Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Splendid Littles: Comfy Onsies, Hoodies, and Layered Tops

Splendid Littles has introduced a new line of adorable onesies, hoodies, and layered tops. The adult line of Splendid has long been a favorite of celebs for their ultra soft tees -- the kids line is just an expansion of their comfy style.

Celebrity fans of the Splendid Littles line include Madonna's tot David, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's daughter Violet, and Kate Hudson's son Ryder who have all been photographed wearing their designs.

You can purchase Splendid Little online at milkshop.com or at select retailers.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Colin Maguire: Stylin' Tees with a Purpose

Moms of boys know that they often get the short end of the fashion stick. Clothes for boys often come in two categories: plain and ordinary play clothes, or please dear god don't let him get it dirty dress clothes. A new company, Colin Maguire, has introduced a stylish new line of boys clothing that combines comfort and style. They have incorporated an extrodinary cause too that makes you feel good by just buying a t-shirt.

Colin Maguire was created by an entrepreneurial couple in partnership with The Children's Inn at NIH. How it works is the kids at the National Institues of Health create the artwork and Colin Maguire by way of owners Carrie and Matt Eckert turn the designs into stylish clothing for your kids.

The National Institutes of Health provides the latest treatment options for seriously ill children. The Inn at NIH offers a place like home for these great children and their families. Colin Maguire’s partnership with The Inn at NIH supports the Inn financially, and gives the children a way of sharing the spirit of the inn with a wider audience (plus how cool is it to see your artwork on a t-shirt!)

I immediately fell for their eagle and lion layered t-shirts for my animal lover. The shirts are crafted from 100% super-soft cotton and are available in sizes 18-24 mos, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T. The are introducing new art work monthly so there is alway something new to buy. You even get a special "About the ArtNew artwork is submitted regularly allowing for the launch of a new tee shirt every month! All come with unique “About the Artist” hangtags that tell you all about the child that created your design.

If your a mom of girls, they have introduced a lion tee for the girls and have a more complete girls line coming in Spring 2007.

Last Day for Free Shipping at Isabooties

Isabooties are perfect protection for little toes as the weather turns colder. Right now they are offering free shipping on all products through December 20th.

Check out our review of Isabooties here.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Baby CZ: The Perfect Baby Gift

What do you give the baby that has everything? Well if you are Christina Aguilera and the babyies in question belong to Britney Spears, you call on the folks at Petit Tresor for recommendations.

Their recommendation for the colder weather was matching cashmere sweaters from Baby CZ, Their adorable schoolboy sweaters are constructed out of super-soft cashmere in blue, pink or sapphire with contrasting elbow patches in oatmeal or chocolate. Throw in one of their coordinating hats and you have yourself a celebrity style present.

I know it's short notice, but if you spend $100 or more through the end of today you can receive free shipping by enterring holidayfreeship at checkout.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Caden Lane: Nursery Sets with Style and Whimsy

Baby bedding has come a long way in just a few short years. When I was expecting the twins just over three years ago, baby bedding still tended to favor the overly cutesy designs. I am not an overly cutesy mommy. I ended up designing my own sets since I couldn't find anything I liked in the marketplace.

Today there are lots of new designers out there have created gorgeous, timeless designs for your nursery. One of my absolute favorites is Caden Lane. Their crib sets favor beautful, classic color combinations in subtle tones and designs somehow capturing the perfect balance of style and whimsy. Easily categorized in "Pink", "Boy oh Boy", and "Neutral" combinations makes it easy to find a set that fits your baby.

The sets are designed to wash and wear. Nothing breaks my heart more than finding a beautiful baby product with the words "dry clean only" as many baby bumpers can carry. Each four piece set includes slip-covered bumper pads, a square blanket, fitted sheet, and crib skirt crafted out of 100% cotton with minky accents.

See their entire collection at cadedlane.com, visit one of their fine retailers, or purchase online at Dimples and Dandelions.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Brooks Pond: Comfy Warmth without the Bulk

There is definitely that winter chill in the air. It's time to start bundling up those little bodies. With the growing popularity of baby wearing, it becomes a challenge of how to continue to wear baby in the colder winter months and still keep them warm.

A new company, Brooks Pond, has come up with an ideal solution. Their infant carrier cover is designed to slip over soft infant carriers like the Baby Bjorn comfortably tucking baby inside for those cool weather outings.

The carrier cover is created out of a weather-resistant nylon shell with a soft and comfy Thinsulate liner and soft suede clothe interior to provide warmth without the bulk of traditional snowsuits. It even has an adjustable legnth so it grows with your infant elimating the need for multiple sizes throughout the cooler months.

Their three stylish models: the Original, Metro, and Luxe are available in a variety of popular colors. Each model includes an integrated hoods and interior pocket for your wallet and keys.

The design will also easily convert to your stroller or carseat.

Available at a growing list of retailers including Barneys NY, BuyBuyBaby, and Magic Beans or online at brookspond.com.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

La Folie Knits: 40% Off All Sweaters

We all have favorites, even folks who write about baby products. I was extremely excited when I saw a sale announcement in my inbox from one of my favorite products lines - La Folie Knits.

We have previously written about their adorable hats which have been worn by Apple Martin, now it's time for their wonderful sweaters. From now until December 18th, they are offering 40% off all sweaters.

Their one-armed bandit sweater and cap set will make your little one stand out on the playground or capture the ooh-and-ahh factor on Christmas morning.

Read our review of La Folie Knits or visit their website to take advantage of this great deal.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Made by Angie: Dressing Up Diaper Wipes

Just because diaper wipes are boring, doesn't mean the container you carry them around in has to be. Today's diaper bags are so stylish, it's time that the diaper wipes you carry inside your catch up with the times.

Made by Angie has created a line of chic diaper wipe cases that will ensure your diaper wipes are as stylish as you are. Their collection offers a wide variety of stylish fabric selections to go with whichever bag or purse you carry.

Their convenient size makes them an ideal stocking stuffer for the new parent or mom-to-be in your life. (Place your order by December 15th for holiday delivery!)

As many experienced moms will tell you, the need for diaper wipes can outlast the diaper wearing years. In our house, a case is stashed in each vehicle, bag, and bathroom. Made by Angie diaper wipe cases take the ordinary and make it stylish to fit today's moms!

See their entire collection at madebyangie.com!

All orders through December 31, 2006 receive 20% off for extra holiday savings!

Plain Mary: Cushioning Baby's Tummy Time

Every baby needs their tummy time, but there isn't always a clean, comfy place to put them down. The Kensington Playmat by Plain Mary is the ideal solution.

The Kensington playmat is made from luxurious, quilted micro-suide fabric which is padded for an extra soft cushion for little legs. The mats are available in neutral camel or chocolate and can be embroidered for that extra touch of personalization.

Each made is generously sized at 36" x 56" allowing for extra room as your baby grows and come with a cinch-tie bag to make it easy to just roll up and go.

Even though the mat looks rich, it is designed to make moms life easy -- just machine wash and dry. It has even been baby tested for basic stain resistance to baby drool, spit up, etc.

This mat may not make your baby enjoy their tummy time any more, but it will definitely give them an extra special place to practice their head-lifting and crawling techniques!

You can purchase the Kensington Play Mat at select retailers or online at plainmary.com

Exclusive discount for The Stylish Child Readers: Enter the discount code "stylishchild" at checkout and receive 20% off your order!

Change is Strange: Helping Kids Understand Their Changing World

Change is tough for all of us. It is especially tough if you are a toddler or pre-schooler. Everything goes on around you and you don't always understand what's happening.

Change is Strange has designed a line of books for just those times when your child needs a little help understanding the changes around them.

Whether there is a new baby on the way, mom and dad are going on a trip, or it's time to give up the beloved pacifier, the books from Change is Strange can help you child face the change in way they can understand.

Each book feautres bright colors and child friendly illustrations. They can even be personalized just for them! They retail for $12, personalized books retail for $29.95.

The unique nature of the Change is Strange books make it a celebrity favorite with clients such as Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Kobe Bryant, Denise Richards, Brooke Shields, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Purchase online at changeisstrange.com

Order by December 12th to ensure Christmas delivery!

Friday, December 1, 2006

The Baby Bunch: Great Gifts Come in Bunches

Why buy just one gift when you can buy a bunch? A baby bunch!

The folks at The Baby Bunch has put together the ideal shower gift that is sure to get the oooo's and awwww's.

A baby bunch is a collection of all the baby necessities wrapped into a gorgeous floral bouquet that is sure to be the hit of the shower. Each bunch includes carefully selected baby tees, onsies, bibs, hats, and socks to kick start little ones wardrobe. Bunches come in a small or medium sized bouquets priced between $30 - $40 and are available in pink, blue, or yellow.

A gift as great as The Baby Bunches have their own bunch of celebrity fans including: Gwen Stefani, Angelina Jolie, and Mark Wahlberg.

Order your own at thebabybunch.com today!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

For Portland, Oregon Readers! Baby Star Sample Sale

If you happen to live in Portland, you are lucky enough to be invited to a sample same including the popular Baby Star Brand on Friday -- see invitation to the left for details.

Baby Star is a posh baby line that includes Cariboo covers, plush baby blankets, bibs, burp cloths, and more.

This is a one-time event so if you want top of the line baby accessories at reduced prices mark your calander now!

Last Day of Sale at Beca Bags!

Today is the last day of the sale at Beca Bags. They only offer this discount once a year, and this will be your last chance to get a Beca Bag at sale price!

Celebrity favorite diaper bags, Beca Bags, is having a one-time holiday sale. Take 30 - 40% off all regular priced fall merchandise. Just enter the code "Holiday" at checkout.

Beca Bags are a favorite among celebrity moms -- Jennifer Garner was photographed with her Beca Bag earlier this month!

The offer is only valid from November 13 - 30th so order your bag soon!

Check them out at Beca Bags today!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Lyla Blu: Thermals with Attitude

My favorite winter outfit for the boys is layering a cozy thermal with a stylin' tee. Lyla Blu has eliminated the need for the tee and put the rock and roll style right on the thermal.

Lyla Blu thermals take fun and fashion forward hippy inspired screen prints and match them with 100% cotton thermals for the perfect cold weather wear. As with most thermals, they just get softer and even more comfy with each machine washing. My favorite is their "Love Child" thermal!

Lyla Blu is a favorite among Hollywood celebrities including Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher, Britney Spears, and Kelly Ripa. Sean Preston and Billy Bob Thornton's daughter, Bella, have both been recently photographed in their Lyla Blu tees. Britney Spears even reportedly purchased one of the Lyla Blu onsies last weekend while out shopping with Paris Hilton.

You can purchase their thermals at select retailers or online at Lyla Blu.

Patricia Ann Designs: Cover Up in Style

Why have a plain carseat when you can have an extraordinary one? All it takes is a car seat cover from Patricia Ann Designs to dress up your carseat to one with some Hollywood style.

Patricia Ann carseat covers are designed to fit most standard car seats and are reversible to give you two stylish looks. They just slip on over your traditional carseat cover and slip off for easy washing.

The carseat covers come with two coordinating strap covers and a matching canopy cover to complete the stylish look. There is even a unique interior pocket to stash a favorite toy or pacifier while on the go.

Another one of my favorite products from Patricia Ann Designs is their shopping cart covers -- the perfect splurge for cold and flu season!

The covers are designed to fit even oversized shopping carts. They just slip over the cart and pushbar to protect baby and you from any lingering germs. The design includes two pockets for your child's favorite toy.

Patricia Ann Designs is the creation of a mother/daughter team. The business was literally started in a garage and is now available at fine retailers including Nordstrom's. Their products are a Hollywood favorite with fans like Brooke Shields, Gwen Stefani, Denise Richards, and more.

Place your order by December 9th for guaranteed Christmas delivery!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Baby Bean Daywear: Everything Old is New Again

I am a vintage girl at heart. We have spent the last several years renovating our 1920's home back into it's former glory. Most Saturdays find me at flea markets and estate sales trying to find my next furniture or textile project for the house. I was thoroughly delighted to discover the fashions created by Baby Bean Vintage Daywear a line created with my tastes in mind.

Baby Bean was created by Christine Visneau, a designer and mother of two daughters. Christine was inspired by vintage fabrics, vintage kid's clothing and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind collection that truly captures the vintage spirit. Each girly fashion is created using specially selected 100% vintage fabrics in a vintage inspired design.

Because each item is made by hand from assorted vintage fabrics. No two are quite alike. If you prefer to choose your fabric, you can contact them to see current swatch selections or you can leave it up to the creative experts to make you a completely unique item.

The simple design of the Audrey daydress is my absolute favorite. The simple A-line design gives the perfect 60's inspired silhouette in a variety of vibrant colors. Imagine the smiles this adorable daydress will get in your Christmas portraits!

The comfort of the tuxedo pant and the peacock tee are perfect for post-holiday lounging around.

Of course such a unique brand will have celebrity fans. Their creations have been seen out on such tykes as Apple Martin who sported their Amalie dress in US Weekly!

Available online at babybeanwear.com.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Goo-ga Peanut Shell: Baby Wearing Made Easy

It has been well documented that wearing baby can be great for both mom and the little one. The one problem is that alot of carriers can be complicated to use and can make you tire of using them.

Goo-ga has created the Peanut Shell Baby Sling to take the complications out of wearing your little one. With the Peanut Shell, there are no buckles, metal rings, or adjustments to be made. Just slip the sling on, insert baby, and go. It's comfortable pouch-style design is available in a variety of fabrics including cozy micro-fleece, smooth cotton sateen, and stylish cotton reversibles that allow perfect amount of stretch for little bodies.

The Peanut Shell is machine washable for easy wash and wear care. Practibly priced between $44 - $68 they won't break bank either!

Their "Squirt" style was recently photographed being worn by Brooke Shields wearing baby Grier at the beach.

Stork Bites: Bit Sized Announcments

Sometimes you want just a little something to announce baby's birth. Something that can be easily tuck into your purse or wallet or even into this year's Christmas cards.

Pea Pod Announcments have come up with the perfect solution. Their exclusive mini-sized "Stork Bites" allow you the full impact of a full sized announcement in a smaller size.

You can even add up to two photos on the flip side to add a more personal touch!

Kashwere: The Ultimate in Baby Luxury

Love the feel of cashmere, but can't imagine using it for your little one. Kashwere has a gorgeous, plush line of cashmere-like jackets, hats, and blankets that will bring the softness of cashmere to your tykes.

Kashwere's jackets are made from cashmere-like synthetic fabric at very un-cashmere-like prices. They are designed to never shrink, pill, or fade. The best feature is that although they feel like cashmere, you can machine wash and dry your kashwere jacket. The jackets are avilable in a variety of colors: pink, blue,

cream, and iris.

Kashwere's adult robes were featured as one of Oprah's 2005 Favorite Things!

Check out their plush baby and kids line at Kashwere and pamper your child in luxury today.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Bobo Brooklyn: Superhero Capes for Everyday Kids

There's something about childhood and superheros that is magical. All it takes in my house is a blanket or a towel wrapped around their shoulders to turn my boys into their own little imagainary superfriend.

Bobo Brooklyn has taken the superhero cape a step farther and created an official cape that doubles as a towel. Their capes are made from soft Thai Satin and lined with Natural Sherpa from the Carolinas. The Bobo Brooklyn cape is perfect for the beach, pool, or bathtub. It definitely makes my kids superhero dreams come true!

In addition to the childhood classic cape, Bobo Brooklyn has a complete line of superhero tees designed for both the kids and their parents.

Checkout their complete line at Bobo Brooklyn today!

Pumpkin Noodle Holiday Tees

Pumpkin Noodle has come out with some new designs just in time for the Holidays. These adorable holiday additions include: "Dear Santa: Define Naughty" and "I Believe".

Pumpkin Noodle also provides free shipping and complementary wrapping on all orders making their tees an ideal Christmas gift.

See our review of Pumpkin Noodle when they donated to a family in need for ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bebello: Clothing for Multitasking Moms

As a work at home mom, I am no stranger to multitasking. In fact its a way of life in our family. Bebello has designed a clothing line after my own multi-tasking heart!

My favorite product is their Betty Reversible Dress which allows you to buy two dresses for the price of one. The versatile reversible dress matches unique boho chic style with classic solids to let you match the dress to your little one's mood. Matching bonnets and headbands are available to help the ensemble make a statement. (Photo on the left shows both sides of their vineyard haze dress.)

Bebello hasn't forgotten the boys either. Their Marlowe Vest and matching hat are perfect for your little aviator. This toasty little collection comes in both a vest or a jacket and cuddles your guy up like a teddy bear. The fabric is machine washable for easy cleanup.

Bebello is the creation of Alexi Drosu and Gabriela Drosu. Alexi is a former InStyle magazine editor with an eye for style. Her sister Gabriela brings a background in architecture with an eye for design. The two have created a line that combines boho chic with urban wearability.

Find a retailer or purchase online at Bebello

Monday, November 20, 2006

Boon Bath Goods: Bathtime Fun

Bath time is battle time at my house. It is a constant battle to get two wiggly three year olds into the bathtub and even more of a struggle to get them out.

The bright colored, funky bath appliques from Boon Bath Goods make the time spent in the time a fun and playful time for all. The Boon Bath Goods collection includes a collection of bath appliques, 3 silicone balls, and 2 mini-scrubbies.

The toys do not absorb water so there is no need to worry about mold and mildew.

Available online at target.com for $14.99

Walk With Me Baby Carrier Cover: Cozy Baby Warmth

Baby carriers are especially popular right now, but with the cooler winter months they can be impractible. cc3design has come up with a solution that allows you to wear baby and keep them warm and covered at the same time.

The Walk With Me Baby Carrier Cover is crafted out of super-soft fleece and designed to swaddle baby in warmth while your out and about. The cover is designed to be used with a Baby Bjorn or other standard brand baby carrier to keep their little arms and legs warm while on the go.

When baby is facing inward, use the built in hood to tuck baby in extra cozy warmth. When the baby is facing forward, use the matching hat to conserve the baby's natural body heat.

The Walk With Me Baby Carrier Cover retails for approximately $70 and comes with the matching hat. It comes in a selection of six color combinations.

You can find the Walk With Me Baby Carrier Cover at select retailers and at a variety of online retailers including Chic Baby Boutique and Polka Dot Whale

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Glug Baby: Fresh Everyday Style

Since my boys spend most of their time in comfy tees and jeans, I'm always on the lookout for fresh new styles. I hit the motherlode at Glug Baby!

Glug Baby has designed a line of bright, fresh everyday wear that is designed with real kids in mind. Each silk screened tee features a bright pop-art inspired design. The tee-shirts are perfect for comfortable play and can take out whatever your little ones can dish out.

Glug Baby was designed by a husband and wife team in San Francisco shortly after the arrival of their own daughter. They wanted to create a line that was well-designed and well constructed that had a fresh, modern twist. Based on their current offerings, they have certainly succeeded.

One of my kids loves animals. I found the perfect christmas gift for him with the Glug Baby monkey tee. I know that as soon as he opens the box containing it will be only shirt he will want to put on. The monkey tee is available in grey,
orange, and brown. I can't wait to see what new animal designs they have in store for the next season!

Check out the complete collection at Glug Baby

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Petunia Petunia: A Friend to Cuddle Up With

Every little one needs a special friend. The one they play with all day and cuddle up with to go to sleep at night. PetuniaPetunia has created an adorable line of Amijuka Moochies to be that special friend for your child.

The Amijuku Moochies are hand-crocheted out of alpaca, wool and acrylic. Each moochie measures approximately 12 inches tall.

The best part of the Amijuku Moochie is that they are machine washable -- perfect for those times when they look a little too loved.

Each moochie has their own character and mini story -- some of the current friends available Kiko -- a little Ninja, Mojo -- a magic monkey, Flicka -- a theatrical monkey, Lala -- a world travelling surfer girl, Alba -- a little princess, and Punch & Coco -- the comical and sweet piggies.

PetuniaPetunia also offers baby bedding, blankets, hats, and cute tooth fairy pillows.

Petunia Petunia is a celebrity mom favorite with A-List fans like: Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Debra Messing.

Part of the spirit of Petunia is the creative and playful products and everytime you turn around there's a new bloom on the vine!

Visit PetuniaPetunia to find your special friend.

Vincent Shoes: Fashionable Footwear for Little Feet

I may have mentioned before that I am a shoe girl. I love shoes. It is my one splurge for myself -- well and bags, but this is a shoe post. My boys are not all that interested in shoes. In their eyes, a good pair of shoes has spiderman on the side and flashing lights in the soles.

I made my first break-through in expanding their shoe horizons when I introduced them to Vincent Shoes. Our package from Vincent arrived the day before we were due to attend a family wedding. My eyes lit up immediately -- for once their shoes would look great at a formal function!

Little B wore a pair of the Vincent "Simon" shoes. The Simon style features a fun variation of a traditional houndtooth pattern in a stylish high-top. His shoes received rave compliments and were designed to easily make the transition from formal time to play time with comfort.

The big surprise was the pair of "William" shoes that Little C sported. The William is much more subdued than the Simon, but my son who only wears sneakers has adopted them as his daily shoe.

These are the perfect shoe for an active boy designed in a combination of leather and sued. They have the style of a dress shoe, but the sole is designed for active use -- very similar to a hiking boot's sole. The William model is the ideal shoe for the transition between seasons when it's not quite time for boots. These are the shoes that can convince even an eight year old boy that shoes can be "cool".

Check out the complete line of stylish children's shoes and boots at Vincent Shoes today!