AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: September 12, 2012 | COMMENTS: 14 Comments
CATEGORIES: Glass City Parent,
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…
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…
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.
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?
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!