Archives for the month of: August, 2015

It’s not uncommon to find parents who’ve decided to save their unborn child’s gender as a surprise, so don’t be surprised yourself when you’re invited to baby shower requiring gender-neutral gifts. These days, it’s relatively simple to find baby essentials in shades of yellow and green, but we’ve made it even easier by identifying these six gender-neutral gifts that would be perfect for your loved one’s imminent surprise.

1. Gray onesie

Nothing says neutral like the color gray, and we love the way this witty little gray onesie implies that both the baby and the gender were “worth the wait.” Besides Etsy, we’ve also discovered a bunch of clever, gender-neutral onesies at your local Target — so stop in there if you need a gift stat.

2. Bath toy

Turn bath time into a party with a fun toy like this floating octopus. This little guy lights up, so the baby’s senses will be stimulated during play. What better way to also introduce the baby to one of the most fascinating creatures from the sea?

3. Blanket

Speaking of creatures, this turtle-shaped weighted blanket is perfect for all babies, but particularly ones with autism, sensory processing disorder, sleep disorders, anxiety, ADHD, hyperactivity, and more. Because it’s weighted, the pressure provides a sense of calm and is the next best thing to a comforting embrace.

4. Bibs

Don’t forget to keep it clean when it’s time to eat! These adorable elephant bibs off Etsy are organically made, plus they’re super soft and absorbent.

5. Scarf

We couldn’t help ourselves in falling for this amazing elephant bib/scarf, too:

6. Mobile

Not only is this a cute gender-neutral mobile perfect for helping a little one drift into dreamland, it also doubles as a great piece of baby shower decor. It’s from Etsy, too, so the remarkable mobile is handmade from premium stock paper and can be customized if you prefer a different set of colors.


Today we wanted to share this post from special ed teacher Mandy at A Special Kind Of Class, as we believe Non-Slip Liners are a must have among back-to-school supplies! Read the original post here.

5 uses for non slip liners

Non slip mats are an essential part of a special education class that has children with physical disabilities and low tone or poor fine motor skills.

  1. For children with low tone, they often have trouble staying in their seat. These are the kids that keep sliding out. A little square on the seat under their bum helps them stay put.
  2. A little square under bowls and plates, stops them for sliding around the table while children are trying to eat.
  3. We roll up a small piece around a pencil to make a pencil grip. You can make it as thick as you want. The texture gives feedback to those who need it.
  4. Putting a piece under toys and games will help them stay put while children are using them.
  5. The last tip I have for you is to use it with technology. I keeps the laptops and tablets on the table and off the floor.

Related product: Non-Slip 8″ x 6’6″ Reel

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