As we previously covered, aden+anais recently launched their clothing collection for babies, and we could not have been more thrilled that their line of essentials now has expanded into styling our little ones. And of course, when we think about the first pair of shoes, many of us now think about the soft leather moccasins by freshly picked. We’ve partnered with these two brands to bring you an amazing giveaway…to win a pair of freshly picked moccasins of your choice, along with an aden+anais bodysuit of your choice. Enter below!
It’s never too early to expose the younger set to the world of art, especially since imaginations run wild and creativity abounds in fresh minds. An introduction easily made at home is with the bright and colorful book SIX, which is no ordinary counting board book. The author Katherine Bradford is an accomplished New York artist who is known for her portrayal of ships and water, which I find luminous and whimsical. Her work is displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Portland Museum.
Before baby, all the mamas in my life told me that there will be a lot of stains coming into my life. And boy, were they right! I never know how much spit-up, diaper blowouts, etc. there would be. Dreft literally has been saving my baby’s clothes (and my sanity). Most moms rely on Dreft’s detergent to clean their baby’s clothes gently, but did you also know they make fantastic stain remover?
I love the pen version to stick in my bag always. It’s really simple to use. Just remove excess residue from stain by placing something absorbent (like a napkin, wipe, etc.) behind the stain, while squeezing pen. Then use scrubber like an eraser to get rid of the stain. If I’m at home, the spray version is great. I simply spray the stain remover onto the stain and let it sit for a few minutes, after which I rinse and scrub under the hottest water the fabric will allow. In just minutes, voila – clothes are stain-free!
Mealtime just became a lot more stylish and easy with the smartly designed collection from JJ Rabbit. The line was clearly thought up by parents with a lot of experience with toddlers but with one eye responsibly on safe, environmentally-sound materials. Plant-based construction is something I find astounding, and on some level still can’t believe that the sturdy plastic cups and plates are biodegradable and compostable, made from corn and sugarcane! They’re still dishwasher safe (phew!), and don’t contain any BPAs, pthalates, or PVC. Here’s a quick rundown of their fun collection.
On the hottest days of summer, I search near and far for unique indoor activities. A fave of ours is Little Passports, which is educational, fun, and allows for “world travel” without leaving the living room! The “Global Adventure” starts with a suitcase full of goodies including an introduction to Sofia and Sam, two kids who zoom around the globe to exotic locations on their magic scooter, a big fold-out map, and of course, a passport for stickers from every country visited. Every month, a surprise package arrives with a new country to highlight, complete with pictures, a new story from Sofia and Sam, and some kind of activity. My favorite so far is the Egypt package, which came with a pyramid hiding a buried treasure. Tools provided were small shovels and a hammer to “excavate” the treasure, in our case a bronze pharaoh head.
As a new mom, I appreciate every little moment with my baby – but it can become all to easy to forget all the first moments between sleep deprivation and all the hundred other things on my plate. Having heard rave reviews of the baby memory books by Lucy Darling, I was so excited to check them out and begin documenting special moments. READ MORE
I’m so excited to break the news that aden + anais, my fave brand for baby swaddles, blankets, bibs, and more has finally launched a line of layette clothing (available on the 27th)! The only thing better than being all wrapped up in the sweet cotton muslin is wearing it all day. I’m absolutely in love with the adorable shapes and prints for both tiny boys and girls. I’ve trusted both my babies with aden + anais products, which are uber-soft and absorbent, and hold up amazingly well to constant washing and drying. They only get softer with time and use!
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