Category Archives: Favorite Baby Products

Stroll Away With Me

I have had strollers on the brain lately.  We have the most fabulous jog stroller but since Gray has outgrown his orbit car seat stroller we have been thinking about umbrella strollers and what not.  No decisions or purchases yet, but my search has led me to some great options.

1. My dream stroller, the Bugaboo Donkey.  It has room for your bags, or room for another baby. I am in love.

2. The Cybex Onyx…I like my cars to be German engineered, why not a stroller?

(Note: found this one at Cool Mom Picks, check it out!)

 
 
 
 
 

3.  Everybody likes the iCandy stroller. This one is lightweight, which is always nice!

4. Of course, the Maclaren triumph, its lightweight and popular.

5. And, a new discovery for me, Mamas and Papas the Trip- really I just like all the design options with their strollers. The Trip is lightweight and easy!

(Seriously, you have to go to their website and check these out!)

Feel free to comment on your favorites, or any I failed to mention!

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Don’t Teeth Me

We have had quite a {sleepless} week!  Gray is getting three teeth and has another cold!  This has left me on a mission to find a teething solution!  Here’s what I have so far…

Sophie the Giraffe $23

Gray loves playing with Sophie, but she hasn’t been super successful in helping with teething

Cornstarch Teethers, $10

These are famous (featured in People magazine) only problem is we are always losing ours! These also make a great gift! I just bought one for my dear friend Hayley!

Jelly teething rings, $10

Love these straight from the fridge!

Organic Teething Biscuits, $2.50

At the suggestion of my friend Lori, we just started trying these. Gray seems to at least enjoy chewing on them so far!

I would love to hear from you! What are your teething secrets?

Coming soon!  A post on Nursery Design 101 AND how to DIY your own upholstered headboard! (For you or your tot)!

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Moving On Up

The Farrell twins have officially moved into a big kid room and boy are they loving it!  Their momma is loving it too as I had another opportunity to design a room with style.  Before even getting started, I needed a plan.  As I have mentioned before, I have boy/girl twins which can get tricky when trying to incorporate color schemes and gender neutral hues.  With the help and guidance of a designer, I decided to create more of a boy’s themed room and make my daughter’s side a bit more girly as necessary.  Eventually, she will move into her own room and we can go all out for her.

I only had a few requirements for the designer.  I am a sucker for a big monogram so that was a must.  And I wanted bold colors and classic designs.  Well, she did not disappoint.  Check out a few pics from the twins room:

Darling and classic bedding from John Robshaw Textiles.  Walls are painted classic Benjamin Moore, “Navajo White.”

Love this “gent’s” bed skirt in red

These lovely animal prints were a great find on one of my new favorite sites- One Kings Lane.  It is hard to tell but they are framed in black bamboo.  So cool!  And love that they are not so “kid-ish” that I couldn’t eventually use them elsewhere in the house.

Check out these cute lion bookends from Serena and Lily.  Functional and handsome.  I am on the lookout for some vintage children’s books but for now, I have these Museum of Art books as a place holder.   Also, this is a PBK dresser that I had painted in Benjamin Moore “Cloud White.”

And finally, look what just arrived in the mail today?!  This area rug from West Elm in flax.  I haven’t had time to set it up in their room yet (needing my hubby’s help) but it will be so nice to have something soft.

A few more decorative items to come but in my book, simple is best…especially with two 2-year old toddlers!

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2 Birds, 1 Stone

I had no idea that once I had a baby it meant everything in my life (at least as far as the baby was concerned) had to be labeled.  From my maternity clothes (you will end up borrowing and loaning these) to bottles, wipes, diaper bag, etc. it’s like I am an elementary schooler off to camp all over again!  Well, thanks to my sweet sister in law, this week we have our first give away (hooray)!  It something every momma needs AND it’s labeled!

 

Wipe Case from New Creations

 

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On Paper

There are so many reasons for paper, a new little one included!  From shower invites, to birth announcements, to thank you notes, to birthday party invitations, the list goes on and on!

Check out these ideas from Dodeline Design.  You will love, love, love the products and the blog.


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Shoe emergency!

Hurry! Quick! If you have a baby girl, sign up for Zulily and get these ADORABLE Stuart Weitzman shoes…

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Best Jog Stroller: The Mountain Buggy

This is the Cadillac of jog strollers.  Worth every penny if you love to walk, run or just look cool. Even world class runners use this one (so you know its the best)!

My favorite feature is the carry cot attachment feature.  In part because it is adorable and because I wanted to be able to take my baby for a run before he could sit up on his own. (Yes, some strollers have a feature where you can clip in an infant carrier, but usually these are only compatible with Graco strollers and we use the Orbit)!

My favorite is the Urban Jungle. Mountain Buggy jog strollers also comes in a duo (carry cot too) for all you twins people!!

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Crib Compare

There are two things you simply must have to have a baby in America. A crib and a car seat.  The crib is arguably the most important part of the nursery serving not just as your baby’s bed but as a key design element.

Here are my favorites:

The Stokke Crib

http://www.stokkeusa.com/sleepi4.htm

Worth every penny. I promise. It functions as a bassinet, crib, toddler bed and then two cool modern looking chairs.  It fits through doors, is super easy to put together and it rolls! Most importantly it is super chic. Comes in natural, white and a lovely gray.

The Century Crib

http://www.dwellstudio.com/designer-baby-boutique/furniture/century-crib.html

Vintage, but slightly modern design, great for a small space and Dwell Studio ALWAYS has the most adorable bedding.


The Babyletto 3 in 1

(available at allmodernbaby.com and other retailers)

I like the modern look for the easy price tag (especially when you compare to the Oeuf Sparrow crib)!  Plus, assembly is simple and quick!

Shabby Posh Iron Crib

For a more traditional crib, go with this lovely white iron crib from Posh Tots.  Beautiful for a boy or a girl, this is a classic piece that will look good in any nursery.

Bratt Decor Casablanca Crib Antique White

Simply timeless. Simply beautiful.  See Bratt Decor for more information.

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