Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: October 2011 BOING BOING

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – October 2011

Store Name: BOING BOING

Years in business: 16

Store Location: 204 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact Info: Karen Miller @ 718.398.0251

Hours:Tuesday – Friday 11-7. Sat & Sun 11-6

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry? We carry the Bebe Au Lait brand nursing covers because I prefer that name and the packaging.

What are your customers’ favorite prints to purchase? My customers like modern and subtle colors and black. They love the Yoko; then Mint Chocolate and Marmont; the Black Eyelet in summer.

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product? I love the Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover.

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?
Slatwall – but really anywhere – customers come in asking for them.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?
We were the first shop in the USA to combine babywearing and breast feeding because we know how important these two things are in raising happy and healthy children. We stock only the best products, and will never sell something because it’s the latest trend. We know what works, and that’s why people have trusted us to be the leader and go-to shop since 1995.

Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: September 2011 Babyology

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – September 2011

Store Name: Babyology

Years in business: More than 20

Store Location: 3934 Dutchman’s Ln, Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Info: Vicki Sanders (owner) Angie Roberts (manager)
www.babyology.com ph: 502.721.7727

Hours: M-F 9-7, Sat 9-6 (closed Sunday)

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry? Bebe au Lait and Hooter Hider nursing covers

What are your customers’ favorite prints to purchase? Nest, Kensington, Parkside

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product? Bebe au Lait and Hooter Hider nursing covers

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?
We have found it is important to allow new and expecting moms the opportunity to feel the fabric and try the covers on to see how easy to use and comfortable they are.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?
We mother the mothers. We offer breastfeeding consultations with IBCLCs, breastfeeding supplies, childbirth classes, and lots of encouragement. We want our moms to love their breastfeeding experience like we did!

Mama Monday: Sleeping with an almost 11 month old and three year old!

I don’t think I have had a decent night’s sleep in close to four years. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration but probably not. My girls are only two and half years apart. I had about six months in-between pregnancy/breastfeeding and getting pregnant again. We planned this so I knew it was happening but the funny thing about kids is that even when you plan you have no idea what you are getting yourself into!

Here is my current situation and I happily solicit any and all recommendations. The baby is still nursing throughout the night! Ok, before you judge, let me give you some background: My girls share a room and it is a lot easier to have one baby up in the middle of the night than two. So we have not tested the “cry it out” method as we did with my first daughter because of the baby possibly waking up the three year old. However, mama has just about reached her limit and if I don’t get some sleep I don’t know how I am going to continue to function. This is how a typical night goes….

Dinner/bath/bed – sounding pretty familiar I am sure.  My husband (when he is not traveling for work) usually takes the three year old for teeth/hair brushing, story and bed. Most nights she goes to sleep but sometimes I will have to lay down with her for “one minute” after I get the baby down. As my husband gets the three year old down, the baby and I lay on my bed and I nurse her to sleep. Wondering where the problem is? It starts anywhere from 11:30 pm to 2:30 am. The baby wakes up and starts crying. I drag myself down to their bedroom and retrieve her so she won’t wake her sister. I have tried to nurse her quickly and lay her back down but she always wakes up and starts crying as soon as I put her down. So now I just bring her back to bed with me…. Yes, I can hear the tongues clicking at this. I nurse her back to sleep in our bed and she falls asleep….For like, 15 minutes and then it starts again. And again. And again… This continues until the alarm goes off or our three year old comes in to wake us up.

Obviously, my quick fix solution isn’t working for anyone. I am not sleeping, the baby is not sleeping and my husband may be pretending to sleep but probably isn’t. How do I get this baby to sleep in her crib through the night?

Proof that she does sleep….

Bebe au Lait Featured Retailer: August 2011 Village Maternity

Check out Bebe au Lait’s Featured Retailer – August 2011

Store Name: Village Maternity

Years in business: 28 years

Store Location: 2615 NW University Village St. Seattle, WA 98105

Contact Info: www. villagematernity.com ph: 206-523-5167

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:30-9 & Sun: 11-6

What Bebe au Lait products do you carry and why?
We currently carry the Bebe au Lait & Hooter Hider Nursing Covers

What are your customers’ favorite prints to purchase?
Nest & Ascot

What is your favorite Bebe au Lait product?
We love the nursing covers and believe them to be an essential for the nursing mommy.

What is the best way you’ve found to display the Bebe au Lait line of products?
We are using slat wall to display a large offering of the covers. They sell best for us when we give our clients more options and create more of a presence for the line.

What is the one thing you would like others to know about you?
Village Maternity is Seattle’s only independently owned maternity store.  Located in beautiful University Village for 28 years, we carry comfortable and fashionable maternity clothing that suits the lifestyles of Northwest Moms-to-Be, playful baby clothing, the largest selection of nursing bras, practical and fun accessories, and toys and books for everyone, including dad.  It’s a boutique as well as a wonderful mini department store for moms to be and their babies.