Nurseries tend to be a quiet and interesting place for your little one to call home and there’s no question that one of the most important (and iconic) items for a new nursery is the mobile. Mobiles are magical. There’s nothing like seeing your baby gaze up and follow the shapes, colors and movements in the sky.
Mobiles are also expensive. If you’re looking for something modern, simple and elegant, they can easily run up into the $50-$100 range. Some of our favorites are the Frazier & Wing as well as the Schmitt Design mobiles, available at Fawn & Forest (www.fawnandforest.com).
If you’re the DIY type of parent, you can create one of these beautiful installations by using two wooden dowels, colored papers or foams and clear twine. The simplicity of this one we found online is stunning.
As a parent your time is very precious so you want to be directed to the best resources and advice when you need it. Rhubie & Rhett is here to do that for you. It is a great bi-monthly magazine for parents filled with everything from interviews with Pediatricians and stylish moms to recommending books, music and apps for kids.
You will love the Gear Guide brought to you by Bumbleride’s co-founder Emily Reichardt. As a mom of three, Emily gives you a straight forward and honest review of the latest in creative products.
Inspired by what was affectionately called “Banana Boards” in the late 70’s, Stereo owners Jason Lee and Chris Pastras have introduced the Vinyl series boards. A great first board for kids that you dads will find tempting to swipe for a cruise to the neighborhood market.
During nine months of what can become a clothing crisis, we can look to Hatch Collection http://hatchcollection.com/ for keeping our ever expanding waistlines looking stylish. Hatch clothing is uniquely designed to go beyond your pregnancy and keep you feeling elegant and modern. Flowing silk or jersey fabrics fit all occasions and for every piece of clothing sold, $5.00 is donated to Every Mother Counts, http://www.everymothercounts.org/ founded by Christy Turlington Burns. This Charity is active in raising awareness about global maternity mortality and educating women worldwide.
We all want the best for our little ones and trying to keep up with the latest health and safety information can be overwhelming to say the least. We like Healthy Child’s Pocket Guides that put informative and practical information right at your finger tips. Helpful guides such as Safer Plastics, Super Baby Gear, Baby Body Care and Safer Cleaning, all with quick tips, resources and DIY ideas. You can print the guides out at http://healthychild.org/live-healthy/pocket_guides/ or you can download an app to your iphone/ipad or Android.
It’s not hard to see what makes Polor’s Kid’s Napsack so undeniably cool- Its comfy construction, insulating layers and versatile shape lets your little guys wear it as a sleeveless jacket/shirt/thingy or as a snug sleeping bag. Let the imagining commence!
We’re big fans of products that inspire kids’ creativity and this one does it while keeping them warm at the same time. If you’re feeling a little envious of this fun travel companion, have no fear! Polar makes them in grown-up sizes as well.
Oh Joy! is one of our favorite blogs to follow. Joy’s sense of style and passion for design, fashion and food is so fun! We fell in love with little Ruby’s nursery after seeing it all come together. We’re not sure what we love more- the soft, simple color pallet or the interesting mix of textures and handmade goodies.
How comfy does that couch look?! Our most favorite element is the colorful and geometric Oeuf Artecnica mobile (another one of our favorite companies) which can be purchased here.
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Germusu is a fun new company that makes playful and useful zip-up pouches inspired by the germs in our daily lives. Sounds creepy, right? The creater, Vanessa Germosen, encourages everyone to be a germ lover because “they do more good than you think.”
Welcome to the Jungle! We recently came upon artist Junzo Teradas “Jungle Friends” jumbo punch out animals and cant get over how cute they are. Printed on sturdy board, these colorful punch outs feature Terada’s unique animal designs and adorable patterns that almost resemble a batik fabric. The kids loved putting them together and pulling them apart again and again and we love the price. Check them out here.
Just about anything shrunken down to mini-size is adorable. Now your kids can have a mid century classic chair or table all their own. Little Nest designs high quality replicas suitable for toddlers and young children. This is kids furniture you definitely won’t mind displaying in the main living areas of your home. We’re sure your child will love a chair just their size.