If 2012 shaped up to be like 2011, there were approximately 3.9 million babies born in the United States. Out of all those bouncing baby boys and girls, the top ten names for each gender have been announced by the Social Security Administration. The winners for the top spot are…
Earlier this week, Huggies Brazil shared an app they designed to let parents know when their baby has a wet diaper. If you’ve been the parent of a newborn, you know how stressful the first few weeks can be. Parents are tasked with keeping track of the number of wet and soiled diapers, number of feedings, sleep frequency and duration and all that tracking can make some overwhelmed and anxious.
Not sure what to get your geeky mom for Mother’s Day? Pssst. It’s Sunday, May 13. Check out my personal recommendations and make sure you remain your mom’s FAVE child.
Who can go wrong with a pair of Tom’s, especially when you know someone else benefits, too? These Classic Mother’s Day Canvas shoes will remind Mom of your adoration for the next 365 days (and beyond).
Pretty sure your mom will geek out over this simple, classic “geek ring.” And, for $10 it won’t break the bank. Look at you being all thrifty and thoughtful at the same time.
For the mustachio-loving mama, here’s a fun pajama set from Top Shop. If you participate in Movember, you may want to purchase this for next year’s festivities.
Really want to go all out? Buy mom my FAVE music system from Sonos. If it’s her first Sonos don’t forget to buy a bridge (or it won’t work). This is the music system we use in the Evans household. Granted the nice folks at Sonos gifted us the speakers, we were fans long before.
What was once butt dialing (i.e. cell phone in your back pocket) has now become baby dialing. The Fisher Price iPhone case lets you hand over your phone without fear. Although I can’t personally attest to it, the makers say the case protects from dribbles, drips, drools and teething. There’s also free learning apps to go along with the case. It’s a can’t lose gift idea.
Love that geek chic look but don’t want to break the bank? Warby Parker has you covered. Every pair is $95 — including prescription lenses. For every pair of glasses purchased, the philanthropic folks at Warby Parker donates a pair to someone in need. That makes me feel good.
Computer key letter “M” + necklace = happy momma! Love this. This very green gift is a recycled keyboard letter mounted on a piece of shiny glass. Points to you for being so creative.
Who doesn’t want an auto folding stroller? As long as there’s no chance it folds up with Baby K in it, I wouldn’t balk at this gift. It’s luxury meets convenience in all the right ways. You can buy the Origami Auto Power Folding Stroller from Think Geek.
Don’t forget a special card! We moms love that stuff. If you’re not one for the homemade kind, this one will do (and then some). The word “Mothers” is spelled out using periodic table tiles. Awe!
Wittlebee takes the hassle out of shopping. By joining for $39.99 per month you receive a customized box of essential clothes for your littles.
For someone who spends a better part of her day online, shopping tends to get done this way as well. Who has time to keep up with all the latest kiddo trends? I barely have time to wash my hair (don’t worry, I do). I was curious to learn more about what the folks at Wittlebee do so I took the opportunity to interview Mr. Percival. Here’s what he had to say:
Why Wittlebee? How does it make mom (and dad’s) life easier?
We’re looking to save parents both time and money with Wittlebee. We hope to reduce a few visits the mall and in the process a few less mall meltdown moments. It can be tough to keep up with the basic apparel needs for kids so we hope to automate some of that for parents.
Where do the clothing selections come from?
Right now we source from a variety of brands. Both big box and boutique brands. We are also in the process of introducing our own line of basics. Think american apparel for kids.
Any good stories behind the name?
Ya it’s really hard to get a good domain these days. Truth is my wife came up with this one during one of naming brand storming sessions. Most little ones say “little” like “wittle” so we wanted to capture some of that with the name.
How is it partnering with your wife? (I had to ask.)
My wife is my partner in everything so I love including her. She’s a big inspiration for everything I do and always there to sound off ideas to or contribute. We have built a few businesses together but this one has been really special for us.
Future plans for Wittlebee?
First a private label and next expand our offering to older kids and apparel beyond the basics. Think shoes and seasonal outfits.
How can parents who join show off their LOs outfits on the interwebz?
What’s the return policy? Can you join “as needed,” meaning for those who don’t want to pay $40 every month?
Satisfaction always guaranteed. So if a few items aren’t a match we send replacements. You can pause or cancel your membership at anytime. We’re flexible like that.
We grew fast so I needed to find ways to keep up with customer demand. To do that I hired some of my first customers and made them our customer service reps as well. So now if you call us you not only get to speak to another mom but another member as well. It creates a very authentic experience our members really enjoy.
Feel free to check the site out for yourself. Happy parenting!