July 22, 2008
We've written about this cool looking Philips Avent Digital Baby Monitor
before. Not only does it look really cool, but it promises zero interference or static from any other device (including other baby monitors, cordless phones, and cell phones). Until July 31, if you buy this monitor or any other [Philips Avent product](http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000242321&tag=jaybrewernet25-20) (totalling $139 or more), you'll get $40 back to spend later at Amazon.com.
Also through the end of July, if you, your friends or your family complete $750 of purchases from your [Amazon.com Baby Registry](http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fbaby%2Fhomepage&tag=jaybrewernet25-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325) Amazon will give you [six months of Seventh Generation diapers for free](http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000245631&tag=jaybrewernet25-20)! That's definitely a great deal for any expectant mothers, as you go through *a lot* of diapers in those first six months.
July 16, 2008
We think that Bin-Go, a new product from Skip Hop, is a great idea. It's a stylish canvas box that is strong enough to hold a lot of stuff and folds flat when you aren't using it. It is a great idea for a toy basket for your baby's first toys. And it's easy on the eyes, so you can use it for yourself later on. It also has large circle handles and a lightweight frame so you can tote it from room to room or even to another house entirely! If the large storage bin is a little too big for you at 16.75 x 12.5 x 12.5 when open, there's also the smaller table top organizer, which is virtually the same thing.
July 10, 2008
This Dresser Top Diaper Depot looks like a great way to keep your changing station organized. The bottom compartments hold 16-18 large cloth or disposable diapers, and a the baby wipes sit on top. Two removable side bins hold ointments, powders, lotion, etc. Keep everything organized and handy right on top of your baby's dresser!
July 9, 2008
If you are looking for prints to decorate your baby's nursery, check out Stick Nymph by Jade Dominique. This etsy store has a ton of adorable prints that I've fallen in love with. Some of my favorites include Roasty the Dragon, Dancing with Lawn Flamingos, and Blackbird Party.
June 20, 2008
I'm a firm believer in the "whatever-it-takes" school of thought for getting your newborn to sleep. This "Cry" Activated Crib Light is activated when your newborn cries. Its soothing womb sounds and 3 colored lights cycle on for 10 minutes and will hopefully soothe your child back to sleep before you get yourself out of bed. Also, the lights are just bright enough to do a quick nighttime diaper change. The light can attach to the side of the crib or can stand on a nearby dresser. This would be a great shower present for any expectant mothers you know!
June 5, 2008
If you're like me, you have a hard time finding clothes for your baby that match. I stack shirts and shorts in the bureau, and it's a hard way to see what is in there. With the Dream Drawer Organizer, this wouldn't be a problem. It is a sturdy divide that are spring loaded so they stay put, and they help keep your child's clothing and accessories sorted and easy to see. If we had these, we'd probably be able to fit twice as many clothes in Andy's bureau! If you have a ton of clothes for your baby and don't mind folding them, this is a good product for you.
May 29, 2008
We have had the Twilight Turtle by Cloud B for a long time now, and I'm glad I've finally gotten around to reviewing it. It is a night light, projecting colored stars onto the walls and ceiling. When we first bought it, we were worried that Andy needed a little extra light in his nursery. He was about 8 months old, and we thought he was becoming afraid of the dark. We quickly discovered this was not the case (he was probably just going through one of those baby jumps where he stopped sleeping for a bit but then learned a new skill). So we put the turtle away and didn't pull it out for almost a year. When we remembered we had it, we started using it at night when Andy would go to sleep. He didn't think much of it at first, but suddenly he's fallen in love with it. All we hear at bed time is "blue star," which is his favorite color. The stars can also be turned to orange and green.
The turtle has a hard plastic shell and a cozy body, so it's sturdy and strong and will stand up to toddler wear and tear but is still cozy. It turns on with a push of a button, and you can change the color by pushing the appropriate button on the shell. It is very easy to use. One of it's best features is that it stays on for only 45 minutes, plenty of time for your little one to fall asleep to it. You don't have to worry about draining the batteries or it being too bright in the room all night.
We really like it and think it's a good purchase. If you prefer, it also comes in a ladybug too.
April 30, 2008
When we bought our house, it included two chandeliers. Until then, I never realized how much a good chandelier can really put that finishing touch on a room. This Whoopsie Daisy Chandelier available at the Land of Nod could really complete your nursery theme. Or better yet, it might help you come up with a great nursery theme to begin with! If you like this, there are matching Daisy Curtain Rod and Holdbacks as well.
March 27, 2008
Turn your best baby photos into an object of art that you'll treasure for many years to come. The folks over at Paper Locket will take a photo (or a collection of photos) and design a customized canvas for you. You can select one of a few dozen different designs, and specify a few different alterations to suit your tastes and photos. If you don't see anything you like, you can do a completely custom design as well. Then you just pick your size, up to an incredible 48x100" (that's 4 feet by 8 feet!). This definitely makes for some striking art on your walls, and would be an unexpectedly unique gift.
March 20, 2008
When I was growing up, we moved so many times that we never had a growth chart that lasted very long. If that sounds familiar, you should check out this Personalized Construction Growth Chart over at the Land of Nod. This canvas growth chart features a Jill McDonald design, and is personalizable with a child's name (up to 12 letters). You attach it to a wall using the supplied tacks that go through re-inforced grommets. The chart has markings up to 60 inches, so you'll be able to get many years of use out of it. If the 'Construction' design doesn't appeal to you, don't fret, there are plenty more to choose from.