February 18, 2008
Andy's closet is a bit of a mess I'll admit. I have a hard time keeping my own closet organized, and Andy's just ends up a pile of stuff. I think these Peek-a-Boo Closet Dividers, available in pink and blue, would be a great help in the organization. They make it easy to separate all the clothes you receive as you collect them. I know that I ended up with all sizes of clothes before Andy was born, and this would have been a bit help in organizing it.
January 23, 2008
Here's an interesting nursery light! The Globe Lantern Earth from Trousselier Paris is a spinning globe that shines a soft light in the room. It has an Earth pattern, comes with a 40 watt light bulb, and the heat of the bulb spins the insert and shines the pattern onto the glass of the globe. We think it's beautiful! It has an on/off switch, and there is a UK compatible version for those of you over there. Also available are the Globe Lantern Clouds and the Globe Lantern Space.
January 18, 2008
It occurred to me the other day that it would be really useful to have a diaper changing station downstairs instead of having to trudge all the way up stairs for each change. This Diaper Toolbox by Skip Hop would be an ideal solution. The caddy holds a dozen diapers, and the side pockets and drawers hold ointments, creams and other necessities that you keep close at hand. The handle makes it easy to carry around with you, wherever you need to change a diaper. The only thing I'm not sure about: where do you keep the wipes?
If you use the coupon code
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December 7, 2007
Andy now loves to write on everything and anything he sees. I've started hiding the crayons and pens, only taking them out when it's official "coloring time." I think chalk is a much better alternative because it won't damage your walls and furniture the same way if your child starts wandering with writing utensils. The WallCandy Chalkboard Tree is a graphic tree that has birds you can move around. Your child can draw on the chalkboard again and again. Chalk is even included!
December 6, 2007
We love the Twilight Turtle in Anderson's room. It casts a nice soothing light and an interesting star pattern on the walls and ceiling. If you'd rather have something a little different, Cloud B has come out with a new Twilight Lady Bug. Like the Turtle, it casts a star pattern on the walls and ceiling and its shell illuminates. It is powered by 3 AAA batteries (included), and after 45 minutes (when your child will hopefully be fast asleep) it shuts itself off saving its battery power.
I love the Wisest Owl Mobile over at Modernseed. It features four differently colored owls, and seems small and light enough to move around in the slightest breezes. Just make sure you mount it out of the reach of your infant. And at $35, it would make a great and stylish addition to any nursery, and if you use the code
FILLY10 at check out you'll save 10% off your entire order.
November 26, 2007
The TerriBear Graffiti Lamp would be a great gift for a budding artist. The Bear, which is made from a non-toxic and odorless plastic, comes with a washable marker so that your child can write on and decorate the lamp. Besides purple, it's also available in blue, green, orange, white, and yellow.
November 19, 2007
I still haven't found the perfect toy storage containers yet. I do really like the Blossom Flower Fabric Box by Haba and would strongly consider it if I had a girl. The middle section is removable via velcro and reveals a zippered base perfect for storing small items. The top part also has a lid that can hide small trinkets too. I love the patterned flowers that decorate the outside, many of which are also 3D. There's a mirror on one side too. If you like this, you may also like the Blossom Sit and Play Stool which has storage as well as a game included.
November 14, 2007
Looking for some artwork for your nursery? Well, this illustration by Jonty Bloom would look great just about anywhere. There's a whole series of them. These prints bring a simple and clean look to any modern nursery or child's room. Each is signed, numbered and produced on acid-free archival paper. The prints are unframed and 11" x 14".
November 12, 2007
I've mentioned once or twice Andy's obsession with dogs. I'm sure there are plenty of other children out there who are the same way. If you want to give the nursery a dog theme, you may like the Dogs Stretched Print by avalisa. It is available in six colors and three sizes, so it should work for every nursery. I love the contrast colors and how bright they are.