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Finds: Buttons & bows Diaper cake boutique!!

Do you know what’s the must have in every mom’s list? …. Diapers! Yes, and lots of them :-)… can we ever imagine a life without them!! Be it disposable or cloth, a mom can never get enough of them.

On Lv’s birth my very close friend gifted me Diaper cake from Buttons & Bows……yes, a cake, non edible one, it that had loads of diapers and goodies for new born.

The one I received had a personalized message and was beautifully tulle wrapped. It had Diapers, Wrapping sheet, Baby Bib, Booties, Washcloths, onesie, socks and pair of mittens. It looked so stunning that I didn’t even open the pack for few days 🙂 and though it looked heavy but was light to pick and was very sturdy.

Why I think Diaper cakes make a great gift option:

  • I generally dont like giving gift vouchers or cash and I spend hours searching for perfect gift that looks Great and is useful for moms. I think one can never go wrong with diapers; they are needed in excess and everything in that cake is usable!
  • If you throwing a party for baby shower, baby announcement, baby arrivals or Birthdays it makes a great centerpiece
  • You can get it 100% customized keeping in mind mom’s need, preferred brands and your budget.
  • These diaper gift are created in 100% non – smoking and non – pet design studio so it makes it 100% safe for babies.

Button & Bows” believe as each baby is unique so are their diaper cakes 🙂 so; get your own customized diaper cake!!!!!!!! They do lots of designs here are few favorites of mine!

 

 

They are generally priced between Rs 1500-4000 ( keeping in mind the design and goodies). Party favors and return gifts are priced differently keeping in ming the goodie costs.

For mumsphere readers they are offering 10% sign in discount 🙂  claim your Discount coupon @ Mumsphere offer page

To know more about them:

Visit Button and bows.

Button & bows on facebook

Much love,

Vandana

Disclaimer: I recieved this product as a gift and all opinions and views expressed here are mine.

Medela -Calma review!

Today, moms prefer to breast feed their babies longer to help them bond with their babies and with the help of great breast-feeding supplies it has become practical and possible.

Medela is a most sought after brand that provides, superior-quality breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world and when I heard they have launched Calma I was keen to give it a shot because I wanted to breast-feed without being overwhelmed and was worried if I give her expressed milk in normal teat bottles she might give up BF for the easiness of bottle. So here’s my review:

PROS

  • In calma bottle baby need to suck the teat to get milk similarly when we breast-feed them.
  • When the baby takes the bottle in his mouth he latches on so they don’t feel nipple confusion and learn to latch on better.
  • Vacuum system and BPA free teat allows less air to pass through the bottle into the baby belly.
  • They don’t leak when upside down so no worries on milk spilling.
  • One size nipple is used for babies.
  • Very easy to use, babies get hang of it very quickly.

CONS

  • Its an expensive bottle, can cost you around INR 1600 in India, but if you get it from USA then you might get it around INR 800
  • This tiny teat is made of 5 parts, makes it difficult to handle and clean.
  • Nipple is quite long so sometimes you feel that baby might not able to suck but not a very significant issue.
  • Babies fill up their mouth with lot of milk while sucking so you might have to be careful of baby choking.
  • Bottle cap doesn’t snap properly so I constantly worry on loosing it.

MY TAKE:

  • It’s a very innovative product and does mimic breast-feeding and It’s definitely for babies who have difficulty in transitioning between breasts and bottle-feed. So, for first you might buy the cheaper one and see if it works for you
  • For working mom who wish to exclusively breast-feed, they should consider it.
  • Would not recommend it for formula fed babies though I have seen few of moms using it. But, if you offer formula milk and BF then its fine but make sure it’s mixed well and has no lumps.

They retail at few Mother care outlets across India. You can even buy online at www.healthkart.com.

Disclaimer: I received this product for review and I have been using this product for past 7th months. The views on this product are totally mine and so may vary.

Squiggle, designer kids furniture!


Visiting Squiggle is an absolute delight if you are looking for something other than clichéd plastic toys!  Niyatee Sharma, designer-mother founded Squiggle in 2011 when she was looking for not so usual toys for her son!

Squiggle’s has fun range of kids’ products that includes

Animal rockers, floor cushions, bookshelves, wall clocks and to be launched study tables. Their products are inspired by nature and are handmade with environment friendly products.

The products that we absolutely adore are:

Animal Rockers: We all love ours traditional rocking horse. But, how about these other animal shape rocker… Sheep, elephant & donkey! Oh they are just so stylish and will surely keep your tot all so fascinated…

Bookshelves: They do beautiful nature-inspired bookshelves…they have 2 designs-tree & crocodile shelves.

The standout feature of the Crocodile bookshelf is that its ‘teeth’ can be used to hang the child’s knick-knacks and it’s a very versatile statement piece, which can be mounted in kids or in a living room.

 

To explore their range you can visit their Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/squigglefurniture

They do shipment across India.

Lovely illustrated books from Little Latitude!

We, mommies are always looking around for books that have beautiful illustrations and make a good read for our kids. While, on my recent hunt I discovered World of Anahi & Vir by Little Latitude!

Little Latitude is a project envisioned by Vinay Diddee, an apparel and merchandise designer to create meaningful children’s products like books, clothing, bed linen, toys and stationery.

The inspiration behind the brand are Didee’s own children. He wanted to create some whimsical characters with which children can relate and came up with book series.

World of Anahi & Vir is a series of 3 books that follows 2 kids as they explore natural worlds & animals

  • If there’s one Place I could be: celebrates the colorful life under the sea. Her journey takes her from the depths of the sea, through the open ocean, to the coral reefs, revealing the wonders of the ocean at every step.
  • If there was one Thing I could be: Vir imagines what it would be like, to be a bird. In his fantasy, he explores different kinds of birds, their unique features and ultimately the joy of flight.
  • If I lived in a Tree house:  Vir and Anahi search for a perfect home of their own. Along this journey they reveal all kinds of animals and their unique homes.

What we love about the books:

  • Language is simple, fun and catchy.
  • Illustrations are simply beautiful. It reminds you of your old Indian story books but definitely has Global appeal.
  • The book engages you and let children understand and relate to the world around them.
  • It helps children learn, imagine and promotes pretend play.

Other great products from them are:

  • Party in the sky :It’s a new book out for sale next week. It’s about children exploring the Solar system…what a fun way to learn!

  • Room mobiles: Beautiful hand applique designs made in organic cotton.

You can buy them online on www.littlelatitude.com, they ship worldwide or on following stores:

Sotomoto, 24/2 Hauz Khas Village New Delhi 110016 • Grasshopper : 45, Kalena Agrahara, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076 • Plantation House : B14b / Level 1, Leela Galleria, Leela Palace Kempinski Hotel, No.23 Old Airport Road, Bangalore 560 008 • Pappadum : 21, Chittaranjan Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018 • Studio Alaya : 94, Old Rajpur, Near Shahenshahi Ashram, Dehradun 248 009

Sotomoto-fun, functional and quirky kids stuff!

Sotomoto is a kids design studio based in Delhi’s creative garh Hauz khas village they offers curated mix of kids furniture, bedding, rugs, toy baskets & toys!

I love their stuff, it’s all quirky and fun! They use Indian textiles crafts and techniques with a twist of their own modern sense of prints, patterns & Indian colors! Picking one or two items from their colorful collection can let you create Color-balanced and gender neutral baby nursery!!!

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Do check out their umbrella curtains, cloud quilts, doodle table, indian prints sofas & trunks! My pick is cloud cot mobile, it’s whimsical! Add such a dreamy factor to baby’s nursery or to just any room….

Apart from retailing they also offer design consultancy ..read more about them on their Fb page https://www.facebook.com/sotomotokids

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