Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Closed!!!

I have been checking lately because I had heard they were closing and their site said that their website was down for maintainance. I had a feeling that it wasn't true and today that was confirmed!! Their website now states:

We're sorry but we have suspended operation of our site.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope we'll be back soon.
Any pending orders that have not yet shipped have been cancelled and your credit card will not be charged.

I am assuming they will not be back any time soon. Only time will tell.

I loved some of the things from this website! I got my kids the most adorable, quality costumes from there and when my DS was born I got him this really cozy babystyle blanket. It's a real shame!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Other Baby Store closings

Seems like Babystyle, Tiny Ride and Right Start may be closing too. Last year, a number of Babystyle stores closed down which sort of forcasted what is happening now. has reported that these three stores will now be closing down for good. What is your theory about why this is happening now. Obviously the economy is making it difficult for all retailers to survive, but what is it about baby retailers that so many of them are closing down? Please post comments if you have something to add.

Super Deals at

Looks to me like they might be closing down. Baby Universe declared bankruptcy at the end of Dec. 08 and they have been having some incredible deals on their website. Bugaboo, Baby Jogger and Stokke were really reduced but the stuff is mostly gone. I am still keeping my eye out on Quinny, Mutsy and Orbit even though I do not need another stroller. They have some other good stuff in very limited quantities so check it out.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sophie The Giraffe Teether

When my DS started teething, I began researching teethers. Since the lead scare last year, I am much more wary of what I buy and what my kids put into their mouths. As I was doing my research one teether kept coming up over an over and over with amazing reviews.
Honestly, I was skeptical. I was used to the teethers you buy in the drug store (the ones filled with water) that cost just a few dollars. This was significantly more and I couldn't imagine what makes a teether worth the price. However, when I kept seeing incredible reviews I decided to splurge. Boy was it a worthwhile investment!!
A French classic, Sophie the Giraffe is hand-painted with food grade paints and made of natural rubber in the French Alps so there is no fear of lead, BPA or any other harmful products that are commonly found in todays toys. Her company, Vulli, is relatively small, but has been manufacturing Sophie the same way for over 40 years.
Because Sophie is soft, light and easy to grasp, my DS had an easy time getting her to his mouth. She is pefect for little hands and makes a happy sound when squeezed. He especially loved gnawing at her bumpy head and long, thin legs. He just kept chomping and chomping and chomping. It goes everywhere with us!! I keep an extra one in my diaper bag! I love it because I don't have to worry about what is going into his mouth.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Aden + Anais Sleeping Bag Update

So, I just got my Aden + Anais order and the muslin sleeping bags look really great. They look soft and comfortable and cozy-just what I would want my DS to sleep in. The prints are really cute too!! I haven't had a chance to put them up on my website yet but they should be up really soon so go to if you would like to order them.
Also in are the Aden + Anais hooded towel set which includes a hooded towel and washcloth. The towel is really soft terry trimmed in white, pink or aqua. They are roomy and very absorbant!! The washcloths are made out of layered muslin in a print that matches the towel. I use the washcloths all the time even for my DD and she loves them. Whenever I rinse out her hair, she uses it to cover her eyes. Because they are made of muslin, they are soft against her skin and very flexible!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

First Blog Giveaway!!

This contest is now closed!! Thank you to all those who entered. You will be contacted shortly! is giving away 10 adorable Trumpette Keepsake Ceramic Shoes!!!
When it comes to gifts that warm the hearts of new parents, this is a shoe-in. A sweet little ceramic shoe on which they write baby's name, birth date and weight. Comes in wooden box with satin ribbon. $34 value. Choose black or pink
In order to be eligible for this giveaway, leave a comment on this post recommending an item you would love to see me sell. I am always looking for new products and ideas!! Remember to check out to see what is already there!!
Please leave your email address in the comments so that I can contact you.

Winners will be chosen by (who can believe there is a website all about randomness?????) on Tuesday January 20th after 10PM EST!!!

C'mon, you know you want it!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Update on BabyCenter Store

They are now closed!! Boo Hoo :-(
They are now affiliated with Those great deals are now over! It was good while it lasted!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Aden and Anais Sleeping Bags!!

As you know, I am in love with Aden and Anais swaddling blankets. I just placed another order and was excited to see that they now have sleepsacks in various sizes and prints!! I have no idea what they look like but I will keep you updated! Just wanted you to be the first to know.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Yookidoo Musical Kaleido Disk

Here is a review of something I don't currently sell- although I would love to in the future. I had never heard of this company but saw it on a website while I was browsing for Hanukkah gifts for my DS who is 8 months old. It intrigued me although I had a hard time finding info on it. I decided to take the plunge and buy it for a few reasons. Firstly, there was alot for him to do on it and it didn't take up all that much room and secondly it was a little different than anything he already has.
When I got it and set it up, I was surprised at how compact it was. That was a good thing because I already have tons of toys and do not need another big klutz. He immediately took a liking to it and started twirling the balls all around. He also pushed himself up on his chest so he can peek in and look at the disk that was twirling around.
Basically the toy is based on the kaleidoscope-there are angled mirrors all over adding to the motion and movement. There are activities on the base of the disc area that are fun- a twirling ball, a squeaker, a bar with small toys to push along on it, a mirror... The top part has a place to put a disk (it comes with four). The disk twirls around with music and together with the angled mirrors becomes a whirl of colors and pictures for the baby. It detaches so you can put it on the babies crib. It really is nice. It ends up being so much more than I thought it would be and it is my ds's current favorite toy!!