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Tummy Time Teachings

Why are black and white images good for babies?

It helps their brain development and is important for the first year of life. The high – contrast colors help train the eye for future milestones. Infants start out only seeing black, white, and gray so it is important to give them visual stimulation to develop recognition and comprehension of certain objects.

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Organic Sunshine Playmate by Wee Gallery

Wee Gallery is full of black and white perfection. It has all the appropriate contours for your babies development. Wee Gallery is a “family affair.” It all started because of Surya and Dave (wife and hubby). They had their first child and knew that visual stimulation was important for their baby’s development. They started with black and white on paper, but as their child grew they needed more intricate ideas to captivate their child! This is how Wee Gallery came around!

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Organic Muslin Swaddle Stars by Wee Gallery

Modern Burlap has the same concept! Their high-quality organic muslin swaddle blankets are very versatile. In the beginning days, they are a perfect swaddle. Later on, use them at the beach, or to build forts! And this is how the stimulation of black and white colors grows with them!

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Organic Swaddle Blankets by Modern Burlap

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Organic Muslin Swaddle Blanket – Ice Cream love byModern Burlap

Leo Wood Teether by Lexypexy

xoxo,

Julie+Mimi


Health Tips and Tricks

How To Really Love a Child

We think that this is the recipe for a happy life.

Enjoy,

Julie and Mimi xoxo

HOW TO REALLY LOVE A CHILD by Sark.

Be there. Say yes as often as possible. Let them bang on pots and pans. If they’re crabby, put them in water. If they’re unlovable, love yourself. Realize how important it is to be a child. Go to a movie theater in your pajamas. Read books out loud with joy. Invent pleasures together. Remember how really small they are. Giggle a lot. Surprise them. Say no when necessary. Teach feelings. Heal your own inner child. Learn about parenting. Hug trees together. Make loving safe. Bake a cake and eat it with no hands. Go find elephants and kiss them. Plan to build a rocketship. Imagine yourself magic. Make lots of forts with blankets. Let your angel fly. Reveal your own dreams. Search out the positive. Keep the gleam in your eye. Encourage silly. Plant licorice in your garden. Open up. Stop yelling. Express your love. A lot. Speak kindly. paint their tennis shoes. Handle with caring.

Children are miraculous.

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Kids Style

February is here and love is all around!

 

Roses are red, violets are blue, and love is all around at Minou! We are looking forward to February 14, and we know our minis are too!

We have small (under $25 & under $50) goodies to express your love. Or, if you would rather something more practical, check out some everlasting gifts that will become an everyday staple item… we call them tokens of devotion. If you are still looking for ideas check out our Pinterest page!

Valentines Day Gift Ideas under $25.00

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I Love You More Than All The Stars Wall Decal by Shanna Murray .

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Coral Heart Iron On Patch by Bellemine.

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Letter Banner: Pastel by A Little Lovely Company 

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Love High Socks by Tinycottons.

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Little Love Notes by Tattly.

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Pink Ballerina Necklace by A Mini Penny.

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Organic Muslin Swaddle Blanket by Modern Burlap.

 

Valentines Gift Ideas Under $50.00

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I Love You Beyond Measure Wall Decal by Shanna Murray.

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Mon Chien Heart Oversized Tee by Tinycottons.

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Loves Knit Hat by Beau Loves.

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Loves Knit Scarf by Beau Loves.

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Love Hands Fin Tee by Beau Loves.

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Gracie Cat by Hazel Village.

 

Tokens of devotion

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Neon Love Light Pink by A Little Lovely Company.

PINK Love Knit Blanket by Tinycottons

PINK Love Knit Blanket by Tinycottons.

Heart Blanket by Yarningmade

Heart Blanket by Yarningmade .

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Large Reversible X0 Blanket by Modern Burlap.

We LOVE you,

Julie+Mimi