The Little Prince Royal Baby Shower

The_Little_PrinceWe know, we know – Princess Kate will not have a formal baby shower for lots of reasons including the fact that royal protocol would require her to return all gifts and what fun is a baby shower without opening all the adorable baby presents.  Nonetheless, we are still gung ho on planning the perfect little prince royal baby shower including choosing adorable gifts for the little prince.

Click here to check out our favorite royal baby shower invitations and party kits

Obviously, on the top of any Little Prince Baby Shower is the universally cherished, beloved classic The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Whether read in the original French or this beautiful translation by Richard Howard, it is a must own for anyone assembling a wonderful collection of children's literature.

Here are our latest additions to our own pinterest board – all perfect gifts for any mom expecting her own little prince.

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Prince George Comes Home from the Hospital Swaddled in Aden + Anais

Aden + Anais Swaddling Blanket

As His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge heads home in this adorable soft and cozy Aden + Anais Jungle Jam Bird Swaddle Wrap swaddling blanket, I can't help but reminisce about my first swaddling adventure.

Daniel, my first born, developed jaundice soon after he was born.  The doctor suggested we put him in the window to expose him to sunlight. The problem is the nurses also drilled into my husband and me the importance of swaddling newborns. Being the new and inexperienced parents we were, Matt and I obediently followed both instructions at the same time.  When Matt's dad, an renowned New York OB/GYN discovered his 2nd born grandson cooking in the window, he lost it.  He truly thought I had to be the most inept mother on earth .  Ever since I have been absolutely mortified by my complete lack of common sense during those first few days as a new mom.  This is why I once again implore everyone to give the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a modicum of  privacy to allow them to make the mistakes every new parent inevitably makes without broadcasting each personal embarrassment to the world.

Enough reminiscing. Why are Aden + Anais swaddling blankets fit for a royal baby?

Eco-friendly Aden + Anais sources organic muslin to create the ultimate in soft and durable baby essentials. Featuring colorful and unique prints, Aden and Anais’swaddling wraps, sleep sacks, bedding and blankets envelop babies in warm comfort, while bibs, changing pad covers, towels, washcloths and skin care accessories ensure all needs are met with quality products. Cozy and lasting, Aden and Anais products make the perfect baby gift for new moms and baby showers.

The swaddling blankets allow for maxium breathability and airflow with soft, open weave bamboo rayon fabric. Blankets come in sets of four and each set features different patterns and prints. They can be used for traditional swaddling or as a burp cloth, nursing shield or stroller cover. Machine washable swaddles get softer after each laundering.  

Haven’t learned or can’t quite remember the ins and outs and folds and tucks of swaddling. Check out these How to Swaddle Instructions.

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Unicorn Room Decor

Unicorn Room DecorWe fell in love with this mythical unicorn bedding the minute we saw it and had to share it with you.  Dwell Studios manages to create fashion bedding for the whimsical, modern girl.  Not too babyish, not too grown-up this bedding encourages fantasy in the color palette girls of all ages love – pinks, purples and oranges.  We can definitely see pairing the bedding with a DIY headboard made from this Playful Unicorns Tin Ceiling Tile in an amethyst finish.  Use it as inspiration for a baby shower theme or consider redecorating your young princess' or horse lover's bedroom.

Playful Unicorns DIY Tin Tile Headboard

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One Kings Lane Kids Festival!

Attention all moms and dads, or anyone with a special little someone in their life! It is not too late to take advantage of  the One Kings Lane kids festival! You can continue to shop One Kings Lane for children's must-have items in all categories, for all ages – furniture, art, rugs, toys and everything in between – even missing dorm room accessories thru Sunday October 7th. Stock up on items your children need now or stash some away for great holiday gifts and future birthday presents!  Don't forget your nieces and nephews and and all the other kid gifts you buy all year long as well.  Plus, if you're new to One Kings Lane, sign up today for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more. Head over to One Kings Lane now before these deals are over!

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