Wednesday, January 26, 2011


A perfect match for any bookshelf! Our soft, weighted ZOO BOOKENDS are a sweet addition to any nursery or playroom d├ęcor! These adorable animals with friendly faces and textured details store your little one’s storybook in style!
  • Soft faux leather (no animals have been harmed!)
  • Weighted for sturdiness
  • Sold as a set of two
  • Makes the perfect gift!     

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Black Market Breast Milk?

It's back in the news again. The buying and selling of breast milk has been a hot topic for years. Now with the ease of use of social networking sites and places like Craigslist, it has become much easier to find the precious commodity.  While the tradition of wet nurses dates back centuries, there's apparently been a four-fold increase in demand for human milk, fueled by adoptions and by the use of breast milk in the treatment protocols for certain infant diseases.  Milk banks charge $3/oz. for thoroughly tested, pasteurized breast milk, and usually require a prescription. For folks without the extra $2,400/month to spend on breast milk, pediatricians, nursing support groups, and lactation consultants sometimes act as go-betweens for parents and donors. Now you can buy on line on Craigslist locally or E Bay nationally or find a source through websites such as Only The Breast.  This of course may save you money, but at what cost.
The big risk, of course, is disease; many infections, including Staph and HIV, can be transmitted to a baby through breast milk.  Another risk is knowing the source of your breast milk, their diet and habits may put our child at risk.  The Debate will continue.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hipster Dad!

Yes, you've seen him.  Carefully disheveled, i phone at the ready, laptop in messenger bag, pushing his baby in a Bugaboo.  His baby will be wearing a rock t shirt of one of his favorite bands from the eighties and wearing a sweet Goorin lid.  The Hipster Dad wants his baby to listen to the same music he does.  Hot Chip,  Phoenix, Broken Social Scene and, of course, Sonic Youth.   He never wears a suit and tie. Retro-inspired sneakers and vintage Levi’s are more his bag, and he doesn’t think he needs to change his lifestyle just because he has reproduced, and so his new baby becomes his best drinking buddy and live-show companion. The times and Dad's, they are a changing.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Start out your year with some hip new gear from Real Baby.  Shop online this month at Real Baby and enjoy free shipping on your order of $50 or more.  Enter coupon code: JANFREE at checkout.  Click Here to start shopping!  Happy New Year!