Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: March 2012 – Soft and Cozy Baby

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – March 2012

Store Name: Soft and Cozy Baby

Years in Business: 3

Store Location:  915 W 36th St., Baltimore Maryland  21211

Online at: www.softandcozybaby.com

Phone: (410) 446-4525

Store Hours: Sun 11-5, Mon, Tues, Thurs: 11-6, Wed: 11-8, Fri: 11-4, Sat: Closed

Store/Customer Service Email: bayla@softandcozybaby.com

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry?: Nursing covers, Gift Sets and Lille Throw Blankies

What are your customers’ favorite prints to purchase?: Royale, Jaipur, Chocolat

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?: Bebe au Lait Nursing Covers!

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?: Hanging on slat wall.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?: We pride ourselves on personalized customer service. We’re thrilled to be able to help you choose cloth diapers, try on baby carriers, fit for nursing bras, or help choose the perfect gift.

 

Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: February 2012 – Isis Parenting

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – February 2012

Store Name:  Isis Parenting

Years in business: 9

Store Location:

397 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474

110 Second Avenue, Needham, MA 02494

The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

2053 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339

Online at www.isisparenting.com

Contact Info:  tel: 781.429.1500

Hours:  varies depending on location.  Check out our website for specific hours.

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry and why?  We carry the Bebe Au Lait Nursing Covers and, just added, Hooter Hiders.  We are strong supporters of breastfeeding and these nursing covers are an essential part of that lifestyle.  We love that the Nursing Covers provide freedom to nurse your baby anywhere and anytime!

What are your customer’s favorite prints to purchase?  The NEW Jaipur is selling great!  And the Ascot always sells well.  Of course we always love new prints to spice up the assortment.

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?  Definitely the nursing cover!  The way the neckline is designed so that mom and baby can see each other is so important to the bonding experience.

What do you think Bebe au Lait should develop next?  Diaper Bags!  There are never enough well-designed options.

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?  We display our nursing covers with all of our breastfeeding items (bras, pillows, pumps and parts).  The Bebe Au Lait and Hooter Hider covers are hanging faced out to show off the print selection.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?  We carry everything that is needed for new families from pregnancy to preschool. Since there are so many products to choose from, we have a very carefully edited assortment.  All of our products must meet the standards of our experts and have a purpose in our store. We are FUN and FUNCTIONAL!

 

 

Travel Tuesday – The Long Haul

I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about traveling with little ones. And yet one fact escaped me, one very important fact that could change the face of travel with an infant forever. Something that has the potential to make it ENJOYABLE… What is this wonder, you ask? The airplane BASSINET!

A friend of mine just booked a multi-leg, multi-country vacation. And coming along for the ride is his infant son.  In chatting about the trip, he mentioned: “Yeah, I was excited that we were able to secure one of the airplane bassinets”. HOLD ON, I said, Back that up.  Did you you say, “Airplane Bassinets”? What does that even mean?

Apparently- on some long-distance flights, airlines offer bassinets in front of the bulkhead seating. It would have to be a super long distance flight (think international, not domestic), because these bassinets are only offered on certain types of aircraft.  Which, being the domestic travel diva that I am, is probably why this fact escaped me. But this revelation totally blew my mind. And after Googling to find out what these bassinets look like, I’m even more impressed.  They’re pretty sturdy looking! No longer will I feel limited to domestic travel only with baby… with the possibility of a bassinet for international travel, the world is now our playground! (Ok maybe not our playground– but certainly more accessible than before!)

Have you traveled with a baby in an airplane bassinet? Were they as amazing as they appear to be? Please share your experience!

Toddler Time – They Grow So Fast!

My daughter is in the middle of a growth spurt.

It’s really funny how I can spot these from a mile away. First comes the eating. Then comes the snoozing. Then come the crankies. This latest growth spurt began when my picky eater (as of late) began requesting snack after snack after snack: “Mommy, I mowgurt?” “Mommy, I quacker?”, “Mommy, I Fwies?” (veggie fries). Meals were gobbled up, cup after cup of milk and water requested. Snack after snack granted.  After a couple days it became clear that we were in the middle of a growth spurt.

Traditionally, after a week of calorie-loading, my little girl has then gone on a sleeping spree. Early bedtimes, late wake-ups, longer-than-usual naps. This is actually the really great part of the growth spurt, because once I see that it’s coming, I get my “to-do” list ready and prepare to be amazingly productive.

But then come the crankies. Growing is hard work (hey, they don’t call them “growing pains for nothing), so I can completely understand this phase of the growth spurt, and my only contribution as a mom is to be ready with snuggles when she wants them, give her space when she doesn’t, and watch her for the times when I need to break out the baby Tylenol (the growth spurts that involve cutting teeth are often the ones that require those “big guns”).

Once the crankies are complete, little lady is noticeably bigger. And of course, then follows the painful part for mom: Packing up all those clothes that no longer fit!