Thursday, August 27, 2009

Great Things Come In Pairs

Jennifer Garner’s, Seraphina and Violet; Jennifer Lopez’s, Max and Emme; Britney Spear’s, James and Sean Preston; Tory Spelling’s Liam and Stella --> a mom would agree, great things come in pairs...or sometimes more!

Hot off the press, second time mom-to-be Nicole Richie, who is already the proud mom of baby girl Harlow (with celebrity hubby Joel Madden), is also celebrating the launch of her new prego-mommy-wear collection.

If you’ve got one in the oven keeping your look fresh, even 30 pounds heavier, is important for the mind, body and soul. …but, as a team player, don’t forget about your other ‘mate. Having that pregnant glow still requires thinking of the one in tow.

My Urban Child’s got you covered for all occasions:

Princess Linens Bon Bon Fancy Pants: Available for $20 (additional $10 for embroidery) these cover-ups come in his and hers colors like pink or sand with chocolate accents. Fancy Pants are made with the highest quality soft featherwale baby corduroy fabric from Switzerland.

Why? They’ll be jet-set before you know it.

Baby Star Pants: Available for $24, these his and her pajama pants are 100% cotton and snap close for easy diaper access. My Urban Child’s recommendations: for him order the “flutter boy” and for her order “daisy chain.”

Why? Sleeping made easy.

Pedoodles: One of our best sellers, these Velcro-shut slip-ons are genuine leather and come adorned with animals like a Doug the doggy, Frank the fish, Libby the lady bug, Kimberly the kitty and Fred the frog.

Why? Less work than a having a real pet.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Baby Bargains for $100 or Less

If you’re not sure, don’t ask – isn’t that the rule of thumb when it comes to pregnant women? If you didn’t know, the answer is “yes.”

So now that the cats out of the bag that the turkey’s in the oven, you’ll need to start thinking about congratulatory and baby shower gifts that are super fabulous and don’t break the bank. My Urban Child has all the baby basics you need.

Shopping made easy, a selection of our top selling baby “must-haves” all $100 or less!

*Recessionistaproof; how’s this for gifts $20 and under?

  • The Baby Star Bibs in Pink and Blue are available for $18. These functional yet stylish bibs have designer fabric on one side and soft corduroy on the other.

  • DwellStudio Gio Changing Pad brings modern design to the world of babies. This 20"L x 14"W pad is compact with an easy snap closure and comes in Lemon and Chocolate.

  • A portable potty that fits in the purse! Kalencom Bathtime Potty On The Go is for tots less than 50 pounds. Fashionable and fabulous, maybe not, but Mother Nature is nothing to mess with!

*Perfect for bath time the Baby Star Hooded Towels in Daisy Chain Pink or Flutter Blue retail for $36 and are 100 percent terry cloth cotton. The ultra absorbent hooded towel is 30”L x 30”W.

*Snuggles are made easy with the Ollie & Lime Billie Crib Quilt ($75) in burnt orange and roasted brown. Perfect for a crib or a junior bed, this 100 percent cotton blanket is a gift that will last.

*The peace sign trend has taken the fashion world by storm and now Dad’s can jump on the trend bandwagon. As seen in Parents Magazine, the Diaper Dude camouflage Dudepack ($100) adorned with the symbol is not only functional, but also fashionable. The bag is made with durable polyester fabric and ships for free!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Kids Out-venture

Author Richard Louv of Last Child In the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder presents evidence that American children are losing a vital aspect of healthy development as they spend increasingly less time riding bikes, climbing trees, fishing or doing much of anything outdoors.”

Admit it parents…you’ve fallen victim to the TV quick fix and hoped that what Dora explored was something worthwhile….and hopefully educational. Well, lucky for you, Ms. Urban Child has the perfect kid’s patio furniture solution via three easy tips that might even have Mr. Louv writing an extended chapter.

Three Tips To Creating A Kids Out-venture

Tip #1: Dining a la Nature
With the KidKraft Octagon Table, baby Lisa can now join the junior league of “Ladies Who Lunch” with three other guests. The outdoor wood accent furniture set, which seats four, comes with a multi-colored striped umbrella, is made with weather-resistant wood and is the perfect size for your aging toddler (recommended for ages up to 8 years old).

Tip#2: Play Like Your Inside
Almost but not really, the perfect effect created by KidKraft Outdoor Playhouse by KidKraft where kids can be inside while out. This cottage house might just create a spike in the real estate marketplace. Luscious open and close windows and doors, an under-mounted sink (o.k. we are kidding about the under-mounted part) and oh, my, my what storage space this place has!
House warming gifts? That’s a no brainer; an accent rug would fit the bill. Alert the post office there is a new manse on the street and all their packages have free delivery!

Tip #3: Get Your Sleep On
Catch some zzz’s with the Fatboy Headdemock by Fatboy - no “fatboy” is not little Joey’s friend (though it could be) it is the Mecca of weather proof patio furniture, a hammock made with special water and stain-resistant coating, is filled with beads for comfort and is almost big for a kiddy party - lounging as many as three snoozers.