Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Our Sand and Water Table Voted Babble's Best!

Well, the Sand and Water Table from International Playthings has always been the best here at Psycho Baby! The kids we know adore the multiple things they can do with the table and the included funnels of fun, which is why we have one parked in front of our brick and mortar store in Bucktown! We love it, kids love it, adults love it (we saw ya splashing! haha we know you love the fact that it stores within itself!) and now Babble has rated it Babble's Best! We're so proud!

Check us out on Babble!
Snag a cool Sand and Water Table for your little ones!

-posted by the Present Posse!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fall Into Style with Baby and Kids Cotton Caboodle!

We love the mix and match cotton style of Seattle-based Cotton Caboodle! The fall collection includes separates for boys and girls in the brilliant jewel-toned colors that are super popular this season! For girls, be sure to check out the cool cord jumper, scallop-edge tees , cutie sailor pants and stunning 3/4 jacket! Boys will love the comfy cargo cords and two-toned baseball tees that are sure to coordinate with every item in his closet! Cotton Caboodle is bringing comfort back to style for back to school!

Check out Cotton Caboodle and other cool baby and kids clothes!

-posted by the Present Posse!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mama Lavona's Horoscopes - Leo!


Today the Sun moves into Virgo at 2:02 pm. But wait, you didn't think we forgot about the Zodiac's shining star Leo did you? Sun-ruled Leo loves to romp and play! This little cub craves attention and is very sociable. (S)he loves to show others (S)he's King/Queen of the Jungle...but make sure (s)he knows who boss at home and plays nice with others. Attention loving Leo is naturally drawn to the Theatre and performing arts and can be quite the little drama king or queen even under normal circumstances. (S)he comes alive ar parties and likes to dress to impress. Leo have a flair for fashion and are trend setters at a very young age! Leo love family most of all! Even though Leo maysoar to great heights, he will always remain loyal to those (s)he loves.


Essential Oil- Grapefruit, Tangerine, Orange

Great Gift Ideas- Fashion and accessories, dress-up costumes, Arts and Music classes, magic kits, Theatre tickets

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View hip Lion gifts for Leo babies and kids!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cool, Crazy Person of the Month- Wesley Kimler

Artist Wesley Kimler, is internationally known for his colossal and evocative paintings, known in the blogosphere as "the Shark" on the Shark Forum (Opinion With Teeth: beware, you can spend many an hour there!) and known 'round these parts as "Daddy" to his beautiful little gal, Amina. We are thrilled to have him here answering our 6 Psycho Questions. Here are a few words from the multi-faceted Mr. Kimler!

1. What is the coolest thing that has ever happened to you?


2. What is the craziest fashion statement you have ever made?
God, I have always been such a slob -though I do like to head down and get fluorescent suits from the Pakistanis on Roosevelt Road.......

3. What is your favorite book?
Amina is named after the heroine in the great Egyptian novelist Nagib Mahfouz's first installment of his Cairo Trilogy -Palace Walk -currently I am enjoying With The Old Breed At Peleliu And Okinawa by E.B. Sledge -a gritty and harrowing account of two of the bloodiest battles fought in the Pacific Campaign of WW2 -as told by a private in the Marine Corp.

4. What toy can you not live without?
Toys? how about smoke and mirrors- I play for a living.

5. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Immortality- or at least the ability to not fear my own impending doom-

6. Who is the coolest parent you know (ties between your own Mom and Dad are totally understandable!)?
I am my own parent -and I am cool.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Buctown/Wicker Park Sidewalk Sale and Art Fest!

Red Alert! It's the Second Bucktown/Wicker Park Sidewalk Sale August 23 and 24! Join us and a gaggle of our friends for some fun in the sun and then shop until you look like the lady at the left!!!

Also, if you are in the hood be sure to check out the Bucktown Art Fest and get crafty! View Art Fest Details.

For a complete listing of participating stores, go to the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce.

To view new cool fall clothes for babies and kids, check out our site!

Wicker Park Fest Slideshow!

We are so terribly sorry that these are late, but we hope when you click "play," we'll be forgiven for our 'mom-nesia!' The Psycho Baby Activity tent was in full effect at Wicker Park Fest! From mask building, to Nili reading, cookie decorating and the fab Sand and Water Table, check out the smiling faces at Wicker Park! Again, thanks to all that came and hung out in the Tent, and a Very Special Cool, Crazy Thank You to Julie Dickinson, who helped us coordinate the fun! Enjoy! - the Present Posse!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Fall Appaman Includes Baby and Kids Denim and Down Coats!

Appaman, the company renown for their cool graphics and cosy tees are bringing the hip factor to their new denim line and outwear for babies and kids!

You'll be delighted with the dark denim mini skirt, jumper, boot cut and straight leg jeans as well as their sherpa-lined denim jacket, railroad stripe skirt and carpenter jean! Past their yummy style, all the denim pants and skirts have practical waist adjusters that give the cuteness good jean structure!

Also, don't miss their cool lavender and black puffy coats, that are finally bringing some wicked style to warmth!

For more cool, crazy baby and kids' stuff, check out

-posted by the Present Posse!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Dr. Seuss Baby and Kids' Apparel Brings Vocab to Style!

We are thrilled to have the Dr. Seuss baby and kids' tee collection gracing our weboutique! Everyone we meet has a story of what Mr. Theodor Seuss Geisel means to them, as his whimsical voice has now reached many generations. What we find most interesting about Dr. Seuss as Moms and Dads is how far-reaching hi vocabulary teaching was in these stories that, to a child, seem like fun adventures. His love of children shines through, as in his book about Horton, where Horton declares, "A person is a person no matter how small." Our new collection of Dr. Seuss' apparel brings the warm spirit of the man and his great works to cool baby shower gifts and birthday presents that are sure to inspire a love of reading! Here are some stand-out gift ideas for baby, and be sure to let us know which Dr. Seuss book is your lil one's fave!

Twin New Born Gifts/Siblings

We love Thing 1 and Thing 2, and think that the set makes a perfect twin gift for those super-tired new parents! Folks are also gifting them as lil sibling or first child gifts, and we think that's a great 'thing'!

Brother/Sister Twin Gifts

Look no further than the Cat in the Hat, bringing his mischievous style to newborn gifts and first birthday parties!

Youngest sibling Gift
Give 'em Horton, for his love of all things big and small!

Daddy's Girl Gift!

There is no other choice than Hop On Pop for a delightful take on hanging with Pops!

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