When Baby B was born he had to stay at the hospital for ten days because of baby jaundice. His daddy went out and got him the vinyl Ice Bat to watch over him in his incubator. This fall Baby B ended up in the hospital again for a few days with a rare form of sinus infection, and I was so happy when I found this plush Ice Bat. Baby B loves it and keeps it in his bed every night. The ugly dolls are really so cute, and they come in several different shapes and colors, all with a little story behind them. Just love them!

HURRY! Last Day of the Mango Ink Sale

The designers at the newest and juiciest stationery site want us to remind you to take care of your holiday card needs today because tomorrow their Holiday Sale is over!!

Shop www.MangoInk.com TODAY and receive 50% off holiday cards through midnight November 30, 2005. Don't be a slacker!!!

New Bibs From Mackenzie-Childs

I love MacKenzie-Childs, especially in baby and kids' rooms, and I'm also a big fan of their enamelware plates and cups. You can imagine how excited I was to find these great new bibs when I was out shopping yesterday. They are the cutest bibs I've seen in a while and very reasonably priced! I like that they are really big- the more coverage the better! There are four different styles (frog, pig, rooster and duck.) Find them online at www.mackenzie-childs.com.


Everything In It's Place

I have to say that some days I dread running a bath for my kids, because I know I have a big cleanup ahead of me from the bath before. My kids have their 'own bathroom', only because their tub is chock full of toys. Sometimes, I can't find the drain!
Check out the organization tool every kids' tub needs, the Boon Frog Pod.Once the kids are finished, remove the detachable scooper and shovel up and rinse all the toys in one go. The frog's fingers and toes are used as little 'hangers' to hang up cloths or toys, and the hidden shelf is perfect for shampoos and bubble bath. Hop on over to the hip Hello Sunshine to pick one up for your unorganized tub!

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Don't you just love all of the scents and smells of the holidays? Still, sometimes it is hard to enjoy because things get so hectic and stressful. That is why California Baby has introduced the Holiday Cheer Aromatherapy Bubble Bath. This limited edition blends orange, lavender, and vanilla essential oils which help to ease away the stress of the holiday season. What a great way to relax at the end of the day- for you or your baby.

Free Bodysuit from Tiny Sprouts

Are you like me and still on the hunt for remarkable holiday gifts? Then take a look at Tiny Sprouts. Tiny Sprouts offers personalized baby gifts using custom made embroidery on 100% cotton apparel. All you have to do is choose the product, color of thread and what you would like to have it say, then you’re done. Tiny Sprouts offers bodysuits, pj’s, bibs, hats, lap tees, pants, baby jackets and wrap tees. You have a choice of six lovely hand-dyed colors for your apparel, banana, celery, cotton candy, powder, rose and white.

Order now and you can receive a free long sleeve bodysuit with your purchases over $55. Select your bodysuit to your pail and enter “winter bodysuit” at checkout. You can also get free shipping with every order. Hurry over to Tiny Sprouts so you don’t miss the holiday deadlines.


Put a little squeak in their step

Ever been out shopping with a toddler who goes missing under the clothing racks? Ever come out of the laundry room with a pile so high that you fail to see your little one standing at your feet and you both end up on the floor after all that hard work folding?
Well, if your child was wearing a pair of Litte Squeaky Feet shoes, you would be able to keep them within earshot, as the shoes SQUEAK with each step!
The design of a WAHM from Toronto, Little Squeaky Feet come in several designs to get you squeakin' with any outfit.Prices start at $17.99 (Canadian!)


Got A Light?

These days I'm all about things that are practical and have multiple uses. That's why I love the Candela Cloud. For one thing they are safe to have with little ones around the house. They illuminate automatically when lifted off the base or when the power goes out, and they glow for 5 hours with no exposed metal or flame. They are great nightlights- use them for those trips to the baby's room or bathroom in the middle of the night. I'd also use them on the patio, on the table for dinner parties, night-time strolls... the list is endless. They come in several colors and a kids version called the Candeloo. I'm adding it to my Christmas list. Check them out at modernseed.com.


Babystyle Extended 20% Off Sale

Hurry up! You only have until Tuesday midnight to save 20% off your purchases at Babystyle. Babystyle is also offering free shipping. Use coupon code TWENTYOFF upon checkout to receive your discount.

Gaga Goods for Your Little One

Here’s a great gift set for the new baby on the way. Courtesy of Gaga Goods, this matching set includes a long sleeve Super Soft Snuggly and a matching Burby Baby Bib. They come in sizes from 3 months to 18 months. Gaga Goods offers apparel that are screen printed with high quality inks that are safe for our little ones. The collection of clothing ranges in sizes from 3 months to 6T.

Another plus for shopping at Gaga Goods in addition to the adorable designs are their charitable efforts. 2% of sales are donated to various charities including Save the Children, Children’s Defense Fund, and Zero to Three. Shop now through December 11, 2005 and spend at least $50 you’ll get free shipping for your purchases.


Blinging Up Baby

The Cradle Rocks! And so does their 'Bling Bib'. With the coolest, most hip shoes, hats and more, Seattle based The Cradle Rocks has all you need to add a hint of punky flare to your child's wardrobe. It's all about the accessories, darling!

Outdoors-y type?

If you enjoy long hikes with your moms group, picnics with the kids, camping or any other 'outdoor' activity, you must pay a visit to Mountain Baby. With a huge selection of baby carriers, sun shades, camping gear and more, you will surely be prepared for your next outdoors-y adventure with the kids.So, suit up and enjoy nature!


Imagine you had to choose your favorite...

...piece of baby gear... what would it be?

Mine is hands-down the Fisher-Price Healthy Care booster seat.

The seat fits into a dining room (or restaurant) chair to provide a safe and clean spot for your little diner. It comes with a covered tray which is at a much better height than the high-chair trays that seemed to hit my very tall baby right about chin-level. Now, we have stored the tray away so he can sit right at the table with us. The seat also has 3 different height settings, which has come in really handy for a growing toddler.

The booster seat is a snap to attach to a chair: one strap goes around the back of the chair, and one buckles under the seat. The straps extend to fit over your shoulder, so you can carry it messenger-bag style (or as we do every week, fit it over the handles of your stroller). In fact, at our weekly friends and babies dinners, all three babies sit in them. We call each other to see who is bringing their seats. When my nephew was visiting, we had FOUR F-P booster seats around the table.

It's already on my list to pack for our Thanksgiving road trip to grandma's house.


Oh Christmas Me, Oh Christmas Me!

I'm quite sure you are already working on that perfect picture to use on this year's holiday cards. Well start a new tradition and preserve that photo on these great photo ornaments and tree skirts. The ornaments are made of tin and then dipped in protective beeswax, so they'll last forever. I just started getting the Exposures catalog and I've found tons of great gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for grandparents who like anything that includes the grandchild's pictures. And for our house, they have really nice photo albums that will look great on our bookshelves. If you don't get the catalog, check them out at Exposuresonline.com

Hip Pacifier Holder-For Mom

I hated to go there, but my last resort for settling my daughter was to give into 'The Pacifier'. Now, at 1.5 yrs, I'm terrified at the thought that we might have to wean her soon. Needless to say, I carry around about 20 of them wherever I go as her new fave game is to throw them on the floor, or street, or into a public toilet.
I think I just stumbled upon a hip and fashionable way for mom to carry these things around and know where they are at all times...Petunia, Petunia's Pacifier Holder. A zillion fun colors of quilted shiny fabrics and a snap leather strap let you clip one on to your jeans, diaper bag, wherever! Of course, they double as a cell phone holder once baby is over the binky.


Bossy Baby

A big priority as a mother is making sure that your child is wearing the best clothing possible. At Bossy Baby their objective is to provide you with stylish clothing made out of the softest organic cottons, huggable hemps, and using the latest in recyclable fabrics. Bossy Baby offers a fashionable collection of clothes for boys and girls from sizes 0 months to 24 months.

A bestseller at Bossy Baby is their adorable set of long and short sleeve onesies embroidered with their signature nursery rhyme patches, such as “This Little Piggy” and “Little Bo Peep Lost Her Sheep”. This timeless staple is made out of 75% organic cotton and 25% hemp.

Don’t forget to browse their adorable gift bucket sets. These sets are a great gift option for new parents. All apparel comes with a gift bucket that has been recycled from used sap buckets and adorned with vintage baby ads. See all of this and more at Bossy Baby.


Sugar Tush

Are you a Yoga Mama? Do you take your child to your local yoga and gymboree classes? If you do, make sure that the both of you are clothed in the stylish Sugar Tush collection. Founders Jennifer Abrams and Sara Abrams created a line of clothing for their children that is hip and at the same time comfy for your child’s activities. Sugar Tush features three collections, Yoga Baby, Yoga Tot and Sugar Tush Signature collection. Their apparel features yoga catch-phrases such as ‘warrior’ and ‘downward facing dog’.

Make sure you check out Sugar Tush’s Yoga Mama and Baby Gift set tanks. The set comes in pink, blue or black and would make a perfect baby shower gift for that special someone. Visit Sugar Tush to see more of their amazing line of apparel for children and mommies.


Noukie's animals: do you have yours yet?

One of my good friends, who I met when we were both pregnant (and due a week apart), is from Belgium, and her family sends her son gifts that I (and my son!) always covet.
Her little boy's favorite animal friend was an adorable horse, who I just discovered is "Paco the Donkey" from a Belgian company, Noukie's.
I thought Paco was just the cutest, but I'm entranced by Kaya and Pinto, two new ponies representing the American Southwest.
And not only are Noukie's animals cuter than anything, but the company also backstocks them for at least 2 years. That way, when a treasured and special animal gets lost, as it inevitably will, you can call and order an identical replacement.
I had to do a little searching to buy them on the Web. You can also enter your zip code here to find a store near you.

Let the kids get messy!

Being an only child, I had tons of time to be crafty. Unfortunately for me, my kids do not have a love for the craft as I do. I still try to sit down with them and pull out my box o' tricks, especially during the Holidays. Everyone loves homemade cards!
Pay a visit to Impress Rubber Stamps and pick up a few key tools to make unique, one-of-a-kind cards or even wrapping paper. From charms, to punches, to stamps, this company has all the cool ideas. Just add paints, glue and sparkles and this could keep me busy for hours! Let's hope the kids feel the same way...


Light Up with Sumo Boy

It’s time to add more nightlights around the house since my son started exploring every nook and cranny. I want to add a little more fun to these areas while still adding a bit of light for my son to navigate his way around. I adore these nightlights from Sozo Design. There is the sumo boy design for boys and the princess for girls. You can put one in your child’s room, one in the hallway, and one in the bathroom. The nightlight is made up of a well-built paper shade trimmed with a grosgrain ribbon. There is a on/off switch and bulb is included.

Visit Sozo Designs for more nightlight designs.


Twilight Turtle

Cloud B has just come out with a new product called the Twilight Turtle. I am a huge fan of their Sleep Sheep so I can't wait to try this one out. The adorable turtle has a plush body and a hard shell with tiny holes and stars that project calming constellations on your nursery ceiling. The colors can be changed from yellow to blue. Check it out at Babystyle.com.

Glitterati and Cahsmere by Amber Hagen

Sparkle like you mean business. Amber Hagen features a stylish collection entiled Glitterati for boys and girls. Using glitter and edgy styling this apparel collection shows off your little rock star’s personality. Their tees have a design on the front with a message on the back. Their onesies have a design on the front and a message on the tush area. The pants also has their tush emblazoned with a suitable message such as “Big Trouble” or “Mommy Forever”.

Don’t forget to check out their luxurious knitted cashmere collection. The collection includes sweaters and blankets enriched with a delicious soft chenille design. Visit Amber Hagen designs to see more of her collection.


New Robeez

Robeez has just launched a line of knits, called Nana Knits! Coordinating hats and sweaters match up perfectly with their popular baby slipper designs. Happy Holiday shopping for all!

Black Wagon Discount

I’m getting ready to place my order today. My shopping list at Black Wagon is growing by the minute. The reason is not only do they carry the most stylish apparel and accessories for children but Black Wagon is also offering a 15% discount on all orders from today thru Thanksgiving. Enter coupon code PYV7-4SDXOZ at checkout. Go to Black Wagon today to see their hip and trendy collection of products for infants and toddlers.


Yummy Fleecy Bed

What is better than jumping into your jammies and diving into a warm fleecy bed on a freezing winter day? When I lived on the east coast, this was my favorite past time. Now, as a West Coast gal, it doesn't get quite cold enough for fleece sheets on my bed, but baby's bed-yes! Babies need a little extra on cold nights as they usually kick off the blankets during their sleep and can't quite get them back on. Filling their little beds with Fleece Baby safety crib sheets will ensure a cozy night, with or without their blankets. You can even have them embroidered for that warm, personal touch!

Funkie Bibs

I wish I knew about these bibs earlier. They are a little pricey but they are so hip and trendy. I love the different patterns and designs that Funkie Baby uses for their bibs. These retro bibs feature a one of its kind 3 layer design. The bibs have a soak proof lining with a cotton front and back. These Funkie Bibs would also make fantastic baby shower gifts as their cool designs are unisex for both boys and girls. I’ll make sure to put this on my wishlist!

Visit Cheeky Monkey to see more Funkie Bibs designs and also don’t forget to view their “funk-tional” go mats as well.

Daddy Sling Gang

Babies, particularily newborns, love to be carried around in a sling. Unfortunately, I didn't discover this until I had baby #2. I am a WAHM, and the only way I could get anything done was to wear her in the sling. ALL DAY.
Occasionally, if we would venture out on a family Sunday, dad would wear the sling. Sling wearing dads give eachother a little 'nod' as they pass, as if they were in a special Sling Gang. But, we always felt sorry for the poor dad who had to wear the rainbow colored sling, or the sling with bright pink polkadots.
Camo sling to the rescue! Peekaboo Baby has created the perfect design for dad. It doesn't really camoflauge the baby, but more the sling itself. Dads like that.


I am in LOVE, again

Ever wanted to know JUST how dirty your carpet is? Get the Carpet Flick by Swiffer.

I just tried it and it A. works and B. grosses me out to know how much junk was on my area rugs and stairs ( great for stairs).

Also, you can rest assured that you are cool if you have one because,
Swiffer CarpetFlick is sponsoring a party at the Cabana Club in LA
to kick off Fox's new television lineup. It's a casino theme, with
celebs playing Texas Hole 'Em and a Wheel-of-Fortune-type thing to give
money to Habitat For Humanity! Remember to watch FOX TV shows this Fall so that you can be cooler than your friends and drop words like "Arrested Development" and "O.C." around your friends and actually know what you are talking about.

Anyway get yours today. now. run don't walk.

Find one


Now That Is A Diaper Bag!

A leather diaper bag by Fleurville is making it's way around the web and if you want it you will need to act fast! It is not a bag for everyone at $400, but if you have the cash and you want to carry the baby "IT" bag click on the image below and make it happen! www.MeringueBoutique.com

No Sales Tax at Meringue Boutique.com

Baby Froo Froo

Looking for something for your little princess who LOVES to play dressup? I tried to make one of these last week for my 1 year old to go 'Trick Or Treat-ing' in, and it just didn't work. Had I found FabbyGabby earlier, we would have been set. For little girls who love to be girly, just add a Froo Froo!


Play Kitchen

It is that time of year again, the "big gift" time of year to be exact. This year I want to get Ruby a play kitchen but what she will need to go with of course is a play chef outfit!

Super cute and original at www.WhimsicalLilyBoutique.com is this chef costume. Get yours, play kitchen or not!

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Attention NY Shoppers

Time Out NY Kids is having a shopping event! They want our NYC mama's to join in the fun.

Check out this link for all of the details: http://tonykids.com/toysrus/

Something Hot for Colds!

So its cold season and my little one has had some sort of runny nose, cough or congestion off and on for the last month. I just saw a commercial for a new product (atleast I think it's new) that I am so excited about. Pediacare Vapor Plugs! I hate the cool mist humidifier that I'm currently using. For one thing, it's so ugly that it ruins the whole decor of the nursery. Also, I'm constantly rinsing it out and filling it up, yet I'm still paranoid that its full of bacteria. I am running, not walking, to the drugstore to get one of these things. It even has a built in night light.


Baby Bistro Box

A mommy in my playgroup raves about her recent purchase of the Baby Bistro Box. She can’t stop talking wildly about the benefits about having one for every family. The Baby Bistro Box gives parents current nutritional information necessary to feed your little one. The box contains cards printed with safety rules, shopping tips, recipe ideas, and prenatal ideas. The cards are easy to read and written in a fun and easy style. The Baby Bistro Box is ideal for children up
to 12 months.

Baby Bistro Brands also carries a Toddler Bistro Box for children 1-3 years old. The Toddler Bistro Box covers the latest on food and environmental safety, recipes, shopping tips, nutrient and supplemental needs, toddler personality tendencies, and fun/creative activities. These cards are also printed with the same easy to read style and fun colors as the Baby Bistro Box.

Visit Baby Bistro Brands to see where you can pick up a box for your family.

Diapees and Wipees

Are you tired of finding those wadded up diapers at the bottom of your diaper bag? Or how about the times you want to go somewhere without schlepping around a huge bag. This is a great little product designed to hold a travel box of wipes and a couple of diapers. Throw it in your stroller basket or purse and you're ready to go. Comes in a fabulous selection of fabrics too!


My favorite childhood game has gone high tech. Candyland is now an interactive dvd game that teaches kids colors, counting and listening skills. This new version of Candyland is completely different from my old fav. There are musical tracks, a new cast of characters and a completely different set of rules. It also comes in a Dora version. Not necessarily a replacement for the old Candyland board game, but a fun addition and a great holiday gift idea.