Fresh Thoughts and Ideas : Eco Friendly Parenting and More!
Why we love Earth Baby March 23, 2017 02:00
Finding Earth Baby was such a victory for Piperoos! This charming, earth friendly boutique on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City is like a treasure chest full of green baby treats.
This store has so many adorable things that you have to allow yourself some time to really look and absorb what's in here. Also, Renee and her team have done such a great job on the decor that on one of my initial visits I tried to buy one of her decorations.
Best of all though, is that this store is filled with green products made by local moms! They source locally and are a great voice in the community encouraging people to invest in local businesses. They also focus on organic products and do a wonderful job educating people about green and eco-friendly options for your baby and home.
Speaking of local... it's always a treat when the team shares which local celebrity has recently stopped by.
The mall Santa photo... 2016 edition January 15, 2017 00:00
Every year around the holidays parents and children stream to local malls to get their photo taken with Santa. This tradition has been around as long as I can remember. With kids dressed in their designer duds and parents on-the-go, sweating in heavy coats, stress creasing their foreheads as they try to endure the proceedings. Usually the outcome is a slightly grainy, overly cerise looking image of a mildly entertained kid, to be stored away for years to come.
This year I noticed something new. This year there seemed to be a HUGE number of people who proudly shared photos of their kids in great distress with Santa. As it continued I started to get curious. Were people doing it on purpose? Was it the Christmas 2016 meme to have your kid screaming their head off with Santa uncomfortably hovering to the side?
While at the mall I tried to scope it out. It seemed that at least 30% of the parents were incredibly entertained by their screaming child, and another 30% were simply out of ideas to fix it. So I welcome your thoughts and insights... What drove this trend (if in fact that's what it was)? I can't deny that I saw a couple hilarious shots of angry babies, but did parents truly embrace this trend or was it simply a case of holiday exhaustion being turned into comedy? Either way, hopefully you used an eco-friendly / green mindset when shopping this holiday season!
(A special thanks to Oh Snap! Photography by David Bean for the photo).
Eco Friendly Waterproof Baby Change Pads November 17, 2016 18:22
Have you noticed? There's a new product in our catalog: Waterproof Baby Change Pads.
We are very excited to have a second generation of our Basic Baby Changing Pads on the market. With the environment as a priority, we have chosen non-toxic PUL for our waterproof layer, making these baby changing pads as green as ever, but with the added benefit of being waterproof.
If your little one tends to make extra messes during diaper changing time, or even drool a little extra during tummy time, the waterproof version of Piperoos Change Pads will be perfect for you. Still machine washable and super soft for baby, these quality change pads may become a new staple in your home! Shop now.