Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
We are VERY happy with our Wee-Ride centric-safe front-sitting bike seat. Alot more convenient than the trailer (albeit we bust that out when we're going on a longer ride), especially for school drop offs. I can't tell you how many times I get asked "where can I get one of those?!" when we're biking around town (most often by dads!). We got ours at Amazon.com.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sorry to say the IKEA waterproof crib pad is not absorbent at all. We bought a second thinking we had ruined the waterproofing in the dryer, only for the second to fail as well. Soaked right through to my son's toddler befd mattress. Bummer, cause it's only $5. One could also say, to be expected, cause it's only $5 :-)
NOTE: this was not the fitted one, this was a single flat one that you just lay down (the Bnip maybe?). Perhaps the fitted SKYDDA HÖGTworks better. If you experiment, post a comment here about the results!
UPDATE Oct 2010: The waterproof crib pads from BabiesRUS have proven to be much more effective; I have had them for about 6 months. They DO leech through to the mattress if heavily soiled but MUCH more absorbent overall.
Friday, November 20, 2009
There are TONS of great indepdendent children's product designers out there, and I could go on and on with links, but I'll save the space and myself the time and simply direct you to my favorite blog where you can find them all: BloesmKids. IMO, Irene has her fingers on all of the unique children's toy and clothing companies, many of whom are independent designer-run shops with truly one-of-a-kind wares. If you want to break out of the IKEA (no offense, I heart you IKEA!) or Target box (I won't deny I'm there at least once a week), and go for something a little more unique and charming -Bloesm's where you'll find it. Be sure to check out Win on Wednesdays! You might find yourself winning something special :-)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Did you know that Gymboree owns Janie and Jack? Little known fact, at least to me. Love them both. Gymboree also owns Crazy Eights, a reasonable (think Old Navy prices) clothing line that's equally cute. Thanks to my friend Jen for that tip!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Some will say it's tacky, but for baby clothes especially, I try to include a gift receipt where possible. Babies grow at such different rates. You might give something cute for age 6 months in August but the baby might be barely out of 3 month clothes at that time. The result - a great summer outfit never to be used. A gift receipt makes it SO much easier on the recipient to turn in the outfit for something more seasonal or a different size. Especially since, once the baby's born, mom does not have alot of time to take extra time at the store fill out special paperwork to get the credit issued. I take no offense to these kinds of exchanges either. I'd be happier to see the child wearing something seasonally appropriate rather than it sit on a hanger or in a drawer and then straight to the thrift shop.