Widgeons Have Arrived!

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Breaking news:  Widgeons have made their way to Little Lambs and Ivy, and they are surely worth the wait!  These fleece jackets are durable, washable, and do not pill.  The velcro enclosures make them a breeze to get on and off.  The water-resistant fleece will keep your kids warm and dry throughout the winter.  We have plenty of the classic fleece hooded coats for babies and toddlers.  We also have a few other styles for girls with plenty of bright flowers.  You don’t want to miss out on these fantastic coats!

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New Pant Sets from Kissy Kissy!

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Little Lambs and Ivy just received some new items from one of our favorite brands.  Kissy Kissy now makes a baby pant set with a kimono top.  The kimono top has two snaps across the chest.  This style allows for a loose-fitting top that does not aggravate the umbilical cord.  Kissy Kissy offers several prints in the kimono pant set, including Noah’s Ark, starry night, frogs, and ducks.  Come in and check these out!

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Baby Essentials: Swaddles

Here at Little Lambs and Ivy, we have brainstormed a list of essentials for moms.  At the top of our list is swaddles.  Swaddles are an absolute necessity for keeping baby – and mom – happy!

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Using a swaddle recreates the blissful feelings of the womb: a close, comfy environment that stretches and gives with movement.  Research has shown that when newborns are swaddled, they wake less and sleep better at night.  A good night’s rest is imperative to a baby’s ever-developing brain.  In addition to helping babies sleep, swaddling can help calm a fussy baby.

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At Little Lambs we love swaddles by Swaddle Designs.  Swaddle Designs features two types of swaddles – muslin and flannel.  The muslin swaddle  is a lightweight, open weave that allows the baby’s body temperature to regulate itself naturally –  not too hot in the summer, but cozy and warm  in the winter.  The fabric is soft, stretchy, and comfy, and it gets softer with each wash!

The premium cotton flannel swaddle is soft and breathable.  It comes with a step-by-step guide to swaddling; it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.  The swaddle can also serve as a playmat or sunshield, making it the ultimate gift!

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In addition to Swaddle Designs, Little Lambs and Ivy also carries swaddles by Angel Dear and Aden & Anais.  Swaddles are just too good to pass up.  We hope to see you in here soon!

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Social Media Internship this Fall

Most of you cannot imagine all the little details involved with running a children’s store.  We aim to make things look easy, breezy, but let me tell you, sometimes these little lambs are leaping as fast as they can! Each night as we close the door, we say if only we had more time……………….

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Our baby registries are growing faster than we could imagine, and social media like facebook, instagram, and pinterest can only help us make shopping our baby registries easier.  We’re hoping to rev up our social media offerings by opening up an internship with this very thought in mind.IMG_1073

This fall, we are offering a paid internship through USC’s JobMate program for a special someone in a business marketing program that would enjoy photographing, writing, and dreaming up promotions for our facebook, pinterest, and instagram pages.  For three months, our new intern will will be given a new challenge biweekly that covers several social media apps with a specific goal in mind: to grow our business and to grow a savvy student.

Spread the word!  Tell anyone you know about this terrific opportunity to work and learn at a local small business.

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Knitted Veggies from Around the World

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Look at these adorable crocheted vegetable baby rattles!  Who can resist their quirky shapes, bright colors, soft fabric, and jingly rattle noise?  It was love at first sight the minute we opened the box from Pebble Toys!

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Not only do these sweet baby rattles look adorable, but they hold a pretty special place in our hearts too. They are the brainchild of  Samantha Morshed, Pebble Toy’s founder, who wanted to create an ethical, fair and sustainable working environment for the women of Bangladesh, and the knitted vegetable baby rattles were the first toys that were lovingly hand-made in 2004.

“The poverty in Bangladesh is overwhelming and it’s impossible just to sit by and watch” says Samantha.

“I wondered if I taught a small group of women to knit and we operated from day one as a business with a commercial basis whether we would be able to break the mould and demonstrate that real change was possible. So, with the help of a local NGO we gathered together a small group of women who I taught to knit in my spare room”

And knitting led to crocheting, and the Pebble Toy collection grew by leaps and bounds.  Not just veggies any more! You”ll find an assortment of endearing rainbow colored friends babies love to cuddle and chew on.

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So join with us in our love and appreciation for the handiwork of mothers across the sea in Bangladesh. You’ll be glad you did!

 

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