Lullaby Lane: Oh My How Baby Gear Has Changed (and A Snot Sucker Give Away….Hmmmmm!)

AUTHOR: | POSTED: September 12, 2012 | COMMENTS: 14 Comments
CATEGORIES: Glass City Parent,

Carolyn Savage

Every once in awhile I come across a store that I must tell everyone I meet about.  Usually it’s a store with a boutique-y feel, but without the boutique-y prices.  It’s always a place that offers unique items that typically aren’t found in the big box stores that dominate Toledo.  And the crowing glory is when I learn that’s it locally owned.  I love giving my neighbors my business.

 

 

 

 

 

That being said, I was excited to learn about Lullaby Lane.  A new shop in the Fallen Timbers shopping center of Maumee, this store has some of the most innovative products for babies on the market. For a baby gear junkie like me, it’s like the forbidden fruit of shopping. 

 

Sometimes I wonder if I have an obsession with baby stuff.  I think it’s likely I do.  After all, I spent eleven years fantasizing about having another child and during that time baby gear took a turn for the better.  Gone are the days of stuffing a snowsuit cladden infant into a car seat. 

 

And the days of struggling to disassemble strollers to shove them into your trunk are getting easier and easier.  In fact the technology in strollers alone is mindblowingly clever.  Lullaby Lane sells strollers that go from a single  to a double  with the purchase of an additional seat.

 

And the seats on this stroller can face outwards (towards the street), or inwards (towards Mama) with the click of a button. 

 

Prams are making their way back into our culture.  Doesn’t this buggy make you want to steal a baby  to go for a stroll?  (Don’t do that!  I dont’ condone stealing babies.  Trust me…there were many years of my life where I pondered baby stealing quite seriously, and no matter how my mind played it out, the ending was never good.)

 

 

 

What if you have a stroller and an infant car seat that are made by different companines?  No problem!  Lullaby Lane will fit your stoller with an adapter bar…

 

City Mini stroller adapted to fit a Chico Key Fit car seat. Brilliant!

 

 

I remember not to long ago, my mom had taken MK to the mall, and had to flag down another mama in the parking lot.  It seems she couldn’t figure out how to collapse our stroller.  Just think if I’d owned the Mac-Daddy of all strollers.  That scene would have never played out…

 

 

 Shut the front door! 

 

For a mere $849 this piece of motherhood genius could be yours at Lullaby Lane.

 

 

Of course, the store carries more than amazingly clever strollers….

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the clothes…oh the clothes…

 

Jammies made by Under the Nile…all organic 100% cotton coziness!

 

This is from the clothing line, Tea…a personal favorite of mine!

 

Check out the Pumpkin infant hat from Mudpie…Oh the cuteness!

 

 

Lullaby Lane is owned by Ryan and Lauren Wright who were inspired to create a baby retail destination for discerning parents like themselves.  Seeing a void in the northwest Ohio market, Lullaby Lane opened it’s retail location in June 2012 and has been doing healthy business ever since.  For those not in the Toledo area there’s no reason to fret.  Lullaby Lane but has a full online retail catalog at Lullaby-Lane.com. 

 

Of course, while visiting the store, I couldn’t help but indulge. 

 

Reagan and Isabella in their coordinating ‘Tea’ outfits.

 

 

 

Reagan’s in a one piece oufit with teal and navy accents…

 

 

 

Isabella’s in a coordinating dress and leggings ensemble.

 

 

 And mama…oh mama is loving on her baby girls…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, I’d adore these kiddos no matter what they had on but I admit to playing dress up as often as I can. 

 

I couldn’t be more thrilled that Lullaby Lane has moved into my neck of the woods.  I see some retail therapy visits in my future.  Can’t wait to see what I find next!

 

Innovative Lullaby Lane Product Give Away

 

In honor of this post, and the manager of Lullaby Lane joining me tomorrow on 101.5 The River with Rick and Mary Beth, Mama on The Fly is giving away a Nose Frida.  What’s a Nose Frida?  Oh let me tell you, it’s the ‘piece de resistance’  (that’s French folks)  of snot suckers.  I’ve actually owned one since MK’s first cold in 2008, when I looked up nasal aspirators online and found the most brilliant invention.  Gone are the old fashioned bulb syringes that looked more like assault weapons, replaced with this innovative mothering must-have. 

 

How does it work?

 

Watch here…

 

 

For the record…that’s not me!

 

And for double-the-record, there’s a filter where the suction tube connects to the clear plastic thingy, so there’s no chance of snot getting into a mama’s mouth.  (I know…gross image but I had to clear up that point!)

 

In order to qualify for this give away, leave a comment below about your favorite piece of baby gear.   It could be a newer product, or perhaps an old stand-by!  Something you think Lullaby Lane should look into stocking. 

 

The winner of the give away will be announce in next Wednesday’s post! 

 

Good luck!

14 Comments on “ Lullaby Lane: Oh My How Baby Gear Has Changed (and A Snot Sucker Give Away….Hmmmmm!) ”

  • Rana Huston | September 12th, 2012 6:52 am

    One of my favorite baby items is old fashioned burp cloths. My husband actually made some for our daughter. They were soft flannel on both sides with a double batting in the middle. They work so much better than the thin things they sell now. They actually do a pretty good job at keeping your shoulder dry, even if baby spits up. Another item I have my eye on for our new baby due in May is the pram that was shown at Lullaby Lane. I had one for my oldest daughter and loved it. She is now 27 and a mom of 3 herself, but I think I would love one to take our little one for walks next summer! Thank you!!

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:30 am

    Okay…your husband “made” burp clothes. Wow. You are one lucky lady!

    I agree that the old-fashioned softer burp clothes were awesome! My Aunt Judy made mine. Super cute! She could make a killing on ETSY selling them. Hmmmm…should suggest that to her!

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  • lynda crossman | September 12th, 2012 7:45 am

    I think my favorite infant gear was the bucket seat carseat that fits into a carriage, shopping cart etc. for the first 6 months it was wonderful.. It provided a safe place to nap..and I found a blanket cover that worked wonderfully. it kept baby very warm without tons of blankets and then I upgraded to the toddler seat I bought the blanket that went with that. I will say I think I got more use out of the infant cover though.

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:29 am

    I agree. It was so nice to be able to pop the in and out of the car without using the seat belts. And so much more sanitary to keep them in their own seat then using the one in the grocery store (which I’m sure was germ laden).

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  • Heather Campbell | September 12th, 2012 8:03 am

    My favorite piece of baby gear is the vibrating, music playing bouncy seat and the swaddlers/sleep sacks. The bouncy seat was a lifesaver for us…it would calm our son in his most fussy moments. The swaddlers/sleep sacks were the only way we could get our son to sleep comfortably at night and they also work as a blanket to keep him warm.

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:27 am

    I had the vibrating chair. It was the only way I could cook dinner sometimes (during the babies cranky hour which coincided with dinner time)!

    The swaddler sleep sacs were the best. My mom hated them though. Thought they were paramount to little straight jackets. Come to think of it, they were little straight jackets, because they calmed my babies when they were crazy crying. Thank God!

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  • Amy Brumley | September 12th, 2012 10:15 am

    My favorite piece of baby gear are the sleep sacs. They are great for my baby that likes to kick. He can move around at night and still stay covered up. I also like our City Mini Stroller. It folds easily with one hand. It also is compact and light weight. I also like the Pram. I like the 3 wheel design for walking. It is something to keep in mind for our next one.

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:25 am

    The sleep sacs are one of the greatest inventions for babies and toddlers. I can’t tell you how many nights I’d get up and go and cover Drew and Ryan when they were babies. I’d feel their hands and they were like ice. Broke my heart.

    I wish I would have known about the City Mini before I bought my current stroller. Awesome design and light weight as well!

    Thank you for reading and the comment!

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  • Cheryl McStay | September 12th, 2012 10:44 am

    I love the cozy sun and bug cover. It fits nicely over the carseat. We take my grandson for walks everyday. It works out great.

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:24 am

    That would be especially helpful with the threat of West Nile virus right now. I feel like a bug monitor around the little ones!

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  • Hannah | September 12th, 2012 3:24 pm

    We actually own the nose frida and that rates really high on my scale of great baby gear (as well as a lung exerciser).

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 12th, 2012 4:42 pm

    Okay…first of all I need to know what a lung exerciser is. Do tell…

    Second, when I saw that Lullaby Lane carried the Nose Frida, I knew they were going to be become one of my favorite baby gear destinations!

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  • Jenni | September 13th, 2012 10:22 am

    My favorite baby gear item is my Milkie. It collects the letdown on the breast I’m not feeding on. Even if I do keep the milk it collects it prevents me from being soaked with breastmilk.

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  • Carolyn Savage | September 17th, 2012 9:22 am

    I can see why that would be a great product. Getting soaked before a feeding is never fun. THank you for reading and commenting!

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