Month: March 2006

Hey, There’s Shmutz on This Bib!

With Passover just around the corner, we searched far and wide for a great item for baby’s first Seder. We stopped when we found this clever cotton bib. Shmutz (Yiddish for a little mess) will pretty much sum up the state of affairs if your little mensch takes a liking to the charoset. It’s available for just $15 at the online shop of The Jewish Museum. Order now to insure it arrives in time for the first bowl of Aunt Marsha’s infamous matzoh ball soup....

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Snap On, Snap Off

Perennial2Why is it when you finally get around to buying clothes and room duds that support your kids’ interests (read: feed their obsessions), they have already moved onto something else? You end up being out countless dollars, and up about 14 Winnie-the-Pooh shirts and 2 sheet sets that you can’t return.

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Come On, Swaddle Me

Swaddler_1Did you listen to the OB nurse when she explained the perfect swaddling technique? I don’t know about you, but I was way too busy worrying about attaching the baby to my boob to think about tightly wrapping my child in a crappy hospital blanket. But when I got home, I realized that I probably should have listened.

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Stay Undivorced

WryBaby is one of our go-to sites at CMP, and also one of yours judging from the number of tips we receive about them. Of all the cheeky gifts you’ll find there, The Wheel of Responsibility is a favorite. It’s just what it sounds like – a simple way to determine whose turn it is to wash the bottles, put away the laundry, or tell Grandma that her feet smell and wouldn’t she please keep her shoes on? Just stick it on the fridge, spin the wheel, and "stay married," as the website promises. They also claim that David...

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