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Secondhand Clothes Part Deux – ThredUp.Com

Thank you so much to the online kids consignment shop thredUP for giving me an excuse to repost another one of the videos in which Bean was a teeny tiny baby.  Wearing teeny tiny clothes.

Has my commitment to used clothing for children withstood the test of time?  You better believe it.  Everything Bean was wearing this morning when I sent her to camp, with the exception of her Tinkerbell underpants, was handed down.  Thanks to my amazing friends and family I have a drawer full of Keens alone- when Bean outgrows a pair we just open the drawer and “shop” for the next size up.  Often with a choice of colors. We subsist on handmedowns.

I remain convinced that dressing your children in second hand clothing is environmentally responsible, cost-efficient, and fun.  Cate loves her clothes.  I love her clothes.  And for this super girly-girl and her tomboy Mama, it’s just fun to have a lot of outfits to choose from.

When the San Francisco-based online consignment shop thredUP wrote and offered us a chance to review their site, I responded in about forty-five seconds with a resounding YES! So how does thredUP work and what makes it different from other online children’s resale boutiques?  You can use the site in several ways.  Interested in stocking up for the rest of the summer season?  Browse the pretty tremendous assortment of kids used clothing in sizes birth to 20. Put em in your cart, and check out with a credit card or paypal.  Everything is in excellent condition, and if you purchase more than $40 worth of items, shipping is free.

But say you are in purge mode not acquisition mode.  Simply order a thredUP bag (a deposit of $4.95 will be refunded to you when your full bag arrives), stuff it full of all those still excellent baby and kids duds sizes 12 months to 20 (more credit will be given for designer, in-season clothes), seal it up, and drop it off at your local UPS place.  No shipping payment required.  Once the bag arrives, the thredUP folks will sort it, give you credit for the items they can use, and donate all the items that don’t fit their requirements.  Nothing is returned to you.  Nothing goes into a landfill.  Your closets are clutter-free.  Then either use the credit offered to go shopping on the site, or receive the credit in cash via Paypal.  Payment in cash for your clothes is what makes thredUP unique.  Competing sites only offer store credit.  Coolio.

Bean loved picking out two very fancy dresses (what, like Bean was going to choose pants?) from the really huge selection of size 5 clothes.  And since the prices are so reasonable, you can really indulge your budding fashion star’s whims. The dresses arrived promptly and are indeed in excellent condition.  I was so excited about this that I immediately ordered a bag and sent off a bundle of outgrown clothing.  Can’t wait to see how much credit I will get.  If you want a sense of how much your clothes are worth check out the calculator toward the bottom of the thredUP bags page.  You’ll be impressed.

Secondhand kids clothes, designer duds, lots of styles and sizes to choose from…that’s something Mamas, babies and very fussy 4 3/4 year old fashionistas definitely gotta have.

And, I’m delighted to pass along a discount coupon for 10% off your first ThredUp purchase!  Just enter the code TU10 at checkout to claim your discount!

Thanks to thredUP for the opportunity to review their site.  As always, all opinions are my own and the Bean’s and were sure as heck not influenced by anyone!


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Babies Gotta Express Themselves

My wee gal loves jewelry.  She loves to make bracelets and necklaces with beads (yes one of the many summer crafts we are already seriously working on day one of this whole school’s-out thing).  We have even begun using sculpey to create pendants and beads to string on bracelets and necklaces later. When it comes to making and wearing jewelry at an almost-five-year-old level, we aren’t messing around.

My wee gal loves to dress up.  She loves nail polish and lip gloss (she got it as a party favor…what could I do?) and flowery headbands and sandals that show her toes. She loves to express herself.

So we’re all about the products that allow her to do this.

I first saw Mungi Bands magnetic bracelets at the New York Toy Fair this past winter and I fell in love with them.  Mungi Bands are magnetically connectable silicone bracelets you can mix and match in infinite combinations.  Trade them with your friends.  Exchange segments as mix and match friendship bracelets. No tiny pieces required. Two segments make a bracelet.  Or string a bunch together for a necklace.

And the patterns are great for allowing your gal to be herself.  Choose a set including ballet slippers, cupcakes and flowers OR butterflies, surfboards and “BFF” OR, for the boys and tomboys sharks, surfboards and the jolly roger…or get all three and make an awesome shark-cupcake-butterfly combo.  Yes, cool bracelets for boys! And Mungi Bands are super cool.

Mungi Bands sets come in two sizes, small and large, and are designed for kids ages five and up.

They are available on the Mungi website for $6.99 a set (order four or more and get free shipping) or get them on Amazon if that’s the way you roll.  A couple of sets make an awesome 5th birthday present for your fashionista.

A gal who knows her own mind.  That’s something Mama’s definitely gotta have.

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For the Urban Cowgirl – Ariat Jeans and Cowboy Boots

A few weeks ago I was invited to a press preview to check out Ariat’s new Fall line of boots and apparel for men, women and children. I did a play in Dallas about seven years ago, and before I left, Doc Hubby and I went to a huge boot store to get me some authentic cowboy boots to bring back to the city.  I tried on oodles and oodles of pairs.  I chose these Ariats because they were the absolute most comfortable and to my mind, some of the prettiest.  I feel about boots the way some gals feel about heels.  I love my boots.  If I had a zillion dollars…and a walk in closet…well you know.

This is a must-have baby, toddler and preschooler product review blog.  But every Mama’s gotta have a little bit of the cowgirl in her.

Not to mention every girl.  These are the new Fat Baby Flower Boots by Ariat which come complete with “wiggle room” so your little pardner will have room to grow.  These amazing pink cowboy boots for girls definitely go from city to country with pizazz, and I know my little fashionista would love a pair for back to school!

And then there are these…sorry I had to pause to wipe the drool off my keyboard.  I don’t know what they are called, but I know they will be available from Ariat this Fall and they are divine.

And these.  Forgive the blurriness of my cell phone pic.  I was trembling.  They are just too gorgeous for words.

So. I drooled over adorable and incredibly functional boots for girls, salivated for tooled leather for women, fondled a cowboy boot or two…and then I checked out the line of women’s apparel.  Did I mention I lived in Texas for three years when I was a kid?  I did.  And I still fancy myself a transplanted country girl here in the city.  The new lines of Ariat jeans are totally gorgeous.  They sent me a pair to try out.  I chose the Turquoise Stretch Moonshadow jeans that are available now, true to size, in a long (I love a company that accommodates tall girls who want to wear boots), and I absolutely love them!  They have a nice mid-rise to reign in that baby belly but are in no way, shape, or form “mom jeans.”  The denim is soft, just stretchy enough, and lightweight.  Form fitting around the legs, gentle boot cut on the bottom.  And I think they’re kinda hot!

I wore them the first night I got them to meet friends in Tribeca and then see a kinda hip downtown theater production. With plain black boots, a lavender velvet top, and a vintage bracelet I inherited from my grandmother.

Forgive the silly poses and the grainy pics.  I was doing my best.

Anyway, Ariat is definitely moving from the rodeo circuit right onto the busy sidewalks.  The new styles are gorgeous and the clothes are beautifully made. Hello Mother’s Day! Hear that Daddy?  Skip the flowers!  Mama wants boots!

Matching cowboy boots for Mama and baby?  Yeah, that’s something every gal’s gotta have.

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Amp Up Your Apps: Part 2

Resident tech adviser Kristin is here to review two more great apps for parents and kids!

*Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 ($4.99 on iPad)

Learn Chinese Toy Story 3 App on iTunes

You’ve seen the research that says that children can learn languages much more quickly than adults.  Well now your kids can learn to speak and read Chinese with Woody and Buzz Lightyear, all while they think they’re playing a game!  The story is presented in five levels, the first is all in English, and each subsequent level adds more Chinese words, until the fifth level is all in Chinese.  CW loves level 2 and repeating the random words that are written in Chinese.

CW learns Chinese with the Toy Story 3 App

Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 is read aloud to your child with fun graphics and sound effects.  Your child can learn about the tonal marks, hear phrases and words in context (and out of context as well), record themselves, and receive stickers for meeting certain goals!  And if your child is not quite ready for reading, they will enjoy having the story read aloud to them (you can do it, or it can be done automatically).  CW begs to use the iPad for this game, and I figure that it certainly cannot hurt!  And, if he learns a few Chinese words, then it’s worth every penny!

Thanks to Disney Language Learning for allowing me to try this amazing App.

*Safety 1st Baby Book App: free

Safety 1st Baby Book App

With this Baby Book app, you can digitize your entire life, including those precious baby memories.  While, I still like the hard copy baby book, the Safety 1st Baby Book app does make my life easier.  I capture the moments on my phone, and then I can transfer them later into the baby book, without the fear of forgetting those important dates and milestones.  Plus, I can use my phone pictures to customize each milestone!

The Safety 1st Baby Book app is simple to use, and is also a helpful resource for tips and articles about your baby’s development.  Although I think it would be great if the app had a place to document immunizations, milestones, and other important developments with prompts and sections like a regular baby book (you can do so in the Notes section, but it does not prompt you for specific information), it is still a great resource and place to keep information all in one place.  And, the price is right.

Kristin with CW and MDKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and new baby brother MD.

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Outfitting Your Little Character: Disney Baby Clothes

A few weeks ago, I attended a wonderful event previewing the new products from Disney Baby.  I was especially impressed by all the organic cottons, bpa free plastics and all natural baby body items included in their new lines.  And also, I just loved the really hip and cute baby clothes for boys and girls featuring lots of your favorite Disney characters in super cool designs and colors.  These patterns don’t scream “Disney!!!”–they just rock the Disney vibe ever so coolly.  Kristin and MD had a chance to try out some new Disney duds.  Here’s what they thought!

MD in Disney Baby

If you love Tigger and Winnie the Pooh; Minnie Mouse; the Lion King; Monsters, Inc., or any of your other favorite Disney characters; if you got married in the Magic Kingdom or honeymooned at Epcot; if your dogs are named “Lady” and “Tramp;” or if you just love Pixar movies…then Disney Baby clothing has the duds for you!  Made with super soft, cuddly cotton, Disney Baby’s clothing maintains its shape and softness better than any other brand I have tried (and believe me, I’ve tried them all)!  CW and MD have extremely sensitive skin, but they did not have any trouble with the Disney Baby brand.  But, my favorite part of the new Disney Baby onesies we test-drove, was the grow-an-inch straps. This innovative feature actually expects and accommodates your child’s growth, so the clothes continue to fit throughout that entire 3-month span!  So, even though MD fits into 12-month clothing (barely…even though he’s only 9 months old), he fit in these 6-9 months bodysuits perfectly!

Disney Baby Clothes for Boys

MD Cruising in Disney Baby Clothes

Disney Baby clothing is made with your little mover in mind, from cuddly rompers to soft bodysuits to pull-on-pants.  You will not be disappointed with their quality or size.  Although MD is long in the torso, it appears he has my shorter legs (so far), but the pull-on-pants were great because they had cuffs that held them above his heels.  Otherwise, I spend much of my time rolling up his pants so he doesn’t trip.  And, after a number of washes, the bodysuits and pull-on-pants are the same color and size as when they arrived!

MD in Disney Baby Boy Clothes

Even if you don’t have a newborn, they have some great items for older children as well (like this 2-piece short set), or this adorable Winnie the Pooh blanket! Disney Baby clothing and products would make a wonderful gift for a baby shower or newborn baby gift.  Available on Amazon or Disney Baby, Disney Baby clothes are available for your little Simba…or Piglet…or Nemo…today!

MD in Disney Baby Boy Clothes

A big thank you to Disney Baby for sending these wonderful clothes to try!

Kristin with CW and MDKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and new baby brother MD.

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Amp Up Your Apps With WebMD and The Snow Ball

Here’s another great review from up and coming tech experts Kristin and CW!

Is There a Doctor Available?

I have come to the conclusion that I may be an app junkie!  I love new apps on my phone, and there are a number of apps that I can’t live without.  One of those apps is the new WebMD Baby app!  And if you’re at all like me, you will love this app because it is so simple to use and it’s completely free!  There are weekly tips (this week’s tip for MD is about naps and bedtime struggles…SO timely for us) and daily Doctor tips!  Plus, you can access all of the great information from WebMD about health and wellness questions, as well as an illnesses and emergencies section.  There are other sections Just for Moms, Just for Dads, Parenting Tips, Baby Week by Week, Ask the Pediatrician, Milestones, Vaccines, and Baby Doctor Visits.

Next time you have a question about symptoms, instead of “googling” them, go straight to your WebMD app and see what the experts say.

CW Has fun With "The Snow Ball" App

Your Child Will Have a Ball with the Digital Book “The Snow Ball”

If you are bored with the books and games for your child on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Motorola Xoom, or Samsung Galaxy Tab devices, you will be happy to hear that another great quality book and game are available now.  David Steinberg’sThe Snow Ball” digital book is accompanied by an adorable game called “Penguin Attack.”  Check out the trailer here.

“The Snow Ball” can be read aloud to your child, or he can choose to read it himself.  On every page, he can touch the polar bears or penguins and they dance, sled, or say cute phrases.  The book is witty with beautiful illustrations by Liz Conrad.  CW laughed at the silly penguins, and especially loved the music selections at the “Snow Day Ball!”  I loved the catchy phrases like, “Thump-thump-galumping.” And, “Balumping on their bellies.  Skit-skat-skadoodle up to Icicle Hall.” The word play is original and fun!

CW Enjoys The Snow Ball App

“Penguin Attack” is great for problem solving and learning early Geometry.  Your child has to try to get the polar bears to the Snow Day Ball without falling in the water holes.  Sounds easy, right?  Well, if it weren’t for all of the penguins that lie between the bears and the ball, it would be easy. Your child has to figure out how to bounce the bears off of the penguins at an angle that will get them into the ball safely.  It is a mixture of pool and bowling, and CW laughs hysterically every time he plays it.

Before this winter becomes a memory,  check out “The Snow Ball” and pick up the free “Penguin Attack” game too!

Kristin with CW and MDKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and new baby brother MD.

Kristin received “The Snow Ball” app free for the purpose of review, but as always, her opinion is entirely her own and has not been influenced by anyone!

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Girly Girl Babies Gotta Have Piggy Paint

Round about last week, I realized that the New York International Toy Fair was upon me.  And there was one product I had received at Toy Fair last year, that I had yet to review.

PIggy Paint Natural Non-Toxic Nail Polish for Kids

For those of you who are new around here let me fill you in on a little something.  I, Wendy, of Babies Gotta Have It, am a ginormous tomboy. My daughter, Bean, is the girliest girly girl to ever walk the streets of Manhattan. She loves twirly skirts. I love jeans. She loves playing with dolls. I love climbing trees. I hide my heels in the back of my closet.  She pulls them out and tries them on. She loves jewelry and makeup and hair. I am forced to wear jewelry and makeup and do my hair because of my job as an actor. I call myself an actor.  If, heaven forbid, she follows in my footsteps, she will no doubt refer to herself an actress.

Bean has wanted to paint her fingernails ever since she realized her fingernails were attached to her body.  She has colored them with every art supply I have given her: crayons, paint, markers…glitter glue. I was given a sample of Piggy Paint, the natural, non-toxic nail polish for children, a year ago at Toy Fair.  I held out for a year.  Somehow Bean’s first nail polish application kind of felt like her first haircut to me.  She has pleaded for painted fingernails forever.  She has waited patiently. Last week I decided that she had waited long  enough.

Piggy Paint

First we washed our hands.

Piggy Paint...Before


In love with her nails - Piggy Paint


Piggy Paint

The finished product.  She has her Daddy’s hands…

Piggy Paint Non-toxic kid-friendly nail polish

Think she’s glad I did it?

Piggy Paint

Don’t mind me…I’m just hanging up some artwork…with NAIL POLISH!

Piggy Paint is non-toxic, low-odor, hypoallergenic, water-based nail polish and comes in a variety of delightful colors that will make your little one giggle with joy.  It air dries in 60 seconds and is safe for use during pregnancy.  Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover is acetone-free, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, low odor, and effective–we used it to remove Bean’s nail polish a few days later when it started to chip (mind you we only used one coat and no primer or topcoat).

Piggy Paint is available at a variety of online stores including our affiliate Amazon or search on their site for a retailer near you. It’s everywhere. Thanks Piggy Paint, for making a safe, natural nail polish for kids. And for making my daughter’s dreams of glamor come true!

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Poppet Baby Wear for Your Little Poppets

MD in Poppet Baby Wear

Winter arrives, complete with snow, wind, and freezing temperatures.  If you have had to switch out your child’s entire sleeping wardrobe, to include thick, warm fleecy sleepwear, you are not alone.  But, if you purchase a Baby Merino Handmade Sleep Gown from New Zealand based company Poppet Baby Wear, you will not have this dilemma anymore.

The Baby Merino Sleep Gown is perfect for young babies.  It has a draw string tie at the bottom to allow for quick diaper changes in the middle of the night.  The sleep gown is handmade in New Zealand out of New Zealand Merino wool, which is made to breathe and keep baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  It automatically regulates the baby’s body heat to a safe and comfortable temperature throughout the day and night.

MD in the Merino Kids Sleep Bag

My little guy, MD, is a little too busy for this sleep gown anymore, because he wants to free his legs, and likes to chew on the draw string tie.  But, it works perfectly when paired with the Merino Kids sleep bag, previously reviewed here.  And, I can’t wait to try it out in the rustic cabins of Blackwater Falls State Park during our annual X-country skiing trip (they are freezing…I often sleep in long underwear, hat, and wool socks).  MD will be the warmest of the bunch!  Maybe I’ll even buy him this Merino Kids hat or the Poppet Baby Wear Hat to go with it!  Then, he will be warm all night long, instead of sweating while the fire burns hot, and then freezing once only embers remain!

MD in Merino Kids Sleep Bag

These make perfect baby shower gifts!  You really can’t beat the quality, soft feel of the sleep gown (it really is one of the softest materials I’ve ever felt, and does not bother my children’s sensitive skin)!  Thank you to Poppet Baby Wear for sending me a Baby Merino Sleep Gown to try!

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Kristin with CW and MDKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and new baby brother MD.

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StinkyKids for Your Stinky Kid – Giveaway

StinkyKids Plush Dolls

Don’t know about yours, but my kid is a sweet sweet girl…aaaaand she’s also a little stinker.  Britt Menzies, a Mama and an artist/entrepreneur, first had the idea for StinkyKids when her daughter Emma requested that Britt paint her as a ballerina.  From that one painting grew an entire world–a world in which a whole gang of SkinkyKids have adventures, get into mishaps, and learn to be “Leaders of Good.”

Affiliate Link - StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors on Amazon

I met the StinkyKids a few weeks ago during an amazing afternoon at the Madame Alexander Factory here in New York City, which happens to be less than a mile from my house and I never ever knew it!  After being set loose on the magical Madame Alexander Heritage Gallery and showroom several NYC bloggers, their kids and I were introduced to Britt Menzies and the StinkyKids.  And I have to say, I entered the showroom with two little boys who, in a room absolutely chock full of the most engaging variety of dolls and stuffed animals–I mean hundreds and hundreds of enticing dolls, went straight for the StinkyKids dolls arrayed on one table to the side.  Britt told us all about her journey to create the StinkyKids, and then went on to read her award-winning first book, StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors. It’s a clever picture book for kids ages 10 and under, in which the StinkyKids get into trouble, but with creativity and help from Mom are able to solve their problems and be leaders for good.  See, this is what I like about these dolls.  They aren’t perfect.  They’re cute and cuddly but sometimes they insist on wearing their bathing suits, get gum in their hair, and are just little stinKers.

StinkyKid Britt

The dolls themselves are plush and cuddly and safe for kids ages 0 and up–hello those hard-to-buy for 18 month olders!  And there are girl StinkyKids and boy StinkyKids…each adorable, each with his or her own personality, interests and look, and each one a Leader of Good.  My daughter giggled with glee when she heard the name StinkyKids, loved the books and trading cards, and put StinkyKid Britt on her Christmas List.  Score!  StinkyKids dolls are available at Barnes and Noble online, and our affiliate, Amazon.comStinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors and also the second book StinkyKids See a Full Moon can be found at Barnes and Noble in brick and mortar or online, or on Amazon.

And here’s the best news, one Babies Gotta Have It reader will win a StinkyKid doll of her choice and a signed copy of the StinkyKids book, StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors just in time for the holidaysWant to enter?  Read on!

StinkyKids Dolls

To Enter the StinkyKids Giveaway:

  • MANDATORY ENTRY #1: Take a swing by StinkyKids.  Leave a comment on the post sharing which doll you’d choose if you won.   Entering is that easy!

***Want extra chances to win? After you have made your first entry as described above, do anything listed below and leave me additional comments for each one letting me know what you did!  Maximum of seven entries per person.

  • “Like” StinkyKids on Facebook.
  • Follow StinkyKids on Twitter.
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. I’ve made it easy just cut and paste: Win a cute plush StinkyKids doll for your Little Stinker this holiday season from @BabiesGottaHavT and @stinkykids
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  • “Like” Babies Gotta Have It on Facebook. Click HERE!
  • Email your friends about the giveaway and link to the giveaway post! cc me in the message (–I promise I will not spam you or your friends. Cross my heart.

Your email address will remain private and not be shared with anyone. Giveaway only open to those with U.S.  addresses. Must be 18 or older to win. Giveaway begins on Tuesday December 6th and ends on Sunday December 18th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Very soon after, will select the winner I’ll email you immediately. After my daughter called Larry the Cable guy the last time she did a drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my daughter, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering! And thanks to the folks at StinkyKids and Madame Alexander for the wonderful tour and StinkyKids products to check out!

UPDATE! We have a winner! says ” 43″. Congratulations Julianne!  Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Lock Up Your Scissors and Get Ribbies Clippies! Giveaway!

I had forgotten about the Bangs Incident. That dreadful day in October of 2008 when I took craft scissors to my sweet baby girl’s hair, and cut her bangs. I cut them way way way way way too short.

Don’t believe me?  Look:

Big Mistake

Oh yeah, it was bad.  Just look at her broken-hearted little face! “Mama! What did you do to me?”  But her bangs had gotten so long and I didn’t have any clips and I wasn’t ready for her first haircut and it seemed like it would be so easy.  After all, I’ve been getting my hair cut for years.  I have seen what they do.  I made myself do penance by posting pictures of her every week for the next four weeks on Mama Act. I took responsibility.  I owned up.  And I have NEVER touched her hair with a pair of scissors again.  And I will NOT.  Unless she gets gum in it.

So you put this stuff out on the internets, and as it turns out people read it!  Sweet Kim Marable, one of the founders of Ribbies Clippies, came across this series of posts and knew I needed help.  And that I was in a unique position to help other mothers who might, as I did, feel tempted to take scissors in hand and snip.  As Kim points out, in those precious months before you’re ready to take your baby girl for her first haircut, but when the tresses are just a bit out of control, there is no need to cut those wispy bangs!  Get cute clippies and pin her little curls back!  Ribbies Clippies are sweet little clips, ribbon trimmed and foam lined for extra grippiness. Kim sent us several pairs to try out and we love them! Her ribbon patterns are especially cute and the foam gripper doesn’t get snagged in my sweet girl’s hair as some of the velcro-lined hair clips do.  I adore the colors and styles.

Ribbies Clippies Hair Clips

In addition to their gorgeous hair clips, Ribbies Clippies also offers an assortment of headbands and pony tail holders.  I especially love the felts collection featuring adorable felt flowers on soft elastic bands. They are scrumptious.  We were lucky enough to get to sample an assortment of clippies and a felt flower headband.  The Bean sported her headband at a Fall trip to a horse farm a few weeks ago and I snapped some photos.  I have to say, now that her bangs have finally grown out, she looks adorable.

Ribbies Clippies Orange Peony Headband

Ribbies Clippies Hair Clips and Bows for Girls

Ribbies Clippies Orange Peony Headband

Ribbies Clippies Orange Peony Headband

Ribbies Clippies girls hair clips and hair bows make really wonderful stocking stuffers, or purchase a set and a clippie holder or clippie case as a “big gift.”  These clips are wonderful for fine baby hair and hold up well in thick curls too.  Even better, Ribbies Clippies is offering free shipping until Christmas!

So here’s the awesome news! Just in time for the holidays, Ribbies Clippies is giving one lucky Babies Gotta Have It reader a $40 gift certificate to their online store! Want to enter? Read on.

To Enter the Ribbies Clippies $40 Gift Certificate Giveaway:

  • MANDATORY ENTRY #1: Take a swing by Ribbies Clippies.  Leave a comment on the post sharing an item or two you’d choose if you won.   Entering is that easy!

***Want extra chances to win? After you have made your first entry as described above, do anything listed below and leave me additional comments for each one letting me know what you did!  Maximum of six entries per person.

  • “Like” Ribbies Clippies on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. I’ve made it easy just cut and paste: Don’t cut your baby’s bangs! Win a $40 Gift Certificate to Ribbies Clippies @BabiesGottaHavT and accessorize instead!
  • Subscribe to my blog – click HERE!
  • “Like” Babies Gotta Have It on Facebook. Click HERE!
  • Email your friends about the giveaway and link to the giveaway post! cc me in the message (–I promise I will not spam you or your friends. Cross my heart.

Your email address will remain private and not be shared with anyone. Giveaway only open to those with U.S.  addresses. Must be 18 or older to win. Giveaway begins on Monday November 21st and ends on Monday December 4th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Very soon after, will select the winner I’ll email you immediately. After my daughter called Larry the Cable guy the last time she did a drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my daughter, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering!

Update!  We have a winner! says “ 13″ – congratulations Lauren Knott!  Thanks so much to all who entered!

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