Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rockers and Gliders: Essential for Getting Your Baby to Fall Asleep!

My Urban Child is happy to offer a wide variety of Rockers and Gliders to help you get your baby to fall asleep.  Designers such as Nurseryworks and Babyletto carry several rocker/glider options in multiple color options to fit your needs and match your existing decor.  Visit us and see what we have to offer, you won’t be disappointed. 

Nurseryworks Empire Rocker

Nurseryworks Empire Rocker

The Nurseryworks Empire Rocker is destined to be a classic.  It is one of Nurseryworks newer additions. This item has traditional styling with an updated and playful flair.  The Empire Rocker includes features such as tufted fabric, wing-back comfort, three easy-to-clean microsuede fabric options and two leg color options. This rocking chair is beautiful and well-crafted which works well in any interior style.

Babyletto Nara Glider in Slate with Ecru Piping

Babyletto Nara Glider in Slate with Ecru Piping

The Nara Glider by Babyletto offers classic style redesigned with fresh color combinations to put a punch in any room.  It is upholstered in soft microsuede fabric and is perfect for story time. The high back and soft cushion surrounds you in comfort and you never have to worry about spills with the easy to clean fabric.  There is a smooth gliding mechanism that will ease you and your baby to sleep.  It comes in multiple colors and piping options to suit any nursery. There is also a matching gliding ottoman which is sold separately.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kids Table and Chair Sets: Make Sure They Are Both Fun and Practical!

Kids Tables - Toddler Tables - Children's Tables
At My Urban Child, we believe that one of the most essential pieces of furniture that a child's bedroom needs is a childrens table and chairs. Kids love doing a variety of activities like drawing, coloring, and molding things and these fixtures will help them do all these things comfortably. Another thing about kids table and chairs sets is that it makes them feel like a grown up, using miniaturized pieces of furniture that the adults use. When shopping for these fixtures, it should be made sure that they are both fun and practical.
Knifty Kid's Table and Chairs
This table and chair set has rounded edges and strong material choices making this the perfect place to play with stuffed animals, draw a picture or even build a puzzle or two. The set is dyed with brillantly-hued lead free dyes. The gloss finish is a low-VOC catalyzed varnish. The legs are steel, powder coated with an aluminum finish, that contain an average 40% recycled content.
Pkolino Tree Table with Giraffe and Zebra Chairs
Give your child an imaginative space to work and play with this safari-themed Tree Table with Giraffe and Zebra Chairs from Pkolino! Specifically designed for children ages 3 to 6 years, this sturdy tree-shaped table comes with one orange giraffe-shaped chair, and one white zebra-shaped chair. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Combi USA: The Combination of Mother and Child!

The Combi product line is a newer addition to My Urban Child and the partnership has already been a great success.  They offer a wide variety of walkers, car seats and strollers that are selling like hot cakes.  It is really no surprise considering their lightweight, compact and portable design coupled with extreme durability.  Combi is short for the word “combination” which refers to the combination of mother and child.  Combi Corporation was originally established in Japan in 1957 and was brought to the United States by Combi USA in 1989. 
Combi All-In-One Activity Walker - Pink
The All-in-One Activity Walker comes in a variety of colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Red and Yellow.  This item will provide a playful and stimulating experience for your toddler. There is a lockable bounce feature and anti-skid pads.  Also, the steering wheel has lights and sounds with attached mirrors so your child can watch themselves play.   The car hood is removable to expose the snack and play tray.  The seat cushion is very easy to clean with an easily wipeable surface.
Combi Twin Sport DX Stroller - Graphite Scribble
The lightweight side-by-side Twin Sport DX Stroller fits easily through standard doorways. It folds easily and compactly in 3 seconds and is self-standing. The seats are wide and recline with breathable air-mesh fabric, footrests, 5-point harnesses and infant safety boots for newborns.  This creates a safe and comfortable environment for your children. The adjustable canopies include storage pockets and viewing windows. Experience added convenience with the carrying strap, storage baskets, removable guardrail with cup/snack holders and removable and washable seat cushions. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mod Mom Furniture: Storage For The Modern Mother (And Father)!

MOD MOM - Mod Mom Furniture
Mod Mom is a company founded by a mother and designer, Kiersten Hathcock, and is a perfect fit for My Urban Child.  The company’s primary focus is to manufacturer modern boxes for storage, but they have recently expanded into bedroom furniture as well. Kiersten made use of her passion for woodworking to come up with modern storage pieces inspired by mid-century style, specifically made with her kids wants and needs in mind.  She only uses eco-friendly birch plywood, non-toxic paints, water-based stains and low VOC water-based finishes. 
Mod Mom Furniture Maude Toy Box  Book Cubby - Handmade
This is a toy box and book cubby in one!  The bird lid lifts off to expose the toy box interior.  It has heirloom quality with mortise joints.  The branches and flowers are made from real wood walnut veneer appliques.  For your convenience, this item ships fully assembled with the exception of screw on mid-century style tapered legs.  Also, the bird lid comes in two different colors, green and blue.
Mod Mom Furniture Owyn Modern Wood Toy Box - Handmade
The Owyn Toy Box leaf lids lift off to reveal two storage compartments.  This item also has real wood walnut veneer applique branches, mid-century style legs, and ships fully assembled minus the legs.  It is made from half inch eco-friendly birch plywood with non-toxic paints with a non-toxic low VOC water-based polyurethane finish.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Featured Designer of the Day, Hushamok: Hammocks and Hammock Stands Done Right!

Hushamok - Hushamok Hammock
My Urban Child is proud to feature Hushamok.  Simply put, their sleeping hammocks and hammock stands are pretty awesome.  Their hammock stands range from modern light-weight aluminum to a more contemporary wooden stand made from European beechwood.  Regardless of the materials used to construct these items, they both have clean lines and simple design.  They also offer several hammock options to combine with these stands providing your child with the safe and comfortable sleep that they deserve and you desire. 
Hushamok Dream Stand
The Dream Stand offered by Hushamok is made from light aluminum to offer a flexible and stylish stand.  It can be used with both the Hushamok Sleeping Hammock and MySeat.  This item is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and will go perfectly with the existing modern decor in your home.
Hushamok Okoa Stand
The Okoa Stand offered by Hushamok has virtually the same design as the Dream Stand however it has an entirely different feel because of the contrasting materials used in its construction.  The beechwood used creates a warmer feeling as opposed to aluminum.  This stand can also be used with both the Hushamok Sleeping Hammock and MySeat.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Car Seats: Keep Your Babies and Toddlers Safe on the Road!

Baby Car Seats – Toddler Car Seats – Recaro Baby Car Seats
While preparing for a baby, your checklist includes such items as a basinet, a crib, clothes, pacifiers, towels, and so on and so on. The list could truly go on forever and continues to grow as your baby does. One of the things on that list that requires detailed searching is a car seat. Safety is the number one priority when picking baby car seats. You want to make sure your little one is secure in a well made car seat.
Recaro ProRide - Blue Opal
Recaro is an internationally recognized leader in seating safety, ergonomics, comfort and style. The Pro Series combines safety and minimalism. Just the turn of a knob positions the head restraint to properly fit your child ensuring optimum safety and comfort! The harness adjusts with the head restraint. No re-threading of the harness is necessary to properly position the harness shoulder straps to your child.
Combi Kobuk Air Thru Booster Car Seat - Licorice
The Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat has vented shells that allow hot air to escape and cool air to rush in.  It can be used as a high back or as a backless booster, keeping your child safe after he or she out-grows a car seat. Deep side wings provide greater head protection. Belt guides give you the freedom to adjust the seatbelt vertically or horizontally so you can find the perfect belt position for your child. The height adjustable backrest, armrests and removable cup holder make for a comfortable environment.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baby Strollers and Stroller Accessories: Be Prepared On the Go!

Strollers - Lightweight Baby Strollers - Baby Strollers
The modern family finds themselves on the go often, going to the park, the library, or out to lunch. A Baby Stroller is essential to the family on the go, providing a safe way to transport you child and store the necessities you need while ‘on the road’. Kids strollers can offer a variety of features, and we at My Urban Child select options that offer state of the lines safety features, functional stroller accessories, and a stylish flair with different colors, patterns, and designs.
Combi Catalyst 3-in-1 Modular Stroller - Black
Strollers are an essential for the modern family. Whether you are taking a trip to the grocery store or walking through the park on a beautiful day, baby strollers allow you to do so in ease while your child is in comfort. The more versatile and easy to use the better, and with a variety of lightweight baby strollers you will always be able to pack up and go!
Englacha 2-in-1 Junior X Rider
The family out on the town or spending a day at the park knows that it is important to keep things organized and moving as smoothly as possible. A stroller travel bag is a great accessory that allows you to store your stroller as well as a few necessities in one easy piece. Once at your destination, your little one can ride in style in a variety of state of the art strollers that ensure comfort and safety. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bassinet Pads, Crib Mattresses, Twin Mattresses and more!

Crib Mattress - Baby Mattresses - Crib Mattresses
My Urban Child has it all including Bassinet Pads, Crib Mattresses, Twin Mattresses and more!  Keep your baby comfortable from the day you bring the home, until they transition to a crib, and ultimately evolve to a big boy/girl twin sized bed.  Every parent knows that the more comfortable their child is, the better and longer they sleep which means the longer you get to sleep!
Babyletto Willow Natural Mattress
This natural mattress is made with coconut palm fiber, latex-free foam, and pure cotton. It can be used on both sides to give baby years of safe, healthy dreams.
Naturepedic Organic Cotton Quilted Deluxe Mattress - Twin 1-Sided
The Organic Cotton Quilted Deluxe features comfortable support and a luxurious finish. Available as a one-sided no-flip mattress design or as a two sided flippable design. Offers a more natural, healthy and comfortable sleep environment. Great for kids of all ages, but a waterproof protector pad is required for bed-wetters. Matching foundation available.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kids Bedding: Duvet Sets, Sheet Sets and Much More!

Children Duvet Sets - Kids Duvet – Toddler Duvet Covers

My Urban Child carries a wide variety of kids bedding options including duvet sets, sheet sets and much more!  Bedding is a crucial area of concern when properly designing your child’s bedroom. You want it to look nice and presentable but it really needs to express your child’s personality through color and style.  It is not all about color and style though, don’t forget quality materials and comfort.  DwellStudio and Oilo are two great examples of designers that offer quality bedding options.
Oilo Cobblestone Duvet Set - Taupe
This picture really speaks for itself!  The taupe and white cobblestone design gives the bed a lavish look with coordinating trim and piping detail.  This Duvet Set is made from 300 thread count cotton sateen making it very comfortable.  There are 6 inch inner ties for securing the insert and a zipper for easy closure.  Available in twin or full/queen sizes.
DwellStudio Matchstick Blossom Twin Sheet Set
DwellStudio offers a very wide variety of bedding options including this sheet set but also many other accessories such as shams and boudoirs.  This particular sheet set includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet and 1 standard pillow case.  The flat sheet measures 66" x 96", the fitted sheet measures 40" x 77" + 14" drop and the standard pillowcase measures 20" x 26".  It is made of 200 thread count long staple cotton for comfort and durability.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Great Outdoors Never Seemed So Great!

Outdoor Playhouses – Outdoor Playsets – Backyard Sandbox
It’s no secret, kids these days are spending way too much time inside playing video games.  We have a different perspective on how children should be spending their down time.  My Urban Child promotes outdoor play with a wide variety of play sets and sand boxes.  Fresh air and fitness all in one.  No more carpel tunnel from too many video games.  Get outside today and play!
Gorilla Playsets  Blue Ridge Woodbridge
Gorilla Playsets is the king of the outdoor play set industry.  The Blue Ridge Woodbridge really has too many add-ons and accessories to name, but we will try: Three swings, two slides, rock wall, club house, trapeze bar and much more.  Once your child begins to play on this thing outside, they will forget all about those video games.  So get your today!
KidKraft Backyard Sandbox
KidKraft offers several different sandboxes, but year after year this Backyard Sandbox is always the most popular.  Most likely because of its traditional and simple design as well as a great price.  It is large enough to fit several small children at one time, and the corners conveniently double as seating.  The mesh cover is included to shield the sandbox while not in use.  Can’t you just picture your children at play while you relax on the back porch keeping an eye on them?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Playroom Furniture: Not Just Playful Furniture and Toys, Don’t Forget Storage!

Kids Playroom Furniture – Children Playroom Rugs – Playroom Decor
Decorating your child’s playroom can be a challenge!  Your first thought is playful furniture and toys, but where are you going to put all those toys and art supplies?  Proper storage solutions are crucial.  Also, you want to cater to your child’s color preferences and style, but it needs to match your existing home décor and your style as well.  My Urban Child offers a wide variety of toys and activity tables as well as the multiple storage options to keep the playroom clean and organized!
CedarWorks Modern Playhouse
What playroom would be complete without a playhouse?  The CedarWorks Modern Playhouse combines contemporary design to match your style with colorful youthfulness to match your child’s personality.  It comes complete with a full wall chalkboard, inviting breezeway, sneaky entrance and exit circles, and a roof held together with holes.  There are absolutely no plastic components so this playhouse is also very earth friendly. 

Babyletto Modo Modern Modular Storage - The Wall in Espresso Finish
This is the mac daddy of all storage units!  It comes with three base unit drawers, four open storage cupboards, and two corkboard/chalkboard storage cabinets.  This storage unit is the perfect combination of durability and functionality.  The rich espresso finish is very modern.  If you cannot store away all of your stuff in this wall storage unit, then you have too much stuff!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kids Bedroom Furniture: Add Sophistication without Sacrificing Enthusiasm!

BEDROOM SETS | Toddler Bed Sets - Children Bedroom Sets
As your child grows their furniture must grow with them.  My Urban Child carries a wide variety of Kids Beds, Mattresses, Kids Dressers and complete Bedroom Sets from some of the most highly regarded designers and manufactures in the industry.  Designers such as Oeuf and Spot on Square are sure to spark your interest.  Come check out what we have to offer today!
CedarWorks Rhapsody Bed 4
CedarWorks Beds are not just beds, they are complete play sets as well!  The Rhapsody 4 Bed pictured above has it all.  It includes a slide, door, rope and bucket, chalkboard and most importantly a bed.  All CedarWorks Beds fit standard sized twin mattresses.  Also, each bed includes a unique set of fun add-ons so you really cannot go wrong whichever one you choose!
Oeuf Merlin 3 Drawer Dresser with Classic Base
The Oeuf Merlin 3 Drawer Dresser with Classic Base is the epitome of clean and modern design!  It has 3 deep drawers for ample storage and also has a counter weighted back panel to avoid tipping.  The Oeuf Eco-friendly Contoured Changing Pad actually fits right on top so this piece can begin as a changing table and grow into a dresser.  We love the light playful birch finish which just seems to suit a child’s bedroom.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Crib Bedding: Keep Your Little One Safe, Comfortable and Stylish From a Young Age!

Baby Crib Bedding – Modern Crib Bedding – Designer Crib Bedding

The number one priority for any parent is to keep their child safe and comfortable.  What better way to start than with their crib bedding.  During infancy a child spends a large amount of time in their crib so of course you want to make sure the crib bedding is both safe and comfortable (oh yeah, and stylish!)  My Urban Child carries several product lines such as Aunt Bucky and DwellStudio that offer great crib bedding that everyone is sure to love!
Aunt Bucky Crib Bumper Set - Winky Space Shuttle
We love all of Aunt Bucky’s crib bumper sets, but these little space shuttles are so cute!  Who knows, maybe if you buy this for your child they will grow up one day to be an astronaut, and then they can take care of you.  This set is made of 100% cotton and comes with two 10 inch x 80 inch crib bumper guards with four sets of ribbon ties sewn along both the top and bottom edges of each bumper guard.  Aunt Bucky also offers a wide variety of crib sheets and baby quilts that go with their bumper sets. 
DwellStudio Owls Sky Crib Set
The DwellStudio Owls Sky Crib Set truly has it all!  The set includes the Owls Sky Bumper Set, Owls Sky Play Blanket, Owls Sky Canvas Crib Skirt, and the Chevron Chocolate Crib Sheet.  DwellStudio also offers baby clothing and accessories in the Owls Sky design, and kids bedding as your child grows, so everything matches for you type A's out there!  All DwellStudio items are manufactured with the highest levels of safety and comfort so you never have to worry about your little one.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Baby Nursery Furniture: Complete in Style and Comfort!

When it comes to decorating your new baby nursery, where do you start?  You start with the basics, cribs and changing tables.  First pick a color and a style, maybe traditional maybe modern, and go from there.  It is always good to pick a product line such as Babyletto which has various collections with matching cribs and changing tables.  However, much more goes into a complete nursery.  In the earlier stages of infancy you should look into baby hammocks and bassinets.  And as the child grows, start looking at larger furniture items such as dressers. 

Spot on Square Roh Crib

Spot on Square Roh Crib

Look at the Spot on Square Roh Crib, need we say more? We love the acrylic side panel so you can see how your little baby is doing without having to peak over the edge. The transparency is great, and this crib comes with a two sided clear acrylic option as well. The Roh Collection includes matching changing tables, dressers, night stands, etc.

Babyletto Hudson Changer Dresser in Grey and White

Babyletto Hudson Changer Dresser - Grey and White

The Babyletto Hudson Changer Dresser in Grey and White is easily the most popular changing table and baby dresser that we carry.  With its sleek and minimalistic design coupled with the modern color grey, you can certainly understand why.  The changing table top is removable turning the changing table into simply a dresser as your child ages.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Diaper Dude: For Both Dudes and Divas!

Diaper Dude - Diaper Dude Diaper Bag
It is cool to be a dad!  Now, you can look cool also carrying around one of these awesome Diaper Dude diaper bags.  They were created for image conscious men that did not want to carry around one of those traditional diaper bags that were typically designed for women.  Don’t worry though, Diaper Dude has expanded their line to cater to women as well with the Diva bags.  Not to mention, they have back packs as well.  You can’t go wrong with Diaper Dude!
Diaper Dude Dude Bag Brown Faux Suede Guitar
This messenger style bag is perfect for dads (and moms)!  There is more to love than just the cool guitar design.  This diaper bag has a great ergonomic design that rests on the chest and saves your back.  There are a ton of great extras like the stroller strap, extra zippers, extra padding, bottle holders and more.  You will love this diaper bag!
Diaper Dude Diva Bag Grey and Pink Skull
This diaper bag is great for cool moms.  It combines girly pink colors with tough skull and cross bones.  As with all of their diaper bags, there are a ton of extra features above and beyond typical diaper bags.  Key clips, cell phone pouches, elasticized bottle pocket and more!  If you are a busy mom on the go and want to look trendy at the same time, this is the bag for you!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Iglooplay: Ergonomic and Organic Design by Lisa Albin!

Iglooplay offers furniture collection for children that are organic, ergonomic, and modern. These pieces of furniture have been designed to help in the development of the baby, allowing them to come into contact with fixtures of various forms, colors, and materials. They live by the philosophy of quality and simplicity.

Iglooplay Mod Rocker

Iglooplay - Mod Rocker

This rocking chair will appeal to a childs interest in movement as well as scale, organic form, material variation and color. The form and material invite kids to play, read or simply relax. As research indicates that children often fidget in stationary chairs, the rocker's design provides a personal space rather than just a mere chair. The chair gives an easy rock to mellow children, provides comfort while reading or playing and the space below is a secret nook to store stuffed animals. The form is wide and low to the ground, inspired by West African stools that cup the body and that are considered to be highly personal objects. The sculptural form of the Mod Rocker is an aesthetic addition to any room in the home... and of course, kids will love being included in the family space.

Iglooplay Toy Chaise

Iglooplay - Toy Chaise

We're all looking for more storage and the Toy Chaise offers a large chest as well as drawers for a variety of storage options. Doubling as a striking piece of furniture that anchors the room, the design provides seating against the molded ply backrest in the short or long orientation for sitting or lounging positions. The form's sculptural style and details give it an anthropomorphic feeling making it fun to climb on to find a reading or play spot. The trunk features a slow-closing safety hinge to prevent closing on little fingers.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fatboy USA: The Leader in the Bean Bag Industry!


Fatboy has a new logo and a new slogan!  Deleting Dull, and that is exactly what these Bean Bags do. They delete the dull and enhance your style!  Fatboy have also launched nine new and exciting collections.  You can enjoy the comfort of these bean bags in any room in your house, and the wide varieties of colors are sure to match the existing colors in your home.  Try Fatboy bean bags today, you won’t regret it! 

Fatboy Original Bean Bag

It all started with the Fatboy Original, and with the great new low price of $199 it’s not going anywhere!  You can put this bean bag in any room, obviously the play room but it goes great in the living room and bedroom as well.  This thing is huge.  Sit on it, slouch on it, heck you can sleep on it.  It has a very easy to clean surface with a damp cloth, and is full of filling.  Also, it comes in a wide variety of eye popping colors that is sure to match any décor. Get yours today!

Fatboy Doggielounge

Fatboy Bean Bags are not only for you, they are for your dogs too with the Fatboy Doggielounge!  Don’t hog all of the comfort for yourself, let your little pooch lounge as well.  Your dog will take the best nap ever, and hopefully thank you for it by behaving better.  Like the Fatboy Original, this bean bag also comes in a wide variety of bright colors to match your existing home décor.  Top it all off with a cute little bone image on the side!