giggle link love: February edition

As part of our ongoing partnership with giggle, the fabulous baby boutique, I am sharing a few favorite product picks. This is what I’d pick if I had all my been-there-done-that opinions with a totally blank slate and open budget to furnish a nursery.

The crib: I would want an unfussy crib with clean lines. I would also want it to change its own sheets, but in lieu of that, I just want it to be cool-looking and safe. This Harper Crib converts it into a toddler bed. At age seven, Julian still sleeps in a toddler bed so that’s a big score for value!

The chair: An awesome chair in the nursery should be comfortable for late night feedings (footrest is a must!) but also good for bedtime stories for years to come. Once it gets booted from the kids’ room, I want it to be attractive in my living room. Is that too much to ask? This Cole Glider (pictured) has an ottoman and is washable (important!). I also LOVE this orange Grano glider, but I fear it’s too hipster for me.

The changing table: I want a piece of furniture at just the right height for a changing pad that can live on as a dresser and book shelf. Whitney really nailed it with her changing table for Julian. This Century Dresser is well-made and sturdy enough to live on for years. In fact, I might want to steal it back into my room.

The posts
Here are some recent articles from our column on giggleGAB, Parent Talk.

cribWhat to Register for: Furniture While it’s lots of fun to open adorable bodysuits and teensie socks that look like sneakers at your shower, you know what’s really helpful? When people give you furniture. Read the rest on »

Parent_Talk_Coffee_Latte_Cafe_iStock_000016720554Small_halbergmanThe First Month: Setting Little Goals I remember the first several weeks of a newborn’s life as a blur. I lose track of days while recovering from the miracle (and trauma) of childbirth. These are the little goals I created for myself before my little man joined the family. Read the rest on »

parent_talk_polaroidDIY10 REALLY Creative Birth Announcements There are so many lovely, modern stationery companies that will allow you to create gorgeous custom birth announcements in a flash, that I suspect some women do it right from their recovery beds, which is where I sent an email to my mom’s group from my husband’s Blackberry to announce the birth of my daughter. I thought I’d dig a little deeper to find the next generation of adorable ideas for announcing your adorable baby. Read the rest on »

rockband5 Tips for Dating, New Parent Style Having a little baby is stressful and exhausting. I feel you. I have one. I’m here to tell you that there are other things to do than zone out in front of the TV together.* I would like to offer you five tried-and-true better activities to do with your partner. Read the rest on »

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