Month: July 2010

Cynthia Rowley diapers for Pampers

Forget the cute baby bloomers, mamas. It looks like diapers are this year’s fashion statement, with the Huggies denim diapers introduction recently, and now, Pampers’ stylish new entry: Designs from none other than fashion guru and mom Cynthia Rowley. These designer diapers are definitely a nice change for those of us who die a little knowing we have few options besides the licensed cartoon characters on our children’s bums. The new line of 11 fashion forward patterns will feature everything from cool madras prints to preppy plaids, plus a slew of other colorful designs for boys and girls, all...

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Easy Summer Travel Week pick: Beco Baby Carrier

Remember, today is the last day to enter to win ALL of the travel items seen here and on Pregnancy + Newborn Magazine this week! Strollers are great, except when you try to maneuver one through throngs of tourists or push one along a sandy beach. For those times, smart mamas know using a great baby carrier instead can be a lifesaver. And you won’t have to apologize for the 25th time for running into a sightseer’s ankles. [see the amazing giveaway after the jump] The Beco Baby Carrier is just the kind of carrier I would use if my...

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Web Coolness – swim safety, summer fun, and creative inspiration

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. We love the roundup of free 4th of July Printables at Living Locurto, from cupcake topper pinwheels, to wine tags and fun decorations. At MomTrends, excellent tips for baby’s first swim. Summertime Fun Cards – a smart and easy craft project to make the most of summer with your kids, via Teach Mama. Our friends at Babyccino blog launch a fun NYC kids guide. Between that and Mommy Poppins, now we’ll always have something to do when we’re hitting the Big Apple...

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Haba beach toys: Not your ordinary shovel and pail

Well, July is here. And if you are anything like me, you don’t even start looking for the beach toys until beach season is well underway, and the kids are sitting in their car seats, eager and ready to go. And that’s when you discover that you’ve lost half of your shovels, broke the plastic watering can and can only find a couple of pails that still have dead marine life in them from last summer. Don’t be like me. Get some shiny new beach toys now! I really like the cute new beach toys from Haba, who make loads...

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Mommy, where do organics come from?

This here city mama is lucky that my children have grandparents in the country who grow tomatoes and kale and sweet peas and wild strawberries, so that they can learn that no, vegetables do not come from aisle 3. I’ve always thought that learning about food, from planting to harvest, was the best way to get kids interested in it. And, hopefully, eating it. So I was delighted to discover We Grew It, Let’s Eat It, an absolutely lovely book by NPR producer Justine Kenin. It’s the kind of book you’d expect to find in the most progressive preschool or...

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Rainbow Bright vs. the zombies

“My baby will never wear pink,” I once said. But I had to eat those words when I discovered that all those gender neutral onesies in melon, lemon, and lime made my darling, olive-skinned daughter look like a zombie. And I have pics to prove it. If only I had known about the rainbow of colors and prints at Vyssanlull. [see giveaway after the jump!] The statement “it’s all good” definitely applies to this sparky Scandinavian design shop we already love, but their new line up of summer clothes for babies and kids is full of all-stars. Of course...

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Easy Summer Travel Week pick: Coverplay play yard slipcover

I’m no germaphobe, but the idea of putting my bundle of joy in a hotel-supplied Pack-n-Play which may have been cleaned with industrial-strength chemical cleaners or worse, nothing at all, gives me the heebie jeebies. Fortunately, the solution isn’t to haul your own twenty-pound play yard through an airline’s baggage check. [see the amazing giveaway after the jump] Instead, I’d pick up a lightweight Coverplay play yard slipcover which we discovered way back in 2007. Since then they’ve added matching sheets and loads of new styles. Another cool thing is that now more than 2500 hotels in the Marriott...

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