One of my favorite parts of working at Cotton Babies is seeing the latest baby gear firsthand. There are constantly new and exciting things coming to market. Shopping for friends and family members as they welcome new babies and celebrate milestones is so much fun. I absolutely love when people ask me for registry or gift tips because I really and truly and enjoy discussing the pros and cons of different products. Of course, every mom has different reasons for liking different products. While I agree with the list below, it is based off our bestselling baby gear, not just
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The holidays are quickly approaching and for some, that means buying gifts! I’m super excited to buy Christmas gifts for my kids because they’re at such fun ages! Here are some things on my wish list for this holiday season. My Wish List for My One-Year-Old 1. Manny + Simon Wooden Train This push train has built-in easy grip handles, so it’s perfectly made for a small child’s hand. It also has an eco-friendly construction, painted with non-toxic, water-based paints and made out of 100% pre-consumer reclaimed wood residuals. It’s going to be our “big gift” to Jackson this year – I
With all this talk about Play, our newest Genius Series print, I’ve been thinking about my favorite baby toys. Oh, what fun! Kleynimals Stainless Steel Toy Keys. More than your average toy keys, these feel and sound like real keys without the sharp edges. In my opinion, an heirloom toy. I’ve even heard of people having them engraved! Tegu Magnetic Blocks. Truly innovative, Tegu Magnetic Blocks are packed with fun. I keep a set in my purse for entertaining my toddler in restaurants. They’re fun for mom and dad to play with, too. Spin Again. Another favorite in my house.
Easter is right around the corner! Have you started thinking about what you’re putting in your little one’s Easter basket? With three little ones in our home this year, I’ve had to think through gift ideas for three separate age ranges. Then: Baby’s 1st Easter Basket… as a New Mama For my oldest son’s first Easter – and my first as a mom – I took so much time and care to make his Easter basket PERFECT! I found an adorable white wicker basket, picked fabric and sewed a basket liner, then had it embroidered with his name. I cushioned the bottom with
Here we go again… It’s time for baby #2! This time around, I feel like I have a better grasp of what I do and do not need. I’m so grateful that I held on to a lot of my favorite products from my first pregnancy, but there are still a few things I’ve discovered since then that I’d like to get. So with these products in mind, here is my list of must-have items I’d recommend for pregnant mamas. My Must-Haves 1. Comfy Maternity Pants. This is a must. I’m only a few months pregnant and I’ve already busted them out this time
It’s hard to believe it, but my little girl is almost 2! She loves playing with her baby dolls, coloring, and reading books. Every time I go to make a Christmas wish list for her, it seems to grow and grow and grow. She’s my first kiddo, and it’s SO much fun to shop for her! My Christmas Wish List for Jane includes: 1. ERGObaby Doll Carrier She seriously LOVES her babies and it warms my heart. We’re starting babywearing early in this family. 2. Green Toys – Cookware and Dining Set This cooking set is adorable! Jane is really into opening our kitchen cabinets
Let’s all just get this out in the open: the hardest working people in your lives are moms. Breastfeeding moms in particular can get overwhelmed and touched out quickly. With that little bundle of joy by their side and non-stop pumping or nursing draining what energy they have to spare, they deserve a little something that’s just for them. You already know this, because you’re here looking for something to make their day extra special. 1. Stay-Dry Nursing Pads No breastfeeding mom ever has enough of these. Trust me. And these MilkDaze nursing pads are especially handy, with a unique shape