Thursday, July 30, 2009

Don't Forget the Warehouse Sale Starts Today!

Don't forget the Warehouse Sale starts today at Pure and Honest Kids!

The hours for today and tomorrow's Warehouse Sale is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Up to 75% off boutique children's clothing newborn to size 6, nursery d├ęcor, baby gear, gifts, and more!

Our warehouse is located at:
277 North Main Street
Mocksville, NC
(Lower level beside First Methodist Church)

In-store specials not available online. All sales final. Cash and credit cards only!

Happy Shopping from Pure and Honest Kids!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shoes, Shoes and More Shoes!


We love shoes around here at Pure and Honest Kids, and love carrying adorable shoe lines for your little ones!

With so many choices of shoes for your kids, Pure and Honest Kids has a few tips for you when it comes to choosing shoes for your kids.

- Have your children's feet measured regularly at a shoe department or a kids shoe store. Remember to look for the following in your child's fit: a little room to grow, not too much room or too tight, and not tight in width.

- Make sure your child can get his or her shoe off with ease. If it becomes hard to get on and off, putting on shoes every day will become a struggle.

- Invest in a high quality pair of shoes that will serve your child's activities and lifestyle. Think about what style of shoe your child will use most often and buy accordingly.

Pure and Honest Kids carries shoes for every occasion and season, including dress shoes, everyday shoes, rainboots and sandals. Even the smallest feet can be in style with Pure and Honest Kids' great selection of shoes for kids! Check them out today by clicking here!

What do you look for in shoes for your kids? Vote in the poll to the right!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Warehouse Sale- Thursday through Saturday Only!

Be sure to check out our Fall Kick-Off Warehouse Sale! It is this Thursday-Saturday (July 30-August 1!)
You'll find some great deals, up to 75% off, and it is a great time to stock up for this fall and also to buy a size bigger for next year.

On Thursday and Friday, the store hours are: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the store hours are: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come check out the Pure and Honest Kids Warehouse Sale at 277 North Main Street, Mocksville, NC. The in-store sales are not available online, so be sure to stop by and see us!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Be Careful During Bath Time!


More than 43,000 children are injured in slips and falls in bathtubs each year in the United States, according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
There are about 120 kids a day injured by slips and falls in bathtubs and showers…so how can you make sure your child doesn’t become a part of these staggering statistic? Check out these bath time safety tips from Pure and Honest Kids.

--- Use slip-resistant mats in and outside of bathtubs to prevent slips and falls.
--- Never leave a young child alone in the shower or bathtub.
--- Consider installing safety bars that children can hold onto as they enter and exit the bathtub.
--- Get rid of any sharp edges found in the tub (such as on a soap dish, etc.)
--- Cover the bath spout with a soft cover to prevent burns from hot water and injuries by bumping or falling into the spouts.
--- Keep all adult bathing items out of reach of little ones.
--- Clean up any spills or splashes on the floor before allowing your child to climb in or out of the bathtub to prevent slips.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Preparing your Firstborn to be a Big Sister or Big Brother!

With my due date rapidly approaching, preparing my two and a half year old daughter for the new addition has been on my mind. I ran across a great article on The Cradle that had some great information on how to prepare for your first baby for the new baby!

Here are some of my favorite tips (paraphrased) from the article on The Cradle on how to get your firstborn ready to welcome a new brother or sister. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Don’t Blame the Baby:
As you get bigger and more uncomfortable, it may be hard for you to pick up your other child. Try to avoid saying things like, “I can’t pick you up because there’s a baby in my tummy.” Simple explanations such as, “Mommy’s back hurts” or “Mommy is too big right now” will do the trick without planting any seeds for future resentment.

Make Your Child Feel Important:
After Baby’s arrival: Enlist your older child’s help. Let them be mommy’s “big helper” and make them feel part of things whenever possible. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
---Have your older child hand you the diaper when changing your newborn.
---Have your older one pick out the baby’s outfit (giving a choice between two that you’ve chosen will ensure the clothes are suitable).
--- Ask your older one to help choose a photograph of the new baby to put in a frame near the changing table or nursing area.

Ride Home from the Hospital Together:
Making the trek home together from the hospital would be really fun for your firstborn! The whole family can share in the momentous arrival home together! If your older child is staying with friends or family, have them bring him to the hospital so he can join his family for the ride home – or have Daddy make a special trip to pick your older one up so everyone can ride home together.

Stick to the Routine:
Try to maintain your older child’s pre-baby routine. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busy schedule of a newborn, but be sensitive about changes to your older child’s routine during this emotionally charged time.

After reading this article from The Cradle, I feel more knowledgeable on how to prepare my daughter for the birth of our son! She’ll be a great big sister, and we are going to do everything we can to make it as smooth of a transition as possible.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Do Celebrity Moms and Dads Influence What You Buy For Your Little Ones?

So many of the products we carry at Pure and Honest Kids are regularly featured on Celebrity Baby Blog or seen in magazines being used by celebrity moms and dads around town. It got us wondering…do celebrity parents influence your shopping decisions? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Some of the Pure and Honest Kids products that we have seen celebrity parents use or that have been featured on Celebrity Baby Blog are:

--- Serena and Lily Market Slings (Matthew McC0naughey, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Meyer McGuire are all fans!)

--- Baby Bunch Floral Bouquets

--- Bella Tunno Pacifier Clips (Gwen Stefani is a fan!)

---Serena and Lily Bedding (Tori Spelling is a fan!)

--- Inglesina Strollers

--- Smart Mom Jewelry

--- SwaddleDesigns' Ultimate Receiving Blanket (Gwyneth Paltrow, Marcia Cross, Tori Spelling and Angelina Jolie are all fans!)

--- Lola et Moi Clothing Line

--- Deux par Deux Clothing Line

--- Tea Collection Clothing Line (Celebrity fans include Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow,
Courtney Cox Arquette, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, and Reece Witherspoon!)

--- Caden Lane Baby Bedding (Samantha Harris, co-host of "Dancing with the Stars" is a fan!)

--- Kee Ka Organic Clothing Line (Julia Roberts and Debra Messing have been spotted using Kee Ka products!)

---any many more!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baby Bunch Floral Bouquets on Sale!

Pure and Honest Kids recently ran across the Baby Bunch Floral Bouquets on Celebrity Baby Blog and we agree with the folks over at Celebrity Baby Blog...the Baby Bunch Floral Bouquets make a great baby shower gift! The Baby Bunch Floral Bouquet is as beautiful as it is practical!

Baby Bunch is the ideal gift for any new mom! Six pieces of essential baby clothes are folded, rolled and wrapped to look like roses! Filler flowers are added to create this super–cute bouquet of baby clothes that makes a perfect hospital or baby shower gift! Each bunch contains a full set of clothing designed that is just perfect for any little newborn boy or girl (it comes in pink or blue.)

The Baby Bunch includes one bib, one t–shirt, one hat, two pairs of socks and two onesies. All clothing is 100% cotton and aged for babies 0–6 months. Machine wash.

We like the Baby Bunch Floral Bouquet so much that we decided to put them on sale for a limited time! Regularly $48, we have marked this awesome gift ideas down to $39.99!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Don’t Forget the Nurses!


One thing I always tell expecting mothers is be kind to your labor and delivery nurses and they will be kind to you!
When we delivered our daughter, my husband and I made sure to make lots of conversation with the nurses, thanked them for all their hard work before, during and after labor, and even brought them a little gift as a token of our appreciation…they really do so much for you during delivery!

What are some gift ideas you can pack in your hospital bag or have your spouse get once the baby is here to give to your hard working nurses? Check out our ideas below!

---Box of chocolates
---Order pizzas for the nurses on the hall you are on
---Box of donuts
--- Arrangement of fresh fruit
---Bagels and cream cheese for breakfast
---Bottles of hand lotion
---And of course…a lovely note of thanks and a picture of your little one once you are home and things slow down!
Do you have any good ideas for nurse's gifts? Post them in the comments section below.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Serena and Lily Peacock Market Sling---Hottest Sling in Town!

Pure and Honest Kids now carries the new Serena and Lily Peacock Market sling, and it is the talk of the town!

Recently featured on Celebrity Baby Blog, this beautiful sling is a symbol of beauty. Jennifer Meyer McGuire (Toby McGuire’s wife) certainly looks like a fashionista carrying her newborn son in this beautiful and practical Serena and Lily Market Sling.

The lovely crewel embroidered peacock vibrantly and colorfully covers this sought-after sling. In signature Serena & Lily style, this cotton sling is fun and festive and was crafted with beautiful hand-embroidery on soft brushed canvas with a super-soft organic cotton interior that is gentle against baby's delicate skin. With a simplified design - one seamless piece of fabric without buckles, belts or straps - this baby sling is snug, sleek and easy to wear.

This sling is sure to top any mommy's list of most loved baby gear! Check it out here. Order yours today!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Baby Splurge…What’s Your Weakness?

Buying for your baby-to-be or newborn infant is so much fun...sometimes it's hard to stop! While sometimes it pays to be economical when it comes to purchases for your little one, there are certain things you just can't help yourself, and you find yourself splurging.

So, it’s time to ‘fess up, moms and dads! When it comes to your baby, what is the one item you are willing to spend more on? Vote in the poll to the right! And post your favorite baby purchases in the comments section below.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Have You Heard About Baby Silk Products?

Have you heard about Baby Silk products? It’s hard not to hear about this amazing line, available at Pure and Honest Kids, with all the rave reviews and accolades this company is receiving from media outlets everywhere!

One Baby Silk product that Pure and Honest Kids carries is the Baby Safe Sunscreen Towelettes ($26.00). Real Simple magazine’s Web site had a mom tester post a glowing review on the Baby Silk towelettes, calling it, “the must-have item for moms everywhere.” Check out the glowing endorsement here.

The sunscreen towelettes, developed by Pediatrician Moms, make an outing with baby a walk in the park. These soft wipes are saturated with a gentle, sweat-proof, broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen that's enriched with Vitamins E and B5, marine silk, aloe and oat to protect, soothe and moisturize baby's skin, made with a pediatrician's knowledge and a mom's loving care. Each wipe contains enough sunscreen to cover baby from head to toe, with no fuss and no mess. They're a dermatologist-approved way to keep baby protected from UV rays at any age, anywhere, anytime.

These sunscreen towelettes were also featured on ivillage.com’s Pregnancy & Parenting Channel in a “summer savvy” slideshow. Check it out here. the slideshow touts that the sunscreen towelettes provides an "easy-on and hassle-free way to apply sunscreen to fidgety babies."

Pure and Honest Kids also carries the Baby Basics 1-2-3-4 gift set ($58.00), which makes caring for baby’s delicate skin as easy as 1-2-3-4! MD Moms’ signature box is filled with every baby’s indispensable daily basics, including Gentle All-Over Clean Hair and Body Wash (8 oz), a natural Atlantic Sea Silk Sponge (it’s the best for baby, you know!), Daily Skin Protection Moisturizing Balm (8 oz), and the soon-to-be-legendary Soothing Bottom Relief Diaper Rash Cream (3 oz). All wrapped up in a signature brown and aqua gift box, this set makes gift giving easy!

The diaper cream, which comes in the Baby Basics 1-2-3-4 gift set, was highlighted on BabyZone.com on its “Mom-Tested: Great Green Gear for Babies, Toddlers, & Moms” slideshow. The MD Moms diaper rash cream was one of the 14 products chosen to be featured!

Check out these great products at Pure and Honest Kids. Moms everywhere are raving about them!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ready To Downsize?

There comes a time in every mom’s life when you are ready to downsize. No, I am not talking about a smaller house, or a smaller car…I am talking diaper bags! One day you wake up and you realize your little one doesn’t require as much “stuff” as they needed when they were younger. That’s why Pure and Honest Kids offers these downsized diaper bags that are stylish and functional, and oh-so small!

Just enough room for baby and mom’s essentials, these trendy diaper bags will lighten your load when out and about with baby!

Diaper Ditty
$34.00
The Diaper Ditty converts any bag into a diaper bag. With a focus on function and a commitment to fashion, Diaper Ditties are a must have for every mom. This Diaper Ditty is a fashion-forward clutch from the outside, but unfolds to hold a case of wipes, 2-3 diapers and a few "mom essentials" in a secured back pocket. Use the top loop to hang the Diaper Ditty over a door knob or hook to make diaper changes easy and sanitary. The Diaper Ditty bag comes in several patterns, including the Spanish Dots, Country Clubber, and Key Lime Giraffe.

Fleurville Re-run Modpod
$48.00
This modern and stylish changing kit is great to use as a clutch or attach it to your stroller and go. Perfect for anytime when you just don't need the big bag. The Modpod has an integrated changing pad, 3 interior pockets, 1 exterior pocket, and an adjustable, removable shoulder strap. It also comes with 2 zippered pockets for clothes, powder, rash cream and other items, as well as a Velcro pocket for diapers and a wipe case. Available in the patterns Black with Dandelion and Pink with Geobotanical.

Fleurville Re-run Micropod
$28.00
This olive colored bag is perfect for the light traveler. Built from Fleurville's recycled plastic bottle fabric, Re-Run. Each Re-Run Micropod keeps three 600mL plastic water bottles out of the landfill. Sleek lines form three distinct storage areas. The main compartment holds the included wipes case and 2 diapers. The fleece-lined exterior pocket protects your sunglasses, cell phone or iPod from scratches. The Re-run silicone badge has a pass-thru so you can talk on your phone or listen to your concealed ipod. The hidden sippy cup pocket deploys from the side when you're ready to use it. This mini diaper bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, messenger style, stroller bag, or around the waist. Changing cloth included. H 11-12" x W 7.5" x D 2.5".

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Did You Know????

Did you know that you can get the latest news from Pure and Honest Kids on new shipments, notices on sales and promotions, and updates from our blog sent directly to your e-mail inbox?

It’s true! Simply go to http://www.pureandhonestkids.com/ and enter in your e-mail address on the left side bar under “Sign Up for Email News.” With all the great information we send out, you'll be so glad you did.

It’s great to be "in the know" at Pure and Honest Kids!