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The Parentville Fave Five

Falling into Stylish and Practical Apparel and Gear

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Parentville.com is the new give-and-get parent recommendation site where you can quickly find (and recommend) information on products, services, activities and caregivers. For those of you who haven't done your Fall shopping yet, we wanted to let you know about the latest and best new products. And, if you register on Parentville.com through Sept. 20 and make one recommendation, you'll be entered to win a $50 Stride Rite Gift Card!

Babies r Us' Cynthia Rowley's Hooray Line

Hooray by Cynthia Rowley


Babies 'r' Us invited us to checkout Cynthia Rowley's Hooray collection, and it
definitely offers quality for value. Hooray has unique details like jewels,
bowties and safety pins inked right onto the fabric; rich color combinations and layers
that can be mixed and matched (e.g., jackets, appliquéd cardigans and faux vests).

The line includes layette, playwear and casual party wear from newborn to 2 years.
It also features PJs, hats, socks, baby shoes and washable bibs with a catch-all pouch.

These are great clothes you can dress up or down just by swapping a few pieces.
You can create various styles by even mixing and matching boys items with girls'.
Each piece is $7.99-$29.99 in stores, with styles increasingly being added to Babiesrus.com. These make great gifts, too.


The Children's Place New Denim Styles


Children's Place Denim

The Children's Place not only shared some great new mix-and-match fashions with us, but also a great new way to quickly find the jeans you want. Since they have so many great styles -- flare, bootcut and skinny straight for girls, and carpenter, classic and bootcut for boys -- you can now find them by color coding. Plus, these are further customized for girls with styles like Glitter, Ruffles, and Sweet Pink Wash.

This gives you more time to check out the great values they have from top to bottom, with complements including shoes, boots, hats, bags, ponchos, jackets and hair accessories. And, if you make a donation in store to the Books for Kids Foundation, you will also get 15% off your next purchase.

Stride Rite SRT shoes

Stride Rite

SRT Technology

Stride Rite enlisted Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, a pediatrician, spokesperson and author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, to give us a first-hand look at the new sensory response technology (SRT). SRT features sensory pods on the soles so kids can better feel the ground beneath them. This should improve children's ability to learn to walk, which helps them form their gait and thus walking patterns later on.

The shoes have a sturdy arch, extra heel cushioning and a "fit check" line showing when toes extend over the edge of the in the insole -- this means it's time to be re-evaluated for new shoes (typically every 2-3 months, especially if they are limping / hobbling)! These shoes are $50 and available on Striderite.com.


Primigi with Gore-Tex

Primigi Kids partnered with Gore-Tex to make a great pear of warm, waterproof winter boots. We suggest you look at boots now before they are sold out for the season. These are made of quality leather, breathable and antibacterial upper; they are skid resistant and extra light weight. Plus they have washable insoles with a good arch and flexibility, allowing your toddler's foot to continue to adapt to walking. There's also an air chamber in the sole that acts as a shock absorber. A bit more expensive ($76-$100), but worth getting off on the right foot with boots!


Nowali Moccasin - Sock-in-a-soft-shoe

Nowali sock-in-a-soft-shoe

These are hand-stitched Swedish moccasins your child can wear around the house when it starts getting cold out. They have leather, non-skid soles that prevent slipping and allow little ones to learn to walk by gripping the floor - helping foot muscles develop naturally.

Plus, they can't be easily taken off because of the double elastic in the ankle area. They are washable and start at 6M through 10 years. You can check the size chart on the website, but don't base it on age, rather foot length. These are $24.95 on www.nowali.com. They also have cute cotton tights.

Posted in: Blog, The Parentville Fave Five on 09/14/2009

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