Nothing like a chilly night to make parents thankful for those smart little sleep sacks–unless you’re like me, and your enormous 10-month-old has surpassed the weight and age limits on all the sacks out there. But hooray Köhlrbaby, hero to all parents with large babies and tots up to 24 months old who still need, want, or must have a sleep sack. Made in Vancouver by designer Jill Koehler, the sacks are constructed with super-awesome fleece and cleverly accented with a cute sheep whose ribbon tag feet occupy idle sleepy hands. Choose from their Organic line or their Napsacks,...Read More
Category: Bedding + Blankets, Burps + Bibs
I think we can all agree that parents do not need another reason (teething, teething, teething) for our babies to wake up in the middle of the night. (Did I say teething?) With the right baby bag, like this incredible find from the Canadian designers, 3 Sprouts, you can certainly cross "too cold" off the list. The bag is a wonderful combo of poly fleece and cotton that will keep even your most mobile baby warm and safe on those cold nights without the worry of using a blanket. Having seen it in person – holy cow is this...Read More
Whether you spend the weekend with your kids on hiking trails or just braving the sidewalk sales like me, I can safely say we have one thing in common: We want our kids comfy when we’re out and about. So I was so happy to learn that my favorite drizzle-proof stroller blanket, the All Weather Woobee, now comes in a scrumptious shaggy plush. Created by mom Heather Correa, the wind and water-resistant nylon combined with the extra plush polyester makes these blankets invaluable on rainy days, cold nights and everything in between. Plus the handy ribbons tie right onto...Read More
Okay I’m about to lose all my indie cred here but as a little girl I loooooved that It’s a Small World ride at Disney. The idea of all these little girls in very cute outfits from all different countries was magical. (After all, isn’t that what makes us all different in this world? Our clothes?) I got that same warm feeling the first time I caught Kuku Nest’s new Little Friends kids bedding. Four little multiculti girls share a pillow over a percale cotton field of bright dots. It’s like Damien Hirst meets Disney. Now if you’ll excuse...Read More
As if plastic bibs aren’t already nasty enough to clean after every meal, can you believe that they’re now popping up on recall lists as well? While there’s always the cloth alternative, the last thing I need is to triple my laundry load. So check out our new find, Silikids, a company started by two moms who came up with the coolest and neatest (pun intended) bibs we’ve seen lately. In case you’re not familiar with silicone, it’s super hypoallergenic and dishwasher/washer/dryer safe. And while I originally worried the food would slide right off, it actually sticks to the bib for...Read More
I’ve come to find that a lot of the smaller designers we like use many of of the same fabrics in their bibs and blankets. Evidently there’s been a run on pink "disco dots" at some fabric wholesaler somewhere.Read More
I’ve got quite a few friends who are expecting October or November babies and heck, that’s not really too far off. I need to get my gift-giving head out of summer romper land and start considering more appropriate suggestions.Read More
I’m always of the mind that you can never be without a blanket when you’ve got kids. I’d sooner leave the house without a spare diaper than without a spare blanket. I’m not exaggerating.Read More
There seems to be two kinds of bibs out there – the cute ones you put on the kids for company but that leaves most of their clothes exposed, and the full body armor you haul out for spaghetti night. We’ve finally found something perfectly in between.Read More
Here’s a hint that I’ve learned: If you are online shopping for a swaddling blanket and the photos don’t show the babies smiling or at least sleeping peacefully, slowly back away from the laptop.Read More
With my son’s tooth making anappearancejust a week ago, we have moved passed the cute little drooly bib stage and into the full-on "sop-it-up" type bib. But I want one that makes me drool too.Read More
One of the first things I noticed about my amazing newborn daughter (aside from her obvious beauty and superior intellect) was that she would jerk herself awake throughout the night. And really, what’s more frustrating than watching all of your hard putting-the-baby-to-sleep-work go to waste?Read More
We’ve reached the world of solid foods at my household. And you know what that means, right? Piles of dirty, nasty bibs.Read More
While I’m grateful for all the lightweight summer blankets I’ve received for my new baby, I still wanted something warm and cuddly for those overly frigid stores, restaurants, and my grandmother’s condo in Florida, a.k.a. The Air Conditioning Capital of the World.Read More
One of the things we love about Cool Mom Picks is being able to track down Barney’s (or fill in your favorite high-end store here) quality items that you don’t have to hock your jewelry to afford.Read More
While I applaud the intent behind buying organic, I have to admit I’m a little cynical about what I’m getting. The fruits and veggies are smaller, the meat is way pricier, and the clothes – at least they’re getting better, if slowly.Read More
Our excitement about getting my daughter settled into her toddler bed was cut short when we couldn’t find anything but a regular sized pillow to put in it. And considering that took up half of the mattress–yeah, not the best option.Read More
Not every baby is lucky enough to have a grandma like mine does, who can spend weeks creating a gorgeous hand-crafted quilt for the nursery. Sometimes you just actually have to (gasp) buy one.Read More
As adorable as they generally are, kids can be an assault on the senses. Their rooms are littered with plastic toys, most of which emit ear-splitting sounds and require daily battery changes, and their walls are painted with rainbows and clowns and construction equipment. Is it any wonder that the darlings have trouble falling asleep in there?Read More
The selection of the perfect moses basket has become one of those over-the-top rituals of the new mother-to-be. I can’t tell you how many friends I saw absolutely frenetic over finding exactly the right first sleepy place for their new little guy or gal.Read More
With baby #1 I was all about the receiving blanket when I nursed al fresco. This time around, I’m doing it in higher style. The nursing cover-ups from My Turtle Baby may in fact be the best-looking ones I’ve ever seen.Read More
With all the oodles of baby blankets on the market, it’s certainly hard to pick a favorite. But if you’ve got a picky mom with a penchant for all things plush, then we’ve got just the thing.Read More
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