practical piece that both you and your child are sure to enjoy!

    Now that they are strapped in and ready to go, it is time for some damage control before it is too late. You’ll only make the mistake of forgetting a bib once. After that, it will be the first thing you reach for. So reach for these two piece bib sets by Caden Lane. They are available in all prints and colors. Measuring 9 x 18″, the bib set comes with two identical bibs in the same fabric print on one side and the soft minky material on the other side. We also offer bibs sold individually, which allows you to mix and match the different styles. You know that you will need a mountain of them, but if you don’t believe me just wait and see.

    So, high chair and bib; check. What else do we need for meal time with babies? Why, a bowl of course. Even better, try the baby cie transportation dish set. This transportation cup, bowl, plate, and silverware set is perfect for your little boy. With zooming cars, flying planes, sailing boats and choo choo trains, it’s the best choice to get your baby excited about meal time. This set includes: a suction-bottomed bowl, four-sectioned plate, mug, spoon, and fork. All pieces of the set are in the transportation theme and have a blue rim. It certainly doesn’t hurt and might just help to make meal time a little more fun.

    Whether you all love mealtime or not, you have to admit that it can get messy. After you delicately wipe all the mess off the outside of your baby, don’t forget about the inside. Yes, their brand new budding little teeth deserve some attention as well. So take care of their first set of teeth with these beautiful sterling silver toothbrushes. A luxurious heirloom gift guaranteed to make any parent and baby smile. As a new baby gift, it will be enjoyed and well used in years to come, especially as replacement heads are available. With your baby fed and cleaned up, you can continue into the rest of your day with a clean happy face, mouth and belly to play and enjoy.

    Forget Gold. It’s all about the Silver

    Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

    They say she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Hey, why not? A sterling silver spoon is a wonderful baby gift. This spoon is the perfect size for little ones. The design is simple, classic and sure to be used every day. A beautiful keepsake to commemorate a baby’ s birth. This spoon promises to become a family keepsake and will be cherished for years to come.

    While you are at it, why not add a few other silver pieces to the collection. This beautiful sterling silver brush and comb set will make an adorable gift for any baby girl. The high quality of this silver ensures that it will be cherished for many years to come. The brush components are made of quality nylon bristles, natural wooden base and finished around the border with a delicate bead design. This is truly a special keepsake gift.

    Add this sterling silver triple ring rattle and you are all set. This is the ultimate baby rattle. Made from the finest sterling silver, triple interlocking rings will keep a baby’s attention while soothing them with the delicate sounds of rattling beads. The rings, each finished with a silver ball, make this rattle easy for tiny hands to grasp. This luxury keepsake promises to be cherished for years to come.

    Don’t forget the essential silver piece. This quality silver-plate frame will look wonderful in any nursery or child’s room. Measuring 5 x 5, it can be ordered with your choice of 50 grosgrain ribbon bows, as well as an engraved name or three- letter monogram. If you want silver gifts, Babybox has what you are looking for.

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