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Celebrating the Petunia Fall 2013 Collection!

With our launch of the new Petunia Pickle Bottom Spring 2014 Collection just around the corner, we wanted to take this next week to look back and celebrate our favorites from the Petunia Fall 2013 Collection. There’s no better way to celebrate with our Petunia fans than with a GIVEAWAY!

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This quick Pin-It-To-Win-It prize is our Petunia Pickle Bottom Central Park North Stop Beginnings Baby Book! Petunia introduced these beginnings baby books in the Fall 2013 Collection after being inspired by the elegantly organized mothers of Japan. They make for thoughtful baby shower gifts and will be a commemorative token of a baby’s first years. Check out the handy features below!

  • An array of pockets for pictures and vital records
  • A journal for jotting down details such as appointments and milestones
  • Eight-slot card wall for doctors appointments, business cards, and other essentials
  • A zippered pocket for special keepsakes
  • Entire case zips closed to keep everything organized, mobile, and easily accessible
  • An all-in-one organizer for all things baby

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The rules are simple: re-pin our original pin, found here, and follow us on Pinterest. One lucky winner will be chosen on 1/31/14.

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

The Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall 2013 Collection came with many beautiful prints and a few new styles. It was clear from the start that the Sunshine in Scandinavia print would be the collection favorite. So here they are, the Top 3 Best Sellers of the Fall 2013 Collection:

  1. Central Park North Stop Special Edition City Carryall

Petunia Central Park North Stop Special Edition City Carryall

  1. Sunshine in Scandinavia City Carryall

Petunia Sunshine in Scandinavia City Carryall

  1. Sunshine in Scandinavia Wistful Weekender

Petunia Sunshine in Scandinavia Wistful Weekender

Shop Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall 2013 here and stay tuned for the launch of the Spring 2014 collection. Happy Pinning and Good Luck!

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!

March Madness Baby Name Bracketology

The “Madness” has begun. You’re counting down the days until your baby is born and still haven’t picked that slam dunk of a name. Have no fear, March Madness Bracketology is here!

Believe it or not, brackets are useful for things other than sports and Daddy is sure to love the idea. We’ll show you how to pick the champion name for your baby no matter the decision-making dilemma.

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Keeping your baby’s gender a big surprise? Make half of the bracket with girl names and the other half with boy names. The championship will literally come down to the final buzzer when your bundle of joy arrives!

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Can’t decide whether to use a name with family meaning or an original that you love? Play them against each other until the championship comes down to one of each. You may just find that they go nicely together and create a winning first and middle name combination!

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Has a battle begun between the parents’ name picks? Just because you can’t agree doesn’t mean you can’t combine. Each parent should complete half of the bracket until your final picks are in the championship match up. You may find that you actually agree on a name or that both names combine nicely to make the first and middle names.

Get your family and friends involved in the fun – have them all fill out Baby Name Brackets from your original choices and see who can guess which name was picked. You could even throw a small name reveal party or wait until the baby is born to keep the suspense!

We scored when we found this b-ball artwork complete with name personalization!

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front page canvas

bball wall hang

scoreboard decor

Do you have a baby name dilemma? Tell us about it and let’s get in to the March Madness together!

Necessary Nesting

We all know women don’t lay eggs, but building their nest is an essential process in becoming a mother. First time mother-to-be and Posh Pal, Priya Marie, was compelled to share her story when nesting into a cozy, owl nursery helped her create a special bond with her baby on the way.

Priya Blog

“My nesting pretty much started the day I found out I was pregnant. I’m already a little OCD/control freak-ish, but being pregnant took it to a whole new level. Being pregnant has given me something to obsess about 24/7 without feeling the least bit guilty because I want every little detail PERFECT and ready for when my daughter arrives! I found myself constantly doing something in preparation for the baby. I made list after list of things to be returned, things we still needed, ideas for decorations, you name it.. I had a list for it. Sometimes it would almost feel as if I blacked out and when I came to, I had washed two loads of baby clothes, reorganized her dresser and put together her swing. I couldn’t stop if I tried!

Day after day I have been in the nursery organizing and decorating. Sometimes I just sit in the rocking chair (that my mother saved from when I was a baby) and just look around and think. I imagine what it would be like to have her here in my arms and think of all the fun memories that will be made in that room. I find it therapeutic. The space calms me and excites me all at the same time!

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Now that her room couldn’t possibly be more organized, I’ve moved on to scrapbooking. I started her baby book, as well as a scrapbook of her ultrasound pictures, baby shower pictures, etc. I want every little piece of her saved. I want her to look back on all these things and see how excited we all were and how loved she was even before she arrived!

Nesting.. It can’t be controlled, it can’t be stopped. Actually, I think it’s healthy! It allows the mother to mentally prepare herself for what is to come. Although we go through the physical changes, there is still the reality of it all that doesn’t really start to sink in until the crib is put together and all the little clothes are hung up. There have been several instances where I’ve been in the nursery and stopped for a second to say ‘I’m having a baby.’ Nesting makes me feel like I’m bonding with the baby even though she isn’t here.. And I love it!”

**Posh Baby Update**

An amazing coincidence occured on March first, the day we posted this guest blog. Our Posh Pal, Priya, gave birth to her beautiful baby girl on the same day! We were so happy that our nesting blogger shared Arianna’s newborn pictures with us.

The photoshoot took place in the very place where she had first bonded with her daughter – the nursery! Since the pictures put a huge smile on our faces, we wanted to share a few with you. Congratulations to Priya on having a happy and healthy baby girl!

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Priya’s nesting story and owl nursery have inspired us! Here are some of our favorite feathered friends.

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owl sack

hootie

owl cushion

Do you have an inspiring pregnancy, adoption or design story to share? Want to tell the tale of your amazing kids and how they inspire you?  We would love to hear it. Contact the Posh Team to be a guest blogger: [email protected]

HGTV’s 15 Cool Cribs for Every Style

We were thrilled and honored when opening the HGTV article 15 Cool Cribs for Every Style. Not only were there some really cool cribs featured by our favorite source of design inspiration, but the majority of the cribs happened to come from yours truly!

Read on for our featured cribs in the HGTV spotlight.

The Young America line produces some of the finest cribs and children’s furniture in the country. The Mix Built to Grow Crib in Graphite is a testimate to this theory, with a vintage modern design that is delightfully timeless. PoshTots is proud to be the exclusive online retailer for Young America.

The Mirabelle Convertible Crib is an heirloom piece that will surely be passed down for generations. With intricate wood engravings this elegant crib is for a truly posh tot.

The Addison Floral Round Iron Canopy Crib is one of our all time favorites! Joining vintage charm with beautiful wrought iron ornate scrollwork creates a true show-stopper.

Another testament to Young America is the Mix Stationary Crib. A strong measure of vintage, modern, and a dash of Danish design. This contemporary crib is thrives on accents with pops of color and is proudly made in the USA.

Shown outfitted in our exclusive Lucy Baby Bedding The Cottage Beadboard Crib is a great choice for any nursery.

The Fantasy Carriage Crib is meant for a true princess. Wave your magic wand and all her dreams will come true.

The Bratt Decor Chelsea Sleigh Crib adds rich elegance to the nursery. The gorgeous relief carvings and beautiful antique silver finish further glamorize this graceful heirloom.

In search of the perfect four poster iron crib for your jungle safari? Our Animal Walk Iron Crib is outfitted in elephants, camels and panthers.. oh my!

Once your little one has outgrown their crib, PoshTots offers several toddler bed conversion kits that will grow with your child. The Sparrow Crib Toddler Bed Conversion Kit is an example of a sweet crib with a new stylish function.

The Bonne Nuit Cherubini Crib in Opulent Finish is a crib truly meant for royalty! This majestic crib will have your precious princess or prince sleeping in regal elegance.


And speaking of cool cribs, the 2012 Cribsie Award nominations are in full swing and we would love your vote!