Cute as a hedgehog and ever so dear, a sweet little baby will soon be here!
Whether your baby is from Maine or “from away”, start them off right with Maine made goodies created with the littlest Mainers in mind.
From nautical lobster and woodsy moose prints to hand-sewn patterned Maine patches, there’s a perfect onesie for the little one in your life to flaunt their love of this beautiful northern state.
Did you know that tiny things are instantly more precious? And by “precious” we mean: adorable, darling, cute etcetera. And maybe it’s more of an opinion than a fact, but to us it’s absolutely true. Tiny hands, tiny feet, tiny fingers, tiny toes…and what better to protect those toes than these little booties, available in various colors and patterns! Available in either 3-6 month or 9-12 month sizes to keep your little one comfortable while they grow.
Where do your baby’s toys come from? What are they made with? It’s easy these days to just ask yourself “will they enjoy this?” when the more important question is “will this be safe for them?”
These hybrid rattles and teethers are handmade with locally-sourced products and have passed federal safety regulations.
Each toy is made from solid hardwood maple, painted with a non toxic water based acrylic, and sealed with a blend of carnauba wax, beeswax and mineral oil.
Give them the gift that lasts beyond babyhood: books!
Reading is VERY important (and enjoyable) for infants–the younger, the better! Hosting a baby shower, or a birthday get-together for your little one? Maybe feature this poem on the invitation:
“Just one request, we hope it’s not hard. Please bring a book instead of a card. By signing your name, we’ll remember and share your special gift, even when you’re not there.”
A collection of childhood classics, Make Way for McCloskey, features 8 children’s stories written by Robert McCloskey, all in one hard cover book:
- Make Way for Ducklings
- Blueberries for Sal
- Time of Wonder
- One Morning in Maine
- Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man
- Homer Price
- Centerburg Tales
And what about Board Books?
The NY Times suggests, “Becoming a reader starts as soon as your baby pays attention to board books.” The unique design of a board book is the perfect introduction to reading. They allow babies to explore the text and pictures with each of their senses safely. By showing babies that reading is fun and that they can play with books, you are fostering an early love of reading.