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Classic Heirloom Style for Babies & Toddlers For 100 Years and Counting

They say good taste never goes out of style. I have always loved dressing my babies and toddlers in classic, smocked clothing. One name that has been my go to brand is, Feltman Brothers. They have been around for 100 years and counting for good reason.

Their clothing is quality made, I still have some of the Friedknit and smocked outfits and dresses from my oldest children, and they still look great. They make the kind of heirloom clothing, that can be passed down from one generation to the next, with hand embroidery and smocking that is beyond beautiful.

The timeless style is a favorite to wear for portraits and photographers, even hobby photographers, like myself, love taking photos of children wearing their clothing. I loved dressing up my kids in their smocked dresses, smocked shortalls, sailor suits and more. Nothing has changed, they are still my favorite brand for beautiful children’s clothing, that creates those picture perfect memories.

This year’s holiday collection is white and wonderful. I especially love the Short Sleeve Holiday Pearl Flower Bishop Dress. The dress features hand embroidered flowers and leaves all over the dress, on the cuffs, collar and hem.

The smocking features flowers, pearls and bullions in traditional holiday colors. Dreamy feather stitching lines the neck of the dress and is in a beautiful scalloped design along the bottom. This dress is everything you would expect from Feltman Brothers, the quality is second to none.

Bonnets seem so hard to find these days and it is a shame because they look so beautiful on baby girls. At Feltman Brothers you can find the Holiday Smocked Bonnet that is available in a range of sizes up to 24 months.

For little boys their holiday creepers, Bobby Suits and longalls are reminiscent of yesteryear and look absolutely adorable with hand smocking and embroidery.

How cute is the Tree Bubble Romper for baby girls? I just love this look with its beautiful hand embroidery and smocking.

The Holiday Knit Longall will keep even the newest babies, looking festive and keep them warm.

If you love dressing babies and toddlers in heirloom clothing, you need to check out Feltman Brothers. They have clothing for all occasions and even have an outlet shop on their website where you can score some good deals on their quality designs. Let me know if you love their clothing as much as I do.

 

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Choopie CityHooks and CityGrips Stroller Accessories Review & Giveaway!!! 3 Winners!!!

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Although spring started about 2 weeks ago, we still haven’t seen it for more than a fleeting day in New York.  With April starting in about 24 hours, I am taking comfort in knowing that it has to arrive sooner or later.  I truly hope it’s sooner because I love to walk in the spring.

If you like to walk and enjoy taking your little ones along in a stroller you have probably found that you just cannot remove the handlebar cover that comes permanently attached to your stroller to wash it.  Considering we are touching it all the time, it’s easy to get soiled, sweaty and worn.  CityGrips are neat little covers to put over the stroller handlebar from Choopie that add function and flair.  CityGrips attach securely with velcro and remove just as easy so you can machine wash and dry them when necessary, that really appeals to the germaphobe in me.

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City Grips are available in great colors, prints and patterns and 2 styles for double or single handlebars.  I found it super easy to attach the black polka dot print which is one of the new designs for 2014, to my Stokke Scoot handlebar.  I like that I can just take them off and throw them in the washer to keep the handlebar much more sanitary.  An added benefit is that it really makes the otherwise black handlebar look sharp and stylish.

Another important accessory that I must have, is some type of hook or hooks so that I can attach bags, diaper bags, my purse and more easily to my stroller.  Choopie has great hooks called CityHooks and they attach quickly, easily and securely to the handlebar of any stroller, wheelchair, car seat and more with snug fitting velcro straps.  The hooks swivel a full 350 degrees and the open hook design make it easy to slip bags on and off.  I love that with these hooks we are ready for all the little extras we need to tote on outings and they’re perfect for shopping to hold bags.

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Choopie is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  3 Lucky blog readers will win a set of CityGrips and CityHooks!  Thank you Choopie for the review accessories and for sponsoring this handy and stylish giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Moonlight Slumber, Starlight Support Supreme Crib/Toddler Bed Mattress Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

I was recently sent a Moonlight Slumber, Starlight Support Supreme Crib Mattress to review.  This all foam mattress is very light and makes changing crib sheets a breeze.  The Starlight Support Supreme offers greater comfort than the Starlight Support.  This is their most luxurious mattress and has all the benefits of the Starlight Support but has an additional layer of plushness.  The infant side remains standard with the high density extra firm foam that is found in the Starlight Support mattress.  However, the other side is a firm foam layered with a viscoelastic “memory foam.”  Viscoelastic foam, originally designed by NASA, is now being used in premium toddler and youth mattresses everywhere by Moonlight Slumber.  Mattresses are available in crib, twin and full sizes so your child can still have great support as they grow.

The Starlight Support Supreme memory foam mattress is hypoallergenic, antimicrobially treated, and open flame resistant.  It provides the older baby/toddler (9+ months), with the ultimate sleep comfort by conforming to the child’s contours, supporting their growing joints and keeping their spine in perfect alignment.

The first thing my husband and I noticed with this mattress, is the weight.  It is so much lighter than the innerspring mattress Luke had. That heavy mattress made sheet changing a real workout.  The second thing we noticed is how comfortable and firm it felt.  We love that it has memory foam that will let Luke sleep comfortably and provide his growing body all the support it needs.  He just loves it and is sleeping very well.  We love that it is quality made and constructed of quality and supreme materials.

I take great pleasure in announcing to Mommy Rambling’s readers that Moonlight Slumber is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win a Moonlight Slumber, Starlight Support Supreme Crib/Toddler Bed Mattress.  Thank you Moonlight Slumber for the review mattress and for sponsoring this awesome give-away on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Give-Away open to residents of the contiguous 48 US States.

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Diggin Active, NEW Rock ‘n’ Rolla Moo Cow 2 in 1 Rocker/Ride On Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Diggin Active contacted me recently and asked if I would like to review a new product for them.  When I saw the Rock ‘n’ Rolla Moo Cow, I said yes in a hurry.  This is such a cute toy.  The cow itself is inflatable like a rubber ball and they provide the needle you need to pump it up, with a ball or tire pump.  They also give you the wrench you need to attach the  wheels and that is stored in the base of the cow.  They have really thought of everything to help make things easy for assembly.  Luke wanted to put the wheels on right away, so we did and this is such a fun scooter type ride on.  The cow has soft handles for little ones to hold on as the scoot around.  The multi-directional wheels spin 360 degrees for loads of fast scooting fun!!!  The base of the scooter is contoured to be furniture friendly in your home.  Can be used outdoors and in.  Maximum rider weight is 55 lbs.

So what do you think?  Do you know a little one who would love this?  If so you will be glad to know Diggin Active is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their very own Cow Rock ‘n’ Rolla.  Thanks Diggin Active for the review Rock ‘n’ Rolla and for sponsoring this awesome give-away on Mommy Ramblings!!!

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Four Peas Toddler Backpack Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Recently, I received a Rocker Toddler Backpack to review from Four Peas.  This style is perfect for my four-year old who will be entering pre-school in the Fall.  The backpack was a huge hit with him because he loves guitars and his favorite color is green, so the green accents just added to the appeal of this backpack for him.  The backpack is the perfect size for toddlers and is roomy enough to hold all the stuff they want to cart back and forth to pre-school, day camp, play-dates or even an overnight trip.  The bag has a large compartment and a smaller zippered front compartment for smaller items.  The easily adjustable straps make it a snap to get a snug and secure fit on your child.  The quality of this bag will stand up to most anything toddlers can dish out.  It is nice to find a toddler backpack that looks good and functions well.

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Toddler Backpacks are made with 600 denier plus nylon, and our line is PVC free. The new toddler backpacks are 12.50″ tall X 10.5 inches wide by 5.5″ deep and are perfect for children 3 and over. They contain a zipper 3/4 around bag with a pocket on the front that is 5″ tall and a 3/4″ gusset with zipper. There are also 1 in. wide adjustable, padded shoulder straps and a padded carry handle on top.
Age: Appropriate for boys and girls ages three and older.

Features a large interior label for contact information.

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Sassafras Gigi the Giraffe Plush Pull-a-long™ Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

I recently received a Gigi the Giraffe Plush Pull-a-long for review from Sassafras.  I knew my boys would love it because on our recent vacation, the loved pulling around Daddy’s rolling bag.  This is a great bag that they can take on trips filled with their favorite things.  It can be wheeled along on the rolling trolley or taken off and worn as a traditional back pack.  The back pack  is soft plush and has an adorable factor that cannot be denied.  It is very easy to attach and detach the back pack from the rolling trolley.  The bag is well made and has one large zippered compartment and a smaller front pocket so that you can organize things.  This bag is great for trips, pre-school, play-dates, or visits to relatives’ houses.

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If you see something and you just have to have it, Sassafras has generously supplied Mommy Rambling readers with coupon code MOMMY to use at SassafrasStore.com Enter coupon code MOMMY at checkout and receive 10% off orders over $15. One coupon per customer. Expires July 31st.

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Tea Collection Boys Clothing Line Review!!!

The Tea Collection recently sent me out some pieces from their boys clothing line.   I was beyond thrilled to be selected to review these pieces.  Luke modeled the size 3 (a bit big on my peanut) Escarabat graphic tee which is available in sizes sm (6-12mo) to 7 yrs.  The tee has a retail price of $19.00.  It is a super comfy, 100% cotton, in a gravel color.

Then we paired that with the El Born Tile Print Shirt available in sizes sm(6-12m) to 11/12 years.   Barcelona’s tiny El Born district is characterized by narrow waterfront streets.  It’s medieval, artsy and hip all at once.  This shirt will definitely be coming along on our vacation.  The shirt is 100% cotton and super comfy.  The retail price on this shirt is $35.00.


Ethan is wearing a size 5 (also a tad large but perfect for this Fall) Boardwalk Hooded Sweater available in sizes Sm (6-12mo) to 11/12 yrs.  It’s Picasso in casual beach mode with color blocking and stripes.  The perfect pullover for breezy afternoons and cool nights.  This sweater is 100% Pima Cotton and super cozy and soft.  This sweater retails for $59.00.

You can view the entire Tea clothing line for girls and boys.  You will be sure to find some cute, comfy, stylish clothing for the little ones in your life.

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Bumkins Waterproof SuperBib Review!!!

So today, I received two Bumkins Waterproof SuperBibs to review.  I immediately noticed the patterns and I just loved them.  The owls, which are extremely popular right now, are so cute.  The space bear theme, really popped and it was immediately chosen by Ethan as his.  The green mom in me loves they have no PVC, no Phthalates, vinyl , no BPA and are lead safe.  The catch all pocket is great for crumbs and drips.  The fabric is waterproof on both sides and resists most stains.  They are machine washable and have a Velcro neck closure.

We decided to christen these bibs with tomato sauce.

After they were done, I simply wiped the bibs down and we were ready to go.

I am very impressed with these bibs and they will definitely be coming with us on our vacation.  It will be super easy to just wipe the bibs down instead of carting around soiled bibs that need to be laundered.  Please visit the Bumkins Website and take a look at all the available patterns and sizes.  www.bumkins.com

 

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Great Idea for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers.

If you have toddlers or pre-schoolers who are learning the alphabet, how to spell their name and other words, then you may find this helpful.  My kids have the Kidkraft Avalon table and chairs.  I love this table because it is big and sturdy and adults can sit comfortably on the chairs.  Anyway, I was in Sams Club the other day and saw this very large magnetic white board that happened to have a cork board on the other side.  It was under $16.00, so quite a good deal.  I bought it, and upon bringing it home noticed that it is the same size as the kids’ table.  I put it on and added some Melissa and Doug alphabet magnetic letters, then I called in the kiddies and they had so much fun.  Well, we had fun and it has been played with everyday since then.  Now any kind of magnet will work on the board and I also bought them the Expo washable dry erase markers for children.  Additionally I purchased the Crayola dry erase crayons, so they can practice writing their letters or other art on the board.  Just wanted to share this as it is an inexpensive and educational ideas that kids will love.

Please excuse the logs, we were building a fire..

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Sale! Sleepy Baby Wrap-Baby to Toddler Carrier!!! Only 29.99

Those Mom that know their carriers know the Sleepy Wrap is such an essential and versatile carrier.  I have a very limited few left and that is why they are on sale for this insane low price.  Way below retail and I will ship for only 5.95 Priority mail anywhere in the USA.  Canada shipping is available at an extra cost.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to own a must-have wrap.  These wraps are brand new in the original package with the different tying instructions.  Don’t forget I have new Woombies, Sophie the Giraffe, and Aden + Anais Swaddling Large Muslin Wraps.   Check my other entries for more info on them.  I take PayPal so you can buy with confidence.

 

 

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