Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Annual Friends of Tea Sale!

Are you looking for some good deals on adorable children's clothing? If so, you must check out our Tea Collection and Daily Tea Collection, available at Pure and Honest Kids! It's time for the Annual Friends of Tea Sale, so you might find just what you are looking for at just the right price!

A lot of our Tea Collection and Daily Tea items are on sale, so happy shopping!

Here are some of our favorite Tea items that are on sale below. For many other great deals on some of Tea's cutest clothing, click here.

Daily Tea Triceratops Long Sleeve Tee
And you thought dinosaurs were extinct. Not on this triceratops shirt from Daily Tea! Mix or match with your favorite side stripe or cargo pants for an outfit that puts the fun in functional. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

We love the pretty butterfly print on this great little wrap dress from Daily Tea. Made with super-soft cotton, this dress will look great layered over her favorite pants. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Hoppet Cargo Pant
Cool and classic, these menswear inspired two-tone herringbone twill street styled cargo pants from Tea Collection's Norway Collection are just right for fall and winter. Simply a classic! Adjustable waistband. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Dark Chocolate.

Tea Collection Hermosa Floral Skirt
Green is the color of the season and this little skirt is the perfect green addition to her wardrobe. This versatile skirt, from Tea, with a romantic, tiered look, hits above the knee. Wear alone or layered under a jumper. Dark green and sapphire floral motif on celery background. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Celery (green).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers....

Do you need a few, last minute stocking stuffers? We have a wonderful selection at Pure and Honest Kids that will delight all the little ones on your Christmas list this year.

Our range of stocking stuffers include adorable hair bows, cute baby socks, whimsical rattles, cuddly stuffed animals, colorful bath toys, beautiful jewelry, and fun toys! There is something for everyone in our Stocking Stuffers category under the Pure and Honest Kid's Holiday section.

Happy Shopping from Pure and Honest Kids!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Savings- There is Still Time to Save BIG!

Pure and Honest Kids has a special holiday offer to help you with those last minute gifts for all the little ones on your Christmas list! From now until Friday, December 18, take 15% off your entire holiday purchase!

Just use the following coupon code at checkout: HOLIDAY

And don't worry...there is still plenty of time to get your gifts before Christmas! For delivery by December 24, make sure you order by:

Order by midnight on 12/16 (Ground shipping)
Order by midnight on 12/21 (Express shipping)
Order by midnight on 12/22 (Overnight shipping)

Happy shopping and happy holidays from Pure and Honest Kids!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Sleepwear-Sale!

Are you looking for the cutest holiday pajamas for your little one to wear on Christmas Eve? We have quite the selection for you and many of our holiday pajamas are now on sale!

Pure and Honest Kids has the sweetest collection of holiday sleepwear! From snowmen, Christmas trees, and even a Rodeo Santa, we are sure to have the perfect pajamas for your kids to wear this holiday season. Check out our wonderful selection of holiday footies, night gowns, and classic pajamas here. We put some of our favorites below. And to all a goodnight!!!!!

Light Blue Snowman Pajamas
Bring on the snow! In light blue and dotted with whimsical snowmen, wearing darling red and white striped accessories, there is nothing cuter for wintertime zzzzzs! Perfect for holidays, pictures and everything in between this winter! Snug fitting two-piece pajama set. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Made in the USA.

Little Tree Footie
Even little ones can spread cheer with the Little Tree Footie pajama! Pretty green trees dance around multi-colored ornaments on this fun and festive footie. Super soft and comfy, these great pajamas help everyone to get in the holiday spirit! 100% cotton. Machine wash. This garment should fit snugly for safety.

Pink Snowman Gown
Bring on the snow! In pink and dotted with whimsical snowwomen, wearing stylish green and white striped accessories, there is nothing cuter for wintertime zzzzzs! Perfect for holidays, pictures and everything in between this winter! Snug fitting girly pajama gown. 100% cotton. Machine wash. Made in the USA.

Rodeo Santa Pajamas
Giddy up Santa! These cotton pajamas certainly make you think about what Santa does in the off season! They are super comfortable, super cute, make great loungewear and are just perfect for the holidays! Rib–knit ankles and neck and elastic waist. Some shrinkage is expected. These pajamas are not flame resistant. 100% cotton.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friends and Family Sale- Save BIG!

Now through Monday, December 14, shop our Friends and Family Sale and save 20 percent off any order! Just use the following coupon code at checkout: SHAREPHK

Happy shopping from Pure and Honest Kids!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just Say No to Holiday Stress!

With a newborn and toddler at home, sometimes in a normal month, there just aren’t enough hours in the day….Add the holiday season and all the many tasks that go along with it, and sometimes I go into full blown panic mode!

My goal this year is to try to enjoy the holiday season, even though my house may not be immaculately decorated and the Christmas cards may go out a little late. In order to enjoy the holidays, I have to say goodbye to the stresses that come with it. But how do you do that? Check out some holiday stress busters below that will help busy moms everywhere learn to take the holidays in stride.

- Get organized. Make your holiday to-do list and decide each day one or two things you want to accomplish. This will give you a sense of control. If you try to do too many things each day, it will just overwhelm you and you’ll focus on what you did not accomplish. Instead, make manageable goals for each day.

- Don’t try to do it all. When making your holiday “to-do” list, decide what is important and don’t try to do everything just because it’s “what you’ve always done.” If you need to take a year off from the annual Christmas party, then so be it!

- Lower your expectations. Not everything has to be perfect. If your Christmas tree does not look like it belongs in Martha Stewart’s magazine, it’s okay! If your gift wrapping is less than stellar, that’s fine, too! Family, friends and holiday cheer is more important than over-extending yourself to make everything about the holiday season perfect.

- Get enough sleep. Don’t skimp on your sleep in order to get everything accomplished on your holiday “to-do” list. It is more important to be well-rested and enjoy the holiday season than it is to stay up late accomplishing holiday tasks. You’ll risk being irritable and will end up not enjoying the holiday season (and others may not enjoy you either!)

- Delegate. You do not have to do everything yourself. Enlist help from family members and make accomplishing your holiday “to-do” list a team effort. Let your little ones put stamps on your Christmas cards. Ask your husband to take care of the exterior house decorations. As a team, your family can accomplish more, and in the meantime, you’ll build a sense of holiday spirit while working together!

- If your kids are out of school and you still have a million errands to run for the holidays, take turns with a neighbor watching each other kids or hire a baby-sitter. It might be easier on both you and your kids to tackle some of your holiday “to-do” items sans children.

- Count your blessings. When you are overwhelmed, tired and stressed, it is easy to focus on what is wrong in your life. Instead, focus on all the many blessings and be thankful for all the positive things in your life, such as family and friends. If you take five minutes out of your day to focus on the many blessings in your life, you’ll shift from a stressed-out frame of mind to a more relaxed attitude towards the holidays.

Here’s to a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season from Pure and Honest Kids!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shop Local This Season!

Shop local this season at Pure and Honest Kids' Gifts and Outlet Center, located at 277 North Main Street, Mocksville, NC.

From now until December, you can come to our outlet center and shop for all the kids on your holiday list!

Our special holiday hours are:
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Our outlet center is on the lower level of Salvation Army Store Building, across from Deano's Restaurant.

Of course, online shopping is always an option at Pure and Honest Kids, too! Happy shopping!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

One to Watch: Egg by Susan Lazar

Pure and Honest Kids is now carrying a stylish and eco-friendly new clothing line called Egg by Susan Lazar. Egg hatched in 2003, when designer Susan Lazar decided to switch from women's sportswear design to building lifestyle brand – Egg.

Egg uses natural fabrics with clean, simple designs- with no bows and ribbons in sight. This clothing line is class is and cozy, as well as superbly made. Made in soft, cuddly fabrics, these baby clothes are a huge hit with moms everywhere.

Egg is all about natural, modern designs that nurture your baby in style. With Lazar’s attention on love and family, she is able to create products that are contemporary, stylish and beautiful, all the while highlighting the love between parent and child.

Already featured in New York Times Style Magazine, Pregnancy & Newborn magazine, Babytalk magazine, Celebrity Baby Blog Web site, American Baby magazine, and many other media outlets, this fashionable clothing line by Susan Lazar is certainly one to watch!
I recently received the Egg Baby Signature Footie for my newborn son, and it quickly became one of my favorites! Check out the Egg Signature footie below, along with some other of my favorite pieces from the Egg line.

Egg Baby Misty Signature Footie
This 100% organic cotton creeper is super soft and comfy-looking. Reminiscent of your favorite sweatshirt, this little one-piece is sure to be his favorite outfit. A zipper makes it super easy to get the little snugglebug dressed and changed. 100% organic cotton. Machine wash. Also comes in Pink, Dotted Ash and Dotted Pink.

Egg Baby Organic Wind T-Shirt $38.00
This little green organic t-shirt celebrates the earth in style! As natural as the wind, this t-shirt is all natural, 100% certified organic cotton. Made in Peru, using ancient processes, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or other agri-chemicals. Machine wash. Allow approximately 10-15% shrinkage in length for tumble drying.

Egg Baby Organic Jersey Tunic & Pant Set
Sweet, delicate and natural, this dainty little set is made of the softest, sweetest, pale pink organic cotton. With beautiful shirring on the top and comfortable drawstring pants, this set is absolutely pure and honest, in every way! Made of 100% certified organic cotton. Made in Peru, using ancient processes, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or other agri-chemicals. Machine wash. Allow approximately 10-15% shrinkage in length for tumble drying.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Celebrate Cyber Monday with Free Shipping!

Pure and Honest Kids is offering FREE SHIPPING today to celebrate Cyber Monday! At checkout, simply use the following code and receive free shipping on all purchases!

Free Shipping Code: FREESHIP

Today's the perfect day to start shopping for all the little ones on your holiday list this year. We have a very user-friendly holiday section on the Web site to assist you in making your holiday shopping as easy as possible!

Our new holiday section has Holiday Sleepwear, Stocking Stuffers, and gifts categorized by price. From under $15, all the way to over $50, you are sure to find the perfect gift at Pure and Honest Kids.

Happy shopping on this Cyber Monday! Enjoy the free shipping!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Playing Dress-Up!

Playing dress-up is one of my daughter’s favorite things to do. We do it almost every day! I am always looking for new dress-up pieces to add to her dress-up collection.

Pure and Honest Kids has a few must-have dress-up pieces that you must check out! This is a perfect holiday gift for your little princess. Here are some of my favorites below.

Fairy Wishes Tutu Dress
Make her wishes come true! This magical Fairy Wishes Tutu Dress has layer upon layer of sweet tulle and a stretch elastic opening. Accented with beautiful rose buds at the chest this dress has ties around the neck with silky cream ribbon. Perfect as a gift, this tutu dress seems like a staple for every little girl's toy box! *Hairpiece not included.*

Sweetheart Tutu Set
Give your little sweet heart the gift of magic with the Sweet Heart Tutu set! With layers of tulle and a stretch elastic waistband - this tutu set will fit for years of play. The coordinating tee shirt features a cute heart applique and ruched sleeves. Just try to get her to take the heart-appliqued tee shirt and coordinating tulle tutu off! Shirt is 100% cotton and machine washable.

My First Scrubs (Lab Green)
Just what the doctor ordered! A genuine version of what real doctors and nurses wear, these scrubs are as cute as the baby or child that wears them. Mini scrub set, in lab green, includes drawstring pants and a snap shoulder closure shirt. Makes a great gift for a doctor's child or a perfect outfit for a new Big Brother or Big Sister to visit the hospital in! 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Allow 1 week for shipping when personalized. Add embroidery color and add personalization in the box below or in the box at checkout.

Pretty Princess Tutu Set
Give your pretty Princess the gift of magic with the Pretty Princess Tutu set. With layers of tulle and a stretch elastic waistband - this tutu set will fit for years of play. The coordinating tee shirt features a crown applique and delicately ruched sleeves. Just try to get her to take the crown-appliqued tee shirt and coordinating tulle tutu off! Shirt is 100% cotton and machine washable.

Ivory Fairy Tutu
This beautiful fairy tutu is not your average tutu! Make with layer upon layer of the softest netting that's adorned with little petals, her imagination is sure to run wild the moment she slips this little tutu on! Oh, she's just going to love it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Shopping Has Never Been So Easy!

Pure and Honest Kids just added a new Holiday Shopping section to our Web site! Categorized by theme and price, you’ll find just what you are looking for in the Holiday section on our Web site!

We have Holiday Sleepwear, Stocking Stuffers, and gifts categorized by price, too! From under $15, all the way to over $50, you are sure to find the perfect gift at any price point in the Pure and Honest Kids Holiday Shopping section.

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from Pure and Honest Kids!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Let Your Little Chef Help You This Thanksgiving Holiday!

With so much to do to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I was wondering how am I going to get it all done with a toddler and a newborn at home? Instead of trying to find ways to entertain my three-year old while I’m cooking, this year, I am going to let her be my little chef and join in on the Thanksgiving fun!

Here are some ways you can let your little chef (safely) help you prepare a fabulous meal this Thanksgiving holiday!

- Teach your child the importance of washing your hands before preparing a meal. Letting them wash their hands in the sink all by themselves will certainly be fun for them! Also teach your kid to wash their hands in between each dish you make, too. Playing with soap and water will be a highlight for your little one during the cooking process.

- Talk about kitchen safety with your child as you cook. Teach them never to touch the stove or oven while you are cooking, and to never touch knives or other sharp tools while preparing food.

- Prep the foods before you cook with your child. If you have the ingredients already measured out, your child can be the official food “dumper” and pour the ingredients in bowls, blenders and crock pots for you. This will save you time and will also allow you to keep things rolling in the kitchen, so you don’t have to appease a small child who doesn’t want to wait for you to cut and prep the ingredients.

- Ask your children to wash the fruits and vegetables, snap the green beans, and stir the cake batter. These tasks are easy and safe, and are also very helpful to you as you prepare the rest of your meal.

- Encourage your child to help you clean as you go. Give them the job of washing the bowls or dishes. They will see it as a game rather than a chore and you’ll have a clean kitchen by the time you are finished preparing your foods! It’s a win-win!

- If there is not enough room or things to do with the actual preparation of the food, then ask your child to make placemats, place setting cards, or table decorations for your feast! They will love making decorations for the table and for your guests. Simply provide them with the necessary supplies (crayons, paper, tape, glue, scissors, etc.) and this will keep them happily occupied while you cook away!

- Also, have your kids set the table for you while you cook. Show them an example of a place setting and see if they can replicate it for you. You can be the inspector and inspect their work! They’ll love trying to mimic the place setting you created and will also learn table-setting etiquette that they can put into practice all year long.

Hopefully these tips will help keep your Thanksgiving holiday a little more. Happy Thanksgiving from Pure and Honest Kids!

Also, check out these fabulous aprons and smocks for your little chefs! They'll feel like the "real deal" with these adorable, perfectly sized aprons for kids, available at Pure and Honest Kids!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Big Brother and Big Sisters Can Get Creative!

Pure and Honest Kids has a great new product for kids expecting a brand new baby in the family…Big Brother and Big Sister Paint Can T-Shirt Sets!

You can create a special memory with your older child by doing this super-fun craft kit! The Paint Can T-Shirt set includes:

• 1 White 100% cotton short sleeve tee shirt
• 2 paintbrushes
• 6 colors of fabric paint to create any skin, hair, or eye color.
• 1 gallon paint can for storage

You and the big brother or big sister to-be can paint the kid on the t-shirt to look just like them! Your oldest child will be proud to wear their new t-shirt to the hospital to meet their new baby brother or sister!

We know how important it is to make your older children to feel special when a new baby arrives in the family. That’s why we have an excellent selection of sibling gifts. To check them out, click here!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Help! Is My Child is Over-Scheduled?

I have been wondering lately, "Is my child over-scheduled?" Granted, she LOVES being busy. And there isn’t an activity out there that she doesn’t want to try. However, some weeks I feel like we are running from event to event, activity to activity, and it makes me wonder, are we over-scheduling our daughter? And if so, how do we determine what stays in the schedule and what goes?
Here are some good tips I found while researching over-scheduled child.

Signs You May Be Over-Scheduling Your Child:
- Your child tells you they don’t want to go do a special activity or practice repeatedly. They either may not like it as much you as think they do or they would rather have more time at home.

- You feel like your life is too hectic. If you are feeling that way, then your child is probably feeling that way, too.

- If you don’t see many blank days on the calendar, you may be over-scheduling yourself and your children. It is important to have “do nothing” days, or as we call them, “choose your own adventure” days.

- You find your vocabulary mainly consists of “hurry,” “let’s go,” and "come one, we are going to be late again.”

- Your child cannot figure out how to play alone during unscheduled free time.

Remember that over-scheduling distracts parents from what you are ultimately trying to create: a peaceful, loving home that makes you and your children happy.

If you have a few minutes, check out this article from www.parenthood.com. It is entitled, “When Kids Have Too Much To Do, They May Need Time to Do Nothing.” It is a very informative and thought-provoking article.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Puffy Coat

As seen on Celebrity Baby Blog, puffy coats are all the rage for this winter! Celebrities are dressing their tots in these very fashionable and very warm style of coats!

Make sure your little guy is stylish and warm, too, with this adorable puffy coat from Alphabet, available at Pure and Honest Kids!

The extra insulation in this puffy coat will makes sure your little boy stays cozy during the winter season. It looks as great as it feels, too!

Alphabet Hooded Puffy Coat
Now this is a coat! The Puff Hooded Jacket from Alphabet is definitely emphasizes the fun in functional! The dark red puffy jacket with hood is so warm and cozy for all of those cold winter days! He can choose to wear this coat with our without the zip off hood. And, as if that weren't enough, zippered sleeves are easily removable to create a super fun vest that he won't be able to get enough of. Can you say versatile?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

An Ounce of Prevention…

With the number of people contracting the H1N1 flu on the rise and with the seasonal flu season looming just around the corner, most moms are thinking of ways to keep their kids healthy and how to keep germs at bay. Pure and Honest Kids want to help you do just that with these really great products designed to help guard against germs.

Tuffet Too Shopping Cart Cover
Because it's a nasty world out there! This is the perfect solution for those yucky, dirty and germy shopping cart seats! The Tuffet Too is a super–cute, shopping cart seat cover made from top quality fabrics and wonderfully yummy trims. With its own safety strap and buckle, just pop it in the cart and you're ready to shop! So strap your little babycakes in and shop the day away! Makes a great addition to the Pure & Honest GiftList! Comes in Baby Stripe and Pink Chocolate.

Designer Diner
Make mealtime fun with a Designer Diner! This funky, wipe clean placemat reverses to a reusable chalk mat for the perfect mix of fun and functionality! Think of it as a portable imagination station for your budding little artist and a traveling table for your little eater! Measures 18"x11" and includes a 12 piece box of non-toxic colored chalk and detachable chalk pouch. Check out all four designs available at Pure and Honest Kids here.

Bella Tunno Pacifier Clip
Fashionable yet so functional, these stylish paci holders make a child and mom's life easier by keeping binkies clean and close at hand. Safety tested pacifier holders are 7/8 inch wide and 10 inches long. To check out all the designs offered of Bella Tunno Pacifier Clips, click here.

The Tuffet High Chair Cover
Get this gear! The Tuffet is the absolute perfect solution for those yucky and dirty restaurant highchairs that you just hate to put your little one in. This super–cute, high chair cover is made from top quality fabrics and wonderful trims and easily reverses to show two beautiful patterns. It's simple to use, just strap your little one in using the existing high chair safety strap and enjoy an eating out experience that's a little less germy. Makes a great addition to your Pure & Honest GiftList! The high chair covers come in Baby Stripe and Paisley Punch.

Gentle Clean Cleansing Towelettes
Gentle, soft & luxurious, these cleansing towelettes are a must-have for any new Mom! Keep baby clean from nose to toes with these soft, luxurious cleansing towelettes are effective enough to use nose to toes yet gentle enough to use even on irritated or sensitive skin. An alcohol-free blend of marine silk, vitamins E and B5, organic aloe and comfrey provides moisturizing and antioxidant benefits, while ginger and chamomile soothe and calm irritation. Baby’s skin on both sets of cheeks will be squeaky clean and silky soft! Contains 72 towelettes.
- Contains no phthalates, lanolin, mineral oil, petroleum, waxes, wheat or gluten
- Clinically tested & hypoallergenic
- Made in the USA
- No animal testing

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Come See Our New Look!

We’ve made a few changes we think you are going to love to our Pure and Honest Kids Web site!

Some of the new features include:
- Larger pictures
- Better zooming
- More ways to shop
- Deal of the Day- featured products on sale that particular day
- Featured items on display on homepage
- Better navigation
- And more!

Check out the new and improved Pure and Honest Kids Web site. We are constantly looking for ways to improve your shopping experience!

Paired with our top-notch customer service, super-fast shipping, and fabulous product selection, what’s not to love about www.pureandhonsetkids.com!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Last Chance!

Did you know about our Last Chance section on the Pure and Honest Kids Web site?

The Last Chance section is the place to find the best deals around! From clothes for boys and girls to gifts, gear and more, you are sure to find a fantastic deal some really great items!

These last ones are hard to pass on…so shop the Pure and Honest Kids Last Chance category today! Organized by size, these items are all available in very limited quantities, so shop quickly and stock up now! And, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, check back again soon. Our Last Chance inventory is added to weekly.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Boot-Scooting Boogie- Stylish Boots for Your Kids!

This winter’s must-have accessory is a pair of darling boots for your little one! Celebrity babies, such Gwen Stefani's son, Kingston, Jason Priestley's daughter Ava Veronica, and Sarah Jessica Parker's son, James Wilkie, as have gotten into the Boot Scootin’ craze, too, as seen on Celebrity Baby Blog. Check it out here!

Pure and Honest Kids has some adorable boots for your kids to sport around town. Your child will be the most stylish kid on the block in their new boots! Check out our chic boots below.

Cater Shoe in Sandbox
Cozy up to these warm winter boots when the weather turns chilly! Soft cotton upper with matching stitching and a warm fleece inner. Flexible rubber soles to protect little feet and provide greater durability. These vegan winter boots are machine washable making it a snap to keep them looking as good as the day you bought them.

Brown Combo Cowpoke Shoe Soft Soles
The brown Cowpoke soft sole baby cowboy boots from Kid Express are so cute — we can hardly stand it! Perfect for your little cowboy, these soft boots will comfortably surround his feet in style. Giddy up! Back Velcro closure.

Cater Shoe in Hot Pink
Cozy up to these hot pink boots when the weather turns chilly! Soft cotton upper with matching stitching and a warm fleece inner. Flexible rubber soles to protect little feet and provide greater durability. These vegan winter boots are machine washable making it a snap to keep them looking as good as the day you bought them.

Dark Brown Nubuck Delia Boots
These boots are made for walking...The Delia shoe combines Kid Express comfort and styling in these fabulous little boots. The perfect accessory for any outfit, she's going to live in these little brown nubuck boots that are just her style! This style runs small so please order a size larger than normal. Rubber sole.

Fuchsia Cowpoke Soft Sole Cowboy Boots
The fuchsia Cowpoke soft sole baby cowboy boots from Kid Express are so cute, fun and fresh — we can hardly stand it! Perfect for your sweet little cowgirl, these comfortable and stylish little boots are just what you've been looking for! Back Velcro closure.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What To Do About Potty Regression After a New Baby Arrives

My daughter was 99 percent potty trained this past summer, and with a new baby on the way, we were ecstatic at the thought that only one of them would be in diapers! Well, that unfortunately has not been the case. Our daughter has now totally regressed in her potty training now that her baby brother is two months old.

I've read that this is common for older siblings to regress in potty training once the new baby arrives. However, I was certain it would not happen to us, as Taylor was doing so well using the potty. Boy, was I wrong!

I decided to do a little research to find some tips on how to deal with regression- there is a lot of good information out there on the topic. Hopefully what I have found will help others out there that may be experiencing the same thing!

First off, what causes potty regression? The answer is simple: stress! Your oldest child may be feeling emotionally charged about the arrival of a new baby as it takes attention away from him or her. Refusing to go to the potty or asking to be “changed” may be your child’s way of regaining some control of the new situation and refocusing the attention back on them.

Once regression begins to happen, it is important to talk to your toddler about how much you love them and how the new baby is not taking his or her place. It is also important to make time for your oldest child and do special things with them. This may mean some of the household chores go by the wayside for a while, but making your preschooler feel loved and secure is much more important.

Here are some tips on how to deal with potty regression.

- When you get frustrated about the potty regression, it’s time to take a step away from training. Try revisiting training in a few days when you are calmer about it. Your toddler will sense your frustration and this will continue to make them regress.

- Make it a completely positive experience rather than a negative one. Use potty charts and reward stickers, potty treats, or lots of love, hugs and praise. Do not use negative reinforcement or try to discipline your child when accidents happen. Frustration and negativity displayed during potty training and regression will only create more obstacles.

- Allow your toddler to be your “big helper” when it comes to the new baby. The more you allow your child to be a part of the new baby’s routine, the more they will get used to the idea that the baby is here to stay and they will learn to adjust to sharing mom and dad. And once your child begins to feel less threatened, he or she will feel less stressed and hopefully get back on track with potty training.

- Use the words “big girl/big boy,” “big helper,” and “big sister/big brother” as often as possible. Making your toddler feel like a big girl or boy will make them strive to live up to the moniker and want to do big girl/big boy things, such as use the potty.

- Minimize the amount of talk you use while cleaning up accidents. Be matter-of-fact, and simply say, “Pee and poo poo go in the potty, not in your underwear.” Do not harp on the accident and do not belittle your child.

- If your child continues to experience potty training regression after several months and you continue to feel frustrated, contact your pediatrician for further advice. Sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to help you with this trying time.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tea Clothes for Fall and Winter- Keeping the Cooler Months Stylish

There’s a nip in the air and the beautiful colored leaves are falling to the ground…fall is officially here, and winter is right around the corner! It’s time to make sure your little ones are equipped with stylish clothes for the colder months. For all your shopping needs this winter, look no further than Tea clothes for children.

This fabulous clothing line for children offers a line of higher end pieces for dressier occasions (Tea Collection) and an equally adorable line of playwear for everyday life (Daily Tea).

Tea Collection is a line of clothes for children inspired by the beauty of cultures from around the world. The Tea Collection combines global aesthetics with a respect for modern design. Here are some beautiful pieces from the Tea Collection for boys and girls.

Tea Collection Dark Wash Denim Pants for Boys
Sure to become instant favorites, these Tea Collection jeans look great with basic tees or something a bit dressier, like sweaters or button downs. In super soft and comfy denim, these classic five pocket styled pants are finished perfectly with a dark wash, adjustable waist and tall snap closure patch back pockets. Certainly not his basic denim - oh you're going to love them! 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Tea Collection Stalheim Fairisle Zip Pullover for Boys
With a bold, multi-colored jacquard chest stripe, inspired by a Norwegian artisan's blanket, the Stalheim Fairisle zip pullover from Tea Collection is a perfectly stylish for fall and winter. Pullover style with a half zip front, this sweater make a great match to his favorite jeans or cargos. 100% Pima cotton. Machine wash. Butternut.

Tea Collection Nevado Cape Sweater for Girls
This caplet is such fun! From Tea's fall collection, this cape sweater is meant to be worn around the shoulders like the gorgeous Peruvian mantas that inspired it. It's perfect for cool mornings and evenings! Button Collar and hidden pockets. 100% pima cotton. Machine wash. Aubergine.

Tea Collection Hanne Sweater Dress for Girls
We love this sweater dress! Soft and warm for fall and winter, this feminine styled sweater dress features a contrast ribbed waistband and slim sleeves. From Tea Collection Norway inspired collection, Fjords and Forests. 100% Pima cotton. Machine wash. Maple leaf.

Daily Tea is an everyday line of well-priced 100 percent cotton knits that mix and match to create adorable play outfits for girls and boys. Here are some delightful pieces from
Daily Tea for boys and girls.

Daily Tea Kiddo Rocketbot Double Decker Tee for Boys
The only thing cooler than robots are ROCKET robots! This awesome screen printed design is printed on super-soft walnut-colored cotton. Creamy birch colored sleeves and red trim at the neck add pops of color and make matching a breeze. This tee shirt looks great paired with the little bot hoodie and the solid cargo pant in indigo. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Daily Tea Solid Walnut Cargo Pants for Boys
Solid cargo pants in walnut are this season's MUST-HAVE item! Made with the softest cotton, these pants feature a covered elastic waistband and a neat-o side cargo pocket. The warm brown hue pairs perfectly with his favorite tops and shirts for a much-needed break from denim. These cargo pants pair perfectly with the robot long-sleeve tee and the robodog long-sleeve tee. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Daily Tea Kiddo Striped Drop Waist Dress for Girls
We LOVE the drop-waist dress from Daily Tea! A pretty printed walnut pattern and contrasting trim in chili pepper red make this dress irresistible. This dress pairs perfectly with the solid leggings in chili pepper. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Daily Tea Kiddo Chili Pepper Bootcut Leggings for Girls
Spice up her wardrobe with these awesome bootcut leggings in chili pepper! The bold red color really pops on a super-soft cotton knit that is oh-so-comfy. A covered elastic waistband adds even more comfort to these pants that are perfect for everyday. Looks great paired with the Woodcut tunic or the Woodcut wrap dress. 100% cotton. Machine wash.

Between the two collections, you’ll find just what you need for every occasion during the fall and winter months!

Tea is definitely a brand to watch. This hip and stylish clothing line is well-made and comfortable, offering a chic and sophisticated look that is not too babyish. Check out Tea clothes for children today!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Staying Well During the Flu Season Starts with You:

With reports of the H1N1 flu (or swine flu) spreading like wildfire, especially in kids, and the start of seasonal flu, many parents are worrying about how to keep their children from getting sick this fall and winter. There are many ways to keep the germs at bay. Check out the five tips below to help you (and others) stay well as the flu pandemic escalates.

• Teach your child good hygiene by encouraging them to wash their hands repeatedly throughout the day, especially before meals when their hands will be at their mouths. When washing your hands, tell your children to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice to ensure the proper washing length.

• Show your children how to use a tissue to cough or sneeze into and then have them immediately discard it in the trash. If there is no tissue readily available, then show your children how to properly cough or sneeze into the inside of their upper arm. This will ensure that their germs are not spread to others.

• When out in public, carry hand sanitizer with you wherever you go, and apply it to your kids’ hands often. When your child touches areas or things that many other people may have touched, such as grocery store carts and doorknobs, help your children use hand sanitizer. However, when possible, soap and water is best, so as soon as you return home, have your children wash their hands the old fashioned way.

• Teach your child to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth when at all possible during the flu season. Encourage toddlers to not put things in their mouth that do not belong, as this is the surest way to ingest germs.

• Keep your children away from adults and children who have been sick. Make sure you wait the proper incubation period when allowing your children to see family and friends that have been sick. Although a friend or family member may be feeling better, they could still be a carrier of the flu and still be contagious. If you are unsure of how long someone is contagious, call your doctor.

Stay healthy during this flu season!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stay Warm and Cozy this Winter with SwaddleDesigns’ zzZip Me Sack!

Research shows that sleep sacks (or wearable blankets) are a safe way to keep your baby warm as the temperatures drop outside. Sleep sacks eliminate the need for loose blankets in the crib and are a perfect solution to keep your babies warm once they graduate from wanting to be swaddled.

Pure and Honest Kids carries some darling sleep sacks from SwaddleDesigns that are perfect for any new bundle of joy! Called the “zzZipMe Sack,” this product is a wearable blanket that features a clever 2-way zipper that opens from the bottom as well as the top!

The zipper zips down from the top making it easy to place baby into sack and also zips up from the bottom keeping baby snugly warm during diaper changes. So easy! Featuring plush fuzzy fabric inside and out with soft satin trimmed edges.

SwaddleDesigns zzZipMe Sacks have passed rigorous third party testing in the US and UK, and meet CPSIA requirements. Fuzzy Plush zzZipMe Sacks have a TOG rating of 2.2 which is perfect for year round use and the TOG rating recommended for temperatures of 65- 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature range medical experts recommend for sleep environments.

Celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck and Mariska Hargitay, are fans of SwaddleDesigns. Check out the write-up of these great sleep sacks here on Celebrity Baby Blog.

Pure and Honest Kids carries the zzZip Me Sack in three beautiful designs, including: Lime with Brown Mod Circles, Pastel Blue with Brown Mod Circles, and Pastel Pink with Brown Mod Circles. These stylish yet practical sleep sacks are available at Pure and Honest Kids for $36.00.

For other wonderful SwaddleDesigns products, such as the Ultimate Receiving Blanket and the Ultimate Organic Receiving Blanket, all available at Pure and Honest Kids, click here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Costume Tips- What Parents Should Look For!

The haunted holiday known as Halloween is right around the corner! If you and your little ones have not chosen the perfect Halloween costume yet, here are some costume buying tips from Pure and Honest Kids!

• Choose costumes that are brightly colored so your children will be easily seen on Halloween night. If your child wants to dress up as something that requires dark clothing, be sure to use reflective tape somewhere on the costume so your little ghoul doesn’t blend in with the night too much!

• Check to see if your child’s costume is fire resistant. Remember you will most likely be walking by jack-o-lanterns lit up by candles, and you don’t want a cape or a long, flowing dress to catch fire while trick-or-treating.

• Make sure your child’s costume is not too long or too cumbersome. You don’t want a long princess dress or dragon tail to trip your child or anyone else!

• Comfortable footwear is essential to a successful trick-or-treat experience. You don’t want your children to fall or twist their ankles when climbing up and down your neighbors’ steps. Your little Cinderella may want to wear the dainty glass slippers, but your princess may not make it to trick-or-treat at many houses without some comfortable shoes!

• If your child’s costume requires a mask, make sure it fits properly. You do not want the mask to impair their vision or be too tight, causing lightheadedness or dizziness.

• Dress for the weather. If it is going to be a cool night, make sure your child layers and wears a long sleeve shirt under the costume or wears a coat on top of the costume. If it is going to be hot, make sure a heavy costume, such as a gorilla, has proper ventilation and breathability.

Happy Halloween from Pure and Honest Kids! We hope it is a fun and safe night for you and your kids!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Celebrities Love ERGObaby Carriers!

We spotted another celebrity using the ERGObaby Carrier to tote their little one around town!
Check out Ethan Hawke on Celebrity Baby Blog sporting the ERGObaby Organic Carrier in Cranberry, available at Pure and Honest Kids for $134.00.

You'll love this practical and comfortable carrier, too, because the ergonomic design supports a correct sitting position for the baby's hip, pelvis and spine growth. It also balances the baby's weight to parents' hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.

Check out the other great features of the ERGObaby Carrier here. This is a must-have for any parent that likes to be on the go with their babies!
For other colors and styles of the ERGObaby Carrier, click here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Don’t Drop The Pacifier!

Don’t you hate it when you drop your baby’s pacifier on the dirty ground? How about being out in public with your crying baby and you reach for the magic binkie only to find it is missing? Even celebrities worry about dropping their baby’s pacifier. (Check out the article on Celebrity Baby Blog on celebrities that use pacifier clips.)
Avoid pacifier drama with Belle Binkers from Bella Tunno!

These stylish pacifier clips, available at Pure and Honest Kids, are fashion-forward and functional! The Bella Binker is a safety-tested pacifier clip that keeps binkies close and clean. Bella Binkers come in over 30 grosgrain ribbon options, making a child's outfit funkier and a mom's life easier.

Check out all the different grosgrain ribbon options here. Bella Binkers are available at Pure and Honest Kids for $8.00.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Are You a Fan of Eric Carle and The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Are you a fan of Eric Carle and his famous children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar? If so, you have to check out this new Zoobie pet, available at Pure and Honest Kids. It is inspired by Carle’s book and is absolutely adorable!

Recently, Eric Carle was on The Today Show to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to children in celebration of Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record,” a campaign seeking to set a world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

It is such a wonderful book, and now there is a fabulous toy to go along with it! Zoobies has teamed up with the World of Eric Carle to bring you the Zoobie Very Hungry Caterpillar. This limited edition plush character folds into a pillow with a butterfly print blanket zipped inside. The package also includes the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar hard cover storybook as well as a certificate celebrating the character's 40th anniversary. This toy, blanket and book combo is sure to be a hit for children and collectors alike.

This award winning toy (Winner of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Creative Child Magazine 2007 Top Toy of the Year Award and JPMA Innovations Award Finalist in 2007) is available at Pure and Honest Kids for $40.00.
Check out the other Zoobie Pets available at Pure and Honest Kids here. You are sure to find a Zoobie Pet you can’t live without!

Also, if you are as big fan of Eric Carle like we are, then you should also check out the Brown Bear Floor Puzzle here. Inspired by another one of Carle’s books, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, this colorful floor puzzle makes another great gift for children! The puzzle, packaged in a sturdy box with a colorful rope handle, measures 2X3 feet, and comes with 24 jumbo pieces. This puzzle is perfect for children ages 3+. And no worries, parents! The puzzle is as safe as it is fun. The puzzle is printed with nontoxic inks. Available at Pure and Honest Kids for $17.00

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dining Out is No Longer a Thing of the Past…

If you want to brave the world of restaurants with your kids, you better be prepared! Here are some tips on how to make eating out with children a more pleasant experience for all:

- Choose your restaurant location carefully. Make sure it is family-friendly and also has quick service.

- Think about timing when it comes to reservations and meal times. Select a time to arrive at the restaurant that is earlier than your normal meal time in case there is a wait. If you pad your meal time, you will avoid meltdowns from hungry kids!

- Have a “restaurant” bag filled with crayons, coloring pages, small toys, and snacks. Your restaurant bag will help entertain your kids while you wait on your meal and will help your dining experience go a little more smoothly.

- Order the kids food first so it comes out as soon as possible.

- Ask for the bill once your food arrives so you don’t end up having to wait on it once everyone has already finished their meals.

Dining out with your children does have its challenges, but it also can be a lot of fun! Taking your kids to restaurants can also be a great way to teach your children about waiting, manners and social graces.

Before you go out to eat with your family again, check out this wonderful product available at Pure and Honest Kids called the “Designer Diner.” It is a wipe clean placemat that reverses to a reusable chalk mat…talk about fun and functionality! Your kids will love to draw on the chalk mat and you’ll love how the Designer Diner can also act as a placemat to keep germs at bay! It comes with a 12 piece box of non-toxic chalk and detachable chalk pouch.

The Designer Diner is a life saver when it comes to taking your kids to restaurants and would be a perfect addition to your “restaurant bag." It is available for $22 at Pure and Honest Kids!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Motherhood, Party of One…How To Stay Connected to your Friends Without Kids

I was one of the first of my group of friends to have children. Having a child puts you in a different frame of mind and in a different stage in life than when it was just you and your significant other, that’s for sure! I had to figure out how to navigate my friendships once I had my sweet daughter and life was turned upside down, and years later, I have found that many of my friends are now mothers themselves! It has come full circle. But what do you do in the meantime, when it’s just you that is experiencing the wonderful world of motherhood?

Once you have kids, you are not able to hang out with your friends the way you once did. Last minute movie dates, all night concerts, and weekend getaways are a thing of the past (at least, at first they are…you work your way back to those luxuries!) But how do you stay connected to your friends that do not have kids?

Here are some tips on how to make the relationships work with your friends without children.

- Utilize your phone, but wait and talk to your friends on the phone once your kids are napping or after their bedtime. It is so hard to have a conversation with a friend when your child is trying to get your attention or grabbing the phone to try and talk. If you want to have a meaningful (and let’s face it, non-annoying) phone conversation, wait until your children are asleep to phone a friend!

- Make plans ahead of time. If you want to hang out with your friends, then make a point to get some plans on the calendar far in advance so you have time to get a baby-sitter. That way, your friends can’t complain that you “never hang out.”

- Invite your friends over for dinner. Entertaining at home, especially when you have a newborn baby and he still sleeps a lot, is a great way to stay connected to friends. For older children, set the dinner time close to their bedtime so your friends can still visit with your kids, but it leaves you with plenty of “adult time” to enjoy your friends’ company once your children are in bed.

- Be sure to ask your friends what is going on in their lives and try to curb the baby talk. Yes, your baby or child is a huge part of your thoughts, but try to steer the conversation to other places, too, so your friend feels comfortable conversing with you about what’s going on in their lives as well.

Relationships most certainly go through stages, but all it takes is a little time and attention to keep your friendships flourishing during motherhood!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beautiful Bows!

Are you looking for a beautiful bow to complete your little girl’s outfit that will actually stay in your child’s hair? Look no further than No Slippy Hair Clippy, available at Pure and Honest Kids!

A bow is always a great way to finish off a look for your baby girl, and Pure and Honest Kid’s has the perfect bow solution for you…the No Slippy Hair Clippy! No Slippy Hair Clippy bows have a special velvet lining and tiny magnet in each clip that will make the hair clip stay so well in your daughter’s hair. This one-of-a-kind hair accessory differentiates itself from the competition by using unique designs and color combinations, as well as mirroring current trends in the fashion industry.

Even celebrities, such as Jessica Alba, love these bows! Check out her daughter, Honor, wearing a No Slippy Hair Clippy here on Celebrity Baby Blog.