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Saturday, December 19, 2009

CARSEAT/CARRIER RECALL

We can't post them all but this seemed especially important!

1. Fall Hazard Prompts NHTSA, CPSC and Dorel Juvenile Group to Announce Recall of Infant Car Seat/Carriers http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10084.html

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We do NOT resell carseats/carriers.

We advise - to ALWAYS check for recalls, check safety guidelines for age of product, accept used from someone you know, accept only if it's never been in any sort of accident.

There are also some great sites with safety information for the holidays. Please check online if you have children, pets, etc, and have a safe holiday season!

Friday, December 18, 2009

What's in Store? (more like what's not!)

Our windows are showing off bright whites! If it's not going to snow, we'll still appreciate the puffy clouds, sunlight beaming off windshields, and whipped cream on hot cocoa...and white clothing from our store!

TOYS (a long list!):

Radio Flyer Spring Horse in like new condition! Covered springs, wide base, braided mane. All the kids want to climb on it! (but we have it blocked off for safety).

Builders tool bench, plastic, small, with nuts & bolts

Backyardigans Talking Pablo; sing along Guitar

Leap Frog Leap Pads and books; My First Leap Pad and books; Alphabet Magnets; Learning Buses; Discovery Ball; Learning Connections Train; Roll & Rhyme Melody Block; Learning Drum; Leapstart Learning Gym

Fisher Price Peek-a-blocks; Incrediblock; Pull Along Elephant

Fisher Price Little People Discovery Village

Fisher Price Laugh/Smile/Learn computer learning system (new); plush Learning Puppy

Fisher Price Activity Tunnel (2); Precious Planet play mat gym

Lamaze soft hanging toys

Parents Pound-a-Ball

Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Jigsaw-in-a-box; Shape Sorter box; puzzles; Magnetic Play Joey (new)

a few Mrs Grossman's Create Your Own Activity Set Pirate Adventure (new)

Lincoln Logs Stagecoach Station; Lewis & Clark at Fort Clatsop

Thomas & Friends trains, tracks, buildings, carrying case, puzzle, books

Alex wooden croquet set; Alex Jr plush chime animal ball

Strawberry Shortcake large plush doll; Fashion Angels dress up large "paper dolls"; Rose Art sand art jewelry; pink fabric tea set; Doodle Bear (new)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magnetic Adventures

foam alphabet blocks, foam building blocks, foam bath-time letters

GAMES: Lucky Catch; Hisss; Disney Toy Story Memory; Circular Dominos; Deluxe Movie Edition Scene It?; Match It Transportation (new); Pottery Barn Kids Let's Learn Fractions; DK Silly Sentences and Silly Rhymes; Ants in the Pants; The Ladybug Game (new)

Dolfi wood Stegosaurus puzzle in box

crib mobiles; crib comfort sounds & lights; crib plush Pooh; crib plush Lamb; crib mirrors and play mats

Gretzky 99 plastic hockey sticks & pucks (3 red, 3 yellow)

Red Envelope canvas playhouse over wood frame with velcro on/off decorations

Megabloks

Light Bright

Big City Adventure set (wooden puzzle road & city); Pokemon Sinnoh Region play set; construction hat

Discovery Toys Phil-Harmonic

Plan Toys wood xylophone; shape sorter bus

Evenflo Exersaucer Walk Around

Playskool Inch Worm

play mats/floor gyms by Tiny Love, Fisher Price, Boppy, Sassy, Bright Starts

Barbie B-Book computer; Dora My First Crystal/Fizz Adventure Kit

small city roads foam-backed play rug

plush rocking cow; plush rocking lion w/shapes; GyGy plush rocking pony

Sesame Street sit-in walker

Santa Mr Potato Head

wood base bead maze

Vtech Kidi Art Studio (in box); Smartville 123 Treehouse

.....................we put out items every day.........call for updates, stock, wish list...........................

SALES:

10% off all HOLIDAY clothing until 12/31! Many cute outfits, dresses, sweaters including "My First Christmas" rompers

25% off all clothing 0-24 months until 12/31! Jeans, pants, leggings, dresses, tights, tops, sweaters, jackets, bunting, overalls, outfits, pajamas and more!

25% off all stuffed animals & dolls until 12/31! Most are new with tags! Gund, Ganz, Webkinz, Strawberry Shortcake, Emily Elizabeth, Olivia the pig, bears, frogs, giraffes and more!

....................we will update you on new sales in the new year........................................................

FURNITURE:

Simmons blonde wood crib, rounded ends, very little wear

vintage medium solid wood adult rocking chair

child's wood rocking chair "Rock-a-builder" in primary colors/nuts/bolts

blonde wood portable crib

white wood toy holder with pastel plastic bins

cowboy/western style blue w/red bandana wood toddler bed and matching shelves

bassinets, white and honey wicker with or without stands; Kolcraft bassinet (in box)

Pali blonde wood changing table w/drawer & 2 shelves

pack-n-plays in navy and green, square playpen w/primary colors

high chairs by Graco, variety of styles by Peg Perego

red upholstered child's armchair (some wear)

.............we'll take toddler beds, cribs, changing tables, dressers, kids' furniture, gliders...................

SPECIAL ITEMS:

Organic clothing, blankets, bedding, toys

Arm's Reach Mini Cosleeper in cream (no carrying case)

ERGOBaby carriers - we are an official seller! Come in to see new styles, the updated Heart-2-Heart insert, cotton & organic sucking pads. Try one on to tell for yourself how comfortable this carrier is for kids from newborn to 40 lbs!

Silver Cross vintage English Pram - Beautifully constructed, inside the cream bed is like new, below you can see the aged leather and wheels. Large, smooth, with full canopy, it's a beautiful way to stroll!

Bike trailer - can convert into a stroller!

Kettler tricycle - push handle not included, this bike is very adjustable and in great condition!

Medela Breast Pumps - These come in handy carrying cases, some with accessories, too. You'll save a lot buying one here!

BOB Utility double jogger - sporty, canopy, brake, harnesses, stable front wheel for off-road treks!

Baby Jogger single - green, canopy, in great condition, the original jogger!

.....................call for pricing on special items....................................................................................

TRAVEL:

- Kelty Back Pack carriers
- slings, wraps, ERGOBaby carriers
- carseat cover w/wheels
- Flight harness
- pack-n-plays, infant nests
- dining booster seats
- Bundle Me's
- small activity toys
- books
- warm bunting for babies
- blankies, Taggies
- snow outfits
- we stock summer clothing in the back if you're headed to sunny places, just call ahead with the sizes you need

...................................safe travels............................................................................................

Remember - SUNDAY is Drop Off Day!

Holiday hours - Closing at 2p on Christmas Eve and closed 12/25 & 26, 12/31, 1/1/10

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CPSIA Safe Holiday Tips

NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2009Release #10-065 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ten Tips to Keep Your Holiday Home Fire and Injury Free:Fires Lead the List of Hazards Related to Holiday DecoratingWASHINGTON, D.C.- As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to make safety a factor in holiday decorating. Whether it is careful candle placement or checking the warning label on the holiday lights, simple safety steps can go a long way in preventing fires and injuries this year.Annually, during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating. In addition, Christmas trees are involved in hundreds of fires resulting in an average of 15 deaths and $13 million dollars in property damage annually. Candle-related fires lead the list of hazards averaging more than 12,000 a year, resulting in 150 deaths and $393 million in property damage."Holiday decorating-related fires and injuries most often involve defective holiday lights, unattended candles and dried-out Christmas trees," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "We are providing this list of 10 simple safety steps to help keep your holiday home safe." Use the following ten safety tips when decorating this year:
Trees and Decorations
* When purchasing an artificial tree, DO look for the label "Fire Resistant." Although this label does not mean the tree won't catch fire, it does indicate the tree is more resistant to catching fire.
* When purchasing a live tree, DO check for freshness. A fresh tree is green, needles are hard to pull from branches and do not break when bent between your fingers. The bottom of a fresh tree is sticky with resin, and when tapped on the ground, the tree should not lose many needles.
* When setting up a tree at home, DO place it away from heat sources such as fireplaces, vents, and radiators. Because heated rooms dry out live trees rapidly, be sure to monitor water levels and keep the stand filled with water. Place the tree out of the way of traffic, and do not block doorways.
* In homes with small children, DO take special care to avoid sharp, weighted or breakable decorations, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of children who could swallow or inhale small pieces, and avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to eat them.
Lights
* Indoors or outside, DO use only lights that have been tested for safety by a nationally-recognized testing laboratory, such as UL or ETL/ITSNA.
* Check each set of lights, new or old, for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. Throw out damaged sets. DON'T use electric lights on a metallic tree.
* If using an extension cord, DO make sure it is rated for the intended use.
* When using lights outdoors, DO check labels to be sure the lights have been certified for outdoor use and only plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected receptacle or a portable GFCI.
Candles
* Keep burning candles within sight. DO extinguish all candles before you go to bed, leave the room or leave the house.
* DO keep lighted candles away from items that can catch fire and burn easily, such as trees, other evergreens, decorations, curtains and furniture.

Get a free brochure with more holiday decorating safety tips at CPSC's web site www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/611.pdf

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'CPSC 2.0' Launches Product Safety Agency into Social Media -- Learn more at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09346.html* Visit our new blog, OnSafety at www.cpsc.gov/onsafety* See our videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/uscpsc* Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OnSafety* See our photos on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscpscThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Taking In; Sale; Donations; Holiday Reuse

We will be taking consignments! Here's a new list for you:

- 2T to 6X winter clothing (jeans, pants, turtlenecks, long sleeves, sweaters, jackets, fleece, shoes, boots, snow gear, rain gear, hats) *We still have enough winter items in smaller sizes*

- ORGANIC clothing *any size up to 6X*

- High Chairs (clean, no recalls, in working condition)

- Cribs, changing tables, toddler beds (clean, no recalls, brought in already together or put together here BY YOU)

- Toys (clean, no recalls, in working condition, open battery compartments and check for corrosion, batteries must work, all parts included)

- Maya Wraps and other wrap-style baby carriers

- ERGOBaby carriers, inserts

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SALE!

25% off all stuffed animals & dolls (some new with tags!)

Emily (from Clifford)
Gund and Ganz bears
Ty Beanies
Shining Stars
Webkinz
and more!

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We accept items at the store for donation as follows:

- Image For Success (current style clothing for everyone in the family)
- Soles 4 Souls (shoes in any condition)
- Project Night Night (blankets & stuffed animals in VERY GOOD condition)
- Loved Twice (clothing and newborn items, sizes 0-12 mos only)

We also advertise local businesses based around children, local moms, non-profits.

Please come check out all we do when you're here!

Do you want to post a flyer for a school play, local event, non-profit sale, etc? Please speak to Stephanie!

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Remember to reuse packaging this holiday season and buy with the intent of taking home less original packaging. Try wrapping with plain paper bags, newspaper comics, even clean foil! Reuse last year's ribbons and bows. Decorate with leaves, twigs, pinecones that you find on the ground because they're no longer decorating the trees!

How do you make reusing fun?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sunday is THE Day to Drop & for This Little Piggy!

Consignment Drop Off Day = Sundays

We will accept tomorrow (remember to always check with us or our website before bringing in anythying):

Toys!! There seems to be a never-ending request for toys, imagine that! We love seeing little faces light up when they roll a car or push a button or give a hug to an object found in our toy section. We'll take walker toys, jumpers, exersaucers, and ride on toys. (Batteries must be working and all pieces must be included, clean and not recalled.)

Organic Clothing!! From preemie to big kids and maternity, any organic clothing is welcomed.

Snow Gear!! Many Bay Area families head to Tahoe, even Europe, during the cold months. Snow pants, snow jackets, ski bib outfits and ski/snowboard full outfits, snow boots and snow gloves will be accepted. (These are not "warm or winter" jackets, but meant for snow & freezing weather.)

Rain Gear!! Boots for splashing because you know kids won't walk around a puddle! Rain coats of any size, even rain pants and umbrellas are welcomed. (These are waterproof items.)

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THIS SUNDAY (TOMORROW!!)

This Little Piggy is back for the last appearance of the year! (No appointment necessary, payment upon arrival.)

Come by 12-3p and press small hands and feet into fine china clay for beautiful lasting memories of how small the kids are right now.

$35 single
$45 double
+$10 frame

All new babies receive a FREE ornament!

STORE HOURS 10-6 Wed-Sun

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Summer Passed, Sale, Items in Store, This Little Piggy

Did you feel the sun shine bright for our Summer Sale, stock up for next year, this year or travelling? What a great time that was! Now summer items are once again in "the back", still available for sale but not displayed. Winter items are up front, snow clothing and rain gear, boots, sweaters, and darling holiday outfits!


SALE:
Our first December sale is on stuffed animals/dolls! Save 25%!! They make wonderful stocking stuffers. Some have special tags that allow you to name a star, some cuddly soft for naptime, others, like Elizabeth (from Clifford) are posable! Gund, Ganz, Disney and other brands are waiting for new homes.

We have in store:
- vintage Silver Cross English Pram (price lowered to $750!)
- mini wooden rocking chair
- Thomas trains & tracks, Brio too
- Leap Frog Leap Pads (no longer being manufactured, these are wonderful learning toys!)
- some toys NEW in boxes like a Little Tikes plastic tool bench
- Sesame Street activity table
- Talking Elmo, Chicken Elmo, Talking Pablo
- Bumbo seats
- the latest ERGOBaby carriers and Heart-2-Heart inserts, organic sucking pads
- Jumperoo
- sit-in walker
- many warm & beautiful blankets & quilts
- pink Barbie 2 wheeler, blue 2 wheeler bike
- Buggy Board attachment for stroller
- double in-line stroller
- stroller covers, Bundle Me's
- Megabloks, wooden puzzles, hanging soft & plastic toys, mobiles
- BOOKS!

Maternity is warm and soft with sweaters in all sizes, lounge wear, jackets and slacks.

New things are put out every day! Our fantastic crew works hard for our dedicated consignors and devoted customers.

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***SPECIAL EVENT***

Last of 2009! Join us THIS SUNDAY for This Little Piggy!
From 12-3, come in to press small hands and feet into fine china clay for a beautiful lasting memory of how small your children are right now.
$35 single
$45 double
+$10 frame
All new babies receive a free ornament!

Thank you, Shawna, for providing such a wonderful service over the past year for local families at our store!!