Babies in Bloom

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DSC_3689.jpgMy “baby” is four years old, so I have been dying for our annual Babies in Bloom Month! There is just something about that newborn smell, the late night cuddles, and all those firsts that seem to happen almost daily.

I love babies, and I am just constantly thinking about babies and what to make for them. For the last few years, we’ve used the whole month of April give special attention to moms and their little ones. 

This year, we have TONS of giveaways and new products, designed specifically with babies in mind. As you read, think about Mother’s Day and upcoming baby showers. A handmade baby product designed specifically for a special mom will definitely make her feel loved. 

OK, where to begin?! I recommend starting with our Baby Collection where all baby items are in one convenient stop. To help you decide, I want you to know what’s tried and true, and then I’ll let you know what’s new! 

What’s Loved: 

Baby bags! A baby bag helps a mom feel put together in every way — style, organization, and preparation for the carseat blowout! Many RSD purses make great baby bags, but we especially recommend the Phoebe and Melissa, or the Olive and Elizabeth for an even bigger size (maybe twins are on the way??). Having a cute, organized, well-stocked baby bag as you walk out of the hospital is one way to add confidence as you begin your new life as a mom.  

The Kinley Cube, Cosmetic, Sunglasses Case, and Baby Changing Clutch are all great for organization. Think diapers, wipes, or baby medicine. And the changing clutch is of course functional as a changing pad! The Polly is perfect for a pacifier, or for hair ties/bows for the little girl who always loses them! :)  

Last year we debuted our exclusive RSD baby shoe line! We collaborate with Lexiebugs to create shoes available in four sizes for ages newborn-18 months, and you have a variety of beautiful fabrics to choose from. They are super easy to put on, and they are just so so cute! We are also adding new styles to our line, so stay tuned!

Also last year we introduced our first-ever line of jersey knit swaddles! This collaboration is with Rejoicing DAY, my friend Kassie’s company out of Yankton, SD. These jersey knit swaddle blankets come in five super soft, stretchy fabrics, and they are the perfect size! Moms will know, sometimes “swaddle” blankets aren’t made big enough to actually swaddle. So, these are perfect! They are also perfect to use as a nursing cover or car seat cover as well.  

The Bandana Bib, Stroller Strap, and Paci Clips are all handy additions to any new mom’s baby collection. Like all our products, they are functional, but so so cute! 

DSC_3680.jpgFor an especially sentimental gift for Mother’s Day or a baby shower, check out my journal, A Mother’s Love: Ledger: Handwritten Thoughts from a Mother to Her Children. I’ve created it to be a simple way to record your child’s milestones, funny moments and quirks. 

What’s New:

More baby accessories are coming!! We are adding baby headbands, baby hats, new baby shoe designs, and burp cloths to our line. The headbands fit all sizes, and they have a comfortable nylon band that (hopefully) your little one won’t rip off right away! They come in a set of three, and we’ll have a new designed set each season. 

The baby pom hats are another amazing Rejoicing DAY product (see jersey knit swaddles), and they are simply adorable. All Rejoicing DAY products are handmade in South Dakota and are sure to be fast favorites! The burp cloths are made with high-quality, 100% cotton and absorbent terry cloth fabric. They come as a set of two coordinating fabrics, and they will make baby spit-up look cuter than ever! ;)

We’ve already debuted our new fabrics, specifically with babies in mind (but not exclusively!). The two new exterior fabrics are Jelly Bean and Pixie Dust. They both have a gray background and colorful polkadots, just in different color waves. So so cute! And our new lining fabrics are Routes, Happy Daze, Watermelon Blossom, and Mediterranean. These cover the spectrum from subtle to floral to fun, crazy bright colors. I say go bold for your baby! ;) 

And, believe it or not, there is MORE! But I can’t giveaway all our surprises, so make sure to follow our Facebook page and to join our VIP group to stay in-the-know with all our upcoming additions. More on all these items (and MORE) soon!

What We’re Giving Away:

Make sure to watch our upcoming Facebook live event on Monday, April 15. Via that video, you’ll be able to enter to win a … drumroll… Phoebe, Bandana Bib, Cosmetic, Baby Shoes, and Burp Cloths. Yes, ALL of those will be giveaways! 

To enter, you must watch the video, tag a friend in the comments and share the post on your personal Facebook page.  

In conclusion, join me this month in thinking baby! Stock up on shower gifts to avoid last-minute scrambling. When you buy from us you’re supporting other moms, and these gifts are super personal because you get to design it exactly how they’d like it.  

This season of life is so special, and I can’t wait to spoil some hard-working moms!