Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Advice for New Moms: Pink Wallpaper

Today I'm thrilled to welcome back Shannon Darby, designer, mom and blogger behind Pink Wallpaper and The Designer's Attic. I've been a huge fan of Shannon's killer sense of style for a few years now, so it's little wonder that I'm completely in love with all the products she recommends here. It's great to know that there are plenty of functional -- yet still stylish -- baby products available on the market today.

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{Taylor's nursery, designed by Shannon}

Thanks so much for inviting my to participate in your "new mom series" Averill!  I am so excited for y'all and your soon-to-be new addition!  I am Shannon from Pink Wallpaper and I just had my second baby, a little boy, 4 months ago.  As much as I would like to say I am a master at parenting, I can assure you I am far from it!!  So I thought I would share some of my favorite baby items that I have in my home.  As far as the advice part- well, get your rest while you can because it's a crazy world out there once that bundle of joy arrives. :)

My Fav's:

Fitted crib sheets from Dwell Studio- LOVE them....they are cute, affordable, and make great backgrounds for picture taking :)  I have a couple of these because you need more then one for when those diapers leak!

Bla Bla's are the cutest stuffed animals, hands down...I also love the rattles and mobiles. Stacking blocks from Dwell Studio- great because they are soft and not to mention adorable for your baby to play with!

Dwell Studio's changing pad covers- best looking ones around and very well priced (I promise i don't work for dwell, i am just a huge fan of their stuff!).

aden + anais muslin swaddle blankets are wonderful!  Love how light weight they are -- perfect for swaddling at night or for a blanket when they are in the swing or on a stroll.....

I have both of these high chairs: the nano is great for 4-18 months.  When they first are learning to eat, a tray is a must b/c it gets super messy and it's nice to have the leather seat that can be wiped off easily. another added bonus for this high chair is that it folds up and can be stashed away. then we graduated to the tripp trapp chair- LOVE this chair.  It looks stylish, can grow with the child, and comes in a rainbow of colors.

This bath tub ROCKS!  Super cheap and the best baby tub I have ever used.  My son can't roll out of it when I am bathing him and it keeps my hands free.  My baby has super sensitive skin so we only use dove's unscented soap to bath him...our pediatrician's recommendation.  And after bath time, a hooded towel is a perfect way to keep him warm (and cute)!

Like I said, I am no expert....my baby isn't sleeping through the night and the lack of sleep sometimes makes me crazy....but I forget about it all in the mornings because he is as sweet as they come and loves his mommy!! Best of luck Averill....I can't wait to see that adorable baby boy!!


Julie said...

I LOVE Shannon's style, too! Great list :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Great picks and what an adorable nursery Shannon designed! Averill, you are just getting the best advice, are you making your shopping list? Janell

Christy said...

Great picks! And I'm huge fan of Dwell studio too. Her nursery is adorable! I can't wait to see what you come up with Averill! :)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I'm another of Shannon's huge fans & her nursery for Taylor is yet another of her amazing designs. All I can say is, "I need grandkids"!!

Hoping you feel great Averill and had a terrific Halloween weekend. Are you not pleased as punch we had rain?

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'll definitely keep these pics in mind for the future, and that photo of Shannon's baby at the end is adorable!!!!!

Andrika King said...

Dwell's new floral and skyline bedding styles are killer! Best yet they are organic too! Love your and Shannon's blog! Congrats!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

all so cute and adorable! Dwell Studio is pretty awesome!

Jen said...

Totally agree about the Aden & Anais blankets!!! They come in multiples so my 2 year old son (still uses them for his lovey) doesn't have a "favorite" which makes is so easy if one is lost or dirty:) I can put four of them in his crib and he just snuggles into them. So lightweight, breathable, get softer with washing and very large making swaddling a snap. Can't say enough great things about them. I only wish I had them when my older 2 were born! :)

Karena said...

Adorable Averill!! Such darling items to choose from!

Art by Karena

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