High End Baby Bassinets

Bassinets are the ultimate status symbol. They are not just cribs. They are highly decorated presentation spaces for your babies that nowadays go for thousands of dollars. They can be had for a pretty penny in just the right kind of designer theme.

For instance the Greta and Garbo bassinet is a forties style bassinet with a big ruffled hood and ruffled skirt that is made entirely out of a purple/pink draped silk shantung that is specially imported from Asia. An enormous perfect bow is placed at either side of the bassinet. The bassinet is also line with pillows in pink, chocolate and blue shantung silk that are also wrapped up in a big pink bow. It's a steal at about $850. The Lulu Bridge Cambridge Bassinet is a similar item in a baby aspirin type pink satin with two big bows at the side.

Equally luxurious is the Lulla Smith Vineyard in Swiss Batiste Bassinet which is made out of cotton satin and ringed with bows. It comes in snow white, pink and buttercup yellow. If you want a vintage look try the Lulla Smith Angel Bassinet which is made from many yards of mint green satin and has a big bow in a color that is an antique pink on it's prow.

One of the most luxurious bassinets in the world is the handcrafted wooden wicker bassinet by Lulla Smith that is is dressed with pure Dupioni silk and adorned with a whimsical overskirt laden with scalloped silk blossoms attached at their centers to sheer ivory silk organza and finished with an opulent oversized front bow in Dupioni Silk Blush. Silk blush is an almost lingerie flesh pink color and it is very retro looking. This beautiful bassinet will cost you about two thousand dollars once you have paid taxes on it so it really is a true luxury item for something you may likely only use for a couple of months at best.

If something that is a tuxedo style is more you style Lulla Smith also makes a thousand dollar bassinet that is made out of Duponi silk that is quite plain. This bassinet for the boy baby in your life is all white with a stripe in black at the base and two smaller stripes around the rim of the cradle. This high end baby bassinet is perfect for the little boy that is born into quite a rich family and wants to present him as a heir to the rest of the family as heir to the Dynasty!

Choosing a Preschool Backpack for Your Kid

The best thing to do when shopping for a preschool backpack for your kid is bring the kid along! This can help you make sure it fits. You want to make sure that the straps fit and that you are buying the smallets size of back pack that can still fit all of your child's stuff in it.

In fact, it does help you if you know what is going to go in it before you start shopping. Your backpack should be able to hold binders, a packed lunch, cold-weather gear, homework, change of clothes, lunches, drinks and whatever. Of course the needs for this will be different from child to child. You will be amazed at how these tiny little bags can hold so much one day.

As these are for very young children you need to make sure that they are not too complex. Choose ones with one or two smaller pockets and Velcro might be a better choice for a fastener than a zipper for some kids. The less pockets there are the better life is going to be for a small tyke who may find searching through a lot of pockets hard to mange.

It is also a good idea to get a waterproof backpack as many kids have the habit of dropping them in a puddle without even meaning too.

To personalize it put a tag on it that helps you and anyone else looking definitely identifies the backpack. You make your own tag, repurpose and existing tag or purchase a new laminated one. Some stores sell them ready made in different child's names. You can also custom order existing luggage tags from online monogram shops. One that is very popular is on Etsy.com and is called your monogram… You simply choose the font, colors and size that you want and they mail you the completed tag.

However it is not that hard to design one yourself cut it out and make your own tag. You simply purchase the laminate sleeves at Walmart or Giant Tiger or some place similar and then stick your homemade laminate card inside it. This is very easy to do using a rudimentary Word word processing program.

Finally make an effort to get a school bag in a color that helps you distninguish it from the rest in the class. One that looks like all the rest of the backpacks is most likely to get stolen.