Palmetto Parent 2010 August issue : Page 4

NEWPRODUCTS Precious&Few christening gowns Modern parents can rediscover and embrace tradition through the Precious & Few line of upscale infant wear that offers heirloom-quality christening wardrobes.Ranging from exquisite gowns to handcrafted bonnets, booties and pil-lows, the collection is priced from $295 to $320 and can be purchased at www.preciousfew.com. Three gown styles are available. The product line’s monogrammed pillow can be customized with baby name and birth date for a welcome or baptism gift. “Since today’s families are distanced by time and space, preserving a traditional piece such as the chris-tening gown has a very important meaning,” said creator Kathleen Lagas. “New parents are embracing old traditions, and introducing an heirloom gown into the family is a way to honor their heritage and leave a lovely sentiment for future generations.” ‘The Diaper Chronicles’ Parenting writer Barack Levin busts common parenting myths in “The Diaper Chronicles:A Stay-At-Home Dad’s Quest For Raising Great Kids.”According to him, you can raise kids in a non-childproofed house; the terrible twos aren’t terrible at all; there is power in ‘no’; tantrums are easily avoidable; and attention deficit can be turned into attention surplus. The book costs about $20 at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Wee Bonnie Botts cloth diapers Developed by a military mom who was after an affordable cloth diaper that covered her son’s needs and personality, the Wee Bonnie Botts cloth diaper line touts its fit and durabil-ity. Sarah West created the line out of her San Diego home. She said the diapers are fashionable, responsible and easy to use. They cost $14 – $32 at www.etsy.com/shop/weebonnie-botts. NEWPRODUC NEWPRODUC NEWPRODUC NEWPRODUC NEWPRODUC PRODUCTS Precious&Few christening gowns Modern parents EWPRODUCTS Precious&Few christening gowns Modern parents can rediscover and embrace tradition through the Precious & Few line of upscale infant wear that offers heirloom-quality christening wardrobes.Ranging from exquisite gowns to handcrafted bonnets, booties and pil-lows, the collection is priced from $295 to $320 and can be purchased at www.preciousfew.com. Three gown styles are available. The product line’s monogrammed pillow can be customized with baby name and birth date for a welcome or baptism gift. “Since today’s families are distanced by time and space, preserving a traditional piece such as the chris-tening gown has a very important meaning,” said creator Kathleen Lagas. “New parents are embracing old traditions, and introducing an heirloom gown into the family is a way to honor their heritage and leave a lovely sentiment for future generations.” ‘The Diaper Chronicles’ Parenting writer Barack Levin busts common parenting myths in “The Diaper Chronicles:A Stay-At-Home Dad’s Quest For Raising Great Kids.”According to him, you can raise kids in a non-childproofed house; the terrible twos aren’t terrible at all; there is power in ‘no’; tantrums are easily avoidable; and attention deficit can be turned into attention surplus. The book costs about $20 at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Wee Bonnie Botts cloth diapers Developed by a military mom who was after an affordable cloth diaper that covered her son’s needs and personality, the Wee Bonnie Botts cloth diaper line touts its fit and durabil-ity. Sarah West created the line out of her San Diego home. She said the diapers are fashionable, responsible and easy to use. They cost $14 – $32 at www.etsy.com/shop/weebonnie-botts. 4 4 Palmetto Parent www.palmettoparent.com August 2010 1700

New Products

Michael Burns

<b>Precious & Few christening gowns</b><br /> Modern parents can rediscover and embrace tradition through the Precious & Few line of upscale infant wear that offers heirloom-quality christening wardrobes. Ranging from exquisite gowns to handcrafted bonnets, booties and pillows, the collection is priced from $295 to $320 and can be purchased at www.preciousfew.com.<br /> <br /> Three gown styles are available. The product line’s monogrammed pillow can be customized with baby name and birth date for a welcome or baptism gift.<br /> <br /> “Since today’s families are distanced by time and space, preserving a traditional piece such as the christening gown has a very important meaning,” said creator Kathleen Lagas. “New parents are embracing old traditions, and introducing an heirloom gown into the family is a way to honor their heritage and leave a lovely sentiment for future generations.”<br /> <br /> They cost $14 – $32 at www.etsy.com/shop/weebonniebotts.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>‘The Diaper Chronicles’</b><br /> Parenting writer Barack Levin busts common parenting myths in “The Diaper Chronicles: A Stay-At-Home Dad’s Quest For Raising Great Kids.” According to him, you can raise kids in a non-childproofed house; the terrible twos aren’t terrible at all; there is power in ‘no’; tantrums are easily avoidable; and attention deficit can be turned into attention surplus. <br /> <br /> The book costs about $20 at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Wee Bonnie Botts cloth diapers</b><br /> Developed by a military mom who was after an affordable cloth diaper that covered her son’s needs and personality, the Wee Bonnie Botts cloth diaper line touts its fit and durability. Sarah West created the line out of her San Diego home. She said the diapers are fashionable, responsible and easy to use.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Scartini cosmetic cocktail</b><br /> Touted as a refreshing new cocktail that heals stretch marks and scars from Caesarean sections in days, Scartini promises to make tummies and legs look fabulous again. Plant extracts and a moisturizing antioxidant work the product’s magic. It was developed by a former contestant of the television series “The Apprentice” and the chief plastic surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh.<br /> <br /> It costs $30 at www.scartini.com.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Zibits mini collectible robots</b><br /> Zibits, a new line of miniature collectible robots from Senario, have sprung to remote-controlled life at the creative hands of children. Twelve different models — each just over two-inches long — are available for about $10 each. They’re recommended for children ages 8 and older.<br /> <br /> Play sets to build virtual communities are also available. They can be found at Toys ‘R’ Us, Amazon.com and eToys.com.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Biodegradable Paper Mates</b><br /> Unlike pens and pencils made from petroleum-based plastics, as many are, Paper Mate’s new line of biodegradable pens and mechanical pencils features parts that won’t plague the environment for years. The pens and pencils are made from corn and naturally decompose, and the plastic-free packaging is made completely from recycled materials.<br /> <br /> The pens cost $1.70 each, the pencils $2.70, at major retailers such as Kmart and Office Depot.<br /> <br /> <br /> <i>Compiled by Michael Burns. E-mail mburns@upstateparent.com.</i>

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