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!