Monday, December 10, 2007

Pre-Holiday Baby and Children Sale!

Attention all procrastinators and late-season deal-seekers! We have chosen our best selling designer baby clothes and Holiday little girl dresses, and put them on sale! Including:

Exclusive for our blog readers, take an additional 15% off, store-wide, by entering the promo code "Holiday" upon checkout. Offer expires 12/20. Our way of saying Thank You for your loyal support in 2007!

Shop early while supplies last

Monday, November 19, 2007

Safe Toys for the Holidays

It takes a lot of savvy this Holiday Season when toy shopping!

Millions of toys made in China were recalled this year, due to excessive amounts of lead paint. Classics like Barbie and Thomas the Engine. Just this month, Aqua Dots Toys were found to carry a chemical that is easily converted to a powerful “date rape” drug. Plastic toys, such as rubber ducks and plastic teethers, contain the chemical Phthalates. Studies have shown that this chemical may cause developmental problems in babies. In fact, 6 of the 8 Phthalates have been banned in Europe and other countries. In our quest to mass produce inexpensive toys, we have forgotten to place our children's health first.

Special care was taken this Holiday Season, hand-selecting only the safest baby toys on the market, for our customers at Recurrent Dreams Baby. Whimsical mermaids and hip sock monkeys hand-knitted by women cooperatives in Peru, eco-conscious YoYo Dolls crafted by Aymara artisans in Bolivia, Wooden Teething Rattles carved from a single piece of rock maple wood in Vermont, award-winning wooden toys with an emphasis on fun, education and accomplishment by Melissa and Doug. These and more, are now available on our online store.

Remember to follow these basic rules when shopping for baby’s toys, and have a safe Holiday.

  • Choose wooden toys with non toxic paint, over plastic toys

  • Choose quality soft toys, that are washable, then wash them often

  • Always look for toys that have no sharp edges, and no little pieces or attachments

  • Attractive, bright and colorful toys stimulate baby’s development and hand eye co-ordination

  • Check all toy labels for recommended age statements

  • Visit resource website Tips on Safe Toy Shopping for more information

    Safe baby toys press release:

    Monday, October 22, 2007

    Top Ten Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas for 2008

    Searching for unique baby shower gifts? Guaranteed to impress mother and baby, here are our top ten unique baby shower gift ideas. Something for everyone, from $17 up.

    For more suggestions view our new baby checklist. Visit our online store to see more luxury baby gifts.

    Press:, Top Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas for 2008, Luxury Baby Gifts for 2008

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    Silver Baby Gifts, Keepsake Sterling Silver Baby Spoon

    Welcome to the art of Richard Jordan.

    Giving sterling silver baby gifts to a newborn is a time honored tradition. In fact, silver baby spoons date back to at least the 16th century, when it became customary for wealthy Europeans to present them as newborn or christening baby gifts. Not only does the gesture signify future prosperity and good fortune, but it also becomes a family heirloom that is passed on to future generations.

    We recently discovered this modern yet timeless fine sterling silver spoon. Utilizing the lost wax process, this graceful spoon is handcrafted, by Richard Jordan, a native Californian artisan, in his Morro Bay studio. For over 30 years, Richard has been creating miniature sculpture and jewelry, reflecting his travels across the Pacific Rim, Hawaii, Australia, Mexico, and Central and South America. What makes the art of Richard Jordan so distinct is his sense of whimsy and craftsmanship.

    Try this exquisite heirloom baby spoon ($150.) as a very special baptism or christening luxury baby gifts. Now available at our online baby boutique, Follow link to purchase: Baby Keepsake Sterling Silver Spoon

    Saturday, September 22, 2007

    How to Swaddle a Baby

    After 9 months of warmth and security, a baby can have a difficult time adjusting to live outside of their mother's womb. Swaddling is a time-tested technique used to keep baby warm and cozy by securely wrapping their bodies. Swaddling, or wrapping baby snugly in a receiving blanket, can help him feel secure as he adjusts to his new environment. Below are instructions from IVillage Pregancy and Parenting, on how to swaddle a baby.

    1. Fold one corner of your blanket down. (A receiving blanket works well.) Place your baby in the middle of the fold with his head above the edge.
    2. Pull the left side of the blanket snugly across your baby's chest, making sure his right arm is wrapped close to his body. Then lift your baby's left arm and securely tuck the blanket under his body.
    3. Bring the bottom of the blanket up and either fold the edge back or tuck it into the first swathe. Then pull the last corner of the blanket across your baby's chest, securing his left arm near his body.
    4. Tuck the blanket under your baby's back as far as it will go. Keep your baby snugly wrapped as you pick him up.

    Visit our online baby boutique,, to view our handcrafted swaddling blankets (link) and Swaddle Designs Ultimate Receiving Blanket (link). Unique baby gifts include two sweet retro print receiving blankets with matching hand knitted hat ($29.99).

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007

    Natural Botanical Baby Skin Care Products

    September's Spotlight
    To welcome baby's entry into our world, comes Dream Wish; a luxurious collection of natural baby skin care products. Exclusive to Recurrent Dreams Baby Boutique, the collection is a blend of botanical infusions and essential oils, designed to soothe and calm baby. Ideal luxury baby gifts for parents who appreciate quality.

    Tear free Baby Shampoo, hypoallergenic Bubble Bath and glycerin jojoba Soaps are gentle and none drying. Rich and soothing Aloe Vera Baby Lotions and Shea Butter Balm for baby's sensitive skin care. The collection is complete with lavender Linen Spray, to soothe and calm baby. Visit to learn the benefits of botanical natural baby skin care products.

    The Dream Wish Baby Collection is now available at our online baby boutique, Follow link: Dream Wish Botanical Baby Skin Care Products, ($10.95 ea) to shop.

    Baby Bath Time Tips, excerpts from Yale/ New Haven Children's Hospital. Visit their site (link) for more information on baby skin care.
    • NEVER leave an infant alone near a tub or water – not even for a minute!

    • Make sure you have all supplies ready before you begin the bath – towel, mild shampoo or soap, cotton balls or wash cloth to clean face.

    • Make sure the room is warm enough and the water is not too hot or cold before putting your baby in the tub. Baby's skin burns easily.

    • Use a washcloth to gently wipe baby's face and ears. No soap is necessary near the eyes.
      Use only a mild baby shampoo and soap.

    • Scrub your baby's scalp with a soft brush and rinse well to avoid cradle cap.

    Thursday, August 16, 2007

    Clothing the Children of Africa, a Charity Fundraiser

    Over the past 3 years Recurrent Dreams Unique Baby Boutique has held various charity fundraisers for non profit children organizations. This year we were joined by Jack and Jill's Children Apparel, Long Beach, making this year's donation the best yet!

    Our donation was granted to Project Africa Global, Los Angeles chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated in delivering much needed healthcare and supplies to Ghana, South Africa, and Haiti. Brightly colored sundresses and sun hats are now on their way to the children of Africa!

    Check out our press releases Small Businesses Unite to Clothe Children of Africa (link) and, to read more.

    Saturday, August 11, 2007

    Belle Baby Carrier, a celebrity favorite

    Everything is coming up orange blossoms at Belle! New this summer, is the innovative Belle Baby Carrier, in trendy orange blossom. Handmade in Colorado, other palettes include cherry deco, classic black, cappuccino, cheetah, and organic moss.

    Belle is a gentle front supported baby carrier, designed with four elements in mind: safety, quality, comfort and style. The Five-Point Support System transfers baby's weight directly to hips and not the back. Making it a favorite of Moms, Dads and celebrities alike. In fact actress celebrity Julia Roberts was spotted this summer carrying Baby Henry in a classic black Belle Baby Carrier. See photo on Celebrity Baby Blog.

    Ideal for new parents who are looking to go above and beyond when it comes to products that enhance their lifestyles, and those of their babies.

    Now available at our online baby boutique, Follow link: Belle Baby Carrier, ($80) to learn more. Unique Baby Gifts

    Saturday, August 04, 2007

    Babycakes of Scottsdale

    This Months Website Pick

    We recently received an online order from a fellow entrepreneur in Scottsdale, Arizona! Browsing her site, we discovered the ultimate in luxury baby gifts, Babycakes of Scottsdale! In fact celebrity recipients of Babycakes include Marcia Cross, Sheryl Crow, Julia Roberts and more.

    Featured in American Baby and People's Magazine, Babycakes is more than a single gift, it is a custom creation! Elegant tiered layer cakes, made of perfectly rolled onesies, receiving blankets, playful toys, private label garments and more. Throw in couture silk flowers, imported ribbon and frost it with a Barney's gift card or a Tiffany silver spoon. Finally, tulle wrap completes this exquisite luxury baby gift. All of that delivered to her door with one phone call. Visit Babycakes of Scottsdale, (link) to learn more.

    And don't forget to check out our new fall arrivals from Tralala, Mad Sky Baby and May Boy Baby. California made, unique baby clothes with west coast style, (link).

    Sunday, July 15, 2007

    Summer Sale! Luxury Baby Gifts, Unique Baby Clothes, Little Girl Dresses

    We are clearing out our summer stock to make room for our new fall arrivals! Save 50% and more on unique baby clothes from Tea Collection, Icky Baby, Sage Creek Organics; luxury baby gifts from Blabla, Nursery Decor; little girl dresses and little boy separates from Tea, Tralala, Reflections, and Milk and Honey. Shop early for best selection.

    Fall forward, new arrivals are in daily. Including unique baby clothes from Mad Sky, jackets from Angel Dear, Trendy pink truffle rompers and little girl jumpers from Tralala, hip baby surf wear from Milk and Honey and Tiki Baby, trendy little girl dresses from Beary Basics, and much more.

    Our luxury baby gifts continue to be best sellers, new stock in from Mud Pie Baby, Tiny Tea Collection layette gift sets, and Barefoot Dreams sumptuous baby blankets and take me home outfits., classic hip inspired by the California coastline.

    Feed Shark

    Sunday, June 24, 2007

    California’s Baby Cottage Industry Creates Magic at

    Check out our press release "California’s Baby Cottage Industry Creates Magic at". Charming online Baby Boutique,, has assembled a group of California designers and developed a magical cottage line for baby, capturing the eclectic west coast lifestyle.

    Saturday, June 09, 2007

    Luxury Baby Gifts, the Classic Moses Basket

    The perfect luxury baby gift to welcome baby's entry into the world. From Southern California's cottage industry comes this exquisite Moses Basket.

    Easily portable so baby can always be close while providing a comfortable nest. Custom made to order, white bird's eye pique, trimmed with gingham piping pink, purple, yellow, blue, or green.

    Visit our online unique baby boutique, Recurrent Dreams, for more luxury baby gifts, unique baby shower gifts, designer baby clothes, moses basket.

    Surfer Baby

    Kalabunga! It's summertime and surf's up! New from Milk and Honey Baby Surf Wear comes these hip baby surfer clothing gift sets. Comfy 100% cotton lap tee and diaper cover elegantly packed in it's own toile bag. Available in surfer dude blue and surfer chic pink, perfect for those long hot days of summer.

    Visit our online store, for more new arrivals, including Hawaiian baby shirts, beach baby clothing from Tiki Baby and Giggle Surf. All made in Southern California, fair trade, sweat shop free.

    Shopping links:

    Friday, April 13, 2007

    Simple, Organic, Baby, Until Kara

    Simple, Soft, Organic . . . Until Kara.
    We are always looking for luxurious unique baby gifts with a California flavor, and were very excited to discover a local company, just 15 minutes down Pacific Coast Highway from us, in Sunset Beach, California. Featured in June's issue of Pregancy, Until Kara specializes in the natural nursery.

    Utilizing Until Kara's owner Michele Savin's talents, we offer organic baby gifts at our online store  Elegant and thoughtful unique baby gifts for eco-conscious parents. Luxuriously soft organic burp clothes, with the feel of soft flannel. We added Until Kara's natural wooden rattle, made from one piece of solid maple, in Vermont.

    Until Kara Spotlight
    In 2001, Michele Savin, owner of Until Kara, learned that her precious newborn was sensitive to many of the chemicals we are all exposed to everyday. It was then that she discovered organics and created a nurturing natural nursery for him. She soon realized that organic cotton doesn’t only compliment the natural lifestyle but is luxurious. In August 2006, Michele felt the need to share her findings with others, and decided that it was time to start her own company, Until Kara. Signature lines include organic cotton / wool crib mattresses, wool crib pads, limited edition organic cotton blankets, bedding and burp cloths. To learn more about their natural nursery products, visit

    This months pick at Recurrent Dreams Baby Boutique:

    Sunday, March 25, 2007

    The World is a Big Place, through the eyes of a child. Tea Collection

    We are excited with our new arrivals from Tea! Tea Collection offers upscale children clothing that reflects the beauty found in cultures around the world. This springs inspiration is Turkey. Moorish motifs and a dreamy Mediterranean life at sea.

    Featured here is the Noor Lawn Dress, in apple. This gorgeous peasant dress will help ring in the Spring. Also available is the Topkapi Palace Dress, inspired by the rich textiles of Turkey. The world is a big place, especially through the eyes of a child. The Noor Lawn little girl dress available in toddler and child sizes.

    Visit our online store,, for more designer children clothes and luxury baby gifts.

    Sunday, February 04, 2007

    BlaBla's Sock Monkey, an old friend reinvented!

    We just discovered BlaBla Sock Monkeys Dolls, wonderful unique baby gifts for all ages! Their poetic, hip and vibrant style combined with the ancestral knowledge of Peruvian knitters has re-invented this soft and cuddly old friend.

    Designed by french artist Florence Wetterwald, these whimsical dolls are hand-knitted by Peruvian women's cooperatives, made from natural cotton fibers grown in Peru.

    BlaBla sock dolls are now available at our Long Beach Baby Boutique (California), and on our online store Follow link to purchase:

    Mozart Sock Monkey Blabla
    Lollie Sock Monkey Blabla
    Clementine Sock Monkey Blabla
    Verdi Sock Monkey Blabla

    Saturday, January 06, 2007

    Enchanting Classic Disney by Icky Baby

    As a New Year arrives, we at Recurrent Dreams Baby Boutique are excited about our new fashions due to arrive! Shipments start next month, for our early Spring '07 collections, from designers Tea Collection, Tiki Baby, Milk and Honey, and Icky Baby. JaJa Baby's floral retro halter dress and Giggle Surf transcends nicely for resort wear . . . perhaps for those tropical winter getaways?

    We are particularly impressed with Icky Baby's new Classic Disney Collection! Recent press releases have been outstanding. As Stephen Teglas, VP Disney Corp NA, explains "With the expertise of Icky Baby and Disney's vision combined, we've achieved two new lines that are truly aspirational, elegant and classic featuring Disney characters in a tender yet subtle fashion."

    The Classic Disney Collection, shows enchanting softly colored sketch work of Bambi, in an elegant green toile. Luxury gift items include sumptuous baby blankets, soft block sets in tulle bags, and adorable layette and infant apparel. Pictured above is the Lucy Dress (link), available in infant size 12 to 24 months. We recommend pre-ordering, with delivery late February.

    Although we still have another couple of months of winter, we are spring forward! Currently we have our Winter Sale (link) in progress. As a special promotion to our Blog Readers, we will ship free on orders over $50.00 during January. Just check off Will Call, and we will send you back a confirmation email.

    Enjoy 2007, here's to family and friends! Feel free to post on our blog, or to contact us directly at, anytime.