Beautiful Bedding with or without the Bumper

In our industry, things change constantly. Colors and patterns that were on trend this season may be very hard to find next season, our artisans are always coming up with gorgeous new pieces, and child safety standards are ever evolving. Over the past few years, baby bedding with bumpers has been a big topic of debate.

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) filed a petition requesting that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) establish a performance standard for crib bumpers to distinguish between “hazardous pillow-like” and “non-hazardous traditional” styles.  JPMA’s current stance is that “traditional crib bumpers, when used properly, can prevent limb entrapment and head injuries.”

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is no evidence that crib bumpers protect against injury, but they do carry a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation, or entrapment because infants lack the motor skills or strength to turn their heads should they roll into something that obstructs their breathing.

We at Posh are supporters of parents. We believe that you will make the right decision for your baby. To help support this important decision, we have recently added many new bedding sets available with our without bumpers. Below are a few new beauties with designs that don’t dull without the bumper!

raspberry dahlia bedding from PoshTots

Raspberry Dahlia Baby Bedding

montego bay bedding from PoshTots

Montego Bay Baby Bedding

prim posie bedding from PoshTots

Prim Posie Baby Bedding

The trick? If you’re on the fence about using a bumper (or definitely don’t want to), find a bedding set with most of the pizzazz in the crib skirt. This way, you won’t feel like you are being cheated out of the look you want when the bumper is taken away.

Many parents purchase bumpers, but only use them when their baby is around 6-12 months (give or take). Babies around this range have the ability to move away from the bumpers if needed, will be protected from getting their little legs and arms caught, but aren’t quite big enough to climb up on the bumper. You know your baby best and will be able to determine what is right for their stage of mobility.

We, and our talented designers and artisans, make every attempt to progress with the industry. Our promise to you, our PoshParents, is to strive to find new products to fulfill your style cravings and safety concerns. So will it be a two or three piece set for your baby?

If you are totally against bumpers, shop bumperless bedding sets here.

Home is where the HEART is

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches! We at Posh believe that this heartfelt holiday should be celebrated in the home all year round. Whether you keep fresh roses in the living room or accent with heart-inspired pieces, there are plenty of ways to keep love a theme in your home décor.

PoshLiving Valentine's Day Designs

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PoshLiving has many beautiful furnishings that will keep romance alive on a daily basis. If you’re looking to send more love to your little ones, PoshTots has pieces with a more playful spin!

PoshTots Valentine's Day Designs

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the kids? This adorable V-Day DIY and scrumptious recipe will have them loving the holiday!

Let Friendship Ring Valentines

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Pink Velvet Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Your Perfect Petunia Match Giveaway

We’re all in the mood for LOVE as Valentine’s Day approaches. You’re madly in love with your baby and we believe you should love your diaper bag as well! It’s time to find your perfect Petunia match amongst the new Spring 2014 collection.

With the beautiful prints and array of styles, you are bound to find the perfect diaper bag for you. Play matchmaker, fall in love, and enter to WIN it! We want to pair one lucky winner with the diaper bag of their choice from the new Petunia Pickle Bottom collection (excludes Abundance Boxy Backpacks). Shop for your love match here.

Petunia Spring 2014 Prints from PoshTots

Giveaway Entry Rules:

-Must be 18 & up to enter

-USA & Canada only

-Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. (Entries will be verified)

-Contest ends at 11:59PM on 2/24/24.

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

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Happy Matchmaking!

Champagne & Chocolate for a Posh Valentine

Nothing is more appealing than logs burning in a fireplace, a flute of champagne, and deliciously gooey chocolate morsels to celebrate this Polar Vortex Valentine’s Day.

Americans have become sophisticated foodies.  The consumption of wine has risen considerably and many homes feature wine cellars or storage units. Besides spirits, the country has also fallen in love with good chocolate,  gone are the days of the ubiquitous heart-shaped boxed candy.

What better time to celebrate our new found love of wine and chocolates than Valentine’s Day?  All of it can be done without guilt; we all know chocolate and wine are good for us.

We all have a favorite recipe for brownies, chocolate truffles, and cupcakes.  I like to surprise friends with my Brazilian treat – delectable chocolate treasures – Brigadeiros!

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Ingredients:

1 can of sweet condensed milk

Cocoa powder to taste

1 tablespoon of butter

1 tablespoon of heavy cream added at the end (My special secret)

1 cup of chocolate sprinkles

Directions:

In a heavy -bottom pan, mix the condensed milk, the cocoa powder and the butter. Mix well. Using low heat stir constantly until the mixture detaches from the bottom of the pan; this typically takes about 10 minutes. Add the heavy cream.  Remove it from the pan and place it in a buttered plate to cool. With buttered hands, form small balls, roll them on the sprinkles, and then place them in paper liners.

If you want a shortcut, contact FaBrigadeirosusa  in Miami (305)934-3870. Delectable little brigadeiros will arrive at your door in all their deliciousness.

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Pick up one of our gorgeous flutes for some crisp bubbly, the perfect, romantic chocolate companion. With all of your varietal and pricing choices, don’t forget Proseccos (my favorites) or the American sparkling wines.

When the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 the French included limits on the use of the word Champagne to refer only to bubbly made using the traditional methods and grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. Although Americans are not obligated to do it, many producers label their bubbly Sparkling Wine out of respect while Italians do the same by calling bubbly Prosecco.

Being in a patriotic mood after Super Bowl week, and still under the influence of Renee Fleming’s spectacular rendition of our National Anthem, I want to encourage you to try some of our domestic sparklers:  Domaine Carneros Brut (California) or Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (California) both dry and fruity, perfect for chocolate pairing.

celeste duvet cover from poshliving

No one talks about bed linens for Valentine’s but I think that they should be on the top of a gift list. Is there anything better than crisp sheets and soft pillows when tipsy from some wonderful bubbly? Indulge: Valentine’s is only once a year!

Cheers!

~Patricia de Niemeyer Kahane~