Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holidays from All-American Baby!

Where has the year gone? Many of us are asking ourselves that question this time of year. This has been a year of challenges and joys, for our country and for many of us personally. The biggest joy for me is also my biggest challenge…my beautiful baby boy! Having another baby has completely reinforced my commitment to finding only the safest baby and children’s products, and I feel so comforted when I hand him an American-made toy (which usually goes directly in his mouth) because I know that the quality and safety is unquestionable.

What a wonderful season to rally in our support of our country and the wonderful people who have made the decision to keep the manufacturing of their products here, despite the many challenges they face. Show your support for these small businesses by buying American-made for Christmas!

Please visit our website to find a variety of American-made toys, gifts and clothes for babies and children! Don’t miss out on our Free Shipping special for orders over $100.00.

As always, thank you for your support!

BTW, Conor is modeling our darling Kumquat Race Car Set! How cute!
Let's make it an American-Made Christmas!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nursery Rhyme Blocks by Uncle Goose

Another update of a classic, these whimsical Nursery Rhyme Blocks help children to learn their nursery rhymes. Great for block play, early reading or as a nursery decoration. Sure to be cherished as a favorite toy or family heirloom.Each block is embossed on opposite ends with two silhouette images from classic Mother Goose stories. The nursery rhyme text is printed consecutively on the four remaining side. 28 blocks, made from the same generous 1 3/4" blocks as our alphabet set. Ages: 2+. Made in the USA, of course!

Nursery Rhymes included: Little Jack Horner, Three Little Kittens, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, Old Mother Hubbard, Humpty Dumpty, Diddle Diddle Dumpling, Little Boy Blue, Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Old King Cole, Tom Tom the Piper's Son, Hickory Dickory Dock, Little Bo Peep, Ladybug Ladybug, Jack & Jill, Pat-a-cake Pat-a-cake, Wee Willie Winkie, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Dickery Dickery Dare, Pussycat Pussycat, Jack Be Nimble, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Miss Muffet, Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe, One Two Buckle My Shoe, Little Robin Redbreast.

Also available in a 9-block set.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Twinkle Baby Bonding Dolls

A customer favorite in our store has been our Minkee Bonding Dolls. Made in the USA by Twinkle Baby, these soft toys are perfect for baby's first lovie. I had the opportunity finally to try them out first hand with my son, and I could immediately see why they have been such a popular item! Bonding is the intense attachment that develops between you and your baby. This bonding doll is designed to give babies the sense of being close to their mom and dad. This is how it works; Mom and Dad sleep with the doll for 2-3 days and the baby will then recognize their scent. This doll fosters a continuous parental bond with a sense of security. The bonding doll will soon be baby's favorite toy. And it is true! Our baby also gets very "grabby", and allowing him to hold onto this toy helps to calm and settle him (and saves my hair and skin!).

These Bonding Dolls (or bonding buddy as we call it for our little boy) can be found on our website at: The bonding dolls are also available in organic fabric! Adding a matching minkee baby hat and soft, plush minkee blanket makes a perfect new baby gift set...all made in the USA!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

American-made for Baby

Wow, it has been so long since I posted...well for good reason! We have been blessed to add a sweet baby boy to our family, born in early April. I really didn't realize how hard it would be to juggle two children! Our daughter is such a Mama's girl, and she had a difficult time getting used to sharing my time with the new baby. She was sweet to him from the start, but she certainly took it out on me! Happily, things are much better now, and she absolutely adores her baby brother. And now that he is becoming so much more alert and interactive, he loves to watch her play!

Having the baby really renewed my passion for buying American-made products as often as possible. Although there will always be times that is is not practical, it is surprising how many items you can find that are Made in the USA if you are committed to looking past your local big box stores. I have found such wonderful, high quality products recently! I hope you will check out some of our new products in our online store. I am hoping to highlight a different product for you in each new blog.

One product that has been very popular in our store, and just recently I have been able to enjoy with my baby, is the Baby Barbell Rattle. These are the perfect size, shape and weigh for infants. They were developed by a Pediatric Therapist! The handle is small enough for the smallest baby to hold. They are extremely light weight (under 1 ounce), and have a soft soothing sound that does not startle the baby. Developmentally stimulating and balanced, it won’t twist the wrist of a newborn. And it is cleanable in the top rack of the dishwasher!

Here is the link to find them in our online store:

Well, baby is calling, so I will try to post more great products later. There are so many to share!