Bloom Introduces the Retro Collection!

Looking for a little mid-century modern to add to your baby’s room? The new Retro Collection from Bloom is the way to go. The unique style showcases rounded curves with sleek lines, adding that hint of luxe for the nursery. Check out all 3 pieces to make this look complete!

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Pokkadots.com is available 7 days a week to assist you with all of your nursery needs. Reach out to our style guru, Kathryn – kathryn@modernlivingllc.com with questions or for some advice!

 

 

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Mother’s Day Surprises

Pssst!! Mother’s Day is May 12th…right around the corner! What’s the best way you’ve found to pamper the new mom in your life? We have lots of options to celebrate being a Mom and to accentuate her own unique style. Check out some of our latest additions:

The Perry Mackin Zoey Diaper Bag in Olive is such a great crossover bag…no one would ever know it’s a diaper bag which means she can keep using it long after the baby is out of pull-ups!

Is organization her thing? Check out Mom‘s Ultimate Family Organizer — This comprehensive, one-stop organizer is an essential tool for the busiest person of them all—mom! Inside the sturdy binder is a system for managing motherhood: calendar pages to keep track of family members‘ schedules, directory pages to locate everyone from the kindergarten teacher to the carpet cleaner, and planning pages for birthday parties or the family vacation. Helpful sticky notes and tear-out lists make it easy to stay organized, while survival tips and tricks from real moms offer encouragement. When life gets hectic, this binder is in control.

Has she been wanting to try her hand at homemade baby food? The Beaba Babycook is the perfect gift for her. The Beaba Babycook is a one-of-a-kind, patented compact countertop appliance that functions as a steamer, blender, warmer and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. It starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits, and meats in less than 15 minutes, while preserving their vitamins and flavors. It then purees or blends them to the desired consistency. Parents can also use it to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods. Spatula for removing the basket and scraping the bowl included.

Whatever gift you give her, make sure you take the time to celebrate what makes her unique, special and the best Mom you know!

 

Happy Earth Day! A Look into Sustainabilty

Earth Day is the perfect chance to remind our fantastic followers of the brands that build with Mother Earth in mind. Responsible manufacturing and sustainability are always at the forefront of these eco-friendly designers. Check out some of our super-chic, environmental stewards of the juvenile furniture world:

Bloom strives for the best by using sustainable practices and recycled materials. Featured in the image below: Bloom Coco lounger and Bloom Otto Table and Chairs (children not included!)

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Part of Oeuf’s mission first and foremost is to ‘Be Good to the Planet’…see their quote below on what this means to them:

Be good to the planet.
Use natural, renewable, recyclable materials that emphasize conservation and lead to environmentally sound products. Employ eco-conscious manufacturing processes that promote sustainability.

 

Be Good™ is not just something we say, it’s something we mean. As parents, we want our children to inherit a world that is better than we found it. As Oeuf, we have the ability to make that happen.

Not only are they living up to this mission but they are producing some of the top-rated, quality, designer pieces that are sought after by the environmentally conscious community. The new Oeuf Rhea Crib is the latest in their line and it is already a hit!

Oeuf Rhea Crib in Birch & White

Oeuf Rhea Crib in Birch & White

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword for Kalon Studios…every decision they make is baked in responsible manufacturing. Here’s what they have to say about their efforts:

At Kalon Studios, we make every effort to be as green and sustainable as can be. In our efforts to find sustainable solutions to manufacturing, we’ve engaged the newest and sometimes the oldest methods and materials.

We’ve used raw materials that are renewable, biodegradable, non-toxic and food safe. We’ve finished our woods with an oil we developed that is so green, so-non toxic that it’s practically food grade.

We’ve made use of the industries most local to us in our manufacturing.

For us, sustainability is defined as having multiple intentions all of which center on the idea of balance, of giving as much as we take, be it through economics, the environment or on the everyday human level.

The Kalon Studios Caravan Crib is a gorgeous example of these practices brought to light.

Kalon Studios Caravan Crib

Kalon Studios Caravan Crib

Spot on Square‘s Robert and Nicole Springer launched their brand with this in mind ‘the home environment should be surrounded by simple, eco-conscious, quality products that promote an appreciation for design’. With that in mind, they use high-end materials and hardware including eco-friendly green grade MDF made from 100% recycled wood content. The beautiful Oliv Crib is an pure example of how their mission comes together.

Spot on Square Oliv Crib

Spot on Square Oliv Crib

Mom Mom Furniture is committed to sourcing eco-friendly products such as their Russian Baltic Birch for their fun and design forward toy boxes and tables. Paired with low VOC, water-based polyurethane, these products are handmade in the U.S.A. in woodworking shops powered by steam to even further reduce their footprint. We simply can’t get enough of the Maude Toy Box with cubby!

Mod Mom Furniture Maude Toy Box

Mod Mom Furniture Maude Toy Box

There are so many reasons to choose a brand that considers the health of the environment into their planning, not the least of which is the comfort you get in knowing your child is protected from toxic elements and in knowing you are doing your part to keep this world green for the next generation!

Share your Nursery and Product Photos with modernnursery.com for a little treat!

We love, love to hear from our customers. Even more, we love it when our customers share pictures of their favorite modernnursery.com items being put to good use! So, we are calling all customers to post a picture to our Facebook page of how the nursery, the stroller, the wallstickers, the cute Aden + Anais swaddles are being used…be the celebrity for the day! Each customer who shares will receive a $10 gift card to be used on modernnursery.com! Happy sharing!

Also, are you on Pinterest? Did you know we have our own modernnursery.com Pinterest boards of our favorite things? Join us!

Bumper or No Bumper – That is the Question!

Skip Hop Bumper-Free Complete Sheet Crib Set in Alphabet Zoo

We don’t have the answer, it’s really up to you and what you think is best BUT what we do have for you are options! Skip Hop recently introduced a Bumper-Free Complete Sheet crib set that addresses the cuteness of the matching fabrics you would find in a typical crib bedding set but without the use of a bumper! Check out a few of the new products below, we are sure you will fall in love no matter your persuasion in the bumper debate!

Skip Hop Bumper-Free Complete Sheet Crib Set in Elephant Parade

Skip Hop Bumper-Free Complete Sheet Crib Set in Moving Gears

Skip Hop Bumper-Free Complete Sheet Crib Set in Pink Lattice

Skip Hop Bumper-Free Complete Sheet Crib Set in Pretty Pennant

Skip Hop Bumper-Free Complete Sheet Crib Set in Treetop  

Grasshopper Pre-School Prep Kits

We picked up some great new products at this year’s show and one of them is the Grasshopper Pre-School Prep Kit. (3 to choose from)!

Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kit

The Grasshopper Preschool Prep Following Directions & ABCs and Simple Shapes Kits are packed together in the exclusive GRASSHOPPER® No-Spill Carrying Case. The plastic case is filled with games to help improve focus, turn-taking, letter recognition, and early writing skills. Children can play with letter gel tracing, magnetic fishing, success crayons, bumpy coloring and more! The Grasshopper guide book gives parents the tools they need to give kids a head start. Purchase the remaining 2 kits and store all 4 kits together in the Grasshopper Carrying Case!

As seen in Parents Magazine, Disney Family Fun Magazine, and Working Mother Magazine!

GRASSHOPPER® Kits are the perfect tool for parents and educators to get children
ready for school. They improve focus and build confidence as children play.

Be sure to check them out on our sister site, pokkadots.com, where little people are made happy!