Great Sale on Headbands!

A lot of you have noticed this sweet little girl with her super cute daisy headband at The Baby Boutique. Well, good news! It's on SALE for more than 50% off!!

Even better--we now have this adorable pink daisies headband available too! (isn't she cute enough to just eat up?!)

We also have the sets of three and five sparkle headbands on sale as well!

All of these headbands are really soft, nicely made, and won't hurt your baby girl's noggin which she wears 'em. :)

(Actually, they are pretty stretchy, so you have even have your older girls wear these--generally up to age five!)

Red Alert! An Awesome Deal Awaits!

I just found out about an amazing deal that is available for TODAY ONLY. Crystal Paine is offering a gigantic End-of-Summer Blowout Sale that includes over $100 worth of resources for only $5.97!!

Supermarket Savings 101 Course which is an awesome resource for helping you learn how to drastically reduce your grocery costs, without depriving your family

Simple Tips for Successful Home Management-vol. `

Simply Centsible Breakfasts

Simply Centsible Suppers

How to Start Your Own Business

Menu Planning Made Easy!

Homegrown Business

The Bread By Hand eBook

Momma's Guide to Growing Your Groceries

Thriving On One Income

and a bunch more!

This is a great collection of books for giving you some fresh inspiration in your home, and especially if you are looking for some practical ways to save money as well!

The $5.97 price is only for today. Tomorrow it'll be $3 more, and it'll go up $3 higher the day after that. It's a good deal at any price, but obviously worth it to go ahead and get your collection today!

Check it out here!

It's Time for some Giveaways!

Time's up! The winners of this giveaway are Memarie Lane and kagey10. Thanks for joining in the fun. See you at the next Bloggy Giveaway!

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Bloggy Giveaways!

If you're not familiar, just clickety-click on the Bloggy Giveaways button and you can start from there, hopping from blog to blog, meeting new people, and signing up to win cool freebies. What's not to love about that?

A warm welcome to all of you that are visiting me from the giveaway carnival! I am Erica, owner of The Baby Boutique at Womb's Window. I invite you to take a look around--my boutique has the most adorable stuff for your little ones! Almost everything at the boutique is made in the USA by talented work-at-home mompreneurs! I love supporting other moms, and it is so exciting to see the amazing amount of talent in this industry.

This week I'm giving away aromatherapy sleep pillows to help your little ones conk out easier at night! These little pillows are just 3"x4" (approximately) and are scented with chamomile essential oil. I have two in a Cars movie fabric, and one that features Percy from Thomas and Friends.

To enter to win simply leave a comment telling me
1. which sleep pillow you would like to win
2. what was your favorite item at The Baby Boutique

I have three of these that I can give away. I will give away one for every 25 comments. So, if we get up to at least 75 comments, all three sleep pillows will be given away. :)

This prize is limited to residents of the USA.

Drawing will be held on Monday, August 4 because I'll be busy celebrating my 17th wedding anniversary over the weekend. :)

One more freebie that is available to ALL of you:

If you sign up for my free email newsletter you will get "The No-Cry Parenting Guide" ebook by bestselling author Elizabeth Pantley for FREE!

I have three different newsletters--you can sign up for any or all of them that interest you. I aim to not send out newsletters too often, but when I do I make it valuable. Try it and see what you think!

I have some other great giveaways going on this week. Check them out here:

Supermom's Health and Wellness Blog--I'm giving away some awesome handmade soap and some great product samples

Supermom's No-Lice Advice
--I'll send one lucky winner their very own bottle of my No-Lice Hair and Body Spray, to help keep the cooties away!

AND, please don't miss the excellent giveaway that my friend Kim is doing. She has the coolest, craftiest stuff over there, unlike anything you've ever seen. It is simply a MUST VISIT spot. Clickety-click! Be sure to visit her Etsy store as well. You'll love it!

(**Red Alert! If you go to the top of the main page of my blog starting early Wednesday morning, you can read about an amazing sale on a collection of resources that you will love. It's over $100 worth of stuff for just $5.97. Wowza!)

So how do you like the new digs?

If you visit this blog very often I'm sure you've noticed that something is different around here.

We've made a few changes, both with the blogging platform, and with the layout. I am so excited to have the blog over here at blogger. It'll be a much better spot for us.

One fun thing is the right sidebar where I am currently featuring new stuff. We have a bunch of new goodies at the boutique, and many great items for girls in the 4-6x size range. The Skipping Hippo ponchos now come in sizes all the way up to 6X, and we have a whole new category of flower hats for size 4-6!

Lots more new stuff coming up! Add The Baby Boutique Blog to your blogroll so you can remember to come back and visit. :)

A Fun Photo Mosaic Meme

Hey Gals! Looking for a fun little activity today? It's easy enough to do with your favorite little tyke on your lap. :)

Here's the concept:

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:

1. What is your first name? Erica
2. What is your favorite food right now? Turkey and cheese sandwich
3. What high school did you go to? FHS
4. What is your favorite color? dark red
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Heath Ledger was my favorite actor (not a crush, though--sorry!)
6. What is your favorite drink right now? water
7. What is your dream vacation? oceanside
8. What is your favorite dessert? something chocolate
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? peaceful and free
10. What do you love most in life? my kids
11. What is one word that describes you? unique
12. What is your flickr name? my name

1. Lorena, 2. Panini, 3. 08 05-03 FHS Prom shoes 05, 4. drops of spring, 5. Heath Ledger and his daughter Matilda..., 6. wham:a different corner, 7. Pacific Sunset [1080769], 8. squares, 9. Free your thoughts....., 10. Jumping into the new dimension (DSC_4769), 11. Joy of life, 12. drops of spring

Free Stress Relief for Moms!

A lot of moms are needing a fresh burst of inspiration these days, and I've got just the thing! Check out this page with great ideas for:

summer activities for kids

family-friendly summer recipes

summer exercise ideas for moms

and more!

It's all here, and it's all free. Enjoy!

New Styles of Ponchos are Here!

Everybody oohs and aahs about how cute these ponchos are, and now we have more to choose from than ever!

Not only that, but now you can get sizes up to 6X, so your big girls and little girls can all enjoy these cozy and too-cute-for-words ponchos. With fall coming along, you will want to get yours soon!

New! The Breastfeeding Buddy

Do you want to be able to be discreet while nursing your baby? You will love these handy little clips that transform the blankets you already have into convenient nursing covers!

Simply clip to one side of blanket, around your neck, then to the other side of the blanket. If you want a little more room to see the baby feeding or latching on, put the clip a little further away from your body. You won't have to use one hand to keep your blanket in place, so you can relax and feed your baby easily.

Our Breastfeeding Buddy clips are also great for creating bibs for your little ones while on the go (just use a hand towel and the clip!), keeping blankets covering your baby while in the stroller or car seat, or keeping toys within your child's reach!

Right now we have three styles of Breastfeeding Buddy to choose from. You can see them here.

An Amazing Adoption Story

Have you seen this story about Emma Grace? What an amazing adoption story!

Introducing BabyGanics Family-Safe Household Cleaners

I've enjoyed using various non-toxic and all-natural cleaners in my home for many years. However, the one thing that always bothered me about some of them was that I bought them through multi-level marketing businesses that required me to sign up or pay a yearly membership fee in order to purchase their products. What a drag! Inevitably, I'd run out of my cleaner about a week after my yearly membership was done. Sure, the cleaner was only $12, but I had to pay over $30 to get "in" again. No thanks!

I'm so glad that I found out about BabyGanics. This company features wonderful cleaning products that are safe for people, pets, and the environment. It is non-toxic, organic, and all-natural.

BabyGanics products have

No fillers

No chemicals


No pollutants

and are Non-caustic.

I've been trying out the products in my home for several months now to see if they are any good, and I am happy to say that I can definitely recommend these to you.

There are four different cleaning products available:

All-Purpose Household Cleaner

Glass and Surface Cleaner

Tub and Tile Cleaner

Floor Cleaner Concentrate

All four products come in either unscented or lavender scent. Check 'em out here.


After over a year and a half of running The Baby Boutique, I've gotten a pretty good feel for what you guys like, and what doesn't meet a need. That, combined with my awareness that most of us have a need for lower prices all the way around these days, has prompted me to start making some changes here.

First of all, you may notice that some products are no longer available. I purged all the stuff that was taking up space but not selling well.

Secondly, we are now able to keep more items in stock here, which translates into several good things for you:

1. New products

2. Lower prices

3. Even faster service (because most orders move out of here on the same or next day!)

Starting today you'll notice that we have added several new products to the boutique, including multi-vitamins for moms and dads (yes, these can work for prenatal vitamins, ladies!), liquid multi-vitamins for children, baby-safe household cleaners, and more. PLUS, you will see that some of the prices have gone down.

In the weeks to come you will see more new stuff, and more lower prices, so this should be fun and exciting for all of us!

If you haven't already subscribed to our newsletter, you can do that here. You'll be sure not to miss out on any announcements if you're subscribed! (plus I often send special coupons and deals that are exclusive to my newsletter subscribers, so you don't want to miss that!).

Floatie Swim Suit Safety Warning

I wrote this post several years ago, and now dig it out every year and re-post to share with people each summer.

We have an Easy Set pool at our house. It's a pretty big one, and we have floatation swim suits for our three youngest boys to wear, although we keep the pool shallow enough that all of them can walk around in it and still have their heads above water. Last year when I bought the suits the baby was one and the better quality suits did not come in his size, so I got a cheaper one, which he had continued to wear this year.
The other day the kids were playing in the pool while my husband and I sat on the deck watching them and chatting. Our youngest, who is now 2, lost his footing in the pool and very quickly was floating face down in the water. Fortunately my husband saw it right away and got to him within just a few seconds, so everything turned out ok.


The problem is that this suit was not designed to flip a child over onto their back if they needed to rely on the floatation! Our baby was helpless, face down in the water. He would have actually been safer with no suit on at all, since he would have been able to stand to his feet after losing his footing.

It only takes a very few moments for a little one to drown. I am so thankful we were right there with our eyes on the pool happenings.

We tossed out that suit and today I went and bought him one of the better ones, that are designed to keep a kid floating on their backs. Here is the difference between the two suits:

The kind that flips a child onto their back has a float in the front of the suit that is longer than the one in the back.

The kind of suit that put my baby into the pool face first is a kind that is designed for children who need a floatie while learning to swim. The floats are all around the suit and are the same size all the way around.

Just thought someone else might appreciate the reminder. Go check and see if your little one's floatie suits will flip them to their backs in their moment of need.