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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Bright Nursery

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Bright Nursery

Looking for nursery decor ideas or baby shower gifts?  Recently, actress and model Molly Sims announced she is turning to Layla Grayce for inspiration to help her decorate and design her baby's nursery and rumor has is she wants to incorporate bright colors! We love the idea of a bright, cheerful nursery and both Newport Cottages and Kalon Studios offer  adorable collections of cribs featuring fun new colors.  Don't stop there — add color with your crib bedding, your nursery rugs, furniture, and accessories, and  create bright and cheerful nursery walls with playful removable wall art decals and stickers.
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From Nursery to Dorm Room – Express Your Style

From Nursery to Dorm Room - Express Your Style

Yes, my baby turns 18 today.  It seems like just yesterday I was planning her nursery and now, together, my daughter and I are shopping for her dorm room. Where did we turn for inspiration?  None other than Layla Grayce. Layla Grayce is now my go to shop for both nursery and dorm room, and as I get ready to redecorate, my own master bedroom.  With a classic and elegant, timeless and ageless array of high quality products, we had difficulty choosing just one pattern.  My daughter picked out  Serena & Lilly's Isabel Set (how perfect since she is an Isabelle) for her bedding in hopes of adding a bit of sunshine to an otherwise drab dorm room.  So that the room does not come across as too “babyish”  she is accessorizing with a mix of modern and vintage touches and random splashes of unexpected color.  I can't wait to see her USC dorm room all put together — check back in August for pictures!

Here are some of our favorite crib bedding sets!

DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Gio Aqua DW14 DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Owls DW238 DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Paper Dolls DW239 DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Skyline Light Blue DWS575 DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Sparrow DW240 DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Transportation DW16 DwellStudio Crib Bedding Set Zinnia Rose DW376

 

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