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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

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

Leander: Cradle, Crib, High Chair, Changing Table

I’ve just discovered┬áLeander, and I’m a little bit in love. OK: a lot in love. All the pieces are beautiful: minimalist Scandinavian design in natural woods, light colors and lovely … Continue reading

June 12, 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

Fire Trucks

Fire trucks are awesome. What’s not to love? I got a ride on one once. The firemen were heading out, I came by on foot wearing something fetching, and voila: … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gifts: The Modern Dollhouse

Twice recently I’ve come across the Plan Toys Green Dollhouse. Probably not surprising given that I live in San Francisc0, where most residents would live in a place like this … Continue reading

May 21, 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

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

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

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