September 10, 2007
I've really been falling in love with simple mobiles lately. I think that less is more for them, so the Soaring Seagulls Mobile fits perfectly with me. It is a simple white, has a few seagulls but not too many to make it complex, and it would fit in perfectly with a modern nursery, either above the crib or changing station.
September 6, 2007
The Flying Carpet Rug isn't cheap, but if you have the money to spend, I think it'd be so much fun for a playroom. Made from 100% wool, it's handmade, hand loomed, and is 1.7 feet high at its tallest point. Your child could lean against it to read or watch tv or use it to explore their imagination.
August 30, 2007
I'm not sure how I missed this, but Skip Hop has a new product out. The Playspot is a foam tile surface for your nursery or playroom. But unlike others that are on the market, this one isn't made up of obnoxiously bright colors that make the room look like a circus (not that I'm bashing it, we have them in our house too!). The design is also really neat with a mix of circles, squares, and jacks. It is okay for children of all ages, is easy to put together, and is pretty big too (72" x 54"). And it's available in three different color combinations: blue/gold, pink/brown, and brights.
August 27, 2007
I am great at throwing my clothes all over my bedroom, so of course I do the same to all of Andy's clothes. I may decide that something is still clean, or I just don't finish putting his clothes away after cleaning them. So I think this Clothes Tree would work great in his nursery. It's almost four feet tall, has an easy assembly, and comes in three colors. And it's so much more interesting than your standard clothes tree with it's branches and buds coming off of them. It's a great way to not feel guilty about leaving clothes about!
August 22, 2007
Here's a neat idea for your nursery decoration over at Modernseed: Chalk-a-Dots. These chalk dots are 18.5-inches in diameter, and come as a set of 4 different colors. They can be moved after you put them up — they're not as permanent as painting your nursery with chalk paint. With a newborn, you could keep track of milestones on these (until you put them in your baby book of course), or you could keep track of feedings and changings. And once your child is older they can be a canvas for her imagination! If 18.5-inches is a little big for you, there are smaller ones available too. If you like these, be sure to use the coupon code
FILLY10 at checkout to save 10% on your order.
August 15, 2007
When I was young, we had a couple of meticulously, hand traced silhouettes. Of course, as the youngest of six children, I never had one of myself — everybody was sick of them by the time it was my turn. So, I was intrigued to hear about a new business that has just started up: Simply Silhouettes. They make custom designed silhouette products, from traditional black on white, to aprons and 30x30" gallery wrapped canvases. The neatest thing is, all you need to do is send a photo of your subject, and they do all the other work for you! This would be a great gift, and it's one that is sure to last for generations.
July 20, 2007
The Oldies Piggy Bank is perfect for toddlers. It's made of lacquered wood, so it's super hard to break. And at 4 inches in diameter, it sounds like it is the right size for their little bodies. This brightly colored piggy bank is available in Green, Pink, and Orange. Its so stylish that you'll be happy having it in your nursery, and your child will be happy to save away her coins!
July 19, 2007
Looking for a night-light for your future Astronaut's room? Its called the Big Boy Rocket Glow Lamp, but I'm sure plenty of girls would get a kick out of it too. Its a free standing nightlight that runs on 2 AAA batteries. When turned on, the rocket's three windows and dome top glow with a soft light. This would be great for putting on a bookshelf at night, then on the floor for play time the next day!
July 12, 2007
I love the people on Sevi toys. They are always so happy and cheeful, it's hard not to smile when you see them. The My Prince Cross Mobile has a prince and princess that are galloping with their horses while flowers float around them. It is made of wood with a non-toxic vernish and can be hung from any mobile attachment.
July 4, 2007
Looking for a great baby shower gift? Be sure to check out this two-piece gift set Dilly the Duck Cashmere Soft Booster Pillow and Growth Chart Gift Set. It includes a 25 - 60 inch growth chart that includes three plush velcro-backed height markers to help track your child's growth, and a super-soft booster pillow which will help support your baby as she learns to crawl and pull herself up. The growth chart has a hook on top so it can be suspended from any convenient location. Best of all, you can get the whole set personalized with up to 10 characters.
If Dilly the Duck isn't your thing, be sure to check out Bailey the Bunny, and Pokey the Puppy.