What they're saying...

"This store offers the best baby products of it's kind anywhere around and has quite possibly the friendliest staff in the Memphis area"

"It is fabulous. Love the brands, the design, the layout, etc. It is adorable!"

"Unique products. Good customer service. Pleasant atmosphere. Inviting window displays."

Our store features items and local artists like...

  • Nursery Bedding
  • Children's Bedding
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Art & Wall Decor
  • Unique Clothing
  • Strollers & Car Seats
  • Baby Registry
  • Mealtime Essentials
  • Playtime Goodies
  • Bathtime Accessories
  • Gifts for Mom & Dad
  • One of a Kinds

Said What?!

Jul 11, 2011 | By Cari Hale
Does that simple phrase cross your mind daily (if not several times a day?) There's total truth in the phrase "kids say the darnedest things", and we've got just the way for you to record it.

So often you think you'll remember it, or remember to jot it down when you get home. But let's be honest- you forget what they said last week, even last night, and whatever scrap of paper your wrote it on is long gone. Your good intentions are ready to get some help.

 Said What is the ideal journal book for you to record the sayings and doings of your little tots. Written by a local Memphian,  it also makes the perfect gift.

Record your child's age, the date, where you were, who was there and what they said/did. Each page is filled with unique and differently sized writing bubbles so you can easily record the pertinent information in a snap.

Hmmm...could we use this book for husbands and teens to?!

- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella

Bumbleride Strollers- The Ride of Your Life

Jul 09, 2011 | By Cari Hale
Yes, folks you read right. Bumbleride strollers are now available at Itty Bitty Bella. We've been listening, and although we still LOVE the UPPABaby (and you do to), there's nothing wrong with options...and a little healthy competition!

As a lightweight, urban jogging stroller Bumbleride takes the cake. They are not only durable, rugged and built to last, but they are absolutely works of art as well. From the sleek lines to the striking color combinations there's nothing not to love about Bumbleride.

The Indie is one of their best selling models. It's a basic, go to all-terrain stroller that is anything other than ordinary. Easily snap your infant carrier onto the stroller or lay your baby snugly in the stroller seat and you're off to the races.

Must-have features such as a quick full reclining seat, a SPF 45 sun canopy, and adjustable footrest ensures a happy, comfortable baby every time you use your Indie. (And lets face it, a happy, comfortable baby is a happy, comfortable momma!)

One feature we love that's just for you parents- an adjustable handlebar. Now you and your taller/shorter spouse can push the stroller with comfort and ease.

Expecting twins? Well congratulations! The Indie Twin encompasses all of the fantastic features of the Indie in a twin side-by-side stroller.

If a more compact umbrella stroller meets your needs, then consider the Bumbleride Flyer. All jazzed up, this is not your typical umbrella stroller. Our favorite feature- the rotating handlebar so you can have baby facing you or looking out into the world.

If you're looking to carry your infant in the Flyer you have two great options. You can attach your infant seat or use the Bumbleride Carrycot.  The carrycot easily attaches to the stroller seat/frame and allows your infant to by laying snug and secure.

Bumbleride has incredible head/neck support, which makes their strollers great for instant use after your baby comes. The Flite, a sister to the Flyer is a light, is a compact stroller that offers you everything you need, plus a little more. You can even attach an infant seat to it's slim frame.

They have already started to arrive, so come in and see them for yourself. We're so excited!!

- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella

An Itty Bitty Update

Jul 07, 2011 | By Cari Hale
What a whirlwind the last few months have been! Since Itty Bitty Bella opened on March 3, it has been nothing but busy, busy, busy and we're all LOVING it.

It seems that mother's-to-be everywhere were desperate for a local boutique because in a matter of a few months we've already assisted 30 mother's with their baby registries. That's beyond our  expectations and we're beyond thrilled. Working with the mother's has been such a treat, and we've enjoyed every minute. There is such joy when they come to register, and when their guests come in equally as excited! So far we've met 2 of the 4 babies that have been born since our grand opening, and both are sweet little things we'll gladly adopt as Itty Bitty Bella's.

In case you're on the lookout for the best baby and shower gifts, here's what's been selling out like crazy:

Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets
UPPABaby Strollers
Crib and "Big Girl/Boy Bed" Bedding
Diaper Bags (of all kinds!)
Clothes, Clothes, and More Clothes!
Skip Hop Accessories

As we begin to gear up for Fall and back-to-school, we're thrilled to announce that we have several new clothing lines coming to join the ones we currently have. There's no reason your son/daughter should not be the best dressed on the playground, in the classroom, or just hangout out with mom! We'll be stocked from newborn to size 6, and we can even special order up to size 12 for no additional cost.

We couldn't be happier with our decision to jump head first into Itty Bitty Bella, and we're beyond satisfied with the outcome. Thanks to YOU, we've had a great start, and look forward to continued success in the future.

Thank you for all your support! We look forward to updating you again soon.

- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella

Traveling with kids. An adventure in parenting, patience and practical planning. Part 2

Jul 05, 2011 | By Cari Hale
Last time, we talked about some of the do’s and don’ts of traveling with children, favorite “playthings” for car and plane travel and questioned at what age was it appropriate to travel with children. (Read part one.) This week, we’ll get down to the nitty gritty of traveling with youngins’. We’d love to continue this dialogue with you. Please keep sending in travel tips, as well as pictures from any fabulous family vacays you might have ventured on this summer. We love hearing from you!

What medicines do you travel with?
Mama always had aspirin, Pepto, Band-Aids, Neosporin, aloe packets, hand sanitizer and sunblock.

EVERYTHING! Children’s Advil, children’s Tylenol, children’s Benadryl, cough meds—am and pm—eye drops, diaper rash cream, Vicks Vapor Rub, sunblock and lots of Neosporin … and Kleenex. Never fails, on every trip, I find myself running out to Walgreens at midnight for something for the kiddos—so I take it all!

Nothing, if I know we are going to have a pharmacy nearby. If it’s out of the country, I take Tylenol, Motrin, and my daughter’s inhaler.

Children on car trip
Water bottles are a must!

What snacks do you take with you on long trips?
Goldfish, raisins, crackers, suckers, pretzels, Cheerios, dried fruit, juice boxes and a ring pop in case of emergency.

I always start out with the best intentions of bringing along healthy snacks. But it never fails, we always end up with a bag of something bad from the roadside Stuckeys!

M&M’s are a must. We also take crackers, chips, cookies, etc. Wow! I guess lots of junk.

Name your favorite family vacation spots.
At this age, the beach because you don’t feel like you have to stay all day, and you can go back to the condo for naps. Or go to anywhere there’s family, so they can HELP!

The mountains. We’ve been skiing with our kids since they could practically walk. Our favorite is Beaver Creek. Very kid friendly.

Our lake house in Pickwick. It’s the best memory-making getaway for our family. Late night card games, cookouts, sunburns and total exhaustion from a long day of tubing and skiing behind the boat. I tell all my friends, even if you don’t have a place, take ours or go rent one. But you must take a long weekend away to a cabin or lake house.

DisneyWorld of course.  Manhattan Beach in California is great, and it is close to DisneyLand. Destin is fabulous.

Child on the Beach

What are your Disney World dos and don’ts?

We went last August and I was 10 weeks pregnant. I was definitely worn out at the end of the day but it was worth it. There is so much to do and see that I personally would not take a child under 3 years old.

Allow time for afternoon rests/napping. For mom and dad as well as the children. And try not to over schedule your days. You might not get to see everything but at least you’ll have good memories of what you did see.

Make sure your children are tall enough. Stay at one of the resorts.

Well, there you have it. Hope these snippets of wise advice and personal reflections help in some way. Whatever you plan, have fun. And don’t forget to send us your stories and photos!

- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella
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