Saturday, December 30, 2006

Girls Swimsuits | Splash into Summer with Designer Swimsuits by Big Fish, Le Top, Kate Mack and More

I have always splurged on swimwear for my little girl. As she splashes around in her toddler swimming lessons, I have to admit that it is a pleasure to see her enjoy herself in a comfortable swimsuit that she likes, adding to the fun of a relaxing day at the beach or pool. I am generally convinced of a successful purchase for swimwear when my daughter insists on tearing around the house in her bathing suit daily, using pillows and blankets as makeshift lakes and oceans!
Similar to a jacket, a girls swimsuit for a toddler or little girl is a piece of clothing that will get worn several times throughout the year. Therefore, it is important to find a quality, unique swimsuit that will actually last throughout the season. There are several brands that make quality swim suits with fun and whimsical designs, perfect for an energetic little girl.
Big Fish swimsuits, a subsidiary of Sweet Potatoes, specializes in girls swimwear for girls of all ages. This designer brand is moderately priced, with uniqueness being its main attraction. This spring they offer a plethora of fun baby swimwear, including the dragonfly style, which is adorned with a 3-D dragonfly, sequins and tulle. Irresistible!

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Le Top swimwear is a high quality line that features swimwear and children's clothing for kids from newborn to 6X. Their styles are generally very whimsical and bright, adding even more sunshine into the season!
BT Kids also offers some swimwear which generally includes a bathing suit, coordinating towel and even shoes! BT Kids offers quality classic kids clothing and swimsuit sets at incredibly affordable prices. The ladybug swimsuit set, as well as the lime bathing suit set, are 2 styles by BT Kids which offer complete sets for the beach or pool this summer.

Preview of Kate Mack swimwear.
Kate Mack offers top of the line designer girls swimsuits, with a romantic flair. These bathing suits are very popular, and a bit more pricey. However, the quality and uniqueness of Kate Mack swimwear for girls more than makes up for the price tag on these swimsuits!
Find quality swimwear and childrens designer clothing at Sophia's Style Boutique, the number one children's clothing store, just for girls! offers unique baby clothes and girls clothing, as well as girls hair bows and accessories, flower girl dresses, Easter dresses and more at affordable prices, with the best service in the industry.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

How to Find a First Birthday Dress for Your Baby's 1st Birthday

Nothing is more exciting than celebrating a baby’s first birthday, and the celebration even gets more exciting with a personalized birthday dress if the child is a birthday girl.
One of the places to find personalized birthday dresses of all kinds is to shop for them online. One of the places that parents and other family members can do so is by browsing through the different styles of birthday dresses available at Also available are a variety of birthday hat styles.
When you shop online at a store such as it is helpful if you know what size dress to buy your baby. Fortunately, Sophia’s Style Boutique includes the exact measurements of each dress our outfit they carry (and easy instructions on how to measure your child), making it simple to find the correct size for your little girl. The rule of thumb is usually to purchase an outfit that is 1-2 inches larger around the chest and waist of your little girl. Remember, most birthday dresses have a sash that ties in the back, so it is better to choose a size that is slightly larger, then just tighten the sash. also accepts returns, so you can send your item back if you find the dress or outfit does not fit, as long as the item is unworn and the tags are still attached!
Some of the personalized birthday dresses available at are appropriate for those children who are between 12 and 24 months of age. These are usually marked by the size indicated as 12-24 mos, or 12-24M. Some outfits are marked as 2T as well, which is approximately the same size as an outfit marked 24M. However, the 2T’s often run slightly bigger.
If your birthday girl is small for her age you may be able to get away with a size marked 12M. A first birthday dress may be worn only one time in some cases anyway, so it may not be so important that you find a size that is bigger than that. However, if a parent wants to personalize a dress with the birthday girl’s name and not the girl’s age the birthday dress may possibly fit her the second year as well.
Those who shop for a personalized birthday dress can do so on the site in a variety of ways. For example, there is a drop-down menu that is located on the home page. This lists all the links to the appropriate pages which display brands of girl’s clothing. Customers can also shop according to the size of the child as well, as mentioned in previous paragraphs of this article.
Other birthday outfits that are for sale at Sophia's Style Boutique include chiffon pant outfits and jumpers. All of these are purchased new by the customer. These outfits come in many styles and sizes, and they can be ordered and purchased online and shipped in time for any occasion.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Le Top Baby Clothes and Le Top Children’s Clothes at Designer Baby Clothes Store

Le top 'with love' hearts and rhinestone dress at Sophias Style Boutique
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Spring is just around the corner, and le top’s new ‘With Love’ spring clothing line for girls offers romantic patterns mixed with fun and whimsical styles for your little girl.
The le top heart dress is adorned with heart and rose print and a rhinestone heart at the waist. The scalloped hemline adds a touch of flair to this adorable le top dress. Perfect for Valentine’s Day this year!
le top hearts and rhinestones top and skirt set at Sophia's Style Boutique

This adorable le top skirt and top set is the perfect way to say 'I love you,' this spring. The white stretch cotton short sleeve top is adorned with pink hearts, roses, rhinestones, and a ruffle at the hem. The pink skirt has a ruffle, decorative heart buttons and more heart rhinestones!

Sophias Style Boutique offers designer baby clothes and designer children clothes for girls at affordable prices. Our childrens clothing store offers le top baby clothes, le top children’s clothes, as well as many other name brands including Rare Editions, Chicken Noodle, Sweet Potatoes, Lil’ Jellybean, Peaches n’ Cream and Girl and Company, just to name a few.

Shop today for everything you need for your little girl including Christmas dresses, Easter dresses, girls hair accessories and more!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Lipstik Clothing | Designer Clothes for your Baby, Toddler, or Little Girl

Are you in search of truly boutique, designer children’s clothes for your little girl? Lipstik, along with the English Roses Collection by Madonna, combines a trendy, funky look with romantic material and patterns. The Lipstik and English Roses designer kids clothing line offers high quality girls clothing with a defined high style look.
The hit of the season is the Lipstik Couture line, fine clothes with only the best materials and designs. The Lipstik ‘Diamonds and Mink’ Denim skirt and jean jacket set displays Lipstik’s classic look, with a twist of bling. The jacket and skirt are adorned with rhinestones galore. The versatile jacket is lined with faux fur, and the skirt has matching fur at the hem. Simply exquisite!
Every girl wants to wear Lipstik! Lipstik designer girls clothes and the English Roses clothing collection make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts or gifts for any special occasion.
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas Traditions - Deciding to Make time for the Important Things this Holiday Season - Family, Friends and Traditions

I will always remember eating pierogies at my grandmother's house on Christmas day. A true Polish tradition, the pierogies were hand-made with a lot of love, and an exorbitant amount of time, making an incredible impression on me (our whole family, for that matter). Just imagine, potato flour dough, stuffed with cooked cabbage and sauteed onions, boiled, and then panfried in butter served with a side of sour cream. Twenty years later, this is what comes to mind when I conjure up memories of the holidays as a little girl. Gifts? Yes, I remember the pretty packages, the anticipation, the lights. But the actual gifts, I don't recall. I am sure I loved them, but it seems to be the family traditions, the love, the whole atmosphere, that really impacted me. This is what I believe Christmas is really about.
20 years later...many of the original families aren't intact, due to both man's will, and God's will. Life is hectic, balancing a 4 year old, my own family, my pets, bills, work, let alone a pile of Christmas cards to be addressed, gifts to be purchased and errands to run. But in a moment of clarity, as I whizzed away, back to a place so simple and meaningful, I made a pact about Christmas this year: It's ok to send Christmas cards a few days late, wishing a Happy New Year rather than a Happy Christmas. And the gifts will be purchased online, with gift wrapping service added. We will have take-away food a bit in the weeks to come, and maybe even a frozen dinner or two. However, today my daughter and I are going to embark on one of the important journeys of the season, teaching her the tradition of family, friends and time. As we begin to roll the dough for the pierogies, and steam the cabbage (the beginnings of an all day project), and her patience slips a bit as the time goes by, I will persist, knowing that my grandmother will be looking down on us, smiling.
Save time for the important things in life.
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Featuring Girl & Company | Exquisite Gifts and Girls Clothing at Sophias Style Boutique Children's Clothing Store

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Girl &Company Designer Girls Clothing at Sophias Style Boutique
Are you looking for a unique Christmas gift for your little princess? Sophia's Style Boutique has exactly what you need!
The designer girls clothing line, Girl & Company, offers stunning clothing featuring intricate details and quality fabrics for girls size 4-16. From faux fur lined jean jackets to exquisite Christmas dresses and holiday dresses, Girl and Company offers affordable styles that are sure to last.
This renaissance style top and skirt by Girl & Company is gorgeous, perfect for pictures or any special occasion! The fuchsia top has flower appliques all around neckline, ivory lacing down sleeves and purple flared velvet cuffs. The matching velvet skirt is adorned with ric rac, ribbon and applique detail on front. Elastic and side zip closure at waist. V-shaped hemline. What a fantastic set for winter!
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

New Christmas Dresses and Holiday Dresses for Baby, Infant, Toddler, and Girls

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Are you looking for a stunning Christmas dress for your little girl? Sophias Style Boutique Kids Clothing Store has new Christmas dresses, so be sure to check out our new styles. Find stunning girls Christmas dresses at affordable prices at Find beautiful baby Christmas dresses, infant Christmas dresses, toddler Christmas dresses, 4-6X girls Christmas dresses, 7-16 Christmas dress or girls plus size christmas dress. Hurry, as our holiday dresses are selling out quickly!
While you are shopping, be sure to browse our sale bin. Brands including Peaches n' Cream, Molly n' Millie, Sweet Potatoes, Girl and Company and Lipstik have been reduced, just in time for Santa! Save up to 70% on our boys and girls spring clothing, as well!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Gifts for your Prima-Ballerina | Christmas Gifts and Birthday Gift Ideas for Girls who Love to Dance

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Ballet Gift Sets for Your Prima-Ballerina
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Do you have a little girl who loves to dance? Then, we have the perfect gifts for your prima-ballerina! Whether she is a newborn or
a tween, has wonderful gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas or any special occasion. Start with our selection of dance leotards, including our Pickled Hippo hand made dance set. Or perhaps she just wants a dress up set, complete with a tutu, wand and wings.
Pair any of these styles with our exquisite hand made ballet shoes. Or, try our ever popular ballet socks and leg warmers.

Make a complete gift box by adding a personalized ballet door hanger (perfect for girls of any age) along with a ballet backpack. Add personalized embroidery for a special touch to make her gift uniquely her own.

Be sure to check out our ballet clothes! Our Baby Baubles ballet set, complete with a jacket and skirt, is easy to wear over her leotard on the way to dance class. Our ballet dresses are perfect for a 'night on the town.' The Mis-Tee-V-Us ballet pants and skirt sets are absolutely adorable for any girl who loves to dance!

Our gift wrapping service makes gift giving easy, saving you time and money! Just purchase gift wrapping along with your order and specify what you want your personalized greeting to say when you check out. It's that easy!

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Reindeer Dress by Sweet Potatoes - The Perfect Christmas Dress for a Baby, Infant, Toddler or Little Girl

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So sweet! She will be a sure a hit in this soft velvet reindeer dress by Sweet Potatoes. Adorned with a reindeer appliqué and a dangling gift, this dress is a unique style fit for a princess. The bottom of the dress is layered with super soft pink tulle, complimenting the pink accents on the reindeer. Add some matching tights, a pretty pink hair bow, and your little girl will be set for the season.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Baby Shower Primer - Hosting Baby Showers for the Second Child

Though one might argue that by the second or third child, parents already have all the supplies they need for a baby, this should not be a valid reason for skipping the second baby shower, because every baby deserves to have a celebration in order to greet his or her arrival with excitement. There are also always supplies that parents continue to need, including but not limited to diapers, baby wipes, new baby clothes (Especially if the baby is born in a different season, or a different gender than the first), fresh nursing supplies, formula, pacifiers and new items that wear easily, like socks, bibs, pajamas and wash cloths.
It is also perfectly acceptable to give parent-oriented gifts at a baby shower, as sometimes the parents need a treat too. Consider giving coupons and gift certificates for spa treatments, and services like baby sitting and household chore or yard work help, or gift certificates for pizza places and video stores.
When the shower is a second, it is also sometimes beneficial to include children in the festivities. It only takes a little bit of extra planning to ensure a fun time for both the children and the adults at the party. Make sure that adequate supervision is present at all times for the children. You can also prepare easy craft projects for them to make, especially cards and other gifts to welcome the new baby. Make sure that snack options are available for the little ones as well, they may not necessary be interested in eating what the adults have.
It has also become commonplace to involve fathers in the festivities, for both bridal and baby showers. Gifts for dads’ wishing well may include blank video tapes and film, a dad’s journal, photo albums, aspirin, books that are father-specific, etcetera. Including dad will make him feel more connected to the entire experience, and less left out. After all, dad’s deserve to celebrate too!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

How to Have a BIG Birthday Party for a Small Child

How much is enough, when it comes to throwing a party for your child?

Though it is common practice to throw very large parties for very small children, we have always been conflicted about the idea. These enormous parties involve between fifteen and fifty kids in an attempt to not leave anyone out. Articles in parenting magazines often note that the number of guests at a party should be equal to, or at least around the number of the child’s age. This makes us wonder which way to go—Following the experts’ advice by inviting three children for our three-year old child’s party, or inviting the fifteen or twenty kids that are invited to a typical blow-out birthday party.
The next conflict? What type of party to host---Growing up, a nice birthday party was comprised of a small handful of friends, cake and ice cream, and silly party hats and games. I remember playing pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs. Parties these days are a kid’s dream come true, with live entertainment and impressive events at fancy places. These parties involve a great deal of food, both for the kids and adults, and one heck of a grand finale in the form of an oversized birthday cake, perhaps large enough to feed an army.
What is the best kind of birthday party for a small child? What will make them happiest, a simple party with ice cream and cake, minimal decoration and a few good friends at home, or a large enough party to encompass everyone your child comes in contact with on a day to day basis?
The best option may simply be to compromise, to go big in some areas and to stay small in others. The guest list does not have to be huge, especially not with slumber parties, or a casual get together. But if you are planning a pizza party in the park, it may be exciting to invite enough friends to eat ten pizzas. For children who are too small to really understand the idea of a birthday party, try to keep the guest list small, and the party intimate. There is no real need to go all out when your child likely will not remember much of the party a few years later.
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Monday, November 27, 2006

How to Make Baby Food and Have a Happy, Healthy Baby

It can be greatly beneficial to prepare your own baby food, as you will save a significant amount of money, in addition to always knowing exactly what is going into your baby’s body. The food’s you prepare at home generally have a lifespan of about a month if frozen after being made.

Fruits and Vegetables

Storage Containers or Plastic Freezer Bags

Plastic Wrap

Blender or Food Processor

Steamer Basket or Stand Alone Steamer

Ice Cube Trays

Step by Step:

First, make sure to thoroughly wash any fruits or vegetables that were purchased from the store, to remove dirt and other nastiness from them beforehand.

Boil whichever fruit or vegetables you’ve chosen. If your baby has just started to eat solids, you will want the food to be as mushy as possible. You can cook the food until it is easily pierced but still solid if you have a baby who has been eating for a few months already.

Puree the food in either the food processor or the blender, until the food resembles the right consistency to match your child’s eating stage.

Strain the food in an attempt to remove stray peels. If you don’t want to do this, consider completely peeling the fruits and/or vegetables before cooking the food.

Spoon the food into ice cube trays, covering it with plastic wrap. When the cubes have frozen, they can be placed into zip lock bags or freezer containers. Be sure to identify the food type with a name and date.

Things to Consider:
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, fresh is always best but alternatively you can opt for frozen or canned instead. These are especially helpful when fresh fruits are out of season.

As your baby learns to eat solids, introduce one food at a time in order to identify possible allergies. Once you know which foods are tolerated well, you can start to blend two or three different flavors together.

Avoid additives like salt and sugar, as your baby does not need them. Some additives, like lemon juice, is known to cause an allergic reaction in very small babies.
For a detailed ‘How To make Baby Food’ Book, we recommend Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron.
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Thursday, November 23, 2006

How to Prepare for a Baby Baptism

According to Roman Catholic beliefs, Baptism is the first sacrament of the Catholic Church. Infants are usually baptized with the idea that both their parents and god parents will teach them the religion. By being baptized, we are being given an open window in order to build a relationship with Jesus Christ. Here are some things to consider when preparing your child for his or her Baptism:
Your local Parish more than likely offers courses in order to prepare you for the Baptism. Some classes can be taken even before the baby is born, so look into them early.
Make sure that you thoroughly understand the concept of Baptism, and what to expect during the ceremony.
When choosing God parents, go with who you believe will do the best job teaching your child about Catholicism.
Plan a celebration party, and involve the community as much as possible. Invite everyone that you know.
When choosing a baptism garment, check with your family members first to ensure that there isn’t already a garment in the family meant to be passed along. Although you ultimately have the final decision on what your baby wears, family traditions should not be broken.
Tell all of your friends and family members about the baptism so that they will all send prayers for the baby.
Write your own Parents’ prayer for the Baptism, and pray often for your baby.
Save as many mementos as you can, including photographs, heirloom baptism gowns, and candle, so that you and your child can look back on them in future years.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Unique Baby Shower Gifts - How to Bake a Diaper Cake

Though you may not want to eat this cake, it will be well-appreciated by Mom-to-be. If you're hunting for a creative baby shower centerpiece, consider a diaper cake. This cake will serve both as form and function as it will be a cute centerpiece, and a large supply of diapers as soon as the baby is born. Storks and bunnies do not have very useful purposes after the party, so if you are looking for a gift that lasts, create a useful cake that will be easy as peas for anyone to make, even the baking-challenged.

Here’s what you need:
48-50 medium sized disposable diapers. The cake can typically be finished with 48 diapers, but based on the size differences between brands, it is better to keep a few extras on hand just in case.
A large platter to serve as the diaper cake’s base. You can purchase 16” disposable cardboard platters at most party outlet stores.
At least seventy feet of narrow ribbon, something that is easy to tie. You will use this ribbon both to tie up each individual diaper, and also to tie each separate tier together.
At least 8 feet of 1” ribbon to finish each tier.
(1) Tall baby bottle.
Small candies or favors to fill the baby bottle.
Adhesive tape.
Assorted extras, “baby necessities” like pacifiers, combs, rattles, bibs, brushes and teething rings.
    Then step by step:
    Cut the narrow ribbon into lengths of one foot. Only cut forty-eight of these lengths, the rest of the ribbon is for a separate purpose.
    Roll each diaper up, either with all of the decorations facing out, or all of the decorations facing in. This can be done depending on your preference, it does not affect the cake in any way.
    Tie each diaper roll with a foot-long length of narrow ribbon.
    Begin with the top cake tier, filling the baby bottle with candy and favors.
    Stand five or six of the diapers around the bottle and tie them tightly together with another length of ribbon.
    Use approximately fifteen rolled diapers to create the second tier. Tie this tier together with another length of narrow ribbon.
    Use approximately 27 rolled diapers to create the third and largest tier. Tying this layer together will be easier if you stand it up around the inner circle and tie it that way.
    Next, place the largest tier on the platter and use several pieces of tape to tack the diapers to the platter. You don’t want the diapers to rip when the cake is disassembled, so be careful when applying the tape.
    Place the next tier on top of the base, attaching it to the lower tier with tape.
    Place the smallest tier on top next, attaching it in the same fashion.
    Tuck baby accessories into the ribbons on the cake, taking care that they fit snugly so that they will not fall off in transit.
    Finish the cake off with one-inch ribbon, wrapping each tier to bind in the accessories and provide a more finished look.
    Eat up! Rather, give it to the mom-to-be, and wish her well!
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    Tuesday, November 21, 2006

    How to Choose a Flower Girl and her Flower Girl Dress

    Typically a flower girl is a young child between the ages of four and eight, who is connected somehow to the bride and groom. She may be a niece, a family friend, cousin or even a daughter in some cases. Her job is to follow the bridesmaids down the aisle during a wedding, carrying a basket of flowers or flower petals, and to scatter them down the aisle as she walks.

    In many cases, it will be very easy to choose a flower girl for your wedding, but for others, it will be a case of choosing between several very different candidates. Remember, it is possible to have two or even three flower girls, which will both improve upon the girls’ confidence, and add significantly to the “cuteness factor” of the wedding. It is more important for you to choose the right aged girl, as girls who are too young tend to be afraid, and do not understand their duties, while girls who are too old may be better suited for a position as a junior bridesmaid, or a reader. Additionally, there’s no reason that you have to have a flower girl, so leave the position out all together if there are no suitable candidates.

    One of the best ways to prepare a new flower girl for her duties, is to give her a book that describes her role, in order to get her excited about it. Make sure that her parents are seated on the aisle, near the front, so that she can see them while walking down the aisle. It may also be wise to assign a bridesmaid “buddy” to her, to make sure she is comfortable, and has used the bathroom before the ceremony begins. You should not worry about the flower girl messing up too much, because the guests will find her antics cute, no matter what she does.

    Oftentimes, a flower girl is dressed to resemble a miniature version of the bride, or similarly, in a white dress with a sash made to match the dresses on the bridesmaids. This does not mean that you cannot pick any flower girl dress that suits you, and ties in with the theme of the wedding. Just be sure to consider the following points:

    • Make sure that the flower girl dress is comfortable and not too long. This will keep the flower girl from pulling at, or tripping over, her dress.
    • If the flower girl is not into dresses, a formal pantsuit can be used as long as it is as sophisticated as a flower girl’s dress normally would be.
    • Save by purchasing your flower girl dress online at girls clothing store.
    • Try to choose something affordable, as the flower girl’s parents typically pay for the dress.
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    Monday, November 20, 2006

    How to Wash Baby Clothes

    Before the baby clothes are worn, make sure that they have been washed. Though most new parents are aware of the fact that baby clothes ought to be washed before they are worn by baby, many do not heed the warning as well as they should. It may be unlikely for your baby to be seriously harmed by new, unwashed clothes, but there is a risk of skin irritation and allergy which will make baby feel uncomfortable and can easily be avoided. Babies can be sensitive to sizing, a finish that is put on new clothes in an attempt to keep them looking nice while in the store. These same clothes may also have been exposed to dirt, dust, bugs or rodents through the shipping process, and there is no way to tell what could be making contact with baby’s skin.
    A special detergent is not required for baby clothes. Many companies have produced extra-gentle detergents that are targeted toward baby clothes, but those soaps are not necessary. If you are interested in eliminating any risk of skin allergies, you may want to use a dye-free, scent-free detergent, including Tide Free and All Free & Clear, but again, this is not a necessary step, especially if your baby does not appear to be bothered by clothes laundered in the detergent your family normally uses. For the sake of baby clothes, there is no real need to purchase a completely different soap.
    It is important to always keep up with laundry for baby clothes, as babies tend to go through several outfits in a single day. The first option keeping a handle on the baby clothes laundry is to make sure that the baby has enough clothes that he or she will be able to change outfits several times a day, while still having enough clothing for several more days. If you have a smaller budget and a schedule that allows for more laundry loads during the week, you may opt to buy fewer outfits and simply have them washed more often throughout the week.
    Many of the things that come in contact with baby’s clothing are difficult to remove, making it important to pre-treat stains if you're interested in removing them completely. Simply taking a little bit of extra time to work on the stains before putting them in the wash may seriously improve your success rate, and keep baby’s clothes looking like new for considerably longer. For clothing that has been allowed to sit for a while, it is worth trying a paste-type pre-treatment, as these treatments can sit on the fabric for up to a week, and will usually get the more stubborn stains out. A spray-on stain treatment or laundry additive should work just fine for most other, newer stains.
    For stains that are not responding to the basic stain fighting treatments, a more aggressive approach is necessary. A paste made of Oxy-Clean and spray stain remover has been a popular concoction among many moms. The paste is added to the clothes, then the clothes are added to a mixture of boiling hot water and Oxy-Clean, along with Era detergent in order to pre-treat the stains, and Zout stain remover afterward.
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    Friday, November 17, 2006

    How to Throw a First Birthday Party-Party Ideas and Birthday Dresses

    Your baby’s first birthday is an unforgettable event that only happens once. There are a wide range of ideas on what a first birthday party should be, as a result. Some parents prefer family-only, quiet parties at home, with simple themes and only a handful of gifts. There are also parents who throw big carnival parties with clowns, popcorn machines and pony rides. There is no real need to be extreme in either direction. Go with what works for you and your family, instead of taking cues from neighbors, friends or columnists in baby magazines. Here are some things to consider while planning your own party:
    • Many parents begin planning for a first birthday party when their child is around six months of age. This is because your life is already likely very hectic, and it will take a while to squeeze in all of the extra party preparations. There is no harm in beginning to plan early, you can slowly stockpile decorations, research cake ideas and pour over craft books so that when the big day draws near, you are as prepared as humanly possible.
    • Consider inviting friends from your child’s playgroups, as well as friends of yours who have children around the same age, but if you are planning to have quite a few guests, do not require them to bring gifts.
    • Both babies and toddlers are fascinated by bubbles, so consider renting or buying a bubble-blowing machine. This will provide entertainment for hours, with no need for expensive clowns or ponies. There are many options for entertainment for little ones, without resorting to high-priced rented-by-the-hour affairs that may actually end up terrifying the little ones sooner than amusing them. While the children are little, stick to quiet entertainment, like a movie geared toward their age group, bubbles, or a romp in the backyard. It honestly does not take very much to entertain small children, so you can save your expenses for when they’re older and want boy bands to entertain their party guests.
    • Baking your own cake will save money, and further personalize the event for your little one.
    • Many people, like my mom, insist that baby girls should be dressed to resemble a princess on their first birthday. This is by far not your only option. You can dress your little girl up in a variety of ways; like a princess, in any pretty dress, or in one of many outfits designed especially for birthday babies. Shop for the picture perfect first birthday dress or outfit!

    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Lil’ Jellybean Girl’s Clothing - Trendy Playwear for Little Girls

    Lil’ Jellybean is on the cutting edge of new fashion this fall for little girls! Whether you are looking for a cool baby gift or a unique (and may we mention affordable) outfit for a toddler or little girl, Lil’ Jellybean is sure to have exactly what you need.

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    The Lil’ Jellybean leopard styles are, without a doubt, something to roar about! From denim jacket and pant sets, to fun dresses and jumpers, you can find styles to please any pallet.

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    Monday, September 11, 2006

    Fun Playwear at Sophia’s Style Featuring Lil Jellybean and JB Kids!

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    Playgroups can be fun and what better way to enjoy them than in fashions by Lil Jellybean and JB Kids at Sophias Style Boutique childrens clothing store! These cute as a button outfits are perfect for playwear or back to school. Both Lil Jellybean and JB Kids offer styles that are unique, comfortable and just plain fun to wear! Find these and many other apparel lines at where you can find unique kids clothes at discount prices!
    Lil Jellybean has denim jacket and pant set that your little girl will look adorable wearing. The sweet kitty outfit is an adorable jean jacket and jeans set adorned with faux leopard fur! The pink top has a kitty applique. This set is sure to keep her warm this fall!
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    JB Kids is also in on the fun! Shop at Sophia’s Style and you will find just the unique children’s clothing that you want. Take a peek at JB Kids 'Born to Shop' top and pant set. This adorable outfit is shopping or school ready. It goes anywhere! The set features a fun layered look top with rhinestones 'Born to Shop' , and coordinating striped cotton pants. Your little girl will be setting trends and turning heads with this set from JB Kids, now at Sophias Style Boutique.
    Shop at for these and many other discount children’s clothing. Filled to the brim with unique baby clothes, kids’ clothes and tons of accessories, Sophia’s Style is your one stop shop for dressing your child in the fun and unique fashions of Lil Jellybean and JB Kids.

    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    I Knew I Could!- Building Confidence in Kids

    There is a very old (and very bad) joke that goes something like this: Why did the first monkey fall out of the tree? It fainted. Why did the second monkey fall out of the tree? It was tied to the first. Why did the third monkey fall out of the tree? Peer pressure.
    Not to compare kids to monkeys, but kids do the same things. If everyone is falling out of the tree, so to speak, so will they. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Children who are confident are more likely to stand up to peer pressure and more likely to be successful at it. Kids aren’t born with confidence, though; it takes work and nurturing from parents and caregivers. There are three things that you can give kids that will help them gain confidence and help them stay out of trouble.
    Give them trust. I told my teenagers that I would trust them until they give me a reason not to trust them. I also set very clear boundaries and consequences if they were to violate my trust. This does not mean let them run wild with no direction, but it does mean give them the benefit of the doubt. If you don’t believe in them enough to feel that they will make sound decisions how can your expect them to believe in themselves?
    Give them control. Give them control over some aspects of their lives. You can provide boundaries, but let them have some control. If your daughter wants to dress a certain way draw the line at belly shirts or skimpy skirts, but let her make some of her own rules. After all, what are they going to do when they get out of the house if you have always made their decisions for them? If they are comfortable making their own decisions because the have always had your support in doing it, they are more like to choose the way you taught them and showed them.
    Give them love. I know that this is a given, but love them enough to let go. You can’t run their lives 24 hours a day and if you try you will not only wear yourself out, you will stunt their growth as they prepare to take on the world. Just let them know you love them and keep an open door communication at all times.
    Kids will mess up from time to time, we all did. But if your child knows that he can come to you with anything and you won’t judge, but provide guidance and love, he will be more likely to make the right choices in his life. So, lay the groundwork, open the door and show them the path. Then let them make their way. Stay close and gently guide them back on track if they lose their way, but trust them, let them go and always, always love them.
    Find adorable clothes for your little princess at SophiasStyle.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2006

    Tot to Teen – The Birthday Game - Gone in 60 Seconds (or at least it seems that way)

    What I want to know is where in the heck was SophiasStyle when my daughter was little? At 16 and am impressive 5’9” in stature, she is long past the 12 month to 6X size range that they cater to, but, hey, a mom can dream, right? I recall her blond curls and picture her in the filmy pinks and milky whites of tulle and lace. Now its Green Day t-shirts, ratty flip flops and jeans. Oh, well, I had my day of playing dress-up! Kids grow up so fast, don’t they?

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    So, you want to know where to take advantage of this time when they love to have you dress them? Check out SophiasStyle. They have adorable outfits that won’t break the bank. Perfect for birthdays, especially first birthdays, these outfits will make your little lady look like the cutest fashion plate on the planet! They also offer accessories such as bows, shoes, socks and tights, everything you need to give your little one a pulled-together look.
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    As a mom I agonized over dressing my two boys and daughter “to the nines” without bankrupting my budget. It is tough to find kids’ clothes that are cute and inexpensive, yet wear well and are unique. Kids grow too fast to spend a fortune on high-dollar; fancy digs just to have them wear it twice before it no longer fits. Then again, discount stores have dozens of the same outfit so that half of the children in town are wearing the same get-up. Where’s the fun in that?
    In my opinion, birthdays are the worst! A little girl’s birthday party is a very big deal. We all want our kids to look like picture-perfect little cherubs as they sit perched behind that enormous birthday cake. And we certainly don’t want them looking like every kid at the party! The perfect birthday outfit comes from They specialize in birthday dresses and outfits. You can find high-end quality at bargain basement prices. You can also have your little darling’s outfit personalized for just $8. Imagine a sweet little 1st birthday dress and birthday hat with pink marabou trim. How perfect for baby’s first birthday and those birthday photos that will be cherished forever. Someday, I promise, you will look back on those photos and wonder where the time went.

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    We are moms. We think our kids are the most special, amazing kids around, and they are, but we want to dress them that way too. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Enjoy it while you can because you will blink and your sweet little angelic child will be a real-live teenager – and he won’t need mommy to pick out his clothes any longer. But they will always need us, rest assured.

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Unique Christmas Gifts – Finding the Perfect Gift Online

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    Christmas…already?? As the kids are heading back to school, and summer winds down, we begin to think about the approaching holidays. With visions of the family happily decorating the tree, baked goods galore and the perfect gifts, beautifully wrapped under the tree, I hope to somehow avoid the seemingly unavoidable panic that sets in as the season approaches. I just do NOT want to fight the bustling crowds at the mall again this year!

    Just in the Nick of time, Marsha Collier’s new book, Santa Shops on eBay, has great tips and suggestions for unique online gifts for everyone on your list this year! Featuring online stores such as Sophias Style, you will find tried-and-true gift ideas that are sure to please.

    For all the moms with ‘Princess’ daughters, the perfect gifts are right at your fingertips. From elegant Christmas dresses to handmade dance leotards, dresses and outfits, Sophias Style has everything she wants, right down to the tights, bows and shoes. To make her gift even more special, check out the personalized embroidery service. And don’t forget the personalized princess ballet door hanger, beautifully hand-painted just for her!

    So, there is hope! Sit back, relax and shop from the comfort of your own home (or office chair) this year so you can enjoy the real magic of Christmas with your family, friends and holiday traditions.

    Monday, August 07, 2006

    Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithmetic - Starting School with SophiasStyle

    Fall is in the air and that means that the kids are getting ready to go back to school! You want to dress them in style and is the place to find kids clothes at discount prices! has the cutest discount clothing for girls, babies and toddlers! With great fall styles and cool backpacks, is where you want to go for your back to school kids clothes.
    Fall girls’ styles feature names like Lipstik, Baby Baubles and Molly and Millie. All adorable and all school ready. Check out Romar’s pink ballet backpack. This satin textured backpack is school ready! It has little pink ballet slippers appliquéd on the front, a large front pouch and sturdy straps for carrying.
    Baby Baubles has adorable new Western styles. The heather colored skirt and jacket are adorned with ponies and fringe. Perfect for your little cowgirl this fall.

    Your little girl will look like a regular fashion plate in this poodle outfit by Mollie and Millie. Pink flannel top has poodles literally bounding all over it! This is a whole new, updated look for the poodle outfit of the ‘50s! This is fresh, this is hip, this is fashion! The matching pink gaucho pants offer bit of a scholarly look, but still are just impish enough to add fun and flair.
    Find these and many other cute as a button back to school outfits at Also, don’t forget to check out the shoes, socks, hair accessories and baby jewelry, all at terrific discount prices. You can also find backpacks, purses and gloves, everything you need to get your child back to school in style. Only can offer you high fashion for your little girl at discount prices.

    Saturday, July 29, 2006

    First Birthdays - A Survivor’s Guide

    When I think of first birthdays I think of my kids’ first birthday parties. I remember little faces smeared with cake. I remember the specially picked, adorable little first birthday outfit – smeared with cake and the once perfectly groomed hair – smeared with cake. In fact, I can not recall an inch within at least a four foot radius that was not smeared with cake! It was so much fun, though. We had family that came from everywhere, some of those people I did not even know, but we had all come together to celebrate the life of this special little person.
    Now, I will impart my wisdom and experience to you so that you may be spared some of the challenges and unexpected “surprises” that may befall you as you prepare for and embark upon that special day. The best advice I can give you, and feel free to use this throughout your child’s life – I still use it with my 16 year old – is this: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best and plan to be surprised. It never goes the way we plan, NEVER. Children fall down, get ear infections at the drop of a hat, find the birthday cake long before you plan to serve it, and miss naps and become cranky. They may not blow out the candles, may cry when you sing Happy Birthday and they might sneeze on the cake – before anyone has gotten a piece. But they grab out hearts and hold on for dear life, and we wouldn’t dream of letting go.
    Plan loosely. Remain flexible. A party at “twoish” is better than a time set in stone. True, people have schedules, but try to keep some flexibility for the unexpected. Try to set the party during the time between nap and dinner, not too close to either. But do not be devastated if your little darling sleeps through her first birthday party, I did. My mother just sort of rolled with it. I learned well.

    Dress for style and comfort. This goes for you as well as your child. But you can dress your child in stylish comfort with an outfit from With brands like Rare Editions, Bonnie Jean and Sophias Style, your little one will be stylin’ on that special day.
    Be sure to add an adorable birthday hat, fit for a princess! These adorable accessories are great for pictures and fun at the party.
    Relax. So you forgot to wrap the gift. No big deal, the Sunday comics work great. So you little one fell down and skinned his knee. It will be fine, the cake and candles will distract him. Keep some moist towelettes or a wet washcloth in a baggie for quick clean-ups.
    Get him or her is own mini cake to tear into. This can be the most adorable part of the party and some of the cutest photos to commemorate the event.
    So, go with it, have fun, and give that little one a hug for me.

    Wednesday, July 26, 2006

    Baby Playgroups - Lessons in Socialization

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    Playgroups can be a wonderful experience for both you and your baby. They allow baby to interact with other children close to her age and they allow mommy a chance to talk to grown-ups for a change. Playgroups also allow parents to talk to other parents who may be experiencing the same things with their children. Sometimes it is just easier to ask another mom about breastfeeding to potty training than it is to ask a doctor. Playgroups can be fun for all if structured correctly and care is taken that your little one is up for it. There are, however, a few things that you should remember before embarking on a playgroup adventure.
    Location. Some playgroups are at parks while others rotate at members’ homes. Decide where you and your baby are most comfortable and jump right in! If you don’t mind visiting in a stranger’s home then that may be a good option for you. But if the neutral ground of a park is more your style, then by all means go for it. If you are uncomfortable your baby will be too.

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    Kids. Make certain that the playgroup is geared for your baby’s age group. You don’t want her getting left behind at a toddler playgroup when she is only six months. On the other hand, you don’t want her to have to sit in on a baby playgroup when she is a curious toddler. Age matters.

    Safety. Sure, you will be watching your baby like a hawk to make sure she is safe, but you have to blink sometime and that is when accidents can happen. Make sure that the location of the playgroup is up on all the age appropriate safety measures. The last thing you need is for your playgroup date to end up with a trip to the emergency room.

    Attitude. Baby will be much better company for her new companions if she is well rested and not hungry. Try to arrange the playgroup time for mid-morning, after breakfast or after her noon nap. Bring snacks and a bottle or sipper cup just in case she gets the munchies or needs a break.

    Comfort. While it may be tempting to dress for cute when going to the playgroup, opt for comfort instead. Dress her in airy, loose fitting clothing that allow her to move freely. She will be less fussy and you can get more chat time in.

    Though a playgroup is great for baby to socialize, it is also a great way for mom to get a little break. Try it out. Find a playgroup in your area and you and your baby can make some new friends together!

    Please feel free to comment if you have any suggestions or stories about playgroups!

    Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    Dance! Dance! Dance!- Dance and Gymnastics Wear at SophiasStyle

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    Dance and gymnastics are great for little girls. These activities help with poise and grace, confidence and balance. Also, it is a great introduction to discipline and team spirit. Dance and gymnastics teach her to work with others and to consider the others on her team. She learns that team work can get things done. Some little girls begin dance when they start walking, while others, not until they are in school. While there is no “magic age” that you should enter your child into these activities, just listen to her. And when she is ready to get started, Sophia’s Style is there with hand dyed leotards and tutu’s as well as handmade ballet shoes. Some of the cutest dancewear out there can be found at Sophia’s Style. You won’t be able to resist!
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    Find dance and gymnastics apparel for newborn, infants, toddlers and girls at discount prices. You can pick up Baby Baubles adorable little ballerina dress. It even has little ballerina appliqués dancing around the bubblegum pink bodice and skirt. It has a tulle underskirt that peeks out from the hem and has matching, pink panties. Pair this up with the Kamara ballet shoe and she is set. These ballet slippers are hand made with a pretty bead appliqué on the front. They are made from soft leather and feature a brushed leather sole. They have elastic at the ankle for security and long, flowing pink ribbon ties, just like real ballerinas!

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    Baby Baubles also offers a little ballet set with matching skirt and jacket. The heather colored jacket, a hoodie, has pink ballerinas dancing across the zipper front while the matching heather skirt has a pink bow and tulle underskirt that peeks from beneath the hem. The Pickled Hippo offers up a huge helping of cuteness with their turquoise dance leotard and tutu. The leotard features capped sleeves and a butterfly appliqué on the front. The skirt is a sheer tulle with ribbon detail at the hem and waist, just perfect for plies and arabesques.
    Sophias Style is the best place to find the cutest dance wear at the best prices. Here you can find hand made dance clothes, leotards, tutus and baby and toddler ballet shoes all at unbelievably low prices. Have your items personalized with your little ballerina’s name for just $8.00. You can keep her dancing. Sophia’s Style can keep her dancing in unique, fun, adorable clothes that will have her melting hearts and stopping shows.

    Monday, July 24, 2006

    Styles for the Flower Girl- Dressing the Flower Girl in Your Life

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    It is such an honor when your child is asked to participate in a wedding. But it can be such a nightmare when you try to find a dress for her to wear that will not send you to the bankruptcy courts. Sophias Style has the answers with the cutest flower girl dresses and special occasion dresses around. You can find everything you need from dress to shoes to wedding hair accessories. It is all in one convenient place for a price you can’t beat. And with Sophia’s Style you know you are getting high quality, unique products. You simply can not go wrong.

    She will be a dream in the little flower girl’s dress by Lito. With an empire waist and a jewel neckline, this sweet little satin beauty is detailed with little white “pretend pearls” and sequins. Three layers of tulle flow over a satin appliquéd skirt. Pair it with a tiara veil and satin gloves and the look is complete. She will look and feel like a princess! Rare Editions also offers a breathtaking ivory satin princess style dress. This A-line, or princess, cut dress features a portrait appliquéd neckline that has three layers of organza and a gorgeous bow that ties in the back. The crinoline skirt is fully lined and the look is amazing.
    The Lito burgundy and ivory petal dress adds a splash of color with a burgundy shantung bodice and ivory tulle skirt that is literally blooming with rich burgundy petals. The dress is a ball gown style with a jewel neckline. It has an attached crinoline underskirt and delicate pearl button back closure. Sophia’s Style will certainly dress your little girl in high fashion. There are so many different styles and colors to choose from and the prices are out of this world!
    Sophias Style offers all the items and accessories you need to give your little girl the total look. From shoes to tiaras and everything in between, you are covered. Choose Kamara ballet slippers and Lito rhinestone tiaras. You will also find stockings and hair accessories such as sweet little flowered headpieces all at unbelievably low prices. At Sophia’s Style your little girl will be dressed head to toe in fashion and style. She will be a vision of loveliness in fashions from Sophias Style.

    Friday, July 21, 2006

    Baby Shower Gifts at Sophia’s Style - Unique, Fun and Personal Gifts for Baby

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    Baby showers can be daunting affairs, ones often faced with trepidation. The ominous gift issue raises its ugly head. You want to get something useful but cute, necessary but unique. What do you buy? Sophia’s Style has many adorable and unique gifts for baby that are perfect for baby showers. Choose from playful rompers, cute clothes and adorable accessories. Many items can even be personalized with baby’s name! When you get your baby shower gift from Sophia’s Style you can rest assured that not only will your gift be ultra unique and personal, but it will also be the very best one at the shower!
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    At Sophia’s Style you can find the too-cute-for-words romper by Baby Baubles. This pink ballet romper comes with a matching hat! A little appliqué ballerina, roses and rhinestones frolic playfully amid the super soft couture material. Everyone will be oohing and aahing over this unique gift! Have it personalized by having her name embroidered on it for just $8.00 and you are set. You can also choose the Little Me Butterfly Romper with its flower buttons, attached sleeveless top and matching hat, or you may opt for the BT Kids Smocked Dress. This charming little dress comes with matching bloomers and a hat!
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    Tickles and Giggles has delightfully unique little outfits that are sure to tickle your fancy. The handmade Pink Boa dress is always a hit. You may have seen this dress on Friends or Oprah. It is an adorable, handmade two piece white dress with pink boa trim. This is a precious keepsake for your baby. If you want something a little more showy, you may opt for the Tickles and Giggles handmade lavender and turquoise dress. The turquoise bodice is embellished with little lavender ribbons to match the lavender tulle skirt. She will look like a ballerina or a fairy princess in this dress!
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    You can find everything you need at Sophia’s Style to complete the look. Browse through hair accessories, socks and tights, a unique selection of baby jewelry, bags and purses, gloves and even shoes. Sophia’s Style is your one stop shop for dressing your little girl or getting the “total look” outfit for a baby shower. Pick up a personalized baby shower gift or layette. Find the cutest little girl clothes you could ever imagine. Have your gift personalized. Everything you need to make your gift the best gift at the shower can be found at Sophia’s Style. Find it, buy it, personalize it, and fall in love with it.