To Swaddle, or Not to Swaddle?

When it comes to your baby, you want to know every safety detail about the products you choose and methods you use. So the big question is.. to swaddle, or not to swaddle? We vote yes!

You may have the initial concern that swaddling will restrict your baby’s movement. As long as the blanket is not too tight or covering the baby’s face, they will be very comfortable. Swaddling feels natural for infants since it reminds them of being in a mother’s womb.

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To make swaddling a little easier, here are some Do’s and Don’t’s from OnlyMyHealth.com:

Do

  1. For swaddling, just dress your baby in a cotton made short-sleeved bodysuit. Thick and heavy clothing may make it too warm for the baby. Also, use a light-weight cotton sheet slightly larger than baby’s body.
  2. Some babies seem more comfortable with their arms free. In this case, swaddle your baby only under its arms. Some babies comfort themselves by sucking their fingers or thumbs. Swaddling under the arms allow a baby to learn self-soothing skills.
  3. Once you have swaddled your baby, ensure that your baby can still freely move his legs. Baby’s bottom should be in normal position, flexed and not pressed together.
  4. Make sure to place your swaddled baby on his back with his feet at the bottom of the cot. Putting your swaddled baby to sleep on his stomach can be life threatening.
  5. If your baby has started kicking the sheet off, it is a sign that now it does not want to be bundled any longer. You can stop wrapping your baby once it turns one month old, as this may interfere with baby’s growth, development and mobility.

Don’t

  1. The idea behind swaddling is to make your baby feel secure and safe rather than keeping him warm. Do not wrap him in a thick blanket. A linen sheet may be best when the room is warm. Swaddling the baby in a thick blanket may cause overheating which makes the baby restless and cranky.
  2. Don’t cover your baby’s face while swaddling as this can cause difficulty in breathing and may lead to suffocation. Make sure that the sheet is not too loosely wrapped as it may possibly come undone and cover the face of the baby.
  3. Too tight a swaddle which makes the baby’s legs straight and compressed together may result in legs’ decreased flexibility and movement, or development of hips dysplasia (abnormal development of hip).
  4. Never place a swaddled baby on his stomach. Always place him on his back in bed. If you place a baby on his stomach, he may find breathing in difficult. Being swaddled while sleeping on their stomach increases the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  5. Never swaddle a baby, who is ill or has a fever. This can overheat the baby by further increasing baby’s already elevated body temperature. An overheated baby may fall into a deep sleep and you may find it hard to arouse him.

At Posh, we believe your baby should be swaddled in style and comfort. Check out a few of our organic Petunia Pickle Bottom Swaddling Blankets!

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Happy Safe Swaddling!

Super Sustainable (and stylish) by Design

Happy Earth Day Posh Pals!

As great lovers of nature and all its inspirational beauty, one of our desires is to be responsible stewards of the Earth. A very wise Native American sentiment states this perfectly: “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

Being able to come to work on a tall grassy hill beside a pond is such a joy for us. What is your favorite thing about the Earth where you live?

Did you know?

  • More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day in 1970. The celebration grew to more than one billion people in 192 countries in 2012.
  • Earth Day is held on April 22 because that is considered the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • 11% of the Earth’s surface is used to grow food.

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In honor of Earth Day, we want to introduce you to one of our newest “green” designers. It is said that Mother of Necessity and we recently met the Brother, Vincent!

Architect Vincent V. describes his work as Nature-Inspired-Kid-Approved-Sustainable-US-Made-Earth-Friendly-Non-Toxic-Colorful-Exciting-Cool-Creative-Fun-Smart-Modern-Designed Children’s Furniture. (We agree and think you will, too!)

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After seeing that his two young sisters had to do their homework at the kitchen table, the architect was inspired to create a compact desk and chairs for them. His goal was simple – create unique, modern furnishings inspired by organic shapes found in nature with a sustainable and Earth-friendly approach to construction and materials. This started Vincent down his new design path, which brought him straight to PoshTots and we couldn’t be happier!

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“I thought to myself, ‘I can design something better, inspired by nature. I was on my way to designing a unique product that mattered to my family, and, I hoped, to many others who felt as I did.’ ” –Vincent V.

This super-talented designer/craftsman truly believes and practices conservation and preservation. Each sheet of material is plotted to maximize the pieces cut from it, allowing up to 97% of the material to be utilized to craft furniture.

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So why waste that 3%? Don’t worry, he wouldn’t dare. Vincent created a line of Second Life products to make use of that small bit of extra material. These include Standard Puzzles, Custom Puzzles, and Wall Art – mobiles will be added soon! Stay tuned; all of Vincent’s ingenious offerings will be available on poshtots.com very soon.

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April showers? Rainy day style we

Six looks to have your munchkin splish-splashing in style!

A puddle jump can go terribly wrong if your tot isn’t dressed in the right gear. If their only options are boring rain gear, they may not want to play along and keeping dry could be a huge hassle. Here are some fun looks to keep the whole family smiling on a rainy day!

Little soldier

{Little Solider}

This Camouflage raincoat and dino boots will let your little solider face the rain incognito. He will love jumping in the puddles with his friends in this matching rain set while he blends into the woods! Just hope he doesn’t get the urge to Army crawl through the mud.

Polka Dancer

{Polka Dancer}

Polka and dance the day away in this soft aqua polka dot set. The raincoat and rain boots will lighten up any stormy day with their cheerful print. Your little one will look adorable in this matching set. Pair it with a bold color underneath to contrast the two colors!

Classically Chic

{Classically Chic}

A classic look that’s great for girls or boys. The yellow rain boots are perfect with the traditional navy and plaid raincoat. This look offers a touch of preppy sophistication that keeps your little darling looking cute while playing in the rain.

Green with Envy

{Green with Envy}

Mixing these colors makes this set really pop! While both hues are bold separately, they are perfectly daring together. And who doesn’t love frog boots!? The purple raincoat is light weight so you can stay dry, without getting too hot on warm and humid spring days.

Chevron on

{Chevron On}

Finally! A chevron raincoat to spruce up your daughter’s rain gear.  She’ll love the bright pink boots and chevron raincoat while she dances through a drizzle or downpour. This trendy pattern in bright colors is eye-catching even on the darkest of  rainy days.

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{Fighting Fire}

What’s a little rain? He’ll be ready to work the fire hydrant and hose! Your little guy will be perfectly protected from any puddle in this bright red coat and fireman rain boots. He’ll look darling in this combo and his imagination will be soaring with ideas of being a fire fighter. Ideal for chilly, rainy days.

Stay dry!

#MyPoshTots Twitter Truth Contest

We at Posh are very thankful for all of our customers and fans who have been with us over the years. Having a community that is always interacting with us truly puts smiles on our faces. You are our number one priority, so we are dying to know what PoshTots means to you!

How to enter:

  • Follow @PoshTots on Twitter and tweet the one word or phrase that comes to mind when you think of PoshTots as a brand/company.
  • Tag your tweet with #MyPoshTots to tell Twitter what PoshTots truly means to you.
  • One winner will be chosen at random on 4/26/13 and get to pick their prize from our designers’ preselected collection of favorites.

Check out our prize options below!

pink crown

Pink Crown Inspired Square Canvas

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Outer Space Rocket Ship Plaque

chandelier

Elegant Chandelier I Canvas

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Football Playoffs Canvas Reproduction

birdcage

Yellow Birdcage Canvas Reproduction

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Spot Canvas Reproduction

pink owl

One Pink Owl Framed Print

blue owl

One Blue Owl Framed Print

ladybug sack

Snug As A Bug Ladybug Snuggle Sack

monkeys gift set

Five Little Monkeys Gift Set

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My Garden Personalized Growth Chart

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Happy Truth Tweeting!

Spring Colors in Full Bloom

Lillies, tulips, and roses.. OH MY! With Spring finally in bloom, we have floral designs dancing through our minds. Add an accent to any room with fabulous flower pieces in every hot hue.

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Pantone’s Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report has the ten colors shown above as the “in” colors of the season. We absolutely adore this palette, so forget fashion because these Pantone picks are going Posh! Our favorite flowers in these ten trending colors make the perfect Spring piece for your home.

Tangerina Floral Pillow

Tangerine Floral Decorative Pillow ~ Nectarine & Dusk Blue with hints of Poppy Red & Lemon Zest.

Popping personality… in a pillow!

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Cantrel Lamp ~ Tender Shoots

Talk about shining bright!

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Counterfeit Studio Graphic Flowers Rug ~ Monaco Blue

A classic shade that offers stability and depth in your home.

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Large Summer Bouquet ~ Tender Shoots, Nectarine, & Lemon Zest.

Keep Spring blooming all year round!

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Pearl Flower Chandelier Shade ~ African Violet

An exotic statement color with springtime flair!

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Give Me Sunshine Canvas Reproduction ~ Hints of Lemon Zest, Tender Shoots, Nectarine, Dusk Blue, Linen, & Grayed Jade

The perfect flowers for your path.

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Flora Crib Set ~ Linen

A light and airy elegance for your serene space.

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Harmony Garden Rug ~ Poppy Red, African Violet, Dusk Blue, & Nectarine

Inspire harmony in a playroom!

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Fuchsia Flower Embroidered Decorative Pillow ~ Dusk Blue & Emerald

Showing Mother Nature’s sophistication and radience.

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Bouquet of Flowers Sconce ~ Tender Shoots, African Violet, & Lemon Zest

Add the whimsy of a spring garden to your kid’s room or any room in your home!

Show Off Your Smart Stuff

You’re a smart parent. You know your children and what will be best for their bedrooms. We’re just here to make it even easier! The classic finishes found in this furniture collection allows room for fun design and decor that can easily grow with your child.

Lovely turquoise creates a serene setting for this “big girl” bedroom. Yellow is introduced to create a harmonious contrast and enliven the space.  The beautiful Barbie artwork delights with delicately detailed dresses that coordinate with the bedding’s color palette. The chandelier is an elegant and delicate detail; along with the mirrors, it’s jewelry for the room. The furniture is ideal for a little girl and will suit her taste and tasks as she grows.

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Smartstuff: Magnolia Low Post Reading Bed – Magnolia Nightstand – Magnolia Cheval Mirror

This smart and stylish furniture line has something for every style and age. There’s no need to worry about your kids outgrowing their bedroom furniture! With the right collection and some help from our designers, your little girl will love her room from barbie to boys and beyond. (And there are cool collections for boys, too!)

From now until April 15th, Save 10% on our entire collection of Smartstuff children’s furniture!

See the entire collection here.

Let our Design Consultants work with you to find the perfect Smartstuff to fit your child! They can help you select great décor accessories to round out your room design. 866.767.4868 (toll-free) or [email protected]

April Pin-It-To-Win-It Monthly Giveaway!

This month’s Pinterest prize is a Cherry Blossom Exclusive Barbie Print.

Have a suitable space on your wall for a framed print of this floral doll? In a gorgeous silver frame, this limited-edition exclusive Barbie artwork is blossoming with beauty. Satisfy your passion for fashion with our stunning selection of vintage Barbie prints.

Barbie is beloved by women of all generations and Cherry Blossom is unique to this beautiful time of year. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is being celebrated through April 14th in Washington, D.C. Join in on the nation’s greatest springtime celebration from wherever you are by bringing a Cherry Blossom Barbie into your home!

The rules are simple: re-pin our original pin, found here, and follow us on Pinterest. One lucky winner will be chosen on 4/30/2013.

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Happy Pinning and Good Luck!!

Note: The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of announcement.

Pin-It-To-Win-It Prize Winners!

We will now be posting the winners from each month’s Pin-It-To-win-It giveaway on this blog post. If you happen to be one of our lucky winners, please email us at [email protected] with your shipping information. Thank you to everyone who participates in our giveaways!

Note: The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of announcement.

January 2014 Prize Winner: Diana Cote

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June 2013 Prize Winner: Sarah Ann Montgomery

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April 2013 Prize Winner: Ashley Hinz Bellaire

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March 2013 Prize Winner: Kellie Rose Wilson

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Orange You in Love with Young America?

Newsflash, this just in… orange is a new neutral! It is one of the hottest new colors for 2013 and it’s popping up everywhere from runway fashion to home furnishings and interior design.

Orange you enjoying orange and the spring color trends? We’re loving the color palette of navy, orange, bright green and a hint of gray.

Want to go bold in your kids’ rooms? Orange is the perfect color and it’s great to mix it with other colors. Start with selecting one wall as your main focal point in the room.  Paint a wide navy and white stripe (or another neutral like dark gray) on our focal wall. The contrasting light and dark colors provide visual interest and anchor the room. Next, select painted furnishings to add interest and pops of color. Have fun with orange painted accessories, lighting, art and pillows.

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Young America Products: Slat Bed – myHaven Double Dresser – Taylor Student Chair – Dana Low Bookcase – Dana Writing Desk – Ollie Round Mirror

Discover the Young America collection of custom children’s furniture that suits any child’s personality and every home’s unique style. All pieces are crafted with time-honored techniques ensuring heirloom quality, color customization, durability and safety. YA is one of our best-selling children’s furniture collections participating in the current Room Sale.

Purchase a bed or crib from this top-selling collection; when you purchase additional furniture items you’ll receive $100 off the bed or crib and $50 off all subsequent items (valued at $250+, Items must be within the same collection).

See the entire collection here.

Call a Design Consultant for this special offer and also receive a $75 gift certificate toward a future purchase. Our designers can help you select great décor accessories to round out your room design. They’re here to help! 866.767.4868 (toll-free) or [email protected].