29 Aug 2014, 10:49am
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Ten Teriffic Taxis

I’m heading out of town this afternoon, so these taxis are perfect for today.  Why are kids so fascinated with taxis?  I admit, the black and yellow are pretty irresistible.

Top Ten Taxis

1- Organic Lightweight Knit Cotton Baby Blanket from Little Wolf- $50+
2- Taxi Rattle by Estella- $18
3- Natural Taxi Teether from Smiling Tree Toys- $12+
4- New York Poster from Formanova- $44
5- NYC Yellow Taxi Printed Pillow from in the seam- $55
6- Kids’ Oeuf Taxi- $76
7- Taxi Wooden Push Toy from Manny & Simon- $36
8- Morgan Cycle Childs Taxi Cab Foot to Floor Ride On Car, Yellow- $128
9- Anne-Claire Petit Crochet NY Taxi- $123
10- The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca- $13 We love reading this great rhyming book.  I actually discovered it while watching Reading Rainbow and ordered it right away.

Chloé Fleury

I should have introduced you to Chloé Fleury’s shop long ago, but since she’s having a moving sale this weekend, I thought now’s a good time to make up for the omission.

Her inspiring nursery was shared online far and wide,

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but her 3D paper art has really stolen the show.

The Paper Bunny Kit and Paper Fox Kit are $40 each, but through this weekend you can take 15% off with the coupon code BYESUMMER15.

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Storm Grey Tripp Trapp

Adding another modern neutral option to their line-up of Tripp Trapp high chairs, Stokke’s latest color is Storm Grey.

Storm Grey Stokke Tripp Trapp

You can order it now.  $250

Hottest New Gray Crib Bedding

From three of our favorites, you’ll love their gray crib sheet sets…

Twig + Nest has the simple, neutral and totally modern Mini Triangle pattern with a crib sheet and quilt that looks perfect with the charcoal or gray crib skirt.

Mini Triangle Twig + Nest

Unison just release the Big Float pattern in Graphite (in addition to the pink that was already available).

Big Float Graphite

And Oilo recently released its Link collection.

Oilo Link

Gray nurseries are still totally hot and with these bedding patterns, there’s no way it’s getting boring.

NY Now Summer 2014 Baby + Child Best New Product Awards

The finalists and winners from the NY Now home + lifestyle market in the Baby + Child category are:

BEST OF MARKET:
Lucy Company (Scottsdale, AZ) for its Nursery Closet Organizers, which give parents the ability to section clothing by age and size, starting with new-born and ending at 2T, keeping nursery closets neat, stylish and functional.”

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TOY:
“Winner: nhocchi™ (New York, NY) for its Pop up House Fort, which is portable, packable, easy to set up and hangs for easy storage. The toy is handmade and hand embroidered with 100% cotton.

Pop Up House Fort
Finalist: Odette Williams Design Inc (New York, NY) for its Kids Apron Set.
Kids Apron Set Odette Williams Design
Finalist: HABA® USA (Skaneateles, NY) for its Mini Monsters Stacking Game.”

Mini Monsters Stacking Game Haba

DÉCOR:
“Winner: PlanToys® (Union City, CA) for its Table + Chair, which has a sleek bent wood design  with two compartments for storage, sturdy support and a desk top that toddlers can draw on with chalk. The set includes a table and one chair.

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Finalist: Cloud B® (Gardena, CA) for its Cosmic UFO.

Cosmic UFO
Finalist: EFL Sales Co. representing Albetta, Fiona Walker England and Merino Kids (Brooklyn, NY) for its Fiona Walker England Wool Felt Animal Heads.”

Fiona Walker Wool Felt Animal Heads

GEAR:
“Winner: Innobaby LLC (Barrington, IL) for its Teethin’ Smart ez grip Fruit Teethers, which help babies soothe swollen gums. The flexible petal design base reaches all parts of the mouth for a thorough and gentle gum massage, with a unique shape and texture that stimulates the sensory nerves for improved oral development and speech. It has ventilated breathing holes, is non-toxic and is available in grape, strawberry, and citrus designs.

Innovavy ez grip Fruit Teethers
Finalist: nini and pumpkin LLC (Los Gatos, CA) for its Moon Cocoon.

Finalist: raplapla (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) for its Night owl

Night Owl

Many of these products are super new and won’t be out or on websites anytime soon, but you will want to keep your eye our for them!

Twilight Buddies

Cloud B might be most famous for the Sleep Sheep and Twilight Turtle (which we have and love to give as gifts!), but if your little one doesn’t love turtles, there are other adorable options!  We saw some of the Twilight Buddies last year at ABC Kids Expo, and here are a few of the ones that have come out…

Twilight Buddies

Fox, Pig, Hippo, Sheep, and my favorite (as a Floridian) the Alligator.

Twighlight Buddies Alligator

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15 Aug 2014, 8:18pm
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Tegu FUTURE

Sometime you find new products in real-life, as in before you see them on a blog or website.  Today at Target was one of those days.

Tegu at Target

Has anyone else spotted the Tegu FUTURE sets?  They had the Magbot and Robo at my Target, but there is also a little Circuit Racer set as well as a large Magnetron Solar Station. $18-$90

Tegu FUTURE sets

Keep an eye out!

New Color for the Honest 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

The Honest 4-in-1 Crib has been out of stock for a while, but not only is it now back, but they’ve added a new color (in addition to the original gray)!

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A great modern crib, a great price, two color choices, converts to a toddler and full bed AND they’ll give a crib to a family in need.  Do you need any more reasons to buy?

The Honest 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

I love this White / Washed Natural combination.  $400

Honest Dresser "White / Washed Natural" finish

The matching Dresser with Changer Top is $430.  Gotta love this collaboration between The Honest Company and Babyletto!

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12 Aug 2014, 9:14pm
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Tree Hopper Toys

Lest we’ve gone too far into furniture and gear lately, here are some fun gift ideas from a new favorite of ours, Tree Hooper Toys
Tree Hopper Toys

Match Stacks are canisters of wooden disks that are a durable memory and matching game.  With 11 different themed sets, you can pick your child’s favorite.  $20
Match Stacks from Tree Hopper Toys

Whoa-Bots are my favorite little acrobatic blocks.  These are just adorable.
Whoa-Bots

Tree Hopper Toys also makes four sets of wooden Puzzled Blocks (yup, spelled that right). $25
Puzzled Blocks

You can order these on their website or find a local retailer.

Mima Strollers and High Chair

Since their US debut at the ABC Kids Expo in 2013, Mima has really taken the baby gear market by storm.  With a style that is part space pod and part luxury car interior Mima is becoming the new “it” brand for stylish urban moms.

Mima’s current US product line includes three strollers, the Xari, the Kobi and the Bo, and the Mima Moon high chair.

The Xari looks sleek with its leatherette fabric and high sitting position.  It transforms easily from bassinet to seat and is easy to fold and unfold.  The stroller starts at $1200.

Mima Xari

You can learn more about it in the Mima Xari Demo Video on youtube.

If it’s not cool enough for you as it is, the Black and White limited edition Xari should push it over the top!  Right on trend, the black and white edition is pretty hard to get your hands on.  In Canada, try here.  Ask your local retailer about it.

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The Kobi is Mima’s double stroller.  With the same high-end look as the Xari, it can be configured as a buggy, a single forward facing stroller, a rear facing stroller, or a double with any combination of seats and bassinet.

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The Kobi starts at $1350.

Mima’s lightweight stroller is the Bo.  Mima’s leatherette fabric elevates the look of this 15.5 pound stroller.

Mima Bo

It starts at $300.

Finally, the Mima Moon is one of the hottest looking new high chairs out there right now.  A seat pad, tray and booster are included and the Moon comes in six colors.

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It retails for $500.

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