Bounce In Style

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I’m all about simple, stylish and chic baby gear this second time around. Products that are made with care and with natural materials (lead free would be a nice start wouldn’t it?). SVAN of Sweden has us hooked on their fabulous bouncer. Love the bent birch wood base and choice of solid fabric colors…and the fact that no batteries are required. I used to think the more gadgets the better, but now I know that a simple little rocking from my foot on the base of this bouncer will lull my little one into calmness. The seat is adjustable, so baby can lay back or sit up and see the world. SVAN is a Hollywood fave and this bouncer first caught my eye when featured on the ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW. We chose the Vanilla and Sage color combo after we saw how yummy it looked in pics from KIM RAVER’S baby shower thrown by BROOK SHIELDS. This bouncer is designed for the style conscience parent and baby that loves a good bounce. If you’re tired of overstimulating baby gear like we are, then head on over to www.2modern.com (www.modernbabybarn.com for our Canadian mommies) and get your baby this fresh new bouncer.


Fabulous & Clever : Portamee Baby Carriers

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We know how you feel mommy….you just got home from what was supposed to be a refreshing walk with your little bub using your new baby carrier. You wanted to stop at the market, pick up some fresh bread and yummy cheese, and perhaps stop in that new boutique. But your back is killing you and you can’t get your baby comfortable, so you came home early and cranky. We’ve got a solution for you called PORTAMEE. It is hands down the most comfortable and chic baby carrier we’ve ever tried. It’s designed so you carry your baby on your hip. That means no back pain and you can look into your wee one’s eyes as you stroll along. We especially love the classy look and shades to choose from. We chose the rich chocolate brown, stylish enough for me and manly enough for daddy. No more need for taking a diaper bag with you, as this fantastic carrier has well placed pockets for a few diapers, wipes and a spot for you to carry babe’s bottle. There’s even a spot for your cell, wallet and lipbalm…how fabulous is that? Both your hands will be free (to carry all those shoe bags home!). If you feel like really splashing out you can always get PORTAMEE’S couture carrier made of leather and shearling…you’ll have HALLE, NICOLE and all of those Hollywood mommies drooling with envy. Toss that Baby Bjorn momma and get true comfort. If you can’t make it to Bergdorf or Neiman Marcus, no worries…they’ll ship it to ya at www.portamee.com



Must Have Luxury

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We’re constantly searching for gorgeous baby blankets that keep our tot warm and snug. We’ve found that perfect one from CARIBOO, a fantastic company from New Zealand. They have combined warmth with style and the result has us drooling. We heard that celeb mommy JENNIFER GARNER was a CARIBOO fan so we had to see their creations for ourselves. We tried their naturally dyed, organic wool blankie in Moss. So soft…so comfy…and very much itch free. I mean it, not one itch suffered by mommy or baby. This blanket is chemical free and super safe for your baby, which is really what matters. These gems are a Hollywood gift bag favorite. We think NICOLE KIDMAN would love one of these brilliant blankets for her baby shower…don’t you? Get this soft as butter blanket at www.2modern.com

Want some New Zealand wool of your own? Go to Scandinavian Child, www.scichild.com (the provider of these yummy giveaways) and look up the name of the four baby gear companies they feature. You have till midnight January 23 for this random draw. Email us your correct answer at celebritybabyclothescontest@gmail.com Good luck mommies!


Comfort & Style

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We’ve been fans of 2 CHIX and their fabulous maternity clothes since we can remember. A long time celeb mommy fave, 2 CHIX has us cozy and super hip again with their new long sleeve hoodies. We chose the cheeky “Knocked Up” hoodie in the always stylish and stunning black. It’s fun and unexpected. Perfect to wear for a weekend stroll or afternoon of lattes and gossip mags at your favorite cafe. It’s unbelievably soft and brings a smile (or raised eyebrow) to most who see you. Be bold and proud and show the world you’re knocked up at www.2chix.com


Royal Boots

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Who would have thought that the Royal Family could start a fashion trend that has MADONNA playing copy cat? HUNTER WELLIES, those deep green knee high boots you see all the royals wearing while hunting are now hitting the well heeled mommies and tots of Soho and Rodeo Drive. Celeb mommies GWYNETH PALTROW and KATE MOSS have been photographed sporting this British favorite boot too (and who can forget ANGELINA in Mr and Mrs. Smith rocking a hot red pair, a white shirt and little else?). Must say at first I thought they were hideous boots..but after checking out their children’s line, I’ve come around and now I am a true HUNTER WELLIE fan ( Gwynnie had nothing to do with it!). This spring we’re going to be jumping puddles in their bold fuchsia shade just to stand out from the rest. Get you and your wee one stylishly covered for all the rain to come at www.wellie-boots.com

 


Scrub It

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When OPRAH loves something, I just have to try it. Love her favorites list, and this year something in particular caught my eye. Miss O featured the fantastic and eco friendly cleaners from SHAKLEE. Being a mom that’s concerned about all the chemicals my tot is exposed to made me want to change the way I clean my home. SKAKLEE’S products are super concentrated so they last forever and even though this may sound slightly shallow, I must admit that the packaging is my favorite part…clean, slick and so pretty that I leave it on the counter to showoff a little. We tried out their Get Clean Starter Kit (love the handy basket it comes in) and can’t stop scrubing the house. Wake up and smell the unscented cleaner mommies, and start 2008 more earth friendly. Your baby will thank you as they crawl along the sparkling clean and ammonia free floor. Check out SHAKLEE at www.shaklee.com


Celeb Worthy Diaper Bag

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There’s nothing wrong with being a diaper bag snob. Every mommy knows that the wrong diaper bag can ruin your baby filled day. A good bag has to have enough space to hold all your bottles, wipes and soothers while showing the world you haven’t lost your style. We love the creations that we discovered from LYCHEE LINE. We’ve been toting our Chocolate Brown Madeline Diaper Bag around town and we’re hooked. It’s the perfect size (love the extra outside pocket for our tot’s bottle) and has the most delicious textured lining. The Raspberry Baby Bag is absolutely drool worthy. The fact that it’s made of faux leather makes this bag even more appealing, as this is a trend we will see more of and should be embracing. We think this would be the perfect baby bag for GWYNETH PALTROW to tote around her fancy London neighborhood. It’s got style and class, which we know most celeb mommies crave (sorry Britney). Have a look at all of the brilliant bags and accessories at LYCHEE, www.lycheeline.com and become a diaper bag snob like us.


Mommy Makeover

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January is the perfect time to switch things up and do something for yourself momma! It’s time to toss the old and bring in the new. We started with the basics here at Celebrity Baby Clothes and love the results. We’ve ditched all our old makeup and upgraded to the fabulous and luxurious JANE IREDALE line of skin care makeup. A long time favorite of celebrity moms who need to have healthy glowing skin (NICOLE KIDMAN and TERI HATCHER are said to be fans), JANE IREDALE uses the highest quality minerals to help soothe, protect and enhance your beauty. We are hooked on their Loose Mineral Powder….so smooth and makes my skin feel soft and flawless. Also on our must have list is their Sugar & Butter Lip Duo. One end has an exfoliator made of beeswax and organic brown sugar while the other end has a tinted lip plumper that makes you look fabulous while you run errands with the kids. The beauty buzz of 2007 was mineral makeup, so start with the best and check out JANE’S creations. They’re free of all those nasty chemicals and talc “fillers”, and have an A-List following. Click on over to www.janeiredale.com and start your mommy makeover.