I’m always trying to give something original to that new mom for her baby shower. Who needs another boring yellow onesie? Give that new mommy to be something she’ll really appreciate and remember. I’m smitten with ADEN + ANAIS’s fabulous blankets . We reviewed them last fall, and we just had the pleasure of trying out their winter blanket. Springs not here yet,and your baby still needs to stay warm and comfy for these last few weeks of cold weather. A celebrity mommy must have (TORI and NAOMI just to name drop a few), ADEN + ANAIS blankets are a hot ticket in Hollywood. New hot mama NICOLE RICHIE even included them in her charity gift bag to help disadvantaged children. Made of soft breathable muslin cotton, these blankets are big enough to swaddle your new baby perfectly. There’s nothing more frustrating than coming up an inch too short while trying to swaddle a fussy baby. You’ll have no such troubles with ADEN + ANAIS. Check out their new winter blankies at www.adenandanais.com and wrap your baby in celebrity style.
Is it wrong to want your baby’s snack bag to be as stylish as their diaper tote? A little shallow perhaps, but entirely understandable given that we own a fabulous BUMBLE BAG. Our lunch bag has a lot to live up to. You mommies with style can imagine how excited we were to try out BUMBLE’S new snack packs…gorgeous patterns and so functional. We have been carrying organic raisins and jelly sandwiches in their Haley and the larger Hannah bag all week. We must say we are very impressed. They’re both insulated and come with removable inserts so you can fit all your baby’s treats neat and organized. Love how easy the inside wipes clean. You can even pick one to match your brilliant Bumble Diaper bag. Celeb mommies that have been spotted showing off their Bumble love are NAOMI WATTS, NICOLE RICHIE and SHERYL CROW. Want to be as chic and hip as they are? Check out www.thebumblecollection.com
Tell us your favorite Bumble print and you could win a Haley or Hannah bag for your little tot. email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st. Good luck mommies! (Hint:Go to their site www.thebumblecollection.com and have a peek at their yummy designs)
Spring is almost here mommies…just hold on for a few more weeks. While you wait out the dreary weather, start planning your babe’s new spring wardrobe. We started at B.DELICIOUS, one of our mommy favorites! They have some fresh new designs that we are in love with. You have to see their new Peacock Barrette…so stylish and unexpected. Why be boring and predictable…jazz up your tot’s hair a little. We’re also smitten with the new pony tail holders, especially the strawberry one. Makes us think of the warm days ahead. Also high on our list is their black tee with the “Stinky Pig” having a bath…clever and whimsical, which is perfect for your little toddler. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Get some original style at www.bdelicious.com
We have sung the praises of MADE BY ANGIE before, and it’s time again now that they have some new and fabulous patterns to show off. MADE BY ANGIE makes handmade stylish diaper wipe cases. Angie uses the most scrumptious fabrics and we love the attention to detail with the rich trim around the edge. We had a difficult time choosing between the gorgeous Sky Damask and the Sage Toile. Both too chic for words. Featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, these wipe containers do make the perfect baby shower gift. Mommies with vintage tastes and girly preferences will both be pleased.We love taking the case out of our diaper bag so much that we look for any excuse to wipe something up….from runny noses and sticky fingers to the few drips of mom’s latte on the table. Have a look at all of Angie’s creations at www.madebyangie.com and wipe away mess with class.
We are so over children clothes plastered with million dollar characters and smiling farm animals. Show us clean simple lines, throw in some style and fabrics that are comfy and you’ll have us hooked. One of our fabulous readers gushed to us about KEA + JOBY, and we needed to see how brilliant their clothes were for ourselves. We were super impressed. Not only are these threads fresh and modern, but they are so soft and comfortable. We tried our their Pocket Henley and Cargo Pant in chocolate and blue….so snazzy and perfect for a playdate in the park or hanging out with mommy at the local cafe. The stretchy material makes running around and climbing monkey bars a breeze. We only wish they made it for mommies too. Another favorite that made us drool was the Smocked Long Sleeve shirt in eggplant….the subtle flare on the sides makes it sophisticated enough for a Saturday afternoon tea party and funky enough for brunch in Soho. Your mommy friends will think you hired your tot a stylist. Created by two mommies who saw a need for hip and smart children clothes, KEA + JOBY is a step ahead of the rest. See how right we are at www.keaandjoby.com
We love products that make a mom’s exhausting and challenging job easier. When we heard about SOLANA BABY WEAR and their fabulous swaddling blankets, we had to try them out ourselves. These gorgeous blankets are super light weight and make swaddling your babe a cinch. We have the heat on full blast during the chilly months and needed a blankie that was breathable to wrap our wee one up for her long winter naps. We tried out the cotton eyelet, trimmed in a stylish pink satin. Me and the baby loved it…she slept, and mommy got to put her feet up for a few hours of deserved magazine reading (the laundry can wait!). Perfect for hot summer nights and well heated winter homes, SOLANA blankets have found a place in the posh homes of TORI SPELLING (soon to have baby #2) and MARCIA CROSS. Swaddle your baby with this brilliant blanket and get some much needed rest yourself momma! SOLANA BABY WEAR will set you and baby up at www.solanababywear.com
Sometimes all it takes is the perfect accessory to make an outfit fabulous. Since it’s still chilly and snowy, we love to jazz up a boring outfit (and keep warm) with a funky hat. Our tot has been sporting her Black Visor Beanie, by Born To Love to playdates and trips to the cafe with mommy this winter. Urban, hip and super funky, this hat looks fantastic with a pair of jeans and a vintage tee. It makes the outfit original and edgy, while playing it safe and providing much needed warmth. Kingston Rossdale would look so stylish wearing this hat around his London neighborhood, don’t you think? Get your hat on at www.borntoloveclothing.com
A bassinet that looks stylish and keeps your baby soothed for hours between feedings (who knew newborns could eat so much?) is worth every penny. We are absolutely in love with our Cariboo Gentle Motions Bassinet…as functional as it is beautiful. Made of eco friendly radiata wood from New Zealand, your baby will sleep in pure luxury. We love the simple lines and way it fits into our decor…no bells or whistles needed. Your baby can be lulled to sleep with gentle rocking, and the straps are adjustable so you can elevate babe’s head if he’s fussy. CARIBOO makes bassinets that Hollywood mommies crave. TORI SPELLING, MARISKA HARGITAY, CHRISTINA AGUILERA and JENNIFER GARNER are just a few lucky celeb mommies that own one of these coveted bassinets . JESSICA ALBA was just gifted one from TYRA BANKS on her talk show. That Tyra has fabulous taste. Soothe baby to sleep, and get some zzz’s yourself with CARIBOO’S must have bassinet. www.2modern.com will help you out with all the details.
Busy mommies need to treat themselves well. When you put those tired toes up while Junior naps, you need to step it up a notch. While I sip my latte and flip through the latest US Weekly, I like to wear my gorgeous new neck hugger from METTE VANGSO. This fabulous company is named after it’s super hip Danish designer, and her delicious pillows, eye catchers and neck huggers have been featured in People, Glamour and Pregnancy magazine. Simply made of the most stunning fabric, this soft creation melts away my tense muscles. Love that it’s filled with organic buckwheat and the soothing scent of lavender…makes me feel like I’m in France…if I close my eyes really hard. So healing and comforting that you may just decide to put your feet up and let that pile of dirty laundry get even higher. Have a spa experience at www.mettevangso.com