March 2015

Month: March 2015

Baby Easter Gift Baskets | One Small Child

Baby Easter Gift Baskets from One Small Child

Easter is just around the corner! Do you have your baby Easter gift baskets yet? Don’t wait any longer! These gift totes make the perfect gifts for your little ones. Each is personalized just for them, making you a very thoughtful giver.

Baby Easter Gift Baskets | One Small Child

Lamb Gift Tote:

Our lamb gift tote is the perfect Easter gift for your little one! Filled with an adorable selection of soft lambs, this set has everything he’ll want! From cuddling the stuffed lamb to shaking the rattle. He’ll be entertained for hours. Snuggle together in the super soft minky blanket and read the Mary Had A Little Lamb finger puppet book. Little ones adore the lamb lovey. The gift tote is personalized with baby’s name, making this gift extra special. Great for baby boys and girls.

Bath Time Gift Tote:

Make washing a blast with our bath time gift tote. This adorable set includes everything a baby needs for a fun, comfortable bath. Your little munchkin will have a splash with the squirting duck and waterproof bath time book. The soft washcloths feature a loop for easy drying. He’ll stay warm and comfortable in the hooded cotton terry towel. Includes a muslin gift tote, embroidered with your little one’s name.

Monkey Gift Tote:

Looking for a fun gift for your little monkey? Our monkey gift tote is perfect for your bouncing baboon! He’ll have a swinging time with the adorable monkey rattle and Five Little Monkeys finger puppet book. Even the wildest of little ones can’t resist a snuggle with the monkey lovey. When he’s finally had all his fun, the satin-trimmed minky blanket and stuffed monkey are welcomed as naptime companions. Everything is tucked neatly inside the personalized tote.

Like what you see? Find more gift sets here.

Family Easter Traditions 2015

Mom Talk: Family Easter Traditions

Holidays are a great time to get everyone together and share in family traditions. We love to hear how different families celebrate. So, today we’re sharing some family Easter traditions from a few local moms.

Family Easter Traditions 2015

SueAnn:

We have a big family and every year we get together on the river bottoms and have a big Easter egg hunt for the kids. The teenagers get to find a bag filled with candy. They love it because they get to feel like they are not a child anymore but they still get the thrill of hunting for something.  We always have an open-pit fire so everyone can roast a hot dog for lunch and there is always good food to go with them.  Then we get to visit with each other and catch up on what is happening in each of our lives.  This is a great time for everyone and the kids especially look forward to it.

Katy:

I like to split the Easter holiday into two days.  We try to do the Easter Bunny activities, which include egg hunts, candy and fun activities on Saturday. My favorite thing the Easter bunny gives the littles are a new Sunday church outfit. Maybe a dress shirt for the boys and a dress for the girls. We often are given a book about Christ for the littles to read as well.

We reserve Sunday for more religious events.  We want Sunday to be Christ-centered. We talk about the Savior and how important He is in our lives and that He rose from the dead that day. This year, I want to try this Easter activity centered on Jesus.

Bethany:

Growing up my Mom always made Egg Asparagus Casserole on Easter. She would just use sliced bread, nothing fancy, and dry it out a little in the oven. Then we would have to count all the eggs and make sure we found them all because my Mom made sure that there was a enough for the casserole. If there were cracked eggs the coloring would soak through, and we had multi-colored casserole.

For my little family, we stay in Blackfoot for a city hunt and support the activities where we live.

Samantha:

I have the fun opportunity to start Easter traditions with my little family this year. My daughter is just over and year and we’re expecting a son just after Easter. I want family traditions to be a big part of their lives, so I’ve put a lot of thought into how we celebrate holidays now.

I know my little girl will love hunting for Easter eggs and we’ll probably let her indulge in some treats. I adored the gift baskets the Easter bunny brought to me as a child and plan to carrying on that tradition on as well. I hope to do the egg hunt and bunny basket on the Saturday before Easter Sunday so that we can have a more religious celebration on the Sabbath. I fell in love with this idea from Your Home-based Mom. You read the Easter story from the bible with fun trinkets that help you remember it. I especially love this for little kids.

As a child, I always got a new dress to wear to church on Easter Sunday. I loved getting all dressed up in something new. I hope my kids will love these traditions as much as I did when I was a child.

Share with us! We’d love to hear your family Easter traditions!

2015 Baby Names for Girls | One Small Child

Popular Baby Names 2015

Looking for the perfect baby name for your little bundle of joy? Naming your little one is a big decision, and parents-to-be often feel the pressure. Today’sParent.com shares their best baby naming tip: “If you’re searching for a name that’s unique, yet still somewhat trendy, checking the local statistics for your city or province can help get your creative juices flowing with accurate, timely information of what other parents are naming their children.” Want more baby naming advice before you make the final call? Check out this article from Parents.com. Today we’re sharing some current and upcoming baby naming trends for 2015.

2015 Baby Names for Boys | One Small Child

Upcoming Baby Name Trends: BabyCenter.com has predicted the 5 upcoming baby names for boys and girls in 2015.

Girls:

  1. Lana
  2. Lila
  3. Seren
  4. Martha
  5. Brooke

Boys:

  1. Roman
  2. Abdullah
  3. Jesse
  4. Jenson
  5. Corey

2015 Baby Names for Girls | One Small Child

Current Baby Name Trends: Here’s what was popular in 2014, according to BabyNames.com.

Top 25 Most Popular Baby Girl Names:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Amelia/Emilia
  3. Aria/Arya
  4. Olivia
  5. Violet
  6. Ava
  7. Sophia/Sofia
  8. Emma
  9. Scarlet/Scarlett
  10. Nora/Norah
  11. Audrey
  12. Aurora
  13. Vivienne/Vivien/Vivian
  14. Lily/Lilly
  15. Abigail
  16. Chloe/Khloe
  17. Adalyn
  18. Ella
  19. Elizabeth/Elisabeth
  20. Alice
  21. Grace
  22. Hazel
  23. Harper
  24. Adelaide
  25. Isla

Top 25 Most Popular Baby Boy Names:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. Ethan
  5. Asher
  6. Benjamin
  7. Henry
  8. Owen
  9. Caleb/Kaleb
  10. Jackson/Jaxon
  11. Grayson/Greyson
  12. Declan
  13. Landon/Landen
  14. Alexander
  15. Levi
  16. Aidan/Aiden/Aden
  17. Finn/Fynn
  18. Elijah
  19. Lucas/Lukas
  20. Gavin
  21. Gabriel
  22. Elliot/Eliot/Elliott
  23. Emmet
  24. William
  25. James

 

All About Monograms | One Small Child

All About Monograms

Today, we’re all about monograms. We love offering monograms on our baby clothes and gifts. What a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your little one’s special outfit! A gift becomes so much more when embroidered with her name or initials.

All About Monograms | One Small Child

Just for fun, here’s a little background information on monograms:

“An individual’s monogram is often a very fancy piece of art used for stationery, for adorning luggage, for embroidery on clothing, and so forth. These monograms may have two or three letters.

A traditional 3-letter monogram has the initial of the individual’s last name (surname) set larger, or with some special treatment in the center, while the first name initial appears to the left of it and the middle name initial appears to the right of it. For example, if the individual’s name is Mary Ann Jones, and Jones is the surname, then the arrangement of letters would be thus: MJA, with the surname initial set larger in the center, the M for Mary to the left and the A for Ann to the right.” – Jeanine Twigg, Author of Embroidery Machine Essentials

All About Monograms | One Small Child

At One Small Child, we offer monograms, initials, names and dates on so many of our clothes and gifts. Just look for the words “Can Be Personalized” under the product image. There are a variety of embroidery or engraving options for these items. Simply click into the product page and look for the Personalize Options box to view the options for that specific item. When you click on the Personalize button, all the information you need will pop up, including embroidery placement images, thread color photos and text boxes to enter in your information. So easy!

All About Monograms | One Small Child

“A monogrammed gift is a measure of love just like home cooking for friends and family. When you take the time to mark a gift, it makes it profoundly personal.” – Shannon Britton (Southern Proper Monograms)

Blue Christening Outfits: Noah

Looking for something fabulous for your Little Boy Blue’s spring celebration? We love the Noah outfit for Easter, his first birthday, a spring Christening or wedding. …Oh the possibilities.

Noah Blue Christening Outfits | One Small Child Easter Outfits

Our Noah Blue Christening Outfit is an adorable one-piece short-all. Made from blue silk, this outfit is lightweight and comfortable for baby. Not to mention, so luxurious! The simple style features cuffed sleeves and legs. Silk-covered buttons accent each cuff. The pleated front lends to the menswear-inspired design. Your little man’s look is topped off with an adorable beret hat.

Noah blue christening outfits are available here in sizes Newborn through 24 months. Just in time for your Easter celebrations!

Customer Highlight: Little Sergio in Justin Baptism Gown from OneSmallChild.com

Customer Highlight: Little Sergio in our Justin Gown

Today we’re featuring an adorable little man in our Justin Baptism Gown on our customer highlight series. Sergio’s gown was embroidered with our gold name and date embroidery option. His Godmother also purchased the Boys Christening Accessory Set for Sergio’s big day.

Customer Highlight: Little Sergio in Justin Baptism Gown from OneSmallChild.com

-How did you find One Small Child?

I found One Small Child via another person’s Pin on Pinterest and then Google’d them further to see what the store had to offer in regards to Baptism clothing.

-Was the purchasing simple hassle free?

The purchasing process was very hassle free online and also over the phone.  When I had called to rush the order, Christine had supported all my requests and changes with immediate attention and did an amazing job!

-Did the adding embroidery create the special touch you were envisioning?

Yes, absolutely!  It was even better when we were able to select the different color options for the embroidery.

-Did you use a professional photographer to capture special moments?

No.

-Did you have pictures of Sergio in his Justin Gown?

Yes, we did a mini photo shoot at home. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of photos of the celebration or food.

-What was the planning process like for his special day?

It was a real rush. We only had 10 days to get everything organized and planned. The baptism courses didn’t end until Jan 29th. At that point we were allowed to book a date. The problem was we couldn’t baptize during Lent, which this year started on Feb 18th. After Easter our Godmother will be overseas. The only day that worked for all of us was Feb 8th. I utilized Pinterest and created a board for food menu, décor.

-What did you want it to feel like/theme to be?

We just wanted an enjoyable celebration that was elegant with family and friends.

-Did you provide a meal to friends and family afterwards? If so, what was the menu?

Yes, we hosted the celebration after the ceremony in our log home. We had everything from traditional Portuguese cuisines to modern comfort food. Portuguese fried chicken, roast beef, Bacalhau (traditional Portuguese cod and potato dish), meatballs, pasta salad, shrimp, scallop potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrot salad, chef salad, corn, fresh Portuguese sweet bread, veggies, fruit, cheese and cracker trays, Caldo Verde (traditional Portuguese Kale soup), rice pudding, cheesecake, and celebratory cupcakes.

-Was there one particular moment that was very memorable on that day, aside from the event itself?

Keeping the Portuguese tradition, we had his Godmother arrive early to dress Sergio in his gown. It was memorable watching him getting dressed and seeing the gown for the first time.

One moment that does stand out was during the ceremony, standing up at the front of the church, when Father Thomas went to bless Sergio’s mouth, Sergio couldn’t help but try to bite his fingers… I guess everything is a teether to him. Everyone in mass laughed, including the priest. It was very adorable.

Another moment was the photo shoot. Here Sergio was playing with his personalized Christening Set he received from his Godmother from One Small Child.

-Are you going to preserve and frame your baby’s gown/suit?

We will be keeping the gown. It holds a special value being personalized with his name and baptismal date.

-Was there anything that you would do differently in hindsight?

More planning. Unfortunately, because of the last minute notice, we didn’t have enough time to send out invitations. Invites became a personable via mass text messages and Facebook private messages. And a lot of family and friends already had commitments for that day.

-What resources did you use?

Pinterest and One Small Child’s Christening Gift Set; gifted from his Godmother. The set is just beautiful. The quality is excellent and having it personalized with his name adds a real special touch. Our son can grow with it during his faith-filled years and it’s something that can be passed down to his children.

Benefits of Bamboo Clothing | One Small Child

Background on Bamboo Clothing

Benefits of Bamboo Clothing | One Small Child

Bamboo is all the rage right now, especially in the clothing industry. So, why all the excitement? You may have heard that it’s super soft, and has been compared to cashmere and silk. But there’s so much more that makes it so amazing. We’ve done our research and thought you might like to know why we’ve added bamboo to our selection of fine fabrics.

Why we love it:

  • So Soft: This is the first test we put materials through at One Small Child. Our baby clothes have to be soft! Bamboo passes with flying colors. The fiber structure is smooth and round, making it perfect for sensitive skin.
  • Durability: Studies have found bamboo fabric to be much more resilient and durable than cotton and polyester.
  • A Natural Fabric: Bamboo is a natural fabric, refined, from the plant itself. This means it offers many fringe benefits that synthetic fabrics can’t. Many of those benefits are listed below.

Why babies love it:

  • Stretchy: Bamboo has a high breaking tenacity, so it’s super stretchy. This means it has a long-lasting fit and is super comfy.
  • Moisture Control: Studies found that bamboo fabric wicks and absorbs moisture 3-4 times faster than cotton, so baby’s skin stays dry.
  • Thermal Regulating: It’s important to keep new babies at just the right temperature. Bamboo clothing helps keep little ones cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • Breathable: We can all agree that a breathable fabric keeps us much more comfortable throughout the day.
  • Anti-Static/Anti-Cling: This means no painful static shocks to tender skin. Definitely a plus when dressing infants.

Why mommies love it:

  • UV Protection: Moms know how important it is to protect their newborn’s delicate skin from harmful sun rays. Bamboo fabric offers protection from UV rays.
  • Anti-Fungal/Anti-Bacterial: Due to its natural properties, the growth of fungus and bacteria on bamboo fibers is minimal. Everyone’s happy when baby is healthy!
  • Easy to Launder: Bamboo material is naturally wrinkle-resistant and is machine washable. Talk about easy care!

Benefits of Bamboo Clothing | One Small Child

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Newborn Swaddling | A great post on correct newborn swaddling with a link to a video by a pediatrician.

Newborn Swaddling

A great post on correct newborn swaddling with a link to a video by a pediatrician.

Swaddling is a great way to comfort newborns. It also helps them sleep better. They feel safe and secure when they’re all wrapped up. Who doesn’t?

Newborn swaddling must be done correctly to ensure baby’s safety and comfort. We found this great video from BabyCenter.com. {learn about swaddling from BabyCenter.com} A pediatrician shows you different swaddling methods and how to do them correctly.  It was super informative!

In the video, they explained how to choose the safest swaddling blankets. They suggest lightweight, breathable blankets. You don’t want baby to get too warm or be in danger of suffocation. This can happen if the blanket is too thick or heavy. Here are some blankets by Aden and Anais that are perfect for newborn swaddling. They’re made from a lightweight and breathable bamboo material. Each are 47″ by 47″ and gets softer with each wash. (Don’t worry. You can throw them in the machine!) The ultimate swaddling blankets!

Newborn Swaddling Blankets by Aden + Anais | www.OneSmallChild.com

Diwali Swaddle Blankets-top | Azure Swaddle Blankets-left | Pyara Swaddle Blankets-right