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Go Gently Baby


080514_CRTPost_GoGentlyBaby_rompersMade in California with a left coast vibe to match.

Sweet, simple style with a little edge, Go Gently Baby creates Earth-friendly apparel for children made from organic cotton and sustainable fabrics as well as water based inks and low impact dyes. A hit with babies and children, all of Go Gently Baby’s soft jersey clothing is constructed in Los Angeles, CA.

The company’s vision on how to make a difference:

  • Teach your children to love others
  • Be kind to the Earth
  • Go Gently on your journey through life

080514_CRTPost_GoGentlyBaby_sweatshirtsGo Gently Baby uses as many sustainable business practices as possible, including using left-over fabric remnants each season, recycled paper hang tags and bio-degradable garments bags. The company sources the finest organic fabrics, uses certified eco-friendly dyes and water based inks.

View the entire collection at www.gogentlybaby.com.

HitStory Kids App


100913_HitstoryKids_03The only history app for toddlers!

HitStory Kids is a new educational app created especially for toddlers, guiding them in a fun and interactive way through iconic episodes of American history.

Like Magic! The free app, now available for iPhone and iPad, is narrated by Peekaboo Peet, a friendly and curious hedgehog who takes children on a journey, introducing them to characters, objects and symbols linked to historical facts.

100913_HitstoryKids_04A True Explorer. Toddlers love finding Peet in vessels, carts, beneath the sand, playing with monkeys and other unexpected situations that ultimately teach them about American history.

The fun in HitStory Kids comes in many ways: the cute, the funny, the scary and the amazing characters; tons of interactivity waiting to be discovered; the music and the ‘mission accomplished’ buzz the child feels when he or she reaches the final destination on the last screen.

100913_HitstoryKids_01Celebrate Columbus Day. The first HitStory Kids episode, Columbus Sails, was just released in time to celebrate Columbus Day, on the second Monday in October (the 14th).

The only history app for toddlers, HitStory Kids is created by a group of passionate historians to teach toddlers about American history, culture, the values and beliefs that are important in the making of American society. Visit http://www.hitstorykids.com to download the app and learn more.

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Introducing ABCmouse.com Online Learning Program


100213_abcmouse_05ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is an online educational program focused on making learning fun for children ages two to six, establishing a foundation for lifelong learning.

With a full online preschool, pre-k and kindergarten curriculum, ABCmouse.com offers quality content to engage children with stimulating games, puzzles, songs, paint-by-numbers and more.

We named our site ABCmouse.com because here, children can learn important educational basics (often referred to as ‘the ABC’s’) through the use of a computer mouse. At ABCmouse.com, the computer mouse comes to life as ABC Mouse, who serves as our site ambassador and guide to early learners everywhere.

100213_abcmouse_03Drawing from curriculum carefully designed in collaboration with nationally recognized childhood education experts, ABCmouse.com’s highly imaginative programs engage children at every learning level to make learning seem like a fun game.

A few ABCmouse.com features:

  • More than 3,000 learning activities in reading, math, beginning science, social studies, art, and music
  • A Step-by-Step Learning Path that guides your child through the curriculum at his or her own pace
  • A powerful Lesson Builder tool that allows you to create your own lessons for your child

100213_abcmouse_01Subscription-based ABCmouse.com has no advertising, pop-up ads or links to other sites. Children can learn and explore on their own or with their parents in a safe and secure online educational environment.

In addition to supplementing and supporting a child’s traditional schooling, ABCmouse.com also offers a special curriculum for home schoolers.

Surface Inspired


Custom nursery decals sure to delight the kiddies and satisfy a mother’s creative side at the same time.

082713_SurfaceInspired_01I’m a huge fan of wall decals –I have several adorning my own home space. They’re fun to create and so easy to use.

They say that wall decals are the hottest trend in nursery décor today. And it’s easy to see why, with Surface Inspired, a Vancouver, BC-based company that makes modern and sophisticated wall decal designs.

We use removable high quality matte vinyl. Our decals look just like they are painted on your wall.

082713_SurfaceInspired_02The three-year-old company offers adorable and artistic tree wall decals, cherry blossoms and cute animals that can be personalized with baby’s name or made in any color you want.

Easy Installation, Removable, Too! If you don’t love your new Surface Inspired wall decal, return it for a full refund – the company offers a 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee.

082713_SurfaceInspired_03Visit the store at www.surfaceinspired.com and Facebook page for discount specials. Free samples are available by request. There’s a nifty installation video to watch, too.

Yankers®


072313_Yankers_03Easy Access, Easy Changing: Yankers Débuts Smart New Way To Dress Children

After enduring countless diaper changes involving multiple snaps, noisy Velcro, irritating zippers and binding elastic waistbands, children’s clothing designer Rosalee Rester creates a comfortable, simple alternative for babies and children.

Yankers® is a brand new clothing concept for easy diaper changing débuting a new collection this Fall. These stylish all-in-one outfits have no snaps, zippers, button, Velcro™, elastic or other fasteners to contend with.

As a mom I know exactly what it’s like to struggle with kicking legs, tons of snaps and out-of-control rollers. My innovative design allows you to pull the stretchy legs down and off to change baby fast and easy.

072313_Yankers_02Yankers in Action. For a diaper change, simply yank down on the back panel, guiding the baby’s knees out. The top stays put the entire time to keep baby warm during the change. When you’re done, guide baby’s feet back into pant legs and yank up on the panel, for that Mom-approved finish!

“I loved the concept of an all-in-one outfit that I could grab out of a drawer in the dark, not having to worry about matching tops to bottoms,” Rosalee says, “and have my baby dressed in a stylish outfit without ever having snapped even one snap.”

Made in the USA. Yankers is a women-owned and operated apparel company that makes modern, sustainable clothing for children, manufactured in the United States of America using natural and breathable fabrics -blends of cotton, bamboo, model and spandex. (I love this: the company says that occasionally, they employ men as slaves!). Yankers are available in sizes 0 to 3T at www.yankersbaby.com.

072313_Yankers_01Born in 2008. Rosalee spent five years researching and developing her revolutionary idea, testing eight different patterns before perfecting the Yankers® design. The Fall ’13 début collection features a green, red and black color palette with optional ruffle and pocket details. In addition to the solid colors, Yankers with Buddha, Heart Bolt, Star Bolt and an adorable “Baby Nerd” tie and pocket protector design are also available.

Interested in a unique color? Ask for special hand-dyed custom-colored Yankers.

Rosalee is also the founder of Baby Wit, one the first manufacturers to market with rock clothing for babies. Check back tomorrow to find out more!

Eco-Friendly Nohi Kids


040413_NohiKids_01It’s a Zoo! Nohi Kids shows off animal-themed adorables for Spring/Summer.

One Cute Package. Nohi Kids designs high-quality, eco-friendly children’s apparel –the kind of clothes kids never want to take off and durable enough to pass down to the next.

Janel Andersen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection features brand new animal prints typical of Nohi’s trademark style and color story, made in sizes newborn to 7/8. Mix and match pieces, including bodysuits, tees, leggings, dresses and cardigans, are reasonably priced, too.

What’s a Nohi Kid, anyway? In the Maori language, nohi nohi means, “to be small.” In Japan, Kodomo Nohi -one of the most popular national holidays- is a day to celebrate children. And, in Hawaiian, Nohi means brightly colored and vivid. So, I suppose a Nohi Kid is a bright, vivacious little thing just oozing with personality!

040413_NohiKids_02Nohi uses a combination of certified organic cotton and bamboo fiber, with “a touch of spandex,” and low-impact, water based inks to create comfortable clothes kids love and parents can keep looking great wash after wash.

Nohi Kids’ new zoo print is a whimsical menagerie of elephants, birds, bunnies and giraffes. The zoo print is featured on new reversible jackets and top-selling footless rompers for babies sizes 0-3 months to 12-18 months as well as a short-sleeve tee for boys in kids sizes 2 to 7/8.

040413_NohiKids_03The new collection uses rich purple, persimmon and sky blue hues to complement the artful graphic designs- including a wraparound octopus tee, new horse print dress (available in sash and flutter sleeve styles), and a new “Love” print flutter sleeve dress.

Spring Bounty. A portion of sales is donated to the Caine’s Arcade Imagination Foundation, dedicated to finding and fostering creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.

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Finn + Emma’s Organic Picks for the Nursery


Planning a planet-friendly nursery is now effortless, thanks to Finn + Emma’s organic collection.

Green Gift Ready. From bedding to rattle booties, nursery products from Finn + Emma use 100% certified organic cotton, natural fibers including wool, and fresh designs- think scooters, stripes and flowers to outfit nurseries the green way -without toxic chemicals or synthetic materials- simply.

Finn + Emma’s soft organic cotton nap sacs make naptime a breeze with snaps at the bottom for quick diaper changes. The comfy cotton fill provides extra padding for a peaceful slumber.

Babies love to cuddle up to a soft blanket, made from 100% organic interlock cotton. Finn + Emma offers crib sets with and without bumpers to complement nursery decor and coordinate with their blankets and nap sacs. Made in Peru, the bedding sets feature a 100% organic cotton interlock fitted crib sheet and poplin crib skirt.

We live in the balance of stylish and sustainable, whimsical and sophisticated, classic and contemporary.

With fresh prints, modern colors and heirloom quality construction, Finn + Emma is creating a new world for what they call “the organically grown baby” -adorable, wearable, remarkable designs made from organic cotton that virtually wipe boring designs and toxic chemicals off the face of the planet!

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