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Kicky Pants Bamboo

Bamboo used to mean “pandas,” but it’s migrated away from the Asian bear market and is everywhere. With good reason: it’s a sustainable crop + it can be turned into … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Best Baby Blanket

This is the best blanket, period. I know it doesn’t look like it’s that different from the thousands of others on offer for babies and little kids, but it is. … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Aden + Anais blankets

Aden + Anais is all the baby rage: their lightweight muslin blankets have been everywhere for a couple of years and make ideal baby shower gifts. The patterns are chic, … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

H&M Baby

I do not understand how H&M can make such adorable baby clothes. I mean, I’m Swedish like them, and, you know, all we Swedes have excellent taste, etc., but H&M … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Stroller/Car Seat Entertainment

New parents are worried, so they will focus endlessly on which car seat to buy and which crib to get, and how to make sure that both of those baby … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Angel Dear Jacket

Soft is the name of the baby game. They’re soft. Their toys are soft. And their clothes should definitely be soft. Enter the Angel Dear chenille hoodie jacket. I love … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Haba Toys

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of tons of colors and noises for infants. The way I see it, if you’re new to everything, everything is interesting. Also, babies are … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Baby Journal

Here’s the thing: I wish my parents had done a baby journal for me. Here’s the other thing: as the mother of one toddler, finding the time to create one … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dwell Studio for Target

If you’re on a budget but are high-design minded and need something for a friend’s baby, gather your patience (or your willingness to pay shipping costs) and head to Target … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Baby Milestone Cards from Double Bravo Designs

Some new parents will keep a baby book recording all their new child’s milestones and footprints and height and the like. Others will not – and that baby book they … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Monogrammed Pottery Barn Kids Blanket

Every baby needs a blanket. Not for bedding (that’s a suffocation risk for infants and babies) but for taking along in the stroller, in the car and pretty much everywhere … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

First Toys: The Teddy Bear

I still have Gloria, in case you were wondering. She was my first teddy bear, and, in a deeply subjective way, I love her. In a more objective way, I … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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