Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cool New Wall Art for Baby's Nursery from Jeeto!

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, and Jeeto is gracing the walls of the bedroom! Jeeto's modern silk screened prints are must-haves in baby's nursery, and are "grown up" enough to delight through childhood without seeming "baby-ish!" We have just added new prints to our Jeeto collection, including the Train triptych (left), an elegant Deer, and a cutie Cupcake among other faves that are sure to dress your little one's room up in modern style!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our Carlton Cow on Babble's Best!

Moooove over, rocking horses- there's a new cow in town! Go to the online world's hippest mag for parents, Babble and check out our Carlton the Cow rocker from Charm Co. which has been proclaimed one of Babble's top five rocking "horses" and makes for a cool baby shower gift or one year old birthday present!

Check out the entire Charm Co collection of plush rockers for your lil one!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Brick and Mortar Buzz!

Whew! This week has been super spring-like, and so the Buzz around our store is all about cool, crazy tees and clothes for kids! Our Psychobaby Angel onesie in baby and dress in kids has all the girls feeling heavenly, and the boys are all rockin' out to Kaos' KISS tee! The hot shoe is definitely Converse' s skull slip-on, and folks are pairing it with Cotton Caboodle separates as well as pretty dresses! In the Toy Department, mini Automoblox and the new Kellogg No-Bake Cooking sets are are all the rage, and Pinkalicious and No No Yes Yes are the most popular page-turners! We do have to admit, though, that the winner this week is, for sure, our Psychobaby give away balloons, which have the kids floating on air with happiness!

Best thank you ever for a balloon by a small child: "I love you!"
The group that has everyone dancin' today: Hall and Oates
Most likely to get a laugh from a group: Safe Baby Pregnancy Tips

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Brick and Mortar Buzz--- Birthday Bookreading!

Check out the fun at our store front's book reading, which was the kick off to our birthday celebration! Our goodie bags this year were canvas shoppers, perfect for jaunts to the grocery store or park and of course, visits to Psychobaby!!! The most popular gifts this week were new outdoor toys, Sourpuss Tees and Kaos, the Psychobaby tee of the week was Mom (yay Moms!!!) and the most common phrase around our spinning wheel of fun was, "Come on 50!!!" We'd like to thank Nili for kicking our birthday off with some cool reads, and we'd like to say thanks to all of you for making our first 5 years the absolute in cool and crazy!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

p45 Gift Card Give Away!

For ladies in Chicago, the name p45 has meant style and elegance since it opened its doors in 1997. Now, thanks to, the nation can experience the same joys! p45's style has always been based on supporting emerging designers who have not yet been "seen" on the fashion scene, and we are thrilled that we have a $50 p45 online gift card to give away in honor of our birthday celebration! Be sure to check out featured jewelry designer Winifred Grace, view Chicago superstar Lara Miller's pieces and the modern style of Breed! Enter the p45 raffle, and join them in their love of the artistry of wardrobe!

The p45 Gift Card Raffle runs from 5/5-5/31, 2008. To enter, send your email address to us at with "elegance, please!" as your subject. We're sorry, but at this time, we can only accept entrants from the lower 48 States. Please note that by entering the raffle, you will automatically be signed up for our weekly newsletter, full of cool, crazy kids' stuff.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Shop Shebang Give Away!

Ladies, to your left is the Forty Nine Square Miles Big Mouth Hobo, which we are sure you could travel with for years. In honor of our birthday, the lovelies at (trust us, just go ahead and bookmark that puppy right now!) have given us a $50 online gift certificate to raffle off in style!
Shebang's motto is "stay original. stay accessorized," and we could not agree more because a good accessory brightens your whole look instantaneously! Great bags and jewelry always fit, especially Shebang's collection, which merges the newest trends you need on the immediate with classic style that will last for years to come. Owner Jen has a sweet, sweet eye for detail, carrying established brands such as Hayden-Harnett and Alexis Bittar as well as introducing emerging designers such as Foley and Corrina and the fabulous Forty Nine Square Miles (check out the Back Stabber (looove!- it's made every one of our wish lists!!!). If you are feeling blue due to those spring showers, enter the shopshebang online gift card raffle, 'cause a brighter day is only a handbag (or two, or three!!!!) away!

Shebang raffle runs from 5/4-5/31, 2008. To enter our raffle for a $50 gift card to, please send your email address to with "stay accessorized" as the subject. We're sorry, but at this time, we can only accept entrants from the lower 48 States. Please note that when you enter the raffle, you will automatically be signed up for our weekly newsletter, full of fun info on our cool, crazy kids' stuff! Good luck!

posted by Kristina___________________________________________________________________

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Cool Shoes Giveaway!!!

City Soles has been bringing Chicago Mamas and Papas funky footwear since 1991! Just a mention of City Soles in our storefront brings lots of talk about what new sexy date night heels/cool boots/wedge sandals/new cool Dad shoes/shoes that make you feel pretty because you are super preggers and don't fit into anything were just spotted in City Soles' windows and need to be gotten now! Owner Scott Starbuck found his calling picking the most interesting, arty, funky and provocative shoes on the market, and I can speak for all of Psychobaby when I say we're really glad he did! Our feet (and entire outfits) are thrilled with his selection of Chie Mihara, Yin (two faves around our store!), Costume National, Cydwoq , Camper and a host of others that literally will have you frothing in a "shoes, glorious shoes!!!" type frenzy upon first glance!
We are super excited City Soles is celebrating our birthday with us and you with their $75 gift card, redeemable on their site,! To enter the City Soles Giveaway, send an email to and be sure to write "I need cool shoes!" in the subject and your email address in the body because if you've got the feet, they've got the cool shoes!

City Soles raffle runs through 5/31. We're sorry, but we can only accept entrants from the lower 48 States. Please note that all raffle entrants will automatically receive our weekly newsletter, full of updates on our cool, crazy kids' stuff. Good luck to ya!

posted by Kristina_______________________________________________________________________

Friday, May 2, 2008

Rockabye Baby Gift Box Giveaway!!!

Do you remember those pre-baby evenings spent at a rock club, beer in hand, listening to the sounds of your new favorite band? Well, if the most rockin' thing now is your Dutalier, the sounds you listen to are howls coming out of your angel, and that bottle you hold is full of milk, you should spend some time with Rockabye Baby's Lullaby Renditions of your favorite bands!
The awesome people at Baby Rock Records are helping us celebrate our 5th birthday in the most rockin' way possible with their cool Gift Box, full of CD's from their line that are sure to have you reminiscing while your babe sleeps soundly. All wrapped up in style (with a safety pin closure, of course) this Gift Box is sure to be "Mother's Little Helper!" Included inside are Lullaby renditions of: Bob Marley, Metallica, the Ramones, the Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd, Green Day, and Led Zeppelin.

To enter the raffle for this Rock n Roll Legend Gift Box, email
Write "I Need Sleep!" as your subject, and leave your return email address in the body of the email!

The Rockabye Baby Raffle will run from 5/1-5/31. Sorry, but at this time, we can only accept entries from the lower 48 states! Please note, by entering our raffle you will be subscribed to our weekly newsletter full of cool, crazy kids' stuff!

posted by Kristina______________________________________________________________________

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Psychobaby of the Month Winner!

Psychobaby Brand Birthday Giveaway!!!

To kick off our birthday, we are raffling off 5 Psychobaby Brand t-shirts of your choice! Whether you have a Chick Magnet, a Sir Poopsalot or a Punk, you're little one'll be stylin' in your new cool tees!

Check out your cool baby and kids Psychobaby tee choices!

To enter the raffle, email and write Psychobaby tees in the subject!

Entries accepted 5/1-5/31. Sorry, but at this time, we can only accept entries from the lower 48 states! Please note, by entering our raffle you will be subscribed to our weekly newsletter
full of cool, crazy kids' stuff!

Backpocket Wisdom

Since it is our 5th birthday this month (5/3), Backpocket Wisdom is here to give you five fun b-day facts to entertain your little ones!
1. "Happy Birthday To You" 's melody was written by American two sisters, Patty and Mildred J. Hill, in 1893 making it one of the longest running popular favorites. (Backpocket Bonus-- the song is copyrighted, too, which is why you usually don't hear the whole thing if someone is being sang to in the movies)
2. Your golden birthday is when the day of your birthday is the age you are turning, such as ours was our third birthday since the store opened on the third of May, 2003! Many birthday boys and girls get an extra present on this special day!
3. According to, the largest birthday ever (attended by over 35,000 people!) was for Colonel Sanders in 1970.
4. According to, the largest birthday cake weighed in at "128, 238 lbs and 8 oz." and got iced with "16,209 lbs of frosting!"
5. According to yahoo answers, which we found through digg, October 5th is the most common b-day in the US--- and we say, Happy New Year, parents!!!

Psychobaby shares a birthday with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, who was born on 5/3/1933.
Tell us a story about who your kids share a birthday with, and whether it is eerie, inspirational, right on or baloney in your opinion!

posted by Kristina______________________________________________________________________