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Gifts: Calico Elephant

I love this little elephant and bought it for my new niece as part of her “Welcome to the world!” gift basket. I won’t pretend that an infant will play … Continue reading

June 13, 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

Books for Dad: Armin Brott

Papa is often overlooked in this whole “Yay! We’re pregnant!/Hooray! What a cute baby!” continuum. You don’t see a lot of massage gift certificates coming his way and his life … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sandra Boynton’s “Little Pookie”

Who doesn’t love Sandra Boynton? (If you raised your hand, it’s all right: I’m sure you have many other wonderful features we will grow to love. With time. After we … Continue reading

May 21, 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

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

Annabel Karmel Food Prep Set

If you’ll be visiting a 6-8-month-old baby sometime soon and want to take along a small present, think about bringing something related to first foods. Most babies start eating solid … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chronicle Books: Taro Gomi collection

I came across Taro Gomi’s beautiful board book My Friends at the Academy of Sciences¬†playroom one day last year and immediately went home and ordered a copy for Astrid. The … Continue reading

March 23, 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

Carter’s Patterned Onesies

Carter’s cute patterned bodysuits are the perfect quickie gift for a.) a baby shower gift basket, b.) a newborn as a little extra, “Welcome to the world!”, or c.) ¬†a … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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