Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Little Hipster on Facebook!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Music... Music

Some of you may not realize, but your little one might really not only enjoy but learn from listening to music. Pick a CD and replay it on a daily basis and soon your little one will look forward to music time... Teach them rhythm and the beat.... Get them to clap and dance around the room!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Let it snow... let it snow

Ok, so we are all dreading winter... trying to bundle up the little one is a challenge! But, once you get outside, do take some time to allow the snow flakes to fall onto your angel's face.... It is such an amazing sight to watch someone see snow for the first time!!!
My son reached his little hand up to the sky today and said- "More, More" and looked at the tiny flakes in such wonder and amazement.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Coolest Boys Jacket

Kingsley makes the trendiest boys jackets we have EVER seen. This jacket will turn heads wherever your trendsetter travels!

From the "Sergeant Rock" patch, to the metal studs, to the zipper on the cuffs, and the the stylish design- your little one will be the BOSS in this jacket!

Check it out at the Little Hipster.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Eating out has NEVER been so much fun!

As my toddler ages I realize it becomes harder and harder to meet up with friend to grab lunch. The other day I met with a good friend to catch up. It was probably as of an stressful experience for her and her 3 month old as it was for me. It was stressful for her probably to watch me and realize that her little baby would not always be able to stay in the baby carrier. She climbed on the table, threw food, grabbed the banner behind us and nearly pulled it down. It probably took me an hour to eat after I fed my daughter most of my food. 19 months is a tough age, because you can start to discipline, but they don't have the "logic" yet. She was good in a sense as she didn't throw a tantrum right there in the middle of Panera Bread, but she was a typical active toddler.

I am posting this blog to all you mommies out there with babies that are under 6months old. GO OUT! Go to lunch with friends, go shopping, go-go-go! As much as it seems a hassle to pack up the diaper bag, get the milk ready and lug the carrier to the car- it only gets HARDER to enjoy those moments out in public! Please do it for all of us moms who have the crazy toddlers! Enjoy the infant phase as much as you can!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Top baby names for 2007!

Every year the Social Security Site posts the top 10 boy and girl names for the previous year. We used that list when picking out our daughter's name- we used it to eliminated and reduce our baby names list :) Although the 2008 list is not out yet I thought I would post the 2007 top names.

  1. Emily
  2. Isabella
  3. Emma
  4. Ava
  5. Madison
  6. Sophia
  7. Olivia
  8. Abigail
  9. Hannah
  10. Elizabeth
  1. Jacob
  2. Michael
  3. Ethan
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel
  6. Christopher
  7. Anthony
  8. William
  9. Matthew
  10. Andrew

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Little Hipster of the Month September! Congratulations Brooke!

And the winner is: Brooke! Congratulations! You win a $25 paypal certificate to Little Hipster!

Make sure to submit a picture for the December/ January contest to compete for your $25 gift certificate!

Remember- if your child didn't win this time you can submit a new picture for next month!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Crib Recall - Playkids USA

Following the death of a 5 month old child on August 31st the manufacturers of

Convertible Cribs, Playkids USA is recalling 2,000 cribs. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the stationary side rail of the convertible crib and suffocated.

For additional information, consumers should contact Playkids USA collect at (718) 797-0302 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Counting Fun

As your toddler starts talking more and understanding language skills, don't forget about adding numbers to their vocabulary. Of course, not to say they are going to understand the order, but don't underestimate their ability to memorize the order of numbers!
Play games with words they already know, but count too... Such as the word Dog. Look at a book with 2 dogs and say, how many dogs are there?
Also you can try to show them 1,2,3 on your fingers. My son points to numbers now and tries to form the numbers- it is so fun to watch them learn!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Children's table & chair set

Recently I went to IKEA and found that they have some great children's table and chair sets.
They are perfect for your little one to draw and color on, to have a tea party or just to have a snack.
There are several different styles and colors. I bought the Kritter set and it also has a matching bench.
Check them out at IKEA

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election day

Regardless who you vote for, Please vote today!
Happy election day ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mold and the bath toys...

Water, dark area and warmth are breading grounds for mold. It also perfectly describes the inside of bath toys!

There is no sure way to prevent this nor can you prevent your little ones from having fun bath toys. You can however take steps to prevent this from happening to your toys!
  • After each bath, rinse the toys off with clean water
  • Completely squirt out each toy
  • Set out each toy in a dry area and let completely dry before putting in the bath again
  • Take turns with toys- while using one set of toys the other set can dry
  • Each week place the toys into the dishwasher - high temps will kill the bacteria
  • Avoid using porous toys or sponges
When you squirt the toy and you see black stuff come out- yup that is MOLD. Well I have read that you can use bleach to wash them, but I don't think using bleach to wash a toy inside when there is a likely chance your child will be squirting water inside in his or her mouth- YUCK!

I found a cool safe alternative to clean the bath toys
  1. Mix 1 cup of (Vinegar, Tea Tea Oil or Grapefruit Seed Extract) per 1 gallon of water
  2. Squirt all the water out of toy and then suck some of the mixture into the toy
  3. Shake the toy well and get the mixture in all the crevices
  4. Squeeze mixture out and rinse with fresh water
  5. Dry in direct sunlight in a cool DRY area
Happy Bathing :)