Ida J Designs!

Whenever I've walked into a public restroom and see the Koala changing tables, I am always grossed out.  Sorry, but there is no way those things are sanitary!  That's why the Tush Cush from ida j designs is so great.  No more bottoms on the gross table when you have a need to use it!

My Tush Cush has saved us from the bare Koala table tons of times!  Isn't it pretty? 
ida j designs also offers a blanket called the "Tag Along" and burp cloths, all in similar fabric.   Soon they'll have organic cotton onesies available too!  For the parents, if you're looking for a laptop bag that isn't lame, well, ida has the bag for you!  These bags are custom made just for your computer, and they're so cool! 

A featured vendor at Seattle's Urban Craft Uprising, Michelle and Jill started ida j designs in 2004.  They work out of their Seattle homes creating unique and creative items for you and your tot!  You can purchase ida products directly from Michelle and Jill through the website, or contact any of their local vendors in the Seattle area.

Rock Baby To Sleep

Both Laura and I are music lovers and we're always looking for music that appeals to us that our toddlers would also like. I was telling Laura just recently that I wanted to make a lullaby mix for Hailey using songs from bands that I really like. She then told me about the Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions albums. She owns the Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Beach Boys and I instantly added some of the songs from that album to my lullaby mix. I then discovered there are quite a few lullaby renditions albums out there such as, The Cure, Coldplay, The Ramones and Green Day to name just a few. Baby Rock Records uses instruments such as the glockenspiel, vibraphone, mellotron, harp and bells to lull your baby into a peaceful sleep. They claim these recordings are "cherub rock for a new generation". I, for one, like the sound of that (no pun intended).

Here are a few songs to whet your appetite. Check out the Baby Rock Records website to purchase any or all of the Rockabye Baby! Lullaby albums.

(Click the little blue play button to hear each MP3)

mp3: Just Like Heaven - The Cure

mp3: No Surprises - Radiohead

mp3: In My Room - The Beach Boys