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Archive for May, 2011

Baby Bedding Sets For Your Little Tot

The typical nursery is filled with teddy bears, toys and a whole lot of color. The decorations extend not only from the crib but all around the walls as well as the covers of the bed. Baby bedding sets are also one of the eye catching pieces found in the nursery. You can even design the whole room around the bedding that your baby’s crib or bed is covered with.

Baby bedding sets are one of the most practical things you can get for your baby. It gives him or her comfort when he or she is sleeping in the day or in the night. Plus, it comes as a set so you can cover the bed, the pillows and have a nice comforter to boot for the price of one!

You won’t have a hard time finding its place in the nursery since it comes with all kinds of colors and a whole array of designs to choose from.

The good thing about having a baby bedding set is the fact that you can use this for a long, long time.

Keep in mind when buying a baby bedding set is that you have to look at what materials are used to make the bedding.

If you are going to decide on buying cotton, which is one of the coolest and freshest sheets, you should make sure that they are organically grown cotton. Do not get the ones that might harm your child’s skin since they might get rashes, allergies and even sick.

If you are getting your baby a bedding set, make sure it is something that you will like for a long time. This makes sure that you do not have to spend a whole lot of money on beddings. It is also more practical if you buy by the bulk since you can get special prices when you do. Besides, you will never find yourself not needing a set of bedding for your child. Baby bedding sets are also very good gift ideas whether it’s for a baby shower,  birthday events or christening.


Getting Your Baby’s Personalized Blanket

You are a soon to be mother; aunt or sister and you are pretty excited for the coming new addition to the family tree. Of course there will be celebrations and christenings that can really make you worry about presents.

You don’t want to give just any gift because whatever happens, you want to be unique as possible. Well, why not try to get creative and gift your new baby or new niece a personalized baby blanket!

It is always a good idea to be different when it comes to giving presents. This will ensure that you are going to be remembered and it will make the occasion extra special. Also, you can put a personal stamp on the item and make sure your niece; daughter, son or sibling can have a piece that connects to you.

It’s not that difficult to get creative and original when creating a baby blanket. You don’t’ have to be an expert seamstress or be really good at stitching things. You just need to choose what type of fabric you want the blanket to be. There are different types of course you can choose from. There are cotton types which can be soft and fluffy but hardly as sturdy as the woolen type of cloth. Still, cotton is cheaper and lighter than the other.

Once you select the fabric, you can go to the textile section of your nearest mall and select a cut of cotton that has designs or in plain colors. You can even pick a color that will match the baby’s nursery.

To be even more original, you can buy a selection of dyes and then tie dye the cloth to make an array of wonderful color combinations.

Another great idea that you can do to personalize a blanket is to actually make a quilt. You can choose different kinds of things to stitch on like probably a picture or a great quote.

You can even stitch on different family members to make a collage of the whole family tree so that when the baby grows up, you can have it framed as a good reminder of everyone in the family. You can also put cartoon pictures and famous Disney characters to make it more festive.

Most people when they think “personalized” consider putting the recipient’s name on or letters of the baby’s initials. You can do that and incorporate it into the design. You can even include names of his or her siblings or cousins.

But if you want to stitch in or have the letters stitched in, you can bring it to a dressmaker or buy one of those iron-on clothing sticker to create a name across the blanket.

Infant Shoes

Infant shoes are a part of your children’s apparel which should also receive as much of your shopping attention. But this need does not necessarily come until later into your kid’s growth stage. Make sure that you happen to have the right preference for your child’s footwear.

You may find yourself debating which shoes would best fit your child. But first get to know the variety of shoes that you are going to encounter in the marketplace whether that should be the online market or at your local department store.

For girls, you may have to select among: a pair of boots, casual shoes, flip-flops, sandals, slippers, and sneakers. Boots, casual shoes and sneakers are easy and comfortable fit which protect the entire feet from dust and water whilst wearing some snuggly socks.

As for boys, you may have the same stuff as that of the girls’ considering that gender-specific shoes are not too distinguishable until the later stage. It is good to have at least a pair of each shoe style to allow more activity-appropriate function and ease.

However, infants are always growing, and growing fast for that matter. You may need to check at least once a month how your child’s feet have grown and so you may well be able to do the necessary change if needs be. The shoes should not be restrictive to the still-developing feet.

Start with soft-soled shoes which may be flexible when your baby is just beginning to crawl or stand. These casual shoes will allow your baby’s feet to move from side to side or their toes to wiggle and twitch. Always buy a pair which will allow some more room to grow. This is ideal for you if you are a budget-conscious parent who does not wish to buy stuff more often than you can afford. It is best that you actually buy only the more durable ones too, for longer shoe life.

Have you considered about the safety assurance that the shoes in the department store’s baby section offer? Make sure the soles have slip-resistance composition. While your baby is only learning to walk, it is important to have this kind of protection for her and for your own peace of mind as well.

Invest in leather shoes too. Leather provides much needed comfort and coolness during the summer while does otherwise during the winter time or on much cooler days. Aside from that, leather is always known to be durable and sustainable. It is ideal for you if you are for quality regardless of the cost you are going to pay. Flip-flops and sandals allow for more freedom when only going outdoors for a walk or playing outside.

Getting To Know Simplicity Cribs

Having a newborn is exciting and absolutely fun. It is with utmost importance that you pick the correct crib for your newborn baby. A lot of parents would want nothing but the best for their bundle of joy. There are plenty of cribs to choose from and all of them offer different types of function and safety features. Cribs that stand out are the Simplicity cribs. This is a well known and trusted name when it comes to manufacturing and designing furniture for your baby’s nursery. It strives to be stylish, durable and unique without having to be expensive.

There are a variety of choices which are available for all types of mothers who have a specific idea of what they want their baby’s cribs to look like. There are those selections that offer the sophistication and timelessness of an antique design. If you want to create your baby’s nursery around that theme, then you can’t go wrong with simplicity cribs.

Another great classical theme to work around using a crib is a Victorian style nursery set that you can achieve for your little prince or princess. You can avail of this particular choice in style and design. There are also a lot of modern looking ones that is also a staple among many parents. There are also popular sleigh beds that will look fabulous in your nursery.

Simplicity has a very beautiful collection of wooden cribs that is easily perfect in your little bundle of joy’s room. It will definitely work with any type of decorating scheme or color choice that you might have in mind as décor for the room. What makes them stand out are the appealing and particular designs on the wood grains which make the crib have a touch of elegance that is endearing and charming for any bedroom. It doesn’t matter if you would like something that is dark and polished or if your taste travels along the line of light shade in the coloring of the wood. Rest assured that you won’t be limited when it comes to your crib choices.

There are even innovative styles available with this fantastic crib. The most popular nowadays are the 4 in 1 designs which are made to efficiently and conveniently adjust together with your baby’s growth. It can transform from a baby crib into a very sturdy toddler’s bed. You can also be assured that the crib is perfectly safe and has passed all standards for crib safety. You don’t have to worry that your baby might slip between railings or bump into any corner. Still, no matter what your taste and style might be, you will definitely find a great purchase with this crib manufacturer.

All About New Baby Girl

A lot of fathers dread having a new baby girl. It’s not because they prefer a baby boy but rather because they fear of how much they have to be protective of her once she grows up.

But still, when a dad is gifted with a beautiful little girl, he immediately falls in love and knows that he has his little princess. It’s pretty exciting time for a mother too. She can finally have somebody whom she can take care of and love as well as shop for!

It is always an exciting concept for mother to shop for her special baby girl. It’s like receiving a miniature version of yourself and you are finally playing dress up for real.

Of course, a mother will always want what is best for her little angel. However, if you are shopping for your little new baby girl’s clothes, you have to keep a few tips in mind in order to be sure that she’s getting safe, top quality materials without having to shell out a lot of money.

First and foremost, you have to consider the transition that your newborn baby is going to go through. Usually, a lot of changes occur in growth in the span of 3 months. You have to consider how many necessities such as clothes will last after that.

You can’t very well splurge and buy a lot of baby clothes and then not use them after half a year. It will work if you are planning to follow up another child birth in a year or two then your excess clothes would become hand me downs.

So, just bear in mind that although it is fun to buy different cute outfits, be sure that you are buying more necessary items and are not wasting any money on any other.

Next, before you buy any of the clothing, you have to check the quality and the materials used. It is always advisable to purchase garments that are made from pure organic materials.

Today, in efforts to manufacture at cheap cost, a lot of companies use fillers for their clothes and this might contain harmful chemicals that can cause your baby danger. Organic means that the raw material is not grown with any chemical used to speed up growth.

So, you can be sure that your baby is safe from developing any harsh reaction or allergies.

Finally, before you go picking up that designer baby booties or a very good dress, consider surfing the net for bargain deals. You will be surprised at what you discover!

Sometimes there are designer clothes there that cost less. All you have to do is bid at it or purchase it online.

Da Vinci Kalani Crib

Now that you have the perfect little angel, nothing but the best will do. It doesn’t matter what the object is, you will always want something extraordinary and beautiful just for your angel. This applies especially when looking for the perfect crib for your baby. The Da Vinci Kalani crib is something you might want to check out when crib hunting with your partner.

The crib is a 4 in 1 convertible crib designed to take your baby’s bed from crib all the way to a full toddler sized bed that will cater to his every sleeping needs. This also offers a great deal of convenience for parents who want to find a sleep solution that will last for years. The Da Vinci Kalani starts off as a crib but then it converts into a daybed and then finally a twin bed.

All you need to do to convert the crib is to purchase a full size rail kit. You can save money if you buy it with the crib since the model might get discontinued by the time your child will have need of it. Of course, the mattress is as important as the crib and the Kalani features a 4 level mattress spring system which you can adjust as your child’s height changes or as he grows.

One of the most important aspects also to consider in a crib is the safety. The Da Vinci is elegant and stylish but also exceeds the all safety standards. You can be sure that you are purchasing a safe crib for your child. The crib does not contain any movable parts. The front of the fib drops down and will not get any fingers pinched whether by accident.

The front of the crib can collapse when if your toddler decides to jump or become rowdy in the crib but with the Da Vinci, it will not be any problem. You will be glad to know that what you are purchasing is environmentally friendly. This means that the crib is made from pine wood taken in the sustainable forests ofNew Zealand.

Choosing Baby Clothes

It’s one of the most exciting times in the growth of a your baby.  He’s now starting to take his first few steps! It is also the time to buy a perfect pair of baby shoes. Remember that on top of how cute you accessorize your baby, utmost consideration should be on comfort and utility so as to make this experience one of joy for you and your little one.

MATERIAL – Make sure to find one with light, soft and breathable fabric such as cloth, soft leather or canvass.  Soft and light material adapts to movement better and feels a lot like the socks and booties that he has been used to as an infant.  Synthetic fabric traps heat which may quickly result in baby’s discomfort.

SOLE – Flexible and non-slip. Your baby will tend to make awkward steps. The flexibility of the baby’s shoes will less likely cause sores and scratches on his soft and tiny feet.  Having them non-slip would obviously help prevent accidents that might cause injuries.

LACES – Lace-up or Velcro? The invention of the latter is heaven-sent for most parents.  Aside from it being easier to handle, loose laces that could causing tripping has become a thing of the past.  Slip-ons are also a popular choice as putting them on and taking them off takes a jiffy.  Make sure however that if you choose this kind, baby’s shoes are a perfect fit to prevent them from slipping off.

SIZE – Babies grow fast. You might need to change baby’s shoes every one or two months. It is wise to buy shoes that are at least a size bigger not only because you want baby to use them longer and get your money’s worth but also to ensure that his feet will be comfortable. His toes should not be restricted and should be able to move and wiggle them.  Tight-fitting shoes affect feet development as evidenced by those worn by ancient Japanese girls.

COLOR & DESIGN – Bringing baby with you in buying his shoes is encouraged.  For some, they bring baby for the right fit or size.  It is also interesting to see how baby reacts to your picks.  Bright and lively colors may attract him more than the subdued ones that you are about to choose.  He might also recognize those with character designs from the shows or videos you make him watch.  This process may tell you of what your baby likely wants thus making you feel comfortable of your purchase.

Again, more than how it looks, bear in mind that these shoes are meant to protect baby’s delicate feet and comfort should be more for him than for the parent or the caregiver. AND, it doesn’t end in buying baby’s shoes.  Take baby steps with your baby and enjoy this experience with him.