Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Safe bumper free bedding from Skip Hop!

One of the most commonly asked questions that we encounter from parents is whether or not to use bumpers in their baby's crib.  I mean, they're so darned cute and they keep babies from getting trapped between the slats of the crib or bumping their cute little noggins, right?
Well, it's not quite as simple as that. We talked with our resident expert Annie Mullens, fromWee Plan Baby Planners, to get the straight scoop! Annie told us that a study in The Journal of Pediatrics found that 27 children from 1 month to 2-years-old died from suffocating or strangling related to bumpers between 1985 and 2005. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that parents not use crib bumpers, including so-called breathable models.   In fact, last April Chicago became the first municipality (or any governmental unit for that matter) to ban the sale of crib bumper pads.  In addition, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has enacted regulations set to go into effect June 21st of this year that will ban the sale of crib bumpers within the entire state.
So what's a parent to do who wants to create the adorable nursery they've always dreamed about, yet still meet the latest safety recommendations?  The answer to that is Skip Hop's Complete Sheet bumper-free crib bedding.  The available patterns make the sheet look like a bumper so it can feel more like a traditional crib set, but without the possible hazards.  They also have optional sleep sacks, decorative blankets (not for in the crib!), and wall decals.   Problem solved.  Safety and Style combined.  Thanks Skip Hop!



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mothers Day Jewelry with Hot Mama!

This Friday, April 26th, from 3-7pm, Real Baby will be hosting a Mothers Day event along with our friends Hot Mama Jewelry Design. They will have all their beautiful Jewelry on display for you to purchase or place an order.  With all orders placed at the event you will receive a free special heart pendant to add to your design(a $20 value!) and all orders placed at the event will be ready for you for Mothers day!  You will have a chance to win one of two $50 Hot Mama gift certificates as well as some other great giveaways. Stop into Real Baby this Friday for some Mothers day fun!  

Hot Mama Designs and Sugar Soul Studio Studio located in Boulder, Colorado. Owners Shannon Sunderland and Sahra Cahoon adorn women and their families with inspiring designs that are created to tell stories and celebrate life. They rejoice in the art of metalsmithing! As artists they are intrigued by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which is (loosely translated) the beauty of things that are unpretentious and unconventional. In our mass-produced world their jewelry celebrates the one-of-a-kind feeling of the handmade object.  
A fun mix of gold rim + sterling that will match all your jewelry

Monday, April 15, 2013

Real Baby has the Chicco Next Fit convertible car seat!

Some of the innovative NextFit 65 features include nine recline angle options; 2 bubble level angle indicators (one for rear-facing; one for forward-facing); SuperCinch LATCH tightening system and a 2-position chest clip (more narrow setting for babies, wider setting for older kids).


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We love Chewbeads!

The idea for Chewbeads began in 2009 shortly after the birth of the creators son. Like most babies, he loved to put everything in his mouth and her necklaces were a favorite. Like most moms, she didn't feel comfortable letting him chew on them, with concern that they might break or have unwanted chemicals. As a veteran of the fashion industry, she had an amazing collection of necklaces and bracelets, so with those as her inspiration, she set out to create soft, non-toxic jewelry, which was colorful, chic and, above all else safe. Hence, Chewbeads!
  • Beads are made with 100% silicone (similar to pacifiers & nipples)
  • Soft on babies gums and emerging teeth
  • Easily cleaned with dish soap & water, also dishwasher safe!
  • No BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Cadmium, or Lead
  • Necklaces have a breakaway clasp for added safety
  • Necklaces are a great sensory tool to help your baby focus while nursing
  • Bracelets are a colorful reminder of which side you've just nursed

Shop for Chewbeads HERE!