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FREE PLEASE TAKE ONE! 2 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com contentspeachybaby 30 4 Our Story Atlanta’s Most Established Baby Store 9 On The Go Travel Essentials 6 Survival Guide Mom to Mom Pregnancy Survival Guide 10 Registry Baby Registry Checklist 7 Bringing Baby Home Choosing a Pediatrician for Your Newborn 11 Lactation Consultant Breastfeeding: Getting Off to a Good Start 8 What You Need Diaper Bag Must Haves 13 Childproofing Child Safety Priorities 14 Feeding Your Baby The Best Baby Food...Your Own 17 Sleep The Very Important Crib Mattress 18 Interior Design 5 Key Elements to Designing a Nursery with Former Trading Spaces Celebrity Designer Edward Walker 20 Bedding What’s all the Craze in Bedding 22 Furniture Furniture that Fits Your Lifestyle & Home Décor 26 Baby Gear What’s New, Hot and You Can’t Live Without 30 Green Products Baby Friendly as well as Environmentally Friendly www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 3 ATLANTA’S MOST ESTABLISHED BABY STORE by KELLY NELSON Pictured back row left to right: Kelly Nelson, Krystal Eustice, Lindsay Nelson, Linda Nelson, Pamela Holenstein, Kailey Nelson 2nd row: Pat Howard, Estel Howard Front: Skyla Nelson I t all began with Estel Howard. Estel Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel at this location for about fifteen years before (pronounced Es-tull) grew up in a Peace Prize. moving to the suburban city of Snellville, low-income farming community in In 1971 Estel Howard decided to open a Georgia. The Snellville store has been opened Kentucky as one of nine children. When he store front. New Baby Products was born. since around 1990. This location welcomed was old enough to leave home, Estel moved He and a man by the name of Langford in the first of the third generation in 1995. to Indiana. There he met his wife Edna. The Henry ran the store for the first few years. Today, Estel Howard is semi-retired but couple had four children, two girls and two Around 1974 the beginnings of the second can frequently be found popping in and boys. generation of New Baby Products family out of the two store locations along with In order to support his family, Estel joined the team. When Estel’s daughter Linda his wife, Pat. Linda and her sister, Pamela, Howard became a distributor of the Stroll- started working in the store, she found that now make up the store’s upper management. O-Chair, a multi-function baby stroller, in her father and Langford were laying plywood Linda‘s three daughters assist in other aspects Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1961 he got an across the tops of cribs in order to stack one of management in the business. Countless opportunity to move his family to Georgia crib on top of another. Linda took down the other family members have come and gone to be the exclusive Stroll-O-Chair distributor stacked cribs and brought a “woman’s touch” from various positions. for the entire state. Not one to miss an to the store. New Baby Products is a store that was opportunity, Estel packed up his young Around the same time, Estel founded on the dream of a family and headed south. decided to open a second hardworking man and his As a Stroll-O-Chair distributor, Estel location. This store was family. While much has would solicit appointments to visit the homes originally located in changed throughout the of potential customers. He would do so Jonesboro. Edna Howard years, the family and with the product and accessories in tow. He ran the Jonesboro store the foundation remain demonstrated for his clients how the stroller while her husband ran the same. New Baby converted into a highchair, a child’s rocker, the Atlanta store. Edna Products is, was, and and a child’s desk and chair. It was a product Howard was killed by will be dedicated to like no other at the time. Estel still has a a drunk driver in 1977 quality products, ‘thank you’ letter from one of these clients and shortly thereafter, exceptional service, and dated February 7, 1964. The signature on the Jonesboro store was the best selection for the letter reads “Mrs. Martin Luther King, moved to Jimmy Carter generations to come. Jr.” Coretta Scott King purchased her Stroll- Boulevard in Norcross, O-Chair from Estel Howard the same year Georgia. The store stayed It all started in 1961 with the versatile Stroll-O-Chair 4 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 5 SNOOgLE BOdy PILLOW MOM TO MOM “The Snoogle Body Pillow has been a permanent companion in our bed for the last 4 months.” PREGNANCY – Nandita Koehler, Atlanta, GA MuSTELA Survival Guide Moms around Atlanta share their MuST HAVE pregnancy items! dOuBLE AcTION “I began using this product early on in my pregnancy BELLI AcNE on both my stomach and legs, helping to keep them smooth and FAcE WASh “The only facial wash stretch mark free. My obstetrician that has worked to even commented positively improve my complexion.” on the appearance of my stomach and inquired about – Tyler Garner, my choice of creams.” Atlanta, GA – Kacy Tedder, Savannah, GA PREggIE POPS “Preggie Pops helped ease the nausea during my first trimester. I can’t imagine getting through the first BELLABANd™ trimester without “BellaBand™ worked great all the way Preggie Pops!” through mid pregnancy to fit into my – Krystal Eustice, pre-pregnancy pants and jeans! ” Dacula, GA – Sandee Scyoc, Lawrenceville, GA 6 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com and have a list of questions prepared, (e.g. immunization schedule and feeding guidelines) The prenatal consult will not only address practical matters such as office location, hours of operation, length of time for each appointment and cleanliness of the facility, but it should also give you a chance CHOOSING to determine whether you can effectively communicate with the pediatrician. Feel free to explore your options, set up as many A PEDIATRICIAN of these sessions as you feel necessary until you feel comfortable with your decision. Once you have decided on a pediatric FOR YOuR practice you will need to have their information available to provide to the hospital upon your admission. It is also NEWBORN recommended that you contact your pediatric practice soon after your baby has arrived to schedule a newborn exam. This by ELIzABETH HuNTER, CPNP exam normally takes place in the office PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF LAWRENCEvILLE within a few days of your newborn being brought home. During this exciting time, remember above all else it is important that you find O ne of the most exciting times in individual offices where expecting parents a pediatrician that you feel comfortable life is when you learn you are can meet with the Pediatrician and their talking to and are confident in their abilities. expecting a baby. There are so staff face to face. There is normally a tour Take your time in making this choice. Use many things to think about, creative ways of the office offered at the same time. Go any and all available resources to help you in of telling your family members that you are prepared with thoughts about what is making this very important decision about expecting, a theme for the nursery, and of important to you in a pediatric practice your child’s healthcare. course names. After these initial exciting decisions are made there is still one very important choice to be made, who will be your child’s healthcare provider? Which Pediatric Practice is best for your family? If you look in the phone book under Pediatrician, the long list of names and locations can make your decision seem quite overwhelming. However, if you use your readily available resources of family, friends, neighbors and of course your OB, the list of referrals can be narrowed greatly. Choosing a Pediatric Practice that will make the transition into parenthood smoother should be a well-informed decision. So ask your family and friends which practice they use and most importantly, why have they chosen their provider? Asking your family or friends why they like their pediatric office not only gives you insight into their rationale, but it will also help you to realize what qualities are important to you and your family. Once you have established a list of recommended offices, contact your insurance company and find out who is a preferred provider on your plan. This will sometimes narrow the list of pediatric offices even further. Now that your list is more manageable, contact the pediatric practices to inquire about any prenatal consults that they may offer. This is usually a time set aside by the www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 7 Baby Products you can’t Live Without! 1. SASSy dISPOSABLE dIAPER SAcKS – These small scented bags can make a world of difference. You can use them to mask dirty diapers when you are out in public. If you have not been to a pediatrician lately, you should know that they 5. MuSTELA FAcIAL cLEANSINg usually do not have trash cLOThS – I used these wipes in the beginning cans for soiled diapers a lot and still do to this day. When my daughter so you have to take was born we had to start her on a bottle right the dirty diaper with away and the milk always came out of her you to the car. This mouth and ran down to her neck. These is the perfect time to wipes were great for keeping her clean have a scented bag between baths. Now that she is older I use so that you can toss them to wipe her hands when we are out. the diaper in to keep it They do not sting eyes so they are great for secure. You can also use wiping and moisturizing the face as well. them to hold soiled clothing or other items that you might not want loose in your diaper bag. DIAPER 2. SASSy dISPOSABLE BAG chANgINg PAdS – I find these to be very useful when out in public. Some diaper bags will include a MuSt changing pad but it is not disposable. I do not feel comfortable putting my HaveS! changing pad back into my diaper bag after it has been on a public 6. ThE TINy dINER – This place mat is portable even changing table. I can use when it is messy. The Tiny Diner has suction cups on the bottom to keep it in place and a scoop to catch the fallen by LINDSAY NELSON these and then throw them away. food. After it is used it rolls up into itself to keep your diaper bag clean on the way home. A great product to keep when M ost moms wonder how you are out so you can allow your baby to have a clean eating surface. big their diaper bag needs to be. The reason they want to know this is because if you do not have kids then you do not 3. SKIP hOP know exactly what you will need SWIPES cASE – in your diaper bag. Everyone lives It is well known that you will need diapers and wipes a different life and needs different when you leave the house with your baby. The Skip Hop Swipes Case allows items for their children when they you easy access to your baby wipes while keeping leave the house depending on the them moist. The case is small so it does not take up all of your room in the diaper bag and it can also hook onto your child’s age. As the mother of a stroller. The “swipe” is just an easy, one handed movement to grab a wipe in a flash. two year old, I have a few favorite “must haves” for the diaper bag 4. PAcIFIER WIPES – I found these to be so helpful 7. BIBBITy RINSE ANd ROLL BIB – Like the Tiny when out in public or just around the house. These wipes Diner, this bib is easy to wipe down and will roll into itself from newborn to toddler. will sanitize a dirty pacifier in seconds and they have an for travel. apple flavor. They are also great for teethers and other toys. 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Breastfeeding takes time in the early I am Theresa Roberts, RN, weeks as a new mother and baby learn to IBCLC. I have worked as a breastfeed. Babies go through a period of registered nurse in the neonatal intensive rapid growth in the first 6 weeks after birth. care unit for over 25 years and as a certified They have small stomachs. Did you know lactation consultant for 10 years. Currently that a newborn infant stomach only has the I work as the lactation consultant at Emory capacity to comfortably hold a couple of Eastside Medical Center. teaspoons the first couple of days? I am the proud mother of three grown Colostrum, the precursor to milk, is thick children, all of whom were breastfed. I (like honey) and it is filled with protein, learned first-hand that breastfeeding can be fat and carbohydrates. An infant who is challenging at first, but after you and the latching well needs only colostrum the baby get the hang of it, it is easier and less first 1-3 days; supplements aren’t necessary time consuming than preparing formula unless medically indicated. The purpose of and bottles. Breastfeeding saves you money, colostrum is to stabilize you baby’s blood keeps you and your baby healthy, protects sugar and give your baby immunity from the environment, and ultimately saves you diseases. How much colostrum does the time. But breastfeeding requires patience baby get? The baby gets a couple of teaspoons and practice, practice and more practice in (the same amount as their stomach can the beginning. comfortably handle!) It is like giving your In our community, we have 75-80% baby a protein shake: keeps them full, lines of new mothers initiate breastfeeding. their stomach, and stabilizes their blood However, a large proportion of mothers sugar. But they have to eat often— every 1 switch to bottle feeding within 2 weeks of 1/2 to 3 hours. giving birth. Why? Your breasts produce milk as early as the I believe that new mothers may have 20th week of pregnancy. Small amount are unrealistic expectations. These new produced during pregnancy, but the quantity mothers expect to breastfeed their infants increases during the first days after birth. the same way they see others bottle- At first you may notice some swelling; the breasts may feel full and firm. The best way to manage this added production of milk is to BREAST FEED THE BABY! The more milk your baby removes from the breast, the more milk you will make. If the milk stays in the breast and is not removed, your body thinks that you do not need to make as much milk and your milk supply decreases. If you are routinely giving your baby a bottle “just to make sure he is getting enough”, your body responds by making less milk. What is the best way to manage these first breastfeedings? I know it sounds simplistic, but be patient, believe in yourself and your body’s innate ability to sustain your baby, and feed the baby every couple of hours. How can you tell he is getting enough? What comes in…. must come out, right? So, your baby should have at least one wet and one dirty diaper on the first day of life; www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 11 two wet and two dirty diapers the second change and your baby may have fewer day of life; three wet and three dirty diapers but larger stools. the third day of life and from the fourth day Your baby may lose up to 7 % of his birth and beyond your baby should have at least 6 weight. Most babies regain the lost weight wet diapers and 4 yellow colored stools. The by Day 10 and gain 4-8 ounces each week first stools are meconium, a black, sticky during the first three months. material. They transition into yellow stools When babies are not adequately fed they by Day 4. are more likely to develop jaundice. To ensure that your baby is breastfeeding well, What do you need to remember? watch for wet and dirty diapers and listen Feed the baby early and often. You need to for swallowing while breastfeeding. breastfeed your baby within 1 hour after birth. If you offer a bottle in the beginning, that is Suggestions for getting off to a good start. what your baby will learn. Count diapers and Learn all that you can before your baby is keep a feeding diary the first week. born by attending a breastfeeding class and If your baby is still passing black, tarry reading a good book on breastfeeding. I stools on Day 4 or 5 your baby is not getting personally love Amy Spangler’s Breastfeeding: enough to eat! You need to have your baby A Parent’s Guide. examined by his health care provider. Purchase several well-fitted nursing bras. Your baby should have 3 or more yellow Wait until after the baby is born to buy a stools a day by Day 3. If your baby is not pump. You want to buy the pump that is having bowel movements every day, he may best suited to your needs. The best pump is not be getting enough to eat and needs to be your baby! seen by his health care provider. Surround yourself with positive, supportive When babies are 4-6 weeks of age, people. Being a new parent is hard, so be sure the frequency of your baby’s stools may to know where to find help. MakiNg paReNtiNg easieR oNe stylish pRoduct at a tiMe available at New baby pRoducts 12 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com CHILD SAFETY PRIORITIES by ROBERT M. CARTER, PRESIDENT PREPAREFIRST, INC. A s parents, we all have different but far greater safety and peace of mind will perceptions of risk which affect our result if you schedule a quarterly family choices about safety precautions safety review. for our children. Regardless of which end Every family has a myriad of issues to of the spectrum you are on – from strongly contemplate, but in considering how to best safety-conscious to only focusing on “the to protect a small child of any age, here are a basics” – a wealth of injury statistics exist to few key priorities: help us prioritize our efforts to protect the Your Car – Car crashes are the cause of little people in our households. most childhood deaths, so becoming expert The good news, if there is any, about at the use of your infant carrier, car seat childhood injuries is that deaths from or booster seat is essential. Pay particular unintentional injury among children 1-14 attention, as well, to how your children declined 43% from 1987 to 2004. This is will ride with other parents in carpools. Be significant proof that being pro-active about sure your child has the right child-restraint safety makes a real difference. present and that it is properly-configured at The sobering reality, however, is that each all times. year in the United States over 14 million Your House – Eliminate from your Lascal KiddyGuard Safety Gate child’s environment: choking/suffocation • Fits openings up to 51” children still sustain an injury serious enough • Disappears when not in use to require medical attention, over 92,000 hazards (soft materials in crib and/or small • Certiﬁed for use at the top of stairs children become permanently disabled from objects left unattended); fire/burn/scalding their injury, and approximately 5,500 die hazards (unsupervised access to water, (source: SafeKids USA). open or in-use electrical outlets, heaters, Injury risks change over time as children ovens, stoves, fireplaces); drowning hazards grow, so as parents it is incumbent upon us (unsupervised access to bathtubs, toilets, to review our safety precautions periodically buckets, puddles, ponds, fountains, pools); to ensure we have taken into account fall hazards (stairs, railings with wide gaps new phases of physical growth, mental or furniture nearby, scalable furniture, development, and “travel patterns” (around insufficient crib depth); poisoning the house and elsewhere). Many families hazards (accessible medicines, chemicals, tackle such things in a reactive, ad hoc way, toothpaste, changing table items). www.lascal.se Being pro-active about safety makes a real difference. www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 13 ThE BEST BABY fOOD…. YOur OWN! by LISA FISHER, ATLANTA BABY PLANNERS, OWNER M aking homemade baby food company. By making the food that you can seem overwhelming. With want your child to eat, you can control what the right tools, you can have goes into your baby’s body. Due to the 18% the most natural food ready to feed your increase in childhood allergies, more parents baby in less time that it takes to make your are becoming aware of what they need to own dinner! do to protect their children. Three million Many of my clients were surprised how kids are now affected with food allergies, little time they actually spent on making according to the CDC. By preparing your their own baby food each week. Just picking own baby food, you know exactly what is in one to two days each week (an hour or less the food you are giving your child. If your each day) to make a vegetable or a fruit, you child develops an allergic reaction to a food, can have food for your baby that lasts all it is easier to pinpoint what food he or she week long! You can even start stockpiling has reacted with. and have a variety of natural baby foods in Why pay more for baby food that your freezer lasting you a month! We teach contains preservatives, when you can give our clients how to prepare natural foods and your baby only the best food for less? then freeze them using Kidco Freezer Trays. Ounce per ounce, homemade baby food The trays are BPA free and easy to clean. is still cheaper than buying ready to eat, The baby food you make at home is made unrefrigerated baby food. Save time and from pure, natural vegetables, fruits or money by preparing delicious, natural food meats and water, nothing more. You decide for your child at home! what to mix into your child’s food, not a 14 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com BLuEBErrY APPLE BANANzA fruit cubes from tray and put into a plastic, 1 cup blueberries (rinsed) zip top bag (freezer-safe). use cubes within *organic is preferred a month. 2 apples (rinsed and peeled) PEAchY SWEET POTATO *organic is preferred 2 Peaches (rinsed and peeled) *organic is preferred 1 ripe banana 2 Sweet Potatoes (rinsed and peeled) Blueberries: Add washed blueberries to saucepan Peaches: along with 2 TBSP of water. Simmer Chop peeled peaches into 1” cubes. To for 2-3 minutes or until berries burst. cook, add peaches to saucepan along with Drain blueberries, reserving liquid. Add enough water to cover peaches. Cover and blueberries to food processor or blender simmer until tender. and puree. Add cooking water, 1 TBSP at a time and puree until smooth. Set aside. Drain peaches, reserving cooking water. *Optional: for extra smooth mixture, strain Add to food processor/blender, and pulse. blueberries before pureeing to remove leftover Add 1 TBSP of reserved water (if needed) skins. and pulse until smooth. More water can be added to get to desired smoothness. Apples: Set aside. Core peeled apples and cut into 1” chunks (to prevent browning, add apples to cooking Sweet Potatoes: water immediately after chopping and Chop peeled sweet potatoes into 1” cubes. cook). To cook, add water (enough to cover To cook, add sweet potatoes to saucepan apples) to apples in a saucepan. Cover and along with enough water to cover potatoes. simmer until tender. Drain apples, reserving Cover and boil until tender. Drain potatoes, cooking liquid. Add cooked apples to food reserving cooking water. Add potatoes processor or blender. Puree until lumpy. and 1 TBSP of reserved water to food Add cooking water (1 TBSP at a time) and processor/blender, and pulse. Continue to puree, until smooth. Set aside. add water 1 TBSP at a time until mixture is smooth. Set aside. Banana: Peel banana and cut into quarters. Mash Mixture: banana with a fork or potato masher, until Stir together peach puree and sweet no lumps remain. Set aside. potatoes. Spoon mixture into Kidco Baby Steps Freezer Trays, one TBSP at a time. Mixture: Cover with lids and refrigerate until cool. Stir together blueberry puree After cooling, transfer trays to and banana. Add apple the freezer. Freeze 4-5 puree to mixture and hours or overnight. stir until blended. Once frozen, pop Spoon mixture out food cubes into Kidco Baby from tray and Steps Freezer put into a Trays, one plastic, zip top TBSP at a time. bag (freezer- Cover with lids safe). use and refrigerate cubes within until cool. After a month. cooling, transfer *Mixture can trays to the be left in the freezer. 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SCHuETz, COLGATE JuvENILE PRODuCTS T he crib mattress is important because it is where your baby will spend 70% of their time as an infant. As a toddler, your baby will spend up to 50% of their time on the mattress. Your baby’s bones are softer and growing faster than at any other time of their lives and most of that growth is taking place on the crib mattress. Most medical experts agree that you should put your baby on as firm a mattress as you feel comfortable putting them on. Don’t be afraid if it feels too firm to you. Babies will sleep anywhere after they get used to the mattress and, the firmer mattress is actually better for them. When baby is sleeping, always on their back for safety, you want their backbone to 2. the heavier the foam the better because In the “green” category you will find foam conform to a straight, firm mattress rather heavier weight means more foam and less air mattresses made with plant oils that replace than have a soft mattress conform to baby’s in the mattress and, 3. the faster the foam petroleum based oils and, innerspring flexible back. You want your baby’s back to returns to it’s original flat shape after the mattresses with layers made with natural grow straight. weight is removed, the better. or renewable materials. There are also The mattress is a very personal purchase About 90% of us adults sleep on mattresses that are all-natural and are made because of the large amount of time your innerspring mattresses. Many parents feel without springs or foam. baby will spend on the mattress and because more comfortable putting their baby on this To choose the best “green” mattress for there are so many types, styles, firmnesses, traditional type of mattress. The important your baby, decide what “green” means and prices of crib mattresses for you to things to remember about innerspring to you and look for a mattress with those choose from. mattresses include: 1. the more layers in characteristics. If a “green” foam or “green” Your first decision in selecting a crib the mattress, the better but, 2. the better innerspring mattress suits you, the points mattress is whether to buy a foam mattress, quality the layers in the innerspring mattress to look for in these mattresses correspond an innerspring mattress, or a “green” mattress. the better. For a better quality innerspring, to the points already made above. For the “Green” mattresses include mattresses choose a mattress with thick steel coils and purist wanting the greenest mattress, look considered natural, organic, or made with border rods, a quality insulator pad such as for mattresses that have the highest percent renewable or sustainable or ecologically coir fiber made from coconut shell husks of natural or organic materials in their friendly materials. Each type of mattress has and, at least two cushioning layers. construction. their positive points and all types of mattresses The third type of mattress is the “green” In summary, the crib mattress is very can be acceptable for baby. mattress. Grouped in this category are important for your baby and it is a very Foam mattresses are the most lightweight organic mattresses, natural mattresses, and personal purchase. Regardless of the type of the three styles of crib mattresses and they mattresses made with renewable, sustainable, of mattress you prefer for your baby, foam, are safe for baby. They make for easy sheet or ecologically friendlier materials. There innerspring, or “green”, firmer is better changes although you generally lift one are no industry standards to define what is because they need more support than us corner of the mattress at a time so weight a natural mattress or an organic mattress or adults and, the better quality the mattress, isn’t quite so important. a “green” mattress. It is up to you to decide the better for baby since they spend so much To select the best quality foam crib what these definitions mean to you and to time on it and are growing more while they mattress, remember these three points: make sure the mattress you select meets are asleep than when they are awake. ZZ zZZ zzzzZ 1. the firmer the foam the better for baby, your criteria. Zzzz z zz www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 17 5 KEY ELEMENTS TO DESIGNING A NuRSERY by FORMER TRADING SPACES DESIGNER EDWARD WALKER c hoices! choices! choices! It can be completely overwhelming trying to prepare for your little ones arrival. Where do you begin? Style: What is the overall look? Think long term. They won’t be babies forever. Think about what they will become not what they are right now. as quick as they do. Consider building up not out. Bookshelves all the way up to the ceiling offer a lot of storage without taking up a lot of valuable floor space. Lower Everyone seems to have an opinion and Keep these two thoughts in mind. Most shelves are great for baskets of toys for little the options seem to be endless. This should children’s toys are produced in primary hands to get too while upper shelves offer be a wonderful experience and not a task colors and pastels really aren’t that inspiring areas where precious items are out of reach. you approach with dread. Keep these five to developing little minds. Don’t be afraid Just remember the final key element... key elements in mind and your child’s room of sophisticated color palettes in children’s Safety: Keep this in mind through out will be inspiring as well as comfortable. rooms. You are less likely to want to your planning. All ideas should revolve around redecorate in a year or two. keeping your child Safe as well as inspired. Budget, Style, Layout, Storage, Safety Layout: Where are you going to place Bolt all bookshelves to the wall. Think As a designer this is how I approach any furniture? How can the functionality of of alternative window treatments (roman and all designs. the room be improved? What are the issues blinds, valances) instead of floor length Budget: Actually decide on a dollar with the space and what are some creative drapes that children can pull down or get amount you are willing to invest into solutions? Don’t be afraid to think outside tangled up in. Be mindful of loose drapery the space. Think of this not only as an the box!! Once the crib is removed, will you cords. Tape down rugs that might cause a investment in the room but an investment have room for a single or double bed? fall. Permanently affix pictures to walls. in your child. Be realistic! For large ticket Thinking this through now will help in the Anything and everything can be a potential items invest in Quality over Quantity! If transition later. Note* I try to allow as much hazard. You don’t have to sacrifice style your planning on your child using a piece of floor space a possible in children’s spaces. for safety but you DO have to remember furniture for several years invest in Quality. Your child will need as much room to play Safety is the number one issue. On the flip side, some of my most creative as possible. Now the real fun of designing your child’s ideas and solutions were brought about by Storage: A number one priority for space (or really any room) can begin. If you a limited budget. Always try the “limited you and your child. Build it in from the keep these five elements in mind you just budget” idea first, if it fails you can always beginning. Children accumulate a staggering apply them to any and all your decisions fall back to the “purchased” one. amount of stuff and the piles seem to grow about the room. Style inspiration can come from several avenues. Pictures from magazines, color combinations, artwork, bedding or even (my favorite) fabrics. You need to have some idea of what you want the overall look to be in the end. When it comes time to convert the nursery into a bedroom, give him or her some say in the design of the new room. Toddlers get very excited about moving from cribs to kids beds, but the transition can also be difficult. Including your child in the selection The Sylvia Ann process can help make it easier for them and as well you. Keep the large ticket items www.EdwardWalkerCollection.com “neutral” (but not boring) and accent their An exclusive collection from Cuddlebugs-n-Cocoons current tastes of characters on pillows or toys that are easily replaced. 18 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com If you create a strong foundation of the basic pieces of the room in colors they can grow with, redecorating is merely switching out a couple of small items. I recommend staying away from painted murals or stickers on the walls. Framing treasured artwork from your child or even framing the stickers makes updating the room easier. Children’s art can then be incorporated elsewhere or rotated as tastes change. Keep patterns to minimum. Opt for texture. Note* You can never have too many different textures. Too many patterns become very overpowering very quickly, and Let their imagination – and yours – run wild with fun wall decor. These samples courtesy of Oopsy Daisy are available at New Baby Products. your child is sure to want to Add their own “patterns” with toys, books and games. Your child’s room is their playground. When it comes to choosing decor, let their CUTE & ORIGINAL BABY GIFTS! imagination – and yours – run wild. THE UNIQUE ROUND PATTY WHACK If you keep these five elements in mind AND THE NEW ITTY BITTY WHACK from the beginning you are sure to have a space that you and your child will enjoy for • Comes folded like a little bunny many years to come. • Soft knot at the base of the ears is perfect for little hands to hold on to. Remember above all else, • All blankets are machine washable! 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Bright textured animals fill the trains cars traveling around the bumper on brown and white tracks. Comforter presents all train animals including the monkey engineer on soft natural seersucker with chocolate corduroy trim. www.newbabyproducts.com New Baby Products 21 PEyTON cOLLEcTION FuRNITuRE PEyTON cOLLEcTION With its clean lines, uncomplicated styling and simple good looks, this collection can easily be the centerpiece of any nursery. A contemporary look with a traditional feel, the Peyton collection is as versatile as it is distinguished. Includes the Classic Crib, the Lifestyle Crib, a 5 drawer dresser, a combo, a nightstand, a mirror and a hutch for additional storage on the combo. ShEFFIELd cOLLEcTION - The Sheffield Collection is drenched in historical design elements that fit any décor. From the beaded trim detail to the inset panel door and oversize crown and base, Sheffield has that right at home character to fit any lifestyle. The Sheffield collection includes the Lifestyle Crib, a 5 drawer dresser, a combo, a nightstand, a mirror, a double dresser, an armoire and a hutch for additional storage space on the combo. duTAILIER PRESTIgE gLIdERS Built with innovation, quality and durability in mind, these comfort recliners were built and engineered to combine a trendy style and modern look with the ultimate comfort you’re looking for. New Baby Products is a stocking furniture retailer with more than 15,000 square feet of warehouse space. New Baby Products also offers layaway on furniture items as well as delivery and set-up options. See store for details. ShEFFIELd cOLLEcTION 22 New Baby Products www.newbabyproducts.com WeSTWOOD DeSIGN W STRATTON gROuP By WESTWOOd Introducing Stratton, a group with a presence not found in juvenile furniture. Stratton is designed to a scale that is equally comfortable in a nursery or a teen room. 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