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Infant Soaps and Shampoo

Yes, you will need to buy separate soap for your new baby. The Irish Spring in your soap dish has too many chemicals and perfumes for your infant’s brand new, … Continue reading

June 14, 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 Leander, 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

Matchbox 20

In my grandmother’s town, where I spent my summers as a kid, there was an ancient toy store run by an even more ancient man where he still sold individually … 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

Coming to Stay

A couple weeks ago we chatted about where all your new baby’s out of town fans should stay during their visit. (Short version: probably not with you.) Let’s back up a step … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tea Collection Sale

Tea Collection makes some beautiful clothes, especially for babies. They’re expensive, though, for something little Albert will only wear for a few months, so getting their pieces on sale makes the … 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

Gymboree Jeans (I’m Talking to You, Gap Kids)

Astrid was a Gap baby: their infant line – boys and girls – is tasteful but still cute and they were the only place I found reasonably priced pants for newborns. (I … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Drop-In Music Classes

Babies and toddlers love music, but finding a music class that fits your little one’s schedule and doesn’t break the bank can be a challenge. I’ve lived in two of … Continue reading

May 23, 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

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